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GILLIAN IS SIMPLY A CUT ABOVE!
QUEEN Gillian Ironside is helping put Stranraer Campus of
Dumfries and Galloway College firmly on the map with her award-winning
secured third place at the Scottish heats of the Association
of Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Competition, Gillian, a
second-year student at Stranraer, travelled to Birmingham
to compete in the national final on Monday.
despite stiff competition from all over the country and from
many larger colleges Gillian scooped a magnificent third prize.
thrilled tutor Margaret Lock explained:
competition took place at the Spring Salon Event, held at
the National Exhibition Centre.
was tough and we found ourselves up against both larger
colleges and private training agencies throughout the UK.
had to complete a cut and blow-dry on stage within 45 minutes.
There were 30 other competitors not to mention the 500-plus
who were in the audience!
model, Celeste Papier, is also a student at the Stranraer
Campus, and allowed Gillian a free-hand with both colour
although very nervous created a fashionable texturized look
which was complemented by her choice of colours."
her hard work paid off when she gained third place quite an
achievement considering the size of the Stranraer Campus.
She was awarded prize money, a certificate and a medal.
Margaret was delighted with the outcome particularly as Gillian
was competing against third-year students.
is a fantastic result for our small campus," she said.
"It is rewarding to watch a student who has worked
hard and is fully committed to her studies to achieve such
a result at national level."
added that she will soon be interviewing applicants for next
years full time courses. If you are keen to enter the hairdressing
profession and want to be a winner too she would love to hear
from you on (01776) 706633. Or drop in to see her at the Stranraer
Campus in the town's Lewis Street.