Meritorious candidates win at The Irish Beauty Industry Awards 2018


More than 300 of Ireland’s elite beauty professionals gathered up at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin Airport, on Sunday December 16 for a memorable night, put on to acknowledge the best of the country’s aesthetic and beauty industry.

The prestigious awards were honoured by Creative Oceanic but voted for by the Irish public.

The Irish Beauty Industry Awards are dedicated to those who work hard to promote excellence and have the patient care as top priority as well as to those who make their customers look and more importantly, feel fantastic.

The awards celebrated the breadth of talent that flows in Ireland as well as the efforts and commitment of the very best professionals that invest in ensuring their customers always receive high-quality services and innovative treatments that are second to no-one.

The glitzy evening was hosted by the best-selling author and presenter, Andrea Hayes. She welcomed on stage doctors, dentists and experts from the cosmetic industry as well as hair stylists, beauticians, teams and salons that are passion-driven and whose sole aim is to meet the needs of their customers. She presented the winners and provided a platform to thank those in the beauty industry who improve our confidence by making us look beautiful, letting them know that their good work doesn’t go un-noticed.

A Spokesperson for the Irish Beauty Industry Awards 2018 said: “The winners of the Irish Beauty Industry Awards 2018 represent the industry’s gold standard who work tirelessly to meet and satisfy the demands of their clients. The awards showcased some of the best experts that operate in the aesthetic and beauty industry, whose excellence and commitment led them in the forefront of the industry.


“The competition was really tough this year, but these champions are tried and tested specialists that leave the nation shining. We would like to congratulate all finalists and winners for their good work and amazing achievements.”

The awards also provided the opportunity to fundraise for a worthwhile cause and this year helped raise money for the official charity partner, Make A Wish Ireland who grant magical wishes to children and young people, fighting life-threatening conditions.

The winners of the Irish Beauty Industry Awards 2018 are:

Nail Technician of the Year: Laura Sweeney (Beautique Beauty, Mullingar)

Nail Team of the Year: Fifty Shades Nails & Beauty (Dublin)

Resident Spa of the Year: Spa at Hayfield Manor Hotel (Cork)

Luxury Spa of the Year: ESPA at Powerscourt Hotel (Wicklow)

Spa Team of the Year: Riverside Spa (Stradone)

Day Spa of the Year: Mingala Spa (Athlone)

5 Star Barbers of the Year: Bareknuckle Barbershop (Londonderry)

Male Grooming Venue of the Year: Stephen Thomas Male Grooming Inc. (Dublin)

Barbers Team of the Year: Criss New Edge Barbers (Londonderry)

Beauty Therapist of the Year: Fatima Barrett (Genevieve Nail & Beauty,Dublin)

Beauty Team of the Year: Allure Beauty Salon (Swords)

Hair Stylist of the Year: Ciara Burke (Fusion Hair Design, Cork)

Hair Styling Team of the Year: Unique Hairdesign (Carrickmacross)

Aesthetic Clinic of the Year: REVIVE Skin & Laser Clinic (Portlaoise)

Enhancement Specialist of the Year: Therapie Clinic (Ireland)

Cosmetic Clinic of the Year: Donnybrook Cosmetic & Wellness Clinic(Dublin)

Dentist of the Year: Rita O’Dowd (No 8 Dental Clinic, Limerick)

Dental Team of the Year: Smiles Dental (Waterford)

Orthodontic Practice of the Year: Swords Orthodontics (Swords)

Hair Loss Clinic of the Year: JK Hair Replacement (Dublin)

Tattoo Removal Surgery of the Year: Laser Express Beauty (Dublin)

5 Star Make Up Salon of the Year: Chara Kelly Makeup (Longford)

Make Up Artist of the Year: Caroline Wimsey Make Up Studio (Sligo)

Make Up Team of the Year: FX Makeup Academy (Dublin)

Freelance Hair & Make Up Specialist of the Year: Makeup by Louise (Newry)

Semi/Permanent Make Up Salon of the Year: Beauty ink by R.D (Belfast)

Beauty Training Academy of the Year: Carella Beauty Training (Dunboyne)

Tanning Salon of the Year: Cybersun (Athlone)

Dental Practice of the Year Northern Ireland: Ballymena Dental Centre (Ballymena)

Dental Practice of the Year Ireland North: 3 Dental (Dublin)

Dental Practice of the Year Ireland South: Smiles Dental (Waterford)

Dental Practice of the Year Overall Winner: 3 Dental (Dublin)

5 Star Nail Salon of the Year Northern Ireland: Pina Parie Ireland (Enniskillen)

5 Star Nail Salon of the Year Ireland North: Nail and Beauty Bar (Dublin)

5 Star Nail Salon of the Year Ireland South: Pink Nails @ Wink Brow Studio (Naas)

5 Star Nail Salon of the Year Overall Winner: Nail and Beauty Bar (Dublin)

5 Star Beauty Salon Northern Ireland: Tir Na nóg Hair & Beauty Salon(Crossmaglen)

5 Star Beauty Salon Ireland North: Lash Dolls (Ratoath)

5 Star Beauty Salon Ireland South: Denise’s Beauty Clinic (New Ross)

5 Star Beauty Salon Overall Winner: Tir Na nóg Hair & Beauty Salon (Crossmaglen)

5 Star Hair Salon Northern Ireland: Mezmerize Hair+Beauty (Belfast)

5 Star Hair Salon Ireland North: Moyo Hair & Beauty Aveda Exclusive Salon(Dublin)

5 Star Hair Salon Ireland South: Baker Street Studios (Gorey)


5 Star Hair Salon Overall Winner: Moyo Hair & Beauty Aveda Exclusive Salon (Dublin)

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