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Meet the team

Yvonne Duffy -Creative Colour Director -
L'Oreal Colour Specialist

Perfect Ambassador for OB-1’s natural beauty enhancement technique, free hand painting, crisp blondes, rich browns and everything in between without compromising the integrity of the hair, always keeping in mind the balance of hair goals and reality.

Yvonne has been crafting the most beautiful, innovative hair colour combinations since 2002 and is truly one of a kind.
Yvonne works very closely with her clients on their Hair Journey investing time and care to get to know each client on an individual basis Building a deep trust and rapport with them whom she treats with the respect, discretion & care – which is in line with the OB-1 way. Whilst offering legendary service with a unique expert perspective.
Yvonne's technical background is just as impressive, having completed the prestigious L'Oreal Colour Specialist Degree in 2009, finishing top of the class, she constantly continues to up-skill firmly putting her at the pinnacle of her game and providing her with the techniques to deliver the best possible experience to her clients, delivering one excellent result after another.
Yvonne’s OCD approach & continuous boundary pushing in pursuit of perfection produces some of the best hair in Ireland. She is passionate about all colour & her skills are phenomenal, specialising in highly personalised creative colour & truly loves the Natural Beauty enhancement service. While enjoying the challenge & satisfaction of a Colour Correction.

Yvonne's welcoming persona is instantly comforting and she looks forward to sharing a consultation with you in the near future. Yvonne smiles – as her clients leave knowing that she has made them very happy after creating glamorous healthy natural looking hair or a bespoke look helping them reinvent themselves or rediscover their best selves while looking effortlessly chic.

Areas of Expertise - Colour Change & Bespoke Hair Colour
The Boss Lady says – “Yvonne is A Relentless Perfectionist & like my 3rd daughter”

Sarah Quinlan - Senior Creative - Assistant Manager

Perfect Ambassador for OB-1's Core Values : Team Player - "We are aware of our colleagues, help where possible, ensure our words & actions are encouraging & helpful & fun is had by all too"

Sarah has been working in the industry for the last 12 years . She really enjoys the creativity that hairdressing entails
Sarah firmly believes that education is at the heart of hairdressing and over her career has attended numerous courses & seminars many with the prestigious L'Oreal Professionals.
Sarah is always looking for new ways to freshen up a clients look & keep things interesting . She feels that coming to the salon should be a delightful & relaxing experience in line with OB-1's ethos. Sarah strives to understand all her client needs with in-depth consultations, ensuring each client gets the best experience & knows that they have been really heard. Her quirky personality ensures a lively appointment, whilst feeling completely at ease & enjoy every minute of their time in her chair.
Sarah thinks that a person's hair should be as individual as the person is and strives to work with the client to achieve a look that makes them feel like a million dollars !!
Sarah has a unique expert perspective on Hair Colour & the stunning ways in which professional colour can transform a style. She loves perfecting blondes, her choice of tone is just right and her placement of colour is expensive and beautiful from lived in blondes to freehand painting, to just knowing what colour you should be, is a natural gift. You will leave with knowledge on how to care for your new look at home & receive an abundance of home care quality advise as she will share her expertise with you. That is just who she is.
Sarah hopes to see you soon for a little bit of a pick me up .

Areas of Expertise : Perfect Blonde creations & Personalised Highlighting & A Master in Spectrumone Hair Extensions

The Boss Lady says – “You always know where you stand with Sarah & she is the most amazing TEAM player – she never leaves a member behind”

Rhona Newman - Senior Creative

Rhona Newman has just joined The OB-1 Team - has worked in the Industry as a Creative for 20 years - 13 years at the helm of her own salon. She has trained with all the top Colour Brands and now finds herself working with the Best in the Industry at OB-1 Hair-L'Oreal Professionel Hair Colour. Rhona's passion is to always give the client what they are looking for while focusing on healthy hair that is easy to manage. Rhona always really listens to what you want, which is an exceptional quality & one that her clients love her for. She loves to learn new techniques in every aspect of hairdressing. Rhona has a calm approachable nature, which ensures your time in her chair is a very pleasant experience with awesome results.

The Boss Lady says " Rhona is the person to rely upon to dig you out when you need it most & has beautiful smiling eyes"

Alanna Fitzgerald - Creative

Perfect Ambassador for OB-1's Core Values

Friendly Vibe & Welcoming - "We strive on our vibe - each team member is important in creating our special OB-1 Welcome - our guests love our friendliness, our warm welcome, our attention to detail & our love for fun"
Passion & Enthusiasm - "Extremely passionate about our work to achieve the awesome results expected at OB-1, passionate about learning"

Alanna has trained with the largest salon chain in Ireland. Her passion & raw talent means Alanna is much sought after for the Bespoke French Freehand technique.

She creates natural looking sun kissed colour & stunning transformations, all very individual looks. And her gentle hand completes the look with a sleek or boho blowdry.

Her passion for colour ensures your OB-1 Experience will leave you lost for words.

Areas of Expertise - Personalised Balayage & Boho blowdry

The Boss Lady says "A gentle soul with a glint in her eye "

Niamh Heffernan - Creative

The newest stylist at OB1. Always had a passion for hair and always motivated to keep learning.

Award winning stylist with a flair for colour! Loves to have fun when creating new styles! Has spent the last 4 years working in the biggest salon in Ireland.

We are thrilled to welcome Niamh & her bubbly personality to the team. And cannot wait to see the award winning colours she is so well known for.

Lauren Burke

After successfully completing her 2yrs in Dunboyne College - Lauren has joined the OB-1 Team. As part of the Creative Colour Team, Lauren assists with all Global Colour & Gloss Toning & you should see her with a Hairdryer. Her happy disposition & awesome head massage makes her an invaluable member of the team.

The Boss Lady says "I'd be lost without my little PA"

Core Values

  • BALANCE Strive to maintain healthy life/work balance

  • PASSION & ENTHUSIASM Extremely passionate about our work to achieve the awesome results expected at OB-1, passionate about learning

  • SERVICE EXCELLENCE World Class Service & amazing salon experience to achieve ultimate customer service

  • ACCOUNTABILITY Responsible for our words & actions that impact on the lives of our guests & team

  • FRIENDLY VIBE & WELCOMING We strive on our vibe - each team member is important in creating our special OB-1 Welcome - our guests love our friendliness, our warm welcome, our attention to detail and our love for fun.

  • CLEAN & MAINTENANCE Proud of our surroundings, ensure our guests experience of the salon is one of cleanliness and well maintained, this creates a good space for our team to operate within.

  • EDUCATION & GROWTH The OB-1 team are driven to stay ahead of the market demands & trends, constantly striving to learn new techniques and investigate product ranges to ensure our guests always have the best of the best

  • TEAM PLAYER We are aware of our colleagues, help where possible, ensure our words & actions are encouraging and helpful & fun is had by all too.