The end of 2016 saw the annual Hugh Campbell Hair Group In-Salon Awards, held at the Clarion Hotel Limerick.
The in-house awards were developed by the group to recognise its highest achievers, as well as the up-and-coming stylists and colourists who will no doubt create some amazing bespoke looks in the future. While the staff are no strangers to competing on industry platforms – having won numerous awards both nationally and internationally – there is something particularly rewarding about this now annual event.
While it inevitably creates a healthy dose of colleague rivalry, it is an opportunity for more established staff to mentor and inspire their junior colleagues. This continuous professional development is the very foundation on which the Hugh Campbell Hair Group is premised.
With some truly outstanding hair creations on show, the judging panel, which included Debbie Gee, Avril Redden and Patricia Strachan, had a tough time picking their winners.
And the winners are...
Senior Team Winners, Sonia Danaher and Jennifer O Connell from Melo Yelo
Senior Team Runners-up, Páudie Walshe and Tim Shanahan from MARBLES Hair & Beauty, Cruises St
Up and Coming Talent Winner, Jamie-Anne Greene from RIVER Hair Studio
Up and Coming Talent Runner-up, Lisa McCaffrey from MARBLES Castletroy
Junior Up-styling Winner, Jessie Thielamay from MARBLES Castletroy
Junior Up-styling Runners-up, Niamh Whelan and Giedre Beručkaite-Mauriciene from RIVER Hair Studio
Photography by Pat Shanahan