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Benefits of Membership


We would like to take this opportunity to tell you of the many benefits you have as an IHF member

  • To be a professional in your industry you should be a member of the professional body representing you
  • Group Support - do not feel isolated
  • Legal documents available
    Umbrella of Federation there to help you
  • Affiliation with World Wide body - OMC - World Hairdressing Organisation of all Hairdressing Federations
  • Network of valuable contacts
    Regular informative newsletters
  • Representation at meetings with government officials


    • Opportunity to contribute to the Industry
    • Professional image to the press and public
    • Use of professional membership window decal
    • Discount on Hospital and Medical Cover
  • Discount on Salon Insurance
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  • Discount on Life Insurance/Assurance
  • Discount on some IHF functions
  • Opportunity to enter National, International and World Hairdressing Competitions

Remember companies can pay for subscriptions of a professional body. On request we can provide receipts to claim back this expense.
As a voluntary organisation the IHF rely on membership subscriptions. The secretary is the ONLY paid official of the IHF. Executive committee members are not paid for their time.


IHF Membership Application Form


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  • Affiliation with the OMC - World Hairdressers Organisation
  • Representation at meetings with Government officials, State Agencies and European World Hairdressing institutions/organisations
  • Promotion of a professional image to the press and the public
  • Promotion of the contribution made by the hairdressing industry to the economy
  • Press Releases and letters to Press, TV, Radio, TD;s, FAS, Training Agencies
  • Meetings with TD\'s, FS, VEC, Private Schools, Hair Companies, PR Companies, Medical Organisations, Insurance Organisations, Business Federations, Health and Beauty Organisations


Services Provided



Services provided by the IHF include:

  • Representation
  • Advisory/Publications
  • Support/Networking
  • Training/Educational
  • Discount Schemes
  • Social Events
  • Employer Starter Information Pack

Read more: Services Provided

Comments from Existing Members


The views of IHF members........


Michael White, Salon 33, 33 Patrick Street, Cork.

“Membership of the IHF gives me access to support materials, advice and up to date information on all aspects of running a hairdressing business today. Membership is an essential part of my business.”


David Campbell, House of Colour, 64 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

“The IHF is a fantastic organisation which if used to its full potential will be the difference between having an amazing business or just an ordinary one. With so much knowledge and advice just a phone call away I would say it is a must have membership. It has allowed us to grow in so many directions and is the heartbeat of Irish Hairdressing.”


Paul, Angie and Richard Drumgoole, Zeba Hairdressing, 60 South William Street, Dublin 2

“Having your own salon does not mean you have to do it alone, being a member of the IHF gives you access to up to date information and an opportunity to network with like minded people”.


Margo Murphy Brennan, Apple Hairdressing, Unit 2 Swanlake View, Glaslough Street, Monaghan

“I have been a member of IHF for approximately 10 years, over the past number of years I have found the IHF extremely helpful, I have received a lot of information in relation to staffing issues for example, the minimum wage, contracts and employer/employee rights and the importance of responsibility a salon owner has for their staff and business”.


 Jim Hatton, 40 Dunville Ave, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

“When we opened our salon in April 09 the IHF were the foundation stone to all the information we ever needed regarding business set-up, insurance, team member rights, wages. Without their help and support it would have made our first 4 months of business a nightmare”.


Annie Mulligan, Profile Hair Design, 53 Oliver Plunkett St., Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

"Knowing that support is there for advice and information from like minded business people is fantastic and IHF competitions constantly pushes the standards and exposure of our industry every year".


Mary and Gery Hudson, Gerry's Hair Salon, Carey's Lane, Cork.

"We have been members of the IHF for over twenty years and have found the Federation a great help to our business. It has had many changes over the years and has gone from strength to strength in being a very professional body representing our industry. The Federation portrays a professional image of the industry. An enormous commitment is given by the executive committee members to build the Federation on our behalf. These efforts must not go unnoticed".


How to become an IHF Member





If you would like to be come a member of the Irish Hairdressers Federation simply contact the Irish Hairdressers Federation office at: Address: Pauline O'Carroll, IHF, Seskin South, Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny.
Telephone: 056-8833808  Mobile: 0866995003

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Note: Tax relief for Trade Union subscriptions has been abolished with effect from 1st January 2011. 

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