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Red Carpet Beauty Secrets!

Friday, 22 January 2010

Suzanne Walsh - Our Beauty Expert.

2008 and 2009 has seen Suzanne's well respected and trusted role in the Beauty industry flourish with regular TV and personal appearances keeping her very much in demand.

Suzanne Walsh previously worked in the UK operating her own hair & beauty salon. She worked as a beauty therapist for Channel 4,s reality TV series, The Salon appearing in both the first and second series, which attracted up to 3.6 million viewers. Suzanne is credited with being the viewer's choice when the public was given the opportunity to vote a member of staff from the first series back into the second series.

During 2005, in conjunction with her sister, Suzanne established a thriving beauty business in Ireland which is regularly featured in the media for its unique and excellent client care and professionalism. They added another salon called 'Pure Beauty' in Prosperous in 2007.

Suzanne has coupled her knowledge in the beauty industry with excellent writing skills to become a well respected Beauty Journalist writing for The Irish Independent, Evening Herald and various magazines.

No stranger to TV, Suzanne recently took part in RTE 1s Celebrity Jigs N Reels and is the resident beauty specialist on 'The Afternoon Show' and has appeared on TV3 am, Celebrity Ready Steady Cook as well as on At the Races for the Cheltenham Festival and Sky Sports. Suzanne featured several times on The Marianne Finnucane Show on RTE Radio 1.

Famous clients of hers have included Boy George, Coronation Street's Julie Goodyear, d'side, Kerry Mc Fadden, Bridget Nielson, Frankie Dettori, Tony McCoy, Amanda Brunker and many more.

A fun-loving character, Suzanne oozes down-to-earth charm mixed with a sense of knowing her own mind. Suzanne enjoys travel, outdoor activities, golf and also admits a passion for horses, horseracing and all things equestrian having been introduced to the scene through her family at a very young age.

Suzanne's Qualifications

B.T.E.C National Diploma in Beauty Therapy Health & Fitness

IIHHT in Aromatherapy.

IIHHT in Reflexology.

NUI MAYNOOTH Certificate in Teacher Training & Continuing
Suzanne recently completed her NUI Maynooth Teacher Training Diploma to ensure her deliverance of classes are of the highest standard. Suzanne's enthusiasm for working with teenagers and vivacious personality coupled with her professional qualifications & Celebrity Beautician status make her the ideal candidate to present Beauty Day Camps.

Suzanne is currently studying at IPA Institute of Public Management for a BA Hons Degree in Public Management, she loves to keep fit, loves walking and kick boxing.

Penelope Cruz - Lustrous Locks

One of the biggest looks on the red carpet, besides the frocks is definitely the hair!!
Whether it's big and volumised or sleek and shiny, all these barnets have one thing in common - healthy and gleaming locks!

Penelope Cruz is known for her lustrous and glossy hair, particularly on the red carpet, so how can we achieve this look at home!?

Solution: Jojoba Oil

Healthy hair starts at the roots, there is no point in putting in tons of products if your hair is in bad condition to start with.

Keep your scalp healthy and hydrated by massaging jojoba oil into it, starting at the roots and working you way out to the very tips.

Microwave a cup of oil in the microwave first and leave it in overnight for the red carpet treatment.

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Tips for oiling your hair:


. Heat oil to a warm temperature before applying it on your hair.

. Make partitions while oiling your hair. Rub oil in each partition. Make as many partitions of hair as you can. This will help oil to reach the scalp properly. Do not just pour oil on your hair.

. Avoid using too much of oil. Start applying little to each part of head and then massage. Massaging is important than the quantity of oil you use
. Dip your finger tips in oil. Gently massage with finger on scalp by putting your hands inside hair.

. Massage with your fingers at least for 10 to 15 minutes after oiling your hair.

. Avoid washing your hair immediately after oiling. If you do not like to wear oily hair, you can oil it before going to bed. You can wash your hair the next day. For best results let the oil stay for one day on your hair. When you make the oil stay for longer time it soaks in the scalp better.

. Oil your hair at least once a week. If your hair is very dry you should oil it at least twice a week.

. Rub oil on the roots of your hair. It helps to improve blood circulation and make hair silky and strong

Kelly Clarkson - Volumised Vixen

Kelly Clarkson has boho babe down to a tee but she also knows how to translate this into red carpet chic for all the biggest music awards ceremonies!

If you don't have the time to create an elaborate hair style we have just the trick to turn your hair into a wavy wonderland!

Solution: Shaving Foam

To create her volumised waves Kelly uses a golf ball size dollop of shaving cream foam and applies it from roots to ends. This adds body and keeps her style in place and frizz free for a night on the red carpet!


James Franco - Photo Finish

Male stars are just as vulnerable to the gaze of the red carpet and need to be looking their best. There is no point in having that leading man chiselled jaw without having smooth flawless skin to back it up. Hollywood actor James Franco is no exception!

Solution: Baking Soda Mask
Create a pasty face mask using baking soda mixed with water. This is great for the red carpet as it removes dead skin cells without causing redness or irritation so it's perfect for all those close-ups!

This will also exfoliate the skin making it soft and smooth so that foundation sits perfectly.

Scarlett Johansson - Aspiring Actress

Bright and gleaming skin is the de rigour on the red carpet and no one looks the part more than Scarlett Johansson! So how do you brighten your skin, even out skin tone while treating acne all at once?!

Solution: The Aspirin Mask

This simple and inexpensive face mask will brighten dull complexions and give your face an amazing red carpet glow!

The Aspirin Mask

1. Dissolve 3 uncoated aspirin in a quarter cup of boiling water.
2. Allow to cool, and then dip a cotton ball into the mixture.
3. Apply all over face and let set for about ten minutes.
4. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

What's the secret? The salicylic acid in aspirin will brighten and even out skin tone and give it an amazing glow that shines through even after applying make-up!
Source: Diane Irons: The World's Best Anti-Aging Secrets.

Angelina Joli - Luscious Lips

We've all watched Angelina strut her stuff on the red carpet over the years, her look may have changed, her men may have changed, but one thing remain stead fast, the pout!

We've all tried the products but how can you get those Hollywood lips at home without the expense!

Solution: Cinnamon Oil

Cinnamon oil duplicates the "bee stung" lips that we see on every red carpet. The oil brings blood to the lips, which causes the plumping and the effects last for about four hours.

However, cinnamon oil allergies are not uncommon so dab a small bit on the inside of your wrist first to check for excessive swelling, redness, or itching.

Source: Diane Irons: The World's Best Anti-Aging Secrets.

Saoirse Ronan - Starlet Skin

One thing that we never see on the red carpet is a hint of a spot or blemish. There is always the comfort of make-up but sometimes we need that fool-proof fix for a big event and a quick-fire solution.

Saoirse Ronan's star is surely on the rise and she is bound to be hot-stepping it on more red carpets as she won the prestigious New York Film Critic's award this week! As a young starlet how can she get rid of the odd pimple or blemish?

Solution: Eye Drops

To reduce the redness of a blemish dab some eye drops onto the affected area. The drops reduce the redness and make it much more subtle. Lavender oil has the same effect drying it out and ensuring a quicker healing time.

Demi Moore - Detox Diva

The red carpet beauties remain ageless with super soft and smooth skin! Demi Moore is iconic as fans of all ages look up to for skin and beauty advice.

Demi has some extreme beauty regimes and these days she is a fan of vampires rather than ghosts! Demi uses a leech detox to cleanse and detoxify her blood, the leeches suck on it and as they do release an enzyme into the system. This is an extreme case, Demi also has some beauty regimes that anyone can do at home and that will achieve super soft skin.

Solution: Raw Honey

Demi scrubs her body with raw honey. This is a natural ingredient that leaves the skin completely exfoliated and silky smooth.

Source: Star magazine 16th February 2009