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IHF Icon Awards



Press Release 






On Sunday 15th November at the Hilton Dublin, Hotel, Charlemont Place, Dublin  the IHF Icon Awards took place.  Recognition, a time to say thank you, a time to show appreciation from the industry mirrors what the IHF Icon Awards are about.


Many well known and respected names in the industry were recognized through the IHF Icon Awards - congratulations to:


 Luke Duffy from Ultimate Barbers, Dublin on receiving an IHF Hall of Fame award, 


Greg Clarke on receiving an IHF Hall of Leaders Award,


Lynda Maher, Lynda Maher Hair Studio, Carlow on receiving an IHF Business Award,


Patrick Gildea, Patrick Gildea Hairdressing, Donegal on receiving an IHF Business Award and


             Susan Byrne and David Campbell from House of Colour on receiving an IHF Business Award.  




     These are people that have made a difference in the industry through their passion and commitment to building the profile of the industry through competition work, education, leadership, business acumen, entrepreneurship and vision. 


     The pinnacle of the night revolved around the announcement of the IHF Star Team 2015.  Trainees from all around Ireland competed for the coveted places.  Congratulations to Elaine Holden from Rustiq Salon, Carlow, Zara McEntrye from House of Colour, Dublin, Lisa O’Donoghue from Vanilla Hair Design, Carlow and to Erica Masterson, La Mode Hair & Beauty Dublin.


     Positive, uplifting events like this help build the profile of the hairdressing industry, boost employment, skills and standards within the industry.

 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
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IHF Star Team 2015



 Suspense, anticipation, nerve wrecking, excitement, amazement, exhilarating, emotional, laughter, tears of joy and relief, disappointment, companionship and graciousness are some of the words that describe the IHF Star Team Grand Final on Sunday 15th November.  

The IHF Star Team competition has gone from strength to strength over the past few years.  In July 2015 a panel of judges worked on the first stage of the journey selecting the top 24 candidates from over 150 entries.  A very high standard of talent, competitiveness and skill were evident from the level of entries received.  The top 24 candidates attended a boot camp training day in Dublin followed by two days of assessment and interviews.  

The top 13 finalists attended the IHF Star Team Grand Final in the Hilton Dublin Hotel, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2 where the top 4 apprentices in hairdressing in Ireland were announced.  The award winning stylist Olive Tucker Lee from House of Colour will mentor the four lucky talented apprentices over the next 12 months.   They will enjoy the benefits of a year long education programme, photo shoots, catwalk shows and hair events nationally and internationally. 

The IHF Star team consists of 4 amazing hairdressers with a passion, enthusiasm and drive that represent the future of Irish Hairdressing. 

The aim of the IHF Star Team is to give talented young hairdressers in the industry the opportunity to develop their skills by offering them the highest standards possible in mentoring and coaching from industry legends. 

The IHF are proud to announce the IHF Star Team 2015 – Elaine Holden, Rustiq Salon, Kilkenny, Zara McEntyre, House of Colour, Dublin, Lisa O’Donoghue, Vanilla Hair Design, Carlow and Erica Masterson, La Mode Hair & Beauty, Dublin.  




 IHF STAR TEAM....the journey continues


Congratulations to the following candidates that qualified for the next round of the IHF Star Team.....

  • Clare Fitzgerald, Bankz, Portlaois, Co Laois
  • Elaine Holden, Rustiq Salon, Kilkenny
  • Lisa O'Donoghue, Vanilla Hair Design, Carlow
  • Michaela O'Mara, Lynda Mahers Hair Studio, Carlow
  • Sandra O'Sullivan, Sean Taaffe Hairdressing, Tralee, Co Kerry
  • Ciara Cunningham, House of Colour, Drogheda, Co Louth
  • Bonnie Donnelly, House of Colour Drogheda, Co Louth
  • Naimh Binead, Rum Toffee Creative Hair, Dublin
  • Kellie Hanlon, La Mode Hair & Beauty, Dublin
  • Erica Masterson, La Mode Hair & Beauty, Dublin
  • Jade Rowe, Zeba Hairdressing, Dublin
  • Nicole De'Torre, House of Colour, Dublin
  • Gill Treacy, House of Colour, Dublin
  • Vicky Hernon, House of Colour, Dublin
  • Zara McEntyre, House of Colour, Dublin







July 2015





The search is on….over 100 entries to the IHF Star Team 2015 were analysed by an expert panel of judges on Monday 13th July.  24 lucky candidates have been selected to go forward for the search for the top four apprentices in Ireland..what a challenge for these young apprentices.


The search by the IHF for the top four apprentices is about finding four candidates that have personal drive, natural talent and a stage presence that oozes personality!!!  The journey for this years lucky applicants will begin on the 10th August at an inspirational evening hosted by Project manager David Campbell and team mentor Olive Tucker.  The candidates will complete their first assessment day on 26th August and those that make it through to the next stage will be assessed on Monday 28th September.  The group will be narrowed down to the top 15 at that stage.


The aim of the IHF Star Team is to give talented young hairdressers in the industry the opportunity of developing their skills by offering them the highest standards possible in mentoring and coaching from industry legends.


Join us on Sunday 15th November at the Hilton, Hotel,Charlemont Place, Dublun 2 for the IHF Icon Awards night where the top four finalists will be announced and their amazing 12 month journey with Olive T ukcer will begin.  They will enjoy the benefits of a year long education programme, photo shoots, catwalk shows, and hair events both internationally and nationally.

The very best of luck to each candidate from the Irish Hairdressers Federation.


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