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‘Tis the season for indulgence.

That means spoiling yourself or someone else with a treat they would never buy for themselves.

Luxury haircare is a winner when you’re shopping for a beauty buff. Not only do the latest high-end products make a real difference to the feel and look of your hair, they also add a little luxury to the daily grind, lasting well into the New Year.

Here are five luxury hair buys that are guaranteed to win you all the brownie points.

1. For everyday wow

Sulphate, paraben, and propylene glycol free, Evo Hair just landed in Cork. This fun Aussie brand specialises in problem solving – their Tropic Thunder Travel Kit is a brilliant way to sample The Therapist shampoo and conditioner and The Great Hydrator Moisture Mask.

You can find the Evo Tropic Thunder kit (€15) at Goldirocks, Oliver Plunkett Street and Chair on George’s Quay.

2. Extreme luxury for damaged hair

If your damaged hair needs a five-star overhaul, this little pot should be your gift to yourself. Shu Uemura Art of Hair just introduced Ultimate Reset, a brand new extreme repair haircare range designed to treat damaged hair. You’ll see a difference in one application and the heady scent of tonka bean and vanilla musk lasts all day.

Shu Uemera Ultimate Reset is available at John Geaney for Hair, Pine Street, Cork.

The quick fix for tangled hair

If you’re still doing battle with your hairbrush every morning, a Tangle Teezer may well change your life.

Tangle Teezer The Ultimate is designed for dry styling and leaves cuticles smooth for extra shine. €24.95 from New Hair Revolution.

For gals who wash and go

Parlux is the brand hair stylists trust so when you buy a Parlux hairdryer, you know that it will go the distance. The Parlux Alyon is the new must-have – with 2250 watts, it’s the most powerful Parlux yet.

Plus it comes in sexy graphite, which will look hot on your dresser. €159.95 from Hennessy Hair & Beauty, Pembroke Street, Cork.

For fine haired folk

There are few products on the market that actually thicken hair with just one use, but Aveda’s Thickening Tonic does the trick. If you’d like your hair to have a little more ‘oomph’ just spray it on, comb through and blow-dry for bouncy locks – the secret ingredient is organic amla fruit, which expands strands from roots to ends.

You’ll find it (€24.50) at the Escape Spa shop in The Imperial Hotel, Cork.


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