Meet the 8 Top Wedding Hair Stylists in Ireland

Meet the 8 Top Wedding Hair Stylists in Ireland

Picture yourself gracefully gliding down the aisle, with every strand of your hair perfectly in place, feeling absolutely radiant and confident. This dream can become a reality, and we're here to help! We know that finding a wedding hairstylist who understands your vision and transforms it into a stunning reality is essential for your special day. That's why we've handpicked the top 8 wedding hair stylists in Ireland, each celebrated for their skill, artistry, and commitment to making brides look and feel their best.

Niamh Lee

Niamh Lee's Instagram

You've got to meet Niamh; she's an absolute expert when it comes to wedding hair styling and teaching others the tricks of the trade. With over 16 years in the hairdressing game, she's had her fair share of experience in Galway and even spent some time in Australia.

Niamh has this amazing ability to bring a bride's dream hairstyle to life. “Styling hair is what I love to do and found this side of hairdressing to be where my creativity and passion is fueled”, she said. “And what a better day to be involved in?”

Besides being a fantastic mum to her two adorable girls, she also educates other stylists through The Online Hair Academy. Niamh's dedication to her craft is truly inspiring. She's the perfect addition to any wedding morning, bringing her upbeat yet calming energy and making everyone feel fabulous from the start. Can't wait for you to meet her and her magic hands!


  • Website:
  • Instagram: @niamhleehair
  • Address: Galway
  • Phone: +353 83 442 2244

Shauna Lawlor

Shauna Lawlor's Instagram

You've got to hear about Shauna! She began her journey at Dublin salon REDS, and then went on to own two salons of her own. But it was when she made the switch to freelance work that she found her true passion in bridal hairstyling. 

Shauna's career has just gone from strength to strength, and she absolutely loves what she does – especially when it comes to weddings. She does a bit of commercial and fashion work too, but it's clear that her heart lies with helping brides look and feel amazing on their big day. 

“As your bridal stylist, my focus not only lies on making you look amazing”, she says, “but also on making your morning as relaxed and fun as possible.” Shauna will come to you either at your home or your wedding venue. If you're after gorgeous, effortless hair and a lovely morning getting ready, definitely drop her a line!


  • Website:
  • Instagram: @shaunalawlorhair
  • Address: Dublin
  • Phone: 0868057290

Lorraine Browne

Lorraine Browne's Instagram

You're going to love Lorraine – she's been in the bridal business for years, and she's just obsessed with weddings! Her journey began back in the '80s, helping with her parents' wedding car business, all dressed up in a sailor jacket and sporting a fabulous mullet haircut. During high school, she worked at a salon in the northwest of England and assisted a session stylist on wedding mornings, shoots, and shows – she just couldn't get enough! 

With a cosy studio in Enfield for consultations and travelling all over Ireland to gorgeous venues, Lorraine truly has a dream job that satisfies her love for beautiful gowns, venues, food, and all things romantic. You'll be in the best hands with this wedding fanatic!


  • Website:
  • Instagram: @Lorrainebrownehair
  • Address: Enfield, Co. Meath
  • Phone: 0872438814

Sinead Gaffney

Sinead Gaffney's Instagram

Sinead is one of Ireland's most sought-after wedding hair stylists, specialising in bridal hair since 2001. All the brides she's worked with absolutely adore her – just check out their glowing testimonials! 

Sinead knows that the big day can be a bit nerve-wracking, but she's got this amazing, friendly, calming presence that'll help you feel at ease. Plus, her talent and confidence in creating your perfect hairstyle will put your mind at rest. You'll have had a hair trial with her beforehand, so everything will be sorted and ready to go. Sinead's trained with the best, including top Irish hairdresser Aidan Fitzgerald, and has over 25 years of experience under her belt. 

She loves keeping up with the latest trends and making them work for her brides. And she's not just popular with brides – she's been featured in Irish Bride Magazine, Confetti Magazine, and B Magazine, and has even worked on the awards for Irish Brides Magazine! You're definitely in great hands with Sinead.


  • Website:
  • Instagram: @sinead.hairmob
  • Address: Leinster
  • Phone: +353 86 3845555

Kristin Ortiz

Kristin Ortiz' Instagram

You'll absolutely love Kristin – she's a California girl living in Dublin! As a freelance hairstylist, Kristin travels between San Diego and Dublin, styling, colouring, and cutting hair. 

She moved to Dublin in 2013 after falling for a charming Irish man, and thankfully her job lets her work from almost anywhere. Kristin got her Cosmetology license from Paul Mitchell the School in Costa Mesa, California, back in 2008, and she's worked with the KEVIN.MURPHY UK team as an educator. When in Dublin, she works out of Pearl in the bustling Fitzwilliam Street area, which she calls her second home. 

Kristin specialises in lived-in hair colour, California balayage, and wedding hairstyling, and she just loves being part of such a special occasion. Plus, she uses KEVIN.MURPHY colour, which is PPD, ammonia-free, and cruelty-free. Head over to her Instagram to see more of her fabulous work on hairstyling, hair colour, balayage, extensions, and more!


  • Website:
  • Instagram: @kristinortizhair
  • Address: 11 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Basement, Dublin 2
  • Phone: Unknown

Fiona Murphy

Meet Fiona, the passionate founder of Polished, a business dedicated to helping you look and feel your best. Fiona is a nutrition and gut health coach, hair and makeup artist, beauty and skin therapist, and lash/brow/nail technician. She has a studio in her home in Carney, Drumcliffe, Co Sligo, and also does mobile hair and makeup work at premium wedding hotel venues across the north west.

Born in Dublin and raised in Ballygawley, Fiona knew from a young age that she wanted to work with her hands and care for others. She has been in business for 11 years and is constantly learning to provide the best services and treatments for her clients. Fiona has a background in biochemistry and microbiology, which has helped her integrate nutrition and gut health consultancy into her beauty business.

Her journey in the beauty industry is driven by her passion for helping women sparkle both inside and out. Fiona is dedicated to providing expert advice and treatments based on her years of education, training, and experience, ensuring that her clients always look and feel "Polished."


  • Address: Finned Lane, Carney, Co. Sligo
  • Phone: 086 843 9979

Val O’Dea

Val O'Dea's Instagram

Val O'Dea is a talented and award-winning bridal hairstylist based in Limerick who works alongside two other skilled stylists, Rachel and Marie. She began her hairdressing journey in 2006 with the Hugh Campbell Hair Group, where she learned her strong work ethic. After a few years, Val transitioned into the freelance world and discovered her passion for weddings. In 2017, she was awarded Bridal Hair Stylist of the Year by the Brides of Limerick Awards.

With their many years of experience working with brides, Val and her team has developed a deep understanding of all things wedding-related. Their work has been featured in various media, including Confetti magazine, One Fab Day, Weddings Online, Brides of Limerick magazine, RSVP magazine, Social and Personal magazine, Hi magazine, and Ireland AM.

Since October 2021, Val has been working in Perth, Australia. Despite this new venture, her bridal team remains based in Ireland for all Irish brides.


  • Website:
  • Instagram: @hair_by_val_o_dea
  • Address: Limerick
  • Phone: +353 85-7200413

Grainne O’Doherty

Grainne O'Doherty's Instagram

Grainne is a multi-award-winning makeup artist and highly skilled upstylist, boasting over 14 years of experience. “You can have complete confidence in me to transform you into the bride you’ve dreamt of,” Grainne says, “no matter what your style and taste.”

She thrives on the magic of relationships, love, beauty, and the transformative power of hair and makeup. Grainne’s ultimate satisfaction comes from seeing clients' reactions when they look into the mirror and are left speechless by their transformation. 

Her role on a wedding morning goes beyond just makeup and hair; she helps calm nervous brides, assists with intricate buttons, and keeps young bridesmaids entertained. Witnessing a bride's confidence grow after their hair is done is truly rewarding for her.


  • Website:
  • Instagram: @makeupmattersbyg
  • Address: Eden Park, Loughrea
  • Phone: 087 415 2328 

Remember to bring your jewellery to your hair consultations

Bridal jewellery in hair

Whether you choose one of the incredible stylists above or one of the many other talented, up-and-coming stylists in Ireland, when you attend a hair consultation, it's essential to bring the jewellery and accessories you plan to wear on your wedding day as it will help them create a harmonious look.

Haven’t decided on your wedding jewellery yet? Jules Bridal Jewellery offers an exquisite collection of bridal accessories and jewellery.


Here are some key items to consider bringing to your consultation:

  • Hair accessories: If you plan to wear a tiara, hair comb, hairpins, or any other hair accessory, make sure to bring them along. Your stylist will need to see how these items fit and secure them in place while designing your hairstyle.
  • Earrings: Your earrings can impact the overall balance and harmony of your bridal look. Bring the earrings you plan to wear, whether they're simple studs, elegant drop earrings, or dramatic chandelier earrings, so that your stylist can take them into account when creating your hairstyle.
  • Necklace: If you're wearing a necklace, its length and style can influence your hair design. A statement necklace might call for a more understated hairstyle, while a delicate pendant could complement an intricate updo.
  • Veil: If you've chosen to wear a veil, it's crucial to bring it to your hair consultation. Your stylist will need to consider how the veil attaches to your hair and how it drapes when designing your wedding hairstyle.

With the perfect hairstylist on board and dazzling accessories complementing and enhancing your look, you'll undoubtedly walk down the aisle as the stunning bride you've always envisioned.

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