Eoin McCarthy is a 26 year old Hair Stylist from Cork, Ireland. Eoin is a relative newcomer to the industry after a career as a professional cyclist in Europe. When retiring from pro cycling Eoin took interest in the world of hair inspired by his mother who is a very successful hairdresser. Although influenced by hairdressing, Eoin focused fully on men’s hair & shorter styles. In his first year cutting he was awarded the title of 2016 Irish Barbering Apprentice of the Year. After 1 year of working in Ireland, Eoin set his sights on Australia & found himself a job at Area Studio. Eoin then had an opportunity to expand his skill set & find his unique style of men’s haircutting in a multi-talented international team of stylists. Eoin was awarded Victorian Barber of the Year for 2017 after placing 1st in the Victorian/SA Live Barber Battle. He placed two times second place at the 2017 HBIA Australian Hairdressing Championships in the Men’s Trend & Men’s Sport live cutting competitions & contributed to Area Studio winning the HBIA Independent Salon of the Year for both 2017 & 2018 & was most recently Runner-Up in the 2019 HBIA Men’s Trend Competition. Almost 5 years into his career Eoin is now an International Educator & Brand Ambassador for Andis as well as being an Osaka Scissors Ambassador for Australia. Eoin actively educates & demonstrates at many hair exhibitions in Australia & Worldwide such as the Asian Hair Expo (China) 2018 & 2019 as well as having been a part of Hair Expo Australia’s Education Programme presenting his “Perspective” seminar in 2019. Eoin has & has had many celebrity clients such as music artists & sporting stars. Most notably cutting hair at Justin Bieber’s Purpose World Tour, The Weeknd’s Starboy World Tour & Post Malone’s World Tour.
Eoin McCarthy - Head of Education
Our director of education, Eoin McCarthy started his career in Cork, Ireland. He started educating for Andis less than 2 years into in his career as a mens stylist - now almost 5 years into his hair career he is multi award winning & an experienced platform artist & educator. Eoin actively educates & demonstrates at many hair exhibitions & shows in Australia as well as Worldwide. Events such as the Asian Hair Expo (China) in both 2018 & 2019. In the same year he was invited to be a part of Hair Expo Australia’s Education Programme presenting his “Perspective” seminar. Eoin specialises in modern men’s haircutting, a crossover between barbering & hairdressing skills. His vision is to guide his students in the direction in which current mens hair trends are going by providing them with the ability to discover efficient & effective techniques that they can apply to all lengths & styles.