Willesden hairdressing student proves she is a cut above the rest

Teenager scoops best evening wear catergory in industry award

A Willesden student is delighted after picking a national award designed to commemorate aspiring hairdressers.

Sunmisola Williams, who lives in Sterling Crescent, was among thousands of applicants to the Association for Hairdressers and Therapists annual awards.

The competition, held at the College of North West London, in Dudden Hill Lane, Willesden, set out to find the countries best talent across a variety of categories.

Miss Williams, was crowned the winner in the Ladies Evening Wear section, beating off competition from 20 other applicants.

The 18-year-old, who works at Michaels Styles in High Road, Willesden, said she dreams of opening her own beauty salon.

She said: “I heard the organisers announcing third and second place and then I thought that was it I haven’t won.

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“When they said my name as the winner I couldn’t believe it.”

As a prize she will now receive advice and guidance from top industry professionals.

She said: “Young people got a bad reputation during the riots and the media want to criticise us.

“But I hope people will realise that if you have a dream you can always achieve it and I feel like I am doing that.”