Life column: Hair We Go

Want that blow-dry to last all week? Triona has a few tricks up her sleeve to help you achieve a long-lasting ‘do that looks like new!

Triona’s Top Trends

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There’s nothing quite like a bloody brilliant blow-dry – Dybar in the US is my go-to when I’m Stateside. They do an amazing job, but getting in for a blow-dry when I have a crazy schedule can be tough, so I try to keep my hair looking as good as new for as long as possible by doing the following.

The time-poor among us know that dry shampoo is great for stretching a professional blow-dry for, em, maybe a whole week!

I always pack a travel size Batiste Dry Shampoo, €2.35, for trips. Simply spray your roots with it, wait a few minutes for it to grab hold of the grease, then brush your hair through to remove any residue.

Believe it or not, there are benefits to doing away with daily hair washing and blow-drying: you will reduce heat damage and hang on to your colour for longer.

Dirty hair is less fluffy and easier to style, so it’s ideal for creating trendy retro hairdos, or for popping in a very on-trend hair clip, which won’t slide off if your hair is a bit dirtier.

ghd platinum + ,€225, from the ghd Ink on Pink collection

Obviously, you need to use a terry-lined shower cap when you are showering, and refrain from touching or brushing your hair too much. Once you get to day three or four, to add texture and prolong the style, try using the ghd platinum + ,€225, from the ghd Ink on Pink collection. With every limited-edition Ink on Pink collection styler sold, ghd will donate €10 to the Irish Cancer Society.

Most Wanted

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Double deckers, double denim and double Ds are all famous duos! For a double-trouble-solving duo, try the CeraVe SA range, which is designed to work on the face and body to tackle congested skin and keratosis pilaris, aka the bumpy red skin that’s typically found on the backs of the arms.

Start with the CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser ,€12.50, for a skin brightening exfoliation to improve congested or bumpy skin. Then use the SA Smoothing Cream ,from €12.50, which is a deeply hydrating cream.

Green Day

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Avocado isn’t just for brunch you know! I like to scoop up the hydration my skin craves with Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask ,€38. If I’ve been travelling a lot, I typically go for a hydrating mask to rebalance my skin, and this particular mask hydrates me brilliantly and leaves my skin feeling so soft. It’s also fragrance free, and suitable for sensitive skin types. I apply it with my hands – their heat makes it melt into my parched puss.

Reset Your Skin

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The book everyone’s talking about Stateside is Demi Moore’s new tell-all memoir, Inside Out. And how fabulous does Demi look at 53?

Beauty guru Emma Jane Lambe looks like a younger sister of Demi’s! I recently had the pleasure of being pampered by Emma Jane at her chic, stylish and very Instagram-friendly salon Studio 58 Beauty on Park Street in Dundalk, Co Louth.

Emma Jane also heads up the beauty-therapy department in the local further-education college, so if you have any skincare concerns, this lady can help you. At her salon, I had the most relaxing facial, which definitely reset my skin for the new season. 


Cult Product

“Sniff it,” said the oh-so-cool-influencer sitting next to me on the Frow at the recent Ryan Roche show at NYFW, when I enquired about the tattoo – or so I thought – on her wrist.

And that is how I found out about the Diptyque Scented Sticker ,€45, the hottest thing to wear right now. Designed to be worn on the wrist, the shoulder, or the neck, these stickers release small increments of scent through the day and can be worn three times before the scent fades.


Diptyque Scented Sticker

Triona’s Trick

Keep a clear plastic zip-up bag filled with mini beauty products, so you’re always ready to travel at short notice. I fill mine with trial sachets of shampoo and conditioner you get in magazines, and make-up samples from beauty counters.


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