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The Long and the Short of it...

People. Passion. Precision. These are the values that make David Marshall one of Ireland’s longest established and the top in the hair care industry. David trained in the fitting and styling of wigs early in his career and his ability to choose, shape and fit a wig to suit his client is a gift that few possess.

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‘Little things make perfection but perfection is no little thing.’ - David Marshall

At aged 18, David Marshall began his career as an apprentice to Vidal Sassoon in SloaneStreet, Knightsbridge, London, W1. Under the watchful eye of Sassoon, he learned his trade to the highest and most exacting standards. David was deemed to have completed his four year apprenticeship in just 18 months, by Vidal.

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David’s talent, work ethic and precision were recognised and rewarded by Sassoon. At age 21, David was appointed as Vidal Sassoon’s youngest ever manager at his Sloane Street Salon.

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Ann Champion was a teacher and David Marshall, one of Sassoon's youngest ever managers, 171 New Bond St. Salon (Courtesy of Vidal Sassoon website)

Instilled with the genius, passion and the energy of his London experience, David returned home to establish his first hair salon in Dublin’s up and coming Fade Street, just off South Great George’s Street. Nobody in Ireland had the quality of experience that Marshall got in London and few have to this day. The salon was an instant hit with celebrities and professionals.

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David Marshall Academy of Hairdressing

Today, David Marshall is based full time at his hairdressing salon and school at Fade Street / South Great George’s Street. David Marshall has survived three recessions – the seventies, the eighties and the noughties. One of the reasons for his success is because ‘quality endures’. People travel from all over Ireland and from abroad to experience the delights and the benefits of a precision hair cut or to have a wig professionally fitted by David or one of his highly trained professionals. His salon is still regarded as one of Dublin’s finest hair stylists and standards of precision wig styling are extremely high. Clients including celebrities, professionals and those who want a little more panache remain consummately loyal.