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SHUTTERBUG: At the Zeba Hairdressing Autumn/Winter Style Showcase


Zeba Hairdressing and Cosmetics on Dublin’s South William Street hosted a style showcase last week in their new look salon showing guests how to ‘get the style, complete the look’. The evening was packed with on-trend glamour as the season moves from the light fresh look of summer, into the darker, bolder looks of autumn/winter 2013. Eight key hair looks were unveiled on the night by … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Sugar Cubed Dublin Launch Party

Sugar Cubed Launch Party is a Sweet Success

Sugar Cubed on Dublin’s Clarendon Street celebrated its official launch with a special invite-only party last week. The hair and make-up salon’s urban design provided the perfect backdrop as guests enjoyed champagne, cocktails and canapés, as well as retro sips from Soda Stream. Josh Gordan provided the music, street artist Sek2 created artwork for the night and gorgeous models … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Preen Hair & Beauty Opening Party

Fashion illustrator Holly Shortall with Katherine Sweeney

The red carpet was out on Dublin’s Dame Street earlier this month as John Cheese and Katherine Sweeney welcomed guests to the opening of their new hair and beauty salon, Preen. Champagne was flowing, glasses were clinking and canapés were fast disappearing as models showcased hair and make-up looks created for the launch party by Preen’s team of experts, which includes top make-up artist … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Argan Oil Haircare Range from Lidl – Review

lidl argan oil

Argan Oil has been one of the biggest revolutions in hair care in recent years, however some brands are a bit pricy. If you want to try out this wonder product but are a bit financially embarrassed then fear not, for the next few days your local Lidl store has the Argan Oil hair care range on special offer. The shampoo is a mere €2.49 and the conditioner and hair treatment oil are €2.99 … [Read more...]

THE HAIR SALON: Sugar Cubed Dublin – Review

Sugar Cubed

Sugar Cubed is the latest addition to the area that is fast becoming Dublin’s beauty quarter. The entire South William Street and Clarendon Street area is currently awash with beauty emporiums. What makes this one stand out is that it is the baby sibling of one of the original salons in the area – Brown Sugar. Aimed at a slightly younger clientele than its big sister – particularly the 18-25 … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2013 Final

Jules and Trish Fallon

  The Convention Centre Dublin played host to the highlight of the hairdressing calendar earlier this month when top salons from across the country battled it out for the much coveted L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award. It was the ultimate head-to-head but there could be just one overall winner on the evening. Fighting off stiff competition, Peter Mark Training Centre on Dublin’s North … [Read more...]

TRIED & TESTED: Refresh Pop Colour at Peter Mark Style Club – Review

Refresh Pop Colour

I have been colouring my hair for years and while there is nothing better than that freshly highlighted look, there is nothing worse than that point where you are a week away from having your colour touched up and your roots are driving you mad. If, like me, your hair grows quite quickly you can find yourself having to invest in new colour every four weeks, which is not only time consuming but … [Read more...]

HOT HAIR TREND: The Fishtail Braid – How to Create the Look


One of summer’s hottest looks is the fishtail braid. It can be dressed up – just like Amanda Holden did on a recent Britain’s Got Talent – or worn casually to keep your hair under control on balmy beach days. This looks equally as good when it’s smooth and sleek or mussed up, and because it only uses two sections of hair it is actually far easier to do than what is considered a … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Launch of the John Frieda Luxurious Volume Range

Emma Cunningham and Karen Nason

  Dublin’s Morrison hotel played host to the launch of the new John Frieda Luxurious Volume collection last night. Guests were treated to champagne and canapés, as well as hair demos and exclusive haircare tips and tricks from John Frieda’s Senior Stylist Jake Davis. The Luxurious Volume collection boasts innovative formulas that promise to transform flat, limp and fine hair to … [Read more...]


Aveda Invati

The latest weapons in my arsenal against hair loss and thinning are Aveda’s Invati shampoo, conditioner and scalp revitaliser. The Invati system is clinically proven to reduce hair loss due to breakage to help you keep the hair you have for longer. Each product contains densiplex, an invigorating blend of ayurvedic herbs that provide thicker, fuller hair. The Invati Exfoliating Shampoo … [Read more...]