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Anto Murphy got his hair shaved and dyed ahead of Clontarfs Shave, Wax or Dye Fundraiser recently!

May 01

Clontarf Shave Wax or Dye in aid of Irish Cancer Society

Last Saturday we took part in a super fundraiser organised by  Clontarf locals Anto and his sister Carmel Murphy! Clontarf’s Shave, Wax or Dye event was organised to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society and before the big night we  had Anto visit the salon to get his hair ‘shaved and coloured’!


Anto Murphy got his hair shaved and dyed ahead of Clontarfs Shave, Wax or Dye Fundraiser recently!

A huge success the fundraiser took place at Harry Byrne’s in Clontarf last weekend and it was a night filled up fun, entertainment and a lot of laughter. We had the pleasure and challenge of shaving a lot of heads and our friends at Great Lengths Extensions provided us with pink hair to make sure everyone could participate with ‘Pink your hair to show you care’ on the night! A huge congratulations to everyone involved, we’ll be laughing for weeks to come, the best type of medicine! With Hession Love x

Great Lengths Pink Hair Extensions for the ladies on the night!

The Big Shave at the Clontarf Shave, Wax or Dye night for the Irish Cancer Society

Our own Sharon Delee goes for the shave…





Lisa Cannon pictured at the 2013 VIP Style Awards wearing Suzanne Neville

Apr 28

Hair & Make Up for VIP Style Award Ladies

With Kathryn Thomas taking home the most coveted accolade on the night at the VIP Style Awards, we still had a bevy of beauties to pamper and preen and put together the perfect dream team for hair and make up and with many visiting us in our Clontarf salon and our BUFF Make Up Suite they were able to move effortlessly between hair and make up so there was no rushing around the place to get organised for the big night!

First up was nominee, the gorgeous Lisa Cannon from Xpose, TV. Lisa wore a dress by Suzanne Neville and looked sensational in the figure hugging gown and old school glamour was order of the day for her hair and make up. There was a fantastic reaction to her overall look on the night!

Lisa Cannon pictured at the 2013 VIP Style Awards wearing Suzanne Neville

Another lady hot to trot on the night was Clontarf local and all round beauty Ms Holly Carpenter who took to the red carpet in a Louise Kennedy creation. Effortlessly chic, Holly looked beautiful!


Holly Carpenter ready for the VIP Style Awards

We haven’t yet managed to get our hands of Alison and Thalia separately just yet but we will post as soon as we do! Model and TV presenter, Alison Canavan a nominee on the night, looked spectacular, elegant, sophisticated and stylish the look was perfectly chic, simply stunning! Model Thalia Heffernan, also a nominee wore a striking and sparkling gown from Cari’s Closet and pulled it superbly, right on trend, youthful and looked a million dollars!

Alison Canavan and Thalia Heffernan pictured at the VIP Style Awards

An honour to work with such a fantastic group of ultra stylish ladies! Until next….

With Hession Love


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 styleisle.ie

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 HessionHairdressing.com 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

Hession Hair Salon 2013 Hairstyle 3 - YouTube

Mar 13


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


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


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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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 www.Styleisle.ie 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!