Hairdressing has been a passion for Deirdre ever since she was a young girl when every year Santy would bring the latest hair gadgets, and her younger cousins were delighted to act as her models. At 14 she got her first job in a salon, making tea and washing hair. She quickly knew she had found her passion and has climbed the ladder steadily since.
She studied in Sligo College of Further Education from 2010 – 2012 (FETAC Level 5 and City & Guilds) while working as a Junior in a salon.
After four years as a Junior and now fully qualified, her next position was as a Senior Stylist for five years, during which time she took courses in up-styling, colour, cutting and balayage with the likes of Dylan Bradshaw, Katherina Kelly and Gemma Crossan to name just a few.
She joined the Laila Valentino team as Senior Stylist in Sept 2019 with a decade of experience behind her and qualified in all aspects of hairdressing: colour, cutting, up-styling, highlighting and product.
Her passion is hairdressing – she keeps up-to-date with latest trends and has an insatiable thirst for learning new techniques and tricks. When she’s not using her hands to create new hair looks, she enjoys working on DIY projects at home.
“Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile and I look forward to meeting you in the near future – Deirdre”