Kilkenny hair stylist and businessman Kieran O’Gorman was awarded Stylist of the Year 2016 for Ireland at the Irish Hair & Beauty Awards in Dublin on Sunday.
Kieran, who is proprietor of the five-star Kieran O’Gorman Hair, Beauty & Day Spa on Kilkenny’s historic Butterslip, beat off stiff competition from the top stylists in the country to take the title at a glamorous ceremony in Dublin’s Crown Plaza Hotel.
Commenting on the award, Kieran said, “I’m thrilled. I was up against huge competition – very talented people like Dylan Bradshaw and Davey Davey salon in Dublin. It’s a great honour to have my work publicly acknowledged like this”.
The Irish Hair & Beauty Awards showcases and awards the best salons, stylists and beauty therapists in the country. Run by Creative Oceanic, it is a sister competition of the Scottish, London, English, Welsh and Northern Ireland Hair & Beauty Awards.
The prestigious award follows a slew of accolades for the Kilkenny stylist. He is a former recipient of the top award at the Irish Hairdressing Federation (IHF) Irish Hairdressing Championships. He has already been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Matrix (owned by L’Oreal) for his significant contribution to the industry that includes 'sharing his talent, creativity and skills to better the industry via seminars, master classes and industry shows'.
Kieran’s work features in both industry and consumer magazines in acknowledgement of his innovative work that takes him around the world hosting seminars and master classes and he is one of only two Irish members of the British Fellowship of Hairdressing.
His Kilkenny-based business, Kieran O’Gorman Hair Beauty & Day Spa, opened in 1992 and is five-star accredited, offering a one-stop-shop for hair and beauty needs. For more information see