The word “Gainfort” has become synonymous with flair and excellence
in the hair and beauty industry for 30 years now. We’ve been supplying salons with their everyday needs and helping new establishments with their design and fit out. And so it was only natural to take it one step further and open a state-of-the-art training academy in 2017.
With centres in Wexford and Waterford and satellite locations in counties around the country, Gainfort Academy is fully equipped
with the latest facilities and teaching technology. Our intimate classrooms and spacious amphitheatre are specially designed for a wide variety of courses, seminars and workshops for industry professionals and aspiring amateurs. The Academy has been selected in RSVP Magazine’s Elite selection of “Leading Beauty Schools in Ireland since 2014”. Proud winners of The Wexford Business Awards Training Provider of the Year 2012, 2014, 2015 & 2016. In 2019, we were voted – by public vote – as winners National Training Academy of the Year at the Hi Style awards. Gainfort Academy is a, VTCT, AIT and CIBTAC accredited training centre. We offer certificates and diplomas in Hairdressing, Barbering, Beauty Treatments, Beauty Therapy, Professional Make Up, Holistic Massage, Nail Technology, and Teacher Training.
We have an overall pass rate of 100% in our ITEC courses to date. Our past students have secured positions with Disney Cruises, Keville for Hair, Peter Mark, Aidan Fitzgerald, AC Pure, Cheveau Studio, Seafield Hotel Spa, Whites Hotel, Brandon House Hotel, to name but a few, others have set up their own successful businesses. Last year, our hairdressing student, Sarah Harris, won National Best Blonde Image at Crossans Be Fabulous Awards.
We offer students tailored payment plans to help them budget to succeed in their studies. We give all our students a discount card that is valid for one-year post-qualification which helps them in their first year as professionals. Academy Director, Fiona Gainfort, oversees successful recruitment of our students who are head hunted by discerning salon owners. We also work closely with Monart Spa, Steiner, OSMO, Amber Springs and Ashdown Park Hotel who recruit directly from our students.
Train at Gainfort Academy now a centre of excellence for Revlon, L’Oreal, Affinage, American Crew, & Dermalogica, along with guest tutors such as Paul Mac Special, Sean Taaffe, Chris Munt, Gemma Crossan, Marie Misfit MUA, Anne Veck & David Cashman. ITEC courses are also approved for lntreo funding. Please check at your local office to see if you are eligible.