With Irish brides still having to opt for a smaller wedding and a cancelled long-distance honeymoon, the staycation honeymoon is trending right now. Irish holidays never looked so good, with everyone outdoing themselves taking photos on the Wild Atlantic Way. But what no bride wants is that post wedding glow, without that perfect mane to top it all off. With your usual hair salon miles away and a storm possibly on the horizon, you might be stuck on the outskirts of Connemara with the misty rain ruining your hair in those photos of you and your new husband. Who wants that? So with portable styling in mind, here is our top picks for getting that perfect salon finish without the help of the hairdresser:
1/ The Dyson Air Wrap
I often get asked is this worth the price and the answer is YES! At €491.00 it is an investment, but it’s a miracle of engineering. It takes the hair and like magic, it sucks it in, holding it with a hot air stream that moulds hair in place. There are a few heads to choose from so you can change up your style to suit the day, from loose ringlets to tighter curls, to sleek straight hair.
Available at www.dyson.ie or boots.ie
2/ HairRituel by Sisley Restructuring Nourishing Balm
This decadent hair balm from Sisley acts as a deeply nourishing treatment that you can use to make tresses silky soft. Use for either 30 minutes for a quick fix, or if you want a deeper condition, use overnight. The balm, which has the consistency of a rich oil, envelopes hair in fortifying lipids, repairing damage while it gets to work. Ideal for those looking for super shine. €95 available at Space NK and Brown Thomas.
3/ My Hair My Canvas By Alterna Haircare
For lovers of sustainability, and natural toxin-free ingredients, Alterna Haircare, a vegan-friendly luxury haircare range has recently launched the “My Hair My Canvas” range. The range, which is packaged sustainably with minimal waste, offers sulfate-free, phthalate free hair products with no synthetic colourants or harsh chemicals. Start with the “Me Time Everyday Shampoo” (€29.90) which enhances shine, creates smoothness and improves manageability. My Hair My Canvas can be purchased from ALTERNA Salons nationwide or on beautybag.ie
4/ Lanaiblo Personalised Hairdryer
Every newlywed needs a powerful hairdryer in her arsenal and the LanaiBLO (€114.99) comes out on top for speed and performance. Available in a range of colours and with the option of personalisation (with a funky new pink font), this will look good on the dressing table, but it’s not just an accessory, it means business! This hardworking hairdryer is not heavy to hold, seals in moisture with anti-frizz technology, and will give you the perfect blow dry in record time. Order online: https://www.lanaiblo.com/lanaiblo-shop/
5/ Chanel “The Hair Mist” Hair Fragrance
Honeymoons are all about intimacy, flirtations and seduction and you want your hair to smell beautiful as you cuddle up to your loved one, especially after a day on the moors! Go all out with Chanel’s “The Hair Mist” (€55.00), infused with the scent of the iconic Chanel No. 5 fragrance, but formulated especially for hair. Encased in a stunning frosted glass bottle, the potion itself contains a new active ingredient derived from rose and jasmine to make hair soft and shiny. Tres chic! Available at Chanel counters nationwide, and online at BrownThomas.com and Arnotts.ie