ALFAPARF Milano FANTASTIC HAIRDRESSER AWARDS

Your salon’s opportunity to showcase both your creative strengths and commercial acumen

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About the Awards

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he ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Hairdresser Awards is the biggest awards ceremony in the Irish Hairdressing industry, attended by more hairdressing professionals than any other. It is a celebration of the creative artistry and commercial acumen that lies at the heart of successful hairdressing, and provides a national platform that both recognises and inspires being the very  best.

Your Opportunity to Shine

The awards, now in their ninth year, give stylists and salons an opportunity to showcase their creative expertise and technical excellence through six creative and three business awards and an artistic award: the ALFAPARF Milano Inixia Photographic Award. Almost 400 hairdressers from all over Ireland dedicated months of hard work preparing their entries for these ten categories.

Registration Opens

July 16th 2018

Closing Date

October 5th 2018*

Grand Finale

November 11th 2018

*Closing date for submissions of entries for the ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Salon, Fantastic Hairdresser, Fantastic Marketing and Inixia Photographic Awards. Closing date for registration of all other entrants October 12th 2018

CHOOSE YOUR SPECIALITY

Categories

ALFAPARF MILANO FANTASY HAIR AWARD

with competitors creating a fantasy look of their choice. The only limit is imagination!

ALFAPARF MILANO LONG HAIR STYLIST AWARD

competitors must produce a commercial upstyle that emphasises the beauty of their model’s long hair.

ALFAPARF MILANO FANTASTIC JUNIOR AWARD

nurturing and encouraging upcoming talent is at the heart of ALFAPARF MILANO’S creative ethos.

ALFAPARF MILANO FANTASTIC STYLIST AWARD

recognises the excellence and dedication required to becoming a leading stylist

ALFAPARF MILANO FANTASTIC GENTS HAIR STYLIST AWARD

delivers a high fashion, gents look suitable for the front cover of a magazine.

ALFAPARF MILANO FANTASTIC HAIR COLOURIST AWARD

harnesses up and coming trends in the wonderful world of colour

ALFAPARF MILANO FANTASTIC MARKETING AWARD

aims of this award is to recognise excellence in marketing and communication in individual salons.

INIXIA PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARD

recognises the importance of generating highly artistic visual images that will inspire Hairdressers and customers alike.

ALFAPARF MILANO FANTASTIC SALON AWARD

recognises one salon who has acheived overall excellence.

ALFAPARF MILANO FANTASTIC HAIRDRESSER AWARD

rewards individual hairdressers working within the industry. It recognises the immense passion, commitment, energy and focus required to become a top stylist.

What Drives Us

Our Vision

At ALFAPARF Milano, we believe in fostering excellence through education and promoting it through national and international events. We believe that the ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Hairdresser Awards inspires, recognises and rewards the leading lights of our industry, and fosters its rising stars, as they strive for and achieve excellence. Thank you for your beautiful work and we will continue to support you in your pursuit of excellence.

2017 Winners

Olivia O’KEEFE

The Green Room
ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Stylist

Samantha Byrne

Vanilla Hair Salon

ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Long Hair Stylist Award

Alison O’Brien

Bespoke Hairdressing

ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Fantasy Hair Stylist

Erica MASTERSON

La Mode Hair & Beauty

ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Junior Award

John Coss

John Coss Creative Hair
ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Gents Hair Stylist Award

Emma Finlay

Couture Hair
ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Hair Colourist Award

Jennifer Kavanagh

Occasions Hairdressing
ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Hairdresser Award

IKON

Hair Design
ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Salon Award

Lioyd's Hair

Lloyds Hair Salon
ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Marketing Award

Noleen Devlin

Hi-Tec
Inixia Photographic Award

INTRODUCTION

We’re delighted to launch the ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Hairdresser Awards 2018, now the largest and most widely anticipated awards ceremony in the hairdressing industry on the island of Ireland. This year marks a step change in the evolution of the awards, as we move to a new location, one of Ireland’s most iconic event centres, the RDS in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Long associated with some of Ireland’s most high profile and prestigious events, it will now also become the home of the 2018 ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Hairdresser Awards, as we strive to cater for the ever-growing demand surrounding the AMFHA.

2018 also marked other signicant developments in the evolution of the ALFAPARF Milano brand in Ireland, with the hugely successful relaunch of the much-loved SEMI DI LINO range, coupled with the long-awaited arrival of our fantastic new styling range, STYLE STORIES. The response to both has been incredible, far exceeding our already ambitious expectations.

In addition, 2018 saw the doors open of our new state-of-the-art, centre of excellence ACCADEMIA in the heart of Dublin. The eco-friendly designed 16,000 square foot education facility spans over four floors and offers the largest selection of technical and business education currently on offer within the Irish hairdressing industry, in line with our stated ambition to support and foster creative, technical and commercial excellence within our industry.

David Donnellan
Managing Director
Xpert Professional

The After Party

HOUSE

The after-show party will begin at approximately 10.30pm, at HOUSE, one of Dublin’s most exclusive and exciting venues. The perfect opportunity to let your hair down and mingle after the show!

Important Notice

The 2018 Awards have changed location and will now take place at the RDS in Ballsbridge.

Please note that this list is intended as a guide only and that Xpert Professional/ ALFAPARF Milano Ireland accept no responsibility for any bookings made.


Find below a list of hotels in the locality of the Awards Venue.

Save the Date

Nov 11

GRAND FINALE

The eagerly awaited Grand Finale promises to be a highly inspirational and technically stunning show, a seamless kaleidoscope of colour, imagination and creativity guaranteed to thrill and inspire the gathered elite of the Irish Hairdressing industry at the event.
GRAND FINALE SCHEDULE
Check-in starts at 11.00 am
Competition begins at 12.00 pm
Doors Open at 7.30 pm


CATAGORIES CHECK-IN
AM Fantastic Fantasy 11.00 am
AM Fantastic Long Hair 11.40 am
AM Fantastic Junior 12.44 pm
AM Fantastic Stylist 1.40 pm
AM Fantastic Gents 2.35 pm
AM Fantastic Colourist 3.00 pm

After Party begins at 10.30pm

HOTEL

Accommodation

We recommend booking your hotel accommodation as early as possible. Below is a list of suggested hotels that are in close vicinity to the RDS

Clayton Hotel

Merrion Rd, Dublin 4
(01) 668 1111

Pembroke Townhouse

90 Pembroke Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
(01) 660 0277

InterContinental Dublin

4 Simmonscourt Rd, Dublin 4
(01) 665 4000

Sandymount Hotel

Herbert Road, Dublin 4
(01) 614 2000

Herbert Park Hotel

Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
(01) 667 2200

Dylan Hotel


01 6603000

Please note that Xpert Professional/ ALFAPARF Milano Ireland accepts no responsibility for hotel accommodation reservations and the content of the hotel websites.  This list is intended as a guide only and does not infer recommendation.

RDS

The New Venue

Royal Society Dublin

Due to the phenomenal success of the ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Hairdresser Awards, we have moved to Dublin’s most prestigious and largest indoor venue - the iconic RDS in Ballsbridge. 

This new venue will allow us to make the ALFAPARF Milano Hairdresser Awards and show, already Ireland’s largest hair event, an even bigger and more spectacular show and stage event, creating for you our client a greater and more exciting experience!