Irish Beauty Magazine Nov/Dec 2019 Issue 142

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November & December 2019 Issue 142

LONDON, PARIS & MILAN: Behind the scenes with a Session Nail Tech

THE CHRISTMAS SHOP IS OPEN!

Winter Games Beat the effects of wind, rain, snow – and central heating – with must-have seasonal skincare products & treatments

Get your tills ringing during the festive period

Simple, yet stunning, festive nail art designs


The Largest Annual Irish Beauty Show Returns

Sunday 8th - Monday 9th March R D S Si m m o n s cou r t, Du blin www.irishbeauty.ie

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Editor's Letter

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

I can’t believe that this is Irish Beauty’s final issue of 2019, where has this year gone?

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 year has seen the world of beauty continue to evolve. Cosmetics and nails have gone from spring pastels through to bright neons of summer and now to rich, deep hues and glitters. Skincare has seen myriad of launches as science continues to marry with nature, and in particular this year has experienced a huge growth in the number of vegan products launched in our sector to meet the increase in demand from clients. We’ve also seen developments in industry, as our leaders continue to push for higher standards in our sector and improvements to education levels. Just last month saw the launch of HABIC – the Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation Ireland – which aims to represent and promote the hair and beauty sector at a national level, plus we’ve seen the introduction of a new European Standard for Beauty Salon Services.

The future of our industry looks incredibly bright, and with hard work, commitment and creativity, 2020 is set to be a very positive year. Looking forward, our thoughts are turning to the Irish Beauty Show 2020, which returns to the RDS in Dublin on Sunday 8th and Monday 9th March. As Ireland’s biggest beauty trade event, the show is growing even more with a showcase of spring / summer ’20 product launches along with demos and educational seminars featuring some of your favourite beauty industry professionals. From skincare to waxing, make-up to nails and discussions on up-coming trends, the show will re-ignite your passion for the beauty industry and give you the tools to help you grow your skills and business. Registration for tickets is opening soon, with entry free of charge for industry professionals who register in advance – just visit www.irishbeauty.ie. Best wishes

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Beauty: Winter Skincare Why it’s vital you review your clients’ skincare regime during autumn and winter

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Nails: Go Animal Nail Art

Liz McKeon Writes: What to Do When Your Therapist Leaves Liz discusses how to manage the departure of your most in-demand therapist, retain clients and find out why they’re leaving.

Nails: Light of the Moon Nail Art Recreate a stunning moonshine nail art look, created by Gelish, and offer clients a unique finish to their treatment.

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Retailing: Christmas Shop A selection of products to fill your retail shelves and get your tills ringing during the festive period.

Salon System nail expert Julie-Anne shows you how to create Zebra Vertical Half and Half nails using AW19 collection of gel polishes.

52 Marie-Louise Coster Writes: A Month in the life of a Session Tech Marie-Louise shares the highs – and lows – of working as a Session Tech at this year’s SS20 Fashion Weeks.

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Nails: Festive Nail Art Step away from the cliché and offer your clients simple, yet stunning, nail art this Christmas. Check out these stunners we’ve found for inspiration…

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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

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

HABIC’s Linda Ennis addresses attendees at HABIC’s launch

Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation Ireland launches

Irish Beauty publisher, Brett Fairholm, was delighted to attend the recent launch of HABIC, the Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation Ireland, a not-for-profit organisation committed to representing, supporting, promoting and uniting the sector. The Hair and Beauty industry Ireland is estimated to be worth €2 billion to the economy, and one of the country’s fastest growing sectors. However, it faces a skills shortage, and a parallel black market said to be posing a serious threat to the even the most high-profile hair and beauty businesses.

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HABIC will be driven by industry experts and skilled practitioners, determined to highlight the contribution the sector is making to the economy, while striving to address the problems posed by lack of recognition and support at official level. The launch took place at The Crypt, Christ Church Cathedral, in front of 140 industry professionals, experts, and supporters of hair and beauty in Ireland.

Monat hair & skincare expands into Ireland Anti-ageing beauty and hair brand, Monat®, has announced its expansion into Ireland. Launched in the USA in 2014 and the UK in 2018, the range of vegan and cruelty-free products will also launch into Poland this autumn. Stuart MacMillan, President of Monat Global, says: “Monat has seen explosive growth in the United States since 2014, continued that success with our UK launch last year, and now we are ready to bring our products and business opportunity to entirely new audiences in Ireland and Poland.” Ray Urdaneta, CEO of Monat Global, adds: ® “Bringing Monat to more European customers and Market Partners is an exciting milestone for the company. We look forward to welcoming additional markets and customers to the Monat® family in the coming months.”

The HABIC Executive Committee launched the organisation at Christ Church Cathedral. The HABIC Executive Committee launched the organisation at Christ Church Cathedral.

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Q-Fractional skin rejuvenation facials introduced

The Wicklow Street Clinic has launched Q-Fractional skin rejuvenation treatments, a three-step treatment which tightens skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and resolves issues such as rosacea and sun damage. Q-Fractional Technology bypasses the epidermis to create micro areas of damage on the upper part of the dermis. As a result, collagen production is stimulated to heal the damaged skin leading to skin imperfections being replaced with new and healthy skin. After treatment, skin is tightened, toned, smoothed and a more even complexion is revealed. As well as acting as an anti-ageing treatment, Q-Fractional Rejuvenation treats Couperose and red patches on the face or neck, hyperpigmentation, and reduces acne marks and scarring. The Wicklow Street Clinic, located in Dublin 2, has now introduced the treatment, offering clients an alternative to invasive procedures or IPL treatments.

Natural appearance is consumers’ top skin goal

Achieving a natural appearance is more important to skincare users than smooth texture or youthfulness, according to new research. Conducted by Lycored, the research, conducted across five countries, discovered that 77% of consumers considered “natural appearance” their most important skincare goal, ahead of smooth texture (76%), youthful appearance (64%), even complexion (61%) and reduced redness (37%). Zev Ziegler, Head of Global Brand and Marketing (Health) at Lycored, comments: “This research provides valuable insight into what consumers ultimately want when they buy a product for their skin. It also has implications for manufacturers sourcing ingredients, because a consumer who is focused on achieving a natural appearance is also likely to expect products to contain natural ingredients.” The findings form Lycored’s report, The Inner Light, investigating what the concept of ‘glow’ means to consumers. The survey discovered that a healthy glow was important to 72% of consumers, and that they understood the concept in holistic terms, that is as a quality with emotional and mental elements as well as physical ones. One in five (22%) respondents said a healthy glow was most likely to come from within, with 15% stating that it is most likely to come from external factors, such as applying a skincare product. However, the majority (64%) said a glow is most likely to come from a combination of both “within” and “external” factors.

Primelase HR achieves FDA approval

Primelase HR has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration. Distributed in Ireland by Cocoon Medical, the system offers powerful and fast laser hair removal treatments using a combination of SSL (Solid State Laser) and diode laser. It features four wavelengths, Unique Short Pulse (USP) technology, dual work modes and has a large spot size, leading to shorter treatment times. The Primelase HR system is available in over 30 countries worldwide, including Ireland, where it launched this summer.

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New Standard for Beauty Salon Services launches

The National Standards Authority of Ireland has just published the first European Standard for Beauty Salon Services. I.S EN 17726 sets out the requirements and recommendations for the provision of service in beauty salons and has been broadly welcomed by professionals working in the sector in Ireland. This standard was developed by CEN (the European standard development organization) following an initial submission made by NSAI proposing the development of such a standard. Due to the lack of regulation in Ireland and across Europe for the Beauty Industry, there has never been a more important time to raise standards.

Bluesky head to LFW with designer Paula Knorr

Nail brand Bluesky collaborated with German fashion designer Paula Knorr to create nails for her London Fashion Week Spring 2020 catwalk show recently. The brand’s expert nail technicians designed a collection of nails combining the latest techniques and Bluesky gel polish colours to complement the designer’s SS20 collection, which embraced femininity, respecting the female body and giving the wearer freedom to move. Team Bluesky, who travelled from across the globe, saw their designs showcased at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge in London.

The publication of this new beauty salon standard offers an opportunity for the beauty salon sector to show they are following good practices in the delivery of beauty treatments. It means beauty therapists can say with confidence that they are providing the best possible service to customers. I.S EN 17226 is applicable to everyone working within the beauty industry. So, if you are a salon owner, therapist, mobile therapist or student you will see major benefits by adopting the standard. The standard can help you grow your business, improve your service, increase your customer base and make sure you stay ahead of the competition. It also helps to build customer confidence that the services that you offer are safe and reliable. Overview of the European Standard (I.S. EN 17226) This standard addresses many areas of beauty salon services including: • Qualification, competence and training of the therapist • Treatment risk assessments • Beauty salon set up • Hygiene practices for therapists • Salon hygiene • Scheduling of appointments • Client consultation • Pre-treatment assessments • Salon management including inspection and maintenance of equipment, stock control, handling of hazardous substances, • Complaints • Review of service and planning for improvements HABIC (Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation), a newly established confederation established to promote best practice within the industry, comments: “HABIC is delighted with the publication of the new standard for beauty salon services and sees this as an opportunity to promote good practices and standards in salon services across Ireland.”

Image: Rory James @roryjamesphoto

Be a part of these new developments and get your copy of I.S. EN 17226 from NSAI (https://shop.standards.ie).

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Phorest launch new bespoke salon app

Phorest Salon Software has launched its new branded salon app, designed to help salons stand out from their competitors and own their brand on a digital platform. The app gives salons full control of their brand through combinations of themes and colours, and allows salon owners to choose their preferred style. This gives salons the opportunity to keep their brand voice and image consistent across all platforms. The Phorest app is fully integrated with the Phorest software, therefore the colours, themes and styles selected in the app, will carry through to the Phorest email marketing campaigns, allowing salons to fully enhance their brand. Through the app, salon clients can book appointments directly with the salon or spa, out of hours. What’s more, users have the same experience of the Phorest salon app whether they’re viewing and using through an Android or Apple device.

Mattitude Lip Liquids gain Vegan accreditation Beauty BLVD have received Vegan Registration for their Mattitude Lip Liquids.

The product delivers long lasting, powerful colour, which glides onto the lips for a super smooth finish. Available in 12 shades in a waterproof and smudge-proof formulation, the lip liquid is produced cruelty-free. Beauty BLVD, the company behind Glitter Lips, is aiming toroll out Vegan Registration across its full range of products.

Harley Waxing success spreads to Namibia Already successful in Ireland, Harley Waxing is fast becoming a favourite waxing brand across the globe, with their Namibian distributor, Jessica Webb-Bowen, establishing the brand and planning on opening a training facility.

Jessica first introduced Harley Waxing to Namibia five years ago, where she relocated to after seeing a gap in the market and wanting to gain a qualification. She soon established herself as the first specialised waxing destination in Namibia. She says: “Harley looks after their distributors. When they contacted me and took me onboard, I was so happy! And then, two weeks later, I found out that I was pregnant and my plans changed. But even though I was new to the team, Harley supported me through everything. Since I joined, they have been nothing but supportive of my lifestyle and my salon.” By opening a training facility, Jessica hopes help to bridge a gap in the Namibian beauty industry regarding knowledge of waxing in general, and help other budding waxing technicians understand and appreciate the Harley products and processes.

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Eyes get Molten with new glitter shadow Beauty BLVD have launched Molten Metal Glitter Eyeshadow, available in six shades. Produced by the company behind the Glitter Lips sensation, the new eyeshadow has a light creamy texture for easy application, and is buildable so you can create soft or bolder looks with a high shine long lasting finish. What’s more, Beauty BLVD’s wand applicator enables you to create detailed work, ideal for a simple cut crease. Beauty BLVD: +44 (0)1522 538 055 / www.beautyblvd.com

New sheet masks from natura BeautyPro have launched two new natura Sheet Face Masks for autumn. natura Coconut Sheet Mask offers anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin while repairing the skin’s natural barrier function. It features a blend of Vitamin E and essential amino acids which lock moisture into the skin for deep nourishment, hydrating and moisturising the skin. Also new, natura Pumpkin Sheet Mask is formulated with natural enzymes and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) from fruit and herb extracts. These help to increase cell renewal, while also brightening and smoothing the skin. With Vitamin A and C, Pumpkin helps to boost collagen production which in turn prevents the signs of ageing in the skin. The complexion is also brightened whilst skin is hydrated. natura Sheet Face Masks are vegan friendly, as well as being biodegradable and coming in recyclable packaging. Flair Hair & Beauty: 1890 564 040 / www.flair.ie

Easy wax heating with triple buckets The Deo Triple wax heater is smart, clean and professional, and includes 1000cc inner wax buckets and lids, with easy to use analogue controls. Suitable for the heating of warm, crème and hot wax for hair removal and paraffin waxes for paraffin heat therapy treatments, the unit works well at both the lower and higher temperatures required for both paraffin and depilatory hot waxes respectively. Sparkling white, it has clear indicator lights allowing for easy heating, and a removable mains lead. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

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Green Tea & Peony scrub brightens dull skin Exfoliate skin and remove dead skill cells on the body using Chemcare Green Tea & Peony Salt Scrub. The scrub’s fine salt grains cleanse pores, allowing skin to breathe easier, and removes dehydrated skin cells which can cause a rough, dull and aged appearance. Exfoliating using the scrub also stimulates blood circulation, removing daily toxins from the skin. It also helps regenerate new skin, keeping skin looking younger for longer, and strengthens and firms skin tissue. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

Heat towels in SkinMate compact heater Enhance your treatments with hygienic and warm towels using the SkinMate Compact Hot Towel Cabinet by HOF. This small hot towel cabinet fits neatly into areas where space is an issue, making it ideal for smaller salons. It features an adjustable thermostat and independent UV disinfection lamp and heat switches, and also has an automatic temperature control, with pre-setting cycle. Despite its compact size, it holds up to 36 facial towels. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

Aromatherapy steamer for added facial treat The Sinelco Aroma Ion Face Steamer features a built-in aromatherapy function to help clients feel relaxed, calmed, refreshed or rejuvenated during their facial treatments. With a stainless steel body, the steamer has a built-in UV lamp, water container with a screw-thread, and a hermetic seal design to prevent the leakage of water and steam. The steam arm is especially designed for a broad application range, and allows a 60 degree twist by moving it backwards and forwards. The appliance also features a steering system with a microcomputer and several different levels of steam emission. An automatic alert system protects the appliance from defects by shutting it down in case of excess or too little water in the reservoir, preventing the heating elements from being damaged. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

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Rica’s Aloe Vera range offers soothing wax for sensitive skin

Rica’s Aloe Vera waxing range is ideal for hair removal on sensitive skins. Known for centuries for its healing and nutritive elements, Aloe Vera protects, hydrates and nourishes the skin during depilation. The Rica Aloe Vera range includes RICA Aloe Vera Liposoluble Wax, gentle on the skin with vegetable oils that leave skin moisturised. It’s Colophony free, so it won’t irritate, and is excellent for removing short or coarse hairs. The range also includes RICA Aloe Vera Hard Wax Beads, a no strip wax that’s ideal for all hair types. The collection is completed with RICA Aloe Vera After Wax Lotion, a Dry Oil enriched with Aloe Vera extract which absorbs quickly into the skin, removes wax residue, reduces redness and soothes stressed skin. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

Rejuvenating & exfoliating Rasul Mud

Chemcare’s Grey Terra Silicate Rasul Mud is a coarser silicate which enhances exfoliation making it ideal for use on legs and arms. High quality natural mud, it exfoliates the skin and enriches it with numerous minerals. You can also add salt granules or essential oils to produce a signature treatment. Apply the mud prior to a Rasul treatment, and once it has dried in the anti-room, the mud is then steamed off in a relaxing steam cabin. This allows the skin’s pores to open to further absorb the mud’s mineral content. Clients then shower after the steam room, to complete the exfoliating and rejuvenating process. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

Medical CE Mark & FDA approved Microneedling ® SkinPen Precision , available from BioActiveAesthetics, is a mechanical Microneedling device with Medical CE Mark and FDA clearance. ® Treatment using the SkinPen Precision System is suitable for use on facial acne scars and for skin rejuvenation, creating many microscopic punctures in the skin’s outer layers, triggering a wound healing response, regeneration of new cells, and the remodelling or maturing of Collagen.

The device features a patented 100% completely sealed cartridge and base to prevent fluid intake, with a single use lockout feature, removing any possibility of cross contamination between clients. It is 100% ultrasonically sealed, leaving the ‘ingress protection’ intact, essential for patient safety. ® SkinPen Precision also benefits from Bio-Sheath protection, a transparent cover for the device, which protects the outer surface of the pen from blood contamination via the user’s gloves. This means that the device doesn’t require continuous disinfecting, keeping it in optimum condition. ® SkinPen Precision earned the first and only FDA clearance of a mechanical Microneedling device in the USA in March 2018, followed by becoming the only legally marketed Class 2 Microneedling pen, and being awarded a CE Class 1 medical grade certification and ISO 13485 certification.

BioActiveAesthetics: www.skinpenuk.com

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Mii reveal quick make-up fix eye brightener Mii Cosmetics have launched Pure Wonder Brightener, a quick make-up fix which helps to restore skin’s suppleness and disguise dark circles and puffiness around the eye area. Mii Pure Wonder Brightener combines light-reflecting pigments and hydrating plant-derived Squalane, so that it not only conceals tell-tale signs of late nights and partying but also cares for skin, giving skin a layer of natural luminosity. Available in two shades, Revive 01 for fair skin tones and Revive 02 for warmer skin tones, swipe a small amount of product in small strokes under the eyes and pat in with fingertips; blend across the brow bone for definition and highlight. Mii suggest using Pure Wonder Brightener with a Dolce Vita feline flick and a red party lip! Gerrard International: +44 (0) 208 381 17793 / www.gerrardinternational.com

Hand-held OXYjet GO anti-ageing device launches

A new patented anti-ageing tool, the OXYjet GO, has been launched by the company behind the original OXYjet facial rejuvenation systems.

Based upon the original OXYjet technology, the OXYjet Go is a hand-held device modified for use at home or ‘on the go’. The tool uses microencapsulated oxygen delivered to the deepest layers of the dermis, along with concentrated active ingredients found within OXYjet’s serums, using pulsed pressure. The treatment is said to encourage skin cell regeneration which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and pigmentation irregularities for a smoother and more uniform complexion. In tests conducted by the Dermatest Institute in Germany, the OXYjet GO treatment was shown to successfully pulse active ingredients deep into the skin, filling the intercellular spaces in the epidermis which appear as the skin ages, which resulted in an increased volume in the skin. Oxyjet: www.oxyjetuk.co.uk

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wax:one’s new kit promises pain-free waxing

wax:one have launched a new Ouch-Free Waxing Kit to ensure your clients enjoy a comfortable hair removal experience. The kit contains everything you need to offer a clean, precise and painless waxing service. wax:one Hot Wax and Strip Wax are both premium grade and rosin-free with a Grapefruit and Kiwi scent. As well including 800g of Hot Wax for delicate areas and 750g of Strip Wax for legs, arms and chest waxing, the kit also includes wax:one Cleanse pre-wax cleanser with anti-bacterial Tea Tree oil; wax:one Smooth Aloe Vera and Lavender pre and post wax oil; wax:one Care gel-based aftercare for retailing; Tweezers; Fresh Wipes and a Window Cling. Sweet Squared: 01 408 9191 / www.sweetsquared.com

Lipnv No Needle Filler treatments launch

Creative Academy have introduced Lipnv No Needle Filler training, a new treatment which delivers Hyaluronic Acid Filler into the skin and lips for anti-ageing results. Performed without a needle, the Lipnv pen uses air and pressure to push the filler into the skin resulting in minimal bruising and pain for the client, with results visible instantly. The Lipnv treatment is performed using Dermaline Hyaluronic Acid Filler in Fine Deep or Derm formulations. Layla Tourh, Managing Director of The Creative Beauty Group who developed the Lipnv treatment, says: “I have been watching the rise, and rise of Aesthetics on the high street, so to now have the opportunity to offer clients a no needle method of dermal fillers and for us non-medics to now be able to administer, is exciting times for us all!” Creative Academy: 01 429 5122 / www.creativeacademy.ie

Dermalogica reveal new bathing & body care Dermalogica have announced the launch of a new Body Collection, influenced by centuries of traditional bathing rituals using natural scents and active botanicals to reduce stress levels and leave skin smooth, hydrated and radiant. The new collection includes Phyto Replenish Body Oil, a light body oil which calms the senses and moisturises the body. Dermalogica’s second new body products is Thermafoliant Body Scrub, a dual-action exfoliant that not only smooths and brightens dull skin but also energises. The skin barrier is protected with a formulation of bio-lipids including Liquorice, White Tea, Coffeeberry and Camomile extracts, whilst Tea Tree and Grapefruit Peel oils refresh and purify skin. New Conditioning Body Wash invigorates the skin and, inspired by the essential oils diffused in Turkish Hammans, is formulated with Chinese Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lemon and French Rosemary aromatic oils. In addition, Pro-Vitamin B5 along with Clary Sage, Sandalwood and Lavender smooth and condition the skin. The collection is completed with Body Hydrating Cream, a medium weight moisturiser which smooths and tones skin whilst hydrating. Essential oils of Orange and Chinese Green Tea soothe and soften the skin, whilst Indonesian Patchouli and French Lavender oils calm the senses. Skin is smoothed and dry skin is relieved by naturally-derived Lactic acid and hydroxy acid extracts from Apple and Cane Sugar. Dermalogica: www.dermalogica.co.uk

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Personalised tanning from Crazy Angel New Crazy Angel Face and Body Drops offer the possibility of personalised tanning, with clients controlling the level of tan they achieve. The tanning drops feature active ingredients with anti-oxidant properties which help fight free radicals and damage caused by UV rays, as well as being free of alcohol, parabens and mineral oil, meaning they’re kind to skin too. Advise clients to mix 5-12 drops with their usual moisturiser or serum for a tailor-made, effortless glow with no streaks or transfer. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

Pre-tan skin prepping Remove old self tan and prep the skin for fresh tan application with He-Shi’s Tan Remover and Primer. This is a gentle and easy way to remove tan without scrubbing in just five minutes. It also preps and primes the skin creating a blank canvas ready for the next He-Shi tanning application. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 /www.hennessyhb.ie

Whitetobrown launch latest tan releases New products have been added to the whitetobrown collection of spray tan solutions.

whitetobrown 12.5% DHA spray tan solution (pictured) has been developed by specialists to create a dark, easily applied and even looking tan. The special blend of natural ingredients will give clients a flawless tan with no streaks and is suitable for dark skin tones. whitetobrown Rapid Tan 1L is an express bronze tan that can be washed off after one hour for a light, sun kissed tan, after three hours for a golden bronze colour, or after five hours for a super dark tan. Formulated with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to hydrate and nourish the skin, Rapid Tan features a fresh, uplifting fragrance, and delivers long-lasting streak-free results with an even, natural fade. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

Flirties introduce Vegan tanning options

Flirties have launched a new Vegan natural and tanning range, featuring including a Light, Medium and Dark tanning solution plus the brand’s all-time favourite, Rapid Tan. Flirties Britta Kruger says: “Whether you want to go vegan yourself or you want to offer vegan friendly products and treatments to your clients, it is definitely a step worth taking! “More and more clients are now not only looking for natural products but you will find that they specifically ask for vegan friendly products or treatments so if you are using vegan friendly beauty products this will put you at an advantage over your competition and it will not only ensure that you keep your client base but it will also help you increase your clientele!” Products offer a flawless application, with solution drying quickly. Rapid Tan develops quickly and can be washed off after one to four hours, depending on clients’ preferred depth of colour. The brand’s other Vegan tan solutions develop over an eight hour period. Products are also cost effective, enabling you perform a full body spray tan using just 3050ml of solution. Flirties Tan Solutions are available in 1 litre bottles as well as individual shot sizes for therapists who offer spray tanning only occasionally. Flirties: +44 (0) 1261 833 106 / www.flirties.co.uk

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“Clients struggle with their regime in the winter and they see changes they don’t quite understand” - Hannah McAndrew, Nimue Skin Technology

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NOWHERE TO HIDE Why it’s vital you review your clients’ skincare regime during autumn and winter

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s the leaves fall and the weather turns chillier and wetter, it’s not just our wardrobes that need a seasonal makeover; our skin routines, whether that’s in the salon or at home, need to be adjusted to ensure the care we’ve taken over the summer months is not undone by winter environments.

“The good news is that it’s easy to combat TWEL if you choose the right products.”

“As the autumn draws in, our skin loses essential moisture and hydration, resulting in dryness, more pronounced lines and a more lack lustre skin,” explains Ruby Sidhu, Trainer at CACI International.

Breakouts can also be exacerbated by winter weather. “If you suffer with acne prone skin, you may notice your skin becoming more inflamed,” says Dr Sam Hills, Clinical Director at Lynton. “We also all don’t get our Vitamin D, so our complexion can appear dull, slightly grey, not as plump or supple as usual, and you may also have darker under eye circles, this is because the skin needs Vitamin D for the skin cells to regenerate properly and remain healthy.”

Stephanie Verstraten, Aesthetic Advisor in Aesthetic Dermatology for mesoestetic UK, agrees:

So, what changes should we telling our clients to make during the autumn and winter months?

“Skin likes consistency, so when the weather changes this is a shock to our skin system! As autumn and winter comes, temperature and humidity lower and the weather harshens so our skin must work harder to keep in the hydration to avoid cracks, tightness and irritation in the skin. Because of the colder weather we also start to crank up our central heating and have long hot showers, but this also contributes to skin dryness, irritation and inflammation.”

“If the home environment is especially dry, consider investing in a humidifier or simple bowls of water placed near radiators to add moisture to the air; simple tricks like this can be very beneficial for our skin,” suggests Matt Taylor, Lead Educator for Eve Taylor.

“In the summer we are all quite good at taking care of our skin now because we know about SPFs and the importance of protecting the skin. However, I often find that clients struggle with their regime in the winter and they see changes they don’t quite understand,” says Education Ambassador for Nimue Skin Technology, Hannah McAndrew. “This is generally because the skin loses water during the colder months due to a drop in humidity. This process is known as Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL). The loss of water in the lower layers of the skin can cause it to feel dehydrated and slightly flaky. “Usually in the winter, enzyme activity will slow down and the skin can have a duller appearance and feel congested and sensitive. The skin’s natural barrier will be reduced, making conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea more likely.

He adds: “Avoid cleansing with foaming washes high in surfactants and opt for creamy based cleansers which will remove dirt, debris and make-up without stripping away essential moisture and oils.” Wendy Stirling, founder of Botanicals Ltd, agrees: “It’s important to choose natural cream-based cleansing products that don’t strip the skin of its natural oils and emollient moisturisers that soothe the skin and help lock-in moisture. Above all, avoid skin care products that contain synthetic ingredients and petrochemicals, as these can have a drying effect on the skin.” There’s a number of vital ingredient that the skincare you’re recommending to your clients should include, ranging from ceramides and Hyaluronic acid to Shea Butter and Vitamin C. “There are some super-natural ingredients to look out for,” advises Wendy Stirling. “My favourite is organic Shea Butter as it’s one of nature’s miracles for protecting our skin.

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“It’s wonderfully healing and nourishing to the skin, also incredibly versatile, and for this reason finds its way into most Botanicals products.” “Skin become dryer because ceramide levels naturally drop at this time of year due to changes in the skin’s pH and the effects of central heating,” explains Clare Muir, Training Director iiaa Ltd. “These naturally-occurring lipids moisturise skin, so when they deplete it’s very important to replenish them topically and orally via supplementation.” “Hyaluronic acid should be an essential part of [clients’] daily regimen, as it works effectively to retain moisture, resulting in plumper skin,” says Ruby Sidhu. Matt Taylor agrees, saying: “Applying serums rich in Hyaluronic acid will benefit the skin greatly by infusing moisture into the top layers of skin.” “Hyaluronic acid plays a key role in hydrating parched winter skin. It works in the space between cells, almost like the mortar between bricks, to plump the skin and help it retain moisture; in fact, it can hold 1,000 times its own weight in water. Like ceramides, it can be applied topically or taken orally. For the best outcome, do both!” suggests Clare Muir. In addition, Stephanie Verstraten makes further suggestions: “Glycolic acid [will] exfoliate the dead dull skin cells and reveal fresh skin underneath…It significantly increases hydration of the dermis. [In addition,] vitamin C [is] an antioxidant to fight against free radicals and to help brighten/ add radiance to skin in the duller months. Applied topically, it has a dual antioxidant effect: it neutralises free radicals in cells and contributes to vitamin E regeneration, which is essential for protection of cells’ lipid membranes.”

You also need to consider the professional treatments you’re offering in the salon now that the weather has changed. Carry out a pre-treatment review of your clients’ skin during their facial treatment; assess environmental damage, discuss their current at-home regime, and ask about their lifestyle which may mean their skincare needs are changing. Are they exposed to central heating all day long which will dehydrate skin and lead to dullness, lines and wrinkles? Are they outdoors mornings and evening walking their dogs, when harsh, cold wind and rain can lead to redness and skin sensitivity? By understanding exposure to environmental aggressors, you can prescribe the right products to prevent damage, rather than battling to reverse signs of damage later. “Offer your most nourishing treatments and look to include products rich in Oatmeal, Aloe Vera, Silicones, Hyaluronic acid and lipid rich oils,” suggests Matt Taylor. “Add in elements of gentle heat to give your clients a warming experience, cocoon them in a fluffy cover or duvet, use a heated under blanket and include the use of warm steam towels during the treatment, small touches like these always add a feeling of luxury. “We are in the ideal position to help our clients keep their skin in the best health during the winter months by offering an array of treatments, homecare and advice; using the power of social media we can get our treatment offerings across with targeted adverts, tips and advice or even competitions to win a free treatment. Look to revise your service offerings with a winter portfolio of treatments for the face, body and hands for all round body wellbeing.”

CACI’s Hydro mask contains Hyaluronic acid and delivers intensive moisture to the skin, whilst Rose water calms and soothes, and Collagen helps to reduce lines and wrinkles. The appearance of irritation and skin redness is reduced, whilst moisture levels in dehydrated skin are increased, resulting in a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The mask is available for full face treatment, or just for the eye area. CACI Ireland: 01 216 6693 / www.caci.ie

THE Skincare Collection from Sienna X offers a morning routine and overnight routine for winter skin. In the morning, the brand recommend the following four steps: The Cleansing Lotion, The Toning Solution, The Eye Cream, and The Day Cream. The Day Cream is an anti-pollution SPF30 formula which lifts and brightens the skin, with Marine Bamboo which fights the effects of blue light and infra-red. The Eye Cream features SPF15 and Manikara Multinervis Leaf extract to improve skin firmness and elasticity, along with Marine Bamboo from brown seaweed. In the evenings, five steps in the Sienna X skincare regime include The Cleansing Balm, The Toning Solution, The Facial Polish or The Chemical Peel, The Toning Solution, and The Miracle Mask which features 10% natural Manuka Honey to retain moisture with antiinflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Sienna X: 0333 600 1200 / www.sienna-x.co.uk

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Juliette Armand Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a latest generation biotechnology product (biomolecule) with strong moisturising and firming effects. Hyaluronic acid is a structural component of the connective tissue of the skin, retaining up to 1,000 times its weight in water, which is gradually released, thus enhancing skin moisture. HA also contributes to the structural integrity of the cutaneous extracellular tissue, forming a strong supporting net for collagen and elastin fibres and reinforcing skin texture, helping the serum to restore skin’s moisture balance and vigour. Boost Beauty: 01 490 5525 / www.skinboosters.ie

natura’s Turmeric Sheet Mask encourages cell renewal and leaves skin hydrated and radiant. Turmeric is a multi-tasking superfood with anti-ageing benefits which re-energise the skin, and act as a powerful anti-oxidant to protect the skin. Flair Hair & Beauty: www.flair.ie

Beauty Pro’s Brightening Collagen Mask with Vitamin-C features an anti-ageing formula which combats fine lines, wrinkles, sun-damage and dull skin while improving skin clarity, rebalancing uneven skin tone and diminishing pigmentation resulting in soft, supple skin with a youthful glow. Suitable for all skin types, this collagen sheet mask is cut to the shape of the face and ready to use. Flair Hair & Beauty: www.flair.ie

For men, Barber Pro’s Skin Renewing Foil Mask with Hyaluronic Acid & Q10 offers intense hydration to fatigued, dehydrated and dry skin. Self-warming using clients’ natural body temperature, the penetration of active ingredients is accelerated, stimulating collagen production to improve skin elasticity, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Flair Hair & Beauty: www.flair.ie

Eve Taylor Hydrating Serum with Hyaluronic Acid is a light fluid gel serum which rapidly absorbs into the skin to plump and hydrate the skin. Trans-epidermal water loss is prevented, with Sodium Hyaluronate acting as a powerful humectant attracting moisture to itself. Suitable for all skin types, especially dehydrated or sun damaged skin during winter, the serum eases the appearance of fine lines as skin is rehydrated, and skin texture is left soft and silky. Eve Taylor Ireland: 053 914 3032 / www.evetaylor.ie

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Beauty: Winter Skincare......................................................................................................................................................... From HOF’s Retinol collection, Super Serum features 3 million IU’s (International Units) of retinol in each bottle. This serum helps to build natural collagen and its surrounding support matrix for plumping and firming the skin. This reduces the look of deep-set wrinkles and minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. What’s more, skin turnover is enhanced, revealing smoother skin texture and a more even tone with less discolouration. Also part of this collection, HOF Retinol Day Cream with SPF offers protection against UVA and UVB damage in winter conditions, with an SPF20. It also features 400,000 IUs of vitamin A. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

Hydro Lip Therapy from Nimue Skin Technology conditions and hydrates the lip area during winter weather.

Nimue Skin Technology’s Element Barrier is formulated with liquid crystal technology which traps water in the lower layers of the skin to help prevent water loss. This lightweight face or body cream forms a barrier on the skin, protecting against environmental elements such as extreme temperatures and wind. Apply in the morning after Nimue moisturiser and before a Nimue SPF, and reapply every two to three hours during continuous exposure to heat, extreme cold and wind.

It features nourishing active ingredients of vitamin E Ester, Shea Butter, Allantoin, Chamomile and organic and inorganic sunscreens, which tackle the root problems and improve the skin condition. Skins of ageing around the lip area are minimised, as skin function is optimised. It can also be used on other areas such as the nostrils and corners of the eyes which can also suffer dehydration. Sweet Squared: 01 408 9191 / www.sweetsquared.com

Sweet Squared: 01 408 9191 / www.sweetsquared.com

Salon System Beauty Boost Hydration+ Lip Mask and Beauty Boost Hydration+ Eye Mask are multi-tasking masks that are quick and easy to use. Each mask is made from natural Plant Cellulose to adhere closely to the contours of the face, just like a second skin, allowing for optimum absorption of the active ingredients. They target fine lines, wrinkles and hydration with three active ingredients of collagen, retinol and Hyaluronic acid. Apply the masks for at least 10 minutes, after which skin benefits from immediate hydration, and is glowing with a brighter appearance. Salon System: www.salonsystem.com

Beauty BLVD, the company behind Glitter Lips, have launched Divine Hydra-Gel Lip (pictured) and Divine Hydra-Gel Eye Masks, ideal for caring for skin during the winter months. Loaded with nourishing and moisturising ingredients, the masks’ formulations include Green Tea Extract, Res Seaweed Plant and Collagen compound. Lips are left looking revitalised, smooth and radiant, whilst on the eye area, the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines is reduced. Beauty BLVD: +44 (0) 1522 538 055 / www.beautyblvd.com

SkinMate Collagen Non-Surgical Face Lift Masks are sheets of pure natural collagen, rather than impregnated masks. Compatible with all skin types, the mask’s active ingredients of native collagen, collagen amino-acids and peptides are released when liquid is added. Just one treatment provides the skin with an optimum of moisture, with hydration levels increased by up to 180%; this increase is clinically proven to last for up to 14 days. This hydration improves the wrinkle profile, whilst skin texture and colour is improved. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

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.........................................................................................................................................................Beauty: Winter Skincare Using Lynton’s 3JUVE, treatments using Radio Frequency combined with 585 IPL and Fractional laser at 2940nm, offer an option to tackle fine lines and wrinkles enhance by cold weather. Lynton call this technology ReMODEL as it stimulates the body’s natural subdermal collagen production, which diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin. “By combining these three non-invasive facial skin rejuvenation technologies in one platform and treatment parameter, 3JUVE addresses not only skin laxity and loss of firmness but also the two other key signs of ageing: discolouration and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles,” explains Lynton’s Clinical Director, Dr Sam Hills. The treatment is painless, with clients reporting pleasant warming and massage-type sensations, and an enjoyable facial therapy in the cold winter months. Lynton: +44 (0) 1477 536 970 / www.lynton.co.uk

mesoestetic Stem Cell Active Growth Factor is a regenerating and repairing face cream based on the properties of plant stem cell extract. The cream strengthens the structure of the cutaneous tissue, improving the quality and texture of the skin. With an anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle skin action, the cream is part of mesoestetic’s Stem Cell cosmeceutical range. mesoestetic UK:+44 (0) 1625 529 540 / www.mesoestetic.co.uk

mesoestetic HA Densimatrix is a concentrated treatment with Hyaluronic acid which provides skin with a moisturising, antiageing, replumping and filling action. It combines Hyaluronic acid in several molecular forms to provide, stimulate and protect its presence in key skin layers, protecting it from degradation. It also promotes collagen and elastin synthesis proving firmness and elasticity to skin tissues, correcting wrinkles. Suitable for any age or skin type, mesoestetic HA Densimatrix also blocks free radicals to prevent skin ageing. Apply three to four drops to cleansed skin, and massage to complete absorption. mesoestetic UK:+44 (0) 1625 529 540 / www.mesoestetic.co.uk

Lynton’s illumiFacial® uses a new combination of specialist Lynton skincare together with powerful, medical-grade IPL technology. ® The illumiFacial is designed to clinically transform the skin in four easy steps to defy ageing and harsh environmental conditions, and be offered as a targeted solution or for instant results.

Lynton’s Clinical Director, Dr Sam Hills, explains: “Using a specially formulated peel prior to IPL treatment gives enhanced light penetration and product absorption, allowing both to work synergistically to give flawless, air-brushed skin; perfect for anyone whose skin exhibits congestion, discolouration and visible signs of ageing.” ® Within illumiFacial , four of the five core topical products for this treatment can be used at home, including Stem Cell Serum, Lynton Cleanser, Light Protect SPF 50 and Light Soothe a post IPL/Laser treatment hydrating and calming serum which includes the ingredient of Manuka Honey.

Lynton: +44 (0) 1477 536 970 / www.lynton.co.uk

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Step 1

Step 2 Recreate this stunning moonshine nail art look, created by Gelish, and offer clients a unique finish to their Gelish treatment. Step 1 After completing your Gelish nail prep, apply a thin coat of Gelish Sprinkle of Twinkle onto the entire nail making sure to cap the free edge. Cure for 30 seconds in the Gelish 18G LED Light. Repeat for full coverage.

Step 3

Step 2 With a Mini Striper Brush, create a fade using Gelish A Starry Sight. Cure for 30 seconds.

Step 3 Using a Dotting Tool and Gelish Artic Freeze, apply dots to measure moon and stars.

Step 4 With the Mini Striper Brush and Arctic Freeze, create a moon and stars. Cure for 30 seconds. Apply Gelish Top It Off to the entire nail making sure to cap the free edge. Cure for 30 seconds.

Step 4

With Nail Surface Cleanse and Wipe It Off lint-free wipes, cleanse the inhibition layer of the nail.

Step 5

Highlight the moon and stars with Arctic Freeze. Cure for 30 seconds. With Nail Surface Cleanse and Wipe it Off lint-free wipes, cleanse the inhibition layer of the nail. Finish your look by massaging Nourish Cuticle Oil into the skin surrounding the nail plate.

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OPI X Hello Kitty launches second collection OPI have gone uber cute this Holiday season, partnering with Japanese pop culture icon, Hello Kitty, for a second collection. Jill Koch, Sr. Vice President of Licensing and Business Development at Sanrio, Inc. says: “Our partnership with OPI was one of our most popular collaborations to date. Our avid fans from around the world will love this new collection and it arrives just in time as we celebrate Hello Kitty’s 45th Anniversary this year.” The 2019 OPI Hello Kitty Collection features 12 signature shades plus three glitters, in classic OPI Nail Lacquer, OPI Infinite Shine and OPI GelColor formulas. As well as 11 new hues, the collection includes returning shade Let’s Be Friends!, a powdery pink which proved hugely popular in the original Hello Kitty by OPI collection. “Let’s Be Friends! is the most searched for OPI color in the brand’s history,” explains OPI’s Global Director of Color Collections, Jill Bartoshevich. “We had to bring back this perfect powdery pink. It’s joined by an array of shades that are all must-haves for the season - whether heading to a holiday party or looking for that special gift.” Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

New Halo Desk Lamp launches

Hennessy Hair & Beauty have introduced the new Halo Desk Lamp Pro. This dimmable LED Professional Desk Lamp can change colour temperature from warm white to daylight settings to suit your preference and workstation. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

Adding nourishment to brittle nails Get the max out of your manicures with Morgan Taylor’s REACTmax™, a nail strengthener and extended wear base coat on one. Ideal for soft, brittle nails, REACTmax™ adds strength and flexibility, either worn alone or used as a basecoat under nail lacquer. Formulated with Morgan Taylor’s PolyElastin™ Complex, REACTmax™ protects and nourishes nails. The product is available in three maximum strength formulas – Original, Satin and Optical Brightener. Morgan Haile and Taylor Daniel, of Morgan Taylor, comment: “REACTmax™ Nail Strengtheners - Extended Wear Base Coats are unlike any other nail strengthener. They are Formaldehyde-free and won’t cause brittleness or over-hardening of the nails. We can’t wait for our customers to try it for themselves!” Creative Academy: 01 429 5122 / www.creativeacademy.ie

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New super-quick, rechargeable nail drill If you’re looking for a new nail drill, Hennessy Hair & Beauty have introduced the new Italy Pro Cordless Nail Drill. Rechargeable in just two hours – so you can use it between different nail stations or working mobile – it is also very lightweight. This effective and easy to use nail drill has a speed of 30,000 RPM. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

Can you Keep a Secret for Gellux winter nails?

Can you keep a secret? Salon System hope so, as they launch their latest nail colour collection from Gellux gel polish! The Gellux Keep a Secret collection of eight shades for winter ‘19 has been created to take clients’ nails from office to party with a range of glamourous hues with a super glossy finish. Julie-Anne Larivière, Salon System’s Gellux expert, says: “The new Keep a Secret collection is the perfect on-trend mix of wintery colours. With some rich dark hues of purples and reds, a creamy nude and some striking glittery shades ideal for the party season! A great range for creating beautiful festive nail designs, use either a shade on their own for a classic look or create bespoke nail art using more than one shade.” Salon System: www.salon-system.com

Fingernails2Go reveal new nail art printer

Fingernails2Go have launched their latest fully compliant nail art printer enabling you to offer clients truly unique and personalised nail art. The new Fingernails2Go countertop nail art printer features patented technology and utilises HP print mechanisms and cartridges, with specialised ink which complies with EU and FDA cosmetic regulations. The printer includes a library of designs which clients can browse before their appointment via the Fingernails2Go App. Designs can be customised so nails are completely unique, and can even include a selfie! Nail art can be printed direct onto nails or, if preferred, onto a set of artificial nails. Using the nail art printer doesn’t require any specialist training, with ongoing support available should you encounter any problems. This also means that nail art can now be offered by nail techs who don’t feel confident creating freehand designs, as well as those who aren’t nail trained including hairdressers. Fingernails2Go: +44 (0) 2895 818 847 / www.fingernails2go.com

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Champagne & Moonbeams Holiday nails Morgan Taylor and Gelish have revealed their Holiday/Winter 2019 collection, Champagne & Moonbeams, which takes the glitz and glam of the Holiday season and balances it against subdued neutrals. Twelve shades feature in the collection, created for ultra-luxe, sophisticated manicures, for clients who love chic classic seasonal nails in metallics, soft nudes and pinks, pearls, and intense crèmes. Danny Haile, CEO and Founder of Morgan Taylor and Gelish Soak Off Polish, says: “The Champagne & Moonbeams collection has something for everyone when it comes to colour this Holiday and Winter. In true Gelish and Morgan Taylor style, the collection has the sparkling glitters and shimmers needed for every Holiday occasion. Those colours are complimented by rich, pigmented crèmes ideal for the wintertime.” Creative Academy: 01 429 5122 / www.creativeacademy.ie

Are you a Femme Fatale?

The Manicure Company has revealed its winter ’19 collection of gel polishes, Femme Fatale. The new Femme Fatale collection is inspired by the female figure represented throughout the years on screen, using seductive charms with lethal consequences! The collection of six shades mixes a palette of deep jewel tones with accents of glitter, making it ideal for daring nails during the winter season. The Manicure Company: 051 364 492 / www.themanicurecompany.com

Daily rescue for splitting & peeling nails Rescue dry, peeling, splitting and brittle natural nails with Morgan Taylor’s dailyELIXIR Keratin Nail Treatment. Formulated with hydrolysed Keratin peptides and exclusive Panthenol-Infused BioOrganic Complex™, the product cross-links with damaged nail Keratin to restore natural nail structure and strength and correct splits, peels and breaks. Apply a thin coat of dailyELIXIR to clean, dry natural nails and allow to absorb into the nails; for best results don’t allow lacquer. Use daily for two weeks, followed by every other day. On very damaged nails, use for four weeks before recommencing polish or enhancement application. Creative Academy: 01 429 5122 / www.creativeacademy.ie

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Bio Sculpture have launched four new shades of nail colour perfect for the winter season. The Galaxy Collection of iridescent glitters, available in Bio Sculpture’s gel formulation, will look gorgeous for the party season, with an intergalactic theme of Neptune, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus. Bio Sculpture Ireland: 01 850 0005 / www.biosculpture.ie

CND partner with Swarovski for festive range CND™ have revealed their new Christmas collection of nail colours, Crystal Alchemy, featuring five new shades in partnership with Swarovski Crystals.

Neptune

Venus

These shimmering shades, each inspired by a precious jewel including Quartz, Ruby, Diamond, Sapphire and Hematite, are available in Shellac Brand 14+ Day Nail Colour and Vinylux Weekly Polish. Michelle Rice, SVP of Operations for Swarovski Professional North America, says: “The true “alchemy” between CND™ and Swarovski is what makes this collection and partnership so special - there is an emotional connection that women feel towards their nails and to our sparkling crystals. Both of our brands focus on the highest levels of product innovation, exceptional quality and brand heritage, and we are proud to have inspired such a luminous collection.” Sweet Squared: 01 408 9191 / www.sweetsquared.com

Jupiter

Mercury

Smart lamp helps save energy whilst curing The Halo Smart Lamp Pro (Dual Cure) cures both UV and LED Gel products, with dual optical wavelength technology, with a 10, 30, 60 and 99 second pre-set timer with digital display. It also cures five fingers at a time thanks to the position of the LEDs. Its low heat setting also eliminates heat spikes. Hand activated via a Smart Sensor, it has a removeable bottom plate for easy cleaning and use during pedicures. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

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Salon System nail expert Julie-Anne shows you how to create Zebra Vertical Half and Half nails using Gellux’s AW19 City Girl collection of gel polishes. Step 1 Prepare the nails. File to shape and push back cuticles and buff nail plate. Cleanse nails with Gellux Prep + Wipe. Apply Gellux Fast Bond, and cure.

Step 2 Apply Gellux Cover Pink Base Coat to the nails, making sure you cap the edges and cure. Step 3 Apply two layers of Gellux Brunch Time, curing in between each coat. Step 4 Apply 2 layers of Gellux City Girl to one half of the nail, curing in between each coat. Step 5 Dip a fine liner brush or detail brush into Gellux Girls Night Out and create the zebra print on the red half of the nail, overlapping slightly onto the other half, and cure. Step 6 Apply Gellux Shiny Top Coat, and cure. Wipe with GELLUX Prep + Wipe and apply Gellux Nail & Cuticle Oil.

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Marie-Louise Coster Writes: A month in the life of a session tech..................................................................................................

Marie-Louise Coster shares the highs – and lows – of working as a Session Tech at this year’s SS20 Fashion Weeks.

Nails at the Molly Goddard show were clean and fresh.

The Molly Goddard show was a new one for me, assisting Saffron Goddard, and it was a show I had long wanted to do. It was a beautiful show within a leisure centre, strangely enough, and Saffron was lovely to work with. The nail look was clean and fresh, which is often more difficult to achieve as you have nowhere to hide anything, which looked beautiful with the collection.

The last few weeks have felt like a complete whirlwind from London to Milan to Paris, working as a Session Tech on runway shows. Planes (delayed and cancelled!), trains and automobiles, it is fair to say I am exhausted but what I wonderful experience! It all began in London, I did a very reduced schedule for me, partly due to my daughter’s birthday falling at the start of it, and partly because I needed to travel to Milan, so I just did four shows this season.

Later Sunday morning, I headed over to near Buckingham Palace to Lead the Manicure team for Osman. This show was quite a contrast to the others I had done so far this season, as it was set in a building on Carlton Terrace with beautiful architectural features, with high ceilings and chandeliers. For this show I had been briefed by the designer beforehand that he wanted a French Manicure (they are going to be big news for Spring/Summer 2020 in various combinations) and wanted them to be all uniform. The only way this was going to be successfully achieved was by making press-on nails. I needed to make 12 sets plus spares in case of any being lost or them not fitting the nails well.

After toing and froing, the designer settled on a high shine, clean natural nail, classic and sophisticated.

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On the day of the show I arrived equipped with my team, my pre-painted nails, my products, and the stylist (who I had not met before) announced that there were now 16 models, not 12, and she didn’t like French Manicure - it was too 80’s! What she wanted was a dark nail. After a bit of toing and froing and me explaining that there are no shops open in London at 9am on a Sunday, and dark nails just aren’t going to work, she settled on a high shine, clean natural nail. We did the best we could with what we had, and I think the nails work beautifully with the collection – very classic and sophisticated.

Natasha Zinko show saw a variety of nail styles, with colours including bright green, blue, black and lilac, each with water decals.

The next show was a very early one, Sunday morning, 6am, Natasha Zinko. This was another show I hadn’t worked on before but it was with one of my all-time favourite people, Pebbles Aitken. She is such a lovely person and so encouraging, you really get the feeling that she is rooting for you to do well and I have always found her to be very supportive. This show was staged in the street outside the Natasha Zinko shop near Dover Street. Thankfully the weather was good! Natasha’s Collection is always quite vibrant, and this collection was no exception. We had a variety of nail styles - both fingers and toes - with some models sporting bright green, others bright blue, some black and some lilac. Each set, irrelevant of colour, had water decals added to it to create some art.


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Show three on the Sunday, and the last one for my London season, was Simone Rocha with Ama Quashie. I had never worked with Ama, neither had I done this show, so it was a season of new things in many ways. The show was at Alexandra Palace. The nail look was a very simple, yet stylish, and clean with a pearl placed either at the tip, or base, of the nail. Nails at the Simone Rocha show were simple and clean, with a pearl placed either at the tip, or base, of the nail.

Gilberto required green nails, a reflection of the oil represented in the designer’s fabrics.

The next day I was off to Milan! I have been so very lucky that London and Paris have been regular fixtures in my fashion calendar for many seasons, but Milan was a new one for me, and not only that, I had been asked to be Lead Manicurist for four shows, plus a special green carpet event. Milan is much more about sustainability and the effect the fashion industry on the planet, in London and Paris I don’t get that vibe or sense of urgency. The shows I led were much more inspired by the earth and the people on it. For Gilberto the influence was sand dunes, and, how when you dig deep beneath them you reach oil. The fabrics used had oil-type patterns and effects, and the green nails were a reflection of that oil.

My second show was Tiziano Guardini in the museum at the Duomo. Again, sponsored by Smith and Cult, only this time inspired by the sea, water and what mermaids would wear in this world. The nails were a natural nude colour, that looked really glossy long combined with the beautiful, highly detailed fabrics and clothes. Because Milan is so much more about sustainable fashion, the clothes from the Guardini show were made from recycled plastic and Tencel, wood pulp from trees that are grown on specialised tree farms and produced using recyclable, earth friendly solvents.

“for the designer this is everything, their baby, all of their creativity laid bare for people to criticise or commend.” At Tiziano Guardini, nails were really glossy in a natural nude colour.

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Paul & Joe’s show featured five different nail looks, including a cat decal with added crystals!

Nails at Stella Jean’s show represented the hardworking women in Pakistan who created the embroidery fabrics. The collection provides a living for these women to support their families.

My show on Saturday was for Stella Jean. This show was truly inspiring because she had collaborated with a small embroidery factory from Chitral in the north of Pakistan that was started by a young women, Karishma Ali, in her early twenties, to provide a living for women so as they in turn could provide their children with education, and things we take for granted in life. Each piece in the collection featured embroidery created by these women. I was fortunate enough to do Karishma’s nails for the show and she really was a marvelous woman, it was clear to see why she was named as one of Forbes 30 under 30. The nails were quite a feature for this show as Stella wanted them to represent the hardworking hands of these women and how their hands touch the earth, so we painted not only the nail but also thetip of the finger, with Smith and Cults Tang Dang.

It was then time for my adventures to come to an end and I had a real mix of emotions…overwhelming gratitude for the amazing opportunities I had been gifted, sadness that the season was over, fear that I may not get asked back, exhaustion due to all of the travel, the work, the lack of sleep etc. and I was feeling very excited and very tearful at the prospect of being reunited with my daughter, my biggest supporter and my constant motivator to strive for more, to be more, to do more and to give her opportunities in life I didn’t have. For those of you reading this that haven’t been put off and still want to get in to Session work my best advice to you is find some Session manicurists on Instagram that you follow and like their work, contact them to see if they ever need any help and ask them if they will keep you in mind. Maybe give them a nudge leading up to show seasons but don’t become a pest! Also, keep your eye out on their Instagram stories, as when their team is short, or they need an assistant, they are likely to put a shout out on there. Be prepared for early mornings, long days and travelling, and be prepared to work for free! Not ideal, and you can’t pay the mortgage with nail polish, but a lot of work is initially unpaid. Use it to your advantage, build a great portfolio and make contacts. I am not suggesting you work for free forever but there will be occasions where it is a great job that could lead to great things but there is no pay. It isn’t acceptable, I grant you, but if you say no someone else will say yes. Be selective, don’t work for anyone for nothing, but consider the job before you decline. Finally, I would just say, whilst a small number do, Session work is not, I don’t believe, ever going to give you the financial reward of a successful business (whether salon based, home based or mobile). I enjoy doing it and I use it to my advantage when it comes to PR and marketing for my business but it is that business that provides the roof over my daughter’s head, the food on our table, the clothes on our backs and her trips to experience amazing things.

On my final day in Milan I was Lead Manicurist for Shuting Qi, and not only that…I was invited to sit front row and watch the show! I always get really emotional watching a show. As a collective team people have spent months, days, hours preparing and creating what the designer wants, and for the designer this is everything, their baby, all of their creativity laid bare for people to criticise or commend. The nail look for this was bright vibrant colours, with each model wearing a shade that contrasted with her outfit and make-up look. It was a beautiful show and a great show to end my first Milan Fashion Week on.

For Shuting Qi, nails were bright and vibrant, with each model wearing a shade that contrasted with her outfit and make up look.

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.................................................................................................Marie-Louise Coster Writes: A month in the life of a session tech

It was almost time to go home, just a quick stop to prepare some of Stella Jean’s guests for the Green Carpet Fashion Awards and I was away. I walked back through the door of my home at 4am on Monday morning and at 3am on Wednesday morning I was off to Paris! Paris was always my second favourite city (after Dublin), but I think Milan has taken its place! Nonetheless I was excited to be on my way to assist on the Rocha show, a show I had never worked on before. So after more hours of travelling and a short flight I was there, the Palais du Chaillot, at the Trocadero, the best view of the Eiffel Tower anywhere in Paris. For Rochas the nail look was nude, for both fingers and toes. Nude nails are a classic and they particularly worked with the elegance of this collection. Backstage was reasonably calm, it is interesting how the atmosphere various from city to city; London can be quite fraught, Milan seems to be very laid back…perhaps too laid back at times with a minimal sense of urgency, and Paris sits somewhere between the two. This show was very plain sailing, everything ran to time, we encountered no issues and the show was a success. I left the show with time to spare to get my coach back to the airport as I was flying home that night to work in the salon Thursday and Friday, only to return to Paris on Saturday. A little over 36 hours later I was on my way again, back to Paris for my last stint this season. I have to admit, whether I like it or not, I am a woman of a certain age and all of this travelling, the minimal sleep, the stress when things don’t go to plan and missing my family is a bit too much for me at times, but I am so lucky to do what I do and I always feel sad when a season comes to an end. I was returning to Paris for two shows, Hermes, which I have been lucky to do for four seasons, and Paul & Joe, which I had never worked on before. Hermes was at the Tennis Club de Paris and in true Hermes style it was a clean, classic, timeless, delicate natural nails buffed to a high shine, fingers and toes. Hermes is a big show, there are usually around 55 models, and whilst in Paris you are given a lot more space than in London and there is less scrabbling around on the floor and under tables (in Milan I was even give a chair to sit on!). There are still two to three people working on a model at any one time as you have hair, make-up and nails all needing to do their job at the same time. In moments of panic, when time is against us, there can be double that amount of people! The Hermes Show got a little bit close to the wire and it was very much all hands on deck, but it all went off well and looked beautiful as always.

My final show for the season was Paul & Joe, I had never worked on this show, neither had I worked with the Lead Manicurist before but she was lovely, and the show was really good fun, the clothes really were creations. There were only 30 models, fingers and some toes, depending on whether they were wearing open toed shoes or not, and there was eight of us to complete it and we had four hours to do it (minus rehearsals etc.), so it should have been straightforward right? Wrong! There were three nail looks: look no.1 was a cat decal with added crystals, look no.2 was a black accent nail and the remaining four nails were a clear glossy base and a black dot at the cuticle, and the third look was five pastel shades. For the first hour we didn’t know which model was having which look as the designers hadn’t decided! Rather than waste time we prepped the nails so as when they finally decided we could just get on with it. Once they decided, it was all hands on deck to get the job done, interruptions ensued with shoe rehearsals, walk-in rehearsals, models catching their nails and it having to be reapplied, but the job was completed and it was another success.

In true Hermes style, the show was a clean, classic, timeless, delicate natural nails buffed toa high shine, fingers and toes.

Marie-Louise Coster is a Session Tech, Beauty Therapist, Trainer and Business Consultant, with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. All About Mi Beauty & Holistic Training School (www.allaboutmi.net) is ABT-accredited.

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Nails: Seasonal Nail Art...........................................................................................................................................................

m a l g a t Ins @irishbeautyshow

Step away from the cliché this Christmas, and offer your clients simple, yet stunning, nail art that will see them right through the party season. Check out these stunners we’ve found for inspiration…

@irishbeautyshow

Kirsty Algouneh, CND Colour Education Ambassador

Kirsty Algouneh, CND Colour Education Ambassador

1,138 Likes @polished_by_kirsty @cndworld @sweet_squared_ireland #Christmas #baubles #festive #nailart #green #gemstone #CND @polished_by_kirsty @cndworld @sweet_squared_ireland #Christmas #baubles #festive #nailart #green #gemstone #CND

@irishbeautyshow @irishbeautyshow

Winter Dreamland by Gelish

Karen Louise, Salon System Nail Expert

@gelish_official @creativeacademy #gelish #winter #snowflake #festivenails #snow #dreamland #nailart @karenlouisenail @salonsystem #Gellux #SalonSystem #festivenails #glitter #sparkle #party #nailart

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.......................................................................................................................................................... Nails: Seasonal Nail Art

@irishbeautyshow Bio Sculpture’s glittery Jupiter nails from the Galaxy collection.

@irishbeautyshow OPI’s Shine Bright fairy light design, using the Hello Kitty by OPI collection.

1,138 Likes @biosculptureireland #Galaxy #partynails #festive #gel #green #outofthisworld #sparkle #biosculpture

@opi @hennessyhb #opi #christmas #festive #HelloKitty #fairylights #sparkle #nailart

@irishbeautyshow Nails by Shell O’Mahony using The Manicure Company’s Pepperberry.

@irishbeautyshow Nails by @polished_dream using Morgan Taylor’s Hollywood’s Sweetheart.

@shells_sparkle_n_shine_nails @the_manicure_company #sparkle #glitter #coffinnails #ballerina #festive #partynails

@sarahnailandbeauty @the_manicure_company #glitter #sparkles #stripes #coffinnails #ballerina #winter #glossy #nailart

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Business: Liz McKeon writes....................................................................................................................................................

Liz McKeon discusses how to manage staff departures, retain clients & find out why they’re leaving.

What to do when your most in-demand therapist leaves

When your superstar therapist walks into your office, closes the door, sits down and asks if you can talk; you get that sinking feeling in your stomach telling you what is coming next…they are leaving.

Exit Interviews: the insider’s guide

Exit interviews… • Provide an opportunity to ‘make peace’ with the disgruntled employee • Are seen as a positive activity by existing staff • Provide relevant and useful data for future training needs • Might even result in giving you a chance to retain your superstar • Hearing and handling feedback is a powerful development process for the salon manager •

Are a unique chance to survey and analyse the opinions of departing employees, who are generally more forthcoming, constructive and objective than staff still in their jobs.

If the departing employee agrees to an ‘exit interview’, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

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It’s natural to take their resignation personally, panic and get upset. You may feel angry, disappointed, confused and even betrayed. However, now is not the time for these emotions. You have a business to run and clients to keep. Instead, stay positive, calm and focused on your salon.


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It is important that you move quickly and take the following five steps:

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Contact the therapist’s clients immediately

It is preferable that the clients hear the news directly from you and it gives you a chance to book them in with another member of the team. If you cannot contact them by phone, then a letter or email is another good way to get in touch. A text is too short and impersonal. It may send out the wrong message as it might look like you’re not that bothered about their custom.

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What to say to clients

Stay positive and keep the message simple. Remember the clients are the salon businesses clients. The client doesn’t need to know the details, just that you will continue to look after them at your salon. Acknowledge that you are sad to see the person leave, but you wish them all the very best, and now back to you and your next appointment…

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Manage the gossip!

No matter where the therapist is going to or what the circumstances of their departure is, do not let your team gossip to clients. Give your team their instructions. If necessary give your team, particularly your reception staff, a script, so they have a well-rehearsed response at the ready. Some clients may feel a little let down, so it is important to manage the situation.

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Social media

Keep an eye on your social media accounts just in case clients are being poached via this channel. Now is the perfect time to increase your own marketing and shout about just how fantastic your salon is.

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Pull out all the stops

Do everything you can to keep your clients, but if they follow the therapist, don’t give up – continue to market to those clients and make it easy for them to return to your salon. Remember, you are an amazing entrepreneur and this is just a bump in the road! In no time at all, your salon will be back to normal – everybody is replaceable!

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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Retailing: Festive Gifts............................................................................................................................................................

Deck your shelves! It’s that time of year again when we start to stock our shelves with the latest gift sets and festive products to help clients tick off their Christmas shopping lists. Here’s a few suggestions to help you choose – don’t forget to get your orders in early! Artdeco’s Boost Your Lashes Gift Set features Angel Eyes Mascara, Lash Booster and a Cosmetics Pouch. The long-lasting Angel Eyes Mascara Waterproof ensures that lashes are lengthened and curled, and thanks to the high-tech brush with a fine tip, even the smallest lashes are reached. Natural Candelilla, Carnauba and Beeswax provide protection, shine and suppleness. 01 408 0820 / www.chleoenterprises.ie

CND™’s Christmas Duo Box features RescueRXX™ to repair damaged and brittle nails back to optimum health and multi award-winning SolarOil™ to quench thirsty nails, an ideal gift for those with nails in need of a little festive TLC. Sweet Squared: 01 408 9191 / www.sweetsquared.com

QMS Medicosmetics have launched three Christmas skincare gift sets for 2019. The three gift sets feature QMS’ hero products, packaged in signature blue boxes, each with a magnetic clasp and the brand’s signature grosgrain ribbon: Choose from Radiant Glow Collection, The Regenerating Night Collection, and the Skin Perfecting Hydration Collection. QMS Medicosmetics: www.qmsmedicosmetics.com

Elemis’ Pro-Collagen Shining Stars collection features hero products from the brand’s best-selling Pro-Collagen range, formulated with rich marine extracts, presented in a premium vanity case. The collection includes Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 10g, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 100ml, Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix 30ml, Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment 15ml, Pro-Collagen Definition Face & Neck Serum 15ml, Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks (1 sachet), Pro-Collagen Insta-Smooth Primer 2ml sachet, and a luxury Cleansing Cloth. Elemis: www.elemis.com

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The BeautyPro festive range includes Spa at Home, luxurious range of sheet masks created to enable clients to enjoy the brand’s treatment regimes in the comfort of their own homes. The BeautyPro Spa at Home collection includes one Gold Foil Mask, one Detoxifying Mask and one Eye Therapy Mask. Flair Hair & Beauty: www.flair.ie

White to Brown’s ‘Let It Glow’ Collection comes in two options for Christmas 2019: Golden and Dark. Each includes the brand’s best-selling Self Tanning Lotion in either Medium or Dark, alongside a White to Brown Cleanse 250ml to prep skin prior to tanning with a pH balanced formulation. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

The Juliette Armand Skincare Chronos Skin Boosters Gift set features products from the Chronos range, to prevent and combat the marks of ageing of the skin. The Gift Box includes Chronos Hydra Correct Serum 30ml, Chronos Hydra Correct Cream 50ml, and Opsis Eye Cream 10ml. Beauty Boost Solutions: 01 490 5525 / www.skinboosters.ie

Nimue’s Multi-Masking Christmas Gift Set enables clients to use three different masks at the same time to treat a multitude of concerns. They could apply the Clarifying Mask 30ml to areas with excessive oil, such as the T-Zone, the Rejuvenating Mask 30ml to dull areas, and the Super Hydrating Mask 30ml to dry and dehydrated areas such as the cheeks. Sweet Squared: 01 408 9191 / www.sweetsquared.com

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Retailing: Festive Gifts............................................................................................................................................................ Artdeco’s Get The Perfect Teint Gift Set includes Perfect Teint Concealer and a Camouflage Brush. Long-lasting, water-resistant Perfect Teint Concealer features a twist mechanism and conceals shadows, lines and wrinkles with light-reflecting pigments and makes signs of fatigue vanish. For a complexion that is more even and radiantly fresh, apply directly after skincare or over make-up with the practical brush applicator and blend using the Camouflage Brush. 01 408 0820 / www.chleoenterprises.ie

We love Dermalogica’s limited edition Be Bright Christmas ornament. Not only does in come in super stylish packaging designed by LA street artist Kelsey Montague, it also features the best-selling Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant in a 13g travel size. Perfect to hang off your salon’s Christmas tree. Dermalogica: www.dermalogica.co.uk

Dermalogica’s Phyto-Replenish Body Oil has been launched in a limited holiday edition. Created to replenish, calm and moisturise skin, the oil is formulated with French Plum Seed Oil and Avocado Oil to moisturise and protect, fermented Red Ginseng to calm and nourish, and an infusion of bright Bergamot and Neroli to leave skin soft and lightly scented. Dermalogica: www.dermalogica.co.uk

Matis Paris Skincare have launched a number of gift sets for Dermalogica’s Phyto-Replenish Body Oil has been Christmas. These limited edition sets are filled with products launched in a limited holiday edition. to hydrate, nourish, lift, smooth, repair and regenerate the skin. We the Elegance Set which includes Densifiance Created to love replenish, calm and moisturise skin, the oil Remodelling and Redensifying Concentrate is Intensive formulated with FrenchCare Plum Seed Oil and Avocado and for the Monsieur Pouch featuring Oil(pictured), to moisturise andmen, protect, fermentedMatis Red Ginseng Deodorant. toMens calm Anti-Ageing and nourish,Cream and anand infusion of bright Bergamot and Neroli to leave skin soft and lightly scented. Star Products International: 01 460 5055 / www.spi.ie Dermalogica: www.dermalogica.co.uk

Grande Cosmetics Grande Gift Glam Set features everything your clients need to create glamourous and luscious lashes over the festive period and into the New Year. It features the brand’s award-winning GrandeLash – MD lash enhancing serum, along with GrandeMascara and GrandeBling Eyelash Curler. Beauty Boost Solutions: 01 490 5525 / www.skinboosters.ie

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BarberPro have put together the Rejuvenating Mask Set to retail as gifts to male clients this Christmas. The set includes everything needed for a simple three-step at-home routine to achieve a fresh, rejuvenated complexion, featuring Skin Renewing Foil Mask, Foam Cleansing Mask, and Under Eye Mask. Flair Hair & Beauty: www.flair.ie

Artdeco’s Waterproof Volume Gift Set includes Perfect Volume Mascara Waterproof and Soft Eyeliner in Waterproof. The special oval brush of the Perfect Volume Mascara makes fine lashes look thicker and adds volume. The mascara is enriched with volumisers and nourishing Panthenol. The eyeliner produces intense colour and excellent coverage. Chleo Enterprises: 028 906 17403 / www.chleoenterprises.co.uk

CND™ have released their Vinylux™ Duo Boxes featuring the self-adhering colour coat in Wildfire and the award-winning Long Wear Top Coat. These neat and tidy boxes will sit on your salon shelf, ready to be retailed and wrapped with a beautiful bow. Sweet Squared: 01 408 9191 / www.sweetsquared.com

A lovely gift for teenagers, Nimue’s limited-edition Y:Skin Starter Pack has been specially formulated for 10-20-year olds, with the correct strength of ingredients for regulating and maintaining young skin. The set includes Facial Wash, a soap-free, gel-like cleanser that removes impurities, reduces the risk of infection and gently exfoliates, whilst maintaining the skin’s PH; Y:Skin Moisturiser to soothe and hydrate and protect the skin’s barrier; and Active Blemish Control formulated with Tee Tree to target and reduce active spots. Sweet Squared: 01 408 9191 / www.sweetsquared.com 63


Retailing: Festive Gifts............................................................................................................................................................ MoroccanTan’s Party Glow gift set features MoroccanGlow 2 in 1 Extender and Gradual Tan to enable clients to either maintain their spray tan or gift it to their friends so they can build up their own salon-quality tan at home. In addition, MoroccanBronzer will enhance the complexion with a subtle shimmer and reveal a radiant finish. The gift set also includes a retractable Finishing Brush. Sweet Squared: 01 408 9191 / www.sweetsquared.com

Elemis have revealed three luxurious candles as part of their Christmas 2019 collection. Available in Frangipani Glow, Soothing Glow and Joyful Glow, the candles make beautiful Christmas gifts for you to retail to clients, and will look gorgeous as part of your holiday displays. Each has a burn time of 40 hours. Elemis: www.elemis.com

Eve Taylor’s Perfect Partner Anti Ageing Sets make an ideal retailing option this Christmas. They enable clients to get a taster of the brand, whilst offering existing Eve Taylor clients the option to buy all of their skincare essentials in one box, with a saving of 20% compared to purchasing the items individually. DK Distribution: 053 914 3032 / www.evetaylor.ie

Inglot have launched two brand new Christmas Eyeshadow Palettes ideal for retailing this Christmas. Each features 10 intensely pigmented, buildable and blendable shades and a large mirror. This duo features warm sultry tan shades and chocolate shimmering golds, the perfect combination of soft and intense vibes. Inglot: www.inglot.ie

Packaged in a beautiful box designed by LA street artist Kelsey Montague that clients will want to keep, Dermalogica’s Ultimate Cleanse & Glow Trio features three of the skincare brand’s trio bestsellers to cleanse, exfoliate and brighten for healthy, glowing skin. The gift set includes full retail sizes of Dermalogica PreCleanse (150ml), Special Cleansing Gel (250ml), and Daily Microfoliant (74g). Dermalogica: www.dermalogica.co.uk

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He-Shi’s Luxe Gift Set features a luxury boxed duo of He-Shi Express Liquid Tan 150ml and He-Shi Overnight Ageless Tanning Balm 50ml, along with a He-Shi Tanning Mitt for perfect application, ideal for tan and skincare lovers.

Inglot’s Marble Pink Brush Set features an ideal combination of Brushes, from the Fluffy Blending Brush to the Tapered Highlighting Brush.

Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

This new set of seven, high quality Pink Brushes feature rose gold detailing, and makes an ideal Christmas gift. Inglot: www.inglot.ie

The Nail Lacquer Minis pack of four lacquers from the Scotland by OPI collection makes a lovely festive gift. Inspired by fashion trends for the season, including plaid and classic houndstooth, this mini set includes Boys Be Thistle-ing at Me Lacquer 3.5ml, Rub-a-Pub-Pub Lacquer 3.5ml, You’ve Got that Glas-glow Lacquer 3.5ml, and Edinburgh-er & Tatties Lacquer 3.5ml. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

Dr Renaud have launched three gift tins for Christmas ‘19, each containing two full-sized products from their skincare collection. The tins come in a choice of Acacia Honey, Raspberry (pictured) and Rose, all containing a moisturising cream and face mask from the corresponding skincare line. Skin Evolution-UK: www.skinevolution.co.uk

Grande Cosmetics have launched the Grande Big Time Prime Gift Set for Christmas 2019. The gift set includes the brand’s best-selling Mascara and Primer, along with a Lash Curler, all wrapped up in a purple bow bag. Beauty Boost Solutions: 01 490 5525 / www.skinboosters.ie

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Education: News.....................................................................................................................................................................

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

Learn lash enhancements, lifting and henna brows with Lash eXtend Creative Academy were recently awarded Highly Commended – Training Academy of the Year 2019 at the Irish Hair & Beauty Awards. The Academy offers a variety of training opportunities, including courses for Lash eXtend.

Update your skills in the run up to Christmas Hennessy Hair & Beauty have announced a number of half-day and one-day training courses to help you bring your skills up to scratch ahead of the Christmas rush. All courses take place at the company’s Doughcloyne centre in Cork. On Monday 4th November and Monday 2nd December, one-day Lycon Wax Training courses take place, with a choice of Product Training or Advanced Training. Additional waxing training takes place on Friday 8th November, with a half day course in Rica Advanced Waxing. Learn inch loss techniques on the Minime Body Wrap course which takes place on Wednesday 6th November. Tame those unruly brows with a half day Threading course on Friday 15th November. For nails, a one-day Gelish Dip course is taking place on Wednesday 13th November, along with an OPI GelColor course on Wednesday 20th November. Always popular during the party season, learn the Biosmetics Lash Lift technique on Monday 18th November, and spray tanning on the half-day St Tropez Spray Tanning course on Friday 22nd November. Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436 / www.hennessyhb.ie

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This individual, semi-permanent lash system was founded by World Champion Lash Technician and International Lash Judge, Yvonne Van Weiran. As well as lash extensions, the range also includes Brow eXtend, a wide range of eyebrow styling products, reformulated and upgraded to Brow Couture this year.

Learn safe use of electric nail files & bits

Ensure you understand safe and effective use of electrical nail drills, with the ABT Accredited Andreia Drill Class with Andreia Drill and Drill Bits. To attend, students must have a minimum of a six months’ certification in PolyGel, Gel or Liquid & Powder Acrylic. For the course, students must bring a model with one hand of PolyGel, Gel or L&P acrylic extensions requiring an infill of at least two weeks’ growth and one hand of newly applied by unfiled L&P acrylic extensions. This class includes an Andreia Drill & Drill Bits, with additional Andreia Drill Bit purchases including Ceramic Bits - Conical/Cuticle/Cylindrical. Creative Academy: 01 429 5122 / www.creativeacademy.ie

Lash eXtend training covers theoretical knowledge and placement techniques, as well as the management skills needed to run a successful Lash Extension business. Novices can complete the Lash eXtend Classic Lashes Beginner Level one-day course, and after completing this can move onto extend their knowledge with Lash eXtend Russian Volume Lash Training. Lash eXtend Lash Lifting Training is also offered, with Beginners Level covered over half a day. For eyebrows, Lash eXtend Henna Brow Training will teach students about eyebrow theory, shaping techniques as well as hygiene and safety, and Semi Permanent Brow colouring using Henna. Courses are available nationwide. Creative Academy: 01 429 5122 / www.creativeacademy.ie

Lash Perfect launch Brow Lamination courses Lash Perfect have introduced new courses in Brow Lamination.

Brow Lamination is the new on-trend eyebrow treatment on everyone’s lips, that promises to tame thick, voluminous brows and keep them in place. Thinner, sparser brows are given a fuller appearance, and expert styling can keep brows in place for up to eight weeks. Lash Perfect’s Brow Lamination treatment takes just 30 minutes to perform, and their training courses are open to existing brow technicians as well as newcomers. The course covers styling for brow and face shapes, brow mapping, how to disguise gaps in the brows, an understanding of the theory of brow tinting and perming, demonstrations of Hi Brow Lamination, Hi Brow Lamination practical work, tips on how to market and promote the Hi Brow Lamination treatment, and practical assessment. Two Hi Brow Lamination Kits are also available from Lash Perfect – the Professional Kit and Essentials Kit. Lash Perfect: 087 242 7510 / www.lashperfect.ie