Its that time of year again The Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards are now open for nominations, the glam event which takes place at a glamorous Ceremony on Sunday March 1st at the fabulous Rose Hotel, Tralee, Co Kerry, is inviting you to tell us who you feel is deserving of an award in the Beauty Industry. Organized by Margaret Kissane Publisher and Editor of Kerry’s only monthly lifestyle glossy publication, Connect Magazine. It’s always an amazing day with contestants from all over the county enjoying a fabulous event. If you wish to nominate yourself or someone you feel is deserving please send us in no more than 100 words who and why along with contact details for the nominee to or

The categories are
Connect Kerry Wedding and Occasion Make-up
Connect Kerry Brow /Lash Specialist
Connect Kerry Nail Technician
Connect Kerry Waxing Threading Specialist
Connect Kerry Tanning Specialist
Connect Kerry Wedding and Occasion Hair.
Connect Kerry Colour Technician
Connect Kerry Cutting and Re-styling Specialist
Connect Kerry Best Blow Dry
Connect Kerry Facial Specialist
Connect Kerry Cosmetic Procedure
Connect Kerry Massage Specialist
Connect Kerry Best Hair Extensions
Connect Kerry Male Grooming Specialist
Connect Kerry Junior Hair Trainee
Connect Kerry Junior Beauty Trainee
Connect Kerry Spa of the Year
Connect Kerry Counter Salon/Spa Manager
Connect Kerry Hair Salon of the year
Connect Beauty Salon of the year.

There are also several honorary award winners on the evening including the overall award of the evening the lifetime achievement award which has recognized many great people in the industry to date.

Margaret Kissane, Publishing Editor, Connect Magazine “The Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards honor all who work daily in salons and spas all over the county. These people deserve to be recognized and we are delighted to reward them for the work they do every day to make us all look good and feel great. It’s the first of its kind in Kerry and we are delighted that it’s now an annual even in the calendar. It’s fabulous to get nominated for any award when you work hard at what you do, but to be recognized locally among your peers is always extra special. It is a wonderful day for networking and connecting in the industry and lots of new friendships are made every year.