Sick of Beach Waves? Try these Styles for the Summer

Summer hair can be stressful. The hot, humid weather can ruin your hairstyle since all you want to do it tie it up!

But it doesn’t have to be like that, hair is fun, easy and if you want it, it can be practical. We’ve compiled a list of hair that’s photo ready and summer friendly!

Minimal Chic

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Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you can just forget about your hair and throw it up like a pineapple on your head! If your summer style is clean cut linens and crisp, minimal designs, this minimal chic hairstyle is perfect for you. It’s a simple and easy updo that keeps hair away from the face and your neck. Accessorize with a gold statement clip for a more chic feel.

Retro Babe

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It doesn’t matter what decade you’re born in, you can always look back at the past for some fun, hair inspo! We love the classic Bardot fringe. It’s fun, it’s wispy and romantic! It frames your face too so if you’re conscious about your face shape you can create an illusion. Up or down, this look is a great go-to from summer days to nights!

Short Lob

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Paris Jackson knows the suss. From living her best life under the LA sun, she’s used to the heat. Don’t be afraid of the scissors, just think of all the benefits of short hair. From quicker drying time , to effortless styling, why not opt for shorter locks this summer?

Futuristic

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The time is now but your hair trends can be fashion forward. This mohawk braid is ideal not only for keeping hair off of your face but it can keep you cool all day!

So there you have it, four stunning styles for summer that doesn’t involve beach waves! Try them out today and tag is in your selfies @dylanbradshawsalon.

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Meet Our New Nail Tech

The Dylan Bradshaw Salon team are always expanding and we are delighted to introduce a third member to our nail bar!

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Meet Paige, the youngest member to our nail team! At just 20 years old, she has bags of experience.

Paige has had 1 year extensive nail training. She has worked with major nail salons in Dublin City Center including NAILS.inc in Brown Thomas and Jule Beauty Salon at the Grand Canal.

Paige loves eccentric nails, weird and wonderful nails that are out there and letting her creative side show! She keeps up to date with trends & techniques.

 Paige is trained in all nail services from shellac, to gel extensions (coming soon to our Salon), she is well experienced in the nail industry.

We can’t wait to see her talent grow and develop in our salon.

Book in with Paige here.

Academy Graduation

Today we celebrated the Class of 2018!

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Our talented students returned to the Academy to receive their certificates and portfolios where they created a range of different looks.

The day was full of food, catch ups, and laughs!

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From the DCU Fashion Show to Trainee Catwalk, our students showcased their talents and showed off their hard work!

Our educator, Elle, has helped them to develop into hard-working and motivated individuals with a hunger and passion for success!

Check out some of their fantastic work below.

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If you are thinking of becoming a hairdresser our 18-month diploma course is ideal for those wanting to break into the hair industry.

Learn from influential figures and get tips from Ireland’s leading hair stylist, Dylan Bradshaw.

If you’re interested email academy@dylanbradshaw.com to arrange an informal interview.

Learn more about what we offer here

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.

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

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.

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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Hot Trends for Summer 2018

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With festivals and pool parties just around the corner, we thought we’d give you some hair inspo for Summer 2018! From braids to up-dos to beachy waves, these looks will have you ready from hanging with friends in the local to frolicking in the beach! Now the most important question… which one to try first?

Double Dutch Braids

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We love this look for the festival season! It’ll keep your hair out of your face while you dance the night away. Add some glitter in the split and BAM! You’re a festival goddess. Another bonus about this cute hairstyle is if you are camping at a festival it’s perfect to hide greasy hair! So it’s a definite win-win!

Headscarves

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Whether you’re roaming the streets of Paris or chilling out by the pool, this handy accessory is not only a cute addition to your outfit but it can protect your hair from the sun! With so many ways to style, you can spend all summer with many quirky looks! Use it to tie around your ponytail or wrap around your head for that instant retro feel!

Beach Waves

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If you are chilling by the beach this hairstyle will be easy to achieve! From the natural sea salt to the wind styling your hair, you’ll be a boho goddess! If like some you’re not near the beach, opt for a sea salt spray to add the texture without the sand! Our pick is the Rahua Beauty Enchanted Sea Salt Spray – this gorgeous spray smells just like the beach and it adds texture to give you that beachy vibe! A few spritz here and there can really transport you. Buy here.

Space Buns

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We all mastered the art of the Hun bun but this festival season why not try Space Buns? Add some glitter for extra glam and you’re ready to hit the main stage! Go for simple buns or style it with braids – this look can be for beginners or pros. Make it what you wish!

Scrunchies

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The 90’s are back and if you’re not bold enough to try crimped hair then this is the perfect way to dip into the comeback trend! From celebs to the runway, everyone loves this nostalgic look. Tie it up high or half up and half down with a cute scrunchie and you’re bang on trend!

So what are you waiting for? Test out these hot trends for summer! Book online here.