They’re Here! Everything You Need To Know About This Week’s Hayu InstaStar Awards


It’s here and it’s (going to be) perfect!

The Hayu STELLAR InstaStar awards are back, and they’re happening – on Friday!

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s event, and where to tune in for all the going-ons.

What are the Hayu InstaStar Awards? 

Now in their third year, the Hayu InstaStar awards are Ireland’s only awards celebrating the best and brightest in content creation.

Our favourite creators across fashion, beauty, wellness, home & lifestyle, comedy, podcasting, and more are being honoured this evening at our exclusive event in Dublin.

This year, we are once again joined by our amazing title sponsor, Hayu, as well other incredible category sponsors Rimmel London, Schweppes, Instagram, Penneys, Pandora, Kerry Hanaphy, Tayto Occasions, and Perfectil. Laura Mercier are also joining as official Beauty Partner for the first time.

What’s the story with tonight’s event?

The awards (September 8, 2023) are taking place in Dublin’s The Dean Townhouse, a stylish new venue in the heart of the city.

Nominees, past winners, and guests will be treated to a stunning drinks reception, a gorgeous meal, and an exclusive Pandora after party.

In the midst of all of that, we’ll be announcing just who has won this year’s awards across the following categories: InstaStar of the Year, Rising InstaStar, Fashion InstaStar Over 100k, Fashion InstaStar Under 100k, Beauty InstaStar Over 50k, Beauty InstaStar Under 50k, Travel InstaStar, Foodie InstaStar, Wellness InstaStar, Home & Lifestyle InstaStar, Comedy InstaStar, Podcast InstaStar, and Best Dressed on the Night.

Before all of that, nominees will also be getting their glam on in our Laura Mercier beauty suite – it’s time to get red carpet ready!

Host Laura Fox

Who will be there? 

We’ve invited all of our amazing nominees, last year’s winners, and a host of our incredible sponsors too. The fabulous Laura Fox is also joining us as our host for the third year in a row.

Make sure you keep an eye on STELLAR’s social (@stellarmagazine on Insta) for all of the behind the scenes action – and more.

Can I still vote? 

Voting closes at midnight on Thursday night and we’ll be busy compiling the results to see who is going to emerge victorious at Friday’s awards!

If you’ve already cast your vote, congrats! And if not, you’ll have to wait until next year to choose your favourite social media star.

The winners will be revealed during our exclusive awards ceremony – so keep an eye on our site and social for all the BTS.