Pictured left to right are Dianne Kiore (Hairdressing Lecturer), Lydia Carr and Angela Casson (Hairdressing Lecturer).
Borders College Hairdressing student Lydia Carr has been given the opportunity of a lifetime after being offered a job with an award-winning hairdressing salon in Melbourne, Australia.
The 19-year-old from Kelso was offered the exciting role down under after an online interview with the owner of Heading Out Hair & Beauty and four times winner of Australian Hairdresser of the Year, Caterina Di Biase.
The opportunity came about after former Borders College hairdressing student Zoey Solley, who works with Caterina, contacted the lecturers to ask if they knew of any former or current students who would be interested in moving to Melbourne to take up the role.
An interview with Caterina saw Lydia secure the post, and she will now head to Melbourne in January 2023.
Talking about the exciting trip ahead, Lydia said:
“I am delighted to have been offered this amazing job opportunity in Melbourne. I never expected to be able to get a job so easily from the other side of the world, and I feel very fortunate.
“The process was really straightforward, I had a video call with the salon owner, after which I was offered the job.
“Australia has always appealed to me. My brother currently lives there, and I often hear how good life is, so I can’t wait to get out and experience it.
“It was a hard decision to leave my family and friends, but it is a great opportunity."