Beaut.ienomics: Cathyfly Investigates Salon Savings

By | April 22 2009 | 39 Comments

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As Aphrodite is currently sunning herself silly in southeast Asia, veteran Cathyfly is going to be dishing pearls of her expert wisdom over the next couple of weeks, including an update or two on her Pig2Twig diet club.

On to business – take it away missis:


Kirstie filled us in a few weeks ago on some of the discounts on offer at spas around the country. Something I’ve also noticed recently is that lots of regular beauty salons are now doing special offers, no doubt due to the ‘Current Climate’ (my second most hated phrase at the moment, No 1 being ‘Recession Busting’ agghh).

Which is welcome news to those of us looking for good deals not just on the luxury treatments, but on our more regular grooming too. So here’s a round-up of 10 current offers we’ve spotted in the Dublin area:

  1. Gloss Hair & Beauty on South Richmond St at Portobello have some great April specials including:
    • Free wash and blow dry with any facial
    • 20% off Dermalogica products
    • 20% off pedicures
    • ‘Ladies do lunch’ – for €50 you’ll get a wash & blow dry, file and paint and a 2 course lunch at Seagrass Restaurant also on South Richmond Street. See for more and to sign up for their monthly offers
  2. Waxperts in Dun Laoghaire have a ‘Summer Smoothie’ offer this month – for just €55 you’ll get an extended bikini, half leg and underarm wax with the lovely Ellen and her team. Waxperts also offer a maintenance price of €50 when you re-book your Brazilian wax, a saving of €5 on the regular price. Check for more
  3. Carter Beauty, also in Dun Laoghaire are offering 50% off Vani-T spray tans on selected dates in April (usually €50). Check out for the dates and other offers
  4. French Beauty on Castle St, Dublin 2 will give you a free Mini-Facial (worth €47) when you buy 3 Matis products. They also have a great value package for €99 that includes a full Matis facial, mini manicure and mini pedicure.
  5. Revive in Milltown are currently offering 50% off IPL laser hair removal
  6. Style Club hair salon on South William St are continuing their 20% discount (looks set to be a permanent fixture this one!)
  7. Wilde in Donnybrook are offering a free ‘mystifying treatment’ with every blow dry during April, apparently this involves steaming the hair with Evian water spray to replenish it from root to tip… You’ll need to quote ‘Facebook’ when booking.
  8. In Malahide, Jule Beauty on Strand Street are offering a €25 discount when you spend 100 euro or more on any combination of treatments – good if you have a few things to get done.
  9. At Spy Salon on the North Circular Road near the Mater hospital, you can get a manicure and pedicure for  €50, sounds like a bargain for any Northside ladies.
  10. Finally, a friend recently tipped me off about Top to Toe salon in Stoneybatter for good value treatments in general and a quick look proves that their prices are very reasonable. You’ll get a full body spray tan for €38, Dermalogica facials from €55, Nail file & paint for €12 – full price list at (And a Back, Sack and Crack wax for the man in your life is ‘only’ €75. If you can persuade him, I’ll give you 20 quid myself*)

If you’ve seen a great offer in your local area, or just plain good value, don’t keep it to yourself – share it in a comment!

*Terms and conditions apply- I will need to see the evidence…

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39 Replies to "Beaut.ienomics: Cathyfly Investigates Salon Savings"

  • xgirl says:

    I am with you on those hated phrases – I cringe every time I hear them!

    Great info here – thanks :)

  • Big eyes says:

    Good stuff Cathy thanks for the heads up!

  • Lisa says:

    any info on a manicure plus a pedicure for a good price in south dublin?

    Beau Cheveau in Parkwest near Clondalkin do a Califonia Tan for €25.

  • tinny says:

    My local salon is doing this calander thingy, like an advent calender, so you have a FREE treatment everyday when you book a treatment so for instance it could be a tint or back massage or tan, have to say its great especially when u have a few things needing to be done spread them out and you end up with loads, wont say the name but i swear by it especially when im trying to cut corners

  • Stanis says:

    Excellent post cathy, In Cork, Aquaspa do 2 special offers every month…. for April its a full body massage for €50 and a half day spa which includes – full body massage or wrap, refresher Elemis facial and a flotation bath plus a light lunch for €100 – I think its normally €150!

  • missyL says:

    Lisa – Pure in terenure dont necessarily have discounts at the mo for manis and pedis, but i know that they arent expensive at all, and its not too difficult to get an apt.

  • Katherine says:

    That French Beauty place looks LOVELY. Ah the money’s slipping through my fingers.

  • ceci says:

    If anyone lives near Ongar in west Dublin, Reba hairdresser and salon has these offers at the moment:
    If you get a blowdry, you can get make up done for 10 euro
    Cuts are complimentary with every colour
    Complimentary back massage with every facial.

    I am on their text list so they text me offers every month. I think that the Reba in Ashtown does similar offers if anyone lives near there.

    Pure Health in Ongar often has some special offers, though think you have to call in to find out what they are.

    If anyone has any other west Dublin recommendations they would be greatly appreciated!

  • DeeDee says:

    Just got a text from FreeSpirit in Dundrum, they are doing 3 for 2 on all nail and beauty treatments & courses this week………..

  • Hermione says:

    Great post, Cathyfly – thanks fo all the lovely tips :)

    *me ponders which to go to first*

  • MontyC says:

    Cork ladies take note – The spa at Jurys Hotel have reduced their prices!

  • cathyfly says:

    Yippee great to see the other tips coming in – especially from outside Dublin!
    Can you believe it’s the 22nd of April already? Better get those April deals before they’re gone :)

  • LouLaBelles says:

    I jusr checked out French Beauty. Their massage prices are pretty reasonable. Im in desperate need of a back massage!

    Has anyone ever been to French Beauty in Dublin?

  • Big eyes says:

    Cathy the Ladies Do Lunch isnt up on the site :( is it still valid?Also where do you sign up for the newsletter? i am v excited by this offer!

  • Orlando says:

    motyc, ur a legend…thanks cathy, I’m nearly tempted to go to Dublin just to avail of all those offers!although the transport miiiiight cancel out the difference in price….:D for anyone in cork, thalgo beauty centre on the torytop road is excellent, I don’t know of any advertised offers atm per se, but their prices are all lower atm than advertised on their leaflets…full leg and underarm for e30 and the service there is brilliant, I wouldn’t go anywhere else! except maybe for a hollywood, I feel I know the girls there too well at this stage not to be embarrassed….!

  • papillon says:

    Spa treatment offer:

    Whites of wexford hotel are offering

    -Hour thermal suite (usual hydrotherapy pool, laconium, tropical showers, steams rooms, saunas etc)
    – Swedish back massage
    – Mini facial
    all for €75!

    (I’m booked in for this before my hen night!)

    Bliss dayspa in Kilkenny are doing buy one treatment get one half price.

  • jill says:

    oooh seagrass is meant to be yum, thats a deadly offer from gloss! pity i’ve no april lunchtimes free, sure maybe they’ll continue it in these recessionary times…

    cheers ‘fly!

  • Cici says:

    Limerick ladies!

    check the back of your dunnes stores receipt….there is a €20 off coupon for the rain spa and wellbeing clinic in the radisson limerick on the back of some!

  • Ems says:

    Glow, Merrion Centre, D4 are doing a spray tan special for €30 ( normally €40) and a mini-hydration facial for only €35, also free mini make up lesson for all new customers. Had my eyelashes tinted there this week, have already booked my tan!

  • Big eyes says:

    Ems Collette is lovely isnt she?I had eyelash tinting, nails, tan and makeup all done last fri and sat for a wedding last sat-shes fab teh makeup was amazing def goiing back for other occasions and maybe just nights out im feeling flush!

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