THE celebrations have continued for an Abergele eyebrow specialist after she received her second award in as many weeks last weekend.

Lorna Roythorne-Du Ross, owner of the Abergele-based RDR Microblading, was crowned ‘semi-permanent makeup specialist of the year’ at the Welsh Hair and Beauty Awards at a ceremony held at the Cardiff City Stadium on December 5.

That awards ceremony was postponed in May 2020 due to COVID-19, making for a long but ultimately worthwhile wait for Lorna, who was joined at the Cardiff event by her three team members – nail tech Gemma, and beauty therapists Jess and Siwan.

Lorna also won gold at this year’s British Hair and Beauty Awards for ‘microblading expert of the year’, and recently received her trophy to recognise the achievement.

Lorna, who saw off eight other finalists to win the ‘semi-permanent makeup specialist of the year,’ said: “The event was fabulous. It was amazing to see a showcase of the best in our industry across a number of categories, but it was even more special because it was the best of Wales.

“It was an absolute honour to win another award, but meant the world to be named the best in Wales.”

After winning the British award for ‘microblading expert of the year’, Lorna told the Journal: “When I won the British one, I was super happy and surprised; even just when I was nominated, I was shocked, so it was an honour, because it comes from clients, so it is huge.

“It is what the people whose eyebrows I have actually done think, and that is really important.”

Microblading is a form of semi-permanent makeup that uses an ultra-fine blade to create hair-like strokes to shape the eyebrows.

Lorna has three years’ experience of microblading, and has ran her own salon for the last eight years.

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