Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Brains Behind your Favourite Beauty Sites - Hennessy Hair & Beauty Ltd

In part six of the series, that proves you lot are just as nosy as yours truly, we're taking a look see at Hennessy Hair & Beauty Ltd. The family run business, based in Cork that's been beautifying us and supplying the professional world for over 30 years. 

Not only have they a laudable history with helping local and national charities but they also stock many fabulous high end brands and make them accessible to you and I. The first time I was introduced to Hennessy Hair & Beauty was at the Professional Beauty show earlier this year where they had, easily, the best stand of the show. The Valhalla of OPI as I've been calling it since.

That's where I picked up OPI's Nail Envy, which has literally changed the life of my talons so I was thrilled when Audrey, Hennessy's OPI Educator came forward to satiate our nosiness. Take it away, Audrey!

1. What inspired you to set up your site?

Being in the beauty industry demand for products is very high. Nowadays people use the internet for everything so it was compulsory for us to set up a website. Customers like to brouse and see products at their leisure. We would have customers from all over Ireland so it is great for them to be able to log on and see all the products we stock. It is also great to keep up with new product launches and see all the different courses we have to offer through our website without physically having to come into our shop.

2. How long have you been beautifying the country?

Hennessy hair and beauty was established in 1982, celebrating 30 years in business this year. Over the years we have constantly built up our client database. We also like to keep up to date on all new products available to both beauty therapists and hairdressers. We take great pride in making sure we provide an adequate and reliable service for all our customers.

3. What’s your favourite part of the job?

My favourite part of the job is very hard to say. New product launches are always very exciting. OPI launch alot of fantastic products, so it is very exciting when these arrive in. I also love the teaching part of the job. We carry out alot of nail and beauty courses in our head office. Its great to get to meet new salon owners who are looking to further their career in branching out to new courses.

4. What’s the one thing about your job that people might not know?

At hennessy hair and beauty we make sure all orders are sent out the same day they are ordered so that the customer has the products the next working day. As with all orders placed on our website before lunch time, will be despatched the same day. We have a fantastic staff of 22 that do an amazing job at making sure the customer is always looked after. Beauty is so addictive its hard not to take your work home......

5. If you could choose just one product to recommend to a friend – what would that be?

It would have to be NAIL ENVY nail strengthner from OPI. This is an amazing product for nails in need for repair. It quick and easy to use. Miracle product. Have amazing nails in no time.

Thanks so much for taking the time to chat to us, Audrey, I can't say that I wouldn't swap jobs for a day in a heart beat!

As a treat for you lovely lot, Hennessy Hair & Beauty Ltd have very generously given me a box of OPI goodies to give away worth over €60! It includes the fabulous OPI Nail Envy and it's matte counterpart so you too could have talons tuh die for in just weeks. 

Competition is open to both UK & Ireland this time. You must be a follower of the blog, through any medium i.e GFC/Facebook/Mail but entry is simple. Just tell me one of the charities that Hennessy Hair & Beauty support. (Hint). Send your answer, follower ID, name and address to cherrysuecomps@gmail.com and I'll pick a winner on Bank Holiday Monday, June 4th. Good Luck! 

We have a Winner! The prize includes OPI Nail Envy, Nail Envy Matte, Full collection of OPI AvoJuice Skinsensationals & OPI Dutch Mini polishes - the Winner is.... Gillian Daniels from Tullow! Huge congrats, Gillian!


Amelia Avossa said...

Fantastic!!! entered xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <3

Lovely Girlie Bits said...

Ah yes, we did much damage to our bank accounts at this counter when we were at the Beauty Show! We got some amazing bargains and hope they'll be at the next one! Great post :)

Unknown said...

Another great interview Sue! xo