Thursday, 26 May 2011

Lorraine's Wedding at Dumbleton Hall Worcestershire


A trip today over to Worcestershire to style Lorraine's hair for her wedding at Dumbleton Hall, a stunning 19th century Manor House with views across the vale of Evesham towards the Cotswolds.
Lorraine has the most beautiful fair hair which she was very keen to have styled in as natural way as possible. Lorraine wanted her hair to look like a more 'polished' version of her regular hair style. By blow drying the hair with ceramic brushes it gave the hair lots of body and smoothed the hair to banish any frizz giving a glossy smooth finish.

The bridesmaids wore beautiful rich purple empire line dresses.

This up do style for one of the bridesmaids was set onto heated rollers to give the hair body and curl. Then I twisted the back into a French roll pleat before twisting the top into curls. Finishing the hair with amethyst and diamond pins added the final sparkle!

The other bridesmaid had very long hair which I curled into an elegant half up do again pinning amethyst and diamond pins into the pinned curls.

Working alongside me was Sharon from Truly Gorgeous creating fantastic Make up for the girls, it was great to be working with Sharon as she's a great make up artist and really good fun to work with.

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Saturday, 21 May 2011

Melanie's Wedding at Eastington Hall Gloucestershire

I always love styling hair for weddings, I get to meet some great people, I have a really fun morning helping a bride get ready for the best day of her life and all of this in some STUNNING locations and venues! Today's breathtaking venue was Eastington Hall near Stonehouse in Gloucestershire where I was styling the hair for Melanie and her bridesmaids.

Melanie's chosen style was a low curled updo with a beautiful diamante headdress which really added sparkle to this very glamorous and classical bridal style.

Adding height to the crown area really adds a touch of glamour to an updo and compliments a tiara or jewelled headband like this one.


Melanie's bridesmaids both had curled styles with individual pearl pins for sparkle and decoration.
Both girls were styled with heated rollers and GHD stylers to create beautiful and classical bridesmaid looks.

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Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Louise's Wedding at The Matra Centre Kingscote near Tetbury

Louise's wedding was held at the stunning Matara Centre in the village of Kingscote near Tetbury, this is a truly unique venue offering a really beautiful location and a great venue with an alternative 'Eastern' feel.

Louise had the most fantastic naturally curly hair which I 'tamed' with GHDs to give a smoother softer curl. Once this was done I styled half of it up to create this soft romantic bridal style. Louise had chosen a hair vine which wraps around the hair and can be attached in many different ways depending on what your style is.Louise's make up was created by Clare (Pure Pampering), she created beautiful bridal make up for Louise and the others.Having styled Louise's hair I then styled her bridesmaids hair and also her Mum's hair which was complimented by this beautiful real flower headdress.

Having finished the hairstyles and added the last spritz of spray I left the girls to enjoy their day.

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Sunday, 8 May 2011

Annette's Wedding in Usk, Wales

I had a longer journey driving down over to Wales to the beautiful town of Usk where Annette was getting married at the gorgeous Glen-Yr-Afon hotel.


The majority of brides aim to grow their hair for their weddings but Annette did the reverse and chopped her hair off and went for a great choppy style pixie cut.


With a short hair style it suited having an amazing headdress like the one that Annette bought from Clifton wedding jewellery designer Hermione Harbutt.


Hermione creates stunning award winning bridal jewellery and accessories which are often featured in national magazines. Annette had chosen the 'Vintage Jewelled Vine Headdress' which has pearl flowers, clusters and Swarovski crystals in tendrils on a headband.


I styled the hair by giving it loads of body and defining the textured feel of the haircut by using a clay style product to emphasise the feathered ends.



Annette's sister was one of the bridesmaids, by curling the hair with heated rollers we created a great side bun chignon which was complimented by a beautiful jewelled headdress.




The 2 younger bridesmaids had lovely jewelled headbands which worked well with their short haircuts.


As I was finishing the final touches Clare Bryce completed the final make up looks for the wedding party.


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Friday, 6 May 2011

Jade's Herefordshire Wedding Ross On Wye

Jades wedding was held in Herefordshire just outside Ross on Wye and both Clare (PurePampering) and I were helping Jade and her bridesmaids get ready at The Chase Hotel in Ross.

Jade had chosen this stunning pearl headband for her hair, with incredibly thick long hair we just had to keep the hair down, it would have been such a shame to pin it up and hide it all!


I curled Jade's hair and then pinned some up to the crown area to add lift and body and then created some loose curls below the crown.



I had a marathon session getting the bridesmaids ready as they were all blessed with fabulous long hair. Most bridesmaids have an idea of what they want to have their hair like so checking with Jade and each girl I created some up do's and a couple of down styles.




This style above was inspired by a picture of Eva Longoria at a red carpet award. It's a great style for a bridesmaid as the loose textured updo is soft and young looking yet ultra glamorous!


This shows a variation of a half up do by pinning the hair over to one side so it falls over one shoulder. It gives a glamorous twist to the look and beautiful detail at the back.








I had to include this photograph just to show what lengths Clare will go to in helping a bride get ready! Not only is Clare a fantastic Make up artist she's also a great personal assistant to bride on the morning, here Clare is helping Jade get into her dress...I don't think I need say anymore!


So with all the girls styled and ready to go Clare and I left them to enjoy the rest of the day.



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Thursday, 5 May 2011

Claire's Wedding at Hanley Swan & Moreton in Marsh

A drive over to Hanley Swan in Worcestershire took me to Claire's family home to style her hair for her wedding. Claire was getting married in the church in Hanley Swan and then the reception was being held at the stunning Cotswold venue The Manor House Moreton in Marsh.


When styling bridal hair styles most of the time the hair has to be curled to add body to the hair even if the finished style is sleek and not a curly look. The way I do this is either with heated rollers or GHD stylers. Creating the bridesmaids hairstyles for Claire's wedding I put their hair into rollers and heated bendy rollers.




The above style is a great twist on the half up hairstyle, here the hair has been curled and lift added to the crown area, then the hair is taken over to one side and diamante pins place into the curls.



The other bridesmaids were curled and styled into side chignons, this style is incredibly popular with bridal styling as it's a really great classical style that is very popular with vintage inspired weddings.
Claire's hair was curled with GHD's to add a more defined curl and then backcombed around the crown area to give balance to her tiara.





Whilst I was styling Claire's hair her photographer David Purslow was snapping away and caught this picture of me pulling a daft face whilst I added the final details to Claire's hair! Claire and her sister all ready for the church but grabbing a quick glass of bubbly, Clare Bryce (PurePampering) created the make up looks for the girls and they looked stunning!






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