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About Us 

About us

With a stellar reputation built over 22+ years in the industry, we have established ourselves as the leading destination in Ireland for salons, beauty professionals, and those embarking on a career in the hair industry.
Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, you can rest assured that you will receive unparalleled instruction and support to help you become a true master of your craft. Join us today and experience the difference that our academy can make to your confidence, business and income!

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About your tutor

Your tutor, the one and only Melissa Hayward, is a true hair extension maestro, with over two decades of hands-on experience in the hair industry.

She holds a postgraduate degree in creativity and innovation, qualifications in training delivery and is certified by AIT. Her passion for creating beautiful, flawless hair is matched only by her enthusiasm for sharing her extensive knowledge with aspiring hair extension artists.

Having honed her craft at the world-renowned Zoo Salon in New York, Melissa has worked her magic on the tresses of countless clients, including some of the biggest names in showbiz.

She has appeared regularly on Irish TV, including on Ireland AM and the Late Late Show.
Melissa has also done extensions for music videos and photo shoots, and her work has been featured on countless magazine covers.

Award Winning

Melissa and Hair Extension Training Ireland have won many accolades and recognitions.

In 2024 we won Hair Training Academy of the Year in the prestigious Hi Style Awards. 

In 2023, we were honoured with the 'Highly Commended' title in the Training Academy of the Year category at the Irish Hair and Beauty Awards. We were also finalists in the Educator of the year category in the 2023 PB/HJ Beauty, Hair, and Spa Awards.

Melissa's excellence extends beyond hairdressing, as she was recognized as a finalist in the 2023 Network Ireland Businesswoman of the Year Awards. Her commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship is exemplified by her 2021 achievement of the Victoria Award for Most Entrepreneurial Student in UCD's Innovation Academy.

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