ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Hairdressing Awards

The awards recognise the winning salons and individuals as the best in the hairdressing industry on the island of Ireland, and provides the platform to showcase best practice to the industry at large. In addition to their prizes, winners will be featured throughout ALFAPARF Milano’s communication channels for the 12-month period after the event, to maximise their exposure following success at this prestigious event.

Thank you so much to all of our competitors! We were blown away by the incredible talent that was put on show at this year's event.

Download and read the entry rules.

Choose and register for the category you wish to enter, by following the category selection and registration details below.

Registration is now closed.

Schedule 20th October

Check-in starts at 11.00am
Competition starts at 12.00pm
Grande finale doors open 07.30pm
Fantasy Stylist

Fantasy Stylist

The creativity and artistry that drives the hairdressing industry are recognised in the ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Fantasy Hair Stylist Award, with competitors creating a fantasy look of their choice.

The only limit is imagination!

Requirements:

  • Competitors must produce a fantasy look of their choice.
  • All models must be presented prepared with full look completed and ready for judging.
  • Judging criteria places equal emphasis on creativity and imagination.
  • Hair Extensions & Hair pieces can be used.

Check-In:

11.00 am

Start Time:

12.00 pm

ALFAPARF MILANO

FANTASTIC Fantasy Stylist AWARD

2019 Winner

Kerrie Ann Hayes - Blakes Hair Salon

Long Hair Stylist

Long Hair Stylist

Using long hair as a creative tool, entrants in this category are asked to deliver a fashion/ commercial look that emphasises the beauty and versatility of long hair.

Requirements:

  • Competitors must produce a commercial up-style look with their model on long hair.

  • Hair must be presented loose at the start of the competition.

  • Padding, ornamentation accessories and hair pieces or hair extensions will be allowed to complete the look. Hair nets must not be visible in the final look.

  • Hair must be presented down prior to the start of the competition.

  • Models hair will be viewed prior to the event.

  • 80% of the hair must be dressed up.

  • Time allowed is 30 minutes for your finished look.

Check-In:

11.40 am

Start Time:

12.50 pm

ALFAPARF MILANO

FANTASTIC Long hair Stylist AWARD

2019 Winner

Sinead Fox - Bridget Harren

Junior Award

Junior Award

Fostering and encouraging upcoming talent is at the heart of ALFAPARF Milano’s creative ethos. This category showcases a selection of the rising stars of the hairdressing industry, where participants were tasked to deliver a freestyle cut & colour.

Requirements:

  • To be eligible to enter this category you must be working as an assistant for 3 years or less
  • Competitors must produce a freestyle cut & colour.

  • Junior cut and colour must be pre-done, in advance of the

    competition. The hair must be wet down before entering the competition floor.

  • 20 minutes will be allowed to blow dry the hair.

  • No hair extensions allowed.

Check-In:

12.45 am

Start Time:

2.00 pm

ALFAPARF MILANO

FANTASTIC Junior AWARD

2019 Winner

Shannon Robinson - Occasions

Fantastic Stylist

Fantastic Stylist

Recognising the excellence and dedication required to becoming a leading stylist, this award tasks competitors to create a freestyle cut & colour, commercial look. Judging criteria places equal emphasis on both the finished cut and colour.

Image Magazine is sponsoring the prestigious ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Stylist Award and offering a record level of career-boosting, print, online and social media coverage of the winning stylist and salon.

The winner of the Fantastic Stylist Award will not only enjoy the honour and prestige of winning such a high profile industry award, and enjoy heavy national and regional coverage in Irish media and across the ALFAPARF Milano Ireland social media channels but the talented winner will also be featured in a double page spread in Image Magazine and have their win documented and shared across Image Magazine’s social media channels. As we know Image Magazine is Ireland’s leading consumer fashion/lifestyle magazine and together with their online platform offers access to hundreds of thousands of consumers across Ireland. The actual cost to purchase this coverage as paid for advertising would be in excess of €10,000 so this win could really put a salon on the map or take a salon to the next level.

It’s time to dream big, it’s time to plan your entry!

Requirements:

  •  Competitors must produce a freestyle cut & colour, with an editorial edge.

  •  Emphasis will be on both cut and colour and overall image.

  • The hair must be wet down before entering the competition floor.

  • Time allowed is 20 minutes for your finished look.

  • Extensions and wefts can be used.

Check-In:

1.40 pm

Start Time:

3.00 pm

ALFAPARF MILANO

FANTASTIC Stylist AWARD

2019 Winner

Denise Philips - Pelo Hair Studio

Fantastic Gents Award

Fantastic Gents Award

Not to ignore the men, this award winner is asked to deliver a full fashion gents look that would be suitable for the front cover of a commercial magazine.

Requirements:

  • ALFAPARF Milano colour can be used to enhance looks. No hair extensions.

Check-In:

2.35 pm

Start Time:

4.00 pm

ALFAPARF MILANO

FANTASTIC GENTS AWARD

2019 Winner

Mark Heatley - Mark's Barbers

Fantastic Colourist

Fantastic Colourist

Harnessing up-and-coming trends in the wonderful world of colour, competitors in this catagory are asked to create a colour look which complements a current trend.

Requirements:

  • Competitors must produce a colour which complements a current trend.

  • You must only use ALFAPARF Milano colour products to achieve 100% of your look. Use of non ALFAPARF Milano colours will result in disqualification.

  • No hair extension allowed.

  • Record of ALFAPARF Milano colour formulas must be presented on an A4 page on the competition floor.

Check-In:

3.00 pm

Start Time:

4.50 pm

ALFAPARF MILANO

FANTASTIC HAIR COLOURIST AWARD

2019 Winner

Denise Philips - Pelo Hair Studio

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