Monthly Archives: January 2015

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.

On the 16th & 17th December we held more salon days. Clients were treated again to a wide range of treatments and with the Christmas season in full swing they were delighted. Students gained valuable knowledge from taking part in these days. More salon days will announced soon.

Semi Permanent Eyelash Extension Training

Our Students will be trained up in March on one of the most sought after beauty treatments, Semi Permanent Eyelash Extensions.


Hi Leaving Certs 2015,

Just to follow up on our ‘Personal Development Day’, regarding the Study Skills section, I have put up a link (please click here) to the blank timetable as promised.

PLEASE remember, this is only a template, and will not suit everybody. You need to make it suit you and your needs.

If you open the document and save it, you should be able to access and alter it as you please.

Any questions, please feel free to come see me.

AM Scully


Cookery class for parents starting on Thursday morning 16th January 12-1:30 in Portlaosie College Home Economics room. Classes are progressing well and the parents involved have made some delicious and nutritious meals/desserts.


Colour Me Beautiful 6 week course for parents begins Wednesday morning 15th January in Scoil Bhride 9:30 – 11:30. This course was well attended and some wonderful skills and advice was given for clothes, make-up and hair.