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This Christmas give the gift of a luxurious hair product for the women in your life who doesn’t have time for trips to the salon.

InStyler Cerasilk WAND

Embrace voluminous curls and bombshell bouncy waves this year with the new InStyler Cerasilk WAND. The 1” Cerasilk WAND delivers an expert level look in seconds. Designed using the same unique technology as the sell-out Cerasilk Styling Iron, the WAND features a woven ceramic texture that creates micro subsurface recesses that generate hot pockets of air with intense, radiant, heat thus eliminating direct contact between your hair and the wand. This unique technology acts as a built-in heat protector to defend against damage with every twist of hair.

RRP €89.99 and you can buy it here www.InStyler.ie.

Phyto 50 Christmas Set – Phyto 7 and Botanical Hairspray

This set includes two of Phyto’s leading products which complement each other to leave your hair healthy and hydrated for the Christmas season and into the New Year.  It includes the wonder product that is PHYTO 7, to deeply hydrate the fibres of your hair and PHYTO Laque Soie Botanical Hair Spray to ensure that after all the curling and styling, your holiday do stays put during the party season.

RRP €16

Available in pharmacies nationwide.

Kérastase Luxury Gift Sets

This Christmas, Kérastase has a luxurious range of ultra-personalised coffrets, for pure hair indulgence.   The ultimate in personalised care for exceptional hair, the Kérastase Christmas Coffrets are the perfect festive treat for tresses. Each set features three full size products targeted to specific hair types (dry, damaged, coloured, dull and unruly).  The Résistance gift set features the ultimate strengthening shampoo and conditioner, along with Ciment Thermique, an anti-breakage blowdry cream to transform breakage-prone hair.


RRP €76.80

Available from www.petermark.ie

LanaiBLO Limited Edition Chrome Hair Dryer

Add a touch of glamour to your hair repertoire this festive season with the Limited Edition Chrome LanaiBLO Hairdryer. Its stylishly designed and ultra-sleek chrome finish gives this Hair Care Hero a new look and feel, adding pizzazz to your everyday hair routine.  This Christmas save someone’s time, and money, on countless trips to the salon by putting the professional power in their hands.

RRP €99

Available from www.lanaiblo.com

Tangle Teezer Compact Styler Glitter Edition

It’s the season to glimmer and sparkle, so get ready to dress up your hair and dazzle with the help of our limited-edition Gold Starlight Compact Styler. For soft, shiny and tangle-free hair. Designed with unique two-tiered system technology, its long teeth gently detangle knots, whilst its shorter teeth smoothen the hair cuticle for a sleek finish. An ideal size for throwing in your handbag, the compact styler allows you to add volume, texture and shine on-the-go.

RRP €15

Available in pharmacies nationwide.

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque

This intensive treatment masque deeply moisturizes and repairs dry, damaged or over-processed hair. The intensive treatment masque deeply moisturizes and repairs dry, damaged or over-processed hair. Key Ingredients include certified organic shea butter, argan oil and sea kelp

RRP €16.99

Available in pharmacies nationwide.

Redken ‘Compliments of the Season’ Gift Range

Redken have a great range of gift options this year with their ‘Compliments of the Season’ Collections. Five assortments that include an iconic Redken haircare hero range alongside their cult treatment One United; a 25 benefits-in-one treatment that will increase manageability, protect against heat and reduce dryness.

RRP €45.85

Available from www.petermark.ie

Davines OI Travel Box (with All in One Milk)

This luxury sustainable brand is developed in Italy and sold in the best salons in Ireland. Their ‘Ol’ range gives hair extraordinary softness, shine and body. OI products protect the structure of the hair from heat damage from straighteners or by mechanical stress. The special ingredient is Roucou Oil. It originates from the Amazon rainforest and has a profoundly restructuring action on the hair; it reduces cell damage due to UV rays, prevents ageing and keep hair supple, preventing hair breakage and flaking. These gorgeous travel size editions are also the perfect gift for anyone who loves luxury and loves their hair.

RRP €29

Available from select salons nationwide

Phyto 50 Phyto 7 and Phytojoba Shampoo Christmas Set

This Christmas gift set includes two of Phyto’s leading products which complement each other to leave your hair healthy and hydrated for the Christmas season and into the New Year.  This set includes PHYTO 7, to deeply hydrate the fibres of your hair and Phytojoba Moisturising Shampoo is a pearly-tinted, shimmering, rich and highly concentrated milk.  You only need a tiny amount to create an instant, generous foam that gently cleanses the scalp and hair whilst washing.   You will notice a huge improvement in the condition of your hair pretty quickly.

RRP €20

Available in pharmacies nationwide.

HASK Unwined Deep Conditioner Sachets Sauvignon Blanc

Glisten up! This Sauvignon Blanc inspired deep conditioner helps enhance shine and adds luster.  It contains wine extract which we are assured is packed with antioxidants to help rejuvenate, strengthen and soften.  It’s free from sulphates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colours too.

RRP €3.75

Available from all good pharmacies nationwide


InStyler has just launched their new Cerasilk WAND and it's our favourite Instyler product yet. We are fast approaching the Christmas party season which means endless requirements to look a million dollars, but without the million dollar budget.  This year, you can embrace voluminous curls and bombshell bouncy waves with the new InStyler Cerasilk WAND without breaking your blow dry budget! 

The 1” Cerasilk WAND delivers an expert level look in seconds. Designed using the same unique technology as the sell-out Cerasik Styling Iron, the WAND features a woven ceramic texture that creates micro subsurface recesses that generate hot pockets of air with intense, radiant, heat thus eliminating direct contact between your hair and the wand. This unique technology acts as a built-in heat protector to defend against damage with every twist of hair.

Also unique to the Cerasilk WAND is the innovative cool touch grip tip, featuring silicone bristles that gently grasp the hair to allow you hands-free wrapping and the ability to secure the hair to ensure the perfect style. This patented, clip-free design also prevents breakage and creases in the hair.

InStyler have been perfecting everyday styles in a snap with their sell-out hair styling range including the HERO product…the InStyler MAX rotating barrell that allows for flawless locks in minutes. Now with the introduction of the Cerasilk WAND any style you desire is at your fingertips.

It's available with four different heat settings and an 8” professional swivel cord which makes the InStyler Cerasilk WAND the ideal tool for all hair lengths and types.  

Consider your styling tools an investment – they’re frequently used, sometimes rigorously, and play a major role in both the look and the health of your hair.

Get your hands on this latest hair must-have and go straight into the festive season in style – the RRP is €89.99 it is available now from www.InStyler.ie.



Being blonde has it's perks, but staying blonde is another story altogether.

From maintenance to conditioning to frizz, bleaching your hair blonde brings annoyances alongside the shimmering golden fierceness.

Watching those dark roots emerge while checking your bank balance and realising that you can't afford to get them bleached professionally is a special kind of heartbreak.

Seeing those unwanted brassy yellow tones seeping through sends shivers down my spine, as a gal who has white/silver hair. Banishing yellow has been super easy for me since I began using the brand Fanola:


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Otherwise known as the purple shampoo GODS, I was stunned at how amazing the results are. It does dry out the hair, but it's worth it if you pair it with a good conditioner, or use Olaplex

Olaplex has saved my bleached barnet by using specialist chemicals to legit bind the hair together and protect it from the damage of bleach.

The salon Cowboys & Angels on South William Street in Dublin SWEAR by it, and for good reason; It really does work.

I've tried using 'big brand' or high street purple shampoos, and normally they're an absolute train-wreck. Their bleach and toners are a pure mess, NEVER use them.

Always go to the profesh gals for bleaching your hair; the cheap ones in Boots will just damage your gorgeous locks and you'll have to pay to fix it anyway.

As someone who had to purge my hair three times to have green hues removed, it's always an imperative idea to go to the salon.


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John Frieda, I'm looking at you. Bleach London, y'all need to do some WORK. So I was extremely sceptical when I tried L'Oreal Paris Elvive' new purple shampoo.

Only the professional salon brands like Fanola normally work, but I was hugely impressed by L'Oreal Paris Elvive's efforts. Their new campaign is fronted by none other than Helen Mirren, and they have vowed to banish yellow hues.

Their purple shampoo and conditioner promises to "act as a colour corrector by counteracting and neutralising undesired yellow and orange tones" to leave your hair bright and cool. That's quite the promise…


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Purple formulas, often called silver shampoos, are used on white, silver and dyed blonde hair to keep them looking fresh and light coloured. Purple is the opposite to yellow on the colour wheel, and works to cancel out the sunny tones.

I should mention, my hair was bleached blonder than it's natural dark blonde tone, then a silver/lilac toner was used.

My toner unfortunately allows pink shades to seep through, but after using L'Oreal Paris Elvive's purple shampoo, the hair was noticeably less pink. I wanted lilac realness and I got it, so it's a job well done in my eyes.


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My hair also didn't feel as dried out, after pairing it with the matching L'Oreal Paris Elvive Purple conditioner.

It's only necessary to use purple shampoo once a week, and leave it in the hair for one to three minutes for excellent results. While still no match for Fanola, my hair has returned to a more lilac tone rather than unwanted yellow and pink.

I would 100 percent recommend the shampoo for bleached blondes, or even highlighted brunettes, as it's far cheaper than Fanola.


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Cowboys & Angels sell Fanola's purple shampoo relatively cheap compared to it's marketed price, but you'd struggle to find their no yellow shampoo online for under €20.

At €8.95 each for the shampoo and conditioner, L'Oreal Paris Elvive allows you to get blonder on a budget. 

If Helen Mirren is on board, then by GOD so are we; She can do no wrong.

Overall, L'Oreal Paris Elvive Go Purple gets four stars out of five stars from us. Great value without any damage to the hair, and decent blonde results. 



Our luscious locks need the best hair care, so we've assembled some of our fave products.

If your loved-one is hair obsessed or you're looking for a little extra to go with a big pressie, these are ideal.

Give someone the gift of beautiful hair this Christmas.

 Herbal Essences bio: renew Micellar Water & Blue Ginger Collection from €7.49

Tangle Teezer £11.00

Pantene Superfood from €5.29

Brown Thomas: Piubelle Diamantine Housewife Pillowcase €39.95 

InStyler® MAX – Black 32mm 2-way Rotating Iron €99.99

Silke Hair Wrap The Eva €51.95

Macadamia Conditioner Masque £17.99

Champagne silk hair scrunchies €7.49

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Treatment 250ml €5.99

Kérastase Elixir Ultime Huile Cheveux Colorés €37.10

L'Oreal Elnett Heat Protect Straight Hairspray 170ml €8.99

Pantene Superfood: 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner 200ml from €4.99

Roots Scalp Treatment £12.95/225g

Fanola No Yellow Shampoo 350ml €11.55

Revlon Equave Blonde Detangling Kit €17.99

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer €399.95



Looking for a luxury beauty regime without the high-end price tag?

Well, when it comes skin and hair care, you don't always have to spend big to see great results. 

Here at SHEmazingHQ, we're always on the lookout out for a good bargain, so we've compiled a list of 10 budget-friendly beauty products that are well worth the money. 


Sukin Facial Moisturiser 125ml – €9.95

Seoulista Super Hydration Instant Facial – €8.99



Kiehl's – 'Lip Balm #1' lip balm – €11.50

Urban Decay – 'Rehab Make Up Prep' lip love lip balm – €14.00


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask – €10.00

Yes To Carrots Nourishing Moisturizing Eye Cream – €10.10


Free from Frizz: Blowout Mango Shampoo for Thick/Coarse Hair – €7.99

Fudge Professional Dynamite Rebuild 150ml – €13.70


Burt's bees – 'Ultimate Care' natural body lotion 170g – €14.40

Scrub Love Coffee Body Scrub Original Lovin' 200ml – €13.50



Even though we have lived in Ireland for most of our lives, it's safe to say we will probably never get used to the bitter winds, frosty mornings and the bashing rain that we meet on a daily basis during the winter.

Along with our skin (and moods), our hair gets really damaged during this season – brittle, weary and just pure dull, which is not the best look for when we're heading on our Christmas nights out.

Well, Aussie has created a new Winter Miracle range which will bring your gruaige back from the brink of frostbite.

The shampoo, conditioner and its classic 3 Minute Miracle deep treatment will leave your hair nourished from root to tip.

Aussie Haircare Ambassador Ben Cooke says: “The Aussie Winter Miracle range will be your hair saviour for the winter season. Most women think summer wreaks hair havoc, but winter can be even more damaging.

"My top tip for glossy-looking locks is to use the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Winter intensive treatment at least once a week – it’s extra-concentrated and you’ll instantly feel and see the difference.”

And ladies, it won't break the bank either. The Winter Miracle shampoo and conditioner is only €5.29 and Aussie's 3 Minute Miracle is only €6.59.

Sure, we'll only look smashing!


Kendall Jenner may have access to the best hairstylists on the planet, but she still swears that one super affordable shampoo is the secret behind her luscious locks.

The model – who caused a great deal of upset for the ballet community this week – has reportedly told Allure that Finesse shampoo is her go-to haircare product.

The popular reality TV star said: “Kim likes Finesse shampoo, and now so do I.”


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“I’ve tried all the expensive things, too.  It just works for my hair and makes it so silky.”

And it’s not just Kendall who’s noticed the effects of the $3 product, as she claims stylists often comment on the condition of her hair.

“My hair has held up so much that every hairstylist has been like, ‘Why is your hair still so amazing?’ And I’m like, ‘I literally don’t do anything.  I just use Finesse.’”


hi JLaw!

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Unfortunately Finesse is not currently available in Ireland but it can be bought online through Amazon.


So, this may have just solved all of our problems when it comes to expensive shampoos and conditioners. One woman went on mission and appears to have come to the conclusion that we don’t need fancy products after all- just some dirt.

Mud—and the clay in it—is one of the oldest beauty ingredients in existence. 

The ingredient has often been used in clay and mud masks for both hair and skin. People adore the ingredient as it absorbs excess oils and can deep-clean your pores.

What happens if you wash your oil-prone hair with muck? According to Allure, amazing things.

The mud-based shampoo Shea Terra Organics Moroccan Mud-Poo (yes, poo, not an unfortunate typo) has been around for a while. The latest in mud products comes in powder form and requires you to ix the powder and water together to make a “muddy slurry” concoction. 


Then it is ready to be used like any other shampoo, except that instead of the usual floral scent mud shampoo has a mintier aroma. Good to know.

Cosmetic chemist Randy Schueller explains: "Clay can absorb oil and help clean your scalp, and it contains tea tree oil, which does have some antifungal and antibacterial properties."

This is why mud shampoo leaves hair feeling clean and will allow you to go for three days without washing your hair. Just think of all of the time you can spend not getting up early to wash your hair on weekdays with this wonder product. 

However, Renee Jacques did note one issue with the mud shamppo:

“I do have one caveat about the mud-poo: It can be drying, so make sure you use a good amount of conditioner on the ends of your hair after using it. If you have dry hair, Shea Terra Organic's website suggests dropping a few squeezes of hair oil into your slurry before applying it.” 

She said that she will definitely be trying mud shampoo again in the future and considers it something of a must-have beauty product.


There are few things in life that can instantly change your mood, but for us girls, great smelling hair is one of them. 

We know it might seem simple, but we love it; and we can't get enough of it.

Whether you have freshly washed tresses or your on a five-day hair plan, these oils, mists and sprays will make you want to *hair flip* your way through the day. 

Morrocanoil Treatment

This has a beautiful warm, deep scent that will transport you to the Mediterranean once you spritz some onto your hair. Plus, it gives it strength and shine to boot. Win, win, win. 


Burberry Brit Rhythm Hair Mist

Our beloved fragrance brand now have a hair mist… and it is divine. A powdery floral elixir with blackberry and orange blossom, it is certain to spice things up a bit. 


Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb Bomblicious Hair Mist

A wonderful combination of floral tones including jasmine, bergamot, orange blossom and orchid, Flowerbomb is essentially Spring in a bottle. 


Thierry Mugler Angel Hair Mist

Angel Hair Mist is so dreamy with its honey, red berry, vanilla and caramel notes, it's sure to leave you in a state of bliss after every spray. 


Narciso Rodriguez For Her Mist

This light spray leaves your hair lingering with a sensual scent. And there's no worries about an oily effect thanks to their combination of silicon and polymer. Ah, the freshness. 


MIss Dior Hair Mist Spray

Miss Dior Hair Mist possesses true intensity while offering hair refreshing and protective benefits. Enriched with active ingredients, its formula literally dresses the hair in a sensual trail.


L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Mist

L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil is a dry oil mist enriched with lotus flower extract. The mist wraps the hair in a veil of luxurious shine and lightness and what's more; you can use it on wet or dry hair.


If you're constantly coveting perfect hair, we feel you.

As difficult as it might seem there are a few simple habits you need to start in order to achieve Disney princess-like hair. 

And no, there's no pricey fad treatments here that will drain your wallet – just little secrets on how to do your hair from your own home.

Here are the six hair habits you need to get in to:

Avoid heat styling as much as possible

Let's be honest, you have to use them sometimes. But not every single day. If you can, try to use steam rollers as they are gentle on your hair. And if you simply can't avoid using heat stylers (blow dryers, curlers, straighteners), always have a heat-spray to protect your hair. 


Keep your hair clean

We're sure you've heard of the no-shampoo movement that is currently happening, but many hair stylists disagree. If you use quality products on your hair, it is really causing no harm. Washing your hair reduces split ends, provides great moisture and gives your hair and overall clean and shiny look. 


Don't skimp on moisture

The skin on your scalp needs just as much moisture as the skin on your face, especially if it's going to provide a foundation for your hair to grow. A general rule of thumb is to use conditioner every time you wash your hair. 


Stay loyal

It's a common misconception that switching up your hair care brands keeps your hair healthier, but many experts disagree. Instead, find something that works and stick to it. Remember; you're hair doesn't know the difference. 


Get regular trims

Even if you are growing out your hair, stick to your seasonal trims. Getting your gruaig cut every six to eight weeks is necessary to prevent split ends and stops your hair cuticle splitting.


Keep it cool in the shower

When washing your hair, make sure the water isn't too hot. Blasting your hair with hot water takes the volume out, leaving you with limp locks. Instead, stick to warm water and (if you can bare it) finish by dashing your hair with cold water to achieve the ultimate shine. 


Air-drying your hair is SO alluring. All you have to do is grab a towel, give your hair a little, gentle rub and you are out the door. Easy!

Yes, easy but NOT very stylish. After an hour it turns into a frizzy, limp mess with fly-aways and knots all over the place.

But don't give up, you can still have them extra few minutes of sleep in the morning if you use these tips.


1. Not all towels are great for drying your hair. As it turns out, the fibres in most bath towels can leave your hair frizzy and what's worse is that when you wrap it all up, it can pull and break your hair. Using a microfibre towel can cut the drying time in half and you will still have big, bouncy locks!


2. For best results when combing your hair while still wet, use a wide-tooth comb instead of a heavy-bristled one. This way the comb will distribute your locks evenly without interfering with your hairs natural groove. 


3. To make the air-drying experience even quicker, use a detangle spray. The spray will have a hydrating formula which will leave your hair knot free while also minimising frizz. 


4. If you want that beach babe look but have no time to curl or wave your hair, the air-drying technique is your best bet. All you need to do is put in some sea salt spray and it will add a hell of a lot of texture to your tresses. It also dries up oil like dry shampoo! Win-win situation here. 


5. if you're a night-time washer, there are so many options for you. Putting your hair in buns, twists or plaits will give your hair some amazing waves without all the timely styling of a hot tool. 



No matter what colour you choose to dye your hair, you are going to spend a good chunk of money getting it right.

Whether you dye your hair a different colour every month or you've had the same hue for years, the challenge is always to make that 'just-done' look last.

However, you actually CAN make that vibrancy hold firm for longer with just a few easy tips and tricks of the trade.

Yes, changing your hair routine in a few simple ways can be seriously effective…


Prep your hair before colouring

This can be done one or two days before you go to get your colour in. Use a chelating or clarifying shampoo to remove styling product build-up. This will stop the colour from fading after you've dyed it and also put some moisture into your locks. 


Avoid hot showers

Hot water dries out your hair and also decreases the life of your hair colour. The temperature will open up your cuticle which then releases the hair colour. Try to wash your hair with room-temperature water and then when you have rinsed, blast your hair with cold water to lock in all the moisture.  


Swimming caution

Swimming in chlorine can dramatically reduce the time you get out of your hair colour. All you have to do is put in a hair protector with SPF, especially if you're on holidays in the sun. This will act as a barrier so the chlorine won't damage your tresses. 


Don't overuse hot tools

Hot tools such as blow dryers and straighteners actually speed up the process of colour fading. Try not to use them every day and use a heat protector spray when you do. 


Try a shower filter

These can be bought at plenty of hardware stores. Water coming from your shower head has lots of chemicals, chlorine and minerals in it that can strip your hair quicker. Using these handy filters will stop your colour from going down the drain.