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Irish Hairdressing Championships 2015 Competition Categories

The NEW IHF National Hairdressing Championship will take place on Sunday 29th March 2015 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin.



This year entrants will compete in the following categories:

National Hairdressing Awards

 IHF Press Release



Sunday 16th November at the Double Tree By Hilton Hotel, Dublin saw history in the making.....anticipation, recognition, excitement, reward, suspense, relief were just some of the emotions circulating at the IHF Night of Legends.

The IHF celebrated 40 years by honouring its 22 past Presidents and their families congratulating and thanking them for their contribution to the industry and to the Irish Hairdressers Federation since its inception.

Many well known and respected names in the industry were recognized through the IHF Icon Awards - congratulations to Des Murray Hall of Leaders, Saundra Fabian Hall of Leaders, Paul Donnelly IHF All Star Award and Gary Kavanagh IHF Outstanding Salon Ambassador Award.

The IHF also recognised 30 years of the IHF Master carftman Diploma.  Acknowledging the importance of training and education in the industry.  Irene Devereux, Dolores Bruton and Nuala McVicker received the specially commissioned IHF Master craftmanpin in recognition of the growth and success of this course over the last 30 years.

The pinnacle of the night revolved around the announcement of the IHF Star Team 2014.  Trainees from all around Ireland competed for the coveted palces.  Congratulations to Eilish Mulcahy from Ultimate Hair & Beauty, Dublin, Sinead Hourihane from Lynda Maher’s Hair Studio, Carlow, Glenn Menton from K2 Hair, Dublin and Rachel McCormack from House of Colour, Dublin.


It is initiatives like this that helps the Irish Hairdressing industry boost employment at a much needed time and skills and standards are acknowledged and promoted by the IHF and its members.



IHF Star Team/IHF Icon Awards 2013

An amazing night was had at the IHF Awards 2013.  Glamour and glitz at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin.  MC David Campbell from House of Colour built an evening of suspense, tears, excitement, surprise, delight, amazement and euphoria all in one.


Congraulations to the IHF Icons

  • Aaron Healy, Lloyd Hair & Beauty, Cork who won the IHF All Star Award.
  • Adele Robinson from Company Hair Cutters, Belfast who received the IHF Salon Ambassador Award.
  • Duncan Kenna, Ocassions Hairdressing who received the IHF Hall of Leaders award.



The IHF Secretary - Pauline O'Carroll also received an award for her work over the years in the IHF.  Pauline is extremely honoured to have received this award and extends a warm thank you to all members of the IHF Executive Committee and to all the IHF Members.

The Irish Hairdressers Federation are delighted to announe that it will host the IHF National Hairdressing Awards 2013 in conjunction with the IHF Star Team on Sunday 17th November 2013 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin.


Congratulations to the IHF Icon Nominees for 2013:


Hall of Leaders


Congratulations to DUNCAN KENNA, Occasions Hairdressing, Dublin

Salon Ambassador Award

Congratulations to ADEL ROBINSON, Company Hair Cutters, Belfast.

IHF All Star Award                          

Congratulations to AARON HEALY, Wayne Lloyd Hairdressing, Cork

Congratulations to the 12 finalists in the IHF Star Team.....

Support them on Sunday 17th November at the IHF Star Team/IHF Icon Awards night – Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin.

For further details please call: 056-8833808/0866995003

Limited tickets available for this event.





The legendary Vivienn MacKinder one of Americas most famous hairdessers was this year IHF International Icon.  This amazing hairdresser has many accolades to her name - to get to know Vivienn better log onto www.HairDesignerTV.com.  Intercoiffure Fashion Team 2011 put on anamazing show - highlighting creativity and artistry.  Congratulations to those involved - Peter Mark, Chameleon, House of Colour, Mohh and Foundation.

Some shots from the evening

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The recipients of the various awards in 2010 were:


Hall of Leaders

Aidan Fitzgerald, Blackrock, Dublin.

Shirley Jackson, Dublin.

John Russell, Wella Ireland, Dublin.


Hall of Fame

Michael Doyle, Peter Mark, Dublin


IHF All Stars

Andrew Dunne, Zoo Hair Salon, Dublin.

Carolann McGuirk, Reds Hair Salon, Dublin

Carla McQuillan, House of Colour, Dublin.

Wayne Partridge, Lloyd Hair & Beauty, Ballydehob, Cork.

Philip Rochford, Oxygen, Wexford.

Eoin Wright, Foundation, Dublin


 A great social evening was had by all that attend the National Hairdressing Awards 2010 on Sunday night 20th June in the stunning Shelbourne Hotel, Stephens Green, Dublin.


The International Guest on the evening was Ms Annie Humphreys.  Ms Humphreys arguably is the most imaginative and iconic colourist ever to have graced the industry.


Below are some shots from the evening.  Irish Hairdresser International Magazine also held the Irish Photographic Awards at this event. (All photos by The Image Studio).






















Glamour and excitement was the order of the night at the National Hairdressing Awards 2009 celebrating the success of Icons in Irish Hairdressing. Some of the countries most successful hairdressing talent were in attendance. The event held in Shelbourne Hotel on Sunday 13th June kicked off with an International Icon Award being awarded to Mr Patrick Cameron one of the worlds greatest hairdressers who was the Irish industries chosen guest icon.

The IHF ALL STAR Award is an achievement or recognition of service to the industry. It can be a once-off or a continuous contribution highlighting the IHF and the industry in a positive light to the general public in many different ways. Hairdressers at all levels can be nominated for this award but must be young at heart.


James Baird, Allure, Market Square, Ballina, Co Mayo

Paul Davy, Toni & Guy, 52 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Louise Jordan, Bellissimo Hair & Beauty, Headford Road SC, Headford, Galway

Nick Mooney, Salon ICE, 10 Friary Road, Naas, Co Kildare

Cyril Morgan, Hugh Campbell Hair Group, Marbles, Cruises Street, Limerick

Olive Tucker, House of Colour, 64 Middle Abbey Street, Dubiln 1

Kiva Wheelan, Peter Mark Head Office, 15 Ely Place, The Plaza, Dublin 2


The Hall of Leaders is the industry\'s opportunity to pay tribute to the many women and men who gave something \'special\' to the Irish Hairdressing industry in the past or who may still be contributing.

These people are the visionaries, revolutionaries, trend-setters that have shaped the course of our Irish Hairdressing history - in several different areas. They have stimulated the imagination of others, inhabited dreams and crossed all sorts of barriers.


Our International guest in 2009 - Patrick Cameron - An Interantional hairdresser whom the Irish hairdressing industry adopt and honour as their International Icon.

The Hall of Leaders Awards were presented to:

  • Kevin Cahill, Sankeiv, 3 Trinity Street, Dublin 2
    Hugh Campbell, Hugh Campbell Hair Group, Melo Yelo, Shannon Street, Limerick
    MIchael White, Salon 33, 33 Patrick Street, Cork

    THE INTERNATIONAL ICON AWARD 2009 was presented to:
  • Hairdressers throughout the world looking for inspiration when dressing long hair look to one man for creativity, inspiration and motivation - Patrick Cameron.
    The Hall of Fame Award honours competitive hairdressers and also some media \'darlings\'. It is focused on hairdressers who have won either:

    The Irish Hairdresser of the Year Award three times,
    The Irish Photographic Award three times or
    Have held the Champion of All Irish Champions Award for three years or more.
  • Irene Devereux
  • Charles Hussey

    For more information contact Pauline O\'Carroll.
    IHF 056-8833808
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .alfaparfguests2011

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