Aaron Healy, 26, is the current holder of the Irish Hairdresser of the Year title. He works with Wayne Lloyd Hair in Cork city, having originally started in the Bandon salon.

Best recent book:

Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger.

Best recent film:

Batman Vs Superman.

Best recent show/exhibition/ gig you’ve seen:

RuPaul’s Drag Race, season 8... I loved it because of the elaborate looks on the drag queens as it continues to show diversity within a niche entertainment industry.

What formats do you access music?

YouTube or CD.

First ever piece of music or art or film or gig that really moved you: Schindler’s List with Liam Neeson.

The best gig or show you’ve ever seen:

Christina Aguilera’s Stripped Tour in 2003 at the Point Theatre, Dublin.

Tell us about your TV viewing:

I watch box sets a lot — Ally McBeal, Vampire Diaries, Queer as Folk.

Which three celebrities are best turned out in terms of hair styles?

Alexa Chung, Kendal Jenner, and Rita Ora.

Your best/most famous celebrity encounter:

Georgia Salpa and Nicki Clarke.

Most expensive item of clothing you’ve ever bought — what was it and how much:

A pair of Christian Louboutin shoes for €485.

Tech habits, what you use, and what you use it for:

I can barely use a smart phone!

Unsung hero — individual, organisation or group you think don’t get the profile/praise they deserve:

Penny Dinners Cork, and the Girls Club cancer support charity.

You are king for a day — what’s your first decree?

Free designer shoes!

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