Patrick Gildea Hairdressing | First Impressions…

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  Patrick Gildea Hairdressing is an award winning hairdressing team based in Letterkenny, Co.Donegal.  This glamorous salon has an impressive reputation earning a string of awards such as Best Salon In Ireland 2015/2016 RSVP Magazine, Top Ulster Salon 2015/2016 RSVP Magazin, Top Ulster Colourist 2015/2016 RSVP Magazine, 2nd Place Ulster Salon Of The Year, Schwarzkopf Business Awards, i2015 and Winner JCI Friendly Business Awards 2014.  I think you will all agree that’s impressive!








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First Impressions….


I first met Patrick, owner, stylist and director, at an innovative event which he ran in the salon during the year. I was thrilled to be asked to judge this creative event alongside makeup artist Aoibheann Walsh of ‘G & G’.  You can read more about this event here Creative Couture event.  At the event I was so impressed with how innovative, professional and creative the team were. Since then, I have been regularly popping into the salon to try and tame my mane and get some much needed tips, advice and guidance from the stylists. I have to say this is a salon that I always really look forward to visiting.  The stylists are always so attentive, friendly and you get exactly what you ask for!!  I cant tell you how many times I have been to salons and asked for a trim and left almost bald!! Okay that might be a slight exaggeration!!! But, you get the point, the client gets  EXACTLY  what they ask for.  I have been extremely happy with my experience at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing so far and I wanted to share some of my experiences with you in this blog post.




Below, you can have a little peak at some of my looks to date from my visits over the summer at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing. I hope this will give you some ideas and I definitely recommend a visit to this salon if you have not been yet.










De – Hydrating Treatment:

 At the weekend I was treated to a special wella treatment for tired, dehydrated hair at which I BADLY needed!! Thanks to senior stylist Sharon for looking after me on the dayMy hair is badly in need of a trim, it’s sooo long as you can see but since the treatment I have had lots of people comment that it looks so healthy & shiny and it does feel so soft too! I am very very happy with the results I definitely recommend this treatment if your hair looks dry and is in need of some TLC- treat yourself!!!” Zara















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“Yesterday evening I popped into in Letterkenny to get a much needed cut… My stylist was Jordan…she is such a funky, seriously stylish lady & she recently won the RSVP colourist of the year award & will feature in the magazine soon. So exciting!! She is so passionate about her work & she also made some great recommendations about colours I should try out to compliment my skin tone. I also opted for a HYDRATION treatment which is AMAZING, I seriously can’t recommend this enough, my hair is shining & the women either side of me even in the salon commented on how healthy it looked- RESULT!!! I’m ready for the May bank holiday weekend! I also opted for a Hydration treatment which is amazing left my hair so shiney and soft and even a few of the women either side of me in the salon asked what i got done as my hair looked great.













UPSTYLE– Crown Braid:

If you are getting your hair done this week why not try something different.  Recently I got my hair styled by the lovely, bubbly & talented Rachael in Patrick Gildea Hairdressing. I wanted something a bit different & love boohoo style crown braids so decided to go for that. I Loved how chunky Rachel was able to make it considering my hair is quite fine and was so flat when I arrived into the salon. As always I was treated so well and what I love about this salon is how friendly and welcoming the staff are and despite my car trouble that morning the manager Dennis was so accommodating and able to arrange a later time for me” – Zara
















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New summer hair at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing. A little cut & natural highlights before I head to the sun. Thanks a million to the lovely hair stylist Julie? She did exactly what I wanted, I’m really happy. I had balayage in my hair two summers ago & little highlights last year but i just LOVE this natural colour throughout which isn’t too light for my skintone .. I love lightening up my hair for the summertime, I think it brightens up your entire face, I just need a tan now!!. Thank you Patrick, Julie & team for a lovely morning in your salon yet again”  – Zara



So there you have it, some of my treatments and hairstyles over the past couple of months at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing.  I always look forward to visiting this award winning salon and highly recommend you visit if you have not yet had the pleasure.  When you choose the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team to look after you, you’re choosing a group of people who are passionate about giving you the highest standard of hairdressing you’ll find in the North West.

 If you would like to find out more or book an appointment at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing you check out their website  where you can also follow them on Facebook for regular updates & hair care tips here.






Thanks for reading,


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