Sarah Mason - Biography
National and International Multi Award Winning Hairdressing Icon Sarah Mason
With over 25 years of experience in the Hairdressing Industry Sarah is recognised as one of Ireland's most talented female award winning hairdressing Artists in the country .The hairdressing icon is very passionate about her career and a true visionary for her creative work . The International hairdresser is well known to the competition floor while being crowned twice Irish Hairdresser of the Year in 2008 and 2015, She is Wella Professionals Irish Trend Vision Gold Winner 2012 and AHS Visionary Winner for Colour in 2015 .In 2016 she was nominated by her peers to receive and be named as an Irish Icon of her industry as she was inducted into the Hall Of Fame
The Dublin born hairdresser began her training in 1993 in Dublin City and worked her way to the top working for some of the most innovative hair salons in the country. Included on her CV Sarah has had many different roles in the salons including Manager, Creative Director, and Salon Educator.
At a very young age hairdressing was on the cards for Sarah plaiting and braiding hair from the age of six and it was at that young age local families would employ her to do hair for various occasions. It wasn’t long before the local ballet school and drama society were looking for her! At 16 she started her training in Dublin. At 21 she took up a role in Management and head of Education for a Salon Group in north Dublin. In 2006 she decided to take a turn in her career and move to the creative side which is her passion and grew a nice cabinet of trophies and accolades. Sarah relocated to the west of Ireland in 2011 to raise her family with her husband Shamus who is a native of Galway.
Along with her awards Sarah is very innovative and has many specialities when it comes to her craft. She is Wella Professionals Master Colour Expert , This title comes with a scientific understanding of colour , Sarah enjoys the challenge of transforming some of the most complex hair cases into beauty . She is a Master of Advanced Craft Cutting skills and is well known for creating beautiful shapes with her skill set , while dressing hair for beautiful brides and red carpet events is a skill that was self taught by her own natural ability and understanding of the movement of hair .She has endless knowledge when it comes to the science of haircare and is highly trained in all the leading brands that Wella Professionals offer . With her high respect for hair she is well used to prescribing the best hair care regimes and hair management .
Sarah has been a Top Guest Artist for Wella Professionals for many years and has an incredible relationship with the Global Company .She shares her expertise and delivers advanced skilled educational seminars in the Wella studio in Dublin .With great pride she is invited overseas to judge the UK and Ireland Trend Vision Awards both here and across Scotland, Wales and the UK . She was one of the first artists to be chosen for a global community called the Wella Passionistas which is a platform for elite stylists . This platform brings her super opportunities to work with other creative artists for Global Product Launches & social series events which are held in the Wella World Studio in London. She works closely with other Irish artists in a creative collaboration creating 2 fashion collections for the top Irish leading magazines and national stage events. The National Wella Trend Vision Awards which are held in Dublin every year. This event allows Sarah to showcase her work live on stage . Sarah has had various prestigious opportunities with Wella as an artist while she also enjoys working backstage and assisting Global Creative Director Eugene Souliemen at London Fashion Week, working on some of the most sought after shows such as Preen by Thornton Bregazzi , Tommy Hilfiger and many more .
Sarah has been competing successfully since 2006 and at International levels since 2007. She has travelled with Team Ireland to many destinations including Oslo, Frankfurt, Paris, Madrid and London . In 2012 she represented Ireland in International Trend Vision Awards in Madrid and a few years later presented herself as the Irish finalist for International Visionary Awards at the world renowned Alternative Hair Show held in the Royal Albert Hall in London in 2015. After years of Awards and hard work she is now being asked to judge these events both on a National and International level . She has now turned to business awards showcasing her innovation for business and education In 2019 she won Emerging New Business Galway Regional and in 2021 she won The Creative Professional Category Galway Regional . While she has moved on from entering hair competitions she is mentoring her team to reach for the stars and collect the gold and she has had huge successful awards come through her business through her creative team
Over the years Sarah has been invited to film on set both here and overseas for pilots and educational interviews she has appeared here on national television many times including Ireland AM, Off the Rails and Expose .She has often featured in national magazines and newspapers for her expertise and awards such as Image Magazine, Irish Times Life Magazine, Galway Now and other various publications.
In 2016 Sarah opened her company Sarah Mason Professional in the heart of Galway City . With a high attention to detail she is also very innovative when it comes to her business. Renowned for her education and development for young junior and senior hairdressers that crave the industry. Together with her name and awards she has brought her knowledge, creative skills and refreshing energy in mentoring her own salon team. Since opening her business, she and her team have brought numerous awards both to her Salon and to the west of Ireland. Sarah welcomes her client base from all four corners of the country and overseas as far as London, New York and Australia to seek her expertise in the relaxing hub which she calls her creative home.
She is now enjoying her career more than ever. During the pandemic it gave her time to focus on a new energy in her business . In the days of darkness she spent her time working with her online store she created a client advice line while working in collaboration with Wella Professionals through their social media channels while building. brand new online shopping platform with her favourite elite global brands.
Branding her profile and salon has been a very important part of her business while working closely with Wella ,Her salon is exclusively stocked with all the leading brands from Wella Professionals this includes a WeDo/ Professional Flagship , GHD Premiership , Wella Professionals ,Sebastian Professional , System Professional , and Nioxin.