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When it comes to getting ready in the morning, every woman is different.

Some women focus on the hair aspect of their appearance, others dedicate themselves to the perfect face of make-up and some women ditch grooming habits altogether. Each to their own.

We're curious, however, about how long the average woman takes to get ready every morning. Luckily, Peter Mark decided to do all the work and carry out a survey on the topic, so now we've got all the answers…

According to Ireland's leading hairdressers, nearly  HALF of Irish women would prefer to style their hair in the morning than spend time putting on make-up, and three-quarters of women spend up to half an hour daily getting ready.

16 percent of survey participants spend more than 45 minutes on their getting ready routine, 84 percent take up to 30 mins blow drying their hair and 54 percent of women struggle to do their hair in the morning.

Peter Mark assert that 19 percent of Irish ladies carry a styling tool in their handbag (genius) while 16 percent keep a hair-styling tool at work. Sly brush in the office drawer, anyone? 

A further 33 percent of women do their hair and make-up on their commute to work. That takes serious skill on a packed out Dart or disastrous Dublin bus route.

17 percent of participants have styled their hair at their desks, 35 percent have whipped out the brush in the car, 10 percent at the airport and nine percent on the train, according to Peter Mark.

The survey of 1,252 Irish ladies into their grooming habits gave us some interesting results, which category do you fall into?

Ireland's leading hairdressing group have now launched a new tool to help the Irish nation get ready on time every morning: DAFNI Allure. The revolutionary product is the world's first cordless straightening brush, and it's the next big beauty life-saver.

According to one-in-four women, they have to go over their hair with a styling tool after blow-drying to get a more sleek, polished, look. One-third of women admit to needing a straightener just to tame the frizz after blow-drying, but DAFNI is here to save the day.

The award-winning straightening brush was created in 2015 by physicist, electrical engineer and girl boss Sharon Rabi. DAFNI has since taken the beauty world by storm, and Forbes plucked out Sharon to represent one of their 30 under 30 entrepreneurs to watch.

The DAFNI Allure is the perfect product for women who want to style their hair on the go, and can save you some much-needed time and energy.

If you're looking for a solution for your hair struggles, the product will save you a lot of hassle in your daily life. Peter Mark's research shows that a shocking 83 percent of women admit to being embarrassed when running into somebody they know or getting summoned to a last-minute work event without their hair done.

First of all, you look gorgeous 24 hours a day, but if you need a confidence boost and don't want to be stressed about your beauty routine, this tool may just be your new best friend. Resourceful, compact and easy to use, we'd pay a hell of a lot more than €159 for DAFNI Allure.

The DAFNI Allure retails at €159 and is available now from Peter Mark salons nationwide or online here.

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Protecting your hair from the harsh winter elements can be tricky at best, but we’ve got you covered. Think of us like cuddly pals who are strangely obsessed with keeping your hair flawless in winter. 

From static frizz to brittle split ends, there are all kinds of reasons why Christmas season wreaks havoc on hair. 

Hat-head aftermath and cashmere-caused static are two major culprits, but applying heat to your locks from blow-drying wet hair also leads to trouble in hair paradise.

"How do I go from Coldilocks to Snow Queen this Christmas?", we hear you ask. 

Introducing our cheat sheet for your winter hair:

1. DON’T leave your house with wet hair, this is a one way trip to Flu Land. Wet hair can also break easily if it’s frozen from the drop in temperature, just don’t do it gals.

2. Try to keep a balanced temperature in your home so you don’t have massive shocks when you leave the house or come in from work: this can irritate both your skin and scalp.

3. Turn the hot water in your shower down just a tad, your hair will thank you later.

In the winter, we all crave scalding hot showers to allow our bodies to regulate its temperature after spending all day in the cold, but hot water isn’t good for your hair, it actually dehydrates it.

By keeping it just above lukewarm, you’ll prevent having dry skin and scalp. Keep the moisture in your mane, huns.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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To prevent those precious oils from escaping, we recommend Argan oil products. Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Oil has ingredients like buckthorn oil and pumpkin seed oil, which are both rich in fatty acids for retaining moisture.

4. Coconut oil is also renowned for treating dry and brittle hair in winter. Use 100% organic coconut oil from your local health foods shop and spot the difference in time for Santa to make it down the chimney.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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5. John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7-Day Treatment targets deflated hair fibres—plumping them up for days, some say it even lasts a week. John Frieda, you Christmas angel.

6. Use heat protection before blow drying your hair, try Tresemmé Keratin Smooth 7 Day System Heat Activated Treatment. It’s heat-activated, which means the substance is offering a semi-permanent solution to that crown of stray hairs. MAGICAL.

7. OUR TOP TIP: We are absolutely WORSHIPPING Santa’s little hairdryer right now: LanaiBLO.

Keep your hair dry and bouncy with volume by using the Limited Edition Rose Gold LanaiBLO.

Let it snow then let it blow, we say. They promise to keep your hair shimmering and shiny with an ultra sleek finish, it’s also an ideal gift for your loved ones if you’re stuck for a present.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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However, this hairdryer is so gorge that you’ll most likely want to keep it all to yourself… we know we do.

It’s lightweight, has an ultra long cord so you can dry your hair without having to linger near the plug socket and comes in three colours; pretty-in-pink, snow white and midnight black.

It’s technology works to seal in moisture and counteract frizz, leaving those locks more stylish than ever for all those Christmas parties and celebrations.

Those of us who still have a 90's heavyweight hairdryer will know the struggle of trying to dry your hair with the equivalent of a minor breeze. *sigh*

Holly Willoughby, Dani Dyer, Made in Chelsea’s Binky and Rosie, Frankie Gaff, Una Healy, models Rosanna Davidson and Lottie Moss are among LanaiBlo's famous clients, and for a good reason.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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8. Join the micellar water trend, ASAP. It's not just for skincare, the substance is now being used to revitalise limp hair.

Herbal Essences have just released their renew Micellar Water & Blue Ginger Shampoo and Conditioner, which contain special antioxidants for removing dirt and oil from the hair's surface.

Free from silicones, gluten, colourants and parabens, it purely works to refresh hair with gently cleansing micelles for bringing your hair back to life. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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There you are ladies, use this cheat sheet to defy the elements this winter and you'll have the best hair in the North Pole. Guaranteed. 

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Sometimes the actual effort of having to dry and style your hair is just too much.

So, when Dyson developed a high-velocity hairdryer last year, we were pretty down with the idea (not down with the price, but that's for another day).

Well, after the success of the mega-drying hairdryer, the company is now looking towards a hairbrush.

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Dyson has lodged a patent for a baton-shaped device which features a fan heater, and what looks like a cylinder brush.

The Intellectual Property Office in the UK published the design attachment for a “hot styling brush with a handle and a detachable head”.

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The drawing shows that when you brush your hair, excess water will be drained down "tubular walls" made for "increasing drying speed and helping to align the individual hair strands."

“Hair is wrapped around the head whilst air or fluid exits through the slots, drying the hair and/or styling the hair into curls and waves.”

But, it's 300 quid, so, you know… priorities.

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We never considered that there could be a celebrity hairdryer – but the arrival of the LaniaBLO has officially proved us all sorts of wrong.

Yup, just about every hairspiration queen, Snapchat superstar and model with flicktastic tresses has been spotted branishing a white, black, or pink model of the newly-launched brand.

 

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The fact that you can get your NAME printed on the side is frankly enough for us to start furiously writing ‘Dear Santa…’ but the specs are also spot-on: namely 2400W of power (read: you’ll dry your hair VERY fast) and a super-long lead so you can stretch half way across the room to your mirror.

 

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And with the recently-launched Dyson SuperSonic costing a not-so jingle bells €400 (eh, does it come with free Blake Lively strands?!) we were also oh-so pleasantly surprised to see that the LanaiBLO is a far more festive-friendly €100.

Hurrah!

Here’s a round-up of the celebs we’ve spotted sporting luscious locks courtesy of LanaiBLO…

Ceira Lambert:

 

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Yo I'm Jo:

 

Georgia Salpa:

 

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Lottie Ryan:

 

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Holly Carpenter:

 

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Sinead Duffy:

 

 

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Rosanna Davison and Wesley Quirke:

 

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Terrie McIvoy:

 

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Holly Keating:

 

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Katrina Morrison:

 

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Rosanna Davison:

 

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Marissa Carter:

 

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Niamh Kennedy:

 

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Joanna Coops:

 

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We all know the formula to lasting make-up is a good primer and setting spray, but let's be real, those things can get a bit pricey.

Especially after Christmas, when we don't have a penny to spare, we want something a bit more cost-effective and that will last us a really long time.

Well, all of those fancy sprays can move aside, because the hairdryer is the new way to set your make-up.

Celebrity make-up artist, Susan Heydt told Women's Health that the hairdryer is the perfect way to set your war-paint, but advised that the setting must be on a low heat.

“Although using a blow-dryer to heat up eyelash curlers and dry off skin works well, you’ll need to use a very low heat setting and have good environmental humidity to avoid causing skin damage.

“Youthful skin would definitely be a prerequisite for this type of setting process, as not too many women with mature skin would want to dry out their face any further.”

We might not use this method all the time, but it sure is a good way when money is tight!

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Nothing adds to an outfit like beautifully manicured nails – but waiting for them to dry can be particularly tedious, especially when you’re in a hurry.

Luckily for you ladies, we have the answers that you have be waiting so long for – how to make your nails dry quickly…

Plenty of thin layers
Go for a thin coat as a thick layer takes ages to dry. Just add layers to build up the colour but make sure each one is dry before putting more polish on it…

Bowl of ice anyone?
If you can bear the cold, dip your tips into a bowl of ice cold water.  You will need to wait about five minutes before doing it though – if you’re in a hurry, go straight to the freezer.

Go for the hairdryer
This has got to be the most effective way to make your nails dry faster and the most obvious one.

Say goodbye to smudges and smeared nails forever.

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