Team

Paul McKenna
Paul McKennaELITE STYLIST
Paul Mc Kenna is Barry’s son and has been hairdressing since 1989. He worked for a number of years in London and Dublin before returning to Galway in 1998. Paul’s speciality is cutting, and he believes that continuous training is essential to keeping our work up to date with the latest trends. With this in […]
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    Vicky Mc Kenna
    Vicky Mc KennaSENIOR COLOUR TECHNICIAN
    Vicky Mc Kenna is Barry’s daughter. She is our Senior Colour Technician, and has been hairdressing since 1994. Vicky is also a qualified beautician, which gives her a great understanding of how to match a customer’s hair colour to their skin tone. Before joining Barry’s, Vicky worked for Wella as a colour specialist and graduated […]
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      Aideen O’Connor
      Aideen O’ConnorELITE STYLIST
      Aideen completed her training and qualified as a stylist in 1995. She has been elected to Life Membership of the World Federation of Hairdressing and throughout her career she has continuously attended many courses to further her knowledge and expertise. These include diplomas in advanced and creative colouring, cutting and upstyling, with wella, matrix, l’oreal, […]
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        Lisa Mc Donnell
        Lisa Mc DonnellELITE STYLIST
        Lisa has been hairdressing since 2001 and is with Barry’s team since 2006. She has completed many specialist courses with L’oreal, Matrix and Wella and has also competed in the Irish Hairdressing Feredation Championships. Lisa specialises in cutting and colouring, and is one of our in-salon educators for our future professional team.
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          Carmel Greally
          Carmel GreallyELITE STYLIST
          Carmel Greally joined the Barry’s Hair Studio in 2005. She completed her training in 2010 and qualified as a Stylist. She has completed numerous courses in this time including Cutting with Lee Stafford and Cutting & Colour with Matrix. She spent the final year of her training working side by side with our in-house Colour […]
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            Melissa Collette Costello
            Melissa Collette CostelloELITE STYLIST
            Melissa Collette Costello has been part of the Barry’s team since 2003. Having previously studied art and design, she enjoys the creative aspect of being a stylist. She has a diploma in cutting and also studied for 18 months as a Matrix colour technician. 
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              Denise Brady
              Denise BradySENIOR STYLIST
              Denise Brady began hairdressing in 2006 and joined Barry’s Hair Studio in 2007. During her training she has completed numerous courses including Matrix Creative Hair Cutting and Colouring. Denise graduated in 2010 having spent her final year of training, working side by side with our in-house Colour Specialists. As a result she has developed a […]
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                Polly Tait
                Polly TaitSENIOR STYLIST
                Polly began her hairdressing career in 2005. She has completed many specialised courses in cutting and colouring with L’Oréal and Alfaparf. Polly has travelled worldwide with her profession working in New Zealand, Australia and Canada. She specialises in all aspects of hairdressing but has a keen interest in colour and up styling.  
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                  Aoife Rowe
                  Aoife RoweSENIOR STYLIST
                  Aoife joined the the team at Barrys in 2009. Since then she has completed an numerous advanced cutting and colouring courses. Aoife is also a qualified Beauty Therapist. This gives her a great understanding of what suits the client based on skin tone, face shape and eye colour. Aoife has a particular interest in upstyling […]
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                    Deborah
                    DeborahSENIOR STYLIST
                    Deborah began her hairdressing career in 2011 by undertaking an intensive course at Irish College of Hairdressing and has since continued to advance her skills through cutting, colour and up-styling courses with Matrix and Wella. Having joined the Barrys team in 2015, Deborah loves taking the time to have a chat with her clients to […]
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                      Shannen O Sullivan
                      Shannen O SullivanSTYLIST
                      “Shannen began hairdressing in 2009 and completed her training with Wella under the World Federation Standards of Hairdressing. Through this, she received her colour diplomas with Wella. She also has gained experience working in the hair industry abroad in Sydney, Australia for two years. From this experience she gained a wide knowledge and passion for […]
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                        Louise Walsh
                        Louise WalshSTYLIST
                        Louise began her hairdressing career in 2009. She is fully qualified in FETAC, City & Guilds and senior trade exams. From here Louise went on to work with Royal Caribbean Cruises where she gained a lot of experience up-styling and dressing hair for formal evening events. She joined the Barrys team in 2016 and has completed […]
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                          Rachel O’Donohue
                          Rachel O’DonohueSTYLIST
                          Rachel joined the team at Barrys in 2012. Her career began in the Galway Technical Institute, where she completed Fetac, City & Guilds and senior trades exams. Since joining Barrys, she has completed numerous advanced training courses which has polished her work. She is passionate about cutting and styling and has a keen interest in […]
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                            Amy Murray
                            Amy MurraySALON COORDINATOR
                            Amy is our in house Kerastase Specialist and Receptionist. She has been a member of our team since 2012, where she began her career as an apprentice learning the art of hair. As our in house Kerastase Ambassador Amy has a wealth of knowledge to help clients achieve healthy hair.  Amy is also our wedding co-ordinator and […]
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