They are more likely to get their hair done in a salon than a barbershop.
Yet a Leeds-based all-female acappella barbershop group have once again proved to be on song after they won their 14th national title.
The White Rosettes won the title of Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers (LABBS) Chorus Champions with the highest scores ever awarded for that competition.
They performed the Disney song Cruella De Vil and received a standing ovation from the crowd at the competition in Llandudno, North Wales.
Chairwoman of the group Caroline Green, 67, said: “Our director almost had to stop the song half way through because the audience were on their feet. We were absolutely amazed to receive that reaction from the audience.”
The chorus were contacted by the Queen to wish them luck after Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire, Major Stan Hardy informed her of the group’s huge success.
Caroline, from Wetherby, has been a member for 10 years and said: “I always enjoyed barbershop singing, like the Everly Brothers. I said the one thing I would regret was never joining a barbershop quartet so I was very fortunate to find this group.
“Singing in four-part harmony is so rewarding, it is such a wonderful hobby.”
The White Rosettes are made up of 65 members ranging from 16-years-old to over 75. As well as holding the LABBS title for a staggering 14 years they also hold the European Champion title for two years running.
Chorus director Sally McLean, from Harrogate, has worked with the chorus for 30 years and said: “This is a phenomenal achievement and we are incredibly proud. It is the result of many months of hard work and preparation.”
Formed in 1977, the chorus still rehearses weekly at Moorlands School on Weetwood Lane and welcomes visitors and prospective new members.
The White Rosettes are next performing at The Grammar School At Leeds on December 7 with the all-male group Spirit of Harmony.