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EDITORIAL FAKE NEWS The term ‘fake news’ has become very popular in recent times, especially in America. Here in Ireland we have our own version of it, for example the scaremongering that has been doing the rounds in recent weeks from certain hairdressing quarters regarding the apprenticeship in hairdressing that will be launched in 2019. Fake news at its best. For years, those of us who have a real interest in progressing the standard of hairdressing in Ireland have been ploughing the furrow towards a national apprenticeship programme in Ireland. It has been a difficult journey, made even more difficult by power struggles within the sector itself. However, we have stuck with the task, and we are getting close to the finish line. Many of the craft trades in Ireland have long-developed apprenticeship programmes that have served their interests well, and have stood the test of time. A hairdressing apprenticeship will be the same, if given a chance. Will it be perfect on day one? No. Will it need to be adapted in the light of experience? Yes. Will it be fine-tuned to the exact needs of the sector as time goes on? Yes. But like every other apprenticeship, it has to start somewhere. So let’s get on with it. Let’s be positive, let’s pull together for the sake of the industry and give it our best shot. If those who are spreading the ‘fake news’ about costs and impacts were to translate their energies into positive inputs, it would better serve their electorate. But then, it’s not really about their electorate, is it?

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Best of the Best Best of the Best ( WINNERS ) Alternative Hair Visionary Award Maura Clarke Training Award Denman marks 80th Anniversary Eoin Wright - Knighthood Loreal Colour Trophy Peter Munton - Customer Service ‘Graffiti’ Collection Ireland’s Fondation Guillaume VQ Robert Eaton Time Lapse Kat Smith Shaping The Future Team Ireland - Paris The Sport of Hairdressing Best of the Best Wella Saco International Fellowship Symposium Loreal Colour Trophy

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It’s the 21st year of Ireland’s annual photographic competition now with 19 National categories, 2 International categories and overall winners.

BEST of the BEST winner - ‘Irelands Hairstylist of the Year’. Ciaran Dowd of Occasions was presented his trophy by Sponsor Richard Barry of Xpert Professional

Thank you to this years sponsors JOICO and Image SkillNet and to the fabulous Killian O’Sullivan who compèred once again.

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hank you to this years sponsors JOICO and Image SkillNet and to the fabulous Killian O’Sullivan who compèred the overall event once again. The event also featured Alternative Hair Visionary finalists to find winners to go through to the International final in London in October. This show is for Leukaemia Research and was spearheaded by Industry Legend Tony Rizzo who has already raised a staggering £9+Million for Leukaemia Research. The show was once again choreographed by Londons John Walford. The main hairshow of the night featured Chrystopher Benson and his team CBC, who travelled from the states to launch their

BEST of the BEST winner - ‘Irelands Artistic Team of the Year’ Bridget Haren Hair who was presented their award by Colin McCubbin

BEST of the BEST winner - ‘Irelands Makeup Artist of the Year’ Colette Lacey was presented her trophy by Debbie McQuillan of VanityX 4

BEST of the BEST winner - ‘Irelands Barber of the Year’ title and the Charles Hussey Cup is Paul Mac who was presented his Trophy by Maeve O’Healy-Harte

BEST of the BEST winner - ‘ Salon of the Year’ ATELIER M was presented their award by Karl Bpwe

The FRANK HESSION Style Award Crystal Cup went to Martha Galvin and was presented by sponsor David Donnellan of JOICO.


International Legend 2018

At the BEST of the BEST event Tony Rizzo was presented with the prestigious ‘LEGEND’ Award by Maeve O’Healy-Harte.  Tony is an amazing fundraiser,  his 35 years of relentless passion and devotion to raising funds for Leukaemia and Blood Disorders through the Alternative Hair Show speaks volumes. The amount he raised is now just shy of £100million! “TONY RIZZO,  YOU ARE a LEGEND”.

International Platform Artist

Also on the night , Chrystofer Benson from USA was presented with a International Platform Artist Award. Chrystofer and his CBC Team presented on stage ‘Graffiti’ as part of his World Tour starting in Dublin that weekend at BEST of the BEST. Photography: Absolute Studios

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CATEGORY

BEST BARBER 2018 / 2019

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Paul Mac

Paul Mac Special Hair

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BEST HAIRSTYLIST 2018 / 2019

CATEGORY

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Ciaran Dowd Occasions

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MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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Colette Lacey

Ros Model Management

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ARTISTIC TEAM OF THE YEAR

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Bridget Haren Bridget Haren Hair

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FRANK HESSION STYLE TROPHY

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BEST EDITORIAL IMAGE

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Jenni Crawford

Kazumi

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BEST FASHION

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Jenni Crawford Kazumi

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BEST CLASSIC BRIDAL

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Stephen O’Driscoll

Marbles Hugh Campbell Hair Group

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BEST CURLY HAIR

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Stephen O’Driscoll

Marbles Hugh Campbell Hair Group

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BEST INTERNATIONAL LONG BLACK HAIR & WHITE BRAID

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JennyPereque Alain Smullen Montreal Canada Occasions Photo: John Lee Mitchell Rawson

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INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR

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Shogo Ideguchi Fabric Salon. Japan Photo: John Rawson

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BEST COMMERCIAL LOOK

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Ciaran Dowd Occasions

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BEST HAIR EXTENSIONS

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Ciaran Dowd Occasions

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BEST MENS COMMERCIAL LOOK

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Paul Mac

Paul Mac Special

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BEST MENS FASHION LOOK

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Chris O’Riordan ST4MEN

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BEST LONG HAIR BRAID

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Jenny Smullen Occasions

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BEST COLOUR

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Ashley Falconer Occasions

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BEST FANTASY

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Veronika Byrne Hair Unbridled

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BEST NEWCOMER

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Kelly Hogan Rustiq

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BEST BRIDAL MAKEUP

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Colette Lacey

Ros Model Management

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BEST CREATIVE MAKEUP

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Colette Lacey

Ros Model Management

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BEST BLACK & WHITE IMAGE

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Bridget Haren Hair

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ALTERNATIVE HAIR Visionary Award

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rish Hairdresser are proud to have brought the Alternative Hair Visionary Award to Ireland and celebrated their 11th year this year.

Hairdressers from all over Ireland are invited annualy to compete in three categories: ladies cut&colour, mens full fashion and avant garde. It is an innovative competition that is different to all others and in held as part of the BEST of the BEST event. The winners go on to compete in London at the International Visionary Award and if successful could someday present their own show like the 2016 winner from Hugh Campbell Hair Group, Amanda Whittome. “It all began when I submitted a photograph to Visionary Ireland, I got through to the final in Dublin at BEST of the BEST and presented a avant garde model and won the category. I then competed in the International Visionary final in London at the Royal Albert Hall and won again ! That was amazing! Later that year I was asked if I would like to produce my own show at the Alternative hair show in the Royal Albert Hall...What an honour and a truly wonderful experience... It was the highlight of my career”.

Off to London they go.... • The judging panel were: Maggie Rizzo and Nicola Williams from Alternative Hair, Amanda Whittome, Hugh Campbell Hair Group, Shogo Ideguchi Fabric Salon from Japan and John Walford, London. • Winner Ladies Cut Colour Denise Phillips PELO Hairdressing • Winner Fantasy Stephen O’Driscoll Marbles / Hugh Campbell Hair Group • Joint Winner Mens Fashion Veronika Byrne Hair Unbridled and Frank Hackett Retro Barber Shop

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MAURA CLARKE TRAINING AWARD

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he w was set up by Irish Hairdresser and the Hairdressing Council after the sad passing of Maura who was always to the fore of Hairdressing Education in Ireland.

The Award is open to members of the Hairdressing Teachers and Educators Fellowship which Maura set up some years prior. Students of members must enter the Mirror Mirror Mannequin Awards first and the overall results determine the winning School/College/Training Facility. This years winner of the ‘Maura Clarke Training Award’ was presented to Waterford College of Further Education by Ciaran Clarke. Congratulations to the teachers who put so much effort into the young students for their first competition.

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Waterford College of Further Education run full time courses which involves on-and off-the-job intensive training. It provides students with the range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge required for the hairdressing industry. Training is provided in two fully-equipped modern salons. As part of this course, other experts from the industry hold workshops with the class throughout the year. The Hairdressing students enter National Hairdressing Competitions annually including the Mirror Mirror Mannequin Awards, and have had many winners over the years. They include competition training and workshops with leading hairdressers. PROGRESSION Successful completion of Hairdressing Year 1 provides entry to the Hairdressing Year 2 course.


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Denman marks 80th Anniversary This year, Denman marks its 80th anniversary. What better way to celebrate than to share it with the hairdressing and barbering industry at Salon International. With a brand new stand layout and design, stylists and barbers will be able to better shop our products, as well as soak up the vast array of education on the Denman stage. The all-encompassing Denman stand also offers a private meeting area, as well as ample seating to take the weight off your feet during a busy exhibition like Salon International. Stay tuned for further updates to our stage schedule and exclusive ambassador announcements…it’s going to be worth a visit!

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New Stafford Collection

New Products

Salon International will be launch venue for Paul Stafford’s new hair collection, namely ‘Modern Lives’. As well as the new Denman brand image, Paul and the rest of the Stafford team will showcase their collection on stage, and give insider tips and tricks on how each look was created. Do not miss this exclusive unveiling of this fabulous collection… you will not be disappointed!

The NEW Jack Dean ‘Zoot Comb’ is the hottest tool to be launched at Salon International this year. Invented by Ivan Zoot and engineered by Denman, this is a revolutionary and unique snap-on guide comb system for precision tapering. Described as ‘the swiss army knife of haircutting’, the Jack Dean Zoot Comb will be available all weekend at Salon International. Come and listen to what Ivan has to say about this fabulous, universal tool!


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Knighthood for Eoin Wright

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ntercoiffure Ireland is proud to announce that Eoin Wright of Foundation Hair Salon Dublin is the latest Ìrish Hairdresser to be awarded a KNIGHTHOOD by Intercoiffure Mondiale. The European Intercoiffure Congress took place Interlaken, Switzerland on 8/9 September. It was there during the gala ‘Night of the Stars’ presentations that Eoin Wright, was awarded the prestigious ‘Ordre de la Chevalerie Knighthood’ Award in the presence of an audience of different world class hairdressers from all over the world. The award honours members of Intercoiffure who have worked promoting the name and reputation of Intercoiffure nationally and internationally. The awarding of different grade awards is subject to very strict rules and depends entirely on the decision of the World Council of the Ordre de la Chevalerie. The grades are Knighthood then Officer, Commander and The Grand Cross. EOIN is one of the founder members of Intercoiffure Ireland (2007).He is a Trichologist and an awarded stylist and colourist in Dublin. He has also worked in Japan, Hong Kong and Australia. The Foundation salon is synonymous with luxury hair care and an excellent reputation for their skill and service. Over the past eleven years only four other Irish Hairstylists have been awarded a Knighthood. They are Maeve O’Healy-Harte (Athlone), Michael Doyle (Dublin), David Murray (Drogheda) and Kieran O’Gorman (Kilkenny).

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L’OREAL COLOUR TROPHY Fifty two years of exceptional competition colour

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Unique and Exceptional Colour Contest 2018 marked the 52nd year of the L’Oreal Colour Trophy in Ireland and what exceptional talent Ireland has when it comes to this colour competition. Finalists came from all over Ireland to compete in Dublin for one of the coveted titles: the L’Oreal Colour Trophy the Mens Image Award. and the L’Oreal Colour Trophy Star Award TV personality Ruth O’Neill compered the evening and introduced the competiting teams and guest artist shows. UK’s Industry Icon Alan Edwards presented his show ‘One Zero Zero’ which took the audience on a journey of liberation, individuality and allure, all expressed through fashion, hair and dance. Show two was by Dublin’s ‘Sugar Culture’ Team entitled ‘Born Naked’ . The stage lit up with ferocious ensembles, outlandish hair and striking beauty looks that electrified. It immersed the audience in a thrill ride of gender-free haute couture runway expressions and celebrating confident human owning their true inner-selves.

L’Oreal Colour Trophy STAR Award winner The Edge Hair Design Cork

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CUSTOMER SERVICE by Peter Munton

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ontinuing my thoughts on customer service. From part one remember the most important element in a Hairdressers world is the customer. Happy customers make for happy hairdressers. Of course, our hairdressing skills should be second to none, but they are not the only important skills. Caring for our customers, before, during and after their visit is vital. One great side benefit of happy clients is, our working day will be more pleasant. Therefore Customer Care is an equally important aspect of a hairdressers skills, just as important as practical skills. This is also the most cost-effective way of upgrading the service you provide. It’s free, can be applied to the highest level, in all salons; from one operator salons to large salon groups. I now continue with part 2 >>> Waiting Time Once you have made your first contact, and created a great first impression, at last we get to make an appointment. To make your clients visit not only a pleasant experience but also ensuring when they leave the salon they are completely happy with what you have achieved. You need to know what they want before the appointment is booked to ensure the right members of staff are selected, and the right amount of time is allocated. Making an Appointment Remembering that all clients are equally important and happy clients will always be more receptive. Making appointments should be approached with the clients needs and expectations being the most important factor. Listen to the clients requests, ask questions to confirm or check understanding. • Confirm needs. • Confirm expectations. • Confirm staff member ( if specific request is made). • Confirm appointment duration. • Offer appointment times. • Confirm appointment time. • Make clear any preparation the client may need to make, For example • Clients having a colour application will need a patch test before the application. • Some salons prefer clients having an upstyle for a wedding to wash their hair 24 hours in advance. • If the client makes the appointment in salon, hand an appointment card with all details to the client. • If the appointment is made on-line send full details by email. • If the appointment is made over the phone reconfirm details. Clients feel more comfortable and secure with clarity.

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Consultation The heart of any clients visit, a good consultation, a perfect consultation finds out what the clients hair is like to start with, all the way to what the client expects their hair to be like when they are finished. Every visit to the salon should start with a consultation. All the information on factors that can affect the clients hair must be gathered and analysed. Consider • The clients hair length, condition, texture, colour natural or artificial etc. • Any previous problems. • The clients expected resulting color length etc. • The clients lifestyle, ° They may swim often ° Go to the gym and shower a lot ° Live close to the sea • The clients hairdressing ability, the client needs a look that they can keep looking good. If the client has had a service in your salon before you still need to be sure nothing has changed. Types of Consultation • First visit ° A full consultation getting all relevant and recording everything. • Follow up visits (Short consultation) ° Confirming clients satisfaction with the previous visit ° Checking satisfaction with any homecare products purchased ° Checking for any changes in the client’s lifestyle • Cut An in depth consultation making sure you are both singing from the same hymn sheet with regard to the finished look, in particular the finished length. • Colour • Patch test before every colour application • At least 24 hours and not more that 5 days before the colour application. • In depth discussion to ensure the expected color result • Recommend homecare products. • Explain to the client the reason why they need to change products, if their treatment has changed. • Explain why the correct products are necessary. • Now is the time to recommend home care products, this comes across as a recommendation.


• Remember if the client has a problem they have a problem, and need to be listened to ° Reassure them and listen listen listen ° Discuss what can be done ° Don’t raise expectations to high, unless definitely achievable. Once a satisfactory consultation is completed the client should be relaxed and be comfortable with the the forthcoming appointment. • Making a recommendation as the client is paying comes across as selling. • Condition If the client has a problem with the condition of her hair gather all information. • How long has their hair has been in this condition. • Are they aware of anything that may have caused this. • What products have the used • Has anyone else tried to help them, if yes what did they do • Make sure their expectations are achievable • Recommend a course of action. • Wedding • Very much an in depth consultation discussing all aspects of the finished look and expectations. • As well as all the hair considerations as per the actions above ° Dress color ° Flower colors ° Headdress ° Colours worn by other important guests ° Conditions at the venue(s) eg. on a windy beach, they will need something quite robust. • Special Event • Very much the same as for a wedding with less emphasis on other guests. • Expected result more likely to be casual. Problem • Consultation for a client with a problem should have no time limit

Often the client will be facing a waiting period before the service can start. Waiting Time The importance of a correctly orchestrated waiting time is often overlooked. When done correctly this can elevate the client’s visit, taking it from a nice visit with expected results achieved, to an exceptional visit that the client will look forward to repeating. • Acquaint the client with what will happen to them during their visit • Acquaint them of toilet and smoking areas • Explain how long they will be waiting for the first stage to start Apologise if this is later than their appointment time • Offer refreshments if part of your salons service • Offer reading material • Every few minutes check if client needs anything and reassure that she will be taken on time • Be aware of waiting clients and look for any sign of impatience or discomfort. Making an appointment is a vital part of making the clients visit memorable ensuring we know what the client expects, and allocating the time and personal needed to to achieve this. Making the clients waiting time comfortable and stress free is important as they arrive for their service happy & prepared.

Watch out for more related articles from Peter Munton in the next edition of Irish Hairdresser.

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“GRAFFITI” COLLECTION by the: Chrystofer Benson Collective Creative Team

HAIR: CHRYSTOFER BENSON GRETA COSTON SEAN HAYES MAKE-UP: COLETTE LACEY PHOTOGRAPHER: HANNAH PATRICIA WARDROBE:

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INTERCOIFFURE

IRELAND’S FONDATION GUILLAUME

The young association of Intercoiffure Salons. About Intercoiffure:

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n 2007 the world hairdressing organisation ‘Intercoiffure Mondial’ granted Ireland the Intercoiffure ‘licence’ . Since then several salons here have been proud members.

The team also present their own show on the HJ Live stand at the Professional Beauty show in the RDS entitled Tuatha De Danann (The Tribe of the Gods)

Intercoiffure stands for prestige and excellence. It unites hairdressers from all over the world of the highest artistic level by love of the craft. The organisation stretches across over 55 countries on 5 continents.

The 2018 the GG Team are:

Each year a new GG Team is chosen from Intercoiffure Ireland member salons. Already the team have been busy training with Stephen O’Driscoll @ Wella (session styling & behind the scenes of a photoshoot, Sarah Mason@ Wella (upstyling techniques and new ideas) Joanne O’Neill & Maeve O’Healy-Harte @ Wella (avant garde made easy). Chrystofer Benson @ Accademia (avant garde structures) Wayne Partridge @ Wayne Lloyd on Hair Show Prep for rds At Wella they also completed exciting workshop ‘The Power of Presentation’ and ‘Train the Trainer’ to identify what type of learner they are and prepare for their future. Thank you to the Wella Trainers.

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Sarah Slevin (Kieran O’Gorman) Kilkenny Ciara Dennehy (Sean Taaffe) Killarney, Kerry Katie Slattery (Sean Taaffe). Tralee, Kerry Kelly Lynch (Wayne Lloyd) Cork Keelyn Cooley (Bridget Haren) Ennis, Clare


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VQ.ie is a consumer & professional, fashion, style & beauty website dedicated to Irish the Fashion Industry

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he site aims to showcase all aspects of the industry, including Ladies & Men’s fashion, Beauty Salons, Hairdressers & Barbers and indeed anything related to the Irish fashion market. VQ will be of interest to professionals of the fashion world as well as members of the public. Attracting anyone interested in the world of fashion.

Salon Showcase

Professionals can showcase their business by adding to their online presence. Uploading & managing their own content incl. image galleries, hours of business, services etc., and link to other professionals e.g. a salon that works with fashion outlet can link their profiles. It will also be a communication hub/community for fashion professionals.

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Getting involved

There is plenty of help on the website, to make the process easy, incl. FAQs @ www.vq.ie/faqs. VQ requires a business VAT number, to ensure only legitimate registered businesses are validated. If your business is not listed contact us via the Contact Form www.vq.ie/contactus/ There is no fee for this service, you can add your business profile, images, video showreels, editorial etc. all for free. Salons of all sizes, one person businesses or salon groups, are all welcome.

Explore

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Creations Hair & Beauty Salon, Cork

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ROBERT EATON Announced as Wella Professionals UK and Ireland Technical Director

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ulti award-winning hairdresser, Robert Eaton, from Russell Eaton salons, has been named as Wella Professionals UK and Ireland Technical Director and will work with an iconic team of world-class colourists, aptly named the Wella Professionals Colour Creatives.

incredible opportunity,” says Robert. The Wella Professionals Colour Creatives team will include a carefully selected group of colourists who will collectively work alongside Wella Professionals on new product development, presenting shows and seminars to continually help innovate and elevate the industry.

In this newly created position Robert will be specifically working with the trade press to share his product knowledge and technical excellence, he will also deliver a selection of Master Colour courses within the Wella studio network. Robert will continue to be a key Mentor for Wella and will deliver shows and seminars both globally and in the UK. Robert’s additional role within the Russell Eaton Salons at its Creative Director will remain unchanged.

I am so privileged to be Wella Professionals Technical Director and can’t wait to get stuck in to my role.

Coty Professionals Marketing Director Kyle Karim comments: “We have seen Robert’s career grown tremendously in the last decade and are honoured and privileged to be presenting him as our Technical Director. Robert has a creative flair that is unique and directional. I am confident he will continue to help elevate the craftsmanship of the hairdressing industry and our Wella Professionals brand.” Robert’s role will commence with immediate effect. “I love being part of the Coty family. As global beauty giants, I am so privileged to be Wella Professionals Technical Director and can’t wait to get stuck in to my role. The Colour Creatives are a hugely talented team of artists, so to be working alongside them for Wella is an

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THE QUEEN BITCH

OF EVERYTHING (QBOFE) Yes, that’s KAT SMITH, author of ‘Grow your Business FAST’

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n her recent trip to Cork to give a talk on Salon Business’ hosted by Good Salon Guide, Kat Smith said “Do not read my book if you are easily offended!” If you’re struggling to make your salon a success, or even if you are just doing OK, but you’ve often-dreamed-of bigger success is elusive, then ‘Grow Your Salon FAST’ is definitely for you. But be warned, what’s inside is not for the fainthearted or easily offended. If you have been kept awake at night worrying about how you are going to pay the wages, pay the rent, or deal with company suppliers when you know how hard it is to run a salon and make money from it. Or at times have you wondered why you went into business at all, what with the day to day problems, worries, hassle and the headaches and still the inability to pay yourself! Kat Smith has been in this situation too. And she knows the answers to those constant questions: “How do I get more clients?” “How do I get the clients to pay more” “How do I get staff to care”. This book promises to cut through the crap and filter out what actually works in your business and answer these questions. Perfect if you are serious about growing your salon business fast and dominating the high street despite cut throat competition, insane regulations and obnoxious clients. But be prepared to get down and dirty and do the hard work. This is not a quick-fix panacea for your ills or for you if you think “My business is different.” It’s a blueprint to be implemented to achieve fantastic, profitable results.

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This Mrs-Kick-Ass-Get-Shit-Done-Whilst-LookingAmazing Lady is a leading expert in Direct Response Marketing for Salons. Fearless and tenacious in her approach to educating salon owners to be more successful, she took a failing salon and turned it around using the exact strategy laid out in her book ‘Grow Your Salon FAST’ and sold her share when it was valued at 26 times the price she paid for it 6 years on. Author of ‘101 Naked Confessions of a Gay Hairdresser; ‘Grow Your Business FAST’ is the second in the ‘Quick, Dirty and Uncensored Secrets’ series.


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here is great interest and support for the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship that is coming on stream in 2019.

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The workshops raised lots of queries from industry and education providers, all of which are taken seriously and are being addressed at Consortium and National level. The really good news is that the hairdressing apprenticeship website is now up and running. The website is in its infancy, and is designed in the spirit of providing information and updates, but also as a means of affording hairdressers a voice through the contact link. Industry is asked to feel free to make suggestions or enquiries at any time.

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Representing Ireland with Pride Team Ireland: Team Paris. Team Council The Hairdressing Council are proud to announce ‘Team Ireland’ for Paris OMC World Championships 2018.

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• Naramon O’Gara Athlone • Veronique Keuhn Dublin • Denise Phillips Newbridge • Alison O’Brien Cork • Cathy McNulty Dublin They competed in the ladies OMC categories of Progressive Haircutting/ Colouring and Avant Garde styles. Also in the Fantasy category.

Thanks to.... • Trainer Steven Smart. • Juror for 2018 Sean Taaffe. • Image SkillNet for their continuous assistance and support. • Mary Duffy co-ordination in Paris • All the hairdressers who sponsored the team individually. • Xpert Academia and • Capital Supplies and • SIT STILL Hair Salon for the use of their training facilities

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“Your time to shine is on the competition floor

Embrace it. Enjoy it. Conquer it. Make it count. Remember you earn your medals at practice - you pick them up at competition. No Pressure!” Maeve O’Healy-Harte (Team Manager)

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THE SPORT OF HAIRDRESSING Never mind Golf, Football, Boxing, Hockey or Rowing ... much closer to our minds is the Sport of Hairdressing

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es, Hairdressing is a Sport, a competitive sport which brings thousands of Hair, Aesthetics and Nail Professional worldwide together every year at different events all around the world. The largest competitive event is the World Championships OMC HAIRWORLD. The Individual and Team Championships are now held in year rotation. True artistry was seen this year and dominated the competition stage where hair was the medium used to create sculptures in hair that have to be seen sometimes to be believed. There was definitely something for everyones taste. Beautiful art on Nails also featured, as was Creative MakeUp and Bodypainting Art.

The OMC World Hairdressing Congress took place on the same weekend. Delegates from 50 countries attended. It included the OMC Achievement Medal Awards presentation and the Jury briefing seminar. That evening at the OMC Reception of the Nations the OMC Global Awards took place with Global leaders honoured. The OMC Championships took place over the next two days. On both evenings the awards for that day were presented. On the last evening there was a super Hair Show by the wonderfully talented Lisa Yamasaki and then ….the final results were announced…. The thrill and excitement of the winners really was clearly evident with great audience support. But remember everyone who competed against their peers at this world event was already a winner

“You learn so much discipline from competiting and gain more confidence every time you go out on the competion floor.”

Check out www.omchairworld.com or #omchairworld

Maeve O’Healy-Harte OMC Western Europe President

Salvatore Fodera. OMC World President

This year it was the OMC Individual World Championships which was held in Paris during MCB (Mondiale Coiffure Beaute) Trade Show on 8:9:10 September at Porte de Versailles. As promised it was a fascinating live competition of global hairdressing and beauty in terms of amazing creativity, innovation, technical skill and true artistry displayed. The competitors combed, brushed and sprayed their creative, fashion, couture, prêt-a-porter or avant garde styles to perfection. Over 1000 competitors competed from 5 continents, (50 countries including Ireland) with an audience of over 60,000 spectators plus the world audience on social media watching the live stream for the 37th OMC World Championships. Paris is always amazing and it is also wonderful for the competitors to experience the fantastic City of Lights during their time there. 68

“Success comes from perseverance, patience and passion”


OMC have been creating World Champions since it inception in1946 when 5 countries got together in France to form a world organisation. From then it has grown from strength to strength. It is the largest professional hair/beauty organisation in the world with over 50 member countries and over 2,000 000 individual members worldwide. The goal of OMC is to unite individual hairstylists among organisations within member countries by offering a global platform to raise standards and showcase the variety of skills within the industry. These skills include junior and senior Ladies and Mens Hairdressing. Categories include fashion cutting, progressive cutting, colouring, avant-garde, fantasy, day styles, evening styles and bridal. Mens fashion cuts, barbering fades, hair tattoos, Aesthetics is also included: Fantasy nails, Boxed Nails showcase, Bridal MakeUp, Creative Makeup & Bodypainting Art. The OMC World Organisation is represented by the OMC Board of Directors and is managed by the OMC World President Salvatore Fodera. Maeve O’Healy-Harte celebrated her 20th year attending OMC World Championships as Irelands representative in many roles over the 20 years ie, creative director, team co-ordinator, trainer, Manager, Juror, OMC Communications Director, publisher of some of the OMC magazines. After her term as President for the OMC Western Europe she has now moved on to be part of the OMC Competition Committee and OMC Juror.

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OMC PRESTIGE CLUB CREATIVE TEAM

IRINA BARANOVA

World President OMC Prestige Club

STYLIST ERIN ALEXANDER ISAEVA NATALIA SAMORUKOVA LUBOV SHEPATKOVSKAYA TATIANA SHUVALOVA TATIANA MAKE UP ARTIST BARABASHOVA ALLA PHOTOGRAPHER SHUMILIN IGNAT ORLOVA DASHA

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The very BEST Hairdressers gathering....

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DRESSED TO IMPRESS at the Intercontinental Hotel Wella Professional Trend Vision

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EDUCATION BY SACO INTERNATIONAL SACO is an International salon and academy group located in London, Madrid, Montreal, San Diago and Bordeaux.

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hey pride themselves upon creativity, beauty and technical expertise. SACO have teamed up with Alfaparf in Ireland to produce great educational seminars and hands-onworkshops to inspire and motivate. SACO’s International Creative Director, Richard Ashforth was educating in Dublin recently demonstrating their latest techniques and taking inspiration from the Japanese aesthetic and philosophy of Wabi-Sabi, where beauty is described as imperfect. Incomplete and impermanent, the RAW Collection pays homage to the simplicity and modesty of traditional Japanese design in a modernist form. Oversized structures and rough, broken textures become the characteristics of the haircuts, whilst colours show bold strokes of contrasting tones and add accent and depth to the shape. SACO will be back to educate again later in the year.

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he Maura Clarke Fellowship of Hairdressing Educators & Teachers Symposium, which took place in Kilkenny City at the Ormonde College of Further Education. Itwas wonderful to hear such genuine passion for the industry at the event.

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