Kevin Bodenham – Salon Director
In 1999 and after a successful 16 year career in Logistics and Supply Chain Management Salon owner Kevin Bodenham decided to realise a lifelong ambition and switch to a career in Hair and Beauty. Two years of intensive technical training at a school of cosmetology in South Africa followed with a well rounded and practical but equally intensive training by Aveda,Vidal Sassoon and Toni and Guy, in Cape Town, Berlin, New York, London and Dublin.
In 2003 Kevin relocated to Dublin after spending a weekend in the city and started working at Whetstone, Aveda Concept Salon in Parliament Street, Temple Bar where he spent five very happy years.
In October 2008 Kevin opened his own Aveda Exclusive Salon, Moyo, in Charlotte Way, Dublin 2 which has gone from strength to strength.Kevin has a keen interest and belief in holistic health hence his affiliation with the Aveda brand (www.aveda.co.uk)
Aleem Mukhchi – Senior Stylist
In September 2014 our amazing young Senior Stylist, Aleem joined the Moyo family and soon established himself as a most valued and vital part of the team.
Aleem is a most dedicated hairdressing professional, with an eye for detail and a creative flair and style that belies his tender age.
Blessed with extremely good hairdressing taste Aleem is possessed of a quiet and confident disposition and he is dedicated to providing the best possible cut and colour experience for each and every guest. This attention to service excellence has resulted in him being one of the most sought after members of the Moyo team.
A keen interest in the bio-mechanics of hair, coupled with his continuous thirst for knowledge and training, means that Aleem is uniquely positioned to advise guests on all aspects of hair care and hair health thereby providing a truly holistic hairdressing service.
We are delighted that Aleem has chosen Moyo and we look forward to many years of happy hairdressing together .
Anthony Mahon – Senior Stylist
Moyo is delighted to welcome back our Senior Stylist Anthony Mahon.
Anthony is well known on the Irish hairdressing scene having worked in one of the most prestigious Dublin salons for an astonishing 13 years.
Anthony has had a classic hairdressing education in the Sassoon tradition with the emphasis on the natural growth and fall of the hair. With his eye for fashion and his innate sense of good taste he has perfected multiple styling techniques winning him many accolades and more importantly, a large base of loyal and devoted clientele.
Anthony has also worked as an educator influencing a generation of new stylists with his classic good taste.
Blessed with a charming personality, patience and humility, Anthony is an asset to Moyo and we look to a long and happy relationship with this stellar stylist.
Phelippe Lutterbeck – Senior Stylist and Bridal Hair Artist
Our hugely talented Senior Stylist Phellipe Lutterbeck hails from sunny Brazil.
Although Phellipe has been dabbling in hairdressing since the age of 16, he never seriously considered the craft more than a mere hobby , so he tried his hand at other professions such as a chef, tour guide, interior designer and birthday party decorator.
His restlessness and natural curiosity made him travel through various cities in search of what really fascinated him. In 2013 Phellipe discovered the city of Balneario Camboriu in the state of Santa Catarina - Brazil close to where he had been born.
Convinced that his path had already been drawn, he was willing to indulge in new experiences and possibilities, living once again in a new city totally unknown and full of opportunities. However, In the same year an opportunity to work was a decisive factor in starting a career in hairdressing.
At the tender age of 18, He started in a small salon as a junior hairdresser, he had little experience but a big desire to learn. After that moment, it was very clear that he was working with what he loved to do.
And when he did his first bride's hair his passion ignited!
''Working with brides is the biggest pleasure for me, it's a the most important day for someone. I can create, explore my ideas and see my idea coming true. It's the best feeling for me.''
At the start of 2017 he decided to begin his international career, new opportunities, new culture, new places, new knowledge and his first international trip, feeling excitement and trepidation in equal measures.
First he disembarked in Madrid - Spain where he stayed for 3 months, there he started to learn what Europeans liked.
He describes as it as being ‘like a kid in a sweetshop’ - Everything was new and exciting to him. His next stop was Dublin - Ireland where he lives today, a place he fell in love with the moment he arrived, and a place he wants stay for a long time.
Earlier this year we invited Phelippe to join the Moyo family and since then he has really embraced the Moyo and Aveda ethos Of Beauty with Responsibility Extensive training in Aveda colour has helped to hone his technical skill and augment his already prodigious styling skills.
We, at Moyo feel very privileged that such a talented individual has decided to make his home at Moyo and we cannot wait to see what beautiful and interesting works this artist will create for us. Be sure to follow his journey on @moyohair.
Donato Stano – Stylist
If art had a name it would be called Donato.
This multi-talented all rounder has creative artistry dripping from his very fingertips.
Although only 25 years old Donato already has a wealth of experience under his belt. After a solid and classical technical education Donato worked in various high-end Aveda salons in Rome where he impressed with his natural talent and sparkling personality.
A versatile stylist and colourist who is a much sought after balayage expert, Donato beat 300 other competitors to win a prestigious trophy for Editorial Styling in Bologna (see WHATS HOT section for more), his innovative creation was featured on the cover of ESTETICA Italy magazine the same year. In November 2017 Donato was invited to open the L’Oréal show at PalaLottomatica in Rome with a recreation of his winning design and where his work was very well received.
In September 2017 this talented artist moved to Dublin where Moyo was fortunate enough to engage him to complete our own talented team.
With his warm and engaging personality Donato has very quickly become a firm favourite with both staff and clients and is one of the most sought after members of the Moyo Team.
We are delighted to have Donato as part of the Moyo family and we hope to have the benefit of his talents for many years to come.
Philip Akerlind – Stylist
Exactly one year after leaving Moyo to concentrate on perfecting his craft in Ireland and abroad our talented young stylist is back with us and we are delighted!
In addition to a natural talent for hairdressing Philip has trained with some of the best known Irish hairdressers and London with Aveda He is passionate about all things creative and is a genuinely happy and caring person. He is extremely popular with both staff and guests and his calm and unhurried consultations and services make guests feel (and he does!) like he really cares about them and their hair.
The following 5* review from a guest, Claire sums up what this lovely young man is all about -
"Phillip was charming and has lovely attention to detail. Very pleased with my wash and blow dry."
We are truly delighted to have Philip back as a valued member of the Moyo Team and we look forward to great things from this talented young man.
Thiago Bueno – Apprentice HairStylist
Eight (8) years ago after having obtained a degree in Business Administration and having worked as an accountant for 11 years, Thiago Bueno finally acknowledged his passion for hairstyling and made a decision to follow his passion.
Thiago did 2 years of intensive technical hairdressing training in his native Brazil and then perfected his styling techniques in salon over the following 3 years becoming expert in blowdries and straightening services - both permanent and semi-Permanent (12 - week blowdry)
Earlier this year Thiago decided to cross the world to Ireland to continue his studies in both English and hairdressing techniques and decided to join the Moyo Team where is is completing his formal training in Cutting and Colouring.
To date, Thiago has proved invaluable in providing business support and assistance in a diverse range of activities from Visual Merchandising to Stock Control - that is over and above his normal hairdressing activities like blowdries and shampoos.
Thiago has an engaging personality and he brings the same meticulous attention to detail, required for accounting, to his hairdressing services.
This is one to watch! Welcome to Moyo, Thiago Bueno!