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    We Win A London Lifestyle Awards Trophy


    We have a positive update for you on the London Lifestyle Awards. Last month, we blogged about how we were shortlisted as one of the top 17 salons in London. Now we can say that we’re at the top of that list. Just look at the prize that we picked up on the night (above).

    At a glamorous awards ceremony in The Brewery in central London, Sinéad joined the best of the capital’s businesses across a wide range of industries for a night of drinks, dinner and the winners’ announcements. The room was filled with all of the best known companies in London from the celebs’ favourite nightclub Tape to hotels like The Mondrian and theatre shows like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – there were some serious movers and shakers there.

    It was actually quite nerve-wracking knowing that we were up against London’s elite, so we knew we had to put a bit of effort into getting ready so that we’d feel confident. You know that feeling of looking in the mirror and liking what you see so you feel like you fit in – we wanted that! Sinéad went for a stunning dress from Three Floor (available from ASOS), sultry smokey eyes and a long ponytail hairstyle in the end. Posing with friend and journalist Zoe Griffin, she looks so striking doesn’t she?



    The hair was the talking point as Sinéad normally opts for a classic blow-dried wavy style. Have you ever seen her with her hair in a ponytail? Or so much hair? Ok, we know she has voluminous hair but this is longer than she usually wears it and that’s because of Easilocks.




    The hair is from the Megan Mckenna Easilocks range and Sinéad made it look more interesting by styling it into a pony tail. It’s really easy to use to create attention-grabbing up-dos as well as seriously bouncy blow dries. Once in the ponytail, Sinead wrapped her own hair around it, pinned it and then created a couple of braids to make things more interesting and to add a touch of a modern-day grown up fairytale look. Kind of like a sexy version of Elsa from Frozen…




    When Sinéad Kelly London was announced as runner-up, everyone turned to look so it was worth dressing up. We shared a table with the amazing gym, The Library and The Little Library (our neighbours in Barnes). Do check out their website if you want to get in shape or just be a healthier version of yourself.




    The awards were voted for by the public, so it means a lot to receive one as it’s not just a team of judges that have decided that we do a good job, its our clients themselves and we love making our clients happy. Another special thing is that this honour shows Sinéad has been accepted in London. It’s not easy to come to London from Dublin and start up a new salon and Sinéad Kelly London has only been going 7 years. In that time, Sinéad’s had two children and got married and awards like this make it worth the hard work. Hopefully, Sinéad winning one inspires other women and working mothers that they can do something similar if they focus and stay fixed on their goals.

    Thanks to everyone who voted for us. It means a lot!

    PS Make sure you follow SineadKellyLdn on Instagram for all the latest salon news and hair inspiration.


    November 15, 2017

    Last Minute Halloween Ideas From Our Team


    Mwahhh-haha-haaaaa! The spookiest time of the year is here again. At Sinéad Kelly London, we love an excuse to dress up and Halloween is one of our favourite times of the year.

    When it comes to Halloween, there are no half measures. You have to own your look and go all out if you want respect. More is most definitely more – you have to think about face paint, body paint, clothing, hair (or wigs) and props. And then there’s the question of co-ordinating your look with the rest of your family or your crew of mates. What’s better than a witch? A witch squad perhaps, or you dressing as a witch and your partner going as a wizard.

    Have you decided on what you’re wearing yet? Here are some of the most daring, gruesome and downright freaky shots of our staff in their spook-tacular costumes from previous years to inspire you. Even if you have picked an outfit, it’s not too late to change it so you really make a statement.





    Our salon owner manages to make being a zombie look glamorous. With big hair and a red lip, this is a way to look sexy as well as scary. It’s super easy to copy – simply blow dry your hair upside down, swish through your fingers and finish with hairspray. For the face you will need white face paint for the past and lots of smokey eye and lip make-up. Again, more is more.


    Sinéad and Andy

    What’s scarier than a zombie? Two zombies, of course. If you really want to stand out at a party, why not use your partner as an accessory. Then make sure he goes all out so he doesn’t drag you down. Andy, Sinéad’s husband, looked terrifying as a zombie.



    With Andy, the devil is in the detail. Not only is the face paint gruesome, but the blood-stained shirt looks scarily realistic and the scar on the forhead adds the finishing touch. When picking your outfit, always question whethere there’s something else you can add to make it really pop out from the crowd at a busy party.

    Or you could co-ordinate your outfit with your kids. How cute does Sinéad’s son Tyler look as a skeleton?








    It’s all about the face paint for our talented Sara. She wears classic little black dresses with the scariest face make-up ever seen. Dressing as a cat was pretty mind-blowing as she managed to look both cute and sinister. A cat look is ideal if there’s someone you want to impress as it shows you’ve stuck to the theme but you don’t look as frightful as the people dressed in shapeless ghosts and sprits outfits.

    Like monochrome? Try being a skeleton. It’s actually simple to do. Start with a white base all over and then add black around the eyes and lips. Most people won’t go down to the neck so make sure you do to be extra fabulous!





    What do you call a person wearing a knife in their hair? The answer is our Sarah. She’s a style chameleon and you can guarantee you won’t find anyone else at a party in an outfit as original as this. Feel free to steal the idea!

    Hats and head accessories are a way of making sure all eyes turn as you enter a room When you experiment with these items you look like a movie star, trying to stay glam at the same time as embracing the theme. As Sarah’s hat is embellished with a pretend knife and spots of blood, you can see she’s really made an effort and it shows. However, should she want to re-use it in a few years then she can as it’s a timeless costume thanks to the black clothing. Win, win!





    Halloween is a time for blood, guts and gore and Vas pulls this off really well. The white face paint enhances his large eyes and the eye make-up makes him look old and tired (he’s actually fresh-faced most of the time). He’s also drawn his own set of lungs onto a t-shirt, showing that Halloween costumes do not have to be expensive. As long as you have imagination and know what look you want to achieve, you can make a lot of yourself and do some outfit DIY. This way, you’ll know that your outfit is unique and you won’t find 20 other people at the same event wearing the exact same costume because you were the one who dreamt it up.


    So who do you think looked the best? We hope this gives you some inspiration to get your freak on for Halloween.

    October 26, 2017

    We’ve Made The London Lifestyle Awards Shortlist


    Exciting news! We have been shortlisted as one of the top salons in London at the London Lifestyle Awards. There are more than 2000 salons in the capital and we are in the top 17, picked out by the judges for our quality styling services and friendly, modern salon.



    We started 2017 as the UK winners of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy (before we handed the trophy to new winners in June) and the winners of the Young Talent award at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy World awards and now there’s a chance that we’ll have a hat-trick of trophies. Although we’ve represented the UK at a worldwide awards ceremony and won it, which was a mind-blowing moment, the London Lifestyle Awards means a lot to us as we’re proud to be a London-based salon, taking energy, creativity and inspiration from the best city in the world.

    The London Lifestyle Awards is the ultimate celebration of the businesses, people and places that make London fabulous. It is a celebration that showcases the best of London and celebrates the fantastic achievements throughout the lifestyle industry. Now in the seventh year of operation, more and more businesses are competing to win, so to be shortlisted is an incredible honour.

    With your help, we could be top! Just click the link below and vote for us in the salon category.



    At Sinéad Kelly London, we work hard to make sure you leave the salon looking and feeling better than when you arrived. Our mission is to make you feel pampered, relaxed and revitalised. Our team are experts at colouring and cutting but they’re also warm and friendly. We know your hair is important to you and you can trust us to take care of it and help you get it into the best condition possible.

    Need a reminder of what we can do? You’ll see it all on our Instagram feed @sineadkellyldn including:

    celebrity client Holly Willoughby

    Celebrity client Holly Willoughby


    Pink pastel tones with L'Oreal's #mycolourfulhair

    Pink pastel tones with L’Oreal’s #mycolourfulhair


    Beautiful multi-tonal blonde bob

    Beautiful multi-tonal blonde bob


    Rich Autumnal tones

    Rich Autumnal tones


    So what are you waiting for? Vote for us on the London Lifestyle Awards website now.

    October 7, 2017

    Highlights Of Our Year As L’Oreal Colour Trophy Winners


    In June 2016, the Sinéad Kelly London team were crowned the overall champions at the UK L’Oreal Colour Trophy. Winning was a massive achievement as we’d beaten off more than 500 other salons in the regional heats before triumphing against the 35 regional winners at the Grand Final. Plus we were the only independent salon at the final, showing all the big chains that we know what we’re doing!



    Now a whole 12 months have passed since that memorable day, we thought it would be a great opportunity to look back at what we’ve achieved over the past year. As Creative Head magazine said on their July cover after our win, ‘Winning is just the beginning’


    Here are a selection of our highlights:


    As well as our Creative Head feature, we travelled to Paris for a winners photoshoot. It was full-on but a great chance to show the world what we have to offer. Everyone loved the iconic bob that helped us win the trophy and we shook it up a bit for the photoshoot. We’re still offering it now – ask one of the salon staff about it when you call to book your appointment.




    We unveiled our A/W 16 Femme Fatale collection, full of strong and powerful haircuts. We like to empower women!


    And our Sinéad also gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. However, there was no putting her feet up as she also started a virtual consultation service to be able to give expert advice to customers wanting a hair makeover but nervous or worried about what to do.




    The team flew to Lisbon for the World L’Oreal Colour Trophy. Faced with salons from all over the world, we knew the competition would be tough so we were amazed and delighted when we won the Young Talent Award. Go team!




    Time for another magazine feature in Creative Head Magazine. Our executive stylist Sara Bergatini gave an interview and showed off some of the collection.




    We were thrilled to win Best Local Salon at the Motherhood London awards. We love giving mums  a new hair cut and  colour and understand the power a change can be on moods and energy levels. Sinéad’s a mum of two – she’s experienced it herself! That’s why this award meant a lot.



    Also, we celebrated the salon’s 7th birthday in February. Sinéad moved to London from Dublin so to set up her own salon was a challenge, so each birthday feels like a real milestone.



    Executive stylist Sara Bergatini did the hair for Miss Sweden’s cover of E magazine. How gorgeous are those glossy Hollywood waves?



    Also, we started practising with L’Oreal’s brand new product #colourfulhair This product enables everyone to have a brand new colour for a night out. It’s make-up for hair and staff and customers alike are enjoying experimenting.




    We were invited to attend the London and South East regional finals of the L’Oreal colour trophy. It was an inspiring evening and made us want to enter the competition again. Watch out for us!




    Executive stylist Vas Mikellides launched his Metallurgy collection. This one’s all about colour and there are some show-stopping colours. What do you think of the looks below?




    Executive stylists Vas Mikellides and Sara Bergatini joined Sinead in a shoot for Elle magazine! It’s super hush-hush right now but we’ll share details on the blog very soon.


    Looking back on the past year makes us feel so proud! Thanks to all our loyal friends and clients – we couldn’t have done it without you.

    If you want to keep up with our latest news be sure to follow SineadKellyLDN on Instagram.

    June 30, 2017

    How To Look Like A Celeb At A Festival


    With the Isle of Wight and Glastonbury festivals in June and Wireless in July, festival season has crept up on us again. Have you planned your outfits and hairstyles yet?

    We all know that we feel better when we look our best and there’s no way we can leave things to chance on a festival site. There’s no electricity and not much access to running water so a blow dry each day is out of the question. However, trying some new festival-appropriate hair styles can actually be really fun, even if you’re normally very conservative with your hair.

    These are our top 5 ideas for festival hair that will make you feel fabulous:

    Sinéad Kelly London senior stylist Sara Bergatini’s Mohawk


    After winning the Young Talent award at the L’Oréal World Colour Trophy, you can guarantee Sara has her finger on the pulse when it comes to fashion.

    One of the coolest styles that she recently did on herself is this mohawk inspired up-do with loose knots at the back. It keeps her hair off her face so she can dance while the loose volume gives her face some softness for a bit of boho chic. Taking this out would give her some nice beachy volume so it’s a look that you could wear on day one and re-invent for day two. What do you think?

    Kylie Jenner’s Braids



    Kylie’s one of the Queens of Coachella and she always goes the extra mile with her outfits and hair. We particularly love this colourful braided look as it’s so fresh and on-trend.

    A festival is the ideal time to try out colourful hair and it’s now easier than ever to experiment thanks to L’Oreal’s new Colourful Hair products. Available in 8 intermixable shades and with various intensity from pastel to bold, you can have one striking colour or rainbow hair like Kylie. Then the boxer braids make the colour stand out even more. We love doing those on our clients as they’re quick and simple but look striking.

    Sara Bergatini’s Braid Twist



    We told you Sara was a genius when it came to festival hair! If you’re not having colour as Kylie had then you can afford to be more creative with your braiding. It will make people stop and look twice at the complexity of it, but as Sara knows what she’s doing it didn’t take her much time to do.
    First, she’ll wash and dry your hair and make sure your hair is thoroughly detangled using a Tangle Teezer. That’s the first step for all festival hair – wash it before you go as you don’t know when you’ll next get chance. After that, the top section of your hair will be plaited in a normal fashion, then she’ll do mini fishtail braids at the sides a couple of times down the length of the hair. One things for sure, you won’t feel boring or average with hair like this.

    Gigi Hadid’s headband and waves 



    Headbands hide a lot of hair troubles – from grease to frizz! It’s refreshing to see that even one of the world’s most beautiful models needs to use a headband at a festival. Even she needs help to cope with the humidity and lack of access to blow drying equipment!

    What’s nice about Gigi’s hair in this look is that it’s laid back and low maintenance. To achieve it, simply rough dry and then secure with a headband. The next day, shake some Batiste dry shampoo into it, brush through with your fingertips and you’re ready to go again. A colourful or embellished headband would look especially cool. For extra waves, put your hair in braids like Kylie Jenner’s the day before. Then shake out for easy, no-fuss waves. This is effortless beauty at its best.

    Sinead Kelly London trainee Shannon’s icy blonde plaits



    Ice blonde is one of the hottest colours in celeb land right now. Cara Delevingne, Katy Perry and Khloe Kardashian are just a few who are blonder than blonde right now.
    However, for a festival we suggest combining blonde with a braid for two reasons. Firstly, ice blonde hair can look dirty quickly if not washed regularly. Second, the blonde trend is fast catching on and nobody wants to look the same as another girl on the festival site. You want everyone to look at you and think ‘Wow!’ and they’ll certainly do that if you double French pleat it.

    This look requires a bit of patience to make sure all your hair is pulled back and secured but it’s totally worth it as it will last all weekend long. You’ll never have to push it back out of your eyes or worry about how you’ll style it the next day, leaving you more time to think about what bands you want to see and to check out handsome men in the crowds 😉

    We hope that leaves you feeling inspired! Remember these are only our top 5 ideas – come in and see us if you want a bespoke festival style that will not only last for the whole occasion but will make you feel like a rock chick yourself.

    Enjoy festival season!

    June 16, 2017

    SK Shows You: Half-Term Hair Inspiration


    Do you find your social life gets busier in summer? When the weather’s nice, everyone wants to celebrate and that often means we spend our lives constantly getting ready for events and parties. Admittedly it’s a good situation to be in, but it can be hard to find the time or inspiration to plan our hair, make up and outfit when it gets to the 10th event of the season. Then if you’ve got kids running around, a husband being annoying or even the latest guy you hooked up with on Tinder constantly pestering you, it’s even tougher to find the time.

    However, that’s where we can help you just in time for the half-term holidays and plenty of time ahead of the summer ones. In our last blog post, we mentioned that we’ve revamped our social media accounts. On Instagram, you’ll find more of salon owner Sinead’s personality coming through. She’s a busy mum of two with a packed diary and she finds time to get glammed up. Following her will make you want to do the same.



    YouTube is the place where we show you exactly how to experiment with new styles, most of which are quick and simple and will leave you feeling a lot happier with your hair and style. For half-term week when there are more things to do than ever, this style might come in useful:

    We’ll be uploading videos on braids and ponytails very soon, but if you want to get cracking on some new looks straight away. Here are a couple of ideas:

    (1) Side Ponytail
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    All you need to do is tease your hair at the top just a little to get some volume at your roots and then comb it back down a little to smooth things out. Then, pull your hair into a side ponytail and if you want, you can take a piece of the hair at the bottom portion underneath the ponytail to wrap it around and pin it around your ponytail. Pull some hair out of the other side to create a softer look.

    A side ponytail is a lot more interesting to look at than a standard ponytail and will make you feel like you’ve made an effort.

    (2) Braided Bun


    All you need to do for this elegant updo is make three braids and you’ll come out with a hairstyle that looks like you had it done at a salon. Start by separating your hair into three different sections from the top of your head. Take the middle section and create a low ponytail. Braid this ponytail, secure with a small rubber band and take your braid and wrap it around the elastic, creating a bun at the nape of your neck. Secure with bobby pins.

    Next, take one of your side sections and braid that. Once braided, wrap it around the bun at the nape of your neck, securing with bobby pins. Repeat for the remaining section of hair. Finish with a flexible hold hairspray.


    May 30, 2017

    Sinead Kelly London Launches #SKShowsYou


    After re-launching the salon’s website and blog earlier this year, we thought it was time to shake up our social media accounts. Sinéad Kelly London never does things by halves!

    The first change you’ll notice is on our Instagram account. Follow SineadKellyLdn if you’re not already doing so, which will be taken over by Sinéad herself and she’ll be sharing everything! From hair, beauty and fashion to family life, you’ll see behind the scenes and follow her daily antics. This is not a faceless Instagram – this is real-life! Plus she’ll show you the salon team’s personalities as well as hairstyles that they’ve created in the salon that we hope you’ll find inspiring. From festival braids to colour to big bouncy blowdries – you’ll find it all on our new Instagram.

    The second change is on our the Sinead Kelly London YouTube channel (please subscribe!) Salon founder Sinéad Kelly will be doing regular How To videos to show everyone at home how they can look more glamorous and feel more confident with their hair. Sinead’s a busy mum of two with several projects on the go and yet she finds time to do her hair. She’ll be explaining her secrets – just like you can see in the video below – and the best news is that you don’t need to be a hair expert nor do you need to have tons of time.

    What did you think of the video? The hashtag #SKShowsYou reflects that Sinéad Kelly is demonstrating what to do.

    And if you can’t wait for the Instagram videos on YouTube, there will be daily Sinéad Kelly Ldn Instagram Stories. We like to have fun on Instagram as you can see by some of our fave pics:


    Salon staff recreating the Charlie’s Angels pose


    Experimenting with colour and braids for the ultimate festival fashion

    Experimenting with colour and braids for the ultimate festival fashion



    Vas Mikelides’ ‘Metallurgy’ collection


    Sinead during a video shoot showing how to create braids

    Sinead during a #SKShowsYou video shoot showing how to create braids



    The team at the L’Oreal Colour Trophy London heats, which we won in 2016


    We look forward to receiving your comments. If you want instructions about a particular hairstyle or need hair advice, just leave a comment on our YouTube channel or Instagram post and we’ll always reply.

    May 12, 2017

    Spring Hair Trends


    We spring clean our homes and our wardrobes, but what about our hairstyles? If you are feeling a bit fed up of your hairstyle, now is the time to change it!

    As the sun’s coming out and we’re starting to wear spring and summer outfits, it’s the ideal time to give ourselves a fresh new look. Giving yourself a fringe or changing your colour can dramatically change your mood and your attitude and make you feel confident and ready for whatever the season holds.

    Here are our picks of the most fabulous five new hairstyles to try this Spring:

     (1) The Bardot Fringe

    It’s time to go a bit continental this spring and look at how chic French ladies are wearing their hair. Paris fashion week saw lots of elegant women with long wide fringes parted in the middle, echoing back to Brigitte Bardot. This trend is also popular with celebs like Chloe Grace Moretz (above), Taylor Swift and Penelope Cruz.

    If you like this style, make sure you choose the right fringe for your face shape as some of us better suit blunt fringes. A consultation with your stylist at Sinéad Kelly London will help you find the perfect fringe for your face shape.

    The Modern Bob


    A bob never goes out of fashion but this season we’ll see a different line in it to make it softer and more feminine, just like Keira Knightley’s cut.

    Rather than a classic one-length bob, we’ll see shorter back and longer sides or a more pageboy look with soft layered texture to enhance the movement of the hair cut. You’ll find a cut like this super easy to maintain for effortless elegance – day and night.

    The Layered Lob


    This is taking the lob from last year and modernising it with some choppy layers. It’s a little messier and more undone.

    The key characteristic of this long bob are that goes from shorter at the back to longer at the front. Also, soft layers are incorporated throughout to give it movement. Thankfully, it’s a super easy style to maintain. Simply use a flat paddle brush to blow-dry, then follow up with a one-inch curling wand to create some movement and show off those layers.

    Hair contouring


    Hair contouring uses freehand coloring and highlighting to enhance face shapes. Highlighting and shading certain parts of the hair can create the illusion of a different face shape, depending on what you want to accentuate. Just like the makeup technique, light shades are for highlighting and darker shades are for creating a shadow effect. Check out Chrissy Teigen for a great example of a celeb that’s contoured their hair.

    Everyone know what they do and don’t like when they look at their face in the mirror; you dress to accentuate your best assets and do your makeup to highlight the features you love the most. Colour contouring is a way of doing this with hair colour and gives us the ability to soften areas and highlight others.

    White Hot

    If subtlety isn’t your thing plus you’re cool with being high-maintenance, then high impact platinum is an excellent option. Going much lighter and significantly brighter will definitely be a trend this season and into summer. It’s a bigger commitment all round but makes a serious statement. This is not a style to be tried at home as it’s easy to get wrong and this will severely damage your hair. Get it done at Sinéad Kelly London, where we have Olaplex to keep the condition of your hair healthy and shiny.

    Which spring style do you most like the look of?

    April 26, 2017

    Most Stylish Celebrity Mothers And Daughters

    At Sinéad Kelly London, we love making all mums feel more glamorous and confident about their hair. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve let things slide or how much of a rut you’re stuck in – there’s always time to change things.

    In honour of Mother’s Day on 26 March we’ve been looking through some pictures of gorgeous celebrity mums and their daughters and we’re happy to see there are lots of examples of ladies that look just as amazing as their daughters do. After all, when you get older you know what suits you more.

    Here are five fabulous famous mother-daughter pairings that we can use as hair inspiration:

    Reese Witherspoon and Ava Witherspoon

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    Yummy mummy Reese has luscious light blonde hair, which is in great condition. Sometimes she blow dries it straight but when she’s relaxing at home with her family, she shows that it can look lovely with beachy curls.

    Her lookalike daughter has the same type of hair with a more modern colour. As you know, we won the L’Oréal colour trophy for our blue bob – we love to have fun with hair too. However, we did this will keeping the model’s hair healthy and shiny, showing colour does not have to damage hair and in fact can enhance it.

    Yasmin and Amber Le Bon

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    Apart from the fringe and their naturally straight hair, Yasmin and Amber don’t look that much alike but they’re both hair role models in their own right. Yasmin is 52 but there’s not a wrinkle, not that you can see one under her fringe, which keeps her youthful.

    Meanwhile Amber’s candyfloss pink hair is very refreshing for spring. Amber dyes her hair a lot, almost enough to match her hair with her outfit and her lipstick. Sometimes, it is good to experiment.

    Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson


    The blonde bombshells of Hollywood, Kate and Goldie always look party-ready. With big bouncy blowdries and big smiles, you know you’d have a lot of fun if you went on a night out with this pair. Goldie shows you can look glamorous well into your 60s and notice that like Yasmin Le Bon, she also has a fringe.

    Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber


    These two are so similar! You can tell Kaia is looking at her mum for style inspiration and why not? Cindy was a supermodel and still looks super gorgeous with her highlighted brown hair. Highlights or balayage highlights make any shade of brown look more luxurious and you can really see the colour when the hair is loosely curled.

    Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson

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    Dakota, star of the 50 Shades of Grey movies – took her actress mother Melanie as her date to the Oscars and doesn’t Melanie look proud? Both ladies wore their hair in similar up dos with a chic French chignon at the back and then with a ruched up fringe and some hair falling around the face to soften the look. This hairstyle suits all ages!

    Now have a lovely Mother’s Day and we hope to see you in the salon soon!

    March 24, 2017

    Fabulous Irish Female Hair Inspiration

    Happy St Patrick’s Day! Our very own Sinéad is Irish and we are very proud of our Irish roots.

    As St Patrick’s Day is all about celebrating, we’re thinking about how we’ll wear our hair when we raise a toast to the Emerald Isle, and how we’ll help our customers do the same. We’re often inspired by looking closely at celebrities with great hair and as it’s the day of the Irish, today we’re focusing on the most fabulous Irish celebrities around. These influential and beautiful ladies look fabulous and inspire us to be more experimental with our hair.

    Una Healy


    The Saturdays singer turned solo star has gorgeous, tumbling auburn locks but admits she’s had a bit of help to create her signature au naturel look. It’s the hair equivalent of ‘no make-up’ make-up – us ladies know that to look natural requires a bit of preparation. Una keeps her colour shiny with regular visits to her colourist to enhance her natural red tones, and in the summer she adds some lighter shades.

    She uses Great Lengths hair extensions to achieve its long length and to create more volume. After having children, some mothers find their hair is less thick and so hair extensions can help.

    Laura Whitmore


    Laura has an amazing wardrobe, always getting onto the best-dressed lists when she attends celebrity parties. But it’s the rock chick, festival look that the I’m A Celebrity host does best – her first job was on MTV after all.

    At last year’s Coachella festival – the festival that everyone wants to go to – she looked gorgeous with loose, beachy waves.
    Naturally, Laura has quite straight, flat hair so to create this look she’s prepared in advance. The day before you want a style like this, braid your hair into a boxer braid while it’s damp. Braids are very cool at festivals so you can wear this look on day 1. Then after a day of partying you can simply wake up, untie the braids and loosely brush your hair with your fingers until the braids are loose and smooth. Finish with some shine spray to avoid frizz and you’re good to rejoin the party.

    Eimear Varian Barry

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    Pictures: Eimear Varian Barry



    If you’re one of Eimear’s 72,000 Instagram followers, you’ll know that this Irish mum of two is always on the go and always looks incredible, whether she’s working on an ad, looking after her kids or travelling. She’s a real inspiration!

    Eimear has a lovely shade of blonde hair, which lifts up her face and complements her big blue eyes. Light shades can be great for mums – as long as you maintain the colour – as it makes us look brighter and more alert, even when we’ve had sleepless nights.

    Eimear is evidence that you don’t have to compromise on the condition of your hair to be blonde as her hair is glossy and shiny.
    At Sinéad Kelly London, we use Olaplex to protect the hair and some people say their hair is in better condition after that then it was when they were their natural colour.

    Saoirse Ronan


    The Irish actress looked effortlessly chic and pretty in a loose, high voluminous top knot at the SAG Awards. This style is perfect for a date night or a big night out when you want everyone to pay you maximum attention…for the right reasons.To recreate this look, apply a palm sized amount of volumising mousse on towel-dried hair. Then dry the hair with a large round brush to create a big blowdry.

    To recreate this look, apply a palm sized amount of volumising mousse on towel-dried hair. Then dry the hair with a large round brush to create a big blowdry. Next, use a large barrelled curling tong to create loose waves and texture. Take a comb and tease the roots of the hair, pulling it loosely into a high ponytail leaving some height at the front. Backcomb the ponytail and then wrap it around itself in a big deconstructed bun before securing with Kirby grips.
    Let some pieces fall around the hairline for a loose, whimsical and more effortlessly pretty look. Now secure with hairspray as even though it looks loose, you don’t want it to fall out!


    Have a fabulous night, whatever you do! We know you will as when your hair looks good, you’ll feel on top of the world before you’ve even left the house!

    March 17, 2017