Elayne Archbold – Senior Stylist – Brown Sugar, Blackrock.

Elayne began her career in hairdressing at the tender age of 16. She has been hairdressing for the past eight years, six of which have been spent working in Brown Sugar. Elayne began working with Brown Sugar when the salon opened in South William Street, although she has since transferred to the Blackrock salon where she has worked now for almost three years.

Elayne entered the Irish Hair Federation competition in her first year of hairdressing, where she took 4th place in the Junior Fantasy category. She then went on to win 1st place for Brown Sugar in the L’Oreal Colour Trophy Next Generation category and has also been a finalist for the past two years in the L’Oreal Colour Trophy Gent’s category.

Some of Elayne’s clients have included Sinead Kennedy, Nadine Coyle, Amanda Brunker, Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, Jodie Albert, and Amy Huberman to name but a few. Elayne specialises in up-styles which she thoroughly enjoys and has perfected over the course of her career.

Elayne’s TOP-TIP: “Always trust your stylist. When buying hair products choose well-known brands over discount brands which will cost you more in the long run.” Elayne’s favourite products are Kérastase Elixir which is a deep nourishing, conditioning treatment and L’Oreal Tecni Art Pli which is a heat activated setting spray that will add volume to your style.


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