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Beauty Secrets of the Male Stars!

Friday, 29 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.
Suzanne will talk us through and demonstrate four different male celebrity beauty secrets and show you how to achieve them at home.

1.Waxing- Simon Cowell - Perfect Paws!

Is waxing something new for men? More and more men are going for that follicle-free feeling and waxing is just one of the grooming techniques that is on the rise in the metrosexual metropolis! We've even heard that Simon Cowell gets the hair on the tops of his hands waxed to keep his paws hair-free!

Waxing Tips:

. Test the wax 24 hours prior to a small area of the skin where hair will be removed. If there is no reaction, proceed.
. Exfoliate the area to be waxed to avoid any ingrown hairs.
. Wash skin thoroughly to remove residual lotions or oils. If necessary, use talcum powder to ensure the area is as dry as possible.

After Care: When finished waxing you could apply Aloe Vera or tea tree Oil; don't pick off those tiny pieces of wax that are stuck to your skin, it causes too much irritaion.

2.Facial Hair - Brad Pitt -To Beard or Not to Beard!

Shaving Rash can be a real problem but one celebrity who gets it right with facial hair or bare faced is Brad Pitt! If a man wants the best of both worlds how can he grow and shave as he pleases without having to deal with the wrath of the rash!

Tips to help prevent Shaving Rash:
. Prepare your skin before shaving, by using a good shaving gel, oil or foam, and thoroughly wet it into the hairs.

. Analyse the problem. Inspect the area with the help of a magnifying mirror. You may be able to see the hairs curling inwards. Have a good look for tiny yellow pustules, and redness and inflammation around the hair follicles or the tips of the ingrowing hairs - this could mean infection with staphylococci bacteria.

. Exfoliants remove the dead cells from the surface of the skin. They will not prevent the hairs turning in, but they may help to flatten the bumps. So if the bumps are slow to settle, exfoliants might be worth trying. Do not use them if your skin is inflamed or infected. There are various types of exfoliants. Facial scrubs usually contain tiny particles of pumice. Alpha hydroxy acids (fruit acids), in creams and face washes, have an exfoliant action. Alpha hydroxy acid creams are often labelled as 'anti-ageing'; check the ingredients label.

. Do not pull on the skin. Hairs are most likely to ingrow if you pull the skin while you are shaving, to get a close shave. This makes the hairs pop out of the follicle. Afterwards, the cut tip retracts into the follicle and then turns into the wall of the follicle.

. Shave in the direction of the growth of the hairs. If the hairs naturally grow downwards, pull the razor downwards.

. Avoid a close shave. The aim is to shave the hairs just above the skin, when they have already emerged from the hair follicle.

Use an electric razor or an ordinary single-blade razor. Double-blade or triple-blade razors give too close a shave.

. How to deal with shaving rash. Curing shaving rash is tedious and will leave you with stubble for a few weeks.

. If you can see them, try to get the tips of the ingrowing hairs out of the skin. Soak a towel in hot water and put it on the skin for a few minutes to soften the hairs. Then very carefully, using clean tweezers, pull the end of the hair out of the bump. Do not pull the whole hair out of the skin - just the loose end. Then with small scissors cut off the end of the hair that is curling back, quite close to the skin.

. If you think the rash is infected, dab on a mild antiseptic such as tea tree oil. The infection may clear up on its own if you stop shaving. If it does not improve after a few days, see your doctor again; you might have a fungal infection.REF:-

3.Hair- George Clooney - Grey and Proud! The Silver Fox!

It might be ok to go grey if you have sallow skin and a beautiful young woman on your arm like George Clooney, but for those of us who can't pull off the silver fox look - there is a natural way to keep hair healthy as it ages without constantly using chemical products to dye.

A great homemade mixture to help Cover Greys:

. Simmer 1/2 cup dried sage in 2 cups water for 30 minutes, then steep for several hours.

. Apply to hair and leave on until dried.

. Then rinse and dry. Repeat weekly, until desired shade, then monthly to maintain color.

After using the sage the normal coloring returns to the hair. It is not a 'color-change' shocker; it softens the hair allowing it to control curls and the amount of grey that runs through the hair. REF:-

4. False Eyelashes for Men: Zac Efron

Rumours were rife that Zac Efron took male grooming to a new level; as if guyliner or a flick of manscara wasn't enough, he added a new dimension to the male grooming regime by wearing false eyelashes.

Available in either 'Fine' or 'Thick', depending on how dramatic a flutter he's after, they have a barely visible clear strip along the base to do away with the horror of a tell-tale lash line. REF:-