By Editor Mary-Jane O’Regan, aka GlamityJane

The Salon

Eternal Beauty & Skincare Centre is more than just a beauty salon. Offering an extensive range of beauty services and specialised treatments, Eternal Beauty has all your beauty needs covered. Their therapists are expertly trained to the highest standard and they pride themselves on delivering quality service with the team constantly upskilling and adding new services and trend-based offerings to their extensive treatment menu.

Skincare and wellbeing are at the centre of their core values as a salon. Rather than just provide a beauty service, they look for long-term solutions that fit the clients’ specific needs through consultation and luxury skin treatments.

Eternal Beauty and Skincare centre has become embedded within the vibrant community of Portumna. Melissa and her team strive to help other local businesses in Portumna and activity engages within the community activities.

The Dream

The story of Eternal isn’t one of instant success though. Melissa graduated from beauty college in 2002 and began working in a salon in Portumna. Unfortunately, the owner of this salon decided to close the business shortly after she started but this is where Melissa found opportunity and seized it.

At the tender age 21 she applied to the credit union for a small loan and set about opening her own salon. She ventured into the business world with little business knowledge but confident in her skills as a beautician. She realised that if you offer someone impeccable service they will remain loyal to you. She started with just three clients and a heart full of dreams. Currently the salon has over 500 clients and has recently been renovated, keeping it in line with the high-quality service she supplies to her valued clients.

The Owner

Melissa is qualified in skincare and considered an expert within the beauty industry. Eternal Beauty & Skincare Centre use clinically designed products, such as IMAGE Skincare and Dermalogica Skincare brands in all their treatments. This allows for clients to engage in a healthy skincare regime, which is both practical and effective. Opening a salon at such a tender age means that she and her salon have grown with her clients.

Melissa is a Level 2 reiki practitioner and has studied in the field of sourcepoint, mindscape and positive mental attitude, which makes visiting Eternal Beauty & Skincare Centre an altogether unique beauty experience.

The Ethos

Eternal Beauty & Skincare Centre knows that beauty is not just skin deep, and that true beauty comes from within. They strive to promote wellbeing, positivity and relaxation within the salon. They understand that their clients want more than just beauty treatments and are looking for their time to unwind and switch off from the hectic world around them. Eternal Beauty want all their clients to leave the salon feeling refreshed, positive and looking beautiful.

The Services Menu

The wonderful clients are what drives the business to be successful. At Eternal Beauty, they truly believe that that beauty is created in the mind and radiated through the skin. The main aim is to help clients, loyal and new, feel beautiful inside and out. There is always time set aside for client consultations. This ensures a happy client and therapist.

Specialist skincare consultations

  • IMAGE Skincare
  • Skin peels
  • Facials
  • Dermalogica

Make-Up Menu

  • Make-up application
  • Fuschia Make-up – Retail
  • Make-up lessons
  • Bridal packages

Body treatments

  • Full Body Massage
  • Swedish Back & Face Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Aromatic Body Treatment (Slimmer, Firmer & Fitter)
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki

Eye & Face Treatments

  • Threading
  • Eyelash Tint
  • Eyebrow Tint
  • Eyebrow Wax
  • Eye Trio
  • Lip Bleach
  • Electrolysis


  • Vanity
  • He-Shi
  • Bellamianta
  • Catwalk HQ


  • Shellac/Gelish Nails
  • Full Manicure/Pedicure

Waxperts waxing 

The Future

Melissa has plans to add microneedling and laser hair removal to the services within the salon and constantly looking to upskill with qualifications and equipment used. The dream would be to open more salons and possibly develop her own projects.

Eternal Beauty & Skincare Centre
Portumna, Galway
090 975 9919