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A decade in beauty: 5 beauty trends of 2005 that thankfully died

Ah, 2005. We remember it well. Rihanna released her first album, Chihuahuas were Hollywood’s hottest accessory, and we rocked chunky highlights and wire chokers. 

Those were the days! Things were very different in the beauty world too. Was it better or worse? We’ll let you decide for yourself with a look back on the five beauty trends of 2005.

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5 easy ways to deal with clients who think they’re always right

"I want something completely different," the client will say, "but please use natural colours and the same MAC palette as I do." Or maybe it's "but I always draw on my eyebrows like that." You'll smile and agree but in your head you'll be thinking that you're holding a mascara wand and not a magic wand. 

The client is always right, after all. Or are they?

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5 topics of conversation that are off-limits when making small talk with customers

As any beauty therapist or long-standing hairdresser knows, small talk is one of the tricks of the trade. Certain questions will ring in your head after the workday. “Are you going anywhere nice on holiday?” is almost a mantra at this stage!

But not everyone is keen on small talk. While Mary from up the road might be happy to tell you everything about her entire life, other clients won’t be so keen. Some salons are even introducing ‘quiet chairs’ for clients who’d rather browse a magazine than have a chat.

Regardless of the chattiness of your client, there are some conversations you just can’t have. You don’t want to inadvertently drop a clanger so bad that a client wants to make a bee-line for the door mid bikini wax – and it’s even worse if they’re a new customer and your choice of topic means they won’t be coming back.

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How to get yourself out the door in the morning in 20 minutes flat

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You get to a point in your life where even the thought of having more than 20 minutes for yourself in the morning seems smug and unrealistic. God what you wouldn’t give for another ten minutes to snuggle your pillow!

So if you’re one of the lucky ones who has more time than that, enjoy it. But for the rest of us with kids to make breakfast for, traffic to dodge or a mountain of work on your desk to sort, you’re probably desperately in need of a quick and simple morning routine.

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How to select a uniform for your body shape

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We hear so much about choosing party clothes to fit and flatter your body, but we never hear much about how we can dress for our regular 9-5s. Unless you’re Kim Kardashian and your job requires you to wear a booty-huggin’ body-con, that advice can only help us so much. With this in mind, we’ve had a look through our uniform collection and given thought to which pieces are most flattering for each body shape.

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7 Beauty Salon fails - don't let them happen to you

Anybody who has worked in the beauty world knows that the job can often be far from glamourous, and that ‘easy breezy’ atmosphere can often be difficult to create. Balancing creativity with professionalism can be tricky. And just when you finally feel like you’ve got that down pat, the clients come knocking to offer their two cents! Indeed, you will soon learn that the customer is always right. Even when they’re wrong. To help keep you and your business happy, here are seven ways you can avoid a beauty salon ‘fail’.

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Castleblaney,
County Monaghan,
Ireland

042 974 6333
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