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Our Team (AKA “The Banter Gang”)

Susan

SENIOR STYLIST + COLOUR SPECIALIST

Nicky

MANAGER + RECEPTIONIST

Antoinette

SENIOR STYLIST

Melissa

SENIOR STYLIST + COLOUR DEGREE SPECIALIST

Anita

SENIOR STYLIST

Niav

SENIOR STYLIST

Chloe

JUNIOR STYLIST

Susan

SENIOR STYLIST + COLOUR SPECIALIST

Susan began hairdressing in 2000 where she was professionally trained at Peter Mark in Stephen’s Green, Dublin. She later graduated to training and passed those skills on to others located out of Dundrum. She continued her education and completed the esteemed L’Oreal Colour Specialist Degree along with Management Training.

In 2013, Susan opened her own salon and in December 2017, founded Susan Collins Home Of Hair.

What do you love about what you do?

“My favourite part of my job is the feeling you get when you see a clients confidence growing because they love their hair. Making someone feel beautiful on the inside because of what they see on the outside is amazing.”

Product Recommendations

I love purolegy hydrate sheer shampoo and conditioner. It’s light so it doesn’t weigh down my hair or feeling like there’s a residue in my hair.
It has UVA And UVB so protects against sun damage and has a color anti fade complex.
With 70 shampoo’s per bottle it lasts for ages!
I also love even Australia miracle hair treatment. It has eleven benefits which include preventing split ends and Detangling, and it enhances natural body. You just spray it in and go!

Nicky

MANAGER + RECEPTIONIST

Nicky moved into her career in hairdressing when she finished school and spent two years training in Tyrone. She spent the next four years gaining experience in salons throughout Australia before returning home to take up her stylist role at Peter Mark. Her success with Peter Mark saw her quickly advance to managing and coordinating staff which became a passion of hers. She began working with Susan Collins in 2016 and became the manager at Home of  Hair when it opened in 2017.

What do you love about what you do?

“My favourite part of what I do is having the banter with the clients and having everyone involved in the chats as we work”

Product Recommendations

I love eleven Australia deep cleansing shampoo, I use it twice a week. I love that it removes product build up from the hair and scalp, as I use dry shampoo probably too often and it can clog your pores which can cause pimples and rashes and even hair thinning. I would follow on then with eleven Australia 3 minute rinse out repair treatment. I like it because it’s a great quick fix treatment which isn’t heavy like most treatments, it’s light enough to use as an every day conditioner, it leaves my hair feeling soft, shiny and smelling amazing!

Antoinette (Anto)

SENIOR STYLIST

Antoinette full of experience having spent the last 24 years in hairdressing. Anto cut her teeth in and was professionally trained at studio 54 in Dublin working as a stylist. After stints in both Cabello and Sandy Cove throughout the next 10 years, she took a break from full-time work to focus on being a mom. Anto continued to work part-time and joined Home of Hair in 2017. She has a flair for cutting and loves a good balayge.

What do you love about what you do?

“My favorite thing to do is highlights and balayge. I love cutting too. I probably enjoy the chats with clients the most and listening to their life stories.”

Product Recommendations

Purolegy hydrate is my go-to shampoo and conditioner, it’s vegan friendly, it nourishes your hair and is colour friendly with an anti-fade complex. Because it’s silicone, sulphate and paraben free it’s not heavy and doesn’t weigh your hair down.

Melissa

SENIOR STYLIST + COLOUR DEGREE SPECIALIST

Melissa has been in the hairdressing industry for 18 years. Having been trained with Peter Mark in Bloomfield Dun Laoghaire, she continued her experience with Rhôna’s salon in Dalkey and Peter Mark in Cornelscourt before moving to Home of Hair in 2017.

What do you love about what you do?

“My favourite thing in hairdressing is brunette hair colouring and I’m passionate about long hairstyles. I Love blow-drying and assisting clients with unmanageable hair (because of my own mop it’s close to my heart). I Love finding a common interest and having deeper conversations but know when to shut up too. I Love honesty and I’m honest with clients looking for something unrealistic.”

Product Recommendations

Redken all soft shampoo and conditioner are gorgeous to keep your hair shiny, healthy and soft. Apart from all the scientific treasons it smells amazing! Color wow dreamcoat is my hero product, it makes blow drying so much easier and keeps your locks frizz free in this Irish weather! It only needs to be used every fourth/fifth shampoo so it lasts ages!

Anita

SENIOR STYLIST

Anita is a well-seasoned senior stylist with many years of experience plying her trade for well-established salons thoughout bray.

After taking some time out to spend with her family, her passion for styling has brought her back, taking up a senior styling position in our Home-of-Hair Salon.

Anita loves all aspects of hairdressing and after investing many months upskilling on the latest techniques, she’s eager to rebuild her clientele!

Product Recommendations

I would recommend hydrate shampoo and conditioner, after the long winter staying indoors can dry out your hair, central heating plays a big roll in drying out hair and making it feel brittle, this combination of hydrolysed wheat and avocado oil gives hair strength and moisture, I recommend to use these products twice a week for best results

Niav

SENIOR STYLIST

Niav began her hairdressing journey working on the set of the Tudors in Ardmore Studios when she was 18. It was here she found her flare for hair. She then went on to train professionally. Since then she has continued to work in almost every aspect of the hair industry. From bridal work, to various shoots with several magazine covers and to work on a list of programmes.

 
 
 

What do you love about what you do?

“ The best part of my work is getting to be creative everyday. I love when I have to put a lot of work and effort into planning and consulting with the client about what we are going to do. Then to see the creation come together and the happy client and the end is the feeling! ”

Product Recommendations

Color wow dream filter removes build upon the hair revealing lighter brighter hair instantly, no peroxide or color! It brightens up the blonde making it look fresh! I love using this product in between colors when I feel my hair has gone slightly dull. It only takes 3 minutes so it’s very quick.
I also love redken one united. It’s a multi benefit leave in treatment and heat protectant spray for hair. It helps protect against breakage, primes hair for styling, offers anti frizz, and is sage for color treated hair.
There is no greasy residue with this product like with other brands.

Chloe

JUNIOR STYLIST

Since finishing her leaving cert. Chloe found her passion in hairdressing.

Having successfully completed her two year hair and beauty therapy course, Chloe has spent the last year perfecting her techniques at Home-of-Hair.

Chloe loves every aspect of the hairdressing industry and is excited about where her passion can take her. (Watch out for this one in the future).

Product Recommendations

My favorite shampoo and conditioner to use is redken extreme length, it smells amazing and you get a great lather. Since I started using these products my hair looks and feels so much healthier. It leaves my hair silky and smooth as no it contains biotin which is a vitamin B which helps the growth of hair and to strengthen your hair.