A HAYSCASTLE hairdresser has been invited to attend the Houses of Parliament next week in recognition of her contribution to the industry.

As recently reported in the Western Telegraph Michelle Summers, who owns Michelle Davies Hair in Goodwick Main Street, recently took part in Hair Aid's Cambodia project last month.

She was a part of a team of educators who went into some of the country's poorest areas to teach hairdressing skills to teenagers and young adults, many of whom had escaped extreme poverty, hardship and destitution.

Now Michelle has been shortlisted for the first ever Hair and Beauty Community Awards, run by the National Hairdressers Federation and the National Beauty Federation.

The awards have been launched to recognise and promote the fantastic work hair salons, barbershops and beauty salons do to support their local communities.

On Wednesday 1 May 2019, Michelle will attend a reception at the Houses of Parliament where the winners will be revealed. Ministers and MPs will also be at the reception to learn more about the hair and beauty sector and their contribution to high streets up and down the country.

Michelle entered the NHF/NBF’s Hair & Beauty Community Awards, which has two categories: fundraising and community impact.

As well as her work in Cambodia Michelle has also fund raised for the World Aids charity with London’s L’Oreal Academy and is a committed supporter of local charity events.

Michelle Davies Hair has also been nominated for the Most Wanted salon, south west Wales, in the Welsh Hair and Beauty Awards which will be announced in Cardiff on May 19.

“We got to the final through a public vote,” said Michelle. “For a small village salon to get shortlisted for the most wanted salon is a massive achievement. To win the category would be huge.”