SCISSOR wizard and Jane Brook resident Abbey Morris has been named one of WA’s top hairdressing apprentices.
The 19-year-old works at Tenjune Hair Studio in Midland and recently won a gold medal in the regional WorldSkills competition.
She is now eligible to represent WA at a national competition in Victoria next year.
Ms Morris said she was over the moon and surprised to have been named the winner.
“There were so many emotions going through my head; I was really excited, shocked and proud,” she said.
“I knew I had put in a lot of practice but all the competitors were really strong, so I wasn’t sure what the outcome was going to be.”
WorldSkills competitions give apprentices an opportunity to showcase their trade and skill.
“I was a little hesitant about taking part but I am so glad I did,” Ms Morris said.
Tenjune Hair Studio owner Fallon Payne supported Abbey through the eight hours of competition which involved a ladies cut and colour, a men’s cut and an up-style.
“To stand and watch her compete, to see her stand out from the rest and then to win, that was a really proud and exciting moment,” she said.