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Summer Hair Makeovers With Stylist Shay Dempsey

Monday, 18 May 2009

Shay Dempsey - Hairstylist to the stars!
Multi award winning stylist Shay Dempsey has worked across the international hairdressing industry for the past twenty years and has become among the best in the business. With his unique and original style Shay is fast becoming the most sought after of hair professionals. From individual clients, The Ryder Cup, The MTV Awards, numerous fashion shows, right through to creating new looks for next season, Shay's charismatic personality and vision has given him the edge on all his peers.

Shay's clients are and have been the cream of A-list celebrities throughout the world:
Alicia Silverstone, Gabriel Byrne, Kenneth Brannagh, Jerry Hall, Helena Christiansen, Alison Doody, Heidi Klum, Samantha Mumba, Amanda Byron, Brian O'Driscoll, Ronan O'Gara and Padraig Harrington to name but a few!

Shay is proprietor of Zoo hair salon in Dublin's city centre. He's happiest when working saying that his moments of greatness occur "because I love what I do, so whether I'm on a photo shoot or the salon floor, I'm at my best"
Shay has huge admiration for Vidal Sassoon, who he says is "Iconic".
Trend for Summer 2009:-

Cut - Soft and natural
We're bringing two lucky ladies up to date with brand new hairstyles to bring them into the summer season. This season there is a move away from the bold geometric cuts and structured hair styles. Instead the emphasis is on texture, layering and the more boho-chic natural look. It's about keeping the cut soft and keeping fringes feathered and to the side instead of blunt and straight. Summer 2009 is about loosening up the styles with layers and creating bigger but more natural hair.

Colour - Bright or sun kissed
1. Bright/Blonde - People do prefer to go blonde during the summer and 2009 is no different. This can either mean a very dramatic look such as bleaching to a white blonde, or a sun kissed look that gives the illusion that the hair has been naturally lightened by the sun. This is created by using different tones around the hair to create shadows, and even dark roots for a boho-chic effect.

Shay will be bringing our ladies up to trend with soft caramel tones for Laura, and for a more dramatic look, brightening Sinead's hair to a bleached white.

Shay Dempsey's salon;
Zoo Hair Salon is at 25 Exchequer Street Dublin 2 Co. Dublin
Tel: (01) 672 5177
Fax: (01) 672 5798