Finalist

Phoebe McLavy

Talented hairdresser Phoebe McLavy has learned to overcome dyslexia to accomplish her career and competition dreams. Phoebe, 20, who works for Morgan Edward salon in Carmarthen, won a bronze medal at WorldSkills Kazan with the UK Squad in August.

She has completed a Traineeship and Foundation Apprenticeship in Hair at Coleg Sir Gâr in Llanelli and has now progressed to an apprenticeship.

She said:

“I would never have dreamed of doing this, but my confidence has grown and, most importantly, my skill level in hairdressing has developed. I am able to celebrate and support the strengths that dyslexia can bring to life, as I come up with creative solutions to navigate around obstacles and want to inspire other people.”