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Dear Readers

Contents 5 News

get your fix!

16 Trends

hair for 2017

18 Hair Products

for you to stock

20 Dylan Bradshaw

Cathal Walshe on Xmas and beyond

22 Barbering


would like to introduce you all to the first issue of our newly-named Salon Magazine. That’s right, Beauty Professional Ireland magazine has a brand new name! Within this country of Ireland the treatment sector is a very competitive environment. Some salon owners are operating within the one unit - a beauty, hair and barbering service - or just a hair and beauty service. Other Individual hair or beauty businesses are looking for opportunities to grow their business and one option is to include additional treatment services from parallel sectors. Hair and beauty are no longer two different entities; they are fusing in some cases and often complement each other for the all-encompassing benefit of their clients. Our new name, Salon Magazine represents everything we have always done and reported on in the market place, and we knew that in order to truly serve our readership we had to encompass the entire beauty industry offering: make-up, skincare, hair, barbering, nails, hair removal, tanning, spa, equipment and industry training. We will continue to provide you with all the news and business advice you crave from an Irish-based magazine. We want to support your professional treatment business by giving you the latest product news. In this issue, we take a look at some fantastic and diverse Christmas products for your business. We get advice on Christmas HR issues, industry standards in micro-pigmentation, treatments, make-up looks and lots more! Check out the amazing brands advertising in this issue and remember if you cannot find what you are looking for just ask us at

24 Skincare


winter skin

28 Spa

product ideas

29 Spa Review

Monart Destination Spa

30 Tanning

the latest tan solutions

31 Business of Beauty

sessions and sales

35 HR

those pesky Chrimbo problems

36 Beauty bytes

Jennifer Rock talks wintery things

37 NovaLash

what is American Volume?

40 Industry Voices

Mila D’Opiz showcase

44 Make-up

Christmas products galore

45 MUA


introducing Dave Judge

the work of Kellie Fitzgibbon

46 MUA Tips

courtesy of Fuschia

48 Nails

beautiful seasonal nails

49 Nail Bar Published under licence by THE TEAM Editor: Lucy Earley Advertising: Chris Dunican Linda Horan Administration & Accounts: Managing Director: Chris Dunican Memberships: Design: Minx Design Print: SPS, Wicklow, Ireland Published Under Licence by: Exigo Media & Events Ltd. Unit 7B, Greenhills Business Park, Greenhills Road Dublin 24. Tel: +353 (0)1 4149475

While every effort has been made to make the information contained herein as comprehensive and accurate as is possible, the publishers accept no responsibility for additions, omission or errors. No part of this publication can be copied or reproduced without the publisher’s consent in writing.

what’s happening!

50 Retail Focus

Santy’s on his way!

52 Salon Equipment

Fabulous results for your business

54 Salon

The products to get you ahead

55 Community Times

Tina Newman talks SPMU standards

56 Training

The latest news and courses


Industry News For all the news that you’d like to hear about!

NOVALASH’S LASHOFF COMPETITION COMES TO THE UK & IRELAND The annual NovaLash LASHoff competition has been extended to the UK and Ireland, giving certified NovaLash stylists the opportunity to showcase their creativity and a chance to pick up one of two highly coveted awards, the ‘Lash Artist of the Year’ and ‘Fans’ Choice of the Year’ at a celebratory event in Houston, USA. Set up by NovaLash CEO, Sophy Merszei in 2008, the LASHoff Awards are designed to celebrate, honour and promote the passion and creativity delivered by talented NovaLashcertified lash artists all over the world. Now in its 7th year, the competition opens its doors to UK and Ireland-based stylists giving them the chance to represent their country by demonstrating their talent, creativity and passion for the eyelash extension industry. Entrants must submit a 5-minute (maximum) video to showcase their work,

alongside four still images (two before and two after). All entries must be submitted by December 5th 2016 via the online competition portal - lash-off-contest/ This year, the judging panel is made up of an elite and experienced group of Advanced Master stylists, education professors and industry insiders. NovaLash’s very own, Sophy Merszei will also be included in the decision making process. The panel of experts will be looking for lash artists who demonstrate proper NovaLash techniques, who create a balanced look with all lashes separated, and illustrate the NovaLash products used along with advice they offer to clients. Go to:

CHRISTENSEN BECOMES NIMUE BRAND AMBASSADOR Internationally renowned super-model, photographer and business woman Helena Christensen has been announced as the brand ambassador for Nimue Skin Technology At 47, Christensen is an icon in the fashion and beauty industry for 30 years, recognised today equally as a photographer, model, humanitarian and strong business woman who values family. “Helena Christensen is a worldrenowned beauty, with modelling experience that spans some 30 years. She personifies the exclusivity of the Nimue brand and, we are confident she will be relevant to our target market,” commented Véronique Moreau, Managing Director of Nimue Skin International. Go to:


EASILOCKS LAUNCHES NEW RANGE Irish entrepreneur Shane O’Sullivan recently launched the Easilocks hair care brand nationwide in the company of celebrity guests including Vogue Williams, Lorraine Keane and Amanda Brunker (pictured above

with Shane O’Sullivan). Shane O’Sullivan spent five years designing the optimum hair extension solution, Easilocks, travelling the globe to find the best materials and processes. Celebrity fans include Kourtney Kardashian, Gigi Hadid and Hollywood actress Margot Robbie.

Women’s Aid is currently recruiting for volunteers for its National Freephone Helpline. The organisation is looking for women, aged 18 and over to play a key role on the Helpline, which supports those experiencing abuse in Ireland. They are looking for warm, empathic women. The volunteers will join a team of committed and dynamic volunteers and develop an understanding of domestic violence through in-depth training and continued vital support while volunteering on the Helpline. The deadline for applications is 19th December 2016 and information can be found at helpline/volunteer




COSMEDICO’S READER OFFER Salon Magazine has joined forces with Bronze Direct, the distributors of Cosmedico Skinpulse SHR Baby Sytem to give our readers a unique offer. If you book a demo before the end of November you can benefit from a €1,000 discount on any system purchased before the end of January 2017. Cosmedico Medical recently showcased the new revolutionary SkinPULSE SHR baby system offering super-fast pain-free hair removal – at Professional Beauty Ireland. The SHR system is the latest technology for the removal of unwanted hair. Safe and Pain-Free, an SHR treatment gently

PLATINUM GOES TO GALWAY Platinum has launched their hair extension service in Galway city. Platinum’s newest salon is located in the heart of Galway City, Eyre

heats up the target follicle to cause terminal damage and prevent hair regrowth. Super-fast and efficient an SHR treatment is concluded in a matter of minutes by a trained professional, and can be used on all skin types and hair types. Cosmedico Medical are delighted to announce two new Dublin based salons offering this service; 4th Avenue Beauty on the Shelbourne Road and Brazilia on South William Street. To book a demo of the Cosmedico Medical system, contact Bronze Direct on +353 (0) 1 636 3138 (ROI) or +44 028 375 25500 (NI).

Square Shopping Centre. In less than five years, Platinum has grown an adoring army of models and beauty influencers including Terrie McEvoy, ‘DramaticMac’ Aisling Murray, Tara O’Farrell and Grace Mongey.

BEAUTYPRO’S FULL RANGE FOR FLAIR BeautyPro is excited to announce that Flair Hair and Beauty will be stocking the entire range of brand NEW BeautyPro Collagen Sheet Masks across their 6 stores in Ireland and online from October 2016. “Beauty Pro is an innovative line that our customers love. Beauty Pro Collagen Sheet Masks have a dual salon role as both a professional ‘in salon’ treatment or they

NEW LOCATION FOR BEAUTYBOARD & IBHT COLLEGE and IBHT College have moved to a new location in Churchtown Dublin 14. “We spent the entire summer renovating our new location. Our old office served us well, and we made great memories (and brows) there, but we couldn’t be more excited about our new space,” said National Sales Manager, Tina Newman. The new training facility is in Earlscourt Industrial Estate, Churchtown, Dublin 14. It’s a central location, conveniently placed between Dundrum town centre and Nutgrove shopping centre. It’s easily accessed from the M50 and other main roads. Free parking is available for customers. “Overall, we now have more of an open plan so we’re all working closer together rather than a more compartmentalised layout at our last place. In our last office, we were on the second floor of a building with no free parking. While we really liked the area, we lived a pretty anonymous existence. There was no way for anyone in the community outside of that building to know we existed, and now with added Free parking, we’re hoping our new location in Dublin will allow our salons easier and stress free training,” Tina added. Go to:

can be retailed direct to salon clients as a wonderful home treatment. The results are remarkable after just one treatment making this a fantastic product for salons looking to build on professional salon treatments or retail sales to their customers. The new extended range of Beauty Pro Collagen Sheet Masks will be available across all flair stores or online at www.flair. ie from this October,” commented John Donnellan, Owner at Flair.




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NEWS sharp cut fringe that framed her face. Winning stylist Aoife Bradley said “We are just blown away to have won, it’s an unbelievable moment! The other finalists’ looks were so good, it was a hard competition, but we worked so hard on this project from mood board to the final look, to be here and to have won is so rewarding.” Jenny Dawson, winning stylist added, “This means so much to us! We really enjoyed working on our entry and our colleagues and friends have been so supportive throughout the whole process. It is great to be able to say it was all worth it and to bring the trophy home, it’s just amazing!”

DYLAN BRADSHAW TEAM WIN INTERNATIONAL L’OREAL PROFESSIONAL STYLE & COLOUR TROPHY Representing Ireland on a world stage, competing against 13 international finalists, hair stylists Aoife Bradley and Jenny Dawson from the Dylan Bradshaw Salon & Academy won the first ever International L’Oréal Professionel Style & Colour Trophy held in Lisbon, Portugal

on the 25th October. Held at the Meo Arena, the award went to the two Dylan Bradshaw Salon & Academy stylists who beat stiff competition from 13 finalists in front of an international audience of over 2,000 hairdressers from 65 countries. Aoife and Jenny’s winning style was an ambitious undertaking that involved a dramatic transformation of beautiful model Alessandra from long dark hair to a bright coppertone blonde, with a directional, neck length bob framed by a


MUFE’S ANOTHER KISS ON THE WALL Celebrities, including: Elaine Crowley (pictured here), Baz Ashwamy, Samantha Mumba and Yvonne Connelly kissed a special wall in Make For Ever’s Clarendon Street store last month, as part of a charitable iniative in association with Breast Cancer Ireland. The campaign encouraged the general public to pop into the store at 38 Clarendon Street, choose a lipstick shade and place their kiss mark on the ribbon shaped wall with a suggested donation of €2. These donations went directly to Breast Cancer Ireland to support the ongoing research efforts in the laboratories and cancer centres throughout Ireland. Alongside this activity, for the duration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Make Up For Ever contributed 10% of sales from any of their lipsticks to Breast Cancer Ireland.

Sweet Squared Co-Founder, Samantha Sweet alongside her eldest son, Haydn, made their London Fashion Week debut on the catwalk in the CND sponsored VIN+OMI SS17 show. “This was CND’s sixth show with VIN+OMI and we’ve developed a really great working relationship and friendship with the two designers over the years. So when they asked me to walk, I was pretty sceptical at first, then I thought about my bucket list and couldn’t possibly pass up the opportunity. When they met my son, Haydn, they took one look at him and said he just had to be involved,” commented Samantha Sweet.

BELLA FURNITURE FOR SPRUCING UP YOUR SALON Dublin-based supplier Bella Furniture is now specialising in tailormade salon furniture. The company’s bespoke range includes customised reception couches,

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handmade diamond reception desks, stylish reception tables, manicure / pedicure stations and chairs, unique barber chairs, wall units, beauty salon furniture, hair salon station furniture, and much more that will complement any decor. You can purchase individual

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ROE SPA WINS SPA OF THE YEAR (NI) The Spa at Roe Park Resort has been crowned ‘Northern Ireland Spa of the Year’ at the Professional Beauty Regional Awards 2016. Roe Park Resort held off competition from across Northern Ireland to scoop the title at a special awards ceremony held in Manchester. The final decision was made by a panel of judges who independently reviewed each of the nominated Spas. Roe Park Resort will now proceed to the national finals in February 2017, where it will compete against other top Spas from across the UK. Pictured: (From left to right) Olwen Wright Dixon, Awards coordinator and Mark Moloney (MD) of Professional Beauty, Terry Kelly, Golf & Spa Manager and Michelle Kelly, Spa Therapist, Roe Park Resort.

IMAGE BUSINESSWOMEN SHORTLISTS BEAUTY PROFESSIONALS! The IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards, 2016 shortlist has been released and there are some familiar names on it! Salon Magazine Ireland would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the following and to wish them luck: Anne Butterly, (CEO, Easydry), Linda Ennis (pictured here), Managing Director, Beauty Academy and Ellen Kavanagh Jones (founder and CEO Waxperts) - who have been shortlisted in the Entrepreneurship Award. Anita Murray, director, Pink Beauty Group, Marissa Carter (founder and CEO, Cocoa Brown) Katie McGlade (director, Therapie Clinic) and Jane Swarbrigg (director, Inglot Cosmetics Limited) have been shortlisted in the Young Businesswoman Award. Niamh Hogan, creator and CEO, Holos Skincare has been shortlisted in the Start-Up Award.

CROATIAN PMU EXPERT COMES TO GALWAY Dolores Srok is a leading permanent make-up artist in Croatia. She is the owner of DS Permanent Make-up, specialised salon and training centre in Rijeka, Croatia. She will be holding a two-day masterclass in Galway City on the 5th and 6th of February, 2017. For training information call Alexandra on +353 (0) 89 967 9410 or e-mail info@

APPOINTMENT BeautyPro has announced that David Sparkes has joined the company as International Sales Manager. David brings a wealth of experience and knowledge gleaned from working with major brands including Estee Lauder. Go to:

BELFAST MUA WINS EMMY For those Game of Thrones professional beauty fans - we all know how amazing the make-up is. Pamela Smyth from Belfast picked up an ‘Emmy for Outstanding Make-up’ in a single camera TV series for Game of Thrones episode 9 ‘Battle of the Bastards’ at the prestigious awards ceremony at in LA on Saturday 10th September, making her the only make-up artist from Northern Ireland to be awarded this accolade. The other nominees in the category included Penny Dreadful, The Knick, Vinyl and Vikings.

SEAN TAAFFE GROUP CELEBRATES 10 YEARS IN BUSINESS The Kerry-based Sean Taaffe Hair and Beauty Group recently celebrated ten years in business. The company has salons in Killarney, Tralee, Killorglin and the Aghadoe Heights hotel. The group now employees a team of over 60 talented professionals, five of whom are also celebrating 10 years with the group this year and were recently awarded with a stunning crystal plaque from Sean Taaffe - Aisling Madigan, Marta Plechowska, Sarah Ahern, Michelle O’Shea and Kara Mc Donagh.


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Business News What you need to know about!

SALON MAGAZINE THE NEW NAME FOR BEAUTY PROFESSIONAL MAGAZINE It’s been the leading and most influential beauty trade magazine in Ireland since 2010. Launching a magazine in the middle of the recession wasn’t easy. However, Beauty Professional Ireland, with its mix of high quality content, excellent contributors and advertisers, along with committed staff has flourished and grown - despite all economic odds. Under the management of Chris Dunican (MD), Lucy Earley (Editor) and Linda Horan (Advertising Manager), it has become the leading magazine for the professional beauty trade in Ireland. The newly-named Salon Magazine will incorporate Beauty Professional Ireland Magazine. It will still cover all the sectors of the last six years: skincare, nails, spa, make-up, tanning, hair, business, HR, recruitment and careers - but will aim to increase its content and

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readership. There is an increasing crossover in Ireland between the hair and beauty sector. A large segment of the magazine’s readership now offer hair treatments through their beauty businesses, and beauty treatments through their hair businesses. Many have hair and beauty salons running successfully within the one unit. The management of Salon Magazine feel that it would be unfair to ignore this fact within the magazine going forward. Not acknowledging these significant changes in the industry could potentially deny the vast opportunities that are available, to both readers and advertisers. “We are so excited about the new name for our magazine! Salon Magazine will continue to showcase the very best of professional. Re-branding the magazine allows all of our clients to be more confident in knowing that we are equally representing the hair and beauty sector under the heading of a magazine title that represents these markets,” commented

Salon Magazine’s Managing Director, Chris Dunican. Hair and Beauty professionals need to be the very best they can be; constantly up-skilling and educating themselves in new disciplines. They need to scale their business into parallel markets that appeal to their local and passing demographic. Through Salon Magazine’s interesting, businessorientated, sassy and savvy content you can be confident that your message will be brought to your clients in an aesthetically attractive gloss format, with relevant and professional content.























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The budget this year was fairly unremarkable. However, the increase in the self-employed tax credit brings entreprenuers closer to equal treatment. There was more investment this year in childcare and education. Brexit is a worry for small firms. The Small Firms Association (SFA) has criticised Budget 2017 for not recognising the immediate crisis facing small firm exporters in the context of Brexit. SFA Chairman, AJ Noonan, commented: “Even in a Budget with very limited room for manoeuvre, the Government has missed an opportunity to address the many issues facing entrepreneurs, which would assist them in providing additional employment and driving prosperity in all parts of the country. Making our tax system competitive with the UK in areas such as CGT and employee share options must be done today, not in a year’s time. The retention of the 9% VAT rate for the hospitality sector is important in supporting that sector in dealing with Brexit”. “Whilst we welcome the reduction

of the capital gains tax rate for entrepreneurs from 20% to 10%, the retention of the lifetime limit of €1 million will severely limit the impact of the change. We must make Ireland a more attractive destination for starting a business or investing in a small firm. The UK, which is one of our biggest competitors for this investment, has a lifetime limit of Stg£10mn. Capital gains tax should have been decreased to 20% across the board, to encourage transactions in the economy, and we strongly argue that this measure would have been self-financing,” stated AJ Noonan. “Budget 2017 represents a relatively modest step in the right direction in the SFA’s long-fought battle for risk takers and job-creators in the economy to be treated equally by the tax system. We welcome the €400 increase of the Earned Income Tax Credit for the self-employed but will continue our campaign for full equalisation with the PAYE tax credit, as well as pushing for the Government to abolish the additional 3% USC that applies only to the selfemployed,” continued AJ Noonan.





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International News Your dose of what’s going on outside Ireland

CND ROCKS THE RUNWAY NAILS AT LIBERTINE SPRING/ SUMMER 2017 Taking notes from Libertine’s rebellious punk rock collection, CND’s nails for Libertine were an effortlessly cool throwback to the 1970s and ‘80s with unexpected Victorian and new wave elements. This high-octane collaboration once again brought a fresh, bold energy to the scene through modern reinvention of the classics.

“Libertine’s Johnson Hartig has become a true extension of the CND family,” said CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold (pictured here in the middle). “In this fifth season creating together, it was no surprise that Johnson’s artistic vision was perfectly in line with our CND trend story. Spring 2017 channels a retro futurist spirit, paying homage to iconic style with an edgy twist, and that’s exactly what we sent down the runway.”


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The UNITE teams, UNITE salons and journalists all came together from around the world for a weekend of inspiration and education at the highly anticipated 2016 Global Session. The weekend started with a fabulous welcome party for UNITE Diamond Club salon members and International press on Saturday 8th October at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter.



Easydry’s red towel travelled to a beach on the Seychelles to relax before its busy Christmas salon work.

If a trip to Beauty Dusseldorf is on your 2017 agenda, then take note that it’s on from the 31st of March to the 2nd of April. 55,000 trade visitors will visit the show to gather information from 1,500 exhibitors and brands from the cosmetics, nail, foot, wellness and spa sectors.

KERASTASE LAUNCHES NEW VISUAL CAMPAIGN As part of a new brand reinvention by Kerastase, Legendary portrait photographer Peter Lindbergh captured activists and supermodels Toni Garrn and Cameron Russell (pictured here), and photographer, writer, and stylist Margaret Zhang.

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Credits Hair: Gemma Hensman Make-Up: Maddie Austin Styling: Desiree Lederer Photography: John Rawson

Urbstyle Looking for inspiration for 2017? Take a look at our trends showcase we have cherrypicked just for you

Hair: Craig Chapman MUA: Elizabeth Rita Styling: Kate Jeffery Photographer: Barry Jeffery

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Xmas Locks All your festive hair solutions - and New Year trends


Gift sets for the perfect hair colour USP: Joico’s Colour Infuse and Colour Balance gift sets make ideal Christmas presents and stocking fillers. The Colour Infuse Shampoo and Conditioner instantly refresh and enhance colour to fight the ‘fade’ and the Colour Balance Shampoo and Conditioner set neutralises unwanted brass tones in blonde and dark hair - to boot the brass! Contact: www. Tel: +353 (0) 45 856 490


Beauty Travel Kit USP: Infused with black seed oil and silk protein, this range is perfect for adding body and beauty to hair on the go. It contains Take 2 Dry Shampoo, Dry Conditioner, Pure Glitz Hair Spray, Black Seed Dry Oil all in this holiday travel bag. Contact: www.hennessyhb. ie, Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436


Elixir USP: Rahua was developed by New York-based hairstylist Fabian Lliguin after a trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon region. He noticed that the local women’s hair had an intense sheen, which they achieved using a powerful restorative oil called Rahua (pronoucned ra-­wa). Unlike other botanical oils that simply coat each hair strand, the extraordinarily small Rahua oil molecule has the ability to deeply penetrate, bond and repair the hair’s cortex while simultaneously smoothing its cuticle. Contact: www., Tel: +353 (0) 1 671 9353


Precious Nature luxury pouch set USP: The Precious Nature Curly & Wavy hair contains grape serum to tame frizz and detangle curls and lavender, which helps create and maintain curl/wave definition and controls volume. It also contains a gentle cleansing shampoo and a lightweight nourishing mask treatment (200ml) that detangles and tames frizz. Pouches are also available for long and colourtreated hair respectively. Contact: www. Tel: +353 (0) 45 856 490

BC Colour Freeze USP: Encased in this beautiful bag, the Schwarzkopf Professional BC Colour Freeze haircare range contains the innovative pH 4.5 Balancer technology for a longer-lasting colour. If used in combination with an Igora Royal hair colourant, colour will look impeccable inbetween salon visits. Contact: www., Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436


Lock and Roll Brush Set Purple 45mm USP: Produce stunning results with the volume hair styling kit. Comes with detachable brush heads and handle. Easy to use, just add the locking handle to the roller heads, dry, style and get set to go. Ideal for salon or use at home. Contact: www. hennessyhb. ie, info@ hennessyhb. ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436




Copper Barrel Brush USP: Give your clients the perfect blow-dry with this copper barrelled brush from Easilocks. Contact:

Cocktails USP: These cocktails are a new category of hair care products that are leave-in supplements for your hair. Each contains high concentrations of very specialised ‘actives’ - each one addresses a specific damaging consequence of colour-treating ones hair. As an example, the coconut cocktail replaces lost natural lipid layers. This lipid layer is degraded and lost due to exposure to ammonia, hydrogen peroxide and high pH. Contact: www.




Party Time! Dylan Bradshaw Educator, Cathal Walshe, tells us about the latest Christmas trends - and talks training too


hristmas is fast approaching, and with that party season well and truly kicks off. The big question we all want to know is what hair look we should sport this festive season? A trend we’ve seen on all the red carpets lately is the simple chic ponytail in all its variations. If we look at the Emmys last month we saw Emily Ratajkowski and Priyanka Chopra sporting Uber glam ponytails with a deep side parting. This look is perfect for a casual night out or to complement a full-on glam party look. - To recreate this look, first prep the hair with a smoothing cream like Matrix Smooth Setter €15 and blow dry smooth. - Second using the arch of your brow as a guide (left or right - depending if you favour a side) start your parting. You want to split the hair as far back as the crown to create an elongated part. - Thirdly comb hair into position, smoothing out any lumps or bumps to create a seamless sleek look and secure the ponytail either at the nape of the neck - or higher if you want more of a swing to the ponytail. - Spray with a light hairspray like Matrix Volume Builder €15 to secure and add hold. And lastly, take a small section from the ponytail, wrap around the elastic to disguise and secure with a bobby pin to complete the look. If you wish to add a little extra sparkle to your look, try some accessories like a glittering hair slide as shown on the catwalk at Prada or a floral option as shown by Dolce & Gabbana. Discover more on Cathal’s Academy courses at www. The Matrix range (shampoo, conditioners, treatments and styling products) is available from the Dylan Bradshaw Academy, 56 South William Street, Dublin 2.

THE FUTURE OF HAIRDRESSING @ THE DYLAN BRADSHAW ACADEMY Fresh from their win of this year’s L’Oréal Colour Trophy Ireland, and Most Wanted! Exceptional Stylist win in London, the Dylan Bradshaw Academy Team are excited to pass on their award winning techniques at their new cutting, colour, styling and trend vision courses for 2017. But what makes their Academy so unique? Owner and Creative Director Dylan Bradshaw says: ‘’Our academy is unique as just like our salon we like to offer people a bespoke service. Our team of educators will assess stylists, colourists and trainees who attend their courses and design a bespoke course package just for them.’’ These part-time courses help stylists and colourists discover how to tailor their cutting technique and colour formulations to create a bespoke look suited to their client and their needs. Creative cutting will focus on the transformation of a classic look into something ultra-

modern and contemporary while still keeping it salon and customer friendly. Dylan says: ‘’It is so important for all stylists, even the more experienced to keep up-to-date on the ever changing and evolving world of hairdressing to maintain and grow their client base.’’ Dylan continues ‘’We work closely with our students, keeping our classes small so that they get that one-to-one education and training, that perhaps their own salon is unable to provide. In many cases, due to the busy nature of our business, hairdressers training and development is put on hold as the client always comes first.’’ For this reason the academy developed a ‘db Finishing School Course’ as many salon owners contacted them looking for courses for their apprentices as they are simply not in the position to provide it themselves. The ‘db Finishing School Course’ was created to help people refine their skills before finishing their apprenticeship. During this intensive course all aspects of both the practical and theoretical side of hairdressing training is covered including both classic and contemporary cutting, colour and styling. Dylan Bradshaw Academy Educator Cathal Walshe says ‘’Salon Owners realise they need to nurture and develop their apprentices from early in their career. Remember this investment is not only in your team but also in your clients and the future of your business.’’ The academy is in their 5th term of their popular 18 Month Level 2 Diploma Course in Hairdressing and Barbering. Certified by City and Guilds it is a highly regarded course, which is recognised globally. Cathal Walshe says ‘’We are receiving more and more calls about our Diploma Course, as it includes a Barbering Module. People starting their career in hairdressing realise that they need to be highly skilled and therefore need the best training. They realise Barbering is a skill and they are not only to be well trained in the classic side of Barbering but also the more contemporary and fashion gents cuts. They need to understand the difference in head shapes to determine what style cut or technique should be used on a client so it is vitally important that they invest in a course which focuses on both the theoretical and practical side of Barbering.’’ To discover more about Dylan Bradshaw and their courses call 01 6719353 or visit courses/ |


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SHAVE IT Welcome to our new barbering product section! A little taste of what’s available for your shop


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Fade Away


If your clients needs great shaving acoutrements, look no further than Payot. It leaves skin soft and smelling amazing. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 1 822 2711

We introduce Dave Judge of Abner Browns as our new barbering contributor


hen I started in this game I was a teenager, sweeping up, watching and learning. I was an errand boy, a junior, an apprentice. I learned my trade over a number of years. I learned from my father and those more senior to me. It took time. It was four years of slow, intricate attention to detail. I learned from experience, as well as from practice. These days scissors work, layered cuts and blow drying are often abandoned by aspiring barbers in favour of perfecting the fade. Fades are the most popular current hairstyle in Ireland, but this, like all things, will change. Fades are in no way the only style a barber needs to know. Fashion is ever changing. I used to be a master of the mullet and then the faux-hawk, Mohawk, flop top, the step, the wedge, I’ve had customers who were mods, rockers, skins, rudeboys - the customer asks, the customer gets. A good barber should be able to shape all heads and the only way to face these challenges is by having sufficient training. This is exactly the same for hairdressers and hairdressing. Barbering cannot be mastered in a six-week training course. The time spent learning the traditional way is an investment in the future and the best way to prepare for a long, fruitful career as a barber. Dave Judge is a third generation barber with over 30 years’ experience. Consultation and training can be provided. Email for more details.


Vines Shave Cream is enhanced with aloe vera to help increase the oxygen supply to the skin for added hydration. Contact:, info@ Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436


When you buy this Wahl Navy Bellina Clipper you’ll get a free Navy Bella Trimmer. With lithium ion technology, you’ll get 90 minutes out of this baby! Contact: www., info@ Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436


It does exactly what it says on the bottle. It’s thickening Jack Dean shampoo with immediate results! Contact: www., Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436




Nordic Days As we head into the depths of winter, we look at solutions for our clients to beat wrinkles, restore radiance and protect their skin


Hydra Matt USP: With detoxifying, oxygenating and antipollution properties this fine, non-greasy cream effectively regulates excess sebum, promotes a natural and gentle exfoliation of the skin and tightens pores. Perfect for male skin to stay matt all day. Contact: www., info@ Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436


Crème Age Summum USP: This multi-action cream is proven to smooth wrinkles and lines, firm the skin, increase elasticity and reduce dark spots, using a complex formulation of Immune Complex, ATP, Cellullar Life Complex and Vitamin C, which all boost cell metabolism. Contact:


Supreme Jeunesse Xmas Set USP: Encased in a festive gift box, this duo of Supreme Jeunesse Jour and Supreme Jeunesse Concentre offers a concentration of innovative anti-ageing actions to effectively fight the signs of ageing: wrinkles, slackening, dark spots, a lack of radiance and dehydration. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 1 822 2711





Age Defy Essentials Kit USP: Presented in this stylish box this powerhouse of anti-ageing contains an Advanced Time Delay Day Cream, Restoring Night Cream and Advanced Eye Repair. It will take pride of place in any spa or salon retail space just in time for the festive period. Contact:, or Tel: +44 (0)28 90 449744 (trade information)

Réponse Corrective USP: This pretty coffret contains Hyaluronic Performance from the Corrective range, a hyaluronic miracle worker that gives continuous microinjections of hyaluronic acid combining three actions: intense hydration, plumping and smoothing. Flash Gum Corrective creates a blur effect on the skin further smoothing out the skin. Contact:, or call, +353 (01) 460 5055

Serum Nutritif Phyt’ssima USP: This serum contains pure argan and nourishing hemp oils, that are high in Omega 3 and 6. It relieves tightness and itching, decongesting for any blockages and breakouts associated with dryness. It plumps up the skin with its elastin restoring properties. Contact: www., Tel: +353 (0) 1 452 6973


Age Corrective Ultra Collection USP: A new range that contains VolumForm, botanical peptides and a unique ice wine active as well as stevia extract, which minimises stress-induced involuntary muscle contractions. The instant line filler, eye cream and neck cream will dramatically improve the appearance of tired eyes, sagging skin and deepset within minutes. Contact:, Tel: + 353 (01) 677 7911

Skin Whisperer Range USP: This range contains 5 x Plant Stem Cells, MDOintradermxyCom Complex, Snow Algae, and the very latest generation of Matrixyl peptides. Mila d’Opiz is the first skincare house in the world to use five different plant stem cells: burgundy grape, comfrey, argan, alp rose and swiss apple. They protect skin stem cells from UV stress and photo-ageing, increasing their water retention, vitality and longevity. The result is instant and lasting rejuvenation. Contact: www. +353 (0) 1 287 6587



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Profound has taken the benefits of 9 precious nutrientrich oils including Amaranth, Macadamia. Manoi and Jojoba to develop a ‘super serum’ for the skin. The Miracle Skin Oil has a combination of strong fullrange omega fatty acids, protein, and antioxidants that will hydrate, repair, increase elasticity, nourish and rejuvenate dull and lifeless skin. Naturally occurring antioxidant Vitamin’s A and C restore radiance and help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Contact: Tel: +353 (0) 1 677 7911.


Let your clients wait in comfort and luxury as they sit on this Olimpia Couch from the Bella Diamond Collection. You can choose your colour to suit your decor too. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 89 499 1141

Spa Solutions The evenings are longer, and the festive season is starting to go up an octave. Your clients need fast and lasting results


Clinically tested, SkinCeuticals’ new Phyto Corrective Masque is an oil-free and lightweight gel texture, and is proven to result in a 47% reduction in discomfort and a 20% decrease in visual redness, along with replenished hydration and restored radiance and smoothness, which increases over time with prolonged usage. Go to:


For those clients in need of a deep cleanse this festive season, Phyts has the perfect solution with this gift duo. Gently melt away make-up and other impurities on the skin using Eau Micellaire and finish by clarifying the skin with Gommage Contact +, which eliminates dead skin cells without damaging the skin’s protective layer. Contact: www., info@ Tel: +353 (0) 1 452 6973


With its unique blend of pure clay and essential oils, this purifying mask is like a true biological blotter. It’s able to absorb pollutants and other impurities that clog the skin. Endowed with oxygenating powers, this mask stimulates the supply of oxygen to the cells so your client quickly regains a fresh and radiant complexion. Contact:, info@hennessyhb. ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436


It’s hard not to over do it over the Christmas holidays, but we all manage to look the worst for wear at some point, sadly! Pevonia’s Power Repair Age Correction collection helps to prevent and repair wrinkles, and restores elasticity to the skin. Its hydrating and radiance-restoring properties is a fantastic priming collection for long-lasting make-up. Contact: www. pevonia., info@ Tel: +44 (0) 1449 727000


Let your client continue their spa / salon journey with the Rica Naturica Detoxifying kit. It contains shampoo, a comfort scrub, a natural olive bar soap and a pumice stone, all contained in a cool box. Naturica products are created to meet the growing demand for natural cleansing and treatments, which only nourish, hydrate, strengthen and protect the hair from the smog and pollution. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436


The Sinelco Nano Ion Platinum Steamer is a multi-functional and technologically advanced skincare appliance, which is able to quickly ionise and atomise water molecules thanks to the nano ion steam. This promotes circulation, temporarily removes wrinkles and makes skin smoother and brighter. Contact: www., Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436



Monart’s Monks Our Spa Spy travelled to Wexford to Monart Destination Spa to sample all of its delights


he leaves were just beginning to fall around the gates of Monart Destination Spa as we drove in. It felt like we were passing into another ‘utopian’ world. It may sound dramatic but with so many awards and recommendations from friends and family, I was bracing myself for relaxation of a superior kind. I was there to try the Shaolin experience. Two masters of the Shaolin Temple in Henan Province are in residency until midDecember. Monart is delightfully luxurious, beautifully laid out and planned, from gardens to furnishings. The rooms are pure luxe; it’s almost as if the feel of the towels is scientifically planned to the last thread. We donned our robes and slippers and started our Monart voyage. We walked the journey from room to the Spa, down a ‘passage of time’ spiral walkway. I received the Shaolin Warrior Massage - an amazing muscle invigorating massage carried out by Master Ma. There was no language exchanged throughout, just a kind of peace existed between us as he masterfully massaged away all cares and worries. At times it was challenging, as all good massages are. But, by the end I felt wonderful. My companion had the Pevonia Elasto-Firm Facial, which made her skin look amazingly fresh and youthful (she’s 68 with good skin, but looked revitalised afterwards). We regrouped in the relaxation area, where we sipped peppermint tea and snuggled under our blankets. I went on a solo trip to the salt grotto, caldarium, hydrotherapy pool and sauna - and enjoyed every wonderful minute of it. We all love (our) kids, but being in a peaceful adult-only five-star location is kind of special! Later, before dinner, it was warm enough to go for a walk around beautifully

landscaped gardens in our robes and slippers. I had heard that the food in Monart is delightful and our dinner that evening did not disappoint. I had the Chargrilled fillet of beef Artichoke Puree, Root Vegetable Galette Chanterelle, Red Wine Jus, my companion had the free range Irish Chicken Supreme, Squash Puree, Lemon Gnocchi, Smoked Bacon & Tarragon Cream. Fabulous desserts were accompanied by a Fra Angelico digestif and an Irish coffee respectively. Food, service and wine recommendations were excellent. To experience a spa destination like Monart is to receive a short, unforgettable education on how all spas should perform in Ireland. There was not one aspect that I could fault them on. I imagine how discerning they must be about the skincare brands they use and the food they source. Quality pervades everything. In the morning, before we departed, I experienced the Qi Dong class with Master Ma, my Shaolin masseuse. You can wear your robe while you do the gentle exercises. I felt alive and alert after it, even though it was slow moving and gentle. Monart is five-star and adult only - they are also offering a ‘Great Escape’ this New Year’s Eve. To restore sanity and balance in your life I would recommend a trip!

Pevonia’s Power Repair Age Correction collection helps to prevent and repair wrinkles, pores and elasticity to the skin.

Pevonia Facials and skincare is available at Monart. The brand has recently released its seasonal giftware, so clients can re-create the experience at home.

Pevonia’s Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ skincare collection provides plant stem

If you would like to stock Pevonia or train in their salon techniques, go to: www., Tel: +44 (0) 1449 727000. Email:

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Whiten Teeth While You Tan USP: This non-peroxide gel pen and soft silicone mouth guard makes application easy and comfortable. Accelerated by UV light, the products gently and painlessly lift stains and whiten teeth during a tanning session… comfortable and easy to use. Contact: www., Tel: +353 (0) 1 636 3138 / +44 28 3752 5500


Bronzing Mousse USP: It’s a 14% DHA quick absorbing, easy glide tanning mousse. With its effortless application and flawless finish, this product is ideal for any self-tanning novice who wants to keep that Over Exposed spray tan topped up! Contact:, info@ Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436

Finance Options USP: Bronze Direct are able to offer affordable finance plans on new and used sunbed equipment to the Irish market with salons now able to install a new sunbed from as little as €6 per day. If you are thinking of upgrading your tanning beds, or adding sunbeds as an additional revenue stream, then contact Bronze Direct today. Contact: www.bronzedirect. com, Tel: +353 (0) 1 636 3138 / +44 28 3752 5500 (Northern Ireland)


Body Butter USP: The luxurious MoroccanButter, with a light fragrance of honey orange blossom, uniquely combines the benefits of organic argan oil, coconut oil and a blend of essential vitamins to leave skin feeling soft and silky. Contact: Tel: +353 (0) 1 408 91 91

Minis USP: Sienna X’s mini range contains five 75ml versions of some of the brand’s most popular products, including polishing body scrub, deep self tan lotion, gradual self tan lotion, high intensity tan and radiance body balm. Perfect for suitcases, gym bags or on-thego tanning. Contact: www.


MoroccanCleanse USP: With an aromatic fragrance of Honey Orange Blossom, MoroccanCleanse has been perfectly designed to be used as a daily treatment to thoroughly cleanse, hydrate and balance your skin. Infused with a blend of organic and sustainably sourced Argan, Rosehip and Raspberry Seed Oils and enriched with Organic Aloe Vera, this invigorating body cleanser refreshes, softens and soothes the skin. Contact: www.sweetsquared. com, or Tel: +353 (0) 1 408 91 91



Organic Super Express tans: USP: Looking for a bride-suitable spray tan for 2017? Experience the Golden Glow of a Hollywood Celebrity! City Tan Hollywood provides the gentle, golden glow that every bride wants on her wedding day. And as always, Aviva Labs is committed to you: Fragrancefree, non-sticky, dries in seconds, not tacky, even fading, looks natural, hypoallergenic eco-certified DHA, highest quality oil free alcohol free fragrance. Contact: www.beautyproductsireland. com, Tel: +353 (0) 52 613 6433

Professional Spray Tanning Solution USP: SunKiss has an apple fragrance to mask those usual nasty tanning smells. Pink pigments are added – which are aimed to suit paler skin tones and will adapt to all other skin types. This offers a more natural looking tan with a balanced finish to the skin, especially for pale Irish skin. Contact: www.


Yule Sales It’s that time of year when you have to think about after sales - says Liz McKeon

A Session Joe McGlinchey talks about the perfect tanning session


hat is a session? It’s question I am regularly asked. “How many sessions a year is allowed?” This is determined by a number of factors: skin type; stage of tan; type of sunbed being used; output of the sunbed and length of the exposure. The European Standard is based upon an exposure limit of 15 kilojoules per square metre per person per annum. The Sunbed Association recommends that operators should put in place procedures to ensure that their customers are:• Aware of their own skin type (by self-assessment). • Made aware of the session limit applicable to their skin type and the equipment being used • Made aware of the maximum exposure limits allowed in the European Standard In this context, the following information is also provided for guidance: Customers should receive a timed exposure to bring them up to their MED (Minimum Erythemal Dose, i.e. the point at which the skin goes slightly red some 8 to 24 hours following exposure to UV). For skin type 2 an individual MED is equivalent to around 250 joules per square metre. So, based on an annual exposure limit of 15,000 joules, this equates to around 60 sessions per person per year (15,000 divided by 250). For more information about responsible use of sunbeds and benefits of membership of The Sunbed Association visit or call +353 (0) 1 6363 139 or email


he Christmas season is always an opportune time of the year to make some profit for your salon or Spa. Selling gift vouchers or gift cards is a great way to keep clients coming back and stay busy after the holiday season. Gift vouchers can prompt multiple appointments because the voucher has already been paid for. Continue to focus on increasing voucher sales all year round to help maintain a healthy cash flow, ensuring that they will attract more clients on a continual basis. Here are just five easy ways to increase your Christmas voucher sales: Place gift vouchers around the salon. Use these items as part of the décor, so that clients are aware that gift vouchers are available. The key to making sure these marketing materials don’t get lost in the décor is to move them around on a regular basis. Change these items at least once per week to maximise exposure. Send an email newsletter to your database highlighting the benefits of gift vouchers. Announcements about gift voucher availability can help to increase voucher sales and promote your brand. Make sure to time your email distribution appropriately. A 10day lead time before the Christmas rush is a good starting point to help clients begin thinking about giving a voucher.

Make sure your salon contains information about gift vouchers. Ensure your website is up-to-date about how easy it is to purchase gift vouchers from you. Provide lots of information about gift vouchers availability, highlighting the benefits of giving a gift voucher to your salon. Offer free gift wrapping. Clients and shoppers appreciate this extra touch and this step adds more perceived value to the purchase. Invest in some eye-catching envelopes, decorative ribbon or small gift boxes for your vouchers and turn it into a real ‘gift’. Include a coupon or offer with purchase. Give the giver a small gift such as a free product, a coupon for a future service they can use themselves, or a salon voucher with a smaller amount already loaded on to it. Incentives to purchase a gift voucher can boost sales and encourage more clients to turn to you instead of a competitor when narrowing down the field of choices. Selling gift vouchers regularly helps to secure your business and the right marketing strategy can help to promote your brand. Use some of these tips, ideas and suggestions to increase gift voucher sales and keep your appointment book full, even during the non-holiday season! If you would like more tips on how to boost your profits, check out Liz McKeon’s Christmas webinar on









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Yule Issues It’s coming to the end of the year and everyone is trying to get the last few loose ends tied up in anticipation of the Christmas break and the New Year. Peninsula Business Services takes a look at a few issues that can arise Annual Leave Issues In Ireland, iTts the responsibility of the employer, not the employee, to ensure that employees have received their statutory minimum annual leave, and ultimately if an employee has not received their minimum leave entitlement it is the employer who may get in trouble with NERA, or a tribunal body should the employee take a claim. What can an employer do if the year is coming to an end and some of your employees have not yet used all of their annual leave? Under the Organisation of Working Time Act, an employer is entitled to allocate an employee’s remaining annual leave. The Act does, however, require an employer to give the employee at least 30 days’ notice before allocating the remaining annual leave (although if the employee is agreeable then this is unlikely to be an issue).

Carry Over Annual Leave to the New Year While strictly speaking an employee should receive their minimum annual leave within the current leave year, an employer may carry over some of the employee’s annual leave entitlement to the next leave year, provided the employee is agreeable. While left over annual leave days can be a problem they do not have to be a headache. By implementing one or more of the above an employer can effectively manage a

tricky situation. The best way forward however would be to introduce a clear annual leave policy into an employee’s handbook in order to prevent such leftover days. There are also options, such as Buy Back Policies available.

Trouble-free Christmas parties Do not insist that all staff attend the office Christmas party, even if the event is out of hours, remember that some people have family responsibilities that may prevent them attending. Provide clear written guidance to all employees about acceptable standards of behaviour at work-related social events, equal opportunities and harassment, as well as the disciplinary sanctions that could result from breaches of the rules. Make it clear that fighting, excessive alcohol consumption, the use of illegal drugs, inappropriate behaviour, sexist or racist remarks and comments about sexual orientation, disability, age or religion will not be tolerated. While party policies may seem Scrooge-like, they are appreciated precautions for employers and demonstrate that reasonable action has been taken to protect employees. For further details on the policies outlined above tel: Peninsula for more details on 1890 252 923 and quote Salon Magazine for some free advice.




Season Of Skin Tis’ the Season to speak winter skincare - says The Skin Nerd, Jennifer Rock


e all know there are four seasons in one day in Ireland! Hail rain or shine - sure what else would we make small talk about ?! Let’s embrace the cold weather and tackle the repercussions it carries for our skin. • SPF is still a core product. I tend to call it light as opposed to sun protection. It saves a lot of eye rolling. UVA and infrared rays are still penetrating and breaking down the collagen and elastin fibres within the dermal deeper layer of the skin. Light protection should remain our best sellers as we wish to protect against the future not just repair the past • Hyaluronic acid is a key component to the natural moisturising ability within the skin however interestingly it draws moisture to the skin so if you are constantly in areas of dry heat it is not able to absorb moisture (as there is no moisture to absorb!) so it may not address the

issue as you may wish! • A humidifier is ideal for that reason! Central heating, although needed, it offers dry heat - while a humidifier will keep the moisture in your environment (this has many heath benefits as opposed to just keeping the skin hydrated ) • Humidity and temperature changes can truly hinder the skin’s exfoliation process. Increasing the exfoliation protocols may be ideal. Similarly as the UVB rays and days are now no longer (were they present ?!) possible we can up the ante on the choice of exfoliation, glycolic, retinols, Kojics and other such photosensitive ingredients to target the cellular regeneration from deeper within • Retinoid reactions are more prone as the skin’s ph and ability to metabolise ingredients into the skin are altered. Remain cautionary while advising. An emollient and hydrating regime to coincide with this gamechanging ingredient is essential • Our immunity is lower as we battle off viruses and bacteria in our surroundings so let’s keep the skin’s tonic and multi vit levels at an all time high: antioxidants, minerals and amino acids. Let us provide the skin with the building blocks and ingredients to nurture and protect the skin • Feed the skin from within: literally! Protect DNA damage, hydrate, heal and seal through our diet so we optimise the results and offer long term skin health advise for all who are willing to listen!


The American Way Our front cover this issue is NovaLash’s American Volume. But what exactly is it? You may have heard of it and seen it in action at the Professional Beauty Show, but we give you an overview of the NovaLash treatment that will bring you the lash revenue you crave


ith the trend for thicker, fuller and longer-lasting lashes showing no signs of slowing down, clients are seeking out volume lash extensions, the next evolution in the industry. Volume lashes are created by placing multiple, thinner extensions on to each natural lash, rather than applying one-by-one. Traditional Volume lash extensions create thicker, fuller looks, but up until now they have appeared heavy and unnatural and clients are looking for a softer, more natural appearance. So, what’s the secret to a natural-looking set of volume lash extensions? - American Volume by NovaLash. American Volume is a unique advanced technique created by NovaLash that trains advanced stylists in the art of creating a full, feathery set of lash extensions that appear natural, giving clients better results and more confidence. This is achieved with NovaLash’s unique ‘Foundation’ technique which eliminates obvious gaps along the lash line when extensions are shedding between maintenance appointments. And unlike traditional Russian Volume

methods that use one length to create a uniform strip-lash effect, the American Volume technique uses multiple lengths across the lash line to create a soft, natural texture that mimics our own natural lashes. In addition to the overall look, clients will benefit from NovaLash’s award-winning High Speed Platinum Bond, which is both oil-proof, and instantly waterproof which means clients can immediately shower or sauna and continue using oil-based facial products. Plus, the new formula also speeds up drying time, so stylists can complete the service quickly and efficiently to save time for more business. To find out more about American Volume by NovaLash visit www. NovaLash.con. For stockist information email contact@NovaLash. com or call 00 44 1273 041 966.

We sent our Editor, Lucy Earley, along to get the lashes applied at the Professional Beauty Show. Here’s an excerpt from her blog, “My stylist was the award-winning Scottish lash artist, Andrea McQuade, who was gentle and methodical. She was also long-suffering, having to listen to me harping on for two hours! The results were these comfortable and amazing looking lashes that saved me from having to put on mascara in the morning and made my eyes effortlessly glam and pretty without being OTT.”



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Mila’s Legacy We chat to Claire Kenny of Sunaura about the Mila D’Opiz brand, its origins and evolution into a top Professional Skincare range

What’s the brand’s history, and what impressed you the most about it first? The company was set up by a Swiss woman, Mila Opitz in 1938. The hormonal creams developed by her brought her respect and acknowledgment from many international skincare experts. Her hard work and disposition to risk made her into one of the most important Swiss pioneers of Anti – Ageing Cosmetics. She passed away in 1989, but the brand values of Mila D’Opiz define the promise: ever higher quality, naturalness, modernity, care and beauty. For us, as the brand’s UK and Irish distributors, we were really impressed with the results-based, ingredients-driven skincare range at the leading edge of technology, and there is something for all price ranges and skin types/conditions.

What’s your most recent launch? We were delighted to launch the Skin Whisperer range recently at Professional Beauty 2016. This is an award-winning new skincare range for advanced anti-ageing at a deeper and more longer-lasting level than other anti-ageing products. Consisting of a retail cream and a serum, plus a luxury salon facial, this is a high-end, high-tech range which stimulates the skin’s own natural growth factors, delivering visibly firmer and younger-looking skin after only a few applications (and an instantly rejuvenated effect can be seen following the facial). The Skin Whisperer range contains several world-leading innovations (5 x Plant Stem Cells, MDOintradermxyCom Complex, Snow Algae, and the very latest generation of Matrixyl peptides). The Skin Whisperer Cream was the first of the range to be launched in 2014, and went on to win the Beauty Oscar that year for Most Innovative Product at the BSB European Cosmetics Awards. Plant stem cells have impressive rejuvenating powers (as can be seen in the way that plants regrow their shoots following pruning or damage).

Where do these plant stem cells come from? The first stem cell in the world to be used for cosmetics was extracted from Uttwiler Spatlauber, which is a heritage Swiss apple variety. When used in cosmetics, it can help to slow down skin ageing. Mila D’Opiz led the world by using the apple stem cells alongside those of Comfrey in products developed more than 5 years ago. The Skin Whisperer range

also incorporates the multi-awardwinning Snow Algae Powder. It is extracted from a unique alga, which grows on glaciers and snow in some of the world’s most inhospitable polar regions. It survives by producing stress response molecules and these can be harnessed within skincare to stimulate the skin’s own cellular defence and energy system. It has been proven to improve cell to cell communication, resulting in a greater concentration of collagen and elastin in the skin after just 2 weeks. It has a proven firming and visible anti-wrinkle effect.

What do you recommend for sensitive or younger skin? The Mila Sensitive range is designed to nourish and soothe delicate, normal and allergy-prone skin. It is designed with young skin in mind but is also very suitable for older, easily irritated skin. It contains the latest generation of Aloe Vera, which is renowned for its healing and soothing effects, as well as Bisabolol (which is extracted from chamomile). The other main active ingredients are also known for their soothing, nourishing, anti-inflammatory properties – Macadamia Nut Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Shea Butter, as well as Meadowfoam and Balloon Vine. When used regularly, this range can calm down the skin and bring it back into balance. Mila Sensitive is a very affordable range with professional and homecare products.

Who do you recommend the Mila D’Opiz Skin Vital Range for? The Skin Vital range is designed for all skin types that are showing signs of external damage (sun, smoking) and internal damage (stress, illness). It is packed full of Vitamins A, C and E, plus Co-Enzyme Q10, to give the skin back its vitality. The natural ageing process slows down the skin’s ability to absorb vitamins internally, so the skin ages more quickly and becomes pale and tired-looking. Skin Vital is suitable for skin of all ages but especially damaged or stressed skin. Sunaura Distribution (the UK and Ireland exclusive Mila d’Opiz distributor) through beauty salons, and contains both professional and retail products., Tel: +353 (0) 1 287 6587

Mila D’Opitz, founder of the brand


Call us on 01 2876587 for a free facial and to find out more about how this great brand will give your salon a real competitive advantage.




Graham Anthony Distribution The first name for professional beauty brands in Ireland

Beauty in motion Payot ensures that women seeking authentic luxury can experience beautiful, forever-young skin. Dedicated exclusively to skincare, the brand supports women from one generation to the next, at every moment of their life. It offers a unique experience with its professional salon treatments, and skincare products that reveal the beauty of every woman. Payot offers a unique alchemy between innovative formulas from the latest scientific advances, and the sensoriality of its products – the brand’s legendary signature. This sensoriality is expressed through the textures, fragrances, colours and application methods of the products. Payot offers advanced skin care to make all women and men increasingly more beautiful. Payot brings motion to celebrate Christmas with wonderful gifts tailormade to suit your skin type.

DELAROM The Natural Science of Beauty The origins of Delarom started with its founder Christine Benet, who has a passion for essential oils and plants. With over 40 years’ experience in the cosmetics world and having created Decleor & Darphin, Christine Benet has acquired substantial aromatherapy and aromacology expertise. She used her passion, her technical experience and her medical approach to create a new brand in 2009 - Delarom. Now in 2016, we are launching Delarom Professional Treatments for Spas and Salons. Opening packages from €600.


ALPHA H Alpha-H, a professional cosmeceutical brand with real results, pushing the boundaries, challenging the skin, multi-tasking products with meaningful percentages, a sustainable skincare brand. The salon treatment range has been specifically formulated to enable the therapist to create a bespoke program for each individual skin type. The products work to take the skin out of its comfort zone in order to make a difference that is evident and genuine. AH effective delivery systems infuse the skin with active ingredients by adjusting the pH to stimulate action at a deeper layer of the epidermis, where new and vibrant cells are replenished and repaired. Alpha-H Pure Liquid Gold is the cult skin product taking the world by storm selling 2 every 30 seconds worldwide.

NESTI DANTE With love and care The art of fine soap making is native to the artisans of Florence, the home of Nesti Dante. The brand is steeped in heritage; a perfect balance of innovation and tradition that ensures the skill will continue for generations more. Special attention is paid to the tiniest details and only carefully selected top quality raw materials that are free of synthetic surfactants are used to produce richer and more softening soaps. Completely natural, 100% biodegradable and made with no animal testing, Nesti Dante has pledged a commitment to the earth that provides the raw material for their soaps. Formulated with quality, purity and integrity without compromise. Perfect gifts for every occasion ranging from €5.95

GOA Through its elegantly designed collections and refined fragrances, Goa sets the standard in the home fragrance sector. Goa products come in a variety of formats: room sprays, candles, scented oil burners, etc. The fusion of comfort, bright colours and subtly sculpted curves enables you to discover the art of French living. An extenisve range of fragrances developed in Grasse in Provence offers an intense yet highly adaptable fragrance experience. Attractive opening packages are available from €500.

KARITE The Home of Shea - Discover Karite, Parisian natural beauty care with a touch of poetry and refinement. With 100% pure Shea Butter and delicate scents of rose, lily of the valley and verbena. Hand creams, body milks, cream washes, lip glosses, great products and collections presented in Parisian style gift boxes. RRP from €5.

SKEYNDOR The Scientific Skincare with 50 years experience. Brand leader in high-quality professional cosmetics, pioneer in research with international prestige. Skeyndor is the number 1 skincare brand in Spain and is rated as one of the top 15 cosmetic brands in the world. Launching in February 2017.

Graham Anthony Distribution Unit 18b Rosemount Business Park Ballycoolin Road Blanchardstown Dublin 11 Dublin, Ireland P: 01 822 2711 Email




This Season’s All we want for Christmas is to make our clients pretty!


Liquid Lips USP: These lightweight HD opaque lip stains have serious lasting power - perfect for those who love a longwearing touch-up free lipstick. Liquid lips are packed with moisture and, unlike other matte products out there, the matte finish does not dry out the lips. Contact: www. fuschia. ie, info@ fuschia. ie or Tel: +353 (0) 41 983 9823


“Chloe” 7pc Luxury Make-Up Brush Set USP: This beautifully designed set includes royal purple wooden handles with a luxury gold ferrule. Only the highest quality synthetic fibres have been used to create these brushes. The set includes a foundation, blush, powder, angled eyeliner, large flat shadow, flat shadow/detailer and lip brush. It is a perfect complete set for any make-up lover. Contact:


Contouring Collection USP: Offer huge profitability for salons with this display. It contains everything an MUA needs to create camera-ready looks. The range is ideal for a soft, radiant and perfectly even complexion with beautifully volumised lips and sculpted eyes -for the perfect selfie finish! Contact: info@4beautygroup. com. Tel: +44 (0) 845 301 2107.


Crystal Garden glamour USP: Highlights of this exclusive make-up collection are the beauties like the blusher boxes, which have been adorned with exquisite Swarovski crystals. In the light, the crystals sparkle radiantly. The beauty products for eyes, lips, nails, cheeks and décolleté will give every woman a touch of glamour and elegance for the winter season. Contact:, Tel: +353 1 408 0820


100% Natural and Organic USP: This gift bag contains a certified Bio mascara, lipstick (n°244 Matriarch Red), a FREE lip pencil and an eyebrow kit for blondes or brunettes. It’s makeup that is highly-pigmented with natural, organic ingredients. Contact: Tel: +353 (0) 1 452 6973

The Baked Collection 2015 USP: Housed in a luxury, bespoke box, these Italian-made marbelised powders will be a Christmas treat to remember. Each unique powder takes 24hours to bake and each one is finished by hand – meaning no two powders are ever the same. It offers the perfect multi-tasker this party season, whether you need an instant glow or a beautiful shimmer on the eyes or cheeks. Contact:, info@ Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436




MoroccanBronzer & Moroccanlluminator USP: Nail this season’s beauty trends from contouring to strobing with these handy make-up must-haves. Complete with a compact mirror these luxurious Argan and Rosehip Oil infused powders can be effortlessly applied and are the ideal size for touching up your make-up on the go. Contact: Go to, or Tel: +353 (0) 1 408 91 91

Brow Enhancers USP: Marvelbrow has released a full range of retail brow products. With everything from brow stencils, highlighters, pencils to powders. The MarvelBrow Palette from Salon System contains long lasting anti-smudge brow powders. With four colours; blonde, mid brown, dark brown and black, one brush and a mirrored compact. Contact: / Tel: +353 (0) 45 89 8501


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Kellie Fitzgibbon

Lili Forberg Photography

Dream Catcher “I We showcase the work of make-up artist, Kellie Fitzgibbon

’ve always loved the transformative power of make-up. Whatever’s going on around you if you look good, you start to feel it too.What started out as a hobby turned into a career back in 2009, when my family and friends convinced me to take the plunge. My training at the LA Make-Up Academy quickly turned into makeovers for

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friends and before I knew it, I was doing photo shoots, weddings, TV commercials and fashion shows. I feel incredibly lucky to do what I do every day. I took a risk, gave up my nice sensible day job and followed my dream. I’ve never looked back!”




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Winter Smoke STEP 1

Using 112 Airbrush Concealer with Fuschia’s Eyeshadow base, buff and blend from lash line to brow.

Need some inspiration for Christmas party clients? Then check out this festive smokey eye


Using the 202 Tapered Blender with cedar eyeshadow blend from outer corner of the eye to 3/4 of the way in. Repeat on bottom lash line.


Using the 201 Crease Diffuser with True Romance eyeshadow blend from outer corner deep into crease line about 1/2 in, repeat on bottom.

Using the 213 The Smudger with Onyx eyeshadow create a soft C shape in the corner of the eye and blend, add onyx on bottom lash line.


Using the 213 The Smudger with iLine sealer and Moondust Eye Shimmer apply to inner corner of the eye to mid-way of the eyelid.


Using the 210 Precision Liner with the luxe creme liner apply to top lash line and waterline.


Using the tools from step6 create a wing on the outer edge the eye.

Using the 210 Precision Liner add a Christmas splash to a classic eye make-up look with iLine sealer, smooth this across the creme liner on the top lid then press Fuschia’s Black Swan Dreamers onto the tacky layer of iLine sealer.


Using Fuschia’s Faux Mink lashes apply to top lash line and use Super Lash mascara to blend natural lashes with false lashes.





BRR! It’s that time of year again for getting all glammed up for Christmas parties, but equally for showing off the toesies in front of the fire - get ready for seasonal nails!


Double Take II Art Screens USP: Get into festive swing of things with Caption Art Screens. Create nail art masterpieces with 12 stamping patterns, Caption Polish’s ‘Grin and Bare It’ and ‘Socially Antisocial’, straight shot stamper, scraping card and design plate. Contact: Young Nails, info@youngnails. ie, Tel: +353 (0) 899 1200


Wrapped in Glamour USP: Tis’ the season to be jolly! Introducing six luxe matching gel polish and lacquer shades: a bronze and silver glitter, an array of red pearls, and a navy to die for! Gifts accompany some of the selection, with this 6 piece Gelish display you will get a FREE Gelish Toiletry Bag Contact:, Tel: +353 1 4295122



RidgeFX USP: When you need to apply an enhancer that smoothes out your client’s ridges and masks imperfections, RidgeFx is the perfect solution. You can use it on the natural nail or with any traditional nail polish. Contact: www. sweetsquared. com. Tel: +353 (0) 1 408 91 91


Seasonal Sparkle USP: The brand new winter collection boasts four glitter types to thrill your clients and add a little seasonal sparkle to any manicure or pedicure service. From Strands and Crushed Ice to Multi Glitz and Fireworks, these nine festive favourites are sure to heat up the colder months and steal the show during the party season. Contact: Tel: +353 (0) 1 408 91 91

Bead Pens USP: Each of these bead pens contain 2,000 beads in Rose Gold, Gold and Silver. They will be a versatile addition to your salon and will help you add artistic beauty to many types of nail art design. Rose Gold is pictured here. Contact:, Tel: +353 1 4295122



Starstruck USP: Celebrate the elegance of Hollywood with the new Starstruck collection from CND. “This tension of grace, power and risk inspires the jewelled, short nail of the season, which pairs best with a little black dress or pristine winter-white cashmere,” says creator Jan Arnold. Contact: Tel: +353 (0) 1 408 91 91


Breakfast At Tiffanys USP: OPI celebrates one of the most iconic films ever made with their ‘Breakfast at Tiffanys’ collection. This 12pc hat box Gel Colour Display showcases the shades with clever names like ‘Rich & Brazilian’, ‘I’ll have Manhattan’ and ‘Ring the Buzzer Again’. Contact:, info@ Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436

Busch Precision Tools USP: Estetik Ltd is Ireland’s only official distributer of Busch, a world leader among rotating instrument manufacturers. All instruments are produced in Germany from high quality material. The range includes carbide burs and cutters, diamond instruments, polishers, abrasives and steel instruments. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 86 880 0351



GLAMOUR CHILL The Great Ice-Scape collection in both Gelish & Morgan Taylor Go to:

OPI’s Artist Series for perfect nail art.

The Nail Bar Where you go to get some inspiration

This Bella Two Station Nail Desk will add a touch of functional class to any salon. Contact: www.

Check out these seasonal swatches from Gelish & Morgan Taylor’s ‘Wrapped in Glamour’ collection.

CND showcased their designs for Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet, Spring/Summer 2017 during Fashion Week. Go to:

Sweet Squared introduces the ‘Boho Chic’ range to their Yours Stamping range, by CND Education Ambassador, Sascha Gossen. Go to:



Festive Fun Santa’s on his way! And he needs some ideas!


Available just in time for the holiday season, this nifty seasonal gift set includes everything necessary to apply and maintain a healthy, long lasting manicure the ‘Vinylux Way’ at home and allows your clients’ the freedom to tick off a little Christmas shopping in-salon. Contact: www. Tel: +353 (0) 1 408 91 91


This Réponse Homme gift set gives the assurance of always having flawless skin thanks to its carefully selected and targeted active ingredients for male skin. Among them, Tiger Grass with impressive restructuring properties. Contact:, or call, +353 (01) 460 5055

Thanks to a high concentration of active ingredients, Radiance Solution smoothing day cream activates strong revitalising and skin lightening processes. The cream also activates anti-oxidising, rejuvenating and antiageing processes. Contact: www. skincarepro. ie. Tel: +353 (0) 1 555 1878



The Smoulder Palette from Fuschia includes 7 highly pigmented colours which will take you from office to dance floor in no time. A mix of both matte and shimmer eyeshadows are ideal for creating sultry party eyes. Contact: www., info@ or Tel: +353 (0) 41 983 9823

If your client has had wrinkle injections they may be able to put the next round of botox off for a while with this corrector of expression lines, the BX Wrinkle Corrector from Sothys. It can also be used in place of botox if, like many, they’re not ready to take the plunge yet. Contact: www.chleoenterprises. ie, Tel: +353 1 408 0820



Completely natural, 100% biodegradable and made with no animal testing, Nesti Dante has pledged a commitment to the earth that provides the raw material for their soaps. Formulated with quality, purity and integrity without compromise. Contact: www., Tel: +353 (0) 1 822 2711

Celebrate a relaxed Christmas with these perfect seasonal shades in Infinite Shine and OPI’s GelColor from the Breakfast At Tiffanys Collection. Contact: www. hennessyhb. ie, info@ hennessyhb. ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436


It’s always hard to buy for men! Phyts has made it easier by wrapping these skincare stalwarts up for you. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 1 452 6973







With active keratin and liquid gold in the ingredients list, this haircare gift set from Tahe has everything your client needs for stunning and volumising results. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436

‘Handpicked with Love’ is a brand new gifting service available in-store nationwide and online, where guests can curate a beautiful and personalised gift box with customised gift wrap, in three simple steps. Go to: www.

The latest addition to the Nima Brush family is the ‘Build it Up’ Eye Set. Presented in a wallet style leather case in a signature duck egg green with gold detailing - because you know how much we love to accessorise! This custom designed set contains eight premium quality eye brushes for ‘building up’ the perfect eye. Go to: www.nimabrush. com


Alpha-H Pure Liquid Gold infuses the skin with active ingredients by adjusting the pH to stimulate action at a deeper layer of the epidermis, where new and vibrant cells are replenished and repaired. Contact: www., Tel: +353 (0) 1 822 2711

La Biosthetique has a selection of rather fetching spa gifts out at the moment, including this pretty candle. Go to:

WOODCRAFTS If you’re looking for unusual Christmas decorations for your spa or salon, Copper Coast Woodcrafts handmake a wide selection of traditional products with a unique modern twist. Go to: coppercoastwoodcrafts



Late nights, dietary changes, alcohol and Chrimbo treats can wreak havoc with skin. Thalgo’s Detox Regenerator could be the solution to tired, dull looking skin in as little as 7 days. Go to:


Pevonia’s high-performance MicroRetinol collection is the perfect gift for someone special. Visibly transforming the skin, this gorgeous gift set features the easy-to-use 4-step at-home programme. Skin will look porcelainsmooth, gloriously bright and youthfully radiant this Christmas. Contact: www., Tel: +44 (0) 1449 727000

Lips are always a BIG trend for winter, and this AW16 the catwalks showcased many shades. Blackcurrant and redcurrants inspire Couleur Caramel’s lipstick range. Lipstick n°258 Cherry, as seen on Xposé this September was huge for Dior and Vuitton on the Catwalk - so grab it now. Go to: www., Tel: +353 (0) 1 452 6973




Ready To Go Get your salon ready to go with these furniture and equipment ideas


Super-Fast Hair Removal Exclusive Offer for Salon Magazine Readers USP: Cosmedico Medical recently showcased the new revolutionary SkinPulse SHR baby system offering super-fast pain-free hair removal – at Professional Beauty Ireland. As an exclusive offer for readers of Salon Magazine, if you book a demo before end November you can benefit from a €1,000 discount on any system purchased before the end of January 2017. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 1 636 3138 / +44 28 3752 5500 (NI).


Derma Medical IV USP: Ecuri Cosmetics presents the pinnacle in permanent make-up - the Derma Medical 4, which uses the most advanced digital technology and comes equipped with the modern Paramedical hand-piece. This pen is extremely accurate, very quiet and vibration free. The needle pressure and incision frequency can be set with total precision and are digitally controlled. Contact: Tel:+353 (0)1 458 6603, customerservice@


Heated Roller Set (30 rollers) USP: This attractive, space-saving vertical heated roller set contains six small, eight medium, eight large and eight jumbo rollers. They’re ceramic for even heat distribution and shiny smooth curls. They’re also easy to grip with cool rims. So no burnt fingers! Contact: www. hennessyhb. ie, info@ Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436


Rossella Bella Reception Desk USP: The Bella Reception desk provides an instantly attractive and comfortable workstation for your receptionist. This brand new product comes with a storage capacity and lockable drawer. You can choose from a wide range of colours. Go to: www.bellafurniture. ie, Tel: +353 (0) 1 442 9939


Wellness Couch Bronze USP: The height of the Wellness Couch Bronze can be adjusted electrically by foot-switch so that your client can get on and off easily. Back support is hydraulically adjusted. It’s also fitted with wheels so that it’s easy to move. These can be folded up with a simple foot movement so that the couch remains firmly in position. Contact:, Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436



UV Towel Warmer USP: Make sure you have the perfect towels ready and at your fingertips with this UV towel warmer. It’s fast heating and handy to have in your workspace. Contact:, info@ Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436



Anti-age trilogy USP: The results speak for themselves. This machine is a proven, effective and safe natural option to Botox and surgical facial procedures. The technology uses Radiolift, BiostimCell and Mesoporation without needling. Contact: + 353 (0) 61 62 00 00

Eye & Brow Bar USP: Sumita’s modern day eye and brow bar is sleek, chic, and features the full must-have collection of Sumita Cosmetics. It is designed exclusively for elite salons to increase service and retail revenue, and to attract new clientèle. It’s a luxurious collection combining rich pigments and endless wear. Contact: www. Tel:+353 (0)1 458 6603, customerservice@



Salon Tales Clients want to look their best this season



American Volume Extensions USP: These volume extensions are of a smaller diameter than NovaLash Classic extensions to allow for multiple extensions to safely be applied to one natural lash. The overall result from American Volume extensions gives consumers a thicker, darker lash line as compared to NovaLash Classic one-to-one extensions. Contact: www. novalash.con. Email: contact@, or call +44 1273 041 966.


Opuntia Oil Liposoluble Wax USP: Your clients will thank you for their after-wax finish as this wax is infused with a rare Mediterranean-sourced oil called Opuntia Oil, which is taken from the pure seeds and cladodes of prickly pear. It’s antibacterial, and has moisturising, anti-inflammatory and cicatrising actions. Contact: www., info@hennessyhb. ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436

Eye-Make-up retail products USP: Sumita retail products will take pride of place alongside your brow bar. Whether you are looking to create a smoky look or a fierce cat eye, their gel liner is easy to apply and will not smudge once dry. Their best-selling brow pencil was designed with an oval tip, allowing you easily fill in the brows. Contact: www. Tel: +353 (0) 45 944 751


Eye Therapy Under Eye MaskUSP: Dark circles and puffy eye bags are a major concern for many women. BeautyPro launch the Collagen Infused Under Eye Mask formulated with anti-ageing marine based collagen, combined with Green Tea, Aloe Vera and Vitamins A & E. It minimises the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, under eye shadow and dryness while increasing elasticity and firmness for a youthful appearance. Contact: / Tel: +353 (0) 45 89 8501


Arctic Berry Peel and Peptide Illuminating System USP: A unique and bestselling gift, this is an innovative three-step system with a blend of arctic berries, lingonberry seed oil and hibiscus seed extract is designed to rehydrate, combat environment damage and fatigue, and boost the skin with powerful potent peptides. Pores are refined and the skin texture is porcelain, just in time for the season that’s in it! Contact: www. annemcdevitt. com. Tel: +353 (0) 1 677 7911


Hair Rescue USP: Super Lash Hair Rescue is a powerful eyelash serum made of polypeptides and essential minerals. Super Lash Serum nourishes the lashes, which will become significantly longer and thicker within four weeks. If you apply Super Lash every night for four weeks you will achieve not just longer lashes but also fuller, thicker and darker eyelashes. Contact: www. Tel: +353 (0) 45 944 751



Pamper Me Perfect - Spa at home USP: Using Pevonia’s luxurious Spa at Home range will leave you feeling nourished and revitalised from top to toe. With 100% natural ingredients, these beautiful products are perfect for de-stressing mind and body as you wash away toxins and replenish skin moisture for a healthy, rejuvenated look. Hair will have moisture locked in and will shine like never before. Contact:, info@ Tel: +44 (0) 1449 727000

Range of products USP: Whether your client has short hairs, tough hairs, male hair or sensitive skin, this range of waxxxes has something for every client. You can train with Waxxxpress so check out their courses on Contact: Anne Woods +087 242 7510 or email: www.


The Standard Salon talked to Tina Newman of BeautyBoard, Career Makers Group ( & CIBHT College) about industry standards in SPMU and how important they are What challenges face the beauty industry if standards aren’t upheld? A dip on client confidence and a raise in insurance rates across the board. Clients migrating from beauty to medical practitioners to receive level 4 + treatments - resulting in a massive loss of revenue industry wide. Which can also have a knock-on effect on our regular salon-based treatment. We can expect to see an increase, not just in individual lawsuits, but in class action claims as well. Overall, clients being very unhappy; tarring the entire beauty industry with the results from unqualified semi-permanent make-up practitioners.

What do you think is the solution? It’s threefold in my opinion: Education: Anyone entering these fields should have a minimum of UK level 3 or Irish level 5 Diploma in anatomy, physiology and pathology. They should also be carrying a therapy qualification (minimum facial unit). We believe the best form of education for advanced courses is blended learning, this is a combination of in-house training, practical work on live models and assessments with individual feedback. Not just an isolated two days without full professional back-up from experienced and industry savvy tutors

Group) have been in the training industry since 2004. How long have they specialised in SPMU training? Our team have specialised in brows, micropigmentation and tattooing for over a decade. Are they using qualified tutors with industry specific qualifications? All of our team are qualified tutors, assessors and IQAs. Do they have a back-up and support system in place? Yes, we have developed a virtual learning environment which gives learners access to a wide variety of support materials as well as live tutor support.

Will they be able to provide you with product and ongoing product support? It’s really important to know that if you train with a company that does not hold distribution for a brand, you will have to undergo further training to purchase machines and pigments from known brands! We are the sole distributors for Ecuri Cosmetics (a trusted name in this field since 1984).

What’s the worst case you’ve come across? Regulation: Like other industries facing similar past challenges, and CIBHT College have long fought for new regulation and legislation for advanced therapies such as micropigmentation, microblading and tattooing. We are proud to be associated with VTCT, who are in the process of developing a fully mapped and aligned microblading qualification to stand with their micropigmentation. We also work with recognised insurance companies such as Beauty Professional Insurance and Brian Mullins. We are coming across people who have trained in these ‘pop up shops’ where their trainer is not a qualified tutor and does not have sufficient industry experience. It is not possible to learn these advanced skills with no previous experience and a two-day isolated course working on rubber matts! This type of ‘training course’ is accepting people without prerequisites, industry experience, therapy qualification or a tattooing background. They’re ultimately lawsuits waiting to happen. Transparency: What we mean by transparency, and what you should know before booking a course, is as follows: How long has your chosen training company been in the industry of training? / CIBHT College (known as Career Makers

Over the past 24 months we have had to retrain and an inordinate number of students, who have ‘trained’ with other companies. One of the worst cases of training (or the lack thereof) was a student who had paid thousands for her ‘2 day’ training course and had all of her confidence knocked when the tutor told her she “was unable to teach someone who can’t learn”. Worst case treatment: A client who had a tattoo parlour tattoo what can only be described as two very large blue/ black triangles onto the client brow area. We had to remove the pigment and reshape the brow as best we could. As tattoo pigment is very deep and dark it is the most difficult to remove.

Do you think it’s a matter of everyone pulling together? We really feel that it’s a matter of the therapist choosing the correct educational centre and program. Insurers only work with reputable training centres. We at Career Makers Group are also working alongside the tattooing industry and the Irish government to create tougher legislation to ensure the future of our industry. Tel: +353 (0) 45 944 751






• Kevin Owen is Appointed Head SPMU Trainer at 
 • Kevin Owen Receives level 5 a Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology. • Tina Newman gains her Assessor Award 
 Kevin Owen has been appointed as the head Semi-Permanent Make-up Tutor at Kevin Owen was the first Tattoo Artist in Ireland to qualify with the Ecuri qualification in Scalp Pigmentation. He trained in micro-pigmentation techniques under the care of Alec Kurcz in the Ecuri European institute of Semi Permanent Makeup in Rotterdam, and more recently in the highly advanced Stem Cell Activation technique with Aurna Ecuri’s Scalp Specialist. In terms of popularity, eyebrows, eyeliner and lip tattoos are the most common permanent makeup procedures done. Kevin says eyebrows are 90% of his business, with the other 10% being made up of eyeliner and lip tattoo requests.

Swiss Color Ireland will host a 2-day permanent make-up masterclass by Dolores Srok in February, 2017 in Galway. Dolores is a Croatian PMU artist who will specialise in two areas: eyeliner and lips. “This masterclass will provide lots of handson practise and will introduce the the world’s first iron-oxide free pigment range, the Swiss Color OS to the technicians. The heart of any PMU treatment are the pigments. These classes will help the technicians to achieve a very high pigment density, colour fastness and a maximum pigment accumulation in the skin,” says


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A Christmas make-up tip! Christmas is the time to try out a classic red lip. If you aren’t brave enough to go all out red just mix a red lipstick with a lip balm or clear gloss to make it more subtle’

UR MAKE-UP TEAMS UPWITH SUNAURA Ur make-up ( has teamed up with Sunaura ( to bring some exciting make-up Masterclasses & Workshops for 2017, including Airbrush Beauty, which includes everything artists need to know about the skill, and takes place on the 29th of January, from 10am to 4pm. A Mature make-up Masterclass takes


GALLIGAN BEAUTY A cut above the rest, Galligan College of Beauty and Hairdressing leads the way when it comes to one-on-one teaching, hands-on experience and exceptional standards. Industry partners know the standard of their students and look to employ Galligan Beauty graduates. Hairdressing Courses The Galligan Hairdressing Diploma City & Guilds Level 3 is focused on stylists already working in hairdressing, from health and safety in the salon, consulting and advising to promoting products and services. Part Time Barbering Course City & Guilds Level 2 & 3 are intensive to-the-point courses where you will learn advanced elements of barbering techniques. 1 Day Up-Styling Course is ideal as an introduction to Hairdressing for Hairdressing Trainees or simply for personal use on

friends and family. Post Graduate Courses Post Graduate in Laser & IPL - You will study in-depth, anatomy and physiology of the skin, and how best to treat it using IPL or laser. Teacher Training - Training is one of the most rewarding and satisfying careers which will allow you to pass on your skills and knowledge to the next generation. TAQA - This is a course for the experienced therapist wishing to move into an assessment role. It covers all forms of learner assessment. Advanced Make Up Course - This Advanced make-up Course will spectacularly improve both your skills and your confidence as a professional make-up artist.

Alexandra Czipa SPMU trainer and owner of Swiss Color Ireland. 
Participants will receive goodie bags, gift vouchers for products and will be awarded with certificates of SwissColor International. For training information call Alexandra on +353 089 967 9410, or e-mail info@swisscolor.

place at the same location on February 12th, 2017 from 12 - 2pm Business of Bridal Workshop on the March 5th 2017 10am - 4pm. Airbrush make-up Level 2 Workshop takes place on April 2nd 2017. All courses take place at Sunaura, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow. Go to: and for more information.

Body Therapy - These unique modules are much more than just learning anatomy. Post Graduate CIDESCO - Diploma for qualified skin and body therapists with work experience in beauty therapy. Hot Stone Therapy - By the end of this course you will have a confident, detailed and broad knowledge of Hot Stone Massage. Indian Head Massage - This course is devoted to practical techniques, the structure and growth cycle of the hair, the position of the Chakras and an understanding of the three Doshas. Semi Permanent Eyelashes - Learn necessary techniques and gain the confidence to apply semi-permanent eyelashes. Advanced Waxing - The advanced waxing course for qualified beauty therapists. For more information go to: www., email: galligancollege@ Tel: +353 (01) 670 3933


TOTALCARE’S NEW COURSES ON OFFERS Totalcare is a leading provider of training in electrolysis and other machine-led beauty disciplines. Courses Available: Full Electrolysis course is available immediately/ Practical training worked out to suit each student’s availability. The platform of the Complete Online Electrolysis Course gives access to all the required teaching materials in a highly visual way. Each chapter studied includes a manual in PDF format, a graphic PowerPoint presentation, videos captures or conference clips when available, as well as a quiz-type evaluation. Quizzes are completed online and students receive their results immediately. Once the online theory is completed, the student is required to report to the nearest accredited Académie TotalCare in order to follow the practical portion of the

course. Under the supervision of experienced trainers, students will be allowed to put in practice all their knowledge acquired online and pass their final exams with flying colours. In the comfort of your home, on your tablet or laptop, you can now become a beauty professional thanks to Académie TotalCare ​Electrologist Masterclass The Electrolysis Masterclass consists of 7 specialised modules to perfect all aspects of modern electrolysis. Getting in depth practical and excellent knowledge to make this a career of your choice. These master class modules, along with 90 hours of practical support are available immediately. Thermocoagulation Thermocoagulation is a specialised treatment using high frequency current to instantly reduce the appearance of skin imperfections such as spider veins, birthmarks, cherry spots, skin tags, etc. This course is perfect for the professional who

wishes to expand their business by providing an additional service to their clientele. This course covers all aspects of thermocoagulation techniques, including both theoretical and practical applications. The course is taught by knowledgeable instructors with professional backgrounds, which will undeniably give your career a professional advantage. Offered to electrologists and aestheticians - group study total of 12 hours - private study 12 hours. Course dates Monday 28th & 29th November 2016, 16th & 17 J anuary 2017​ Go to: or Tel +353 (0) 61 620 000






What is CIDESCO all about? Only a fully qualified CIDESCO Therapist understands what it takes to achieve this qualification. It is the most difficult 10 months of study and learning, but the reward at the end to be a ‘CIDESCO’ therapist opens doors to career opportunities in Ireland and Internationally that are second to none. The recent CIDESCO Congress held in Dublin announced the revamped Post Graduate CIDESCO Diploma. This allows Beauty Therapists who are already qualified in beauty and body to finally acquire their CIDESCO status. Teaching in any of the public school requires a CIDESCO qualification and now there is a way to complete the course whilst still working in the Industry.

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How do you upskill after becoming a CIDESCO Therapist? The CIDESCO Post Graduate is available only to qualified Skin and Body Therapists who have obtained formal training and have a minimum of 3 years’ practical experience in a skin and body, salon or spa. Each student must complete a refresher course of at least 40 hours at a CIDESCO School. Home study is required for the Theory section of the course. A Theory and Practical exam must be completed as well as supporting the new project with case studies, also just introduced at this year’s Congress. For various reasons, Beauty Therapists may not have had the opportunity to complete a CIDESCO qualification when they trained initially, this Post Grad now offers that opportunity. As Ireland’s longest established Beauty College, we offer courses with all of the examining bodies, VTCT, ITEC, CIBTAC and CIDESCO.

BODY THERAPY 2 evenings per week Tuesday & Thursday November 16 – June 17 INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE 1 Day Monday 21st November HOT STONE THERAPY 2 Days Saturday & Sunday 26th & 27th November

Bronwyn Conroy International Beauty School can be contacted on: +353 (0) 1 210 7848 Go to: www.

SEMI PERMANENT EYELASHES 1 Day Saturday 3rd December

ESTETIK LTD OPEN CLINIC IN CLONMEL Estetik LTD has opened a new clinic in Clonmel. They would like to welcome all students, customers and beauty therapists to their newly-opened foot care clinic for treatments and training in Estetik machine Pedicure.

POST GRADUATE CIDESCO Individual Assessment January 2017 TAQA 1 Sunday per month January 17 – June 17 Limited places available so contact us today and secure your future!

For information and advice please call: Careena on 01 6703933

Unit 2 Bridge Water House Clonmel Co. Tipperary (+353) 868800351

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TRAINING – A KEY TO SUCCESS Joe McGlinchey of the Sunbed Association takes a look at training Properly trained staff are an essential element when delivering a professional sunbed service. The Sunbed Association (TSA) offers a number of training options available to members and non-members. Some of the key areas that need to be understood include what UV light is and how the skin tans; skin types and how people react to UV exposure; customer screening and contra-indications; eye protection; record keeping; sunbed maintenance and servicing; health and safety; risk assessment and emergency procedures. Staff need to have the confidence to say ‘no’ to indoor tanning where appropriate and certainly to anyone under the age of 18, directing them to other available options such as spray tanning. As with all scenarios, a confident and knowledgeable staff engenders trust in the client and reassures them about any concerns they may have, which in turns helps ensure client retention and referrals. To find out more about TSA’s training options and how we can support your business visit our website or get in touch by phone or email. If you are attending the Professional Beauty show in Dublin, why not come and have a chat with me and other TSA representatives on the Bronze Direct stand. For more information about responsible use of sunbeds and benefits of membership of The Sunbed Association visit www. or call 016 363 139 or email info@ To contact Joe McGlinchey directly call 0044 7553 383455.

Sharon Leavy

College of Hair and Beauty Our CIDESCO Post Graduate Programme is designed for qualified therapists with a minimum of Level 2 and 3 or equivalent qualification, and who have worked in the Spa or Beauty Industry for at least 3 years. A self-study course with tutor guidance, and a required minimum of 40 class hours of attendance. Students will undergo extensive hands-on training by our CIDESCO Lecturers. Monday 16th January 2017 - May 2017, 9am -5pm

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SHARON LEAVY COLLEGE OF HAIR & BEAUTY The college was established in 1997 and is a licensed CIDESCO, CIBTAC, ITEC and VTCT accredited college. In 2010 it became formally known as the ‘Sharon Leavy College of Hair and Beauty’, when Sharon Leavy, former student and CIDESCO graduate of the college, took it over. Because of the high quality and calibre of its graduates, the college has succeeded in building excellent relationships with members of the hair and beauty industries, resulting in employment opportunities for successive students. 85%+ of graduates of the college have been successfully placed in employment, in a wide and diverse range of businesses. Others went on to cruise the world on luxury liners as fully qualified massage and beauty therapists. The college has announced new, accredited courses for Advanced Cosmetic Procedures in 2017. Why not utilise your electrolgy machine to its maximum benefit? Learn the art of removing milia, skin tags, age spots and campbell de morgans to name a few. Choose to study Micro Needling. Micro Needling aims to create a controlled injury underneath the skin’s surface, thereby inducing the body to respond by producing more collagen in the treated area. Learn the art of the perfect brow, eyeliner or lip line by studying micro-pigmentation. All courses offered are recognised and insurable. Go to:, Tel: +353 (0) 57 86 62600

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TRUTHS AND MYTHS ABOUT PERMANENT MAKE-UP: In recent years, the popularity of permanent make-up has sky-rocketed. An especially popular treatment is the reconstruction of eyebrows using the microblading method. In the first of two-parts Salon chatted to Aleksandra Pawlak-Gudej a micropigmentation trainer and the owner of Butterfly Effect Beauty Salon about the nitty gritty of training in micro-pigmentation. Is permanent make-up permanent? No. The correct name for permanent make-up is semi-permanent make-up. However, its shortened form - permanent make-up - is commonly used. A properly made cosmetic tattoo should persist for up to two years. This, contrary to what clients think, does not mean that for two years eyebrows will look the same. Permanent make-up can discolour or fade unevenly. Thus, every 1-1.5 years an adjustment procedure is recommended. Clients often do not understand the process, because no advertising mentions what in the future may result in the client’s disappointment. To avoid this, one should inform the patient before the procedure about the necessity of treatment every 1-1.5 years. Is permanent make-up a one-step procedure? No. Permanent make-up is not a one-step procedure. To obtain satisfactory results, the treatment should be repeated after about 1-3 months after the first procedure. The number of repetitions depends on

many factors and is not 100% predictable. It depends on the type of skin, external factors, age and the client’s lifestyle.

healing. We must remember that the pigment will be covered with a layer of Can every beautician apply the epidermis, permanent make-up? which has an Permanent make-up can be individual shade applied by a person who has in every person. completed a relevant course It is a difficult skill and received a certificate. that is acquired Note, however, that it is a form Aleksandra Pawlak-Gudej through years of tattooing and artistic skills of experience. are required to apply it. Unfortunately, the Please note that the final colour effect is not companies organising trainings are often 100% foreseeable and depends on many motivated by money. When selecting the factors. training course, you should pay attention to how many people are in the group and Is micropigmentation just a fad? how much time can the trainer devote to In my opinion no. For the last several years, the one person. The most valuable trainings are interest in treatments both in Europe and in conducted in groups of 1-2 people, approx. the USA and Asia has been growing steadily. Two days per one technique. We should I think that in a few years, the permanent also be guided by self-criticism and be able make-up treatment will become as popular to objectively assess our manual skills. By and widely available as eyebrow tint and shape contrast, the training companies should not is now. Micropigmentation is a rapidly growing “sell” certificates. Before receiving a certificate, industry, and there are plenty of clients for the a trainee should prepare a case study, treatments. A lot of people need help in the and when it is necessary - participate in an event of loss of eyebrows or eyelashes as a additional training day. result of illness. There is also a broad group of women whose dream is to wake up every Can the customer choose the color morning with make-up applied. of permanent make-up? I hope I was able to dispel some myths Each cosmetic company has a range of about permanent make-up. If you want to start pigments. However, the choice of pigment is a career as a permanent make-up artist, I invite much more difficult than choosing an eyebrow you to train in the BE Permanent Make up & pencil. Driven by customer expectations, the Advanced Beauty Academy. beautician must determine the skin tone and predict how a particular pigment will look after Go to:

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