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About Us

About Us

Denise Walsh is the mastermind behind Rustiq Salons. Having honed her hair industry skills over the past 23 years Denise now owns two salons—Rustiq Kilkenny, which opened in 2005, and Rustiq Carlow,which opened in Leighl in bridge in 2008 but relocated to the larger premises shortly after due to high demand for more of the brand.

Denise began her hair training journey in Ireland, and has also studied in Australia and London having benefited from soaking up knowledge on both sides of the equator. Living in Brisbane, Australia for a number of years,Denise managed a chain of salons while she studied for her Masters with Wella; and as through this is not impressive enough, she achieved first place on the course!

Not content with solely being a skilled hairdresser Denise has pursued her keen interest in the business aspect of the hair industry by completing‘Fantastic Business’programmes in both London and Ireland. This expertise in the area of management has taken both salons to new heights, combiningthe technical skills of hairdressing with an in-depth knowledge of how to manage a successful business. This has been a match made in heaven. Denise has an eye for detail and her forte lies in overseeing all facets of the salons from superior customer service to impeccable technical services.

Denise has a few words to say about how she views Rustiq Salons:

“As a company we strive to achieve excellent customer service and in order to do so I put my staff through their paces. It has taken a few years but I can confidently say that we are a high quality salon, with high quality staff and that their customer service skills are evident from the moment the customer walks through our doors.”

Denise’s passion for the industry is clear by the lengths she goes to in order to maintain the high quality service and results she believes her client’s deserve.  It has been 23 years since Denise has formed the Rustiq brand and Denise’s passion has not dwindled once. This consistency ensures that the excellence which clients of Rustiq Salons have come to enjoy will be around for many years to come.

The next chapter of Denise’s career has led her to further education. Although continuously training and up skilling her own team she is now spreading her wings and sharing her love of hair and  businessknowledge with hairdressers around the country.Denise is an educator for Alfa Parf Ireland, one of the most respected professional brands in the trade.

Passionate hairdressers who wish to further their own hair knowledge can now sign up to one of Denise’s highly anticipated courses, ‘Business of Hair’, which she runs with her business partner Sabrina Hill of Kopper Hair Salon in Cork. Each course focuses on teaching prescription colouring, along with business coaching.Find out more information about courses on offer or sign up for a course at their website –