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. 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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. 

Smartbond: Why you need it

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Smartbond is L’oreal’s new hair service that protects bonds for stronger hair fiber during lightening sessions. Thinking of going blonde? You’re going to want to read all about this!

From input from hairdressers, L’oreal’s Research and Innovation Department used its 100 years of scientific expertise and long-standing knowledge in high-performance hair care to create smart bond.

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Why do I need it?

Without using Smartbond in your colour service you risk:

  1. Damage by extensive colouring or lightening the hair.
  2. Bonds in the hair weakening from oxidation.
  3. Bonds in the hair can’t reform because the ions have been damaged.

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What does it do?

  1. Targets the weaker parts of the hair bond to strengthen and limit stress to keep the bond together.
  2. Colour will take more evenly as it will improve the overall finish of your hair.
  3. Reverse the feel of damaged hair by reconstructing the weak ion bonds.

Will it affect my colour?

No, Smartbond adapts to colour products without affecting the lift or tone at all.

How does it work?

Smartbond is added to your colour when mixed and applied as normal. The colour is processed for the usual time. When the colour is ready to come off the hair is rinsed without shampoo and towel dried. Smartbond is applied as a pre-shampoo all over and left on for 10 minutes. This is then rinsed and shampoo and conditioner is applied as normal.

How much does it cost?

It is an additional service which costs €30 on top of your colour service. In order to maintain healthy locks the conditioner to take home is €20 and should be used once a week to protect the bonds.

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Care for your Hair this Summer!


We all know it is extremely important to wear SPF ..all the time, not just in hot weather..(of course!) so why neglect your hair when your sunning yourself this summer?

Just like our skin, our hair can suffer extreme damage from the sun’s UV rays especially when battling other aggressions like salt water, chlorinated water and the usual 100 times you run your straighteners over that one piece at the front so it sits just how you like it!

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Treat your hair well this year by caring for it with the Kerastase Soleil Range. Ideal for the holiday season. Targeting all types of hair which are exposed to UV rays from the sun, causing alteration of colour, may be difficult to detangle or has become damaged or sensitised. This hair care collection will leave hair feeling nourished, soft and shiny as it compensates for the drying effects that the hair is experiencing.

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Bain Soleil – An anti-damaging shampoo, contains UV filters. Protects repairs and beautifies by adding moisture and softness. Hair will feel nourished, shinier and detangled.

CC Crème Soleil – Leave in beautifying cream, contains ceramadies, UV filters and linseed oil. Simply apply this cream to towel dried hair, before or after sun exposure.

Masque UV Défence Active – Intense Nourishing Masque with UV filters. Apply to washed and towel dried hair on mid-lengths and ends. Leave for 5-10 minutes and rinse leaving hair protected and more resistant.

Soleil Aqua-Seal – A highly protective fluid cream with a waterproof effect for very sensitised hair. Apply before exposure to sun and water by sealing the hair fibre with a protective layer.

Micro-Voile Protecteur – Leave in spray to protect against sun, salt and chlorinated water. A dry, fine, light mist which is non greasy leaving hair feeling natural to touch. For use before or after sun exposure on dry or towel dried hair. Spray from root to tip and re-apply after swimming.

Get your sun protection now by visiting us at 56 South William Street, Dublin 2 or buy online at our online boutique.


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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