A Rising Star in Hair Colour

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Hold onto your hairpins, because our very own Isla McKelvie from Saks Hair Hexham just won the 2024 L’Oréal Colour Trophy Future Star Award. Our amazing apprentice has only been with our hairdressing team since November and is already achieving amazing things in the UK hair industry!

The colour queen herself

How did you feel when you won Isla?

“I was overwhelmed and still am! I’m SO thankful for our team who helped me achieve the final look and who’ve taught me what I know so far. With only five months’ experience, I was very pleased with myself for entering in the first place! I feel like it’s a great kickstart for my hairdressing career with Saks. I got to show my passion and creativity with this project.”

Where did you get the inspiration for your look?

“My model Chloe has an ethereal aura. This gave me the inspo to create a clean smooth look for the hair. For my colour, I created a pastel blonde with a touch of pink. I imagined a smooth pastel pink, with a vision to make it shiny and iridescent.”

Isla’s winning look


But wait, there’s more! Isla didn’t do this solo. Model Chloe brought the ethereal vibes, whilst Salon Director, Little Jess lent a helping hand with the makeup and photography. Teamwork? More like hairwork.


Fancy an appointment with Isla? Head over to Saks Hair Hexham’s website where you can grab a price list and book online. Or if you’re in town just pop into the salon at 9 Cattle Market.


For more on Saks Hexham, why not follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We offer everything from classic and trending cuts, to colour transformations, smoothing treatments, perms, wedding hair, blow-dries, pin-ups and more.

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