Charlene McMahon : Clinic Director
Charlene graduated from the renowned Fernanda Scapatticci College of Beauty Therapy in 2005, the College thought so highly of Charlene they invited her back to work alongside them in their college, it was here where Charlene was fortunate enough to be trained by the renowned Fernanda Scapatticci herself CIDESCO international examiner and who Charlene credits with evolving her into the therapist she is today.
Charlene has worked in many high end salons and clinics across Ireland over the last 13 years. Therapie Clinic and the International Institute of Anti-Ageing are amongst her favourite.
It was while she was working for both these companies she found her passion for Skin with Environ Skin Care and Laser hair removal with the candela medical grade system . She believes so much in the brands they’re her most popular treatments in her clinic today.
While skin and laser are her main passion she is continuously updating her skills. Her main area of expertise is Environ/ CST skin needling and Laser Hair Removal which compliment her results driven nature.
In 2015 she was awarded as an NSI educator and she is now an NSI educator for Nail Systems Ireland. Charlene teaches on site in her clinic in Carrickmacross.
Touch and Glow have also been nominated and placed as winners and finalists in the IIAA Salon of the Year Awards for the last 5 years 2013-2018 for Jane Iredale and Environ. The Clinic won Beauty Salon of the Year at The Irish Hair and Beauty Awards for 2016. In 2017 they won Best Nail Salon of the Year in The Irish Hair and Beauty Awards and Charlene herself was finalist as Beauty Therapist of the Year along with the clinic being a finalist again for Beauty Salon of the year.
As a salon owner Charlene thrives on results. She is constantly upskilling the salon with the latest trends from the beauty industry.
“I’m very proud to work with like-minded people that are dedicated, uplifting, kind and focused. This is what has helped me mould the successful Clinic I have today. All of my therapists are sent on rigorous training and are constantly updating their skills to meet the needs of all our clients.
Every member of the Touch and Glow team is carefully selected to ensure they complement and enhance the environment that has been so carefully crafted for our valued clients. I am extremely lucky to have such a great Team of girls.”
Cathy Smith : Front Of House Manager Ardee
Cathy has been part of the Touch & Glow Team since May 2017 working as part of our Front Of House Team. She has worked in many areas of customer service along with working in the beauty Industry for the last 3 years; Cathy graduated from Cavan Institute in 2014 with a qualification for hairdressing and then furthered her studies in Nails, qualifying as a nail technician in December 2015.
Cathy has worked in previous hair & beauty salons as a junior hairstylist, nail technician & front of house receptionist. She has also attended training with Image skincare, Environ Skincare and Candela our medical Grade laser to ensure she can answer all your questions and queries. Cathy has also recently completed training with a Beauty & Business Expert to further her customer service & front of house skills. She has also completed further training with Phorest Salon software to further her skills with Stock Control & keeping the salon running smoothly at all times.
Cathy loves meeting all the clients on a daily basis, always ensuring that each client that comes through our salon’s door receives the best possible service on each visit to the clinic.
‘’It is an absolute pleasure to work alongside the amazing team of girls here at Touch & Glow and to be part of such an innovative team in such a highly regarded clinic.’’
Louise McMahon: Carrickmacross Clinic Co-Ordinator
Louise has been part of the Touch and Glow Team working as Front of House Receptionist since September 2017. She has worked in customer service for the last 5 years. Louise has recently qualified in Acrylic Nails with Touch & Glow Training Academy & will leave no set of nails undone. Louise has also completed a course with a business expert to ensure the best customer care is given to all our clients.
She has a very friendly & bubbly demeanour; this can be seen by every client as they walk through the door. She helps maintain a calm & efficient salon environment & prides herself in the highest standard of customer service ensuring all clients at Touch & Glow leave feeling happy.
Louise’s favourite part of working in Touch and Glow is that she is always learning something new with fantastic training and working with a great team of girls, everybody helps each other.
Donna Mc Gee: Carrickmacross Clinic Manager
Donna joined Touch & Glow in 2017 as our Clinic Manager with over 13 years experience in the Beauty Industry.
She has previously managed an award winning salon in Meath where she completed her training as a Laser Consultant in IPL Skin Rejuvenation for Pigmentation & Thread Veins alongside Laser Hair Removal. She has also performed advanced Electrolysis Hair Removal for over 12 years.
Since joining Touch & Glow, she has now furthered her training skills with our very own advanced laser system Candela Medical Grade Laser.
Donna has trained with many prestigious skincare brands since starting her career in Beauty alongside our very own Image, Environ & Danné Montague-King cosmeceutical skincare ranges & has only ever worked with Mineral makeup brands such as BareMinerals & Jane Iredale.
She is extremely passionate about skincare & loves to help clients achieve their desired skin results with a caring & honest approach.
“Your Skin is truly an investment, it has to represent you for a lifetime”
Donna has always had a love for eyebrows, which has seen her graduate with PhiBrows as an up & coming PhiBrow Artist – the latest, most natural looking technique in micro blading which creates hyper-realistic hair strokes for perfect, symmetrical brows.
“Eyebrows for me are the most defining feature of the face, being able to help my clients enhance or improve the overall appearance of their eyebrows & boost their self confidence is my absolute passion.’’
‘’Since joining Touch & Glow, I have been able to further my career with endless opportunities in training & upskilling in the latest technology & beauty trends. We have the most friendly people coming through our doors looking for our expertise & I truly believe we have the best team for the job.
Donna Connolly : Assistant Manager Ardee Clinic
Donna graduated as a beauty therapist & Fashion and Media Make Up Artist in 2012 after receiving student of the year in her class. Donna worked for 4 years in the spa industry where she specialised in massage & skin treatments. It was here she developed her calm & relaxed manner, to have you at ease during all treatments.
She has since undertaken numerous advanced courses to keep her up to date with the ever changing beauty industry. Since joining Touch & Glow Donna has trained with leading brands such as Environ Skincare, Image Skincare, Advanced Nutrition Programme, Rejuvapen, HD Brows to name just a few. Her artistic flair & passion for all things sparkly & glittery can be seen in all her shellac & acrylic nails.
Donna loves a challenge & loves a bit of nail art which she does all free hand, so feel free to bring along some pictures or ideas to your nail appointment. From reindeer to palm trees our nail queen will have your nails picture perfect for any occasion.
Donna is qualified in all aspects of skin & laser treatments and has over 5 years’ experience in micro needling & medical grade laser hair removal, having trained and worked with a variety of different brands over the years she is happy to agree she is now working with the overall best brands on the market.
Donna joined our team in October 2016 & has since been a great asset to the Touch & Glow Team.
‘’I love being part of such a busy & uplifting salon with an amazing team of girls to work alongside and I’m very lucky to be able to keep up to date with the constantly changing trends that this industry has to offer.’’
Selena Smith: Beauty Specialist/Team leader
Selena graduated from Southern Regional College in 2010. Selena was part of the team at Touch and Glow when we first opened but she then moved to Canada for just over 2 years. While in Toronto she worked in a spa doing both Front of House & Massage Therapies.
Since re-joining Touch and Glow in December last Selena has completed training in Environ Skincare Level 1 & 2, Advanced Nutrition Programme, Image Skincare Level 1 & 2, Lycon Waxing, Acrylic nails, LVL lashes, iLash lash extensions & Threading. Since doing all the training Selena has grown a passion for Acrylic nails & Lycon Advanced Waxing. Selena promises to make every treatment as relaxing as possible, and looks forward to welcoming you all with her friendly, calm manner.
“I love coming into work to see a full diary and it’s great to be able to offer such an array of treatments.’’ What Selena loves most about working at Touch & Glow is the ongoing training; this allows her to give the best possible service to our lovely clients. ‘’I enjoy all the craic with all of my work colleagues and look forward to work every day.”
Daina Ostrovska: Beauty/Laser Specialist
Daina is a graduate of Cavan Institute and has qualified as a Beauty Therapist. Since joining the Touch and Glow team I have qualified in Acrylic nails, LVL lashes, Lash extensions, Nouveau lashes, Threading and Image Skincare Programme. Daina enjoys all aspects of Beauty Therapy, her two favourite treatments are two week nail polish and LVL lashes. But Daina’s passion is for lash extensions.
Daina believes that helping to make clients feel relaxed and welcome at all times is vital to being a Beauty Therapist. Daina is a caring and friendly girl by nature and as a therapist she is delighted to be a part of Touch and Glow team. Daina prides herself in giving our clients the best treatments and products available in today’s market.
‘’I love meeting all my clients on a daily basis and working alongside such an amazing and helpful team’’
Kayleigh Devlin: Skin/Laser Therapist
Kayleigh studied beauty theapry in Drogheda institute of further education in 2015 and went on to further her passion in the makeup world and qualified as a makeup artist in Avant Garde makeup academy. Kayleigh has also completed a makeup course with Ailin Traynor recently to upskill her skills even more in the makeup world. “I love a challenge and being able to create a dramatic Smokey eye.”
Since joining Touch & Glow Kayleigh has completed and passed our feed, fortify and finish programme which contains our ANP, Environ skincare and to finish our Jane Iredale mineral makeup. Kayleigh has covered mostly all aspects of beauty such as HD brows & LVL lash lift training, 2 week polish training with Touch & Glow Training Academy, threading course, semi permanent eyelashes and also DMK Medi Pedi. Kayleigh enjoys all areas of beauty but her passion lies in skincare and makeup. “I always have been passionate about skin health and makeup” Kayleigh loves the work she does and could not imagine working in any other Industry.
“ l love being part of such a busy and uplifting salon with such a Amazing team of girls they have all made me feel so welcome since joining touch and glow.”
Carlise Caffrey: Skin/Laser Therapist
I graduated as a Beauty Therapist in 2015 in the Beauty Academy in Drogheda. I worked in the spa industry for 2 years where I specialised in massage & skin treatments working with Germaine de Capuccini, Dermalogica, & Comfort Zone. I then moved to salon work, completing course’s keeping up to date with the beauty industry such as acrylic nails, nail art, semi permanent lashes & threading.
Since joining Touch and Glow I have trained with leading brands such as Environ Skincare, Image Skincare, Advanced Nutrition Programme, HD Brows, Lycon Advanced Waxing, Dermalux and Candela laser hair removal. I enjoy all areas of beauty but my passion lies in nails, lashes & skincare. I am very passionate about what I do & couldn’t imagine myself in any other industry. I pride myself in giving the clients the best treatment possible & making them feel good about themselves. I am really looking forward to my future in touch & glow upskilling, training & keeping up to date with beauty trends.
I love being part of such a busy salon working along side an amazing bunch of girls who have made me feel so welcome since joining the Glow team.
Niamh Sharkey: Skin/Laser Specialist
Niamh studied beauty therapy in Cavan Institute and graduated in 2012. Since then she worked in a 4star spa for over 5years and then moved to London where she worked in different spas accross central London. “During that time facials and massage were the most popular treatments so I know how to give a relaxing facial and strong massage.” I love meeting new people, all with different needs. I strive to get the best results for all my clients it makes my job very rewarding.
Since joining Touch and Glow Niamh has completed Environ Stage 1 training, Advanced Nutrition Program training, Jane Iradale Training, DMK training and Margaret Dabbs training. “The training I have received from Touch and Glow so far has been amazing and my knowledge of skincare has grown so much. It’s great working with such a hard working team of girls and they have been so helpful to me since joining the team”
Niamh has settled in extremely well over the last few months and her clients have nothing but high praises
Emma Marron: Clinic Co-ordinator
Emma is part of our Front of House Team with 11 years experience in the customer service industry. Emma loves meeting new people & creating long lasting relationships & is delighted to be part of the Touch & Glow Team.
Emma has completed extensive training in many of our skincare brands along with the Advanced Nutrition Programme. Emma’s friendly, bubbly demeanor will be evident as soon as you walk through the doors of Touch & Glow. She strives to make all our clients feel at home and relaxed in our clinic.
Emma says ”I absolutely love working in Touch & Glow and meeting new and existing clients, making them feel welcome. There’s no better feeling than walking into a job you love and working with the best team of girls who absolutely adore their jobs and make it fun at the same time
Amy Coyle: Skin/Laser Specialist
Amy studied beauty therapy in Drogheda institute of Further Education in 2017 and qualified as a beauty therapist. She then went on and qualified in Swedish Massage and Body Electrics.
She has worked with skincare brands such as Academie and Dermalogica and since joining Touch & Glow she has completed training with Environ & DMK Skincare. She has also trained in Lycon Waxing, Billion Dollar Brows, 2 Week Manicure Express Spray Tanning, Jane Iredale