Hi my name is Valerie
Position: Salon Director/ Level 1
Working Week: Wednesday & Thursday 9am -7pm (8am appointments available on request) and Friday 8am – 6pm
I am the founder of Ikon Hair Cork. My passion for what I do is fueled by the people I surround myself with every day in the salon….the team and my clients. I love the difference we can make to people’s lives just by taking the time to sit and listen to their needs, pain points and desires.
I believe if there’s one thing that’s a game-changer, it’s the consultation, done right it can change peoples perception of themselves and their hair, this is why we developed our own unique ID Consultation.
I love all aspects of hairdressing but… I am a cutter, I love cutting, all types of hair, short, long, curly, straight!
My love for both have led me into education, I teach bespoke courses on both cutting and consulting.
I have over 30 years experience in our industry, 10 of those years working as a Joico cutting educator, specializing in technical and creative cutting.
I am passionate about motivating and encouraging hairdressers of all levels to elevate their skill set, not only in the art of cutting. But by Instilling knowledge and confidence in all areas, focusing on the importance of the consultation, the culture of the salon and it’s team and how these impact on your clients and your teams experience.
Favorite Colour: Baby Blue
Star Sign: Aquarius
Book: Soooo many…A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, The Select & The Magic by Rhonda Byrne, Good to Great by Jim Collins, Benedictus by John O Donohue
Hobbies: I love spending time with my family and friends, driving my Harley 883 & Dragster 650. I support Mellon Educate by travelling to Africa every year to build schools in the townships, each year I work as a plasterer.
Favorite Product: I love Joico’s Violet range as they keep my blonde from going to warm, especially the violet moose mixed with the blonde life veil…amazing !!!!
Top Hair Tip: 1st thing in the morning …and I mean 1st thing, dry blow-dry your hair before your scalp cools down also brilliant for getting rid of those stubborn cows licks…hey presto great looking hair… not bed head.
Instagram: @ikonvalerie @ikonhair