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Monday, 9 November 2009

This is the second in our series of November hair features. Viewers are experiencing a hair revolution, with many ready for a drastic change. What viewers want - The Afternoon Show will deliver!

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".
Andrew Dunne who is the salons Senior colourist won the International Colour Category in the Wella Trend Vision 2009 Awards in Berlin on Sunday 1st November. He was up against 53 other countries and its Irelands first time for a win!

Dawn Muir - Looking for a new look

Dawn is 34 yrs old and lives in Errill, Co.Laois, although she's originally from London. She moved to Ireland 18 years ago and is living happily ever after in Laois with her lovely partner.
Dawn is of mixed race, her mum is from England and her dad is of Jamaican descent. Her hair has always been unruly and Dawn has, over the years tried all kinds of treatments, relaxers, straightening techniques, and colours. She has never really cut it above her shoulder however.

Shay's Tips:
As people can often find that regular hair care products are futile, he recommends things such as Shea butter and Jojoba oil. These are products that are full of moisture and more suited to the hair types of people of mixed race.

Website suggests:

"If you want to add softness, shine and moisture to your hair, consider using jojoba oil. It's a great moisturizing and healing natural oil for all hair types. Derived from the jojoba plant found in California, Arizona and northern Mexico, jojoba oil works especially well on dry, brittle or frizzy hair"

Additional Information:

Organic Jojoba Oil (50ml) €6.95

100% Natural Shea Butter (220g) €20.00.

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