Best of Beauty Blog Challenge “Beauty Treatments”

I actually can’t believe this is the second last week of The Best of Beauty bog Challenge. Although I have missed one or two, I have really enjoyed taking part. This weeks topic is the best of Beauty Treatments and as you know I am a big fan of getting pampered.

Regular readers of the blog will know how I have a penchant for treating my self to treatments in the beauticians. Earlier in the week I blogged about the most gorgeous facial in Iconic Beauty, Rathgar and previously in one of the other weeks of the challenge, I blogged about my fortnightly visit  to my local beauticians, Top To Toe, to get my nails done my the lovely Lauren. So what else is there to blog about treatment wise? Well, now that my face and nails are taken care of, it is time to move on to hair.

While I do have a decent head of hair, I really have to work at it. Investing in a good shampoo and conditioner is a must and as you already know, I am a big fan of Evolution Keratin. For me, the most important part of getting your hair in good condition is a good hairdressers and god knows once you find him or her, hang onto them.

Dodgy looking hair. This was suppose to be chestnut, with a hint of copper

Over the years I have had shockers with hairdressers. I have had one girl turn my hair black with orange, yes orange, roots. Another dyed my hair pink when I asked for brown with a hint of red and I even had pink highlights, although that one was on purpose. I was in college, it was a thing back then.   Don’t judge. When you dye your hair it can cost serious money, so you want to get it right.

Here’s the thing. While I love to get my hair done every 2-3 months, like most people I don’t have the €100+ to do so. I mean who does? We all know getting your hair done can cause the bank manager to break out in a cold sweat. Well I have a way that you can keep your tresses looking fab and your wallet looking healthy.

I need to get my hair done every 2-3 months.  I always book into the classes in House of colour liffey street. Classes is where trainee hairdressers do your hair at a seriously reduced cost. Don’t be scared by the world trainee, I have never walked out of there with nothing less than amazing hair. The fact that they are training means that they listen to exactly what you want, not their own version of what you want. There is a teacher that watches every single move they make. They literally can’t do a thing without it being double checked. They want to get everything perfect so they take their time and always do a fabulous job

I book to get my hair coloured about 2 weeks in advance and for an all over colour with a blow-dry it costs €25. Compared to the €100+ I used to pay this is seriously amazing. House of colour run classes on Monday – Wednesday and have two sittings 10am and 2pm.Although there are a lot of hairdressers that do them in the evening.

It does take a little longer than if you were going to a fully qualified hairdresser, but for that price, just bring a good book and relax.

There are many different hairdressing chain that do classes like this, but I have found Hessions and House of colour in Dublin to be the best that I have tried. Classes are such a great way for treating your hair without breaking the bank.

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    Pink Elephant Blog
    March 20, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Love the post! €25 is unbelievable & your hair looks fab!

    alex @

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    Cathy Wilson
    March 20, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Sitting taking notes, Liffey St you say?.. €25 you say?… I see. Excuse me, I have to go and eh, book an appointment for something.

    Brill post woman! I lol’d at your scary hair stories, my jasus! xx

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    Nora Mc
    March 20, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Glad to see someone else who goes to trainees! I’ve always come out with a great cut too!

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    Catherine M
    March 20, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    This is such a good idea, what a bargain!! x


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    Nurse Fancy Pants
    March 20, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Oh my god, what a bargain!!

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    March 20, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Oh getting your hair done, yeah I was gonna put that down as mine too 😉 I was a trainee hairstylist once upon a time & still go to get mine done in training classes when I can, great to see you do to. you might be a little time extra but you don’t mind cause the cost is amazing and the work is always perfect 😉

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    Samantha Johnston
    March 20, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Ugh my hair went orange one time when it was meant to go blonde so I hear you on the dodgy hair treatments. This place sounds fab hun, can’t believe I’ve never heard of it! So glad you’ve enjoy it so far, this has been my favourite week! xx

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    The Skinny Doll
    March 20, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Love this! Fab colour and at a bargain price too! You may be annoyed you shared that info with all of us now! LOL x

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    March 20, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    This sounds great, great value too 🙂

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    Eli Dumas
    March 21, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I used to go to those schools to get my hair trimmed when I was in my teens, now I go to a friend’s salon and she often doesn’t charge me anything in exchange for my hubby to clean her computer from viruses and accumulated junk. Best deal ever, lol 😉

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    March 23, 2014 at 12:13 am

    This is brilliant and great to know – my hair is in serious need of some TLC and I think next weekend might be the time. Thanks Sinead!

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