Summer 2023

Summer 2023 | 9 Based in Dungarvan, County Waterford, Professional Beauty was founded by owner, Jillian Lake in 2020. Since then, the salon’s reputation has gone from strength to strength, reaping an armful of prestigious awards. Professional Beauty brings a modern twist to classic treatments and is always exploring new and fun ways to delight its clients. We take a peek at the company and the services it offers in more detail. Ireland's Most Trusted Beauty Salon & Training Academy 2023 in bridal makeup and this allows us to time every morning to perfection. This ensures our clients are as relaxed as possible and able to enjoy the experience. We fill our kits with luxurious products that make our brides and their entourage feel incredible. They make for the most perfect, timeless photos.” In fact, having worked with some of Ireland’s most famous photographers, Jillian and the team have extensive experience of ensuring makeup looks as flawless through the lens as it does in the mirror. Earlier in the year, the team headed to Dublin to work on a photo shoot with Miss Ireland, Miss England, Miss Northern Ireland, and Miss Scotland, before they jetted off to compete in Miss World! With such distinguished clients on its books, it’s hardly a surprise that Professional Beauty has a queue of eager students to train. The company currently offers internationally recognised qualifications in makeup artistry with ITEC and ABT-accredited courses for brow lamination and lash lifting as well as short courses in makeup and skin care. Jillian says, “Professional or amateur – it doesn’t matter. Whether you want to brush up on your own makeup skills, or perfect that client cut crease, we want to share all our secrets with you. We simplify every step to make sure you follow and understand everything.” To find out more about Professional Beauty, please visit the company website. Contact: Jillian Lake Company: Professional Beauty Web Address: t the age of 23, Jillian Lake started her own beauty business, offering treatments to clients from a home salon in her back garden. A mere three years later and the dedicated entrepreneur has unveiled a spectacular renovation of her new premises in picturesque Grattan Square, a bustling hub of Dungarvan’s town centre. The newly refurbished salon and training centre offers a chic yet welcoming atmosphere for clients and students alike. With almost 10 years of experience in the beauty industry, Jillian’s career began to take off in 2019 when she received several industry awards. Among them was Freelance Makeup Artist of the Year. Passionate about passing on her knowledge and inspiring the beauticians and makeup artists of the future, Jillian began teaching in 2021. Today, her mission is to provide her students with the highest possible standard of education and the best learning experience. Her mantra is ‘dream big, stay positive, work hard, and enjoy the journey’. By Jillian’s side in the business is friend and colleague, Sarah Curran. Sarah is well renowned both as a makeup artist and tutor. Having worked for some of the biggest beauty brands on the planet and toured with leading makeup artist, Keilidh Cashell, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. One of Professional Beauty’s signature services is bridal makeup, with the company’s team of experienced makeup artists offering an experience for your big day that’s second to none. Whatever style you prefer, whether natural or glamorous, Jillian and the team create the perfect look for every bride. Working with clients on the run up to the big day, the salon’s makeup artists trial different looks to see what works and what helps each bride to feel her best. Jillian explains, “We offer exceptional artistry standards and we bring an air of calm to what can be a very busy morning. We have vast experience A Mar23644