Monday 6th October

Beauty Trade Show – The Beauty Therapy students all travelled to the RDS in Dublin to visit the

annual Beauty Trade Show. This was a great experience for the students as they saw first hand the

every expanding Beauty Industry. They met suppliers from all aspects of the Beauty Industry.

Suzanne Jackson from the famous So Sue Me Blog was also present and the students were able to

meet her.


Tuesday 7th October


Aoife Jennings from Steiner Recruitment spent a morning with our students discussing life on board

a cruise liner. Our students were extremely interested in this. Once qualified as a Beauty Therapist

they can work in a 5 star spa on board a luxury cruise liner and sail around the world. Set sail from

Miami down to the carribean. Swim with dolphins on your day off. Visit the many different cities that

your cruise liner will dock at. Whats not to love!


Wednesday 22nd October

The Beauty And Hair Department held a Salon Day. Treatments included Facial, Full Body Massages,

Tinting, Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing, Wash & Blowdrys, Colours, Hair Treatments. It was an

extremely busy day. Clients were delighted with their treatments and are looking forward to coming

back to our next Salon Days.



Wednesday 19th October

Beauty Therapy students took part in a Spray Tanning Course. We offer our students a wide range of

extra short courses during their training time here at Portlaoise College Institute of Further

Education. Students will be taking part in an Indian Head Massage Course, Advanced waxing and Gel

Nail extension Course to name a few.



Beauty Therapy students are going on work experience from 1st December to 12th December. Work

experience is essential in order to gain an insight into the industry. We have students visiting salons,

spas and cosmetic counters.