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Nailed it! Vanessa Canning named top Nail Technician in Ulster 1 month 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 months 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 3 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 8 months 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 9 months 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 10 months 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 11 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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! 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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! 2 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 2 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! 2 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! 2 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! 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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! 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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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Lynda Loves Makeup: Girl Power! 2 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Girl Power!

By  •  Beauty

There are so many wonderful Beauty Therapists & Makeup Artists with different skills and knowledge throughout the country and I am so excited to be teaming up with some of …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Be bright and bold this Easter 2 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Be bright and bold this Easter

By  •  Beauty

I hope that everyone is keeping well and adhering to the stay at home rule. 

We are experiencing difficult times, some more than others. I want to thank personally …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: How to give your skin spa therapy at home 2 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: How to give your skin spa therapy at home

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Silky Skin

Treat yourself to a homestyle facial. This will help improve skin quality, leaving your skin looking brighter and full of vitality. Not to mention how wonderful you will …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: My new photoshoot! 2 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: My new photoshoot!

By  •  Beauty

I would like to share some of the looks we created on our most recent photo-shoot. 

I am hoping that I can add a little glamour to your day …
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Donegal woman’s incredible body art brings Covid-19 message home 2 years ago

Donegal woman’s incredible body art brings Covid-19 message home

By  •  Beauty

Alanna Gormley, from Donegal Town, is well-known for her Halloween horror art.

But this time she is highlighting the frightening realities faced by Ireland’s health workers during the coronavirus pandemic.


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Lynda Loves Makeup: Celebrating friends on World Down Syndrome Day 3 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Celebrating friends on World Down Syndrome Day

By  •  Beauty

To the people who inspire us and give so much to our lives.

I want to let you all know about one very special young lady in my life …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: The barefaced truth about bacteria and makeup 3 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: The barefaced truth about bacteria and makeup

By  •  Beauty

We have all been well informed to wash our hands, social distancing, avoid contact with your face etc which is easy to remember and will certainly help us protect ourselves …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: An equal world is an enabled world 3 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: An equal world is an enabled world

By  •  Beauty

Happy International Women’s Day 

Love Lynda x

Celebrate the power of every woman!

There are two women who helped shape and mould me to be who I am and for …
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Be You Donegal – A special event for every woman 3 years ago

Be You Donegal – A special event for every woman

Donegal’s first BE YOU event is taking place this March and is set to be a wonderful day out with a difference.

This health, wellness, fashion and beauty event places …
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How to get a free ‘Dyson Experience’ when you treat mum this Mother’s Day 3 years ago

How to get a free ‘Dyson Experience’ when you treat mum this Mother’s Day

Here’s how you can get a free Mother’s Day “Dyson Blow Dry” from Patrick Gildea Hairdressing courtesy of Irwin Expert Electrical:

To celebrate Mother’s Day this year on March 22nd, …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: How to shine like country star Susan McCann 3 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: How to shine like country star Susan McCann

By  •  Beauty

I have covered a lot of different topics in my Makeup Blogs over the last few months. So today I want to make it a little different and dedicate it …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: What’s hot and what’s not this spring? 3 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: What’s hot and what’s not this spring?

By  •  Beauty

Every year, every decade makeup looks evolve.  We take inspiration from the leading fashion houses, top makeup brands and makeup artists and recreate these looks. So now a certain colour, …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Give your lashes some love 3 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Give your lashes some love

By  •  Beauty

Natural lashes

Some lucky people are blessed with thick long eyelashes and some of us are not. So we look for alternatives to make our lashes darker, fuller and more …
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Review: The super deluxe treatment at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 3 years ago

Review: The super deluxe treatment at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

If your hair has had its own dry January, a cut and a hydrating treatment is the only way to rescue and refresh.

And there’s no better feeling than a …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Happy Galentines, Happy Valentines! 3 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Happy Galentines, Happy Valentines!

By  •  Beauty

We have two days coming up dedicated to express our love for the people closest to us. We might celebrate with our female friends for Galentines or with our significant …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: Get the looks from the Golden Globes 3 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: Get the looks from the Golden Globes

By  •  Beauty

Creativity is intelligence having fun and therefore I love being a Makeup Artist.  I can be as creative as I want but I also need inspiration from time to time, …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: SOS – help is on the way! 3 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: SOS – help is on the way!

By  •  Beauty

I want to share my passion and knowledge of all things makeup to each of you by offering my Teen Queen, Tips & Tricks and Look Good Feel Good workshops …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: What to wear in the winter sun 3 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: What to wear in the winter sun

By  •  Beauty

The old myth that make up is bad for your skin is just that A MYTH! As I have stated before if you wear makeup, have a good skin care …
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Lynda Loves Makeup: The best accessory a girl can own? Lipstick 3 years ago

Lynda Loves Makeup: The best accessory a girl can own? Lipstick

By  •  Beauty

There is nothing quite like a new lipstick to make you look good and feel fabulous.

Lipstick can transform your look, take you from day to night, glamorous to bold, …
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