FinditinWorcestershire member, Tessa Rouse, a colouring and styling expert from Load Street salon Duce and Romao, has been chosen to work backstage alongside the artistic team from Toni & Guy – helping to style up to 40 fashion models throughout the five-day show.
The 23-year-old secured her place at the capital’s prestigious fashion event by successfully passing a six-stage audition process, where she was judged by members from Toni and Guy’s international artistic team in a variety of styling tests.
Miss Rouse will help style models in up to 10 shows each day at a variety of venues across London during the fashion festival which runs from 16 to 20 February.
She said: “It has always been one of my ambitions to work backstage and experience the buzz at a big fashion event. London Fashion Week attracts people from across the world so I cannot wait to work and learn more from so many amazing people.
“I went through a really tough audition process so I am also pleased that the team at Toni and Guy liked my ideas and felt I would be a good fit in their team. I also hope to pick up some tips from the other stylists I will be working with so I can bring those ideas back to Bewdley. I can’t wait to get going.”
Laura Duce, the salon’s artistic director and co-owner, added: “Since joining us three years ago, Tess has established herself as one of the area’s most talented up-and-coming hair stylists.
“It’s absolutely brilliant news for her after passing an intense audition process. She now has the opportunity to shine, showcase what she can do, and work with models and experts from across the world. To play a part in one of the world’s top fashion shows is wonderful news for Tess and fully deserved. Everyone connected with the salon is delighted for her.”
It is the latest in a long line of good news for Duce and Romao. The salon, owned by Ms Duce and business partner Annabell Romao, opened eight years ago. The pair have since expanded to a team of nine with further growth plans in the next 12 months.
For more information on London Fashion Week, readers can visit londonfashionweek.co.uk