Professional Beauty & Hair: Meet the Dublin Judges

April 19th, 2024

April 19th, 2024

Meet the judges for our upcoming makeup competition taking place this weekend at Professional Beauty & Hair, held in Dublin.  On Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd April, student and professional entrants will pick up their brushes to compete across our six categories.  Read on to see who will be judging in Dublin.

Emma Rutherford

Warpaint Founder and Editorial Director, Emma Rutherford, will be co-hosting and judging across the weekend.  Having created and organised many makeup competitions, as well as having many years experience in education, Emma will be on hand to ensure the smooth-running of the weekend and making sure to encourage learning opportunities for all entrants.

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James Mac Inerney

Ireland’s own internationally acclaimed makeup artist, James Mac Inerney, will be co-hosting and judging across the weekend.  Going from taking part in competitions such as this in 2018 to now co-hosting, James sets the example for entrants and will be on the floor both days to judge and interact with all participating.

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Emma O’Byrne

Renowned makeup artist Emma O’Byrne will be another one of our judges in Dublin.  With over 15 years of experience in fashion, bridal and creative makeup, featuring in global magazines and working on British royal weddings for Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Emma brings a wealth of skills and knowledge to the competition.

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Cathyanne Mac Allister

With a career spanning 25 years in fashion and makeup, Cathyanne Mac Allister joins the Irish judging panel.  From working alongside Emma O’Bryne on Glow Up Ireland to assisting Pat McGrath for the last 20 years, Cathyanne’s experience and breath of knowledge makes her the perfect addition to our judging team.

Paddy McGurgan

As the director of Belfast’s Make Up Pro Store, award-winning fashion and editorial artist Paddy McGurgan strives to constantly prioritise education and upskilling.  He joins our judging panel with many years of experience in fashion makeup, fashion weeks and other high profile events.

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Nuala Campbell

Nuala Campbell completes the team of judges for this year’s makeup competition at Professional Beauty & Hair Ireland.   Her career spans 15 years, including countless fashion weeks, being published in Vogue, as well as working closely with many theatre companies, particularly across Ireland.  Nuala’s Belfast-based company – Titanic FX – supplies the special effects and beauty industry worldwide with superior quality products and tools.

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