Hugh Campbell Hair Group In Salon Awards 2016

In Salon Awards 2016 – Where Titles, Trophies & Talent Abound


Competing and showcasing your work is run of the mill stuff here at the Hugh Campbell Hair Group. Photo shoots, bespoke collections, national and international competitions don’t make our stylists and colourists blink an eye. That’s why once a year we really like to up the ante and have them compete against……….each other!

In what has become a much-anticipated annual event, the In Salon Awards recognise those stand-out achievers across colouring and up-styling. On Sunday, November 20th , against the stylish backdrop of the Clarion Hotel (where some wandering tourists thought they had stumbled upon an atelier fashion show), models, judges and excited supporters gathered to watch artistry and innovation collide.

The judging panel reflected the importance accorded to the In Salon Awards: Dee Gee, Director of Education at Billi Currie Salon, London (, Patricia Strachen, L’Oreal Colour Education and Avril Cairns, Avid Graphic Design. The competition took place across 3 categories – Senior colour and cutting (which had 9 entries), Junior colour and cutting (10 entries) and Apprentice Up-styling (11) – which meant that all grades of experience and qualification had an opportunity to take part.

While all entries lived up to what has come to be expected from Hugh Campbell Hair Group team members, there had to be winners.

Drum roll please for the prize takers and new title holders:

Winners in the Senior Team category were Sonia Danaher and Jennifer O’Connell for MELO YELO.

Runners-up were Páudie Walshe and Tim Shanahan for MARBLES Hair & Beauty Cruises St. All embody the creative flair that is synonymous with the HCHG brand.

Proving that they are learning their craft and flying up the style ranks, Jessie Thielamay from MARBLES Castletroy took home the winning trophy in the Junior Up-styling Category, while Niamh Whelan and  Giedre Beručkaite-Mauriciene from the RIVER Hair Studio claimed second and third place respectively.

Not to be overshadowed by their mentors, the Apprentice / Up and Coming Talent title went to Jamie-Anne Greene from the RIVER Hair Studio, with second place going to Lisa McCaffrey from MARBLES Castletroy. These gals are going places!

A huge thank you to the organisers of the In Salon Awards 2016 –  James O’Dwyer, Anita O’ Donnell   and Antoinette Gleeson – and to the special guest judges, all of the stunning models and energetic supporters who helped us celebrate our incredibly talented people. Thank you to Pat Shanahan and Eoghan Lyons for capturing fantastic images on the day.

Don’t forget that these award-winning stylists are just a phone call or click away. To feel like you just stepped off an awards platform, book an appointment today.