ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Hairdresser Awards

The aim of this award is to recognise the excellence, commitment and passion of individual hairdressers working in the Hairdressing industry on the Island of Ireland.
This category is open to any individual hairdresser who had been qualified for at least 12 months on the 1st of July 2017. This award will be judged using the 7 characteristics of a Fantastic Hairdresser. Submissions included the following headings


In no more than 500 words, candidates must tell us about themselves, their careers and passion for hairdressing and why they think they should win.

  • Give evidence of their average weekly client count.
  • Give evidence of their weekly new client count.
  • Give evidence of their weekly client request count.
  • Give evidence of their weekly pre-booking figures.

Candidates give evidence of the following:

  • Evidence of how many “perfect clients” they achieve per week.
  • They must state if they don’t measure this in salon
  • How many colour clients they achieve per week (if their salon uses technicians, they are requested to show how many of their clients would have a colour service), as a % of their client total?
  • How many clients have a treatment per week, as a % of their client total.
  • How many people buy a haircare product from them, as a % of their client total.
  • Candidates include a submission from their salon owner as to why they are an ambassador for the salon and their industry, in no more than 400 words.
  • They must tell us what they love about the haircare industry and what they think needs to change for it to improve.
  • They must tell us about 3 people who inspire them and give reasons why -at least 2 should be from the hairdressing industry.
  • What professional activities had they been involved in within the past 12 months (shows, competitions, photographic sessions, etc).
  • What was the nature of their involvement)?
  • Include 3 testimonials from their clients – verifiable by either mobile phone number or e-mail address.

Please give examples of how you motivate yourself consistently to succeed.
Please tell us what your future goals are for yourself within the industry, and give relevant examples or evidence of what you are doing to achieve these goals.

  • Give evidence of any training courses and programmes attended in the last 12 months and tell us what they feel they achieved and learnt from them.
  • Indicated what training courses they will be attending in the next 6 months.
  • Tell us about any other courses, books, or other mediums they used to develop themselves – these do not have to be industry specific.

Please note that all entries will be treated in the strictest confidence and will be viewed by the judging panel only.

2018 Hairdresser Award


Linda Morgan, Rustiq, Kilkenny.

Kelly Lynch, Wayne Lloyd (Washington Street), Cork.

Lisa Eccles, Zinc Hair and Beauty, Dublin.

A Sincere Thank you

A sincere thank you to all those who attended and participated in the ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Hairdresser Awards 2018, the largest and most widely anticipated awards ceremony in the hairdressing industry on the island of Ireland. This year marked a step change in the evolution of the awards, as we moved 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 also became the home of the 2018 ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Hairdresser Awards, as we strove to cater for the ever-growing demand surrounding the AMFHA.

2018 also marked other significant 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

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