Shop Talk III

  • Peter O'Grady of Hair at No 9, Monkstown talks blonde bombshells: “Globally it is estimated that about 46 per cent of women who colour their hair go blonde. It’s no wonder the platinum blonde trend is here to stay this autumn, but it’s brighter with no brassy or yellow tones. Joico’s Blonde Life is a lightening and brightening system just for blondes with a trio of intensely nurturing, sulphate-free formulas to combat the dreaded Bs: brassiness, brittleness and breakage.”


  • Colour me this Schwarzkopf has added four new shades to its Igora ColorWorkx range offering colour chamelons a new level of vibrancy. The four Intense shades – Coral, Mauve, Turquoise and Fuchsia – work with the seven existing Concentrates to offer a bolder palette for more daring clients. Californian hair artist Jeffrey Robert (@jeffreyrobert_) uses ColorWorx Intense directly on dry hair to create strong looks: “I can see the longevity in my client’s hair. For subtler pastel shades, I mix in the White Diluter and apply on slightly dampened hair.”


  • If sexy bedroom hair is the dream, then wake up to the new launch from Kevin.Murphy. Flexible Texturising Hairspray is less nap time and more glam time, creating a lived-in look with shine that promises to stay in place all night thanks to three hero ingredients: Camellia leaf extract, a condition enhancer for enhanced elasticity; sunflower seed extract with emollients for improved touchability, and ginger root extract, to strengthen. (€24)


  • A perfect match Great Lengths Ireland partnered with Miss Universe Ireland 2017 as the Hair Sponsor for the recent pageant which took place in August at Dublin’s Mansion House. Miss Cork, Cailín Áine Ní Toibín took home the coveted title this year, and as part of her prize will receive a full set of Great Lengths luxury hair extensions. Wishing her all the best with the next phase of the Miss Universe competition!


  • In a spin Curls are making a glorious comeback and the Moroccanoil Curl collection is a must-have for beautiful swirls. The Cleansing Conditioner (€33.35) is a no-lather formula infused with argan oil that cleanses, detangles and conditions, and bed-heads will love the Re-Energising Spray (€21.35), a lightweight, mist that reduces frizz while hydrating and redefining curl pattern.


  • Beauty Boost Solidifying its position as a destination salon, Preen has added new beauty range, XIP Professional, to its roster of premium brands. The salon launched the range at a recent Champagne press event, with a showing of the latest plaited, coiled and stitched trends in hair and makeup by XIP’s Hayley Sparkes. The range features an advanced industry-grade super-hero double-ended mascara with growth-boosting formulation.