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Spring hair glow-up with Patrick Gildea’s Colour Experts! 3 weeks ago

Spring hair glow-up with Patrick Gildea’s Colour Experts!

Did you know, Patrick Gildea Hairdressing in Letterkenny has eight Certified Master Colour Experts? These advanced colourists have trained to an elite level of colour expertise, ensuring you receive the …
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Events: Donegal influencers celebrate a new era of glamour at BPerfect Foyleside 2 months ago

Events: Donegal influencers celebrate a new era of glamour at BPerfect Foyleside

BPerfect Cosmetics unveiled the spectacular revamp of their state-of-the-art megastore in Foyleside Shopping Centre last night, with many familiar faces in attendance.

The celebrations kicked off with hilarious lip syncing …
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Donegal teacher unveils stunning new look after TV makeover 5 months ago

Donegal teacher unveils stunning new look after TV makeover

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A Moville teacher was treated to a pamper and glam session yesterday on RTE’s Today programme, just in time for the weekend!

Anne Browne from Carndonagh (via Waterford, Cavan and …
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Gallery: Patrick Gildea Hairdressing celebrates newly qualified stylists 7 months ago

Gallery: Patrick Gildea Hairdressing celebrates newly qualified stylists

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Proud moments were shared at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing this week to celebrate the graduation of new stylists Bronagh Willoughby and Megan Carson.

The theme of the evening was …
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Giveaway: Win a skincare pamper set from Q+A! 7 months ago

Giveaway: Win a skincare pamper set from Q+A!

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Q+A, the new vegan cruelty free skincare brand, has landed on Irish shelves, and we are delighted to offer a lucky reader a set of goodies!

Q+A are a natural, …
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Experiencing the Ultimate Hair Repair with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 8 months ago

Experiencing the Ultimate Hair Repair with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

By  •  Hair

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 …
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Patrick Gildea Hairdressing scoops Best Salon and Best Colourist in Ulster titles! 8 months ago

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing scoops Best Salon and Best Colourist in Ulster titles!

By  •  Hair

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing has been awarded “The Best Hair Salon in Ulster 2023” by Ireland’s leading Celebrity Magazine RSVP.

Along with the title of Best Salon in Ulster, talented team …
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The Shandon Spa to host clinics by renowned aesthetics Professor 8 months ago

The Shandon Spa to host clinics by renowned aesthetics Professor

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The Shandon Hotel and Spa in Portnablagh is preparing to welcome a leading anti-ageing and wellness expert for monthly clinics.

Professor Syed Haq will be offering a full …
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Brow expert Tara Gavigan shines at top beauty awards! 9 months ago

Brow expert Tara Gavigan shines at top beauty awards!

By  •  Beauty

Donegal beautician Tara Gavigan has taken home two major awards at this year’s Irish Nails Brows Lashes Awards.

Tara, the owner of Blush Brow Bar in Lifford, won both the …
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Top Donegal nail artist dedicates award to her clients 9 months ago

Top Donegal nail artist dedicates award to her clients

Popular Donegal nail technician Vanessa Canning has nailed another national award!

The Manorcunningham woman won Best Customer Experience in the Irish Nails, Brows, Lashes Awards 2023.

Vanessa, now seven years …
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Makeup fans rejoice! KASH Beauty launches in Boots Letterkenny 11 months ago

Makeup fans rejoice! KASH Beauty launches in Boots Letterkenny

For the very first time, KASH Beauty is setting down roots and entering Boots stores in Ireland.

Today marks the regional debut for the brand established by Beautypreneuer Keilidh Cashell …
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Donegal woman scoops Make Up Business of the Year award 1 year ago

Donegal woman scoops Make Up Business of the Year award

By  •  Beauty

Ballyshannon makeup artist Aoife Boyle has been named as Ireland’s ‘Outstanding Make Up Business of the Year’ 2023.

Aoife is a PRO makeup artist specialising in bridal and events makeup.


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New Year New Me! Makeup courses launch this week at G&G Letterkenny 1 year ago

New Year New Me! Makeup courses launch this week at G&G Letterkenny

The hugely popular G&G salon team in Letterkenny want to pass on their beauty secrets, and you can learn from the best at their exciting new year makeup courses.

Launching …
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Netflix ‘Glow Up’ appearance opens doors for Donegal makeup artist 1 year ago

Netflix ‘Glow Up’ appearance opens doors for Donegal makeup artist

A talented makeup artist from Letterkenny is having a brush with fame as he appears in a popular TV competition.

Kris Cannon is one of the creative contestants appearing on …
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Top awards for Donegal beauty businesses 1 year ago

Top awards for Donegal beauty businesses

Three popular Donegal beauty businesses are celebrating success at the Irish Beauty Industry Awards 2022.

The Shandon Hotel Spa, Lifford Beautician Tara McGavigan and Creative Hairdressing in Ardara all scooped …
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Kim is a cut above the rest! 1 year ago

Kim is a cut above the rest!

By  •  Hair

Congratulations to Patrick Gildea Hairdressing team member Kim Kelly, who has won the National Apprentice of the Year Award!

Kim, a skilled hairstylist from Castlefinn, was awarded as part of the …
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Hello Autumn! Switch it up with Shinefinity at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 2 years ago

Hello Autumn! Switch it up with Shinefinity at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

By  •  Hair

The team at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Letterkenny worked wonders with my hair again this week with this magic transformation:

This quick colour swap is Wella’s Shinefinity zero colour glaze …
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Vanessa Canning scoops Irish Nail Salon of the Year award 2 years ago

Vanessa Canning scoops Irish Nail Salon of the Year award

Popular nail technician Vanessa Canning has done it again! Vanessa’s ‘Polish Perfect’ salon in Manorcunningham has been named as Ireland’s Nail Salon of the Year 2022.

The Manorcunningham woman celebrated …
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Donegal hair stylist opens up about alopecia on cutting-edge TV contest 2 years ago

Donegal hair stylist opens up about alopecia on cutting-edge TV contest

A successful hairdresser from Donegal has survived his first round of a hair-raising competition on E4.

Raymond Bryson from Castlefin has proven he’s a cut above the rest by joining …
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Nailed it! Vanessa Canning named top Nail Technician in Ulster 2 years ago

Nailed it! Vanessa Canning named top Nail Technician in Ulster

Talented nail technician Vanessa Canning is on cloud nine after scooping the Nail Technician of the Year Ulster award.

Vanessa, who runs her own business ‘Polish Perfect’ in Manorcunningham, is …
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Patrick Gildea Hairdressing named ‘The Best Hair Salon in Ulster’ 2 years ago

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing named ‘The Best Hair Salon in Ulster’

By  •  Hair

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing in Letterkenny has been awarded “The Best Hair Salon in Ulster” by Ireland’s leading Celebrity Magazine RSVP.Along with the title of Best Salon in Ulster; the talented …
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Lipid Booster: Why I love the newest hair treatment at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 2 years ago

Lipid Booster: Why I love the newest hair treatment at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

By  •  Hair

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing are always innovating their services, and this summer is no different.

The centre of excellence in Letterkenny has introduced Lipid Booster + – a hair treatment from …
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Patrick Gildea Hairdressing scoops award for outstanding guest experience 2 years ago

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing scoops award for outstanding guest experience

By  •  Hair

The Team at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing are proud to announce that they have been awarded Best Hair Experience Provider- North-Western Ireland by Lux Life Magazine 2022 Health Beauty & Wellness …
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It’s all rosy with Shinefinity at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 2 years ago

It’s all rosy with Shinefinity at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing’s newest colour option – Wella Shinefinity – is all about healthy-looking hair. This semi-permanent glaze lasts up to six weeks, with radiant results and a nourished …
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Patrick Gildea Hairdressing crowned Ulster’s Best Hair Salon 2 years ago

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing crowned Ulster’s Best Hair Salon

By  •  Hair

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing are once again proving they’re a cut above the rest after major success in the RSVP Hair Awards 2022.

The Letterkenny salon was named as Best Salon …
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Beautiful hair gifts all wrapped up at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 2 years ago

Beautiful hair gifts all wrapped up at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

The Christmas shopping rush is well and truly on, but Patrick Gildea Hairdressing in Letterkenny has everything you need to treat those who love to look after their hair.

The …
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New Generation… and new styles at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 2 years ago

New Generation… and new styles at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

Christmas is coming… and even though nights out look to be few and far between, I was so happy to get my pre-Christmas colour and style sorted. Plus a little …
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Dreams come true as Patrick Gildea Hairdressing win Gold for Donegal 3 years ago

Dreams come true as Patrick Gildea Hairdressing win Gold for Donegal

By  •  Hair

The Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team are celebrating amazing achievements in the prestigious Trend Vision Awards in London.

The Letterkenny salon team scooped Gold for Ireland at the event, which was …
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Sunkissed waves by Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 3 years ago

Sunkissed waves by Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

By  •  Hair

Has anyone else noticed how much the heatwave dried out hair? The recent hot weather put the idea of lightened beachy waves into my mind, but I definitely needed some …
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Patrick Gildea Hairdressing announced as global hair icon 3 years ago

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing announced as global hair icon

By  •  Hair

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing has gained global recognition as one of the top four salons in the world to represent System Professional’s expertise in care.

The Letterkenny salon is the only salon …
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Keep calm and relax at Studio Em! 3 years ago

Keep calm and relax at Studio Em!

A luxury beauty salon in the heart of Glenties is celebrating one year of helping people look great and feel great.

Studio Em was a big leap of faith for …
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A new hair journey at Patrick Gildea 3 years ago

A new hair journey at Patrick Gildea

By  •  Hair

Brighter days are coming, so what better time to brighten up my hair!

After a long five months, I was so excited to be back at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing today …
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Donegal woman digs deep into fillers and anti-wrinkle industry 3 years ago

Donegal woman digs deep into fillers and anti-wrinkle industry

Are lip fillers and anti-wrinkle injections becoming the norm for young people today?

That’s what BBC Blas presenter Caoimhe Ní Chathail set out to investigate in her new documentary Croí …
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Colour Collection explored and our NEW Affiliate Programme! 3 years ago

Colour Collection explored and our NEW Affiliate Programme!

By  •  Beauty

Hi everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the run up to Christmas and keeping safe. It is definitely a very different year to others, with no Christmas parties, big …
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Patrick Gildea Hairdressing sweep up RSVP Hair Awards 3 years ago

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing sweep up RSVP Hair Awards

By  •  Hair

For the 6th Year running Patrick Gildea Hairdressing has been awarded “The Best Hair Salon in Ulster” by Ireland’s leading Celebrity Magazine RSVP. The timing could not be better; not …
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Patrick Gildea Hairdressing: We deserve to feel good! 3 years ago

Patrick Gildea Hairdressing: We deserve to feel good!

By  •  Hair

There’s a lovely feeling in Patrick Gildea Hairdressing this week – Christmas music softly plays on the speakers, but above the tunes I could hear little comments from guests.

“It’s …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Relaunched and ready to go! 3 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Relaunched and ready to go!

By  •  Beauty

We are back, relaunched, rebranded, and ready to go.

After a somewhat very strange eight months and two lockdowns later, I had a lot of time to think and assess …
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Hair with Patrick Gildea: The perfect pastel pink for me! 4 years ago

Hair with Patrick Gildea: The perfect pastel pink for me!

By  •  Hair

How amazing are toners? You can switch up the overall tone of your hair, reduce brassiness or add vibrant colour for an instant new look – all while avoiding bleaching …
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Post-lockdown hair – time for new tones with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 4 years ago

Post-lockdown hair – time for new tones with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

It’s so good to get back to the hair salon, and it feels amazing to have my hair done again!

After a long five months I was so excited to …
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Looking good, feeling good and staying safe at the salon 4 years ago

Looking good, feeling good and staying safe at the salon

After a long break away from the beauty salon, many of us are looking forward to being preened and pampered again. 

It’s important that we feel safe on our next …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Life after lockdown 4 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Life after lockdown

By  •  Beauty

It is so good to be getting back to some normality.  I am re-opening my salon in Kerrykeel on Wednesday 1st July and as happy as I am in returning …
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Good hair days ahead as salons reopen this week 4 years ago

Good hair days ahead as salons reopen this week

Donegal’s hairdressers are sharpening their scissors for a busy week as they open their doors to guests tomorrow.

After three months of box dyes, root touch-ups and home cuts, a …
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Watch: Donegal woman shares top advice after amazing acne transformation 4 years ago

Watch: Donegal woman shares top advice after amazing acne transformation

A former Donegal beauty therapist has launched a new video series to share her tried and tested tips on all things beauty and skincare.

Claire McDermott from Carndonagh was affected …
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Donegal hairdresser ready to cut real locks after lockdown 4 years ago

Donegal hairdresser ready to cut real locks after lockdown

While hairdressers around the country are preparing to reopen, one Donegal woman is getting ready to replace her laptop and screen with scissors and masks. 

Breda Doherty, who runs Hairdos …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Launching Love Lynda Gift Sets! 4 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Launching Love Lynda Gift Sets!

By  •  Beauty

I am so excited to announce the launch of my new gift sets on Donegal Woman.  We have 16 fabulous sets to choose from variety is the spice of life …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Talented teen tutorial 4 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Talented teen tutorial

By  •  Beauty

Make-up magnifies the beauty that already exists

Introducing my beautiful God-Daughter Erin. 

 Erin is only 15 and believe me when I say she is a pro at makeup.  From …
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Refreshing my hair colour at home with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 4 years ago

Refreshing my hair colour at home with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

The date is in sight – 20th July is when hairdressers will reopen – but yet it’s so far away!

In the meantime, Patrick Gildea Hairdressing in Letterkenny are looking …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: ‘Makeup’ your mind and go for it 4 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: ‘Makeup’ your mind and go for it

By  •  Beauty

I am delighted to be featuring another close friend of mine from the world of makeup. Caolann is not only amazingly talented he is quirky; fun loving and will let …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: 4 minutes, four products 4 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: 4 minutes, four products

By  •  Beauty

4 Minute Makeup Look using 4 Products by April McManus

This is a look that we will all love, a quick and easy makeup look with a beautiful flawless …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Soft smoky eyes and dewy skin 4 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Soft smoky eyes and dewy skin

By  •  Beauty

Over the next few weeks, I will be featuring other amazingly talented Makeup Artists and Beauty Therapists who will share some wonderful advice for the readers of Donegal Woman. 

I …
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