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The IMAGE Business of Beauty 2023 winners are…

The IMAGE Business of Beauty 2023 winners are…


by Sarah Finnan
19th Nov 2023

After weeks of voting, the results are in; here are your IMAGE Business of Beauty 2023 winners.

Now in our ninth year, the IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards returned for another glittering night celebrating the best of the best in Irish hair and beauty. All about honouring the experts – the people we trust with helping us transform into the shiniest, most glamorous versions of ourselves – this year’s event was a wonderful showcase of the incredible creativity and skill that these professionals have cultivated throughout their careers. 

While the Brand awards were chosen by editors and directors of IMAGE, the individual and salon winners were decided 100% by you, with thousands of votes flooding in over the past few weeks; each one telling us who you think deserved to win one of Ireland’s Hair and Beauty Oscars. 

Needless to say, the competition was very close. Some categories came down to just a matter of two or three votes… but, finally, the results are in. 

So, without further ado, these are your IMAGE Business of Beauty 2023 winners and runners up:

The Brand Awards

Hair Care Brand of the Year
Act + Acre

Skincare Brand of the Year
Kiehl’s

Spa Brand of the Year
Voya

Category Launch of the Year
Brow Aid by Kim O’Sullivan

Innovation of the Year
14 Day Manicure

Beauty Brand of the Year
Annutri

Irish Brand of the Year
Ella & Jo

The Individual Awards

Best Brow Artist
Winner: Eilish Downey, Sugar Coated, Blackrock

Runners up
Silver: Shauna McKean, The Brow Boss
Bronze: Shauna Fitzpatrick, Illuminate by Shauna, Carlow

Best Lash Artist
Winner: Sophie Byrne, Peach, Dundrum

Runners up
Silver: Vivian Man, Lux Lashes, Tullamore
Bronze: Zanda Wait, Sugar Coated

Best Nail Technician
Winner: Jessica Mullen, Hello Gorgeous Nails & Beauty

Runners up
Silver: Megan Page, Tropical Popical
Bronze: Rhianna Fynes, Fyne Beauty

Best Therapist
Winner: Rachael Gavin, Renew Skin Clinic, Naas

Runners up
Silver: Elaine Butler-Doolin, Bespoke Beauty
Bronze: Anna Muldowney, Peach

Best Facialist
Winner: Victoria Kelly, Facial Rejuve

Runners up
Silver: Megan Byrne, The Cosmetic Suite at Institute of Dermatologists
Bronze: Claire Crowley, ANU Skincare Clinic, Cork

Best Advanced Aesthetician
Winner: Dr Laura O’Sullivan, Facial Rejuve, Sandyford

Runners up
Silver: Professor Caitriona Ryan, Institute of Dermatologists
Bronze: Sarah Kennedy, Infinity Aesthetics, Portmarnock

Best Makeup Artist
Winner: Aidan Corcoran, Brown Thomas, Grafton Street

Runners up
Silver: Elaine Cruz, Bond Street, Dublin
Bronze: Caolán Kelly, Sculpted by Aimee

Outstanding Wedding Creative
Winner: Lisa Shannon, MUA

Runners up
Silver: Paula Callan, MUA
Bronze: Debbie McAuliffe, MUA

Men’s Hair Specialist
Winner: Killian O’Farrell, Autonomy Hair Studio

Runners up
Silver: Lee Marques, Proper Fresh, Bond Street
Bronze: Sean Connolly, Sugar Daddy, Dublin, 

Best Bloody Brilliant Blowdry
Winner: Sophie Mason, No 72 The Gallery, Dun Laoghaire

Runners up
Silver: Kai Teixeira, HairPeople, Adelaide Road
Bronze: Clare O’Reilly, Deirdre Lawless Hair and Beauty

Best Hair Colourist
Winner: Stephanie Maher, The Sober Colourist

Runners up
Silver: Vi Pessoa, 83 Camden Street Lower
Bronze: Lisa Scully, Cut Social

Best Hair Educator
Winner: Kon Kelly, Peter Mark

Runners up
Silver: Denise Phillips, Owner, Pelo
Bronze: Conor James Doyle

Most Creative Talent in Hair
Winner: Aidan Darcy, Hair Stylist, Pearl of Dublin

Runners up
Silver: Bernadette Byrnes, HairPeople, Adelaide Road
Bronze: Tracey Rafter, Peter Mark, Dundrum

Best Hair Stylist
Winner: Dylan Bradshaw, Dylan Bradshaw

Runners up
Silver: Graham Santelíiz Molloy, Brown Sugar, Ranelagh
Bronze: Sarah Mason, Sarah Mason Professional, Galway

Best Beauty Influencer
Winner: Sally Foran, @irishbeautyfairy

Runners up
Silver: Aideen Kate Murphy, @aideenkate
Bronze: Bonnie Ryan, @bonnieryan

Beauty Entrepreneur of the Year
Winner: Michelle Regazzoli Stone, Creator, Mrs Glam Makeup

Runners up
Silver: Keilidh Cashell, Founder, KASH Beauty
Bronze: Aine Kennedy, Founder, The Smooth Company

Hall of Fame
Winner: Aimee Connolly, Founder, Sculpted by Aimee

Runners up
Silver: Ellen Kavanagh, Founder, Waxperts and Heire Wax
Bronze: Suzanne Jackson, Director, SanFran Cosmetics and Cohar Ltd

The Salon Awards 

Best Nail Salon
Winner: The House of Nails, Cork

Runners up
Silver: Polished, Camden Street
Bronze: Allure Beauty & Spa, Drumcondra

Best Spa
Winner: The Spa at Cashel Palace

Runners up
Silver: The Spa at Farnham Estate
Bronze: Eden One

Best Aesthetic Clinic
Winner: Fitzgerald Private Clinic

Runners up
Silver: The Cosmetic Suite at Institute of Dermatologists
Bronze: Renew Skin Clinic

Best Hair Salon
Winner: The Hair Space, Galway

Runners up
Silver: No 72 The Gallery, Dun Laoghaire
Bronze: Brown Sugar

Best Beauty Salon
Winner: Skin by Olga

Runners up
Silver: Burgundy Beauty
Bronze: Millies, Naas

Creation Award

Best Hair & Beauty Creation
Winner: Katie O’Neill, Genevieve Nail & Beauty

Take a look at our lovely winners below, and find more social photos from the event right here.