A RUGBY player gearing up for national trials was treated to a makeover.
Kirsty Paterson, 21, is more used to being caked in mud than pampering. So it was a welcome change of pace when she and her team mates from Sunderland Flames were invited along to Toni & Guy for a makeover.
The Sunderland University student said it was a great way to relax ahead of trials today for the Scottish national team at the Murrayfield stadium, Edinburgh.
Kirsty, who juggles studying law with training sessions at Ashbrooke Sports Club, said: “There’s a stereotype around female rugby players and I guess I live up to that stereotype in that I just get up and tie my hair back usually, but it’s been great to be invited for a makeover.
“I’m really nervous and excited for the trials, I’m just going to embrace it and enjoy it.”
Libby Delgreco, manager at Toni & Guy in High Street West, said: “I read about Kirsty in the paper and I think she’s a great role model for young girls.
“We feel really strongly about supporting the community so it was great to invite them down for a makeover. Kirsty’s such a strong woman and I think the makeover shows that you can still play sport and look glamorous.”
Paul Geehan, chairman of the rugby club, said: “I’m used to seeing them covered in mud, so today was great. They deserve a bit of pampering, “The team is unbeaten so far and are through to the last 16 of the national cup.”