Ulster Life Magazine recently got to chat to Jenna Mulholland proprietor of The Rose Lane Advanced Skin Clinic in Lisburn. Jenna returned to Northern Ireland after spending several years working and training in Australia using the DMK Skincare range and has now opened her own salon in her home city of Lisburn.
Tell us a little bit about how ended up running your own salon?
I was fortunate enough to have been travelling in Australia and applied for a salon manager
role in a DMK Skin Clinic. It was then that I discovered how amazing the DMK Skincare range really
is. Upon returning to NI after a little over 2 years in Melbourne I realised that I couldn’t go back
to working with your every day run of the mill facial ranges and decided to source a supplier for DMK
and started my own skin clinic from a spare room in my house. Three years on from that and I’ve opened my own premises in Lisburn City Centre.
What does a typical day look like?
My typical day can be quite chaotic but I always try to allow for a little calm before the storm.
With 2 baby boys of 1 and 2 years old my mornings consist of early starts, nappies, potties and peanut butter everywhere. After dropping the boys off to their nannies for the day I arrive at the salon around 9am to allow me time to give the place a good clean, get the treatment rooms prepared for the day and if I’m lucky, a quick coffee! First treatments are booked in from 10am and I usually use both treatment rooms to overlap clients. On a good day this will be the pattern of events from opening the doors at 10am until close at 5.30pm or 9pm depending on day of the week. If I get any spare time throughout the day I am usually as active as possible on Social media as well as partner websites and magazines promoting the benefits of DMK and Rose Lane of course!
Is there a treatment you particularly enjoy?
I absolutely love all of the treatments involved with the DMK range. As it’s a results driven treatment range I always feel immense pleasure in seeing the amazing results that clients experience, both physically and mentally. Treating clients suffering with stubborn skin conditions such as Acne, post acne scarring or Rosacea there is usually as much damage done to mental wellbeing as there is to the skins physical appearance so watching their journeys unfold and seeing first-hand the change in personalities as much as skin appearance provides me with a huge amount of job satisfaction. If you’re forcing me to choose one particular treatment then I would have to go for the DMK Muscle Banding. After only a few treatments it can radically strengthen and tighten sagging skin, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and leave the skin healthy and glowing. Perfect for us ladies (and men) that refuse to let age take its toll.
What advice would you give someone thinking about a career in the Beauty industry?
I would say to think carefully about the direction that they wish to take within their beauty careers. The beauty industry in recent years has become swamped with salons, nail technicians and make up artists making it an extremely difficult trade to forge a career out of. Anyone that is passionate enough and willing to continue learning throughout their careers will have what it takes to succeed but know what you want and do what it takes to achieve it.
What does the future look like for Rose Lane?
Although Rose Lane is in its fourth year of trading I still view the business as being in it’s infancy.
Whilst working at home and building a vast client base was a great idea and definitely the right decision for the business it has meant that expansion in treatment range was limited. Only now that I am established in my own premises can I push forward with broadening my knowledge of the skin and the treating of it using paramedical methods. Within the next few years I intend to keep changing people’s lives through providing them with self confidence in their skin and learning as much as possible to help me do that.
What do you do to relax and unwind outside of work?
With having the two boys, times to relax and unwind are few and far between but when they do come around my husband and I love nothing more than getting out into Belfast for a good meal and perhaps a gin or two. Spending time with my family offers its own joys so I try to be as outdoorsy as possible with the boys. I try to make time to get to the gym 3 or 4 times a week and in the better weather love nothing more than a good trek up the Mournes.
Favourite restaurant – Zen
Favourite drink – Monkey 47 Gin
Favourite holiday destination – Melbourne
4 famous dinner guests – Elvis Presley, Bob Marley, Tina Turner and the legendary Danne Montague King (DMK)
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