A BEWDLEY hairdresser has made it through to the finals of a prestigious hairdressing competition.

Allison Ford, who works at Abacus Hair, in High Street, is in the grand finals of the L'Oreal Colour Trophy Men's Image Award 2017.

She is one of only 18 hairdressers across the UK, and will now compete at the grand final on June 5, in London.

She said: "I am so excited to be through to the finals.

"This is the first time I have entered the men's category myself, so reaching the finals was a very proud moment."

The finalists will have one final opportunity to prove both their creative flair and technical ability in their chosen category.

The overall winners in each category will pick up a once-in-a-lifetime prize package which includes a European Trip to shoot their winning look and a fashion shoot with a leading magazine.