Meet the Team

Introducing Our Family

We, at Queen, are dedicated to creating a personal experience for our clients, one way we do this is by allowing you to choose your personal stylist. You can add likes to our team below to promote them online.

They were super nice and accommodating, did exactly what I needed, and my hair looked fabulous afterwards

Jill R.

John Maher

John Maher

Executive Director

Johns love of the hairdressing industry has now entered its fourth decade. He will say it’s effortless, but this belies the skills and experience that enable him to create a comfortable environment where he finds the answers to each individuals styling needs.
John loves what he does and this translates into his educational seminar work and work behind the camera or on stage.
John is a renowned industry figure and has grown Queen and his team through his favorite phrase “Love what we do” it’s a statement and invitation, a promise and a rule.
You’ll love it too!
Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Style Director

Rachel has over 20 years experience in the industry. Her clients consist of a vast array of people all of whom share their loyalty for Rachel’s inimitable style. Truly bringing a vast commitment to each individual client, Rachel’s crafting of shape to bring bespoke results for her loyal clients is wonderful. A founding member of the salon Rachel is a pillar of Queen and her clientele sing her praises. Why don’t you come see what they are taking about!!

Dwayne Yin

Dwayne Yin

Senior Stylist

Dwayne is a real gem. His eye for detail and passion for delivering the best for his clients is remarkable. His comprehensive training and commitment to his own development translates into the wonderful experience his clients comeback for again and again.
Philip Hannon

Philip Hannon

Senior Colour Technician

Philip is a passionate educator with over 20 years experience. His eye for detail and perfected colour makes him and in demand go to professional. A consultation with Philip is to be recommended to develop a picture of all aspects of your colour plan ensuring a bespoke result for you
Claire O Donnell

Claire O Donnell

Colour Services Director

Claire with over 20 years experience has a busy loyal clientele base also finding time to deliver education and oversee colour direction at Queen.

Claire works with our film and television commitments and is highly sought after and respected in our industry.

Aisling O Connell

Aisling O Connell

Junior stylist

Aisling is a bright light and new face of Queen. She has put much effort into her training and now reaps the rewards. A talented young stylist Aisling brings a commitment to perfection to all her work.

Leah Smith

Leah Smith

Top Stylist

Leah is a combination of quiet confidence and artistic flair. Her industry knowledge delivers for her clients every time and her gifted communication skills ensure she achieves beautiful results for her clients every time. Moving comfortably between polished classic looks and perfected cool in the moment styling Leah is always worth a visit.

Hayley Nicholson

Hayley Nicholson

Make Up Artist

Hayley has a great love for her work built over several years working with major make up brands Hayley delivers make up application at Queen with personalised skill. From nights out to weddings, corporate work or individual make up tutorials Hayley brings her “A game” every time.

Nicola Donegan

Nicola Donegan

General Manager

Nicola is General Manager overseeing all the moving parts of our business. An industry insider her wealth of knowledge and all seeing eye ensure the delivery of “love what we do” for our team and our clients. “Ask Nikki” is a much used phrase in Queen for a reason!

Pauline Whelan

Pauline Whelan

Managing Salon Director

Pauline based in our Stillorgan salon brings energy and expertise to her clients, and salon where she has grown a team and oversees the Queen vision of quality that’s delivered every day. Also an in-demand educator Pauline makes time to share her knowledge in the industry and deliver support behind the camera on shoots tv shows and film.

Karen Hall

Karen Hall

Senior Stylist

Karen is a highly polished stylist with an eye for perfection in styling and customer service. Karen’s warm inviting style is why her clients love their relationship with her, coupled with her exemplary finish and detail Karen is a go to professional.