Smartbond: Why you need it


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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Hot Trends for Summer 2018


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?

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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!



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


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


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!



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.

Holiday ready with Dylan Bradshaw!


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!



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.



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!



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.

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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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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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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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.

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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!