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Salon Artistic/ Creative Director Michelle Mckay won the L'Oreal Colour Trophy 2013 for Scotland & Northern Ireland. Michelle was presented with this award on 11/04/2013 in Glasgow. This was Ellee's Hair Design's greatest achievement to date. Michelle worked hard & managed to win this award against some of the top hairdressers across the UK. Michelle has no intention to stop there, participating in various awards annually.
This was Ellee's Hair Design's most famous year as the salon & its creative team was nominated in three out of four areas’ in L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2012. These included Men’s Image Award (Salon Creative Director), Young Colourist of The Year & the L’Oréal Colour Trophy (Salon Principal Stylist Lee Mckay).
The Young Colourist Award required Kayleigh be present live on stage & applauded by an audience of 600 people along with the other 4 finalists. The Young Colourist Award is set up for under 25's who are the elite in the hair industry. The final 5 is the best of the Elite for the chosen Year. A small team travelled to Manchester to support Kayleigh, where she would compete against 4 other talented young hairdressers at The L’Oréal International Academy.
The men’s Image Award & The L’Oréal Colour Trophy required Salon directors Michelle Mckay & Lee Mckay compete live on stage in front of around 600 people. They both had to create new looks & style a male & Female model. This was the third year that the salon has been short-listed for any area in these awards but are performing better year on year, & expanding into many area's in the awards. Three out Four areas are a major achievement for any salon, but as we are only a young salon an amazing achievement.
Ellee's Hair Design's Principal Stylist Lee Mckay was short-listed in the 2011 L’Oréal Colour Trophy. He competed against some of Scotland's leading hair stylists. Lee had to create a new look, on a model live on stage. He had the support of the entire Ellee's Hair Design team, as the salon closed for the day & took the team down to the awards.
In 2011 Ellee's Hair Designs Creative Director Michelle Mckay was short-listed for the L'Oreal Colour Trophy Men’s Image award. This was the second year in a row that the salon had been short-listed for awards. Michelle Mckay had to style hair & create a new look live on stage in front an audience.
In 2010 Ellee's Hair Design's Prinipal stylist Lee Mckay was chosen by L'Oreal Professionel as L'Oreal Professionel entrepreneur of the year. This was a shock to the Ellee's Hair Design Management as the salon had only been open for nine months. The results were down to the outstanding growth of the business & the brand.
The team was shortlisted in the L'Oréal Colour Trophy 2010. This was down to the commitment of the staff, photographer and models and represented the first step of our mission to promote the Ellee's Hair Design brand. Having only been open for business for four months, we were well on our way to turning our ambitions into reality. With work on-going in sourcing other opportunities for photo shoots and competitions, we adhere to the L'Oréal statement to DREAM, EXCEL & SUCCEED!
Michelle Mckay has competed in the L’Oréal Colour Trophy several times and has also competed against some of the top UK hairdressers in the British Hairdressing Awards where she has been short-listed twice for British Men’s Hairdresser of the year in 2005 and 2007.