Judith helps Nicole to doll up for Belfast gig

Judith McKay from Newtownabbey who works as a hairdresser at Andrew Mulvenna's salon in Belfast, pictured with US pop star Nicole Scherzinger, whose tresses she styled before her big concert in Belfast's Waterfront Hall on Wednesday, February 15.
Judith McKay from Newtownabbey who works as a hairdresser at Andrew Mulvenna's salon in Belfast, pictured with US pop star Nicole Scherzinger, whose tresses she styled before her big concert in Belfast's Waterfront Hall on Wednesday, February 15.
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A BALLYCLARE hairdresser was on cloud nine last week when she had the opportunity to style Nicole Scherzinger’s hair before the sultry pop star took to the stage for a concert at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall.

Judith McKay who works as a Creative Stylist and Educator for L’Oreal at the Andrew Mulvenna hair salon in Belfast said it was “so lovely” to have got the call-up to assist the super special client.

“I was thrilled when I heard I was going to be doing Nicole’s hair - it was so lovely to be asked,” Judith told the Times.

“Nicole is on tour and she’d not long landed in Belfast from Brussels when I heard on the Wednesday afternoon (February 15), that I was needed to do her hair for her concert that night,” she said.

“When I arrived at the Waterfront, I had a wee chat with Nicole about what she had in mind for her hair. She told me she was after a rock chick look that would work well with the outfits she’d be wearing for the show which included quite a lot of leather and studs. It basically involved me working on getting as much volume as I could into the roots of her hair, then curling it with tongs and pinning it up. Later the pins were taken out and Nicole’s hair shaken out and teased to give it that rocky vibe.”

Judith described the former Pussy Cat Dolls lead singer as “super duper gorgeous” and “very warmhearted”.

“She wasn’t wearing make up when I met her and she was super duper gorgeous even without it. I was also quite suprised to find that her hair was all her own. I’d thought that she probably had extensions weaved into it but no - Nicole is a natural beauty, and that meant it was easy for me to work on her.”

Read the full story in this week’s Newtownabbey Times...