Iconic Cork salon wins Supreme Team award at London event

Iconic Cork salon wins Supreme Team award at London event

Iconic-Cork-salon-wins-Supreme-Team-award-at-London-eventValerie Finnegan Cahill and her team at IKON Hair Design, Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork are celebrating after winning the ‘Supreme Team’ category of UK and Irish hairdressing competition – the Most Wanted Awards (announced in London yesterday evening - September 5th, 2016).

In what is being seen as a huge compliment to Cork’s style and beauty sector, the celebrated salon was nominated in the ‘Supreme Team’ category of the Creative HEAD Most Wanted Awards which were held in the magnificent surroundings of London’s Guildhall and attended by the ‘Who’s who’ of the UK and Irish style sectors.

This is the first time Irish salons have been eligible to be entered and as the only Cork salon to ‘make the final cut’ it represents a real creative and professional coup for IKON owner, Valerie Finnegan Cahill, and her team.

The awards were hosted by comedian, Rob Beckett and judged by influential names in hair, fashion, business and the media – including Chanel’s catwalk hairdresser Sam McKnight, celebrity stylist Andrew Barton, British Vogue beauty editor Lauren Murdoch-Smith and the founders of BeautyMART, Millie Kendall MBE and Anna-Marie Solowij – the Most Wanted Awards celebrate the outstanding individuals, teams and salons that keep the hairdressing industry moving forward.

Presented by leading industry magazines Creative HEAD and Creative HEAD Ireland, the Most Wanted Awards comprise 14 different categories, each recognising excellence across a multitude of disciplines, from business acumen and customer service to creative skill and technical ability.

Each winner is presented with a Most Wanted Trophy. They will also enjoy an exclusive prize courtesy of their category sponsor and receive editorial coverage in Creative HEAD Ireland and its associated titles and websites, resulting in global exposure.

Says Catherine Handcock, Publisher of Creative HEAD: “Having launched Creative HEAD Ireland back in 2007, it’s fantastic now to welcome its readers to our Most Wanted awards. Irish salons are producing amazing work, and it’s important to recognise the people behind that.”