How do timings usually work/ how many people can you fit in on the wedding morning?
Timings all depend on what time you get married and if you are travelling to another venue to get married from where you are getting ready. I usually allocate around 1 hour for the Bride and 45 minutes per person for the rest of the Bridal party, hair thickness and chosen styles can sometimes mean each person takes longer or maybe not quite so long. I usually aim to have everyone finished 1 hour before the wedding.
Do I need to have a hair trial?
My recommendation would be YES! Of course some people choose not to have one and that is absolutely fine but during a trial it’s the perfect time to discuss and work through all your ideas before the wedding day which means no stresses on the morning.
You can have so many ideas in your head, but hair texture and length can make every difference to the style you might have your heart set on. You might need some clip in extensions or to try your hair accessories with your chosen style. Without a trial it’s impossible to work through all those things, so if you really don’t want a trial my advice is to be really open to suggestions and what might be possible on the actual wedding morning.
What is your advice when looking for hair inspiration?
My first advice is to look for hairstyles created on your own hair colour… time after time Bride’s come with photos of a style they have fallen in love with but their hair is brunette and the photo is on someone with blonde hair… the styles look totally different on each hair colour. Blonde hair shows all the detail’s and texture in a style whereas someone with darker hair won’t show so much detail and darker hair tends to have more of a shine to it!
Pinterest is fab for inspiration but please think when looking, lots of these styles are created by the best stylist in the world, with hours upon hours creating a style on a model with prefect hair they specifically chose to use for that style. Also every stylist works differently, so it’s impossible for both of us to expect it will look exactly like the picture you might show me. I try to keep my pages up to date with my recent work so look through my portfolio on here or over on my Facebook and Instagram pages. That work is what I’ve created and I usually find Brides are booking me based on my work they’ve either seen in photos or maybe in person.
Is there anything I need to do in preparation for my hair trial?
Wash & Blow dry your hair the night before your trial as it’s important your hair is clean and dry ready for us to work with. The ‘dirty’ hair for pinups is definitely not true!! I recommend your hair is as close colour and length wise as you plan it to be for your wedding morning, that’s why I recommend having a trial only a few weeks before your wedding. Peak season gets busy so I recommend booking the trial in advance.
Bring along all accessories you have, along with any photos or ideas you have.
I recommend wearing something plain cream/white to your appointment, this way you’re not trying to imagine your hair and accessories against a totally different colour to what you might be wearing, this also means we can get some good photographs too of the result!
Once you’re happy with the finished result I will take plenty of pictures, give you all the advice for hair prep for you and your bridal party for the morning and we can arrange all the details/timing’s for the morning so it runs smoothly.
What products do you use?
I like to try new products if there is something out there that looks really good but some of my firm favourites are L’Oréal, Wella & Schwarzkopf Professional. I love GHD and BaByliss Pro for styling and curling.