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Raymond Bottone Stylist Crowned Winner at Essex Salon Awards 2017

Our stylist Shelby has been crowned ‘Colourist of the Year 2017’ at the prestigious Essex Salon Awards. We’re over the moon and so proud of everything she has achieved.

The awards process began back in April when hundreds of hairdressers submitted entries and only 8 lucky finalists were selected, Shelby being one of them.

“I couldn’t believe my ears when Raymond told me that I’d made it to the final. It’s crazy to think just doing what I love, with my clients, has led to me being placed amongst the top colourists in the area” explained Shelby.

Shelby was thrilled to be named a finalist and the whole team accompanied her to the glittering awards ceremony at Orsett Hall on Sunday 5th November, where we rubbed shoulders with industry greats including famous hairdresser Errol Douglas MBE.


Raymond Bottone stylist wins ‘Colourist of the Year 2017’

“I still can’t believe I won, there was some really tough competition. I’m so happy to bring this award back to our salon.” said Shelby.

The Essex Salon Awards recognises outstanding hairdressing talent in the whole county. Shelby’s entry stood out due to her vibrant and diverse hair shades and it’s a testament to her exceptional colouring techniques and unwavering passion. She fought off strong competition and wowed the panel of high-profile judges, who were impressed that she began her hairdressing career only 6 years ago.

Our salon owner Raymond is so pleased for Shelby.

“Watching Shelby grow into a great hairdresser has been so rewarding for me. Throughout her career Shelby has demonstrated a passion and skill beyond her years and as the Salon Director, there is no greater feeling than seeing your team grow into something truly special.”



Award-winning Essex hairdresser plans for more awards

Not one to rest on her laurels, Shelby is already planning next year’s awards entries including the famed L’Oreal Colour Trophy. She’s constantly honing her talent and upskilling, having attended many courses throughout her career.

We’re honoured to call her a member of our team and she’s definitely one to watch.

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