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College friends set up hair salon

PUBLISHED: 12:33 22 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:50 30 June 2010

GORLESTON mum Evonne Brice is celebrating making her dreams come true by returning to education.

This week, 38-year-old Evonne opened her own hair salon with Jemma Colledge whom she met on a hairdressing course at Great Yarmouth College.

GORLESTON mum Evonne Brice is celebrating making her dreams come true by returning to education.

This week, 38-year-old Evonne opened her own hair salon with Jemma Colledge whom she met on a hairdressing course at Great Yarmouth College.

She had turned down a hairdressing place when she left school, married young and ended up in her 30s wondering what to do with her life.

Evonne and Jemma, 21, became firm friends and used to joke that, one day, they would open a salon.

On Tuesday, they had their first clients at Glow Hair Studio on Gorleston High Street, which they helped to decorate and fit out.

Although returning to a learning environment felt daunting, Evonne soon settled into it.

She said: “It was a hard decision to go back to college. I was nervous about being in that environment and learning new skills.

“But the confidence it has given me has been fantastic and it has given me the self-belief to look and move forward.

“My son had asthma and I used to find it difficult to hold down a job when he was young. Now he's older I thought, 'What do I want to do with my future?'

“This was my lifetime ambition and now I have finally got there. It was hard to start again and I had some personal problems but the college tutors were brilliant. This has been a real turning point in my life. Now this has happened it is like a dream.”

Glow - above the Tanning Shop on the High Street - was officially opened on Tuesday by college hairdressing tutor Gwenda Cuthbert who cut the ribbon.

Now Evonne, who has a phobia of flying, is addressing another dream

- to be brave enough to get on a plane.


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