Willesden hairdresser takes the London 2012 Olympics to new heights with heady weave

Michael Roberts’ creation scoops top prize at this year’s Afro Beauty Show

A hairdressers from Willesden has taken celebrating the London 2012 Olympics to new heights.

The award winning salon Michael’s Styles, in the High Road, has created a giant weave in the shape of the Olympic Torch.

The unique design scooped the top prize in two categories at this year’s Afro Beauty Show Live.

Owner Michael Roberts, a former chef, joined the hairdressing trade in 1997 after studying at the College of North West London, in Willesden and set up Michael’s Styles.

Over the years, Mr Roberts has continually won awards and prizes in some of London’s top hair and fashion shows. Last week the salon won best Avant-garde category with its Olympic themed hair-style as well as the best braids category.

Mr Roberts said: “I am really delighted at winning the award. The salon is overwhelmed.

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“Hundreds applied to the competition so to win is a great achievement.

“The Olympic torch might not be passing through Willesden but for us, it has.”