AN AWARD-WINNING hair salon in Winchester is marking a successful first half of the year by sponsoring a good cause.

Guy Kremer Winchester, in Parchment Street, is run by internationally celebrated and multi-award-winning Guy Kremer.

Popular businessman Guy has run a salon in the city for more than 45 years.

He said he was delighted to support Hares of Hampshire, a spectacular public art trail that is coming to the city next month, which is raising money for the Murray Parish Trust.

The trust was founded in 2014 by actors Sarah Parish and Jim Murray and it works to improve medical care of children in the south.

Guy has agreed to donate £1 from every client who visits the salon during the entire 10-week period that Hares of Hampshire is running.

Guy said: "We have always supported local charities, but when I met Sarah Parish and she told me about her initiative, I knew we had to get involved. Myself and the entire salon are thrilled to support this wonderful cause."

As well as the philanthropy, Guy said he was delighted to see business booming, as the salon celebrates staff moving up through the ranks.

Thomas Marrington, who trained under the salon as an apprentice, has joined the roster of talented stylists at Guy Kremer Winchester after completing his Level 2 at Fareham College.

Thomas said: "Training at Guy Kremer has been a life-changing experience and I look forward to a long career here.”

The salon has also added another L'Oréal Colour Specialist to its team.

Emily Huggett, who has worked at the Winchester salon for more than six years, graduated from the prestigious course in April with an incredible 98 per cent distinction.

She said: “I was thrilled to get my colour specialist degree. The course was time consuming and a lot of hard work, but the knowledge I’ve gained is second to none."

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Emily joins fellow Guy Kremer stylist Mathieu Krug, who graduated from the same course four years ago with a similarly stellar pass mark.

The L'Oréal Colour Specialist Degree, regarded in the industry as the highest level of education for hair colourists, is an intensive course spanning several weeks which sees budding colourists

learn the scientific intricacies of hair colour. This is then applied practically to real clients before being marked by L'Oréal assessors.

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Successful students enjoy a lavish graduation ceremony to celebrate their hard work and dedication before bringing their new skills back to their salons.

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