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Karen (Broderick) Comer is Proprieter & Head Therapist at Beyond Beauty Claregalway.

I qualified in Beauty Therapy in May 2000. I began working full time straight away but having grown up in business myself I knew it would not be too long before I ventured out on my own! I worked in a salon in Tuam for two years until I decided it was time to take the plunge!

2002 was a big year for me—I won the Galway Rose and made my journey to the Rose of Tralee in August. I also met my husband Michael, and I opened the doors of my first salon Beyond Beauty. I started off doing the basics but I always knew that I would further my skills. I have a love for make-up and really enjoy doing make overs for weddings, birthdays and all of those special occasions.

In 2005 I travelled to London to train in permanent cosmetics which is when I first got involved in the training side of things. After I trained in permanent cosmetics I began to do some work on the side with Natural Enhancement at trade shows and over the years began to do some training for them. Teaching has really helped me in business and I have developed a real passion for it.

In 2007 we moved premises which is when I took on Laser Hair Removal. I researched this a great deal and wanted the Best which is why I decided to go with the Candela GentlLase FDA approved medical grade Laser. Results are fantastic and it has since become our number one treatment at the salon.

Our last move was in 2010. I felt that we needed to be more visible to expand the business and so we reached our final destination at Summerfield in the heart of Claregalway village.

I work very hard to move with the times. We are constantly updating our skills, and providing our clients with the best treatments and products available in today’s market.

We work a lot through our Facebook Page and our mailing list and run as many special offers and deals as possible to give our clients value for money.

My policy at Beyond Beauty is to provide you with a friendly clean environment, with familiar faces offering you top class, professional treatments that are affordable.