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Helen Kenny

Helen, a seasoned hairstylist and makeup artist, recently returned home to Ireland after an adventurous 10-year journey abroad. For the majority of her time, she resided in Canada for seven years while also splitting her time between New York and backpacking across the globe.

With a passion for hairdressing that ignited at an early age, Helen has honed her skills and accumulated 17 years of experience in the industry. After completing her training, she embarked on a professional journey in New York, where she initially worked as an assistant to hairstylists at various agencies. Through hard work and dedication, Helen gradually transitioned to becoming the key hairstylist for numerous shoots, gaining valuable expertise along the way.

Eventually, Helen relocated to Canada, where she signed with an agency called Plution. Not only was she represented as a makeup artist by this agency, but she also emerged as the key hair and makeup artist for several renowned brands in the Canadian market. Helen's specialization lies in hair coloring, with a focus on creating stunning blonde shades, as well as expert cutting techniques. She spent seven fruitful years working at a salon in Toronto, further establishing her reputation in the industry.

In addition to her work in salons and with brands, Helen enthusiastically serves the bridal industry, catering to private clients with her exceptional skills. Her talent and versatility also extend to teaching, as she imparted her knowledge as a hairdressing instructor at the Galway Technical Institute. Moreover, she had the privilege of tutoring at Ireland's prestigious LA College of Creative Arts, where she obtained her teaching qualifications from the National University of Ireland. Helen is a fully registered teacher with the Teaching Council of Ireland.

Throughout her illustrious career, Helen has had the good fortune to contribute to numerous high-profile projects, editorials, and commercials. Her impressive portfolio includes collaborations with renowned brands and publications such as

Helen has also been actively involved in Canadian fashion shows, including FASHIONCAN and ReSet the Collections, contributing her expertise to elevate the runway looks and create captivating hairstyles.

With her wealth of experience, artistic flair, and dedication to her craft, Helen continues to make a significant impact in the world of hairstyling, makeup artistry, and education. Her return to Ireland marks an exciting new chapter in her career, as she embraces opportunities to inspire and transform the industry on her home turf.



Helen has had the privilege of working with a diverse range of esteemed clients, showcasing her exceptional hairstyling and makeup artistry. Some of her notable clients include:

  • The New York Times

  • nike

  • GQ

  • nYLON

  • jc penny

  • Brandon maxwell

  • Burt's Bees

  • Mejuri

  • Winners

  • Marshall's

  • Additional

  • Luxy Hair Extensions

  • Voir Hair Care

  • TV Show "The Launch"

  • Canada Goose

  • Hudson's Bay

  • Pantene

  • Knix Wear

  • L'Officiel (USA)

  • The Weekend

  • Miguel

  • MIA

  • Jon Magazine

  • Pull Magazine

  • Lucy Magazine

  • Mastered

  • OGX

  • Culture Magazine

  • Chatelaine Magazine

  • Vice

  • L'Oreal

  • Knix Wear

  • Dew Magazine

  • Behind the Blinds

  • John Frieda

  • Vitay

Helen's extensive client list reflects her versatility and adaptability in catering to a wide range of industries, from fashion and beauty to entertainment and media. Her dedication to delivering exceptional results has garnered her a loyal clientele and established her as a trusted and sought-after professional in the industry.

Helen's exceptional talent and artistry have been widely recognized, earning her publications in esteemed magazines and newspapers across the globe. Her work has graced the pages of renowned publications such as:

  • The New York Times

  • Vogue Ukraine

  • Vanity Fair Italy

  • Vogue Italy

  • The Globe & Mail (Canada) - Front Cover

  • Behind the Blinds (UK)

  • tmrw - Front Cover featuring Alessia Cara

  • XOXO Magazine (Turkey)

  • Black Atlas

  • L'Officiel (Ukraine)

  • Stellar Magazine

  • Xpose

  • TV Now

  • Irish Times

  • Irish Independent

  • Irish Examiner

  • Sunday Business Post

  • VIP

  • Galway Now

  • Ultimate Brides (UK)

  • Celebrity Parents (NY)

  • Codigo (Mexico)

  • Cult (Australia)

  • Irish Tatler

These publications have recognized and showcased Helen's exceptional hairstyling and makeup artistry, solidifying her reputation as a sought-after professional in the industry. Her work continues to captivate audiences and inspire fellow artists around the world.


Helen's expertise has made a significant impact in the world of fashion shows, working alongside renowned hairstylists and leading the way with her creative vision. Some of the notable shows she has contributed to include:

Helen Kenny also works at NYFW each year, assisting artists from around the world.

NYFW (New York Fashion Week):

  • STAUD Fall 2019 - Lead hairstylist Peter Gray

  • VAQUERA Fall 2019 - Lead hairstylist Cyndia Harvey

  • Philip Lim 3.1 Spring/Summer 2017 - Lead hairstylist Gary Gill

  • Cynthia Rowley Spring/Summer 2017 - Lead hairstylist Richard Kavanagh

  • Philip Lim 3.1 Fall 2018 - Lead hairstylist Gary Gill

  • Linder Fall 2018 - Lead hairstylist Peter Gray

  • Taoray Wang Fall 2018 - Lead hairstylist Rodney Cutler

  • Lou Dallas - Lead hairstylist Edward Lampley

  • Vaquera Fall 2019 - Lead hairstylist Cyndia Harvey

  • Staud Fall 2019 - Lead hairstylist Peter Gray

Toronto Fashion Week:

  • RE/SET Autumn/Winter + Spring/Summer - Lead hairstylist Kirsten Klontz

  • FashionCAN - Lead hairstylist Kirsten Klontz

  • Toronto Fashion Week 2018

  • Toronto Roots Northern Lights Show 2018

Helen's exceptional skills and collaborative spirit have earned her opportunities to work with esteemed hairstylists and designers, leaving an indelible mark on the runway looks for each show. Her dedication and ability to create innovative and trend-setting hairstyles have contributed to the success of these fashion events.

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