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Apr 29

VIP STYLE AWARDS 2014

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.

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YouTube

Feb 03

How to create the perfect smokey eyes makeup look

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.

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BUFF Make-Up eye shadow Christmas gift set €30

Dec 17

Christmas gift ideas from Hession xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Christmas literally just around the corner we at Hessions have put together a selection of gifts that are sure to suit just about everyone

For the mane attraction there are some fabulous gift sets from the ever popular Kérastase

This year Kérastase have five fabulous box sets , each one is customised to suit different hair types.

 

Kérastase Elixir Ultime Gold Oil Gift Set €56.60

Whether you are gifting or self-gifting this Kérastase Elixir Ultime Gold Oil Gift Set is the ultimate hair treat.

We all love a product a versatile and hardworking product and Kérastase Elixir Ultime Oil certainly does it all. This gift set teams it up with the Elixir Bain Ultime heavenly shampoo.

Your free gift Kérastase Elixir Ultime Masque Uniquely formulated with precious oils leaving your hair hair nourished, luxuriously soft and smooth.

 

Kérastase Nutritive shampoo, conditioner and free Spray a Porter €45.45

Combine exceptional nourishment for Dry and Sensitised hair for that beachy look in the city.

This set contains exceptional nutrition shampoo for normal to dry hair. Nourishment from root to tip.  Soft, supple and light feeling hair.  Use in combination with Kérastase Lait Vital an incredibly light, exceptional conditioner for normal to dry hair.

Your free gift Kérastase Spray a Porter, tousled effect spray for sexy and texturised lengths.

 

Kérastase Resistance box set, bain de force shampoo and conditioner with free Glow Dry gel €45.45

Combine reconstruction for damaged and weakened hair with the blow-dry virtouse.

This set contains Kérastase Bain De Force, a reinforcing and resurfacing shampoo for weak and damaged hair.  Use with Kérastase Ciment Anti-usure a reinforcing and resurfacing treatment for damaged lengths and ends.  A

Your free gift Kérastase Forme Fatale, a voluptuous blow-dry-gel for long-lasting shape and body.

 

 

Kérastase Reflection gift set for coloured hair, shampoo conditioner and free Spray a Porter €45.45

Combine customised care for radiant, colour-treated hair with the beach effect look in the city.

This set contains Kérastase Bain Chroma Captive,  Colour Radiance protection for low to medium sensitised coloured hair. Use in combination with Kérastase Fondant Chroma Captive, a shine intensifying conditioner for colour-treated hair.

Your free gift Kérastase Spray a Porter, tousled effect spray for sexy and texturised lengths.

 

Kérastase Cristalliste Bain Cristal Fins & Lait Cristal Set €45.45

This set comes with the Kérastase Bain Cristal Fins, an ultra-foaming hair bath that washes away impurities and smooths your hair without weighing it down, teamed with the Kérastase Lait Cristal, a weightless conditioner that rebalances the hair fibre leaving ends smooth and polished. This is a totally dreamy gift set.

Your free gift Kérastase Forme Fatale, a voluptuous blow-dry-gel for long-lasting shape and body.

 

ButterLONDON Lips and Tips Gift Sets €27

Nail polish is created in a lab. Nail laquer is created on the runway.

These delectable gift sets contain a ButterLONDON nail laquer (RRP  €15) and a lippy (RRP €17) for in a presentation gift box for just €27. With six festive colour combinations to choose from you will be spoilt for choice!

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GHD Limited Edition ‘Wonderland’ €155

Limited edition GHD wonderland styler gift set. This enchanting styler, which shares all the features of the GHD V gold classic styler. Sparkling black plates and an iridescent finish glide effortlessly through your hair to make straightening on all hair types and lengths quick and easy. The GHD also features contoured edges designed to give you perfect curls and waves every time. Each styler is packed with handy features such as an extra long cord to allow for flexible styling, automatic sleep mode after 30 minutes without use and universal voltage, so you can use your styler anywhere in the world. The gift set is completed with two sectioning clips and a co-ordinating styler bag that unzips to become a heat-resistant mat – perfect for using at home or when travelling.

 

BUFF Make-Up eye shadow Christmas gift set €30

BUFF Make-Up eye shadows use only the very finest micro powders available. This allows the colours to be easily blended allowing you to create stunning eye looks and on top of that they are also super long lasting. This gift set features three superior quality eye shadows for you to create your perfect eye looks

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Hession Hairdressing Gift Vouchers

If you are totally undecided don’t forget you can always purchase a Hession Hairdressing Gift Voucher for any amount allowing your loved one to spend as they please across all of the ranges stocked at Hession Hairdressing for products and services.

 

 

 

 Happy shopping ….. !

Party season looks from Hession Hairdressing

Dec 16

Party season hairstyles from Hession

As the end of the year approaches one thing is for sure…Christmas and the party season is almost upon us!  Recently Hession hairdressing hosted a glam event to showcase some of the hottest hairstyles for Christmas and the holiday season. All our guests sipped on chilled bubbly and enjoyed delicious cake pops!

 First up is a plaited up do with a twist!

This is definitely one best left to the professionals, unless you are extremely talented! It features a side parting with braids running along the both side of the parting and then merging into an intertwined plait and braids along the hairline to frame the face.

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As you can see here is Paul Hession himself working alongside a member of Team Hession on this complex style.

At the nape of the neck the remaining hair is gathered into a low ponytail and the lengths are crimped to add texture and a thoroughly modern feel.

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In order to give this look a more sophisticated party look the top section of the hair was style into a number of twists which gave high glam lift and volume at the crown and then continued down to the nape of the neck where the fishtail plait begins.

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This pixie cut was blow dried smooth with lots of volume on top.  It was all brushed forwards and was then lightly tousled and set with hairspray.

 

 Volumised and texturised side bun

To create this dramatic look the lengths of the hair were crimpled to add texture. Next the whole head was gently backcombed section by section to add volume. Then a side parting was made and the hair was gently smoothed over, taking care not to loose the volume and tied in a low side ponytail. The hair was then pinned section by section back onto the head creating a loose bun effect. The idea is not to be too perfect…a little messy adds to the look!

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All looks were created by Paul and Team Hession Hairdressing, make up by BUFF Make Up

Makeup Tutorial_ How to look great for your Christmas Party with Tara O_Farrell - YouTube

Dec 13

How to look great for your Christmas Party with Tara O’Farrell

Some step by step tips from Tara O’Farrell showing you how arrive looking amazing to your Christmas party. Check out our video below, and remember to subscribe to our youtube channel.

Sleek low ponytail

Oct 16

Low Ponytails – One Style Three Ways

With the blustery autumn conditions awaiting us every time we step outstide the front door the perfect style solution is our perennial favourite the ponytail! With looks straight off the runways at Paris Fashion Week we look at low ponytails : one style three ways

Messy low ponytail

This style is ideal for the for the girl on the go as it is quick and easy. Its low maintainance look is totally on trend for the season as seen on the catwalks of Rachel Zoe, Oscar de la Renta and Lanvin. Make sure hair is full of texture by using volumising mousse before drying or hair putty worked through the end of the hair. Gather hair roughly without flattening out any uneven sections. Tie a low ponytail loosely and finish by teasing out a few loose strands to gently frame the face.

 Sleek low ponytail

This look means business, a slick style that looks uber-polished, perfect examples were seen gracing the runways of John Galliano and Chloe. Using a clean sharp centre parting or a classic side parting, sweep hair down into a neat ponytail at the nape of the neck.  Secure any loose ends with bobby pins. Use a hair straightener if needed to ensure the length of the ponytail is poker straight. Smooth over with a little serum or a tiny drop of Moroccan hair oil for extra shine and sleekness. For an even more polished look wrap a small section of hair around the ponytail, securing the end piece with a bobby pin. Finish off with a good spray of a firm hold hairspray to prevent any flyaways.

 Bouncy low ponytail

For the girly girl, this look really brings out your flirty feminine side with delightful examples at Moschino and Ralph Lauren. Preparation is key to achieve this look, divide hair into section and use big rollers, to achieve maximum volume. Gently backcomb hair at the crown before smoothing over the top and gathering into a low ponytail. Make sure there are some curls at the end of the ponytail for that bouncy look. Set with a generous spray of a light hairspray which will hold your style in place without preventing movement. To finish either look wrap a small section of hair around the elastic, securing the end piece with a bobby pin or tie a ribbon around it and you’re good to go!

Tutorial - How To Get the Autumn Winter Look_ Berry Lip and Neutral Eye - YouTube

Oct 10

How To Achieve The Autumn Winter Look Video: Berry Lips and Neutral eye

Autumn Winter Trend Berry lip and neutral eye make up Tutorial with Tara O’Farrell for BUFF Make Up Check out our video below, and remember to subscribe to our youtube channel.

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Jean Pierre Braganza

Sep 16

London Fashion Week report from Lorna Weightman

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
VIP Mag Holly

Sep 10

Holly Carpenter gets the VIP Treatment!

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.

 

 

Holly is a former Miss Ireland and represented Ireland in Miss World in 2011.