Ireland’s leading hair extensions brand Great Lengths recently hosted The GLammies Awards, a gala event at Medley in the heart of Dublin where eight awards were handed out to delighted winners, writes Rose Barrett.
Among them was Laura Francis at Hession Hairdressing Clontarf who took home the Great Lengths Trophy and Glen Kelly at Hession Hairdressing, Drumcondra, awarded the Best Newcomer.
The GLammies are the ultimate awards for hair extension specialists with over 100 of Ireland’s top hair extensions experts participating presented by TV and radio star, Brian Dowling. With six creative categories and two business categories including the coveted Great Lengths Trophy for Extension Excellence, stylists across the country created their most daring and innovative looks to stand out amongst their peers in each category.
Rachel-Marie Walsh, Editor at Large of Creative HEAD Ireland, Karina Corbett, editor of Professional Beauty Ireland and supermodel Sophie Anderton were tasked to choose the finalists of each category and award the overall Great Lengths Trophy for Extension Excellence.
The big winner on the night was Laura Francis at Hession Hairdressing Clontarf who was awarded the Great Lengths Trophy for Extension Excellence, notably for her strong reputation within the hair extensions industry and her outstanding body of work as a Great Lengths Certified stylist.
Great Lengths VIP’s model Aoife Walsh, fashion stylist Rebecca Rose and influencer Molly Roberts also attended to show support for their stylists on the evening and RTÉ 2FM radio presenter Emma Power provided the tunes into the early morning!
Other Dublin nominees on the night were: Kate Crowley at Hession Hairdressing Clontarf (Dublin in the Enviable Volume category); Emma Leung at Kelly Leung Hair Design and Laura Francis at Hession Hairdressing Clontarf for Creative Innovation;
Best Newcomer Overall Winner went to Glen Kelly at Hession Hairdressing, Drumcondra, Dublin. All winners received tickets for a group tour of the Great Lengths production facility in Rome, with two nights 5* accommodation, meals and internal transfers for two people.
Winners also received their very own GLammies trophy, logos for marketing, social media coverage and plenty of PR across the country in both trade and local press – all of which will allow salons and stylists to stand out from the competition and mark themselves out as the best in the business.
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