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Mar 10


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.


Models Georgia Salpa & Rosanna Davison

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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Mar 04

Spring Hair Trends – The ‘Lob’ with Hessions

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!


Have you got any hair related questions? Tweet us @hessionhair!

bun with flowers

Aug 29


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!


Day 1

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!

Day 2

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!


Day 3

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


Aug 22


We spend so much time in summer making sure that our skin is protected it can be easy to forget how fragile our hair can be. Exposure to sun, sea and chlorine can take its toll, and that’s before we add heat from hair dryers and flat irons. If you find your hair is brittle and damaged follow the following tips to revitalise your hair right before we head in to a new season.

Before we start it is important to remember that repairing damaged hair won’t happen overnight, but over time developing these tips will aim you down the road to recovery!

Mask it!

A hair mask is something we can deem unnecessary but using a conditioning treatment once a week is a great way to boost the strength of your hair.  A great option for damaged hair is Kérastase Nutritive Masquintense an exceptionally concentrated nourishing treatment for dry and sensitised hair. It is important to remember that not all deep conditioners are the same and you should find a deep conditioner that works with your hair type, one that won’t weigh your hair down or cause your hair to feel greasy.  If you are not sure make sure to ask your stylist next time you are in the salon and they will point you in the right direction!

Chop Chop!

Not all of us have a happy relationship with scissors, but if your tresses are damaged, your ends are brittle and splitting you know it’s time for a haircut! The good news is you don’t have to get it all chopped off, a healthy trim can transform your hair and will remove some of the damage making the repair process a little easier. If you are feeling brave, check out some bob inspiration below!

Bring it back to Life!

After returning from a week long holiday in the sun or from prolonged sun damage (in between the showers!) at home in Ireland may have left you with a dull tone to your hair colour. In order to restore your hair colour to its former glory the team at Hessions advises you to use products that are designed to lock in and protect colour. Shu Uemura Illuminating Shampoo and Conditioner are great for achieving that long lost glow you had before your holidays!


Aug 13


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!

central parting

Aug 06


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!


Jul 25


We all know what it feels like to have a make up melt down in the sun, streaky blusher and smudged mascara is not a good look! No need to worry-BUFF to the rescue! Keep reading for some top tips for looking good in the sun!


It’s all about the base- Primer is the most important complexion product. BUFF Camera Ready Primer (€26) will keep your make up in place ALL day, it minimises the appearance of fine lines, smoothes skin texture and keeps foundation in place. Choosing the right primer can make a huge difference to the appearance of your skin and can also bring out the best of your foundation!

Multi-purpose products are a must-  If you are travelling abroad you will want to travel light, multi purpose products such as BUFF Quatro Blush Shadow (€30) are essential for your make up bag! Each palette comes with four gorgeous pearlised shades to add a touch of shimmer wherever you please. They are multi-functional highly pigmented blush shadows can be used as eye shadow, blusher and a highlighter allowing you to create beautiful day and night summer looks!


Bronzed Goddess alert-  A holiday make up look isn’t complete without a beautiful bronzed glow, with many of us Irish ladies blessed with pale skin BUFF Make Up Bronzer compact (€30) provides a sunny disposition with a bronzer that works for all skin tones. It’s available in three flattering shades and each has a subtle shimmer that will leave skin looking effortlessly sun kissed and can also be used on the body for a gorgeous summer glow!

So there you have it! Whether you are holidaying abroad in a tropical location or having a weekend break at home you can head out looking sun kissed and not have to about any make up mishaps in the sun!


Jul 24

BUFF Features in U Magazine

Recently the lovely Aisling Keenan, editor of U Magazine made a trip to the BUFF Make Up suite to meet Jessica and learn more about BUFF!

One of Aisling’s favourite products was our BUFF Quatro Blush Shadow (€30.00) which can be used as eye shadow, blusher and a highlighter, check out what Aisling had to say below!





Holly carpenter vip

Apr 29


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

Create the Perfect Cranberry Eyes with Tara o Farrell_BUFF MAKEUP TUTORIAL - YouTube

Feb 27

How to create the perfect smokey cranberry eyes with Tara O’Farrell

How to create the perfect smokey eyes makeup look, what products to use and tips. BUFF Make Up video Tutorial with makeup artist Tara O’Farrell.

Check out our video below, and remember to subscribe to our youtube channel.