Portlaoise College of Beauty: About Us

Portlaoise College of Beauty and Complementary Therapies has been one of Ireland's leading Beauty Therapy, Makeup Artisrty & Hairdressing Colleges and Educators since 1985. The school was established in September '97 and is a licensed CIDESCO, CIBTAC and ITEC accredited college. The college is synonymous with excellence in Beauty Therapy training throughout the midlands. Portlaoise College of Beauty and Complementary Therapies is at the forefront of beauty therapy training in Ireland and is internationally renowned for the quality and professionalism of students both past and present.

Sharon Leavy is the current director and she is taking the college to its next level. Sharon is a former student of the college and on completion of her course she continued her training with Steiner. Steiner is a large multi national company that provides beauty services on luxury cruise liners. Sharon then worked, as a beauty therapist, with Steiner. Steiner recognised her talent and she was quickly promoted to Spa Manager. Sharon is an ambitious and highly motivated person and progressed higher to train as an educator in beauty. Sharon found a love of teaching and is now bringing her international expertise to the education of future beauty therapists here in Ireland. Given all her achievements to date, she is an ideal mentor for anyone wishing to train as a beauty therapist, make up artist or hairdresser.

The college based in the midlands of Ireland is renowned both nationally and internationally for its high standard of training and expertise. Upon completion of their requisite training courses graduates progress to become some very successful professionals within the industry, not only in Ireland but also across Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Dubai. We spare no effort in the pursuit of excellence. Self-discipline and a professional work ethic are essential factors in achieving success. If you believe that this is the career you would like to pursue, then Portlaoise College of Beauty and Complementary Therapies is the only place to train.

The beauty Industry today is a fast moving innovative one and for those who want to reach the top, it is extremely demanding. At Portlaoise College of Beauty and Complementary Therapies our students are well equipped to deal with the rigour and demands required to be highly successful. Students are encouraged and supported throughout the course. The college recognises that each student has potential and should be given the opportunity to grow in a safe, friendly and ethical work environment. Students are encouraged to be creative and to inspire every client to achieve a greater sense of well-being. Ultimately, it is our aim to produce excellent beauty therapists without limitations!