Archive for the ‘In The Press’ Category

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!

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

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.


Xpose Magazine Make Overs

Sep 09

Decades of Beauty with Xpose Magazine

It’s been a busy few weeks here at Hession Hairdressing and our artistic team have been out on shoots the length and breath of the country! As always we like to share some of the great work that has featured and first up this month is the gorgeous Decades of Beauty make over featured in Xpose magazine. We were thrilled to look after 4 wonderful candidates for Xpose magazine during the summer and delighted to see another decade featured recently in the magazine. With the hair make over courtesy of Paul and our gorgeous BUFF Make Up featured, the final result was stunning!

Jul 10

Irish Tatler August – The Mock Crop


Who has picked up their new issue of Irish Tatler Magazine, full to the brim of super features?? We are loving their ‘Hair Do’ feature working the high summer hair trends to the max with a series of catwalk inspired looks and even more thrilled to have been asked to give you the low down on one, so check out the mock crop from us to you!




Jun 13

Woman’s Way Celeb Mum of the Year

The gorgeous Anna Daly has long been a friend of the Hession Hairdressing team and a regular at our salons so we were thrilled to hear Anna was nominated the Woman’s Way Celeb Mum of the Year. We were lucky enough to be asked to do Anna’s hair along with our BUFF Make Up team for her cover shoot recently and wow how amazing did she look and a new mom for the second time!

Xpose Magazine June

Jun 11

Xpose Makeovers

We had the pleasure of teaming up with the super crew at Xpose Magazine and the TV3 show lately as they took four super ladies on a wonderful journey of self exploration when it came to revamping their hair and make up look according to their age category! We put together our artistic hair team and the fabulous BUFF Make Up team and you can see the results of the first big reveal for those in their 20’s features in the June issue on shelf now!

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!