DONEGAL hair stylist Elaine McKean, from leading hair salon, Patrick Gildea Hairdressers, in Letterkenny has been recognised as one of Ireland’s leading professional Hair Style Director and Colour Technicians following her success at reaching the Irish Heat of the hairdressing industry’s most prestigious competition, the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award 2014, in the Young Talent Category.
Following the first round of judging for the annual Wella Professionals TrendVision Award from hundreds of entries, 30 competitors in both the Young Talent and Color categories have been chosen to go through to the Irish Heat of the industry’s most aspirational hairdressing competition, set to take place September 1st in the DoubleTree by Hilton.
Judges for the Young Talent Category included Darren Ambrose, D&J Ambrose; Jake Under, HOB Academy; Nicky Clarke, Nicky Clarke; Martyn Holmes, Strangeways; and Angelo Vallillo, Zullo & Holland. Whilst Color Category judges were Brendan Fowles, Daniel Galvin; Claire Chell, Francesco Group; Hugh Campbell, Hugh Campbell Hair Group; Caroline Spencer, Sassoon; Leonardo Rizzo, Sanrizz; and Jayson Gray, TONI&GUY Academy. They were joined by a selection of Editor’s from the industry’s leading trade publications.
“I’m so proud to have been selected as a Finalist of such a prestigious competition. I’ve always had a huge passion for hair and I am very excited about taking part and competing against the best hairdressers in the country at the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award Ireland Heat in September with the hope to be successfully selected to go onto compete at the UK & Ireland Final in October,” said Elaine.