A former hairdressing student proves she’s a cut above the rest after reaching a global stylists competition for the second year in a row.

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Lydia Wolfe, assistant manager of Tony Wood Hairdressing in Southsea, is set to fly to Toronto to compete in this year’s Goldwell Color Zoom Challenge.

The 26-year-old said: “I think I’m the first in UK history to win twice consecutively in two different categories.

“To win the competition takes lots of practice, bags of creativity and being able to convince the models to have something pretty crazy done to their hair. It takes tons and tons of preparation. You have to be really fastidious about colour formulas, and you have to practice your cut and colour so you can recreate it over and over again.”

Lydia qualified after winning gold in the Color Zoom UK competition in the Creative Colourist category.

In 2017, she took home gold in the New Talent Colourist category and went on to claim Stylists’ Favourite in the international competition.

Lydia also had some advice for current Highbury students, adding: “Enter competitions, there’s so many that you can enter as a student. I think it’s a really good way of pushing yourself to do something more than just the run-of-the-mill techniques you’re expected to do. It pushes you out of your comfort zone, and you should never think that it’s something that happens to other people because obviously it can happen to somebody from Highbury College.”

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  • Date 24/09/2018