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!


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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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

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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Fusio-Dose – An In-Salon Hair Transformation


Is your hair feeling sad?

Like even though you visit your stylist on a regular schedule, you come away feeling your hair could still be happier?

Kerastase’s Fusio-Dose is your answer!

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What is it?

Fusio-Dose is a completely personalised high performance hair treatment which takes instant action and has immediate visible results. Forming 20 different combinations of revitalising hair saviours, you’ll never look back.

The range consists of a choice of 4 concentrates; These contain powerful active ingredients for your primary hair care need.

1. Oleo-Fusion Concentre – for Dry Hair; Adding deep nutrition, softness and shine.

2. Pixelist Concentre – for Coloured Hair; Adding shine, luminousity and protects colour.

3. Vita-Ciment Concentre – for Weakened Hair; Adding resistancy, reconstructing and restoring hair.

4. Densifique Concentre – for Thinning Hair; Adding texture and density to hair.

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And 5 boosters; Which are concentrated care formulas and look after your secondary hair care need.

1. Nourishment Booster – for Dry Hair; Gives 3x times nourishment and contains an anti-drying action.

2. Radiance Booster – for Coloured Hair; Gives 5x more radiance and locks in colour.

3. Reinforcing Booster – for Weekend Hair; Provides instant vitality and 50% less breakage when blow drying.

4. Densifying Booster – for Thinning Hair; Adds instant texture and gives more bouncce and body to the fibres of the hair.

5. Managability Booster – for Unruly Hair; Supplies 72 hours of anti frizz protection and leaves hair instantly smoother and more manageable.

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How does it work?

After having a thorough consultation with your hairdresser and determining what your primary and secondary hair care needs are; your hairdresser will select the appropriate concentrate and booster and mix these together to create your personally prescribed hair fix.

Why is it for me?

No matter what your problem, this treatment has the solution and will leave your hair feeling healthier for weeks.

It’s a hair care beauty “shot” which will suit the woman on-the-go who wants wants healthier hair, with no extra time in salon. No need to sit and wait for this treatment to absorb in the hair, you simpy apply it and rinse off.

How much is it?

At Dylan Bradshaw you Fusio-Dose In-Salon Treatment is available for only €20.

What else..?

Kerastase have released a Fusio-Dose fix for take home care – The ‘HomeLab Kit’. If you are a converted user of Fusio-Dose and already know your personal prescription, this will be a wonderful addition to your hair care routine at home. The kit contains 4 applications of the treatment; 4 concentrates and 4 boosters. The fun part is that you get to mix up the treatment yourself at home and watch it active instantly before applying.

At Dylan Bradshaw, you can take home your Fusio-Dose HomeLab Kit for only €50.

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Drop in to see our team at 56 South William Street, Dublin 2 to transform your hair now!

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Holiday ready with Dylan Bradshaw!

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Whether it’s a holiday abroad to sunny Spain or a staycation in County Wexford, you should always be ready and prepped.
We offer nails, hair and make-up under one roof so there’s no excuse to make us your one stop shop for all your holiday needs!

Nails

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We have recently launched the new OPI Infinity range and it’s perfect for your summer nails! Choose from fun and vibrant shades from the Lisbon Collection for the ideal city break. If you are heading away for a longer period, opt for Shellac/Gelish, 14 day long lasting wear and shine, what more could you want?

While you’re here, you can’t forget about your feet! We offer a luxurious and private experience with Pedicure by OPI. These products were developed to transform ordinary pedicures into extraordinary spa services. Recharge before your holiday and sit back and relax with our experienced nail techs.

Brows

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When it comes to holidays, many like the minimal look. You can leave your house without make up but never without the brows! The brows frame your face and once you have gorgeous groomed brows, you can do anything! The DB Brows is especially tailored to suit your face. Our brow experts assess your face and create a bespoke brow just for you! Shaping, tinting and waxing, the DB Brows will last you all through your holidays!

Hair

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Your mane can get damaged with all the pressures of summer. From jumping into pools, driving in the breeze to just walking around a scorching sun, you may be having fun but your hair isn’t! Before you hop on the plane, you got to protect the mane! So, pop into us and we can put in an ultra-rich treatment to protect your hair from the harsh rays! You can also buy the Kerastase Sun protection spray to boost vitality while gaining protection in the salon or in our online boutique here.

Be holiday ready with Dylan Bradshaw!

Book online here or call 01 671 9353

The Secret to Soft Hands..


This week we caught up with our fantastic nail technician, Leanne, to get all her top tips on looking after your hands at home and getting the perfect nail bar finish on your polish.

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Keep reading to find out all of Leanne’s secrets to baby soft hands all year round.

  1. The number one basic tip she gives to keep your hands at their best, long term – is to always use a moisturiser, especially containing an SPF. As the skin is thinnest on the hands (and neck) we need to take extra care that we protect these areas as they can be very quickly affected by UV rays and are exposed to multiple hard wearing conditions throughout your day.
  2. Leanne recommends adding a few drops of cuticle oil into your moisturiser for a more intense hydration. Her favourite pick is the Essie Apricot Oil (€15) as it nourishes, rejuvenates and hydrates the cuticle, while being quick absorbing and without leaving any greasy residue.Apricot Oil
  3. When applying your polish, Leanne always recommends to prep the nails with a base coat, such as the Essie First Base Coat (€15), which contains adhesive ingredients helping the polish to stick for longer, encouraging less chipping and lasting wear.Essie First Base Coat
  4. Choosing your desired colour of the rainbow, Leanne says it’s best to apply two coats of nail polish for intensity of colour and to ensure an even application all over the nail. All Essie Colours (€15). She recommends to “seal the edges” of the nail with the polish every time for maximum longevity.
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  5. And finishing with the Essie Good To Go Top Coat (€15) which is fast drying, protects nails and provides the brilliant high shine finish you crave when you book in with Leanne herself!

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Leanne’s star hand care tip for the blog:

If your hands are feeling particularly dry and cuticles are more dehydrated than you’ve seen them before. Leanne’s fail safe home treatment to include in your night routine will have no one looking back!

Warm some baby oil in the microwave for no more than 10 seconds, soak your fingers for 10-15 minutes and your hands will be left as supple as a babies..

 

Book in now with Leanne and Suzanne are brilliant nail technicians by calling 01 671 93 53 or on our website. Also download our Booking App here.


OPI – #1 Salon Brand Worldwide

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We are happy to introduce OPI into our nail bar!

OPI has changed the nail industry since 1981! It combines leading edge technology with an unerring sense of style whilst maintaining an exceptional reputation for excellence and innovation worldwide!

They are the number one salon brand worldwide! OPI are committed to providing premium services with incomparable products that support both the salon and their clients! We are so excited to introduce this brand to the dbNail Bar.

 Infinite Shine

The Infinite Shine Range is long wear lacquer that offers the high shine and long wear of a gel manicure but with the ease of application and removal of nail polish!

In three easy steps, you can have 11 days of infinite wear and shine all in a 34 minute application!

We have over 20+ shades and this Spring/Summer Range is the Lisbon Collection!

Amazing, bright and gorgeous colours perfect for a city break or a beach getaway!

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Give your nails a break with OPI Gel Break.

The OPI Gel Break restorative system helps nails appear healthy and rejuvenated in just one week!

Three easy steps:

  • Serum Infused Base Coat

The base coat is enriched with vitamins, bamboo extract and sodium hyaluronate, this amazing base masks nail imperfections and discolorations while laying the foundation for a flawless GEL BREAK manicure.

  • Sheer Colour

Choose from three neutral shades that complement all skintones!

The colour leaves nails naturally perfected which is ideal for those who don’t want to bare it all when giving nails a break!

  • Protective Top Coat

The top coat is enriched with bamboo extract, vitamins and sodium hyaluronate to help protect and preserve nails while providing a high gloss finish!

Try the new OPI Lisbon Collection in salon now!

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Skin in In!

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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.

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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!