Blog in collaboration with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

It’s been a brilliant August for the team Patrick Gildea Hairdressing!

The Letterkenny salon is celebrating being crowned Best Salon in Ulster 2023 in the RSVP Magazine Awards. Talented team member Siobhan Russell was also crowned the Best Colourist in Ulster 2023!

New Generation Stylists Bronagh and Megan both graduated from the Master Colour Programme in Dublin this month, gaining Wella Professionals’ highest accreditation in colour.

The salon has also welcomed Jon Walker, Head of Education for Wella in the UK and Ireland. Jon is overseeing education at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing and his placement here is unique to Ireland.

Best Colourist in Ulster 2023 Siobhan Russell with Patrick Gildea

Congratulations on all your hard work Megan and Bronagh!

Patrick Gildea with Jon Walker and Cormac Rolston from Wella Professionals

I visited yesterday amidst the excitement to continue my balayage journey.

Today was a shorter visit involving a small amount of colour to brighten areas and a Shinefinity toner. During my consultation with Bronagh, I wanted to talk about repair. Frizz-causing summer drizzle hasn’t helped me at all!

Luckily, the new Ultimate Repair line has been introduced and Bronagh and Jon showed me all the benefits.

The four-step Ultimate Repair routine is designed to repair hair from the inside out. The result is stronger, smoother and shinier hair.

Jon and Bronagh were full of advice and recommendations for my hair

Wella Professionals Ultimate Repair at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

Bronagh does the finishing touches on my Balayage refresh

I like how lightweight the products feel which makes them ideal for regular use. The Miracle Hair Rescue Spray only needs 90 seconds!

Wella Professionals Ultimate Repair is now available as part of your salon service at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing or available to buy in the salon.

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DW reviews are in collaboration with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing, but all opinions are my own.