Paul Stafford been at the forefront of Irish hairdressing for over 30 years and is a regular in the press and on TV, where he is sought out for his original views on anything and everything hair and fashion-elated. He is a multi-award-winning stylist, and has been awarded Hair magazine’s Salon Stylist of the Year and three times winner of Northern Irish Hairdresser of the Year.
Dr Mervyn Patterson, the medical director of Woodford Medical, has been working in the field of aesthetic medicine for over twenty years and is one of the foremost, pioneering aesthetic medical practitioners in Europe. Dr Mervyn Patterson has been named in the top ten medical aesthetic doctors in the UK by the Evening Standard and The Daily Telegraph. More recently he was listed in Hello Magazine as “Best in the Business” for Botox. He is in regular demand as an expert speaker regarding aesthetic procedures at conferences across the UK. In conjunction with running a successful business, Dr Patterson with his wealth of industry knowledge, is constantly in demand by journalists for his expert opinion on the latest beauty and skincare trends within the media.
Elanna McGowan aka EllePearls is a Northern Irish Beauty & Lifestyle Influencer with over a quarter of a million followers across Instagram and YouTube.Elanna, who originally hails from Canada, picked up the accolade for Beauty Influencer of the Year at the 2019 NI Beauty Excellence Awards.
Elanna, with over a decade of experience in the beauty and makeup industry, has worked with some of most prestigious beauty brands in the market.
As a makeup artist, her passion is seeing the confidence and positivity that comes from applying just a little makeup. Experiencing and sharing in the joy it brings, has given Elanna the drive to create her own bespoke vegan and cruelty free cosmetic brand, Pearl Beauty, which was launched in 2021.
When not on a film set such as Dungeons & Dragons or TV set for Sex Education 2 along with Game of Thrones for TV, make-up artist and skincare specialist, Katrina Doran can be found sharing her beauty secrets during her Instagram Skincare Sunday sessions and is a huge supporter of professional treatments and the beauty industry as a whole.
Katrina has over 25 years of beauty writing experience under her belt, which has led her to sample and experience some of the top treatments, products and services available in Northern Ireland, and around the world.
Martina is the the principal dentist and owner of Martina Collins Dental and Skin Clinic. She graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 1998. She has a specialist interest in facial aesthetics and in 2016 received a distinction in her Post Graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine from Queen Mary’s University in London.
Ingrid Graham who has over 10 years experience in the beauty industry and specialising in Nails. She is a self-taught nail technician who is extremely passionate about educating on the importance of good nail practice and understanding the nail industry, pointing her in the correct direction of products and tools with the ethos and theory to accompany it. Ingrid is also an educator for top nail and pedicure brands such as Renew Beauty, Elim and Biosculpture.
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