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!

Essie Good To Go Top Coat

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.

Is it time for the Chop?

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There is no doubt that this season, the shorter the hair, the better!
Our senior stylists recently attended the L’Oreal Colour Trophy Semi-Finals and noticed that it’s no longer just colour, the cuts have become a main attraction!
From layers to shape around the face to lots of disconnection, it’s time to bring out the scissors because we’re ready for a cut!
We’ve looked at catwalk shows, our favourite Instagram lades and celebrity faces to show you the best looks for the season! Whether its lob, bob, a pixie cut or fringes and bangs, these ladies will definitely inspire you to get the chop!

Dua Lipa

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From releasing massive bangers this year to giving the short hair trend the nod of approval, the “One Kiss” singer is really one to watch. Dua Lipa took to her Instagram to post a new hair cut with the caption “snip snip”. Miss Lipa was busy that day from releasing her new single with DJ Calvin Harris to updating her look! The singer states she needed a cut since her hair was so damaged. Well, we love it!

Jourdan Dunn

Miss Dunn has had her short locks for quite some time now. From dip dye, to soft waves and balayage, she knows how to make the most of short hair.

Kylie Jenner

The new mom debuted a shorter look over Coachella this year, but alas, it was only a wig! Miss Jenner fooled her fans once again, but she really does rock this short ‘do!

Selena Gomez

Late last year Selena released a new sound and rocked shorter locks! The young starlet also ditched the brunette locks for a while and rocked a platinum lob! Either way, this gal knows how to rock the short cuts!

The Catwalks for SS18 also rocked some shorter looks – will you rock the runway looks?



Shorter hair may seem like it’s hard to style but fear not! With these easy to do styles, you can rock it!

Subtle Waves
With subtle waves, it can add great shape and texture to your hair. For an effortless finish, use Rahua Enchanted Sea Salt Spray available here.


Side Part

For that effortless and sophisticated look, a side part always does the job! From sleek to curls, there is no wrong with this style!



Will you try the shorter look this summer? Call 01 671 9353 or book here.

SILKE London – Your new Best Friend

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SILKE London

We are so excited to be stocking these life changing hair enhancers!

So, you ask yourself, “What is a SILKE Hair wrap?”

We decided to crack the code and the reasons why you need one in your life!

What is it?

Ever find split ends and broken hair on your pillow when you wake up? Well, fear not, this is for you. It’s a 100% silk hair wrap that protects hair at night to eliminate the nightly friction and moisture absorption of bed linen that causes breakages, frizz and split ends! While it’s doing all that it is also conditioning your hair which helps to promote growth, thickness and it extends the time between washes and blow-dries!

A bit of history?

London based hair stylist Maria has been in the industry for over 32 years and has a reputation of being able to tame unruly and difficult to manage hair. She had access to all the treatments, all the products but she couldn’t find anything to help her hair grow and prevent breakage. She realised that hair was receiving extreme damage while we sleep! So, she decided to wrap her hair in 100% silk, it has many benefits for your skin, so it must do the same for your hair! While there are many women who know the benefits of silk wraps, many didn’t – Maria seen the gap in the market and went for it!

Maria says, “I want women all around the world to experience that same confidence they feel when they step out of my salon chair, each and every morning.”

Each product created blends Maria’s industry knowledge and age old traditional beauty secrets to allow each woman, of every hair type to treat their hair with love and respect it deserves.

Why you need it

It repairs and prevents hair breakage and damage

Helps maintain your hairstyle over night

Helps balance oily roots and dry ends

Wash your hair less (YES!)

Conditions your hair overnight, which helps combat dryness

Reduces hair loss and promotes hair growth

Keep your extensions looking better for longer

Eliminates frizz and flyaways

Choose from array of colours – going to bed has just got more luxurious!

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What are you waiting for? Shop them here!

Get Ahead of the Trends This Spring!


In this gloomy weather we’ve been having, let’s take our minds away to something brighter and cover the Spring ’18 forecast while we’re waiting for this year’s flowers to bloom.

The catwalks for Spring are giving us a huge variety of hair styles to choose from – a look for every mood! We have seen everything from big, beautiful curls to the sleek and elegant styles which never go out of date. We’re seriously spoiled for choice this season – no boring hairstyles here!

First up, we’re getting lots of major throwback vibes with the comeback of some accessories that won’t go unnoticed!

We are in lovee with the styling of the large detailed barrettes which we saw on the runways of Versace and Simone Rocha. These bold gold statement pieces and more delicate details of pearling and studs will bring a new life to your look when styled with a sleek middle or side parting. Or bring some femininity to your wild side – taming curls with pearls.

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Versace; Left & Simone Rocha; Right

Keep calm for this next one – We also saw the return of scrunchies at Mansur Gavriel. Don’t hate it, just give lovingly into the trend and revel in their return like we all know you want to!

Sleek braids are everywhere this Spring, intricate detailing that will blow you away will get you ready for the festival season or a night at the Opera. These versatile braids will keep chic a word that’s pinned to your radar for months on end!

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Christian Siriano; Top & Jil Sander; Bottom

For the effortless put together look we cannot fault the ponytail. This is a style that is timeless, not to mention elegant (and time saving!) no matter what decade. Whether sleek or dishevelled, we’ve witnessed it all on the runways of the top fashion icons, so no need to worry if your trip to the salon is a couple of weeks overdue. Just bundle your locks back off your face, style as preferred and slip into style.

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Loewe; Left & Tanya Taylor; Right

Waves and curls are a go-to style that will forever be a fail-safe, but this Spring don’t be afraid to go big and bold! Brush out your beautiful curls for wonderful voluminous locks, make your hair the focus and stand out from the crowd with this statement style.

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Call us now to book in for your Spring looks on 01 671 93 53 or book now through our website at or using our app by clicking here to download.

*Photos courtesy of Google Images

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!

Gel Break

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!



Dark to Blonde? Is it possible?

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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.


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 for more information.


Image Skillnet Cutting for your Client with Dylan Bradshaw Course

Monday November 18th

Duration: 1 day, 10am – 5pm
Location: The Dylan Bradshaw Academy, Dublin

Image Skillnet Member Price: €263
Full price for non-Image Skillnet members: €350

This course is suitable for any stylists wanting to upskill, and also for those returning to work after a career break.

Students are asked to bring their own models for the day. They will be fully briefed upon confirmation of their place on the course.

Course Content
Dylan Bradshaw truly believes that even the most talented hairdresser is capable of losing a client through poor consultations and by not listening to what their client really wants.
‘Cutting for your Client’ provides Stylists with the necessary consultation skills as well as the tips, techniques and inspiration needed when introducing a ‘trend’ cut to your client. Learn how to show your client how their new cut can be easily styled and maintained confidently at home.

Dylan will highlight the importance of ‘Understanding What your Client Wants’ in order to:
– improve your service
– increase productivity
– build a stylist’s column and salon business

Master the skills, build confidence and knowledge so that you can offer your best to each of your clients. The results will speak for themselves!

For more information, or if you need help in booking on to this course, contact Image Skillnet directly on or 071-9640438. Course must be fully paid for in advance of the start date.

For online bookings visit

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.

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.


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

Also available to book by calling 01 671 93 53 or at