Posts Tagged ‘ Hair ’

News in Brief- Cork Ice Cream Men Brawl As President Visits UK


Two ice cream men have themselves whipped up into a frenzy as both face charges for assault. Frederick Williams (31), of Gurranabraher, Cork and Alan O’Halloran (29), from Churchfield, Cork have begun a turf war over the best ice cream spots in the second city after things got a little out of hand. An altercation became violent and, it has been claimed, one of the men reached into the other’s van and ‘pulled his ice cream lever’. (Please insert your own appropriate ice cream pun).

Did you know?! RTE spends over €1,000 a day on hair and make-up and that’s not just on the upkeep of Brian Dobson’s coiffure! In figures revealed by The Sun, RTE haven’t been holding back when it comes to making sure their stars look radiant, glowing and like they’ve spent the last 20 minutes in a very hot oven. That’s not all though €18,682 went on food and drink for the Late Late green room in one year. That’s not just any backstage food, that’s M&S backstage food. Continue reading

How To: Get Healthier Looking Hair

hairLong, short, thick or thin, curly or straight, having glistening, healthy hair can really enliven a person’s face and look. It cannot be denied that we ladies spend a copious amount of time, energy and money on our hair, it only makes sense that we get it looking radiant and strong. Below are some tips to help you improve and maintain your hair.

Avoid too much bleaching and over dying of your hair. Regular bleaching can cause the hair to become frizzy, rough and dry with a straw like texture. The more you bleach the worse the condition gets. However, if you’re reading this and you have already bleached your hair and are looking for ways to help improve the condition, have no fear I have a few tips. Having bleached hair myself I find that putting oil(Olive oil, Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil etc.) in my hair over night in a towel and then washing it out the next morning really helps improve the condition of your hair. And the best part is it’s all natural! Your hair will soak up the oil over night, and your will get an intense conditioning.

Eating a protein rich diet can encourage and promote hair growth as protein is an important component of your hair. Protein is found in many food like eggs, dark green vegetables, fish, lean beef and especially tofu. Our bodies constantly recycle protein but it is essential that we constantly replace it.

Avoid over styling and regular use of heating products such as hair straighteners, hair dryers, curlers etc. Over use can cause the hair to dry out, break and become damaged. I find that drying my hair naturally gives a softer, sleeker and healthier result than blow drying. However, if you simply cannot live without your straightener or hair dryer than buying a product that reduces heat damage is a fantastic idea. The product I use is John Frieda’s FRIZZ-EASE® Daily Nourishment Leave- In conditioning Spray. It’s a fortifying leave in conditioner with lots of vitamins that helps revitalize dry, damaged hair. I find it works excellently and you can even spray it on straight after straightening your hair if it goes extremely frizzy after the straightening, it dampens the hair and gets rid of the dreaded dry frizz look.

One last piece of advice I can give you is to get a proper night’s sleep. A good night’s sleep will help to regulate the body’s natural hormone levels which promote good overall health. When the body is healthy and thriving, your hair is also. Sleep helps reduce mental and physical stress on your body, which will again encourage growth.

As they say, You only get out what you put in, so proper maintenance of your hair is very important to keep you looking beautiful and radiant.

If Hair Could Talk, This Is What It Would Tell You

My name is Aaron O Bryan Jnr and I am the manager and master colour technician at Kearns & Co Hair, Toronto, Canada. I have plenty of years experience under my belt working at home in Ireland and abroad and I have worked all aspects of the hair industry from cutting, colouring, up-styling and photo-shoots.

From a young age I have always been interested in hairdressing whether it was playing with my own hair or robbing my sisters barbies just to tie braids and do some sort of crazy styles, barbie never looked so good when I was done working my magic. I worked my way up the ranks fairly quickly and have always had that feel good factor when I made someone look good or looking a somewhat better version of themselves and this is what I believe made me the stylist I am today, the fact that I really care what my client wants and I will strive to give it to them.

 I thought of doing my blog ( in order for people to get a bit of an insight into what hair is about and a look into the world of stylists and hair issues. When I first started my blog I had the idea of an online hair doctor to give people advice on how to handle their own hair. I believe that with the information I give out, I will give an honest answer and not try to make money in the process, I do it because I like people to have good healthy locks. I hope people will promote my blog and ask questions for me to make their hair lives so much easier. In doing this hopefully I’ll help make a lot of people very happy in the near future.