A TALENTED stylist has been recognised for her 'outstanding' work at Toni & Guy's Stockton Heath salon in the past year.

Amy Davies, who is based at the London Road branch, scooped the product expert of the year accolade at Label.m's international distributors conference at The May Fair – the official London Fashion Week hotel – last month.

The award was introduced to recognise 'outstanding achievements' by those who demonstrated they have improved their salon's retail performance through implementation of the Label.m development programme.

Judges said Amy's commitment to educating her team and clients on Label.m products shone through in her entry video.

They added that the 22-year-old has expressed a 'clear understanding of the significance of client feedback' and applied the findings to better the overall salon experience.

Amy admitted she was stunned to have come up trumps at the ceremony.

She said: "The awards night was absolutely amazing.

"The company is so huge, so to be recognised by the international art team and throughout the company is a massive achievement for me.

"I really love working with Label.m and Toni & Guy – I was so happy to be nominated for the award but to win was something else."

Amy was also praised for showing creativity in her training strategy by implementing 'theoretical and practical activities' with 'equal importance' to encourage a hands-on approach to product teachings.

The salon has been crowned newcomer of the year at the prestigious L'Oreal colour trophy and won 'perfect' salon status for the past three years.

The branch currently offers a 'strength in style' service, which provides haircare support and advice for those affected by cancer.