Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Winning in Style

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Winning in Style

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TWO cuts, two colours, one fancy upstyle and 10 hours later Jessica Carey returned to the Rose city after winning a silver medal in her first hairdressing competition.

Miss Carey, who will finish her apprenticeship at JC's Inspirational Hair next week, spent last weekend competing at World Skills, formerly known as the Skill Olympics, a not-for-profit organisation that has run skill and trade competitions for more than 60 years.

The 20-year-old missed out on gold by a decimal number, which means, if the Toowoomba-based winner pulls out of the Australian Championship, Jessica will take her place and compete at international level in Adelaide next year.

aI had a lot of fun,a Miss Carey said. aIt was a great experience, different from my day-to-day job.a

The passionate hairdresser heard about the competition through TAFE and decided to nominate.

The competition at Toowoomba TAFE had three Brisbane judges.

aThey were very strict, they spent half an hour looking over every cut to make sure it was perfect,a she said. …

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