Hi Chloe, congratulations on achieving the position of UK Finalist in the national Wella Xposure Competition. This is a fantastic achievement!

Can you tell us, why did you decide to enter the competition?

I entered the competition as part of my next gen course at Reflections Academy. A Wella (Competition host) Rep visited the Academy to talk us through the competition and showed us the latest colour campaign which really inspired me. This is my third and biggest competition entry yet. I find it really fun and exciting and love the challenge of pushing myself.

Were you supported with your entry, if so, how?

The Reflections Academy tutors were so helpful – I had a vision in my head and they helped me to achieve it.

What was the best part of the process?

The best part for me was creating a colour from scratch on swatches with Wella – I am very proud of this new colour!

Any advice you would give to future entrants?

My advice for future entrants would be look at what’s coming in on the runway and think how you can break it down to high street fashion. Stay true to yourself and the image you have created. The main thing for me was making sure my model felt comfortable with it and actually she loves it and still has it now!