The (virtual) IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards 2020: And the winners are...

The IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards 2020 has just drawn to a close, and although this year was quite different than before, what a night it was.

While we had to come together, apart, to celebrate the IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards 2020, we did so in style this evening with a brilliant virtual awards, powered by Dyson, sponsored by ASAP Skincare, Alfaparf Milano, Kerry Hanaphy and Platinum Hair Extensions, and in association with Gotcha Covered.

Darren Kennedy and Paul Ryder joined IMAGE contributing editor Melanie Morris for an evening high on energy and entertainment, during which we presented awards in 26 categories.

So, who were the winners of Ireland's Hair and Beauty Oscars for 2020? Back in the first quarter of the year, we had over half a million votes as readers of IMAGE and got behind their favourite creatives and professionals. It was neck-and-neck in every category!


So, without further ado, let's get to the winners for 2020. Congratulations to everyone - nominees and winners alike. We know it has been a challenging year and we can't wait to see you all in 2021 for next years awards, hopefully in person, glammed up to the nines with cocktails in hand.

And the winners are...

Most Innovative Hair Care Brand
Kevin Murphy

Most Innovative Make-up Brand
Charlotte Tilbury

Most Innovative Irish Brand
Modern Botany

Most Innovative Skincare Brand

Most Innovative Collaboration
Renailssance (Tropical Popical x The National Gallery of Ireland)


Most Innovative Spa Brand
Moss of the Isles

Most Innovative in Excellence
Armani Beauty

Most Innovative in Retail
McCauley Health & Beauty

Best Tanning Professional
Winner: Emma Lawless, Sugar Coated
Silver: Louise Brooks, Mimi's Beauty Room
Bronze: Olivia Foley, Allure Beauty and Spa

Best Brow Artist
Winner: Elaine McParland, Up To My Eyes
Silver: Amy McGuinness, Burgundy Beauty
Bronze: Suzanne Hourigan, The Brow Boss

Best Lash Artist
Winner: Ciara Nolan, Burgundy Beauty
Silver: Rachel Bryan, Mimi's Beauty Room
Bronze: Ciara Foley, Allure Beauty and Spa

Best Nail Technician
Winner: Rachel Keating, Sugar Coated
Silver: Sarah Gaynor, Sarah Gaynor Nails
Bronze: Kate O'Brien, Tropical Popical


Best Makeup Artist
Winner: Sarah Keary, Sarah Keary Makeup Studio
Silver: Zoe Gorman, Charlotte Tilbury, Brown Thomas Dublin
Bronze: Paula Callan, Paula Callan Makeup

Best Beauty Therapist
Winner: Olga Kochlewska, Skin by Olga
Silver: Orla McCormack, Burgundy Beauty
Bronze: Corinna Tolan, Monica Tolan Beauty & Skincare Clinic

Best Beauty Influencer
Winner: Ellie Kelly, @ellieekellyy
Silver: Lisa McGowan, @lisas_lust_list
Bronze: Michelle Fox, @shellfoxmua

Best Beauty Entrepreneur
Winner: Suzanne Jackson, SOSU by Suzanne Jackson
Silver: Aimee Connolly, Sculpted by Aimee Connolly Cosmetics
Bronze: Brendan McDowell, BPerfect Cosmetics

Most Creative Talent in Hair
Winner: Ceira Lambert, Ceira Lambert
Silver: Leandro Santana Santos, Decode Hair
Bronze: Michael Corcoran, Peter Mark

Best Bloody Brilliant Blowdry
Winner: Gemma Murphy, Dylan Bradshaw
Silver: Keith O'Brien, Toni & Guy Dundrum
Bronze: Jenny Maloney, Zeba

Best Hair Colourist
Winner: Cathy Sweeney, Reeb, Cork
Silver: Norma-Jean O'Reilly, Brown Sugar
Bronze: Leanne Shortall, Toni & Guy


Best Hair Stylist
Winner: Rachel Doyle, Hair & Beauty by Deirdre Lawless
Silver: Katherine Sweeney, Preen
Bronze: James Coleman, Brown Sugar

Best Front of House Team
Winner: Brown Sugar
Silver: Tropical Popical
Bronze: The Spa at Ashford Castle

Best Spa
Winner: Aqua Sana Spa at Centre Parcs Ireland
Silver: ESPA at The Europe
Bronze: The Spa at Adare Manor

Best Nail Salon
Winner: 5th Avenue Nail Boutique, Wicklow Street
Silver: No.29 Nail Lounge
Bronze: Mink Hand & Foot Spa

Best Aesthetic Clinic
Winner: Thérapie Clinic
Silver: Institute of Dermatologists
Bronze: Beacon Face & Dermatology

Best Hair Salon
Winner: Kopper Hair Salon, Cork
Silver: Yourells Hair Salon, Galway
Bronze: Dylan Bradshaw

Best Beauty Salon
Winner: Waxperts
Silver: The Beauty Suite, Tuam, Galway
Bronze: Mimi's Beauty Room


The IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards 2020 is powered by Dyson and sponsored by ASAP Skincare, Alfaparf Milano, Kerry Hanaphy and Platinum Hair Extensions.

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