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  1. Leigh Forrest – L’Oréal Colour Trophy Semi-Finalist

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    Leigh Forrest, Stafford Street Assistant Salon Manager, has been hairdressing for 18 years. She competed in the L’Oréal Colour Trophy awards last year and made it to London’s Grand Final. She describes this as an amazing experience, “it’s incredible that our Directors encourage us to enter; it shows how much they believe in us and our abilities. To be competing is terrifying but it’s so exciting.”

    Fascinated by contemporary movements and in particular the recent centenary of the Women’s Vote Leigh was spurred on to research previous decades. She felt inspired by the 20’s in particular and the idea behind her look was born. “The 20s was all about female empowerment and about defying beauty norms. It was about women doing what they want, when they want and doing it looking how they want. Having shorter hair was one of the ways women expressed themselves and  inspired me to create my look. I have the same model as last year but have created a totally different look.”


    The Stafford Street salon has been behind Leigh all the way. “Everyone is so excited for me which is so nice. Younger stylists have been so inspired and are hoping to compete too one day after seeing me go through the process. I’m now working on adding the final touches to my models outfit which has been a really exciting and fun aspect, I’m in the stages of picking a killer pair of shoes to complete the look and then I’m ready to hit Glasgow!”

    When the awards are over Leigh is looking forward to growing as a stylist and to continue working on creative projects. The winner of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy is given a massive amount of amazing opportunities and it will open so many doors so if any new opportunities come out of the awards at all it will be deemed a success by Leigh, “I just can’t wait to see my model on the stage and I’m hoping it looks as amazing as I think it will.”

    In a bid to reach the Grand Finals of the 2018 L’Oréal Colour Trophy in London in June, Leigh is competing in the semi-finals of this prestigious event at the SEC in Glasgow on April 18th alongside 2 other Charlie Miller Colourists, Rosslyn Orr and Tammy Neillings.

    We wish them all the very best of luck!


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  2. Client Stories; Madina and stylist Hayley Dallas

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    Senior stylist Hayley Dallas instantly thought of  Madina Kenzhalieva when invited to interview a client for this feature. The glamorous duo bonded during Madina’s visits to Charlie Miller South St Andrew Street and share a passion for their careers, Edinburgh’s trendy bars and restaurants and style. Let us introduce you.

    Madina-Claudia-&-Hayley-Dallas2 Meet Madina Kenzhalieva and Hayley Dallas

    ‘I discovered Charlie Miller via the L’Oreal Professional website and choosing Hayley as my stylist was a smart decision. Hayley is professional, funny and has become a friend during my regular visits to the salon. We enjoy a good giggle, talking about everything from my interest in classical literature to style icon Gigi Hadid’s workouts and makeup.  We enjoy sharing what’s happening in our lives. Hayley understands how I like to wear my hair – big and bouncy most of the time – and that having fabulous hair brings me even more confidence.’

    Hayley says

    ‘Madina has a strong sense of who she is, which is a quality I really admire. She tweaks her look now and again, occasionally swapping her voluminous bouncy hair for a perfectly straight glossy style.

    Madina first came to me when she moved to Edinburgh to start a new job. It was important to us both that she left the salon feeling confident and ready to take on a new challenge. I love that she chose to come to me and I met her standards. I feel like I have a special client for life.’

    Appointments with Hayley, or any of our amazing stylists across Charlie Miller’s five luxury Edinburgh salons can be booked at the click of button with our online app, view our price list here. We look forward to welcoming you to the salon soon.

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