Invite to 2016 L’Oréal Colour Trophy is ‘highlight’ of 21-year career

A Barnstaple hair stylist will be going head-to-head with some of the South West's top stylists in Bristol next month.

Michelle Leson, senior stylist at The Hair Gallery in Barnstaple High Street, said being selected as a regional finalist in the 2016 L'Oréal Colour Trophy was one of the highlights of a 21-year career in the industry.

Michelle, 34, from Bideford, will be one of 25 stylists invited to showcase the their skills.

She said: "A friend convinced me to enter, but I didn't think I'd get through. It just shows you don't have to work in a big salon or charge £100 for a hair cut.

"It'll be scary but I'm really happy for the chance to show what I can do."