Stylists’ awards prove they are a cut above the rest

Jade (Trixie) White, from Paul Watts Hairdressing in Kettering, taking part in the Britain's Best competition on November 18, 2012
Jade (Trixie) White, from Paul Watts Hairdressing in Kettering, taking part in the Britain's Best competition on November 18, 2012

Two hairdressers have proved they are at the cutting edge of their industry as they scooped two prizes in a national awards ceremony.

Trixie White won the best newcomer category, while Louise Hart took the junior of the year title at the inaugural Britain’s Best competition, organised by the National Hairdressers’ Federation.

Both Trixie and Louise work at the Paul Watts Hairdressing salon in Market Street, Kettering.

They picked up their prizes at a star-studded ceremony at the Hilton Metropole hotel in Birmingham on Sunday, November 18.

Trixie, 20, said: “I plan to be entering every competition possible and bringing in more awards. I also plan to do more shoots.”

Louise, 18, who started working at Paul Watts salon in April, said: “I may not have been here that long but I have gained new skills and confidence when working. I love my job and I look forward to going up in the hairdressing world and take on the challenges that await me.”

Mr Watts said he was very proud of Trixie and Louise, who were among nearly 300 competitors from around the UK.

He said: “Trixie has been working with me pretty much since day one and Louise has jumped on board very well.

“They have both come in and understood the philosophy of hairdressing. They pulled it off, which is amazing – we are looking forward to more awards.”