10 binge-worthy royal TV series and films to watch while in lockdown (that aren’t The Crown)
10 binge-worthy royal TV series and films to watch while in lockdown (that aren’t The...

Jennifer McShane

Irish fashion boutiques in a pandemic: The Harlequin Vintage on deciding to go online-only
Irish fashion boutiques in a pandemic: The Harlequin Vintage on deciding to go online-only

Sarah Finnan

‘We just want visibility on the street and access to our shop.’ A Dublin shop speaks out about the issues outdoor dining has caused them
‘We just want visibility on the street and access to our shop.’ A Dublin shop...

Megan Burns

Kim Kardashian on her divorce: ‘I always thought being lonely was totally fine’
Kim Kardashian on her divorce: ‘I always thought being lonely was totally fine’

Jennifer McShane

‘I want people to please, please recognise how close she was to being healthy’
‘I want people to please, please recognise how close she was to being healthy’

Jennifer McShane

You don’t have to love football to have been affected by the tragic scenes at the Finland Denmark game
You don’t have to love football to have been affected by the tragic scenes at...

Amanda Cassidy

How to grieve in a society disconnected from death (according to an undertaker)
How to grieve in a society disconnected from death (according to an undertaker)

Sophie White

6 gripping dramas worth watching if you’ve finished Mare of Easttown
6 gripping dramas worth watching if you’ve finished Mare of Easttown

Jennifer McShane

I’ve been ugly and beautiful and the difference is depressing
I’ve been ugly and beautiful and the difference is depressing

Sophie White

Gill Meller’s barbecued courgettes will make your weekend BBQ
Gill Meller’s barbecued courgettes will make your weekend BBQ

Meg Walker

Image / Beauty

The best hero hair products for under €12 according to the experts


by Edaein OConnell
14th Feb 2020
blank

Want to know which hero hair products the experts love? Well, now you can because we asked them


As women, it seems we are preconditioned to always be on the search for new hair products. Whether its shampoos, conditioners, hairsprays, masks or serums – it’s a neverending story of online searches.

Luckily, with the IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards only weeks away, we have some of the countries best hairstylists on hand to provide us with some golden nuggets of hair wisdom.

Nominees in the Best Bloody Brilliant Blowdry category know what it takes to get great hair, and we wanted to know about their hero products; those smart, bottled creations that don’t cost a lot but can transform our hair.

Here we asked some of them to name their hero product for under €12 (and we have put each immediately into our shopping basket).

L’Oreal Colour 10 in 1

Thiago Carvalho of Maven Hair Studio says when used before or after hair colouring this hero product, “helps blow-dry the hair, is anti-breakage, helps reduce the appearance of split ends and protects against the look of frizz.” Priced at €12, we are sold.

Schwarzkopf got2be Glued Hairspray

According to Craig Fitzpatrick of Sugar Cubed, a little goes a very long way with this product. “It has an extremely strong hold without the wetness you get from traditional hairsprays and it retails for only €4.79.”

Invisibobble

For Cian Kavanagh of The Salon at The Shelbourne, his favourite budget product is a certain type of hair bobbin. “My favourite hair product is the Invisibobble (spiral hair bobbin) which is €4.95 euro for a box of three. These bobbins mould around the hair in the ponytail to prevent the hair from breaking from tightly pulled bobbins.

Batiste Dry Shampoo Travel Size

At €1.75 these Batiste travel size dry shampoos are a steal and Gemma Murphy, of Dylan Bradshaw’s salon is a big fan. “These are a great handbag staple. It is a great little product to have to freshen up your blow-dry or add texture to the hair.”


These are just some of our very talented nominees in this year’s IMAGE Business of Beauty Awards. Voting is now open here. Voting ends at midnight, Friday March 6. For voting terms and conditions, click here.

IMAGE BOB 2020 will kick off at 6:30 pm with a cocktail reception on Sunday, March 15, at the Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road in Dublin 4.  Early bird tickets are available here at €191 including VAT for a limited time. Tables of 10 and 12 guests are available. 


Read more:  The eyebrow mistakes you might not know you’re making (according to Irish brow artists)

Read more: My skin was so dry it was flaking. This simple swap sorted it out in a day.

Read more: This Kérastase scalp scrub made me rethink my hair care routine

Also Read

blank
BEAUTY
It’s time for the spring beauty switchover

A game-changing SPF, resurfacing body polish and glow galore - here are the new products to know for the change of season.

By Holly O'Neill

skincare routine
BEAUTY
Learn how to build a no nonsense skincare routine that’s right for you

In our new skin series, we’ll ask the experts about...

By IMAGE

blank
BEAUTY
Summer beauty finds: Everything you need for a sun-kissed look, from sunset eyeshadows to creamy bronzers

Tired of doing the same make-up? Try these summer beauty...

By IMAGE

Trinny
BEAUTY
Trinny Woodall on her obsession with skincare, make-up essentials and setting up a brand

Trinny Woodall has built a career on making over women....

By Holly O'Neill

Anine Bing
BEAUTY
Inside the beauty routine of Anine Bing

From the Spring issue of IMAGE Magazine, out now, model and influencer-turned-designer Anine Bing shares her beauty must-haves.

By Holly O'Neill

blank
BEAUTY
18 of the best scalp saviours for shinier, nourished hair

“The length, lustre and health of your hair depend on...

By Holly O'Neill

blank
BEAUTY
The greatest sheer and dewy cream blushers for healthy, flushed skin

Blend sunset shades of cream blusher to get flush blush right: think post-run pinky glow.

By Holly O'Neill