Meet The Team of Beauty Therapists

At The Kinsale Hotel & Spa

Hi, I'm Iva and I'm 32 years old.

I recently moved from Croatia to Ireland to become part of the Kinsale Hotel and Spa team to work as a Spa Operations Manager.

My career started very early. My father was a successful hairdresser and owner of hair salons in Croatia so I was involved in the beauty industry since childhood. Because of interest and love towards it, I enrolled in Cosmetology school and graduated with honours.

During my high school education, I realized I had a passion towards make up. On two occasions I received 1st place in the Croatian Championship - Beauty Makeup category and 4th place in the World Championship - USA.

After graduating from high school, I enrolled at the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality, where I earned a Master's degree in Economics. During my schooling I worked in various hotels as a Spa therapist, and for the last 7 years as a Spa Manager.

My hobbies are learning foreign languages, so in addition to English and Croatian I know a little bit of Italian, a little bit of German and Spanish. I love to travel, spend time on the beach and in nature and hiking.

Let me introduce my team, and invite you to our Spa where you will forget all your worries …

Hi I am Monika!

I started my adventure in the beauty industry in 2009, when I was studying to become a history teacher. I was working part time as a make-up artist in a drugstore and fell in love with the luxurious skincare and products, quit history and completed cosmetology studies (bachelor’s degree). Over the last 13 years I was working as a skincare and facial trainer, I opened Beautiful SPA in a 5* Hotel in Poland, I managed a busy SPA in Gdansk and I worked on a cruise ship in Fiji, Australia and New Zealand. I am an experienced Facialist, Beauty trainer, Makeup Artist and SPA Manager and today I’m helping Iva with day-to-day Spa operations as a Spa Assistant Operations Manager.

I love hiking with my husband. We have enough gear to survive a zombie apocalypse. I consider myself to be a bit of a nerd and gamer (I love the Witcher game series). I also love unexpected travelling to unknown and unobvious places. Therefore, you are more likely to meet me on the top of the Mount Roraima than on a beach in Greece.

I am a mom of a wild teenage girl who happens to be my best friend and I’m also a cat lady – my furry princesses name is Lumi and she is truly a queen of my home.

I love advanced Elemis Facials with Biotec but my favourite treatment is Dynamic Resurfacing Precision Peel! I always recommend the treatment to everyone who wants to have squeaky-clean skin and glass-like complexion!

Hi I am Diane.

I am 43 years old. Over the past 20 years I have worked as a Massage and Beauty Therapist in between working from home as a stay-at-home Mum, I have a lot of experience in many different roles; after school supervisor, Boxercise trainer to having my own salon for a while. I have worked for Elemental Yoga Retreats which was very enjoyable I always look forward to meeting new people, my rounded experience allows me to approach my work in a holistic way.

I enjoy spending time with my family, water sports, walking my dogs. I love living close to the Sea. The Sea is where I draw my energy from, it revives me. This is why I like to work in wellness as it influences everything in my life in a positive way.

I am an eternal student I love to research and experience new knowledge. I have studied beside Beauty Therapy and Massage, Art, Social Studies Childhood studies, worked with kids with Autism. Nothing is ever a waste I find one complements the other and sometimes helps to relate.

I enjoy tailoring a treatment to each client finding out what they need, if there anything they can add to complement their skin care routine, and what is best for them at the end of the day. It gives me pleasure knowing someone walks away feeling pampered revived and happy that everything was looked after.

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