Hermans Celebrates 5 Millionth Customer and 48 Years of Business
Hermans hair salon was first established by Herman Koster in 1971 and this month the salon celebrates welcoming its 5 millionth customer through the doors!
The iconic salon has been located on the First Floor at 81 Grafton Street for almost 50 years and is one of the longest standing unisex salons in Dublin city. A family-run business, today it’s owned and managed by Herman’s children, Greg, Zoe and Karen who have continued their father’s business and legacy.
A well-known personality and presenter on Virgin Media TV, daughter Karen Koster said, “It’s an honour to continue the Herman’s legacy that our father started back in 1971 alongside my brother Greg and sister Zoe. Hermans has been a massive part of Dublin City for almost 50 years and we look forward to welcoming the next 5 million customers through our doors.”
Hermans hair stylists were esteemed among the acting and musical stars in the 1970’s with big names like Phil Lynott passing through its doors. The Hermans original logo was even designed by Jim Fitzpatrick, the artist who created the iconic Che Guevara image.
The salon was famous at the time for being the first salon to get an automated hair washing station, or “hairdressing robot”. They continue this forward-thinking mindset today with their expertise in organic hair colour – Natulique. Hermans believe in the importance of providing clients with an organic option.
Almost twenty years after Hermans opened, Knights of the Green was established in 1988 – a traditional barber shop with a modern spin in Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre. Their skilled and unpretentious approach is what keeps customers coming back. In addition, their great quality, heritage products and relaxing hot towel shaves are key to their high customer service standards.
The process of shaving requires expert precision and concentration, traditional tools and beautiful aromas and at Knights On the Green, this is always top priority. A hot towel shave gives customers time to relax and the chance to put themselves in the expert hands of Knights’ barbers.
Today, Hermans has three salons in Dublin (Grafton Street, Dundrum Town Centre and Ballinteer), while Knights of the Green has two locations (Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre and Dundrum Town Centre). Knights also run the prestigious Knights School of Barbering, where it educates hundreds of barbers students from all around the world.
To celebrate the welcoming of their 5 millionth customer, Hermans and Knights Barbers will be offering their customers a series of special offers. Across their 5 locations, over 5 days Hermans will be offering their customers 5 golden offers.
Offers from October 21st-25th:
– Upgrade to a Deluxe Kerastase Treatment blow dry for just €5 with a nourishing Kerastase exfoliating shampoo and treatment (valued at €28)
– €5 for floodlights with any colour (value €30)
– €25 off any organic hair colour
– €5 off organic retail products
– €5 off all home care products
– From Monday 21st until Friday 25th October, get €5 off grooming and traditional shaving products
Photography by Paul Sherwood