Two local students enjoy a brush with success

Forfarian Rosie Myles with her trophy and Angela Nicoll of Kirriemuir, back in triumph from Aberdeen

Forfarian Rosie Myles with her trophy and Angela Nicoll of Kirriemuir, back in triumph from Aberdeen

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FORFAR and Kirriemuir were well represented when Dundee College hairdressing and beauty therapy students swept up at the North East Scotland Hair and Beauty Festival in Aberdeen.

They won prizes in seven categories – being placed first in six of these categories.

To crown this achievement, Forfarian Rosie Myles (20) won the North East Trainee Hairdresser of the Year award.

The Forfar Academy FP, who is on the HNC hairdressing programme, won this award by gaining sufficient points by coming first in the Commercial Day style and colour competitions.

“Rosie really deserves this award,” commented senior lecturer, Lorraine Howitt.

“Having shown real promise in first year we fast-tracked Rosie onto the HNC programme in her second year.”

Angela Nicol (27), of Kirriemuir, did well to win silver in Scotland Skills category.

The level 6 beauty care student had a two-and-a-half hour slot to conduct multiple beauty services in this first ever Scotland Skills competition at Aberdeen.

Forfar business, Gladrags also had a hand in Dundee College’s success on the night.

Hairdressing student Michael Johnston chose a 1940s theme for his entry and lecturer Wendy Wigley noticed on her way home one evening that the vintage boutique had some 1940’s lingerie in East High Street window.

“I went in and asked if we could borrow the garments for the competition and Gladrags was happy to oblige,” said Wendy

With model, and fellow student, Amber Small wearing the lingerie along with Michael’s style, a third place was soon in the bag!