Getting the best do in Dublin is no easy feat, so to start beauty week on styleisle.ie I have tried out my favourite Dublin Hairdressers to get us started! Whether you need an updo, blow dry, or you want to try a new salon, let me help you out!
They have helped me through hair disasters, red carpet events, and keep me blonde! Hession Hairdressing is a household name in Dublin hairdressing so it should come as no surprise that I recommend them, since they take such good care of me. I am a “faux” blonde and so keeping that looking fresh and bright is always a challenge but given that my amazing colourist, Tara Smartt, was a runner up in the L’Oreal Colour Trophy 2013, you know that my colour is managed to perfection by this talented lady. She also cut my do, when I had my hair extensions and has advised me on how to get my hair in the best condition. The added benefit of going to Hessions is the fact that it is also home to Buff Make up, applied by the very famous (and rightly so) Paula Callan. If you want to pop along to Hessions, they have two salons in Dublin (Drumcondra and Clontarf) but all the details are on their website here.
A last minute dash to Moyo Hairdressing before filming Xposé a week or two ago was a life saver. Moyo is Dublin’s only Aveda salon, and adopts a more holistic approach to hair, with a Shiatsu scalp massage forming part of a lot of it’s treatments. With my blow dry very early on a Friday (first appointment is 8am) the massage was a nice relaxing way for me to start a very busy day of filming. The salon adopts the Aveda mantra, “Beauty is as beauty does” which promotes attention to detail and service in the every day running of the salon. My blowdry took just 25 minutes and if you want to have your hair fix before work in the city centre then this is the salon for you! Blowdries start from €33 and a full list of treatments can be found here.
The App: What Salon
Ok we have all been there, wandering around town in search of a last minute hair appointment, and feeling panicked at not being able to find one. Well What Salon will answer your prayers. Download the app to an iphone or Android device, and use it to locate hair and beauty appointments near where you are. You can book the appointment on the app, taking out all the hassle searching for phone numbers!! It’s a genius idea! Download it here and take a look at the video below, recognise anyone?