Laura highlights her talent by winning Paul Mitchell award
A 39-year-old Level 3 Hairdressing student has won this year’s special Paul Mitchell Award at the annual Department of Hospitality and Salon Services Salon Awards.
At Forth Valley College’s Stirling Campus on Thursday 15 June Laura Murray from Falkirk scooped the award for her creative look, presentation and interview technique which was judged by Rhona Deigan and Gail Sneddon from Paul Mitchell Professional Hair Care Products. Runners-up were Level 3 Hairdressing students Lizzi Cairns (37) from Falkirk and Fiona Shanks (30) from Alloa.
Each student presented their mood boards, professional photos and chatted to Rhona and Gail about where their ideas came from and how their journey went from research to presenting their final creations. Rhona and Gail were invited to judge the Level 3 creative looks, and the winners and runners-up were presented with prizes which were very kindly donated by Paul Mitchell.
Rhona, from Paul Mitchell, said: “Firstly, I would like to say a huge Thank You for asking us to be part of the Third Year’s creative unit.
“We were both in agreement on the incredible level of skills, vision, passion and enthusiasm which came across from all 12 students we spoke with on the day.
“However, as we all know there can only be one winner. We chose Laura as we both felt that she delivered the brief to an incredibly high standard, both visually in her model images and her mood board. We were also both very impressed with the way she delivered her vision to us in her presentation. She was definitely a worthy winner and charming student. We selected Laura Murray’s “Strong Independent Woman” as our third year winner for 2017.”
Nicola Mackenzie, FVC Salon Services Lecturer, said: “I feel very proud of all the girls, they have all worked extremely hard on this unit and it was amazing to watch them pull it all together. Laura put so much time and effort into getting the perfect finished look and thought of every possible detail to make her total look relevant and representative of the theme she had pitched to the Paul Mitchell team through her mood board and professional photos.”
Photograph taken by Alex Johnson Learning Resource Assistant.