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Voodou stylist jetting to New York after competition win

A SENIOR stylist from Liverpool’s longest standing hair salon Voodou will be jetting off to the Big Apple after winning a national competition in association with leading professional haircare and colour brand, Redken. 

Mum-of-one Megan Niccolls, 23, beat off stiff competition from hundreds of other hairdressers from all over the country to be named the #RedkenCityAwards winner, bagging herself a 3,306-mile trip to New York City to undertake a Colour Mastery Course at the heart of Redken’s Global Education – The Exchange on Fifth Avenue.

The competition encouraged participants to create an array of looks with Redken’s new ‘City Beats’ hair colour range, which comprises a spectrum of vividcolour for those who ‘dare to go bold’. With the help of her family, friends and clients, Megan’s pastel rainbow look entry sparked the attention of an impressive 4,000 ‘likers’ on social media in just four days, which lead to the win. 

Megan, who has worked at Voodou for the past three years, said: “Rainbow colours are certainly my specialism so to be recognised across the country for what I do is so exciting and I still can’t believe I have won! As a business, we recently collaborated with Redken and I’ve loved using their products – it’s a match made in heaven due to our quirkiness and desire to be different. To be able to experiment, get creative and to be truly inspired to take part in the competition was fantastic.

“As a team, we’re noticing a salon-wide trend for experimental looks with colour, so the competition was very well timed; we see so many different looks every single day here in the salon! Winning the 2017 #RedkenCityAwards is certainly the highlight of my career within the hairdressing industry and I still can’t believe that in a matter of weeks, I’ll be jetting off to New York to be training with Redken’s top colour experts, learning new skills and bringing back a touch of NYC to the heart of Bold Street.”

With a trio of city-centre locations on Bold Street and Button Street and a suburban site in West Derby, Liverpool institution Voodou offers its customers the highest standards in hairdressing. Known for its unique approach to styling and impressive colour portfolio, the award-winning salon, which has been in business for more than 40 years, offers a range of services including cut, colour, styling and extensions to name a few.

Director of Voodou Rob Webb added: “What a fantastic achievement both for Megan and the Voodou collective as a whole! We’re so proud of our talented team members and not only will she enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip to the Big Apple, she’ll come back equipped with leading industry tips and tricks to continue to offer her clients the highest quality in colour and pass on all that she has learnt to the rest of the team.

“The #RedkenCityAwards win is the icing on the cake of what has been an exciting year so far. It both reinforces our already prominent partnership with Redken and the fact that we like to invest and encourage our staff to be the best that they can be, whenever we can. Training is still at the core of everything we do and we pride ourselves on making sure our team are fully knowledgeable on all of the latest trends and products that the industry has to offer.”

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