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THE TEAM Editor: Lucy Earley Advertising: Chris Dunican


Linda Horan Nominated as ’Best Business to Business Editor, 2013

Production Manager: Ruth Gunning Administration & Accounts: Managing Director: Chris Dunican Contributors Liz McKeon Dylan Bradshaw Team Jennifer Rock Peninsula Business Services Bronwyn Conroy

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Welcome to the May / June issue of Beauty Professional magazine. We’ve got some great product tips and ideas ahead of the holiday season for your salon in this issue. In addition to the plethora of products on display, we report on the business and staffing related issues affecting your beauty business. Check out our business feature on starting out. Peninsula Business Services informs you about the provisions, you as a business owner, have to make for staff pregnancies. With Father’s Day on the horizon – have you ever given some thought on branching into men’s care or spending more time promoting the service? Everyone wants to look good, and men are no different. But, the stigma associated with men going into a beauty salon for a beauty treatment still exists. We should welcome men with open arms into our salons; specifically targeting them with promotions and treatments that they need. You need to tell them that you cater for both sexes. We cover lots of men’s products and will increasingly endeavour to do so, to fit the growing demand for men’s grooming services in Ireland. I welcome your news and views, and you can email me directly at: Until next time, Love,


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News Worthy

News Worthy BEUTIFI.COM ACQUIRES MAIN COMPETITOR has announced the acquisition of SalonAddict, making them one of the leading salon marketing and booking websites in Ireland and giving them a significant UK presence. BEUTiFi. com also announced 14 new jobs in addition to the acquisition. has 1,500 salons signed to date in Ireland and the UK including: Waxperts, Zeba Hairdressing, Joseph Kramer Group, Kazumi and Hugh Campbell Group. Similar to JustEat, BEUTiFi is a platform that allows consumers to discover the best salons, read reviews and to book appointments online in real time through its website. The salon booking site will facilitate approximately €10m in booking revenue in 2016 through its platform. This means will have one of the largest customer bases in Ireland and the UK and positions on

its way to becoming a major player in the €100 billion global salon market., Founder and CEO, Richard Spence, who has a wealth of knowledge from key roles at L’Oreal and CarTrawler, said: “The acquisition of SalonAddict sees us move a step closer to our goal to

be the largest hair and beauty booking website globally. The focus is now to further grow the customer base in Ireland and the UK and to launch into a number of new cities across Europe and the US.” For more information please contact Richard Spence:


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NUALA WOULFE ESSIE LAUNCH Guests gathered at the Nuala Woulfe Serenity Day Spa in Glasthule, Co. Dublin for the launch of the Essie Bridal Collection 2016. Invitees, including model and author Alison Canavan, stylist Judy Gilroy and blogger Keva Doyle, were treated to high tea and bespoke mani / pedis in the stunning surroundings of one of Ireland's top day spas and wellness centres. At the wedding of the century, Kate Middleton chose to wear Essie’s Allure on the day that she became a princess, which was one of the most popular colours on the day among guests. 4•••••Beauty PROFESSIONAL IRELAND

Skincare Brand, Matis Paris, recently announced the winners of its popular Matis Student of the Year Competition. The judging of the competition, which commenced during early February 2016 saw 9 finalists battle it out for one of the three awards. Judged in areas such as technique, technical and product knowledge and appearance, the standard was extremely high and the judges had a very difficult job. There was great excitement as the winners were announced: V Shauna Cole, Blackrock Further Education Institute V Kelsey Murphy, Blackrock Further Education Institute V Aoife Humpston, Blackrock Further Education Institute The winners and tutors Siobhan Dunne, Gillian Byrne and GTI Tutor Erin Casey,

travelled to Paris in March, where they visited the luxurious Matis office in Ave Foch in Paris, by Jessica of Matis Paris and Andrea Ni Ealaithe of Star Products International. The group also visited the Matis Laboratory and Factory, The Eiffel Tower and spent time shopping along the Champs Elysees. Go to: Web:

News Worthy

SWEET SQUARED APPOINTMENT NEWS Sweet Squared has welcomed the appointments of several new professionals recently: James Mortimer to the Sweet Squared family in the new position of CFO/ COO (Chief Financial and Chief Operating Officer). “This new role is specifically designed to strengthen our team and commitment to delivering the 1 James Mortimer highest service levels possible for our customer,” says Samuel Sweet, Sweet Squared CEO. “After six months of extensive searches and interviews for this position, James was asked how he would feel signing off with “Love and Respect” to which he replied, 'Having seen the culture, passion and enthusiasm your team has for the customer and their experience, I would feel honoured because I know that it’s genuine.' Samuel continued “We knew James had the right skills, but after that, we knew we had our man.” James is a tall (6’5”) Yorkshire numbers and logistics kind of guy. A qualified accountant with a big personality, love of sport and a serious sense of fun. “I actively seek adventure and embrace challenges with logic, structure, clear communication and processes that work to deliver on our mission to provide excellence for our customer," James commented. S2 Welcome a Familiar Face Further into the Fold! Fee Wallace has been a beloved CND Education Ambassador since 2004 when she was the tender age of 21, a Team CND International Education ambassador since 2011 and now Sweet Squared has welcomed her into the new position of Lead Education Ambassador for the UK EA team and Sweet Squared. Fee’s role will be focusing on EA support, updating and teaching new 1 Fee Wallace techniques and classes; driving forward education by facilitating events and classes, maintaining her rapidly growing on-line YouTube videos, which include easy-to-follow guides, how-tos and application techniques using S2 product offerings. Her YouTube channel has over 77,500 views. Sweet Squared Welcomes Clare Miller Sweet Squared welcomed Clare Miller recently, taking on the position of Purchasing Manager. A fitness fanatic, photographer and triathlon lover, Clare is currently spending her spare time 1 Clare Miller training for a half Ironman! Go to:





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BRONZE DIRECT PARTNERS WITH COSMEDICO MEDICAL Bronze Direct has partnered with Cosmedico Medical to bring the latest non-invasive and affordable hair removal systems to Ireland. Cosmedico Medical have been making light therapy devices since 1975 for the medical, health care and beauty industries. Their constant commitment to innovation and quality has meant they are now represented in over 60 countries worldwide and employ over 500 people across their diverse range of companies. Bronze Direct will now represent Cosmedico Medical in Northern Ireland and ROI and will offer full sales, marketing and support across the territory. Josh Yardley, Sales Director of Cosmedico

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commented: “We’re delighted to have secured a partnership with one of Ireland’s leading beauty suppliers. Bronze Direct’s wealth of knowledge and excellence in the field adds the quality and expertise we have been looking for in this important European market. Our focus initially will be with our revolutionary SkinPULSE SHR baby system offering super-fast pain-free hair removal – ideally suited to the Irish beauty operator.” The SkinPULSE range of IPL and SHR equipment is a leader in the field of

Laser hair removal, IPL applications and aesthetic non- invasive cosmetic skin treatments. Contact Bronze Direct for more details +44 (0) 28 375 25500 (NI) / +353 (0) 1 636 3138 (ROI). Go to:

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CIDESCO ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS FOR 2016 CONGRESS The CIDESCO Congress for 2016 takes place this September in Dublin. The Congress has announced that Dr. Andrea Bovero and Debra Sadranu will be giving lectures at the event. Dr. Andrea Bovero is an expert in marketing and communication and a Professor of Cosmetology and Communication of Beauty and Wellness in Italian and foreign Universities. Dr. Bovero studied Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology at the University of Ferrara and then took his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry. He then focused his postdoctoral training in Dermo-Cosmetic Sciences and Technology. Debra Sadranu is undoubtedly the pioneer, founder and visionary of the Fiji Beauty and Spa Industry, warranting recognition for the outstanding contribution she has made, through the Beauty and Spa Industry, to the Fiji Tourism Industry. Winning the Visionary Aon Excellence in tourism award in 2011 and Business Women of the year in 2015, Debra has provided the Spa Tourism Industry with expertise and recruitment for the past 18 years. Debra prides herself in providing training and employment, creating career paths for thousands of local women. Tickets for this comprehensive unmissable event are €90, and they are available to purchase on the congress website: 6•••••Beauty PROFESSIONAL IRELAND

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TOP NAIL TECHS JOIN THE WAVERLEY ACADEMY Three of the most prestigious nail techs in Ireland have joined the Waverley Academy teacher training program to further their careers as international trainers and educators. Adriana Onofrei, Julia Celovalnikova and Diana Nagais have a multitude of national and international awards between them and are continually looking at ways to develop their skills. Veronica Clinton, Director at TWA commented: “It’s a privilege for us that nail professionals of such an incredibly high standard have chosen to complete their teacher training with us. It couldn’t have come at a better time as we are currently developing our nail education department and will be recruiting Adriana onto our teaching staff to help with developments.” Go to:



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SWEET SQUARED’S SHOWA-THON SUCCESS! This year, Sweet Squared (S2) debuted a new generation of trade shows. The brand new show format was created around the brand’s ’Love and Respect’ ethos and aspirations to create an environment to Connect, Inspire, Surprise and Delight customers, new and existing. The new show format, which launched at Professional Beauty Excel London in February, marked the first time that S2 had not sold product at the show since their first trade show in 2011. Though their waxing and tanning brands Waxperts and MoroccanTan sold online and at the show. “After dedicating the past decade to building a company that provides, without

fail, great customer care it’s fair to say we didn’t like the ’travelling discount store’ connotations of a trade show and wanted to be able to surpass our customers’ expectations. Through evaluating areas that didn’t work for us such as the long queue times, a lack of one-on-one time with

customers, and the exclusivity of show only deals we made it our mission to craft a more personal S2 experience for our customers ensuring they could receive all the benefits with none of the negatives!” - Samantha Sweet, Sweet Squared Co-Founder. Go to:

GLOBAL WELLNESS DAY 2016 Voya co-founder and Global Wellness Day Ambassador, Kira Walton and her team have been busy promoting health and wellbeing as they prepare for the annual Global Wellness Day (GWD) due to take place on Saturday 11th of June. With a paddle in Global Wellness Day, a not-for- profit international organisation was founded in Turkey and started as a social project created solely by volunteers. Having carried out its first official celebration day in 2012, GWD has become a global sensation with millions of people around the world gathering each year to celebrate the necessity and benefits of good, healthy living. To celebrate the day and encourage as many people as possible to participate, Kira and her team will be holding Yoga and mindfulness activities on Saturday the 11th of June on the shores of Strandhill beach in Sligo, where everyone is welcome to join in. 8•••••Beauty PROFESSIONAL IRELAND

PESTLE & MORTAR WINS COSMO USA AWARD Irish brand Pestle & Mortar has won the Best Newbie Brand Award by Cosmopolitan in the Beauty Award segment. Cosmopolitan USA is the frontrunner in women’s fashion, beauty and lifestyle. In their May 2016 issue, they’ve shortlisted the Top 50 Best Beauty Buys where they’ve picked the best from beauty

racks across the globe. And among the thousands of up and coming brands, Pestle & Mortar has been selected as the Best Newbie Brand. “Pestle & Mortar is a tightly edited line that is serious about moisturising. With just two products – a pure hyaluronic acid serum and a peptide moisturiser – it’s simplifying hydration with effective natural ingredients!” – Lauren Balsamo, Cosmopolitan.


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SAVE THE DATE If you're planning a trip over to Beauty Düsseldorf, one of the most important world trade fairs in beauty, then check out their dates for next year: Beauty Düsseldorf: 31. March – 2. April 2017 Top Hair International Trend & Fashion Days Düsseldorf: An event for the hairdressing industry. 1. – 2. April 2017 Make-up artist design show Düsseldorf: Trade Fair for Make-up Artists. 1. – 2. April 2017

VTCT SECURES NEW HAIR AND BEAUTY CENTRE VTCT has announced a new partnership with Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT). With over 50 years’ experience in delivering vocational qualifications, Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) is one of the largest specialist awarding organisation in the fields of beauty therapy and hairdressing, offering a wide range of qualifications from Entry Level to Level 4. VTCT also work in partnership with Habia, the industry standard setting body who are committed to ensuring that industry occupational standards are the best in the world. Alan Woods OBE, VTCT Chief Executive said: “We are proud to announce that BCoT, a well-respected and reputable college with strong industry links and fantastic student success rates has chosen VTCT as their Awarding Organisation”. Go to: 10•••••Beauty PROFESSIONAL IRELAND

Eyelash specialists flirties recently announced Becky Byrne as educator for flirties in Southern Ireland. Becky has vast experience in running a successful salon and offering popular treatments to clients and will help flirties to fulfil demand for the various flirties training courses in different aspects of professional beauty treatments. Together with Christine Tohill in Northern Ireland, these educators will cover Ireland with help and support for students, fully accredited training and product support, not only in person but also online. Anyone looking to become qualified in beauty or looking to add another beauty treatment to their portfolio please contact:

DERMALOGICA FOUNDER ON THE COVER OF DIRECTOR Jane Wurwand, Founder and Chief Visionary of Dermalogica and the brand’s social impact initiative, FITE, was invited to be the cover feature on Director Magazine to celebrate International Women’s Day and to bring the message of FITE to their readers. The magazine is sent directly to 40,000 registered company directors, plus a subscriber database of over 10,000. For thirty years since the inception of The International Dermal Institute (IDI) and the Dermalogica professional skin care brand, Wurwand has focused her business on creating professional opportunities and economic empowerment for women. “Micro-entrepreneurs who start their own plumbing business, their own small salon or daycare centre are job creators not job seekers. The UN says we need 600 million new jobs – they’re going to come from small entrepreneurs who are hiring a couple of people,” says Wurwand. “The salon industry helps to put more women into business than any other, women own 64 percent of all salons. They are part of a tribe of micro-entrepreneurs who keep the wheels turning”. In 2011, Jane launched FITE, Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship, to help women entrepreneurs around the world invest in their own potential. Working in more than 70 countries, FITE creates pathways to entrepreneurship by providing access to funding and business resources, supporting education and leadership training for women. To date, FITE has helped to fund more than 75,000 women entrepreneurs worldwide.





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Neck-Lect Neglect your neck area at your peril! Warns Jennifer Rock

The first areas to visually age are: the eyes, the hands and THE NECK! Oh, how we have forgotten this “drop zone” / “turkey neck” region, which all too often gives the chronological age game away, much to our dismay! What was once a taut, sharp right angle belonging to a chiselled jawline is now a mere slant. So what can we do? Is there a need for a specific neck cream? What age should we start? Why does the neck age faster? The particular ageing process of the neck is twofold: Firstly, sagging muscles are a reality! The platysma muscle is a superficial thin, ropey muscle that covers the front of the neck, stemming from the second rib cage, shoulders, collarbone and right up to the jawline and lower lip region. Its function is to pull the lower lip and side of mouth down and sideways, in other words, this is the muscle you use when you grimace or open the sides of the mouth in surprise! Are you all pulling and distorting your face now as you read? The issue is that, unlike other muscles that attach to ligaments and bones, the platysma is directly attached to the skin and is pulled forward by its own contraction. The platysma shortens and contracts as we age; this becomes visible as a v-shape formation on a mature client as opposed to a smooth flat surface on a more youthful face. In this situation, the muscle itself is sitting away from the skin of the neck. This is an inevitable action, but to help postpone it, many opt for facial exercises, faradic concepts, radio frequency and many modalities. Secondly, skin is losing elasticity. Collagen and elastin are two separate fibres within the skin yet are often misunderstood and explained as one. Both are home to the fibroblast cell, aka the healing factory, as it is responsible for creating both collagen and elastin. These 12•••••Beauty PROFESSIONAL IRELAND

proteins are known to be the darlings of the cosmeceutical world, yet their true purpose is to assist in the healing process. Collagen is the framework of the skin and gives the skin strength and plumpness. Approximately 80% of the living layer of the skin is collagen based. Unfortunately, our collagen levels decrease as we age, especially from the age of 30. Elastin and its function is implied in the name, it provides bounce, snap and resilience in the skin. Visualise a new elastic band versus an old battered version, this is not too dissimilar to the effects that occur within the skin. Sunlight and lifestyle choices damage this living layer and cause premature ageing. The light penetrates into this layer daily, weakening and causing destruction within. Another more localised thought is: Perfume! Spraying alcohol-based perfume onto the skin, which is then exposed to light, leads to accelerated ageing, and hyper and hypo pigmented spots. So, what can we do to prevent premature ageing of the skin on the neck? The only true way to treat the skin ageing process is to kickstart and challenge the fibroblast cells. This is only possible through skincare using stem cells, peptides, vitamins, and alpha hydroxyl acids, while also having procedures such as chemical peels, laser resurfacing, microneedling, etc. Start as soon as possible, ideally by the age of 25 at the latest to prevent rather than rewind. Neck creams in many brands are a marketing tool but if they include ingredients as listed above and have clinical trials to support them, then YES invest in a neck cream as it often needs more TLC than the surrounding areas. Otherwise, include your neck in your regular facial skincare, and look for the ingredients above to help fight the ageing process on both your skin and your neck. Remember, ageing is inevitable but the rate at which you age is questionable.

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BeautyPro collagen sheet masks USP: These handy sheet masks contain marine collagen, combined with key vitamins, herbs and botanicals to improve skin tone and complexion. They’re a rapid facial enhancement in a luxurious treatment. The brightening formula combats fine lines, wrinkles, sun­ damage and dull skin while improving tone. The rejuvenating masque contains collagen and green tea to target problematic skin and improve oily and dry conditions. Contact: / Tel: +353 (0) 45 89 8501

Biopure USP: If you live in a city or town then the chances are you’re exposed to pollution and its ill effects on the skin. Biopure is a range of urban skin care products specifically adapted to address the effects of pollution on the skin in-depth, cleansing it and enabling it to breathe better. Contact:, info@ Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436



Even Skin Tone Crème USP: Significant advances in liposomal technology have meant eléni Skincare’s ingredients can be delivered deeper into the epidermis and dermis. This highly effective crème acts to reduce age spots, blemish scars, hyperpigmentation and helps breakout-prone skin to fend off pesky spots when used regularly as a moisturiser. It's suitable for all skin types and ages. Contact: Tel: +44 28 9581 1800


Sérum BiOXYGENE USP: The Sérum BiOXYGENE brings an intensive ‘breath of fresh air’ to the skin, with its potent, active ingredients that revitalise dull and tired complexions. The oxygen levels in the skin are replenished by the key ingredient of Pro-Oxygen for a healthy, glowing radiance. The epidermis is protected and strengthened against stressed conditions and external aggressors by Detoxyline, which fights free radicals and rids the skin of toxins. Contact:


White Brilliance USP: It’s a new range from Murad with its main ingredient being skin-illuminating Porcelain Flower Extract to even skin tone. An exceptionally rich source of free radicalfighting antioxidants and skin calming agents, it helps restore health and clarity to skin while minimising the impact of dulling, damaging and darkening UV rays. The collection offers a complete regime designed to even skin tone and enhance skin’s translucence and smoothness. Contact:


Hydra Nutri Nourishing Cream USP: This exclusive hydrating Professional Treatment is for skin in need of a moisturising bath in order to plump all the fine lines. It also helps to regain suppleness and luminosity. It contains hyaluronic acid: creating an intense moisturising action that increases cell renewal. It was created for massage purposes and has a creamy texture with a cool refreshing effect, complete with three butters, illipe, shea and mango. Contact: Tel: +353 (0) 1 460 5055


Biotec Night Cream USP: This new range from Elemis contains a complex of encapsulated zinc, copper and a trio of acids with amber to energise the skin and maintain its natural vitality. The new Energising Skincare System helps to re-boot skin’s performance for a thriving, vibrant and freshly revived complexion. Contact:


Collagen Moisturiser USP: The first signs of ageing appear when the level of collagen in the skin starts to decrease. The Vitamins, pro-Vitamins and plant-based deep-working micro collagen in the Collagen Booster line intensively stimulate the skin. The skin is not only nourished, but it's stimulated to start producing its own collagen again. Available in salon and retail size. Contact: www.beautyproductsireland. com, Tel: +353 (0) 52 613 6433





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Welcome to the world of BPI Spa. With summer nearly here, we're taking a look at what's new in relaxation and wellness. We check out all the latest trends in news, products and spa inspiration.



CND SPA have taken Cucumber Heel Therapy and brought it into 2016 with a new look and a new Hero Partner, creating a sole-ful journey of soothing hydration. These restorative foot spa-treatments relieve dryness with natural-refreshing cucumber and AHA’s that smooth rough edges while the intensive moisturising complex hydrates heels. Cucumber Heel Therapy contains natural botanicals that aid in the repair of dry, cracked skin plus Aloe Vera, Cucumber Extract and Chamomile to nourish. Meet the newest member of the Cucumber Heel Therapy family - Callus Smoother! Contact:, or Tel: +353 (0) 1 408 91 91

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GLOBAL TRENDS According to Spafinder Wellness 365’s ‘Global Spa & Wellness Trends Report 2016’ there are several global trends that will influence treatments in our spas and salons and the buying trends of our clients over the next few years. There will be a leaning toward ‘technology breaks’ where the phone or tablet is exchanged for the yoga mat and all the family can indulge in relaxing spa treatments. There is also a move toward ‘Well-Fests’ where festivals will shift from hedonism to wellness. Following on from the culture of wellness that we’re moving into, companies are starting to take a vested interest in their employees' mental health and downtime, with spa trips as a definite option. 16•••••Beauty PROFESSIONAL IRELAND

EXOTIC MANGO ENZYME BODY WRAP For a tropical summer spa treatment this body wrap delivers all the benefits of a full body peel! Potent exotic organic fruit aromas can transport your mind and body. Delicious juicy mango increases and boosts skin collagen. Pineapple infuses the skin with youth enhancing vitamin c. Age defying actives, exfoliating enzymes, lactic Acid and glycolic acid smooth the skin and lighten pigmentation. The luxurious body treatment refines surface skin, increases collagen production and smooths wrinkles - all while nourishing the skin with rich anti-oxidant carrot oils. How to use: Prepare 3 bowls, one with a teaspoon of Eminence Coconut Sugar Scrub, one with half a teaspoon of mango enzyme body wrap and one with your choice of massage soufflés; choose from Eminence Citron Age Defying Massage Soufflé, refreshing Pear and Green Apple or anti-oxidant Blueberry Soy Massage soufflé. Contact: Tel: +353 (0) 1 677 7911.


REM PEDISPA The pedispa chair is available as standard in white with grey piping and as an additional option in any REM colour of upholstery. The pedispa has an electrically adjustable seat and a manually adjustable footrest. It features easy access arms and a whirlpool facility. Dimensions: width: 75cm, height: 66cm (top of the arm), depth: 137cm. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436

KARITE With its spa aesthetic, Karite Shea Shower has a soap-free formula that hydrates and nourishes for a gentle spa shower cleanse with a melting and creamy texture. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 1 822 2711


SOTHYS SEASONAL FACIAL Prep your client's skin for the summer months ahead with the NEW Sothys Limited Edition Seasonal SS/16 Oxygenating Facial. The intensive vitamin and oxygenating facial will add a healthy glow to the skin all season. To complement the skin boosting treatment, the professional brand has specially designed two new at-home-products enriched with Cherry extract, which hydrates; Gooseberry extract and pink clay which remineralises and detoxifies the skin. These ingredients are combined with a complex of multifunctional anti-oxidants to help reactivate cell regeneration. The skin cells are immediately better oxygenated, while the complexion is left looking radiant. Contact:, Tel: +353 1 408 0820


Nothing's cooler than a massage candle, just like this luxurious shea and cocoa butter massage candle, carefully blended with essential oils of Grapefruit, Patchouli and Ylang Ylang. Perfect for revitalising daily stresses and fatigue. The candle can be melted and used as a luxurious massage oil, poured gently onto the client and massaged in. The candles can also be used unmelted as a moisturising balm and as an aromatherapy burner, allowing the aromatherapy fragrances to infuse the air. Directions of use: Melts into a warm sumptous massage oil. Light and let melt pool form to edge of tin. Extinguish flame. Allow to cool for a few seconds then drizzle melted butters over skin and massage in. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436

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Lash Season It’s lash season, well all the time, but especially when it comes to the summer. Brides want pretty, no-fuss eyelash extensions. We have some lash tips and tricks for your delectation… 20•••••Beauty PROFESSIONAL IRELAND

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THE BRIDE’S STORY Recent bride, Sylvia Lato, was a newbie to eyelash extensions. “I don’t have naturally long eyelashes, unfortunately,” she says. “My wedding was coming up and I met a friend of mine for coffee, she surprised me with the most amazing lashes. She told me that it was a process called Russian Layering. So I made an appointment where she got it done, Pretty Woman Beauty Salon in Finglas.”

CUT TO ORDER When clients have a sparse lash line or very weak and thin natural lashes, ellipse lashes are ideal for those clients, as the base is wider (almost as if the extension has been squashed), which can give the appearance of a thicker and fuller set without the weight of a heavier extension. Go to: www.flirties.

The Wedding Day “I felt I had that added ‘wow’ factor on the day. It was a fabulous day and I got so many compliments on my make-up and lashes. We honeymooned in Iceland for a week and Barcelona for a week - a bit different but my lashes were still staying put for about four weeks. It’s a definite investment!” For more information on training in Russian Layering contact: Baam Cosmetics, +353 (0) 1 450 7573 / +353 (0) 87 242 7510, or email:

LASH HELPERS Lashes need a little help sometimes. Combinal Magic Lashes Eyelash and Eyebrow Active Serum stimulates the eyelash roots and boosts eyelash growth. Contact: www. beautyproductsireland. com, Tel: +353 (0) 52 613 6433

AFTERCARE TIPS FROM ZACH FALB, INTERNATIONAL TRAINER AT NOVALASH “As our unique adhesive is both water and oil proof, clients are free to return to their usual lifestyle activities. To maintain healthy lashes for longer we recommend regularly cleansing, cleaning and conditioning the lashes with our cleanlash pads. These easy-to-use pads should be applied to the eye area at nighttime to remove make-up and debris from the day. Brushing the lashes morning and night will also help to avoid unnecessary tangling. Our analogy is that lashes are no different to hair extensions, which you would regularly wash, brush and condition. Following aftercare advice and keeping lashes healthy and cared for will not only benefit the client, but it will also make the lash artist‘s work easier when the client comes back for an infill.”

MINK LASH Fuschia’s Mink range are lightweight, soft and luxurious and the band is nice and thin, sitting neatly on the lash line. Contact:, or +353 (0) 41 980 1562

NOVALASH LASH CARE Novalash retails an exclusive AfterCare Kit that contains Nighttime Conditioner and Cleansing Pads with pomegranate seed extract for conditioning, glycol and carbonate-free NovaLash Mascara, an extra mascara wand to comb through the lashes each morning, and an Aftercare Instruction Card. Contact: +44 (0) 1273 862 399. Email:


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8% Mousse USP: Insanity Tan has added a new Light/Medium Bronzing Mousse to its collection. Insanity Tan Bronzing Mousses are quick drying and extremely moisturising, and are also available in Dark and Ultra Dark colours. Insanity Tan is made using ecocert organic ingredients. It's infused with anti-ageing white tea extract and aloe vera, and is free from parabens, alcohol, sodium laurel sulphates, perfumes, and all other nasties. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 1 636 3138 / +44 (0) 28 3752 5500

Gilded Goddess Self-Tan Dry Oil USP: Designed for the busy female or male who rarely finds the time to tan, this dry oil is non-greasy, quick drying and does not contain a colour guide so you can tan and go - perfect for those with little time on their hands. Applied using a (Crazy Angel) tanning mitt, this luxurious oil glides over the skin for a fast and flawless tan. Contact:


Ultra X Oil USP: These new ampoules from Power Tan contain an ultimate blend of premium grade tanning oils, infused with carotene for darker, longer lasting UV tanning results. Formulated for the advanced tanner, this fast acting and super absorbent tingle-free formulation will spread and absorb into your skin like an oil, but without any greasy residue and will not harm acrylic bed surfaces. Each Ultra X Oil is encapsulated into an easy to use mono-dose application with twist-off cap. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 1 636 3138 / +44 28 3752 5500


‘High Intensity Tanning’ USP: Just like the popular exercise phenomenon, high intensity interval training, the range is designed for time-poor clients who want fast, effective results; clients can rinse their guide colour off after only 1 hour. Added tan intensifiers begin to work immediately and clients will be left with flawless, streak-free colour. The lightweight formula leaves a natural glow that will continue to deepen over the next 1-4 hours, after the guide colour has been rinsed off. Contact:


Body Sculpting Gradual Tan USP: A gradual tanner that slims as it builds a subtle colour - He-Shi’s Body Sculpting Gradual Tan contains Intenslima, a potent complex of active slimming ingredients that encourage degradation of fat cells, improve microcirculation and encourage elastin production to reshape affected areas - particularly the stomach - helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Contact: Tel: +44 (0) 845 301 2107

Face and Body Tanning Enhancer USP: This is a tanning optimising product, which contains Inca inchi oil from Amazonia. Because it’s naturally rich in omegas 3, 6 and 9, it prevents the drying effects of sun exposure and is formulated to optimise tanning. Exotic loofah oil stimulates melanin synthesis and leaves the skin protected and silky smooth. Contact:, Tel: +353 1 408 0820


Dark Bronzing Mist (1L) USP: This professional (use) product contains Aromaguard Fragrance technology which virtually eliminates the tell-tale self-tan aroma by up to 70%. The melanin technology works with the body‘s skin cells to deliver a tan which customises itself with the individual‘s natural skin tone. The quick drying formula means that you can deliver a beautiful tan quickly to maximise your repeat business. Contact:, info@hennessyhb. ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436


Self Tan Luxe Facial Oil USP: “It gives a subtle healthy glow. It feels really soft on your skin and is very moisturising. It feels like I‘m plumping up my skin and putting a bit of life back in it,” Kate Moss. This Brazilian inspired, indulgent Facial Oil provides a natural looking streak-free tan that lasts for up to 5 days. The lightweight, non-greasy, quick-drying formula is clinically proven to moisturise for up to 7 days without blocking pores. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436

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Nail Professional


Nails that can withstand wedding days, festival chips and show some poolside glamour. We’re happy already!


Lacquer Introduction Kit USP: Join the ranks of delighted OPI customers by getting stuck into this introduction kit. It contains the top ten selling shades along with the tools of the trade. They’re chip resistant, high gloss and long-lasting. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436


Rose Cuticle Oil USP: The cuticle needs lots of love. This Rose Cuticle oil nourishes and protects the cuticle from breaking and peeling. Recommend it to your clients to protect natural nails and artificial enhancements from cracking, lifting and separating. Specially formulated for optimum penetration and is fortified with vitamins A, D and E for and conditioning. Contact: Young Nails,, Tel: +353 (0) 8991200





BareLuxury USP: BareLuxury includes four simple to use products: soak, masque, scrub and massage butter, each of which are available in four unique Scents: Calming – Lavender & Sage Renew – Seaberry & Kukui Energy – Orange & Lemongrass Detox – Ginger & Green Tea. By popular request The BareLuxury system is available in prepack complete system packets for each use which in the salon. These enable salons to easily inventory their products, to identify the cost per service, and be assured that their nail technicians are not overusing their products. Contact:, Tel: +353 1 4295122

Summer Sparklers USP: In honour of the summer, Lecenté has launched seven new sparkling summer glitters. They consist of two Stardust shades, two Iridescent and three brand new Strand glitters. The Strand glitters bring 3D design to your fingertips. The unique cut of the glitter provides a smooth application and ensures the rectangular strands sit flat against the nail plate reflecting light to give off a statement sparkle. This fresh take on last year’s shattered glass trend is sure to thrill even the boldest of clients. Contact: Sweet Squared Ireland +353 (0) 1 408 91 91. Go to:



Street Beat USP: Pre-empt the festival fever with the new Street Beat collection from Gelish and Morgan Taylor. It’s all about an eye-catching colour array. With six new shades including a crisp, striking coral, powerful pink pearl, fierce teal, wild style yellow orange crème, and more, this assortment of vibrant colours will make the street beat style worth your while. Contact:, Tel: +353 1 4295122

Bridal Suggestions USP: We asked Hennessy Hair & Beauty Supplies to give us their recommendations for a perfect bridal look. They told us that an OPI French Manicure using Alpine Snow as the white tip along with Bubble Bath for a milky finish, Passion for a natural finish or Princess Rule for a sparkly finish. Both the soak-off GelColor and Lacquer can be used. Contact:, info@hennessyhb. ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436


Surface Sanitiser USP: Cinnatize from Famous Names, the creators of IBX is a nail surface one-step deep cleanser, powered by natural cinnamon leaf extract known for its ability to fight surface based bacteria. Cinnatize formula is citrus based and eco friendly. There’s no chalky white residue left on the skin surface. Use prior to any nail service. A cleaner nail surface means a longer lasting result for your clients. Contact: / Tel: +353 (0) 45 89 8501

Gelefex USP: Offer the retro look that clients love with this Artisan GelEfex Advanced Formula gel nail polish in '50s Red Lipstick. You’ll get gripping viscosity that won’t shrink and a shine that’s timeless. True colour wear with weeks of high gloss, no-chip protection. Innovative formula doesn’t shrink after curing. Fade free gel pigments offers the colour clarity you want, with a healthier, lowodour formula. Contact: Tel: +353 (0) 1 475 5460

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CIDESCO Newsletter

THE CIDESCO WORLD CONGRESS IS COMING TO DUBLIN September 2016 in association with Professional Beauty Ireland The response to our launch article regarding the CIDESCO Congress has been great. And since then we have made even more progress in relation to its organisation.

The promotional event in Bologna was a great success and the Irish Section was represented by Careena & Lorraine Galligan, who were part of a panel who shared a questions & answer session about Beauty and Spa trends in the various countries of the panellists, with a special spotlight on the Irish Congress being hosted here this September. Each discussion group was chaired by Dr. Andrea Bovero, the Italian Marketing Guru who specialises in the Beauty, Spa & Wellness Industry. The feedback has been great and we expect a big delegation from Italy as a result of this.

Day 1 - Thursday the 22nd of September Examiners meeting and welcome party CIDESCO is all about standards in education and part of this culture has been the development of a team of expert examiners who travel the world as external verifiers, ensuring that all CIDESCO therapists meet the very exacting standard laid down by the board and enshrined in the constitution of the organisation. Ireland is very proud to have 7 registered examiners among the 130 global examiners and a meeting of all these examiners forms a very important part of the congress. On Wednesday 21st September the examiners will arrive into Dublin in preparation for the examiners meeting which will take place on Thursday 22nd.

Blackrock College of Further Education (formerly Senior College, Dun Laoghaire) have kindly offered to host this meeting in their wonderful new facility. At that meeting the examiners will address any issues that have been raised globally over the course of the previous year and will agree on a resolution and any new techniques for consideration will be discussed and agreed for implementation. There will be ‘Brain Storming Sessions’ with new ideas for courses and examination procedure debated for submission to the board of education. Examiners will also take part in a form of Peer Assessment and examination to ensure that they remain fully up-to-date with all policies and procedures across all CIDESCO exam platforms. In essence, this ensures they are all ‘singing from the same hymn sheet’ in relation to their role, assuring global recognition of this qualification as the highest attainable, within our profession. Throughout Thursday we expect that there will be a big influx of College Owners, School principals & teachers along with many other therapists and students from the four corners of the globe. To start the celebrations, that evening, there will be a Welcome party in the Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, which is the official hotel for the duration of the conference. There will be drinks and supper with entertainment provided by Tropical Storm, who are renowned for their laid back style but with an ability to turn any event into a fantastic party. The welcome party is open to anyone who wishes to attend and it is a great chance to re-connect with old friends and meet new ones from all around the world and to network with everyone from the industry.


Tickets for this event are €90 and they are available to purchase on the congress website: On the next page you will see a spotlight on two of our speakers and in the next issue we will look at the Friday events and some more speakers so keep following and if you have any questions please send them to


NEW SPEAKERS CONFIRMED FOR THIS YEARS CIDESCO WORLD CONFERENCE 25th and 26th September We are delighted that Dr. Andrea Bovero will present a lecture as part of the 2016 CIDESCO Congress. Known as a Media and Marketing Guru in Italy, he will share his knowledge and give his proven advise on how to make every client visit the very best it can be and how we can create an environment that works on a sensory level, that will bring your clients back again and again. Dr. Andrea Bovero is an expert in marketing and communication and a Professor of Cosmetology and Communication of Beauty and Wellness in Italian and foreign Universities. Dr. Bovero studied Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology at the University of Ferrara and then took his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry. He then focused his postdoctoral training in Dermo-Cosmetic Sciences and Technology. Currently he is president of the International Committee of Aesthetic and Cosmetology (CIDESCO) Italian Section, a member of the CIDESCO INTERNATIONAL PR Committee, Art Director of the “Beauty Capital’s Award”. He is the director of the review; Estetica Moderna, as well as being the author of many rubrics on important issues and has published hundreds of scientific articles and interviews. A much sought after speaker at international congresses and seminars, he participates in many TV and radio shows and is considered one of the most appreciated SPA experts and critics. His many reviews have been published in magazines, blogs and social networks have earned him the title of “Spa Spectator”. In cooperation with an international staff, he carries out consultancy services in structural design, marketing, SPA management, human resources, training, cosmetology, wellness and beauty events. He is the author of the books “The Communication of Beauty & Wellness” (2009), “Dermocosmetology “(2011), “Spa Management” (2013), “ The 3 souls of communication” (2015).

We are privileged to have Debra Sadranu speak to us at our conference. Her amazing story from car sales woman (top in Australia) to her work in Fiji as a philanthropist and mentor to nearly an entire nation of women, both abled and disabled, is truly inspirational and one you will not want to miss out on. Anything is possible and to achieve your goals you need only have the correct mind-set. Make sure you don’t miss this lecture! Debra Sadranu is undoubtedly the pioneer, founder and visionary of the Fiji Beauty and Spa Industry, warranting recognition for the outstanding contribution she has made, through the Beauty and Spa Industry, to the Fiji Tourism Industry. Winning the Visionary Aon Excellence in tourism award in 2011 and 2015 Business Women of the year, Debra has provided the Spa Tourism Industry with expertise and recruitment for the past 18 years. Debra prides herself in providing training and employment, creating career paths for thousands of local women. As the Director/Principal of Spa Academy Fiji she introduced a loan scheme to assist students from lower income families for their tuition. Her regard for giving back to the community includes ongoing sponsorship with training to 30 women from Sabeto for Tifajek mud pools, scholarships for grass roots women, training for disabled women, annual pampering for the Lautoka old aged care home, a pet spa range giving royalties to the animal shelter, proceeds to Apimeleki Vakarau a disabled artist, commissioned through Tokani Arts for the artwork on the company’s product packaging. After creating a spa product range formulated and produced in Fiji containing local natural plant and marine extracts; designed for their Academy and local spas, the company has now commenced with exporting internationally. Debra has established village enterprise through the harvesting of local extracts for her product manufacturing. The beneficial seaweeds used for her skin care range are harvested from the Mamanuca region combatting the problem of seaweed overgrowth and related environmental issues. With her latest company expansion, Essence of Fiji – Rejuvenation Centre, providing Fiji’s tourism Industry with a unique spa tourism experience and transit lounge, also housing their Spa Academy and product manufacturing, Debra has taken Spa Tourism to a whole new level that will put Fiji on the map globally.

Hair Professional

Bright Days

As we come into the summer we take a look at beautiful hair products.


2-IN-1 Beard Conditioner USP: The beard trend is definitely not going anywhere for a while. Make sure that you can cater to the more hirsute of your clientele with this 2-in-1 beard conditioner. It redefines effective skincare and beard grooming with a combination of facial moisturiser and beard conditioner. Contact: / Tel: +353 (0) 45 89 8501


Fibreplex Shampoo USP: Fibreplex from Schwarzkopf Professional minimises oxidation damage inside the hair during chemical processes and reduces hair breakage by up to 94%. It offers even more care for incredible colour. The new Fibreplex Shampoo joins the existing system and delivers long-lasting colour protection, intense nourishment and healthy shine. Contact:







Jack Dean Shaving Products USP: The Jack Dean Pre-Shave Cleansing Cream Contains Tea Tree and Eucalyptus extracts to cleanse the skin and remove any bacteria prior to shaving. The Shaving Soap - Contains Tea Tree and produces a rich, creamy lather which softens even the roughest beards. The Facial Toning Spray contains tea tree, eucalyptus and menthol to refresh the skin and Witch Hazel and Oakmoss to soothe it. The After Shave Balm is a refreshing post-shave treatment which cools the face and reduces redness. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436

Vintage Shave Cream USP: A vitamin enriched luxurious Shave Cream that lathers into a creamy texture for a superior shaving experience. Enhanced with Aloe Vera to help increase the oxygen supply to the skin for added hydration whilst the Jojoba extract soothes, increases moisture, comforts and provides a closeness of shave without irritation. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436

Advanced Split End Therapy USP: Hello heat, goodbye split ends. Introducing ghd advanced split end therapy, activated by the heat of your styler to help nourish and fortify damaged ends, leaving your hair feeling sleek, smooth and shiny for up to 10 washes. Utilising a propriety ThermoMarine Bonding System, this treatment fills and binds broken hair fibres together, instantly repairing split ends while the Super Nutrient Complex prevents future breakage by surrounding each strain with a protective coating. Leaving hair feeling stronger and looking sleek and shinier. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436


Oil Wonders Volume Rose USP: Oil Wonders Volume Rose is powered by Rose Hip oil, an intensely nourishing wonder of nature that strengthens fine hair from root-to-tip whilst delivering lightweight volume. The essence of its beautiful fragrance has been captured by French perfumers to create an incredible feminine scent. The range also includes a Pre-shampoo Oil which strengthens and prepares hair to help deliver volumising results that women with fine hair can seldom achieve. Contact:

Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic Hairdryer USP: Thanks to the right combination of air flow, heat and power (2400 W at 240 V) this professional hair dryer reduces drying time by more than 30%. Quiet, lightweight and perfectly balanced, its air flow hydrates and makes hair glossy, eliminating static electricity thanks to the ionic ceramic system. Includes the electromagnetic wave protection system (LOW EMF). Contact: Tel: +353 1 671 93 53

Essence Absolue Nourishing Cleansing Milk USP: Essence Absolue Nourishing Cleansing Milk is an indulgent milky cleanser that envelopes the fibre condition and gently smooths away impurities, providing an extremely soft cleansing experience. This low-foam melting milk gently dissolves impurities with the use of cleansing agents, smoothing them away without stripping the hairs natural oils. Contact:

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Bride & Fest There are two occasions this season when you’ll be asked to go all out: bridal hair and festivals / events. This year’s Coachella was the epitome of festival fashion, giving you an idea of what clients might be asking you for. Dylan Bradshaw stylist Danielle Dignam is an expert on both. When does the preparation start to get a bride’s hair in condition? Every bride needs nearly as much prep for their hair as for their skin. As their stylist, recommend the best shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. The wrong choice can have a huge impact on the condition, colour and appearance. We also advise our brides-to-be to use hair masks regularly to replace lost moisture – who doesn’t love shiny, healthy hair? We recommend that they have a consultation with their stylist six months prior to the wedding. At this stage, they can discuss what they want to achieve with cut, colour and eventual styling on the day. We can usually achieve their dream hair colour within approximately 6 months or even earlier. Changing your hair colour is best done well in advance so that the client has adequate time to ensure that they’re happy with it. A moisture based treatment will create smooth, strong and easy to manage hair – reducing the need for straightening irons and high hairdryer settings. Hair will be left in the best condition for not only your wedding but most importantly the honeymoon! What are the latest trends in bridal hair? There is actually a refreshing trend in bridal hair where people are no longer following one! More and more we are seeing women opting to go with the best version of themselves on their wedding day – there should be no regrets and this is down to your stylist understanding who you are. There are various types of brides; the Classic, the Boho and the Anti-Bride. The Classic - Brides are certainly reverting to quite a classic look with a modern twist. Hair is either parted or pulled away from the face and into a low chignon using a hair net. We are also seeing a return of the veil as inspired by the dramatic and traditional veil worn by Kim Kardashian. Kim’s hair was kept healthy and shiny. Her stylist left body in the crown but used a wide centre parting with hair simply tucked behind the ears for a very modern look with a retro nod. Think Ali Mc Graw in Love Story. The Anti-Bride - Women are breaking with tradition and are no longer growing their hair for their wedding day. Hair is kept slightly dishevelled while still appearing polished. The key to this look is creating lots of texture and 34•••••Beauty PROFESSIONAL IRELAND

movement. This look is a mix between a rebel and the more obvious Hollywood starlet and creates quite a hair moment. Look to brides such as Olivia Palermo or Solange Knowles who went for a more contemporary style. Boho Bride - Gone are the days of extravagant tiaras, overly contrived curls and tightly slicked back buns. The boho bride opts for romantic hairstyles; complete with soft waves, floral accessories, gold adornments and loose hairs softly shaping the face. On the whole, it embraces the natural look of hair. Festival season - is the ideal time to be creative and try something outside of your comfort zone when it comes to styling your hair. Using a combination of knots, braids, and texture will create elaborate, super sleek styles (with no need for electrical hair care tools). The shu uemura ART OF HAIR styling range is ideal for creating such looks as they shape, sculpt and perfect the style, transforming hair texture while still maintaining a natural feel. Festival Look: ‘The Mohican Knot’ About the Look: This look is all about texture, translating what would usually be considered a high fashion knotted Mohawk and adapting it to everyday wear. Prep: This style works best on day old hair which is ideal for festival life. We prepped the hair with Depsea Smoothing Foundation €27, which adds moisture and control to the hair. Style: We took this look section by section, firstly pulling a front section of hair away from the face and knotting, repeating this process until we reached the nape of the neck securing with bobby pins. Knots are pulled, twisted in a distressed way and we are left with wisps of hair, which fall naturally around the face and around the style. Dress: Volume Maker Dust €37 is then brushed through the hair, giving the look height with a lightweight and invisible finish.

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In The Salon

Tweak It

Help your clients tweak their appearance with professional skin clearers, body-lifters and hair removal


Shea Nut Butter USP: This multi-use butter is composed of 100% natural Shea Butter for ultranourishing care. It moisturises, nourishes, protects and rejuvenates the skin. It can be used for massage or as a pretty aftercare product or gift. It can also be used as a hair mask to treat dandruff and dry hair, for baby care and all over the body. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 1 822 2711


Shave Oil - Clubman Online USP: With Father’s Day on the horizon, dads everywhere will be looking to be pampered. This Shave Oil contains a combination of macadamia, moringa and kukai nut oil which soothes, moisturises and invigorates the skin and hair. It reduces nicks, cuts and any residual rashes. Contact: / Tel: +353 (0) 45 89 8501


Intensive Glycolic Peel Plus USP: You can offer your client a luminous, smoother complexion with this intensive peel. It contains an advanced blend of alpha hydroxy and salicylic acids that encourage the removal of damaged, ageing cells, reducing the appearance of fine lines, brown marks and dry spots. There are four treatment types that can can be used to treat: ageing skin, oily skin, acne prone skin, dry or dehydrated skin and hyperpigmentation. Contact: Tel: +44 (0) 28 90 449 744


Brow & Lash Tint USP: Mascara just won’t cut it when sun and sea comes into the picture. Help your client enhance their brows and lashes with this brow and lash tint. No mixing is required, just two steps: apply tint and then apply developer. It has a fast developing time and lasts up to six weeks on hair. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436



Citron Age-Defying Massage Soufflé USP: Rejuvenate your clients this summer with this body firming and lifting massage. Visibly lift and firm the look of skin with delicious citrus lemon juice to tone and refresh; jojoba oil to rehydrate; and shea butter and avocado oil to repair the appearance of damaged skin. Defy body ageing with Eminence trademarked Zirhafirm: a blend of Maral Root and Wild Jujube, a powerful botanical blend that visibly firms and lifts skin’s appearance. Skin appears firmed, lifted and stimulated and circulation feels increased. Contact: Tel: +353 (0) 1 677 7911.


Flexi Polymer Hot Wax USP: For serious waxing fans this is a 5-star hot wax formulation and can be used on any part of the body but is especially suited to face, underarm, bikini and brazilian waxing. It contains elastomers, which keep the wax flexible without becoming brittle during use and peels off with amazing elasticity. Aromawax Flexi Polymer Hot Wax is applied at low temperatures (37˚) which minimises any irritation to the client as it is applied just above body temperature. No strips are required. Contact: / Tel: +353 (0) 45 89 8501


Titanium Liposoluble Wax USP: Clients need a long-lasting wax that has exceptional spreading capabilility and soothes and reduces redness in even the most sensitive areas. Rica Titanium contains titanium dioxide which produces a pink, creamy and very gentle wax that is exceptionally easy to spread and that soothes and reduces redness in even the most sensitive areas. This Colophony free formulation provides a less painful epilation experience. Contact:, info@hennessyhb. ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436


Charcoal Rescue Masque USP: The Charcoal Rescue Masque detoxifies, brightens, and invigorates all skin conditions, with ingredients that draw out excess oil and impurities, refine pores, calm redness, and improve skin texture and smoothness. With the power to address skin ageing, dullness, breakouts, and sensitivity, it contains activated Binchotan (aka Japanese Ubame Oak) Charcoal is a key ingredient used to draw out excess sebum, toxins, and other impurities. Contact:

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Salon Equipment

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LED Moustache Lights USP: These lights can double as an addition to any barber shop or to stake a male product claim in your retail area! They contain bright LED bulbs for low power consumption. Available in four colours: ­black, industrial steel and vintage rust. Contact: / sales@ Tel: +353 (0) 45 89 8501







Hot Towel Steamer USP: The BARBER PRO Hot Towel Steamer is the perfect companion for barbers offering wet shaves. Using hot towels helps to open the pores, soften the hair pre and post shave while relaxing. The BARBER PRO Hot Towel Steamer is a cost effective alternative to a hot towel cabinet. Contact: / Tel: +353 (0) 45 89 8501

Manicure Station White USP: Bring a nail bar dimension with ease into your salon. The Sahara Manicure Desk comes with with an extractor fan and muslin bag for particle/dust collection. It’s a stylish manicure desk with a toughened glass top. 2 drawers, 1 cupboard, 3 shelves. Height 76 cm, width 43cm and length 110 cm. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436

SKINPULSE S.H.R. Baby - Pain-free hair removal USP: Unlike traditional laser and IPL technologies S.H.R. uses rapid low level energies that provide a safer delivery in the destruction of hair follicles. The treatment of the targeted area by “sweeping” the emotion hand piece ensures that treatment times can be up to 3 x quicker than before. Bronze Direct has partnered with Cosmedico Medical to bring the range to Ireland. Contact:,, Tel: +353 (0) 1 636 3138 / +44 28 3752 5500


Podo Gold Rotate Chair USP: It’s a professional podiatry chair with the ability to rotate 180°. The ideal solution for smaller practices with 3 electro motors for height, back and seat angle. This pedicure chair combines all of the aspects needed by a professional pedicurist to be able to work efficiently and comfortably. It has a very high working height, stability, easeof-use and extremely high quality. Available with double or one single leg support, in 10 different colours. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 52 613 6433

New look website for easy uniform and salon shopping USP: Luxury uniform company, Diamond Designs, has just launched their new look website. To celebrate their new look the company has also launched a new collection which features fabulous jumpsuits, a 3FOR2 range (Buy 2 get the 3rd FREE) and new cotton uniforms. Free postage is also now available when you buy 2 or more items. Contact: Tel: +353 (0) 42 974 6333

Reception Desk USP: Inject immediate luxury into your salon. With its upholstered feature front and ample storage the Bliss desk is sized to suit most modern salons. The Bliss comes complete with door storage to the rear and can be ordered in a choice of fabric and laminate colours. It also has an optional cash drawer. Choice of REM fabric and laminates. Dimensions: width: 101cm, height: 117cm and depth: 50cm. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436





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Your Business

First Steps What are your hopes and dreams? Do you want to become a beauty industry business owner? Do you have a business idea, or dream of running your own salon / mobile business? You might just be ready to take the next business step. In the first of four parts, BPI tells you what you need to do practically and mentally to get out there. Considerations Being self-employed or starting your own company is a long road. It takes a lot of time and energy. If you’re the type who likes to take risks and feels that you have something to give to the world of beauty then consider as an option. If, however, you’re the type of person who likes to look at their money in the bank every month, then it might suit you better to stay where you are, at least for the time being. The Practicalities Starting a business requires some business acumen. Even if you’re the best nail tech in Ireland you need to do a Start Your Own Business Course. Take a look online and research courses available from your local enterprise board. You can also examine support and grant options. There are a number of issues you need to consider. Different supports and regulations apply, depending on your particular situation. You can set up a business as a sole trader, as a partnership or as a limited company. The type of structure you choose depends on the kind of business you are running, the people you will be doing business with (i.e. clients and suppliers) and your attitude to risk. It is advisable to get the advice of a solicitor

or accountant when considering the structure of your business from the outset. Sole trader Pros: It’s quite easy to set up as a sole trader, so it could suit you if you’re looking to go out as a mobile therapist or as a freelance make-up artist. Cons: If the business fails, your personal assets could be used to pay your creditors. Legal Obligation: You must register as a self-employed person with Revenue. You can trade as your name ’Jane Bloggs’, etc. However, if you wish to use a business name you must register it with the Companies Registration Office (CRO). Partnership Pros: Two (or more) people run a business, a working relationship is organised from the outset. If the workload becomes heavy there’s two or more working together. It might suit you to set up a salon with a business partner under a partnership as you can shoulder the burden together. Cons: All partners are jointly responsible if the business fails. There are other possible complications that you should look into. Legal Obligation: The partnership agreement should be drawn up by a solicitor and needs to be registered with the CRO and Revenue. Limited company Pros: The business is a separate legal entity. If the company


gets into debt, the creditors generally only have a claim on the assets of the company. So personal debt is not pursued. If you were to set up a supply business within the beauty industry, perhaps as a distributor, a limited company could be an option. Cons: The paperwork involved is quite onerous and a limited company should only be looked at if you’re expanding and taking on employees perhaps scaling up from being a sole trader. Legal Obligation: The company must be registered with the Companies Registration Office (CRO) and the company reports and accounts must be returned to the CRO each year.

If it is a company then it is liable for corporation tax. If your business is not incorporated you are considered to be a sole trader and you pay tax under the self-assessment system. Some Good News Starting in 2016, taxpayers earning a self-employed, trading or professional income may claim a new Earned Income tax credit of €550. It is also available for business owners or managers who are not eligible for a PAYE credit on their salary income. If a taxpayer also qualifies for the PAYE tax credit, the combined value of these two tax credits cannot exceed €1,650.

Funding There are loans available to small business start-ups (sole traders included) in Ireland of between €2,000 and €25,000 for commercially viable proposals. Also, since September 2015, under the Microenterprise Loan Fund Scheme 2015, there is no longer a requirement to have been refused credit by the banks. Forms and details of how to apply are available on

The Psychology Finally, Take a look at your attributes. Are you brilliant at what you do, have done a Start Your Own Business but you’re low on selfesteem? Then look at doing assertiveness, empowerment or self-development courses. Remember, everyone started out the same. If you look at any successful person they had failures along the way. The difference is that they see bumps on the roads as positive pointers on how to proceed to success.

Tax How your business is taxed depends on whether it is incorporated as a company.

In the next installment we’ll be looking at how to do to promote your business from a PR and marketing perspective.





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Swedish Beauty We take a look at the work of, and inspiration behind Swedish make-up artist, Malou Schott. 42•••••Beauty PROFESSIONAL IRELAND

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“Originally from Sweden, I came here in the early millennium, freshly out of art College and eager to attend Make-up for Film and Fashion at IADT. I worked for MAC and Ingot across Ireland for years and I’ve had fantastic opportunities along the way. Film is a passion of mine and I absolutely love being on set. My work was featured on ’Sing Street’, which is in the cinema right now. The most fun I had was working on ’Pop Idol’Sweden’s version of ’Idols’ for two seasons, so many original make-up artists! I also loved the times I worked on the ’TV NOW Awards’, making up the cast of the English and Irish soaps. Apart from my wedding work, I have been lucky enough to be part of numerous shoots for magazines around Ireland, with fantastic

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Fashion photographers like Barry Mc Call, and renowned wedding pros like Aidan Weldon and Poppies & me. It is vital to keep up on what’s trending in style and fashion if you are in my business, and I have some go-to all-time favourite influences: The make-up work of Sweden’s own Linda Hallberg is amazingly inspiring, and Gigi Hadid’s Make-up artist Patrick Ta does a glowing face like no-one else! Right now I’m excited about and really looking forward to spring/summer of 2016. I am going to meet all my new brides and make them look and feel beautiful!” Facebook page: Malou Schott Makeup

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Project Summer It’s been a long time coming. Let’s make (-up) the most of it both for our clients and for ourselves!


Caked Eyeliner USP: Keeping in mind that it’s now bridal season and you’ll need a non-smudging, no-mess precision liner, MUD (Makeup designory) caked eyeliner is a long-lasting, water activated liner known by professionals for its precision and versatility. Create subtle or dramatic looks effortlessly with professional quality eyeliner. Available in black and brown. Contact: / Tel: +353 (0) 45 89 8501


Provoke Make-Up Range USP: The Provoke make-up range from Dr Irena Iris contains several types of lip products. The matte lipstick has a high concentration of pigments for a deep and long-lasting colour that stays on for at least 5 hours. A smudge-proof and fade-proof formula which does not dry out your lips Contact: Tel: +353 (0) 1 555 1878.


In-salon Make-up Stand USP: Let your clients try Pui Pui products before purchasing with this impressive make-up and nail stand. All Pui Pui products are dermatologically tested, and are therefore suitable for all skin types. Pui Pui make-up is rich in vitamins A and E, which nourish, hydrate and revitalise the skin in a natural way. The range also includes mineral-based make-up. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 52 613 6433


Blusher Palette USP: Nothing enhances the beauty of the face like well-applied blusher. Crownbrush’s blusher palette contains 10 matte and shimmer blushers. It can be used to contour, bronze and blush in colours from light pink to deep dark pink. It also contains a couple of neutral shades perfect for adding depth and giving a polished finish to any make-up look. This palette is presented in a matte black case. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436





Kohl Pencil USP: With festivals, weddings and much-needed holidays on the horizon this summer, a double benefit eye product like i-flick is perfect. Not only has it got a foolproof liquid eyeliner end with a capillary system brush for the perfect amount of liner to flow through, it also has a handy kohl pencil at the other end. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436

Perfect Skin Foundation USP: For the bride (and mother of the bride!) Perfect Skin has a light-weight formula helping to form a protective barrier against the elements, while at the same time smoothing out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It contains avocado oil which helps to hydrate and plump up the skin and is available in 6 different shades. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 41 980 1562


24 hour Cream Shadow Triptychs USP: Get your renaissance on with this cream shadow trio ‘Earthly Delights’. All the shadow colours are based on hues found in artist Hieronymus Bosch’s ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’. The kits also include a semi-permanent eyeliner pencil and an applicator brush. Once applied and set, the cream feels dry to the touch but continues to go on moisturising the delicate skin around the eyes. There are three other Triptych kits in the range. Contact: +44 (0) 1273 862 399. Email:

8 Colour Brow Palette USP: Brows come in so many colours, and for bridal photography and fashion applications you’re going to need the perfect shades in your arsenal. This palette contains eight anti-smudge professional powders that will stay fresh for up to 24 hours. There are two stencils to choose from. They can also be used as eyeshadows to create a dramatic look. The cover has a leopard print design. Contact:, info@ Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436


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Human Resources

Mama Time Peninsula Business Services examines Protection Essentials for Pregnant Employees Upon receiving a medical certificate to identify an employee is pregnant, has just given birth or is breastfeeding, it is essential for an employer to be mindful of all their legislative responsibilities. At the forefront, an employer must complete an NEM assessment, to determine any and all hazards which the person in question might be exposed to. This should be reviewed at each trimester. This risk assessment should also factor in, how often the exposure may occur, as well as for how long. Identify – General Hazards to Pregnant Employees Physical force/shocks, vibrations, manual handling, temperature extremes, (non-&) ionising radiation, stress, bullying as well as chemical and biological agents. – Specific Hazards to Pregnant Employees (breastfeeding) Excessive lifting tasks, working underground, lead substances, Rubella exposure, pressurised chambers and Toxoplasma.

even after reviewing protective or preventative measures, alternative work should be provided. If this is not possible, the employer should consider ‘Health & Safety Leave’ for the employee. For the first three weeks of this leave period, the employer must pay the employees’ wages at their normal rate. After this time elapses, the Department of Social and Family Affairs will assess the employee.

Reduce Monitor the employees working ability throughout their pregnancy. Modify the employees‘ working routine and conditions, this will allow for them to still perform at different stages during their pregnancy. Rest facilities (as required by law) must be provided and will help reduce stress. Eliminate When a risk cannot be removed from their role, Employers if you need to carry out a risk assessment in your business and would like some more information. Please phone the 24 Hour Advice Service on 1890 252 923


Business Focus

BPI Pros

Nuptial Time Bronwyn Conroy takes a look at the dos and don’ts of forthcoming weddings

Mind Your Money Liz McKeon talks planning, budgets and cashflow Running a successful salon really boils down to one critical point: making money. Your money will work for you and your business will have enough, more than enough when you give it energy, time and understanding. You need to know about your business financially, it is your responsibility.

The one time in our life when we are open to any treatment, any product and will do literally anything to look our best is prewedding! It is a time when women indulge themselves and tackle skin issues that have been bothering them for years. Everybody wants to look their best on their wedding day. A couple of pre-wedding pointers…. It’s all about skin. A lot of brides make the mistake of focusing on make-up and hair and leaving the skin treatments to the last minute when it is too late. Make-up on your wedding day should not be mask-like. Heavy coverage looks wrong in daylight and simply does not work with a white dress. The

skin should be in optimum condition so that it does not require heavy coverage. The skincare prep should start at least seven months prior to the big day. I would recommend peels, IPL and facials. Follow-up home skincare routines should also be looked at, salon treatments are not enough; it has to be a two-tiered system. So it’s a good opportunity to up-sell products. It’s inevitable that some brides may start to think about injectables. But they should try nothing new just beforehand and I would recommend any of those kind of treatments (if really needed) should be administered eight weeks prior as if anything unsavoury happens there is time to rectify it.


Have enough money from the start. Owning and operating your own salon can be incredibly rewarding. It’s certainly a lot more enjoyable if you can reduce your stress levels by having good financial planning and a realistic approach to how much money it will take to get you to where you want to be. Ensuring that you have enough money to start or buy a business is essential. While you are getting established and building your client base, you will still need to pay for all your fixed expenses, so adequate start-up capital is vital to the survival of your salon. Welcome to reality – Budgets and Planning! A common mistake in business is poor planning and unrealistic expectations in terms of income and expenses. From

my experience the three most common errors are: V underestimating costs, V overestimating how much money will come in, and V failing to recognise that money will be slower coming in than expected. Obviously, the end result of these errors is a serious lack of cash, (or a cash flow problem). Take a realistic approach to budgeting. Don’t plan for the best possible scenario, plan for the worst. If everything turns out better than expected, you will just end up with more money in the bank! Cashflow Income isn’t guaranteed until it is in the bank. Cashflow problems can destroy a business quicker than anything else. When planning for cashflow, always be conservative, allow for slow days and the odd bad debt and have a back-up plan just in case cash flow becomes tight. Setting tight, conservative budgets is a trademark of successful salons and it will certainly make running your business easier. If you find it hard to manage your finances, get advice from someone impartial, such as an accountant. Your business needs to be able to afford to grow and you need to manage that growth. Give value for money and charge what you are worth. Determine what to charge based on your costs, your desired profits, the competition and your unique salon features.


Retail Focus


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Let your clients instantly soothe skin and promote a radiant complexion in the comfort of their own home with this hydrogel mask infused with an expert blend of essential oils and Jasmine Absolute. Ideal for use as a booster treatment when skin has been exposed to stress or is showing signs of fatigue to restore luminosity and a refreshed appearance. Contact:

To celebrate 80 years, Matis is giving away a free bangle with their Fundamental Beautifying Cream. It has added vitamins, exceptional softness and contains active ingredients with outstanding regenerating and healing properties such as Mimosa Tenuiflora “skin tree” extract with its unrivalled energising qualities. Key Ingredients include Mimosa, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E and Vitamin A. Contact: www. +353 (0) 1 460 5055

It’s a sexy looking mascara inside and out. This carbon black, volumising, lengthening and thickening mascara gives you the best looking lashes with a smudge-proof finish that lasts all-day. The unique, tapered wand features compact bristles to evenly coat every lash from root to tip. Contact:


Morgan Taylor Essential’s Renewing Cuticle Oil contains Anti-Oxidant Grapeseed, Vitamin E, Sunflower and Safflower oils protect against harsh environmental factors. Bio-Organic Complex with Panthenol is a vitamin and mineral complex that is designed to create a protective coating around the keratin protein structure. It protects the hydrogen and salt bridges which help maintain the skin’s optimum moisture even under harsh salon conditions. Contact:, Tel: +353 1 4295122


Add some class and extra revenue to your front of house. Pui Pui is a range of Make-up products with charisma! The new professional range to create the right look for any occasion. Pui Pui is a new complete range of high quality make-up with sufficient colours to give it a personal touch. Classy, powerful, mysterious, glamorous or natural, the right looks for every season Contact: www.beautyproductsireland. com, Tel: +353 (0) 52 613 6433

Karite has a beautiful range of gift style products. They’re also made with the highest quality ingredients. Discover the rare pleasure of washing with this delicate, lavender-infused, moisturising soap containing a high concentration of Shea Cream. Its rich lather is gently perfumed. Contact: www.grahamanthony. ie, Tel: +353 (0) 1 822 2711

Jack Dean’s Bay Rum Hair Tonic is an authentic, aromatic hair and scalp tonic derived from a warm, spicy infusion of bay leaves and cloves mellowed with sweet orange and basil oil. With Father’s Day on the horizon, check out Jack Dean products as a retail option for your premises. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436


The Lashwand from Novalash is a new, retractable eyelash brush for separating and styling on the go, keeping extensions looking full, fluffy and tidy. Unlike individual eyelash brushes that often gather dust and debris in purses or make-up bags, the stylish new Lashwand provides a new and hygienic way to keep extensions looking their best. The Lashwand can also be used to brush and tame brows and easily fits into cosmetics bags. Contact: +44 (0) 1273 862399. Email: contact@novalash. com

Retail Focus


With Father’s Day in mind, check out these hipster-style enamel mugs from BarberPro. For the month of May, Flair will be offering a free mug with every purchase of 8 BarberPro masks. The BarberPro Post Shave Cooling Mask is a sheet mask that covers the face and neck. Simply apply after shaving to cool and soothe the face while nourishing and hydrating. Contact: / Tel: +353 (0) 45 89 8501


Thalgo Men Discovery Kit 3-step skin and shave programme contains: Men’s Cleansing Gel – This gentle foaming gel rids the skin of toxins and excess sebum, which prevent skin radiance day after day. After Shave Balm – This fluid, fresh, alcohol-free formula is easily applied and is instantly absorbed, soothing and repairing the skin after shaving. Intensive Hydrating Gel – A fresh, nonoily gel is an all-day moisturiser that relieves tight-feeling skin. Contact:


Every bride and bridal party needs the perfect base (as well as a nice glass of bubbly). i prime helps to blur imperfections, giving the skin a smoother and more radiant appearance. i - prime contains ATP (andenison tri-peptide) a skin care ingredient that helps to strengthen the skin’s barrier function and also adds the bounce and radiance back to the skin that we lose as we age. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436


Gelish and Morgan Taylor have announced their pantone colour of the year, ’Serenity’ Nail Colours – Pantones Colour of the Year ’Serenity’. Check out: Dress Up, Eye Candy and Water Baby. Contact:, Tel: +353 1 4295122


To keep a fresh outlook on life, we must recharge our minds and spirits. Enjoy a good meal, lose yourself in your favourite music, or dance the night away… whatever you choose, the perfect place to do it all is New Orleans. Whether you are moved by its diverse culture, delicious food, lively music or energetic lifestyle, its New Orleans’ indomitable spirit and sense of community that truly inspires. 12 amazing new shades available in both lacquer and GelColour. Contact:, info@ Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436


The Invati Men Scalp Revitalizer is a quick-absorbing, drip-free leave-in treatment serum, powered by Amla, which thickens hair at the root. It instantly thickens the look of hair and helps invigorate the scalp when massaged in, while increasing microcirculation with a blend of plant actives. Go to:


Maximise moisturisation with HEALGEL Body. This easily absorbed gel has a delicate spa-fresh scent and works to gently nourish troublesome areas of skin. A true Godsend after sun exposure, it contains the finest ingredients, including arnica and madecassoside liposomes to target distressed areas of skin providing a calming and regenerative effect. Contact:


OverExposed Bronzing Mousse has the same fool proof & streak free application as the original Exposed Bronzing Mousse but its now available in a 14% DHA quick absorbing, easy glide tanning mousse. With it’s effortless application and flawless finish, this product is ideal for any self tanning novice who wants to keep that Over Exposed tan topped up! The Over Exposed bronzing mousse also benefits from anti-ageing properties and skin firming technology, making the product perfect for everyone! Contact:, Tel: +353 1 4295122


Beauty Professional Voices

An Artisan We chatted to Fiona Morris of Artisan International about her training vocation and love of all things beauty

What inspired you to set up Artisan? I did an nail course in 1999 and absolutely loved it, it opened up so many opportunities for me. I got the education bug to keep learning new skills and adding services to my salon. I set up my first salon in 2001. I was inspired by my clients and the beauty industry to set up Artisan Academy in 2012 to pass on my experiences, skills and knowledge, and to provide the nail industry with the best nail products on the market. What’s your background? I come from an admin cash office back ground. What’s your training ethos? Our training mission is to deliver education for the beauty and hair industry that is of the highest standard and yet cost effective for our customer. We want to ensure that our customer gets value for money and trains in an environment that is open and friendly, while catering for all learning styles. Our part-time courses are available at Artisan Academy or in our customers’ salon. We cater for all age groups from diverse educational backgrounds and believe it is never too late to learn a new skill. We pride ourselves on providing the personal touch to ensure your learning needs are met. Why choose Artisan Academy? We have both salon and educational, experience, skills, knowledge and understanding to give you the best education for a head start to make your business stand out against the competition. 50•••••Beauty PROFESSIONAL IRELAND

What’s your plan for the next few years? We plan to continue to grow and develop by adding the latest training courses and products to our training academy and professional supplies, while expanding our training services across the country. About Artisan Head Educator Fiona Morris is a multi-award winning master nail tech and educator. Voted best spray tanner by Dubliner magazine, she is also an Irish National Nail Competition Judge. She ensures small intimate class numbers for one-to-one individual attention. Artisan also provides free educational back-up support.

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Butterfly Beauty BPI chatted to Aleksandra Pawlak, owner of Butterfly Effect, a permanent make-up and beauty salon that has recently relocated to Rathfarnham Village What’s your business ethos and background? We offer a variety of permanent make-up procedures for eyebrows, eyeliner and lips. We also offer a wide range of professional beauty treatments. I’m a skilled Cosmetologist with ten years’ experience in the beauty industry, I have an endless number of certifications and courses under my belt. I’m always excited to learn about new beauty products and treatments so that I can pass them onto our clientele. Permanent make-up is a highly skilled, intricate procedure. It also requires artistry and an eye for detail. I am dedicated to the client, I need to create perfect, affordable results to get return business. Butterfly Effect is now a well-recognised beauty salon with over 1,000 very satisfied clients, all of whom have received the salon’s professional permanent make-up application. We believe that quality and service shouldn’t cost a fortune and that is why our prices are some of the best in Ireland. The majority of our clients are from Dublin, but we have clients travelling to our salon from other Irish cities as well as Northern Ireland and the UK - just to get perfect brows, eyes and lips. Permanent makeup is a big step to take and you need to know that you’re in the right, gifted hands. Whether they prefer a natural look, or a very glamorous look, each procedure we do will be tailored to meet the client’s personal needs. We also run a Permanent Make-up Academy, where we teach the Microblading Method and traditional permanent make-up method. We provide one-to-one training, because we want to devote 100% attention to our students. It’s very important for my protégées to get it right! My raison d’etre is always centred on the client and the outcome of their treatment. I adore my work; I love receiving the nice feedback on the procedures I carry out. I have been passionate about beauty since an early age and it’s a dream come true to be able to impart both my knowledge to students, and my beauty enhancing capabilities to clients. 52•••••Beauty PROFESSIONAL IRELAND

1 The Butterfly Effect team

You recently relocated your salon to Rathfarnham Village. How is business going? Yes, we opened in Rathfarnham Village since February 2016 and since we moved here we are almost fully booked. Butterfly Effect Beauty Salon exists for last four years, so the clientele move with us and now we’re gaining new local clients. Rathfarnham Village is an intimate and quiet place where our salon can be easily found. There is a plenty of parking spaces around, which is especially important because our clients come from all over Ireland. As well as permanent make-up we also do: V Wrinkle Fillers – Shireen Poring Method V Micro-Needling Mesotherapy V Facial Treatments and Microdermabrasion V TCA Peels and Fruit Acids Treatment V Shellac Nails and Eyelashes and Eyebrow Tinting V Body Massage and Body Waxing and more.. How long did it take to set up the salon, from decor to staffing? Refurbishing the place took us around two weeks. That was a lot of work to do. We decided on the decor before we moved. Our salon colours allude to colours in our logo and website. It’s a luxurious look. We added diamond as well because we believe “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” In Butterfly Effect we employ highly-skilled and experienced personnel. I have to say I have a great team of girls; they’re amazing, and on this occasion I want to say to them: Thank You!

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A Good Plan

As part of his Teaching Matter series Education Manager of the Waverley Academy, Derek O’Kelly talks about Planning – one of the great secrets of teaching adults Good planning is a key attribute of great teachers and is essential for the smooth running of your classes. Your knowledge of the subject you are teaching and its underpinning syllabus will be crucial. As you get into the finer details of the class plans and content, your teaching philosophy should shine through in their design. But it’s important not to lose sight of the aims and outcomes of what you set out to teach. In other words, what your learners should know or be able to do at the end of the class. Crucial to this process will be how you measure if learning has occurred. And here’s one of the great secrets to this: make sure that your plan includes more input from your learners than it does from you. In fact, the experts tell us that your plan should be approx 75% ‘student doing’ and just 25% ‘Teacher doing’. In other words, for every hour you teach, student input or activity should be 35 minutes. That said, your plan should be designed to get you from A to B with measurable outcomes along the way. The following are some guidelines for planning your learning: V Plan your learning in tandem with how adults learn V Plan your learning so learners will be active and engaged V Devise methods to motivate learners and build rapport 54•••••Beauty PROFESSIONAL IRELAND

V Design your class plans so that learning can be measured V Present and illustrate content logically, concisely, and in simple terms V Organise and structure content appropriate to the level of the course V Plan variety in your teaching style e.g. talk, listen, sit, stand and move around. V Incorporate a variety of visual aids. V Plan opportunities for questions and group work V Prepare challenging questions V Allow time for discussion and feedback V Encourage learners to take an active role in their learning Summary Planning is an essential element of great teaching, and teaching plans using a variety of methods will go a long way to achieving a “catch all” approach. Planning and delivery should include order, structure, creativity, group work, visuals, concrete examples, verbal reinforcement and practical exercises. In essence, the message for tutors is to incorporate as much variety as possible when planning your classes. And make sure your plan includes more activity and input from your learners than it does from you.

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Education & Training

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SUMMER TEACHING SCHOOL AT TWA The summer teacher training programme at The Waverley Academy is proving quite popular for beauticians, makeup artists and complementary therapists. The programme enables professionals to complete training in a condensed period, at times that fit into their working schedules. Education Manager Derek O‘Kelly says: “We are constantly looking at ways to facilitate the needs of professionals who want to get a professional teaching qualification, and the blended-learning programme that we have developed enables them to achieve this.” The programme is delivered on Sundays and Mondays and there is still time to enroll by contacting TWA at +353 (0) 1 408 9769, or visit Game Changer In Beautician Education At TWA In one of the most innovative developments in beauty education the Waverley Academy have recruited an organic chemist onto their teaching staff. The new development will enable a range of professionals in the beauty, skincare and make-up industry to learn the art and science of making organic cosmetics. Participants will be trained in blending inexpensive creams into expensive ones using natural ingredients, and to blending toners and make-up removers, using oils, vitamins and plant extracts. Students will also be educated on how to read cosmetic labels for ingredients and to guidelines for advising on skin conditions including mature skin and acne. For more information on “The Art & Science Of Organic Cosmetics” contact TWA at 01-4089769 or visit


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