RSVP Magazine

RSVP HAIR AWARDS 2017 – CHECK OUT THE WINNERS

 

BEST SALON

ULSTER
Patrick Gildea Hairdressing


For a wonderful hairdressing experience in beautiful Donegal, look no further than 18 times award winning salon Patrick Gildea Hairdressing. This five-star Centre of Excellence led by Irish Hairdressing Federation Icon Patrick, has a higher number of Master Colour Technicians than any other independent salon in Ireland. The team here oozes creativity, passion and energy while striving for excellence in innovative hairdressing. This salon certainly doesn’t rest on their laurels and with an education calendar focused on continuous self-development there is a reason why everyone talks about this salon – when you visit, you will realise that they truly encapsulate the prestigious RSVP’s Ulster Salon of the Year title.
www.patrickgildea.ie | 074 9125476

MUNSTER
Marbles Hair & Beauty Salon – Hugh Campbell Hair Group
Nestled in the heart of Limerick’s shopping district, Marbles Hair and Beauty Salon Cruises St. is a high-end, high energy hub of creativity. The award-winning team of trend savvy stylists and colourists have a dedicated and expanding client base, not least because of the variety of services available. From Great Lengths hair extensions to a Brazilian blow-dry, bespoke bridal services to the availability of private hairdressing spaces, this salon meets and exceeds the brief. Part of the renowned Hugh Campbell Hair Group, Marbles provides the ultimate hairdressing experience.
www.hughcampbellhairgroup.com | 061 410955

CONNAUGHT
Salon 2 Hairdressing
Salon 2, Sligo is widely recognised as one of Ireland’s leading hair salons and is known locally and nationally for its stylists’ flair and creativity. With over 23 years’ experience it has built up an impressive reputation and currently holds over 100 prestigious accolades, won on both national and international stages. The talented team of 25, pride themselves on creating a unique hair experience for every client with care and personal attention paramount throughout every customer visit. Salon 2, where passion meets perfection.
www.salon2hairdressing.ie | 071 9160341

LEINSTER
Vanilla Hair Design
Tullow based, Vanilla Hair Design has gained its reputation as a stellar award winning salon, where clients come from all across the country. Priding themselves on their warm friendly vibes and art of creating beautiful hair, specialising in Bridal hair, Vanilla Hair Design is a truly innovative salon. The talented team channel their creativity and knowledge into every head of hair they touch. Hungry for education and committed to staying on top of the latest trends in all three salons, encapsulates why they are the prestigious Leinster Salon of the Year.
www.vanillahair.ie | 059 0151225

 

MOST STYLISH SALON
Lloyds Walk In Salon


In December, Lloyds Walk in Salon, moved to a 5,000 sq ft building with 29 hair and five beauty stations to become one of the largest salons in the country. The goal was a unique, warm, welcoming and relaxed environment for clients, that doesn’t look or feel like any other salon. The space is carefully considered in every way, from choices in materials, finishes and decorative items. Lighting has been meticulously planned to mimic natural sunlight which not only gives clients a true representation of their hair colour…but also makes you feel really good.
051 878964

 

BEST STYLIST

ULSTER
Riverside Spa Errigal Hotel
Riverside Spa salon is a stylish and modern hair salon situated in the Riverside spa at Errigal Country House Hotel. Mairead Smith, their stylist has many years’ experience, and is there to look after your every need, so if it’s advice you’re after, something specific or just to relax and let them do what they do best then you’re in safe hands. They offer Revlon colours, Easilocks hair extensions, 16 week blow dry, hair botox and pro fibre intensive hair treatment and much more.
049 5890500

MUNSTER
Cathriona Rohan
Cathriona Rohan is an award winning hair stylist and is recognised as being a top creative talent in the field of celebrity styles as well as luxury hairdressing for catwalks and shoots. In 2003 she opened Cathriona’s Hair Salon in Castlegregory, Co.Kerry and in 2015 opened a new state of the art salon in Tralee. She has established a great reputation focusing on customer care and dedication to excellence. Cathriona takes time to personally get to know each of her customers and specifically tailors to their individual needs.
www.cathrionashairsalon.com | 066 7144626 | 066 7139853

LEINSTER
Reba Hair and Beauty


Jenny Daly who leads the Team of 15 fantastic stylists in Reba is an expert in her craft, from the moment you step into Reba Rathborne, Jenny works her professional magic to give you the 5 star experience and the customer service Reba is renowned for and has received numerous awards. They are currently refurbishing their Rathborne Branch to celebrate their 10 year opening of this salon. Their customer service journey stands out! This is why they are an award winning salon Team and offer the 5 star salon experience.
www.rebahairandbeauty.ie | 01 8614830 – Ongar | 01 8996660 – Rathborne

CONNAUGHT
Sarah Mason Professional
Hairdressing Icon Sarah Mason is recognised as one of Ireland’s most talented multi-award winning artists. She has been crowned twice as Irish Hairdresser of the Year and has been awarded an Irish Icon Hall of Fame in 2016. The Master Colour Expert has a passion for creative hair and is also a guest artist educator for the Wella Professionals Irish Style Council. After opening a new salon in the heart of Galway city, stocked with Wella Professionals, she recently became the first salon in Galway to add Sassoon Professional to her brands, bringing her team an exciting new energy and innovation.
www.sarahmasonprofessional.com | 091 565916

 

BEST FREELANCE BRIDAL
UpStyle Junkie


With over 18 years’ experience Audrey understands the importance of achieving a look that is individual to every bride on their special day. She offers a friendly and professional service in the comfort of your own home or chosen venue on the morning of the wedding. Audrey knows your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and with her wealth of knowledge you’ll be in the best hands.
www.upstylejunkie.com

 

BEST BRIDAL

ULSTER
The Hair Lounge


This 5-star award winning studio is renowned for its creative and bespoke up styles, with brides booking studio owner Anita and her team of specialists to create beautiful, timeless up styles for their wedding day. The studios’ stylish decor oozes sophistication and offers brides and clients a relaxed and friendly environment to prepare for their wedding day or event. The studio also features makeup artist Ellamay McCague of Ellamakeup, so brides and clients have everything under one roof. The spacious studio also means there is plenty of room for Anita to hold her bespoke Art of Upstyling workshops.
047-75289 | facebook.com/thehairlounge84

MUNSTER
River Hair Studio – Hugh Campbell Hair Group
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life with your hair being such an important aspect so rest assured you are in good hands with their bridal specialist team. Led by multi award-winning stylists they will work with you to create the perfect wedding hairstyle to compliment your individual style and wedding theme. Offering expert advice, knowledge and creativity to ensure you are the confident,beautiful bride that you always envisioned being. Wedding Packages available both in salon and on location.
www.hughcampbellhairgroup.com/wedding-bridal-hair | 061 310426

LEINSTER
1501 Salon
1501 is a glamorous salon based in Dundalk. They have styled many blushing brides since they opened their doors in 2014. The team there are highly skilled and experienced. Every stylist know how important it is for the bride and her bridal party to look absolutely beautiful on the special day. The team at 1501 explain that it is not just about getting the hair right on the day – it is about having the hair in prime condition and the colour perfected, having the right style to go with the overall theme of the wedding. 1501 will add that little extra sparkle to your wedding day.
www.1501.ie | 042 9351510

CONNAUGHT
The Salon
“The Salon” is located in Westport on Castlebar Street. Michelle Fergus opened ‘The Salon’ in January of this year after being in partnership on the Quay hill for over three and half years where she grew her business and will continue to go from strength to strength. The new premises is a beautiful bright Salon with a relaxing and friendly atmosphere which caters for hair, make up and all kinds of nails. We have an amazing team who will make a blowdry to a bridal party enjoyable and relaxing!
098 25861 | www.facebook.com/thesalonwestport

 

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

ULSTER
Patrick Gildea
When you choose the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team to look after you, you’re choosing a group of people who are passionate about giving you the highest standard of hairdressing you’ll find not only in the North West but in the whole of Ireland. Patrick Gildeas Hairdressing team promise to you is simple. “From the moment we welcome you, your experience will be perfect.” They are committed to offering you the highest level of creative hairdressing and client care.
www.patrickgildea.ie | 074 9125476

MUNSTER
Sobe Brown
Sobe Brown was established in 2006 by Pamela Morrissey. Pam won Network Cork’s Emerging Businesswoman of the Year award in 2010 and has accumulated many more accolades to her name over the last number of years and we can certainly see why. Renowned for her top skills, Pam is one of Ireland’s most successful and influential hairdressers. The team at Sobe Brown want to give you a hair experience you won’t forget in luxurious surroundings.
www.sobebrown.com | 021 4222407

LEINSTER
Custom Cuts
In the heart of Ireland, Athlone is home to Custom Cuts at The Sweeney. This salon was established by Padraig Claffey in 1995 and over the years has developed a reputation for cutting and colouring services. This salon is hitting all targets regarding hair services and customer service. People are traveling to experience an afternoon with the team. Padraig and Kevin believe it is their responsibility to make something unique, something that sets them apart from other brands. Excellence in hair, excellence in service is the mantra the team work from.
www.customcuts.ie | 090 6478478

CONNAUGHT
Sarah Mason Professional


At Sarah Mason Professional delivering a centre of excellence to our customers is the core and key essential to our business. The elite Wella Professionals and Sassoon Professional salon provides the most wonderful range in haircare. With specialist degrees of knowledge my team love to educate our clients in a relaxed comfortable environment allowing them to enjoy a wonderful experience in the ambience of my salon. Keeping it simple we have many ways to make a booking using our website Facebook or through our very own Sarah Mason Professional app.
091 565916 | www.sarahmasonprofessional.com

 

BEST BOUTIQUE HAIR SALON
Aviary Hair & Beauty
Aviary beauty and hair team are always striving to deliver exceptional customer services, client care is always at the forefront of each service carried out in beautiful surroundings. The custom built salon is bright yet warm and welcoming with a modern look and located just outside Newbridge town with free parking. Each member of the team attends upskilling courses regularly. Passionate interest in the industry is a must have for every team member. Treatments include Loreal hair colour, Kerastase haircare, darphin skincare, emBrowdery, Jane Iredale mineral makeup.
www.aviarybeauty.ie | 045 450 692

 

BEST UPSTYLE


Norma Jean O Reilly
Deciding who to trust with your hair, especially for an event as important as your wedding is no small decision. So it’s no surprise that Norma Jean is heavily in demand as one of Ireland’s top stylists. From getting your hair into the best condition of it’s life pre wedding, to amazing up styling or vintage waves on the big day. The talented stylist who was previously named RSVP’s Best Hair Stylist, has been in the industry for more than ten years, working on everything from big TV shows to salon visits.
Brown Sugar, South William Street
www.brownsugar.ie | 01 6169967

 

BEST FOR BLOW-DRIES
Studio 20
Studio 20 is a well-established hair salon in Naas owned by the very talented Kim and Aimee, located just beside the town center car park. They use only the best brands to make sure you hair looks and feels amazing thanks to the skills of their talented hairstylists. They also specialise in Great Lengths hair extensions, wedding hair and the amazing QOD organic 16 week blow-dry.
www.studio20.ie | 045 – 881 278

 

BEST HAIR EXTENSIONS
Platinum Hair Extensions
Platinum is the latest sensation to hit the Irish Hair Industry. This innovative company covers all bases from retail to training and in salon fitting. Platinum specialise in the finest luxury Italian pre bonded hair. Their renowned fittings, applied by experienced stylists, attract visitors nationwide while their training academy allows us to pass on our expertise to budding Extensionists looking to break into the industry.
www.platinumluxuryhairextensions.com

 

BEST FOR HAIR EXTENSIONS
Eternal Flair
Eternal Flair opened its doors 11 years ago, and have been acclaimed with a Gold Award from Great Lengths. Owner Sarah along with her exceptional team of Artistic hair stylists, makeup artists and beauticians are also award winning bridal experts and colour specialists. The team work with well-known extension brands, Great Lengths and Easilocks and will decide what works best for you, suiting your lifestyle, price range and vision in a free consultation.
www.eternalflair.ie | 045 434237

 

BEST COLOURISTS


MUNSTER
Eden Hair & Beauty
Eden hair and beauty was established in 2015 by Grainne Lynch and Melissa Healy. Since then it has moved to a larger premises and continues to grow with a current team of eight. Eden’s stylists and colourists are highly trained and much sought after. They are constantly learning the latest trends and techniques ensuring that each client’s hair history, skin tone and personality are taken into account when finding their perfect colour.
065 6797683 | www.edenhairandbeautyennis.com

LEINSTER
Ebano
A South Dublin based salon located on Ballinteer Avenue, five minutes from Dundrum, this team of hair fanatics dedicate themselves to the Redken tribe when it comes to Hair Colour. Their unique expertise comes from Redken obsessed Rachel Burke leading her team to be as creative as possible when it comes to colour. Rachel and her talented team colour their clients beautiful whilst always remembering to protect the integrity of the natural hair. Obsessed with hair health, if you have a couple of weeks to wait on an appointment you will quickly see why they have a waiting list.
www.ebano.ie | 01 2987921

 

BEST BRUSH
FARO Brushes


At FARO, they want you to love your hair. So they’ve created the perfect brush for perfect hair everyday. If you want a sleek and straight look or big and bouncy hair, their brushes will work for you. The extra-large vents give greater airflow, reduce drying time and shape your hair with longer lasting results. FARO brushes make blow drying a breeze. Available in three sizes, there’s one to suit all hair lengths and types. A professional salon blow dry in a brush.
Available in selected pharmacies nationwide and online at theloop.ie

 

BEST PRODUCT FOR GREY HAIR
Grey Pride, ALFAPARF Milano


The leading Italian brand in the world in the field of professional beauty, with a specialist range for white or grey hair. Grey Pride Shampoo reveals the beauty of white or grey hair, both natural and colour-treated, purifying the colour and combating the unwanted yellowish tinge. It is suitable for frequent use and is paraben-free.
€13.50

 

BEST NEWCOMER
Pelo Hairdressing
Pelo Hairdressing open just 18 months is an award winning salon in Newbridge Co. Kildare. They have just won the ALFAPARF MILANO INIXIA photographic award at the ALFAPARF MILANO fantastic hairdresser awards. They not only style top bloggers but are also freelance wedding specialists. Pelo have just launched their beauty room as a one stop shop for Make-Up, Nails, and much more working with brands like Bellamianta tan and Waxperts. They also specialise in Great Lengths and Gold Fever Hair extensions.
045 – 450 222 | www.pelohairdressing.ie

 

BEST HAIR SUPPLEMENT
Viviscal


Viviscal Maximum Strength is a twice daily food supplement, scientifically formulated for women to promote health hair growth from within. Loved by celebrities all over the world including Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon and Katherine Jenkins, the best thing is that it is made right here in Ireland, and is supported by nine clinical studies. Each Viviscal Maximum Strength supplement contains ingredients of natural origins, including exclusive proprietary marine complex AminoMarC ™, Zinc, Biotin, Vitamin C, to provide nutrition and boost vitality to weak and jaded hair from root to tip.
www.viviscal.ie

 

BEST STYLING PRODUCT
UniqOne Dry Shampoo

A dry shampoo with ten benefits for spectacular hair. A flash cleanse without water refreshes and revives; absorbs excess oils; helps to preserve colour; provides hair with a fresh scent; minimal residue; extends the life of your hairstyle, and is easy to use. Just spray, brush and go to add volume and a natural finish.
€17

 

BEST NEW PRODUCT
SOLARIUM Illuminating Protective Oil, ALFAPARF Milano


A range of sun protection hair products designed to nourish and protect hair from UVA/UVB rays, salt and chlorine during and after exposure to hair-damaging rays.  The Illuminating Protective Oil envelops the hair and protects it from the stresses of the sun, salt and chlorine and combats dryness, frizz and colour-fade.
€19.90

 

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