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Editor‛s Note Dear Beauty Professionals, I hope you are all in great form as we start our busy summer season! We are certainly feeling very enthusiastic with expansion in the Exigo realm. We have recently published our first issue of Irish Pharmacy Retailer Magazine and we continue to commit to our Guaranteed Irish association which means investing continuously in Irish jobs. In this issue we investigate the serious impact that counterfeit goods have on our industry and how to put a stop to it. We lovingly feature products available for your salon treatment business and highlight some furniture options too! Cast your eyes on our fantastic tanning supplement with all you need to know for your summer season clientele. With the average Irish woman getting a spray tan every two weeks during our “Irish summer” we all know what a fantastic market that adds up to, so capitalise on it and see what is out there for your clients now.

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We look at bodypainting in depth in our Bodypainting Special. The ever truthful Stig gets angry about the aforementioned counterfeit situation and how it effects her or him! As always, we hope you enjoy this issue and if you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to stay in touch. Please send us in any news from your beauty business, new appointments, new business news, graduations or a new job offering. Remember, this is your industry so keep your eyes on it! Until next time

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Newsworthy The latest Industry News


IPL Expose Some sobering news


Mens Grooming New male-centric stuff


Here comes the Bride Anne McDevitt talks about bridal planning

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BPI Voices Lemons salon Clontarf Cover Feature We talk to Australian Gold


Irish Warpaint New vibrant colours

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IFTA Interview Behind the scenes with M.A.C

columnists Anne McDevitt is a Master Facialist & Skin Care expert with over 30 years experience in the medical Aesthetic field. She originally trained in London and has completed post graduate diplomas internationally.

Irish Skincare Mother‘s Day Skincare bonanza

Judith Cooper is an experienced Nutritionist who graduated at the top of her course. She has held regular lectures in the Arts Council and writes for “Oh Baby” Parenting Magazine.

The Beauty Stig ... wouldn‘t you like to know! An impassioned word of wisdom in our salon wise section

John Donnelly is Managing Director of SALONGENIUS (IRL) LTD which he set up with his wife Amanda nine years ago. John has accumulated a vast knowledge of the pros and cons of computerising Salons and over the coming year, he will share this experience with the readers of Beauty Professional Ireland.

Irish Tanning Tanalicious for the Spring


Irish Nails Green is the colour! Irish Nails Martin John on Nail Bars

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PEGGY SAGE COMES TO IRELAND French brand Peggy Sage has re-launched in Essential Salon Supplies, Dublin. Peggy Sage was established in 1990 and is recognised for its nail construction techniques. Peggy Sage range covers nails, make-up, pedicure, skincare, furniture and equipment. For more information and receive their latest newsletter, email “Newsletter” at or visit them in Essential Salon Supplies, Unit 3, Red Cow Retail centre, Robinhood Road, Ballymount, Dublin 22. Get a VAT free voucher when you mention this news piece on your visit! Phone: 01-443 4469. (GPS coordinates: 53.317689, -6.361532)

SalonAddict Expands to the UK

Success for Denman International at Professional Hairdresser Live Manchester Denman International are delighted to report on a successful show at Professional Hairdresser Live where they showcased and demonstrated a selection of barbering products. This was their first time exhibiting at this particular UK professional hairdressing event, and the stand incorporated a barbering theme. There was an array of Andis and Oster clippers and trimmers on display for trial and purchase, as well as the full range of the new Jack Dean male grooming products and the ProEdge comb. The Denman Team were on hand in their barber style uniforms to promote Jack Dean, a new male grooming range from Denman International, which has been formulated using exciting and exotic ingredients from across the globe. It is a complete styling system formulated to cleanse, condition and style the hair. For more info contact: 4•••••Beauty Professional Ireland, Ireland’s popular website for booking hair and beauty appointments online, has announced details of expanding to the UK, following its success in Ireland. Founded by three young entrepreneurs, now has over 250 salons in Ireland and nearly 600 in London. Four new staff have been hired for the Dublin office, and the company intends to create twenty jobs over the coming years. According to Ronan Ryan, Co-Founder, since launching in March 2011, has grown from just 25 salons to over 250 today. The company has raised €340,000 in funding from private investors and is currently preparing to launch the service in London. will go live with close to 600 salons across London available to book. Co-Founder, Cormac McNamara, added: “It’s a very exciting time for us. When we started the business, our aim was to expand to the UK and further afield but we didn’t realise how fast it was going to grow. The response from customers who use the site has been fantastic as they really find having a platform to book all their hair and beauty appointments online very convenient and easy to use.” offers customers the opportunity to book all their hair and beauty appointments with maximum convenience at an extensive list of high quality salons.

AdAge Praises CND Shellac US website AdAge declares CND Shellac Power Polish as one of the Hottest Brands of 2011/2012, hailing CND for revolutionising the market with its no-chip nail color. CND Shellac, the only two week manicure that is safe for natural nails and comes off in only ten minutes, is a winner among Nail Professionals and industry media alike. Prestigious industry awards for the product are in “Best New Product”, “Best Nail Polish/Colour” and “Most Innovative Packaging”. The brand continues to make waves in the US: “CND has proven, once again, that it is a company infused not only with fashion and design, but innovation. The development of CND Shellac Power Polish has changed both the industry and the way women view nail color,” says Stephanie Yaggy, Executive Editor of NAILPRO.

YONKA PACKAGE RE-DESIGN Watch this space – Yonka are bringing out new products and a package redesign later this year. Renaissance Products welcomed the media and beauty professionals to the launch of the new skincare lines in the Yacht Club in Howth on the 26th of March. Medical Director Marc Ronert and International Trainer Lisa Johnson held a Paramedical Seminar for salons/spas in the to outline all the new products and treatments and how they fit into the existing range. We here at BPI can‘t wait to feature the new products.

SunFX Win Poznan Award As SunFX expands throughout Europe, they are thrilled to announce that SunFX tanning solutions received a prestigious award “Gold Medal of Poznan International Fair 2012”. Shown here is the certificate and medal logo. This is the second time that SunFX has received such an award, as the SunFX pro tower won the gold medal at the Posnan International Fair in 2011. For further information on SunFX visit

World Spa Awards 2012 The most glamorous of destination and hotel spas were honoured in a glittering awards evening hosted by comedian Rufus Howard at the Hilton Hotel in London’s Park Lane on the 4th of March. The inaugural World Spa Awards was developed to give recognition to the best of the best, which attracted hundreds of entries from across the globe. The awards set the standard in quality, innovation and service for spas around the world as well as attracting the attention of global spa-goers and industry experts. The leaders in the world of spa came out in force to support these awards, making London the destination to do spa business. The winners in each region were: Destination Spa of the Year: Middle East & Africa – Six Senses Spa at Zighy Bay Oman, Sultinate of Oman Sponsored by Elemis Hotel Spa of the Year: Middle East Assawan Spa & Health Club, Dubai, UAE Sponsored by Aromatherapy Associates Hotel Spa of the Year: Africa One and Only Spa Cape Town, South Africa Sponsored by Aromatherapy Associates Destination Spa of the Year: Asia & Australasia Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa, Koh Samui, Thailand Sponsored by Elly Lukas Beauty Therapy College Hotel Spa of the Year: Asia & Australasia The Oriental Spa at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Sponsored by Elemis Destination Spa of the Year: North & South America Lapinha Spa, Lapa, Brazil Hotel Spa of the Year: North & South America Spa Montage Laguna Beach, California, US Destination Spa of the Year: Europe (excluding UK & Ireland) Lanserhof, Lans, Austria Hotel Spa of the Year: Europe (excluding UK & Ireland) The Dolder Grand Spa, Zurich, Switzerland Sponsored by CARITA

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EASYDRY GO TO WHOLESALERS The launch of the new Easydry 50 pack into wholesalers this month has enabled thousands more salons and spas to embrace the new way to dry, introduced by Easydry more than six years ago. Previously only available online, Easydry multi award-winning disposable salon towels are now available in store to all salons. Offering the box of 50 towels through the major wholesalers opens up the possibility of embracing Easydry’s new way to dry for salons and spas of all sizes and freelancers, who will delight in the convenience and portability of the eco-friendly disposable towel. It will also bring peace of mind to all those salons plagued by fears their supply of clean towels may run out or that their washing machine will break down. The move means Easydry towels are just minutes away, sitting on the shelves of every local wholesaler, easy to spot in-store with the distinctive new branding and beautiful packaging that reflects Easydry’s neatly presented towels inside. For information about a stockist near you check out or call 0845 300 7764

Carigg Brady Announce Swedish Distributor Carrigg Brady are delighted to announce Garm Nordic as their Swedish distributor for Wax Logic. Noiren Carrigg and Conor Brady recently travelled to Stockholm to launch the brand at Sweden’s Beauty Expo on the 16th and the 17th of March. Noiren and Conor raised the Irish Flag on thir new innovative range and over 130 accounts were opened with many more interested. Noiren showcased her New Waxing Techniques over the two days using all six warm and hot waxes. Garm Nordic headed by Anna Cari Gund was so impressed by the science and innovation involved in the creation of Wax Logic that she now exclusively uses it in her beauty school and spa in Stockholm as well as being sole distribution for Sweden. Therapists were so impressed with the wax range and the new techniques demonstrated that Noiren and her team are returning to Sweden in May to train therapists attending their “Waxcess all area” wax training day. For information or a wax logic brochure call 01-2022928 6•••••Beauty Professional Ireland


Moira Fox Joins French Cosmetics French Cosmetics are very happy to announce the appointment of Moira Fox to their field sales team. “ We are delighted to welcome Moira to our team to help with looking after our extensive customer base countrywide as well as training and updating our customers on our new and exciting product portfolio” commented Sarah Beirne, Sales &

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Doireann Eames Joins Carigg Brady Beauty Creative Academy Launch Certification Programme Salon clients across Ireland will soon be assured that the CND Shellac services they receive have CND’s official seal of approval. Creative Academy are delighted to announce the Introduction of the Shellac Certification Programme! Rolling out from May 2012, Creative Academy will offer a certification class & exam for Salons who want to join the prestigious Shellac Certified Salons List. For more information on CND Shellac Certification please call Creative Academy @ 01 4295122 or visit

Carrigg Brady Beauty are pleased to announce the appointment of Doireann Eames as Account Executive/Trainer for their company. Doireann joins Carrigg Brady having extensive experience in the beauty industry having worked for several high profile salons including the Sam MacAuley group. Doireann will work with the Dermedique brand and the full range of wax products from Carrigg Brady. ‘We are delighted to have someone of Doireann’s calibre join our team and look forward to growing our brands together’. Noiren Carrigg commented.

Marketing Manager. Moira previously was a sales representative for TIGI International Hair and Beauty and before that was account manager and national trainer with St Tropez. Moira also jointly owned and managed a successful Beauty salon; where she gained invaluable experience in both the set-up and opening of a modern day salon. Moira says “I am young, enthusiastic and energetic. I find great satisfaction in working hard and achieving any goals set efficiently. I love the beauty industry which is where my passion lies.”

PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY ANNOUNCES DATES On 30 September and 1 October 2012, the RDS Dublin plays host to Professional Beauty Dublin 2012. Some of biggest names in skincare are back including: Decléor, Thalgo, Elemis and Dermalogica as well as the latest brands in tanning, nails, make-up, tools, equipment and furniture. Everyting the industry has to offer beauty professionals will be showcased this autumn, just in time for salons to update their stock with the latest innovations ready for the busy Christmas period. The seminar and workshop programme will bring new thinking to the table, all designed to allow salon owners and therapists the oppurtunity to grow their knowledge of treatments and industry developments. Professional Beauty Dublin will incorporate business skills and education opportunities from local business experts and a whole range of speakers to guide visitors through a variety of topics to motivate and inspire. The growing area of medical aesthetics is also a highlight for 2012 with a seminar programme offering visitors the opportunity to learn about the exciting new developments in this field. In addition, the new Innovation Stage will showcase the very latest in the industry live on stage confiming Professional Beauty Dublin 2012 as an unmissable event for 2012.


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Out & About Beauty queen day out!

Out & About Irish Hairdressing Championships 2012

Niall O‘Reilly Hair and Beauty Supplies in Waterford recently provided hair extension and makeovers for some of the contestents of Miss Ireland 2012. Go to www. for more details on hair, haircare products and beauty supplies.

Check out some images from the Irish Hairdressing Championships which were held in Citywest Hotel on the 4th of March.

Left to Right - Amanda Murphy, Miss Drop Dead Gorjess 2012 - Ciara Allen (from Cork), Emma O‘Sullivan and Miss Kerry 2012 Cliodhna O‘Connor with their SoYOU Hair Extensions

Left to Right - Miss DDG Ciara Allen and Miss Kerry 2012 Cliodhna O‘Connor. The girls came in to get Bodyography Make-over (€25)

Left to Right - Miss Kerry Cliodhna O‘Connor, Cathal O‘ Reilly, Miss DDG 2012 Ciara Allen

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IT Crowd

Think Outside The Box!


Our resident I.T. Adviser John Donnelly of Salon Genius gives us some ideas on how to think more laterally.

Changing times mean changing attitudes. Customers all over the country have changed the way they view their salon which means that salon owners must change their ideas on attracting customers and start thinking outside the box. It’s no longer good enough to sit back and wait for clients to book in to the salon. Salon owners must think up ways of enticing new clients to the salon and, indeed existing clients back to the salon on a regular basis. Computer systems can help with this but the ideas must come from within and must be sufficiently innovative to get the attention of ever more discerning clients. Cross Marketing is one such idea. Clients love to get ‘something for nothing’. They feel happy leaving the salon if they feel they have got that little bit extra. It goes without saying that the treatment must be top class and the whole ‘salon experience’ has to have been worth it but the little bit extra might just be the deal clincher when it comes to that Client rebooking. Why not team up with other local businesses and give away their money off vouchers. Your clients would love a voucher for 20% off their next meal in the local restaurant or 10% off their next purchase in the local florist. These are sometimes described as ‘random acts of kindness’ but whatever way they are described, they mean you have a very happy client leaving your salon. Of course, your neighbouring businesses could reciprocate by offering vouchers for your salon to their clients. Better still, if you have a computer system in your salon and the local business has one in theirs, text a special offer to your clients offering them a special deal in the other business and let them do the same to their clients offering a deal in your salon. That way, both of you gain new customers. Recommend a friend has always been a sure-fire 10•••••Beauty Professional Ireland

way of getting new clients for the salon. It has to be done properly, however. There is nothing worse than someone recommending a friend to go and visit a salon only for that salon not to thank them for their good deed. Some Salon computer systems actually track recommend a friend vouchers. If a new client hands in one of these vouchers at reception, the computer instantly knows who gave them that voucher, sends them a text message to thank them and automatically gives them a discount when they next visit the salon. In this way, the client is more inclined to recommend more of her friends to your salon. Teaming up with other salons can also be beneficial to both businesses. Hair Salons could work on building crossover packages with the local beauty salon or nail bar and vice versa. Remember, the Client is interested in not only getting the best deal, but also minimising the hassle involved in getting everything done. Social media has become almost compulsory in the salon business. There are specialist marketing companies sprouting up all over the place specialising in social media marketing. Your salon software must be used in conjunction with social media sites. Online Bookings through facebook means your clients don’t even have to go to your website any more – they can book directly from your Facebook page 24/7. Try out some of your marketing ideas through facebook and see the response you get. If the response is good, roll it out to all your clients through the marketing function of your salon software. The marketing ideas people come up with are endless. They are also very very necessary in today’s challenging business environment. Every Salon owner must begin to think outside the box.



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Be Creative! It is so important to be proud of your brand and give your client and the public the very best treatment. In turn, they will pass on that word of mouth positivity which is so important! Creative Academy are delighted to launch the CND Shellac™ Salon Certification Programme, which is designed to ensure that the public gets the correct CND Shellac™ pampering. BPI had a chat with them to get a good understanding on what the programme entails.

What is the programme? Salon clients across Ireland will soon be assured that the CND Shellac™ services they receive have CND’s official seal of approval. Rolling out from May 2012, The CND Shellac™ Salon Certification Programme will showcase salons that provide high quality CND Shellac™ services. It rewards Nail Professionals for proper techniques with the prestigious CND Shellac™ Certified Salons List. Why have CND and Creative Academy created such a programme? When you have a revolutionary product like CND Shellac™, there are sure to be “pretenders to the throne” - products that claim to be the same, and salons that claim to provide “Shellac” services, but are really using a lower quality product. Our aim is to bring in a premium level treatment with CND’s official seal of approval readily available to the Irish consumer. What does the Programme hope to change in the Irish marketplace? Unfortunately in Ireland five out of every ten women who ask for a CND Shellac™ Manicure – do not get a CND Shellac™ manicure! Consumers ask for the product by name and many are let down by what we like to call ‘Shellac Pretenders’. It’s important for the consumer to know how you can spot a phony and why it‘s important to demand the real “CND Shellac™”. As Nail Professionals and consumers can attest, not all nail services are created equal!

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What are the benefits to being a certified CND Shellac™ Salon? For the consumer by choosing a CND Shellac™ Certified Salon she will: V Always receive the full CND Shellac™ service V Always pay the RRP of the treatment V Never be duped by a ‘shellac pretender’ For the salon they can V Flaunt their new-found fabulousness and nail wisdom as a certified superior nail professional! V Consumers will be driven into their business as Certified salons will be listed on our New consumer Smartphone friendly website V Creative Academy will launch a Consumer Campaign later this year advertising only CND Shellac™ Certified Salons V Salons will receive exclusive special offers from Creative Academy V Certified Salons will receive CND Shellac™ “Certified Salon” window salon signage and a CND Shellac™ Certified Salon Certificate. It sounds like a great way to reinforce the quality of the brand in both salons and the public‘s minds. Do you feel there is a demand for a certification process like this in Ireland? Absolutely! Everyday we are contacted by disgruntled members of the public who asked for a CND Shellac™ service and were lied to. The consumer has gradually started to recognise what the CND Shellac™ bottles look like and are more aware than ever if a salon is not offering the correct service or following the recommended CND step by steps. There is a growing problem with counterfeit products, as we have highlighted in this issue in our BPI Expose section. Why are there so many imitation brands appearing on the market? In February 2012 AdAge declared CND Shellac™ Power Polish as one of America’s 25 Hottest Brands of 2011, hailing CND for revolutionising the market with the no-chip nail colour. CND Shellac™ the only two week manicure that is safe for natural nails and comes off in less than ten minutes, is a winner among Nail Professionals and industry media alike. Lauded for its patent-pending formula, packaging and enticing colour range, the prestigious industry awards for this miracle manicure speak for themselves; that, in a nutshell is why we’re being copied so much. This program will definitely go a long way to helping put a stop to it!

If you want to join in this exciting opportunity & are interested in becoming a CND Shellac™ Certified Salon, Contact Creative Academy on 01 4295122 or visit

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Wrinkle Attack!


We‘re hitting the start of the summer with some great skincare suggestions for your clients. Sitting in an air-conditioned office all day drys out the skin imeasurably, the skincare products we review in this section are all about keeping the skin plumped up and retaining the moisture deep into the dermal layers. From the brilliant results of skin needling to fantastic “double jobbing” products, skincare is shining this summer!

EDITORS CHOICE! The Product: Darphin‘s Ideal Resource Smoothing Retexturising Radiance Cream U.S.P.: Darphin introduces new Ideal Resource, a multi-corrective treatment that targets the three major sources for youthful looking skin to help erase the appearance of wrinkles and surface imperfections, whilst helping to revive skin’s natural radiance. Ideal Resource uses a unique botanical trio of high-end ingredients - Knotweed, Centella Asiatica and White Hibiscus Flower - acting in synergy with innovative technology to create the Line Polish ComplexTM. How to Use: Over serum in the morning Ideal Resource is an excellent product and also use last thing at night. R.R.P.: €60.00 Contact:


PINPOINT BEAUTY The Product: DermaPure Roller System from Baam Cosmetics U.S.P.: The is a pure titanium micro roller system, the device uses ultra fine titanium needles that range in sizes to create controlled injury to the skin without causing damage. This controlled injury then stimulates new collagen and elastin production which creates plump and younger looking skin. Anne Woods, the brains behind Baam Cosmetics commented: ‘’When I tried the treatment myself I absolutely loved it, simple and pain free with great results; you can almost feel your skin repairing itself instantly. I knew straight away this was one for every beauty salon in Ireland.’’ How to Use: In salon, with training. Contact: Anne Woods, Managing Director, Baam Costmetics on 087 242 7510 or email anne@baamcosmetics. ie. The team at Baam Cosmetics would be delighted to demonstrate this treatment for anyone interested.

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The Product: Matis Reponse Corrective Instant Filler U.S.P: This technical product from Matis fills expression lines and deeper wrinkles. From the first application the wrinkles seem to fade away. The spheres act as a moisturiser patch in the heart of epidermis. They brighten the complexion. The formula is completed by myo-relaxation and restructuring active ingredients. How to Use: Instant Filler should be used once per day in the morning. Can be applied on the eye contour area too. Contact: products@


DOUBLE TROUBLE The Product: Decleor Aroma Sun Expert U.S.P.: Both suncare and skincare in this high factor cream which we think is best used when your client doesn‘t want to tan their face (perhaps while using fake tan on their face throughout their sun holiday). The DNA Complex, reinforced by UVA/UVB filters and Rose Essential Oil, protects the cells and prevents premature aging of the skin. The product also contains Sol-Collagenine, an anti-aging complex, which fights against wrinkles and fine lines. How to Use: Use daily, reapplying after swimming. It‘s not just for the summer, factor 50 all year round is becoming a wrinkle prevention must. Contact:

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The Bridal Beauty Menu In the second part of our bridal special Anne McDevitt shows how you can create a beauty menu for brides. Like all plans, if they stick to it they will look their very best on the big day! There are many ways you can be creative in attracting a bridal party. For example; an initial consultation for the bride, during which you outline your ideas and treatments plan for the lead up to the day. Tick off the treatments that are best to have close to the wedding and those that must be given plenty of distance from the event. Plan Well In Advance V Hair removal: the bride or bridegroom may see her/his wedding as motivation to tackle a long term problem. Electrolysis or laser must be done well in advance and any tidy up treatments should be done no less that two weeks before the big day (excessive hair problems will be an exception, but the therapist will manage the course of treatment to ensure no skin breakouts). V Red vein removal or treatment: red or thread veins should be timed so that the last treatment is at least four weeks before the big day. As most people need approximately three treatments, start at least four months before the event. V Laser Rejuvenation is best started three to four months in advance. It gives great results for fine lines or those concerned with scar marks or pitting from previous acne. Yellow dye lasers require three treatments over three months. The last one to be at least 2-3 weeks before the wedding. V Leg Veins should be tackled at the beginning of the winter before the wedding, as support tights need to be worn for a period of time. V Natural Nails on the day may require retraining. To grow strong nails it may take up to three months, recommend magnesium and zinc as supplements 450mg and 45mg daily respectively. Sources of magnesium are wheat germ (removed from most breads and cereals), almonds, buckwheat, garlic, raisins. For zinc eat oysters, haddock, dry split peas, turnips. The best supplement is sulphur in the form of MSM methyl-sulphonyl- methane. It builds cartilage strength and keratin from which nails grow. Sulphur is rich in raw sprouted foods or take a supplement of 1000mg-2000mg MSM per day. 18•••••Beauty Professional Ireland

Lash Smart

We caught up with Claire McElhinney of Inish Beauty and Laser Clinic in Co. Donegal. Claire recently completed a course in lash extensions with Lashperfect. Why Eyelash Extensions? I qualified as a beauty therapist with CIDESCO and CIBTEC qualifications a number of years ago and was looking for that something “Extra” to add to my CV. I took a look around and did some research. I was fascinated with the idea of eyelash extensions and absolutely loved what a difference the extensions made to all age groups of people In Ireland at the time there were not that many Eyelash extension technicians but I decided that if I had that fascination with extensions so would other people. Why Lashperfect? I googled and found that Lashperfect were the largest eyelash extension company in the UK and so I contacted them to see if there was a Irish Distributor, there was and I contacted Anne from BAAM cosmetics to organise training.

Close To The Big Day V Waxing: should be booked 48 hours in advance of the wedding. V Manicure: the day before (preferably late in the day) if not on the morning of the wedding V Facial: this one is just to give the complexion a glow for the day; no extractions. V Massage: one to two days before helps deepen the sleep and relax the body; relaxed brides are more likely to glow! The weeks or months leading up to the wedding can take their toll. Not all are good time managers. For some it can seem as though there is lots of time, which suddenly runs out - leading to stress. If you provide programmes or packages you can take some of the planning away from the bride and help her to look healthy and glowing on one of the most important days of her life.

Anne McDevitt is Managing Director of Anne Mc Devitt Products LTD Distributors of Eminence Organic Skin care and Profound Skin Care, Agents for Polaris Lasers & Mattioli Engineering Contact Email:sales@, phone: 353 1 6777911

What does training consist of? Prior to the Training day I received by post a pre-training day information booklet which contained information on safety, patch testing, contraindications and hygiene. The training was a full day after which I had to complete five case studies. The day was split into three sections, consisting of theory (contraindications, eye-care, product knowledge etc), then practicing with tweezers on mannequins and strip lashes and finally a third section where we practiced on real life models. At the end of the day we received our Eyelash extension kits and a very comprehensive training manual to bring home with us. 

Were the case studies beneficial? I felt to have to do five case studies after the course was a great idea because you were able to get up to speed  and get to grips with dealing with different kinds of natural lashes. Once my case studies were completed I returned them to the trainer and I was certified for insurance purposes. Another aspect of Lashperfect training that I liked was the fact that the training was BABTEC and the GUILD was accredited and it was not just some Mickey Mouse course! Also the trainer was available to answer any queries by phone in the weeks after the training if any issues arose. Practice makes perfect with eyelashes! That‘s the general feedback? Yes, I practiced and became very good at applying eyelash extensions and my customers in Dublin where I was working at the time became totally addicted. It was great to be able to experiment with the different types of lashes that can be used (B curl, C curl, D curl and J curl) and also the different colours available for that extra special look! And you became an eyelash instructor yourself? Sometime after I did an advanced course with Lashperfect and became a trainer myself. It was another way to be involved in the beauty industry. I trained therapists all over the country and enjoyed the travel involved and meeting different therapists. I now have my own salon and still do a huge amount of lash extensions. They are brilliant for every age group. I even did lash extensions on a 78 year old and she was absolutely thrilled with them and they looked fantastic!  Now as an employer when I am  recruiting it is always a bonus to see on someone’s CV that they have Lash extension training.  As a trainer myself I always look to see where the person has been trained as it is imperative that the training is from a reputable company like Lashperfect. Would I recommend Lashperfect Eyelash Extension Training? As a lash technician and an employer - Absolutely!

To find out about Training days contact: Anne Woods, Managing Director, Baam Cosmetics on 087 242 7510 or email anne@

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BPI Expose

Stop The Poison! It‘s a very scary prospect that negative word of mouth could damage your brand‘s identity when it‘s not even your product! In this issue‘s “Expose” we look at the worrying trend of counterfeit beauty goods and, more importantly - how to stop it! We often watch programmes such as the popular “Customs” on RTE and presume that Irish Customs and Revenue Officials mainly deal with drug and cigarette smuggling. What we don’t realise is the hard work they put in trying to stamp out the trafficking of counterfeit beauty products into the country.  Custom officials said the haul from last year was a 20% increase on 2010 with over 6,000 fake make-up products hauled. When these and other beauty products (including fake 21 day manicure and other nail products) were inspected they were found to contain cosmetically useless ingredients, and worse - dangerous compounds which could damage nails, cause serious skin reactions or even blood poisoning. If this is your product or brand that you believe in and have invested in, then it’s time to get angry! Some lip products purporting to be MAC were found to have cadmium and even lead in them! These products are mainly destined for weekend markets. So if you’re a make-up artist browsing around at a stall and you think you’re getting a bargain, think again! If it seems too good to be true - then it usually is! The Impact on the Industry The bottom line on counterfeit beauty goods is that it is no different to the seedy world of drugs, they come from a criminal underworld where people are enslaved to make them and disgusting additives are put in to bulk them up. Ultimately, they harm people. Counterfeit beauty goods are no different and can damage our industry. Dublin Airport customs manager Shay Doyle, urged that beauty parlours also need to be on the look out for fake cosmetics being sold as the real deal: “If it’s cheap, chances are it’s not the real product, but there are also people selling false products at genuine prices. These people are absolute criminals - members of the public are being duped into purchasing fake items for the genuine product’s price.” Mr Doyle added he would encourage people to support genuine local business.  “Chances are the people selling fake goods are paying very little tax and, by buying the fake items, shoppers are pumping money into the black economy. This has a huge impact on Irish jobs and smaller businesses.” 20•••••Beauty Professional Ireland

What Can We Do to Stop It? 1 If you think an establishment or online business is using counterfeit products (with or without their knowledge) there are two options. If you are a distributor of a brand or a franchisee you can either contact them directly and draw attention to the situation or you can instruct your Solicitor to send an initial “Cease and Desist” letter if the copyright or patent of the product is threatened. This will allow someone enough time to correct their situation if they didn't realise that they were breaking the law. If you are ignored, then contact Revenue and Customs on the Customs Confidential Freefone 1800 295 295. They may require Gardai assistance with operations if they believe the situation to be criminal in nature. Many stories have been brought to our attention; where persons have been selling nail or make-up products through social media which are “passed-off” as authentic brands. If you come across such offerings be aware that they may not be the real deal. If you do come across these deals - for the good of our industry, jobs and your business contact the original distributor or customs. Remember, this affects everyone!

That number again: Customs Confidential Freefone 1800 295 295.

For MUA‘s if you want a good guide to how to spot fake makeup online, check out‘s dazzledust25 and her YouTube videos. It is a good guide on fake MAC and other brands.

Mens Grooming

Man’s Zone

With Father‘s Day on the horizon – the 17th of June to be exact, we have a look what‘s on offer for the male clients of your salon!



The Product: Phyts are offering 20% off their gift packs in honour of Father‘s Day. U.S.P.: Crème a Raser: Shaving without aggression. Light and smoothe, it prevents from irritation improving the razor sliding. Thanks to Palm, Hemp and Sunflower oils, the skin is nourished and protected and Fluide Hydratant – After Shave Moisturising Care: anti-inflammatory after shaving. Rich in Nigella oil and Bitter orange essential oil, calming & antiseptic, it calms the razor burn and relieves the skin of feeling tight. Fluid & non-greasy, it leaves the skin moisturised, smooth and protected. Contact:

EYE BRIGHT The Product: Payot Refreshing Eye Contour Care U.S.P.: Tightens and revives the under eye area, it helps decrease the appearance of those tell-tale black circles. How to Use: Use in the morning at at night. Contact: products@

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The Product: Academie Men Active Moisturising balm with natural progressive tan. U.S.P.: Used every second day this calming and moisturising men‘s balm has a little bit of DHA to build a healthy glow more so than an all out tan. It improves the texture of the skin into the bargain. Contact: products@

RESPONSE TEAM The Product: Matis Réponse Homme U.S.P.: Matis has created Réponse Homme, specifically formulated for Men. Albeit thicker, denser, more elastic, male skin is nevertheless vulnerable and fragile. Stress, smoking, climatic changes and pollution take their toll. Faced with aggressive factors on a daily basis, the skin reacts accordingly. Taking on an unhealthy appearance with the lacklustre complexion, signs of fatigue, wrinkles and fine lines. Réponse Homme counteracts these problems to help male skin everyday. Contact: products@

In the Salon

Get Comfy!

We showcase some fantastic salon furniture that‘s available on the market. To have comfort and functionality is what every salon owner requires when it comes to furniture, and also furniture that cleans easily and doesn‘t stain. We also feature some acqua therapy and the mobile therapist‘s options too.

RELAX We feature the Bentlon Wellness treatment chair distributed by Beauty Products Ireland who are based in Kilmanahan, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Give them a call on 052 6136 433 if you would like to chat about their unique, stylish and ultimately comfortable chairs and beds.

BRINGING IT TO YOU A portable table is ideal for the therapist on the go. It is compact and very easy to carry about and fit into the boot of your car. An essential piece of furniture for every mobile therapist. Investing in a large beauty trolley is well worth it. You can place all your products on the top section of the trolley and work from that section, that way your not looking for somewhere to place your products. For more information check out: www.

FUNCTIONAL LUXURY The PRO-SK4: Offers luxurious comfort with ease of practical use and superb design. The multifunction PRO-SK4 enables you to offer a complete range of treatments and functions from one couch, so its versatility will benefit any treatment room. 3-Section panelling complete with adjustable and removeable tilt foot/tilt head pieces, combine with 3 electronic independent motors which control height, back, leg and tilt function for practical everyday use. Rotating arms complete this couch by enabling them to move forward when in the prone, flat massage position. For more Information visit or Call (01) 4605055

Water Therapy One theory states that the word spa originates from the old Latin phrase “Salus Per Aqua’, which means Health through water. For centuries, the industry has been battling to develop new ways to promise clients the healing power of water and Aquaneuro is (pulse) waves ahead!  Using proven and patented SigmaQ (∑Q) technology, created by Professor of Medicine, Roberto Ciaff, a highly respected clinical scientist, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and Founder of Biosysco Corporation, Aquaneuro combines leading technology with water to allow access to deep tissue, not normally accessible by standard massage techniques, without damaging superficial tissue. This enables it to penetrate deep under the skin to increase circulation to the muscles and tissues for a totally rejuvenated feeling.  For further information on the Aquaneuro Wet System please visit

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In the Salon

In the Salon

SOOO Salon!

In the Salon Focus: salon Lashes

We have a lot of lovely and effective salon products to show you in this issue. Well waxed legs and smoothed out cellulite is every woman‘s wish for the summer. Let‘s grant it!

CELLULITE SMOOTHER SCENT OF A LEMON The Product: Wax Logic After Oil U.S.P.: This is a luxurious oil that is perfect for many uses in the salon, and is used by many for massage as well as waxing, electrolysis and tweezing. Lemon is known for its antiseptic qualities and with this in mind Wax Logic’s Lemon-Aid is cleansing, calming and refreshing with a clean fresh unisex aroma. How to Use: For after waxing to calm and cleanse the skin. Contact:

The Product: MATIS Smoothing Cellulite Care U.S.P: This cream resculpts unsightly areas, while preventing the reappearance of cellulite. The figure gradually changes and looks toned and firmed once more. More than the mere promise of efficacy, this effect will last with daily use. How to Use: Apply daily to the whole body, paying particular attention to the specific areas stomach, hips and legs. Contact: products@

CHOCCIE CANDLE! The Product: Cocoa Flower Warm Massage Candles U.S.P.: This massage candle from the Natural Spa Company provides a beautiful alluring scent of subtle cocoa butter to stimulate the senses whilst allowing for pure indulgence. How to Use: Once the candle is alight the wax will melt into luxurious oil, which can then be used as massage oil for spa treatments. Contact:


NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE The Product: The Australian Bodycare Range U.S.P.: Australian Bodycare professional salon range provides the perfect balanced blending of tea tree oil and other specially selected ingredients to soothe and condition the skin and hair hygienically whilst restoring the natural PH balance and moisture. “Australian Bodycare tea tree products are also great for home use as you can use it directly on affected areas for abrasions, athletes foot, cuts, ingrown hairs, mouth ulcers, nail fungus, pimples, spots etc. The best sellers in the range are “The Skin wash” (which can be used both as a gentle antiseptic  hand and body wash for everyday use as well as very popular for cleaning salon equipment) “The Hand & Body Lotion and of course the waxing products” says Sarah Beirne, Sales and Marketing Manager at French Cosmetics. Contact:

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The Product: Thalgo Stretch Mark Cream U.S.P.: Prevents the formation of stretch marks and diminishes existing ones. Ideal for pre/ post pregnancy and weightloss. Softens the skin. Helps the skin to tolerate extensive stretching. Enriched with Vitamin E. Contact: products@

The Summer is the time for well defined brows and beautiful lashes especially for your bridal clients. Lash Perfect lash extensions are available in an array of sizes that will suit every Bride - Be it the simple, natural, daring or dramatic look. The extensions provide thickness and length to natural eyelashes that will enhance every bride’s look. Extensions are very light and comfortable to wear, with no side effects or irritation. They are of the highest quality and are applied with a unique medical grade adhesive that is compliant with EU regulations. If you would like to offer Lash Perfect lashes to your brides and even the bridesmaids, simply place your order with Baam Cosmetics. The team at Baam will arrange full FREE training for your team and have you set up and selling right through the wedding season and beyond. To get in touch please contact Anne, Managing Director, Baam Cosmetics on 01 4507573 or 0872427410 or email anne@ To find out more about Lash Perfect see

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HD Brows Eyebrows have never been more in fashion but can be tricky to get right. I had the pleasure of trying out the newest brow phenomenon to hit the salon world recently when I paid a visit to the lovely Nu Essence Beauty Salon in Dublin. HD Brows where skilled therapist Fiona talked me through the seven steps to achieving the perfect brows. The forty minute treatment involves a shape consultation, tinting, waxing, threading, tweezing, soothing and finishing – to get the ideal shape, colour and contour for my face and I was delighted with the result! Nu Essence Beauty Salon No. 27 South Anne Street, Dublin 2. Phone 01 6716443.

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Irish Warpaint free Promo Events

Game On There are some great new products out this summer. We preview some innovative eye-strips, multi-tasking foundations and warm colours. Get your game on!

EDITOR‘S CHOICE The Product: Glo Minerals contour brush U.S.P.: The Editor recently tried this product and loved the “contour-ability” of this brush for getting definition into the corner of the eye. How to Use: The hairs in the contour brush are nicely tightly packed and hold the shadow in well, so pack the shadow into the brush well. Contact: 1

Miss Ireland Model Holly Carpenter wearing Christian Breton Makeup

THE BRIDE‘S HALO The Product: The Christian Breton Look! The Look: Miss Ireland, model Holly Carpenter (above) wears Christian Breton make-up as part of her Spring edition Irish Wedding Diary shoot. This retro Bridal look was created by using the Christian Breton palette and products. We love the delightfully radiant, flattering and “halo-like” look of the finished make-up. Contact:


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The Product: Make Up For Ever Eye Seal U.S.P.: Eye Seal has been designed to waterproof all powdery make-up (Star Powder, Diamond Powder, Eye Shadows, Eyeliner cake, Pigments, Glitters) and pencils. It intensifies make-up colors and pearl effects. Its alcohol-free formula does not irritate the skin and can be applied close to the eye. How to apply: Pour a few drops of Eye Seal in the bottle lid. Dip a fine brush in the product and mix with different textures (Eye shadow, Star Powder, Glitter, Cake Eyeliner, etc.). To waterproof a regular eye pencil, apply the pencil as you usually would and apply Eye Seal over it. Wash the brush with clean water after each use. Price: €21.50 Contact:

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The Product: Flick Tips TM U.S.P.: Flaunting cat-like eyeliner has always been popular but getting beautifully defined A-list eyes without the talents of the best makeup artists has not been easy until now. How to Use: Simply apply your usual eyeliner to the lid as usual, choose a FlickTips design, then using your fingers or tweezers remove the backing paper carefully and gently press onto the corner of the outer eyelid. Contact:

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Irish Warpaint

We feature Michelle Anderson‘s work in Irish Warpaint this issue. Michelle is an MUA from Sligo who specialises in fashion, theatrical and body painting. She started out by completing a two year full time Diploma course in Fashion, Theatre and Media Make-up. She then went on to train with Chanel Make-Up. Having a broad understanding of what the public wanted Michelle went freelance and has been doing so for almost three years. Michelle was the Director of Make-Up for Elite Model Look Ireland 2010 along with Miss Alternative Ireland 2011 and the NHA HairShow 2012 and has had various Publications about her artistic work in FaceOn, Professional Make-up Artist Magazine and RTE‘s online style show REDRADAR. She has worked along some of Ireland‘s top Photographers, Models, Hair Stylists, Makeup Artists and Designers which has made her Artistic vision much stronger with experience. Body Paint Images by: Richard Trainor of Red Sky Photography. Woman in white fur by: Conor Clinch. 

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Irish Warpaint

Irish Warpaint

Bodypainting Special It was a sunny Sunday afternoon on the 11th of March when BPI Editor Lucy Earley went to meet renowned body painter Raquel Guirro where she was holding a workshop in Mad Art Gallery on Gardiner Street. Raquel Guirro worked on the critically acclaimed film ‚Pan‘s Labyrinth‘. She took direction from the renowned director Guillermo Del Toro and worked on building the magical characters with prosthetics and bodypaint. There was no mystery that attendance at her masterclasss in Dublin on the 11th of March was very high. Raquel was in the middle of applying prosthestics the students have made on her model Rosyln Fuller when I arrived. The class was a very comprehensive bodypainting workshop where students were shown how to make molded and flat prosthetics, brush and sponge techniques and bald caps to fit headpieces. Rosyln pictured in these photos is a very passionate bodypainting model who travels with Raquel to showcase her work. I really enjoyed the class and I think that the students were definitely getting a good grounding in bodypainting and enjoyed the prosthetics building. I took a few photos but as Raquel was practically naked when we arrived I wanted to showcase the finished bodypainting work here! About Raquel. Bodypainter: Raquel Guirro Raquel is a bodypainter and special effects technician based in Barcelona. She works mainly in film 32•••••Beauty Professional Ireland

and was part of a team which won an Oscar for the special effects/bodypainting work on the critically acclaimed film Pan‘s Labyrinth in 2007. Some facts about bodypainting: The World Body painting championships are taking pace in Pörtschach am Wörthersee, Austria from the 2nd to the 8th of July 2012. The World Bodypainting Festival has been running in Austria since 1998, attracting the world‘s finest bodypainters. It takes seven and a half hours to apply the paint for competition, after which judging takes place, followed by a live dance performance and photoshoot. Most bodypaint models are small, because the artist can paint them faster, leaving more time to concentrate on detail! They are frequently athletes or have an athletic history, as the prosthetics and headpieces can be extremely heavy. Bodypaint is among the world‘s oldest forms of decoration and embellishment of human beauty. Many tribal peoples today still practice the art of intricate bodypaint. Today, bodypaint is used in film, stage performance and, increasingly, in the fashion industry (model Heidi Klum has been feautured in bodypaint on a number of occasions, while Demi Moore, famously posed in a bodypainted “suit” on the cover of Vanity Fair). bodypaintworkshop/ BodypaintingWorkshop. html

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Irish Nails

Irish Nails

Nail Fest!

Nautical Nails

It’s that time of year again when the weather is – hopefully – going to give us some sunshine and perhaps some summer holiday excuses and it’s more important than ever to be looking and feeling your best. To ensure your clients have some gorgeous nails this season, check out the latest in Nail care…

Summer Rain Product: Tropical Rainforest Pedicure U.S.P.: Promising a unique tropical spa pedicure experience, the floral essentials of bluebells and ferns give this foot treatment pure plant scents of the rainforest. With tropical flower oils, the products also consist of a salt scrub with green leaf flakes and a water based aloe vera and cucumber gel to cool and hydrate thirsty feet. Contact: products@

Aussie Hands

Product: Perfect Match Love Dream Collection U.S.P.: The Perfect Match collection cures in just one minute under a 36 watt UV lamp/30 seconds under LED and can be removed in minutes. They are easy to apply, last weeks and come with a free matching nail enamel. Available in 6 shades for Spring/Summer 2012. Price: RRP €16.95 per bottle or All 6 colours for €90. Contact:

Wrap It Up


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Artistic Nails Product: Konad Stamping Nail Art U.S.P.: The newest nail art by Konad allows complete novices as well as experienced nail technicians to create gorgeous nail art in three easy steps both at home and in the salon; paint, scrape and stamp the designs onto nails. Designs and tools never wear out so your clients will get exceptional value for their money too. Extra designs, colours and accessories are available to buy. Price: RRP €13 Contact:

Penetrating Peel Product: Astonishing Callus Peel U.S.P.: This extra-strength callus peel breaks down and removes callus in seconds and promises to be a time saving option during pedicures. Apply directly to callus growth and allow to penetrate the skin for 45 seconds. Simply file or buff callus away and rinse with warm water. Price: RRP €17.95 Contact: products@

Skinny Jeans

Perfect Match

Product: Australian Bodycare Hand Cream U.S.P.: A rich, intensive cream for all hand care problems, the Australian Bodycare Handcream has 1% Tea Tree Oil to protect, shea butter to moisturise and smooth and Argan Oil to condition and nourish, as well as Allantoin to repair and help reduce the signs of ageing. There are no added perfumes and the cream, as all Australian Bodycare products, is paraben free. The hand cream is suitable for both men and women and for all skin types. Contact:

Product: Queen of Lace Kooky Nail Wraps U.S.P.: Cutting edge Nail Wraps offer your clients something different, high fashion metallic finish nail with over 40 different designs to choose from. The Kooky Wraps are made from the latest micro thin vinyl, these easy-to-apply wraps last from 6 – 8 weeks on toes and are unaffected by water. The adhesive is activated by body heat therefore there is no need for expensive heating lamps. They are coated to protect from scratching and can be applied to the natural nail enhancements. Contact:

Product: CND Nail Colour Polishes in Plumville and Anchor Blue U.S.P.: Inspired by New York Fashion Week 2012, CND has designed a brand new collection of colours and we can’t help loving these two shades. The aristocratic manicure shades show off Plumville as a tough, girly finish while Anchor Blue echoes the fashion trends of the nautical season. The new manicure colours come in a huge range of shades and are bursting with colour-ripened opaque shades for Autumn 2012. How To Use: Try using two coats of polish to really show strong coverage. Contact:

Product: Nubar Jeans Collection U.S.P.: Since denim is the one fashion statement that fails to go out of style, Nubar’s new collection will ensure you match your nails to your favourite pair of jeans. The three shade collection represent some of the most notable denim jeans including ‘Faded Jeans’ in a baby blue crème, ‘Boyfriend Jeans’ in a dulcet quirky blue and ‘Dark Wash Jeans’, a deep navy crème. Price: RRP €5 + VAT Contact: products@

Roll a Double


Product: Roo Nail Polish Roll USP: A girl can never have too many nail polishes so what better way to store them than with Roo Salon’s newest innovative creation. The practical and secure accessory stores nail polishes and is portable – the ideal travelling companion. It is crafted from highly-durable and hard wearing leatherette. The secure Velcro strap means that polishes are protected against knocks and damage and is available in two sizes; large (holds 14 polishes) and small (holds 8). There are nine striking design rolls to choose from. Price: RRP €12 Contact:

Product: EnVogue Lac It! USP: Brand new to the market Lac It! doesn‘t smudge, or ripple. It is UV and LED cured it also soaks or buffs off. Contact: products@

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Irish Nails

Step by step 1 Continuing on from our last issue‘s bridal focus Beauty Professional Ireland Magazine profiles Sam Biddle‘s creative bridal look. Sam is an expert Nail Technician who travels throughout Europe to give seminars on nail techniques and writes for Scratch Magazine, the cover of which has been adorned with her work.

Nails by Sam Biddle,

2 Air brush effects without the airbrush, created using the brand new Gel paints now available from Be Cre-ative. Using one stroke technique this design will be a dream to put on and a delight to wear. This design can be created in a number of different ways, using acrylic paints, or airbrushing. You could even achieve this look through regular hard gel application or even a simple acrylic blending. But I have simplified the whole process for you, and with a few simple stokes you can achieve this perfect air-brushed effect, which not only slims the nail down and makes it seem longer, but it means you can save your self a lot of time in the salon. Step 1: Prepare the natural nail, remove the non living tissue and apply a sculpting for or a tip. For this design I have extended the nail bed and applied a clear free edge in acrylic. Step 2: To make it easier to show you in these steps, I have removed the sculpting form, however you do not need to do this at this stage in your application process. Using the gel paints, mix up a baby blue ( or an alternative colour if you wish), place a small amount on a non stick surface along with some white. The gel paint works like a paint so colours will easily blend

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together, but it has the benefits of a gel, giving you more control and confidence over application. Using a flat square brush, preferably one which is stiff, divide the two colours, much like when starting one stroke. Step 3: Gently in short stokes apply the gel paint to the free edge of your nail, in a half moon, so that the blue is on the outside. When your happy with the depth of colour then flash cure before moving onto the other side. I would advice you complete all 10 fingers before completing the other side. You may need a couple of coats at this stage. Step 4: Repeat step 3, reversing the application and cure for 2 mins under a UV lamp or 30 seconds under an LED. Make sure you apply the gel paint thinly, you must press and apply like you would paint, not gel. Once you have cured, then apply a thin layer of clear gel and refine and finish the shape. Step 5: Cap the nail in a gel finish top coat. The gel paint does not self level which makes it perfect to apply over the top of a design and will really give you an interesting effect. Using a dotting tool, add small beads of gel over one side of the nail, varying the sizes. These will end up looking like dew drops, and high light the delicate design. Cure for the full 2 mins or 30 seconds under an LED lamp.


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Sky’s The Limit


Beauty Professional Ireland have a chat to SKYtext about their uniquely Irish Service - an online managed CRM service. BPI: Why is SKYtext such an important service? SKYtext: The future is Mobile and the future is now. SKYtext offers a fully integrated online managed texting service with absolutely no upfront investment costs.

Face FX Makeup Supplies is a 100% Irish owned company run by make-up artists for make-up artists. We caught up with Managing Director, Christine Penston, the qualified and very experienced MUA, to tell us about her new company and the opportunity she saw in setting it up…

BPI: How is that? SKYtext: You access our service through our secure website and pay as you go. Minimum spend is €50+vat which give you a 1000 texts.

Tell us a little about yourself and why you started Face FX? While I was working in the industry as a makeup artist, I discovered there was a serious gap in the market for a onestop shop where artists could buy the very best in theatrical and media make-up from around the world. Face FX strives on keeping its customers up to date with the latest tips, tricks and products and aims to constantly add new product lines and brands to our store.

BPI: I am very interested please explain more You can send messages to go out at specific times and dates to one person or a group. Special Offers extended opening hours upcoming events relevant news etc all at the click of a button. You can also link the text to your website!

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BPI: Now I am really impressed please tell me more? Depending on availability we can supply a keyword like FACE allowing a 2 way interaction using amshortcode. We also do mobile and ecommerce websites Phone apps and online staff training videos. We are based in Wicklow and can be contacted anytime on 0860559931 or  sales@

Cherry B Baby! We talk to new wax supplier, CherryB What was the drive behind you developing CherryB wax? To develop a premium wax that is both affordable and results driven as waxing is a necessity and clients want results.

What products does Face FX supply? We offer some of the biggest names in theatrical and media make up from around the world at great low prices. We offer market-leading brands such as Kryolan, Graftobian, Telesis 5, Skin Illustrator, Wolfe FX and also professional makeup artist services. All our products are guaranteed 100% authentic. What is the mission of Face FX Make-Up Supplies? The focus is on providing 100% authentic quality lines and expanding the range to meet the needs of the market. Our excellent service, talented team of make-up artists, online ordering facilities and next day delivery ensure that our customers get what they want and when they want it. Our mission is to develop and nurture the Irish creative community by supplying the very best in theatrical and media make-up to both the professional self-thought artists, schools and colleges. We endeavour to offer competitive discounts to all schools and colleges in Ireland!

BPI: OK that is great but what is really unique about SKYtext? You can send 450 characters in a single message and your salon name(not a number) as a sender ID will appear on the message which is very professional.

Tell us a little more about your recently launched website? The Face FX website will be a platform for customers to get the latest tips and tricks as well as to purchase popular products that are being used in films, theatre and make-up shows from around the world. Our staff are experts in customer service and with a superior knowledge of all things make-up we will be on hand to answer any questions from our customers.

For more information, check out their website at www. facefxmakeupsupplies. ie and like them on Facebook!

What makes CherryB wax different to others on the market? The fundamental difference is its low melting and working point, it is cool to the touch and thus reduces the risk of burning the skin. As it is an oil and wax system the wax sits on the oil not directly on the skin which significantly reduces discomfort. CherryB can be reapplied to the skin and will remove all types of hair from the lightest to the most stubborn short hair. It is a more relaxed experience for both the therapist and client as there is no need to stretch the skin and there is no risk of bruising, another benefit is the reduction in regrowth. How long are you in the beauty business? We are over five years in the beauty industry and commenced developing CherryB wax a year ago.

Tell us a little more about the other products? There are three additional products which used in conjunction with the cool wax will clean, prepare and care for the skin. They contain oils such as Tea Tree and Lavender which provide the best anti-fungal, antibacterial, soothing and healing properties. We also have a range of strip and roller wax.

Precision Waxing

What aromas is the wax available in? We have three aromas - Rose, Lavender and Very Berry which is my personal favourite and clients always comment on the lovely scent in the treatment room. In a sentence how would you describe CherryB? No Ouch! So what else can we expect from CherryB We will continue to expand the range in line. with therapist and client expectations and also launch a range of retail aftercare products. So how do we contact you?  You can email us on or contact us on 087 1724194

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Retail Focus

Retail Focus

Summer Loving

TAKE A STAND Christian Breton French Cosmetics have come together and have just brought out a brand new Retro Look Stands to the Beauty salon market. “We have brought these make up stands to the Irish market due to the increasing demand for a retail make up stand that was affordable and displayed the new retro look brand” said Sarah Beirne French Cosmetics.

We love receiving new product news and passing it on to the beauty industry so you know what‘s out there. Here is some summer retail focus love for you! If you want to find out where to find these products simply email us at:

PLAY MISTY FOR ME! Glo Therapeutics refreshing mist delivers hydrating nutrients to moisten, soothe and calm dry and irritated skin. It is the perfect product for post exfoliation, sensitive, red/irritated skin. Contains pomegrante extract which is an anti-inflammatory agent that restores skin tone and hyrolurante which provides water binding properties to aid skin moisturisation. Also works well in setting mineral make up powders. 

STRETCH-MARK KIT The sea is a fantastic health reservoir providing every element for maintaining our body in good shape; mineral salts, trace elements, vitamins, amino acids and so on. The Thalion Marine Force serum set goes to war against the dreaded stretch mark using the base of sea minerals and unctous oils that sort out those pesky stretch marks.


NEW PRODUCT! Blending luxury with nature, Organique introduces Eternal Gold. Organique, the international award-winning cosmetics company, blends the finest natural ingredients to create its unique and tailored product lines. Enriched with extracts of real gold, the Organique Eternal Gold range provides a natural and effective solution to help fight the first signs of aging. The rejuvenating Colloidal Gold content creates an active anti-wrinkle experience to improve skin texture and stimulate skin regeneration.

Decleor‘s Double Cream Eclat, is an innovative cream to treat the internal and external factors of radiance. It‘s a rich cream and a fresh gel to be mixed in the palm of the hand just before application. For all skin aged 25-45. The Double Radiance Cream demonstrates exceptional test results qualifying skin’s radiance. After on day’s application 73% of women experienced an immediate result. After two week’s application 94% of women experienced a lasting radiance

EDITOR‘S CHOICE! We are loving the new BioSculpture Spa Range for salon manicures and pedicures. We tried the fabulous Pot Pourri scrub. Apply this beautifully fragranced Geranium rich salt scrub to wet skin and massage gently in circular movements. Rinse with warm water. Colour variation is expected on this product due to colour extract from the rose petals. Check out their products, you will be seeing a lot more of them!

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SUMMER NIGHTS DISPLAY Fashion forward Italian make-up brand Karaja has launched their Summer Night Collection. This new range has been specially created to allow the face to appear luminous with a healthy glow, ideal for sunny summer days. The new Karaja Summer Nights Display perfectly showcases these new products, for salons that want professional products that offer maximum, long wearing effects and are on trend for the season ahead. There are great promotional gifts when you purchase the stand.

Sun drenched skin can lose almost 20% of its moisture content due to sun exposure causing premature aging and sun damage. Protect your skin in and out of the sun with this summer lovin’ skin protection and repair collection from Éminence. Made with naturally healing and calming ingredients like cold pressed aloe, true shea butter, hibiscus and vanilla, this new organic collection delivers SPF 32 protection and promises soft, supple and revitalized beach ready skin. Incorporate in to your retail business or into a summer lovin’ facial to educate your clients about sun and skin. Say goodbye to dry, irritated skin and ‘aloeha’ to the gentle organic comfort of the tropics!

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Salon Review

Great Vibes!

We talk to Kassy Lucas of Beauty by Kassy in Tullow, Co. Carlow the iFit Vibroplate.

The next generation of i.Fit vibration training

How have you incorporated iFit into your current beauty business? The iFit has slotted flawlessly into our salon. Our salon carries out all sorts of beauty treatments and we had previously to this machine carried a Vibroplate. We offered a free treatment to every client that entered our doors and we can safely say that 90% of clients whom tried the machine have purchased a course. When they try the machine you can really feel it working so it is feasible for us to offer a free one considering the rebooking rate. Do you find the new treatment is encouraging new customers into your business? Yes certainly, we have lots of people coming to try the machine that have not been in our salon before. Word of mouth is fantastic. When people get results from something, they always tell friends who in turn visit our salon to try it out. These then become customers. They will pick up a pricelist, or get their eyebrows done etc then always try other treatments.

What exactly is Vibration Training? What is vibration training? Vibration training is an effective way to keep your body in shape, it requires minimum effort and produces effective results without you even breaking a sweat. A 10 minute i.Fit work out can have the same effect as 60 minutes resistance training in the gym. Using one of the 3 specifically designed programmes can result in the user burning 300 calories in just 10 minutes.

For more information about offering your clients vibration training with i.Fit, along with an exclusive discount, call ROI 087 1918820 or visit

How does it work? All i.Fit machines have two motors. One that powers the oscillation motion and one for the vibration motion. Oscillation, which is the up and down motion, will give the body a resistance work out. As the movement off balances the body, the body will try to correct itself, fighting against the motion. As one limb moves up, the other limb moves down allowing the bodies’ natural shock absorbing system to operate. The forces are dissipated by the pelvic girdle, thorax and lumbar spine. Exercising the muscles causes them to tire,

How many sessions do your clients need before the see results ? One of our members of staff used it four times per week and after three weeks had lost sixteen inches! We always recommend clients measure themselves or even if the salon measures them to show how well it works.  Has it been worth the investment? It has well been worth the investment and it builds up our credibility because clients are seeing results. Our last machine never showed results like this so we are delighted to have purchased this machine.  Would you recommend this product to other salon owners? In the current economic climate salon owners really need to keep their business fresh with new ideas and treatments for clients. This is a sure way to get new customers and excite existing customers. Weight loss is always something that women are interested in. You will always get customers to try out a new treatment like this but with a machine like iFit that shows results it ensures they return based on the results. 

and resting allows them to recover. By doing regular exercise this strengthens the muscles and increases physical performance. Increase your salons revenue Having an i.Fit machine installed can help to create a new and exciting buzz for your business, and thousands of salons in the UK are benefitting from this extra service. It can help you attract new clients and increase your salon revenue. The i.Fit machine will take up no more than 1 square meter of floor space and can be installed into the most compact salons. They are quiet when in use, so don’t cause too much distraction once positioned within your business. You may find that they actually become a talking point for your clients – position the machine near a window and it will act as a great pull for attracting new customers! Most customers will use the i.Fit machine 3 to 4 times per week, and will pay €5 per session, which in turn generates extra profit for you. The cost of the i.Fit machine can be covered in a matter of weeks. Salons can also offer a range of packages and courses at different price ranges to suit their clientele. beautybykassy

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BPI Nutrition

Salon Wise

Peanuts & Monkeys

Fat Is ...Good?! Our resident Nutritionist Judith Cooper explains why some fats are good and some are not.

Our resident Beauty Stig is really cheesed off this issue, and we get the brunt of the grain of truth as per usual! As the old saying goes my friends – if it sounds too good to be true it probably is! If you recently got the bargain of a lifetime on your favourite perfume or expensive skin care, I apologise! Not to put a dampner on your good fortune, but seriously if you pay peanuts the chances are you are getting monkeys! The annoying fact is there are counterfeits out there and the web is a trap for young players…so take an old grumps advice and be very aware! F.Y.I. – be warned against cheap shampoos in particular - these can be among the most offending – the ingredients may have originally been headed for industrial cleaners. Yep, that’s right -and trust me you do not want industrial cleanser on your scalp! Well, it’s one thing to be bombarded with counterfeits but another to be sold promises that are simply not true. As professionals, I have no doubt that you are equally irritated by the claims of over the counter or

supermarket products – hey I’m defending you here – take it easy! Remember the good old days when results were the one thing a salon could offer a client versus the pharmacy product or the high street? Well, I have good news my friends - although we are seriously competing for each others turf. (Did I mention the infiltration of the beauty zone by the medical profession?) The answer, I hear you ask? – How can we maintain our skin care reputation and satisfy our clients in this vast sea of products they are exposed to? Firstly, the good news is that over 54% of consumers fail to notice a new skin care brand being launched, Yippeee... My friends, the answer is quite simple and quite complicated, all at the same time; ensure you have a great brand that gives great results! (it does not have to be a well known brand - FACT!) Know your brand inside out! Run regular offers and treats of your product - this works great for single operators where commissions are not an issue – for example; buy 3 for 2, or similar. Always – during every visit give a professional prescription that will offer results! Ta da…..

Beauty Side Story “LUMPY PANTS” Another lesson in why DIY bikini waxing is not always a good idea! From an anonymous professional “I am a licensed Beauty Therapist so I wax women’s bikini areas all the time. I do Brazilian, Landing Strip, whatever customers need. I am a pretty private person so I just figured I would do it for myself. I had my own waxer at home so I turned it on and gave it a go. I immediately realised what a bad idea it was. I had no problem when it came to ripping other women’s hair out, but couldn’t do my own. I had wax in places I couldn’t see and nothing I had at home would remove it. I found the oldest underwear I had and drove to the beauty supply store to buy wax remover…all the while having a huge amount of wax in my pants. Needless to say ... never again.”

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The Importance of Good Fats We all know we should reduce our intake of the bad saturated fats and hydrogenated fats found in many convenience foods. But what about the beneficial fats that are essential for health? Omega 3 fats are needed for preventing cardiovascular disease, brain function, controlling blood cholesterol levels, improving immune function and reducing inflammation to name some of its uses. The best source of omega 3 fats is found in oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, anchovies and sardines. Flax and hemp seeds are good vegetarian sources. Signs of deficiency can include high triglycerides, high blood pressure, tissue inflammation, dry skin and poor memory. Omega 6 fats are needed for hormone function, keeping blood thin, relaxing blood vessels, lowering blood pressure, skin and hair growth and decreasing

inflammation. Good sources of omega 6 are sesame and sunflower seeds, walnuts and evening primrose oil. Signs of deficiency can include loss of hair, behavioural disturbances, dry scalp and skin, heart and circulatory problems. Fats can be easily destroyed by heat and other processes so follow these guidelines to get the maximum benefits: V Eat some nuts and seeds on a daily basis. The best seeds are flax, hemp, pumpkin, sunflower and sesame. Grind then first and sprinkle on cereal and salads. V Eat oily fish two or three times a week e.g. mackerel, salmon, sardines. V Use cold pressed oils for salads or drizzling over cooked vegetables. V Use extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil for frying as they are most stable at high temperatures. V Do not overheat your pan when cooking. V Use a nut butter or olive oil or a small spreading of butter instead of margarines that contain hydrogenated fats. V Minimise your intake of fried food and saturated fat from red meat and dairy.

Good Living Nutrition Judith Cooper Dip NT, mIANT, Nutritional Therapist www.goodliving

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BPI Education & Training

BPI Education & Training

Education & Training Star Products Nail Course Star Products International are offering a ‘May Madness’ offer for a Gel and Acrylic Combination Course for just €496. This threeday course offers you the opportunity to kick start your career as a Nail Technician by learning both Gel & Acrylic. All theory and practical work is covered in this course using star nails products and accessories. As an added bonus, all students are invited to attend one of their free training workshops to assist with any area you would like to improve. Course content includes different systems in nail extensions, the anatomy and physiology of the natural nail, nail diseases, disorders and nail biters, hygiene and salon safety and tip application, to name a few. The course is three days long with two full days and the final day for an exam. For more information, see or call 01 4605055.

Wax Logic launches “Waxcess All Areas” Training Course Noiren Carrigg held the first “Waxcess All Areas” wax training course in Inner Beauty in Derry on Sunday the 1st April. Carrigg Brady Beauty were first to train therapists in Specialised Bikini Waxing almost eight years ago. Conor Brady Director of Carrigg Brady says “Our new course has been created to allow therapist to learn skills which will allow them to ultimately make more money. Included on the course is the art of speed waxing which our company created and is now taught to therapists as is all styles of bikini waxing, bikini tinting, shaping and the much sought after Vajazzeling. We have also included Wax Logic in conjunction with Noiren Carrigg’s Wax Techniques which are ground breaking and brand new to the waxing arena. Noiren is sharing and teaching her amazing wax techniques which are based on twenty-four years of experience and are easy to use and will improve the ability to wax before they leave”. Inner Beauty is offering the next Waxcess All Areas course on Sunday 24th June for information or appointment. Call Claire +44 287.774.1944 Email

Teacher Training at NABTET The National Agency for Beauty Therapy Education and Training (NABTET) has launched a new advanced teacher training course this month. The brand new course has been re-vamped and enhanced for beauty therapists, hairdressers, complementary therapists and nail technicians. According to the General Secretary of NABTET and Principal of Clarence College, Nicola Murphy, the new training course is suitable for experienced and non-experienced teachers alike. “It has an ideal balance between teaching practice, micro-teaching activities and the under-pinning knowledge required for teachers in Ireland. The education landscape for beauty related industries is changing and NABTET is perfectly positioned to provide the most up to date information and training,” she said. “The recent enhancements to the course ensure that all NBTET teacher trainees receive specialist career coaching and support which enables them to achieve their goals of gaining teaching employment and selfemployment after their course with NABTET,” she concluded. For more information on the newest courses, visit or Phone 01 5143500.

VTCT Align Awards to NFQ VTCT is a regulated awarding organisation and is celebrating 50 years of awarding qualifications in hairdressing and beauty therapy, nail services, complementary therapies, sport and active leisure and business support services. In January 2012, the Qualifications and Quality Assurance Authority of Ireland (QQAAI) approved VTCT’s submission for alignment of awards to the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). VTCT now has 282 qualifications aligned to the NFQ including all their hair, beauty, sports and complementary therapy qualifications. VTCT offer a comprehensive range of qualifications which are produced to meet industry standard and they are flexible with the qualifications they offer, even working with centres to tailor qualifications to suit particular needs. To find out more information on VTCT, call Diane on 02380 684500.

Advanced Teacher Training Course


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Swiss Conference for CIDESCO CIDESCO International is set to host the CIDESCO World Conference in Zurich, Switzerland later this year, which will be an exclusive member’s only educational conference. The conference will be held between the 13th and 15th October, 2012, where a CIDESCO Examiners Workshop and Schools Meeting will be held in the mornings. During the afternoons, international speakers will lecture on a variety if Beauty Therapy topics and will be attended by accredited schools, beauty centres, examiners, educators and professional therapists to ensure that CIDESCO members receive the most up-to-date training available. Further information can be found at

Recognised by all awarding bodies, colleges and employers City & Guilds Diploma (L5 UK, L7 IRL) Ireland's leading provider of teacher training Qualifications recognised in over 100 countries Proven track record for success Ongoing post-course support and membership network IPL/ Laser teacher training We lead, others follow... make the right choice for your teaching career For more information please contact: 01 51 435 00 NABTET, Kandoy House, 2 Fairview Strand, Dublin 3, Ireland

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BPI Education & Training

Posh Training

May Courses for Skinlogic Skinlogic is a progressive cosmetic distribution company located in County Kildare and it distributes products, Glo Minerals Maje Up, Tan Organic and Glo Therapeutics Skincare. The distribution company is a big believer in the education of its customers and regular product training days take place monthly in Skinlogic’s training school, which is based in Naas, Kildare. During the month of May, Skinlogic have training classes on chemical peels, Tan Organic Spray Tanning and professional make up application with a skilled make up artist. For further details on these training dates, please call the Skinlogic offices on 045 480820.

Posh International has a strong commitment to providing high quality training with each course, providing just the right balance of theoretical knowledge with practical experience. Posh International offers nail training courses delivered by a team trained at the European level. Courses consists of all levels from introductory and evolution to translation and PhD modifcation classes, the course for more experienced nail professionals. The Lash or Semi-Permanent Mascara Training at Posh International is delivered by highly skilled professionals with a wealth of experience and is delivered in initial one day courses which cover health and safety, anatomy of the eye, application procedures and more. The latest training offered by Posh International is 3d Browz, one of the newest trends sweeping the beauty industry. For information on all courses and bookings, contact Posh International at or Phone 028 92661617

New Course at Galligans The Galligan College of Beauty Therapy has now launched an exciting new training course in association with City and Guilds. The Training, Assessing and Quality Assurance (TAQA) Diploma is the next progression for experienced tutors and/or holders of the Teacher Training qualification. This brand new course ensure that tutors and assessors can continue to improve their skills and add to their existing qualifications. The course lasts three full days of tuition, which takes place on Sundays. Continuous Professional Development has now become even more critical as qualification requirements become more stringent. This ensures standards are maintained which benefits both tutors and students. Galligans are the first college in the Repulic of Ireland to offer the course so to ensure you are suitably skilled and to find out more about the course, visit or Phone 01 6703933.

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BPI Training & Careers




En ro llin g


Advanced Diploma in Teaching, Training and Assessing Learners

Mist Airbrush kit costs €285 including training and certificate.

TAQA - Training, Assessing & Quality Assurance Accredited by: City & Guilds

Hairdressing Diploma Course This nine month diploma course is designed to equip students with a professional competence in Women‘s Hairdressing. It provides the underpinning knowledge and skills required to successfully perform in the areas of cutting, styling, colouring and perming hair.

Web: Email: Phone: 01-6703933

Become a

Mobile Eyelash Extension Technician 1 Day Certificate course in Top & Bottom Eyelash Extensions Training, Cert & Full Kit €450 (approx income in kit €6,500)

Bronwyn Conroy Beauty School Blackrock, Co Dublin 01 210 7848

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Beauty Professional Ireland Issue 10  

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