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Our Team

OUR STORY

Capelli opened in Westport in 2006, since then the business has grown from strength to strength and now employs 12 highly professional people, who’s love of their work is evident from the moment you step into this fun and vibrant salon.

Suzanne (owner) had previously owned a salon in Dublin before opening in Westport and she has certainly brought the pace of the city hair style industry with her. The team are continually training. “In order to be the best in the industry and to remain proud of our work, you have to stay ahead of the competition, the standard of hairdressing in Westport is very high” says Suzanne, “our team are excellent in their own areas and love learning new techniques and staying ahead of the latest trend”.

In 2016 the Capelli team beat of stiff competition from over 1300 applicants to make it to the top 5 in the AlfaParf Fantastic Hairdressing award in Dublin. This is the biggest awards ceremony in the Irish hairdressing Industry. It is a celebration of the creative artistry and commercial acumen that lies at the heart of successful hairdressing.

Current finalists in the 2018 Mayo Style Awards and the UK & Ireland Good Salon Guide.

Meet Our Team

SUZANNE O’ TOOLE
OWNER

I opened Capelli in Westport in 2006. the success of our salon to date is down to our wonderful team who are as committed and passionate about hair as I am.
Capelli is not one person it’s all of us together and it’s the teamwork that makes us great.

I trained in London with Vidal Sassoon, before moving to Dublin to open my own salon. from the bright city lights, I heard Croagh Patrick calling and in 2006 moved to Westport and opened Capelli.

The standard of hairdressing in Westport is very high which is fantastic because it pushes us all to be the best.

MARY GINTY
SALON MANAGER

I trained in the Mayo College of Hairdressing gaining my NVQ level 2. I joined Capelli when I was completing my work experience and I am still here 10 years later! I love meeting customers, discussing with them what style they are going for and making sure they are comfortable and enjoy the down time. I enjoy the colouring side of hairdressing the most. It gives you great scope to completely change someones look and work with rich warm tones.

Working with Capelli is like a home away from home, we have lovely customers and they say if you love what you do you will never work a day in your life, that’s me.

BERNIE CUSACK
SENIOR STYLIST

I’m working at Capelli for 10 years. I trained in William Thomas Hairdressing in Westport and attended cutting, colour and styling courses in Dublin, Galway as well as in-house.The best part of working at Capelli is the clients we have all built up. I love the fact that people trust me to give them a new look and to see the joy and confidence that the ‘reveal’ gives them, it makes the job worthwhile.

On a personal note, I am married with 3 beautiful children, who mean the world to me. I love going out meeting people and entertaining them with a bar of a song (now if only I knew the words).

SINEAD O’CONNOR
SENIOR STYLIST

I started hairdressing, 19 years ago with an apprenticeship in William Thomas, before qualifying with the Irish Hairdressing Federation. I then moved to Dublin where I upskilled further for 2 years through night courses. During this time I managed 3 salons in Newcastle, Nass and Suncroft. I love the changes in hairdressing and am also qualified in great lengths hair extensions.

I moved back to Westport 7 years ago to continue my love affair with hair. I love hairdressing, the team and the clients at Capelli. They are a great bunch of people to work with. I love the challenge of colours and up styles and get a great pleasure in seeing the results. Outside of the salon I like playing sports and going to music festivals

VANESSA DAVIS 
FRONT OF HOUSE

 

LORNA MCNALLY
BEAUTICIAN

I am a skilled professional, trained in make-up artistry, nail manicurist and nail artistry. I am a certified CND Shellac service provider and have 7 years’ experience.
I completed my training in the International School of Make-up Artistry in Galway.

I further updated my skills and trained to be a certified nail artist with NSI Nail and Beauty System LTD iin Dublin. I also trained in the beauty institute in Athlone for All About Eyes.

I love working in Capelli, the staff are just the best, we all get on great and work together to make the clients feel good.
I have a passion for making people feel good about themselves. I especially love the creativity of nail artistry.

TERESA NOONE
SENIOR STYLIST

Originally from North Mayo I completed my hairdressing training in Sligo, I then moved to Galway where I spent 14 years working in the industry.

I enjoy all aspects of hairdressing especially colour. I love change and final colour correction. It’s fun and challenging and you get great satisfaction seeing a happy customer.

I enjoy having the craic with all the team, so working at Capelli suits me perfectly as it’s such a friendly salon

JOANNE MORAN
SENIOR STYLIST

My career in hairdressing spans for over 25 years. I had my own salon in Dublin for 5 years and then moved to Westport working in William Thomas. I was a co founder of Capelli in 2006 with Suzanne. I have taken 2 years out but I have truly missed the salon and my clients. I am delighted to have returned and to be part of the Capelli team again. I love hairdressing in particular up-styling and bridal work.

SIOBHAN
STYLIST

I always loved hair, I guess it runs in the genes as my Grandfather was a Ladies and Gents hairdresser and my Mum followed in his footsteps so naturally I did the same. I started my apprenticeship with my Mum shampooing and then moved to a salon in Castlebar where I began to learn my trade and complete some work experience before completing my qualification with The Mayo College of Hairdressing.

I enjoy reading non-fiction, poetry and walking.
I love hairdressing as I get to meet new people and making them feel good. I enjoy working at capelli, it’s like having another family everyone is kind caring understanding and we all have a great laugh, when it’s time to work we work and when it’s time to play we play.

SAMMY SCANLON
STYLIST