National accolade for owner of a Sheffield hair salon

Helen Porter with her model, Georgia Barber
Helen Porter with her model, Georgia Barber
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A Sheffield hairdresser has taken the bronze award at one of the industry’s most prestigious competitions.

Helen Porter, aged 36 and of Hillsborough, beat off competition from dozens of other colourists to finish on the podium in the colour category at the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award UK and Ireland Final 2014 at The Roundhouse in London.

The co-owner of Volt Salon, on East Parade in Cathedral Square, had already beaten hundreds of hairdressers to reach the national finals.

She said: “What an amazing journey the past two years have been. First setting up my own salon and now winning bronze medal at the Wella Pro finals. I am overjoyed.”

Helen won a mentoring programme provided by Wella.