To run and manage a beautiful city centre salon is the stuff of dreams for ambitious and talented beauty therapists, and for two Galway city businesswomen, it is a dream come true.
Naoise Martin and Selma Omran have this month announced the opening of their brand new salon The Beauty Lounge, situated on level 3, Corbett Court, (Upstairs beside Hickeys )
Both women have been in the beauty industry for more than 11 years. They could not be happier to finally have a fantastic and beautiful salon of their own, located in the heart of the city centre.
Ms Omran trained in Athlone and her first job was at the outstanding and tranquil Temple Spa in Moate, where she worked for three years.
While working there she discovered the science behind complete relaxation and the wellbeing of each individual client. She learned the importance of ‘detox, exercise and good energy’ to help her clients derive the maximum from each treatment.
Ms Omran decided she wanted to travel, and spent two years in Australia. She greatly enjoyed her time in Brisbane, where she worked at an express waxing bar and specialised in Californian, Brazilian and Hollywood waxing. This is where she built up her fantastic speed and precision for these treatments, which was reflected in her repeat clientele.
Upon returning to Ireland her natural choice was to move to Galway due to her love of the city and she joined the Prestige Group, where she kept up her amazing waxing skills.
Before Selma opened the Beauty Lounge she trained in HD Brows (High definition Eye Brow ) and has gone on to be one of the top HD Brow technician’ in Galway. Clients book weeks in advance to experience her at her best knowing the perfectionist that she is.
Her colleague Naoise Martin trained with Georgina Price in Coen Cantrell Beauty College, where she qualified in Itec, Cibtac and Cidesco. This is where she discovered her love for working with the public. After college Naoise was offered a job at ‘Spirit One Spa’, Radisson Hotel where she was promoted to spa therapist after three months. She gained a reputation for strong, skilled, stress busting massage. She believes that every person needs time out for de-stressing, whether it is a half hour back, neck and shoulder or a blissful hour body treatment.
When Ms Martin left the Radisson she pursued a career as a nail technician, quickly building up her name as one of the best technicians in Galway, working in Fifth Avenue at the time. She went on to open her own nail bar in Kingston, Knocknacarra.
She was there for more than three years and then decided to move to Dublin to pursue her passion as a make-up artist, training in the LA Make-up Academy. She has also trained and worked with the amazing Zoe Clarke (celebrity makeup artist ). She worked extensively with some of the top names in the industry and has had her work featured in several publications including The Irish Times Magazine.
Naoise Martin has worked on make-up designs for the ultimate “Girls Day Out” fashion and pampering shows at the RDS as a representative for Max Factor and Rimmel and also on several bridal fair fashion shows around Ireland. She believes a relaxed bride is one who is listened to and knows she is in the hands of a professional with natural flair. Someone, who can transform a person young or older into the most confident and vibrant version of themselves, the ‘one look fits all’ is not her policy.
Naoise and Selma want the best atmosphere for their clients so together with their knowledge and experience they have created just that. They have chosen the top products to carry out all their treatments including the new Sienna X, 2-4 hour developing tan, for all those last minute plans, Shellac and IBD gel polish to keep those hands and feet on show all year round and lets not forget those amazing HD Brows which will redefine and frame every face. Green Angel was picked as their skin care range. This fantastic Skin Care range has won Image Beauty Awards both 2009 and 2011 and has been broadcast on Expose on numerous occasions. Green Angel is an independent Irish business and they believe in their 21st century superior range of skin care products based on the fusions of seaweed, essential oils and collagen.
Beauty Lounge is a private, calm and luxurious space, a perfect place for clients to relax and unwind.
To book an appointment call 091-539738