Amy Shelly

Student Case Study

Driven, disciplined, dedicated — these three words describe Amy Shelly, a graduate of Sharon Leavy College of Hair and Beauty.

This accomplished graduate is the current Manager of Operations Onboard for Steiner, who are the largest spa management company at sea. 

Prior to studying at Sharon Leavy College of Hair and Beauty, Amy received a degree in economics and politics from UCD. When the recession affected the job market, she explored the beauty industry, after meeting Sharon Levy who she refers to as her ‘mentor and the most influential educator in the beauty industry’ she embarked on her CIDESCO journey.

Ms Shelly attributes her success, work style and professional ethic’s, to her training she ascertained at The Sharon Leavy College of Hair and Beauty. According to her, the school’s approach to teaching, including group work, and the support from the phenomenal faculty and staff were catalysts in jumpstarting her career at sea. The entire staff at the college focus on moulding students to be the most employable in the industry, this alongside a CIDESCO education is why Sharon Leavy graduates have a 98% successful employment rate post study. 

A dedicated employee, Amy began her spa career as a nail technician. Today, she works shoreside in Miami, Florida, managing 25 spas at sea on Carnival Cruise Line. Amy now leads cross functional teams of Revenue Supervisors, Quality Assurance Auditors and the development of new management talent. Amy is also instrumental in new spa launches, introducing new technologies to the treatment offerings, and has excelled at the development of Spa, Salon, Acupuncture, Fitness and Facial Rejuvenation programs on board. 

Amy believes prospective students interested in a beauty career should invest their education in the very trustworthy hands of The Sharon Leavy College of Hair and Beauty. The CIDESCO curriculum delivered at the centre affords each student not only the practical knowledge and experience, but the confidence to go forward and work within the Beauty Industry.

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