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by Grace McGettigan
24th Jan 2019
IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards

Now in its sixth year, IMAGE’s Business of Beauty Awards recognises Ireland’s top beauty professionals. Whether it’s hair, skin, make-up or front-of-house, everyone on the shortlist is a true master of their trade.

For weeks, our expert panel of business and beauty experts agonised over the shortlist, narrowing down the very best names in the industry. Today, their much-anticipated final-pick (which spans 18 categories) has been confirmed.

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IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards 2019

Without further ado, here are the nominations for the IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards 2019.

Best Spa

The Spa at The Marker

The Well in the Garden at The Cliff at Lyons

Belleview at The Montenotte Hotel

Oceo Spa at Seafield Hotel

Sámas at the Park Hotel Kenmare

Edvard & Pink

The Spa at Farnham Estate

The Spa at the Shelbourne

Best Beauty Salon

Skin by Olga

Mimi’s Beauty Room

Expose, Tralee

Bespoke Beauty

Salon Social, Newbridge

Burgundy Beauty

The Loft SWS


Best Nail Salon

Glam Nail & Beauty

Nails Dublin

5th Avenue Dublin

Tropical Popical

Mink Hand & Foot Spa

Genevieve Nail & Beauty

Essentials Beauty & Skincare Clinic

Best Aesthetic Clinic

Nu Aesthetics

Renew Skin Clinic


The Dr Mulrooney Clinic

Kerry Hanaphy

South William Clinic & Spa

Monkstown Laser Skin Clinic

Beacon Face & Dermatology

Best Hair Salon


Crow Street Collective

The Hive

Alan Keville

Brown Sugar


Bellissimo, Galway

Dry & Fly


Yourells Hair Group, Galway

Best Front of House Experience

OSLO Beauty

The Salon at The Shelbourne

Burgundy Beauty

Brown Sugar

The Spa at Ashford Castle

Mink Hand & Foot Spa

The Greenhouse Project


Best Lash Artist

Sueann O’Leary, The Velvet Rooms, Limerick

Olivia Fitzsimons, Olivia Fitzsimons Beauty

Rachel Bryan, Claudine King Brows & Beauty

Thereasa Arcari, The Lash Boutique, Bray

Ciara Foley, Allure Beauty & Spa

Eve-Ellen Kavanagh, For Your Eyes Only

Elaine McParland, Up To My Eyes

Karen Buckley, Mimi’s Beauty Room

Best Brow Artist

Aisling Powell, Empower by Aisling, Glenageary

Julia Vilka, Julia Vilka, Tallaght

Aishling McGrath, The Brow Stylist, Limerick

Claudine King, Claudine King Brows & Beauty

Becky Foskin, The Brow Artist

Siobhán Macken, The Loft SWS

Fiona McGowan, Eye Design, Blanchardstown

Suzanne Hourigan, The Brow Boss

Katie Tiernan, Benefit Boutique

Best Beauty Therapist

Michelle Lane, The Spa at Adare Manor

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

Maria Rajska, The Buff Day Spa

Caroline Brennan, Eden Beauty

Laura Clarke, The Well in the Garden at the Cliff at Lyons

Natalie Larkin, The Greenhouse Project

Rachel Sheehan, Bellevue Spa, Cork

Marion Fréjaville, South William Clinic & Spa

Best Nail Technician

Sarah Gaynor, Sarah Gaynor Nails

Stacey Leonard, OSLO Beauty

Amie Pike, AP Fashion Nails & Beauty

Sabina Irasoc, Mink Hand & Foot Spa

Rebecca McParland, Tropical Popical

Rachel Dempsey, The Beauty Lounge, Brown Thomas

Michele Burke, Michele Burke Nails

Annette Jackson Gifford, Monica Tolan, Balbriggan

Best Tanning Professional

Olivia Foley, Allure Beauty & Spa

Sinead Quinn, The Buff Day Spa

Paula Robinson, Clodagh’s, Blanchardstown

Caroline Gorman, Carter Beauty, Blackrock

Kellie Doyle, OSLO Beauty

Leanne Teeling, Benefit Boutique, South William Street

Amy Roberts, Amia, Dalkey

Aleksandra Pawlak, Butterfly Effect, Rathfarnham

Best Make-up Artist

Judy Wong, Avery Lane

Cara Macken, Wildflower, Ranelagh

Tara Donaghy, Preen

Kirstie Murphy, Charlotte Tilbury, Brown Thomas Dublin

John Bowes, Brown Sugar

Sarah-Kate McWilliams, Makeup Masters Clondalkin

Laurence Keating, Charlotte Tilbury, Brown Thomas Cork

Leanne Nugent, Polish

Best Bloody Brilliant Blow-dry

Thiago Carvalho, Maven

Neil McGettigan, Di Milo

Yvonne Savage, Expose, Tralee

Cliodhna Cremin, Hillary.ie

Jamie Corrigan, The Hive

Hannah Carroll, Dylan Bradshaw

Dwayne Yin, Queen, Stillorgan

Best Hair Colourist

Amy Dalton, Hair Café

Suzi Lee, Preen

Paulina Bialecka, Hillary.ie

Sharon Sheehan, AC Pure, Wexford

Alex Reid, Alan Keville

Aimee Penco, Brown Sugar

Olive Tucker Lee, House of Colour, Lucan

Aoife Bradley, Cats

Most Creative Talent in Hair

Stephen Kelly, Zeba

Michael Corcoran, Peter Mark

Sorina Pantea, Cowboys and Angels

James Coleman, Brown Sugar

Jacqui Fay, Kazumi

Katrina Kelly, Cut Social

Ceira Lambert, Ceira Lambert Hair

Denise McLean, Pelo Hairdressing

Best Hairstylist

Paul Hession, Hession Hairdressing

Karen Fraher, The Hive

Sarah Mason, Sarah Mason Professional, Galway

Rebecca Fryday, Reeb, Cork

Darren Lacken, Crow Street Collective

Mark Doherty, SitStil

Pamela Morrissey, Sobe Brown

Dylan Bradshaw, Dylan Bradshaw

Best Beauty Influencer

Ellie Kelly, @ellieekellyy

Triona McCarthy, @triona.ie

Tara Anderson, @tara_makeup

Louise McSharry, @louisemcsharry

Mark Rogers, @m.rbeauty

Karen Constantine, @lovelygirlybits

Orla McConnon, @theorlacle

Cliona Kelly, @peaches_og

Beauty Entrepreneur of the Year

Pamela Laird, Moxi Loves

Marissa Carter, Cocoa Brown and Carter Beauty Cosmetics

Kim O’Sullivan, Dublin Makeup Academy

Peigín Crowley, Peigín Crowley Spa Consultancy

Blanaid Johnson, Cloud 10 beauty

Katie Jane Goldin and Barry Scallan, KJB Hair

Danielle Kennedy, Lloyds Hair Group

Lucy McPhail, Fetch Beauty

Aimee Connolly, Sculpted by Aimee Connolly

Trudy Hayes, Raven



Rules of voting

  • You can only vote once per email address per day
  • You can not use multiple spam email addresses to submit extra votes. However, you can use multiple email addresses provided they are real and legitimate (such as your work and personal email).
  • You can conduct competitions/giveaways to encourage voting. All is fair in love and BOB.
  • Getting a ‘sorry that email doesn’t appear to be valid’ error message? Make sure to manually type your email address via Google Chrome. The Safari browser has an ‘auto-function’ for entering email addresses, which won’t allow the vote to come through.

A more thorough list of the ‘dos and don’ts of voting’ is available here.

For nominees

Congratulations on your nomination. We have already sent you an email containing graphics, which you may like to share on social media. If, for some reason, you have not received your email or graphics yet, please contact ciara.hanrahan@image.ie. All individual nominees receive a complimentary ticket to the awards, please email ciara.hanrahan@image.ie to reserve your place.

The IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards take place on March 10. We can’t wait to see you there.

For information on booking tickets and tables, click here.

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