Team Market Cross, Kilkenny is crowned Peter Mark Colour Trophy Champion 2019

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Stylist Louise McArdle, Stylist Rachel Flanagan and Model Keri Sheehy

Recently Peter Mark, Ireland’s leading hairdressing group hosted the biggest night in Irish hairdressing, the Peter Mark Colour Trophy. The event which took place in the Clayton Hotel, Dublin 4, was hosted by fashion designer Brendan Courtney and brought together the groups outstanding talent from across the island of Ireland.


Two hundred and six stylists and colourists from Peter Mark and Style Club salons competed on the night and Market Cross, Kilkenny, was crowned the overall Peter Mark Colour Trophy 2019 winner.


The audience of over 900, were treated to a symphony of innovative hairstyles, hinting at what’s hot for hairdressing in 2020. On the night, the prestigious judging panel made up of hairdressing experts had the difficult job of choosing a winner.


This year’s judging panel included:

Holly O’Keeffe, Head Judge and Senior Educator at Peter Mark
Michael Doyle, Salon Creative Director at Peter Mark
PJ Gibbons, Editor of Social and Personal Magazine
Calum Tierney, Terence Paul Group
Ian Brady, Salon Director at Cats Hair Salon
Keith Harris, member of the British Hairdressing hall of fame
Terence Tierney, Terence Paul Training

Winners on the night were:

Peter Mark Colour Trophy Winner: Market Cross, Kilkenny
Stylist Louise McArdle, Stylist Rachel Flanagan and Model Keri Sheehy

Peter Mark Young Colourist of the Year: Swords Main Street
Stylist Hayley Byrne and Model Kaytlin Markham

Peter Mark Men’s Image Award: Athlone
Stylist Megan McCormack and Model Cian McGrath

Social & Personal Editorial Photographic Award: Swords Main Street
Stylist Nikolai Krivolutski and Model Diane Whelan


Peter O’Rourke, CEO of Peter Mark commented on the awards: “We are blown away each year by the amazing talent of our stylists and colourists from across the island of Ireland. The Peter Mark Colour Trophy was created to celebrate the talent and abundance of creativity within our team. I am extremely proud of everyone in our company and of all involved in the event. A huge congratulations to everyone who took part, especially the amazing winners.”


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