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October 5, 2017
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Hair Hub
October 5, 2017

The first SPARK session by the IHF


 
The luxurious Galmont Hotel, Galway was the setting for the first SPARK session by the IHF. This new initiative aims to highlight women in the hairdressing industry in Ireland. Hosted by the energetic, passionate House of Colour Director and IHF President David Campbell this was always going to be electric….people enjoyed light refreshments on arrival and relaxed for the evening insight and heard about the highs and lows of running a business from four outstanding female leaders in our industry.

The panellists were entrepreneurs Danielle Kenney, Vice President of the IHF and owner of Lloyds Hair, Sarah Mason of Sarah Mason Professional, Denise Walsh of Rustiq Salon and Olive Tucker Lee from House of Colour. These hugely successful ladies told their story as it was, warts and all about their journey to building the successful businesses they run today. The panel collectively employ over 100 staff and have over 50 years business experience operating businesses in Dublin, Waterford, Kilkenny and Galway they are a pivotal part of the economic structure in their local towns. Like so many women in business around the country they are Juggling family life, young children, businesses, homes and marriage ….keeping it all on track is no easy task. They each spoken honestly and frankly about their journey todate. Their deliveries were passionate, emotional, funny and inspiring as they told their stories about how they learned things the hard way. They spoke about what it takes to enjoy a successful career, passion, education, why they chose hairdressing and what it now means to them to be a successful hairdresser.

The panellist gave of their time, their knowledge, their honesty, they gave everything to help those present …chatted, engaged, listened, supported, encouraged and helped audience members with their queries.

The four panellists personified what it really means to be a successful female in the Hair Industry in Ireland. Follow these inspirational, intelligent, creative, imaginative, astute business women and learn from them.

Through out the evening host David Campbell, who himself is the owner of the House of Colour business chain gave very valuable business advice giving just a taster for what he will cover in his seminar Get The Edge also being run through the IHF Education Diary 2018.

The next IHF SPARK session will take place in Waterford in the Autumn… more details to follow…

SPARK… starting a fire that will reignite the industry.