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Thursday 21 August 2014

Real sister act as students run successful 'Fun4Faces'

Olivia Ryan

Published 17/04/2013 | 05:20

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IT's a sister act for the McGlynn siblings who launched a thriving business... in between school studies!

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Tess McGlynn was just 13 years old when she set up 'Fun4Faces' with her older sister Kelly, who was 15, as an enterprise mini-company at Colaiste Ris.

The two have been in action since 2010 when they were asked to face paint at an Irish day in their local community centre and have been growing since.

Nearly three years later, the Kilkerley sisters are celebrating the success of their business, which has seen them much in demand at national and local events.

'We've been very busy over the last few years, performing at numerous parties, communions, confimations, family days and special events,' explained Tess.

'We were also given the amazing opportunity to have face painting training, provided by the LA Make-Up Academy in Dublin and then to paint at the World Street Proformance Championships 2012 in Merrion Square.'

She added that they have painted at many local events including the Leprechaun Hunt in Carlingford and St Patrick's Day Parade.

Now aged 16 and 18 years old, they faced the unusual demands of running a successful business, and coping with the demands of Junior Cert and Leaving Cert exams!

'We're really enjoying the mini-company, it's been a great success. We love entertaining the kids when they are getting their faces painted or getting a balloon animal. Sometimes the adults even enjoy getting their faces painted too,' said Tess.

Tess and Kelly have endeavoured to make their new business competitive, by keeping prices low. Qualified, and with three years experience, they are currently accepting bookings and enquiries through Facebook and their website fun4faces.webs.com, or you can email them at fun4faces@hotmail.com.

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