Kilrooskey native wins ‘Barber of the Year’ award

Kilrooskey native, Jason O’Connor, pictured with his ‘International Barber of the Year’ award at the recent Platinum Hair and Beauty Awards in Bath, England.

Kilrooskey native, Jason O’Connor (19), was recently crowned ‘International Barber of the Year’ at the Platinum Hair and Beauty Awards in Bath, England.

Jason, who is currently employed at Aesthetic Angels in Roscommon town, said he was delighted to take home the award.

“I was honoured to be crowned International Barber of the Year 2023. I’m only new to the barbering industry and to win something like this is massive for me especially at my age,” he said.

“I’ve worked very hard to get where I am today and this is my second award of the year. I was also a runner-up for an International Rising Star of the Year back in May”.

Jason was accompanied to the awards ceremony by friends Eoin Harrington and Ciaran Purcell, and thanked family, friends, his clients and employers for their support.