Hairdresser sets her sights on Tokyo
FOR most of us, the prospect of cutting, drying or blow waving a mannequin would border on the absurd.
But for Grafton fourth year apprentice hairdresser, Carly Stevens, it was all part of the requirements for the Worldskills hairdressing competition at Wollongbar last week.
In taking out the regional finals, Carly had to style the hair of a live model and a mannequin.
"I had to take a model for a cut, colour and blow dry and a mannequin head with long hair for an 'up style'," she said.
Carly said she was the only Clarence competitor in the finals and she now heads to Melbourne in May for the Australian finals.
"I am going to try to find some way to get sponsored," she said.
"If I win there I will be going to Tokyo to compete for Australia."
Carly's next step towards representing Australia is State training in Orange.
She has done all of her apprenticeship with Nat's Hairven in Grafton, but has studied hairdressing through the Coffs Harbour College of TAFE.
She will become a fully qualified hairdresser in a month.
It's going to be a busy time, as her engagement was announced in Saturday's Examiner.