Sophie's Skills are World Class

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Sophie has been busy jumping on planes and trains to compete in this years World Skills in Belfast! ?This is not the first time that Sophie has competed. ?Sophie Hendy returned from the WorldSkills Uk Finals in Birmingham last year with a special prize. ?Although she did not win the hairdressing competition, she became the first recipient?of the Award presented in memory of Sue Bleasdale, a prominent World Skills Hairdressing judge who sadly passed away in the previous October.?

The Judges said: "This award is presented to a competitor who presents the following qualities that Sue was passionate about; ?Being part of a team, displaying empathy and kindness, qualities that will set Students up for life."

Sophie said " Whilst winning the competition would have been great, I was honoured to receive this special award which reflects on how I am as a person" ?Then Sophie continued "It was a good experience to push myself and be part of a big process. ?It was also nice to have the support of each other as all the finalists all got on really well. ?I went into the competition not expecting to win because I had not done anything like that before. ? I wasnted to go and have fun, get feedback from the judges and improve. ?The judges said my work was good but needed a few tweaks. ?They liked my colours and encouraged me to enter the L'oreal Rising Start Competition next year."

Tommy van der Veken the Creative Director of the Company added "We are so proud of Sophie entering into these competitions and really proving her commitment to the craft. ?Sophie was unable to make the Manchester heats due to a prior commitment. ?Getting her over there was our priority and we always see this type of expense as an investment into our Team. ?This kind of development for herself, the Company, and the Hairdressing Industry us worth every penny. ?We are very excited to see how she develops as a Stylist, and whilst she may have an idea what to expect from the process second time around....We all know that Hairdressing can often throw you the unexpected!"

To book in with Sophie or to come in for a complimentary consultation with our rising Star, please call the Llandudno Salon on 01492870166. ?Too busy to phone? ?We are virtually around the corner! ?Book online here or you can follow her progress on our Facebook or Youtube Channels.