Senior hair stylist and salon manager

'We're making people feel good... you have to  be a people person.'

Kirsty is a senior stylist and salon manager at the Hair Boutique in Renfrew.

She studied hairdressing at college but was taken on as an apprentice by her mum's friend’s hairdresser after she decided she wanted a more hands-on learning experience.

‘When you’re a junior you learn basic cutting and colouring,’ she says.

‘When you qualify, your first couple of weeks on the floor, you’re doing models all day every day, but the clients know you’re recently qualified and that’s how you build up your time-keeping and manage a full column every day’.