Mollie Williams, a Level 2 Beauty Therapy student at Cardiff and Vale College, has won the bronze medal at a prestigious competition to find the best trainee beauty therapists in the country.

Mollie won the bronze in the VTCT WorldSkills competition. The 16-year-old from Barry had to compete with just under 20 other young people to provide perfect treatments for hands, face and neck and waxing.

Mollie Williams world skills winner at CAVC

◼ Mollie Williams world skills winner at CAVC

“We had to do makeup in a certain amount of time and we had to make sure we did everything correctly and hygienically,”

Mollie said.

“It was really exciting and I didn’t expect to get bronze so that was really good.”

Ceri Evans, CAVC’s Head of Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies, said:

“We are all really proud of Mollie. She’s really found her niche in Beauty Therapy – Mollie might only be 16 but she is already doing freelance hair and makeup work for the House of Fraser and nothing fazes her. She has a great future ahead of her.”