Star Products International was established in 1989 by Denis Hedderman & Cathy Parker. Cathy previously set up one of Irelands first nail salons on Dublin’s Grafton Street and independently pioneered the Irish nail business by establishing Irelands first Nail Training Institute. Her success coupled by the demand for nails, led her and her husband Denis Hedderman into the distribution business & they founded Star Products International.
Initially a distributor for Nail Products and extensions, SPI added Skincare to its range in 1994, when it secured the agency for MATIS PARIS, a luxurious professional French Skincare Brand.
In 2003, SPI started the spray tan revolution with the introduction of SunFX, Ireland’s first spray on tan. SPI became the European manufacturers of SunFX and distributed it throughout Europe.
True Innovators in the Irish Beauty Industry, SPI were awarded with an Innovation Award by the Irish Beauty Professionals Association for being the first company to introduce Nail Extensions and Spray Tan into the Irish Market.
Today SPI is one of the leading distributors to the Irish Beauty Market. Our headquarters in the heart of Dublin’s business district is a hive of activity incorporating busy offices, warehouse, distribution centre and training school. It is here that we hold our comprehensive ITEC approved Beauty Training courses catering for the beginner to advanced levels in Nail, Wax, Tan, Skincare and advanced business techniques.