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, March 20th, at the third annual IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards, in association with Imedeen, Colgate and Boots, at Dublin’s DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. 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 #imageBOB16 were put to you, our loyal readers back in early January, 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 2016 winners. Hurrah!
Also at the event were Marks & Spencer marketing manager Carmel Breheny, IMAGE Publications CEO Clodagh Edwards, Imedeen Brand Manager Rebecca Mines, Head of Marketing for Boots Ireland, Gillian Hennessey, bloggers Suzanne Jackson, ‘Make-up Fairy’ Joanne Larby and Pippa O’Connor. Also, in attendance were leading Irish hairdressers Michael Doyle and Stephen Kelly, Rosanna Davison, model Louise O’Reilly and Marissa Carter.
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The evening, dubbed as Ireland’s hair and beauty Oscars, had plenty to entertain. On arrival, guests were welcomed with bespoke Tanqueray gin and Ciroc vodka cocktails, created by Diageo’s award-winning mixologists and named after event hosts Darren Kennedy and Melanie Morris – 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.
IMAGE.ie editor Ellie Balfe and iconic hair stylist Gary Kavanagh chose Asta Kalmins of Fifth Avenue and Robbie Barrett of Sugar Daddy as the most stylish on the night. Both win a stay at the Philip Treacy-designed g hotel in Galway. And the Tropical Popical gang scooped the “Best Selfie” prize of a luxury 2-night stay at Powerscourt Hotel, and the loan of a Mazda MX5 sports car for the trip.
After dinner, the LED dancefloor lit up to the tunes of DJ Mo Kelly and dancing continued late into the night before many continued the party in Lillies Bordello. All left with groaning goodie bags packed with treats from Bourjois, Benefit, Fuscia, Blank Canvas, The Body Shop, Colgate, Imedeen, VitaCoco, Brodericks, and Just Eat.
Here are the Business of Beauty winners 2016:
Most innovative skincare brand: Seavite
Most innovative haircare brand: Olaplex
Most innovative Irish brand: Fuschia
Most innovative spa brand: Voya
Most innovative make-up brand: MAC
Most innovative collaboration: Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani
Norma Jean O’Reilly, Di Milo
John Geaney, John Geaney for Hair
Best Young Talent in Hair
Lynda Thornton, Lynda T Hairdressing
Best Make-up Artist
Ken Boylan Make-up/Play
Best Nail Technician
Anna Muldowney, Burgundy Beauty
Best Tanning Professional
Ciara Nolan, Burgundy Beauty
Best Brow Artist
Lorna Farrelly, The Brow Artist
Best Beauty Innovator
Mark O’Keeffe, Sugar Culture
Best Irish Beauty Blogger
Best Front of House Experience: Waxperts
Best Spa: Spirit One at The Radisson Blu, Galway
Best Nail Salon: Tropical Popical
Best Beauticians: Mimi’s Beauty Room
Best Skin Clinic: The Derma Clinic
Best Hair Salon: Yourells
IMAGE Publications CEO Clodagh Edwards said of the third awards ceremony: “We started the IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards in 2014 to honour the industry’s gold-standard brands, practitioners, salons and spas, and we’re so flattered to become recognised as Ireland’s hair and Beauty Oscars. Winners are chosen by the public in an online voting campaign and we were delighted to see our voting numbers grow significantly, year-on-year, with 83,024 people casting over 213,685 individual votes.”