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New Year, NEW HAIR, New You!

Friday, 11 January 2008

Here on the Afternoon Show we know the New Year is all about change so we have top hair stylist Mary Kennedy in studio to give one lucky viewer a radical new hair do for the New Year.

Mary Kennedy - Hair Stylist

Award winning hair stylist Mary Kennedy has been working in the business for 15 years. She has been based in Galway for the last 11. In October of last year, Mary beat off strong competition from some 1000 competitors representing 29 countries, to win the International Hairdressing Competition in Paris, competing in the Ladies Full Fashion look Category.  This was a first for Ireland.  Mary then rounded off a great year by heading straight for Milan, where she achieved a gold medal, another first for Ireland, by winning the prestigious Full Fashion Look Competition in the 30th World Championships. Mary has extensive experience working on a variety of photo shoots, TV (Off the Rails) makeovers and seminars. Mary is based in Bellisimo.  Co. Galway

Model: Lisa Jordan

Lisa is 29 years old, an anesthetic nurse in Blackrock Clinic; she is married one year, and is on her first pregnancy with twins! (No twins in the family)

Lisa is due in March, and is very tired and a new hair do would really give her a boost.

Different Styles for Different Faces

Long Face Shape:  The best length for this shape face is keeping layers soft and floaty, keep fringes feathered.  For best results think asymmetrically - short at the back long at the front.

Heart Shape:  Best length for this shape is chin length or longer.  Keeping layers feathered and coming forward.  Curls or waves suit this face shape best.

Square Shape:  Best length for this shape is short to mid-length keeping layers soft and keep fringes to side partings and long as to encourage gentle curves to develop around your face.

Round Shape:  Best length for this shape is longer than chin length.  Layers to be wispy for a textured look to create volume especially around the crown.  For fingers keep them long and graduated.

Oval Shape:  Best length for this shape is any length!  This shape face can really hold any look and suits either long or short hair.

Mary's Top Styling Tips
. If you're going out on a Saturday night give yourself extra time!
. You can't go wrong with velcro rollers, no matter what type of hair you have!
. A good hairdryer is a must!
. Try on wigs to see if shape / colour suits!

Mary's Top Styling Products
. Aftercare shampoos and conditioners which enhance your colour.
. Good brushes
. Shimmer Spray