Talk of the Town: Cheryl’s influence a cut above rest

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SHE might be finished with The X Factor, but it seems the nation’s sweetheart Cheryl Cole is still doing her bit for the future of our kids.

The pop princess has apparently sparked a rush of students to enroll in a local hairdressing course – due to her ever-changing styles.

Rosemary Martin, hairdressing lecturer at Edinburgh’s Telford College, said: “These courses have always been popular but from speaking to the current students it’s apparent that Cheryl Cole and her changing image is a particular inspiration.

“My learners are dying to know the industry secrets used to create some of the styles, which are often quite simple.”

Expect to see an army of people with “the Chezza look” any time soon.

Could seller’s candy floss victory be bittersweet?

SHE’S faced hostile local residents and the complexities of the city’s Roads Services department.

Now a candy floss seller hoping to open a stall on the Meadows has finally been granted a licence.

Katarzyna Kulas has overcome claims increased litter would cause a “dangerous precedent”, and measure the number of servings she could manage in a minute.

After overcoming all of the above, we wish her the best of luck - and with candy floss not a traditional winter favourite she may just need it.

Slippery slope to snow

WITH snow forecast this week, William Hill has opened a book on when snow will first fall on the Capital, making October a 20/1 shot. The favourite, for anyone wondering how long they have left to stock up on industrial-grade salt and extra socks, is December at 6/4.

No word on whether they have opened a book on the odds of another chaotic Christmas that sees the Capital’s pavements turned into treacherous ice rinks, but it’s surely just a matter of time.

If the fancy job title fits

TALK of the Town is no stranger to smooth-talking PR types with fancy job titles, but a young upstart at a central London agency recently caught our eye.

One wonders exactly what a Brand Alchemist does – except to get suspect surveys and spurious research into newspapers.

He is currently competing with a Media Architect at an Edinburgh-based marketing firm for our what-do-they-actually-do job title of the year award.

If you can beat either, send them to {mailto: diary@edinburghnews.com|diary@edinburghnews.com}