A TEENAGE beautician is “made up” after winning a national cosmetics contest.
Faye Adamson, who works at Relax and Glow, in Front Street, Cleadon, came first for her 1940s make-up at the competition in Blackpool. The 18-year-old is delighted with claiming top spot in the category, which was part of the Association of Hairdressers and Therapists (AHT) Trainee Competition 2012.
She had already made it through a tough North East heat to make it to the final and wasn’t expecting to triumph.
Faye, who has worked at the salon for a year, said: “It was a great experience.
“I was delighted to make it to the final but didn’t really know how well I would do. There are thousands of entrants and the standard is really high, so when I found out I had won I couldn’t believe it.”
The trainee entered the contest through South Tyneside College, where she studies beauty therapy.
In Blackpool, she was given 45 minutes to do her model’s make-up and get her ready for the judges – all without the help of a photograph or picture to work from.
She added: “I entered last year so knew what to expect, but it is so nerve-wracking waiting for the judges to come round. I’m so happy to have won. It’s a really big achievement and is great for my CV.
“It has given me a big confidence boost which I want to use back at the salon.”
Salon boss Fiona Lamb is delighted with the beautician’s achievement.
She said: “We’re all absolutely delighted with her at the salon.
“Faye is a lovely girl and her colleagues and the clients all love her, she’s a real favourite.
“She has done something that is a great achievement for herself, the area and the salon.
“It goes to show there are some young people out there who are real go-getters.
“We’re very proud of her here and I’m sure she’ll go on to have a great career.”