Karen has spent the last 15 years of her professional career as a partner at Rogue Hair in Belfast. During this time Karen was awarded the NI L’Oreal Colour Trophy Award, not once but twice!! She was the first ever winner from Northern Ireland to bring the UK Award to Belfast, an amazing achievement, making her a three time winner of the prestigious title. The brief for L’Oreal Colour Trophy and Catwalk showcase is “Hair Inspired by Fashion” this has kept Karen up to date with up and coming trends.
Karen then completed her L’Oreal Colour Specialist degree and went on to work as a freelance technical consultant for L’Oreal when they launched their new innovative colour range INOA.
Karen has also completed a two year training and development programme as an ID Artist with L’Oreal Professional. Being an ID Artist involves being mentored through world class education from some of the leading names in the industry. To become an ID Artist you have to audition in front of a panel of judges to show you have the skills and personality to present L’Oreal’s twice yearly collections on their catwalk showcase around the UK.
Claire has worked as a stylist for 17 years. Within that time period she has gained a wealth of experience and worked with some of the most talented within the Industry including time spent working alongside Karen herself.
Claire enjoys the fluidness and constant change within the profession and believes that continuous training is a necessity to keep ahead of up and coming trends. This ever changing environment means that among other things, Claire is well experienced in the latest colour, cutting, styling and human hair extension techniques. Claire is extremely talented at styling long hair, she has an amazing natural creative flare and is not afraid to try something a bit different.
She is fantastic at integrating clip in extensions to add volume and length to updo’s and knows exactly how to keep it looking like a natural finish.Claire loves what she does and this is evident in the styles that she creates, she finds nothing more rewarding than watching her clients leave the salon feeling absolutely amazing and looking beautiful.