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It’s that time of year again. The voting for the Image Magazine Business of Beauty Awards 2016 is officially open and we are delighted to announce our very own Creative Director Paul Hession is nominated for Best Hairdresser under the ‘Best Hairstylist’ category. We need all of your votes so click on the link to vote for Paul NOW! Get voting everyone!
The Irish Times has officially opened its voting for the Best Shops in Ireland 2015 and we would LOVE your vote! We are here to tell you what makes our salon different.
With over 40 years in the hairdressing business, Hessions has earned its title as one of the leading hair salons Dublin has to offer. With a salon in Dundrum and Clontarf, our goals are to utilize our passion, creativity and experience in our salons to express Hessions individuality and identity.
At Hession Hairdressing we want to ensure that each client is treated with the best in customer service and that they receive picture perfect hair. With a highly trained, award winning team our priority is to deliver expert advice and service from initial consultation right through to appointment. The Hessions team consists of award winning stylists and colourists. From the very top, Creative Director Paul Hession’s creativity and skills shine throughout the salon. With over 20 years’ experience Paul has not only taken over but also expanded the family business. Not only by showing his talent for hair but also with the addition of BUFF Make Up to the business in 2012 bringing clients the very best in hair and makeup.
Here at Hessions we only want to offer the best of quality, be it in styling, innovation or products. That’s why we make sure we use the highest quality products such as Kevin Murphy, Shu Uemera and L’Oréal. We also provide exclusive high end ranges such as KM and Keraste. This is probably why Hessions caters to some of Irelands fabulous celebrities. Anna Daly, Katherine Thomas and Lisa Cannon are just some of the famous Irish faces who love Hessions. Models Georgia Salpa and Rosanna Davison are huge fans of Gold Fever Hair Extensions which are also available in our salon. But it’s not only famous faces who love Hessions, some of our top stylists have worked on the covers of Xpose Magazine, Social and Personal and Image Magazine.
Our goal at Hessions is to provide our clients with all around top quality service. Not only do we make sure our clients are receiving the best in customer service inside the salon, but we are also surrounded by top quality businesses so that all of our client’s needs are attended to. We have a number of amazing neighbours like Pigeon House Clontarf which is perfect for dinner, Honeysuckle for lunch and coffee’s and of course the all new Kennedys which has just opened in the area. These businesses are all there to make sure you are fed and catered to with top customer service while being pampered at Hessions.
At Hessions we are all too aware of how busy our customers can be and how hard trying to squeeze a few hours to get your hair done can be. As we are always trying to improve and grow we want to do the best we can for our customers and to cater to them in every way we can. At Hessions we have lunch menus available so you can work from the complimentary Wi-Fi, be pampered by our top styling team, read through our free copy of The Irish Times and have lunch served to you in the salon all at the same time. Oh and did we mention we also have the best coffee in town?!
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Here at Hessions, we only offer the best, be it in styling, products or innovation. That’s why we are proud to announce that we offer Gold Fever Hair Extensions!
Lovely Irish models Georgia Salpa and Rosanna Davison are two of many people raving about this fantastic hair brand. “I love Gold Fever hair so much.” said Georgia Salpa. “They are so natural looking and no one thinks I’m wearing extensions. Every time I style my hair it looks amazing”. Widely acclaimed as the original creators of hair extensions 25 years ago, the Gold Family have supplied premium ethically sourced hair to celebrities and stars all over the world including Whitney Houston, Lisa Marie Presley and many more.
The reason for all the excitement amongst hair extension devotees is that Gold Fever is completely unique in the industry. It is the only company in the world that has full ownership of its own supply chain, from sourcing to processing and delivery of the final product. Gold Fever has personal oversight of every aspect of the products creation allowing them to guarantee that their hair is the best ethically sourced hair on the planet. The new Gold Fever Protein Tips ™ also bring hair extension technology to the next level so the quality is, without doubt, beyond comparison.
Irish fashionistas have been quick to join the Gold rush. Some clients include Roz Purcell, Holly Carpenter, Stephanie Roche, TV3’s Xpose presenter Lisa Cannon, Sinead Duffy, Emma O’Driscall, Nikki Hayes, Roz Lipset, Danielle Lloyd, Nicola Hughes, Suzanne Jackson, Rebecca Maguire, Tiffany Stanley, Nikki Kavanagh, RTE’s Blathnaid Tracey, Bewitched Star Sinead O’Carroll, Sara Kavanagh, Celtic Women Star Chloe Agnew, Celia Holman Lee, Rebecca Maguire, Leigh Arnold & Cristiona Aston just to name but a few!
As one of the salons invited to stock Gold Fever, Hessions are proud to recommend such a well rounded and high quality hair product. So don’t hesitate, get gorgeous natural looking hair by booking your appointment today by calling Drumcondra 01 837 6265 or Clontarf: 01 833 0110 or visiting our website at www.hessionhairdressing.com.
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For what seems like forever, everyone was all about long, luscious and healthy locks, however since the New Year hit, everyone has been getting the chop. This 2015 trend has been given the clever name ‘The Lob’ and it is a ‘do’ that is slowly taking over the world!
The Lob is all over our social media accounts, with celebrities like Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian and Cheryl Fernadez-Versini all going for the new hair trend.
Here at Hessions we’re going to answer your questions surrounding the growingly popular ‘Lob’.
What is’ The Lob’? The Lob is an abbreviation of ‘The Long Bob’, basically this style is longer than your typical bob haircut.
Do I need thick hair to wear a lob?
Almost anyone can wear a bob, but discuss it with your stylist and they’ll tell you if you shouldn’t. With thin hair cutting your hair to this length will create far more volume than you ever would have had with longer hair, and you can also use texturizing sprays for a voluminous look if that’s the style you’re trying to go for.
The only people who we would advise to avoid the lob are those with extremely thick hair. Cutting this into incredibly thick hair could take a lot of time as well as thinning out of your gorgeous locks. If you do fancy going for something different this year with your thick hair, try slightly longer than the lob, possibly just past the shoulder to keep your natural texture.
What do I ask for in the hairdressers?
If you have seen a picture of the exact lob you want, be it Cheryl, Kim or anyone else, bring it with you and show it to your stylist. Don’t be afraid to discuss exactly what you want and listen to their advice, so you can get exactly the right lob for you!
How often will I have to get my hair cut?
A lob, being different from the original bob, if it gets any longer than the collar bone area, it can flip out at the bottom in an undesirable way, so with this particular haircut, you’re probably best getting a cut every 6 weeks or so.
We hope this helps answer any questions you might have before going for the chop and let 2015 be the year of the lob!
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This year marks the eleventh year of Ireland’s biggest music festival- Electric Picnic, with many of you hitting Stradbally Estate for a weekend of fun we thought we would provide you lovely ladies with some hair tips so you will look picture perfect in your festival selfies!
At any festival having fun should always number one on your list, but you might as well look good while you are dancing to your favourite bands! Check out Hession’s Festival Hair guide below!
On the day of arrival we suggest you make the most of your clean fresh hair and wear it down! Messy hair is always in style at festivals so there is no need to worry if you end up with a windswept look! Add some cute plaits throughout your hair for a fun festival look!
Depending on the weather your hair might be starting to look abit crazy on day two, we suggest a simple plait you can’t go wrong with this look and there is no need to worry about touch ups during the day as the messier it is the better it looks!
Top Tip: Dry shampoo is your best friend at a festival to freshen up hair!
A messy bun is the perfect way to disguise greasy locks so it is the perfect look for day 3, turn your head upside down, gather hair into a pony tail and twist into a bun- this look can be achieved in seconds. Adding a floral crown or head scarf creates a funky vibe to the look. With a messy bun you and your hair will be able to stand the test of time at any festival!
Have a great weekend and be safe from all the team at Hessions
Selena Gomez has won numerous ‘best hair’ awards and she’s only 22! We thought we could give you the low down on how to re-create her signature look of effortless ‘beachy waves’ at home!Wash your hair using a volume enhancing shampoo such as Kevin Murphy Plumping Wash-a thickening shampoo that leaves hair and scalp revitalised and refreshed. Let your hair air dry to enhance its natural texture. If you don’t have curly hair like Selena we advise using a Sea Salt Spray all over and blow drying to build some volume and waves to the hair. Top Tip: Make sure to aim the hairdryer down to avoid frizz! Once the hair is dry, divide into sections and wrap around a curling wand. You can create loose waves by curling larger sections of the hair or you can opt for more defined curling the hair in smaller sections. When you have finished, run your fingers through the curls to create the look natural waves feel free to mess around with your hair as the more textured, the better!
When you have achieved the desired look, flip your head upside down and spray with Elnett Extra Strength Hair Spray to hold the look in place.Top tip: to add something extra to the look add a cute hair band of clip back sections using bobby pins!
Will you follow Selena’s lead and channel a little bit of summer right now? This look is perfect for Saturday shopping, Cinema dates or a chilled out day in the park! To get the low down on Selena’s make up look head over to buffmakeup.com!
Here at Hessions we always like to be one step ahead of the trend! So here is the low down of autumn’s 2014 hottest hair trends straight off the hottest catwalks! If you are in the mood for changing it up as we move from summer to autumn, look no further..
Go central- This Autumn it’s all about the central parting! Seen all over Stella Mc Cartney, Valentino and Balmain catwalks a central parting is an on trend look that you can’t go wrong with in 2014! To re create the just stepped off the catwalk look, keep hair looking perfect all day long with Elnett Supreme Hold Hair Spray, offering your hair style long lasting hold with a brilliant shine and a soft touch!
Colour change- This rich strawberry-blonde-come-auburn hair hue is to-dye-for. It looks great on porcelain skin tones and against green and blue eyes! If you decided to go lighter with your hair this summer, this subtle change will leave you bang on trend for the autumn months! Top Tip: You need to treat coloured hair with care, use a treatment once a weeksuch as Kérastase Elixir Ultime, a versatile nourishing oil that provides ultimate shine, softness and nourishment.
Blunt cut- Marc Jacobs introduced us to this fantastic look for autumn 2014. This cut is versatile as it looks great on long hair and also cut into a bob, you can also add an on trend fringe to add a funky twist to the look! A blunt cut can be somewhat hard to maintain, using a serum is the perfect option to keep split ends at bay! The Ultimate Remedy Serum is a leave in cream which works to control frizz, hydrate and deeply nourish the hair leaving your locks feeling super shiny, soft and supple with a healthy radiance!
This autumn whether you choose a subtle change such as a center parting or you feel like a change such as an on trend blunt fringe make sure to pop into Hessions and one of our expert team members will look after all your hair care needs!
VIP STYLE AWARDS 2014 They came, they saw, they conquered! The most stylish celebrities and TV personalities hit the red carpet for the thirteenth VIP Style awards at the weekend and we were thrilled that Hessions and the BUFF Make-Up Suite got a chance to preen and pamper several of the worthy beauties for the night! It was all hands on deck for hair and makeup and we were thrilled to have the wonderful makeup artist Tara O’Farrell work from our suite on the day. 2011 Miss Ireland winner and Britain & Ireland’s next top model Favourite, Holly Carpenter was among some of the great friends of the salon to cross our doors on the day of the VIP awards. Not that Holly needs much help to look her best her hair looked great and she pulled off a fantastic look in an emerald green jump suit.
Yummy Mummy and model Pippa O Connor Ormond was looking more glamorous than ever in an angelic floor length white gown from The Ivory Closet and we were thrilled to look after her loose tumbling hair for the night. Tara created the master piece face using a pop of colour on Pippa’s lips with our Posie lipstick.
Although many cross our doors and end up leaving delighted with our own VIP touch we give to each individual client, we couldn’t help feeling delighted ourselves having a good friend of the salon, TV Presenter Anna Daly in with us for her hair and make-up for the big night. When we saw her dress on her we were floored, it was amazing and so on trend which suited us because the make-up and hair look we gave her added to the shimmer goddess she was.
Another great night and another successful year for the VIP style awards, until next year!
Photo copyright: Brian Mcavoy and Contactmusic.com
As London Fashion Week got under way at the weekend, we were on the edge of our seats waiting to hear the latest on hair and make up trends, style, front row fans and backstage gossip! We had the gorgeous Lorna Weightman from StyleIsle on the ground in London to report back to you and here is her summary of the shows to date!
‘Nobody was expecting the torrential rain that swept across London on day one of fashion week. Umbrellas were out in force, but little did we know that the rain would spark a trend. The LFW attendees rocked the top knot as they hobbled across the cobblestones at Somerset House, eager to escape the downpours, and keep their hair in one piece. The top knot with its slicked back hair and either rolled or plaited into the bun on the crown was the style of choice. Low maintenance and unaffected by the rain thanks to some pomade and a lot of hair spray. I joined the top knot army and have to say that even though the rest of me was soaking my hair stayed intact across the six shows I attended on day one. And that was just the street style trend, the Spring Summer catwalk was a different matter. Spring Summer has sparked a laid back hair revolution, as very few designers opted for up styles, most keeping to relaxed styles embodying the spirit of the warmer seasons.
To complement the romanticism of his collection, John Rocha opted for slick back long styles, “crimped” into a wave on his models. This look will be so easy to re-create next season with any kind of wave-making hair tool. The hair had a wet look to it, created using gel spray according to back stage reports which made the hair very structured.
Later in the day, Ashish went down the same route, but to pair up with the casual-street look of his collection, hair was down and wavy but oh my goodness was I not expecting coloured stripes! From black and yellow to monochrome, model’s hair was dyed in horizontal stripes, let’s just hope it washed out. Not your everyday hair look, but for emphasising the nature of a collection like this one, it was perfect.
Backstage at Jean Pierre Braganza, I observed the busy team of stylists were busy creating messy blow dries with middle partings, a simple approach you might say but perfectly aligned with the vibrant prints and complex structures JP likes to go for. On the catwalk billowing blow dries were the perfect choice.
The same goes for Markus Lupfer, whose general inspiration was a teenage girl’s bedroom; long flowing locks portrayed innocence and worked alongside the clashing floral prints in the collection. Antipodium’s salon show allowed me to get up close to look at hair, with one model stopping to pose for me! Beachy waves were the hot trend here, so make sure you invest in some salt spray for next season to get this look! The only designer I observed with an upstyle was Turkish designer, Bora Aksu (a personal favourite) whose loose french rolls spiralled down into a messy bun. Hair was then pulled out with combs to deconstruct a style that can look a little manicured. In line with the perfect summer look, Topshop didn’t over complicate their look on models like Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn whose long Ibiza-style hair was my hair pick of the week so far. Volume was a key factor and with a couple of large rollers, there’s no excuse for not being able to get this look in your own bedroom!Lorna Weightman, Styleisle.ie
We have been long time fans of the gorgeous Holly Carpenter and lucky to call her a friend of the salon. Recently Holly did a stunning shoot with VIP Magazine after competing in Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model and we were on hand to tend to the famous tresses at the plush Marker Hotel. Holly is a natural beauty and on the day her hair reflected the same. We went for natural looks and girl next door pony tail, loose tumbling waves and a sleek low bun…all looks very achievable at home! Holly also sported BUFF Make Up with make up artist Lara Ford on hand.