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January & February 2020 Issue 143

LOOK AFTER

YOURSELF

Commit to your

own self-care

HOW ADDITIONAL GEL POLISH LINES

PROTECT SKIN AGAINST AGEING from High Energy

Visible Light

can grow your business

Head into a new decade with the very latest launches in Beauty, Nails, Tanning and Skincare – plus we look forward to this year’s Irish Beauty Show.


Editor's Letter

Contact Publisher Brett Fairholm +44 (0) 1480 353 433 brett@aitireland.com

So, a new year is upon us and I hope you enjoyed a relaxing festive break with loved ones after a hectic season in the salon.

Editor Melissa Dennis-Casement melissa@abtinsurance.co.uk Design Darren Hassett darren@aitireland.com Advertising & Exhibition Sales Brett Fairholm +44 (0) 1480 353 433 brett@aitireland.com Accounts Tracey Board 1800 625 179 tracey@aitireland.com Marketing Amelia Black 1800 625 179 amelia@aitireland.com Subscriptions 1800 625 179 Online www.irishbeauty.ie

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The start of a new year is an exciting time with many possibilities. However, at this time of year our inboxes and social media feeds are inundated with messages of improving yourself in 2020; ‘New Year, New You’ is the message we’re fed, often by faceless people who don’t even know the ‘old’ you. Whilst it’s easy to get sucked into the pressure of becoming a ‘better’ you, and there could be things that you’d like to change about yourself – perhaps in the form of living a healthier lifestyle – often there is no need for a ‘new you’, you are doing just fine as you are. In our busy lives, there’s no need to create added pressure, stress or anxiety because it’s seen as the social norm at the start of a new year.

Being kind to ourselves is something many of us struggle with. We spend our days caring for others, letting them offload during their appointment, nurturing their wellbeing with the aim of hoping they leave the salon feeling 100% better than when they arrived. But do you invest time and energy caring for yourself? This issue I’m delighted to reveal our latest columnist, Candice Gardner of The International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica, who starts 2020 with some fantastic advice on self-care. As she explains, dedicating time to looking after yourself is not selfish, it’s vital for your mental and physical wellbeing, as well as making sure you can perform as a therapist to your very best abilities. It’s well worth taking time to absorb her words of wisdom on page 56. Take this opportunity to put your feet up, relax and celebrate just how amazing you are, just by being you. Best wishes

By all means, keep to the resolutions you made on 31st December if they make you feel better about yourself, I’m not down on self-improvement, but remember to do it for yourself, not because it’s expected of you.

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Irish Beauty Show 2020 Preview Check out what’s new as we prepare for this year’s Irish Beauty Show in Dublin.

40 Beauty: Innovations in Eyelash Enhancements From big and bold, to natural and feathered, eyelash treatments continue to be huge in 2020.

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Skincare: Protecting Skin Against High Energy Visible light How to protect skin against premature ageing caused by the blue light from our smart devices.

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Nails: Developments in Gel Polish Why introducing a second gel polish line can help your business grow.

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Liz McKeon Writes: Developing Your Exit Strategy When the time comes to move on from your business, do you have a plan? Liz McKeon explains your options.

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Candice Gardner Writes: Self-Care is Not Selfish Make a commitment to yourself to restore your own wellbeing each week, says Candice Gardner.

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Beauty Talks: Meet Nail technician & Educator, Catherine Lavelle Flair’s Emma James talks with the best in the beauty business.

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Beauty Product News

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Tanning Products & News

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Nail Products & News

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Education News & Updates

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Snapshot! CATCH UP ON ALL THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE FAST-MOVING & DYNAMIC WORLD OF BEAUTY

Buttercups reveal salon styles for New Year

Salon work wear brand, Buttercups, have revealed their top styles for New Year 2020, with shades of grey and purple taking centre stage. Their Waist-Detail Tunic with Pockets (B620) in purple (pictured) features a flattering Waist-Detail Tunic, complete with pockets!

Juliette Armand Skincare celebrates Irish anniversary Juliette Armand Skincare is celebrating five successful years in Ireland.

To commemorate, Irish distributor, Beauty Boost Solutions, is hosting a gala event, with guest of honour Ioulia Armagou, President and co-founder of the Juliette Armand brand. Based in Greece, Juliette Armand Skincare was launched by chemists Mihalis Papaefstratiou and Ioulia Armagou in 1992, developing innovative cosmetics based on scientific research. Today, the company follows its philosophy of the “personal professional concept”, supplying beauty professionals across the world with the most recent laboratory advances. As Beauty Boost Solutions marks Juliette Armand’s five year anniversary in Ireland, Ioulia Armagou’s message is: “Fromthe first wrinkle to maturity, you have the right to feel well in your skin.” Juliette Armand Skincare President, Ioulia Armagou (centre) is pictured with Beauty Boost Solutions’ Managing Director Marsha Abrahams (left) and Business Development Director, Clare O’Hanlon. 16

Available in timeless grey, the Buttercups Modern Tunic with Pockets & Zip (B428) features a fashion-forward chunky zip on the front and concealed pockets, whilst the Swan Neck Linen-Look Tunic (B605L) is crafted in the brand’s linen-look fabric.

New e-commerce site to launch

Beauty wholesaler Salon Savers is set to launch a new website, www.beautysavers.ie This new online store will stock a comprehensive range of premium hair and beauty products. You can also follow them on social media at beautysavers.ie to keep up to date with the latest launches and offers.


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CIDESCO publishes Sustainability Initiative

CIDESCO is encouraging its members, students and training providers to become more aware of the climate emergency and supporting them with guidelines to becoming a more sustainable beauty and spa operator. CIDESCO’s Sustainability Initiative aims to encourage future therapists and managers to take responsibility in global sustainability, as well as ‘personal sustainability’. The organisation aims to emphasise that eco-efforts are not about sacrifice, but about healthy choices to enhance overall sustainability. The CIDESCO International Sustainability Initiative includes a six step manifesto covering waste reduction, recycling, avoidance of pollutants, staff training, sourcing complaint suppliers, and water conservation. With its members across the world, CIDESCO is hopeful that making small changes in line with their manifesto will result in big steps for the industry. Each country will have a nominated Sustainability Mentor available to provide guidance to colleges, salons, spas and students.

Irish Beauty Show

tickets available now! Registration for tickets to this year’s Irish Beauty Show is now open! Bringing the industry together for two days, the Irish Beauty Show allows you to talk to beauty professionals, company owners, product developers and industry peers, forming new relationships and learning about new products and brands that have entered the market. Being held on Sunday 8th and Monday 9th March 2020, the Irish Beauty Show is now the only beauty trade exhibition taking place at Dublin’s RDS. There’s plenty of time to get your tickets – just visit www.irishbeauty.ie. Remember to follow the show on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, using the hashtags #IrishBeautyShow #CantWaitForMarch for the very latest updates.

Pantone reveal Color of the Year 2020

Global trend predictors, Pantone, have announced their Color of the Year for 2020: Classic Blue (Pantone 194052), which is sure to influence future colour collections in nails, cosmetics and fashion. “Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquillity to the human spirit, offering refuge,” says Pantone. Commenting on their Color of the Year 2020, Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of The Pantone Color Institute, says: “We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always reply on. Imbued with a deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.”

Éminence supports Forests for the Future initiative

Éminence Organic Skincare has announced that, with the help of its spa partners, it has now planted 14 million trees to date as part of the Forests for the Future initiative. The phytoceutical skincare brand has been involved with the initiative for several years. It has also announced that it will completely remove all plastic packaging by the end of 2020. Already using a low plastic ratio, Éminence has vowed to remove it completely. The Hungarian brand already uses recyclable packaging, cornstarch inner packing and plant a tree for every product used. The announcement came at the end of a particularly successful year for Éminence, with its range of organic products winning 38 awards during 2019. These include the Harper’s Bazaar Editors’ Choice Award, three Beauty Shortlist awards, Dermascope Aesthetician multiple awards, Allure’s Best of Beauty, and the American Spa award both for its skin care line and education for the 11th year in a row. One of Ireland’s fastest growing organic spa brands, Éminence Organic Skincare is used in Castle Leslie, Faithlegg House and The Portmarnock Spa among many others.

Keep an eye on Spring / Summer colour collections, which are sure to be influenced by the Classic Blue trend.

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Ireland’s top 10 lucrative salon locations revealed

The ten most lucrative counties where you should run a salon or spa have been revealed. According to research conducted by Phorest Salon Software, taken from a sample of 1,000 of Ireland’s salons and spas, Monaghan, one of the country’s largest cities, tops the chart with salons located there making an average of €481,534 in revenue over the last 12 months. This is followed by Limerick, with salons there taking in an average of €466,659, followed by Dublin in third place with average revenues of €463,394. Completing the top 10 are Westmeath (€449,941), Cork (€418,415), Donegal (€401,095), Kerry (€399,340), Carlow (€392,680), Louth (€389,299) and Kildare (€374,268). Most lucrative locations to run a salon or spa:

Phorest appoint new General Manager

Celia Rose has been appointed General Manager UK & Ireland for salon software company, Phorest. Former Dermalogica executive Celia was with the skincare giant for 25 years, and was instrumental in taking the brand from a start-up position in the UK and Ireland to market leader. She previously launched her own eponymous brand of cosmetics in the 1990s. An entrepreneur by nature, Celia has been on the Phorest board for nearly two years, during which time the company has seen rapid expansion growing to a client base of 4,000 salons. Commenting in her new role as Phorest’s General Manager for UK and Ireland, Celia Rose says: “Phorest has been a phenomenal success story in recent years and I’m really excited to be driving the next phase of growth in the UK and Ireland, two vital markets that represent both my home and the home of the Phorest brand.

1. Monaghan

6. Donegal

2. Limerick

7. Kerry

3. Dublin

8. Carlow

4. Westmeath

9. Louth

5. Cork

10. Kildare

Commenting on the findings, Ronan Perceval, CEO of Phorest Salon Software, says: “We hope this information helps would-be salon owners to see if they can afford to take the plunge and open a salon in their city, or current salon owners to find the right spot to expand. Of course revenue is only one side of profitability - you also need to take into account costs like rent and salaries in each county to make sure it works for you - but knowing the average revenue you can expect can help you work out the kind of rent and other overheads you can afford.”

“My primary goal is to continue to build upon delivering the Phorest mission to our growing client base: to get their clients back in more often, spending more and generating referrals.” Celia Rose is pictured with Phorest Founder, Ronan Perceval.

Gelish triumphs in Readers’ Choice Awards

Nails Magazine in the US has revealed its Readers’ Choice Awards for 2019, highlighting a number of products available here in Ireland from Creative Academy. The magazine recognised Gelish’s 18G Plus with Comfort Cure™ as the Favourite LED / Curing Lamp, Gelish Foundation Base Gel as Favourite Base Coat, and Gelish Dip as the Favourite Dip System for the second year running. Gelish Polygel won Favourite Gel Acrylic Hybrid, and Gelish Brush on Structure took Favourite Gel Enhancement System – both for the third year running. Nails Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards recognise over 30 categories of professional nail products, with readers voting for their favourites.

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Tiny Canvases exhibition celebrates CND’s success

To celebrate their 40th anniversary, nail experts CND™ have collated the ‘Tiny Canvases: The Art of Nails’ exhibition at Oceanside Museum of Art in California. Collated from four decades of nail talent and over 20,000 Tiny Canvases, the exhibition tracks CND’s success from the humble beginnings of Dr Stuart Nordstrom’s California garage through to leading global nail brand. The exhibition includes the History Room with a Research and Development table which displays CND™’s biggest innovations such as SolarOil™, Retention+ and CND™ Shellac™.

Mii Cosmetics launches in Mauritius Gerrard International has announced a new international distributor for Mii Cosmetics, in Mauritius.

Nail artists who have been key to CND’s success over the last 40 years are also recognised, with designs created for Fashion Weeks over the years, as well as the Tiny Canvasses worn by global celebrities. Highlights include The Blonds Original Couture Ruby Red Corset created for The Blonds AW18 New York Fashion Week Show using CND™ Shellac™ Wildfire and 1,000s of Swarovski Crystals. The Tiny Canvases: The Art of Nails exhibition runs at the Oceanside Museum of Art until 9th February.

Mauvilac Cosmetics, who met Gerrard International at Cosmoprof in Bologna, are distributing the brand across the island, and have already supplied the make-up line to One and Only’s Le St Géran hotel, and the LUX* Collective Resorts. Alicia Maurel, Executive Director at Mauvilac, says: “We loved Mii – the quality, approach and positioning. It has been lovely to work so closely on our launch with Danielle Gerrard (head of Mii International Markets) who has been an amazing support. The communication has been great.” A launch event for Mii Cosmetics Mauritius took place at Sunset Café at the Caudan Waterfront with a guest list of hotels, spas, pharmacies, journalists, make-up artists and influencers. Professional make-up artists gave guests makeovers and offered the opportunity to try the products. Guests also received Mii Cosmetics goody bags.

Studio Wax win Best SME of the Year award

Co. Louth waxing specialists, Studio Wax, have been awarded Best SME of the Year at the Drogheda and District Business Excellence Awards. Michelle Croghan, Studio Wax Founder, told Irish Beauty: “We are so thrilled that our beauty business was recognised in this very competitive category. “In the interview process the judges were very interested in sugaring hair removal and how natural it is. We use biodegradable gloves for this treatment and the sugar paste is water soluble, so it’s eco-friendly from start to finish. Our reduction in waste is huge and a real positive step to go green in our industry!” Studio Wax are now Irish educators for London Sugaring Company, using Tamara’s Organic and Fair Trade Sugar Paste, the only certified organic paste. The Studio Wax team are pictured with their award, left to right: Laura Mc Grane, Michelle Croghan, Fiona Groome, Niamh Vekmanis, Ruth Flannery and Christine Magill.

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The Largest Annual Irish Beauty Show Returns

Sunday 8th - Monday 9th March R DS S i m m on scourt , Dub lin www.irishbeauty.ie

@irishbeautyshow

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The Irish Beauty Show returns bigger and better than ever to the RDS, the venue for Ireland’s leading beauty show for over 15 years. Taking place on Sunday 8th and Monday 9th March and bringing together the industry for two days under one roof, the organisers of the Irish Beauty Show will create a beauty wonderland ready for you to explore.

or even how to get started creating your own empire of treatments and clients. Whether it’s about, nails, tanning, makeup, skincare or the latest in beauty technology, we have it all for you to see and enjoy in your own time over two days in Ireland’s capital and, what’s more, get those all-important special offers which could save you €1000’s.

With doors open both days from 10am, make the most of this annual beauty weekend and stock up on all your beauty supplies for the year ahead. Held in association with ABT and Irish Beauty Magazine, the show offers the chance to be the first to discover new looks and product launches, updated trends and exciting news that will boost and inspire you for your most successful year yet.

National Makeup & Nail Tournaments

To prepare you for the moment when you walk through the show doors in only eight weeks’ time and to make sure you get the most from your weekend ticket to our two day event, we are delighted totell you more about this show experience you just can’t miss…

Demo & Education Stages We are excited to announce that this year we are growing the show even more with demo and educational seminar stages which will quite literally take centre stage in the main hall. Get front row seats to all the action where some of your favourite beauty industry professionals will be showcasing and discussing the trends, brands and topics that you love. These seminars are designed to re-ignite your passion for the industry and give you the tools to help you grow your skills and further your business. You will find more information on our website (www. irishbeauty.ie) when our seminar schedule is released closer to the show.

Industry Inspiring Role Models Amongst all you beauty lovers are the beauty professionals, company owners, product developers, educators, influencers and your industry peers, will be also be at the show. This is where the Irish Beauty Show comes into its own and provides a platform for you to meet these industry inspiring role models. Ask them questions, listen to how they can help you achieve your targets and dreams in 2020 and beyond, form new relationships, and learn about new products and brands that have entered the market. They are here to help with the latest trends, techniques, favourite products, advice on which courses to attend

This year we also welcome the return of the Irish National Makeup Tournament and the Irish National Nail Tournament which is in its sixth year; this will be one to watch as competitors travel from far and wide to compete to be titled Ireland’s elite. The theme for this year’s competitions is ‘Rags to Riches’ so join us in competing and register through www.irishbeauty. ie; those brave enough will receive a goody bag from our sponsors. For those not competing, there’ll also be lots of opportunity to support our showcase of amazing talent when the stage comes alive with a celebration of creations from our competitors.

Claim Your Free Tickets Our unique registration process continues this year, enabling you to register as an industry professional and claim your free two-day tickets to Ireland’s leading beauty show. With over 350 brands, professional networking opportunities and the chance to save with exclusive show offers, the Irish Beauty Show 2020 is not to be missed! To claim free your tickets, visit www.irishbeauty.ie where you can register and see the full exhibitor list to start planning your visit.

Get Social With Us Don’t forget to join us on social media as we count down to March. Get daily updates on the latest show news, exhibitors and special offers as and when Irish Beauty HQ receive them. Our Instagram and Facebook feeds also allow us to interact with you and answer any questions you may have in the run up to the largest beauty show Ireland has seen. Tag and share your pictures with us – we always like to see your preparations in the run up to the event, what you get up to at the show, photos and videos of what you’ve bought and who you have met on your day out at the Irish Beauty Show. So, here’s to the Irish Beauty Show 2020…we hope you have some comfy shoes on! #CantWaitForMarch #IrishBeautyShow #IrishBeautyShow2020


ARE YOU SHOW READY? What are the dates and opening times of the show? Show opens on Sunday 8th March at 10am - 6pm and on Monday 9th March at 10am - 4.30pm

Where is the show taking place? The Irish Beauty Show is taking place at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) Hall 8C, Simmonscourt Road, Ballbridge, Dublin 4 (Loc8 Code is NN5-95-LB7) minutes from Dublin city centre.

Where can I register for tickets? Register for your tickets at www.irishbeauty.ie

Is there a car park onsite? Yes, there is a car park at the Simmonscourt Road entrance, however please note that spaces are limited and parking is chargeable by the venue. Visit www.rds.ie for more details.

Can I bring my children? No, unfortunately anyone under the age of 16 years (including babies) will be refused admission to the Irish Beauty Show. Please note that there are no creche facilities available. Unfortunately any visitors wishing to bring their babies and children into the show will be refused entry.

Are you on social media? For sure we are on social media! Follow, Share, Like, Tweet... take pictures, videos & stories and tag us in them! Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @irishbeautyshow #IrishBeautyShow #CantWaitForMarch #irishbeautyshow2020

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Académie launch Regenerating Pearly Cream Académie Scientifique de Beauté have introduced Regenerating Pearly Cream.

This anti-ageing system reduces wrinkles and signs of skin fatigue while smoothing out the facial features. The cream is formulated with Cherry Blossom extracts and Narcisse essential wax.

Kerstin Florian add to serum to Clarifying line New Clarifying Probiotic Refining Serum has been introduced to the Kerstin Florian range of Clarifying skincare.

Created to draw out impurities, balance oil production and refine pores, the serum features probiotics with Copper, organic Kelp and AHAs, which help to return skin to its optimum function. By incorporating Controlled Released AHAs of Glycolic acid, Lactic acid and Citric acid, skin’s pH level is normalised to the slightly more acidic level of younger, healthy skin. This ultra-mild combination of AHAs is gentle, non-aggressive and non-irritating, as skin is resurfaced, and blackheads and scars reduced.

Salon Savers: 01 620 5493 / www.savers.ie

Organic Kelp, Rosehip extract and minerals help remove impurities and improve skin function while also combatting inflammation and balancing oil production within the skin. As well as applying to the face once or twice daily, Kerstin Florian’s new serum can also be used to treat areas prone to blemishes such as the chest, back and décolleté.

Enhance facials with Hive’s new aromatic oil blends

Kerstin Florian: www.kerstinflorian.co.uk

Hive® have launched the Solutions Aromatic Facial Blend range of advanced skincare oils to enhance a salon’s professional facial menu as well as the appearance of clients’ skin. Created to be used during facial massage, the pre-blended formulas contain a variety of essential oils which provide individual benefits to the skin, as well as deliver a delicious aroma to further enhance clients’ treatment experience. ® The new Hive Solutions Aromatic Facial Blend collection includes Normal / Combination Facial Blend, a refreshing and stimulating blend of Sweet Almond, Bergamot and Peppermint; Dry Facial Blend, a nourishing oil blend of Lemon, Sandalwood and Geranium which soothes dry skin; Sensitive Facial Blend which calms and soothe thanks to Lavender, Chamomile and Sandalwood; and Oily/Problem Facial Blend which has a healing and antiseptic action for congested and dull skin from Sweet Almond, Tea Tree and Grapefruit.

Hive: www.hiveofbeauty.com

Thalion introduce Algo Energie skin boosters

Spa brand Thalion have launched Algo Energie, a serum and face cream both with vitamin formulations. Algo Energie - Energetic Vitamin Cocktail is a brightening complex, which addresses skin pigmentation. The serum is formulated with Vitamins B3 and B5, Beta Carotene (Vitamin A), Omega 6, antioxidants, Magnesium, Hyaluronic acid and patented marine active, Super Seaweed. Thalion Algo Energie Radiance Booster Cream features essential fatty acids which help nourish skin and rebuild the skin’s barrier function, helping it to protect itself against external aggressors. It has a formulation of seaweeds, vitamins and nutrients including Vitamins B5, E and F, Magnesium, Hyaluronic, Rice bran oil, Shea butter, Babassu and Sesame oil. Used together morning and evening after cleansing (Energetic Vitamin Cocktail first, followed by Radiance Booster Cream), skin is left brighter, radiant and revitalised. Thalion: www.thalloderm.co.uk

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Harley Wax reveal new Lavender Film Wax

Harley Wax have launched their latest waxing collection, The Harley Film Wax range, with Harley Lavender Film Wax. This hybrid wax provides the comfort and easy application of a traditional hot wax coupled with the thin ‘spread-ability’ of a strip wax. It is a technologically advanced wax and can be heated faster with a lower melting temperature. This new generation wax is ideal for waxing on sensitive areas including facial waxing to intimate Brazilians and Hollywoods, with the strength and pliability to remove hairs as short as 1mm, eliminating the need to tweeze. It can also be applied extremely thinly, as you would with a strip wax, and doesn’t require any strips to remove, making it economical. The Harley Lavender Film Wax is formulated with colophony (Pine resin) and CERA ALBA (Bees wax), natural ingredients which produce a wax with a strong grip, that is not brittle and very pliable. The Lavandula Angustifolia in the wax has anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties for a hygienic and calming hair removal treatment that will not leave the skin red and inflamed.

Camera Centre reveal three new LED lights

Harley Wax: 043 333 0794 / www.harleywax.ie

If you’re looking to improve make-up application or create flawless photos for your salon’s social media feeds, Camera Centre have launched a collection of LED lighting under their own brand. Three new lights have been introduced, each of which are exclusive to Dublin-based Camera Centre and available online. The Make-up Blogger is an 19” LED ring light which comes complete with a tripod, carry bag, mirror, phone holder and camera holder, and now also includes a remote control. The Beauty Blogger (pictured) is a Twin Arm LED light which also comes with a tripod, carry bag, mirror, phone holder and camera holder. This light can also be used during facial treatments, and can be easily positioned over your couch. The Camera Centre’s 10” Foldable Ring Light is a portable LED, so compact this will fit in a handbag. It comes complete with a desktop tripod support. Camera Centre: 01 677 5594 / www.camera.ie

Smart Meso launched for hair & skin treatments

The Smart Group is introducing Smart Meso, a needle-free mesotherapy device with electroporation for both skin rejuvenation and hair restoration. The Smart Meso device comes with a range of high-tech serums to use on the face and scalp. During the treatment, tiny fractional pins attached to a device-head puncture the skin to a depth of 0.5mm (or less), at the same time injecting the specialised serum where it works on a cellular level, within the upper layers of the dermis. The fractional pins also help to boost collagen and elastin too. At the same time, patented electroporation technology sends a small electrical current into the skin, breaking down the cellular adhesion molecules, making the skin more receptive to the serum’s potent ingredients by up to 86%. The treatment is said to be virtually painless, and studies have shown that when used for hair loss treatment, Smart Meso thickened hair in both men and women in as little as three weeks. As well as hair loss, Smart Meso also treats dry and dehydrated skin, pigmentation, ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and dull skin. The Smart Group: www.the-smartgroup.co.uk

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On point eyes with Lash Perfect’s Soft Kohl Eyeliner

Lash Perfect have launched the new Soft Kohl Pencil Black Automatic Eyeliner to add instant glamour and drama to eye looks. Packed with pigment, the pencil delivers a rich, dark black colour which will stay put for up to 12 hours. It is suitable for use on the top eyeline as well as the waterline, and has a soft texture so it doesn’t drag or pull delicate skin on the eyelid. It features a sharpener end, so you can keep the pencil sharp and ready to use. Lash Perfect’s Soft Kohl Pencil Black Automatic Eyeliner is oil-free and eyelash extension friendly. Baam Cosmetics: 087 242 7510 / www.lashperfect.ie

Create fluffy brows with new Apraise eyebrow wax

Apraise® have introduced a new Eyebrow Shaping Wax to define the on-trend fluffy brow look. The wax has been created especially for shaping, defining and fixing brows. It can be used alone for a simple, sleek look or before applying daily brow powder for a high definition effect. Apraise Eyebrow Shaping Wax is enriched with Beeswax and Jojoba oil, ensuring it moisturises and conditions hair, enhancing brow condition and leaving brow hairs shinier. ®

Apraise: www.apraise.co.uk

Elemis reveal new Superfood Cica Skincare

Elemis have launched two new Superfood Cica Skincare products in January, formulated with prebiotics to help balance and protect the skin’s microbiome, and infused with Bio transformed Cica to calm skin and drench it in hydration. Bio transformed Cica (Centella Asiatica) is naturally rich in antioxidants, and this extract has been bio transformed to enhance its soothing properties. Cleanse skin with Elemis Superfood Cica Calm Cleansing Foam, formulated with Micellar Technology to remove all traces of make-up and skin impurities. Naturally sourced Olive and Mango cleansing agents leave the skin feeling soft, purified and refreshed, and its 100% sulphate-free formula won’t leave skin feeling dry or tight.

wax:one’s new bed cover keeps waxing on-brand

Follow this with Elemis Superfood Cica Calm Hydration Juice, a gel moisturiser which features 75% organic Aloe Vera Juice and organic Cucumber extract to deliver instant cooling hydration. Sustainably sourced Green Mandarin and Kiwi fruit waters brighten the skin, along with antioxidant-rich bio transformed Cica and prebiotics. Elemis: www.elemis.com

wax:one have launched a new branded bed cover, an ideal way for wax:one waxing therapists to update their treatment rooms. The cover is made from a super-soft, lightweight and stretchy material so that it fits over a couch or massage bed with ease. It also has elasticated foot pockets designed to fit a range of beauty bed sizes, and a cut-out section which allows therapists to work with ease and maintain good posture when leaning over the couch. Plus, the wax:one logo which runs along the side of the bed cover offers a way to stay ‘on brand’ and promote wax:one waxing and hair removal services. Sweet Squared: 01 408 9191 / www.sweetsquared.com

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Peel, lift and re-shape ageing skin

Dibi Milano Lift Creator is a new generation lifting treatment that renews the epidermis, recreating the oval of the face, compacting tissues and correcting wrinkles and signs of ageing. This peeling, re-shaping and lifting treatment is applied with special massage techniques using renewal gloves creating a personalised treatment. Products used during the treatment include Collagen and Elastin Concentrate Booster which acts on loss of definition of the oval of the face, loss of cutaneous elasticity, and superficial dehydration of the skin. Vitamin B, C, PP Concentrate combats dull skin and initial cutaneous sagging, whilst Peptide ‘Botox Line’ Concentrate contrasts expression lines and eye area wrinkles. DIBI Milano: 086 418 3514 / lpayne@xperthair.ie

Repair skin with new Bioplacenta serum Juliette Armand Skincare have launched Bioplacenta serum to repair and rejuvenate skin with five different growth factors and Vitamin B9.

Technologically advanced, the serum includes Bioplacentas EGF - Epidermal Growth Factor to stimulate skin growth at a cellular level, IGF - Insulin Growth Factor which reduces facial ageing and skin wrinkling, Acidic FGF - Fibroblast Growth Factor to stimulate DNA synthesis, Basic FGF - Fibroblast Growth Factor to stimulate cell turnover, and VEGF Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor for wound healing and repair. Skin redness is reduced, uneven pigmentation improved, deep lines and wrinkles reduced and post-peel skin heeled. Beauty Boost Solutions: 01 490 5525 / www.skinboosters.ie

Define & fix brows with Lash eXtend’s Brow Lamination

BLX Lamination Brow Fix by Lash eXtend is an advanced technique which defines and volumizes brows. It produces a look similar to Microblading, or can be used to create a natural, bushy look. Hairs are treated with a permanent fluid which changes the structure of the hair, to fix them in place using various techniques. The treatment is ideal for those with stiff and untreatable or asymmetrically growing brows. Creative Academy: 01 429 5122 / www.creativeacademy.ie

Eco-friendly daily cleansing

Encourage your clients to stop using facial wipes by retailing The Cleanse Off Mitt, which quickly removes all make-up naturally – including mascara! The Cleanse Off Mitt is designed to remove all traces of make-up with just the mitt, i.e. no cleanser is needed. It is also ideal as a pre-cleanse option before your regular cleanser. Place your hand into the Mitt, just add warm water and remove all make-up, grime and pollution from the face. Easy peasy! It is recommended you change your Cleanse Off Mitt every three months. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

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Beauty: Eyelash Enhancements................................................................................................................................................

“Lashes have never been so popular and lash services are in high demand, there has never been so much choice.”

New eyelash lift brand LASHUS has introduced a ‘Business In a Box’, featuring all products required to carry out LASHUS lash lifting treatments. The LASHUS Love US Kit is ideal for therapists already trained in lash lifting, with training also available for those new to the brand or complete lash lifting beginners. LASHUS have also recently launched individual lash enhancement treatments. Lashes are available in variety of sizes and curls including Classic, Hybrid and Volume, are triple heat treated and made from high quality material. Sweet Squared: 01 408 9191 / www.sweetsquared.com

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yelash treatments are constantly evolving, from traditional strip lashes through to individual lashes and clusters, and semi-permanent lifting techniques.

“For a little longer wear, cluster lashes have always been a very popular choice and a great salon treatment, and we have seen a change in the traditional fan,” says Lisa.

No longer are lash treatments considered a luxury for a special occasion, lash lifting and enhancements are now a standard treatment for many clients who would not consider going without an infill, and a good revenue generator for salons, spas and mobile therapists.

Applying individual or cluster lashes onto natural lashes can be a lengthy process, so it’s important you make the experience as pleasant as possible for clients, in which case it can be very relaxing.

Lisa Stone, Lash Expert and Salon System Educator, says: “Lashes have never been so popular and lash services are in high demand, there has never been so much choice. The industry is filled with lash choices to suit a client’s individual taste and style.” “[For 2020] trends will still be soft and full of the trend on cutting and layering,” says Ruth Atkins, Lash Expert and Salon System Educator. “Lashlift will continue with its popular revival and with time poor clients, the need for speed is more evident than ever.”

Strip lashes Strip lashes offer a great, temporary option, especially for special occasions or nights out. Today’s strip lashes are versatile and reusable, with adhesives, or even magnets, that are enduring whilst being kind to the skin. Strip lashes offer a great retail opportunity for salons and mobile therapists. Considering offering an application service when clients buy the lash sets from you as an enticement.

Individual & cluster lashes For a more permanent look, eyelash enhancements featuring individual and cluster or fan lashes are ever-growing in popularity. They are so many looks that can be achieved, from the new natural-looking British Lash from Lash Perfect, through to the popular voluminous and dramatic Russian lash look.

Whilst the treatment can be time-consuming, undergoing professional training in the lash system you are offering will ensure you use the products correctly, especially adhesives, and the more treatments you carry out, the faster and more proficient you will get. During consultation prior to carrying out the treatment, be sure to discuss the final look that your client hopes to achieve. Consider practicalities, such as whether they wear glasses which can influence who long the lashes should be.

Lash lifting For clients who like a totally natural-looking result without the application of strip or individual enhancements, lash lifting is a great option. This is a treatment which has evolved over the years, and is more advanced than traditional eyelash perming. Lash lifting curls and lifts individual eyelashes from the root to not only make each lash look longer but also opens up the eye for a more youthful appearance; lash perming is still a popular treatment, delivering a curl to the lashes. Lisa Stone, Lash Expert and Salon System Educator, says: “Lash extensions have come on so much and with an extensive range of curls and thicknesses to create natural to intense volume looks, lash extensions are now soft and fluffy with mink style effects. “All the above lashes are great for creating the latest lash trends, which is great news as lashes are going to be big and bold in 2020 with the heavy mascara look being a big trend. And the catwalks have created the “twiggy” look, which will be a prominent look for 2020.”

Eye love

lashes! From big and bold, to natural and feathered, eyelash treatments continue to be huge in 2020.

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Ms.DIVA - Master Lash Stylists offer a range of individual and pre-fanned lashes for lash enhancements. Naturalash LashLux Mink Lashes 004 are designed to create a feathery, fluffy effect, and are an ideal salon retail opportunity.

Made from premium quality synthetic hair, the range has been developed by experienced Master Eyelash Extension Specialist, Aoife Durity.

This premium range of strip lashes are luxurious and super-soft mink style. Lightweight, they are flexible and easy to apply.

Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 34346 / www.hennessyhb.ie

Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 34346 / www.hennessyhb.ie

Magnetise Magnetic Lashes stay in place across the whole eyelid line; simply sandwich natural lashes between the top and bottom pair to connect the tiny magnets without the need for glue. There are six different sets available: Meghan, Bella, Gigi, Rosie, Mia, Pippa, Natalia and Ellie, each delivering a different look. The lashes are ideal for make-up artists to apply, as well as for salons to retail. The brand also offers Magnetise Magnetic Eyeliner and Remover for easy Magnetic Lash application and removal. Lash Perfect: www.lashperfect.co.uk/ireland

Lash eXtend offers a range of individual Classic and Russian eyelash extensions. Each individual extension is manufactured to look like soft, natural, human lash hair, and a wide variety of different sizes and curls are offered to help technicians create any look a client may request. Coloured individual lashes, including purple, pink, yellow, green and blue, are also available as well as crystal encrusted and ombrĂŠ. Creative Academy: 01 429 5122 / www.creativeacademy.ie

ENVIE Lashes 3D luxury strip eyelashes offer comfort alongside dramatic style. The range features 12 different sets of styles across its 3D Mink, 3D Faux Mink and Premium Silk collections. To achieve maximum comfort for wearers, the brand pays special attention to the style of bands used for each lash style. Lightweight bands have the durability to provide extra security when it comes to applying fuller stick-on lashes, and have been developed by ENVIE’s production team following customer feedback to provide a more comfortable material for wearers. ENVIE Lashes: www.envie-lashes.com

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Lash eXtend Lash Lifting curls the natural eyelash without using extensions or mascara. Lash Lifting by Lash eXtend is different from the standard ‘Lash Lift Perm’ as with this technique no rolls are used or required. When carried out by a trained lash technician, the treatment does not cause any damage to natural eyelashes, as silicone pads and approved liquids are used. Results can last from six to nine weeks, with no aftercare required. Creative Academy: 01 429 5122 / www.creativeacademy.ie

Salon System Flare Black Medium Individual Lashes can be used to create length at the outer corners and toward the centre of the eye. These cluster lashes are semi-permanent, add volume, thicken and lengthen lashes. Manufactured from synthetic hair, they are medium length and when applied, last for seven to ten days. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 34346 / www.hennessyhb.ie

RefectoCil Eyelash Lift Kit delivers longer, fuller and nourished lashes in just thirteen minutes. The treatment includes a super quick application time of eight minutes for the lash perm and five minutes for the neturaliser. The kit has been created using a unique lash perm formula with Collagen to help moisturise lashes and Cysteine to help protect and strengthen. The lashes will appear longer and thicker, with the effect lasting for up to six weeks. Within the kit there is 36 applications, with the lifting pads especially designed for RefectoCil in three sizes giving a fit on the eyelid and a great base for applying the lash tint directly on the pads. Salon System: www.salonsystem.com

Lash Perfect Lift (LPL) lifts natural lashes giving the appearance of longer, thicker lashes that can last up to six to eight weeks. Using two creams, one that gently breaks down the bonds in hair and one that rebuilds this structure, lashes are lifted from the base of the lash line, opening the eye and creating a flattering look. Thanks to uniquely shaped curling wands, LPL is a bespoke service with results adapted to suit clients’ individual look. Lash tint can be built into the treatment, which in total takes from 45 to 60 minutes. Lash Perfect: www.lashperfect.co.uk/ireland

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Skincare: Protecting Skin Against HEV Light ............................................................................................................................

Elemis Daily SPF30 Defense Shield Cream features Enviro-Age Complex, a triple defence system which helps to combat environmental ageing including that caused by exposure to HEV. “This product offers broad protection against High Energy Visible Light, the sort of harmful blue light emitted from the technology we so love,” explains Elemis President and Co-Founder, Noella Gabriel. A lightweight cream, it nourishes skin without any white residue, boosting hydration levels and partnering with Elemis’ daytime moisturisers.

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Elemis: www.elemis.com

Juliette Armand Face Bliss 50 is a high protection sunscreen cream with light and easily absorbed texture for all skin types. It contains Liposhield HEV melanin, a fractionated melanin compound designed to be used topically as an additional environmental defence against HEV. Face Bliss 50 is designed to have a molecular weight that is estimated to be 5,000 to 10,000 Daltons and will not penetrate healthy, intact skin. It also prevents oxidative stress, generation of an impaired barrier, skin ageing and may prevent hyperpigmentation. Beauty Boost Solutions: 01 490 5525 / www.skinboosters.ie

Germaine de Capuccini’s CityProof Oxygenating Treatment has been created to build a defensive shield between the environment and the body, acting against the effects of HEV light and pollution, which generate free radicals, deplete oxygen from the cells, suffocate the skin and accelerate cellular ageing. CityProof consists of five non-personalised treatments that include the use of two innovative masks featuring pure oxygen and a combination of MPCComplex, a Polysaccharides and high molecular weight Hyaluronic acid, which strengthens the skin’s defences and creates a protective barrier. Two home-care products include 1st Essence serum which activates the skin’s defence mechanisms, and Secret Mist, used throughout the day under or over make-up, delivering a ‘flash effect’ with a lifting action, minimising pores, softening lines and leaving skin instantly more radiant. Advanced Skincare: 01 835 5941 / www.advancedskincare.ie

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........................................................................................................................... Skincare: Protecting Skin Against HEV Light

the blue Protecting skin against High Energy Visible light damage

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e all know the damage that UV rays can do to skin, accelerating the effects of ageing, but skin experts are reporting an increasing need to protect against High Energy Visible light (HEV) more commonly referred to as blue light, emitted from devices such as computer screens, phones and tablets as well as fluorescent lighting and natural daylight. This high-frequency, high-energy light penetrates skin from 380 to 500 nanometres through to the hypodermis – the cells immediately below the epidermis – causing an inflammatory effect resulting in loss of moisture, leading to premature ageing, wrinkle formation, uneven texture and loss of skin tone. It should be noted that damage from High Energy Visible Light is caused through constant exposure, common due to our modern lifestyles which require us to sit in front of flatscreen monitors day after day, communicate via our smartphones and entertain ourselves with our tablets. Blue light emitting diodes (LED) used in the salon for the phototherapy treatment of acne is delivered in short treatment sessions, and this is not thought to cause the damaging effects of our daily exposure to HEV light.

“High-energy visible light is the blue light which is primarily from the sun, but it’s also emitted from your smartphone, laptops and computer screens,” explains Clare O’Hanlon, Business Development Director, Boost Beauty Solutions. “We all know how damaging the sun is with the UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) rays but the HEV light is just as destructive to our skin! And I am also hoping by now you know even when the sun is behind the clouds it’s still damaging to us.”

“We already know that stress is a silent ager, and so is sun damage. Now there is evidence to suggest that blue light from all the screens we’re exposed to on a daily basis may cause long-term ageing as well,” says Noella Gabriel, Elemis President and Co-Founder. “It’s not enough to protect our skin from UVA/UVB rays. The average person looks at their phone 157 times per day.”

Protection from HEV light damage With so much reliance on technology, it’s not practical to tell clients to stop using their devices, although limiting exposure is of course helpful, so how can you protect yours and your clients’ skins from HEV light? Clare O’Hanlon offers some expert tips: “Firstly, and most importantly is wear an SPF, not just any SPF but one that is broad spectrum and has anti-oxidants in it. “Consider wearing yellow tinted glass if you spend many hours in front of the computer screen or iPad. This glass will block out the blue light, protecting your eyes and while outside opt for wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes from all UV exposure.” “Another important step to take is to use Vitamin C in your skincare, this powerful antioxidant helps fight free radicals which include HEV and helps to heal and repair the skin. Vitamin C also stimulates the production of collagen which HEV damages. “If we do not take these important steps, our skin will pay the consequences. UV damage accounts for 70% of skin ageing, ageing on the skin results in loss of elasticity, wrinkle development, sun/age spots and skin loses its vitality. “So next time you think of taking a selfie, or are at your computer desk, protect yourself from photoageing!”

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Ericson Laboratoire Derma Sun Skin Care Cream SPF50 offers broad spectrum protection, with photostable filters that effectively neutralise rays on the surface of the skin. It features a thermo-activated anti-ageing molecule to ensure modulated protection. Formulated for the most sensitive and reactive skin, Derma Sun Skin Care Cream is enriched with allantoin and aloe vera, regenerating the epidermis. The cream self-activates during exposure so as to fight as effectively as possible against free-radicals and cellular oxidation responsible for photo-ageing. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3435 / www.hennessyhb.ie

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is an ultra-light 100% mineral broad spectrum PA++++ and SPF 50 sunscreen with Environmental Protection Technology, which shields skin from blue light, pollution, Infrared Radiation, UVA and UVB, preventing accelerated signs of ageing. Tests show that the product shields skin from 96% of pollution, 89% of Blue Light from devices and 52% of Infrared Radiation. Quickly absorbed into the skin with no ashy residue, it leaves a pearlised finish which luminates skin, and has a soft peach tint which colour corrects skin, meaning it can be worn alone or under make-up. It is also suitable for sensitive skin. Murad Europe Limited: www.murad.co.uk

mesoestetic’s mesoprotech® complex is a wide-spectrum sun protection complex that combines physical, biological and/or chemical filters for maximum efficacy against UVB, UVA, HEV and IR radiation, offering skin protection from actinic damage, cellular oxidation and ageing caused by exposure. mesoprotech specific anti-ageing sunscreens are also formulated with ‘collagen pro47’, a plant extract which increases the presence of type 47 heat shock proteins (HSP), which protect collagen networks in the skin and enhance the synthesis of new type I collagen fibres. HSPs act on the collagen formation process, increasing both quality and quantity to help prevent photo-ageing and promote skin elasticity and tone. ®

Facial products in the range include Mineral Matt Antiaging Fluid (SPF 50+), Light Water Antiaging veil (SPF 50+), Nourishing Antiaging Oil (SPF 50+), and Sun Protective Antiaging Facial Mist (SPF50+). In addition, Melan 130+ Pigment Control contains very high factor sunscreen (130+) for skin with pigmentation issues, undergoing cosmetic treatment, affected by hormonal processes such as pregnancy, or clients under photosensitising medication. mesoestetic: +44 (0) 1625 529540 www.mesoestetic.co.uk

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..................................................................................................................................................... Tanning: Products & News

Académie Scientifique de Beauté has introduced Intense Tinted Self-Tanning Lotion to its Bronz’ Express collection. Thanks to its tinted formula, the lotion delivers an immediate tanned effect to the skin. It has a long-lasting effect with no orange or olive-green tones, and when applied, has a streak-free finish. Made in France, the lotion is formulated with Ylang and Citrus fruit aroma. Salon Savers: 01 620 5493 / www.savers.ie

Self Tanning Mist tans & cares for skin Get clients glowing with a winter tan, with Norvell’s Effect Self Tanning Mist..

The two-in-one self-tanning mist protects against dry, dull skin as well as blurring skin blemishes, whilst also delivering glowing tanned skin. The mist delivers a professional-standard tan, with bronze-blend which counteracts orange hues, so that a natural-looking, deep bronzed colour is achieved. Skin is protected and cared for thanks to the tan’s nourishing formulation of Cranberry extracts to combat free radicals, Vitamin C to stimulate collagen, Watermelon extract to reduce redness, Coconut extract to protect skin against harmful bacteria and treat acne breakouts, Vitamin E to block free radicals and reduce wrinkles, Tomato extract to revive skin’s glow, Banana extract to repair and hydrate skin, and Aloe Barbandenis leaf to moisturise. For best results, exfoliate skin a day before tanning. On the face, apply Norvell’s Effect Self Tanning Mist onto a cosmetic sponge and blend onto the face and into the hair line; the tan will develop over 24 hours and gradually fade over five to seven days. Ergoline UK: www.norvelltanning.co.uk

TANNING NEWS

Intense tanning with immediate results

White to Brown launch lotion & spray for dark tans

White to Brown have launched Self Tanning Lotion Dark, a rich smooth cream which gives the whole body a long lasting, natural-looking golden tan. Its formulation of Sunflower Seed oil and Cocoa butter hydrations and conditions the skin, whilst it has the ideal pH balance to work in harmony with the DHA in White to Brown tanning products to optimise your tan. Great for year-round tanning, it develops fully within six to eight hours. White to Brown have also introduced 16% DHA spray tan solution, developed by specialists to create an ultra dark, easily applied and even looking tan. The special blend of natural ingredients delivers a flawless tan with no streaks, suitable for dark skin tones. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

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Nail News...............................................................................................................................................................................

Making swirls or straightline nail art designs simple

Bio Sculpture have launched new Bio Threading Gels, created to make swirls or straight-line nail art designs easy. Available in Black, White, Red, Gold, Silver and Blue, these gels have a high viscosity with tangy threading properties. To use, apply onto cured and wiped colour gel. Use a Nail Art Brush or Dotting Tool to pick up and drag product onto the nail. Cure under a UV or LED lamp for 30 seconds, and finish with Bio Sculpture Gloss and wipe off the tacky surface with Polish Remover. Bio Sculpture Ireland: 01 850 0005 / www.biosculpture.ie

Nail News Nails that won’t lurk in the shadows

There’s a villainous twist to the latest collection from Light Elegance’s ButterCream. Inspired by cold, dark winter nights and the villains that lurk in their shadows, The Mistresses of All Evil collection feature six naughty shades of rich creams and dazzling shimmers. Lezlie McConnell, Co-Owner of Light Elegance, says: “We can’t be princesses all the time – sometimes we need to show just a glimpse of our evil side and give into temptation. This taunting collection will take you through the cold winter tones with a bit of edge. From the darkest of colours to the lightest, no matter how sweet or evil, there is the perfect winter colour for everyone! You will love this seductive and powerful collection!” Colours include Mirror on the Wall, a shimmering champagne; Poor Unfortunate Soul, a deep burgundy wine; My Pretty, a creamy neutral with hints of mauve; Painting the Roses Red, a rich, creamy blood red; Madam Mim, a deep, dark royal purple with pink shimmer; and Poison Apple, a creamy pinkish red. Sweet Squared: 01 408 9191 / www.sweetsquared.com

New pedi chair launched for dream treatments

Nilo Spa Design has introduced the Foot Dream Luxury pedicure chair to its Green Prestige collection of salon furniture and equipment. With a minimalistic design, the chair features a backrest massage, movable armrests for clients to get in and out of the chair easily and an adjustable footrest. It has a metal structure with round edges and wooden coves. For perfect pedi treatments, the Foot Dream has a PIP-Free hydromassage basin, basin shower, RGB-led light, and offers floor or wall drainage. Nilo Spa Design: www.nilo-beauty.com

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Halo launch new Desk Lamp Pro Halos’ new dimmable LED Professional Desk Lamp Pro can change colour temperature from warm white to daylight settings to suit your preference and work station.

Lightweight and easy to use, the Halo Desk Lamp Pro is ideal for both salon and mobile use, and comes supplied with an easy to install and fully adjustable clamp that will fit most desks. Having brightness control of warm to day light (3000-6000K) means that it is energy efficient too - you can choose from 25-100% output. The shade can be twisted to direct the light wherever you need it. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

Gelish and Morgan Taylor reveal Spring colours

Gelish and Morgan Taylor have revealed their Spring 2020 colours, the Editor’s Picks Collection, a range of soft pinks, mauve and taupe. Inspired by the runway collections of the high fashion world, the new shades will be available in Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish, Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer, and Gelish Dip Powder. The Editor’s Picks Collection includes Barely Buff, a palest pink crème; I Speak Chic, a taupe nude crème; Call My Blush, a soft sheer pink; On Cloud Mine, a sheer peachy pink; Going Vogue, an antique rose crème, and It’s Your Mauve, a mauve crème. Commenting on the launch of the new collection, Danny Haile, CEO and Founder of Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish, says: “Spring is a great time of year to embrace soft shades like nudes and pinks. These are the perfect colours and tones to take us from the cold winter season into the warmer days ahead. This collection is feminine and delicate with key classic colours that will make for the perfect springtime manicure!” The Gelish and Morgan Taylor Editor’s Picks 2020 Collection will be available for a limited time from February 2020. Creative Academy: 01 429 5122 / www.creativeacademy.ie

New Holographic & Mirror gel top coats launch

Salon System has launched two new high viscosity gel top coats to its Gellux range of gel polish: Holographic and Mirror Glaze. Gellux Holographic Top Coat transforms gel polish shades to create ‘statement’ nails, without the need for an additional top coat. It’s no wipe/no tac formula protects and prolongs the underlying gel polish colour whilst creating a holographic effect for simple and stylish nail designs. Also new, Gellux Mirror Glaze Top Coat creates a deep, mirror glaze finish with high shine and durability. This gel top coat builds and plumps the nail for a super high gloss finish, whilst encapsulating and smoothing heavy gel polishes, including glitter gel polishes. It’s also scratch resistant and resilient to knocks and chips. Salon System: www.salonsystem.com

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Nails: Developments in Gel Polish............................................................................................................................................

How introducing a second gel polish line can help your business grow.

Founded in Portugal, Purple Professional offer a wide range of over 40 Gel Polish colours, along with Builder Gels, 3D Gel for raised designs and Gel Paint for artistry. Their Gel Polish cures under both UV and LED lamps, staying on the nail for two to three weeks without chipping or peeling. Flair Hair & Beauty: www.flair.ie

With many clients choosing to switch from traditional paint and polish to now well-established gel polish systems for their regular manicure or pedicure, there is an abundance of brands to choose from. An increasing number of salons are choosing to offer polishes from more than one brand, providing clients with a wider choice of colours and finishes to choose from, along with treatments at differing price points. Gel polish is so versatile and long-lasting, it’s clear to see why it has become a salon staple. Whether it’s used for manicures or pedicures, nail art or French finishes, as a service it is fast, reliable and safe on the nails, and encourages repeat custom. Nail bars, salons and spas are now offering colour manis from market-leading ‘big hitters’ such as CND™ Shellac, OPI GelColor and Gelish and extending their offering further by stocking a second, or even a third, product line. If you choose to offer more than one branded system in your salon, all treatments should be completed following the manufacturer’s guidelines and training, ensuring that two different brand systems aren’t combined in one treatment. This not only prevents product performance being compromised, but also means that you won’t invalidate your professional insurance. This is also important as clients must get the treatment they are paying for. Don’t market a treatment as one brand but introduce products from another manufacturer; be clear with clients what products or brands you are using, after all, that is what they are paying for. This also gives you the opportunity to create a treatment menu at two price points – one as a luxury manicure and one more affordable. We’ve rounded up some the lesser known Gel Polishes, available to salons across Ireland…

The GelBottle Inc™ offers range over 360 unique colours as well as Builder In A Bottle™ and GelPot builder gel systems, with new products launched monthly. Rich with pigment, The GelBottle Inc™ colours are chip-resistant and have a long-lasting shine. Designed with the busy salon in mind, treatments are fast; there’s no need to use a primer, with curing times of 45 seconds under an LED lamp and two minutes under a UV lamp. The brand also offers a non-wipe topcoat. The gels come in a 20ml salon-sized bottles, with each delivering up to 100 sets of nails. The GelBottle Inc™ products are also vegan, cruelty-free and 10-free. The GelBottle Inc: 086 227 1698 / www.thegelbottle.ie

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........................................................................................................................................... Nails: Developments in Gel Polish

You’re sure to have heard of Bio Sculpture Gel, but did you know they also offer a gel polish option – Evo Oxygenating Gel. Evo Oxygenating Gel features a long chain length polyurethane backbone which provides flexibility and toughness and provide better water vapour permeation after curing. The system includes Evo Oxygenating Base which allows water vapour and oxygen molecules to migrate through to the natural nail surface. It also infused with Vitamins A and E, which migrate to the natural nail after curing. Self-levelling, Evo Gloss colour cures to a smooth finish, lasts up to three weeks, and soaks off easily within 10 to 12 minutes. It’s also vegan, and 5-free. Evo Oxygenating Gel can be used alone but is also compatible with the original Bio Sculpture Gel nail system. Bio Sculpture Ireland: 01 850 0005 / www.biosculpture.ie

The Gel Polish by Andreia Professional is an odour-free and solvent-free nail gel colour range, including 48 colours and seasonal collections, along with a two-in-one base coat and top coat. Non-hazardous and non-flammable, and suitable for vegans, The Gel Polish delivers highly pigmented colour with four weeks’ wear, curing under LED and UV lights. It also comes in a softtouch bottle. Creative Academy: 01 429 5122 / www.creativeacademy.ie

Gellux Gel Polish offers 100 trend and core colours with four seasonal colour collections launched throughout the year along with Gellux Minis (24 shades), Mirror Glaze Top Coat and Holographic Top Coat. Application includes a three-step system of Base Coat, Colour and Top Coat, with each full sized bottle completing 50 sets of nails. Gellux cures in just 10 seconds under an LED lamp, or in two minutes under a UV light, with a smudge-free finish guaranteed. Removal and/or maintenance treatments are recommended approximately every two weeks, with soak off removal taking between 15 to 20 minutes. Salon System: www.salonsystem.com

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Ritzy Lac UV/LED Gel Polish delivers highly pigmented colour in one or two layers, with an elastic consistency to prevent chipping, scratching or cracking. Easy to apply, it cures under a 48W LED lamp in 30 seconds, and under a 36W UV lamp in two minutes. A full spectrum of colours is available, including those created for nail art. Easy to soak off, Ritzy Lac is also 5-free and hypoallergenic. Nailfashion Ltd: 085 715 3599 / www.nailfashion.ie

LeChat Perfect Match gel polish lasts up to two weeks without chipping or scratching. Apply to nails and cure each coat using an LED lamp or UV lamp. Finish with a coat of Top Gel Sealer, and remove the sticky layer using GelĂŠe Cleanser and a lint-free wipe. Created for professional use only, six new shades of Perfect Match are launched each season, along with matching Dare to Wear lacquer which can be retailed to clients for use on toes or for touch-ups. Asu Nail & Beauty Supplies: 01 807 7066 / www.asunailandbeauty.ie

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TruGel by Ezflow is a 100% gel polish which strengthens and protects nails whilst also delivering highly pigmentated colour with a long-lasting shine. Its pure formulation leads to a long shelf life, and with a huge array of colours, you can build your collection. The gel can be cured under UV or LED lamps, with the tacky gel residue removed using the TruGel Cleanser. To remove, simply soak nails in TruGel Remover for 10 minutes. NSI Hair Nail & Beauty: 01 840 9124 / www.nailandbeauty.ie

Nail Paradise’s Sphynx Lac Gel Polish is a combination of gel and coloured lacquer. Once cured under a UV or LED lamp, Sphynx Lac Gel Polish has a durable finish lasting three to four weeks. A whole variety of collections are available in the Sphynx Lac formulation, with a wide variety of gel polish colours to help you build a comprehensive collection. Nailash Paradise: 086 876 9488 / www.nailashparadise.com

Mosaic Be3 gel polish is a one-step gel polish – meaning you don’t need to use a base coat or top coat, plus there’s no sticky layer to remove after curing! Designed for super-speedy manicure treatments, highly pigmented colour covers the nail bed in just one coat. This new brand has a relatively small colour collection at present compared to other brands, however it’s sure to grow over time. Nailfashion Ltd: 085 715 3599 / www.nailfashion.ie Mosaic Nails Ireland: 086 869 8168 / www.mosaicnailsireland.com

The Manicure Company’s professional gel nail polish collection features over 150 richly pigmented, smooth and opaque colours. The polishes are self-levelling, curing under UV and LED lights, with a wear time of at least 14 days. They have recently launched their Spring ’20 collection, Kaleidoscopic, combining a palette of rich opaque pink and purple shades mixed with holographic tones that reflect the colour of the rainbow. The Manicure Company: 051 364 492 / www.themanicurecompany.com

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Liz McKeon: Whats is your Exit Strategy?..................................................................................................................................

When the time comes to move on from your business, do you have a plan? Liz McKeon explains your options.

Liz McKeon (www.lizmckeon.com) is a successful Business Coach, Trainer, Author and Mentor, whose expertise lies in growing small businesses from scratch and taking existing companies to profitability.

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n challenging times, it’s important to think about the future and what you plan for the future of your business.

There will come a time when it doesn’t suit your current life situation, whether that’s due to family or financial changes or you may be ready to retire or even switch to another business. Every salon owner needs an exit strategy, because at some point, for whatever reason, it will be time to move on from your business. When thinking about and planning your exit strategy, the two most fundamental questions to ask yourself are: 1. How am I going to get my money out of the business? 2. How much money will I get? It is advisable to plan your preferred exit strategy well in advance, as it can be a lengthy process. There are also many options available to you as a business owner, some more easily achieved and less administratively challenging than others. Here are some options to consider:

Liquidation This is the ‘close up shop and sell all the assets’ exit strategy. For a very small salon, especially those that are dependent on the performance of a single individual, liquidation is sometimes the only option, as there’s really nothing else to sell. It might be advisable to restructure the salon so it can be operated by somebody else, turning it into a salon for sale.

Keeping your business in the family This is the dream of many salon owners, as keeping your business in the family ensures that your legacy lives on and provides a living for your heirs.

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The advantages to this are you may be able to keep a hand in the business in an advisory capacity. However, you need to know that the family members have the skill, interest and commitment to take over.

Sell your business to your manager/employee This is ideal, as the employee gets an established business that they are familiar with and enthusiastic about. It’s possible to arrange a long-term buyout, which can increase loyalty and greatly motivate staff to work hard to make the business succeed. Again, this arrangement may allow for you to stay on in an advisory capacity. Handled carefully, this option should have very little impact on clients.

Sell your business on the open market This is the most popular exit strategy option for salon businesses. The business owner puts the salon up for sale for a certain price, and hopefully walks away with the amount of money they want to get for it. A profitable, well run salon should be attractive to buyers and sell quickly. Assets, database, salon name and good will can be incorporated when valuing the business for sale, maximising the return to the owner. However, salon businesses can be difficult to value and the selling price may be much lower than expected. If this is your preferred exit strategy, spend time grooming your salon for sale, making it as attractive as possible to potential buyers. Whichever exit strategy you choose, planning in advance gives you time to do it right – and maximise your return on investment.


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To get the best price when selling a salon: • Sell at the right time, for the right reasons otherwise a buyer will use your circumstances to leverage against you. • Determine what your salon is actually worth; invest in a professional valuation, while accepting that your salon is worth as much as it will fetch in the marketplace. • Make sure your house is in order. People want to buy a thriving salon business, not a neglected one.

“Whichever exit strategy you choose, planning in advance gives you time to do it right”

• Keep all business records up to date • Make sure the premises is well maintained and attractive to potential buyers

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Candice Gardner Writes: Self-Care for Therapists......................................................................................................................

Self-Care is not Make a commitment to yourself to restore your own wellbeing each week, says Candice Gardner.

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s part of this industry it comes naturally to most therapists to give of themselves. Our time, our intention and our energy all play a significant role in the treatments and services we offer. It is important to us to deliver on our services in a way that energises and rebalances our clients both physically and mentally. This is not simply good for business, but it resonates with a sense of higher purpose, our society contribution to improving wellness, reducing stress and restoring self-confidence through the extraordinary power of human connection. And yet the desire to improve the wellbeing of our clients should not overshadow our own wellbeing. You cannot give what you don’t have. Recognising our privilege of human connection and physical touch in a digital world could lead you to feel guilty about prioritising your own needs. Even though this commitment to connection is the very essence of what makes us so good at what we do, forgetting about ourselves can lead to being ’missing in action’ – a therapist on autopilot, driven by process or protocols, disengaged from the important connection of their work due to burn out. Sadly, some may even leave the industry. If you are low on energy and out of balance yourself, it is really not possible to give your best. And if you only ever give without recharging yourself, the consequences may even be longer term illness and disease. What makes our industry so powerful is the skill and breadth of techniques that can be offered to restore mental and physical balance, rebuild self-confidence and support wellbeing. When it comes to offering advice on taking time out for self-care, our profession is certainly on it. How about taking some of your own advice and make time for your own self-care?

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..................................................................................................................... Candice Gardner Writes: Self-Care for Therapists

What sort of activities and commitments can you make to yourself? Here are some suggestions to support your physical wellbeing and your mental wellbeing.

remedies to the demands made on us through our daily life, in order to be able to provide outstanding treatments that have real wellbeing value.

Develop occupational consciousness

Try getting a bit of fresh air. “Re-wilding” is a trend that takes you outdoors to reconnect with nature. The newly published Pinterest 100 Report (determining trends based on what we’re all searching for) sees “Re-wilding” emerge as a huge trend. From nature travel to learning bush crafts, there has been a huge rise in seeking time outdoors. “Nature is the perfect antidote to digital fatigue, artificial lighting and sitting culture,” says the report. “Getting outside can lower stress and increase energy”.

Being a practicing skin or wellbeing therapist means you are well aware of the impact of poor posture, repetitive movements or tasks, and badly designed spaces. The first step in your self-care is to reassess your workspace and look at how you can make the space better for yourself. Whilst you may not be able to make costly changes to a space, it is possible to address repositioning of trolleys or machines for better access, and adjusting treatment bed and chair heights to reduce awkward or strained movements. As well as being much more conscious of your environment, you can also become more conscious of your body. Listen to your body carefully. Refuel and hydrate regularly to ensure you maintain energy through the day. Prepare your hands, arms and body with stretches and warm up exercises each day. Taking five minutes each morning will help you to prolong your career.

Book a regular treatment

Big holidays or camping trips aren’t the only way to enjoy the great outdoors. Going for a walk in the woods or on the beach, visiting local gardens or taking a more ambitious hike are all ways to be in the open with nature. The National Trust for Ireland has many options around the country to enjoy. Another practice that has grown in popularity is mindfulness. Described as paying attention to the present moment with intention and without judgement, mindfulness clears the psyche of the anxieties of past and future. Actively spending time in the present using mindfulness techniques has demonstrated many tangible benefits. According to studies mindfulness can boost your immune system, useful in reducing work related illness. It has also been shown to improve concentration whilst reducing over thinking that can lead to increased stress and mental health concerns.

“how about taking some of your own advice and make time for your own self-care”

Practicing what you preach is another way that you can address your own skin and body health and wellbeing. There are additional benefits to receiving treatments and therapies regularly, like being more in tune with the client experience, but the key is to remind yourself of the value of receiving a treatment, which means you will likely be better at making time for them. Select treatments and therapy techniques based on your personal needs and preferences so that you can maximise the benefit.

Get some headspace Our mental wellness determines how we interact with people. With human interaction at the core of what we do, it is vital for us, our clients and our business that we take steps to redress shifts in our state of mind. A calm, positive experience and supportive environment are essential ingredients of a really great service. Our clients need us to be in the right place (mentally and emotionally) when they come to see us. We need to find

Using mindfulness can help you to regulate your emotions. This can be extremely useful for the professional therapist. This technique is an effective strategy for maintaining a calm and positive outset. Avoid bringing the frustrations of the previous day or client to your next treatment, and limit stress or anxiety about the next treatment. The result will mean a much better experience for the client and a better day for you. Remember self-care is not selfish. Make a commitment to yourself to actively plan and schedule ways to restore your own wellbeing each week. You will be rewarded with a healthier and more fulfilling career. Your clients will certainly thank you for it too.

Candice Gardner is Education Manager – Digital and Content at The International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica (www.dermalogica.ie).

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WHAT’S NEW? Training, upskilling or looking for a course? Get the latest news here!

Keratin Brow Lamination by Yumi training announced Salon Savers are running new Yumi Brows courses in Keratin Brow Lamination. The new Keratin Brow Lamination by Yumi treatment enhances, strengthens and lifts natural eyebrows to reveal thicker, symmetrical brows. Requiring no maintenance, the effect will last up to eight weeks. The Keratin Brow Lamination by Yumi treatment features the new Yumi 2.0 procedure and products. Produced in France, Yumi Brow products are cruelty free, hypoallergenic, vegan, non-toxic, and free of formaldehyde and ammonia. Course prices include a Yumi Brows Keratin Brow Lamination Kit. Salon Savers: 01 620 5493 / www.savers.ie

S2 announce Dublin LASHUS WOW events Sweet Squared have launched their LASHUS Extensions WOW educational events for therapists and businesses to discover their new eyelash extension range. During the two-hour introductory events, attendees are able see the LASHUS Extensions in real life and have the opportunity to ask Education Ambassadors any questions. Attendees are also be able to advantage of discounts on LASHUS kits and education.

Commenting after the first LASHUS WOW events, LASHUS Brand Manager Victoria Sargeson, says: “The day was an excellent celebration of all of the best-in-show brands that Sweet Squared offer. We’re so excited to be able to bring LASHUS Extensions to our customers and we know they’re going to love it as much as we do, not only for its high performance but for its kindness to the natural lashes.” LASHUS Wow events take place in Dublin in January, February and March. Sweet Squared: 01 408 9191 / https://my.sweetsquared.com

Hennessy offer students additional courses

Are you a tutor interested in additional courses for your students to help them gain employment when they graduate? Then Hennessy may have the right one for you. They offer a range of additional courses for Colleges to offer to their students to help them gain experience in different aspects of beauty. Courses available include Advanced Waxing, Gel Polish, Ear Candling, Spray Tan, Lashlift treatments amongst others. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

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Beauty Talk...........................................................................................................................................................................

Emma James, Digital Marketing and Communications Executive at Flair Hair & Beauty Supplies, talks with the best in the beauty business.

Beauty Talk Nail technician and Educator Catherine Lavelle owns and runs CL Nail Studio, Galway.

Hi Catherine, lovely to meet you. Tell us a little about yourself and how you first became interested in beauty. “I was born in London and moved to Barna, Co. Galway when I was eight years old. I went to primary school in Barna and secondary school in Salthill. At a young age, I began working Saturdays in a local hairdressing salon. After four years of working there I went to hairdressing college in GTI Galway for a year. “My interest in beauty came from my job working in the local salon. I studied for a year in the School of Make Up Artistry in Galway. I then proceeded to complete my first nail course in ASU Dublin.”

Tell me more about where you studied nails and courses you’ve completed to date. “After completing my first nail course in ASU, I went on to do many more courses with them such as CND, Crystal Nails, Young Nails, 1:1 Nail Masters, Indigo Nails, Kinetic Nails, IBX and Purple Professional.”

When did you decide to open CL Nail Studio in Barna, Co. Galway? “After I qualified as a Nail Technician, I was mobile for two years. I loved it but going from house to house can be time consuming. In

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2012, premises became available and I decided I wanted to open my own studio. I was still working in my local SuperValu whilst I built up a steady clientele, I used this as a platform to promote myself andmy business.”

Describe your typical week… “I’m five years in my salon now, I work alone in the studio as a nail technician so in a typical week I have about 10 clients a day.

Where do you get your inspiration from for nail trends? “I get inspiration every day fashion trends, magazines, online and catwalk such as London, Milan and New York Fashion Week.”

How has social media impacted you and your business?

“I work Tuesday to Saturday and open late three nights a week. I have many different treatments available from nail repair to shellac and gel or acrylic nails. People prefer all different styles and so I try to cater for this.”

“Social Media is huge at the moment and I find it to be very positive. It has given me a platform to promote my business and opened new business opportunities up for me! Instagram especially is a big support for me as it allows me to visually showcase my work.”

You’re a self-employed woman in business. Tell me more about this?

Do you get time to network with other women in business?

“Being self-employed is challenging because I am the sole earner and need to cover all overheads; it also means putting in a lot of work with little time off. However, I have a deep passion for nails and that keeps me motivated! “I set goals every year and I am very strict with myself to reach them! I always target three upskilling courses a year to stay on top of my trade and I enter nail competitions each year too. I have entered a nail competition for this year and have already started preparing for it. For me, being self-employed allows me to work flexible hours and is very rewarding!”

“I network with other woman in business through social media platforms, word of mouth and networking events.”

Thanks so much for taking the time to talk to me today. Before I go, I’d like to know have you any advice for anyone thinking of starting their own business? “When starting your own business, you need a lot of passion and drive. Mostly be consistent in your work and advertising!” Visit Flair’s social media to learn about upcoming classes with Catherine Lavelle (FlairHairAndBeautySupplies).


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Irish Beauty Magazine - January / February 2020 Issue 143  

In this issue of Irish Beauty magazine, we welcome in 2020 with the latest skincare, beauty, nails and tanning products and treatments. Plus...

Irish Beauty Magazine - January / February 2020 Issue 143  

In this issue of Irish Beauty magazine, we welcome in 2020 with the latest skincare, beauty, nails and tanning products and treatments. Plus...