Wednesday, 6th June 2012
A woman's hair is often referred to her crowning glory. Losing it therefore can be deeply traumatic. This can be compounded by the failure of friends. The Wig Clinic is a family run business run by sisters Fiona O'Riordan and Lisa Myers. It was as a result of their late mother Elizabeth O'Riordan and her experience with hair loss through chemotherapy that the sisters started the business. Together with a wonderful dedicated team of professional hair stylists they provide a personal and reassuring service that enables clients to regain their dignity. Its about giving back the feeling of being attractive, of restoring confidence and treating each person as an individual that matters so much, explains Fiona.
Wearing a wig or hairpiece gives one a sense of normality, its so important to many cancer patients to look "normal" to the outside world. It means you can go out to dinner or a social event and just look well and be yourself and for the moment that is you can simply be – no one is none the wiser, adds Lisa.
From the moment you call us you will be put at ease as we guide you through the process. It is so important to make your appointment before you start your treatment. You will be surprised at how realistic the hairpieces are and the extensive selection of styles and colours, all of which can be adapted to suit your individual needs. The consultation is complimentary and therefore you are under no obligation. It takes place in a private setting and is strictly confidential. Once you have chosen your piece we will set it aside for you for when you need it. In our experience hair loss begins 14-17 days after your first treatment, although this can vary. Your liaison nurse will inform if your treatment will induce hair loss.
Once you come back into us, either in our private consultation suites in Boots Pharmacy in Wilton, Killarney, Limerick and Waterford or in our clinics in Mallow or Barrack St., Cork we will trim your own hair and style your hairpiece as required. We will go through the many options you have with regards to eyebrows, fringes and an extensive selection of hats and scarves. We will guide you through the grants and financial aids that you can avail of.
- Consultation - allow 1-1.5 hours
- Maintenance kit worth €50
- After care through to the very first trim
- Makeover by Boots No. 7 Beauty Consultants.
- Expert advise from Boots Pharmacists
We know only too well what a difficult time this can be and we feel privileged to be providing this service. We truly believe that when you look better on the outside you feel better on the inside and this makes it easier to face your daily challenges.
"Extracts from Feel Good- Examiner Feb 13th, 2009"
All The Ladies
Waterford Triathlon Club in partnership with Mint Health & Beauty is holding the inaugural Mint Women's Only Triathlon on Saturday the 1st September in Dunmore East. The event consists of a 750m swim in calm Dunmore East bay, a flat 20k cycle and a challenging 7k run. It's Irelands first Women's only triathlon and you can enter as an individual or as part of a relay team. There is a particular emphasis on attracting women who have never done triathlon before so if you can swim, bike and/or run this is worth checking out. More details from Waterford Triathlon Club. (See women's running group below for details on training sessions that will benefit your running).
Women's Running Group
The new Balance Women's running group starts on Wednesday June 20th at 6.30pm. This group is for those who want to start running or for those who do some running and want to improve. Perfect for beginners to intermediate this weekly session will have you up and running in no time, quite literally. Running is a great way to keep fit and keep in great shape. Call 087 786 4013 for details or see the Balance fitness facebook page.
Only In America
Running is so yesterday however for the fitness trend setters in the US as they blaze a trail with a multitude of new fitness crazes this Summer. Aqualillies in LA has developed a cult and celebrity following for it's hardcore take on synchronised swimming. Aqua boot camps, with full size underwater treadmills, are also hot at the moment. Check out the rather bizarre looking youtube clips from US based Aqua specialists Hydroworx to see what it's all about. And no sooner had paddle boarding fitness classes become popular then along comes paddleboard yoga. Yoga on a surf board, now that's balance.
Quick Pick - Iceberger
'It's an ice cream, it's a sandwich, it's an ice cream sandwich'. That's what they say over at HB's website about the mighty iceberger where they also say it's Ireland's favourite ice cream. We were obviously not the only ones going for an ice cream sandwich then on a recent glorious sunny day. Vanilla ice cream between chocolatey dough biscuits this is the coolest sandwich around and if the Summer lives up to it's promise you'll work off the Icebergers meagre 180 calories in no time.
Think Fitness, Think Balance
ITICA National Fish & Chips Day
Waterford locals celebrate ITICA National Fish & Chips Day
Marking the third annual ITICA National Fish & Chips Day, Wednesday 30th May, 75 per cent of people surveyed say there is 'nothing better than freshly cut Irish Italian chipper chips', with a quarter planning to travel 'as far as it takes' to find the most delicious ITICA fish & chips. In joint celebration, all Irish Traditional Italian Chippers Association (ITICA) members in offered their customers half price fish & chips to reflect the 127 year old tradition of a 'one and one'.
ITICA is also proud to announce their support for the Funky Feet campaign in aid of Cappagh Hospital Trust, encouraging their customers to chip in and buy laces to help raise vital funds for the hospital. These funky multicoloured laces will be available to buy for just €2 in all 200 ITICA outlets nationwide on ITICA National Fish & Chips Day.*
The ITICA survey revealed that 92 per cent of respondents are self confessed fans of ITICA National Fish & Chips Day with all planning to join in the fun today, with a visit to their local ITICA chipper. Salt and vinegar are deemed essential for the ultimate fish & chips meal according to 83 per cent, followed by salt, vinegar and ketchup for 8 per cent and curry sauce and gravy for 4 and 5 per cent respectively.
Two thirds (62 per cent) typically enjoy their fish & chips on the couch watching TV, with a quarter choosing to sit at the kitchen table. 12 percent can't resist the temptation and eat theirs on the trip home.
Two out of three people said they will not be sharing their fish & chips, however 62 per cent said that if forced, they would be more likely to share the chips! Two thirds admit that they will be eating their one and one straight from the bag this ITICA National Fish & Chips Day, with only 34 per cent planning to wait until they get home.
Asked who they would be willing to share their fish & chips with, 41 per cent of Irish ladies said Colin Farrell, with a further 27 per cent opting for rugby star Rob Kearney. 18 per cent went for Ireland manager and renowned Italian, Giovanni Trapattoni, with 14 per cent choosing An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.
Irish actress Amy Huberman came out on top for one third of Irish males (33 per cent), followed by Georgia Salpa for 29 percent. The Seoige sisters were chosen by one fifth (24 per cent) and Kathryn Thomas for the remaining 14 per cent.
Peter Borza, Chairman, ITICA, commented: "The third annual ITICA National Fish & Chips Day has arrived for more than 200 Irish Traditional Italian chippers around the country. We are looking forward to a very busy but fun filled day at ITICA member chippers."
Borza continued: "Every year, ITICA National Fish & Chips Day gives us the opportunity to thank our customers and the local community for their support and celebrate with everyone's favourite meal – fish & chips!"
Currently with over 200 members around the country, ITICA was created to promote and build on the traditional values and ethos of the Irish Italian chipper community. All ITICA member chippers carry the official ITICA logo which assures customers of the highest levels of quality and service.
The Irish Italian chipper culture was started by members of the Irish Italian community who arrived in Ireland in the 1880's from the villages in Val Di Comino in Southern Italy.
For further information or to find your local ITICA chipper, please log on to http://www.itica.ie or find us on Facebook.
ITICA Members In Waterford
The Marian Take Away, 68 Upper Yellow Road, Waterford.
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