PHOTOS: An Afternoon Of Glamour At Connect Hair And Beauty Awards (Part 1)

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Noreen Mangan and Louise Twomey of What Women Want and Lorraine Byrne, a judge at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

OVER 250 people from the hair and beauty industry in Kerry gathered at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon for an afternoon of fun, style and awards.

The inaugural Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards garnered huge interest over the past couple of months with thousands of votes cast for the nominees in the various categories.

There were 30 awards in all given out on a day awash with style and glamour as you can see from our photos below. First though, here’s who won what…

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Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards 2017

1. Connect Kerry Make-up artist of the year – Rebekah Barry, CH Chemists

2. Connect Kerry Wedding and Occasion Make-up Specialist – Shauna O’Shea, House of  Glamour 

3. Connect Kerry Wedding and Occasion Up style Specialist – Catriona Rohan

4. Connect Kerry Colour Technician – Sandi Coffey, Sean Taaffe

5. Connect Kerry Men’s Stylist – Stephanie Kerins, The Barber

6. Connect Kerry Spa Therapist Facial – Sharon Heffernan, Harmony Beauty, Listowel 

7. Connect Kerry Brow/ Lash Specialist –  Karina O’Connor, Beauty By The Beach, Ballybunion

8. Connect Kerry Tanning Specialist – Ann Elizabeth Rohan, Killarney

9. Connect Kerry Spa Therapist Massage – Noelle McCarthy, Nadúr Spa

10. Connect Kerry Nail Technician – Inga Balsiene, House of Glamour

11. Connect Kerry Waxing Specialist – Maura Walsh, Expose Beauty

12. Connect Kerry Junior Stylist Hair and Beauty – Donal Flaherty, Cathriona’s Hair Group

13. Connect Kerry Beauty Salon of the year – MK Beauty, Listowel

14. Connect Kerry Hair Salon of the Year – Cathriona’s, Tralee

15. Connect Kerry Salon Manager of the year – Paula Brennan, Final Dimensions, Portmagee

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SPECIAL AWARDS

1. Best use of Social Media Award in association with Orla Diffily PR & Events – The Barber, Ashe Street

2. Customer Service Award in association with EF Signs – Carrie-Anne Boylan Hairworks

3. Outstanding contribution to the Hair industry in association with Easi Locks Human Hair Extensions – Shine Hair, Castleisland

4. Outstanding contribution to the Beauty Industry In association with Elemis Beauty – Eileen’s Beauty, Ballyduff

5. Business Development Award in association with KCFE – Kara O’Shea, Sean Taaffe

6. Best Start up individual in association with Cleas Design – Oksana Sostkova Transformations Day Spa 

7. Contribution to men’s styling and grooming in association with Beardsmith Grooming – Gentlemen’s Barber, Listowel

8. One to Watch in Hair in association with Spin South West – Emma Quirke

9. One to Watch in beauty in association with Spin South West Radio – Kerri Dowling, Cahersiveen 

10. Years of service to the Hair industry in association with That’s Perfect – Colette Lenihan, Ballybeg 

11. Years of Service to the Beauty Industry – Noeleen O’Shea, Noeleen’s Beauty, Castleisland 

12. Editors Award – Vogue Hair And Beauty, Tralee

13. Overall Hair Individual – Frances McCarthy, Brush N Blush

14. Overall Beauty Individual – Nicola Kelliher, Nicola’s Beauty, Tralee

15. Lifetime Achievement – Mary O’Donnell

Shauna O’Shea and Lorraine Horan, House of Glamour, at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Ann Elizabeth Rohan of Ann Elizabeth Beauty and Aifric Rice, Aifric Rice Make-up at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sharon Heffernan, Harmony Listowel and Anthony McCarthy at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Lisa Martin, Kelsey Moore, Karyn Moriarty and Catriona Kennedy at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kevin Ross of KR Communications Ballyduff and Ciara O’Connor at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Orla Galvin and Amy O’Rourke, Expose Beauty Lounge, at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

John Broderick, Mairead McCarthy, Shine Hairdressing, Liz Begley and Colin McCarthy at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Mairead, Oonagh, Kay, Tina and Aileen Brennan, Brenda Healy Brennan and Louise Maguire Finnegan at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Matthew Smith, Cormac Coffey and Andy Valukonis at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Conor Halpin, Elaine Groves and Erin Carey at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Karina Bennett, Ellen Burns, Rebecca Stack and Diane O’Keeffe of Beauty By The Beach, at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Sharon Lawson, Stephen O’Carroll, Caroline O’Flaherty and Rebecca Mason and at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Joe O’Brien, The Barber and Sarah Williams at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Rachel O’Halloran and Maura Walsh, Expose Beauty, at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Emma Quirke, Shannon O’Rourke, Catherine Quirke and Murty Quirke at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Jill Hannon of Hannon’s Castleisland and Margaret Brick of Connect Kerry at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Simona Budzemyte and Amelia Socharska at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Katie Slattery, Indre Bunikyte, Emer Kemple, Jamie Louise Bowler, Claire O’Sullivan and Sandra Coffey of Sean Taaffe, Tralee, at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

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