Tributes paid to Irish celebrity hair stylist Darren Lacken who has passed away 2 months ago

Tributes paid to Irish celebrity hair stylist Darren Lacken who has passed away

Darren passed away suddenly on Wednesday.

Crow Street Collective salon director and celebrity hairstylist Darren Lacken has passed away.

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The famous Temple Bar hair salon shared the news to Instagram on Thursday, saying that the award-winning style director had died suddenly.

They added that Darren was the "heart and soul" of their business.

"It is with broken hearts we are devastated to say our beloved Darren passed away suddenly yesterday," the salon wrote.

"It is impossible to convey into words how we are feeling right now... He was the heart & soul of our salon, a best friend to each and every one of us and the backbone of our team.

"Our hearts are with Mark and all of Darren's family at this tragic time."

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Friends, co-workers, and salon-regulars flooded the comment section with their tributes.

"This is so heartbreaking. He was such a ray of sunshine in every room," one person wrote.

"Such a beautiful soul who will be sorely missed by everyone who had the pleasure to know him and be in his company. Rest in paradise Darren," another said.

"This is incredibly sad! Devastating actually! What an amazing man! Sending so much love to him, his family, his work colleagues and of course all his friends," a third added.

"The most beautiful soul ever , thinking of you Mark, family and incredible team at CSC," another person wrote.

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Darren had worked as a hairstylist for 12 years before opening Crow Street Collective in partnership with Mark Talbot.

Throughout his career, he received several awards for his work including an Irish All Star silver medal, an Image Magazine Style Award, and A Wella Trend Vision silver medal. He was also a six-time winner at the Irish Photographic Awards.

Darren’s client list included many high profile personalities, including Phillip Treacy, Cara Delevingne, the late Isabella Blow, and Alexa Chung.

His incredible work was also featured in many magazines, newspapers and TV shows.

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