Less than 2 years after joining our Shrewsbury Salon team, Anthony has proved just how much can be achieved with determination, passion, commitment, hairdressing talent, encouragement and of course opportunities.
‘Moving to Royston Blythe was a big decision for me. I was an experienced hairdresser in Shrewsbury and was so keen to progress and develop my career and work with the best. I couldn’t have dreamed that I could have been given so many opportunities and achieved so much in such a short space of time’ explains Anthony who was recently named in the top 6 Best Colourists in the UK in the prestigious British Hairdressing Awards.
He continues ‘In less than two years I have completed my L’oreal Colour Degree; I’ve been recognised as one of the top 6 Colourists in the UK; have been trained as a Rapture Hair Extensions Specialist; reached the regional finals of the L’oreal Colour Trophy; worked as part of the Royston Blythe Artistic Team; participated in countless L’oreal courses and had the chance to work on a number of shoots. I’m so unbelievably grateful to Royston & Nick for having given me all these opportunities’
For Anthony, completing his L’oreal Colour Degree with DISTINCTION during an intense and gruelling 15-week elite Education Programme was the icing on the cake after his British Hairdressing Awards success. Anthony now joins our Wolverhampton Salon Technical Manager James as part of an elite L’Oréal Professionnel group of Colour Experts across the UK and Ireland. T hey are specialist colourists who have been certified and recognised as having an unparalleled knowledge of colour and an advanced understanding of technical know-how.
‘At Royston Blythe we are passionate that our team are trained to the very highest level and are experts in their field. We also make a commitment to each and every one that joins Royston Blythe that we will support them, encourage them and help them flourish in the career of their dreams. Anthony began working at our Shrewsbury Salon a couple of years ago and has always been a committed, hard-working member of our team with lots of energy and a real passion and talent for Creative Colouring’ explains Royston Blythe Regional Manager, Sara Tunnicliff.
For the last 3 months, every Wednesday Anthony has travelled to The L’Oréal Academy in Manchester to study for his Colour Specialist Degree and we are delighted (but not at all surprised) that he has been recognised at the very highest level.
‘The qualification has opened up many doors for me as my confidence in colour has excelled and I’m on a different creative level with advanced colour knowledge’ Anthony continues, ‘ I feel that I can now tackle anything in the sense of colour and colour correction. We mastered the art of identifying colour palettes for skin tones and eye colour and after such in-depth theory and practical training, I now look at colour completely differently. The experience was amazing, both challenging and intense – I was pushed right out of my comfort zone and boundaries and the outcome has been incredible. ‘
The academy is like a huge playground of colour and a brilliant opportunity to learn new, trend-led, fashion-focused techniques that Anthony and James have brought back to our salons to share with our other colourists’ Anthony specialises in all aspects of colour and is particularly passionate about creating natural looks that are seamless but at the same time absolutely flawless.
In true Royston style, Anthony is adamant that his clients should always feel very special when they are sitting in one of our chairs and walk out of our salon doors feeling and looking fabulous. Whether you visit for a colour transformation or you simply switch your tones, Anthony will make you feel like you’re on a colour journey that becomes more beautiful on every visit.