Charlene : Clinic Director
Charlene graduated from the renowned Fernanda Scapatticci College of Beauty Therapy in 2005, the College thought so highly of Charlene they invited her back to work alongside them in their college, it was here where Charlene was fortunate enough to be trained by the renowned Fernanda Scapatticci herself CIDESCO international examiner and who Charlene credits with evolving her into the therapist she is today.
Charlene has worked in many high end salons and clinics across Ireland over the last 13 years. Therapie Clinic and the International Institute of Anti-Ageing are amongst her favourite.
It was while she was working for both these companies she found her passion for Skin with Environ Skin Care and Laser hair removal with the candela medical grade system . She believes so much in the brands they’re her most popular treatments in her clinic today.
While skin and laser are her main passion she is continuously updating her skills. Her main area of expertise is Environ/ CST skin needling and Laser Hair Removal which compliment her results driven nature.
In 2015 she was awarded as an NSI educator and she is now an NSI educator for Nail Systems Ireland. Charlene teaches on site in her clinic in Carrickmacross.
Touch and Glow have also been nominated and placed as winners and finalists in the IIAA Salon of the Year Awards for the last 5 years 2013-2018 for Jane Iredale and Environ. The Clinic won Beauty Salon of the Year at The Irish Hair and Beauty Awards for 2016. In 2017 they won Best Nail Salon of the Year in The Irish Hair and Beauty Awards and Charlene herself was finalist as Beauty Therapist of the Year along with the clinic being a finalist again for Beauty Salon of the year.
As a salon owner Charlene thrives on results. She is constantly upskilling the salon with the latest trends from the beauty industry.
“I’m very proud to work with like-minded people that are dedicated, uplifting, kind and focused. This is what has helped me mould the successful Clinic I have today. All of my therapists are sent on rigorous training and are constantly updating their skills to meet the needs of all our clients.
Every member of the Touch and Glow team is carefully selected to ensure they complement and enhance the environment that has been so carefully crafted for our valued clients. I am extremely lucky to have such a great Team of girls.”
Cathy : Front Of House Clinic Co-Ordinator
Cathy has been part of the Touch & Glow Team since May 2017 working as our Front of House Clinic Coordinator. She has worked in many areas of customer service along with working in the beauty Industry for the last 3 years; Cathy graduated from Cavan Institute in 2014 with a qualification for hairdressing and then furthered her studies in Nails, qualifying as a nail technician in December 2015.
Cathy has worked in previous hair & beauty salons as a junior hairstylist, nail technician & front of house receptionist. She has also attended training with Image skincare, Environ Skincare and Candela our medical Grade laser to ensure she can answer all your questions and queries. Cathy has also recently completed training with a Beauty & Business Expert to further her customer service & front of house skills. She has also completed further training with Phorest Salon software to further her skills with Stock Control & keeping the salon running smoothly at all times.
Cathy loves meeting all the clients on a daily basis, always ensuring that each client that comes through our salon’s door receives the best possible service on each visit to the clinic.
‘’It is an absolute pleasure to work alongside the amazing team of girls here at Touch & Glow and to be part of such an innovative team in such a highly regarded clinic.’’
Louise : Front Of House
Louise has been part of the Touch and Glow Team working as Front of House Receptionist since September 2017. She has worked in customer service for the last 5 years. Louise has recently qualified in Acrylic Nails with Touch & Glow Training Academy & will leave no set of nails undone. Louise has also completed a course with a business expert to ensure the best customer care is given to all our clients.
She has a very friendly & bubbly demeanour; this can be seen by every client as they walk through the door. She helps maintain a calm & efficient salon environment & prides herself in the highest standard of customer service ensuring all clients at Touch & Glow leave feeling happy.
Louise’s favourite part of working in Touch and Glow is that she is always learning something new with fantastic training and working with a great team of girls, everybody helps each other.
Donna : Clinic Manager
Donna has joined the Touch & Glow Team with over 13 years’ experience in the Beauty Industry as a skin & laser therapist and having previously managed an award winning salon in Meath.
She has trained with many prestigious skincare brands since starting her career in Beauty, some of which are Yonka, Guinot, Dermoligica & our very own Image & Environ Skincare. She is very passionate about skincare & loves to help clients achieve their skin results with a caring & honest approach.
Donna has worked with IPL laser treatments since beginning her career & has updated her laser skills since joining Touch & Glow with our Candela Medical Grade Laser Hair Removal, a treatment she also loves as you can physically see the client achieving their desired results.
Donna has always had a love for eyebrows, which has recently seen her graduate in Phi Brows – the latest, most natural looking technique in micro blading which creates hyper-realistic hair strokes for perfect, symmetrical brows. ‘’Eyebrows for me are the most defining feature of the face, being able to help my clients enhance or improve the overall appearance of their eyebrows & boost their confidence is my absolute passion.’’
‘’Since joining Touch & Glow, I have been able to further my career with endless training & upskilling in the latest technology & beauty trends. I have the most friendly people coming through the doors & work alongside the best girls in the industry.’’
Caroline : Assistant Manager
Caroline is our assistant manager and has been a member of the Touch and Glow Team since 2014. She trained in Cavan College of Further Studies and qualified in Beauty Therapy in 2003. She has 14 years’ experience in the industry and started her career in Therapie in Dublin and has worked in skin and laser ever since. Here she gained great experience with different types of laser and cosmeceutical products, treating acne pigmentation, rosacea and anti-aging. This is where her passion for skin and laser treatments started and her knowledge with both is exceptional.
Caroline trained with Brazilia in Dublin and will guarantee you a less painful waxing experience.
Since joining the team at Touch and Glow she has trained in acrylic nails, Tru Dip nails and has gone on ongoing training with all our skincare brands.
Caroline is our most popular Skin/Laser therapist and her presence in our clinic has greatly attributed to the success we are today.
Rachel : Skin Therapist / Laser Consultant
Since joining Touch & Glow in May 2017 Rachel has gained a wealth of knowledge for her 2 passions; Skin & Laser Hair Removal.
Her main passion is Environ & Image Skincare and prides herself in taking her clients on their results driven skincare journeys. Rachel is a keen believer in the Feed Fortify Finish Philosophy that we follow here at Touch & Glow and since joining has seen amazing results on her clients following these 3 steps; ‘’I love making people feel good about themselves and as their skin improves they become a whole different & confident person, it’s an amazing feeling as their therapist’’.
Rachel has attended numerous refresher trainings since joining the Touch & Glow team last year and has also trained in our new fantastic facial machines; Caci & Dermalux, which further enhances her results with her clients.
Laser hair removal is Rachel’s second passion & with over 6 years’ experience in the field, she believes that it also can change people’s lives especially with her clients who suffer hormonal imbalances & would have a lot of problems regarding body hair. We had recently added a second Candela Medical Grade Laser Hair Removal machine which Rachel has underwent training with a top Laser Hair Removal Doctor from London. In the beauty industry we are constantly on a learning curve & we want to achieve the best results possible for you as our clients.
‘’I love being part of such a progressive team here at Touch & Glow and I feel that Touch & Glow is such an innovative salon that is constantly training & upskilling us as therapists.’’
Dianne : Laser Consultant/ Skin Therapist/lash Consultant/ Nail Technician
Dianne graduated from the Fernanda Scappaticci College of Beauty Therapy in 2003 and has continued to train and upskill since then to keep up to date with the fast paced and ever expanding beauty industry having gained certification in LVL lash enhancement, advanced waxing, hot stone massage and semi-permanent make up to name a few.
Since joining the team at Touch and Glow Dianne has completed training in Environ skincare, Advanced Nutrition Program, Image skincare, Nouveau Lashes, Candela Laser hair removal , Caci Non-Surgical Solutions and Acrylic nails with Touch and Glow Training Academy.
Dianne enjoys all areas of beauty but her passions lie in skincare and laser hair removal.” I have always been passionate about skincare and skin health. Having gone through skin issues myself I know first-hand how it can impact on self-esteem and confidence so I strive to achieve the best results possible for my clients”. Dianne has also developed a massive passion for laser hair removal since joining the Touch and Glow team and she is steadily building her laser clientele with great results being reported back to her from her clients to date. Diane loves the work she does and could not imagine working in any other industry.
Dianne’s favourite aspect of working at Touch & Glow is the team spirit. Being part of such a cohesive and progressive team brings great satisfaction to her overall working experience.
Dianne has over 15 years’ experience as a beauty therapist and doesn’t consider it a job, rather, a privilege.
Kelley : Phi Brow Artist
Kelley has been in the beauty industry for over 10 years working with industry leading brands like Yves Saint Laurent and Tom Ford Beauty as a resident make-up artist and trainer. Kelley has an almost architectural view to beauty, creating bespoke looks that enhance her clients best features and frame their features perfectly.
This led to her passion for beautiful, sculpted brows to lift and define the eyes with or without makeup. She is fully trained in HD Brows to a Pro-Stylist level and specialises in PhiBrow semi-permanent Microblading.
Kelley has been a part of the Touch & Glow team since January 3rd and is extremely popular in our salon specialising in both Phi Brows and HD Brows.
Donna : Lash Consultant / Therapist / Nail Technician
Donna graduated as a beauty therapist & Fashion and Media Make Up Artist in 2012 after receiving student of the year in her class. Donna worked for 4 years in the spa industry where she specialised in massage & skin treatments. It was here she developed her calm & relaxed manner, to have you at ease during all treatments.
She has since undertaken numerous advanced courses to keep her up to date with the ever changing beauty industry. Since joining Touch & Glow Donna has trained with leading brands such as Environ Skincare, Image Skincare, Advanced Nutrition Programme, Rejuvapen, HD Brows to name just a few. Her artistic flair & passion for all things sparkly & glittery can be seen in all her shellac & acrylic nails.
Donna loves a challenge & loves a bit of nail art which she does all free hand, so feel free to bring along some pictures or ideas to your nail appointment. From reindeer to palm trees our nail queen will have your nails picture perfect for any occasion.
Donna is qualified in all aspects of skin & laser treatments and has over 5 years’ experience in micro needling & medical grade laser hair removal, having trained and worked with a variety of different brands over the years she is happy to agree she is now working with the overall best brands on the market.
Donna joined our team in October 2016 & has since been a great asset to the Touch & Glow Team.
‘’I love being part of such a busy & uplifting salon with an amazing team of girls to work alongside and I’m very lucky to be able to keep up to date with the constantly changing trends that this industry has to offer.’’
Selena : Beauty Therapist
Selena graduated from Southern Regional College in 2010. Selena was part of the team at Touch and Glow when we first opened but she then moved to Canada for just over 2 years. While in Toronto she worked in a spa doing both Front of House & Massage Therapies.
Since re-joining Touch and Glow in December last Selena has completed training in Environ Skincare Level 1 & 2, Advanced Nutrition Programme, Image Skincare Level 1 & 2, Lycon Waxing, Acrylic nails, LVL lashes, iLash lash extensions & Threading. Since doing all the training Selena has grown a passion for Acrylic nails & Lycon Advanced Waxing. Selena promises to make every treatment as relaxing as possible, and looks forward to welcoming you all with her friendly, calm manner.
“I love coming into work to see a full diary and it’s great to be able to offer such an array of treatments.’’ What Selena loves most about working at Touch & Glow is the ongoing training; this allows her to give the best possible service to our lovely clients. ‘’I enjoy all the craic with all of my work colleagues and look forward to work every day.”
Daina : Lash Consultant / Therapist / Nail Technician
Daina is a graduate of Cavan Institute and has qualified as a Beauty Therapist. Since joining the Touch and Glow team I have qualified in Acrylic nails, LVL lashes, Lash extensions, Nouveau lashes, Threading and Image Skincare Programme. Daina enjoys all aspects of Beauty Therapy, her two favourite treatments are two week nail polish and LVL lashes. But Daina’s passion is for lash extensions.
Daina believes that helping to make clients feel relaxed and welcome at all times is vital to being a Beauty Therapist. Daina is a caring and friendly girl by nature and as a therapist she is delighted to be a part of Touch and Glow team. Daina prides herself in giving our clients the best treatments and products available in today’s market.
‘’I love meeting all my clients on a daily basis and working alongside such an amazing and helpful team’’
Catherine : Reiki Master
Catherine graduated from Southern Regional College Newry in 2005 in beauty therapy and also in teaching. From there she went to work for Steiner on the Norwegian Dream Cruise as a massage therapist, then onto the Nuremore Hotel and Spa, then finally spent 8 years in the Victorian Treatment rooms in the Castle Leslie Estate, the last 2 of which were spent as spa supervisor.
Catherines passion lies in taking care of people. Throughout her career she strived to find an all encompassing treatment that would serve the mind, body and spirit, this is how she was guided to train in the holistics and Reiki healing. In 2010, she started her Reiki journey and graduated to Reiki Practitioner level in 2014, and excelled to the highest level of Reiki Master and Teacher to be able to teach the art of Reiki to others.
Catherine has a strong faith and belief in the healing power of this treatment as she watched her own personal growth greatly improve throughout the learning process. She takes pride in ensuring that client leaves their treatment with a sense of calm, peace, and an overall sense of well being.
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Sinead : Senior Make-up Artist
We are delighted to welcome Sinead to the team as our Senior Make-up Artist.
Sinead is a graduate of the LA College of Creative Arts, Dublin. She qualified with a Grade A in Fashion Makeup and Special Effects and is SQA Certified. Sinead was then employed with Estee Lauder / Clinique as a Beauty Consultant / Makeup Artist at the Loop in Terminal 1 and 2 at Dublin Airport. Here she perfected her knowledge of skin tone and types and up to date beauty trends.
Sinead has the ability to apply unique makeups to suit each individual client’s needs. Sinead participated in ongoing training at Estee Lauder Headquarter, London. Sinead has attended Ciara Daly makeup course.
Sinead is also a qualified HD Brow Stylist having qualified in July 2015 and has attended refresher days also. Sinead is presently undertaking additional training as a Beauty Therapist to enhance her knowledge in the skin industry. Sinead has a passion for skin care and finding solutions to customer concerns.
Sinead is excited to have joined the Touch and Glow Team.