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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!


Pictured in Hession Hairdressing, Clontarf

Apr 24

Guest Blog by Lorna Weightman from

So we have decided to bring you  a series of guest blogs with a host beauty and fashion lovers to tackle the all important issues of what to wear, what’s hot and what’s not here at and first up is one of Ireland’s leading fashion commentators based between Dublin and London Ms Lorna Weightman!

Lorna pictured in Hession Hairdressing, Clontarf

To Cut or Not to Cut?

Why is it that we ladies change our minds as often as we do? Without sounding too clichéd I am over-influenced by popular culture, even though I pioneer individual style, I know it’s silly isn’t it? Back in January, I was so excited to get Great Lengths hair extensions. The longer the better. I wanted long flowing locks, so I could embrace my inner Cheryl Cole. I got them in, just in time for fashion week, went off to London, had a great time, only to find out that the shorter cut was now in Vogue. Oh dear. How could I not have known this. The bob is back and in force.

Nicole Richie

I’m now on a daily trawl all over pinterest looking for hair inspiration and to see if I should take the plunge myself and cut almost a foot off my own hair. Now, look, I’m no Karlie Kloss to look at, but I think I can just about rock this look. Eventually. But it’s the scissors that scare me. The girl’s on America’s Next Top Model have nothing on me and my tears in hair salons.

Cutting my hair is kind of similar to me breaking up with a pair of well worn, but loved pair of shoes. I love them, but I have worn them to death and it’s time for them to go to the place where shoes go to die, i.e. the bin. My long hair has been a constant feature my whole life. If I cut it, I’ll look different and right now I can’t see myself with a shorter bob. So I tried the websites where you can upload a picture of yourself, and superimpose hair styles onto your image. This exercise did not go as well as planned, and in one instance, my hair looked more like “Sponge Bob” than “Katie Holmes bob”. So short of trying on a wig, I am no closer to visualising what I might look like.

But change is good, and it’s about time I made the cut. So this week, the extensions are coming out, and I am off to Hessions for a colour and a cut, just in time for a photoshoot for the Metro UK next week in London who have picked me as a stylish person to profile! So stay tuned for my next blog post when you can see the finished look!!!

With Luscious Locks Love,

Lorna xxx


Mar 04


We were delighted to work with the team at Cari’s Closet, Malahide recently on their shoot for their Spring Summer Collection with photographer extraordinaire Barry McCall, a good friend of Hession Hairdressing and who works with us regularly on our own campaigns! Catherine Condell styled the stunning shoot and Nicole Cuddy painted picture perfect faces for BUFF Make-Up and between all the madness Xpose dropped by to film glamorous red carpet looks with Courtney Smith and give viewers the low down on hair and make-up. All in a day’s work!

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Rihanna for River Island

Mar 04


We embraced all that is wonderful about London Fashion Week and had uber fashionista, TV Presenter and all round stylish gal, Lorna Weightman of reporting from the front line on all things fabulous, stylish, fashionable and fun! We got the low down on hair, make up and recreated step by step how to get the look. From Zoe Jordan to Simone Rocha, Top Shop to Rihanna for River Island, designer to high street we got the low down on it all!


Mar 04


The countdown is on as we prepare to get involved as sponsors of the Miss Wright Venue as they search for their entrant for the Miss Ireland Finals later this year! Last year their winner of Miss Wright Venue, Rebecca Maguire went on to be crowned Miss Ireland! Hession Hairdressing has joined them as their hair partner and our sister brand BUFF Make-Up are the make-up sponsors. All the finalists will have their hair & make up done on the night of Miss Wright Venue and we look forward to caring to the tresses of the winner until Miss Ireland Finals. The winner will also receive VIP Membership to the club for life, a personal trainer, photoshoot and dress sponsor for year, all topped up with being signed to Assets Model Agency for one year!


Mar 04


We are looking forward to an evening of fashion and glamour in aid of Barnardos which will take place on March 22nd in The Ballsbridge Hotel. Presented by Cathy O’Connor and Noel Cunningham, no doubt it’s going to be a night filled with fun and fashion and we’re looking forward to being there to help them on the night with hair for the show and our partners in crime BUFF Make Up will be gracing the faces of the models on the night, which will include Fair City and Dublin Wives cast members along with a host of well-known Irish models. Barnardos’ mission is to challenge and support families, communities, society and government to make Ireland the best place in the world to be a child, focusing specifically on children and young people whose well-being is under threat and we are honoured to support such a worthy cause.

Blonde Brunette Great Lengths

Mar 04


We are delighted to be able to tell you that we are now using Great Lengths Extensions in our salons. Superior quality, this 100% real human hair is 100% ethical and 100% traceable! With celebrity users including Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston, Demi Lovato and Kate Beckinsale it’s nice to know you can avail of Hollywood glamour and celebrity tresses! To book your consultation with Amy in Drumcondra phone 01 8376265 or Laura in Clontarf 01 8330110…


Mar 03

Revealed: The new face of Kérastase


Feb 09


Behind the scenes of our fashion shoot