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Summer is fast approaching and with a new season comes some fab new hair trends to freshen up your look!  The gorgeous folks at Hession Hairdressing have shared their tips and tricks of the trade with us, including some of their favourite Summer styles that anyone can try. 

BRONDE Hair

This flattering blend of blonde and brown tones has grown in popularity in the last year and is going nowhere.

With celebrities like the ever stylish Olsen twins, Eva Longoria and Chrissy Teigen still sporting the look, bronde is set to be a big trend again this summer. As a hair colour, Bronde is perfect for clients looking for something soft, natural and not too high maintenance. It is also perfect for all skin tones and a great choice for someone looking to change their hair colour for the first time.

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Flat Waves

Neither beachy nor bouncy, ‘flat waves’ are going to be everywhere this summer. Popular with celebrities like Jessica Alba, Kendall Jenner and Jennifer Laurence, these waves aren’t your typical bouncy glamorous ‘Hollywood Style’ waves, nor are they overly beachy and boho.

Flat Waves work for everyone as they are understated and chic yet totally on trend and best of all they work for all face shapes and ages. To create this look at home all you need to do is split your hair into sections. Gently wrap each section around your curling iron, starting the curl 2-3 inches from your roots. Leave the ends of your hair straight for a laid back look. When all sections are complete loosely run your fingers through your hair and finish with a spritz of hair spray.

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The High Pony

A final hair trend that never seems to go away is a sexy sleek high pony tail as seen all over the catwalks throughout New York Fashion Week. To get the sleek shine in front, load up on the mousse before slicking it back into a tight pony at the crown of your head.

Flip your head forward and gather your hair for maximum height.  Use two hair elastics for extra volume and iron out any waves in your pony using a hair straighteners (Don’t forget that heat protection spray!) Smooth any fly away hairs around your hairline with a comb and hold in place with hairspray – et voila you’re left with a super sophisticated pony that never goes out of style!

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 Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!

After spending weeks lamenting the state of your cuticles and the length of your fingernails, you finally book yourself a much-needed manicure.

And you emerge feeling like a new woman.

From the shape to the colour, there's nothing you don't love about your latest treatment… until you see someone else's stunning set of nails and instantly wish you had opted for their shade and style.

If you're on the look-out for some inspo, step forward and behold these beauties of Instagram.

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Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here! 

We're no stranger to beauty trends, and we are always on the lookout for new and exciting products to try. 

That is why when we learned of a new body cream with a 2,000 person waiting list, we couldn't help but delve a little deeper and find out why this cream is so popular. 

The popular body moisturiser in question is the Ever Skin Lavish Ultra Rich Body Butter, which has sold out before, and now it has thousands of people waiting to get their excited hands on it. 

What makes this cream so special? We can't help but be intrigued. 

The cream's formula looks similar to that of a luxurious night cream, but in a larger tub with a slightly thicker formula that smells like a dessert – what's not to love? 

Jojoba and cocoa butter are the key ingredients to this cult favourite moisturiser, with cold-pressed kiwi and cranberry seed oil to tighten and firm your skin, and sea buckthorn for topical antioxidants. 

The cream also includes blackberry and cherry oil, which is probably the reason it smells so delicious. 

Once it’s restocked, the coveted cream will cost eager customers $42 for a 4.6 oz tub – and will undoubtedly be yet another sell-out! 

What do you reckon, ladies? Is this cream worth the wait (we think it is). 

 

Major fans of a little R&R, we announced we were looking for Ireland’s top spa destination, and we needed you to tell us which spa guaranteed the most luxurious treatments, luscious products and amazing ambiance.

Fingers on the pulse as always, you responded in your thousands, and our panel of judges wasted no time getting to grips with the nominees.

And these are the five incredible finalists.

ESPA at Powerscourt

Your first finalist comes in the form of the stunning ESPA at Powerscourt.

Decadent, indulgent and utterly tranquil, this spa destination in Co Wicklow seek to recalibrate body, mind and spirit in truly breathtaking surrounds.

The Marker Hotel & Spa

An oases in the centre of one of the capital's busiest areas, The Marker Hotel & Spa is devoted to ensuring the rest and relaxation of its visitors.

Encouraging total escape, the spa at the Marker Hotel has been pampering the public since 2013.

The Well Spa, Cliff House Hotel

Set on the coast, the Well Spa at the Cliff House Hotel is known for its breathtaking surroundings, and utterly indulgent treatments.

Overlooking the sea, this intimate spa is considered one of the most opulent the country has to offer.

Chill Spa, The Ice House Hotel

Utterly unique, the Chill Spa at the Ice House Hotel in Co Mayo boasts spectacular views, beautiful surrounds and second-to-none staff.

Straddling contemporary chic with traditional elegance, this spa destination is your fourth finalist.

Seafield Hotel and Spa

Located in Co Wexford, the Seafield Hotel and Spa allowed visitors to luxuriate in serene surrounds before sampling some of the spa's wholly indulgent treatment packages.

Providing the public with an idyllic spot for a much-needed getaway, it's no surprise this destination made the shortlist.

 

Whether they’re performing a simple file and polish or providing a full-set of extensions, a good nail salon needs to inspire trust and creativity among its clientele.

With that in mind, we wanted to know if there was one establishment which always leaves you feeling chic, slick and pretty kick-ass.

And it turns out that the nail salons around the country are absolutely slaying right now, and you guys wasted no time voting.

So, without further ado, here are your five finalists!

Polish Spa

Located on Dublin's Fitzwilliam Street, Polish Spa provides luxurious nailcare treatments in stunning surrounds.

From its Georgian environs to its attentive and talented team of staff, Polish Spa provides an experience not rivalled by many others.

Tropical Popical

While synonymous with all things quirky, kooky and Saoirse Ronan-related, Tropical Popical's greatest attribute is its incredibly talented, creative and engaging staff.

Located on South William Street, this salon provides more than just manis and pedis, but ensures an all-round invigorating experience.

5th Avenue Nails

With branches in Dublin and Cork, 5th Avenue is known for its meticulous technicians and indulgent treatments.

From coconut manicures to chocolate manicures, they sound good enough to eat.

Edvard & Pink

Your fourth finalist for Nail Salon of the Year comes in the form of stunning Dundrum salon Edvard &Pink.

From their slick design to their indulgent treatments, Edvard & Pink is one of the capital's best-loved beauty destinations.

Beauty Lounge

A Galway favourite, Beauty Lounge is known for its talented staff, tranquil atmosphere and exceptional treatments.

With over a decade of experience within the industry, Naoise Martina and Selma Orman have been instrumental in ensuring their salon provides a luxurious getaway for Galwegians.

 

Earlier this year, we asked you which hair salon has come up trumps for you over and over again.

We wanted to know if you regularly put your trust (and tresses) in the hands of one salon, would recommend the staff without a moment’s hesitation, and only wept tears of joy over your latest style.

And you guys responded in your absolute droves.

So without further ado, here are your five finalists for Hair Salon of the Year Award!

Melo Yelo

A favourite among the public in Limerick, Melo Yelo is known for its high energy atmosphere and second-to-none stylists and colourists.

Redefining creativity is the name of the game for this Shannon Street salon, and you guys love it.

Style Club

With three branches in Dublin, Style Club has cemented itself as a firm favourite among you guys.

From its creative and engaging team of stylists to its electrifying decor and design, Style Club actively seeks to turn your appointment into an experience of the senses.

Zero One

Located in the heart of Greystones, Zero One's dedication to each individual client's needs and expectations is its primary driving force.

From the luxurious setting to the team's focus on each customer, Zero One has made a serious impact on the world of haircare.

Dylan Bradshaw

Having worked at the helm of the hairdressing industry since the tender age of 17, Dylan Bradshaw sought to bring his passion and enthusiasm for the craft to his salon on South William Street.

And since its opening in 2000, Dylan Bradshaw has become synonymous with style, luxury and creativity.

Keville Hair

With three branches nationwide, Keville Hair is the brainchild of Alan Keville who spent years honing his craft in London and Milan before establishing three bustling salons across the country.

If Keville Hair is your go-to spot, it's time to give them the nod!

 

What better way to treat yourself than taking your skin care regime up a notch? 

And we mean without breaking the bank, obviously.

Here's our pick of the face, hand and body products that are worth every penny. 

Roger & Gallet Liquid Soaps

OK, maybe hand soap doesn't usually scream luxury skincare, but this stuff is different. 

Roger & Gallet’s range of liquid soaps are dermatologically tested and made using the highest quality plant-based ingredients. 

A single pump of this gorgeous soap will instantly transform into a creamy mousse that can be used on hands and body.

The soaps are available in four glorious scents, Bois d’Orange, Citron, Rose and Jean Marie Farina. 

Liquid soap pump bottle 300ml RRP: €15.00

 

Soft Apricot Butter Delarom Soft Hands Cream

Say goodbye to dull, overworked hands forever.

This luxuriously soft hand cream contains active ingredients known to protect, nourish and moisturise your skin while its brightening complex works to smooth the appearance of your hands.

Ingredients include apricot butter, apricot kernel oil, macadamia nut oil and brown alga extract.

Apply with a gentle massage motion all over your hands for the pick-me-up they definitely deserve.

Delarom Soft Hands Cream 75ml RRP: €16.00

 

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse

This multi-purpose dry oil is perfect for when your face is in desperate need of a little TLC.

The NUXE Huile Prodigieuse contains lots of Vitamin E and various plant oils that will leave your skin looking and feeling healthier than ever.

The oil also works a treat at removing the visible signs of stretch marks.

And that’s not all! The product can even be used on your hair, leaving it supple and shiny without that greasy feeling.

The company are celebrating 25 years in business and are treating us to three limited addition anniversary bottles, which are available nationwide from May.

 

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse is suitable for all skin types and sells for €33.

LANCÔME Énergie de Vie Sleeping Mask 75ml

Prepare for the ultimate pamper session.

Lancome's overnight recovery sleeping mask will leave your skin looking fresh, radiant and visibly hydrated.

Use a small amount as a night cream or use as a mask by applying a generous layer onto your face and leave for 10 minutes before removing with a cotton pad.

The texture instantly transforms upon the heat of your skin, breaking into hydrating water droplets that works perfectly to give dull, dry skin the hydration it needs.

LANCÔME Énergie de Vie Sleeping Mask 75ml €55.00

 

Alpha-H Age Delay Hand Trio – 3x Age Delay Hand and Cuticle Cream

Keep your hands looking fresh and youthful with this luxurious trio from Alpha-H.

This award-winning Age Delay Hand and Cuticle Cream is infused with essential oils and glycolic acid – perfect for when your hands and nails look like they’ve seen better days.

Alpha-H Age Delay Hand Cream Trio includes three 100ml tubes, perfect for any girl on the go.

Pop one in your handbag, one on your desk and one beside your bed, for perfectly moisturised hand all day, every day.

The trio sells for €40 and is available in pharmacies nationwide or at alphah.ie.

 

ESTEE LAUDER 3-in-1 Cleanser/Toner/Remover

This one is for lazy girls everywhere.  

The all-in-one cleanser, toner and make-up remover is ideal for all skin types.

The formula starts to work by melting away any make-up and leaving your skin toned and balanced without any oil residue.

Estee Lauder 3-in-1 Cleanser/Toner/Remover €31.50. 

For many of us, it took a few false starts and some over-plucked eyebrows before we finally landed at the door of the salon which gave us the treatments we’ve wanted (and needed) for years.

Taking us (and our nonexistent brows) into the 21st century, the folk at the helm of the brow and lash business in this country have done much to remind us all of the power of a good eyebrow and lash treatment.

And we couldn’t let the inaugural SHEmazing! Awards pass without paying tribute to the men and women who have given us brows to be proud of and lashes to lust after.

So, without further ado, here are your five finalists for Brow and Lash Salon of the Year.

Up To My Eyes

Located in Greystones Co Wicklow, Up To My Eyes specialises in Eyelash Extensions, EmBrowdery, and HD Brows in addition to countless other treatments.

If this salon is your go-to establishment, and never fails to leave you feeling amazing, it's time to give them the nod… and the vote!

Elysian Brows and Beauty

One of the best known establishments on Dublin's South William Street, Elysian Brows and Beauty has been catering to the masses for years.

And it sounds like they've certainly impressed you guys as they've found their way onto our finalists' list!

Millies

Located in Naas, Co Kildare, Millie's provides a range of services which ensures everyone who passes through their doors leaves feeling totally pampered and utterly indulged.

From tinting to tweezing and threading, this salon plays host to some of your most sought-after brow and lash treatments.

WaxWorks

One of Limerick's best known salons, WaxWorks is our fifth finalist in our Brown and Lash Salon of the Year Award.

With more than ten years experience, the therapists at WaxWorks are dedicated to ensuring each and every customer leaves feeling totally indulged.

 

The Brow Artist

Based in Ranelagh, The Brow Artist specialises in complete brow re-design.

Experts in shaping, threading, tinting and Semi-Permanent Brow solutions, The Brow Artist has made a serious impact on the industry… and you guys!

 

Ellen Kavanagh, co-founder of Waxperts, is one of our guest judges.

Earlier this year we told you that we were officially on the hunt for the best product of the past 12 months; one that has totally transformed your beauty routine and left you feeling like an utter queen.

And considering you guys have your fingers on the pulse when it comes to the world of cosmetics, you wasted no time filling us in on your favourites.

With hundreds of incredible products to consider, our panel of judges got to work, and presented us with your five finalists.

Ladies, we give you the final nominees for SHEmazing's Beauty Product of the Year!

The Skin Nerd; Cleanse Off Mitt

Designed by Jennifer Rock, the Cleanse Off Mitt is a reusable, microfibre cosmetic mitt designed to remove makeup and oil from the skin.

This innovative Irish product is easily one of the most talked-about of the year.

Inglot Gel Liner

Water-proof, smudge-proof and crease-proof, it's no surprise that Inglot Gel Liner has made your list of ultimate favourites.

Brows on fleek, amirite?

Benefit Brow Zings

When it comes to eyebrows, you ladies know what you like, and you certainly won't settle for less.

And with its combination of eyebrow powder and wax, mini slant tweezers and dual-sided extendable applicator, Benefit Brow Zings is mere votes away from being crowned your Beauty Product of the Year.

Urban Decay Complexion Primer

Most of us would be absolutely lost without primer, and it looks like Urban Decay has seriously impressed you lot this year.

If you want to see Urban Decay Complexion Primer crowned winner, have your say in time for our inaugural SHEmazing Awards.

Cocoa Brown Golden Goddess
 
A shimmering body oil, which was designed to add an illuminating glow to enhance your Cocoa Brown Tan, Golden Goddess, has proven a massive hit with self-tan users everywhere.

And perhaps the most appealing aspect? It's perfect for non-tanners too as this product can be used alone for a hint of luminosity and a sheen finish to your skin

 

Listen, when it comes to skincare, we all have the best of intention, but in practice we have a tendency to be kind of lazy.

We've all used makeup wipes (or even baby wipes) to clean our faces before falling into bed from exhaustion – but we should really be more aware of our skin's health.

That is why we are SO excited to introduce you to the Cleanse Off Mitt – created by Jennifer Rock, The Skin Nerd.

What is this mitt, you ask?

Well, you can say goodbye to face wipes forever, because this is a reusable microfibre mitt is your new best friend. 

 

#NERDNEWS www.theskinnerd.ie is a 'comin as per hundreds of your requests … register now …2017 is shaping up to be an amazing year. Come February 1st I will be self employed and am so unbelievably thankful and grateful to every single human that bought a @cleanseoffmitt or supported me via my Instagram, Facebook and Snap chat mediums… my website will be live next month…. the skinnerd.ie it will be an information station with Skin knowledge from myself and so many people I have recruited as my team of panellists including a pharmacist, doctor, functional medical doctor, acne doctor, nurse , makeup artists ( you'll know them !) Semi permanent makeup artists and so much more ….. the skin is an organ, in my opinion not one angle addresses the problem so my aim is to educate and for us all to learn from one another and empower people to make their own decision. Sooo please feel free to add your name to the list so when we go live you will be amongst the first to delve deep into the nerd brain ! I have so many plans I'm literally bursting but …. without you all watching and supporting it would not be a reality. Whatever may come of it – thank you ALL #skin #skincare #newbeginnings #staytuned #theskinisnanorgan #theskinnerd

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The mitt is one of this year's must-haves (seriously, it sells out constantly), and is perfect for all ages, all skin types and both genders – so really, what's not to love? 

This innovative Irish product is designed to remove makeup and oil from the skin, while also being gentle and respectful to the skin. 

Wipes tend to contain harsh chemical that can often irritate and agitate the skin – but this mitt is chemical and preservative free. 

 

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The best part of this amazing product is the fact that you don't need any cleanser or soap, you simply wet the mitt and remove your makeup – even mascara and stubborn eyeliner. 

As if that wasn't enough, the Cleanse Off Mitt is machine washable, and lasts up to six month depending on the amount of use. 

It is ideal for busy mums who are always on the go – for quick and easy makeup removal at all times. 

The Cleanse Off Mitt is available in pharmacies nationwide, for just €5.95!

We're obsessed with it! 

 

We all love makeup, but it can be a bit of an ordeal to apply it every day (so generally, we choose not to!)

Despite this, we are always on the lookout for more wonderful beauty products and gadgets.

With that in mind, we have made a list of five AMAZING makeup gadgets that will low-key change your life, and make putting your face on way easier.

Rotating lipstick case

I mean, who doesn't need one of these? You'll be super organised AND you will be the envy of your makeup-loving pals. 

Clean-up pencil

This will clean up any rogue mascara or eyeliner. Perfect for if you sneeze and mess up that winged liner. 

Brush holder

I mean, this is the perfect gift for ANYONE who enjoys cosmetics. It's handmade, making it extra special. 

Nail polish holder

This is an absolute GAME-CHANGER. No more spills and worry when you paint your nails… we'll take 10, please.

Liner designer

This handsome little invention will help you achieve that perfect Adele-like winged eyeliner. 

You are welcome. 

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!

If you are on the hunt for a fantastically affordable line of fresh cosmetics, then look no further than the wonderful H&M. 

For natural looking, flawless skin that will make a fashion statement of its own, H&M Beauty’s new selection of liquid foundations will provide the exact amount of coverage you need without hiding your natural glow.

This fresh new collection will also bring light to your skin with innovative strobing palettes and highlighters, along with new tools such as the multi-tasking brush and highlighting concealer tapered brush that will make your application faultless.

The theme for this year's beauty range is all things trendy! The collection is full of cushion compacts, colour-correcting palettes, strobing tools, and millennial pink everywhere. 

The eight-piece range is limited edition, meaning, there’s no time to waste.

The best part of this pastel-filled collection? You can afford every single delightful item, with prices starting at just €4.

Stock up ladies, summer is well and truly on the way.