Hi Everyone 

We are just home from the first ever Mayo Style awards in Breaffy house. The style awards were ran by the Connaught Telegraph and a great night was had by all. I was very lucky to make it into the final three in the category for Best in Hairdressing. I was very excited as it was my first time getting through for any kind of award. The category was won by Allure hairdressing with my salon PLATINUM hairdressing  and LS hair parlour as runners up. 

It was wonderful to be selected as a finalist and to be part of such a great event. There was loads of publicity for the businesses involved in the Connaught telegraph which created a great buzz locally.  The night itself was a very glamorous occasion with great craic and banter from MC Toni Bourke. Breaffy house did a great job looking after us with a lovely meal, there was dancing later on too. We had just arrived home from our honeymoon in Mexico today so we were exhausted otherwise We would have stayed much later. 

With Lynda mc Nally from LS hair parlour in Westport

However I’m delighted to show you my cert for qualifying as a finalist. It was a great achievement for me as a small business and I’m thrilled to have done so well. I’m already looking forward to next years awards. Congrats and well done to all the winners and finalists. It was a brilliant night.


So very proud

Thanks to Everyone who voted for me and to the judges for selecting my salon as one of the top three in Mayo.I really appreciate the positive feedback about my business. It has really given me a much needed  confidence boost after a difficult few months. Mum would have been delighted to see PLATINUM doing so well.

Even Mr Dillon enjoyed the night

On the night I wore a dress from River Island from about two years ago. I had to cover up as my skin is peeling after getting sunburnt in Mexico. Not something I’d recommend by the way.  Hurray for autumn and opaque tights.My Sparkly shoe boots are Gerry Maguires from a few seasons ago too.

My clutch  & earrings are from Tomorrow’s Heirlooms.ie .I did my own hair & make up. Face is Benefit foundation, Youngblood powder, pippa palate, the lipstick is MAC honey love which I bought in America. Benefit they’re real mascara. All in all I thought I looked great for a lady who only got off a plane from the U.S at 7 am.


I cant resist a bathroom selfie


Fresh faced , thank god for make up.

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Love Maria xx

Maria Dillon
Written by Maria Dillon