Team Limerick

Meet The Talented Stylists & Beauty Therapists at Bellissimo Limerick

Our skilled hairdressers, colour technicians, wedding hair experts and beauty therapists are waiting to tend to your hair, beauty and make-up needs. If you are unsure which stylist or beauty expert is right for you, rest assured we are all experienced, professional, passionate and skilled in our chosen fields.  You can read more about our team by clicking on their staff profiles or we would be delighted to recommend the most appropriate person for your needs.

The Hair Team

Jenny Flanagan

HOURS:   Wed 9-8 Thurs 9-5.30 Friday 9-5.30 Sat 9-5.30 

Why did you choose to get into hairdressing?  I started to colour my own hair when I was in 6th year, much to my father's disgust! When I was around 15/16 I really started to have an interest and would always do my friends hair if we were going out.

What aspect of hairdressing are you most passionate about?  I love colour and making clients  feel good about themselves. Your hair is your crowning glory if your hair isn’t right nothing else feels right. I love reassuring clients to trust me and allow me to advise on which hair technique and colour would suit them best. 

Who in the industry do you admire? The main people I’m following at the moment on instagram and Snapchat would be Tracy Cunningham and Jen Atkins.  I love discovering new products, colour mixture’s and technique’s and these two are the hottest stylists right now on trends and products . 

Whose celebrity style do you admire? I love Blake Lively's style which is always so natural and simple.

What is your favourite part of your job? Making women feeling great about themselves and their hair, there is no better feeling than a great big smiling client to greet you after you’ve finished a colour service. 

What is your favourite product to work with? My favorite product would have to be Wellaplex. It allows me to push the hair that little bit more with the insurance of keeping the integrity of the hair, making my job a whole lot easier.

Five star reviews of Jenny Flanagan 

"Really attentive and helpful – delighted with the results!" - Margaret

"As always the experience in Bellisimo was excellent, in the given times I was made to feel comfortable and all safety measures were exceeded, Jenny as always did an amazing job on my hair, the colour is fantastic and Jenny is just such a wonderful hairdresser and really lovely to have a chat with, cannot recommend Bellissimo highly enough." - Anita

"Thanks a million Jenny. It was great to get an expert opinion. Looking forward to seeing how the treatment goes." - Roisín

"Always love the colour Jenny does, she always seems to do the colour I show her in the pic." - Elaine

"Fabulous experience from start to finish." - Cathy

Jennifer O’Donogue

Hours: Tues 9-6  Thurs 12-9 Friday Sat 9-6   Why did you choose to get into hairdressing? To be honest I just earned myself a part time job working weekends in a small salon to get me through my school years. I soon realised I had developed a real passion for hair. I worked all through school and college for seven years. I also did a two year City & Guilds hairdressing course in l.S.C. After that I joined Bellissimo in January 2006. I trained here on the floor for 3 years as a junior and was subsequently moved up to a Graduate Stylist. At this stage I had gained a wealth of experience, so I moved quickly through the ranks and I’m now a senior stylist about five years…I must say I love my job, the building, the girls & guys I work with and people that walk through the door – we’re like one big happy family!

What aspect of hairdressing are you most passionate about? I just love the hair industry; creating new ideas & styles. I also love the fashion that comes with hairdressing, nothing better than fab hair and fab style – I’m known as Jen the Red, so you’ve probably guessed that I have a bold, stand out style on the salon floor ha ha

Who in the industry do you admire? I absolutely love Patrick Cameron – I think he’s an amazing upstylist. I love Vidal Sassoon – I think he’s a genius. I also admire a lot of ourselves in the Bellissimo team… we’re a very creative bunch and would put our hands to anything.

Whose celebrity style do you admire? I always love Jennifer Aniston’s style, especially her hair – it’s always flawless! The colour is actually very suitable for a lot of clients. I also really admire Madonna and Pink – I love their edginess…

What is your favourite part of your job? I really enjoy getting involved with a client who wants a whole new look, when you really nail the look they were aiming for – that’s what really makes me love my job. Waving goodbye to happy client, knowing they are feeling amazing and I was able to help with that.

What is your favourite product to work with? I absolutely love all Moroccanoil products especially Curl Cream and Glimmer Spray. I also love Wella’s Texture Touch – it gives great definition for gents and short styles.

Five star reviews of Jennifer O'Donoghue

“So happy with my experience today in Bellissimo ,Jennifer was so nice and helpful , it’s always a pleasure going there." - Aoife

"Very pleased with my hair and service.  Jennifer is so friendly and listened and advised on colour." - Mary

"Excellent as always with Jen!" - Sarah

Lauren Masterson

Hours: Tuesday 9-6, Wednesday 9-9, Saturday 9-5.30

How long have you been with Bellissimo?  I trained in the academy in 2013 and began working when I graduated. 

Why did you choose to get into hairdressing/beauty? All my life I had a love for hair, it was always more of a hobby than anything else! When I left school I found myself looking for something to be passionate about. I went into Bellissimo out of the blue just to enquire, started 3 days later and haven’t left since! From day one I knew it was for me. 

What aspect of hairdressing/beauty are you most passionate about? If I had to choose, I would probably have to say colour. I’m so grateful to my trainers for the theory knowledge that they have passed onto me! It has given me the power to take on anything that comes my way! I love getting creative and using new techniques to create new,on trend styles. In 2018, I completed the Wella Master Colour Expert Programme and graduated with a distinction. This means I’m a Master Colour Expert. This programme covers all technical areas in colour. This brought my colour knowledge and skills to the next level. 

Who in the industry do you admire? Lisa Walker (Instagram – lisalovesbalayage). Lisa is someone I have followed through social media for a long time now and I love how she puts a huge focus on education and understanding the hair you are working on. She has a fantastic way of explaining things and making things clear to her followers. She has a huge following and loves to share information with other hairdressers.   

Whose celebrity style do you admire? I am a huge lover of Khloe Kardashian. I think she is the prime example of how getting to blonde is a process! It just shows that even with her amount of money it was still done in stages. Also I love how even with her blonde she still keeps a soft root which is very on trend. 

What is the favourite part of your job? My favourite part of my job has to be my clients. From regulars to new clients, nothing makes me happier at the end of the day than knowing I made people feel good about themselves! Often when we’re not feeling too glamorous, we get a new colour or a new style to pick ourselves up and I love that I can do that for people! 

What is your favourite product to work with? I’m a huge fan of the curly blowdry and its something I would do a huge amount of! I like a product that’s light and flexible but still with sufficient hold to get days out your blowdry. Perfect Setting by Wella has to be my favourite, it’s normally used as a setting lotion but it’s perfect for a nice bouncy blowdry too.

Five star reviews of Lauren Masterson

"The results speak for themselves. I love being able to look at myself in the mirror again. Fantastic job done by Lauren, she approaches her work with artistic perfection." Thank you, Florence

"Really satisfied with my new hair! Lauren saw straight away what I wanted and did exactly what I was aiming at! Thanks!! - Perrine

"Genius at hair cut and colour, best hairdresser i have ever had and ive been to a few! Andrew from academy gave best head wash and blow dry also." - Pamela

Breda Ryan

Hours: Tues 9-6, Wed 9-6, Thurs 12-9, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5:30

Why did you get into hairdressing?  I like to make people feel good inside & out and I love to create big & beautiful hair!

What aspect of hairdressing are you most passionate about?  I adore cutting especially barbering and love creating vintage upstyles.

Whose celebrity style do you admire?  Jennifer Lopez, she’s so timeless and on-trend, always looking fabulous!

What is your favourite part of the job?  I love the social aspect of the job & i love learning new skills. I come alive on training days and I love meeting new people.

What is your favourite product to work with?  I really rate the “Shape Me” Gel by Wella to create movement & texture in the hair. For nourished hair, I love Morocconoil!

Five star reviews of Breda Ryan

"Breda is always very friendly. She knows exactly what you want to get done, you walk away feeling a million dollars." - Katriona

"My extensions are amazing! Highly recommend Breda for the job. Had such a lovely time at the salon and looking forward to my next visit! Thanks again Breda." - Cammy

"Breda is a sensational stylist! My colour is always an amazing tone with beautiful contrasts and my cut is always just the right amount of length. My colour is always consistent and I always receive lovely complements after visiting Breda. Breda is so creative, always listens to what you want and delivers beyond expectations. She always ensures that you have a welcoming and comfortable experience all while having a chat and laugh. Could not recommend Breda enough if you want healthy, shiny and beautiful hair." - Vivienne

John Harnett

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9-6, Thursday 12-9pm, Saturday 9-5.30

Why did you get into hairdressing? I was always very creative & I always had interest in hair so I decided I would fuse the two together and I never looked back!

What aspects of hairdressing are you most passionate about? I consider myself passionate about my job overall. If I had to pick I would lean towards cutting and styling hair. It’s so visual and if I’m creating then I’ll never call it “work”.

Who in the industry do you admire? There are a lot of outstanding people in our industry and honestly so many of the people I look up to I am lucky enough to work alongside right here in Bellissimo. On a more global scale I can’t get enough of Lucian Busuioc at the moment. And of course my all time fave, the one and only Patrick Cameron!

Whose celebrity style do you admire? I’m loving Sophie Turner’s style, she’s not one bit afraid of putting herself totally out there. 

What is your favourite part of your job? When my clients leave beaming! The feeling of someone loving your work just never gets old. 

What is your favourite product to work with? You can’t beat a good hair spray to give your hair the wow factor. Moroccanoil Texture Spray is verrry special.

Five star reviews of John Harnett

"Another fantastic hair cut and colour today with John. Cannot fault how well the last cut and colour lasted. Always feel safe with the standard of care from all staff in Bellissimo. Booked in again for my follow up cut and colour – John Always does exactly what I ask and I’ve never been disappointed with a style – a very satisfied customer." - Tracey 

"John is just the best. I thoroughly enjoy every visit with him. His people skills are second to none and he knows his clients inside out. He is extremely professional and you leave there feeling like a new person. He really does go above and beyond and I cannot emphasize that enough. Already looking forward to my next visit." - Claire

"As usual John is the nicest kindest and brilliant stylist. Love love my hair. Thank you as always." - Sue

 

Lexie O’Dwyer

Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-5.30

How long have you been with Bellissimo?  I’ve been with Bellissimo coming up to 5 years now. I started in the Academy and was lucky enough to be offered a position on the salon floor.

Why did you choose to get into hairdressing?  Having spent my childhood in a family salon I always had an interest in hairdressing. I contemplated other options before deciding on the Academy here in Bellissimo. This reignited my interest and from there grew a passion for all things hair.   What aspect of hairdressing are you most passionate about? I’m passionate about my job in general. Cutting and highlighting are my two favourite aspects of hairdressing. For me it’s the technicality of highlighting and the precision of cutting that entices my love for these two specialised services.   Who’s celebrity style do you most admire? I love Emily Ratajkowski, her effortless style and sleek locks are to die for!  I’m also loving all the Kardashians lately. They are always on trend.   What is your favourite part of your job?  I love working with people. Client satisfaction is my utmost priority. It in turn gives me great satisfaction that I have put a smile on someone’s face by doing what I love to do. Also the people that I work with, they make me look forward to coming to work, we’re like one big crazy family!    What is your favourite product to work with?  We have such a wide range of products in the salon I couldn’t choose just one. I love all the Moroccanoil range. My favourite styling sprays would be texturiza from Unite and glam mist from the Wella Eimi range, it leaves a polished finish on the hair and it smells amazing. 

Five star reviews of Lexie O'Dwyer

"Absolutely fantastic experience as always – Lexi is amazing and my colour is fabulous just what I was looking for. Always have a great experience whenever I come in – thank you." - Sue 

"Lexie put a lot of time and care into cutting my hair. She is super at her job. I am very happy with my cut." - Stephanie

"Lexi was very efficient and was great with checking in with me throughout to see if I was happy with everything!" - Caoimhe

 

The Beauty Team

Katie Liston

Hours: Monday 9-6, Tuesday 12-9, Thurs & Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5.30 

Why did you chose to get into beauty? Seeing the transformation of people from when they enter to when they leave. They’re relaxed and more confidant. 

What aspect of beauty are you most passionate about? Massage & facials – to see people so relaxed and tension free. Also makeup and nails – seeing people so confident after their treatment. 

Who in the industry do you admire? The Skin Nerd or Suzanne Jackson. 

Who’s celebrity style do you admire? Jennifer Aniston.

What is your favourite part of your job? Being able to meet new people everyday and having new experiences with treatments. 

What is your favourite product to work with? Inglot and young blood with makeup, and Matis with facials.

Five star reviews of Katie Liston

"Bellissimo is completely professional as always and really enjoyed my appointment . Katie is always so courteous and polite, always pleasant and in great humour. I always come away from Bellissimo feeling much better and pleased with my treatment. Katie goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Excellent all round." - Ann

"Katie was extremely pleasant and efficient. The overall experience very good." - Ann

"Such a lovely girl, so pleasant and friendly and does a great job." - Roisin

"As always it was the perfect experience, even in these tough times nothing was taken from it. The staff are second to none in both the beauty and hair salons and it was an absolute pleasure to be back and be looked after again, I will never take it for granted again!!!" - Ann

 

Sarah Anne McMahon

Hours: Thurs 9.30-3pm, Friday 9.30-3pm, Saturday 9-5.30pm

Why did you choose to get into beauty?  I love looking after clients and helping to make them look and feel good about themselves. I also love that there is always something new to learn   What aspect of beauty are you most passionate about? Make up    Who in the industry do you admire? Keilidh Cashell mua (inglot )also senior head trainer Sarah Cummins inglot   Who’s celebrity style do you admire? Pippa O’Connor    What is the favourite part of your job?  Applying makeup during makeovers on my clients and seeing the smile on their faces when they look into the mirror after!!    What is your favourite product to work with? Dermalogica’s Skin Perfect Primer. 

Five star reviews of Sarah Anne McMahon

"As usual Sarah Anne was pleasant and did an excellent job on my spa manicure and pedicure.  I was very impressed by how Covid conscious she was as with the other staff sanitizing as they worked and constantly changing gloves.  Bellissimo ticked all the boxes in making customers feel safe coming in for treatments." – Linda  

"Sarah Anne did a fabulous job on my make up trial today. Can't wait to return and get it done for my wedding day." - Karen

"Sarah Anne and all the staff I met were courteous, kind and professional. This was a gift and I was pampered as promised. Remember flip flops if you're having a pedicure. My hair was also done which made me feel truly glowing after the experience. My thanks to all and my partner for choosing Bellissimo." - Martha

"Best service I have received to date in any establishment. Thank you. See u next time." - Aoife