Meet The Team

Our team have worked on many events and TV shows including: Dublin Fashion Week, Xpose, Off The Rails, Miss Ireland Beauty Pagent, The Late Late Show, Fashion Rocks London, The Model Agent, Fee G, The IFTA’s, The Ryder Cup, The Style Squad and many more.

Whetstone’s celebrity clients include: Hilary Clinton, Charles Dance, John Hurt, Sophie Dahl, Samantha Morton, Andie Mac Dowell, Olivia Williams, Kevin Klien, Chris Evens, Simon Pegg, Jean Butler, Gabrial Byrne, Owen Grufford, Alice Evens, Tony Cascarino, Tom Sturridge, Rupert Friend, Chris O’Dowd, Richard Curtis, John C Reilly, Tara Reid, Kristen Wiig, Domhnall Gleeson, Jo Malone, Erin O’Connor, Fiona Ellis, John Lasseter, Joseph Kosinski, Bethaney Hamilton, Jack Husten, Michael Sheen, Enda Kenny, Des Bishop, Neil Hannon, Cathy Davy, Lorraine Keane, Pamila Flood, Leigh Arnold, Deidre O’Kane, Caroline Morahan, Nicky Byrne, and Bill Nighy.

 

Joy Hawkridge
The Director – Owner

Originally from South Africa, Joy has over 19 years of experience in the industry , having worked with supermodels and celebrities alike. Her work appears in fashion editorials, at film premiers, on TV shows and at high profile events, Joy splits her time between London and Dublin.

Gemma Kilbane 
Senior Art Director 

Gemma Kilbane is an award winning stylist with over 19 years experience in the industry. Gemma is renowned for her precision cutting, a specialist in wedding and occasion hair styling. She is an expert in all aspects of colour with a wealth of experience & Aveda education behind her, a winner of the coveted ‘Aveda Image Award’ for Whetstone back in 2009.

Nadia el Dawi
Creative Director in Colour

Nadia has been with Whetstone since 2004, she is an expert in colour corrections, highlights and fashion styles. Her love for fashion is reflected in her work, she will advise you on the latest looks and trends and work with you to create a fantastic style. Nadia is fully qualified in all Aveda Colour and Cutting trends and Great Lengths Hair Extensions.

Leah Reilly
Creative Stylist & Manager

Leah is from Dublin and joined Whetstone in 2007, Leah specialises in colour and cutting and is fully trained in all the Aveda colour techniques. She is fully qualified in Great Lengths Hair Extensions and her passion for beautiful hair shines through in all her work.

Fiona Power
Creative Stylist 

Fiona is a very talented stylist in all aspects of hair colour, cutting, styling and gents. Before joining Whetstone Fiona worked and travelled in many parts of the world including Australia, New Zealand and London. She has a great passion for creating natural, healthy looking hair that compliments the clients features and colouring.

Catherine Downey
Senior Creative Stylist 

Catherine is from Dublin and first joined Whetstone in 1998, She specialises in classic hair colour, cutting, gents and up styling for all occasions. Catherine has passion, drive and a very natural way with hair.

 

Whetstone Salon is a bit blink-and-you’ll-miss-it – but keep those peepers peeled because behind the glossy black exterior is a good old-fashioned beauty salon.

Naoimh Wilkins, The Irish Times

Whetstone are specialists at keeping your crowning glory’s length intact while layering hair to reduce weight, resulting in beautiful full bodied, versatile and easier hair to manage

Glamour Magazine