Big thank you from

Stephanie Nelson

Stephanie NelsonStephanie Nelson (24) works as a colour technician in Shane Bennett Hairdressing in Hillsborough and is a freelance makeup artist. She was shortlisted to the top six makeup artists in Northern Ireland for the Oonagh Boman Makeup School of Excellence Awards, which took place at the recent Magners Light Spring into Summer event at St George's Market.

What do you like doing on your day off?
Shopping and meeting up with friends.

If you were to choose your favourite meal what would it be, where and why?
Steak and chips at the Downshire Hotel in Banbridge because it never disappoints.

What has been your proudest moment?
Making it into the final six of Oonagh Boman's Make-up Excellence Award. I was really chuffed and so proud as I work full time as a hairdresser and only started make-up a year ago. There was a lot of competition and didn't think I'd get this far.

What was the most frightening moment of your life?
Nearly drowning as a child.

How would you describe your taste in clothes?
I like to say quirky - some might say weird.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?
I'd definitely go on a world trip and stay in five star hotels all the way.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
Too many to say.

What music do you like?
A bit off everything but the current music I love is Florence and the Machine and Kings of Leon.

What sports person do you most admire?
As I'm not into sports I don't have any specific sports person I'd admire.

Describe your best ever holiday. What would your dream holiday be?
My best holiday has to be to Thailand it's such a gorgeous country, people really pleasant and the food and drink very reasonable. I'd definitely go back there. My dream holiday would have to be Las Vegas, Hawaii and San Francisco which my boyfriend and I have booked for September and I am so excited.

What is your greatest remaining ambition?
To be a well known Make-up Artist and have a portfolio of lots of celebrity clients.

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you choose?
Vivienne Westwood to get some style tips.

If you were stranded on a desert island what three things would you want with you?My mobile phone and two friends so I wouldn't get bored.

Favourite things

  • Car - BMW X5
  • Film - Twilight
  • Comedian - Alan Carr
  • CD - Any Kings of Le on
  • Book - P.S I love You by Cecilia Ahern
  • Actor - Vince Vaughn
  • Actress - Meryl Streep
  • Drink - Vodka and Appetizer

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