Cork event celebrates long list of hair successes

Irish HiStyle awards winners

Annemarie Commerford Cheveux Hair and the National Hair and Scalp Loss Clinic

Valerie Finnegan Cahill scooped a Lifetime Achievement trophy and a Best educator Award at this year’s HiStyle Tia Maria Hair and Beauty awards in Cork. 

The online diary service HiStyle supports and celebrates hair and beauty salons and professionals, annually recognising some of the country’s brightest talents.  

Philip Akerland Histyle awards

Philip Ackerland

Valerie Finnegan Cahill HiStyle awards

Valerie Finnegan Cahill

And the hair winners are… 

Lifetime Achievement Award for Hair: Valerie Finnegan Cahill, Ikon Hair Design 
Best Irish Hair Brand: King Luxury Hair 
Most Innovative New Business: The National Scalp and Hair Loss Clinic 
Best Hair Educator: Valerie Finnegan Cahill 
Industry Trailblazer: Anita O’Donoghue  
Best Stylist: Philip Akerland, Moyo Hair Dublin  
Best Colourist: Laura Grufferty, House of LA 
Best Editorial Hair: Amy Michelle Shanahan  
Most Creative Talent in Hair: Maria Haberlin Brennan, The Berlin Hair Lounge  
Best at Blonde: Hairs Another Salon  
Best at Balayage: Danielle Ryan, The Honeycomb  
Best Upstyling: Patricia Lavender, Lavender Hair   
Best Freelancer: Jessica McCarthy  
Best Hair Extension Salon: Platinum Hair Extensions  
Best Hair Team, Munster: Bliss Ballincollig 
Best Hair Team, Leinster: Reba Hair 
Best Barber: Kinsale Turkish Barbers  
Best Wedding Hair: Niamh Kennedy 
Best Trainee: Sophie Beaumont, Love my Hair 
Solopreneur Hair: David Keenan 
New Business, Leinster: Bleach Hair Spa 
New Business, Munster: Ni Lasaigh Hair and Beauty  
Best Hair Salon, Munster: Edit Hair Club 
Best Hair Salon, Leinster: Cheveux Hair  
Best Front of House Experience Salon Ambience: V Hair Design, Munster 
Best Hair and Beauty Team: Serenity Hair and Beauty Clane  
Best Community Salon, Leinster: Sasahara  
Best Community Salon, Munster: New Images Dungarvan