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Top honour for Yorkshire Post writer

A Yorkshire Post writer has scooped a top prize at this year’s Wella Hair Journalism Awards.

Stephanie Smith was chosen as the winner of the Best Regional Article category for the second year running.

She collected her award during a ceremony at London’s prestigious Claridges Hotel, as judges praised her for her feature ‘Holiday Hair’.

  • Stephanie collects here award from Steve Lowe, excutive director professional divison, Wella UK
  • Now in their fifth year, the Wella Hair Journalism Awards recognise the most talented beauty writers in the UK.

    Kevin Arkell, Wella corporate communications manager, said: “The panel of judges, made up of experts within the hairdressing and journalism fields, had an extremely difficult job in choosing the shortlist for each category, therefore the winners really are the top of their field.”

    Other winners included:

  • Best Cameo Piece – Nancy James, Cosmopolitan Hair & Beauty, for her article ‘How To Get The Best From Your Hairdresser’.
  • Best In-Depth Piece of Literary Work – Beatrice Aidin, Financial Times, for her article ‘Maximise Your Hair Space’.
  • Best Article in a Youth Title – Georgia Goodall, 19 Magazine, for her feature ‘Screw The Rules’.
  • Best Trade Article – Janice Hallett, Pure Beauty, for her feature ‘They Came To Colour’.
  • Best Online Article – Donna Chapman,, for her article ‘Fringe Benefits’.

    Beatrice Aidin was announced as winner of the Wella Hair Journalism Award of Excellence after her entry received the highest amount of points by the judges.

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