Hairdresser makes final cut

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SCISSOR-SHARP skills have earned a Scarborough man a place in the finals of a national hairdressing competition.

Paratrooper turned stylist David Sullivan wowed judges in the regional heats of the Association of Hairdressers and Therapists in Gateshead with a “way out there” hair-do.

The 25-year-old cut out the competition against the North East area coming in first place in the level two cut, blow-dry and finish category.

He will now go on to compete in the national finals at the Blackpool Winter Gardens Hair Festival taking place on March 14.

David said he was surprised to win the top spot but is now looking forward to making the final cut.

He said “I can’t wait! I didn’t think I was going to win; I thought I might have got a place but I didn’t expect to come first.”

Mr Sullivan, who has trained at local salon Blue Ruby for the past year-and-a-half, has never entered the competition before.

Despite a shaky start, he said it was thanks to his critics he made some vital changes to reach the top spot.

He added: “I started training for this just after Christmas and we did an in-house competition at the college in January.

“I started quite late and I got criticised quite a lot in the first round so I changed the whole style completely.

“It’s cut really short at the back, and I put bright red in.

“It’s not an everyday style; I went way out there and tried something different for the competition.”