Mel has hopes for a hat-trick of hair awards

Mel Johnson and husband Richard
Mel Johnson and husband Richard

A Bridlington hair stylist is eyeing up three trophies at the finals of the Yorkshire Salon Awards.

Mel Johnson will find out if she has taken top spot at a ceremony in Leeds in November.

She has been shortlisted for colourist of the year and stylist of the year, while her salon, The Color in Flamborough Road, is a finalist in the People’s Choice Award.

Mel said: “This I feel is a recognition for my loyalty to the hairdressing industry for over 30 years - my love to this day of being behind the chair, creating beautiful hair. “

She has been in partnership with her husband Richard for 22 years and said she still has a thirst for learning and a love of sharing her knowledge.

“The challenge I set myself 18 years ago was to remain behind the chair with a healthy mind and body,” added Mel.

“I now share this amazing journey by teaching a class each week and also I write a blog on my personal website which reflects on what kept me positive behind the chair.

“I hope I am inspiring other hairdressers worldwide.

“Hairdressing does not have to be a short career.

“By taking care of yourself, mind and body, you can also be like myself, 50 next year and never been so healthy and creative working behind the chair.

“God willing I will be behind the chair creating beautiful hair,sharing my knowledge and wisdom for many years to come.”