Hairdresser aims to make film’s final cut

An independent film company arrived at Stone Hair Art, Todmorden, on February 15 to do some casting for its latest project

An independent film company arrived at Stone Hair Art, Todmorden, on February 15 to do some casting for its latest project

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A teenage hairdresser is hoping she makes the final cut after impressing movie makers.

Shannon Saville, of Stone Hair Art, Burnley Road, Todmorden, filmed some scenes for an upcoming production when an independent film company unexpectedly hired the salon for a casting session.

“One of the ladies looked at me and said I was perfect for the part,” Shannon said.

“She went through a couple of scenes with me and put me on camera.

“She asked me a few questions about what I do.

“It was great fun. I really enjoyed it.”

Shannon was one of many stylists at more than 30 salons who were contacted by the film crew.

She hopes to reach the next stage of the casting process and make the final cut.

“I wasn’t expecting them to come here,” she said.

“It’s been a bit of a whirlwind.

“The film hasn’t got a name yet, but the script has been finished. It’s going to be in the cinema.

“Everybody is excited for me. They want to live off my fame!

“I didn’t see myself as the next Hollywood star but I’ll give it a go.”

Shannon, 18, started as an apprentice at Stone Hair Art.

She has now finished her training and is working at the salon full-time.

“It’s great,” she said. “I couldn’t ask for a better job.”

Trevor Harding, co-owner of Stone Hair Art, said: “It was all very exciting.

“The salon was choc-a-bloc.

“I think it’s given them all a boost. It’s good news for the town.”

The filming session is the latest accolade for Shannon, who has impressed her clients, colleagues and tutors during her career so far.

Last summer, she was nominated in the young apprentice of the year category at the VQ Awards and attended the ceremony at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax.

The ceremony was held on VQ Day, a national celebration of vocational qualifications for students, teachers and employers.

Her tutor put her forward in recognition of her level of commitment and enthusiasm.