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Shiny, A-lister hair is the top of every girl’s wish list, yet in reality most of us are sporting dull and lack-lustre locks. Whilst the lucky celebrities have personal hairdressers to help them achieve a glossy mane, us mere mortals have to bear the cross ourselves so just in time for the drab winter season, Paul Hession has given us some quick and easy tips for injecting a touch of radiance in to your hair that even Gwyneth Paltrow would be jealous of!

Use a deep conditioning masque weekly to lock in moisture and add natural vitality to the hair shaft. Colour treated and highlighted hair gets damaged easily from the chemical abuse of colourants, so opt for a productsuch as Kerastase Chroma Riche Masque, €35.50, which will protect and enhance your colour for extra shine.

How you blow-dry and style your hair can affect how silky it looks. For a gorgeous poker straight look like Gwyneth Paltrow the secret is to, section by section, angle the hairdryer down the shaft whilst blow-drying to flatten and smooth each strand, and finish each section with a blast of cool air to lock in the shine. For those with naturally curly hair, rinse off hair with cold water before drying to minimise frizz and then sparingly mist damp hair with a lightweight shine enhancing spray such as Redken Colour Extend Shine Rich, €25.50, and blow-dry hair using a diffuser attachment on a low heat setting to encourage natural, defined curls.

Finally, style your hair as normal and add some extra gloss to your do with celebrity favourite L’Oreal Elnett Satin Hair Spray, €7.99. Looking like a star has never been so easy!

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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