Debbie Blake Carr – Senior Stylist – Brown Sugar, South William Street

Debbie began her career in hairdressing at the young age of 15, when she started as a trainee. Hairdressing wasn’t Debbie’s first career choice, however once she began working in the industry she knew it was for her. She went on to become a fully qualified hairdresser aged just 17, when she become one of the youngest qualified hairdressers in the salon which she was working in at the time.

Debbie began working in Brown Sugar when it opened six years ago, and is now a senior stylist in the salon. She previously worked with salon owner Mark O’Keeffe in one of Ireland’s leading hairdressing chains, and has now worked with Mark for almost 18 years.

Some of Debbie’s clients have included Samantha Mumba, Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, the Seoige sisters and The Original Rudeboys to name but a few. She has also done some work for RTÉ’s fashion programme Off The Rails. Some of the previous Brown Sugar photo shoots have showcased Debbie’s handiwork including the up-coming images of our most recent shoot, which Debbie was on hand to lend her expertise to.

Debbie has perfected her craft of hairdressing over the years, and is going from strength to strength in her career. While Debbie excels in cutting hair, she love all aspects of hairdressing; “In recent years I have really enjoyed up-styling and dressing of hair.”

Top-Tip from Debbie: “It is really important to look after the condition of your hair and it is imperative that you trust in the recommendation from your stylist. Some people might shy away from salon products as they can get a cheaper version in the local supermarket, however once salon products are used properly, they can work out much cheaper and more beneficial.”

Debbie’s favourite product is the Kératase Elixir hair treatment which she describes as the “Champagne” for hair. This product is a deep conditioning, nourishing treatment, that works really well especially for people who have coloured hair or hard-to-manage hair


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