Clonmel

The Clonmel Retail Forum recently ran a makeover competition worthy of Miss Ireland via their Facebook page and it all came to fruition when the winner, Claire Egan, was pampered all day, culminating in a dramatic transformation.

The Clonmel Retail Forum recently ran a makeover competition worthy of Miss Ireland via their Facebook page and it all came to fruition when the winner, Claire Egan, was pampered all day, culminating in a dramatic transformation.

The day began with a shopping trip like no other.

Claire, from Cashel, was taken through the style shops of Clonmel by Margaret Doyle, style consultant to Miss Ireland Aoife Walsh. Margaret and Claire selected styles to compliment her height, shape and autumn/summer colouring from The Wardrobe, Ryan Design, Pavoni, Clinton’s, Moroney’s Shoes and Sienna.

She then took a well-earned shopping break and was treated to a Shiseido facial and a bag full of goodies at Mulligan’s Pharmacy. The atmosphere of relaxation was continued when Claire had a complimentary lunch at Mulcahy’s, where the staff and management rolled out the red carpet for her.

The second part of the makeover consisted of hair styling at Cathy O’Reilly’s salon and make-up with Laura Kay, who has worked with TV3 and Woman’s Way magazine, as well as hundreds of brides throughout the country.

After her day of pampering and styling Claire posed for photographs with Clonmel Photo Centre. “Everyone needs a makeover at least once. I felt great about myself and learned so much throughout the day”, she said.

Further coverage of the makeover appears in the Fashion and Lifestyle supplement in this week’s Nationalist.

The Clonmel Retail Forum ran the competition as part of their initiative to promote the town as a retail centre. Since its formation it has discovered that Clonmel is a popular destination for shoppers from Waterford, Kilkenny and North Tipperary.

The Retail Forum includes members of the Chamber of Commerce, Traders Association and Borough Council.

Anyone wishing to join should log onto their Facebook page or contact Chamber of Commerce CEO Brian Cleary.