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Are you a talented hairstylist that cannot wait to share your vision and creativity with the rest of the world? Then its time for you to enter the first ever Keune Hairstylist Awards 2021 and join hairstylists in almost 40 countries for this amazing competition.


First, each county will have its own local competition in which local hairstylists will compete within their chosen categories.  The winners will then be submitted to Keune HQ and enter the global competition, which will be judged by a professional, international jury.


Note: Only hairstylists who use Keune products for their creations can apply for the competition.



Here are the 4 categories in which you can compete in:

True Beauty
Trend setting but with beautiful natural sophisticated hair. While keeping the Keune feeling in mind.
Barber Boss
Show your expertise in men’s styling and barbering by creating cutting-edge men’s looks.
Unlimited creativity
Pure unlimited creativity. Push the boundaries of conventional hairstyling and dare to inspire. Avante Garde extravagance at its best.
Colour Explosion
Express your vision in colour. Create an editorial look that shows colour creativity, precision and vision.

Kieran O’Gorman

Kieran has worked as an international ambassador with leading brands Salon International, undertaking seminars, master classes, show work and new product launches around the world. Kieran is currently the only artistic director, for Ireland and the UK, of organic brand Keune.

Throughout his career, Kieran has been bestowed with a slew of accolades and awards. He is a former recipient of the top award at the Irish Hairdressing Federation (IHF) Irish Hairdressing Championships. He has also been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by for his significant contribution to the industry, that includes “sharing his talent, creativity and skills to better the industry via seminars, master classes and industry shows”.

“Very honoured to be part of this very prestigious competition and excited to see all the new emerging talents"


Frank Hackett

Frank Hackett is a 3rd generation barber with over 20 years’ experience in the Industry. Frank is a freelance educator and also the 1922 JM Keune Barbering educator for Ireland. Where he travels throughout the country doing workshops in salons and seminars. Frank was the Irish visionary winner for 2018 and also a grand finalist in the prestigious L’Oreal Men’s Image Award 2018. He has represented Ireland at the OMC European and World Barbering Championships in Paris winning 3 awards.


How to enter:

Submit your entries for The Keune Hairstylist Awards 2021 between 2nd August and 10th October 2021, by uploading pictures of your creations here:



Your entries will be considered by a panel of Irish judges who will select a winner for each category and enter them into the global competition!


The global competition will be judged by a professional, international jury with the 4 global winners participating in the international show of Keune in 2022.




A guaranteed place in Keune’s 2022 International show

A cool collab with Keune’s Global Ambassadors group

A fabulous award to display in your salon




The 4 winners from the Irish local competition will win tickets to the Keune’s 2022 International show in Holland. This prize includes; return flights, hotel stay and entry tickets, valued at over €1000 per winner.


Also, the top 5 in each category of the Irish local competition will win €100 worth of Keune products.



See for full terms & conditions for the competition.