Archive for the ‘Tips and Advice’ Category

Kerastase Specifique 3 step system

Jun 24

Fine hair that looks flat and balding??

People often want to try home care products that encourage hair growth especially in fine hair; they aren’t an instant quick fix and generally require ongoing use.  The scalp gets tighter as you get older and the hair bulb becomes weaker and as such you really do need to adapt your hair care regime to suit. Kerastase have a fantastic Spécifique range that has a full regimen for fuller, thicker hair, the shampoo Bain Stimuliste GL stimulates the growth of hair already there;  Densi Recharge makes the hair swell to look thicker and full of body  while their Lotion Densitive GL  helps maintain hair thickness adding texture and substance.

 

When it comes to adding volume make sure and use a good volumising shampoo and conditioner when washing your hair using the conditioner only through the ends! Kérastase Bain Volume active is a volumising hair bath that provides strength and vitality to fine, limp hair.

Blow drying your hair will make the hair look fuller rather than letting it dry naturally. Apply volumising mousse and start to dry your hair upside down so you can generate immediate root lift for additional volume. For maximum oomph, lift sections of hair toward the sky as you blow-dry, directing hot air toward your scalp. This “cooks” the roots and dries them in an upright and lifted position. Tip: Avoid heavy conditioners, hairsprays and styling products that will just weigh your hair down after all your hard work. Another tip is to invest in some Velcro rollers, they’re easy to use and don’t damage the hair.

 

 

Batiste Tavel Size Original Blush Tropical €1.49 each

Jun 19

Fail Safe Desk to Dancefloor Tips!

We are frequently asked what to do to get you looking dance floor ready after a day in the office so we thought we would share our tuppence worth with you! Dry shampoo is a great cheat product if your hair has gone flat and is looking a bit lifeless; just spritz the roots for an instant lift! The travel sized Batiste (€1.49) dry shampoo is perfect handbag size.

It will have your hair feeling fresh and smelling good in seconds. Kirby Grips and hair elastics are also handbag essentials if going from office to party. Tie hair up in a loose, messy bun for an on trend look that also disguises that unmanageable hair. If you have got the length, a braid or fishtail plait is a chic look that will wear well throughout the long evenings. Use the Kirby grips to pin down flyaway hairs, lumps and bumps and fringes that are past their sell by date.

 

 

 

 

 

Gwyneth Paltrow

Jun 11

Shine On! – Paul’s Guide To Celeb Worthy Tresses

Shiny, A-lister hair is the top of every girl’s wish list yet in reality most of us are sporting dull and lack lustre locks. Whilst the lucky celebrities have personal hairdressers to help them achieve a glossy mane, us mere mortals have to bear the cross ourselves so Paul Hession has given us some quick and easy tips for injecting radiance to your hair that even Gwyneth Paltrow would be jealous of!  Use a deep conditioning masque weekly to lock in moisture and add natural vitality to the hair shaft. Colour treated and highlighted hair gets easily damaged from the chemical abuse of colourants so opt for a product, such as Kerastase Chroma Riche Masque (€35.50), which will protect and enhance your colour for extra shine.

How you blow-dry and style your hair can also affect how silky it looks. For a gorgeous poker straight look like Gwyneth Paltrow the secret is to section by section, angle the hairdryer down the shaft whilst blow-drying, to flatten and smooth each strand, and finish each section with a blast of cool air to lock in the shine. For those with naturally curly hair, rinse off hair with cold water before drying to minimise frizz and then sparingly mist damp hair with a lightweight shine enhancing spray such as Redken Colour Extend Shine Rich (€25.50) and blow-dry hair using a diffuser attachment on a low heat setting to encourage natural, defined curls.

Finally, style your hair as normal and add some extra gloss to your do with celebrity favourite L’Oreal Elnett Satin Hair Spray (€7.99). Looking like a star has never been so easy!

Luscious Locks this Summer

Jun 06

We’ve been waiting for the sun…Summer Sun Hair care

We have been waiting, pray, hoping for sunshine for so long and now that it’s here we nearly don’t know what to do with ourselves! Well we are going to make sure you can tick hair care off your list with a few tips to keep your hair looking good in the soaring temperatures!

Luscious Locks this Summer

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Conditioner is like water to hair so it is important to ramp up your conditioning duties during the summer months make sure to schedule conditioning treatments at least once a week! It is also important to drink plenty of liquids to keep roots and strands flush with fluids.  Water will also keep your skin soft and plump.  While it’s tempting to drink ice cold alcoholic drinks keep in mind that they can dehydrate skin and strands!

Split ends- be gone! Be religious about trims this summer, as the sun robs moisture from your tresses, it is important to have our ends trimmed every 4-6 weeks during the summer months! Frizzy hair is often the result of too much sun time to keep those ends healthy with regular trims!

Back off Heat! If you normally use hot styling tools, try and give your hair a rest during the summer months and let hair air dry whenever possible! Use this as an opportunity to create a ‘Boho’ look by braiding damp hair to create beautiful waves! If you just can’t live without those trusty hair straighteners make sure to use a leave-in conditioner designed to protect your hair against the heat!

Cover up! Whether you are in sunny Spain or just chilling in the back garden, hanging out in the sun without protection for your hair and scalp is the worst thing you can do. Use leave in hair products with SPF protection or cover up in style with a sassy floppy straw hat, the perfect accessory for any beach outfit!

Summer Sun Hats for protection!

 

So head out into the sun, and show off those glossy locks and don’t forget your SPF!!

Hession Hair Salon 2013 Hairstyle 3 - YouTube

Mar 13

THIS SEASONS CELEBRITIES COLOUR TRENDS

If you are looking to brighten your locks after a long winter, see what colour specialist Sharon Delee has to say about the Ombre technique.

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Hession Hair Salon 2013. 2nd hairstyles - YouTube

Mar 13

HOW TO RECREATE KATE MIDDLETONS’ UPSTYLE

Tara Smartt takes us through some steps to create an upstyle regularly sported by Kate Middleton and a top knot bun very popular with Kim Kardashian and J Lo.

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Hession Hair salon 2013 Hairstyle 1 - YouTube

Mar 13

GREAT LENGTHS HAIR EXTENSIONS

Do you want to learn a bit more about Great Lengths Hair Extensions? See how it’s done here with our in house expert Laura Francis

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Feb 09

BEHIND THE SCENES AT OUR FASHION SHOOT

Behind the scenes of our fashion shoot