Allure Hair and Beauty, Castlebar and Ballina has fended off steep competition from across Connacht to be crowned Connaught Salon of the Year at the 2013 Schwarzkopf Professional Irish Hairdressing Business Awards, which were held this week at the Aviva Stadium Dublin.
The salon which is owned by James Baird and Martha Galvin entered for the first time this year.
The awards, which were attended by over 450 industry professionals, are unique in that they recognise exceptional business acumen, and the most talented and committed salons in the Irish hairdressing industry.
Speaking on the awards, James commented; “This has been our first experience of the Schwarzkopf Awards and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. As a team, we are just ecstatic about winning. The trophy is absolutely stunning and we have it on show in the salon already. It was a great day and we are so proud to have won Connaught Salon of the Year.”
Michael Berggren, general manager UK and Ireland for Schwarzkopf Professional said: “Huge congratulations to James, Martha and all of the team at Allure. They did exceptionally well to enter for the first time and to beat off stiff competition from all over the province. They should be hugely proud of that achievement.”