Longford salon in line for
top hairdressing award

A Longford town salon is celebrating this week after being selected as a finalist in a top national hairdressing competition.

A Longford town salon is celebrating this week after being selected as a finalist in a top national hairdressing competition.

As well as securing a nomination in the Leinster Salon of the Year category, Grafters Hair Company (5 Grafton Court, Longford town) is also up for three other awards covering social responsibility, Leinster Trainee of the Year and a new title added this year-’Irish Tatler Reader’s Choice Salon of the Year Award’.

The four way nominations were announced earlier this month as part of the annual Schwarzkopf Professional Irish Hairdressing Business Awards. Mansion House, Dublin on Monday, 22nd October.

Not surprisingly, its owner Pauline Belton was suitably impressed by the annoncement.

“It is a great honour to be nominated as a finalist in the Schwarzkopf Irish Hairdressing Business Awards.

“In this current economic climate where we are working harder than ever, it is just such a great boost of confidence for our team. To bring an award home on the day would be simply amazing and we all have our fingers crossed,” she said.

Now in its 10th year, the awards recognise exceptional business acumen and the most talented and committed salons in the Irish hairdressing industry.

One of the salon’s rapidly emerging success stories is Andrea Kilbride, who booked her place in the latter stages of the ‘Leinster Trainee of the Year’ section.

With a total of 19 different categories included in this year’s awards which come to a close on October 22 at Dublin’s Mansion House, the continued success enjoyed by Grafters was underlined by organisers this week.

Lee Bradshaw, National Sales Manager, Schwarzkopf Professional Ireland said competition this year had been noticeably fierce.

“Once again the salons of Ireland have shown incredible support for the Irish Hairdressing Business Awards ensuring that our 10th Anniversary ceremony will be bigger and better than ever,” he said. “Not only were submissions up 47% on 2011 but the quality of entry has once again set the bar even higher.”

Tickets for next month’s showcase are already on offer and can be obtained by calling 01 4046690.