Student makes the cut with place in hairdressing competition final

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AN aspiring stylist has proved to be a cut above the rest after being shortlisted for Student of the Year 2012 by the Hairdressing Council.

Amy Armstrong, 27, from Loanhead, received her nomination after wowing the judges with a peacock-inspired hairstyle for an industry competition.

The Edinburgh College student will now go head-to-head against seven others and be judged by industry icons Lisa Shepherd, Patrick Cameron and Andrew Barton.

She said: “It’s such a massive opportunity to have my work judged by top industry professionals and I’m really excited about the finals next month.

Jackie Steele, hairdressing lecturer at Edinburgh College, said the budding stylist was an “fantastic student” who was “completely dedicated to the course”.

“Amy has done an amazing job in making it this far in a competition which sees hundreds of students competing,” said Ms Steele.

“This is the second year running that one of our students has been in the finals, which is a real merit to the college and shows the level of talent we have here.

“It’s so rewarding seeing our students standing out, impressing the judges and being recognised at such a high level. We’re really proud of Amy and wish her the best of luck in the finals.”