Get to know the Iconic Beauty Team
Back Row, Left to Right: Aileen, Rebecca, Emer, Sharon, Charlene, Laura, Toni
Front Row, Left to Right: Emma, Jean, Vicky, Joyce
Aileen O’Sullivan – Senior Beauty Therapist
Experience: 7 Years
Specialist Treatments: Facials, Peels, Skin Consultations
‘Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life’
“I qualified as a beauty therapist 7 years ago at the age of 18, but I actually started my career in the industry 5 years previously in 2004.
I always knew I wanted to become a Beautician from a young age and my parents encouraged me to gain experience in a local salon close to my home in Kerry for several years before going to college in 2009.
Since gaining multiple years of experience in the industry, I have honed my knowledge and skill by specialising into skin care.
I love having the ability to be able to help my clients personally with any skin care concerns they have and make them feel better in themselves and boosting their confidence, inside and out.
I have worked as part of the Iconic Beauty team for over 3 years now and can truly say I understand the statement- ‘Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life’ as I’m lucky enough to say this applies to me every day I come to Iconic Beauty.”
Rebecca Woods – Senior Beauty Therapist
Experience: 13 Years
Specialities: Massage, Brows & Lashes, Waxing
“…come to see me after the worst day ever and float out the door on cloud nine!”
“I qualified in all aspects of beauty therapies in 2005 and have now been working in the beauty industry for 13 years. One of the major pro points of my career is that I can make someone’s day turn around….they can come to see me after the worst day ever and float out the door on cloud nine!
I love massages, both giving and getting, all type of brow and lash treatments, and waxing. I started working in beauty after dancing in shows all over Dublin, someone had to make us pretty and I decided that someone should be me!”
Emer Flanagan – Salon Manager
Experience: 15 Years
Specialises in: Dealing with clients and staff in the salons and making sure that everyone is well looked after.
“My favourite aspect of the job is meeting clients…”
“I have been in the beauty industry for 15 years. Prior to this I completed a diploma in radio and journalism. However I’d always had such passion for skincare that when a friend suggested a course in beauty therapy in senior college Dun Laoghaire I knew immediately this was the type of course I would be really suited to.
After a great few years in SCD I completed my CIDESCO certificate. My first job was a salon in Dundrum- it was a great place to start as a junior and I learnt a lot. I then decided to pursue a lifelong dream of living and working in Australia so I headed off and worked in a salon in Sydney for one year.
Upon returning to Dublin I worked in a day spa for 6 years where I really gained more in-depth knowledge into skin care and massage. During this time I also completed a teaching diploma.
In the past 9 years I’ve been mostly in the management side of the salon. Although I still find it so enjoyable to do the occasional massage or facial!
My favourite aspect of the job is meeting clients and that every day in the salon is so different!”
Sharon Walsh – Senior Beauty Therapist
Experience: 13 Years
Specialist Treatments: Guinot & Image Skincare Facials & Peels.
“I love to stay on top of all the new products, ingredients and treatments…”
“Hi, well my career in Beauty Therapy started quite a few years ago in 1995 when I qualified from Galligan’s Collage of Beauty Galway. I started working in a salon straight away and really loved it.
I moved to Dublin in 1996 where I got even more experience in the industry. I count myself very lucky to have worked with some amazing people and brands throughout my career to date.
I have managed salons and owned my own salon for close to 8 years.
In 2010 I had my 2nd little girl and decided to take a step back from full time work but I still wanted to stay working in the industry I love. So part time suited me perfectly.
My biggest passion in the industry would be skin & skin care. I love to give advice to my clients so that they can get the very best from their skin care routine.
The industry has changed so much over the past 23 years but all for the better. I am thrilled to be working with 2 amazing skin care brands Guinot & Image in Iconic Beauty Foxrock. I first started working with Guinot 21 years ago and then Image 5 years ago.
I love to stay on top of all the new products, ingredients and treatments that are available and pass on that information to my clients.”
Charlene Irvine – Senior Beauty Therapist
Experience: 17 years
Specialist Treatments: Massage, Facials, Peels
“…the difference we can make to a person’s confidence…”
“I’m Charlene and I started in the Beauty Industry about 17 years ago. I’d always loved everything beauty from make up to nails so I knew from a young age it was where I wanted to be.
Part of the fun of being a Beauty Therapist is seeing the difference we can make to a person’s confidence, it might just be having a great set of eyebrows or it could be the full make over but for every woman if you look good you feel good and I’m always glad to be part of that.
During my time in Beauty I have found my greatest interest is working with the skin and massage. I love both of these treatments and it puts a smile on my face to see them in my column it’s something I know I’m good at and I love the feeling of knowing my clients are going out the door feeling good and with some information that will help them.”
Laura Gregan – Senior Beauty Therapist
Experience: 17 Years
Specialist Treatments: Waxing & Specialised Waxing, Juliette Armand Skin Booster Facials
“…I’m happiest in the treatment room.”
“I was an early starter! I Graduated from Senior College Dun Laoghaire in 2001 at 17 after always wanting to be a Beauty Therapist. Since then I’ve worked in a number of top salons and spas throughout the city.
I’ve worked in a variety of different roles in salons including management but I’m happiest in the treatment room. While I love doing all types of beauty treatments my specialties and favourites would have to be waxing and Juliette Armand facials.”
“…waxing I could do all day…”
“I guess I knew I wanted to be a beautician because I loved the idea of making women feel good about themselves.I loved makeup from a young age and was mad about red lipstick and red nails ,I used to pluck all my friends eyebrows and enjoyed doing it and doing their makeup for birthdays etc.
I went to college in Coogan Bergin in 2004 straight after finishing my leaving cert. Going on then to work on a yacht for Seabourn. I worked as a facial therapist on one ship,a massage therapist on the other. I found I love skincare and body massage..waxing I could do all day..and have a keen interest in alternative /holistic therapys also.”
Experience: 10 Years
Specialist Treatments: Specialised Waxing
“…I can deliver a great treatment every time you come to our salon.”
“Hi, I’m Emma and I’ve been working in Iconic Beauty since 2014. I am fully confident in all aspects of beauty therapy but my passion is waxing.
With more than 10 years’ experience behind me combined with our ongoing training in salon I feel I can deliver a great treatment every time you come to our salon.”
Joyce Drew – Senior Beauty Therapist
Experience: 9 Years
Specialist Treatments: Guinot Hydraderm Facials, HD Brows, Massage
“…honed my skills as a facial and body therapist.”
“I have been in the beauty industry for ten years. At first I studied theatrical makeup in college in Sallynoggin and afterwards I chose to complete the full beauty therapy course in senior college Dunlaoghaire.
My first job out of college was as a spa therapist, I always really enjoyed the massage and facial aspect of the industry. I then moved to Australia where I worked in Perth’s number one day spa. This spa really honed my skills as a facial and body therapist.
I moved back to Ireland and started in Iconic Beauty. My favourite treatments would include Guinot hydra peel facials, HD brows and massage.”