When Adele Robinson and her then partner Alan Boyce put Company Haircutters on the map in the mid-1980's, it was the beginning of a huge accomplishment for the Belfast based salon.
The duo created a hothouse of emerging talent: photographers, make-up artists, hairstylists, models and artists congregated in the minimalist salon to swop ideas, gossip and plan photo shoots and fashion shows. The results of the shoots was amazing - and won this small, regional salon a series of prestigious national photographic awards including the Miss Hair & Beauty award for 2 years running and also the Vogue Award for 2 years.
Since the salon was launched in 1987 it has attracted the best of the city's hair talent, many of whom have gone on to establish their own state of the art hair salons - Paul Stafford, Patrick Mulholland, Mark Rice and Andrew Mulvenna - Company Haircutters has been more than just a hair salon - it has been a finishing school for the province's current crop of talent.
Adele Robinson continues to head up a talented team at Company Haircutters, and is a recipient of the Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year Award at the UK Hairdressing Awards. Her photographic collections - shot with Belfast based Jim Crone - are published internationally and continue to receive accolades from style editors everywhere.