Kath­leen’s sa­lon cel­e­brates 30 years styling New Ross

New Ross Standard - - NEWS - By DAVID LOOBY

KATH­LEEN RED­MOND cel­e­brated 30 years in busi­ness in New Ross, a mile­stone she at­tributes to her fan­tas­tic cus­tomers.

Many of Kath­leen’s loyal clients joined her when she had a day of prize giv­ing and rem­i­nisc­ing on the past 30 years.

Kath­leen started her busi­ness in Cullen’s Shop­ping Cen­tre off South Street, hav­ing trained at John Walsh’s and worked in Wex­ford and Water­ford.

Orig­i­nally from St Mullins, Kath­leen lives in Cushin­stown.

She was joined by her hus­band Michael and chil­dren on the day.

Kath­leen said: ‘ There were very few sa­lons in New Ross in 1988. It took a while to get go­ing.’

When she started off Kath­leen em­ployed one woman, but now has six staff on her books.

‘We have had some great staff over the years and a lot of the girls who are with me have been here for some time. We have very loyal cus­tomers, some of whom are with us since we opened.’

Kath­leen at­tributes her busi­nesses’ longevity to the reg­u­lar train­ing and up­skilling courses both she and her staff take in Dublin.

‘We keep our­selves up-to-date as styles and prod­ucts are con­stantly chang­ing. I have lovely girls work­ing for me as in­ter­ac­tion with the cus­tomer is so im­por­tant. Peo­ple come in here for a break from their busy life­styles and get a nice cup of tea or cof­fee, and are pam­pered. We ap­pre­ci­ate all our clients’ sup­port through the years. We wouldn’t be here with­out them.’

Kath­leen said she loved catch­ing up with her clients. Cake, and al­co­hol free prosecco and wine was served and ev­ery­one who came in got a spot prize in­side a bal­loon which they popped.

She said: ‘It’s a good town to be in busi­nesses and it’s a great town to help peo­ple out if you need any­thing.’

Kath­leen and her team have been rais­ing money for Wex­ford Hospice and held another fundraiser with a GHD straight­en­ing iron demon­stra­tion on Wed­nes­day.

Claire Mur­phy, Kath­leen O’Ke­effe, Clodagh Flood, Claire Red­mond, Kath­leen Red­mond, Alice Ryan, John Red­mond, Tom Red­mond and Regina Far­rell at the 30th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions at Kath­leen’s Hair Sa­lon on South Street New Ross.

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