Good hair day? Top Irish hairdressers show off their skills

Dublin hosted some of Ireland's top hairdressers in the National Hairdressing Championships, competing in several categories including bridal, long hair and up-do.

The highlight of the show, the "creative fantasy" category, saw some rather unusual, over-the-top creations.

Model Natasha Kelly sporting "Medusa" by stylist Shannon Bradley Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Model Belinda Flinter "Celtic Galdiat-HER" by stylist Brian Garvey Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Model Yvette Byrne and "A Day at the Races" by stylist Edel Jones Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Models wait to have their hair judged in the Bridal category Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Model Katie Brill wears "Atlantic Jewel" by stylist Theresa Molloy Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Model Jade Entwistle wearing "Autumn Eve" by stylist Shannon McGaghey Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Model Jodie Walsh wears a creation called "Punk Rock" by stylist Aoife Flynn Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire