For me growing up, beauty and skincare were part and parcel of everyday life. My mother, Bronwyn Conroy, was Ireland’s leading skincare expert, she opened Ireland’s first Beauty Training School in 1972 and it is still considered Ireland’s leading private training school today.
On leaving school, it was assumed I would automatically follow in her footsteps, but I had other plans! I completed an honours degree in Psychology from UCD and post graduate diplomas in Business Studies and Human Resource Management. Having worked in various roles in industry, I guess my heart was always with beauty so eventually I joined the family business and was Managing Director of the Beauty School for 16 years.
During my time as Managing Director, I qualified in Aesthetic Treatments, looked after the day to day operations of the business, and I taught our part time student classes. To this day, I still see many of our former pupils leading the way in Irish Beauty and being at the forefront of innovation and expertise.
In 2014 my family and I decided to go on a little adventure and we landed in West Cork! My husband, twin girls Ella and Zoe and I have never looked back. Rosscarbery is now home and my treatment room is in Clonakilty.
Skin health is at the forefront of what I do and is my driving philosophy. My facial treatments are grounded in the idea of Clinical Beauty. I combine different therapies – old and new with clinical products and procedures for a complete experience that delivers true results, along with ensuring you leave with a feeling of rejuvenation and well-being.
I believe that great skin is possible, and that with a little guidance from me, I can help you achieve it.
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