Norwich hair specialist reaches national final

A hair colourist has beaten hundreds to reach the final of a nationwide competition.

Robyn Dixon-King, 24, from Bury Street, has reached the UK & Ireland Final of the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award 2012.

Miss Dixon-King works at independent Flint Hair in the city centre's Bridewell Alley.

She beat 800 applicants for a place in the regional heat on May 29, defeating 16 of the southern region's best. Now she meets the final UK 36 at Wella Studios in London on October 8.

Miss Dixon-King said: 'It feels amazing, at the time it was kind of unbelievable.

'I had never entered the competition before. I expected to learn from the experience, come back next year, and do better, so to do so well first time is amazing.

'I do feel like I have a good chance of winning, you have to believe in what you are doing, or no on else is going to.'

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Miss King was born in Great Yarmouth and moved to Norwich aged 11, where she trained with Toni & Guy.

Miss King said: 'Norwich is great, it is so diverse. It helps that we have the university but we also have a lot of people who are into art and culture, you get interesting individuals.'

For the competition Miss King worked in a futuristic theme, blending soft pink and blue tones with silver to give a metallic look.

Flint Hair owner Conor O'Brien said: 'We are proud of Robyn, she worked hard in creating not just a technical and well executed hair colour, but also an entire look.

'It is well deserved recognition.'

If she wins in London, a world final in Madrid awaits.

Are you celebrating an achievement? Contact Evening News reporter Joe Wilkes on 01603 772439 or email joe.wilkes@archant.co.uk

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