Meet our Team

Pauline Whelan

Introducing PAULINE WHELAN; Colour specialist, Managing Director & Owner of QUEEN Salons. This dynamic leader has been in the industry for over 25 years; beginning her QUEEN journey when she joined forces with our founder the late John Maher to open QUEEN Stillorgan. Since John’s Passing, Pauline has taken the reins to bring the QUEEN brand into the future.

Nikki Donagan

Introducing NIKKI DONAGAN; This lady needs no introduction! Former business owner & QUEEN member for 7 years, Nikki is adored by her fellow team members & clients alike. Nikki is literally the GLUE that holds us all together & keeps the show on the road.  She is our General Manager & can be found Front of House in all 3 of our salon locations.

Katherine Sweeney

Introducing KATHERINE SWEENEY; Our new Creative Director. With almost 30 years industry experience, Katherine brings with her a vast amount of knowledge & experience in both business,education, & hairdressing. She has an array of awards to her name. Katherine is passionate about the future success of the QUEEN brand and ensuring we continue to deliver the exceptional standard of hairdressing expertise & customer service as established by our late founder John Maher. Katherine worked beside John as an educator for Toni&Guy for many years.

Michelle Kinsella

Michelle is a senior stylist & colourist with over 20 years experience. A perfectionist at heart she is dedicated to ensuring all of her clients have an amazing salon experience from start to finish as well as achieving her clients hair goals. She believes a good consultation is paramount to a successful outcome. She loves cutting and colouring and specialises in highlighting and balayage. Michelle is based in our Stillorgan branch.

Jamie Gilbutt

Jamie Eve Garbutt

Jamie is a Senior Stylist with 15 years experience having travelled the globe and worked internationally with her career. A true perfectionist she loves all aspects of hairdressing and specialises in occasion,  wedding hair as well as extensions . Jamie is also passionate about hair colouring including balayage, vivid colours and colour change.

Sophie Sorohan

Introducing SOPHIE SOROHAN; A senior stylist with an eye for detail! She is a total perfectionist with exceptional cutting and colouring expertise .Her calm and professional manner puts clients at ease.


Introducing VANDER; A senior stylist & colourist. With over 20 years’ experience Vander brings a wealth of experience to the team. A highly skilled professional, Vander has worked in several fashion capitals in Salons, on photo shoots and T.V. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and always upskilling in the latest trends. He is an all-around talent but specializes in cutting , highlighting and balayage.

Sinead White

Introducing SINEAD WHITE; A senior Stylist & technician.

Sinead is one of our original and most popular stillorgan team members, we are thrilled to have her back at queen after she has spent some time abroad in Holland & the UK working as a top stylist. Sinead has 15 years industry experience and has worked & trained in some of Dublins leading salons.

Sinead specialises in cutting but also loves colouring especially balayage she is exceptional at upstyling and finishing techniques, Her warm and bubbly personality puts all of her clients at ease..

Lisa Verlin

Introducing LISA VERLIN; A Stylist with 32 years of industry experience and  trained in all aspects of hairdressing. Lisa loves making her clients look and feel good and is really focused on listening to her clients needs so she can deliver the perfect result for them.


Introducing PATRICK RYAN; Manager, Master Colourist and an all round expert in haircutting & upstyling! Patrick has over 25 years industry experience and is loved by his loyal clientele. He is passionate about delivering first class customer service & believes you never stop learning.

Abbie Palmer

Introducing ABBIE PALMER;  A Col0ur Technician and an original QUEEN baby. Abbie started her journey in Queen and over the years has became a star @queen. She has fast tracked through her training and is an up and coming star at QUEEN.

Kristina Kinsella

Introducing KRISTINA KINSELLA; One of our stylist and technician! Kristina comes from a hairdressing family background and is highly motivated and super talented. She particularly enjoys transforming her clients hair colour. We are so looking forward to watching her career progression this year.

Brenda Kelly

Introducing BRENDA KELLY; Receptionist extraordinaire! Brenda is an experienced receptionist and joins Nikki Donegan as part of our front of house team. Brenda is passionate about customer service and ensuring every client has and exceptional experience at QUEEN.

Salon Manager & Creative Director

Caren is a highly creative award winning stylist and colourist with 24 years experience in the industry, has many accolades to her name. She specialises in cutting and creating bespoke hairstyles for her clients as well as occasion hair and wedding hair. Caren has extensive business knowledge having been a previous salon owner. Caren has worked on both london and new york fashion week as brand ambassador for moroccan oil.

Stylist and Technician

Nikki has 20years experience and trained at Toni&Guy Limerick. She loves working as part of a team and specialises in cutting and colour. Nikki worked in Ibiza with a media company on al types of events, shoots, and music videos.

Salon Assistant

Kate began her hairdressing journey in 2018 and loves looking after clients and making sure they have the best salon experience. She enjoys working as part of a team and is dedicated to her training. Kate is really excited about her future hairdressing career with Queen.