The Dublin Little Black Book: 5 go-to gurus for getting ready in a flash 6 years ago

The Dublin Little Black Book: 5 go-to gurus for getting ready in a flash

Do you decline invitations and last-minute plans due to the desperate realisation that you have no go-to-gal for nails, hair, styling or to give you a contouring edge that lasts through the night?

I've got your back. Say hello to the list of experts in every field of self-preservation and primping:

1. The city nail tech

Why she's awesome: Louise can do expert and complex nail art, glitter designs, and shape the nail in any style for an instant, trendy pick-me-up. Her awesome nude-nail variations are Pinterest-worthy.

Where she's at: Funky Nail Spa, 38 Dame Street, beside the Mercantile

Her deets: 087 162 2164

FYI She is the secret nail technician of many Irish models, stylists and IT-girls and can draw a Flamingo on your talons without a stencil #fact

2. The girl that does hair

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Why she's awesome: Ceira Lambert is famous for her hair extensions since 2001 and teaches salons nationwide how to use them. This gal does superb extensions but also, braids, styling and great colour treatments. Slick.

Where she's at: Main Street, Shankill Village.

Her deets: 087 255 6305

FYI She has styled numerous UK and Irish TV personalities including Rosanna Davison, Made in Chelsea's freshest entry, Nicola Hughes and all kinds of A-listers (but she is sworn to secrecy so don't even ask!).

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5. The make-up guru

Why she's awesome: Deborah Leonard is a skincare expert who knows the ingredients of every skin care range imaginable. She creates a flawless make-up look to match your exact skin type which is why she is one of Ireland's most sought-after bridal make-up artists.

Where she's at: She's a mobile make-up artist based in Dublin (book early if you want her to come to you). 

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Her deets: 086  419 5653

FYI She's the go-to make-up artist for countless Irish models, actors and musicians and was the editor of the Irish Wedding Diary Magazine for the last two decadesCheck out her blog which details everything bridal and draws on her 15 years of expertise. One word - genius.

The savvy stylist

Why she's awesome: Laura Mullett is on the personal style council of one of Ireland's biggest shopping hubsDundrum Town Centre. She is available for one-on-one style advice and has extensive experience styling for every body type.

Where she's at: Dundrum Town Centre.

Her deets:  085 723 1234

FYI She styled Jack Reynor, of Transformers fame fiancée Madeline Mulqueen for all of her red carpet appearances this year. She mixes high-street and high-end labels and has styled Ronaldo's favourite sports star (and ours), Stephanie Curran.

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4. The brow expert

Why she's awesome: Sharon Davis – if you want brows akin to a Hollywood celeb – visit this woman. Her skills in creating brow symmetry are second-to-none and her clients are both regular moms and A-listers. She can advise on many natural treatments not only for brows but, face and body too.

Where she's at: Clarins Skin Spa, Dublin 18

What's her number : 01 299 1483

FYI She's based in the salon at House of Fraser, Dundrum, which offers a whole host of therapies including facials, reflexology, mini-facials for the eyes, full event-makeovers and the best full facials in the business. Amazing.

We are compiling a list of regional experts for our next Beauty Black Book List, so keep it here. Got some super technicians that should be on our list? Send em' this way: karen.forde@herfamily.ie