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He has brought us regular advise on how to achieve luscious locks all year long, so when we required someone to advise on top celebrity Christmas party looks for those extra special festive nights out, award-winner Paul Hession was the only man for the job. Taking time out from his hectic schedule in the lead up to Christmas, Paul has chosen three of his favourite celebrity party styles.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese wore a classic hairstyle for the LA premiere of Four Christmases last year and it was smashing! Her blazing bob was styled into magnificent waves, which created movement and sex appeal. This sassy ‘do is best suited to those with medium to fine hair textures who are also looking for extra body and bounce. When it comes to adding volume make sure you use a good volumising shampoo and conditioner when washing your hair, using the conditioner only through the ends! Kérastase Bain Volume Active is a volumising hair bath that provides strength and vitality to fine, limp hair. Blow drying your hair will make the hair look fuller rather than letting it dry naturally. Apply volumising mousse and start to dry your hair upside down so you can generate immediate root lift for additional volume.

Top tip: Use the curling iron on the very ends of your hair to add extra curl where needed.

Jessica Biel

Shiny, A-lister hair is the top of every girl’s wish list, yet in reality most of us are sporting dull and lacklustre locks. Whilst the lucky celebrities have personal hairdressers to help them achieve a glossy mane, us mere mortals have to bear the cross ourselves. Jessica Biel always looks effortlessly chic and her hair follows suit! Her gorgeous locks are blow-dried to smooth down the mid-length, allowing a subtle flick on the ends. This creates a textured finish yet still smooth enough to see the combination of beautiful colours through the top.

Taylor Swift

Ideally we want to define and soften curls and waves and we recommend using products specifically designed to do this. At Hession hairdressing we’re big fans of L’Oreal Professionnel Techni Art Hair Mix Glam Wave, a nutritive mousse for dry and curly hair. It provides a simple answer to treat and style curly hair in one swoop. Taylor’s curly locks are rolled, pulled and pinned back to achieve an elegant look and feel, which is great for any special occasion. An accessory can be added to add spark to the over-all look and to complete the style beautifully. However it’s more time-consuming as you need to allow plenty of styling time for hot roller setting, teasing, pinning and spraying. This long lasting style is great for all occasions and all weather conditions so could be just what you need this Christmas in Irish blustery weather!

Hession Hairdressing; 108 Upper Drumcondra Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9; Tel: 01 8376265, and 4 Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3; Tel: 01 8330110



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