No 1, Okleigh House,
Douglas, Co. Cork
(021) 4897221

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Deridre Walsh/Cotter - Proprietor and Senior Stylist

I believe if you are going to do a job then it is worth doing it right with the right people.

I like to think that’s what we did when we opened our salon 19 years ago. We first opened as Douglas hair studio in February 1995 and we have continued to evolve since, we re-launched as Artisan in August 2005.

I consider myself very fortunate to do a job that I absolutely love and what is even better is that I am surrounded by a team of extremely talented hairdressers who share my passion for our industry. But to keep a passion alive you have to continually fuel it and we do, we are constantly training and updating our skills, we do courses with the leading names in our industry, going to academies, bring in business coaches and guest stylists from other leading salons. We have ongoing in-salon training and we enjoy competition work, fashion shows and going to fashion events in Dublin, London, Paris and Milan.

As a stylist I have 25 years experience behind me. I was lucky enough to train under a stylist with amazing architectural cutting skills, after qualifying I joined peter mark where I took them up on every training course imaginable! I built a strong cutting and colour clientele, which encouraged me to branch out and open my original salon Douglas Hair Studio.

I am really proud of the level of success we have achieved and apart from sheer hard work and strong hairdressing skills I put this down to a great appreciation for both the team that work with me and the clients that support us. I believe you are only as good as your last hair cut, there is always something new to learn and new clients to meet.