RSVP Magazine


RSVP recently handed out their RSVP hair awards from talented stylists,top of the range products to the country’s top salons that continue to set the trends, we’ve chosen the cream of the crop when it comes to getting the best treatment for your lovely locks!

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But now we want you, the readers, to chose your favourite salon.

So get voting – we will give you a sneak peeks of the results and the final ten will go head-to-head for the last week, with the winner being announced on July 1 with the top ten being announced on June 24.



Mary Monaghan McHugh

Bellissimo Galway specially Linda Geraghty have been wonderful to me. when I had chemo last year and was going to lose my hair Lynda was a life saver she shaved off my hair and helped me pick out a lovely wig no one guessed it was a wig until I confessed. When my own hair started to grow back she advised me on how to care for it and her advise paid off it is growing back thick and healthy. They have a private wig room and are very discreet. Linda’s kindness and understanding made a very difficult and frightening time much easier for me.

Sara ryan

Wayne Lloyd is an outstanding creative hairdresser


Wayne Lloyds ballydehob is the best

Maureen Connelly

Very best of luck to all the team !!!!

Patricia Gill

Plesent staff ,even offered to hold umbrella over our heads one wet day so I could get my husband Paul into the car dry . Many Thanks from Patricia Gill

Sarah Gleeson

Bellisimo in Galway are incredible. Emer specifically has been very good to me over the past year. I lost my hair going through chemo and Emer (and the whole crew) were incredibly supportive. When my hair started to come back, Emer discussed hair care and management with me so that it would grow back healthy and thick. Not even a year on and she was right. It’s fantastic. Emer knows how to style my hair now that it’s short. She gives me great advice and has boosted my confidence greatly. The whole team are amazing. I’m welcomed warmly every time I visit. Head massage while my hair is being washed, feet up in the massage chair, coffee and a chat-I love Bellisimo. Very well deserving of an award.

Donna Crampsie

Patrick Gildea together with his team provide a truly exceptional and client focused service in a friendly environment. I would not hesitate to recommend them for everything from colours to up-styles for those special events

Lin Price

When we moved to a rural village in Ireland last year from Johannesburg we had no idea that we would find a world class hair salon right on our doorstep in Letterkenny! The Patrick Gildea Salon is right up there with the salons we were used to in South Africa. A professional, well run, friendly and happy salon that is always a pleasure to visit, I hope they win this award as the whole team deserve the recognition.


All the best to the whole team.

Lindsey Clarke

The Patrick Gildea Salon are truly professional. I moved to Ireland 6 years ago and have struggled to find a good hairdresser nearby who understands and cares about hair. I am absolutely delighted to have discovered this salon 18 months ago and now, through their talented stylist Elaine, have finally got the perfect haircut for me. What a great staff who give attention to detail and make everyone feel welcome.


I drive from monaghan to letterkenny to Patrick gildeas there a fanastic hairdressers and there team is so friendly . I think they should win

Noelle Martin

Patrick Gildea is an excellent Stylist and knows what are the latest styles trending globally.


Patrick Gildea is the best

Claire Dunne

Patrick Gildea cut and stylist is excellent. It is definitely a Salon of excellence.
I travel two hours to have my hair cut and styled and I have a wonderful
welcome and professional service at the Salon. The staff are outstanding, courteous and make the experience superb.

una mullin

Wayne Lloyd Out standing hairdresser,my first experience with him he was just so creative in his Cut,i love going in and never no what i come out ,fantastic at Colour and Highlights,he has a fantastic Team around him,he so deserves this Prize


The Hair Fairy! Absolutely great!!!

clarice o'hagan


Ann O Donnell

Their brilliant

Ann O Donnell

Their awesome.

Joan Barry

Great for the cup of Tea ☕???

Marion English

Fantastic cut done on my hair great girls in the shop

Claudia Mclaughlin

Patrick gildeas standards are impeccable!! Deserve to win! apprentice training and constant growth within the salon on new trends and upcoming stylists! Work should be known!

Margaret Smyth

Aviary Hair and Beauty Newbridge are worthy contestants and deserve to win. Top notch salon, great staff, competitively priced. My number 1


Aviary Hair and Beauty is great and deserve to win. Such a great salon and the staff are amazing.

Kathy harte

Awh good luck , would be well deserved

Catherine McGlynn

The atmosphere, professionalism and surroundings in Patrick Gildea’s is second to none and they deserve to win.

Sharon cregg

Up style junkie fab very passionate about her work always so eager Audrey pleasure to work with


Upstyle Junkie is the best! She done my hair for my debs and I absolutely loved it!

Crystal Gentry

Upstyle Junkie is the best! She did mine and my wife’s hair & make-up perfectly for our wedding with no trial just a photograph the day of showing what we would like. She is awesome!!

Emma Rodrigues

Loved how Audrey did my hair for my wedding day. She was so calming & fun on the day xx


Upstyle Junkie is simply the Best of the Best

Anne Moloney

Elaine cuts and highlights my hair and I just love it.

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