PENSIONER Nydia Munro made sure she looked her best for her 100th birthday today with a visit to her favourite hairdresser.
The great-gran has been having her hair cut by the same person for nearly 30 years, and still loves to have her white curls permed.
Mrs Munro, who lived in Paraguay for most of her life, has been visiting Bronia Bowe for 27 years.
The pensioner moved from South America to Seaham in 1975, 10 years after husband Colin died, to be with her family.
Originally from Glasgow, he emigrated to Argentina as a youngster with his family.
He passed away in 1965, leaving two daughters and a son.
Mrs Munro now has 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
It was at Seaham salon Cutz where she first had her hair cut by Bronia, who was 17 at the time.
Now 44, Bronia moved on to Toni&Guy in High Street West, Sunderland, and has worked there since it opened 12 years ago. Daughter Muriel, 70, also a regular at the salon, revealed her mum wore high heels until she was 85.
Mrs Munro, who still lives independently, said of Bronia: “I like coming here, and I like the way she does my hair.”
She will be celebrating her birthday with a family party, and hoping to follow in the footsteps of her mother, who lived to be 107.