Galligan Beauty Awards recognises industry excellence

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On Thursday 1 December 2016 the 40th Anniversary Galligan Beauty Group “Recognising Excellence” Awards took place at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin. They acknowledged the hard work as well as social and economic contributions of dedicated beauty industry professionals. They also celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Galligan College of Beauty and Hairdressing and the graduating class of 2016.

Kay Galligan, who founded Galligan College in 1976, attended alongside her daughters and current directors Careena and Lorraine Galligan. VIP guest Marissa Carter received the Outstanding Achievement Award.

Speaking at the event Lorraine Galligan said:

“As you will see today, Galligan alumni are not just the most in demand in Ireland’s beauty industry, but across the world.”

An expert panel judged the nominations. Panellists included Lucy Earley, editor of Salon Magazine, and Liz Dwyer, former beauty editor of Image magazine. In addition the managing directors of Galligan Beauty Group, Careena and Lorraine Galligan made up the final judges.

 Award Winners

Ireland AM’s fashion reporter Ciara O’Doherty presented the awards. Here’s the list of award winners.

  • Caroline Thompson, River Side Spa, Stradone, Cavan: Best Irish Beauty Salon:
  • Jennifer Mc Evoy Blush Studio, Portmarnock, Dublin: Best Newcomer to the Irish Beauty Industry
  • Sinead Cady, The Make-up Chair: Best Beauty Blogger
  • Marissa Carter, Cocoa Brown: Outstanding Achievement Award

About Galligan College of Beauty and Hairdressing

Established in 1976, the Galligan College of Hair and Beauty constantly strives to provide the most advanced training. Their engaging, salon-focused training is led by industry leading lecturers. As a result, graduates excel in diverse fields of practice ranging from enterprise to retail. More than five thousand beauty professionals have graduated from the College.

The College offers more than 20 different full and part-time courses. These include beauty therapy, hairdressing and makeup artistry. Furthermore, many of their courses are accredited by CIDESCO, CIBTAC, ITEC and City & Guilds and are internationally recognised.

Anne Sexton

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