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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 IMG 6867 pp 200x300 LOCAL HAIRDRESSER REACHES FINALS OF  LORÉAL COLOUR TROPHY STAR AWARDLocal hairdresser Eleanor Dowdall, from The Hairshop in Dundalk has made it through to the finals of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy STAR Award 2016. One of only five young hairdressers in the Ireland, Eleanor will now compete at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Backstage Live Final event to be held on June 20th 2016 at Dublin’s Convention Centre.

This award is specifically for colourists between the ages of 18 – 25 who are at the beginning of their hairdressing careers and want to specialize in hair colour.  In the first round all competitors had to submit a before and after image of hair colour work they had created.  Hundreds of hairdressers from salons all over Ireland were judged by the hairdressing industries most inspiring and iconic names including, Adam Reed.  Eleanor Dowdall from The Hairshop Dundalk fought of stiff competition and was successfully chosen to take part in the Backstage live Final events to be held in April 2016.

This next stage of the competition will put Eleanor through her paces as she will now create a live model of her colour work and have just 30 minutes to style her model  in front of the judges and be interviewed about her final look.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be in the final for the second year running, I just want to thank my mentors for all the the hard work they have put into me over the last 4 year’s and I am hopeful that I can do them and myself proud.”

The winner from each region will form part of the 2016 L’Oréal Professionel Colour Academy where they will undertake a year of exceptional colour training from some of the best hair colourists in Ireland.

The Hairshop – +353 4293 31244 / Williamsons Mall, Francis St, Dundalk /

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We are now hiring
If you would like to join a fast paced creative award winning salon
Please contact Catherine on +353 4293 31244 or email us your CV to

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New Beauty Therapist Joins The Hairshop Creative Team

We are delighted to introduce the newest member of the Hairshop team Aoife Stewart, a beauty therapist, she provides the complete beauty service in our salon, complimenting and collaborating with our award winning stylists. We all aim to provide you with a unique and complete customer friendly experience that meets all your hair and beauty needs.

Looking forward to working with this talented lady, and delighted with the newest addition to our creative team here at the Hairshop.

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Aoife Stewart “Hairshop Beauty Therapist”