A YOUNG hairdresser from Stroud was delighted to win first prize for a special 'updo' hair style in a salon competition.

Molly Davis, 19, who works at Nicky's Nails Hair and Beauty in Cashes Green, took part in the Salon Cymru hairdressing and beauty competition in Cardiff.

She gained first prize in the level 3 advanced hairdressing 'creative hair up do', competing against many other level 3 students from the whole of the South West.

Molly began her apprenticeship at Nicky's in 2015, where she has been trained by stylist and seasoned competition winner Rachel Brown.

Rachel said: "Molly's entry was completely unique and this is most probably what gained her the first prize."