Meet The Team

Learn more about the amazing team behind Aviary Beauty & Hair!

Michelle Robinson

Salon Owner / Senior Therapist

My passion is skincare & facial machine treatments. I try to educate myself on current beauty treatments & decide if they would appeal to our guests. I spend a lot of time with therapists within the salon doing upskilling & training days.

Kim Maher

Salon Manager

The voice at the end of our phone, Kim joins us with over 6 years management experience in customer service where attention to detail and ensuring the clients needs are always met to the highest standard. Kim prides herself on being knowledgeable on all services offered within the salon.

Leighanne Barber

Front Of House

Always with a warm and friendly smile, Leighanne is ready to welcome you to Aviary Beauty & Hair every weekend.

A fan of all treatments and products for skin and hair, Leighanne goes above and beyond to help with any queries you may have.


Claire Cummins

Senior Stylist

Attention to detail is paramount, Our Kerastase Brand ambassador Claire is constantly attending training sessions and courses to keep on trend with the latest treatments and styles. Always in demand, early booking advised.

Eadaoin Costello

Senior Stylist

Upstyles and Boho blowdrys are Eadaoin’s forte. Constantly upskilling to keep on trend and tailoring hairstyles to suit each individual guest requests, no one leaves her chair without both them and her being 100% happy with the service.

Samantha Chapman

Senior Stylist

With over 15 years in the hair industry, Samantha excels at all colour and cutting services, with Balayage her forte. Samantha explains all treatments and processes in detail with her guests, ensuring a confident colour switch-up or restyle everytime.

Emma Carter

Senior Stylist

Emma is an award-winning stylist with over 15 years of colour & styling experience. She very proudly holds the title of L’Oreal Colour Specialist for the past 5 years! Emma is trained & certified in multiple colour techniques and enjoys using her knowledge to create exactly what her clients are envisioning when they sit down in her chair. Her speciality is balayage and highlight techniques.



Lauren’s passion in the hairdressing world is colour, balayage and boho blowdry. Great attention to detail and always taking pride in her work is Lauren’s driving force. She has an educating background in a hairdressing training environment. Lauren’s enthusiasm and passion in her profession and her love of meeting new people, creating all different styles and keeping up with the latest trends makes her a sought-after member of our team.

Amy Maher


Amy is a Hair Stylist with 5 years experience, having a diploma in women’s hairdressing. Lover of all aspects of hairdressing, especially Boho blowdrys, curly bouncy blowdrys, upstyling and creative colour. Amy was a finalist in L’Oreal’s Colour Trophy 2019.

Sarah Cummins

Freelance Senior Stylist

Sarah has over 25 years’ experience in the hair industry and joins our team as a Freelances Senior Stylist.

She is an educator for Moroccanoil & Annutri and specialises in hair loss and scalp issues and also works as a consultant for a trichologist working with clients who suffer with hair loss & scalp issues.

A self-confessed product junkie, Sarah is more than happy to help recommend products and is always educating herself attending courses regularly.

Sarah is a stylist for cuts and colours but really specialises in blondes and getting hair looking good but keeping the integrity of the hair looking amazing.

In salon Tuesday & Thursday, extra days added due to demand.

Kathleen Riordan

Freelance Senior Stylist

With over 19 years in the industry, Kathleen is renowned for her impeccable colour work with 3 colour masters under her belt. When she’s not dabbling with a bowl and brush her other passion is upstyling and is a pro bridal specialist travelling around Ireland.

Caoimhe Ferriter

Trainee Stylist

Currently attending Portlaoise Institute of Further Education and studying Hairdressing Year 1 full time, Caoimhe is with us for our busy weekends and is a valuable asset to our hair team. Already a familiar face for our clients, Caoimhe is looking forward to developing her hairdressing career with us.

Tara Winder

Trainee Stylist

Tara is currently undertaking her second year of her National Hairdressing Apprenticeship. She adores what she does and can’t wait to be fully qualified!

Tara’s passion is creative colour and bo-ho styling. Education and upskilling are extremely high up in her agenda, She is self-driven and wants to be the best she can be.

Megan Ivers

Trainee Stylist

Megan is currently training in her passion for Hairdressing by undertaking an apprenticeship at Sallynoggin College of Further Education in Sallynoggin, Dún Laoghaire. She is most excited to start her training in colouring and up-styles!


Ewa Jancauskas

Beauty Therapist

A fully qualified ITEC and CIBTAC Beauty Therapist since November 2021, Ewa specialises in Eyelash & Brow treatments such as Henna, Brow Lamination and Lash Lift. While these are here favourite treatments to do, she also enjoys offering waxing, full body Swedish massage, spray tan, manicure and pedicure treatments for her Clients!

Dawn Fletcher

Makeup Artist & Beauty Therapist

Dawn has over 15 years experience in the beauty industry. She has a passion for makeup and skin, becoming our resident makeup artist and a fully qualified Dermalogica Skin Expert, she is very excited to get to work on facial treatments. Dawn has also previously been a beauty and makeup tutor and has come from Ireland’s award winning makeup college, VanityX Makeup Academy where she has thought many since-established students.

Dorina Leon

Beauty Therapist

Have a massage treatment with Dorina and you will be guaranteed to leave the salon floating! Dorina’s passion and wealth of experience lies in relaxing treatments such as facials and massage, but another area of expertise for her is facial machine treatments.

Kristina Baranovska

Junior Beauty Therapist

Kristina finished her CIDESCO International Beauty Therapy Course in The Galligan College of Beauty, Advanced Aesthetics & Hairdressing.

From a young age, Kristina has set her goal on her dream job as a Beauty Therapist. She loves all aspects of Beauty Therapy, but really enjoys treatments where she gets to work on the face and skin.

Melanie Veidmane

Makeup Artist/Junior Therapist

Melanie joins us as a fully qualified VanityX and ITEC Qualified Pro Makeup Artist. But she is also upskilling and training in beauty treatments to become a fully qualified Beauty Therapist also!

Melanie’s eye to detail and flair for natural and glam chic makes her signature makeups a popular service, so book in early to avoid disappointment!

Olesja Culkova

SPMU Artist, Lash Technician, Aesthetic Tattooist

With more than 20 years in the beauty industry, Freelance artist Olesja now focuses on her true passions, Semi-Permanent Makeup, Aesthetics and Lashes!

When she’s not with us in salon, Olesja is a trainer/educator for Swisscolor SPMU in Ireland.

Olesja understands the tastes & individuality of all clients, and instils this in her work, spending time doing thorough consults for all treatments to ensure each client is happy and comfortable.

Appointments can be booked with Olesja over the phone or in salon.