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by Grace McGettigan
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BOB 19 winners

Oh, what a night!

The IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards 2019 has just drawn to a close, and as expected, tonight’s event was better than ever. Since 6:30 pm this evening, beauty lovers from all over Ireland gathered at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road for a night of entertainment, food and prizes.

Related: The IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards 2019 — our best bits

Before we get to the winners, let’s reflect on the incredible night-that-was (or rather, the night that’s still ongoing, with the after-party kicking off in House, Leeson St as we speak).

BOB 2019

Nicknamed Ireland’s ‘Beauty Oscars’, the Business of Beauty Awards is one of the biggest nights of the year. It’s an opportunity for the country’s top beauty professionals to let their hair down and celebrate their successes; and boy, do they do it in style.

This year’s ceremony, which was sponsored by INSTAX, Bare by Vogue, Flormar, Boots and Easilocks, saw guests don their finest evening wear and most glamorous looks. They mingled at a fancy cocktail reception, courtesy of Absolut Vodka, all the while playing Wheel of Fortune and snapping photos at our selfie mirror.


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Then, the incredible Hit Machine Drummers raised the roof; setting the exciting tone for what was to come. Throw in dance-offs and sing-offs, not to mention delicious wine from M&S Ireland, and the night quickly became one we’ll never forget.

Before we reveal the winners (as well as the runners-up), we’d like to thank Griffin & Grey and Movement Events for helping us to make #IMAGEbob19 the most memorable event yet.


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And the winners are…

Best Aesthetic Clinic

1. Renew Skin Clinic

2. Thérapie

3. Kerry Hanaphy

Best Beauty Salon

1. Burgundy Beauty

2. Waxperts

3. Skin by Olga

Best Beauty Therapist

1. Caroline Brennan, Eden Beauty

2. Michelle Lane, The Spa at Adare Manor

3. Ashleigh O’Connor, The Spa at Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links

Best Bloody Brilliant Blow-dry

1. Hannah Carroll, Dylan Bradshaw

2. Yvonne Savage, Expose, Tralee

3. Jamie Corrigan, The Hive

Best Brow Artist

1. Aishling McGrath, The Brow Stylist, Limerick

2. Becky Foskin, The Brow Artist

3. Suzanne Hourigan, The Brow Boss

Best Eyelash Artist

1. Elaine McParland, Up To My Eyes

2. Sueann O’Leary, The Velvet Rooms, Limerick

3. Ciara Foley, Allure Beauty & Spa

Best Front of House Experience

1. Burgundy Beauty

2. Brown Sugar

3. Mink Hand & Foot Spa

Best Hairstylist

1. Dylan Bradshaw, Dylan Bradshaw

2. Sarah Mason, Sarah Mason Professional, Galway

3. Rebecca Fryday, Reeb, Cork

Best Hair Colourist

1. Aimee Penco, Brown Sugar

2. Aoife Bradley, Cats

3. Suzi Lee, Preen

Most Creative Talent In Hair

1. Katrina Kelly, Cut Social

2. Denise McLean, Pelo Hairdressing

3. Ceira Lambert, Ceira Lambert Hair

Best Hair Salon

1. Brown Sugar

2. Yourells Hair Group, Galway

3. Preen

Best Make-up Artist

1. Sarah-Kate McWilliams, Makeup Masters Clondalkin

2. Kirstie Murphy, Charlotte Tilbury, Brown Thomas Dublin

3. Judy Wong, Aviary Lane

Best Nail Salon

1. Tropical Popical

2. 5th Avenue Dublin

3. Genevieve Nail & Beauty

Best Nail Technician

1. Amie Pike, AP Fashion Nails & Beauty

2. Rebecca McParland, Tropical Popical

3. Sarah Gaynor, Sarah Gaynor Nails

Best Spa

1. Oceo Spa at Seafield Hotel

2. The Spa at Farnham Estate

3. The Spa at The Shelbourne

Best Tanning Professional

1. Paula Robinson, Clodagh’s, Blanchardstown

2. Olivia Foley, Allure Beauty & Spa

3. Caroline Gorman, Carter Beauty, Blackrock

Best Beauty Influencer

1. Tara Anderson, @tara_makeup

2. Karen Constantine, @lovelygirlybits

3. Triona McCarthy,

Beauty Entrepreneur of the Year

1. Marissa Carter, Cocoa Brown and Carter Beauty Cosmetics

2. Aimee Connolly, Sculpted by Aimee Connolly

3. Kim O’Sullivan, The Dublin Makeup Academy


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