So much has changed since Amy Michelle Hairdressing first opened its doors. Amy started out by herself after working in London for five years, gaining huge experience in the industry being a freelance session stylist, working at London Fashion Week and the X Factor. “When I moved back, all I wanted to do was open my own salon and I was lucky enough to do that in 2016. Having an Alfaparf Master Colour degree, being a qualified hair extensionist, I knew it would be achievable.”
“To kickstart our second birthday, we have decided to fundraise for Marymount. As I have been so lucky in the last couple of years, it’s good to give back. I am donating money from every service done in the salon. We are also accepting donations.”
And this is not the only way in which Amy Michelle Hairdressing gives back. “We introduced some more corporate discounts to our list. HSE, St John’s Central College, Cork College of Commerce, Dunnes Stores, Tesco, SuperValu, Cork City and County Council staff receive a 20percent discount on all cut and colour services from Tuesday to Thursday every week!”
This year the Amy Michelle Hairdressing salon won Cork Hair Salon of the Year at the Cork Business Awards, Best Customers Service Award in the Irish Hair and Beauty Awards, were awarded the Good Salon Guide four-star rating and their hair extensionist award. “What a lot packed into two years!”
And it’s not just down to Amy but also the amazing team she has assembled. “Six months [after opening], Pamela O’Sullivan joined the salon. Pamela has over 20 years’ experience under her belt and had built up a lovely, loyal following.
“Then Susan O’Toole joined the team. Susan has over five years’ experience and has an Alfaparf Master Colour Degree. She is also known as our Balayage Queen.
“Our newest member is Karen O’Connell. Karen is in the middle of her training. She has all her colour completed with numerous other courses completed. She has just began her cutting training. Watch this space!
“Along with our fabulous Saturday girl, Ava O’Rahilly, this is my team!”
Amy Michelle Hairdressing is open Tuesday to Saturday, offering late services on Thursday and Friday nights.
Amy Michelle Hairdressing
18 High Street, Douglas Road, Cork
021 431 2950