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Studying in The Galligan College has played such a huge role in where I am in my career today. The standard of training is so high it instill those standards in you as a therapist before you even start working in the industry. The attention to detail in all that I learned from The Galligan College stays with me and I believe it has shaped the way I am and how I work as a therapist. I love my job and I am so passionate about our industry, I am so grateful that I got to study in a College that set such a strong foundation for my career as a Beauty Therapist!

My Name is Olga I attended The Body Therapy course at Galligan’s in 2008-2009. I have to say it was a busy year as I was doing two nights per week plus a full time job, but by the end of the year I got into the routine and I had no doubt that I was going to do another year. So I continued into 2009-2010 studying Reflexology while holding down my job in the Hospitality sector.
Going through interviews I realised that I was missing something. I did The Beauty Therapy course back in 2011-2012. I remember my first visit to the GBG, I liked the “homey” atmosphere there. It just felt right. All the tutors had their own way of teaching, supporting and just being extremely helpful when I needed it.
One day I gave up the Hospitality position and promised I’d never go back no matter what. I hold a degree in Economics from back home which I got recognised in Ireland and my idea was to get back into that field. I was looking for a job, applying online, going to the recruitment agencies and interviews …waiting for a big dream job to come.
Living an adult life I obviously had to pay my bills so I decided to try the Cosmetic/Retail field. I had 4 years’ experience in that area from back home. So I got a job through the Agency first which allowed me to enter most of the shops and worked with a numerous brands.
After two and a half months I got a job as a Business Manager for Two contemporary luxury brands making irresistible perfumes. It was a great experience to start with and challenging at times working for two niche brands.
Today, I am a counter manager for a Luxury skin brand using the skills and certification I learned in my time with the Galligan Beauty Group. A big thank you to all at GBG!!

I loved every minute of my time at The Galligan beauty college. The support given to each & every student by our teachers was fantastic. Their passion, skill & knowledge in the world of beauty & well being inspired me to work as hard as I could to ensure great results. I achieved student of the year award back in 1985 & was very fortunate to work with both Lorraine & Careena in salon treatments & beauty sales. With over 30 years experience in the beauty industry as qualified beauty therapist, I have worked with many cosmetic houses as head trainer for Decleor, Carita, Gatineau & Royale & for the past 13 years I am enjoying this life long passion teaching students beauty at Kildare, Wicklow educational training board(kwetb). Thank you Kay, Lorraine, Careena & staff for all your dedication, passion & support. Wishing you another 40 years of beauty success.
Jo Nugent Doyle

In November 2008 I graduated from the Galligan Beauty College. I completed a full 9 month course at this college leading to be certified by ITEC, CIBTAC AND CIDESCO, during my time here I found the course very interesting and the teaching staff were so professional.

I found that the level of teaching was at such a high standard, when I finished my course I definitely felt very confident in my work that I proceeded to open my own salon in 2009 following by a spa in 2012. Last year I converted my first salon into a spa, adding lots of new treatments and an outdoor hot tub, indoor jacuzzi, steam room, sauna etc. At my spas we do laser hair removal & applisonix, laser lipo, laser teeth whitening, caci non surgical, medical micro-needling, radio frequency anti ageing facials, microdermabrasion etc.

The Galligan Beauty College gave me great confidence to fulfill all my dreams along with hard work, I am now 27 with two successful spas / anti ageing clinics with 10 members of staff. I would like to thank the Galligan Beauty College and all the staff for helping me along my journey and I hope you can make many other girls dreams come true.

Caroline Thompson

My name is Nguyen Thu Thuy. I am the owner of Silk Beauty Spa in Dalkey. I studied in Galligan Beauty College 5 years ago. That was the most wonderful in my life and i enjoyed so much!

The Galligan Beauty College is a great college in many ways, from skincare to beauty spa treatments. As a student in the college you will get so much benefits during the time of your study as the team is committed to supporting the Beauty’s core missions of education, research and service by assisting tutors and students to reach their goals through the delivery of clients focused, quality and professional.

I highly recommend the Galligan College to anyone would like to become a beauty therapist. The Galligan College helped me build my knowledge. Studying there helped me learn from others. I found studying here was a great way to build my confidence in my own skills and was honored to share the experiences.

Nguyen Thu Thuy

My name is Jenny (Mccann) Murphy & I studied Beauty Therapy in Galligans full-time from September 2003 to July 2004.

I received ITEC, CIBTAC and CIDESCO after successfully completing my exams! These qualifications allowed me to pursue my dream career within the beauty sector. I have worked in several beauty salons within this time, and now work for the brilliant Liz McKeon, Beauty Business Expert. I first start working for Liz in back 2004! I feel the training I received from Galligans Beauty Group, and their brilliant tutors (Annette, Eileen & Claire) have stood by me through the years, it gave me the confidence and know how to get to where I am today! I would like to congratulate them on their 40th anniversary.

Jenny Murphy

Just on behalf of myself and my fellow classmates, we would like to thank you for your professionalism, hard work, dedication, support, encouragement and kindness that you extended to us throughout the course. You go above and beyond the realm of your duties and carry out a lot of ‘behind the scenes’ preparatory work to get us through the examinations, for which we are very grateful. (True gems of ladies you are!)

Thank you to Lorraine, Careena and Mary for your open door policy and listening to us when issues arose.
Thank you to Celena for taking the time to give us extra make-up lessons, we learned a lot from your classes and you are very talented.

Liz, Aisling, Sally (Salma) & Lisa

I can only say good things about my experience at the Galligan Beauty College. As a mature student with a husband 3 children and a part time job all the staff were so understanding and supportive and would recommend anybody to go here. My experience was the best of my life and don’t regret any part of it as I have a job in the beauty industry now and I’m loving it. It’s all down to the support and help I received even after I finished my course.
Deirdre Savage

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