Junee girl Anne Russell is gearing up to show off her hairdressing talents to the country at the National World Skills competition.
Last week Miss Russell was awarded gold for the Riverina competition which showcased a number of NSW TAFE qualifications from electricians to chefs.
"Back in August we competed on a smaller scale to see who would make it to the next level, so I will go on to represent the Riverina now in Perth next August with a team of other tradespeople," Miss Russell said.
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"This will be a three day competition where they might ask you to achieve a certain colour or tone, or achieve a certain look, and we'll have to do men's cuts and up styling too."
The young hairdresser has been in the trade for three and a half years now, becoming qualified in August this year.
"My uncle is a hairdresser in Sydney with two major salons so he's always been someone I look up to - to be able to work there would be the dream," she said.
Should the Riverina team be successful at a national level, the next step is representing the country in Shanghai.