After years of painful nicks and cuts, embarrassing stubble and irritated skin, our reporter Maria Tracey is turning to laser hair removal to banish her unwanted hair. The Cork News is to follow her journey over the course of the treatment, commencing this week with a consultation at Therapie Clinic. 

From shaving to waxing, epilation to tweezing, most women are in...

A new express hairdressing service is now open at Darcys Hairdressing on Paul Street. The ‘no appointment necessary’ Hair Bar, open from Tuesdays to Saturdays, offers blow-drying, GHD curls, hair treatments or upstyles for just €17. “Darcys have always been innovators in hair styling and hair care, and the launch of the Style Bar gives people a chance to enjoy...

Autumn is definitely here and with that in mind; Essence is launching a new trend edition called Hello Autumn. The colour scheme is fresh and colour-intense, and is available in pharmacies and Penneys for the month of October.

Chanel is launching its daring take on intensity with a gloss for women who love lipstick. The Rouge Allure gloss, which seduces with the power of its luminous and intense shades, is out on Friday, October 3rd at Brown Thomas (€32.50).

Banish bumps and ingrown hairs with a breakthrough solutions. Ingrown-X-it Solution (€20), available from Elite Waxing, Ballincollig, exfoliates, decongests and helps minimise the appearance and discomfort of ingrown hairs. It can also be used on spots, lumps and bumps and for men's shaving rash.

A global hit, the revolutionary JetPeel 3V treatment is set to change the rules of anti-aging again. JetPeel 3V is a super-hydrating jet-effect treatment that delivers younger, fresher, more radiant skin and acts as a substitute to botox and anti-ageing injectables.

The no-needle alternative to botox delivers beautifully-glowing, dewy, radiant looking skin that is incredibly...

 If MAC senior artist Pablo Rodriguez could only take five items with him to Fashion Week, here's what they'd be:

Select Cover Up €19.50

Fluidline in Blacktrack €19...

There's no doubting that the beard is having a 'moment' with men foregoing the razor in recent times. While there were warnings that the trend had peaked earlier this year, the facial hair moment appears 'unfuzzed'. In honour of the Just for Men World Beard and Moustache Championships in Oregon on Saturday, October 25th, here's some tips to growing a perfect beard...

Burt’s Bees is bringing a whole new dimension of colour and shine to lips with the launch of new lip glosses. The vibrant colours include Ruby Moon, Starry Night and Sweet Sunset and they don't skimp on nourishing moisture. (€11.95)

A match made in heaven; Parisian actress and singer Alma Jodorowsky is the new brand ambassadress of French luxury brand Lancôme. “It is very surprising and very touching to become one of the faces of a house like Lancôme, which for me is a part of French culture in itself," she says. "I have always known it since I was a little girl. It is all...

The X Factor is back along with the return of Cheryl. However, it's not only fashion envy we have for the Geordie singer but make-up envy as well! Catrice Cosmetics (available in pharmacies and Penneys nationwide) picks its five must-have products to get the Cheryl Fernandez-Versini look at home.


Burberry has teamed up with two iconic British supermodels, Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss, to create the floral scent My Burberry. Its name is inspired by the way that people refer to their beloved Burberry trench coats, which also features in the ad campaign fronted by the models.

The theme has trickled down to everything, from the bottle, topped with a horn-finished cap...

Although summer may be over you can still prolong your tan with some TLC. Whether you have recently spent a week abroad in the sun achieving a natural tan, or you have spent time and money on a spray tan, it’s important to give your skin some tender loving care in order to keep your new bronzed glow in tip-top condition. 

Cue The Prolonger from Tantruth...

Shiseido’s iconic Lacquer Rouge has five new shades as part of a new colour collection for AW14 which is coming to stores soon.

Created to amplify lips, they're bold, high-shine colours comprising of a bouquet of dusky pinks and earthy purples for a polished, refined finish.

Pep, poise and popularity, Benefit's Majorette is a cream-to-powder booster blush. The peppy pink-peach shade can be worn alone or under a favourite blush to look pom-pom pretty! Debenhams, €34

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