Another year on and the talent within the Northern Ireland hair and beauty industry has shown no sign of shying away as some of the most successful local businesses and professionals came together to celebrate their achievements at the 4th Northern Ireland Hair and Beauty Awards 2018.
The winners are a true reflection of the capable specialists that work within the industry as well as the high standard of customer service and professionalism that exist within it.
The glamorous ceremonies were hosted by Pamela Ballantine who presented 32 amazing awards to the deserving winners.
She welcomed on stage talented individuals and businesses, acknowledged for constantly delivering unique hair and beauty services and innovative treatments to their clients. These Awards provided a platform to thank those in the hair and beauty industry, letting them know that their good work doesn’t go un-noticed and unappreciated.
Several of the awards were split into local regions to ensure the diverse establishments from across Northern Ireland are recognised for their impeccable work.
Irfan Younis, CEO of Creative Oceanic, said: “We are very delighted to have welcomed such top contenders, representing the Northern Ireland hair and beauty industry.
“These awards have grown unbelievably. When we first started delivering the Northern Ireland Hair and Beauty Awards four years ago, we could never imagine that one day we will have to split the ceremony into two sittings, due to the high demand of the public. We would like to thank the public for supporting us and showing us their willingness to be part of this amazing celebration.
“The hair and beauty industry play a vital role in the country’s economy and we are very honored to see that our attempt to acknowledge and reward the meritorious professionals of the hair and beauty industry has been successful.
“It has been a truly inspirational night and we would like to congratulate all finalists and winners for their amazing achievements!”
In addition, the awards supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a charity that grants magical wishes to children, fighting life-threatening conditions.
The full list of winners:
Spa of the Year: The Club Spa (Lisburn)
Barbers of the Year: The Man Shack (Lisburn)
Men's Grooming Salon of the Year: Laird Law Male Grooming (Ballymena)
Men's Stylist of the Year: Sean Lawlor (Cambridge Barbershop, Belfast)
Best Barbershop's Customer Service: Gentleman Jack’s Barbers (Bangor)
Tanning Salon of the Year: Solar Salon (Carricfergus)
Cosmetic Clinic of the Year: Beyond Skin Clinic Ltd (Belfast)
Freelance Makeup Specialist of the Year: Carrie Marley (Carrie Marley Professional Makeup Artist, Belfast)
Creative Make Up Stylist of the Year: Suzy O'Neill (SUZIO Pro Makeup - Suzy O'Neill Makeup, Ballymena)
Make Up Salon of the Year: Flawless Glam Makeup Studio (Belfast)
Masseuse of the Year: Laura Curley McAreavy (Body Basics, Belfast)
Hair Extension Specialist of the Year: Mane & Waves Hair Extensions (Derry)
Training Academy of the Year: Younique College of Beauty and Holistics (Newry)
Lash Extension Specialist of the Year: Beauty Angel (Dungannon)
Permanent Make Up Specialist of the Year: Julietta Studio-Impera Aesthetics (Ballycarry)
Bridal Hair Specialist of the Year: Laurel Williamson (Laurel Hair and Beauty, Parkgate)
Outstanding Beauty Salon of the Year: Body and Soul Beauty Clinique (Donaghadee)
Outstanding Hair Salon of the Year: Hairbysam&co (Belfast)
Beautician of the Year: Claire Mc Williams (The Velvet Rose, Ballymena)
Nail Salon of the Year: Gelish NI (Belfast)
Nail Technician of the Year: Stephanie Dee (Nails by Stephanie Dee, Newtownards)
Creative Nail Stylist of the Year: Louise Murray (Nailed by Lou - Louise Murray, Lisburn)
Stylist of the Year: Jude Mitchell (High Maintenance, Omagh)
Colour Technician of the Year: Keith McDowell (Sheer Perfection, Newry)
Junior Stylist of the Year: Reece Morton (Kids Shack, Belfast)
Customer Service of the Year: JAX Hair and Beauty (Donaghadee)
Salon Ambience of the Year: Cofiki Nail Salon (Carrickfergus)
Team of the Year: Beauty Express (Coleraine)
Best of Belfast: The Brow Artisian
Most Wanted Salon of the Year County Fermanagh: The Door to Perfection (Belleek)
Most Wanted Salon of the Year County Tyrone: Roisin Doherty Salons (Coalisland)
Most Wanted Salon of the Year County Londonderry: Beauty Express (Coleraine)
Most Wanted Salon of the Year County Antrim: Sheer Madness (Antrim)
Most Wanted Salon of the Year County Down: The Hair Boutique (Bangor)
Most Wanted Salon of the Year County Armagh: Fee Nails (Armagh)
Most Wanted Salon of the Year Belfast: Sincity Tanning, Beauty & Hair
Most Wanted Salon of the Year Overall: Roisin Doherty Salons (Coalisland)
Beauty Salon of the Year County Fermanagh: Blossom Hair & Beauty (Enniskillen)
Beauty Salon of the Year County Tyrone: Aura Beauty & Wellbeing (Strabane)
Beauty Salon of the Year County Londonderry: Envy Emporium (Magherafelt)
Beauty Salon of the Year County Antrim: About Face Beauty Ltd (Carrickfergus)
Beauty Salon of the Year County Down: Glam Nail and Beauty (Lisburn)
Beauty Salon of the Year County Armagh: Beautifi Beauty (Market Hill)
Beauty Salon of the Year Belfast: Wigs and Wags
Beauty Salon of the Year Overall: Glam Nail and Beauty (Lisburn)
Hair Salon of the Year County Fermanagh: Becky McClaughry Hairdressing (Irvinestown)
Hair Salon of the Year County Tyrone: Vicky's Hair Studio (Dungannon)
Hair Salon of the Year County Londonderry: Vanity Hair and Make up Salon (Limavady)
Hair Salon of the Year County Antrim: The Electric Chair (Ballymena)
Hair Salon of the Year County Down: Bridgeen King Hairdressing (Castlewellan)
Hair Salon of the Year County Armagh: Hairplay (Portadown)
Hair Salon of the Year Belfast: The Hair Lounge
Hair Salon of the Year Overall: The Hair Lounge