Paula & Catherine

  Catherine McElligott Paula & Catherine

Directors and leaders of The Hair Shop CreativeTeam Catherine & Paula are synonymous with compelling hairdressing and a clear focus on fashion, originality, and distinction, Catherine & Paula create individuality in every one of their clients’ looks. 

 With over 30 years experience they helped forge a distinctive mark in the hairdressing industry. Forming and moulding trends, educating and bringing some of their teams brightest lights in Salon to the foreground. 

Paula and Catherine are outstanding figures in the Irish Hair Dressing Industry.  They are not only creators but an arbiter of international style, with a rare talent for combining commercial innovation and committed professionalism.

                                                                             Together, with their staff, they are the “dream team”.

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Join Our Team

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Due to our growing business, we are looking for a fabulous Junior Stylist to join our team. This job is perfect for someone who loves to work as part of a team and wants to grow as a stylist. We are all about education at all levels and work with you to grow your clientele. To find out more call us on 00353 4293 31244 or email us on


This Summer’s Coolest Hair Lightening Technique

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“Strandlighting” Is This #Summer’s #Coolest Hair-#Lightening #Technique The #trend is perfect for those who want to lighten or add a different hair #colour tone up a little,  the hair strands blend into your #natural hair colour much more seamlessly, allowing your base color to show through. Just like #highlights, easy mesh are used to separate each section, but because the amount of hair taken is so minimal, you’ll avoid any tell-tale #roots when the colour grows out. So if your looking for low-key ways to add some new life to our lengths, whether #blonde, #brunette, #pink or #blue we are ready for you!! @thehairshopdundalk #booknow @lorealpro @lorealeducationuki


“Supreme Team Finalist 2018”

The Hair Shop in Co Louth is celebrating after beating off stiff competition to secure a place in the finals of the Most Wanted Awards, presented by leading industry magazine, Creative HEAD.

Established in 2001, Most Wanted recognises the most accomplished names and teams in British and Irish hairdressing – the awesome talents collectively making our hair industry the envy of the world.

Having showcased exceptional skill and ambition, The Hair Shop proved to be a front-runner in the category Supreme Team, gaining a coveted place at the Most Wanted Grand Final on Monday 3 September at London’s iconic Natural History Museum. Here, comedian Katherine Ryan will preside over an occasion that sees 600 glamorous

A-Listers from the worlds of hair, fashion, beauty and the media come together for a night of Most Wanted celebration.hssupremeteam2018small Supreme Team Finalist 2018

The Most Wanted Awards comprise 14 categories recognising creativity and success across a multitude of disciplines, from customer service to commercial innovation. This year’s entries were judged by panel of experts, including hair heavyweights Sam Burnett, Ken O’Rourke and Nicky Clarke OBE, Get the Gloss managing director, Gemma Bellman, Harper’s Bazaar beauty director, Katy Young and the beauty and lifestyle director of Vogue, Jessica Diner.

So, what awaits the Most Wanted victors? Alongside the hairdressing industry’s greatest seal of approval – a Most Wanted Trophy – the champions will also receive a year’s worth of profile-boosting editorial coverage in Creative HEAD and its associated titles, websites and events, resulting in worldwide recognition.

Past winners have gone on to represent global brands, lead Fashion Week teams from London to New York and work with the world’s most coveted designers.

“Our Most Wanted awards salute the hair professionals who inspire, shape and influence not just the hairdressing industry, but also consumers’ lives. There will be an impressive level of ‘clout’ on display at the Grand Final, and we’re very happy to be able to showcase such great talents” – Catherine Handcock, Publisher, Creative HEAD

For a full list of finalists visit

The Hairshop – Williamson’s Mall, Dundalk – 0429331244 – – contact:- Catherine McElligott