Hairdresser Niall on awards shortlist

Published 12/07/2014 | 12:00

A NEW Ross hairdresser was nominated for a major award at the Best of the Best Irish Hairdressing awards in Dublin.

Niall Bennett of H2O hair salon, South Street was in the running for an award in the Editorial and Fashion Collection categories.

Niall had to create high quality themed images for his entries involving local models.

Competing against the country's best hairdressers and much larger salons, Niall represented the smallest salon entry in the competition and was selected by an international team of judges for the finals which were held in The Mansion House, Dublin.

Niall said: 'It took me six months of research to create the images. It's the top of the Irish hairdressing scene so it was great to get nominated.'

Niall used local photographer Greg Janta, make up artists Claire Cogley and models, Muireann Moloney, Claire Cogley and Kami Lenz.

He received high praise from the judges and is looking forward to entering the competition again next year.

Gorey Guardian

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