Going back to your roots

We all with summer love to go lighter and brighter ‘but’ a new wave that has been popular is going back to your roots and not just balayage although this is a great way to ease you into going back to root colour or having a low maintenance colour. I have been colouring my hair so long like most ”Can you remember what your natural hair colour even is”

If you have been thinking about going a darker blonde or adding caramel , coral or tones to your hair always let your colourist know that although you want a dark blonde you are not looking to brighten it up as your colourist will interpret this as something completely different and we can’t have us having the meltdowns so visuals are great when thinking of that colour change.

This is a fab example of dark ashy blonde that is not washed out.

You could always ease your way and start Balayage , actually this would be recommended if you are scared to take the leap at once this way you are easing yourself in. 

There are so many shades to suit different skin tones 

I have been highlights , bleach, root colour for years and with the help of master of colour Michelle I am going to take the leap and go back to my natural tones saying that I adore the platinum Balayage so I am going to lean more that way. Visuals are great for any change of colour so the colourist can get a fell for what you mean visually. 

This is such a fab colour she is ashy blonde and it suits a treat. Colourist have genius ways of adding light or tones to frame the face if you choose or add movement. 

This colour has a wide spectrum of shades and we love it 

Wrap it up pretty…

We are always on the lookout and trying new styles for Brides and guests for weddings. summer styles are all about softer whether wearing it up or down it has to be the icing on the cake! 

For those attending a wedding this summer we have rounded up a small few looks that may inspire you. 

‘I mean’, girl has got to have great hair..

Up-style by our master hair guru Caren Cullen

I am still loving the beachy up-do with loose curls just add earrings and voila 🙂 

we all love a hun bun and this can be made elegant when attending a wedding. 

A ponytail with added texture my fave if your being adventurous with a backless outfit.

So many fabulous up styles you can play around with and our stylists are a dab hand at helping you achieve what you envisioned. 

Whether wearing it up or down wrap it up pretty. 

 

Ain’t no hood like Motherhood..

Are you an expecting mom , few in the knows as you are experiencing so many major changes in your body your hair during pregnancy, with the influx of hormones your hair may feel thicker. Pregnancy changes the growing , resting and falling out phases your hair usually go through so you feel like your hair is thicker but this is in fact because you are not losing it.

 Your hair grows a lot faster during pregnancy as your body experiences an influx of estrogen. 

So a lot of questions we would get asked is it safe to colour my hair”? Our answer to that would be if you are cautious? Consider waiting until the second trimester. 

Colouring hair semi, permanent and highlights are safe during pregnancy because this small amount is not considered harmful to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Highlights are not placed onto scalp they are placed onto individual strands of hair therefore not absorbed into the bloodstream. Always tell your hairdresser and they can chat with you regarding any concerns you may have. 

So you now you’re a Mom and you are experiencing hair loss, some women more than others will lose a lot of hair but please don’t stress this is so common. This is because you Estrogen levels take a tumble usually happen around 2-3mths after having baby. Please know this is temporary and be gentle with your hair through this phase and take care of your hair until normal hair growth resumes which takes up to 12-mths. 

Avoid tight hairstyles , pulling or styling the hair too tight. Be careful with heat try a heat protection product if blow-drying etc. sometimes these can not be avoided but when you are in salon with your stylist try a treatment regularly to help care for new hair. 

Try some supplements , Vitamin B Complex – this is an important Vitamin to reduce hair fall post pregnancy for hair proteins like keratin.

Omega-3 – Fatty acids, Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids are essential for healthy hair. 

So if your expecting or just welcomed your bundle of joy home I hope this was helpful. 

Your hairdresser is always on hand to help ease any concerns you have. 

Living the wash and go dream

Peace, love and good hair

This weather we have been getting the last few days has been nothing short of awesome ‘but’ there is always one of those I have been trying to keep my hair off my face , away from my neck and get back to sunbathing 🙂 

The Octopus Bun

Yes, you all know what this is mastering this messy look is hard !! Getting the right side of messy is hard so the trick is “texture’ So this is where the products come to hand even if you have next day hair product is your friend so these are the two gems I have found even on next day hair. First off is Loreal Tecni Art Pli- Backstage fave ladies this heat activated spray is a gem.

Second in the running Loreal Tecni art Density Material is a texturizing wax-paste creates style with a volumized effect even when braiding back or up into a top knot so hair is not flat.

Adding a few key products in between your trips to the salon you will get some of your life back I promise 🙂 

Sophia Hilton – 100% Freehand

Eithne attended the amazingly talented queen of all things hair 100% free hand Balayage course in Sean Taaffe salon in Tralee with sophia Hilton and took Shannon along as her model. 

Sophia Hilton is founder of not another salon which is a hairdressers with a difference. Sophia’s values run through the brand extensively, ”Be really great at your job and be really, really nice”. 

Sophia is a ”true” freehand colourist mastering the art, balayage specialists are hard to find and Eithne wanted the inside on such a talented Artist that is Sophia. 

Sophia, Eithne and Shannon

Sophia blends from the roots with Balayage to give a more natural blend.

Shannon’s Balayage 🙂 by Eithne

Sophia Hilton is a true master of free hand balayage, you can never be fully educated in this field.

If Sophia Hilton comes to a salon near you do not miss out on a opportunity to attend her course. 

Embrace your Colour

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You always want to keep that fresh from the salon hair colour but if someone could tell you how to maintain it and have it for that little bit longer.. Girl yes please 🙂

Colour does fade this is true but colour can be maintained and we want our hair to grow that is without a doubt, healthy hair grows!


I always feel my colour has changed over time from shampooing but I have also noticed since I started using salon products recommended to me I have gotten longer and this is a hallelujah in between colour service. 

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Highlights, balayage or any bleached hair do not really change extremely but you are stripping the hair of its natural pigment to achieve certain colour. your colourist will always tell you the right shampoo, conditioner and treatment mask to use , they are not making a sale believe me they are salon made products for a reason. They will be your saviour , like skin products I certainly would never go without my moisturizer for my skin why would your hair go without it! 

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Highlights will fade slightly over time ‘but’ having the right products and having a toner service in between colour service. We offer a service called foxytone in salon and any bleached, highlighted, balayage hair girls should avail of your colour will be fresh and pop to see you through until your next appointment. Toners do not last forever so every couple of weeks will I promise be your saviour. 

Colour does not rinse out it oxidises that is why you are seeing colour fade, precaution to prevent this to shield hair from fade avail of these services in salon of tone , having the products you need out of salon to hand these will save your hair.

MET GALA 2017 THE ART OF HAIR

The metropolitan Museum of Art announced for its 2017 Met Gala theme for costume creation rethinking fashion as a site of constant creation, Rei Kawakubo is one of the most important designers of the past forty years and the Celebrities brought creations in their outfits and hair for the event.

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Zoe Kravitz rocking the pixie cut

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Selena Gomez sharp glossy lob

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Lily-Rose Depp hair on trend she rocked this

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Kendall Jenner working the sleeked back look and rocking the signature red lip

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Gisele wowed with glossy ponytail waves for days

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Blake Lively simple but stunning ponytail.

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Lic Wen sleeked bun is divine with this dress.

Some of our favourites we liked and worked well with the outfits designed for them and hair that put their stylists to work. 

Must have Styling products I swear by right now..

Achieving any hair style whether down or tying up , product is a must. Even when I am just scraping it back into a top knot or ponytail I always use some sort of product before or after to style.

You certainly do not need twenty million products but one or two that will be your saviour to add texture, condition,, prevent breakage or hold a curl, wave or blow-dry style.

REDKEN QUICK TEASE 15

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Creates lift at the roots, a volumizing backcombing hair spray, finishing spray.  Three benefits volume, texture and control.

REDKEN AERATE 08

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An Exclusive Aerated cream mousse that inflates your hair with weightless body. Satiny softness, simply blow-dry in for style and enjoy runway style hair.

KERASTASE SPRAY A PORTER 

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For the tousled easy beachy look, UV protection for creating waves .

LOREAL TECHNI ART PLI

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A backstage fave, thermo modelling spray adds shape and memory activated by heat. 

KERASTASE ELIXIR ULTIME

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Love this iconic oil by Kerastase, ideal for all hair types , this should be on every girls dresser. Can be used before and after styling. You will automatically notice softer smoother hair. 

Don’t forget ladies we have 10% and 20% off our products until the end of the Month. 

Brunette shades we adore

It is not always Blondes that have more fun! The Beauty of brown hair is that it is really versatile.

You can add the prettiest honey, toffee, espresso and caramel shades to give it that sun kissed look.

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Adding lights from mid lengths to end adds depth and illuminates the hair. Summer is coming and whether you want to freshen up you hair, to give that sun kissed look brown hair really is versatile.

I major crush on Jodie woods hair from Dublin I mean her hair is amazing and this girl knows how to style her hair with the help of her amazing hairdresser we all need one of those in our lives right 🙂 You can swoon over her on her snapchat or insta 

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Jodie gives great tips over on her snapchat 

Looking for shiny and rich brunette hair this summer heres some of our faves I hope it gives you some inspo..

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This weeks fave is the Waterfall Braid, the sweetest Braid..

Summer is coming and whether we are away we will surely spend most weekends at a BBQ , heading to a festival or gig or just kicking it back in the Mediterranean sea if we are lucky! 

The waterfall braid is the sweetest braid this style has a whimsical feel as the hair is still down.

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This braid is so elegant and whether straight a wave or curl adds the boho feel.

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This waterfall braid continues with a fishtail and it works.

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Stunning for a Bride 🙂 

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Even on shorter hair styles

So as Summer is nearly here and you are looking for ways to make the most of even next day hair and swoop away those pesky fly-aways.. 

Think Braid, think waterfall braid.