The business of rejuvenation

A NEW beauty salon has opened in the city centre, promising pampering, relaxation and rejuvenation.

A NEW beauty salon has opened in the city centre, promising pampering, relaxation and rejuvenation.

Blush Beauty, located at 8 Parliament Street, is owned by beauty therapist Joan Phelan, who explained about the philosophy of Blush: “Customer care and service will be the backbone of my business. I also have a wealth of experience for my customers and they can feel very confident that I will give them a fantastic treatment.”

The salon opened in the first week in November, and Ms Phelan said that what makes it stand out is the type of products she uses.

“Dr Payot are French cosmetics that are luxurious and feel fabulous on the skin,” she said. “They offer professional masks that are customised for every skin type. I feel very confident in their products and the results it gives my clients, who always feel totally pampered, relaxed and rejuvenated. The other difference is the experience they get when they come to me, they experience luxurious treatment rooms and fantastic treatment given by me.”

Originally from Kilmacthomas in Waterford, Ms Phelan lived in Australia for 20 years. When she returned to Ireland nine years ago, she decided to live in Kilkenny.

Having received her qualification in Australia, she ran her own salon there for 12 years.

Returning to Ireland, she managed the day spa at Sam McCauley’s in Carlow and then opened up spa in the Lyrath Estate Hotel. She also managed the Escape Spa in the Newpark Hotel but yearned to open up her own business again. “It gives me flexibility, and I missed that,” she said.

Of her business, she said: “It offers four luxurious treatment rooms, it is private and relaxing, and clients will feel totally rejuvenated by the time they leave the premises.”