It was more like Hollywood than Kildare in Clane last Thursday as the stars descended on the town for the official reopening of Amazon Hair and Beauty Clinic.
A host of well-known faces made an appearance, including Coronation Street and Boyzone star Keith Duffy, The Voice judge Bressie, singer Ryan Sheridan, actress Katherine Lynch, singer Rebecca Storm, footballer Paul McGrath, television presenter Grainne Seoige, celebrity trainer Paul Byrne and his wife Siobhan,and boxer Bernard Dunne, plus a host of models.
Salon owner and beauty guru Sharon O’Leary is well known in celebrity circles and her clientele includes Pippa O’Connor and Michelle Heaton, amongst others.
Barriers had to be erected outside the beauty salon as local schoolkids and teenagers flocked to the Village Centre premises to catch a glimpse of the stars.
“It was an absolutely brilliant day, we were a bit worried about the crowds. We had to get barriers for health and safety reasons,” said Sharon afterwards.
But she also added: “I just want to say how amazed and delighted I was with the behaviour of the kids, they are a credit to their schools and their parents.” The celebrities spent up to half an hour each outside signing autographs before joining the festivities inside.
The event was held to mark the expansion of the long-established salon, which expanded into premises next door.