We caught up with Valerie Patterson, Creative Director of Cowboys&Angels, and winner of the Great Lengths Ireland 2015/16 Classic Creation and Avant Garde awards…
Tell us a bit more about you, your experience and your salon
I opened Cowboys&Angels 20 years ago and the salon is now known as a salon of excellence in all aspects of hair and makeup, and the first salon to do hair extensions in Ireland. I have almost 30 years experience working here and abroad and I am one of the most experienced hair extensions experts in Ireland, with an extensive client list that includes a number of celebrities.
What was the inspiration behind your winning Great Lengths Awards entry?
For the Avant Garde entry we wanted to showcase vibrant fashion colours as well as the on-trend halo plait. For the Classic Creation entry the inspiration was all about enhancing the model’s hair to achieve plenty of volume.
How long have you been working with Great Lengths?
Having worked with many extensions brands over the years, I am an expert at comparing and recommending brands to suit every client. Since I started working with Great Lengths three years ago, this has become my favourite hair extensions brand, and the only one I will recommend to my clients.
What’s your most requested hair extensions look, and why?
Our most requested style is 100 pieces of 40cm hair. This ticks all the boxes for most clients – length, volume and affordability.