Saturday, 18 June 2011

Puckrup Hall Worcestershire

Styling this morning took place at Puckrup Hall near Tewkesbury, a lovely Hilton owned hotel.

I was styling hair for Megan and her bridesmaids, all with very different hair and the first one had asked to have a simple french braid. I plaited the hair in the traditional way but plaited from one side and swept the plait across the head to end on the other side and coming across one shoulder. Finishing touches were added by twisting spiral gems into the plait.

Megan's Aunt decided she wanted to have a very full up do, lots of body on the crown and styled with a tousled feel. I curled the hair and then after giving the hair back combing to add body I pinned it up and created a look that really looked great.

For Megan herself we had chosen an curled up do with a diamante clip added. Megan had LOTS of hair so it was really lovely to create this style, the curls were twisted around each other and pinned into place.




The other 2 bridesmaid went for curled styles, one was styled up and the other one was styled half up. I added spiral gems to both styles to add sparkle, these are great accessories to use for bridesmaids hair as they finish the style perfectly.

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Saturday, 11 June 2011

Berkley wedding

I was styling hair for Stephanie's wedding in Berkley today. Steph's sister had the most incredible hair which once curled and styled looked just amazing! I used small heated rollers to add the curl and styled it over to the one side.

Working alongside me this morning was make up artist Sophie Chamings, she made the girls look stunning!
Steph's hair wasn't long enough to create the side bun style that she wanted to have for her wedding so when we had a trial run a few months ago I suggested that we use clip in hair extensions.

Clip in extensions are a great way to add more body and length to your hair and they are perfect for bridal up styles.

The picture above shows the extensions clipped to a chair just after I had curled them and ready to be added to Steph's own hair.
Once added to Steph's hair you can see how they add more length and body, you could leave the hair at this point if you wanted a curled loose style.

By styling the hair and pinning it up into an elegant side bun Steph really did look like the perfect bride. The match between natural hair and extensions meant that you really wouldn't have known that all this hair wasn't just Steph's!

The elegant diamante clip added the perfect finishing touch to this elegant bridal style.

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Friday, 10 June 2011

Manor House wedding Moreton in Marsh

I like to think that my hairdressing is 'quite good' but I will admit that my photography isn't always the best so for the majority of this blog entry I have 'borrowed' some images from Matt Davis photographer extraordinaire! Matt is a fab guy and always takes amazing shots so when I knew he was doing the pics for Jo's wedding I knew I would get some good photos to show off my work! (Cheeky I know.... thanks Matt!!)

Jo went for a very classical part-up do and I think the next few photos really show how a very simple and elegant hairstyle really can dazzle!

I was at Jo's home in Cirencester in the morning to style the hair and Clare from Pure Pampering was creating the make up before the wedding took place in the Manor House Moreton in Marsh.

Jo's bridesmaids were friends and her sister Rachel (second from right).


Rachel had also asked for a simple style so I styled it in a very similar way to Jo's hair by curling it with large rollers and pinning it simply into place and adding a curled detail below the crown area at the back.
Jo's Mum had a very chic bob which I blow dried to add body and create a great sleek style, once styled I pinned her beautiful fascinator into place.

Visit www.fhdmobile.co.uk to see more images of wedding hairstyles from Bridal Hair Specialist Chris Fordham. Chris is one of the UK's leading Bridal Hair Artists and travels extensively across many counties including The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Avon, Oxfordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and further..

Manor House wedding Moreton in Marsh

I like to think that my hairdressing is 'quite good' but I will admit that my photography isn't always the best so for the majority of this blog entry I have 'borrowed' some images from Matt Davis photographer extraordinaire! Matt is a fab guy and always takes amazing shots so when I knew he was doing the pics for Jo's wedding I knew I would get some good photos to show off my work! (Cheeky I know.... thanks Matt!!)

Jo went for a very classical part-up do and I think the next few photos really show how a very simple and elegant hairstyle really can dazzle!

I was at Jo's home in Cirencester in the morning to style the hair and Clare from Pure Pampering was creating the make up before the wedding took place in the Manor House Moreton in Marsh.

Jo's bridesmaids were friends and her sister Rachel (second from right).


Rachel had also asked for a simple style so I styled it in a very similar way to Jo's hair by curling it with large rollers and pinning it simply into place and adding a curled detail below the crown area at the back.
Jo's Mum had a very chic bob which I blow dried to add body and create a great sleek style, once styled I pinned her beautiful fascinator into place.

Visit www.fhdmobile.co.uk to see more images of wedding hairstyles from Bridal Hair Specialist Chris Fordham. Chris is one of the UK's leading Bridal Hair Artists and travels extensively across many counties including The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Avon, Oxfordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and further..

Manor House wedding Moreton in Marsh

I like to think that my hairdressing is 'quite good' but I will admit that my photography isn't always the best so for the majority of this blog entry I have 'borrowed' some images from Matt Davis photographer extraordinaire! Matt is a fab guy and always takes amazing shots so when I knew he was doing the pics for Jo's wedding I knew I would get some good photos to show off my work! (Cheeky I know.... thanks Matt!!)

Jo went for a very classical part-up do and I think the next few photos really show how a very simple and elegant hairstyle really can dazzle!

I was at Jo's home in Cirencester in the morning to style the hair and Clare from Pure Pampering was creating the make up before the wedding took place in the Manor House Moreton in Marsh.

Jo's bridesmaids were friends and her sister Rachel (second from right).


Rachel had also asked for a simple style so I styled it in a very similar way to Jo's hair by curling it with large rollers and pinning it simply into place and adding a curled detail below the crown area at the back.
Jo's Mum had a very chic bob which I blow dried to add body and create a great sleek style, once styled I pinned her beautiful fascinator into place.

Visit www.fhdmobile.co.uk to see more images of wedding hairstyles from Bridal Hair Specialist Chris Fordham. Chris is one of the UK's leading Bridal Hair Artists and travels extensively across many counties including The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Avon, Oxfordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and further..

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Rachel Kingscote Barn Nr Tetbury


The weather wasn't great for Rachel's wedding today but spirits were high and nothing was going to stop this lot from having a great day!!

I was styling the hair for them all at Spring Cottage the beautiful self catering cottage at Kingscote Barn.
Styling bridesmaid Lisa's hair was great fun as she had relatively short hair but wanted an updo! I love a challenge and so once I'd curled the hair with GHD's I then pinned the hair up to the crown area and swept it up which creates the illusion of much longer hair having been pinned up.Both the Mother of bride and mother of groom were wearing great fascinators which I fixed into place once I'd blow dried their hair to give volume.


Rachel's hair was styled into an elegant bridal up do. I curled Rachel's hair by using heated rollers first then pinned it into intertwined curls with some backcombing around the crown area.

Once I'd finished the majority of the hairstyling Rachel walked over to the Tallet House which is the other accommodation at Kingscote Barn. These rooms are set next to the barn itself and are fantastic luxury styled rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Rachel wanted to finish getting ready in these rooms and put her dress on here so that she didn't have far to get to the barn because of the rain.

I went over with Rachel to finish the hair by fixing the pearl and diamond clip into the side of the hairstyle.

Visit www.fhdmobile.co.uk to see more images of wedding hairstyles from Bridal Hair Specialist Chris Fordham. Chris is one of the UK's leading Bridal Hair Artists and travels extensively across many counties including The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Avon, Oxfordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and further..