She's top of the class
UP AGAINST six other apprentices, all male and from other industries, local hairdresser Kyla McKenna came first in the North Coast TAFE awards for First Year Apprentice of the Year last week.
The Fresh Image employee attended the awards with her parents, grandmother and boss Leanne Hinton, at Lismore Workers Club, and was surprised when she won.
"I didn't expect to win," she said.
"I was really nervous when they called my name out."
Ms Hinton didn't have any doubts that Kyla would win.
"I had every confidence in the world for her," she laughed.
"She had a very high chance.
"Mind you, when she did win we were super excited."
Kyla always knew she wanted to be a hairdresser since she was a little girl.
"I really love it, as I am always learning new things," she said.
"In the future I want to open my own salon."
Ms Hinton called Kyla a quiet achiever.
"She is quiet in the salon but her standard of work is very high."