In October 2015 Emma Murphy combined 3 of her greatest passions: hair, millinery and the preservation of the Earth to create the beginning of a new lifelong adventure. Nestled between two mountains along the Strandhill-Sligo peninsula now lies Locks & Lace, a place in which radiates Emma’s personality and character.

From an early age, she knew that hair-dressing was going to become a long-lasting obsession that would never waver. Emma understood that being able to make a difference and give people joy was the way forward. Along with her creative team behind her, they set out to make their mark on the hairstyling industry within Sligo County and beyond.

At Locks & Lace you won’t find a production line of people, dressed in dull and drab uniforms. Instead you’ll will be welcomed by the best stylists that Sligo has to offer, each oozing with style and personality to match. We may all be stylists but none of us are alike, so you will always find someone here who can cater to your wants and needs.

Here at the salon we embrace the hair industry, sometimes tweaking it to suit our clients needs. However, we also never forget what we’ve learned and remain true to our roots. We strive to be at the cutting edge of hairdressing (no pun intended), but at the same time reflect on the environment that we work in. The way in which we give back is by following a sustainable and low impact salon life style.

We are able to do this with the help from Oway (organic Way) who are the first Hair care brand to have already gone 98% plastic free and who aim to be 100% by the turn of the year.

Oway is an amazing company after our own hearts, striving to deliver on its sustainable ethos. Not only are they Ammonia & paraben free; they use organic ingredients where possible and are also Peta approved cruelty free. Along with the use of Bio-dynamic farming and Green Chemistry, Oway are as sustainable as it gets. All their products are 98% natural and Fair Trade, Package in amber glass bottles or aluminum tube’s.

Oway also have a 98% natural colour line suitable for post and pre-cancer patients containing no ammonia, Paraphenylenediamine, Resorcinol, Mineral oil, Alcohol or perfume, all you need is a certification from your doctor stating you are able to receive this service.

Locks & Lace isn’t just a salon, we also think of it as somewhere you can come to socialise and get away from the real world for a while. Relax and enjoy our freshly ground coffee, our carefully sourced herbal teas and our healthy, locally made treats. If you have a few minutes to spare, why not pop in and have a luxurious manicure using our 12 chemical-free and breathable nail polish or our fabulous free from 2 week manicure.

We provide full make up application with or without lashes using all your favorite make up but using natural mineral make up if and where possible . For special occasions or just because;  We know you’ll love the result.

Emma is not only an amazing stylist with 20 years experience, she is also one of the finest milliners in the area. By creating stunning custom made hats, she’ll be sure to craft something perfect to accessorise any outfit you may have hanging in your wardrobe. The hats are handcrafted, hand stitched and finished to superior standards; all created with the highest quality of sourced materials. Inundated with orders coming in from all over the North west and internationally, Emma also offers a wide range of services and bridal packages in the salon or out on location.

So next time you’re passing by why not pop in and embrace the ambiance of our cosy little cottage. Relax and unwind with a big cup of tea (or glass of wine) and get your hair done. Whatever you choose to do at Locks & Lace, you’ll be safe in the knowledge you are in the friendliest, most caring and one of a kind salon in the country.

We look forward to meeting you,
Your soulful hairdressing team.