Welcome to Cutting Edge, our on-line newsletter which gives you the inside track on the many Peter Mark activities which take place outside the salon doors! We're certainly kept busy with sponsorships like the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards as well as the many charity events and team competitions that take place all year! Read about it all here...
Our stylists let their creative juices loose in Peter Mark Grafton Street and Liffey Valley this week!
Both salons had in-house showcases for the teams to flex their creative muscle, showing off some breath-taking styles and colours.
With 3 Peter Mark entrants to the L’Oreal Colour Trophy UK announced last week and creative styling at the core of our ethos, there’s never been a better time for Peter Mark stylists to unleash their inner artist.
L’Oreal Colour Trophy trio progress
Huge congratulations go out to three stylists from our Northern Ireland salons who have entered the L’Oreal UK Colour Trophy 2014 & got to the regional finalist stage!
Arthur Street’s Alana Fitzpatrick, Lisburn’s Stephen Hanna and Forestside’s Alanda Murphy will all compete in the next stage of the prestigious competition on Sunday 6th April in the Europa Hotel, Belfast.
We’re so proud of our three stylist’s ability & creativity and wish them the best of luck – we’ve got our scissors crossed for you!
PETER MARK VIP STYLE AWARDS LAUNCH!
Some of Ireland’s most glamorous celebrities were on-hand for the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards this week in the Peter Mark College.
Stars such as Roz Purcell, Glenda Gilson, Darren Kennedy & more provided an exhibition of style as April 25th 2014 was announced as the date for Ireland’s premier red carpet event.
Voting has opened for the various categories at vipstyleawards.ie so get voting for your favourite fashion icons.
Students Working Overseas Trust (SWOT) Fashion Show
The Students Working Overseas Trust (SWOT) Fashion Show recently took place in Belfast, with an amazing show of style, song & dance on display.
Our Peter Mark styling crew were on hand to shape those hairstyles & make the cast look incredible, as you can see in the photos below.
We'd like to congratulate the SWOT team for a terrific show, and raising funds for a great cause.
Former winner of the L’Oreal Colour Trophy, our very own Suzie Dowling was featured in the Irish Independent this past week discussing pixie cuts!
A style that has seen a huge resurgence, pixie cuts will continue to be a huge trend in 2014, & can completely change your look.
Check out Suzie’s advice & find out whether a shorter style works for you by visiting here
A huge THANK YOU
A huge THANK YOU to all of you for helping us to raise €45,000 which Peter Mark CEO Peter O’Rourke recently handed over to Susan & Helen from the Irish Hospice Foundation.
None of this would have been possible if not for the amazing work from all of our teams & your generous donations, so to everyone that helped – thank you!
With Spring 2014 in full swing, you can look 100% Fabulous for 20% Less at Peter Mark!
If you’re looking to revamp your style, or just need some ideas for your next look, check out these photos from the Peter Mark Colour Trophy Show – whether you fancy a short pixie cut, or want to rock this seasons on-trend colour, you’ll find plenty of inspiration!
Pop over to our locations page to find your nearest Peter Mark to book in for your Spring makeover.
74 Grafton Street – where it all begins again!
Our salon on Grafton Street has been the flagship Peter Mark salon for over 50 years, so it seemed only fitting to give it the greatest makeover we’ve ever undertaken. The beautiful décor and subtle luxuriousness is matched perfectly to the vision, style and skill of the team within.
As Masters of Colour, Peter Mark have quite literally taken this art form to another level with a dedicated Colour Lounge in-salon to cater for your couture colours & presided over by our Colour Trend Director.
Call 01 671 4399 / 01 671 4136 now to book in at Peter Mark Grafton Street & experience premier style at Number 74
Peter Mark Colour Trophy
The Double Tree Hilton in Dublin was awash with colour at the first ever Peter Mark Colour Trophy. The largest event in Irish Hairdressing this year, the competition saw 32 finalists compete in front of hundreds of family and friends who travelled from all over Ireland to cheer their the entrants on.
The team from Peter Mark Whitewater, Newbridge were crowned the overall winners, much to the delight of their salon team and the assembled guests. Runners up on the night were from Peter Mark Rathmines, Dundrum Town Centre and the Cresent, Limerick.
The judging panel included hairdressing legend Ian Brady, International salon stylist, Guy Kremer, make-up artist to the stars Derrick Carberry, current L’Oreal Colour Trophy holder and Peter Mark educator Nadine Quinn and Maeve O’Healy Harte, editor of Irish Hairdresser Magazine. The event was hosted by the king of style himself, Brendan Courtney.
Speaking at the awards, which also featured an incredible fashion show produced by the Peter Mark artistic team, CEO Peter O’Rourke said, “There is so much talent on display here tonight. We are the masters of colour, not only as L’Oreal Colour Trophy winners and holders of the Young Colourist of the Year award, but it is clear from the brilliant work we have seen tonight that we have incredible colour specialists throughout the group. Our congratulations go to all of the entrants - we are so proud of you all”.
To see more from the awards see www.facebook.com/petermarkhair. To make an appointment with the team at Peter Mark Whitewater, call 045 436 364.Albena’s model (seen above) looked absolutely stunning and we can’t be prouder of her achievement – congratulations Albena!
Albena H’ristova wins at the Wella Professionals Trend Vision Awards
We’re so proud of our own Albena H’ristova taking Bronze in the Wella Professionals Trend Vision Award UK & Ireland Final 2013 this past weekend!
Albena has worked for us for a number of years, formerly in Peter Mark Castlebar and is now styling out of our little sister salon Style Club on South William Street.
Albena’s model (seen above) looked absolutely stunning and we can’t be prouder of her achievement – congratulations Albena!
Council of Irish Fashion Designers Autumn / Winter 2013 Collection
Our friends in the Council of Irish Fashion Designers held their Autumn / Winter 2013 Collection showcase in the Peter Mark College on South William Street on October 8th to a select audience of Ireland’s most style & fashion conscious ladies, and prominent members of the Irish fashion press.
Collections from Irish designers such as Emma Manley, Zoe Wong & the incredible Richard Lewis were on display, comprising a show that was bold, innovative and visually stunning while being en vogue.
More information on the designers & the CIFD can be found at Irishfashiondesigners.com
Peter Mark steals the show at the L’Oreal Colour Trophy 2013
It was an absolutely amazing night for the Peter Mark team at the L’Oreal Colour Trophy 2013 – we’re sure you can probably see us still smiling here at Peter Mark. Not only did we pick up titles in no less than three categories, our unbelievable creative team also produced a spectacular show, “Hansai Reflections”, that delighted the capacity crowd and left us in awe at the level of talent on display.
We are so proud of all our entrants but the night belongs to our winners who just go to prove that we have the best team in the business.
Our huge congratulations go out to Danielle Whelan from Style Club South William Street, Winner of the L’Oreal Professionnel Young Colourist Award, to Stephen McCormac & Gavin Freeney the Style Club duo who were runners up in the Men’s Image Award and to Nadine Quinn and Katie Keany from the fantastically talented team at the Peter Mark Training Centre who are this year’s winners of the L’Oreal Colour Trophy! What a night!
Pictured at the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards with the 2013 Most Stylish Woman, Kathryn Thomas, is Peter Mark CEO Peter O’Rourke and Mark Keaveney.
We Have a Winner
Huge congratulations to all the stylish winners from the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards which took place on Friday night at the brand new Marker Hotel. Kathryn Thomas walked away with the title of Most Stylish Woman this year while Darren Kennedy scooped the Most Stylish Man award.
Other winners on the night included Love/Hate star Susan Longhnane (Most Stylish Newcomer), Rosanna Davison (Look of the Year), Sinead Desmond (Best Dressed on the Night) and Richard Lewis who received the ICON award.
Pictured at the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards with the 2013 Most Stylish Woman, Kathryn Thomas, is Peter Mark CEO Peter O’Rourke and Mark Keaveney.
What an amazing day!
Thankfully, the snow held off, everyone got there and wow - the talent on display in the Burlington hotel was simply breathtaking. Stylists and trainees travelled the length and breadth of the country to show their peers just what they could do and my goodness were we all impressed. Our brilliant judges had such a hard job deciding on the winners and the audience was on tenterhooks as MCs Liam Kennedy and Gary Kavanagh took to the stage with the magic envelopes hand! Style Club South William Street had a great afternoon with winners in three out of four categories; Danielle Whelan won Trainee of the Year with her model Lauren Taylor, Edita Andanova won Gent’s Full Fashion with her model Derk Dekorver and Eilish Maloney won the Ladies Full Fashion Award with her model Laura Rooney. Ruth Roberston from Peter Mark St Stephen’s Green won the Creative Fantasy Award with her model Laura Harris.
Our judges, Sean Dawson from Hobs salons UK, Nathan Walker from Trevor Sorbie, Holly O’Keeffe from the Peter Mark College, Michael Doyle, Creative Director Peter Mark, Maeve O’Healy Harte of Irish Hairdresser Magazine, Bairbre Power of the Irish Independent along with Michael Corcoran and Susie Dowling from the Peter Mark College all spoke about their excitement around the incredibly high standard of hairdressing on display. Technical ability and creativity were abundantly obvious in every category of the competition. We here in Peter Mark towers couldn’t be prouder and want to thank everyone for making this year one of the best yet.
Danielle Whelan won Trainee of the Year with her model Lauren Taylor, Edita Andanova won Gent’s Full Fashion with her model Derk Dekorver and Eilish Maloney won the Ladies Full Fashion Award with her model Laura Rooney. Ruth Roberston (pictured) from Peter Mark St Stephen’s Green won the Creative Fantasy Award with her model Laura Harris.Congratulations to all.
To see all the interviews with the winners and a full list of who won what at the Awards go to the page here.
Shave or Dye 2013 another world record
The Ray D’Arcy Show has today broken the Guinness World Record for the Largest Gathering of Mohicans/Mohawks live on the show for Today FM’s Shave or Dye 2013.
A total of 257 listeners were shaved and dyed in Style Club, Dublin live on the Ray D'Arcy Show by a team of over 30 barbers and stylists. The participants who ranged in age from two years to 62 years, gathered in Market Bar to smash the previous record of 109 set by West Cheshire College.
Anne Lise Rouse, official Guinness World Record Adjudicator announced at 12.50pm today that the record was well and truly smashed.
"I am constantly amazed by how generous people are when it comes to Today FM's Shave or Dye" said Ray D'Arcy, "with their stories, their hair and their money! It's a real privilege to be involved in Shave or Dye."
Ray was also joined by Bressie, Miriam O'Callaghan, Roz Purcell and Lizzy & Elmo from Love Hate who did some of the shaving or participants.
This is the 4th year of the Shave or Dye campaign for the Irish Cancer Society, which to date has raised over €4.5m euro.
Peter Mark says 40,000 Thank You’s for ISPCC Support
Peter Mark, along with the ISPCC want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all their clients and staff for all their help in raising an astonishing €40,000 in just one weekend during the recent Petermarkathon which took place in Peter Mark salons throughout the country. Over the same weekend, our colleagues and clients in Northern Ireland raised a brilliant £5,000.
The money raised will go to provide essential services for Ireland’s most vulnerable children. Speaking about this fantastic achievement, Peter O’Rourke, Chief Executive, Peter Mark, said, “We’re so pleased that the Petermarkathon has been such a brilliant success. It’s a real testament to our team who really got behind this project with great enthusiasm, and to our clients throughout the country who supported us so wholeheartedly”..
Peter O ‘Rourke CEO Peter Mark pictured with Ashley Balbirnie CEO ISPCC
Just in time for Christmas!
Our new look Sutton salon is open and is looking fabulous. Don't take our word for it, come on down and see for yourself. There's late night openings on Thursday and Friday's and our team of super stylists are ready and waiting to make sure you are looking your very best this party season. To make an appointment or book a free consultation, just call the salon on 01 839 3924
The countdown is on!
There's loads to do but rather than run around getting your Christmas shopping done, why not sit back, relax and treat yourself to a gorgeous new hair do and get the list checked off at the same time! There's loads to choose from at Peter Mark from the ever popular gift card to sparkling metallic ghd's, mega hairdyers to styling wands and lots and lots of gorgeous hair care products. It's a win, win – great hair for you, great gifts for them and best of all, no need to rush about! Give the gift of magic from Peter Mark!
Stylish new salon in the heart of Dublin
A host of well known faces, including Xposé's Lisa Cannon, Pippa O'Connor and former Miss Ireland, Holly Carpenter, were all smiles at the launch of the brand new Style Club on North Earl Street on Tuesday 20th November.
A little sister to the Peter Mark group, this new salon, complete with bespoke furniture and a simply dazzling interior completes the fashionable trio of Style Club's on South William Street and the Pavillions, Swords. Hosted by Peter Mark CEO Peter O'Rourke and co-founder Mark Keaveney, party goers were treated to canapés and bubbly from Relish whilst Gary Kavanagh and Michael Doyle demonstrated quick and easy style transformations with the help of stylist to the stars, Sonja Mohlich.
As the Christmas season kicks off in earnest, a visit to Style Club should be a part of any stylish party goers plan. Whether you're looking for a complete radical re-style or you're looking for a dash of colour to complement your little black dress, it's all going on at North Earl Street!
The stylish new salon is open Monday – Saturday with late night openings on Wednesday and Thursday. Check out www.styleclub.ie or call the North Earl Street salon on 01 878 6663
Ireland's visionary hairdresser takes top spot at the international competition in the Royal Albert Hall
Michelle McDermott wins International Visionary Award at the Alternative Hair Show
Michelle McDermott, a member of the Peter Mark Creative Team, made Irish hairdressing history last night in the Royal Albert Hall, London, when she became the first Irish person to win the International Visionary Award at the Alternative Hair Show. Along with her model Katie Bradley from Dublin, Michelle, who is based in Peter Mark Dundrum Town Centre, wowed the international panel of judges to beat off competition from around the world.
Speaking about her win, Michelle said, "I am overwhelmed! We have competed against some of the world's best hairdressers and won, it's just fantastic".
The Alternative Hair Show was established in London 30 years ago to raise funds to fight childhood leukaemia and to date has raised £8.5 million for leukaemia and blood cancer research projects all over the world.
L'Oreal Professionnel Young Colourist
Huge congratulations to Danielle Garner of our O'Connell St. Salon, winner of the L'Oreal Professionnel Young Colourist of the Year 2012. This award is given to colourists aged under 25 and not only is testament to Danielle's nerves of steel as the entire colouring process is monitored by a panel of internationally renowned judges, but to the great training she has undertaken since she joined Peter Mark after her Leaving Certificate. Also, take a bow Suzie Dowling and Rachael Mannix from the Peter Mark Academy who were runner's up in the L'Oreal Professionnel Colour Trophy – a fantastic achievement, particularly on the back of a win for Suzie in 2011. We are so proud of you all!
Irish Hair Photographic Awards
Massive congratulations due to our finalists in the Irish Hair Photographic Awards, which took place in the Guinness Storehouse last night - Helen Reavey and Michelle McDermott took first and second place respectively in the Alternative Hair category, while Michael Doyle took the prize for Best Editorial Photograph. And here they are!! As well as being award winners in their own right, Helen and Michelle took to the stage at the Irish Hair Photographic Awards in the Guinness Storehouse to collect an award on behalf of Peter Mark from Pat and Anthony Mascolo for our corporate DVD celebrating our 50th anniversary.
Thanks to Simon and his team at Design for Life who produced the DVD for all their help. Why not watch it below?
Peter Mark creative duo named Northern Ireland's L'Oreal winners!
The team at Peter Mark are celebrating as their colleagues Stephen Hannah and Laura McMurray were crowned Northern Ireland Regional Winners at the L'Oreal Colour Trophy 2012 finals in London yesterday (May 28th 2012). This fantastic achievement is all the more remarkable given that over 900 creative salons from all over the UK enter the awards – the biggest in the hairdressing industry. The competitors face an incredibly tough judging panel of renowned and respected hairdressers, each of them perfectionists in their field.
Stephen is a trainer in the Peter Mark Northern Ireland training and recruitment centre based in Belfast while Laura is a stylist in Peter Mark Portadown.
Speaking about this fantastic achievement, Peter O'Rourke, Chief Executive, Peter Mark said, "We are so proud of Stephen and Laura. As a trainer, Stephen will now be expertly placed to pass on his knowledge to the rest of the team as will Laura who I have no doubt will be sharing all she has learnt with her colleagues. Our congratulations go to them both".
We are now looking forward to the results of the Irish L'Oreal Colour Trophy finals which take place in Dublin on June 11th. The group has teams competing in three categories: The L'Oreal Professionnel Colour Trophy 2012, the L'Oreal Professionnel Men's Image Award and the L'Oreal Professionnel Young Colourist Award.
Record Breaking Damien gets a lift!
How amazing is this man? You are looking at the new World Record holder for the most heads of hair dyed by one person in a 24 hour period. Damien Bennett, head colourist in Peter Mark Grafton Street, has his official Guinness Book of World Records certificate to prove it.
Not only did he beat the previous record, he smashed it at 62 heads dyed green, white and orange. He managed this extraordinary feat as part of 'Dye for Ireland' with Today FM which raises hundreds of thousands of euro for the Irish Cancer Society.
Damien, we salute you – the hero of colourists