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Glammies by Great Lengths 2023 winners announced


The Glammies by Great Lengths 2023 took place in Medley in Dublin recently, with the ceremony hosted by Brian Dowling.

Featuring eight creative and business categories, The Glammies recognise hair extensions stylists and salons across the Republic of Ireland.

The big winner on the night was Brooklyn Scargill, Urban Hair, Limvady, Co Derry, who came first in both the Enviable Volume and Captivating Colour categories. Lynn Knox, Streetlife Hair, Kilkenny won in the Longer Length category, while the Creative Innovation category was won by Sharon Sheehan, AC Pure, Co Wexford.

The winner in the Bridal Creation category was Karen Nolan, K. Hair, Carlow, while Glen Kelly, Hession Hairdressing, Drumcondra, Dublin, was named Best Newcomer.

Meanwhile, Plush Hair in Waterford was crowned Republic of Ireland Hair Extension Salon of the Year, and the Great Lengths Trophy for Extension Excellence went to Laura Francis, Hession Hairdressing, Clontarf, Dublin.

“The creativity, colour and cut of our finalists were without doubt the best to date, and I would like to commend each and every one of our finalists and, of course, our winners,” said said Joscelin McCourt, CEO of HB Collective, the home of Great Lengths.

Irish Spa Association appoints new general manager


The Irish Spa Association (ISA) has announced the appointment of Melissa Jones as general manager for 2023-2024.

Founded by Peigin Crowley and Anita Murray in 2019, the ISA is a not-for-profit organisation that was set up to foster growth and impact change within the spa industry, by providing community resources and networking opportunities, and facilitating discussions around issues affecting the sector.

Jones is the spa development manager at The Spa at The Kingsley in Cork. She began her career working in office and quality management, however, an interest in beauty therapy saw her return to college at night in order to train as a therapist.

She continued to work in her full-time job for the next two years, while taking on a role in a beauty salon at weekends to build her experience.

She began her spa career in 2007, when she joined the team at Fota Island Spa in Cork, initially as a therapist, before working her way up to spa manager. In 2015, Jones was involved in the opening of The Spa at The Kingsley, eventually transferring there full-time as spa development manager.

“I am honoured to join the team at the ISA,” she said. “I am looking forward to working with Peigin Crowley, Anita Murray and all our members, as we continue to build our amazing community.”

L’Oreal Professionnel Paris announces new ID Artist team

L’Oreal Professionnel Paris has announced its new ID Artist team, with seven stylists from Ireland among the 14 members.


The ID Artist development programme aims to find talented individuals and help them reach their full potential. Over a two-year period, the team receives unique opportunities, and training and skills development, as members work with top industry names, upskill in presenting, and network widely with other professionals.

With over 100 applicants for the latest ID Artist team, the audition process took place in two stages. Applicants had to showcase their skills across their personalised categories of colour, cutting or styling. Then they had a virtual interview with a panel of industry experts.

The stylists from Ireland in the new ID Artist team are Adam Cunningham, Zeba Hairdressing Sandymount, Dublin; Augusto Miranda and Mark Sherwood, Zeba Hairdressing South William Street, Dublin; Clare Kenny, Hession Hairdressing, Dublin; Georgia Haverty, Peter Mark College of Hairdressing, Dublin; Neill Cooney, Brown Sugar Ranelagh, Dublin; and Yolanda Dunne, Wildflower, Dublin.

They join UK stylists Dean Taylor, Clipso St Albans; Elle Foreman, Tribe Clapham; Francesco Merico, Trevor Sorbie Covent Garden; Giuseppe Di Rosa, Trevor Sorbie Brighton; Laszlo Roman, Creations Hairdressing; Sara Bergantini, Fowler35; and Troy Boyd, Anthony John Salons.

“It was a great honour to be involved in the judging of the ID Artist programme,” said Darren Ambrose, co-owner, D&J Ambrose. “Congratulations to the new team and good luck for the future.”

This article appears in the MAY 2023 Issue of Professional Beauty & HJ Ireland

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This article appears in the MAY 2023 Issue of Professional Beauty & HJ Ireland