Rising Galway hairdressing star at Sarah Mason Professional

Rising Galway hairdressing star at Sarah Mason Professional

Article text below from Galway Independent Issue: 14 September 2016

A Galway hairdresser is in the running for one of the lop spots in the THF Star Team competition. Aileen Donohue, of Sarah Mason Professional Award-Winning Hair, has reached the final 15 of the Irish Star Team 2016. The aim of the lHF Star Team is to give talented young hairdressers in the industry the opportunity to develop their skills by offer­ing them the highest stand­ards possible in mentoring and coaching from industry legends.

Aileen submitted her CV to the Irish Hairdress­ing Federation in July in the hopes of claiming a place in the final. A very high standard of talent, competitiveness and skill were evident from the level of entries received and the top 24 candidates attended a boot camp training with David Campbell of House of Colour, followed by a day where they produced a fashion model revealing the current trends. All candidates were in­terviewed by some of the leading names in the hair­dressing industry, with the top 15 selected to go for­ward to the grand finale.

"It was the most incred­ible feeling to have this op­portunity," Aileen said. "The team at Sarah Mason Professional huve been working together to support me in this entry while multi-award winning salon owner Sarah Mason has been mentoring me in the preparation for the project, presentations and interviews."

The top 15 finalists will now attend the Irish Hair­dressing Federation lcon Ball held in O'Callaghans Alexander Hotel on 13 No­vember where the four new stars will be revealed for 2016/17. Award-winning styl­ist Olive Tucker Lee from House of Colour will men­tor the four talented ap­prentices over the next 12 months and they will also enjoy the benefits of a year long education programme, photo shoots, catwalk shows and hair events nationally and internationally.

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