Championships

IHF CHAMPIONSHIPS SUNDAY 20th May 2018


The Oscars of Irish hairdressing took place in Croke Park with a capacity crowd eagerly waiting to see who would be crowned Irish Hairdresser of the year 2018 with incredible craftsmanship on display by apprentice hairdressers, barbers and senior stylists.

Ciaran Dowd from Occasions Hairdressing scooped the Top Award at this year’s Irish Hairdressers Federation championships – IHF Alfaparf Irish Hairdresser of the Year.

Hundreds of hairdressers and barbers gathered to compete in this very popular event in the hairdressing calendar. The event was hosted by MC IHF President David Campbell and was a night which saw awards given in a variety of categories acknowledging the exceptional skill and talent demonstrated by hairdressers from across the country.

The panel of energized, inspired expert judges needed all of their experience, expertise and knowledge deciding on this year’s winners as the standard of entries hit record levels. The audience erupted with the unveiling of the champions in a stunning finale as the Irish Hair federation celebrated its 25th year of these awards.

Irish Hairdressing Championships 2018 Results

Overall Awards

IHF Alfaparf Irish Hairdresser of the Year 2018

Ciaran Dowd
Occasions Hairdressing, Naas, Co. Kildare

IHF Wella Connacht Hairdresser of the Year

Roisin Hynes
Sarah Mason Professional, Galway, Co. Galway

IHF Phorest Leinster Hairdresser of the Year

Ciaran Dowd
Occasions Hairdressing, Naas, Co. Kildare

IHF Schwarzkopf Munster Hairdresser of the Year

Sarah Thomas
Goldirocks, Cork, Co. Cork

IHF Barber of the Year 2018

Sam Keatinge
The Academy Barber, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

IHF Pulp Riot Trainee Hairdresser of the Year 2018

Susan Blake
Cut Social, Phibsborough, Dublin

IHF Dyson Junior Team Ireland Member 2018

Susan Blake
Cut Social, Phibsborough, Dublin

Competition Awards

Category 1 Trainee Ladies Full Fashion & Cut
Position Full Name Salon Name County
1 Paula Flanagan Bankz Hair & Beauty Laois
2 Susan Blake Cut Social Antrim
3 Kelly Hogan Rustiq Salon Carlow
4 Poppy Fitzpatrick House of Colour Drogheda
5 Niamh Keegan Fagan Zeba Hairdressing Dublin
6 Mark Sherwood Zeba Hairdressing Dublin
7 Stephanie O’Brien Allure Hair & Beauty Sligo
8 Nadine Tapley Foundation Dublin
9 Joseph Cleary Foundation Dublin
10 Kate O’Neill Peter Mark Dublin
Category 2 Senior Classic Bridal
Position Full Name Salon Name County
1 Shirley Mulvaney Salon 2 Sligo
2 Samantha Byrne Vanilla Hair Design Carlow
3 Martha Galvin Allure Hair & Beauty Mayo
4 Amy Hennigan Allure Hair & Beauty Mayo
5 Ciaran Dowd Occasions Hairdressing Kildare
6 Maria Haberlin Berling Hair Lounge Carlow
7 Linda Smith Salon 2 Sligo
8 Claudia McGuinness Heverin Allure Hair & Beauty Sligo
9 Roisin Hynes Sarah Mason Professional Galway
10 Lara Murtagh Village Visions Hair & Beauty Meath
Category 3 Senior Ladies Full Fashion
Position Full Name Salon Name County
1 Ciaran Dowd Occasions Hairdressing Kildare
2 Roisin Hynes Sarah Mason Professional Galway
3 Catherine Gormley Catherine Gormley Hairdressing Sligo
4 Martha Galvin Allure Hair & Beauty Mayo
5 Marian Hayes Confession Box Waterford
6 Chrissie Timlin Occasions Hairdressing Dublin
7 Shirley Mulvaney Salon 2 Sligo
8 Sandra Keegan The Academy Bell Hairdressing Kildare
9 Linda Smith Salon 2 Sligo
10 Muireann Walsh Stockholm Hair & Beauty Carlow
Category 4 Men’s Full Fashion
Position Full Name Salon Name County
1 Aaron Monaghan Ultimate Hair And Beauty Dublin
2 Barry Kieran Signature Hair Louth
3 Aaron Monaghan Ultimate Hair And Beauty Dublin
4 Fergal Brennan The Academy Barber Kildare
5 Fergal Brennan The Academy Barber Kildare
6 Sam Keatinge The Academy Barber Kildare
7 Danielle Bethel Occasions Hairdressing Kildare
8 Barry Kieran Signature Hair Louth
9 Elaine Fitzmaurice Condrol Berlin Hair Lounge Carlow
10 Carig Nolan Old County Barbers Dublin
Category 5 Trainee Ladies Blow Dry
Position Full Name Salon Name County
1 Kelly Hogan Rustiq Salon Carlow
2 Jodie Quinn House Of Colour Dublin
3 Nadine Tapley Foundation Dublin
4 Hayley Fitzharris Lloyds hair Waterford
5 Chloe Hutch House of Colour Dublin
6 Nicky Smith House of Colour Dublin
7 Britney Kane House of Colour Dublin
8 Robyn Masterson House of Colour Dublin
9 Natalia Staroscinska House of Colour Dublin
10 Catelyn Doherty House of Colour Dublin
Category 6 Mens Freestyle
Position Full Name Salon Name County
1 Sam Keatinge The Academy Barber Kildare
2 Craig Nolan Old County Barbers Dublin
3 Fergal Brennan The Academy Barber Kildare
4 Sharon Steward The Academy Barber Kildare
5 Aaron Monaghan Ultimate Hair & Beauty Dublin
Category 7 Trainee Ladies Long Hair Up
Position Full Name Salon Name County
1 Emily Nelson House Of Colour Dublin
2 Lisa O'Donoghue Vanilla Hair Design Carlow
3 Hannah Grogan Foundation Dublin
4 Mark Sherwood Zeba Hairdressing Dublin
5 Amy Kirwan Vanilla Hair Deisgn Carlow
6 Susan Blake Cut_Social Dublin
7 Florentyna Muldowney Patrick GIldea Hairdressing Donegal
8 Beata Kuduk Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Donegal
9 Aoife McGannon Bankz Hair Group Portlaois
10 Claudia McLoughlin Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Donegal
Category 8 Senior Ladies Long Hair Up
Position Full Name Salon Name County
1 Sinead Hourihane Lynda Maher Hair Studio Carlow
2 Lisa Mullen Rossanos Hair Design Sligo
3 Alix Maher Lynda Maher Hair Studio Carlow
4 Martha Galvin Allure Hair & Beauty Sligo
5 Ciaran Dowd Occasions Hairdressing Kildare
6 Shirley Mulvaney Salon 2 Sligo
7 Samantha Byrne Vanilla Hair Design Carlow
8 Claudia McGuinness Heverin Allure Hair & Beauty Sligo
9 Roisin Hynes Sarah Mason Professional Galway
10 Maria Haberlin Berlin Hair Lounge Carlow
Category 9 Trainee Creative Fantasy
Position Full Name Salon Name County
1 Susan Blake Cut Social Antrim
2 Lily Hand Davey Davey Dublin
3 Kim Thomas Peter Mark Dublin
4 Katie Duggan Lloyds Hair Waterford
5 Hanna Grogan Foundation Dublin
Category 10 Senior Creative Fantasy
Position Full Name Salon Name County
1 Ciaran Dowd Occasions Hairdressing Kildare
2 Roisin Hynes Sarah Mason Professional Galway
3 Samantha Byrne Vanilla Hair Design Carlow
4 Martha Galvin Allure Hair & Beauty Sligo
5 Aisling Ryan Lloyds Hair Waterford
6 Catherine Gormley Catherine Gormley Hairdressing Sligo
7 Linda Smith Salon 2 Sligo
8 Naomi Chui Peter Mark Dublin
9 Eve Markava Ritzys Hairdressing Offaly
10 Veronique Kuehn Angel Hair & Beauty Dublin
Category 11 Photographic – Editorial
Position Full Name Salon Name County
1 Linda Smith Salon 2 Sligo
2 Roisin Hynes Sarah Mason Professional Galway
3 Martha Galvin Allure Hair & Beauty Mayo
4 Natasha Harris Reba Reborn Hair & Beauty Dublin
5 Fergal O’Connor Origin Hair Design Cork
6 Ciaran Dowd Occasions Hairdressing Kildare
7 Hayley Davies The Hair Gallery Portlaois
8 Jennie Smullen Occasions Hairdressing Kildare
9 Jamie Lee Moore The Hair Gallery Portlaois
10 Samantha Byrne Vanilla Hair Design Carlow
Category 12 Photographic – Colour
Position Full Name Salon Name County
1 Fergal O'Connor Origin Hair Design Cork
2 Aisling Moriarty Rustiq Salon Kilkenny
3 Katrina Perry Cut Social Dublin
4 Team Tribe Bellissimo Galway
5 Kelly Hogan Rustiq Salon Carlow
6 Ciara Quinlan Rustiq Salon Carlow
7 Jennie Smullen Occasions Hairdressing Kildare
8 Jamie Lee Moore The Hair Gallery Portlaois
9 Ciara Pilkington The Hair Gallery Portlaois
10 Ciaran Dowd Occasions Hairdressing Kildare
Category 13 Photographic – Gents
Position Full Name Salon Name County
1 Shane Markham Origin Hair Design Cork
2 Ciaran Dowd Occasions Hairdressing Kildare
3 Barry Kieran Signature Hair Louth
Category 14 Photographic – Collection
Position Full Name Salon Name County
1 Martha Galvin Allure Hair & Beauty Mayo
2 Team Tribe Bellissimo Galway
3 Louise Jordan Bellissimo Galway
4 Danielle Bethel Occasions Hairdressing Kildare
5 John Keegan The Academy Barber Kildare
6 Richard Lalor Platinum Barbers Dublin
7 Sandra Keegan The Academy Barbers Kildare
8 Frank Hackett Retro Barber Shop Limerick
9 Sam Keatinge The Academy Barber Kildare
10 Elaine Fitzmaurice Condrol Berlin Hair Lounge Carlow

THE COMPETITIVE EDGE

THE COMPETITIVE EDGE

The countdown has begun for the Irish Hairdressers Federation Championships so the Directors of the competitions have lsited the most important points you should note to have the competitive edge.

The Rules

The rules will be posted to all IHF member salons. You can also download them from the IHF website www.irishhairfed.com READ them carefully and then READ them again!!! If you need clarification on any point just phone the IHF office and they will be happy to help you.

The Entry Form

Print your details on the entry form carefully. Make sure it is legible and that all questions are answered. Sent it to the IHF office before the closing date including all relevant fees. Some categories are on a first-come-first-served basis. Do not send cash in the post. You can also provisionally register on line on the IHF web site www.irishhairfed.com. However your entry is not "live" until your fee is paid.

The Make-Up

Spend time selecting a good model. No matter how fabulous your hair creation is, it will be the models job to "sell the look" for you. It is a bonus if the model is tall, however good looks and lots of confidence with a good attitude is vital.

The Clothing

It is vital you have the clothes styling right. Many a good overall look is ruined by not spending the time and effort on the clothes styling to complement and enhance a hairstyle. If you are not confiden tin this area then hire a clothes stylist.

Registration

Registration is also open the evening before the competitions. This is the best time to register. There are no long queues and no time-pressure on you. You will receive your entry tickets, competition arm bands and certificates of participation.


View Competition Rules

The Competition Day

If you have not registered the evening before you are advised to arrive early. Get in the correct queue. Have patience. Listen carefully to any insturctions given either directly to you by one of the IHF Executive committee or announcements made by the IHF over the public address system.

Getting Ready

There is a "holding area" for competitors who are next in line to go on the competition floor. You will be instructed what to do when you arrive in the area. You will then be guided in number order onto the competitionfloor and to your seat by an IHF steward. You will leave the floor from another area as by then the next set of competitors will be lining up to get ready to go on. An electrics test will be carried out when all competitors are at their seats which will ensure that all equipment is working. In some categories there will be an inspection by competition scrutinisers to ensure that all rules are adhered to. Do not start to work until the countdown is finished and you are told to do so. After your work has begun, you will be advised over the public address sytem at intervals as to how long you have left for completion of the task. Before the time limit for completion expires, seat or stand your model (as advised by the IHF) in an attractive, comfortable position, collect all you tools and get ready to leave the floor from the correct area when you are told to do so.

Judging

Judges have a difficult task. They have a time limit to do their job too and all models must be viewed and marked. While the judges are deliberating marks on the floor if a model feels faint they should get the attention of one of the IHF stewards wh will assist them immediately. Once judging is complete and the jury foreman has checked that all the formalities have been adhered to, the models may leave the floor from the correct area.

Results

Results will be announced around 9pm and prizes awarded to the winners of each category. Remember... to be on that competition floor means you are already a winner. Yo have put yourself in an arena which many others could and would not do. Don\'t be disheartened if it is not "your day". It will come if you persevere!


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