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Meet L'Oreal Colour Expert Layla

When did you first realise you wanted to be a hairdresser?  "I've always loved playing around with hair from a young age and used to practice on my little sister. I had a thing at school where I had to have a different hair style every day, I was often late to school because of that reason!"

Who is your ultimate hair icon? "Vidal Sasoon was the first hairdresser's work to ever inspire me and since becoming a hairdresser myself he still is my biggest inspiration".

Who is the coolest person you’ve ever met? "In my line of work I meet cool and interesting people on regularly and I love finding out about people".

If you could be featured in any magazine which would it be? "I would be flattered to have my work featured in a variety of magazines but creative head would be my first choice- the reasons in the name".

Sum up your personality in the length of a tweet? "I am loyal, chatty and love to laugh".

How would you describe your personal style? "I quite like bold colours and when items don’t match".

What inspires your creativity? "Being surrounded by creative people and just experiencing every day situations. Something so simple and ordinary can be an inspiration to the right person"

What is the best thing about working in soho? "I'll let you know when I find out!"

If you could change one celebs hair who would it be? "Maybe give one of the TOWIE girls a Lob (long bob) or something shorter as they all have the same hair".

What is your most treasured item of clothing? "Probably my burgundy Dr Martins I am so scared to ruin them I hardly ever wear them".

What type of hair styling product is indispensable? "Hairspray, hairspray and lots of it! I like the Davines More Inside Medium Hold Hairspray".

Whats your favourite professional tool and why? "I love my Parlux hairdryer, I would always opt for Parlux over anything else!"

Best tip you can give someone in looking after there hair? "Always invest in a good heat protector like Davines MELU Hair Sheild".