Kilkenny CBT Tutors

Lynn Dowling

Lynn Dowling is Principal and Proprietor at Kilkenny College of Beauty and Sports Therapy. Lynn trained initially as a Beauty Therapist qualifying with honours from ITEC,CIBTAC and CIDESCO. She later trained as an holistic therapist adding aromatherapy , Reflexology, Indian head massage etc to her repertoire. She has found her passion to be in the area of advanced skincare where she went on to study laser, microdermabrasion and advanced skincare. She has also trained extensively in nail technology across Europe.Lynn is passionate about Education and endeavoured to create a positive experience for learners, with this to the fore she completed her BA in Adult Education at Waterford Institute of Technology. Lynn has also been an expert at the National Beauty Therapy Skills Competition and is passionate about helping students reach their goals. She took over Kilkenny College of Beauty and Spirts Therapy in 2017 and has built the business to one of the largest providers of Beauty Therapy training in the South East. Lynn believes in Education with flexibility and inclusion for all and so she has also added an online portal for students convenience at www.beautytherapycourses.ie.

Aisling Nolan is our Senior Tutor at Kilkenny College of a beauty and Sports Therapy. Aisling overlooks all departments and teaches in both Beauty and Make up artistry department.

Aisling started her training in 2012 in WCFE in Waterford, where she completed 2 years of Beauty Therapy and was awarded with Student of the year. After receiving her qualifications with ITEC, CIBTAC & CIDESCO in Beauty Therapy, laser and microdermabrasion.She started working in a salon, From there she developed a love for Make Up Artistry and followed her dream at the LA academy in Dublin where she completed the PRO course & graduated in 2015 with honours in Fashion & Media makeup.

Since graduating from LA academy she has been working in the makeup industry freelancing and working on make up counters in Dublin & Waterford. She has worked as a senior Makeup Artist & manager in inglot Dublin. Aisling also specialises in all lash and brow treatments and continues a successful career as a beauty therapist whilst also adding a diploma in Education and training to her qualifications.

Aisling Nolan

Marie Cahill

Marie is stationed in our Beauty and advanced aesthetics department. Marie has worked within the Beauty, complementary and advanced aesthetics industry for 13 years. She trained initially for 3 years and finished training in 2009. After which time, she went straight into the beauty therapy commercial industry. Marie also completed her ITEC diploma in Education and Training. Marie has a strong passion for beauty therapy and in particular advanced aesthetics. She worked in Eyrebrushed clinic, well known for its focus on skin health and this is where her knowledge and  passion for advanced education of the skin flourished. One of her main goals every year is to continue up skilling and CPD training, for this reason she has added ITEC level 6 skin needling Qualifications to her repertoire. As a former student of the year, Marie strives for perfection and is excited to educate and offer her knowledge, skills and experience of the Beauty and aesthetics Industry to her students.

Nigel teaches Sports therapy at the Kilkenny college of Beauty and Sports Therapy.Nigel qualified with  a Certificate Human Physiology & Health Science 2003, Bsc (Hons) Human Physiology & Rehabilitation 2005 and Msc Football Rehabilitation 2015

He Set up the Wexford Injury clinic in 2005 which specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries as well as injury prevention and performance enhancement.

Nigel is the head Athletic Trainer with Wexford FC overseeing the provision of medical services since they first entered the League of Ireland in 2007 and with Wexford Youths Women FC since the Women’s National league begun in 2011.He also worked with various rugby and GAA clubs as well as Wexford Senior, Junior and U-21 football teams.
Tutor with Waterford & Wexford ETB since 2011 delivering various healthcare and sports modules.

Nigel Fitzharris

Lisa Brannigan

Lisa teaches Beauty and Body Therapy at Kilkenny College of beauty Therapy. Lisa graduated from College in 2012 after two years of study leaving with ITEC, CIBTAC and CIDESCO qualifications in Beauty Specialist, Body Therapy, Facial electrical treatments and Holistic Massage.
After college, Lisa went on to work full time in a busy salon in Waterford city while also working part time on a popular makeup counter. With hard work and dedication Lisa realised her love was working in the salon and upskilled to go ahead and specialise in threading, waxing and nails. Lisa was one of the first therapists in the South East to have her Waxpert’s training and has excelled from there with waxing. She followed her love of skin care to become a Dermalogica skin care specialist also.
Lisa is currently still working in a busy salon in Waterford city and is followed her passion by completing her ITEC Diploma in Education and Training and is enthusiastic about passing on her knowledge to students wishing to thrive in the beauty industry. Lisa constantly engages in upskilling to keep up to date with the latest trends in the beauty industry

Anna is part of our holistic and Beauty therapy department. Anna qualified in Holistic, Advanced Complementary Therapies completing  diplomas in Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Hot Stone and On site Massage.
Over the last few years, Anna worked actively from home to build up her loyal client base. With a huge passion for learning and all things beauty, she continued her education and qualified in Beauty Therapy with ITEC, CIBTAC and CIDESCO. She was awarded Student of the Year at the end of year 1 and CIDESCO & DERMALOGICA Student of the Year at the end of year 2. She holds additional diplomas in Facial Electrical Treatments, Film and Theatrical Make Up, Microdermabrasion and IPL.
Anna is very passionate about continuous development and upskilling and loves to share her knowledge with students. She constantly undergoes courses to keep up to date with latest trends and also works in a very prestigious laser and skincare salon. Anna loves of teaching has driven her to successfully complete a Diploma in Education and Training.

Anna Prusak

Sarah Jane McGrath

Sarah Jane  is in our Beauty therapy department at Kilkenny College of Beauty and Sports Therapy. She graduated  in 2005 with ITEC, CIBTAC & CIDESCO. She is a recognised and renowned expert beautician with over 13 years of experience working in salons, spas, and skin clinics in Ireland and Australia.
Sarah Jane’s determination to excel in her field has pushed her to qualify as a trainer for new cutting edge developments in the beauty industry in 2013. She was head trainer for 3D Lipo Ireland Ltd in 2013/14 and threading trainer in Pembroke Beauty College.
Sarah Jane has continued to delevop her skills and knowledge in the industry specialising in advanced skincare which has led her to managment role at 3D Aesthetic & Beauty Clinic since 2013.

Natalia teaches in our Nail Technology Department. Natalia is from the Republic of Moldova where she completed her Nail technology trained. She excelled in her work and loved the creativity of her skills. She runs her own popular Nail Bar and decided she would like to pass her knowledge on to other technicians as she has so much to offer students. Natalia is constantly upskilling to enable her to offer the most up to date methods to her students.

Natalia Pascal

Billie Jean Belle

Bille Jean is in our Nail Technology department, started in her career as a nail technician in Dublin doing a manicure and pedicure course in 2014, continuing on to do her ITEC nail technician diploma in Waterford. She began doing nails in a popular salon in Carlow for 2 years where knowledge and experience flourished which enabled her to start her own business. Bille Jean is an avid lifelong learner and has continued to upskill around Europe in nail art, salon shaping and modern techniques and latest trends.  Bille Jean loves to pass on her knowledge and tips to students that has taken her so many years to develop.

Mikaela Horan is a member of our make up and Beauty Department. Mikaela has been in the beauty industry for 5 years. She completed beauty specialist diploma in Kilkenny College of Beauty Therapy in 2016, where she received qualifications with ITEC and CIBTAC. Since then she has completed a number of additional courses in Kilkenny College of Beauty and Sports Therapy and is now delighted to be staff member. 

She has completed many upskilling courses over the years receiving qualifications in Media, Fashion and Photographic Makeup, Advanced Waxing, Nail Technology, Skincare, Lash and Brow Treatments and most recently an ITEC  diploma in Education and Training. Since graduating in 2016 she has  worked in two busy salons in Clonmel and is currently freelancing to Keep her skills up to the minute while continuing to further my career in Education. Over the last 5 years She has realised her passion lies with makeup and lash enhancements and is eager to pass on her skills to new students starting their careers.

Mikaela Horan