This November’s Juliette Armand’s Therapist of the month goes to the Eva Kelly, the Senior Therapist at a beautiful salon called Luxe, located in in Nenagh, Co Tipperary.
When and where did you qualify as a beauty therapist.
I started my beauty journey in 2011 in Templemore college of further education. There, I started my career by doing a 2 year complementary therapy course as my passion truly is with anatomy and physiology of all bodily functions. I excelled at all aspects of massage and theory in a variety of different therapies. I then continued to study another 2 years in beauty therapy where my love for skin developed even more, winning thesis project of the year for CIDESCO in 2015
topped of my final year in college. I decided to start working in the industry from day one to learn that important hands on experience. I am continuing my love for this industry by constantly upgrading my knowledge.
What sets LUXE salon out over its competitors?
We offer the best treatments at the highest standard possible. Siobhan Brady my boss has won many awards and is still continuing success in the beauty industry.
What is the favorite part about working for LUXE salon.?
I Have to say my journey at LUXE has been truly amazing. Siobhan greets me every morning with a smile which is key to start off the day successfully. She is constantly encouraging me which as an employee makes you feel valued and therefore you are going to preform better. There is no negatively in the salon which makes it a positive environment to work in. The clients at LUXE are open to try new and upcoming treatments/products which is why Juliette Armand has and will continue to be a success for us.
What do you find the most challenging at LUXE salon?
To be honest I enjoy any challenges at LUXE, whether it may be being extra busy, taking stock or trying to multi-task all of it is an experience which I truly enjoy.
What do you enjoy most about being a therapist?
One of my goals everyday is client satisfaction. Making a client feel better about themselves is an incredible feeling. This is why I became a therapist to pass on my skills and knowledge everyday.
Whats the most important thing working as a therapist to you?
Everyday as a therapist client satisfaction is most important especially to me. It is so important to continue to up skill all the time to preform at the highest standard possible. Siobhan and I are always availing of new training as trends do change and our clients at LUXE deserve the best.
What is your favorite Juliette Armand Treatment to give?
My favorite treatments to preform is the Thavma Therapy Botox facial. I have witnessed amazing results with all skin types and ages with this facial. I am a huge fan of peels, especially the peel in this facial along with the serum and masks applied after gives top end results.
Which Juliette Armand treatment do you wish that you would receive and why?
At this time of year our skin most definitely needs that extra boost of hydration and that brightening factor through these winter months. The vitamin C Therapy facial is absolutely amazing for this between serums and masks in the facial, skin feels hydrated, plumped, brightened and long lasting moister content. Excellent for this time of year.
What do you think makes Juliette Armand skincare stand out from other skincare ranges?
I think what makes the Juliette Armand range stand out is the quality of the product range which covers absolutely every skin requirement/need possible including the most cutting edge anti-surgery system available.
What is your favorite Juliette Armand product and why?
My favorite product from Juliette Armand range is the hyaluronic acid serum. I love all the products and I so think it is important to alternate products at different times of the year, but this serum is an absolute most have all year round. it is the most hydrating, moisturising serum I have ever used and clients would also agree.
11-What is the best comment that you have heard a customer exclaim after a Juliette Armand treatment?
After each facial at LUXE we do send out review link to each client to receive feedback. I enjoy reading these comments and again I am learning all the time. but it was especially enjoyable to read a review in the local newspaper!
12-What would you say to anyone thinking about using this range?
I would explain that this range suits everybody all ages and skin types/conditions. It does not contain any allergens/parabens, mineral oil or propylene glycol therefore makes it very safe and a non-congestive but still effective.
What is your motto or personal mantra?
I like to go by always do your best. I learn something new everyday and especially about myself. On the Juliette Armand training a quote was said and it has stuck in my head ever sine “there’s no action without a reaction” my clients love that one!
What book did you last read?
Pippa’s book simple tips to live beautifully. Brilliant easy read and also few brilliant beauty tips!
What did you want to be when growing up?
I always wanted to be a teacher, and I am lucky the career I picked, I teach people everyday about their skin passing on my knowledge.
What do you like to do on days off?
I do travel about an hour to work everyday so on my days off I like to relax on and of course to do a small amount of retail therapy! I enjoy researching new upcoming treatments in the industry getting new ideas all the time.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Everyday without question is extremely busy and time management is always put to the test. I am very lucky I have variety in my day which keeps it interesting.
You are happiest when?
I am happiest when I know I have delivered the best treatment/attitude possible in the salon and out of salon. I also love the feeling of making targets which makes my boss very happy!! Also heading home after a busy week to recharge for the upcoming one.