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Emma at Hession

May 09

Guest Blog by Emma Henderson from www.fluffandfripperies.com

Here at HessionHairdressing.com we want to keep up to date with what’s hot and what’s not, this week our guest blogger, the lovely and super talented Emma Henderson from award winning Irish beauty blog www.fluffandfripperies.com is going to fill us in on how to update our Make Up look for Spring/Summer!

Lightening Up: Changing Your Makeup As Well As Your Hair Colour, For Spring 

Alexa may have bid farewell to her ombred locks, but I’m not ready to say buh-bye to balayage just yet. As we head into the warmer weather (well, a girl can dream) I’ll be going even lighter through the ends of my hair – and that means making a few tweaks to my make up routine, as well.

When my hair was a deep brunette all over, I favoured a more polished look and could wear bolder and richer tones. As well as being several shades lighter, my current style is grungier, and calls for a less-is-more kind of approach.

Lighten Up

For eyes, I’ve been choosing taupes and browns over greys and blacks, for a toned down smokey eye. I swear by the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, €40, which has 12 chic neutral shades in a mix of mattes and shimmers.

 

Urban Decay Naked 2

 

Ace Base

Obviously my foundation shade didn’t change because my hair did, but I’ve switched from a medium-to-full coverage base to ones with a lighter and more natural effect.  I’ve also ditched the mattes in favour of a more luminous finish. Current favourites include Kiehl’s Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream, €29, and Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream, €33.50.

Peachy Keen

With lighter hair, I find that blusher shades in peach and coral are more flattering than rosier hues – not to mention bang on trend – and give skin a youthful, healthy glow. Buff Makeup’s powder blusher in Big O, €21.50, is the perfect shade (and handily, I can pick it up from Hessions while I’m having my hair done!).

 

Buff Blush- Big O €21.50

Lip Service

With everything else pared back and toned down, I still like to rock a bit of colour on my lips. Anything goes but orange is the colour of the season, and it’s a surprisingly wearable one to boot. MAC’s new (limited edition) Fashion Sets collection includes a lipstick (€18), cream lipglass (€17.50) and lip pencil (€15.50) in Ablaze, a gorgeous suits-everyone orangey-apricot shade.

 

Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream,Kiehl’s Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream, MAC Lipstick

 

If you’re considering a colour change I hope that helps – don’t hesitate to tweet me @fluffyblog if you have any questions or would like to know more!

Emma xo

Lisa Cannon pictured at the 2013 VIP Style Awards wearing Suzanne Neville

Apr 28

Hair & Make Up for VIP Style Award Ladies

With Kathryn Thomas taking home the most coveted accolade on the night at the VIP Style Awards, we still had a bevy of beauties to pamper and preen and put together the perfect dream team for hair and make up and with many visiting us in our Clontarf salon and our BUFF Make Up Suite they were able to move effortlessly between hair and make up so there was no rushing around the place to get organised for the big night!

First up was nominee, the gorgeous Lisa Cannon from Xpose, TV. Lisa wore a dress by Suzanne Neville and looked sensational in the figure hugging gown and old school glamour was order of the day for her hair and make up. There was a fantastic reaction to her overall look on the night!

Lisa Cannon pictured at the 2013 VIP Style Awards wearing Suzanne Neville

Another lady hot to trot on the night was Clontarf local and all round beauty Ms Holly Carpenter who took to the red carpet in a Louise Kennedy creation. Effortlessly chic, Holly looked beautiful!

 

Holly Carpenter ready for the VIP Style Awards

We haven’t yet managed to get our hands of Alison and Thalia separately just yet but we will post as soon as we do! Model and TV presenter, Alison Canavan a nominee on the night, looked spectacular, elegant, sophisticated and stylish the look was perfectly chic, simply stunning! Model Thalia Heffernan, also a nominee wore a striking and sparkling gown from Cari’s Closet and pulled it superbly, right on trend, youthful and looked a million dollars!

Alison Canavan and Thalia Heffernan pictured at the VIP Style Awards

An honour to work with such a fantastic group of ultra stylish ladies! Until next….

With Hession Love

xxx

Kathryn Thomas pictured on the Red Carpet at the VIP Style Awards 2013, Kathryn went on to be crowed the Most Stylist Woman!

Apr 27

Kathryn Thomas Wins VIP Style Awards

Wow, what a busy 24 hours! As many of you will already know, the VIP style awards took place at the new and über glamorous Marker Hotel in Dublin. It’s a highlight in the social calender for many of Ireland’s most beautiful and famous faces and this year the style was second to none! We were lucky enough to have our artistic team ready for action and to tend to the tresses of some of the gorgeous ladies in advance of the big night and we had the honour of working with a regular friend and client of Hessions, Kathryn Thomas who was awarded the top prize on the night and voted the main VIP Style Award! And we can’t think of a more worthy winner. Kathryn wore a stunning dress by Lya Solis, hair by Hession Hairdressing and make up by BUFF Make Up! Congratulations Kathryn!

Kathryn Thomas pictured on the Red Carpet at the VIP Style Awards 2013, Kathryn went on to be crowed the winner!