Setting The Style
KARLY WHITTAKER OF THE SALON, TAUNTON WINS COVETED ‘HAIR TREND’ ACCOLADE AT CREATIVE HEAD’S PRESTIGIOUS MOST WANTED AWARDS.
Translating high-fashion to street style and red carpet creations into wearable looks for every day women, Karly Whittaker of The Salon in Taunton has earned the hotly contended HAIR TREND title at the Creative Head magazine’s 2013 Most Wanted Awards, which celebrate unrivalled star quality and recognise the very best in UK hairdressing.
At the gripping Grand Final, hosted by TV funny-man and stand-up star Russell Kane at the awe-inspiring Natural History Museum in London on Monday 2 September, Karly was presented with her trophy to the cheers of a 600-strong audience including the who’s who of the hairdressing world, beauty industry bigwigs, fashion frontrunners and some of the UK’s leading business minds.
One of the 11 most wanted categories, and judged by a panel of experts including Nicola Moulton, beauty and health director at Vogue, globally revered colourist Josh Wood and Lindsay Cruickshank, director at Premier hair and Makeup, HAIR TREND champion Karly has proved that she can identify a style set to skyrocket and create a look that the UK’s glossiest magazines will fight over to feature. The image was described by the judges as beautiful, modern, yet with a timeless feel.
“The extremes in texture and feel of luxury of this image were a stand out for me” Josh Wood
Karly beat off competition from nationwide salon groups including Trevor Sorbie, HOB Salons and Toni & Guy to scoop the award. Upon winning she said “This is such a surprise! I looked at the other finalist’s images and thought “I won’t be needing a speech tonight then! I can just enjoy myself!” So I am completely speechless but utterly delighted!”
“The look is about combining textures for a beautiful 70’s inspired outcome!” says Karly “Smooth sleek and shiny roots, meet tousled matt textured curl. The look I created is quite an evening look, partly due to the strong make-up look. This could also be accessorised with a beaded headband for a fabulous bridal look, or you can definitely soften this down for a really cool 70’s day look – just think original Charlie’s Angels!”
Photos: Karly Whittaker with her award plus the winning image.
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