Grace and Patrick hairdressing apprentice of the year 2023Second year hairdressing apprentice, Grace Massey Allen, won the North East Hair & Beauty Apprentice of the Year 2023 award.

Grace is training to become a hairdresser at Hair by PaddyMac in Consett. Grace said:

“A huge thank you to Patrick McNicholas for everything he has invested into my future. You are an amazing boss and I wouldn’t be where I am without all of the opportunities you have given me over the past year. Hair by PaddyMac is very deserving of its title as New Salon of the Year 2023.”

Everyone at NCD and Grace’s friends and family are all very proud of her.

Hairdressing Lecturer, Debra Carr, commented:

“As Grace’s tutor, I am so proud of her achievement. Grace has transformed from being shy and reserved to being a confident hairdresser. She works hard to achieve her goals and has shown unwavering commitment to her course. It has been a privilege to watch Grace grow over the last year. A huge well done to you!”