About Me-Fiona Polished Sligo (aka Fee)
Feeling good helps us to tackle everything the world throws at us. Looking good helps us feel good. To do this you need a combination of a talented hair & makeup artist, lash & brow specialist/ beautician aswell as glowing skin, a fit lean body, healthy hair and nails, and a positive mind set. You need to be nourished from the inside as well as the outside. This is what makes us look “Polished“. My aim personally and professionally through my work is to help you be the best version of yourself to survive in our increasingly challenging world. And this is the ethos for my company POLISHED. So Who is Fiona Polished Sligo?. Well my name is Fiona Brady. Im 37, a hair & makeup artist, a beauty & skin therapist & a lash/brow/nail tech, im married, I have 2 kids and I live and work part-time from home in Carney, Drumcliffe, Co Sligo (I also do some mobile work in the north west). My family were blow-ins to sligo. I was reared in Ballygawley and went to Scoil Ursula and The Ursuline. I was good at school and I loved biology as well as art. I knew at 15 years of age i wanted to work with my hands, in beauty. For the past 9 years i have had my beauty business, many of you may not have heard about me till now, thats because I was only working evenings and had enough clientele, aswell as was juggling a full time job, building a home, getting married and starting a family.
I had very bad acne from 12 years of age and have spent so much time and money in derma clinics and beauty salons getting treated all over the country. Through my 20s i explored constant treats like getting my nails, my hair done and doing my makeup in ways that made me look and feel better about looking at myself in the mirror. Much of my interest in skincare and makeup stems from this and I love helping women find solutions to their skin problems. Through all the services I paid for and experienced, I often felt they didnt care about me, were largely unskilled/untalented, aswell as providing generally only middling customer service. (I do have very high expectations and am a perfectionist and I expect alot.)
From all of this I knew it was in me to start my own salon, that did all of the above, very well, but my family didnt have money to help me open me a business and because I was getting very good grades at school I was encouraged to get a degree and “a real job” and do beauty later. I did what they wanted, I did science in UCD, graduated in biochemistry and microbiology and spend 12 years working full time in various roles in hospital and industrial laboratorys, in business and sales and marketing in the medical and pharma industry travelling over the country. But I wasnt happy at all and i knew in my heart and soul I needed to be giving, helping and creating, in beauty. So 10 years ago i started training as a nail tech (alongside working full time as a medical rep) to fulfill my lifes ambition and very quickly i was running my own business, as sligos first mobile nail tech, called Feenails, which I did mobile for a few years, then when we built our home in in 2010, I set up a room in my home and did manicures, pedicures and a lot of gel nails for my clientele at evenings and weekends. Did you know I was the first ever salon In sligo to bring in Shellac!
I am that girl who wants to be learning, “all the time”, and I wanted to know about every single treatment there was out there to enhance how women look so as I was travelling over east with my day job as a rep I decided to do my beauty therapy training and further Skin Training in Dublin. After that I trained in all the add-on services, spray tan, advanced bikini waxing, eyelash extensions, yumi lashes, makeup and HD Brows aswell as in Teacher Training, all in dublin part time. In 2013 I did an upstyling and blowdrying course and realised it was time to change my name. So Polished Hair and Beauty was born.
I got married in June 2013 and in 2014 I had my first child and in 2015 took the plunge to get off the road and go full time around family life, in my salon. I also did semi permanent makeup training for eyebrows in 2015 (see link in my blog). Now that Its 2017, Polished is well up and running. When you get an appointment with me at our salon headquarters in Carney, I take your whole being into consideration. I am not just another hair & makeup artist or beauty therapist. Aswell as the Professional beauty expertise, the treatments I do and recommend, the advice I give you, are based upon my years of education, training and expertise in beauty aswell as in biochemistry & physiology, nutrition, sales & marketing of skin & medicinal products. On top of that I give you:Privacy 1:1 service in my home Personal Service-You come in as a client, but leave as a friend. Plenty of time at a time that suits you, out of hours can be requested (as I’m a busy mum myself so I know what you have to juggle) Free Parking.
The Treatments I Offer in Salon Are:
HAIR: Upstyling, Curly & Straight Blowdries, GHD Curls. I dont cut or colour hair.
MAKEUP: with or without Individual Lashes & Makeup Lessons
NAILS: Gel & Acrylic Nails, Manicures, Pedicures, Shellac, Gelish, Bio Sculpture Gel.
BROW & LASH Bar Service: Waxing, Shaping, Tinting, HD Brows, Semi Permanent Embrowdery. Individual Flare Lashes, Semi Permanent Eyelashes, 3D Russian Lashes.
SKIN: Facials, Glycolic Peels. Prescription Skincare. Retailing Ren, Jan Marini, Kinvarra.
HAIR REMOVAL: Full Waxing Menu
TAN: Spray Tan. Fake Bake, Crazy Angel, Sudo and ORO tan.
The treatments “I do most of” and think I am best at are anything BROW related, MAKEUP and NAILS. I do alot of wedding and hen party work, see facebook page Polished Ireland and the gallery on www.polished.ie
You are welcome to make an appointment to come see me for anything from a simple blowdry or makeup to an in-depth skin consultation and treatment protocol to get your skin or nails camera ready for your wedding day, new job or daughters communion. I havent set opening hours, I work by “appointment” 086-8439979, contact me and we can find you a suitable slot. I am contactable via watsapp and messenger as well as by phone and via our website www.polished.ie. Thank You For Reading and I look forward to meeting and treating you in my salon on out and about doing events with our team, the polished girls.
Love Fee x
Fiona Brady, BSc Hons, MBA, DIP NUIT, CIDESCO, ITEC.
Founder & Owner of Polished (trading as Polished Hair & Beauty)