Creative cutting and colouring

Nessa Mannion worked as a colourist at Aphrodites for a number of years and now specialises in both cutting and colouring. She is currently completing a City & Guilds course in cutting. ‘Staff development and training is a big part of the ethos here,’ said owner Anne Kirwan. ‘It definitely pays off, especially in terms of the girls’ confidence. Obviously people want to get me to do their hairstyles, but I’m training the girls my way and they are excellent at cutting and I want my clients to see that.’ Nessa is one of the original members of staff at Aphrodites, having been there when it opened its doors in 2003. She started her apprenticeship at Aphrodites and in the interim has completed a Diploma in Colour with Schwarzkopf and a Neil O’Reilly course in cutting, as well as upstyles with Kate Regan. At the moment she is doing a City & Guilds cutting course, which will also qualify her to teach in hairdressing college. She does the course in Galway, every Monday from October to January. ‘The training has really benefited my work. I have done a lot of training in the salon as well as bringing in models. We are always encouraged to keep training, a lot of it is done with Anne in the salon’. Nessa greatly enjoys the creative part of her work, and her passion is creative cutting and colouring. To arrange an appointment with Nessa at Aphrodites, call (090) 66 30739.