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Beauty Powerhouses: Image Networking Breakfast, May 25th


by IMAGE
04th May 2018
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Join us on Friday, May 25th as we hear from our incredible beauty powerhouses, who will be sharing their stories on how they curated and built their brands, Floral Street Michelle Feeney and The Skin Nerd Jennifer Rock for a morning of insight learnings and inspiration with IMAGE contributing editor Melanie Morris.


When: May 25th
from 7.30am – 9.30am
Where: The Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2
Tickets  €45*

*Includes luxury seat gift

To book

CALL 012719687

EMAIL [email protected]

Or book online


Our Speakers

Michelle Feeney

Michelle Feeney

Michelle is a visionary business leader who has created cult global beauty products and brands, gaining extensive knowledge of the sector with world-leading blue chip businesses in the US and the UK. Her approach has been shaped by three key factors; her uncompromising determination to create businesses which excel in their field; a natural talent for the creative challenge of developing successful cult brands, harnessing the power of committed and passionate teams of people; and finally, her core belief in the importance of corporate social responsibility.

Starting off in PR in the UK, she then moved to the US to set up her own agency, from where she was rapidly headhunted by Estèe Lauder Companies to work on their Prescriptives brand, her first experience of working globally. She then worked with Tommy Hilfiger and his team on launching his first ever fragrance globally. A further milestone came with the launch, in 1994, of Crème de la Mer; Michelle transformed the newly-acquired brand into an overnight success at the then unprecedented price point of $150. Promoted to be Vice President, Global Communications of MAC Cosmetics following their acquisition by Estèe Lauder Companies.

She was then appointed CEO of St.Tropez, with a brief to turn around their investment, she created a prestige global brand from a small UK business – not only building a $25m business in the USA but also continuing her commitment to socially responsible business ethics working with The Princes Trust. It was a tailor-made challenge to develop another globally successful cult brand with the importance of an approach based firmly on building the right team. Feeney’s visionary approach for St. Tropez resulted in the acquisition of St Tropez by PZ Cussons in 2010, when Michelle was appointed as CEO of their newly formed Beauty Division. She built a premium beauty portfolio from three disparate brands, Charles Worthington, Sanctuary Spa and St Tropez and went on to acquire the Australian haircare brand Fudge.

In 2017 Michelle launched her first own brand ‘Floral Street’, a modern British fragrance brand.

Jennifer Rock

Jennifer Rock

Jennifer Rock is an award-winning skin lecturer and multi-award winning facialist. She is the exclusive skin and beauty expert for TV3’s Ireland AM and the skin editor at Irish Country Magazine. She is seen regularly on Xposé, heard on Newstalk, Today FM, Sunshine Radio, 2fm, Q102, and has written and contributed to numerous publications nationwide including The Independent, The Times, The Sunday Business Post, Stellar, Irish Tatler, Goss.ie, U Magazine and Image, to name but a few.

The objective of The Skin Nerd ® is to act as an educational platform. The website offers unbiased yet highly qualified advice with a view to ensuring long-term skin health in an informative and objective manner.

The concept was created by multi-award winning dermal facialist and skin lecturer Jennifer Rock, aka “The Skin Nerd”. An award-winning aesthetician, facialist and international skin lecturer for brands and professional bodies such as ITEC and CIDESCO, Jennifer has lectured on skincare in the USA, London, Paris, Melbourne, Glasgow, and Dublin. Jennifer has also lectured alongside such aesthetic luminaries as IMAGE Skincare certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marc Ronert and the co-creator of the esteemed Harley Street Skin Clinic, London, Dr. Aamer Khan.

Jennifer has also attended skin conferences all over the world alongside plastic surgeons, dietitians, cardiovascular surgeons, aesthetic surgeons, nutritionists, and nurses. A keen skin enthusiast, Jennifer realises and appreciates that one angle and one qualification alone is often not sufficient to tackle many stubborn skin conditions.

Jenny McDermott

Jenny McDermott, Group Marketing Director of Peter Mark, is an industry veteran having spent more than three decades with Ireland’s leading hairdressing group.While the beauty industry was not initially planned in her career path, she grabbed an opportunity early on to work alongside founder Mark Keaveney which has resulted in a 34-year long partnership with the salon and haircare experts.

During this time Jenny has worked across the entire Peter Mark business portfolio and has been responsible for developing the Peter Mark brand and its business and hairdressing reputation. It’s thanks to her on-the-pulse thinking and expert skills that Jenny has kept a heritage brand like Peter Mark fresh, modern and alive as the brand entered a new phase of life in the digital era. Today Peter Mark and Style Club are two of Ireland’s best known hairdressing brands with 71 salons on the island of Ireland, employing 1700 people.

Jenny has led all major marketing and brand campaigns for Peter Mark over the last 34 years including the hugely successful 15 year partnership with the Peter Mark VIP style awards, the nationwide Shave or dye campaign with Today FM and has helped develop the Peter Mark annual fundraising weekend, the‘Petermarkathon’ which has raised hundreds of thousands of euros for charities across Ireland over the years.



When: May 25th
from 7.30am – 9.30am
Where: The Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2
Tickets  €45*

*Includes luxury seat gift

To book

CALL 012719687

EMAIL [email protected]

Or book online


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