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The Irish Hairdressers Federation welcome retention of 9% VAT RATE


Tuesday 10th October 2017

Tuesday 10th October 2017

The President of the IHF, Mr Damien Nolan welcomes the retention of the 9% Vat Rate in the 2018 budget. He would like to thank those in the industry that supported the IHF KEEP VAT @9% campaign in the lead up to the budget. The reduced rate has been a major factor in working towards a somewhat more stable future within the industry.

While there is growth in the economy and a small increase in consumer confidence and spending any measure that helps to keep down the cost of running small indigenous businesses around the country is to be encouraged.

The reduction in the vat rate to 9% has been a key factor in helping to restore competitiveness and a return to growth in the economy. Hairdressing is a highly skilled, labour- intensive industry with the ability to employ people quickly and provide them with skills and a career for life. Salon owners want to continue to see jobs being created in the industry across the country.



IHF Championships Postponed

PostponedIt’s with a heavy heart we have to announce that this Sunday’s IHF Championships has been postponed.

Unfortunately due to the weather conditions last week, Croke Park had to reschedule the Kerry v Dublin football for this weekend and we’ve just learned this evening that they’ve cancelled our booking for the Championships We had all hands on deck this evening to try and find another suitable venue on short notice but as the Championships is a very large event, we couldn’t source one.

We understand that all competitors, like ourselves have put months of hard work, time and money into preparing for Sunday’s event and we didn’t take the decision to postpone it lightly. We’ll be phoning all competitors tomorrow but we had to get the word out as soon as possible to everyone.

We will have a new date for you all by Wednesday and any competitors or spectators unable to attend will of course get a full refund Once again we sincerely apologize for postponing the event as we know how much time goes into preparing for it, but unfortunately we were left with no other choice The office will be open tomorrow so if you’ve any questions, contact us by phone, email or Facebook pm and please tag anyone you know that was attending

Highlanes Gallery - Bristle Hair and Hegemony

BRISTLE: Hair and Hegemoy


Bristle: hair and hegemony draws on the rich scientific, literary, political and aesthetic contexts in which hair plays a central role.  It brings together a range of artworks and objects from the 17th century to the contemporary moment, and from diverse ethnic and cultural contexts. It features work by historic and contemporary artists including Albrecht Dürer, William Hogarth, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Matthew and Mary Darly, Hashiguchi Goyo, James Barry, Abigail O’Brien, Joanne Proctor, Stephen Lau, David Hockney, Bharti Parmar, Alice Maher and Helen Chadwick.

In addition to commissioning new work and borrowing a range of contemporary art from emerging and established artists, the exhibition presents art from major public collections, the National Gallery of Ireland, Chester Beatty Library, IMMA, Dublin City Gallery, the British Council, the Arts Council of Ireland and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland as well as Drogheda Municipal Art Collection and private collections.

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IHF Team Ireland 2017





Well done to all members of IHF Team Ireland on their achievements at the OMC World Cup Championships Paris 2017.


Congratulations to Kristine Eglite on being placed 4th in the World in the Senior Mens Avant Guard category.







OMC World Cup Paris 2017


The IHF would like to wish IHF Team Ireland the very best of luck at the OMC World Cup Paris, September 2017.


Those participating are:

  • Luke Duffy, 3 times winner of the IHF Barber of the Year
  • Kristine Eglite, 2015 winner of the IHF Barber of the Year, L'Oréal Men's Image Finalist
  • Frank Hackett, British Barber Finalist, L'Oréal Men's image Finalist, OMC European Award Winner, American Crew All Star Finalist.
  • Richie Lawlor, OMC Silver Medalist and Multiple IHF Award Winner.

THE BEST OF LUCK TO all competitors travelling from Ireland to compete at OMC World Cup Paris, September 2017.

IHF Team Ireland meet the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál MacDonncha at the Mansion House before heading off to represent the IHF at the OMC World Cup Championships 2017 in Paris later this month.

IHF Team Ireland pictured with the Lord Mayor of Dublin.

Front row left to right: Richie Lawlor, (Team member), Paul Donnelly (Team manager), Lord Mayor Mícheál MacDonncha, Frank Hackett (Team member), Luke Duffy(Team member)

Back row left to right: Kristine Eglite (Team member) and Anna Bannart (Team trainer)





























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