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When I first started studying beauty therapy my first placement was in a local Saltcoats salon. I just knew that a career in the beauty industry was for me and I have loved it ever since.

Over the years I have built up a good clientele in the local area, which led me to open my own salon in 2010.  I have recently moved premises and the business is going from strength to strength. 

I have absolutely loved my time at the College and can’t believe it is finished, it’s flown by!  The lecturers have been amazing.  I’ve now got the confidence, the people skills and the ambition to make my business even more of a success. 

It’s an amazing feeling to have won this award, I still can’t believe it.  I’m just really happy to have won.

My plans for the future are to keep on building my business and I’d also like to become a lecturer in the next few years.  College was such a positive experience, the lecturers were always there to support me no matter what.