Bad Hair Days, wardrobe malfunctions and other mid-life confidence zappers

My Second Spring's new Masterclasses tackle midlife crises of confidence

PRESS RELEASE/25 March 2016

Bad Hair Days, wardrobe malfunctions and other mid-life confidence zappers

Irish website My Second Spring hosts CONFIDENCE! seminar series for mid-life women – in partnership with Viviscal Hair Health system

Everyone hates bad hair days, but for an estimated 80% of women who have reached 60, a degree of hair thinning makes every day a bad hair day. Around 25% of Irish women experience troubling hair loss, 40% of that number are thought to suffer from Alopecia.

Menopause and ageing make midlife women especially vulnerable, from age 40 on. Add in the loss of self-esteem that can accompany other hormonal symptoms and it is not surprising that confidence can take a nosedive. 

In response, My Second Spring, the Irish website for positive midlife and menopause, is meeting these confidence killers head on with two Confidence Masterclasses. The first – in partnership with Irish hair loss supplement brand Viviscal - is on the 7th April at The Merrion Hotel and brings together three of Ireland's top styling experts to tackle the issues.

·      Consultant Trichologist Carol Johnson will delve into the things women can do to protect their hair as they age, and how to tackle the "situational" hair loss that evolves from factors we can control – stress, poor nutrition, vitamin deficiency and thyroid problems. 

·      Top international hair stylist Helen Kenny will share some amazing tricks to tackle bad hair days from her experience behind the scenes on countless magazine shoots. 

·      Styling expert The Wardrobe Mistress will show you the fast way to some wardrobe reinvention, without even leaving your home!


CONFIDENCE! Masterclass 1: Bad Hair days + Wardrobe Malfunctions  In partnership with Viviscal Hair Growth Programme

 6.30- 8.30pm Thursday 7th April at The Merrion Hotel

Everything you need to know about having healthy hair health at midlife and getting more styling confidence from Viviscal's Experts. We will also have some instant wardrobe confidence boosters.. Expect a lively, interactive session, some mini-makeovers and lots of great advice, as well as a Viviscal Hair Health goodie bag worth €70 to take home.

 Tickets €35 with a limited number of Early Bird tickets €30 available from Eventbrite 

Masterclass 2: New career, new challenge: The nudge you need:  

aims to tackle another of our midlife fears: change. Hosted by Change Expert Mags Clarke Smith, it is designed to give women at this age renewed confidence and the gentle nudge they need for a new challenge, a career change, perhaps to start their own business. It will be a lively, interactive workshop aimed at building confidence on every level.  

My Second Spring Founder Aisling Grimley, explains the rationale behind the events: Menopause can really knock women's confidence and self esteem, and at My Second Spring, we are all about empowering women.  We all know that how you look has an enormous inpact on how confident you feel, so tackling the distressing issue of hair loss, alongside some simple tricks to enhance your appearance and grooming, can a great place to start. The next step is to gently nudge yourself into that change or challenge you've always wanted to take on, and that's the theme of our second Masterclass."

Tickets €35 with a limited number of Early Bird tickets €30 available from Eventbrite

About My Second Spring

My Second Spring is Ireland's only menopause website, with a mission to educate and inspire women to flourish in the second half of life. Women are reinventing themselves and becoming wiser, smarter and cooler at midlife! My Second Spring regularly runs events to bring women together to explore topics relevant to menopause from nutrition to sex, fitness to health. My Second Spring was established in October 2013 by Aisling Grimley.  www.mysecondspring.i

Aisling Grimley, My Second Spring is available for interview and can offer commentary or authored features for publication.

Media contact: Aisling Grimley, 086 8752591 or Anna Mooney 086 607090

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