Ireland’s Hair and Beauty Oscars shone brightly as the highly anticipated IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards took place, and what a night it was.
The winners were announced tonight, Sunday, April 9th, at the fourth annual IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards, in association with Flormar and Boots, at The Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin 4. We donned our finest gowns to recognise Ireland’s best beauty therapists and hairdressers as well as the country’s standout hair salons, beauty salons and skincare clinics and beauty brands.
The nominations for #imageBOB17 were put to you, our loyal readers earlier this year, you then voted in your droves – over 200,000 of you! – for your favourite hair stylist, the best nail technician and much more. Now, after a truly amazing night – where we trended for its entirety – hosted by the always dapper Darren Kennedy and our own lovely IMAGE Magazine editor-in-chief, Melanie Morris – we can happily reveal the IMAGE Business of Beauty 2017 winners. Hurrah!
Also at the event were Marks & Spencer marketing manager Carmel Breheny, IMAGE Publications CEO Clodagh Edwards, Head of Marketing for Boots Ireland, Gillian Hennessey, bloggers Suzanne Jackson, and former BOB winner, Pippa O’Connor.
The evening, dubbed as Ireland’s hair and beauty Oscars, had plenty to entertain. On arrival, guests were welcomed with bespoke Tanqueray gin and KetelOne vodka cocktails, created by Diageo’s award-winning mixologists – we tried (many of) them; they were out out-of-this-world amazing. Then, over a scrumptious three-course dinner, with wine from Marks & Spencer, a host of fabulous spot prizes were awarded to lucky guests.
In celebration of the #IMAGEBob17 awards, our sponsor BOOTS have kindly given us an amazing €200 voucher to give away to one lucky reader! Visit our Facebook page tonight at 10PM for your chance to win.
Here are the Business of Beauty winners 2017:
Most innovative skincare brand: NUXE IRELAND
Most innovative haircare brand: KÉRASTASE
Most innovative Irish brand: PESTLE & MORTAR
Most innovative category launch: BENEFIT COSMETICS
Most innovative make-up brand: YSL BEAUTÉ
ANDREW DUNNE, MANE
Best Creative Talent in Hair
JOHN LOWRY, MANE
Best Make-up Artist
DEBBIE McAULIFFE, MAKEUP-UP MASTERS
Best Bloody Brilliant Blow Dry:
SHANNON MULLIGAN, BROWN SUGAR
Best Nail Technician
SARAH GAYNOR, BABOOSHKA BEAUTY
Best Tanning Professional
Best Brow Artist
CARA MACKEN, BROWN SUGAR
Best Beauty Influencer
Best Beauty Therapist
MICHELLE VERHOEVEN, BURGUNDY BEAUTY
Beauty Entrepreneur of 2017
GILLIAN MOORE-BRADY, FUSHIA MAKE-UP
Best Front of House Experience: THE SPA AT PORTMARNOCK HOTEL & GOLF LINKS
Best Spa: EDVARD & PINK
Best Nail Salon: MINK HAND & FOOT SPA
Best Skin Clinic: RENEW AESTHETIC CLINIC
Best Beauty Salon: BURGUNDY BEAUTY
Best Hair Salon: PREEN
Don’t forget to head to our Facebook page tonight at 10PM for your chance to win a €200 thanks to our sponsor Boots.