AWARD winning barber Carly Millar is celebrating being awarded two apprentice of the year titles from Blackburn College.
The 24-year-old mother of one has been manager at Moo’s Men’s in Kay Street, Rawtenstall, for the last six months.
She won the Apprentice of the Year 2015 award from Blackburn College and the same accolade from the college’s Hair and Beauty Studios.
“It was a big deal for me as I have never won anything before and I was really pleased,” said Carly, from Rawtenstall.
“From the age of 14, I wanted to be a hairdresser and I did my two weeks work experience from Fearns Community Sports College at Freddie’s in Rawtenstall.
“As a result of that I got a Saturday job and then I volunteered to do my training on an evening and completed my hairdressing qualifications.”
She started working for Moo’s Men’s in 2012 when she was three months’ pregnant with her daughter Rose, now two-and-a-half.
“I was studying barbering then and just had two months off the course while I had Rose,” said Carly. “Nothing stops me when I set my mind on something.”
She went on to complete her Level 3 barbering, including wet shaving using a cut-throat razor, which Carly admitted terrified her at first.
Her latest course was a Level 2 beauty and she will be starting Level 3 in September at the college.
Owner of Moo’s Men’s Michelle Zoe Woodward said: “Since Carly has been working for us she has been an asset to Moo’s Men’s and I am very proud of her.
“Throughout her pregnancy, and all her time with us, she is one of the hardest working hairdressers I have come across. She is perfectionist in her work, very caring, warm and bubbly.”