Ok, so in the run-up to your wedding you may find costs spiralling, and you're perhaps going to question whether or not you need a new hairbrush, but let me say, this isn't just any brush, and you're not any bride. For a limited time only, Aveda is collaborating with Brown Thomas and Dublin illustrator Conor Merriman to bring his brilliant designs to Aveda’s iconic and best-selling Paddle Brush (€27, Brown Thomas). That's right; the fantastic Conor will be in store embellishing brushes as only he can. If you're not sold already, think of the endless wedding day photo opportunities!

But before we talk any more about the monogramming, we need to take a moment for the brush itself, and what a brush this is. Indeed, in life, there are paddle brushes, and then there is the Aveda Paddle brush. A wooden marvel to behold, it is a real treat to use, effortlessly gliding through hair to tame even the most unruly tresses. Made from sustainable wood; yes, that is important, it is super lightweight and has a long wooden handle that fits comfortably into your palm to make blow-drying and styling painless. It has been designed to reduce stress on the hair, limiting breaking, which is essential if you have fine hair or have been having issues with growth. Indeed, even the arrangement of bristles are designed in such a way that they massage the head while styling; this action stimulates blood flow to the scalp that will both aid hair retention and boost hair growth. It is my personal go-to for daily use, and my handbag hero, albeit my enormous handbag!

Now, back to Conor Merriman working his magic, personalisation is free when you purchase the paddle brush alongside one other Aveda full-size product, and Conor will be in-store on Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th March from 11am-7pm. Quantities are limited, so I'd suggest a quick trip to the Aveda counter in Brown Thomas, Dublin. Pre-ordering is available, so take advantage of that and book your personalised appointment now!

For all bookings and pre-orders, please call Aveda at the Beauty Lounge on (01) +353 1 617 1172. #AVEDAxCONOR

-- Dani Farrell