Black Amber

Black Amber was established in Gorey in February 2015. Owners Roy and Liam  Kennedy made the move to the sunny Southeast after operating two successful salons in Dublin and have since opened another in Naas, Co. Kildare.

In more than six years of business Black Amber Gorey have established themselves as a luxury hair salon, where clients get to experience the difference.
With a team of highly experienced and specialised hair stylists Black Amber can create clients a hair package to fully suit their needs. Whether you need a boho blow dry or a complete colour transformation, the team have the skills and enthusiasm that will let you leave the salon feeling refreshed from head to toe.
All clients who grace Black Ambers doors are offered to browse their complimentary beverage menu, which includes prosecco, red and white wine, herbal teas and barista style coffees. While being treated to a head massage at the basin why not have your stylist put your legs up and turn on the air massage chair. Our high-tech massage chairs create a truly relaxing experience only to be found at Black Amber.

The team in the salon have developed Black Amber Packages which allow clients to book everything their hair needs with the touch of a button. Packages can include luxurious hair treatments as well as necessary colour preparation treatments, to ensure your hair stays in the best condition possible when colouring or lightening. After all having silky hair is all part of the experience. Luckily the Black Amber experience doesn’t have to end when your treatment does, as the
salon hosts a wide range of superior hair care for you to take home, including salon exclusives. Brands stocked in the Gorey salon include, but are not limited to, Kérastase, Goldwell, Kevin Murphy, Hot Tools, Olaplex and Eleven Australia. The salon have also partnered with popular hair extensions brand Showpony to bring clients the highest quality extensions.

Although Covid times may have shaken the service industry, Black Amber have continued to grow strength to strength while also adapting to the ‘new normal’. The addition of hand sanitising stations, section dividers and strict cleaning procedures, have allowed them to remain open and keep their clients hair looking gorgeous while also being a welcome distraction to the numbers on the news.

With an average client rating of five stars it’s clear their mission of providing the people of Gorey with a top class hair salon has been achieved. This sentiment is solidified by salon software company Phorest who have awarded Black Amber Gorey with the Client Experience Award each year since they opened their doors.

We also must recognise their win in 2018, as Master Stylist Hannah Kavanagh brought home the ‘Fantastic Fantasy Hair Stylist Award’ at the prestigious Alfaparf Milano Fantastic Hairdresser awards.


Why not check out the Black Amber website where you can book appointments and purchase gifts cards.

You can also ring the Gorey salon directly on (053) 9420419 where the dedicated Front of House team, comprised of Sarah, Aisling and Kelly will be
more than happy to help you with any and all queries