Kieran knew from an early age that he would become a stylist. At sixteen years of age, he moved from his native Kilkenny to Dublin and started his training in one of the country’s largest salons. He completed the traditional four-year training course in just twelve months and was a trained stylist at 17.
For the next four years Kieran gained as much experience as possible in cutting and styling techniques. Then, at just 21 years of age, he returned to his native Kilkenny and opened H Studio. H Studio was a winner from the start and one of the first salons in Ireland to achieve five-star status.
In May 2006, H Studio was transformed into Kieran O’Gorman Hair Beauty and Day Spa, a one-stop-shop for hair and beauty needs. The 3,000sq ft haven was designed by Milan-based Salon Ambiance and is considered one of the most stylish salons in the country. Clients travel from Dublin, the southeast and south of the country to the five-star salon located on Kilkenny’s historic Butterslip, just off High Street.
In addition to his salon work, Kieran has become one of the foremost innovators in his industry through his extensive seminars and master classes that take him around the world. A year after establishing H Studio, Kieran joined forces with Alberto Culver and undertook seminar work around Ireland and the UK. He quickly progressed to heading up his own cutting seminars, featuring up to 1,000 attendees at a time. In 1999 Kieran was one of only four stylists in Ireland and the UK selected to form the prestigious FAME (Fellowship Academy of Merit & Excellence) team. His work as a team member took him around the UK, Europe and beyond, leading master classes and seminars and which culminated in a large show staged in India to an audience of 2,000. Kieran has also worked with Salon International since 1993, undertaking seminars, master classes, show work and new product launches around the world. Kieran currently works with international hair care brand Indola and recently launched its new product range in Dubai.
Kieran’s photographic work has included several shoots for Hairdressers Journal Hair, Hair Flair and Irish Hairdressers Journal. He is a member of the British Fellowship of Hairdressing.