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Health & Fitness Inspiring hairdresser tells how she survived suicide attempt to become award-winning stylist

21:35  20 october  2019
21:35  20 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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a young woman taking a selfie: Award-winning hairstylist Alice Elizabeth Richards © Alice Elizabeth Richards Award-winning hairstylist Alice Elizabeth Richards

An award-winning hairdresser has told how she battled back from the brink of suicide to become a successful businesswoman.

Alice Elizabeth Richards from Wrexham knew from the age of three that she wanted to become a hairstylist but after being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) school was always a struggle for her.

It was while at school that a support worker managed to find her a placement at a hair salon where she would clean brushes, sweep the floors and make cups of tea for clients.

Her dreams were nearly crushed when she left school with just a handful of GCSEs leaving her "heartbroken".

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But fast-forward a few years later and the 24-year-old is now a mobile hairdresser who has already been nominated for nine awards in just two years.

She said: "I wasn't academic, but my god I was practical. I didn't get on great at school having been diagnosed with ADHD at the age of four and taking medication to control my behaviour was hard. When I was 14 I decided to come off the medication as it controlled my life. It was really hard - ADHD is much more than just being naughty.

"I had applied for hairdressing in college with the required grades of three Cs or above but I walked out with hardly any GCSEs - possibly two Cs and the rest Ds and Es. I was absolutely heartbroken as I knew this meant I wouldn't get offered a place on the course."

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a close up of a girl: Hairdresser Alice Elizabeth Richards from Wrexham © Alice Elizabeth Richards Hairdresser Alice Elizabeth Richards from Wrexham

However, she remained determined and rang Coleg Menai in Bangor every day begging for a chance and eventually was told they had a place for her.

"I absolutely loved college even though I found the written side difficult and some aspects of the practical but I was so grateful to be htere. I thank who ever that person was who declined their offer to college every day. I left in 2013 passing all of my course which was amazing," she said.

But things would take a dark turn and that same year Ms Richards would attempt suicide after battling with her mental health for several years.

"I tried to take my own life. Looking back it was definitely a cry for help, I couldn't tell you why, the mind is a powerful thing at times. During my recovery I didn't want to talk or see anyone, bar a close friend, but one day my dad came into my room and said 'right I have a customer for you, what do you need'?" she said.

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The following essay discusses suicidal ideation and how to seek help for mental illness. I am a two-time suicide attempt survivor . There, I said it. Phew. I didn’t just survive suicide — I went on to live a life that is joyful, rewarding, constantly fascinating, challenging in the best way, and full of love.

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That day at the age of 17 was when her business began with just a comb and a cheap pair of scissors. Ms Richards told how she used the money from the first haircut to buy a set of colours and has not looked back since.

a woman with red hair looking at the camera: Just one of the hair transformations by Alice Elizabeth Richards © Alice Elizabeth Richards Just one of the hair transformations by Alice Elizabeth Richards

She said: "I enjoyed it, making someone happy make me feel better. I started to advertise on Facebook and popped leaflets around the local area of Ffestiniog where I was living at the time. And from there is had got bigger and bigger and I now cover almost the whole of North Wales and Chester and my diary is booked weeks, sometimes months in advance. That dream I had as a little girl sat in a hairdressers chair has come true and I am proud of what I have achieved."

She has now made the finals for Hairstylist of the Year and Freelance Hair and Makeup Artist of the Year at the Welsh Beauty Industry Awards - with the ceremony taking place in Cardiff on Sunday, November 24.

These are eighth and ninth awards she has been nominated for across five ceremonies - having reached the finals for the North Wales Young Business Awards.

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She also won Mobile Hairdresser of the Year in Wales in a competition held by Creative Oceanic with a combination of public votes and a judged portfolio winning her the accolade.

a woman with red hair: Alice Elizabeth Richards has been nominated for awards for her work as a hairdresser © Alice Elizabeth Richards Alice Elizabeth Richards has been nominated for awards for her work as a hairdresser

She now wants to inspire other young people to have the confidence to set up their own businesses.

"If you are struggling in school please go and talk to a teacher, they can help you and even get you out on the right track to make sure you get a place at college. I would not be where I am today without my support worker Jess Williams and I actually do her hair as well as her children's now.

"To any young person reading this, please believe in yourself. Or to anyone who wants to start something, if it makes you happy do it! Life is so short, I am now so grateful of the life I do have, if you dream it, you will achieve it."

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