July/Aug 2017 Salon Magazine

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www.gainfort.com/salondesign JULY / AUGUST 2017 | ISSUE 40 | €5.20 - £4.45




24-25 September 2017 - The RDS, Dublin

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Dear Readers Contents Sa lon I nteriors Pages 25 - 33


elcome to our July/August issue. With a pretty decent summer so far, you may be seeing a good increase in business for nails, tanning and hair. Long may it last, but you have to be one step ahead with what your salon, spa or beauty business may need in the future. That’s where we can help. Do first impressions really last? How your premises looks upon arrival can mean so much to you clients; the functionality and durability of your furniture and the overall feel of your salon is so very important. That’s why we’ve picked some really fabulous salon furniture ideas that will transform your hair and beauty business and make that all important first impression a lasting one!! Enjoy the long evenings!

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Individuality is one of your biggest assets, its what sets you apart from everyone else and how you design your salon is a reflection of that. In this special salon interiors supplement the possibilities are endless. Meet companies looking to supply your salon business who have amazing furniture brands, styles and bespoke features that will turn your ideas into an amazing place to work in and give your clientele another reason to return!

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But how much time do you spend thinking about your salon's appearances? First impressions last, you have all heard that saying, so how your premises looks to your clientele on arrival says a lot about your business and your service.


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If you work in a hair, beauty, make-up, spa or nail salon, you’ll be aware of just how important appearances are. After all, your chosen career is built around helping people to look their best!


Industry Appointments


International News


Hair Trends


Salon Hair

18 Barbering 20

In the salon


Salon Equipment


Salon Interiors - Pull-out


Gainfort Salon Design, Authorised Maletti Distributor for Ireland E: sales@olymp.ie M: 087 2547112


Spa Ireland


Spa Life International reviewed


Retail Focus


MUA showcase


Salon Cosmetics


Questions and Answers - Ken Boylan


Salon business


Salon Tanning


Salon Nails


Education and Training


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I ndustry News Pevonia shortlisted in the 2017 freeform skincare awards

CN D A/W design col la bs showcased


CND, pioneers of nail artistry at Fashion Week, teamed up with eccentric London-based designer, Ryan LO, (with one of his creations pictured above) to create two detailed nail styles for his Fall/Winter 2017 runway. The collection combined street style with Japanese teen fashions to create a dramatic and unique juxtaposition. Custom nail styles embodied the ‘Street Chic’ theme, showcasing sophistication with an urban kick. “The transitional theme of the collection dared us to unite two contrasting styles, classic femininity and urban edge,” said Jan Arnold, CND Co-Founder & Style Director. “Pushing the boundaries of fashion, these looks introduced a new generation of style, with the show’s youthful Japanese teenager transforming into a mature fashion innovator.”


At Fashion Fashion Week, CND teamed up with renowned Italian fashion label, Emilio Pucci, to design bold nail styles for the Fall/Winter 2017 show. The impressive collaboration resulted in what can only be described as an explosion of colour on the runway. “This was Italy and high fashion at its finest,” said Jan Arnold. “From the clothing right down to the nails, www.salonmagazine.ie

the designs were luxurious, beautiful and wildly fun…and our new friends at Pucci were the loveliest and most collaborative partners. Our inaugural show together was an amazing success, and I can’t wait to see what else is in store for this relationship!” “It was such an honour to connect CND with the Pucci team this season,” said Marian Newman. “These two brands are so harmonious – they’re both amazingly talented and super creative. I just knew it would be a match made in fashion heaven!” VIVIENNE WESTWOOD CND also partnered with key CND Artist, Marian Newman to dress the nails for the Vivienne Westwood Autumn/Winter ‘17/’18 UNISEX show at London Fashion Week Men. The collaboration resulted in an inspiring moment for all. The collection, entitled ‘Ecotricity’ encouraged people to make the switch to renewable energy sources. Vivienne Westwood explains of her designs: “It’s skilled, labour intensive, rather artisan; through our cutting principles, we mass produce clothes that look couture. Women and men are having fun with Unisex and swapping clothes. ‘Buy less, choose well, make it last’ limits the exploitation of the planet’s natural resources.” Go to: www.sweetsquared.com

Pevonia is thrilled to have two of their natural beauty products shortlisted in the FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2017. The multi awardwinning De-Ageing Saltmousse – Papaya and Pineapple, nominated in the Body Care (‘Wash Off’) category, and the Collagen Boost Face Balm in the Men’s Grooming Category. Now in its 6th year, the FreeFrom Skincare Awards have become the go-to awards for natural and organic brands who are committed to the ‘free-from’ cause. Almost 200 products from more than 100 brands have made the shortlist, which emphasises the competition of these prestigious awards. Go to: www.pevonia.co.uk

Save the date

24/25 September Don’t forget to save the date for Professional Beauty Dublin, Ireland’s top trade show for beauty professionals. Keep an eye out for details on competing to, as it really helps to raise your profile in the industry! Go to: www.professionalbeauty.co.uk




Beauty pro wins in beauty shortl ist

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Beauty Pro’s Black Diamond Peel-Off Mask with Activated Charcoal has won an Editor's Choice Award in the Beauty Shortlist Mama & Baby Awards 2017! With strong competition in a record breaking year with entries, the company (which supplies the Irish market) is delighted with this latest achievement. Go to: www.beautypro.com

Launch of Taylor & Rose Stylist and Blogger Ciara O'Doherty launches formal a ccessory brand - Taylor & Rose a collection of couture-inspired headpieces, crowns and hair accessories for Irish women. “Taylor & Rose is all about Hair Couture, and creating your own bespoke hair look for that special occasion. So whether it's a soft elegant hair vine or an opulent regal crown, I wanted to bring Irish women a collection of high fashion hair accessories without the designer price tag because we all deserve to feel like a Queen for a day!” says Ciara of her new brand.

Made in Chelsea star Ianthe Rose visited Dublin for an Ibiza-inspired, gold-themed launch party at Number Twenty-Two on South Anne Street, hosted by Irish luxury tan brand, Bellamianta. Some of Ireland’s most prominent beauty experts were in attendance, among which Samantha Mumba, James Patrice, Michelle Regazzoli, Jade and Laura Mullett, Diane Everett, Pamela Flood, Gillian Quinn, Roz Flanagan, Teodora Sutra, Avila and Rosalind Lipsett, Corina Gaffey and Louise McDonnell were included.

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Samantha Mumba and Ianthe Rose at the Bellamianta Launch in Number Twenty-Two on South Anne Street.

Phorest announces winners of the 2017 cl ient experience award Phorest Salon Software is excited to announce the winners of this year’s ‘Phorest Client Experience Awards’. The winners of these prestigious awards make up just 5% of the Salon Industry in UK and Ireland. Phorest is the number 1 provider of software to over 3,000 salons in the UK, Ireland, and Finland and has recently launched in the US. Back in 2015, Phorest created the Client Experience Award as a tangible display of the consistent dedication required by salons to provide their clients with a five-star experience. This is a massive achievement for recipients of the award as the criteria is quite particular: to win an award the salon’s average client rating must have stayed at over 4 out of 5​for the past 12 months. CEO of Phorest, Ronan Perceval commended all winners of this year’s award - “On behalf of the team at Phorest, we would like to congratulate all the winners for your continued quality of work - these awards are a testament to the high standards set out by you and your team”. Go to: www.phorest.com www.salonmagazine.ie

Photo: Pictured is CEO of Phorest, Ronan Perceval with Nadia Richardson of Whetstone Hairdressers, Dublin who were proud recipients of a 2017 Client Experience Award.


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Economy Snippet

XI P Professiona l launch

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Sean Taaffe

Annual unemployment rates fell from 8.3% to 6.3% from June 2016 to June 2017 – welcomed by An Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation The monthly unemployment figures for June 2017 published by the Central Statistics Office, showing that the official unemployment rate has fallen from 6.4% in May to 6.3% in June and from 8.3% in June 2016. The statistics also show: On a seasonally adjusted basis 900 fewer people were unemployed in June compared to May 42,100 fewer people were unemployed in June compared with twelve months earlier.

Save the date 24/25 September Don’t forget to save the date for Professional Beauty Dublin, Ireland’s top trade show for beauty professionals. Keep an eye out for details on competing to, as it really helps to raise your profile in the industry! Go to: www.professionalbeauty.co.uk

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The recent launch of a new cosmetic line in Ireland saw the perfect pairing of two luxury, award-winning brands: XIP Professional and Preen! Champagne flowed as the beautiful people of Dublin’s media world streamed into Preen salon to celebrate the launch of the new brand. There were tasty canapes from Preen’s next door neighbour KC Peaches and cupcakes cleverly monogrammed with the host’s logos. Guests were treated to a stunning presentation of five models from 1st Options revealing some of the latest plaited, coiled and stitched trends in hair by Preen’s Style Director, Lee Stinton. Preen’s make-up artist Nadine Reid and XIP’s Hayley Sparkes provided exquisite makeup looks showing the versatility of the XIP cosmetics – from daywear to evening glam. To complete the look NCAD Graduate Ellie Connolly showcased her graduate design collection ‘Passion in the Kitchen! (Photographer: www.karlburke.com) Go to: www.preendublin.ie, www.xip-professional.com

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Sean Taaffe Hair and Beauty Group is celebrating a big win as ST4Men Manager, Chris O’Riordan was announced as the winner of the Men's Visionary Award at the 20th BEST of the BEST Awards which took place in the Mansion House, Dublin on Sunday night, 25th June. It’s an annual event that acknowledges the remarkable, creative people of the hair and makeup industry including Hairdressers, Barbers, Makeup Artists, Photographers, Bloggers and Fashion Stylists. The annual event is held in aid of the Alternative Hair Charitable Foundation, fighting Leukaemia. Speaking about his win and the upcoming Alternative Hair Show, Chris O’Riordan said,”I am so grateful to have the opportunity to enter prestigious awards such as this. These awards allow hairdressers to express themselves creatively as well as network and learn from fellow artists from all over the world. I am excited for October and to show the world my vision.” Go to: www.seantaaffe.com

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Schwarzkopf Professional’s Young Artistic Team’s colour and PR education

I ndustry a ppointments Appointment at the Portmarnock spa

Schwarzkopf Professional’s Young Artistic Team spent two days at the Billi Currie salon in London, improving their colour skills and learning how to become their own PR with the help of some very special guests. Team mentor Jamie Farrar from Schwarzkopf Professional says, “The team were thoroughly inspired by all of their guests! They are even more excited now to continue their hairdressing journey, what an eye opener!” says team member Bevan Scott Clark from Hooker & Young, “I never thought I could learn so much in one day. Now it’s time to make it all happen…”

The new Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links has announced the appointment of Ms Ashleigh O’Connor as Spa Manager at the hotel’s luxury Spa. Ashleigh joins the team from Kilkenny’s Ormonde Hotel where she worked as Spa Manager for over 5 years. Ashleigh’s previous experience also includes her role as Head Therapist at the five-star Mount Juliet Hotel and work at the five star spa resort, Monart. Ashleigh is CIBTAC, ITEC and CIDESCO certified in beauty and body treatment along with qualifications in sports injury therapy and reflexology. Go to: www.portmarnock.com

Salon Shop new appointment Cork-based Salon Shop have announced that Andrew Wootton has taken the position of Sales Representative and Development at The Salon Shop. Andrew joins he company with over 15 years’ experience in the Beauty and Tanning industry and is looking forward to developing existing and new clients to the vast range of products the Salon Shop supply. Go to: www.salonshop.ie

Appointments at Beauty Pro BeautyPro has announced that they have welcomed Anthony Veloso to the Beauty Pro team as Digital Marketing and Brand Manager. Anthony brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team, coming from within the professional beauty sector. Go to: www.beautypro.com www.salonmagazine.ie

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I nternationa l News Top Ha i r at D usseldorf


Europe’s Leading Hairdressing Trade Fair gears up for the Future. To be perfectly geared up for the future Europe’s leading fair for the hairdressing trade is positioning itself anew. In addition to the move into Halls 4, 5 and 6 and an entirely new logo the new name also aims to inject a breath of fresh air into the event. Running on the second weekend of March 2018 the event will be known as TOP HAIR Düsseldorf – DIE MESSE.

“After a total of 13 events the time had come for some changes. The halls housing the event until now had simply become too small for the over 35,000 visitors. From spring 2018 we will have three halls at our disposal that will make for an exceptional setting. By using Halls 4, 5 and 6 we can offer our customers even more space, greater comfort and better quality service,” commented Michael Degen, Executive Director at Messe Düsseldorf, pictured above. Go to: www.top-hair-international.de

Fa rmvita Ha i r S how

Oriele Frank presents £25,000 cheque to Brodie Innes and Megan Hewlett, BCC

Celebrating 25 years of the Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon, the limited edition 100ml Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is a symbol of Elemis’ continued support of Breast Cancer Care. With a relationship spanning over 15 years, Elemis produced a pink product every year as a reminder that checking your breasts should be as natural as applying your daily moisturiser. “Elemis is incredibly proud to support Breast Cancer Care. I think that breast cancer has touched all our staff in some way, either personally or through their friends, family and colleagues. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Pink Ribbon, we wanted to support with a very special limited edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. This iconic award winning day cream supports the skin’s natural functions and a cause that supports anyone affected by breast cancer,” commented Oriele Frank, Co-Founder of Elemis.

Top hair brand Farmvita teamed up with Irish Distributor Style Parlor to hold a Hair Show in Goma Art Gallery, Waterford recently. World-renowned hairdresser Palle Freese (pictured here) of Hair Construction Denmark and local talent Marina Hayes of Confession Box showcased some incredible looks. Guests enjoyed a champagne reception. Go to: www.styleparlor.ie www.salonmagazine.ie

Trevor Sorbie

M.B.E. to receive Honora ry Doctorate Trevor Sorbie M.B.E. is to receive an Honorary Doctorate from The University of the West of Scotland On 11th July at the Paisley Campus graduation ceremony. This Doctorate is to recognise his outstanding contribution in the field of business and entrepreneurship, and social awareness of suffering and crisis in cancer patients. What makes this so special is Trevor's incredible hairdressing journey began over 50 years ago in Paisley, Scotland, where he recently revisited to create his latest documentary. The pioneering, non-profit charity, mynewhair, which offers a wig customising service for people suffering from cancer and medical hair loss, celebrated its tenth year in business last year. Now working with lead cancer centres it enables more patients to access the wig styling service and so the charity is experiencing increasing demand and an increase in referrals. As the charity continues to grow, with the support of L’Oréal, Trevor will be rolling the mynewhair concept worldwide in the coming years.

Sa lon System masterclass A model showcases Salon System recently organised a the Marvelbrow effect Marvelbrow Masterclass for their Training Solution educators hosted by international makeup artist, Kamanza Amihyia. Buzz words for the day included ‘boyfriend brow’ and ‘brow contouring. ’ Kamanza Amihyia used her makeup artist background to share a fashion forward angle to perfecting client brows. Using the Salon System Marvelbrow range she demonstrated how to contour brows using a combination of three shades to suit a client’s natural colouring and to create an ombre effect brow.



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Ha ir Trends

We seek out the latest trends that are coming your way!

Future Luxe Creative Director: Neil Smith Hair: Eufora Editorial Team 2016 Make Up: Roseanna Velin Photography: Dan Thomas



Unite, GO247’s latest col lection ‘RAW’

Hair: Gary Baker & Dylan Johnson Photographer: Nikki Cram MUA: Ashley McGrath “Influenced by the decades, each image is a nod to the past but brought into modern day with a very street feel; showcasing how men’s trends are changing from the last few years of the Edwardian gent look, while remaining masculine.”


Hair: Brent Barlow & Rosie Binns of Ethos Photography: J amie Cowlishaw MUA: Racquella Cass Stylist: Lucy Whitehead at Love Lucy Boutique

“Miró is inspired by the surrealism art movement of the 20’s, combining simple shapes and colour to achieve strong bold looks. Joan Miró was a Spanish painter who used shapes such as squares, triangles and hexagons within his artwork which can be seen reflected in the hair.” www.salonmagazine.ie


Back to your Roots...

Hair products to introduce into your salon business


Charge Up USP: TIGI Bedhead For Men Charge Up Thickening Shampoo is a daily shampoo that maximises volume and adds body. This body-building mega-mix gives bulked up thickness with daily moisture. Contact: www.hennessyhb.ie, info@hennessyhb.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436

BLONDME Instant Blush

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Protection Cheveux USP: Protection Cheveux Complexe, is power-care for damaged hair from La Biosthetique. Protection Cheveux Complexe provides protection and care during chemical treatments, protecting the hair structure from inside and out. Contact: www.biosthetique.co.uk



Hair Extensions USP: American Dream Hair Extensions 3 Piece Clip-In 18, 100% Human Hair, Salon clip-in 100% deluxe straight human hair for instant low-lights or high-lights or a splash of colour! Works just like your own hair - easy to curl, wave or blow-dry. Contact: www.hennessyhb.ie, info@hennessyhb.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436



USP: Joico launches 11 new Demi-Permanent Liquid Shades to its LumiShine haircolour range, which has won the Stylist Choice Award for Favourite New Hair colour Line in 2016. Whether stylists want to refresh a faded color, tone a hue to perfection, blend grey naturally or give hair a gorgeous gloss-over. Contact: Joico on: +353 (0) 45 856 490.


No Blow Dry USP: Redken No Blow Dry Air Stylers feature Air-Tex Technology with quick-dry polymers for faster drying time and flexible polymers for control with movement. Each No Blow Dry formula enhances hair’s natural texture for an effortlessly amazing air-dry. Contact: www.redken.com


New from Schwarzkopf Professional HQ USP: New BC Micellar Cleansing Conditioners from Schwarzkopf Professional is the first ever hair care brand to include the micellar technology within the product. Look out for Irish Stockists of these new products.


Affinage Kitoko Oil USP: Oil Treatment with Karite Oil, Argan Oil, UV Filter & Vitamins A & E: • • •

Provides intense nourishment while smoothing & strengthening the hair Restores shine and moisture balance Tames frizzy or uncontrollable hair

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Sa lon Barbering... Products for your barbering business VINTAGE BARBER


Barber Gown USP: Give your client a comfy barbering experience with this water repellent polyester gown. It’s hook fastening, adjusting to fit all. Contact: www.hennessyhb.ie, info@hennessyhb.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436

Face Putty USP: Peel-off masks are great fun, but they also need to be effective. Barber Pro has launched Face Putty, a black peel-off mask with activated charcoal that loosens blackheadsand cleanses deep into the pores to remove impurities while clarifying and purifying the skin and rebalancing oily areas. Contact: www.flair.ie / sales@flair.ie . Lo Call 1890 564040


Motion Nano Trimmer USP: Get the perfect latest men’s fashion styles with the Motion Nano Trimmer. Its stylish look which complements the matching Motion Clipper. A classic design that also delivers outstanding functionality. Contact: www.hennessyhb.ie, info@hennessyhb.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436


Barber’s Classic Chair USP: A stunning addition to any barbers, this classical chair has oil hydraulic height adjustment, padded armrest supports, a flip-up base, a chrome-plated floor plate and will give every client a comfy experience. Contact: sales@gainfort.com, Tel: +353 (0) 53 91 23681


New at The Hair & Beauty Company USP: New Gummy products will be available very soon at The Hair & Beauty Company. They will be introducing the Gummy Peel-Off Black Face Cleansing Mask and Bright Look hair styling gel. Contact: www.thbc.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 91 773 011

TANGLE TEEZER Men’s compact groomer USP: The ultimate men’s style accessory from Tangle Teezer is a compact hairbrush that fits perfectly in your rucksack, briefcase or desk drawer. Throw away that matted beard comband toothless hairbrush and grab a Compact Groomer today; because even men need a hairbrush revolution in their lives! Contact: www.xpertpro.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 45 856 487.



Decorative lights USP: Barber Pro have a range of decorative lights that use bright LED bulbs for low power consumption that only require AA batteries. It’s an ideal addition to any barber shop or as a cool hipster-style gift. Contact: www.flair.ie / sales@flair.ie Lo Call 1890 564040


Gift Packs USP: The new Reuzel gift packs are now available at The Hair & Beauty Company. These gift packs are the perfect travel size and include a 4oz. Clay Matte Pomade Pig and a free 1.3 oz Clay Matte Pomade Piglet. Contact: www.thbc.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 91 773 011


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Opal Wax - new range of peelable waxes USP: A fast drying hypo-allergenic wax containing a blend of three indigenous Australian plums: Kakadu Plum, Illawarra Plum and Burdekin Plum for ultra sensitive skins! Exceptional fluidity means Opal wax applies smoothly and thinly, with none of the strings or tackiness common with natural resinwaxes.


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De-Ageing Saltmousse Papaya-Pineapple USP: This aromatic De-Ageing Saltmousse Papaya-Pineapple delivers an aroma-sensory experience. Its fluffy lather removes impurities and toxins by gently polishing your skin. As the salt dissolves, negative ions and repairing tropical fruit extracts are quickly absorbed. Your body emerges velvety-smooth. Ideal for all skin types. Contact: www.pevonia.co.uk, info@pevoniauk.com. Tel: +44 (0) 1449 727000



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Azulene Wax USP: Azulene is an anti-inflammatory extracted from chamomile and yarrow flowers. It is an analgesic and detoxifier which calms and soothes the skin, it also contains high grade pine tree resin, which makes waxing less painful and causes less redness afterwards. It is the only wax to include Dipropilenglcol dibenzoate, a plasticizer to avoid the remains of wax on the skin. Contact: Tel: +44 (0) 28 90 449744 or www.euro-products.co.uk


Tea Tree Flexiwax Beads USP: Flexible, supergrip, stripless hot wax formulated with a superior blend of resins, beeswax and tea tree. Professionally developed to remain pliable while retaining a firm hold on even the shortest of hairs. Ideal for underarm, face, brows and bikini.

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Professional salon care USP: Combining traditional and non-traditional beauty ingredients with advanced scientific technologies and processes, each Milk Solutions product has been developed to deliver effective, visible results that actively address the variety of hand, feet and nail concerns experienced by women of different ages, ethnicities and lifestyles. Contact: www.platinumbeauty.ie, Tel: +353 (0) 1 219 0292 www.salonmagazine.ie

Starter Kit USP: Return soft, touchable feet to your clients. Start up today with the Callus Peel Starter Kit; a fully inclusive kit that removes dead skin and hard soles as easily as peeling an orange. This is a product that truly has to be seen to be believed, with stunning results every time. Contact: www.hennessyhb.ie, info@hennessyhb.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436


3% Peroxide Gel developer: USP: This new, innovative formula is an upgrade and advancement over the current liquid forms of hydrogen peroxide for an improved oxidation effect. The new Combinal 3% Premium Developer achieves full oxidation shortly after using Combinal eyelash and eyebrow dye. The tinted cream penetrates considerably deeper into the hair follicles for more intense and long-lasting colour. Contact: sales@beautyproductsireland.com, Tel: +353 (0) 52 613 6433


Lux Gold Waxes USP: This Paraben-Free range comes in two varieties, Warm ‘Honey’ Wax and Tea Tree Crème Wax, and has been developed using a specially treated, refined Glyceryl Rosinate, replacing the more standard Rosin found in other waxes, creating a formula that has a softer application and is gentler to the skin. Contact: www.hiveofbeauty.co.uk to be find your nearest Irish stockist.

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I ndustry Voices We chat to Claire Kenny from Sunaura about the fabulous Mila d’Opiz brand

therapist who is passionate about effective skincare and wants a flexible brand that can be adapted to the individual client’s needs on any given day. It’s also really well-suited to salons that have a lot of bridal customers, and there are great products for anti-ageing and for sensitive skin. There are retail and professional products to suit all price ranges, from €30-€300, and the range includes peels, body treatments, glycolic acid, make-up, as well as professional and retail products for all skin types and conditions.

I understand that Mila d’Opiz was a pioneer in the 1930s cosmetics industry. How did it start and what happened next? Mila Opitz was married to a manufacturing chemist. She recognised the need for effective skincare products and together they developed a pioneering hormonal cream, which was so popular that they expanded to six more creams and the brand was born! Over the years, the brand has gradually developed and expanded to over 350 products and is sold across all 5 continents. Strong research and development was the foundation of the brand then and it’s still the case now. Mila d’Opiz has pioneered many active ingredients years before they become buzzwords in the industry – one of the first brands to use ATP, Matrixyl, Syn-Ake, Argireline, for example, in some cases 10 years before they became mainstream.

So the USP of the brand is its innovative ingredients and formulations? Absolutely! They attend all the global ingredient trade fairs and develop their own special complexes from the very latest scientific technology available worldwide. In the last 5 years they have entered and won several global cosmetics competitions including a win at the international “Beauty Oscars” (it’s really a thing!) for “Most innovative product” with the Skin Whisperer Cream. This month, we are launching the award-winning Phyto DS Forbidden Serum, which is another world-first! Mila d’Opiz is currently leading the world in cosmetic use of plant stem

cell technology, which is one of the most effective ways to improve skin cells at a deeper level for longer-lasting results. The brand is still owned independently by the same family who founded it, and they take pride in ensuring the quality and science of the brand remain exceptional.

It seems to be a very science-led, results-driven brand. What marketing initiatives are underway to increase brand visibility? Mila d’Opiz consistently re-invests its profits into product research and development, unlike many brands that spend more on marketing than research. However, the brand is changing with the times. These days, the packaging reflects the quality of the products, with modern bright colours that look great on the shelf. The brand image now matches its quality, making it ideal for high-end salons and spas. We have just launched our own Mila d’Opiz website for UK and Ireland and our own Mila d’Opiz social media. Our very own in-house social media and graphics team produce a lot of attractive and quite different images, so our Instagram account is great to follow if you want some inspiration. Now that the website is available, we are in a better position to market the brand effectively. So we are actively seeking new partner salons and spas who want a brand that really works, as well as bloggers who would like to try the brand and review it for us.

So you’re looking for more salons and spas? What can the brand offer them? It’s an ideal brand for the kind of

At higher price-points, salons and spas can offer the more exclusive Skin Whisperer and Phyto De Luxe treatments and products, with plant stem cell technology. We also have a wide range of very effective products at lower price points. We provide free training, samples, brochures and posters for our customers, and plenty of great promotional material.

What should therapists do if they are interested in more information? Contact Sunaura Distribution Ltd for more information or to book a product demonstration. Also, check out our social media and our new website (and check back often as we’ll be continually updating them and adding more content!). We’ll also be at the Professional Beauty Show in September, so everyone is welcome to come over and see the products.

Sunaura Distribution Ltd. www.miladopiz.ie 00353 1 287 6587 Facebook: @miladopizuk Instagram: @miladopizuk_ie

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Sa lon equipement OLYMP

Kite Styling Chair USP: This elegant, retro-style chair has a fixed-seat back or seat and back can be adjusted together (S) or fiveposition adjustment. Release lever mounted right or left. Chrome seat back bracket; available in two-colour upholstery version. It was awarded a German Design Award. Contact: sales@gainfort.com, Tel: +353 (0) 53 91 23681


Sunbed Eye Protection USP: Provision of eye protection for indoor tanning is a must for every salon and these disposable foils by Wink Ease are an easy to use and hygienic solution. Wink-Ease disposable eye protection screen out 99% of UVA and 99.9 of UVB radiation. Contact: www.bronzedirect.com Tel: +353 (0) 1 636 3138


Make-Up Chair USP: If you’re serious about being a mobile make-up artist this could be the perfect chair for you to bring along. Its height will also save your back and prevent you asking the client to sit on the side of the table!


Skinmate High Frequency USP: Complete with intensity control and four accessory glass electrodes the SkinMate High Frequency now includes 1 x mushroom, Y-Neck, Indifferent and flat spoon electrodes. Direct and indirect treatment facility incorporated. The Galvanic comes fully equipped with reverse polarity, 2 handles, stainless steel rollers, ball end, desincrustator and indifferent electrode. Contact: www.hennessyhb.ie, info@hennessyhb.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 4343436

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NE Interiors pull-outMAGAZ supplementI 2017

Ma ke those First i mpressions last If you work in a hair, beauty, makeup, spa or nail salon, you’ll be aware of just how important appearances are. After all, your chosen career is built around helping people to look their best!

Individuality is one of your biggest assets; it’s what sets you apart from everyone else and how you design your salon is a reflection of that. In this special salon interiors supplement the possibilities are endless.

But how much time do you spend thinking about your salon's appearance? Right or wrong, first impressions do last, so how your premises looks to your clientele on arrival says a lot about you, your business and the service you provide.

Meet companies (looking to supply your salon business) who have amazing furniture brands, styles and bespoke features that will turn your ideas into an elegant place to work in and give your clientele another reason to return!



I nteriors...

The correct furniture in your salon or spa not only dictates how comfortable your clients feel when they sit down - it also envelops them in a relaxed feng-shui state - if chosen well! We have chosen the top picks from the pro market for your delectation!


LavaSit Comfort USP: Multi-sensor wellness comfort - for design lovers - with Shiatsu massage.This multi-sensor comfortable salon chair has: tilting, a multi-functional real-located washbasin, an extendable foot rest; twin tone upholstery available; and a backrest with integrated Shiatsu massage - on four settings. Contact: sales@gainfort.com, Tel: +353 (0) 53 91 23681


Antigua Reclining Chair USP: This is the perfect chair for threading and will set any client’s mind at ease as they recline back into comfort. Contact: www.hennessyhb.ie, info@hennessyhb.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436


Colorado Washpoint USP: This luxe Wash Unit has an all moulded resin cabinet in black, with upholstery in black as standard or any REM colour for a slight supplement. A link unit is available for two or more units. The Econoline Colorado is suitable for ground or side plumbing and has an easy access panel to the rear for ease of installation and maintenance.There is a matching Colorado Styling Chair available. Contact: www.hennessyhb.ie, info@hennessyhb.ie Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436

PONZIO Two station nail desk with 5 drawers USP: A busy nail salon is a successful nail salon- The Ponzio dual station nail desk enables two technicians to work side by side and there is plenty of room on the work surface and storeage too. To check all models go to: www.bellafurniture.ie Contact us for more details on 01 4429939 or 089 4991141



USP: This is a one-piece seat and back, fixed backrest, chair armrests upholstered, with or without diamond quilting. The shampoo station LavaSit Joy is also available with a flow styling chair. Contact: sales@gainfort.com, Tel: +353 (0) 53 91 23681

USP: This manicure table comes replete with 8 drawers. Its dimensions are: 110 x 45 x 78cm. If you need a need station with plenty of storage with the added bonus of being easy on the eye then this is the one for you! Contact: www.hennessyhb.ie, info@hennessyhb.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436


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Shape Reception Desk

USP: The Tullia L-shaped reception desk fits perfectly into any corner, meaning even if your hair, nail, or beauty salon is short on space, you can still make room for it. It can open from either the left or right hand side. Available in a whole range of colours featuring a gorgeous fabric overlay, it is the perfect way to make a great first impression when clients walk through your door. Go to www.bellafurniture.ie Contact us for more details on 00353 1 4429939 or 00353 89 4991141 www.salonmagazine.ie


Barber Chair USP: The timeless Elvis barber chair will infuse retro glam along with long-wearing functionality and currently has a 34% discount! Contact: www.styleparlor.ie, Tel: 1890 123 123


Hairdressing Chair USP: This elegant, retro hairdressing chair is synchronously adjustable or rigid and will complement a barbers or hairdressers. Contact: sales@gainfort.com, Tel: +353 (0) 53 91 23681


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Gainfort Salon Design have been appointed as the authorised Distributor for Maletti Salon Furniture & Equipment. SALON DESIGN




Whether you are refurbishing or creating a new Salon contact Michael for more information*

T: 053 912 3681 M: 087 254 7112

e: sales@olymp.ie www.gainfort.com/salondesign www.salonmagazine.ie



Ga infort

Sa lon Design Design the perfect salon Gainfort Salon Design has been in Business for almost 30 years and work with Ireland’s top aalons, spas and colleges. Gainforts supply and install the very latest in salon furniture and equipment while providing a full consultancy service on salon design and fit out. They work closely with entrepreneurs, owners and managers in bringing their vision to life, creating a salon that’s both a functional work space and also a work of art showcasing each Salons individuality. They can tailor the refit to any budget/ requirements. What is unique about their service is that they can transform salons, operating with minimal disruption to business, working around the clock, 24/7 where necessary. They offer an exclusive service in Ireland offering a complete turn-key service, from initial concept to final completion with architects designed salon plans and complete salon fit out by our experienced installation team. Their portfolio of projects include award winning salons such as Salon Zeba, Kazumi, Keville for Hair, Callan & Co, Sean Taaffe Hairdressing, Dylan Bradshaw, Hession Hairdressing among many, many more! In 2011 they were delighted to be chosen as the official salon furniture suppliers to TV3 hit show “Celebrity Salon”. They have also secured “Salon Design” awards for several salons they have supplied. Gainfort Salon Design partner with the World’s leading Salon Suppliers & Designers. They are the official Irish OLYMP distributor – a premium German Salon range of furniture and recently were appointed the official UK distributor for OLYMP. Following their massive success in the Irish market, Gainfort Salon Design is now working with some of London’s top Salons. Most recently they secured the partnership with Maletti Group Furniture, a major leader in Hairdressing furniture and equipment. Maletti are renowned for their innovative and superior quality furniture, with collections designed by leading fashion experts and interior designers. Gainfort Salon Design has also been appointed agents for NILO Spa furniture; a division of Maletti Group. NILO specialises in the production of furnishings and equipment for SPAs, wellness centres, beauty salons, hotels, gyms and beauty institutes. Gainfort customers are assured of personal attention and expertise in and out of working hours. No project is too small and no design is impossible. “The only limit is your imagination”. Their in house Architects will assist in designing the Salon of your dreams. Full plans & visuals are provided together with installation plans for your professional, hassle free fit-out. www.salonmagazine.ie

If you are looking to start a new salon project or refurbish your salon please contact Michael on 087 254 7112 for a no obligation free consultation.

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Ireland: 00 353 87 254 7112

e: sales@olymp.ie www.gainfort/salondesign.com www.salonmagazine.ie


I nteriors... Stylish and practical furniture for your salon or spa business ARTEMISIA

Slim Wash USP: This slim wash unit looks the part in any salon or spa and it’s on special offer at the moment with a massive 51% discount! Contact: www.styleparlor.ie, Tel: 1890 123 123


USP: More than 30 years’ of experience and input of branch professionals make Bentlon a benchmark for quality. The New Bentlon Beauty Silver - white – with foot or hand control has been completely renewed and looks even better than before! Contact: www.beautyproductsireland.com, Tel: +353 (0) 52 613 6433


Diamond Collection USP: The Olimpia couch has curves in spades, making it an excellent addition to any hair, nail, or beauty salon. Comfy foam cushions and a luxurious leather exterior add up to the perfect piece for your reception area, or anywhere else that you want it. There is a large range of colours to choose from, to match your interiors. Make an Olimpia couch the centrepiece of your salon reception area, and give your customers the VIP treatment they deserve! To check all models go to www.bellafurniture.ie Contact us for more details on 00353 1 4429939 or 00353 89 4991141


NAIL POLISH DISPLAY FRAME USP: Handmade to order, this stunning frame comes in silver, gold and white with an antique feel. The frame can be made in either landscape or portrait style to suite your space.This stunning frame will make a striking and stylish feature on your wall and is a great space saving idea to store your polish with style. To check all models go to www.bellafurniture.ie 00353 1 4429939 or 00353 89 4991141


USP: Do you dream of creating your own bespoke salon? Uniques Salon Furniture is a custom and bespoke salon furniture manufacturing company. They design and make furniture for all salons, all furniture is made to suit each client individually from size to colour and whatever shape or size is required. Another part of their service is to provide custom logos or name printing to all crafted reception desks to make them personal to each business. Their main selling point is that they’re able to provide people with nearly any product that they find hard to get elsewhere. Contact: Go to https://www.facebook. com/Uniques-Salon-Furniture T. 00353 56 771 2122 M. 00353 86 776 5277 E. uniquessalonfurniture@gmail.com




Sa lon Furniture launched in April 2010, Uniques Salon Furniture have been providing custom and bespoke salon furniture manufactured to suit each client individually from size, shape and color. Another part of our service is we provide custom logos or name printing on all our reception desks to personalise them for each hair or beauty business. One of the unique services we offer is that we’re able to provide people with nearly any product that they find difficult to source elsewhere. Whether it means creating a piece from an idea they had to creating a piece from a memory of something they had seen previously but at the same time making it a unique item for them designing it to suit and fulfills all their requirements. Whatever it may be, our business is here to create, supply and fit your ultimate salon design, from beautiful nail stations fitted, to the newest and most elegant reception desks and bespoke styling units for your hair or beauty business. We cater to your every business requirement as we also offer shop fittings, shop design as well as office fit outs and professional office design services. We want to accommodate all our customers with whatever it is they require for their salon interior. With this in mind we offer a wide varity of services and custom ideas all delivered to a high standard and over the last 7 years we have continued to deliver on our promises to our customers and our services to the industry and we have built a very loyal client base. We here at Uniques Salon Furniture understand your business, we listen to your ideas and your needs and our business is to provide you with a professional service providing you with the furniture that can make all your ideas and your deams a reality.

For more information contact: T. 056 771 2122 M. 086 776 5277 E. uniquessalonfurniture@gmail.com FOLLOW US




Bel la furniture

meaning beautiful furniture! We are a Dublin based supplier of unique styled boutique furniture that is sure to impress your clientele upon their arrival into your salon and make that first impression a very positive one. Our bespoke salon furniture includes, customised reception couches, 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 certainly compliment any decor. You can purchase individual pieces or just ask us about our package deals. Just send us a quick email with your requirements and we will come back to you with a very competitive quote and free consultation. Bella Furniture Ireland is proud to present to Irish salons the new Chicybee brand of stylish and unique Nail Polish display units. Supplying Beauty Salons, Nail Bars, Spas, Barber Shops, Hotels, Boutiques, we can tailor our units for many other purposes and don’t forget they can be customised to suit your salon layout!

Go to; www.bellafurniture.ie, Contact us for more details on 01 4429939 or 089 4991141

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1 Blackburn Sq, Dublin 14 Call us now: 0894991141 or 01 4429939 Email: info@bellafurniture.ie


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Spa beauty

Spas don’t just make you relax they also make you pretty!


For the most comprehensive, premium SpaPedicure services that will pamper clients, add Cucumber Heel Therapy targeted treatments to soothe and relax the skin with luxurious results. Cucumber Heel Therapy contains natural botanicals that aid in the repair of dry, cracked skin plus Aloe Vera, Cucumber Extract and Chamomile to nourish and soothe. Contact: www.sweetsquared.com, or Tel: +353 (0) 1 408 91 91








Phyto DS Forbidden Serum USP: This fast-acting anti-ageing serum with plant stem cell technology and deep sea ingredients won, “Best Spa Innovation – Cosmetic”, award in the Swiss division of the European Health & Spa Awards 2016. It’s the first cosmetic brand in the world to use XEP_18 – a fastacting anti-ageing ingredient from the deep sea. It’s great for spot use around forehead, eyes and mouth to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Results are seen within a few days. Contact: info@sunaura.ie, Tel: +353 (0) 1 2876587

Summer offers USP: One of the most cost-effective ways of giving your business a facelift is by upgrading your staff uniforms – clients often judge the standard of a salon by the staff member they are dealing with, and nothing gives a better first impression than a smart, stylish uniform. This July/August, Buttercups has a number of special offers, allowing beauty businesses to upgrade their look at a great price. Contact: www.buttercupsuniforms.com. Tel: +353 (0) 1 219 0215

La Crème 128 USP: An exclusive duo of Sothys rose stem cells and Precious porcelain flower oil: a genuine architect for beauty to preserve the foundations of young skin and re-establish skin integrity. Its voluptuous and subtly perfumed texture captivates the skin through the most delicious of beauty rituals. Contact: www.chleoenterprises.ie, Tel: +353 1 408 0820


Pro Spa USP: ProSpa was developed in collaboration with a renowned dermatologist Dr. Zena Gabriel and uses the key ingredients of white tea extract and Cupuaçu. In consumer tests, 97% felt callused skin was softer and smoother after just one use of the Advanced Callus Softening Gel, and 98% felt skin was significantly brighter and more even-toned. Contact: www.hennessyhb.ie, info@hennessyhb.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436

Collagen Boost Face Balm USP: The Collagen Boost Face Balm is formulated with anti-ageing and rejuvenating ingredients including Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptides-7 to regenerate and repair vital skin components and firm the skin. Contains antioxidants as well as plumping and toning Marine Collagen and Elastin for extended age-defying benefits. Anti-free radicals Vitamins C & E repair, protect and preserve the skin’s youthfulness. Contact: info@pevoniauk.com, www.pevonia.co.uk, +44 (0) 1449 727000

Purifying Cleansing Gel USP: This refreshing, foaming face wash is highly effective in gently cleansing away impurities. The tailored combination of Green Tea, Witch Hazel and Grape Seed Oil helps remove excess sebum and dirt from the skin, refine pores, control shine, reduce inflammation and calm breakouts to promote a more even, clearer and healthier looking complexion. Contact: www.euro-products.co.uk +44 (0) 28 90 449744

Blueberry Soy Exfoliating Cleanser USP: Dry to normal skin will benefit from this refining cream cleanser. It removes impurities thanks to a naturally exfoliating alpha hydroxy acid. Tannin-rich blueberries combine with soothing soy, hydrating grape extract, bromelain (pineapple extract) - which removes dirt and proteins to tighten the appearance of pores for a luminous, youthful glow. Contact: www.annemcdevitt.com. Tel: +353 (0) 1 677 7911

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Skin Time

The best way to persuade your clients that you’re doing your best is to show them amazing results!



Pro-Collagen Marine Oil USP: Formulated with a trio of seaweeds specifically chosen for their impressive marine-charged properties that support moisturisation and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It contains the powerfully efficacious oils of padina pavonica, white poppy oil and Abyssinan seed oil. Contact: www.elemis.com

Brume Hydra Beauté Mist USP: A refreshing moisture-replenishing facial mist, which contains hyaluronic acid and green tea extract and will awaken the senses while restoring suppleness and comfort to skin. Straight after the gym, lounging by the pool, or simply sitting at your desk, this is a handbag essential that will leave skin instantly revitalised. Contact: www.feelunique.com



Hydrating Moisturiser USP: Formulated with soothing balm mint, a natural antioxideant and cotton for its hydrating properties to restore moisture to boost complexion and restore long-lasting moisture. For skin that feels softer, more supple and looks radiant and smoother. Contact: sales@gainfort.com, Tel: +353 (0) 53 91 23681


Adavanced Calming Serum USP: This is a soothing serum for the face and neck, designed to calm irritated skin and provide for a more even complexion. Formulated using a tailored blend of Botanical Calming Complex to comfort and hydrate skin, soothing phytocomplex to reduce redness, swelling and discomfort, and Gatuline which soothes irritable skin. Contact: www.euro-products.co.uk



Skin Whisperer Spa Experience USP: Mila d’Opiz Swiss Beauty is looking to expand its portfolio of high-end spas looking for a results-driven skincare brand with an Irish distributor. The brand focuses on innovative use of the most cutting-edge cosmetic ingredients, and its Skin Whisperer line contains the most high-tech and advanced formulations within the brand. It is an anti-ageing range with plant stem cell technology, which means that the results work at a deeper level and last for longer. Contact: www.miladopiz.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 1 287 6587

Performance Correcting Serum USP: A serum with advanced technology that mimics botox by containing M2R+ which relaxes the muscles involved in the appearance of expression wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid allows facial lines to be filled and re-pulped. Glycolic acid coupled with a chicory polysaccharide gently removes the dead cells from the upper layers of the skin; the complexion is unified and the skin hydrated. Contact: www.spi.ie 00353 1 460 5055 www.salonmagazine.ie

Bright Skin Overnight Correcting Cream USP: Brighten skin with this ultra-rich moisturiser formulated to address the look of hyperpigmentation while you sleep. It contains a natural hydroquinone alternative: African potato and tara tree, which aids in the fading look of age spots and freckles while promoting a smooth, even complexion. Contact: sales@annemcdevitt.com. Tel: +353 (0) 1 6777911.


Hydra 24+ Crème Glacée USP: Daily moisturising and plumping care, ideal for normal to dry skin that melts delightfully into your skin for an intense 24 hour hydration and provides an immediate and long-lasting comfort. The skin will be fresh, soft and plump, as fine lines are smoothed and the complexion is radiant. Contact: www.gadistribution.ie, Tel: +353 (0) 1 822 2711

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Did you ma ke a connection at this year’s Spa Life I nternationa l conference? Following in the footsteps of its successful UK based sister event, the first Spa Life Ireland took place at the Osprey Hotel and Spa at the end of last month. More than 130 delegates from 27 spas and 22 suppliers met for the event, which took place in Naas, County Kildare.

Spa Life Director, Andrew Hammond, says: “It’s clear there’s genuine demand for management education and peer-level networking in this market and following Spa LifeIreland, many new alliances have been formed, which we are sure will facilitate this.”

Spa Life Ireland offers a unique blend of one-to-one speed dates, educational seminars andnetworking opportunities. Speakers included the keynote, Frank Dick OBE, the Irish ‘Tweeting Goddess’ Samantha Kelly and Shauna O’Halloran, editor of Irish Tatler.

The event scored 84% in the customer loyalty metric, the Net Promoter Score (NPS). The NPS asks customers a single question on a 0 to 10 scale: ‘How likely is it that you would recommend our event to a friend or colleague?’ Based on responses, customers are as Promoters (9-10 rating), Passives (7-8 rating) and Detractors (0-6 rating). The percentage ofDetractors is subtracted from Promoters to obtain a Net Promoter score, with anything above75% considered exceptionally high.Spas Life UK takes places at Birmingham’s Hilton Metropole from 14th - 15th of November 2017. For further information or to book your place for the next event, visit www.spa-life.ie Call +44 (0) 1 268 745892 or email info@spa-life.ie www.salonmagazine.ie


Reta i l Focus...

Products to retail from your salon business


New CID’s Deluxe Stand will light up any salon with testers and point of sale magnificance. Contact: www.hennessyhb.ie, info@hennessyhb.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436


Skinceutical’s Retinol 0.3 stimulates cell regeneration and softens the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots from both photo and intrinsic-ageing. For problematic skin it also helps to refine pores, correct imperfections and improve texture and tone of skin. Go to: www.skinceuticals.co.uk


Create a flawless finish every time with the New CID Cosmetics I-Perfection Colour Adjust Foundation. This perfect light weight, fluid foundation will give you a light to medium coverage - adapting to your individual skin tone to give you the perfect match. Contact: www.hennessyhb.ie, info@hennessyhb.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436

First impressions are important for your brand, so make sure your bags are up to scratch. Barry Packaging provide a range of luxury bags that can be tailored to your brand’s specific needs. Contact: www.barrypackaging.com. Tel: 1890 69 22 47


The fitness oil pen is the perfect travel accessory to keep your nails healthy throughout the Summer! Perfect for easy brush application and handy to carry around in your bag, the new generation wellness oil with anti-age action has Vitamin E and Micronised plant oils that moisturise, nourish, protect and renew nails and cuticles. Contact: www.4beautygroup.com. Tel: +44 (0) 28 90 449 744.


A technologically-advanced, ultra-light, 100% mineral sunscreen that features Dr. Murad’s Environmental Protection Technology to shield the skin from the five main causes of damage that accelerate signs of ageing. Contact: www.murad.co.uk



Contact: www.bronzedirect.com Tel: +353 (0) 1 636 3138

Contact: sales@gainfort.com, Tel: +353 (0) 53 91 23681 info@hennessyhb.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436

This dark tanning natural bronzer is new from Supre Tan and provides streak free golden colour while blending together moisture rich Pear and Raspberry Extract for just the right twist. ColorBurst Complex helps prepare your skin for deep, golden colour. Natural Streak Free Bronzers including Black Walnut and Henna allow skin to continue darken after UV exposure for a longer lasting tan.


Schwarzkopf BlondMe Keratin Restore Bonding Conditioner complements and maintains the in-salon bonding service. It creates new bonds for healthy and strong blonde hair. Work into wet hair from mid-lengths to ends and rinse thoroughly after 5 - 10 minutes.


Tel l them and they wi l l buy! BARBER RETAIL

Barber Pro has released one of the first ever ranges of sheet masks designed specifically for men for use on the face and under eyes. Formulated using Activated Charcoal, our masks target and help men’s skin by cleansing, detoxifying, exfoliating and brightening. Contact: www.flair.ie /sales@flair.ie. Lo Call 1890 564040


These lashes from SalonSystem are the ultimate pro, ultra-wearable, double light with 3D effect and are easy to apply in a flash. Black intense extra volume are pictured here. Contact: www.hennessyhb.ie, info@hennessyhb.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436


He-Shi Face & Body Tanning Gel is highly moisturising, giving an instant colour to avoid risks of streaks or patchiness. Natural Aloe Vera nourishes the skin to protect your tan for longer, while antioxidant Vitamin A and E protect the skin from environmental damage. Contact: www.euro-products.co.uk, Tel: 028 90 449744


Repair and refresh your skin with Pestle & Mortar’s Superstar, a luxurious retinol night oil made in Ireland. Infused with two types of retinol and blended with a base of cold pressed grape seed oil your skin will soak up Superstar, reducing pore size, tightening the skin whilst improving elasticity.


The Festival Finish kit contains everything your client needs for festival fun: Dreamers: 2 shades of highly pigmented glitters, 1 Eye Glitter: The finely milled eye glitter is the perfect complement to any eye look, Fuschia Makeup Mink Lashes: finish off your festival eyes in a dramatic way, iLine Sealer – to keep your perfect eye liner in place and Mini Setting Spray. Contact: www.fuschia.ie, info@fuschia.ie or +353 (0) 41 980 1562


These ultra-thin mint flavoured strips from Billion Dollar Smile will start to whiten your teeth on contact, dissolving stains to reveal a whiter and brighter smile. Simply apply the non-peroxide whitening strips to your upper and lower teeth for 15 minutes each day to reveal a whiter smile. Billion Dollar Smile strips are coated with non-peroxide whitening gel to make home whitening easy, effective and mess free. Contact: www.bronzedirect.com Tel: +353 (0) 1 6363138


Celebrating 25 years of the Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon, this limited edition 100ml Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is a symbol of Elemis’ continued support of Breast Cancer Care. With a relationship spanning over 15 years, Elemis produce a pink product every year as a reminder that checking your breasts should be as natural as applying your daily moisturiser. Contact: www.elemis.com


Matis have it sorted with four travel sized kits including this Reponse Corrective hyaluronic infused wrinkle correcting care kit which contains five products. Contact: www.spi.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 1 460 5055

Contact: www.pestleandmortar.com



M UA Showcase Amy O'Melia

Amy’s Got It! With over 50,000 social media fans, Amy O’Melia’s down-to-earth and practical beauty and lifestyle blogging has attracted a wide audience of avid followers. However, unlike some bloggers out there, she’s a trained make-up artist. Amy says: “I started out by training with VanityX in 2011. My passions as a makeup artist are to stay on-trend, be inspired by others and also give them credit for their work. Be creative, I believe if you choose a job you love you'll never work a day on your life. I began the blog in 2015, after I started giving mini tip / tricks and reviews on Facebook and things grew from there. Blogging is my downtime in the evenings, where I go into a ‘bubble of beauty’. My outlook on the importance of training as a www.salonmagazine.ie

makeup artist is that, essentially, it will teach you all the techniques involved in getting the perfect make-up application. It’s instrumental in choosing the correct skin type, face shapes and the correct product for the application, that’s what some ‘lay’ people don’t realise. Definitely, the most important aspects of makeup artistry for me are sanitisation, decanting of products and contraindications to a makeup application. I constantly upskill and do one-to-one lessons and workshops to keep my knowledge up-to-date and fresh.” Go to: www.shapesandshadows.ie Photography: Lee Furlong

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What’s the difference between professional and non? Beautiful brushes, flawless finishes and timeless elegance - that’s what!


Professional Make-up Brushes USP: Get the ultimate pro kit together with these handmade artisan brushes with excellent hair retention – one of the only makeup brush collections that’s made in Ireland. With a range of different hair types, sizes and shapes, for different uses they’re used widely within the film industry and in make-up artistry colleges as well as by freelance makeup and beauty pros. Contact: Sunaura on +353 (0) 1 2876587 info@sunaura.ie


Cat Eyes Collection USP: The new Cat Eyes Collection from Karaja is bold and intriguing, with a touch of feline sensuality, giving an intense look to the eyes and made of simple, sharp lines. The graphic touch of the full, covering colours of the jumbo eyeshadow pencils and liquid lipsticks which enhance the contours of eyes and lips in one precise stroke is softened by a light delicacy, unveiling a face with gentle nuances and subtle radiance. Contact: www.euro-products.co.uk, Tel: +44 (0) 28 90 449 744


Marvelbrow USP: Salon System, has just launched their long-awaited Marvelbrow Brow Contour Palette. The release comes soon after the launch of their comprehensive Marvelbrow treatment and retail range. This salon professional palette is ideal for brow technicians, make-up artists and colleges. The palette contains 11 smudge proof brow powders, highlighter and double ended brush. The highly pigmented and long lasting formulas allow for custom blending to colour match all hair shades


Buff Eye Shimmer USP: Get in the buff with this day to night eye shimmer, which is highly-pigmented and can be used to highlight the inner corner of the eyes or lid for max effect. It forms part of Fuschia’s ‘Destination Diva’ make-up kit, along with the Hydrating Spritz, Golden Glow highlighter and Airbrush Concearler Brush. Contact: www.fuschia.ie, info@fuschia.ie or +353 (0) 41 980 1562


Contouring Pack USP: Crown Brush Contouring Pack The Crownbrush Contouring pack comes with the best selling 10 Colour Concealer Palette, and 3 individual brushes that are recommended for that that perfect contoured look: SS001the Deluxe Foundation, BrushC436Mini Duo Fibre Blender and SS032Pointed Blender. Contact: www.hennessyhb.ie, info@hennessyhb.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436


Autumn / Winter Collection USP: Global mineral skincare make-up brand jane iredale has unveiled its ‘Naturally Glam’ collection for the Autumn season. The new four-piece collection features a selection of bold yet neutral shades with subtle hues of browns and purples and a classic red lip colour to create a classically beautiful look that complements all skin tones. Contact: www.janeiredale.co.uk

Contact: Training Solutions on +44 (0) 208 845411


Face Base USP: This full coverage foundation has a feather-light feel, bringing you refined radiance from dusk ’til dawn. With natural pomegranate complex to actively lock in moisture, gotu kola extract to help cell renewal and SPF 30 to protect, your skin will not only look flawlessly fresh, but feel perfectly hydrated too. It’s Mii’s fullest coverage foundation. Ideal for all skin types. Contact: www.platinumbeauty.ie, Tel: +353 (0) 1 219 0292 www.salonmagazine.ie


Salon Readers Special USP: Combining NovaLash’s professional eyelash extensions and 24 Hour Cream Shadow will provide the answer to flawless, fuss-free festival make-up, so that your clients can spend more time enjoying the music and less time searching for a mirror and mascara! You will receive 15% off the kit throughout July when you mention Salon Magazine! Contact: NovaLash on +44 (0) 1273 041 966. Email: contact@novalash.com


Question Time

with the Maestro Ever wonder what it takes to work as a busy MUA in a tough industry? Then you need to listen to what celeb makeup artist Ken Boylan (doubling as this issue’s agony aunt) has to say! I am a qualified and working MUA for the last three years. I still haven't managed to get the BIG break yet. Is there anything I should or could be doing to raise my profile and get noticed more to bigger employers? When I started in this industry I was one of three male makeup artists in Ireland! This was before Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. It’s a much harder road to get to the top of the tree now there are so many MUAs out there! But the one thing that is most important is your talent; it is so important to know what you are doing, to know about all the different types of makeup styles there are out there. I know that Instagram and YouTube have fab make over’s and you see bloggers doing makeup tutorials and they look lovely but that is just one type of makeup. If you did that sort of makeup on a shoot say for IMAGE magazine or Vogue they would look at you boot you out and get someone who can do the job. Makeup styles are very disordered: there are editorial looks, brides, makeup for going out and day makeup and of course makeup on older people. The Inglot look is fine on a 20 year-old but put it on your gran...well that’s a different story. The best way to get yourself noticed nowadays is the have a really good Instagram page so the general public will start seeing your skill, but go easy on filters! If I see tons of filters on a makeup look I will just ignore them. Assisting well known makeup artists is a really great way to learn how to shoot makeup and you get your name in a magazine. Also, working on a good makeup counter in a well known store and building up your client and word of mouth is really important when it comes to my job, if you are good at your job, friendly and fun to work with you will be remembered and the stylist will use you again and again.

I have been working Freelance the last eight years, doing weddings, debs, some low profile fashion shoots. I seem to be on the road 24/7 all over the country. I have been thinking about setting up my own studio, lay down some roots etc. Can you give me any advice on what my next moves should be, am I mad even thinking about it? No, I don’t think you're mad! But be prepared to put in the hours. I have to say it’s great having your clients coming to you and not the other way around. It takes so much time travelling from one house to another doing a face here and there! If you are in a catchment area or town try and drop into the best salon in the area and enquire if they have room and set up in the salon, it is a great thing for them to offer their clientele and you will get new business from them. Have something to sell other then your makeup services get a good makeup line into the shop (mine is the best!) it's all well and good doing makeup for whatever you charge and then off they wander to BT’s or wherever, spending their money on products you recommended - if you have a good makeup line in your shop, the worth of which you have demonstrated with your artistry, then you get that cash! Women are always looking for convenience so if hair and makeup and nails and brows are under one roof they will come back time and time again.

If you have a question on your mind why not ask Ken yourself?

Email: news@salonmagazine.ie www.salonmagazine.ie


Diode of beauty W

ith many Irish salons opting for LED technology, what is it? Does it really work? Jennifer Rock aka the Skin Nerd takes a look‌

LED standing for Light emitting Diode, a technology first designed by NASA working on the premise that they send energy producing packets of light into the deeper layers of the skin. Ask not what NASA does for skin but, appreciate the fact it must be high grade technology! (They were studying how light may influence plant growth in space, then doctors researched how it may encourage dermal growth in our skin! Disclaimer; not plant growth!) LED are lights which are visible to the naked eye unlike UV, will not photosensitise the skin, deemed not carcinogenic, are painfree, calming and extremely beneficial to the skin. There are three lights, blue, red and amber. Each boasting their own merit. They can be offered as a standalone treatment or cocktailed as an added benefit to a facial etc. Basically, the skin has the ability to absorb light and then convert it into energy. This stimulates and causes a higher cell turnover rate, encourage lymphatic system amongst some of its benefits. Blue has the ability to kill bacteria, so essential in the reality of fighting acne conditions. The blue light is also credited with calming skin inflammation and irritation. It is an effective non-invasive means to treat a tender yet reactive skin. This skin condition has often been subjected to harsh exfoliants, astringents, medications, peels and mechanical pummelling devices, while this alternative involves no hands on touch per say yet still gets results. Red light when emitted onto the skin has the ability to stimulate the fibroblast cell. It is used as a booster for anti ageing benefits alongside scar tissue treatments. The red light has been reported to help in facial muscle relaxation, ideal for the frown line and naso labial line region we all dread! Finally the amber or yellow light treats reactive sensitive, red and vascular skins. This one may do well on our weather beaten island so! It helps to minimise the redness alongside the bumps blemishes and irritation that accompanies it. It targets environmentally induced irritation while inhibiting bacterial growth. Although the target zone for the light is the dermal layer, the living layer of the skin, all layers will benefit i.e. the 5 layers of the epidermis, so thorough skin rejuvenation shall take place. Some before and after pictures have visible differences in skins clarity, smoothness, texture and even open pores. www.salonmagazine.ie

There is a grey area however, as it is still relatively new science in the mainstream capacity as there are many conflicting opinions. Many claim there should be more clinical papers and scientific reports to support the claims being made. However the visuals, testimonials and results that regular clients attribute to this treatment tend to speak volumes. Indeed some clinical nursing clinics have LED rooms now as the lights also boost serotonin (happy hormones) levels ideal in the treatment of depression. This is also a must for us in the northern hemisphere, a nation prone to SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and clinically proven to be deficient in Vit D thanks to the lack of UVB rays! If our serotonin levels are peaked it may affect us positively mentally aswell as physically. Overall the lights seem to claim benefit on stretch marks, rosacea, hyper pigmentation and severe photodamage, the hardest coupling of skin conditions to treat. A course is usually advises one 6 treatments a week apart for optimum results. The treatment itself can take as little as 5 minutes – 30 minutes dependant on need and severity and also the size of the machine head. Some machines are hand held small devices, while others are body designed heads to cover a large area at one time. It is an enjoyable treatment to receive.


Poor Performa nce

Don’t write an employee off as being ‘lazy’ or ‘incompetent’, says Peninsula Business Services

So, you have an under-performing employee, there’s nothing more infuriating and confusing when you’re running a business. Some employees may genuinely be making an effort but are just not hitting the standard whereas others may be more than capable but seem disinterested in hitting their targets. These 10 tips should assist any employer in dealing with such issues. 1. Know what you want from the employee To be able to identify that an employee is underperforming, you should be fully aware of what you want from them. It is also necessary that the employee is aware of the required standards. 2. Informality When you are addressing a performance issue for the first time, it is advisable to approach it with informal measures. This does not mean that the issue goes unaddressed; it simply means that no formal sanctions will be given out at this stage. 3. Let the individual know that you have concerns The first practical step is to let the employee know that you have concerns over their performance. This should be done in a private conversation with the employee, but is not a formal hearing so there is no need to formally invite the employee with notice. 4. Identify the problem Enquiries should be made as to the reason for the underperformance. This is necessary to establish what subsequent action you need to take. If they have the capacity to perform better but simply choose not to, then they should be told that they must improve. If it is their ability to do the job (they are trying hard but still can’t perform well) that is the problem, then you should identify how you can help them e.g. further training/ supervision. If the reason is medical, it may be necessary to obtain expert medical opinion. If they have a disability, reasonable adjustments should be made to the role so that their disability is not a barrier to their performance. 5. Notify of the consequences Although you are dealing with the issue informally, you should let the employee know that, should they show no signs of improvement, you may need to begin a formal procedure with them.

6. Monitor properly Keep tabs on the employee’s subsequent performance. Make daily checks if that is appropriate, but it is best to do this during the monitoring period, rather than simply at the end, so interim measures can be taken if necessary. 7. Re-visit If the employee does not improve, or there is a temporary improvement followed by a dip, you must re-visit the issue. Speak to the employee again, pointing out that your previous discussion, and/or any help provided, does not appear to have had an effect. Again, ascertain what the reasons are. 8. Formal procedure If no sufficient improvement or explanation is provided, you should consider implementing a formal disciplinary or capability procedure with the employee. This can follow the same process as the informal procedure, however, formal hearings should be held where the employee is permitted to respond to the concerns you have. Employees should be formally invited to these hearings, allowed the right to be accompanied, and formal sanctions e.g. warnings, may be given where appropriate. 9. Efficiency is key In more general terms, you should deal with the process efficiently – do not allow the issue to drag on. Where you set timescales, stick to them. 10. Consistency Act in accordance with previous cases of a similar nature to ensure a consistent approach in terms of assistance provided, where appropriate, and sanctions given. In addition to these tips, you need to remember to communicate clearly with each employee. Ensure the employee is clear on the objectives they have been set and on the consequences of their actions. For any further information on this matter, please call the Peninsula Advice Service on 1890252 923. www.salonmagazine.ie


Stay a head

The rut

The Salon View by Alex!

Liz McKeon looks at how to change a pattern or behaviour that has become dull and unproductive but is hard to change.

Education, knowledge and the offering of something specialised to your clientele will help you stand out from the competition!

‘I’m overwhelmed, I don’t have enough time, nothing works, I don’t have enough money…’ When you feel stuck in a rut, be it financial, creative or business, understand it is called a rut, because you’ve created a groove with your thoughts whose walls you begin to feel trapped in.

A school diploma is only an introduction, the beginning of the road for a beauty therapist. Knowledge of the market is a must for everyone beginning to work in this sector or currently working within this amazing industry. As we regularly move between different job roles within the salon it is even more important that we know our job role, its function and the advancements in treatments in order to offer premier services to our clients. As a professional, we need to stay on-top of industry innovation and new treatment developments. Reading your trade or professional magazine will give you an insight into what is happening for your industry, what new products, treatments and equipment is being introduced. This will give you advanced knowledge of education and training needed to gain competency with these new industry advancements.

Standing out from the crowd!

We as salons focus on versatility, offering a wide range of treatments to our clients. Having as much knowledge of our market is paramount to establishing us as leaders. Having a specialist treatment to offer our clients will also enable us to “stand out from the crowd” - so, for example if you introduce a specialised field of cosmetology into your salon business you attract a new form of clientele. You should look to introduce new treatments into your salon business to help attract new clientele include: permanent makeup and medical pigmentation, trichology, podiatry, broadly defined ecology and natural cosmetics. In my experience, the clients who decide to visit a salon offering specialised treatments within their professionally run salon will surely be satisfied – they will come back and recommend you to others. Stay focused, stay ahead!


Meanwhile, freedom, happiness and infinite possibility live outside these self-created walls, and acting like a happy successful professional is one of the most powerful ways to blast yourself out this rut. Learn to question your negative self talk before getting stuck in the RUT, and you will probably find no substance to your worrying self doubt.

Learn to Take Risks

Your desires are what make you uniquely who you are: they are part and parcel of you. Take risks when you get a tiny whisper of intuition to do something scary, run straight towards it before excuses start seeping in. Be prepared to risk failure, looking stupid, losing money,getting rejected. Do whatever it takes to follow your heart, because there was a big reasonyou came into this industry in the first place and sometimes we get so caught up in our day to day activities that we lose sight of our big goals. The more authentically you live your life, the happier and more successful you will be.

Go to: www.lizmckeon.com

Save the date 24/25 September Don’t forget to save the date for Professional Beauty Dublin, Ireland’s top trade show for beauty professionals. Keep an eye out for details on competing to, as it really helps to raise your profile in the industry!

Go to: www.professionalbeauty.co.uk www.salonmagazine.ie


Why no means NO! A recent study in Ireland disappointingly found a small increase in the number of under-18s using sunbeds, even though this has been banned since 2014! To be fair, there was no information to determine whether this was being allowed in salons or was from home use of sunbeds – so I’d very much like to think it was the latter! However, it really is very important you have the correct salon protocols in place to ensure no-one under 18 is allowed to use a sunbed and that staff have the confidence not only to say ‘no!’ but are also equipped with the knowledge to communicate why this restriction is in place.

Contact: Joe McGlinchey directly at: 0044 7553 383455

rather than letting them seek sunbed tanning somewhere less scrupulous! This way you can retain them as a client and offer correct advice for UV tanning when they are age appropriate.

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The Sunbed Association recommends salons employ a Challenge 21 or Challenge 25 policy as we all know many teenagers can and do look much older than their years and members of the TSA can access posters to highlight this policy as well as advice on protocols to confidently manage under-age clients. The obvious solution is to direct anyone under-18 to sunless tanning if your salon offers this option,

For more information about responsible use of sunbeds and benefits of membership of The Sunbed Association visit: www.sunbedassociation.org.uk or call 00353 1 6363 139 or email info@sunbedassociation.org.uk



Professiona l Tanning

Continue to give your clients the best tanning solutions with these amazing products!


Midnight Mistress (13% DHA) Salon Spray

USP: Crazy Angel Midnight Mistress is perfect for those angels wishing for a deeper, darker olive tan. Infused with Bearberry this alcohol free solution moisturises and hydrates to leave skin silky smooth. The lush, fresh fragrance combined with naturally derived DHA and Erythulose provide a gorgeous, deep and long lasting tan. Contact: sales@gainfort.com, Tel: +353 (0) 53 91 23681.

MATIS After-Sun Milk USP: Relieve the feeling of over-heating after sun exposure while helping to combat skin ageing with a fruity and floral summer. It’s a fluid and comforting milk that is instantly absorbed by the skin, without leaving a greasy film. Contact: www.spi.ie Tel: +353 (0) 1 460 5055


Overnight Ageless Tanning Balm USP: The award-winning He-Shi Overnight Ageless Tanning Balm 50ml is a radiance boosting gradual tanner that has been specifically crafted for the sensitive areas of the face and neck. Much more than just a tan, the lotion helps restore the skin’s youthful glow by smoothing the skin’s surface and diffusing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Contact: www.euro-products.co.uk, Tel: +44 (0) 28 90 449 744


Spray Tan USP: It’s the darkest offering yet from Morroccan Tan and as the name implies the rich properties of argan oil play a role in its moisture lock properties. It also contains rosehip oil. A firming and toning tan wonder. Contact: Sweet Squared Ireland +353 (0) 1 408 91 91. Go to: www.sweetsquared.com www.salonmagazine.ie


Rapid Tan USP: We all have those days on-the-go; when you need to tan in a flash and look fabulously flawless. Available in both a Professional Spray Tan solution and a Retail Mousse, this magical tan is quick acting to leave your skin with that enviable golden glow that your clients crave. Following a Rapid Spray Tan or application of Rapid Mousse, you decide the level of colour. Contact: www.bronzedirect.com Tel: +353 (0) 1 636 3138


Lait Auto Bronze USP: Guinot Lait Auto Bronze Self Tan Lotion For Body is a tinted self-tanning body gel, it offers instant results and further develops over two hours for a gorgeous natural-looking tan. Formulated with Aloe Vera to moisturise and soothe, it also contains DHA and Erythrulose to promote a golden, even and long-lasting tan without those tell-tale streaks. Contact: www.feelunique.com


Hydrating Spray Tan USP: Hydrating spray tan lasts up to 5 days. -Ideal for any skin type -For professional use through a spray booth -Approx. 15-17 Full Body Applications -Sun-kissed Golden Glow -Guide Colour for easy application -Contains DHA / Vegetan & skin conditioning agents -Take 4 - 12 hrs to develop -Contains Aromaguard Fragrance technology which virtually eliminates the tell-tale self tan aroma by up to 70%. Contact: www.hennessyhb.ie, info@hennessyhb.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436


Professional Use USP: Kissed by Mii’s tanning solution is easily decanted with this handy tap for economical tanning sessions and less mess. It adapts to the skin tone and beautifully moisturises. Contact: www.platinumbeauty.ie, Tel: +353 (0) 1 219 0292

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Ta lons for sa lons

Cast a spel l!

The nocturnal happenings of the latest collection from CND, divine! Go to: www.sweetsquared.com

The Manicure Company’s pro range!

Victoria Wynn’s

Ca l i Dreamin’-

The latest gel nail shades. Go to: www.styleparlor.ie

Some colours from OPI’s new ‘California Dreaming’ collection. Go to: www.hennessyhb.ie

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The new Slickpour from www.youngnails.ie


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Attracting some of the most talented nail technicians in the country, this is your chance to show off your skills and be crowned champion! MONDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2017 • THE RDS, DUBLIN PRO NAILS CATEGORIES: Salon Nail Pink & White Competition Style Nail Art Masters Heat Nail Masters Heat Spa Manicure Permanent Polish Boxed Nail Art: Careers One Stroke Boxed: Careers Photographic Classic Photographic Nail Art STUDENT CATEGORIES: Nail Starters Student Manicure Nail Starters Permanent Polish

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For more information and to enter visit www.professionalbeauty.ie/warpaintchamps Enter promo code SALON for your chance to win E250 to spend at the show! Please note all of the categories are available for both students and professionals

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Professional nail care never looked so gooooooood!



Shellac Nightspell USP: Evoke late nights of glitz and glam. These demure shades comes in ‘Berry Boudoir’, ‘Eternal Midnight’, ‘Hypnotic Dreams’, ‘Lilac Eclipse’, ‘Mercurial’ and ‘Viridian Veil’. Contact: www.sweetsquared.com, or Tel: +353 (0) 1408 9191

SlickPour USP: With SlickPour by Young Nails, you can add shine and durability to natural nails. The system requires no curing, is odour-free and is available in 30 vibrant colours. Contact: www.youngnails.ie, Tel: +353 (0) 8991200



Brisa Gel System USP: Patented award-winning gel technology results in gorgeous, thin, light, natural-looking enhancements that resist service breakdown. Strong, flexible, gorgeous nails for life's daily activities. Sculpt, extend, shape for a naturally polished look. Contact: www.sweetsquared.com, or Tel: +353 (0) 1 408 91 91

LED Lamp USP: Faby’s innovative high performance 44w LED Lamp is ideal for all Technicians and for use with Faby’s Lacquering Gel Gel Polish system. Features include 92 strategically placed bulbs with a mirror finish for even distribution of light, with Infra-red sensor for auto-operation, spacious and comfortable with 5 finger / toe curing. Contact: info@4beautygroup.com. Tel: +44 (0) 28 90 449 744


Mega Base USP: This is a mult-functional hybrid base for lengthening the natural nail plate on a template, rebuilding damaged and brittle nails. It strengthens weak and soft nails. Its thick consistency makes it easy to build a C-curve, while giving full control of application without dripping or running into the cuticle. Mega Base can be used in the Gel Polish and Pure Systems Contact: www.styleparlor.ie, Tel: 1890 123 123


Foot Cream USP: This multi-function cream promotes daily exfoliation through the use of salicylic acid and glycolic acid. The salicylic acid and tea tree oil provide an antiseptic effect, keeping the feet bacteria-free, deodorised and refreshed, whilst the natural benefit of shea butter heals and moisturises. Recommended for all feet, especially for those with hardened, cracked soles and hyperkertosis.


Gel Polish - Carnival Collection USP: Get your clients in the party spirit with the new Carnival Collection of Halo Gel Polish. In affordable smaller 8ml bottles, Pure Nails Halo Gel Polish is quick and easy to apply, curing in only 1 minute under standard UV and LED lamps. Halo Gel Polish provides rich colour with iridescent shine for up to 14 days of chip-resistant nails which can be easily removed using gentle buffing and acetone removers. Contact: sales@gainfort.com, Tel: +353 (0) 53 91 23681


California Dreaming USP: With names like ‘Feeling Frisco’ and ‘Santa Monica Beach Peach’ you’ll be feeling like a Cali beach babe in no time at all with these shades. This chipboard counter display features 12 nail lacquers. Contact: www.hennessyhb.ie, info@hennessyhb.ie. Tel: +353 (0) 21 434 3436

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Tra ining and education Learn massage at the Ga l l igan beauty academy Massage expert at Galligan Beauty, Claire Finn says that massage therapy could be your chance to travel the world and meet stars. If you are interested in becoming a massage therapist, get the training you need to pursue arewarding career in this field by enrolling in the Galligan Massage Therapy course at Galligan Beauty College.

Classic beauty training

The Massage course is suitable for beginners and experienced therapists. Students will learn traditional massage techniques combining postural assessment, movement, diet and nutrition. This course is the perfect stepping stone to post graduate courses in Sports and Complimentary Therapies.

Train in beautiful surroundings just ten minutes from Clonmel.

This course leads to a CIBTAC and ITEC qualifications.

Also as Airbrush Make-up, Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Advanced Waxing including the new peelable waxes, Aviva Spray Tanning, Micro Needling, Micro-dermabrasion, Gel Nails, Introduction to Beauty etc.

For further course information please contact Careena Galligan at Galligan College@gmail.com or call +353 (0) 1 670 3933

Gra inne McCoy announces exclusive ma ke-up master class

Northern Irish professional makeup artist, fashion and beauty blogger and ‘The Apprentice’ semi-finalist, Grainne McCoy will be bringing her flair to a unique collaboration with stunning makeup brand KARAJA for a Make-up Masterclass at the Hilton, Templepatrick (Greater Belfast area) on Sunday 30th July, from 2pm – 4pm (with browsing from 1.15pm up to 5pm). Perfect for salon owners and professional makeup artists, the not-to-be-missed event will see Grainne demonstrate the application of two beautiful, on trend looks, that she has created especially for the event using the highly versatile KARAJA range. Available to purchase on the day will be two exclusive KARAJA collections, Grainne will be using to develop her looks. www.salonmagazine.ie

In September the following courses will start: Part Time Beauty Therapy- ITEC and CIBTAC accredited, Advanced Make-up.

Contact: www.classicbeautyacademy.ie. Call: +353 (0) 52-613 6433 As well as offering insights on make-up design from her wealth of experience in the commercial, fashion and film industries, Grainne will be providing hints and tips on preparing the skin using innovative Northern Irish skincare range, SKINICIAN. Also showcased on the day, with the opportunity to buy, will be a number of exciting ranges from 4Beauty Group, including the award-winning He-Shi professional tan, fashion-forward Italian nail range, Faby and the technologically advanced Opatra skincare device range. Spaces are limited so early booking is advised. Tickets for this amazing event are just £20 (inc. VAT) per person, and a donation from each sale will be given to ‘Look Good Feel Better’, an organisation dedicated to improving the wellbeing and self-confidence of people undergoing cancer treatment.

For more information, visit: www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk To book your place, contact 4Beauty Group on +44 (0) 28 90 449744 or info@4beautygroup.com


Revolutionary Ecuri Stem Cel l Treatment for B rows Launched by Brow Specialists – International Beauty Board

International Beauty Board, an Irish company dedicated to educating and training Ireland’s beauty professionals on brow treatments is launching a pioneering new brow treatment called Ecuri Stem Cell Treatment for Brows. This new and very effective treatment combines “stem cell” and brow pigmentation technology which activates hair growth making brows fuller, darker and thicker. Ecuri Stem Cell Treatment simultaneously applies the stem cells between the existing brow hairs using a special needle attached to a micro-pigmentation device. Together these two techniques give the appearance of real hair resulting in thicker, healthier-looking eyebrows. From micropigmentation to micro blading, brow treatments have become big business. Moving from a trend to a boom, power brows are dominating the facial hair landscape and are for most woman the minimal toe dipping in the extreme beauty world. Eyebrows have a new visibility playing a huge part in every selfie, making them the beauty story of the decade. However not all of us are blessed with beautiful God-given brows and over plucking, dieting, hormones and even vitamin deficiency are all factors which can impact on the texture and thickness of our brows.

Brows Look Better With Real Hair:

This new Ecuri stem cell technique promotes natural hair growth, leaving you with beautiful, natural-looking brows.

Many women lose a lot of eyebrow hair as they age. The ends of the eyebrows especially start thinning. While micropigmentation alone can create a fuller look, the results are significantly enhanced as soon as hair-growth starts in the thinning areas. For best results between 2 and 4 treatments are required.

Ecuri Can Work Where There Is No Hair Growth:

Even when there is no hair growth or even hair follicles there are still stem cells left in every hair shaft. The micro fine needle attached to the micropigmentation device is used to insert stem cell preparations into the into the hair shaft. This process regenerates brow hair in its natural form by using a combination of stem cell technology and micropigmentation techniques Developed by Ecuri scientists in the Netherlands, the treatment activates the body’s existing stem cells, therefore encouraging hair growth in the brow area resulting in fuller and thicker brows.

Go to: www.beautyboard.ie for training information. www.salonmagazine.ie



Al lure Col lege of hair, make up and beauty thera py. Joan O’Meara, founder of Allure College

Allure college was founded In Tullamore and Athlone in 2004 by Joan O’Meara. Allure in Tullamore is now the largest private college of hair and beauty in Ireland with over 7,000 square feet offering high-end facilities for all our learners, including a large area to train within; all with separate classrooms, practical rooms and our very own seminar room with our own stage, and free parking. To date, Allure has a 100% employment rate on most courses, as we believe in opening our courses to the public who are looking to access training and education in the hair and beauty sectors. We offer our clients real salon-based, hands-on experience and because of this, salons now ring us seeking our students for employment. Allure offers small class sizes to ensure one-to-one training and affordable payment plans.

The Salon Doctor We believe that many salons need to brush up on client care, consultations and upskilling. Therefore, we are now taking our exclusive personalised programmes on the road to salons across Ireland covering the following areas:

Allure also offers part / full time courses in all areas of Hair, Makeup, Beauty, Barbering / Tutoring and so much more in education and all by a team of experienced tutors. In 2017 GOK Wan used Joan and her team to work along side him for his fashion brunch event, and all the team received a certification from this event. We offer awarding Bodies such as Allure, ITEC, VTCT and Junior and Senior Trades by the State Commissions.

* A personalised one-to-one with salons owners to design assessment of their staff or salon with a full feedback report. This also includes for the Salon owner, Staff, Salon and a Personal Audit. * A Mystery Client will assess the salons standard. * A personalised exclusive Training Programmes for salons adding in the salons own ethics, methods, techniques and training schemes to our existing programmes. * We can also advise and help with staff contracts, handbook preparation.

For more information on our courses add us on snapchat and follow us on Instagram: @allurecollege

Sometimes when we are all so busy we lose sight of our core values while running our business. The Salon Doctor is here to help salons get that back as we are constantly being contacted by salons to help them with all of the above. We have recently launched ‘The Salon Doctor’ on Facebook, for more information please email: info@athesalondoctor.ie

Call us on: 0579361419 (Allure Tullamore) or 087 7556000 for Allure Athlone. Email: info@allurecollege.ie Website: www.allurecolllege.ie www.salonmagazine.ie

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