Dark to Blonde? Is it possible?

Skin is in

With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, we asked our salon experts if your hair can get brighter and blonder in one sitting!

Our Senior Colourist, Eryka Reid answers:

Yes you can – but you must be willing to pay the price

You see your favourite stars coming into the salon as sultry brunettes and come out blonde and beautiful! But can everyone do this?

Eryka says:

Only 10% can book a stylist for the whole day as it is a complete transformation. Your hair must be in good condition to undertake this complete change! It’s a long and expensive procedure and your hair and wallet are going to be hit hard!

90% of our clients cannot go from dark to blonde as there are certain factors to consider when going on this journey.”

So what are the factors?

Will it suit me?

Skin tone

Eryka says this is an important question one must ask themselves before going on this journey.

Think about your skin tone, your eye colour and your natural hair colour.

If your skin tone’s undertone is quite a cool tone, you are best going for a cooler shade of blonde so it can complement your skin tone. Warm tones may not suit cool toned clients as it can wash them out.

If your undertone is neutral you can go two shades cooler or two shades warmer.  Clients with neutral undertones can pull off either type! (Lucky them!)

For warmer undertones, a warm and creamy blonde shade will be paired wonderfully with your skin. A cool blonde on warm skin tones will look off and not suit the client.

Eye colour

Similarly, if you have predominantly fair features, you should go with a fair shade of blonde as a warmer shade of blonde can wash you out.

Natural Hair Colour

Of course, if you are going from dark hair to blonde your natural colour is a dark shade. However, this is an important factor because the darker your hair, the more stress and longer your blonde journey can be. We advise you speak to a qualified stylist if you are ready to undergo the Blonde Journey.

Hair condition

This is an important factor to consider as it all depends on your hair type and its condition if it can withstand bleaching and highlighting!

Eryka states that lightening hair to your preferred shade can take up to 3-4 applications all depending on the condition of the hair.

Due to bleaching and toning, hair can undergo a lot of chemical damage so one needs to take a break between appointments as well as getting hair treatments.

Protein rich treatments are perfect for chemical damage as it penetrates the hair strand and repairs it from within.

If your hair is coloured we give a deep cleanse so the undercoat comes through.  We then continue to highlight the hair to achieve a blonde and beautiful look.

For virgin hair, we just highlight the hair for a gorgeous blonde look.

We use L’Oreal Smart bond for all our blonde clients as it protects hair during and after the service.

Cost

Many blondes will tell you that it is an expensive process – and it is. Not only will you have to pay for the services but the aftercare for blonde hair is crucial if you want to maintain the same shade until your next appointment.

Those who want to go blonde in one sitting must take out the stylist for an ENTIRE day and this could amount to nearly €600! In contrast, each application can cost from €150-€200.

Treatments, shampoos and conditioner specially formulated for blonde hair are costly but essential to keep you looking beautifully blonde, all the time!

Eryka advises you should see your stylist before starting this long journey. She suggests you stick with the same colourist throughout your journey as they are the ones who will understand your hair best!

Are you ready for the blonde journey this summer? We offer complimentary consultations with our top stylists. Call 01 671 9353 or email reception@dylanbradshaw.com for more information.

 

Finishing School

 

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Cost: Price on Request

Our db finishing school will help you refine your skills before finishing your apprenticeship. During the 4-6 week intensive course we will cover all aspects of both your practical & theoretical training to date including classic & contemporary cutting & colour.

Register your interest in the form below!

Creative Cutting & Colour Masterclass with Dylan Bradshaw & his Creative Team

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Cost: €475

Dylan has developed an exceptional team of experienced & artistic hairdresser’s whose talent & passion keeps the Dylan Bradshaw salon & academy at the forefront of Irish Hairdressing.

During this one day course Dylan will offer his invaluable expertise from years of running his business & most importantly maintaining his existing & ever growing clientele. Creative cutting will focus on the transformation of a classic look into something ultra-modern & contemporary while still keeping it salon & customer friendly. Enjoy live demonstrations in cutting & complimenting colour techniques as Dylan works side by side with a Dylan Bradshaw Master Colorist.

Register your interest in the form below!

Trend Forecast

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Cost: €250

Trend prediction is a key aspect of our creative industry. As hairdressers we are very aware of emerging trends for the coming season but can find it difficult to translate to our clients. During this one day course we take a look at how to predict & commercialise these emerging trends & colour palette forecasts for everyday use in salon.

Register your interest in the form below!

Advanced Colour

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Cost: €450

Keep up to date on the ever changing & evolving world of colour. On our two day Advanced Colour course we will explore emerging colour trends including Balayage & the numerous variations including Ombre Ecaille, Spotlighting & the new trend of Strobing, as well as revisiting the classics.

Discover how to tailor your technique & colour formulations to create a bespoke look suited to your client & their needs.

Register your interest in the form below!

From Trial to the Aisle

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Cost: €250

Trial to the aisle, takes you on the creative journey of the Bridal Team @ Dylan Bradshaw, achieving a unique & bespoke experience for all of our brides to be.

During this one day course you will get great insight into the ever growing & profitable bridal industry, taking you through the key stages for you & your client, from your first meeting right up to the big day itself.

Register your interest in the form below!

Our New Booking App!


Always trying to book your appointments on the go? Can’t find our number in a hurry? Fret no more – We have just launched our new booking app!

Downloadable on the App Store & Google Play Store by following the link below.

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Book appointments in the same way you would using our ‘Book Now’ feature on the website. Log in with the same account details to track your past and future appointments, what you’ve had done and who with.

The app has easy access to all of our services and is simple to use!

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Tap on our ‘Meet the Team’ tab to view a picture of your stylist/colourist. Then tap again on their face to find out a little more about them and their experience in the industry.

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Don’t get too carried away with it – remember to book your appointments now!

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Also available to book by calling 01 671 93 53 or at www.dylanbradshaw.com


Just Launched: L’Oreal Instant Highlights


 

Short on time? Hair a Mess?

Then L’Oreal’s Instant Highlights are for you!

Don’t have the time to spend 3+ hours in the salon to get your highlights looking fab and fresh? This new Instant Highlight process will half your chair time!

Face Framing highlights and balayage are so on-trend for the Spring/Summer season of 2018. Instant highlights will help you achieve an up-to-date look in no time and help you quickly transition into your new Spring look.

Choose from a colour menu of 4 transformation looks including;

InstaContouring – This involves creative placement of soft highlights around the face to bring life back into your skin and accentuate your features.

 

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Photo courtesy of lorealprofessional.co.uk

 

InstaLights – This technique boosts your natural hair colour by adding subtle highlights scattered throughout the hairline.

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Photo courtesy of lorealprofessional.co.uk

InstaRevive – As it says on the tin, this look revives any old, grown out balayage by adding fresh lightened pieces throughout the hair. Bringing you back to life and back on trend!

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Photo courtesy of lorealprofessional.co.uk

 

InstaPop – This flirtatious look is for the more daring lady. Try out bold sections of highlights with hints of pastel hues for the real spring time sensation.

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Photo courtesy of lorealprofessional.co.uk

 

 

Call to book in with our colour specialists now on 01 671 93 53 or book online here.


DCU Fashion Show: Dystopia v Utopia: Recreate the Look!

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Photo by David Ganon

This year, The Dylan Bradshaw Academy were asked by the DCU Style Society to do the hair for the biggest event of the Clubs and Socs calendar – the DCU Style Fashion Show.

Our students and educators brought their tools to the Northside when we visited the DCU Campus.

Glitter and hairspray filled the room and we knew we were ready to make the gorgeous models ready for the catwalk!

The Look: Girls

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The theme of the evening was Dystopia vs Utopia and wanted to reflect this in the hair!

The Academy were asked for a sleek middle parting with a textured pony. Check out how we achieved this look.

1. Gel the sides down using Super Fixer Gel from Matrix.

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2.  Tie the hair in a ponytail and wrap with hair from the bottom of the ponytail.

3. Using a barrel tong, curl the ponytail.

4. Create texture using Matrix Height Riser dust. This will create a messy contrast with the sleek top.

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5. Finish the look with Matrix Volume Fixer hairspray.

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The Look: Boys 

This was an easy look – the boys weren’t fussy and we just styled their hair that best suited them.

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Photo by David Ganon

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To achieve the boys’ cool and effortless look, our Academy students used:

Matrix Style Link Mineral Mess Maker Salt Infused Spray 200ml-500x500

Matrix Mess Maker Sea Spray 

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Matrix Shape Switcher Wax

 

A great night with even better hair! We can’t wait to be back next year.

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Photo by David Ganon

*All products mentioned are available at the Dylan Bradshaw Academy, Third Floor, 56 South William Street, Dublin 2.*

 

 

 

Skin in In!

Skin is in

This summer, it’s time to love the skin you’re in!

It’s 2018 and we want to go back to basics! Ditch the full coverage make-up and heavy baking, skin is in!

Make up artists to the stars and our top make-up artist, Becky Keane, shares her secrets to achieving this summer’s must have look.

Skin

For the perfect sun-kissed, dewy look, Becky suggests using a good illumination under foundation. This will keep your skin hydrated and looking glowy under any foundation. You don’t have to go abroad to rock this sun-kissed glow.

Becky’s Pick:

dbFACE Illuminating Lotion in “Moviestar” €32

Brows

It’s time to move on from the harsh, over-defined “Instagram” brow and welcome the natural and fluffy brows with open arms! Throw away the tweezers and let it grow how nature intended! A less defined brow, natural is this summer’s go-to look.

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Becky’s Pick:

dbFACE Clear brow setting gel, this product will let you set your natural brows. Easy and hassle-free!

Eyes

No one wants to spend ages blending your eye shadows only for it to crease and melt off under the sun. Keep it basic in less the time this summer, a wash of colour on the eyes for a fresh youthful look is easy to achieve with a single shimmer shade.

Becky’s Pick:

dbFACE Eyelights in ‘Lava’ (€16) is a sheer high shine loose pigment that gives the perfect sun-kissed glow.

Lips

Keep it simple for summer and go back to the basics. Opt for a super intense gloss for an effortless pout.

Becky’s Pick: 

dbFACE Super Nectar Gloss €18

 

Finish off your golden hour skin glow by adding some dbFACE “Fake it” Illuminated Lotion on your shoulders, collarbone and chest for the perfect sun-kissed glow without catching a flight!