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Pello was established by Patrick Gray and his wife Tina in 2007 with a vision to offer the best hairdressing experience to their salon guests in a spacious welcoming environment using only naturally derived products.
Since opening the door in October of that year the salon has gone from strength to strength. ‘Our guests have always been fantastically supportive of us and for that we are enormously grateful’. We are Donegal’s premier and only exclusive Aveda salon. We are delighted to celebrate our 10th year in Pello by opening our new premises in Letterkenny Shopping Centre.
‘Our guests have always been fantastically supportive of us & for that we are enormously grateful’.
In the summer of 2017 we were delighted to celebrate our 10th year in Pello by opening our new premises in Letterkenny Shopping Centre.
As an Aveda exclusive salon, client care is at the core of our mission and we offer all our guests uniquely Ayurvedic Experiences intertwined with our own belief of creativity, bespoke colouring, passion and attention to detail. We will always do our up most through our knowledge of hairdressing, our professionalism and our training to ensure that every visit is an experience which is consistently good.
Our Philosophy has always been that each guest that comes through our doors leaves feeling pampered, revitalised and beautiful. Feeling not only good about themselves & their hair, but also their environment. With our expert stylists and colour technicians you will receive a complimentary comprehensive consultation where you will be advised on current trends to create a look that caters for you & your lifestyle. We take a holistic approach to hairdressing with Rituals & products that harness pure plant flower and plant essence to ensure you look & feel beautiful.
Originally from Glasgow, Patrick comes from a family of hairdressers. He started out at the tender age of 10 helping out in his father’s salon. It’s in his blood! He’s grown up with it and having been in the industry for over 40 years he is passionate about his profession. Having started his career in Glasgow he decided to move to Ireland in the 80’s. In 1982 he opened his first salon in Gweedore Co. Donegal, his mother’s townland.
As a talented and incredibly passionate young hairdresser it didn’t take him long to build up a solid clientele. He then moved to Letterkenny in 1986 and opened ‘Patrick Gray Hairdressing’. Despite building a successful and thriving business Patrick was eager to broaden his knowledge and decided in 1998 that it was time to further advance his artistic skills.
Over the next number of years he worked in London and New York with some amazingly talented people in two of the world’s leading cities of fashion before finally settling in the fashionable town of Marbella in the south of Spain. Fast forward to 2007 and Patrick decided it was time to return to his beloved Donegal.
When Pello was established in October of that year Patrick had no doubt that he wanted to adopt a holistic approach to hairdressing and in doing so introduced a totally new concept to hairdressing in Letterkenny. Patrick has always considered himself truly fortunate to not only get the opportunity to do something he loves everyday but to have had the opportunity with the support of his loyal clientele to develop his creativity and artistic skills.
Amongst other achievements down through the year Patrick was honoured to work alongside the best as part of global Aveda team for London Fashion Week 2 years in a row 2018, 2019.
He loves hairdressing. It’s his life! Simple as that.
Tina comes from the Gaeltacht area of Gweedore and with a degree in languages started her career in teaching. However when Pello opened Tina decided to expand her horizons and change her career. Since then she has been managing the salon and greeting all her guests with a welcoming smile for the last 10 years. Tina loves the challenges that each day brings and is incredibly passionate about Aveda, the salon, her guests and her staff.