Dylan Bradshaw – Most Wanted Finalist 2018: Exceptional Stylist


Creative Head’s Most Wanted awards honour those of the highest talent in the hairdressing industry. The most prestiguous awards ceremony for hairdressing across the UK & Ireland, Most Wanted has seen and named phenomenal candidates on their finalist lists.

Judged by a panel of professionals from the hair, beauty, fashion and celebrity fields this years named finalists have top standard minds to please.

Win in the same Most Wanted category three times, and you become a Most Wanted Legend. This elite title has now been awarded five times: to Sam McKnight, Errol Douglas MBE, Strands Hairdressing, Headmasters and Jas Hair in Salisbury.

Dylan himself, has been honoured to recieve the award for Exceptional Stylist 2 years running!

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He is delighted, as are we all extremely ecstatic for him, to have been nominated for his third year in row!

Let’s get behind the Maestro of the Irish hairdressing industry and keep our fingers crossed that the judging panel award Dylan with a knighthood in the Most Wanted Ledgendary Hall of Fame this year!!

Exceptional Stylist 2018 – He’s coming for you!


How to look bangin’

Fringes are a really big trend this season but so many people are scared that it might not suit them! The key to the perfect fringe is to find the right shape for your face. A thick fringe can make you look fuller whereas a wispy fringe can make your look. We take a look at the most common face shapes and the best fringes that suit them!

Square Face

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  Eye grazing bangs, tapered on the sides will add a soft element to square face shapes.

Ask your stylist to cut it just below the brows, leaving the heaviest pieces on the  sides so they don’t mask your eyes. Center strands can be feathery allowing a little forehead to peek through so your bangs won’t overwhelm your face.

Round Face

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A gentle arch fringe will compliment soft, feminine features. Fringes often tend to make round faces appear fuller but the way to avoid this is to find the right shape for your face.

A graphic, curved shape fringe will flatter your bone structure. Ask your stylist for a thick fringe rather than a wispy fringe to avoid looking fuller.

Oval Face

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Those with oval shaped faces are lucky enough to be able to pull off any fringe as every type of fringe is flattering on you!

The most requested fringe that will accentuate your best facial features without feeling bulky are airy, pin-straight ones.

Our stylists recommend asking for a fringe that hits between the brow and the eyelash and are no longer than the edges as this will allow you to wear them swept aside or straight with a middle parting!

Heart Shape

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Heart-shaped faces are often top heavy and you need a balancing effect to draw down towards the eyes. So the ideal fringe for those with heart-shaped faces are side-swept bangs.

Ask your stylist for a layered, feathered bang where the shortest pieces hit the arch of your eyebrows and the longest meet the outer corner of your eye – the most flattering look for your face!

Hair is a major part of our lives and the most important thing to remember is if it makes you happy, go for it! These are just guides to find a shape that suits you, they are not definitive and we recommend you have a consultation with your stylist before jumping in.

Call 01 671 9353 or book here. 

Re-invent your look this Summer with dbFace!


Feeling bored of your usual go-to make up look?

It is soo easy to transform your look by just adding a touch of something different.

Indiv. lashes

Adding lashes can be a daunting thought, when applying them yourself. Afraid to end up looking cross-eyed or feeling like an insect with his feelers out, it can be so off-putting.

But indivdual lashes give a softer, more simple look that suits everyone and all ages, no matter what coverage of make up you prefer to apply.

A small few applied to the outer edge of your eye can transform your look and your confidence. The best part is you can apply as few or as many as you like! The more you have, the extra flutter it will give…one lash can make the difference!

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Jazz things up this Summer season by staying away from the nude lippy and neutral colours.

We all have our go-to, fail safe nude colour lipstick that suits us, looks natural and makes us feel confident in ourselves – and there’s nothing bad about this! These are our favourite nude lips from the dbFace range, suiting almost every skin tone, we’ll have the women of Dublin ruling the world all year round with these faultless colours..

Our Pro fave is ‘Hollywood’ – a perfect balance between a nude and peach tone lipstick accompany this with a eye or natural eye with lashes and you’re good to go!

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But why not take the plunge and try an orange lip? – Nothing will scream that you’re in the summer mood more. These orange shades can compliment any summer look and has been seen all over the runway for SS18. We have you covered..

Try ‘Str8 Up’ – our pro team reccommend Str8 Up as the perfect orange with deep tones of red to compliment any skin tone. Perfect for sunny days with your shades on!

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Up next.. the berry lip. Bold and striking, this is perfect for Summer BBQ season where you’ll be smiling and chatting into the late hours while the sun sets. There’s no better shade to carry you through from an effortless put-together day look turned into a sexy evening soiree.

Our top pick is ‘Valentina’ – This romantic shade will turn heads. Our No. 1 selling lipstick, is a raspberry red matte finish lipstick with a blue undertone which keeps your teeth looking pearly and white. Get the shade on everyone’s lips..

Prep for party time and get your look now by booking in for your make up application by calling 01 671 93 53 or by booking online here.

All products mentioned are also available to purchase in-salon or online by clicking here.

 

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The Dylan Bradshaw Father’s Day Gift Guide

Dads; the main man, lovable and often embarrasses us! From dad jokes to our own taxi man, dad is someone you can always rely on. So, how do you celebrate the main man in our lives? How do we thank someone who’s always done everything for us?

We’ve compiled a list of the top things you can give to your dad this Father’s Day.

GO247 Grooming Cream

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Unique, well rounded grooming cream. Rub a small amount of Grooming Cream between their palms and work through hair, damp or dry. The perfect treat for the Dad.

Buy Here.

GO247 Texture Paste

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To the point, chunky, pliable, texture paste.  Rub a small amount of Texture Paste between their palms and work through hair, damp or dry.

Buy Here.

The Dylan Bradshaw Gents Ultimate Pamper

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Start your visit with an invigorating head massage, scalp treatment & Gents Cut as you simply sit back & relax with a complimentary glass of champagne, or drink of choice from our extensive wine & drinks menu, & nibble on some indulgent chocolates.

Let dad experience luxury – buy here.

The Dylan Bradshaw Gift Voucher

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Choose the ultimate gift that will make him happy. The Dylan Bradshaw gift card ranges from €25-€500. From cutting services to products, this is the gift that keeps on giving.

Buy here.

The Dylan Bradshaw team are always happy to help to give you the best gift for your dad this Father’s Day. From cutting services to the perfect product, your dad will be in good hands! Don’t hesitate to contact us to find the perfect gift call 01 671 9353.

Messy Updos – The Best Style for your Big Day

Pinterest is busy with bridal inspo at the moment and the most common fixture on people’s boards are messy bridal updos. The Pins for this more relaxed look sky rocketed by a whopping 1247% according to Pinterest’s 2018 Wedding Report.

With the excitement of the Royal Wedding, summer brides are taking a massive inspiration from the new Ductchess of Sussex’s hair choice – the messy updo.

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Royal and celebrity stylist, Richard Ward tells Get the Gloss  how to achieve the best messy updo for your big day.

Richard says,

“Everyone suits an updo but it needs to be tailored to your face shape”

Square Shape

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If you have a square shape face, Richard suggests a looser updo with loose face framing pieces to soften the angles of the face. This creates a stunning romantic look and giving you a more feminine vibe.

Heart Shape 

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If you have high cheek bones and a heart shaped face, your cheek bones can be accentuated by keeping hair off the face.

For all the short hair brides, don’t feel like you can’t opt for this hair style. Tong hair first, regardless of length as this will add volume and texture which will make it easier to style.

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Your first trial should be at least two hours long as this will give you enough time with your stylist to discuss different looks and styles.

Book in with our Wedding team today. Call 01 671 9353

New Product Alert! Kerastase Resistance Extentioniste


Are you forever trying to grow your tresses longer and failing in the long term goal?

Have you healthy hair, getting regular cuts but still end up with split ends and breakage?

Would you be commited to starting a 90 day ‘program’ in where your hair will see *99% less breakage and leave you with 78% less split ends??

Then Kerastase’s new Extentioniste range is your holy grail!!

Created to enhance and reinforce the length of damaged hair, this range works deep with the hair fibre to protect and repair.

*Guaranteeing less breakage and split ends in no time, follow our steps below to strong, long hair!

Step 1; This hair care routine begins in-salon – *in order to achieve these amazing results a high concentrate restoring treatment must first be applied to your lengths and ends by your hair professional. Involving a mixture of two intensely packed Extentioniste boosters filled with strengthening and fortifying properties. Let us work our magic with this wonderful treatment before applying the finishing touch, by using the strengthening scalp and hair serum which targets the hair from the root – heightening protection from all areas.

Step 2; Home care – Continue to develop the results of this treatment yourself at home by sticking to your hair care routine. Think of it like a work out program for your hair – the longer you treat and condition it, the stronger, longer and unbreakable it will become!!

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*99% less breakage & 78% less split ends can be guaranteed after in-salon treatment has been used


*Extentioniste In-Salon Treatment – €30

Bain Extentioniste Shampoo – €25

Fondant Extentioniste Conditioner – €30

Masque Extentioniste – €37

Serum Extentioniste – €34

 

Call now to book your appointment on 01 671 93 53 or book online here.

Replenish your home care products here.

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Introducing the New O.P.I ProSpa Range to Dylan Bradshaw!


With the arrival of the new O.P.I ProSpa products to Dylan Bradhsaw we have decided to revamp our maincure & pedicure options to suit all your needs!

Kick back, relax and unwind with these irresistable services!

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db Express Manicure €30

In a rush, but still need a quick way to destress? The OPI ProSpa express manicure is perfect for you! Featuring essential OPI ProSpa products and techniques in a condensed service that does not sacrifice on a premiere experience.

Includes; shaping, buffing, cuticle work, hand massage and polish.

 

db Pamper Manicure €50

Known as the “Can’t Live Without It” OPI ProSpa signature manicure. Soothe, relax and indulge with this ultimate treatment. The crѐme de la crѐme of manicures, you will experience the quintessential ProSpa products through unparalleled exfoliation, moisturising and protection while revelling in a combination of massage techniques and acupressure designed to reduce stress and relieve tension.

This signature experience puts the “Ahhh” back in Spa.

 Includes; shaping, buffing, cuticle tidy, exfoliation, mask, hand massage and polish.

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Experience a new standard in pedicure services!

*db Express Pedicure €35

Quick, effective and oh-so relaxing the OPI ProSpa express pedicure will provide a relaxing spa pedicure experience without infringing on your busy schedule.

Includes soak, callus softening, shaping, buffing, cuticle tidy, massage and polish.

*db Pamper Pedicure €60

Relax and feel pampered with the ultimate pedicure experience. The pamper pedicure includes callus softening, exfoliation, moisturising and protection. An extended massage combined with acupressure to reduce stress and relieve tension which will leave you feeling relaxed and renewed.

Includes soak, callus softening, shaping, buffing, cuticle tidy, exfoliation, mask, massage and polish.

*Don’t forget to bring along your flip flops!

Call now to book in with our nail team at 01 671 93 53 or by clicking here.

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CND Shellac: Boho Spirit

Summer is officially here! The new CND Shellac collection are the perfect shades for the modern tribe which lasts up to 14 days of high-performance wear. Check out the ‘Boho Spirit’ Collection.

Here are the shades:

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(L-R) Offbeat, Uninhibited, Vagabond, Gypsy

These warm shades are perfect for the summer, from festivals to pool parties you nails will be summer ready all the time.

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Our top nail technician, Leanne loves the shade ‘Gypsy’ (Orange shade) she says:

It’s the colour of the summer! It suits every skin tone and the perfect way to bring some summer fun even if we don’t have the weather!

Try out the new colours at Dylan Bradshaw Nail Bar. Book your appointment here.

New and Improved Aura Botanica


 

Kerastase have recently relaunched Aura Botanica and it’s now better than ever!

With all the same wonders of the Original Aura Botanica range with it’s natural ingredients and its perfected formulation to care for natural hair with minimal damage – the new formula now caters for coloured hair too. YES!!!

All you lovely vegans out there who colour your hair (with organic colour of course..) Aura Botanica is now on your radar too!

If your old or new to the magic of Aura Botanic, let’s give you the low down on this amazing range anyhow..

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This Kerastase range targets dull, devitalised hair. With no silicones or sulfates, containing all natural origin ingredients. This collection will leave your hair looking 3x shinier, with 72 hours anti frizz and 48 hours of durable nutrition whilst feeling natural to touch.

It’s 96% natural with the other 4% contributing to fragrance and preservatives …I don’t think that’s too bad for a product as lovely as this one!

The range uses ingredients like;

Samoan Coconut Oil to provide durablity and shine, contributing to the softness of the hair by locking in moisture.

Amazonian Brazil Nut Oil to protect nutrition whilst not weighing hair down.

Thai Rice Bran Oil which is full of vitamins and anti-oxidants.

Mexican Aloe Extract offers defense against external aggressors by coating and hydrating the fibers of the hair.

Amazonian Murumuru Butter which has an ability to make curly hair extremely manageable.

Paraguayan Sugar helps to add body & texture leaving a soft feel and shiny look.

Morrocan Argan Oil which contains Omega 6 & 9 pentrating deep into the hair and moisturising from within.

Get your Aura Botanica stock from us now by stopping by our boutique salon at 56 South William Street or order online here.


 

What does toner do?

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Toners are an important step in the hair colouring process. Check out why it’s so important and how you can achieve your perfect colour.

Bleach is not a colour

Contrary to popular belief, bleach is not a colour. All bleach does is take the colour and pigment out of your hair. The professional term for bleach is “pre-lightener” which basically just strips away colour without adding any colour.

Final colour comes from the toning process

Your colour actually comes from the final step which is toning! For example, take blondes, the cooler the tone the more silvery it comes out and the warmer the tone the more coppery you get.

It’s not just for blondes! 

Toners aren’t just for blondes! It’s essential brunettes and red heads get toners for added gloss and shine as well as achieving a certain shade.

How long does it last?

Toner doesn’t last long which is why your colour fades. Depending on your hair type, toners can last from 2 weeks to 6 weeks. Usually, previously coloured hair which is more porous will hold colour for less time than natural or “virgin hair” which can hold colour for up to 6 weeks!

Great for shine

Acid based toners cann add shine to natural hair and won’t affect the colour. It gives a super glosssy, varnish like effect. This is known as glossing.

Come in to the Salon and ask our stylists what’s the right tone for you! Book here.