Hairdresser Kizzy Edkins has proven she is a cut above the rest after winning a top award.
The 34-year-old who runs Charisma in Hipperholme has been voted the North East Wedding Hairstylist 2014 in the wedding industry awards.
Now she is in the running for the national title.
Kizzy who lives in Hipperholme received some wonderful comments from brides who she has worked with since November last year up until the end of October which put her on the shortlist, the same position she reached in last year’s awards.
But she then received an email to let her know that she had won the title.
“I just thought it was quite good to see what brides think because obviously that is the main thing. I don’t know what they have said and won’t do until January because I am still being judged in the competition,” she said.
“Doing wedding hairstyles is something I love doing. It is just nice to be a part of their special day. And I have received some lovely thank you cards and notices on my Facebook page and it is lovely.”
Kizzy said she was extremely excited when she saw the email. “I never expected it so I was extremely excited when I opened it,” she said.
After being shortlisted Kizzy had to stand in front of the judging panel, show pieces of her work and tell them why she should win.
“It was quite nerve racking. I had to sit there and tell them why I should get the award,” she said.
Kizzy will now attend the awards ceremony due to be held in London on January 15.
“I would just like to say a huge thank you to all my brides for all their comments and their support over the last year,” she said.