About the Awards
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.
CHOOSE YOUR SPECIALITY
ALFAPARF MILANO FANTASY HAIR STYLIST AWARD
award tasks competitors to create a freestyle cut & colour, commercial look.
ALFAPARF MILANO FANTASY LONG HAIR STYLIST AWARD
uses long hair as a creative tool, to deliver a fashion/ commercial look that emphasises the beauty and versatility of long hair.
ALFAPARF MILANO FANTASTIC JUNIOR AWARD
fosters 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 excellence one salon who has acheived overall excellence.
What Drives Us
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.
The 2018 Awards have changed location and will now take place at the RDS in Ballsbridge.
Please click here for a list of hotels that are close to the RDS. Please note that this list is intended as a guide only and that Xpert Professional/ ALFAPARF Milano Ireland accept to responsibility for any bookings made.
The After Party
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!
Save the Date
The eagerly awaited Grand Finale promises to be a highly inspirational and technically stunning show, who together will deliver a seamless kaleidoscope of colour, imagination and creativity to thrill and inspire the gathered elite of the Irish Hairdressing industry at the event.
GRAND FINALE SCHEDULE
Check-in starts at 12.00 noon
Competition begins at 1.00 pm sharp
Show begins at 7.00 pm sharp
Award show begins at 8.30 pm sharp
After party begins at 10.30 pm