Meet the team…
Shirley – Proprietor
Shirley graduated in the Cork College of Beauty Therapy or better known as Susan Ryan’s in 1997, during this time Shirley also worked in Susan Ryan’s Clinic.
Shirley opened the doors to her very own clinic in the heart of Glanmire in Crestfield Shopping Centre back in September 1998. Over the years the clinic has adapted and expanded in many ways to continuously be at the forefront of the beauty & laser industry.
Shirley has taken on some of the most well-known brands across the globe and has brought some of the best technology and systems available to her clinic in Glanmire.
Specialising in Semi-Permanent Make Up, Laser, Micro-pigmentation and Reflexology as well as all other beauty treatments, Shirley can put her hand to anything.
With over 20 years’ experience in the beauty industry, Shirley has created an exceptionally strong, multi award winning brand based in a state of the art clinic.
Shirley believes in reinvesting and retraining her team in every aspect of the beauty industry each year to be the best that they can be as well as offering unrivalled treatments and products with an exceptional level of customer service provided to each client.
Lucy - Therapist
Lucy studied beauty therapy in Cork College of Commerce for over two years, it is from there that she began her journey in the beauty industry in Shirley’s Beauty & Laser Clinic.
Lucy is a member of the team for many years now and is qualified in all aspects of the beauty and laser industry.
"I always had a passion for beauty from a very young age and I knew this was the career for me. I love to do all treatments as it is such great job satisfaction seeing my clients so happy with there treatments.
If I had to chose my favourite treatment it would be our Estetik Master Machine Pedicures.
I really enjoy working with a great bunch of girls in the clinic as it makes the job so much easier “
SHELLY - Therapist
Shelly is a highly experienced senior beauty therapist who graduated in 2012 with a CIBTAC & CIDESCO diploma in Beauty Therapy and she also has a Business Diploma. Shelly joined the team in July 2019.
I am in the beauty industry now 7 years. I have always had a passion for all things beauty and I am fortunate enough to be doing something I love!
I absolutely love learning new skills and treatments whether it's doing new courses or talking to other therapists about their way of doing things and I love travelling!
I'm really looking forward to working with all the girls at Shirley's and of course meeting all the clients too!
Kinga - Nail Technician
Kinga moved to Ireland in 2005 from her native country Poland. After her daughter Sarah was born, Kinga decided to do an ITEC nail course and from then on she began her adventure in the nail industry. Kinga has been working with us in the clinic since 2016 and is highly qualified in all aspects of manicures, pedicures and gels and her passion for the nail industry is so amazing.
Each day Kinga produces some of the most amazing nails and has a very keen eye for those little details when creating nail art.
There is always a great chat to be heard at the nail desk and of course some fun and laughter when Kinga is looking after her clients!
“I hope all my clients have a good time with me and they are happy with my nails”
Catriona - Duty Manager
Catriona has been part of the team since 2015 and is a Duty Manager, Catriona has worked in many areas of customer service and has years of experience in looking after a large team with a high volume of clients daily.
Over the years Catriona has completed many courses from business to beauty and skincare, this has enabled Catriona to have a very broad knowledge of all treatments and products in the clinic.
"We have a great little team in here in Shirley's with all us girls, we all work great together and have lot of laughs along the way. It is always great meeting all our regular clients coming in to the clinic for a chit chat, and welcoming all new clients in to our clinic also!
We all love seeing our clients leaving the clinic happy with the treatment they have received from the reception area to the treatment rooms and nail bars"
Kristijana - Nail Technician
My name is Kristijana and I am originally from Croatia. By profession I'm a nail technician and I love my job.
I began my career and gained all my experience in Croatia, now I live and work here in Cork for 3 years and I am very happy.
I have been working at Shirley’s Beauty & Laser Clinic since May 2018, I love working with all the dear colleagues in this beautiful salon which is amazing because it makes my job so enjoyable. I like to work with people and this job is perfect.
Kristijana is qualified in all aspects of manicures, pedicures and gels and is a perfectionist, from a sophisticated file & polish to a classic 3 week manicure, her keen eye for detail is fantastic.
Rebekah - Therapist
Rebekah has recently joined our team in 2019 and is a super friendly, bubbly and welcoming therapist and we are thrilled to have her as part of our team!
Since joining our team Rebekah has done advanced Russian volume eyelash training and has attended Advanced Nutrition Programme training in Dublin.
I am qualified just over 6 years now as a Senior Beauty Therapist, I have a keen interest in beauty and absolutely love all things beauty.
I like to travel and I am always looking to learn something new and gain new life experiences.
Majella – Duty Manager
Majella has been part of the team since 2018 and is a Duty Manager, Majella coordinates all our teams daily schedules and ensures that everything is operating to plan each day.
Since joining our clinic, Majella has completed further training with Phorest Salon Software to add to her management skills. She has also completed training with Dermalogica and Advanced Nutrition Programme to broaden her knowledge in skin and skin health so that she can confidently answer all your questions in the clinic.
My favourite part of my job is meeting new clients and catching up with our regular clients. Getting to know them and building up that special rapport with them on a daily basis.
I qualified as a beauty therapist many moons ago however most of my career has dominantly been in sales and travel.
I worked for high end brands such as GHD, Great Lengths and the TUI travel group, so to now work with Dermalogica is a great achievement.
Being front of house is a great way to advise our clients on which products would suit their skin care regime especially as I use the products on my own skin.
I am especially excited about our new range of Advanced Nutrition Programme which I have just started using so will look forward to letting you all know how I get on.
Outside of work I love going to the beach, spending time with my loved ones and being involved in my daughter's GAA club.