Yvonne with her trophy
TALENTED Lisburn hairdresser has won the L'Oreal Young Colourist
award at the Grand Final recently.
Yvonne Frankel (22), who works at Exclusive
Hair Company, was crowned overall winner. It's the first time in
the 52-year history of the competition a competitor from
Northern Ireland has won this category.
Yvonne competed with over 1,200 of the
world's top hairdressers who gave her a standing ovation when
she collected her award from television presenter Fearne Cotton
and Jayne Lewis-Orr, Editor-In-Chief of Hairdressers Journal.
Yvonne said it was a very emotional time. "I
couldn't stop Yvonne with her trophy crying when I heard my name
-I still can't believe it," she said. "Just to be at the Grand
Final is a dream come true - to win is simply the best feeling
in the world. My prize is amazing and I'll be working on
magazine photo shoots and will also be shadowing a top
colourist. It will be great to find out all the tricks of the
Jo O'Neil, Global Technical Director for
Toni&Guy said afterwards: "Yvonne's composition of the total
look was excellent and she had created an incredible technique
that worked beautifully with the cut. The colours that she chose
worked well and the finish was perfect. There was no doubt that
she was a deserving winner."