Limerick event to showcase top make-up artists and hair stylists

Ireland’s most talented and creative make-up artists and hair stylists are to be showcased at a glitzy event in Limerick’s Strand Hotel in June.

Ireland’s most talented and creative make-up artists and hair stylists are to be showcased at a glitzy event in Limerick’s Strand Hotel in June.

Make-up & Mayhem - billed as the ‘catwalk show with a twist’ - will see six top make-up artists and hair stylists demonstrate their talents for the first time in the city at the event.

“We wanted to do something very different in Limerick for the city’s first make-up and hair show,” said organiser Courtney Hyland.

Ms Hyland explained that each artist will have six models on which to showcase their creations and the results will be “mind blowing, with exciting, funky looks set to be unveiled”.

“Visitors can find out the latest tips and trends in the make-up industry and find out just what is new and fresh for Summer 2012,” she said.

“The looks that will be created won’t be your average look but very zany and really will have to be seen to be believed. The catwalk is not going to be your normal ramp; the models will look fantastic with serious attitude and funkiness emanating from them,” Ms Hyland added.

This is the first such event to be held in the city and Ms Hyland said it would be “a great way for up and coming local talent such as make-up artists, hair stylists and models to promote themselves as well”.

Limerick Person of the Year, Richard Lynch - of ILoveLimerick.com - will host the event on the night, which will boast music from local DJ Johnny Hammond and a range of hip-hop dancers, while there will also be spot prizes to be won on the night.

Exhibitors from the Irish beauty industry will have stands on display at the event.

Ms Hyland said it would be a “night to remember”.

“Everyone is invited to come along to and meet our artists and hair stylist professionals and find out just how to perfect your very own look,” she explained.

Tickets for the event, which takes place on Wednesday June 13 in the Strand Hotel, are €20 each and are on sale now from the Bailey Bar, Patrick Street, and Bellissimo, Mount Kennett.

Organisers have also declared that €5 from every ticket sold will be donated to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.