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In photos: Coiffured creations abound in RDS for prestigious awards

The OMC European Hairdressing Championships are in town for the first time ever, showcasing some incredible designs.

Models compete in the Fantasy section of the championships today in Dublin.
Models compete in the Fantasy section of the championships today in Dublin.
Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire

LASHINGS OF hairspray, mousse, gel, glitter, feathers and beads have gone into the fantastic creations styled by Irish and other European hairdressers competing at an international event in Dublin today.

For the first time, Dublin is hosting the OMC European Hairdressing Championships, and the competition is fierce.

According to the Irish Hairdressers Federation, which is hosting this year’s event, the Organisation Mondial Coiffure (OMC) is the world’s largest hairdressing and beauty organisation in the world, with over 60 member countries covering some 500,000 salons worldwide.

Click through the gallery below to see some of this year’s incredible styles:

In photos: Coiffured creations abound in RDS for prestigious awards
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  • OMC European Cup Championships 2011

    A model takes to the catwalk as she competes in the Fantasy section of the OMC European Hairdressing Championships 2011. (Niall Carson/PA Wire)
  • OMC European Cup Championships 2011

    Model Sheila McCarthy from Derry pictured in an outfit entitled Aquila, competes in the Fantasy section of the championships. (Niall Carson/PA Wire)
  • OMC European Cup Championships 2011

    Models await judging in the Bridal section of the OMC European championships and National Hairdressing Competition. (Niall Carson/PA Wire)
  • OMC European Cup Championships 2011

    Model Ciara McStravick from Lisburn in an outfit entitled 'tribal' competes in the Fantasy section of the OMC European Hairdressing Championships 2011 at the RDS in Dublin today. (Niall Carson/PA Wire)
  • OMC European Cup Championships 2011

    A model seen in an Alice in Wonderland themed outfit in the Fantasy section of the OMC European Championships at the RDS in Dublin today. (Niall Carson/PA Wire)
  • OMC European Cup Championships 2011

    A competitor poses for pictures at the OMC European Championships 2011 at the RDS in Dublin today. (Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire)

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