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Jan 11

The Hottest Hair Looks from The Golden Globes 2017

It’s that time of year once again, awards season has kicked off and we’re glued to the red carpet for top notch hair and beauty inspiration! There were so many fabulous hair styles at this weeks Golden Globes it’s so hard to pick our favourites but here are a few that caught our eye!


Brie Larson

Brie’s gorgeous Hollywood waves are classic and timeless! We’ve seen a huge increase in demand for this style for Debs and special occasions and we can see why. We’re loving this sleek glossy look on Brie!

Emma Stone

Emma Stone’s undone up do was a firm favourite at the Golden Globes. This style looks so effortless and utterly elegant. We can see this becoming a popular look for bridesmaids in 2017.

Lily Collins

An up-do with  height and braids? What’s not to love?! This unusual style is eye catching and adds some edge to an otherwise very feminine look.

Ruth Negga

Our list would not be complete without Irish beauty Ruth Negga. Not everyone can pull off a cropped style like Ruth but she absolutely rocks it! Slick, minimalist and modern, this look is a total winner for us!



Nov 07

Our favourite looks from last night’s EMA Awards

Last night’s European Music Awards took place in Rotterdam. Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber swept to victory in a ceremony that saw a tribute to the late singer Prince.

While we are delighted for the winners of the night, of course we were keeping a firm eye on what way attendees of the event were styling their hair and makeup for the night!

It is not unusual for a couple of crazy hairstyles to appear at the awards ceremony. It almost seems that when a music event takes place in Europe, it’s a licence to come up with the most unusual hairstyle one can think of. However, we’re happy to report that in fact most of the hairstyles (not necessarily the outfits!) were all very beautiful, classy and certainly one you can recreate at home.


Nina Dobrev

Nina hit the red carpet in a beautiful lavender halter dress. We loved the pairing of the purple smoky eye. However the neutral pink lip and low key face makeup ensured she looked natural rather than over the top. Her hairstyle was one that you could certainly pull off at home.

Due to her dramatic earrings and purple smoky eyes, Nina made the right decision in keeping her hairstyle simple. The classic centre part paired with sleek, shiny and glossy hair was the perfect ensemble for this outfit. Her hair looked simply healthy and neat!

Laura Whitmore

Of course we couldn’t forget to include our very own Irish beauty Laura Whitmore on our list. While we’re not 100% sure about the style of the dress we do love the autumnal colour and how Laura has perfectly matched this up with her lips and cheeks. A subtle smoky eye really makes her face pop.

Laura’s hair style is another classic look that you can recreate at home. With the flick of a curling wand or even some simple plaits, you’ve got beautiful curls at the ready!

Sonya Esman

Sonya turned up to the EMAs in a brown floral print dress, almost looking like she has just stepped out of a time machine having spent the past few days at Woodstock circa 1969. We think she can totally pull off this look!We love how her bold red lip takes centre stage for her makeup- almost a must when rocking such a colour.

Her hairstyle works perfectly with the hippy look her outfit is emulating. A comb here is your best friend! To recreate simply tie hair up into a ponytail, twist around so that hair is covering the bobbin and backcomb the tail (avoid over backcombing- a few brushes with the comb should be sufficient). Change your parting at the front to allow two pieces to hang down at the front and you’re ready to go!

We hope these looks have inspired your next hairstyle! We’d love to know what looks you were loving from last night.

Aug 30

Quick and Easy Festival Hairstyles for Electric Picnic


Break out your flower crowns, because festival season is well and truly upon us! And now that your suitcases are packed with your crop tops, sunnies, and clever graphic tees, it’s time to talk hair. We at Hessions Hairdressing have picked our fave styles for effortlessly cool festival styles you can do in a flash!

First up we have the undone braid -everyone knows that braids are always coolest when they’re messed up. We often spot this style on celebrities like Lea Michelle and Blake Lively. All you have to do to achieve the look is make a traditional French braid ( there are tonnes of tutorials on YouTube if you’re a newbie to braiding!), then pull it apart – don’t be too fragile with it, the more undone the better we say!  Secure it loosely at the ends while leaving some strands loose to add to your cool factor! The best thing about this style is that you don’t spend the day fixing your hair, the looser it gets the more it adds to the overall look!

Waves and curls are always a classic summer hairstyle and are an iconic Selena Gomez look. They’re the easiest because you can save time by letting your hair air dry after applying product, especially when you plan to be out in the sun all day.

To start, let your hair air-dry with a little detangling product to enhance your natural texture.  We love the entire Kerastase range! If your hair lacks a natural curl, spray a sea salt spray from roots to tips and roughly dry to build volume. Blow-dry the length of your hair while twisting sections with your fingers- make sure to aim the hairdryer downwards to avoid frizz! Once dry, wrap sections of hair around a wide barrelled curling tongs. Finally, make a deep side parting for futher ‘va va voom’ and finish with a spritz of hairspray.

Any festival goer worth their patterned wellies knows no fun festival hair style is complete without a bit of colour! For those unwilling to commit to the all over pastel hair colours rocking the celeb world, hair chalks are the perfect alternative! Add some playful rainbow streaks to brighten up your look or opt for a dip dye effect. Have some fun with it – that’s the beauty of temporary hair colour!

Finally, we have the classic high ponytail with floral accessories. No, it’s not a flower crown, in fact, it’s one better! Mostly because, once secured, the little flower pins will be harder to lose and a lot less annoying to wear all day.

To achieve this look, add some texturizing spray to your hair, pull into a high ponytail and secure with a hair tie. To hide the hair tie, take a strand of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around a few times then secure with a bobby pin. Finish the look off by attaching some small flowers in your hair.

May 03

Our Top Statement Hair Picks from the MET Gala 2016

This years MET Gala’s theme was Manus X Machina – Fashion in an Age of Technology, a theme which inspired some of the most daring and creative hairstyles we’ve seen on the red carpet in a long time!

Here are our top picks from the night:


Ciara’s metallic silver encrusted hair perfectly embodied the MET Gala theme. We love that she decided to have some fun with her hair and try something different. Ciara’s silver hair and dress combo definitely stood her apart from the crowd!


Although not as daring as Ciara’s look, this vampy bob on Taylor Swift marks  a significant departure from her usual polished style so so she definitely earns points in that respect! Paired with an edgy dark lip and pale skin this tousled platinum blonde hairstyle reveals a side to Taylor we’ve never seen before!



Lupita’s ceiling scraping hair do was sure to turn heads last night. The stunning actress had a series of buns stacked vertically in her hair  to create a showstopping look. Lupita was right to keep her makeup minimal and let this spectacle do all the talking!



The phrase ‘less is more’ certainly rings true with Kylie Jenner’s simple hair style. This slick understated bob perfectly frames Kylie’s face and adds a touch of class to her overall look. Glossy healthy hair never goes out of style and perfectly compliments Kylie’s lavish diamante dress.

Emma Stone

Last night’s MET Gala presented the perfect opportunity for Emma Stone to debut her freshly dyed brunette locks. Emma’s new lopsided side swept bob is the perfect blend of modern and chic with hues of chestnut that compliment her skin tone beautifully. We love it!!


Mar 23

Quick and Easy Hairstyles for Spring

The Lazy Girl Guide to Spring Hair    With spring in full swing many people tend to spend a little less time on their tresses. Paul Hession re-creates three looks designed for quick on-the-go stylish women. The Headscarf

Start with your scarf wrapped around the back of your neck with the two loose ends at the top of your head above your forehead.

Cross these two ends over each other and twist so that they are tight.

Pull the ends tightly to the nape of your neck and secure them to the back of the scarf/ your hair with bobby pins. 

The High Ruffled Ponytail


Brush your hair thoroughly.

Tease the hair on your crown slightly by lifting a small section of your hair about midway to the crown and backcombing gently to add volume.

Gather your hair into a high pony tail being careful not to flatten your crown and secure with a bobbin.

Gently loosen strands around your crown for a more relaxed look.

Run a curling tongs through the ponytail to add further volume and waves.

Finish with a spritz of texturizing hairspray.

The Braided Side Pony

Gather your brushed hair on the side of your neck you would like your ponytail.

Take a small section of hair  (about half an inch to an inch depending on the thickness of your hair)from the nape of your neck, along your hairline.

Split this small section into 3 even strands, form a braid and secure with a small clear elastic.

Pull the rest of your hair around the front of your shoulder and wrap the braid around it to form a ponytail.

Pin the end of the braid under your ponytail to secure – use several bobby pins for extra hold. 

Feb 23

Oscars Red Carpet Hair Predictions for 2016

The looks we predict for this seasons 88th Academy Awards

Red carpet award ceremonies often showcase gowns which reflect the trends of the season, but almost all of the hairstyles seen on the red carpet are time-honored classics. Whether it’s modern day celebrity rocking old Hollywood bombshell waves or popstars slicking back their tresses for a sleek look, hairstyles like these are an absolute red carpet staple. From braided updos and flowy waves, the Oscars inspire the most romantic hair looks for any glamorous evening you have planned. Here at Hessions, we predict the looks we will see on this seasons Oscars Red Carpet.

Retro Wavy Hair

Victory rolls, twenties marcel waves and classic set curls have been seen everywhere from the Gucci catwalk show to the Golden Globes – but nostalgic hair-dos never go out of style. Watch out for this on the Oscars Red Carpet 2016.

Braided Hair

Braided hair is definitely having a moment. Braiding made a comeback at the Celine 2016 catwalk in the form of a sleek ponytail. The look is quite tomboyish, but polished and modern. We think braids will be a prominent look on this year’s catwalk.

The Victoria’s Secret Wave


The unwritten formula for Victoria’s Secret hair is that it must be glossy, bouncy, full, soft, and long. The overall look is sexy yet not impossible to create. The hair at Victoria’s Secret looks real. This is set be a big look on this years Red Carpet catwalk.

Feb 04

Image Magazine Business of Beauty Awards – Vote for Paul Hession!

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!


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Jan 22

Press Coverage – Irish Daily Mail

We had the pleasure of having Lisa Brady of the Irish Daily Mail in for an Olaplex Treatment, the new salon treatment that ACTUALLY fixes damaged hair. See what Lisa had to say about this treatment available at Hession Hairdressing Drumcondra and Clontarf!

Jan 14

Three Looks to Try in 2016

3 Hair Trends to Try in 2016 from Hessions Hairdressing

2016 is finally here and it’s time for a fresh start! For man y people it means making healthy changes and better lifestyle choices or to some it can mean experimenting with their look so why not try some fun new looks with your hair? At Hession Hairdressing we love sharing our tips and tricks of the trade so here are our predictions for hair trends 2016 and the looks you have to try!

Our first must try of 2016 has to be braids. Braids and plaits are taking the fashion and beauty world by storm this year! Celebrities such as the Hadid’s and the Kardashian’s have been seen rocking all types of braids. Braids have also been spotted as a key trend on this year’s runway. Here at Hessions we have the low down on how to achieve the perfect braid!

Look 1. The braid we have to opt for is the Pigtail braid that all the IT girls have been rocking. This look combines two of our favourite trends of 2016: braids and pigtails. For the same graphic effect, make two Dutch, or inside-out, braids, meaning you weave the sections under one another rather than over. Continue braiding all theway to the nape of the neck, then tie it off with a tiny elastic, letting the rest of the hair hang loose.

Look 2. Another look we are loving is the half up top knot or bun. This look is effortless, easy to do, and gets your hair out of your eyes without sacrificing length. All you have to do is add some bend to your hair with a curling wand (although your natural texture works fine, too), then pull backthe top section of hair, using the arches of your eyebrows as a guide for the width. Twist that section into a tight, messy knot right at the very top of your head and add a pin or two for extra insurance. Look 3. A final hair trend we are completely lovingfor 2016 is a sexy sleek high pony tail as seen throughout the Balmain fashion shows. To get the sleek shine in front, load up on the mousse before slicking it back into a tight pony at the crown of your head. Take a half-inch piece of hair from the tail and wrap it around your hair tie, pinning it underneath. Three super easy looks to create but will help you add a bit of excitement to your everyday look and it won’t break the bank!
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Jul 23

Irish Times Best Shops 2015

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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