L’Oreal go Gaga over John

CUT ABOVE THE REST . . . John is set to become star stylist.
CUT ABOVE THE REST . . . John is set to become star stylist.
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MOST people would never dream of changing their careers - the risks involved and the courage it takes is not for the faint-hearted.

But a New Stevenston man who switched from pulling pints to styling hair is proof that changing your career is a risk worth taking. For John O’Hara is set to become one of the brightest stars in the world of hairdressing.

The 29-year-old has just finished a HNC in Hairdressing, Fashion and Photographic Make Up at Coatbridge College in style - he was named student of the year - and unlike so many graduates he has already secured employment after he was headhunted by L’Oreal.

John has become a familiar name with beauty giants L’Oreal because of his success in the UK Skills Hairdressing Awards - which is a competition it organises. This year John received a gold award and last year, he was given a commendation for his work in the contest.

But the real prize for him is moving to London to become a member of the L’Oreal styling team.

For full story, see this week’s Times & Speaker, dated Thursday, July 7.