Wednesday 22 November 2017

Hairstylist to the stars wins top international award


Hairstylist Michael Doyle
Hairstylist Michael Doyle

Hairstylist to the stars Michael Doyle has been 'knighted' by a prestigious international organisation for his contribution to the world of fashion and hair.

The Peter Mark's stylist has long been working with Irish A-listers on Grafton Street.

Among his famous clients are model Roz Purcell and Outlander star Catriona Balfe.

Michael has been known to go the extra mile for his clients.

Ahead of this year's Irish Film and TV Awards (IFTAs) Michael styled Catriona's hair for her and rescued her outfit with some high-street glamour.

"She sent me the picture of the dress she was wearing and it had a little belt on it but when the dress came there was no belt.


"She said she would look like a nun if she didn't wear one, so when she was getting her make-up done I went off down Grafton Street in search of one," he recalled.

The stylish star's ensemble was completed with a belt that cost €3.99.

"It turned out to be so hard to find but it was a nice combination, to have that little bit of high-street in there," he said.

"She is such a lovely, unassuming person," he said of his long-time friend.

Michael has set many trends among Irish fashionistas during his career.

Most recently he caused a stir when he cut model Vogue Williams' hair into a long-bob (a lob).

"I think it was the best thing she has ever done.

"Once I chopped her hair I had lots of people coming in looking for their hair to be done like Vogue's," he said.

For Michael the rule of thumb for the ladies he works with is "less is more" to ensure they always look elegant.

The time has passed, he said, for "extensions down to your toes".

His award, which was given to him by the Council of Ordre de la Chevelarie, is a prestigious accolade dating back decades.

Michael is the second Irish person to win the top prize.

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