Being a judge at #cosmostyleoff with Nicky Clarke

Yesterday was rather exciting, I was a judge for #Cosmostyleoff, a hair styling competition for Cosmopolitan Magazine, along with THX Total Hair Experts. My fellow judges were Nicky Clarke and the beauty editor of Cosmo Inge van Lotringen.

I was the first judge to arrive, so just time for a selfie and a coffee! I'd walked through the finalists room downstairs and I bet they were pretty nervous, it's so hard/brave to put yourself out there to be judged.

The first round was an up-do in 30 minutes, and the second was a signature look in an hour. There would be one winner from each round, both of which would win a shoot in Cosmopolitan Magazine. They had access to THX hair tools, and the new styling range from Nicky Clarke (both available at Tescos).

I would be lying if I wasn't relieved when my choice of winners matched Nicky's selection! A little bit of validation I guess! It's pretty awesome to talk to someone who is still so passionate about his industry,;he's still so excited about hair, it was inspiring.  It was ace to chat about hair with someone who has so much knowledge and experience. I must apologise to him for bringing up the more boring topic of tax and employment laws over lunch! He he.

I had test-run my new Collectif dress and am happy to report it was a great choice.

Keep your eyes out for an issue of Cosmo that will feature the contest, and the winners' shoots. I'll also be using some of the new products soon, and hopefully reviewing them here on my blog.