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Don't miss Directory 15

2 September 2014

Good news for anyone looking to fill in the hollow of post-holiday blues, Directory 15 is back at the end of this month (24-26 September). So stop hankering after the sun and sea and instead come lust after the hottest hair, make-up and designs straight off the catwalks.

Run over three days in September, Directory 15 is a series of bespoke workshops with some of Northern Ireland’s best-known names in fashion, hair and make-up. Paul is already lined up for a masterclass.

Each event will feature the Directory 15 exhibition of Northern Ireland’s most aspiring women picked from all walks of life, from broadcasting to health to fashion to music. The 10 willing participants were given a full makeover at the salon before being captured forever on camera by fashion photographer Lee Mitchell.

Our aim? We wanted to celebrate these amazing women who have made their mark in Northern Ireland, but we also wanted to take ordinary women, reveal their natural beauty and, by doing so, demonstrate that beauty is not the preserve of the young or the thin. These women, who shine inside and out, are artists, medical specialists, designers, radio and TV presenters and a DJ, a real mix of Northern Irish talent.

Already showcased in Northern Women magazine (with Linzi Rooney, creative director of Studio Souk on the front cover) and backed by Citybeat, the Belfast Telegraph and Ulster Tatler, the exhibition sums up everything about Directory 15. It is all about building self-esteem and celebrating who you are, not who you struggle to be. We’ll see you there.

Paul Stafford Salon Secrets

Focusing on what’s hot from the catwalk, I’ll be revealing insider info on how to maintain those beautiful looks at home while chic boutique Harrison will highlight the best of this season’s AW14 trends.

Venue: The Ivory

24 September 7pm

Tickets: £12

AW14 Cosmopolitan Chic

Try it for yourself- this event is all about showcasing the hottest make-up and new season collection trends straight off the catwalk, with tips and tricks on how to make each hot new trend work for you.

Venue: Merchant & Maker

25 September 7pm

Tickets: £12

Directory 15 Presents Local Style Heroes

Venue: Riddell Hall

26 September 7pm