News

24 Aug 2017

First Dermalogica Facial and I loved it!!!!

Tried and Tested by TV3 Stylist, Caroline Downey.

Recently I was given the opportunity to review a Dermalogica facial at Barry’s Hair and
Beauty Studio and I jumped at the chance. I have heard a lot about Dermalogica in the
past however for whatever reason, I hadn’t the chance to avail of these products. My
appointment was booked with one of their therapist’s, Avril. Barry’s Hair & Beauty Studio
is located downstairs off a bustling Shop Street so when you go down the steps you find
yourself entering a calm environment away from the busy streets. The reception area is
just as you get to the bottom of the stairs where I was greeted by the lovely Amy who took
my coat and guided me through the hair studio to the beauty rooms Very inviting
surroundings meets you without being daunting. I was greeted by my therapist Avril who
led me to the treatment room, introduced herself and then left me for a couple of
minutes to change and get comfortable on the bed. The room was dimly lit with soft
lighting and candles, soothing music in the background made me feel quite serene as I
eased myself on to the treatment bed with a fluffy blanket nestled over me.
Avril started with a fresh eye and lip cleanse to get rid of makeup and the stresses of the
day using a soothing Oil Free Water Soluble Gentle Gel Eye Makeup Remover, dissolving all
traces of eye and lip makeup. To cleanse the remainder, for the face Avril used a Special
Concentrated Soap Free Foaming Gel that thoroughly removes any impurities or excess oil.
I love the feeling of a fully cleansed face, I wear makeup pretty much every day so to have
it feeling clean and fresh felt amazing. My skin was now ready for face mapping, this is
Dermalogica’s unique skin analysis, providing insight into my skin’s past and present, and
allows the subsequent prescription of a targeted home care regime for a healthy skin
future. It took no more than five minutes and eliminates the guesswork when selecting
products for the best results on my skin. Avril explained mapping as dividing the face into
different zones, each zone is thoroughly examined inch-by-inch through touch and sight,
and findings are notated on a prescription sheet. This prescription sheet serves as a
customised visual guide, outlining on an actual facial landscape illustration where
conditions including congestion, breakouts, dehydration, and/or hyperpigmentation are
present. Avril then deciphered from the findings the best products to use on my skin.
The part we all love when having a facial…. EXTRACTIONS! Avril used a scaling fluid and a
post extraction fluid, thankfully I am lucky I didn’t have too many to remove however it is
always a good feeling when you know that the dirt deep into my pores are gone. Avril then
used a Daily Microfoliant and a Gentle Daily Exfoliating Powder to really get all the deep
dirt out of the face. Next was the Multi Active Toner, massaging it in to my face using
soothing additives. Once the massage started I was just flat out relaxing more and more
with every step of the Dermalogica facial. Once the Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque
was on Avril, left the room to let me really get into the zone. By the time she came back I
was woken up to myself snoring!!! Always a good sign. Avril finished off the facial with a
Stress Positive Eye Lift, an Active Moist Oil Free Hydrating Moisturiser followed by the
Hydrablur Primer.
My skin feels amazing, it was just glowing afterwards and there was no makeup applied
until the following day to get the full effects of all the multivitamins going in to my skin.
With the busy lifestyle, I lead it felt amazing to take an hour out of my schedule and allow
my body, mind and soul relax whilst getting an unbelievable facial in serene surroundings
of Barry’s Hair and Beauty Studio.

11 Jul 2017

Heavy Metals

That’s right it’s official: Metallic colour is the hottest hair trend right now!!!

Surely, you’ve caught wind of the budding metallic makeup trend, but did you know that it stretches beyond your face? That’s right, it’s official: Metallic hair colour is in. From sleek silver ponytails to gunmetal greys, you’re going to fall in love with these beautiful shades. So, if you’ve been toying with the idea of a hair colour change—especially one in the “ronze” (red + bronze) or rose gold category—now is as good a time as any to take the colourful plunge. As soon as you catch a glimpse of your gleaming strands, you’ll be in hair heaven.

….. and Barry’s Hair & Beauty Studio, Galway is the place to have it done right. It’s highly anticipated ALFAPARF Milano Evolution of Colour METALLICS range comprising six stunning, on-trend METALLIC SILVER and METALLIC ROSE shades which allow you to effortlessly create the most sought after metallic looks of the moment. Kylie Jenner’s sought after looks is now available at our Galway studio.
Be bold with our METALLIC SILVER range of three glam grey shades with silver tones enriched with blue hues – in Dark Blonde, Medium Blonde and Very Light Blonde. These grey, silver and blue metallics complement sallow, olive and warmer complexions.

Rock ‘n’ Rose with this summer’s hottest, trendiest hair shade following suit with some of the world’s most famous celebrities including Cara Delavingne rocking the metallic look this season. ALFAPARF Milano’s METALLIC ROSE collection of three coppery rose shades brings you fabulous coppery red tones with traces of pinky rose. These soft metallic tones are available in Medium Blonde, Light Blonde and Very Light Blonde and flatter fairer, paler, cooler complexions with a complementary pastel wardrobe palette.

Silver
Ivy white, a streak of violet or full-blown granny strands – take your pick! Yep silver hair is trending – and if you’re all about the subtle shimmer to accentuate your locks, look no further than a striking silver shade. It works for both the young and restless and the older and wiser!

REFRESH
To prevent the dreaded colour fade, Barry’s Hair Studio also offer ALFAPARF Milano’s PURE PIGMENTS – a ground-breaking colour service and an after-care product range. Offering innovation that permits the personalisation of colour in an incredible variety of shades, the products contain a reduced concentration of your specifically selected pigment so you can maintain and care for your unique colour or tone enhancement at home between services preventing colour fade.

Ready to pick a colour? Find all the fab shades at Barry’s Hair & Beauty Salon….

04 Mar 2016

Kérastase Fondant Densité

At Barry’s Hair Studio, we have always been fans of the Kérastase range and now we’ve
fallen in love with one of their new wonder products.. introducing “Fondant Densité” from
the Densifique collection.

The light, featherlike creamy care formula adds body and substance to hair that is visibly
lacking density. Hair is also left glossy without weighing down the hair.

One of the secret ingredients is Stemoxydine® which helps provide a healthy environment
for the scalp to encourage dormant hair follicles to grow. With regular use, your hair:
– Feels fuller
– More nourished
– It reduces the rate of hair loss
– The scalp feels soothed

To use, apply 2-3 hazelnut size quantity of the product after the Bain Densité . Distribute
strand by strand massaging the product into the fibre and the scalp. Leave in the hair for 1-2
minutes and rinse thoroughly.

Hair loss as well as hair thinning can be a major issue for some people and the Densifique
range from Kérastase allows for complete treatment and protection of fine hair that lacks
density through a choice of 5 products, all developed using state-of-the-art formulations and a
decade of relentless hair loss research.
The Kérastase Densifique range is now available here at Barry’s Hair Studio. For personal
advice on the most effective products to use on your hair, call in and speak with our
Kérastase expert.

26 Jun 2015

A new solution for Damaged Hair!


At Barry’s Hair Studio we are continually sourcing the newest technology in hair care products and the Kérastase Résistance Therapiste range is a breakthrough solution for damaged hair!

Described as “a second chance for your hair” it works by rebuilding the internal substance of hair weakened by chemical or mechanical aggressions to restore its strength and solidity. The range has been customised to deal with both fine and thick hair, leaving your tresses silky smooth with body and movement.

What’s makes this salon exclusive range so unique is the research into KAPs (Keratin Associated Proteins). These tiny proteins link keratins in our hair to each other and attach them together. When hair becomes damaged, these proteins disappear, which deconstructs the internal architecture of the hair fibre and leads to its gradual collapse. The Kérastase Résistance Therapiste range repairs and recreates the quality of hair from the inside out. Give your hair the second life it deserves!

The full range is stocked here at Barry’s Hair Studio where our Kérastase advisors are always on hand to prescribe the correct products for your hair type. For further information visit the salon or call (091) 561392.

10 Jun 2015

Nutrition For Healthy Hair

What we eat truly affects our hair and scalp condition.

(This is an extract from Kérastase Complete Well-Being Guide To Scalp, Hair, Nutrition & Fitness)

Kérastase discuss with Nutritionist, Yvonne Bishop-Weston (as seen on GMTV, BBC and Sky News), the importance of a balanced diet and how what we eat can have serious effects on the health of the scalp and our hair beauty.

“There are many nutrients we miss out on in the average modern diet that are vital for healthy hair and skin.”