After obtaining my Irish citizenship, I was officially allowed to work in Ireland. Customer Service was always my focus, because I love working with and for people. I landed my first job as a Receptionist in a Hair Salon called Essensuals, on South Anne Street, which was part of Tony & Guy Ireland. Essensuals eventually moved from South Ann Street to South Williams street. I think I was there 2 or 3 years. I met so many great people including the clients - and so many memories of my fellow co-workers.
From Essensuals I moved to Toni & Guy Clarendon street where I worked for 3 years. My now good friend, Sharon Mc Donnell, became a franchisee and opened a Salon in Sandymount. She offered the opportunity to work for her and I moved to the Sandymount salon where again I worked for 3 years. While working in Sandymount, I started feeling that a change was needed. I was feeling that I had given to that Industry all I had to, and I was not getting satisfaction from what I was doing, even though I tried my best to keep myself amused.
I started looking for a job, but in the meantime I enrolled myself in 2 courses in Dublin Business School, one in Psychology which I loved and the other one called “Online Marketing & Digital Strategies” which I loved. I was trying to move away from the Hairdressing Industry altogether and I knew it was going to be hard, but I unsuccessfully tried and I got rejections from everywhere. I felt frustrated, but I tried that frustration not to get in the way of my ambitions and aspirations.
An opportunity came up in the Dylan Bradshaw salon. I was quite reluctant to take it, but I decided there would not be harm to give the industry a last shot and after some consideration, I accepted it. I started working in Dylan’s the 1st of November 2012.
Working in the Hairdressing Industry was a good experience I will always treasure kindly. I learnt great things that I will never forget, but more importantly and I am very happy to see that I gained new friends from both clients and co-workers, People that in some ways touched my life and left an indelible mark on me. That’s my main gain and I will be eternally grateful for it.
I am very excited about my new career future. Very excited about my new path in life and I will try my very best to succeed and be an asset to my new company.
Hairdressing industry you have been good to, but it’s time to move on so I’m a little bit sad to say “Good Bye Hairdressing Industry”!