Hairdresser and entrepreneur Bridget Haren has been in the industry for over 20 years.
After working in salons in London and Ennis, Bridget built up an amazing clientele and reached her dream of opening her own salon in 2009.
Bridget attributes her success to continued education so is dedicated to ongoing training for herself, her team and upcoming stylists in Ireland to bring clients the best upcoming techniques. She is a cutting and upstyling educator for Alfaparf Milano Ireland and has opened her own Academy in the Salon. Bridget Haren Academy provides the best educators in the salon for the team and hairdressers across Ireland to cultivate ongoing training in the industry. Bridget has completed her masters in colour from Wella and Alfaparf Milano Ireland, International Cutting and Colour Diploma with Sasson Academy London and Diploma in Business Management from the University of Limerick.
Competitions have allowed Bridget the opportunity to educate her team and mentor them to compete in top industry shows and competitions. The team has won awards Nationally and Internationally and in 2016 opened the Alternative Hair Show at the Royal Albert Hall in London; a hair show dedicated to the research for Leukaemia.
Mentoring and coaching is extremely important to Bridget, she is currently serving as Vice President of the Intercoiffure Young Guillaume Team which allows her to share my knowledge and experience with up-and-coming stylists, under 27 years old.
Bridget is currently serving as Immediate Past President of the Hairdressing Council of Ireland which represents the interests of everyone in Irish Hair industry, from salon owners to trainees. The Hairdressing Council is the leading body for the in-development Apprenticeship for Hairdressers which will secure the future of the industry in Ireland. They are in the process of developing prior learning exams for experienced hairdressers without accreditation.