Kathleen’s salon celebrates 30 years styling New Ross
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.