Painted-on lingerie wins bra-vo for Darwen student

Kelly Nixon with model Natasha

Kelly Nixon with model Natasha

First published in News Blackburn Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

AN East Lancashire student scooped a top regional award for her Victoria’s Secret-inspired body art.

Kelly Nixon, 36, of Priory Grange, Darwen, wowed the judges with her painted-on lingerie, at the Associate of Hairdressers and Therapists regional awards.

The mum-of-three, a hair and make-up student at Blackburn College, won first place in the full body painting category of the awards.

She said: “I am so pleased my design won.

“I was inspired by the Victoria’s Secret famous catwalk show, where the girls wear big head-dresses and decorative lingerie.

“It was a pretty intense comp- etition, and I was really nervous at first.

“But I soon got into the swing of things and, before I knew it, I was finished and waiting for the results.”

Kelly’s model for the comp-etition was 26-year-old Natasha Cotton, also from Darwen, who wore nothing but a white bra and knickers for the duration of the competition. She said: “Natasha was great, bless her. She was absolutely freezing.”

Kelly said she got into body art after bringing up her children.

She said: “I was a stay-at-home mum but, when my children grew up, I decided to do something for me.

“I had always been interested in make-up, and when I found out about the course at Blackburn College, I jumped at the chance to get involved.

“I can’t wait for the finals.

“I am making a slight adjust-ment to my design to make it even better.

“Fingers crossed, I will win.”

Three other students from the college made it to the finals of the competition in Blackpool.

They were Roohi Saiyed, who came second in the nail art comp-etition, Tony Cavallo, who came fourth in the evening style cat-egory, and Daniella Thomasson, who came fourth in the avant-garde hair category.

The competition is a major event on the hair and beauty calendar that recognises the best of UK trainee talent.

The contest is open to students who have a wide range of skills, from nail art and creative hair-dressing to specialist make-up.

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3:17am Sat 23 Feb 13

Lancs Lassie says...

Well done Kelly, good work!
Well done Kelly, good work! Lancs Lassie
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10:01am Sat 23 Feb 13

christopherjabingham says...

Lovely! christopherjabingham
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1:52pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder says...

If you need someone to wash it off after, I'm very thorough
Well done
If you need someone to wash it off after, I'm very thorough Well done Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder
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10:50pm Sat 23 Feb 13

tim otay71 says...

Blah Blah! Boring lets have some real news PLEASE!
Blah Blah! Boring lets have some real news PLEASE! tim otay71
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