The latest tool from Be Almaí.

It’s all about sunny days and beachy waves

The summer glow is only starting now that all our favourite salons and clinics are back in action. Messy dressy is the beachside look for hair and why not use Irish brands to create those lush locks?


Add some length to your mane with Platinum hair extensions.

They have a style to suit everyone and if you don’t want to commit to bonded or taped locks then their clip in collection will add instant glamour to your look.

I recently had some of the Power collection added to give myself a post pandemic pick up.

Hair extensions are a versatile way of changing up your look, giving you a little volume or adding dramatic length.

Platinum has a full range of hair care to help keep your locks hydrated and in great condition too.

The finishing spray is a personal favourite of mine for my own hair with or without extensions.

Check out their intensive treatment Platinum Rejuvenation Mask, from €16.99. It’s incredible, especially if you are a fan of heat styling and keenly priced too.

Be Almai

This is the latest hair tool taking Ireland by storm. The Wave Styling Wandm, for €89.99, is easy to use and gives beautiful beach waves or ultra-sexy bouncy curls.

The interchangeable barrel eliminates frizz and seals the hair cuticle to create smooth and shiny waves while the infrared heat locks moisture into the hair shaft, protecting the cuticle against damage with every twist of hair, ensuring it glides through with the utmost ease – preventing unnecessary tugging and leaving your locks more stylish and sleeker than you could have ever imagined.

The choice of the two sized barrels allows you to create any style.

Its 360-degree swivel cord, LCD Screen Display and adjustable temperature settings, from 120 degrees to 230 degrees, give you complete control, allowing you to heat style at a lower temperature, protecting your hair from excessive heat damage, meaning you can style your tresses at home with ease.


This summer sees the launch of the new Skinceuticals Oil Shield UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 50, for €46.

It’s goes perfect with the newly launched Silymarin CF, the antioxidant answer for oily and blemish-prone skin.

The lightweight formula protects with mineral and chemical filters while silica absorbs excess oil and blurs pores and imperfections. Skin remains mattified, yet never flat, and protected throughout the day.

Shield skin from the number one cause of ageing with Eve Lom Daily Protection + SPF50, for €80.

It’s a new generation in daily sunscreen that provides broad spectrum defence against both UVA and UVB rays, as well as protecting from pollutants, free radicals and environmental damage.

Suitable for all skin types and skin tones, the fast absorbing, non-comedogenic, oil free formula firms, brightens, hydrates and lifts the skin and can be used in place of your daily moisturiser.


The Calm Essentiel Restoring Treatment Oil might be a good shout for summer.

This Clarins treatment oil with clary sage extract is a nourishing and highly sensorial oil with 98 per cent of its ingredients from natural origin.

The oil can be used on its own for ten-20 days as a specific treatment to help reset the skin.

It immediately soothes feelings of uncomfortable skin, especially tightness after a double cleanse . Nourishes and deeply hydrates. Helps protect skin from external aggressions.

I found it great to relieve the tightness after too much sun. I am predisposed to redness anyway.

I used it with a jade roller to help cool and calm and I have used it each evening as part of my self-care routine.