Tresses Hairpiece Boutique’ was first established in 1988 by Therese Hughes in Newry, Co. Down to focus on the supply of wigs and related services to patients suffering from hair loss due to cancer treatment, alopecia or for any other reason. The success of the business was built upon customer service and support which lead to significant growth in a very short time frame. Tresses now has consultation rooms in Drogheda, Newry, Belfast and Craigavon.
Therese Hughes MBE
Therese Hughes, an experienced hairdresser, with over seventeen years of experience, is the proprietor of the Boutique. She owned several hairdressing salons before deciding to exclusively focus her expertise in providing wigs and hairpieces. She provides a service for patient suffering hair loss as a result of treatment for cancer, alopecia and for various other reasons. Therese felt compelled to launch this service after watching a woman going through the distress of hair loss following chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. It became apparent to her at that point that the psychological needs of the clients were of prime importance and too often ignored. Since then she is constantly attending courses and developing new skills that will enable her to acknowledge and provide a service satisfying the holistic needs of the clients as individuals.
Kylie Minogue OBE
On the same day as Therese Hughes recieved her MBE , from HRH Prince Charles. As to what passed between the prince and the showgirl, she said: 'He just asked what I'm up to at the moment and was happy to see me better,' - a reference to her successful fight against breast cancer.
'If anyone had told me when I was 14 that one day I would be with my family at Buckingham Palace, I just wouldn't have believed them,' she said.
The diminutive singer wore 5in heels for the ceremony but still had to look up to Charles, who was standing on a podium.
The success of ‘Tresses Hairpiece Boutique’ is going from strength to strength. There have been many articles written in various papers including Ulster Tattler, Irish News, Newsletter, Belfast Telegraph, Newry Reporter, Bambridge Chronicle, The Newry Democrat, The Times. The Boutique has also received coverage from radio and television programmes such as Gerry Anderson’s show on BBC, Ulster Television News, RTE Nationwide. The latest headline to seize the attention of the press concerns an award Therese has received, acknowledging her dedication to providing healthcare services.
Therese Hughes MBE received her honour from HRH Prince Charles on July 5th 2008 at Buckingham Palace London. She has received this honour for services to Healthcare in Northern Ireland. It is believed she is the first and only wig specialist to received this tribute.
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