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Hair by Val O' Dea

Castletroy, Limerick
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Reviews for Hair by Val O' Dea

5.0/5
32 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Andree Walkin
Added 21st Sep 2020
Wedding 18th Sep 2020
I cannot recommend Val highly enough she is the ultimate professional and one of the nicest and calmest people I have met. We had such a lovely relaxing, fun morning with her for my beautiful sister's wedding. The entire wedding party was all so thrilled with our hair and it lasted all day and night. Thanks again Val you are worth your weight in Gold:-)
Claire
Added 26th Jun 2017
Wedding 3rd Jun 2017
Val is so talented, and amazing at hair! My mum, my bridesmaids, and I, all felt beautiful after Val worked her magic, and our hair styles lasted all day/night! She is so lovely too, and really put me at ease the morning of my wedding. I could not recommend her enough!
Helena Power
Added 27th Nov 2016
Wedding 4th Nov 2016
Valerie O Dea - Val was absolutely fantastic from the moment I met her for my wedding hair trial to the wedding dayl. She was wonderful on the day of the wedding and all the bridal party were delighted with their hair. The amount of compliments we all got was amazing and made us feel brilliant. Val travelled to my house the morning of the wedding and really fitted in and we had a lovely relaxed morning. She is a lovely girl and I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you so much Val x Helena
Response from The Powder Room Girls
Thanks so much helena. Had a lovely morning. You were just beautiful. Highlights of the morning: your dad proud with his book of the camino Your mam and her blowdry( we mastered it in the end) You strolling down with Hilda and Grace to get a picture on the bike???? just generally fab morning and fab bride xx
D
Added 21st Nov 2016
Wedding 14th Oct 2016
I cannot recommend Val highly enough. She did an amazing job for me and my bridal party and was so helpful and full of energy throughout the day and for the trials beforehand
Response from The Powder Room Girls
Thanks so much. I had a really fun morning. Highlight of the morning: hector ringing you to wish you luck. Thanks a mill xx
Marie B
Added 6th Dec 2016
Wedding 17th Sep 2016
I cannot recommend Val enough, she was was so responsive, professional and and dream to work with. Val you are truly talented at what you do! The girls and I were all so happy with our hair! Thanks so much for everything x x
Lucia
Added 26th Jun 2016
Wedding 1st Apr 2016
Val did an amazing job for my bridesmaids and I for my wedding in April 2016. She has such a talent and worked so hard to ensure we were all happy with our hair. 5 star service.
Response from The Powder Room Girls
Thanks so much Lucia. Had such a fab morning with you and the girls. Thanks again for having me do your hair ????
Mai
Added 3rd Apr 2016
Wedding 5th Mar 2016
Hi Val, Just a little note to say thank you so much for the amazing job you did on my hair and all my bridal party for our wedding a few weeks ago. You did such a fantastic job and I got so many compliments on how my hair looked. I loved it so much and it was exactly what I wanted. Thank you so much! All my bridesmaids and my Mam were so happy with their hairs also and their hairstyles matched their dresses perfectly and was exactly what we had imagined. You were fantastic from day one and all your advice and guidance was so kind. Your were just so wonderful on the morning of the wedding, even if our little dog Ruby was a bit bold at the start!!! Thank you so much for the lovely atmosphere you created and kept us all calm and relaxed and for staying with me until I was ready to walk out the door. Thank you so much xxx love Mai xxx
Response from The Powder Room Girls
Thanks so much for your kind words Mai. You were a pleasure to deal with. You looked stunning on the day. Thanks again for having me do your hair on the morning ????
Deirdre
Added 28th Jan 2016
Wedding 17th Dec 2015
Val was absolutely brilliant. I was so glad I picked her to do our hair the morning of the wedding. I absolutely loved what she did with my hair and I got so many complements about it. She had a busy morning with my hair, 3 bridesmaids, my mams hair and my sister in law but she was never rushed and stayed until I was walking out the door to make sure everything was perfect. She has a friendly and bubbly personality and it was a pleasure to have her around the house that morning.
Response from The Powder Room Girls
Thank you so much for your kind words. Really appreciate it. :)
Ciara King
Added 30th Jan 2016
Wedding 24th Oct 2015
Val was a breath of fresh air to deal with! My twin sister had Val as hair stylist almost two years ago, Val was brilliant and so lovely so it was a given that I would choose her for my big day!Everybody admired the bridal party's hair on the day. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Val!!!
Response from The Powder Room Girls
Thanks so much ciara. Loving the new name "king" :)
Sinead Breathnach
Added 19th Apr 2015
Wedding 20th Mar 2015
I came across Val's details on Weddings Online and contacted her about availability etc for my wedding. Val got back to me straight away and I organised a hair trial. Two of my bridesmaids came along and we were all blown away by her work. I had a few ideas to show her from Pinterest and described what I was looking for. I was delighted with it. On the day itself, Val worked really well with the make up artist and everyone was delighted with their hair. The bridesmaids decided on the day what they would like and it was no problem at all. They all looked fantastic. My hair was still perfect (even after photographs on the beach!) I can't recommend Val highly enough and if ever I am looking for a hairdresser again in Munster I will definitely be using her!
Response from The Powder Room Girls
Thank you so much for your kind review sinead. :)
Edel
Added 15th Apr 2015
Wedding 14th Mar 2015
I could not recommend Valerie highly enough. She is honestly one of the best hairdressers I have ever had and was delighted that she was able to do my hair for my wedding, she also did my bridesmaids, sisters, mother and 2 aunts. She had her work cut out for her having so many of us but showed such professionalism and was so friendly, relaxed and accommodating with everyone. Everyone was so delighted with their hairstyle and it held all day and night. This girl was such a good find and she would be a delight for any bride to have as their hairdresser on the big day!!!
Cait Glass
Added 8th Mar 2015
Wedding 2nd Jan 2015
I have absolutely no hesitations in recommending Val. She did my sisters wedding in 2013 and we were all so impressed, so when it was my turn to get hitched it was a no brainer and I was relieved she was available. On the day me and my bridesmaids (who all had different hairstyles and very different hair types) were thrilled with the results. My hair turned out better than I imagined, and I still love looking at pictures of it. She really takes it all in her stride and has a very calming presence- exactly what you want on the morning. She is very approachable and flexible and will totally make you feel at ease. Rest assured your hair will be in very talented capable hands.
Lisa
Added 19th Feb 2015
Wedding 1st Jan 2015
Hi Val, Just wanted to thank you again for the fantastic job you did for me and my bridesmaids! You did such an amazing job, I loved my hair and everyone commented on it! Plus, the bridesmaids' hair was also fantastic and we were all so impressed! They all loved their hair (which given that they were my three sisters and they don't always agree on anything was impressive!) but it was exactly what they each wanted and exactly what we had pictured! You added calm to the morning too and we wer thrilled with the way you helped with a few extras (such as tying my dress)!
Anna
Added 20th Feb 2015
Wedding 20th Nov 2014
I loved my hair on my wedding day, would not change it at all. All of my bridesmaids looked great as well and they were all happy with their hair, no complaints at all and my sisters are not afraid to tell me what they really think about things! Val was lovely and very flexible, even though I was organising the wedding from Australia it all ran smoothly. I changed my mind on the day and Val nailed what I wanted, no stress, it suited my dress and hair clip perfectly. I would definitely recommend getting your hair done by Val!
Edel Beattie
Added 24th Mar 2015
Wedding 14th Oct 2014
I flew back from Australia in July to get married in Castle Durrow. I wasn't familiar with any hairdressers in that area so researched online. I read some excellent reviews for Val and also checked out her facebook page and loved her style. I arranged a trial for a few days before the wedding (only chance I got with living overseas). I literally just showed her a photo of the style I wanted and she did it first go. On the wedding day my 3 sisters were bridemaids and of course they all wanted different hair styles. They were all delighted with theirs too!! I am so so happy I found Val to do our hair - it was one of the most important things for me and it couldn't of worked out better! I highly recommend Val - world class hair stylist!
Lana Weldon
Added 24th Feb 2015
Wedding 14th Jun 2014
I was lucky enough to find Val as the hairdressers for my wedding. My sister, best friend and I travelled down to Limerick to see Val for our trial for the wedding a few months prior to the wedding. Val was extremely professional, helpful and easy to deal with during the booking stage. The trial couldn't have gone any better, Val made us feel so comfortable and the 3 hairs turned out amazing, exactly what we want. On the big day itself Val put me at ease straight away, we all had great fun getting ready. Val even did my Mum's hair who herself is a hairdresser so very hard to please and she loved it. Everyone complimented all of our hairs on the day. I danced the night away and my hair was still perfect. I didn't want the typical wedding do but went for a more relaxed, messy up style which was perfect for the Boho vibe I was going for. I would and do recommend Val to anyone looking for the perfect hair styling for any event and espically the biggest day of a girls life. Thank you again Val xx
Maria Moore
Added 24th Feb 2015
Wedding 31st May 2014
I booked Val for my wedding and had a hair trial a couple of months before hand. She put us all at ease about how our hair would look like, if we could have a certain style etc. We were thrilled! On the big day, Val was around twenty mins early and got started straight away. She is such a lovely person and I found it so easy to chat to her on the morning of the wedding. I wanted to have my hair down, curly and plenty of volume. I was also worried the veil would annoy me. She did a super job on my hair and the veil did not budge even when the wind picked up on the beach in Kerry while we were taking photos! My sister wanted a vintage look hairstyle and she received compliments all day about her hair. My mother has short hair and I thought a simple blow-dry was all that could be done for her. She did a few curls and plenty of volume which gave Mum a really sophisticated look. Val stayed until we left in the wedding car and checked that not a hair was out of place! We booked her for my sister's wedding in May. She is fantastic!!
Alex
Added 3rd May 2014
Hi Val, thank you so much for doing my hair the day of our wedding. I loved it, and the girls looked fab too.I really couldn't have been happier, it was exactly what I had asked for!! Thank you so much, Alex x
Deirdre
Added 29th Apr 2014
Hi Val, Thank you so much for the amazing job you did on the day of my wedding on Valentines Day. I absolutely loved my hair and you did the bridesmaids hair so beautifully too. I was so thrilled with it and it didnt move an inch all day - even for our wedding photos on the windy Spanish Point beach. You were so calm and professional on the morning of the wedding - a true pro - oh and thanks for the help with the wedding dress too!!
Jill
Added 16th Mar 2014
Hi Val, Just a little note to say thanks so much for our amazing hair on Friday! The girls were simply stunning and delighted with their look. I got so many beautiful compliments on my 'do'..which just proves you don't need long hair to be a bride!!! It stayed in place all night which was fantastic! Thanks a million, you were simply great!
Sarah
Added 9th Mar 2014
Hi Val Just getting round to normality now, just want to thank you so much for everything! You were a complete star and I was delighted that I managed to get ya for the big day! The amount of comments we had on our hair was unreal and you made us all so relaxed on the morning! Thanks again for everything!
Sinéad
Added 5th Mar 2014
Hi Val, I just wanted to thank you so much for the fantastic job you did you my hair and my bridesmaids. There was a storm blowing outside so we had to change the style I picked during our trial but like everything you did that day its wasn't a problem. You did such a great job I loved my soft upstyle which was so gorgeous with the intricate plait detail. Despite the windy blowing and spending more than an hour taking pictures at the beach my hair stayed perfect! You brought a great sense of calm to proceedings exactly what I was looking for and were on hand to pitch in and help the bridesmaids with their dresses. I would highly recommend you to any future bride looking for a talented and really friendly hairdresser. I just need to find another occasion so I can get you to do my hair again :) Thanks Val.
Claire hickey
Added 26th Aug 2013
Thank you so so so much for my (and the girls) hair! My hair lasted all day! like till 5am in the morning! It did not budge and looked fantastic. I was really happy with my hair... well all the hairs were fantastic! Thank you so much for everything - you were a pleasure to work with and you seriously did an amazing job on everyone's hair. I am more than happy to send you on photos! I will dig them out tonight and email them onto you :-) Hope all is well THANKS again.
Clara Dillon
Added 26th Jul 2013
Hi Val, Thanks so much for all your help on the wedding day. I absolutely loved my hair and it stayed really well all day.
Edel McCarra
Added 26th Jul 2013
Hi Val, I was absolutely delighted with my hair on the day. It was perfect; exactly what I'd hoped for. My sisters were so happy with their hair too. We all felt like a million dollars on the day. So Thank you and thanks for how relaxed and easy going you were about it all. I will recommend you to anyone I know getting married
Siobhain
Added 7th Jul 2013
Val thanks so much for doing an amazing job doing all our hair on Friday!! Each hair style suited me and my sisters perfectly. Everyone was commenting on how great our hair looked!! THanks from all the O' hUadhaigh sisters xxx
Ann Marie Walsh
Added 23rd Nov 2012
Hi Val, Just want to say thank you so much for everything on the morning of the wedding, you were fantastic and the hair styles were fab, everyone commented on them even at the end of the night they still looked great,so huge thanks for that. Another huge thanks for my mums hair style she looked great, everyone couldn't get over how well she looked and that was my one wish for the day that she would look great because she is always in the background working away in the wellies and I was delighted for her so thanks.
Claire
Added 9th Oct 2012
Hi val- just to say thank you for your fab work on my, mams and my 4 bridesmaids hair for my wedding in June! Your patience with mam and I as we tried to find our style and your patience, speed and calm amongst chaos on the day is to be commended. I especially liked the final check you did before we left. 1 bridesmaid said its the best hairstyle she ever had, another has used you before and said she will most certainly use you anytime she has an event in Munster! Most important for me was that you managed my hair which is difficult and my mother was incredibly happy with hers- she is still admiring it on the wedding dvd. Those hands of yours are gifted. Best of luck.
Susan
Added 1st Oct 2012
I would like to say a huge thank you to Val for being our stylist for my wedding in August. I had travelled the country for months looking for someone who could understand the look I was going for, to no avail. I didn't like any of them and was growing desperate. Luckily, I came accross Val and went for a trial. I sent some pictures of what I was looking for and Val knew exactly how to recreate these looks, but also modified to suit my face shape and hair type. I was over the moon to have found her. On the morning of my wedding, Val arrived early and was a calm presence throughout the morning.She worked calmly and quickly for all 4 of us. Each of my bridesmaids' hair was fab. One girl had never been able to have her hair up in a way that looked well and lasted, and didn't believe it could be done, but Val managed to have it impeccable. Each style suited the girls, they were all different but had certain aspects tying them together. Many guests commented on how nice all of our hair looked. Obviously my hair was the most important :) and Val didn't disappoint, recreating the style from the trial perfectly. It lasted through the whole day and (very late) night, and even for the party we had the next day. I cannot recommend Val highly enough, she was an absolute pleasure to have around. Don't hesitate to book her if you have the opportunity.
Jeanette McCallion
Added 26th Sep 2012
I just want to send a massive and sincere thank you to Valerie who did an amazing job on the morning of our wedding 1st Sept. 2012. The hair do's were simple,classic and elegant, exactly what we were looking for, and Val knew what would suit each of us best.She is an excellent person to have around on the morning of a wedding. Professional, ...fun and helpful, Val contributed a lot to a very relaxed atmosphere in out house that morning. I couldnt believe how smoothly everything went with Val keeping us all on schedule. I recommend her unreservedly for anyone looking for a friendly and excellent wedding hair stylist. You can have 100% confidence in Val if you are lucky enough to get her booked for your wedding.
Avril Thuillier
Added 17th Sep 2012
Hi all just want to say thank you to Val ...truly amazing. Regards
Rachel McNeice
Added 10th Sep 2012
I just wanted to write and let you know how pleased I was with Val O'Dea. I had been searching for weeks for a stylist or hair studio that could accommodate my wedding party. Many of the "mobile stylists" I called were very difficult to get a hold of and rather unprofessional. From the outset, she was easy to deal with and professional. She was easily able to accommodate my wedding party and was very flexible in arranging times and locations. Val was an absolute delight to deal with. She was very quick to respond to my emails, very helpful in giving directions for my hair trial and is incredibly talented. She did an amazing job on my hair, both at the trial and for the wedding. She worked very quickly and professionally and I cannot say enough good things about her. She did the hair for my two bridesmaids and my mother and all of us totally loved our hair. She even helped style the hair for another friend of ours who was having hair "issues" that morning. She stayed with us until we left for the church, making any last-minute adjustments and giving us extra pins in case we needed them throughout the day. (I didn't - my hair held beautifully). I cannot say enough good things about Val. Please feel free to use me as a reference for anyone considering Val O'Dea for their wedding hair. I will not hesitate in giving you a positive review. Thank you so much!
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Val is a hair stylist living in Castletroy, Limerick. She offers a professional bridal hair service in which she comes to you on the morning of your wedding to style you and your bridal party.Val's speciality is up-styling and can vary every style to suit the brides' personality and wedding theme. Val will travel so no need to stress about making salon appointments for the morning of your wedding.Val has done multiple fashion shows with the Celia Holman Lee Modelling Agency. In addition photo shoots such as Celebrity Salon and Xpose where she has worked with celebrities such as Glenda Gilson, Nadia Forde and Layla Flaherty. She has done courses with Patrick Cameron and her work has featured in magazines such as RSVP and The Irish Daily Star. She also was part of the team that styled all the roses hair for the Rose of Tralee [phone removed] and [phone removed]. Valerie has also done work with Ireland AM and her work has been featured in Brides of Limerick magazine. She was nominated as Ireland's most stylish hairdresser for the [phone removed] Hi magazine awards.Adapting a calm approach to any situation, Val will ensure that you are fully relaxed and happy with your style at your trial and on your wedding day. She will create a flawless look that complements your dress ensuring you feel confident all day long. Val also stays to do touch ups just before you leave for the ceremony and is there to put in your veil etc. She will also show your bridesmaid how to take it out later in the evening to ensure your style stays perfect into the late hours of the morning!Val is reliable and professional. She is also available for regular salon appointments, pampering days, hen nights, debs, Christmas parties and regular nights out.