A Clonmel hairdresser has scooped a top award for her creative styling skills. Marie Hickey, of ‘Bridal Hair by Marie’ was recently rewarded for her hair deisgns and one-off masterpieces by taking the title of Bridal Hairstylist of the Year 2013 at this year’s WeddingsOnline.ie Awards.
The coveted WeddingsOnline.ie Awards were held in the super stylish settings of Clontarf Castle last month where top wedding suppliers in the country were recognised for their success, dedication and the quality of their amazing work within the wedding industry.
There were 34 hard-fought categories and winners were announced on the night in a sensational ceremony following a gala dinner. Over 28,000 brides and grooms nationwide voted for their top suppliers and venues in a wide rangeof categories, which were then judged by a panel of expert industry specialists, with decisions based on quality of work and a real wedding experience. Judges this year were: David Heneghan from CX Index, Mark Richardson & Associates from Irish Mystery Shopping, Tara Fay from Xena Productions and Alan Berg, Education Guru for Wedding Wire in the US.
“The annual WeddingsOnline.ie Awards have been enormously important in recognising the successes, dedication and extremely high levels of quality and service given by the Irish wedding industry,” said Peter Bryans, MD of WeddingsOnline.ie Ltd., speaking after the awards ceremony.
“The standards keep improving year on year. From bouquets to bridal hair, music to makeup, castles to cakes, the many award-winning wedding suppliers throughout the Irish wedding industry can be extremely proud of their achievements,” he said.
A delighted Marie thanked everyone who voted for her in the initial stages of the competition.
“And to all the brides who helped me in completing my submission for the judging stage. I am thrilled to be honoured for my bridal work which I take great pride in.”