Find out why beauty therapist EMER O’CALLAGHAN is not happy with Celebrity Salon…
When I sat down to watch Celebrity Salon recently, I was never so insulted for my profession.
Having watched the first two years of this show I thought it was good that our trade was finally getting a bit of recognition and people were getting to see that this isn’t just a pretty girl’s job.
It’s tough, demanding, physical and stressful.
However this year, in my opinion, is a disgrace, it’s making a complete joke of the profession — a job that I and so many other therapists love and give so much to.
While I can appreciate it was entertaining viewing, all I saw was a very good profession being mocked, blasted and belittled. I’m concerned that some of the people watching this will think this is what happens, what’s normal in a treatment.
Client care was a joke. They were exposing their clients left right and centre, openly mocking the client on the bed, giggling, and one night they all started firing peat mud mask across the room at each other with a client up on the bed.
Even the treatments they do are not the usual ones the majority of us therapists do on a daily basis.
‘Manscaping’ for example — male bikini waxing — I’ve never in my life waxed a man’s bikini line and I never will either. While this may be popular in America or London, there are only a few places in Munster that offer this specific male waxing. We don’t do that in our clinic so being stopped while out shopping and asked: “What’s it like to wax a man down there?” is both annoying and embarrassing.
See the full column in tonight’s Women On Wednesday!