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Ireland's Mobile Hair, Beauty & Make-up Artist Directory

Mini Interview with Ita Kelly of Polished Ireland

1. How long are you in the industry? 

10 years

2. What is your favorite treatment? 

Personally I love a day at a spa. A back massage and a facial is my favourite treat.

3. Favorite Skincare/Hair product/make up? 

I love REN and Jan Marini Skincare, Revlon Equave Leave in Hair Conditioner and Laura Mercier and Smashbox Makeup.

4. Best thing about your job? 

Being able to make women feel great about themselves.

5. Who do you most admire in the industry? 

Currently SoSueMe The Hair/Makeup Blogger for making a career out of blogging.

Polished Ireland are based in Sligo. Their therapists and stylists cover Leitrim, Longford, Roscommon, Donegal. Mayo, Cavan, Fermanagh, Monaghan, Galway, Clare. We do a fully Mobile Service for Wedding Hair and Makeup as well as tan, nails and eyelash extensions in your area.  To book an appointment call 0862778653 or vist

How to bring more attention to your brows without looking like they are “done” or “drawn on”


. Brow Shadow (or Eye Shadow): Pick one that is the same shade as your natural brow colour if you want to make them look bigger/fuller or a shade darker if you want to go bolder.
. A Disposable Mascara Wand or Spooly Brush
. Water


1. Bend the bristle end of the wand 45 degrees. This is optional but it definitely makes it more effective.
2. Hold the bristle end under running water then give it a tap against the edge of the sink to release any excess water.
3. Sweep the now-wet bristles back and forth over the brow shadow.
Start at the base of the brow and brush upwards.
4. Continue brushing by pulling the bristles through the hairs in an upward motion.
5. Dip the bristles back in the shadow if you need more then finish by brushing in the outward/downward motion of the wing.

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Mini Interview with Lorraine Browne Freelance Hair Stylist

1. How long are you in the industry?

I have been doing hair for nearly 20 years I started as a Saturday Girl whilst at school and always loved assisting on session work for wedding shoots and shows.  I worked in a salon for years before venturing to be a trainer with  Wella and finally going freelance 7 years ago.  My wedding experience started much earlier …. my parents had a wedding car company and my job back in the late 80’s was to be a courtesy girl serving champagne and holding umbrellas and opening doors.  I loved all the romance then and still do!

2. What is your favorite treatment?

I love a indian head massage with a deep rich conditioner, and I love when your hair is freshly coloured.
3. Favorite Skincare/Hair product/make up?

I am a product junkie so its hard to choose  for skin I love Eve Lom.  I use wella performance hairspray I go threw a lot and I find it brilliant.  I also love the Kevin Murphy range the thickening lotion especially.  Sebastian products are pure luxury potion 9 has been in my kit bag  since day 1 and you can’t beat the Aveda range on fragrance and goodness my favourite being be curly.

4. Best thing about your job?

I Love it!  I get to spend a very special morning with a bride 2 or 3 times a week. no morning is ever the same the moment the bride is dressed there is always a wow factor and everyone is there for a celebration!  I get to travel around the country and view the wonderful hotels and Houses.  For hair at home I get to indulge in my addiction of fashion and  products and get to meet people and help them feel good about themselves.  If I won the lottery I wouldn’t give it up!

5. Who do you most admire in the industry?

Too many to mention Patrick Cameron is always a inspiration, I love  his teaching style. I worked for Dylan Bradshaw when I first moved to Ireland 11 years ago and he is a brilliant business person.

Lorraine provides a full hairdressing service specializing in cutting, colouring and upstyles in the comfort of your own home in the Dublin area.  She is also is available for weddings, hen parties and photoshoots.  To book an appointment with Lorraine call 0872438814 or for more information visit;

10 Makeup Mistakes Brides Make

1. Not booking a makeup trial.
2. Looking like someone else on your big day.
3. Neglecting the rest of your body.
4. Leaving your wedding makeup look as the last thing you think about
5. OD’ing on highlighter.
6. Trying false lashes for the first time.
7. Skipping primer.
8. Plucking your eyebrows the day of.
9. Getting your first spray tan the day before your wedding.
10. Caking on foundation because you think it will look better in photos.

Photo Credit: Gallery Stock/Getty Images

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Mini Interview with Make Up By Andrea Murphy

1. How long are you in the industry?I have always worked with makeup but opened my own mobile business in 2009 and I am very happy to say I have not looked back. I am one of lucky people who can actually say I love my job and mean it.

2. What is your favorite treatment?
I love bridal makeup. It’s the most important day of someone’s life and I’m lucky to work with beautiful brides that want to look like themselves on their big day.

3. Favorite Skincare/Hair product/make up?
I specialize in airbrush makeup. This is the revolutionary new spray on foundation that gives an amazing flawless finish with no touch ups required.

4. Best thing about your job?
Being part of someone’s wedding day. Being with the bride on the build up to her big day, helping her in every way I can and then having the pleasure of being with her and her family when it finally arrives.

5. Who do you most admire in the industry?

I love Pat McGrath. She is an amazingly talented makeup artist who is constantly coming up with creative original ideas. She is a very inspiring lady.

Andrea Murphy is the Winner of RSVP Magazine Best Bridal Make-up Artistry 2013 and in 2012 she was Nominated in the Top 5 Bridal Makeup Artists in Ireland.  She is available for bridal make up and photo shoots nationwide.  To book an appointment with Andrea, call 
0874118007 or visit

Mini Interview with Deirdre Lynch of Angel Face Make-up

We talk to Award nominated Make-up artist Deirdre Lynch of Angel Face Make-up
How long have you been a make-up artist? Over 10 years

What is your favorite treatment? Nu Skin Range

Favorite Make-up product? Laura Mercier Primer and Pari Foundation

Best thing about your job? Meeting new & different clients everyday and helping them feel good about themselves.

Who do you most admire in the industry? Pat McGrath & Billy B, both self taught world class make-up artists who have taken make-up artistry to a whole other level.

Deirdre provides a professional Make-up service for photshoots and weddings in Dublin/Kildare covered including Lucan, Clondalkin, Tallaght, Leixlip, Celbridge, Clonee and Blanchardstown areas.  To book an appointment with Deirdre and for more information check out: 

How to get a "slimmer" face using a Chinese ceramic soup spoon and facial oil.

This massage technique gives you a V-shaped face. Check out here: 

“It’s free, it feels good, and it works!”

What do you think guys? If you try it out let us know if it works for you. 

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Mobile Hairdresser Dublin

Looking for a professional call out hairdresser in the Dublin area?  We can recommend the following, all of the professionals listed on a nationwide directory of mobile hair, beauty and make up professionals.

To make it easier for you, here are some of the call out hairdressers listed on our directory;

Studio Attraction

Our Little Secret

Lorraine Brown Hair Stylist

Rootine Hairdressing

Laura Kavanagh Mobile Hairdressing

Liam Jordan Mobile Hairdressing

Hair By Sabrina

Sylwia Sm Mobile Hairdresser