Leitrim stylist is second place runner up in Fantasy Category at the Alfaparf Milano Fantastic Hairdresser Awards 2019

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Leitrim stylist is second place runner up in Fantasy Category at the Alfaparf Milano Fantastic Hairdresser Awards 2019

Stylist Jacqui Layton, The Makeover Studio, Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim, was a second place runner-up

Stylist Jacqui Layton, The Makeover Studio, Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim, was a second place runner-up in the Fantastic Fantasy Hair Stylist category at the ALFAPARF MILANO FANTASTIC HAIRDRESSER AWARDS 2019. 

Now in its tenth year, it is the most widely attended awards ceremony in the hairdressing industry on the island of Ireland.   The Awards took place in the RDS, Ballsbridge on Sunday, October 20.

The Awards give stylists an opportunity to showcase both their creative strengths and commercial acumen, through six creative, three business and one artistic – the ALFAPARF MILANO Inixia photographic award. The 10 category winners are recognised and acknowledged as representing the best in Ireland’s hairdressing industry. The Awards’ prestige guarantees a large volume of contestants with over 300 hairdressers from all over Ireland dedicating months of hard work preparing their entries for the 10 categories. This year saw the introduction of a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Acclaimed stylist, designer and TV presenter, Brendan Courtney, hosted the event to which some 1,200 stylists and industry insiders attended. 

The Awards were judged by a panel comprising five internationally renowned industry experts:  Alessandro Fratini, International Guest Artist for ALFAPARF MILANO; Fiona O'Brien,  Director of Education at Fantastic Hairdresser; Vivica Davies, Senior International Education Manager, ALFAPARF MILANO;  Jack Bayne, Founder and Creative Director of Japonica; Alan Edwards, a founding member of the Alan Edwards Artistic Team.