Jess and Steph top of the crops

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YOUNG hair stylists Jessica Woolley and Stephanie Cooper have been demonstrating why they’re a cut above the rest.

Jessica, who is 16 and lives in Chapeltown, and Stephanie, who is 17 and lives in Mexborough, are both students at the Headlines Elite Academy in Sheffield.

The two took top honours in the academy’s competition challenge to create a new trend in hairstyles.

Jessica, who took first place and won an iPad2, took her inspiration from a porcelain doll, while runner-up Stephanie, who won a pair of state-of-the-art Swiss hairdressing scissors, created what she described as an eye-catching copper ‘firebomb’.

Academy manager Kay Bothamley said: “What was particularly remarkable was Jessica has only been working as a trainee stylist for six months.”