Saturday, 31 March 2012

Sarah's Wedding at Owlpen Church and Kingscote Barn



 Sarah's wedding was taking place at Owlpen church nr Dursley then the reception over at Kingscote Barn nr Tetbury. I was at Sarah's parents house to style the hair for the bride, Mum and her sister.



Both Sarah and her sister wanted half up hair do's, with stunning brunnette hair it looked amazing for both of them.

For Sarah I curled the hair on mid-lengths and ends leaving the root area smoother. Pinning the hair into a chignon knot detail around the crown area gave a beautiful detail to the back of the style (interestingly about a month after I did this crown knot chignon style Kate Middleton 'The Duchess of Cambridge' was on the front page of the papers with the same style!)

A beautiful diamante headdress added the finishing touch.









I curled Sarah's sisters hair in a similar way and pinned the hair back in and added a crystal comb headdress for decoration.



Fordham Hair Design is based in Stroud in the Cotswolds. Owner Chris Fordham is the winner of 'Bridal Hair Stylist of the Year' SW in the 'Wedding Industry Awards' and has become one of the UK's leading bridal hair specialists. With over 20 years experience in styling hair for real weddings, photo shoots and Magazine features he is able to create classical, vintage and contemporary bridal hair styles. Mobile Wedding Hairdresser for ... Kingscote Barn near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further... 

Friday, 30 March 2012

Wedding Hair styling at The Wheatsheaf Inn Northleach & Cripps Barn





Styling the bridesmaids hair I created some great 'deconstructed' hair styles, bridal styles are becoming softer and more casual whilst still retaining an elegant edge. Braids are hot, side buns and nape chignons look as elegant and fresh as ever.




Kate decided on an up do which was curled and pinned into the nape of the neck and finished with a stunning birdcage headdress.




Looking FABULOUS in Vivienne Westwood shoes and gorgeous 50's inspired wedding dress Kate was ready to rock the wedding at  Cripps Barn near Bibury.




Official photographer Roxanne Holland  sent me some great photos of the girls as they were getting ready, a great photographer with Vogue Magazine credits to her name!









Fordham Hair Design is based in Stroud in the Cotswolds. Owner Chris Fordham is the winner of 'Bridal Hair Stylist of the Year' SW in the 'Wedding Industry Awards' and has become one of the UK's leading bridal hair specialists. With over 20 years experience in styling hair for real weddings, photo shoots and Magazine features he is able to create classical, vintage and contemporary bridal hair styles. Mobile Wedding Hairdresser for ... Cripps Barn near Bibury & The Wheatsheaf Inn Northleach, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further...



Saturday, 24 March 2012

Wedding Hair Styling at 'The Matara Centre' Tetbury



I had a very early start this morning to style hair for Gayle and her bridesmaids. The location for the wedding was the stunning Matara Centre near to Tetbury Gloucestershire.


I created a stunning updo for Gayle, curled and pinnned up to one side with a beautiful crystal diamante headdress.



The bridesmaids all had different hairstyles, 2 went for side bun/chignon hairstyles with vintage glitzy clips added.





The above style just shows what can be done with short hair! Yes...this style is actually a short hair style that I backcombed pinned and tweaked to make it look like a long hair up do!


 Fordham Hair Design is based in Stroud in the Cotswolds. Owner Chris Fordham is the winner of 'Bridal Hair Stylist of the Year' SW in the 'Wedding Industry Awards' and has become one of the UK's leading bridal hair specialists. With over 20 years experience in styling hair for real weddings, photo shoots and Magazine features he is able to create classical, vintage and contemporary bridal hair styles. Mobile Wedding Hairdresser for ... The Matara Centre hairdresser Tetbury, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further... 


Friday, 23 March 2012

Nicola's Wedding at Kingscote Barn Near Tetbury

This is how my day started....curling clip in extensions for today's bride!

I use clip in hair extensions a lot for bridal hair, they are great for adding volume and length to your own hair and they are relatively inexpensive to buy offering a great solution to your wedding day hair worries.


I was at Kingscote Barn near Tetbury to style Nicola's hair for her wedding.

Nicola has a long bob naturally but wanted to create a long curled bridal hairstyle, I curled Nicola's hair first then added the pre-curled extensions to the hair, I think you will agree she looked amazing!!!



A diamante tiara added the finishing touch, a truly gorgeous bride!


For one of the bridesmaids I created a side curled 1/2 up style, this is a great style for a fresh on trend look, slightly different from the typical 1/2 up do it has a half twist at the back of the head for interest.






Clare Bryce was with me again this morning doing the make up for the girls, the one thing that people don't realise when they book us is they don't just get a hairdresser and make up artist but they get multi tasking wedding morning specialists. We are both so experienced with wedding preparation that nothing fazes us and as seen here we will do other jobs like tying dresses as Clare is doing here!




Fordham Hair Design is based in Stroud in the Cotswolds. Owner Chris Fordham is the winner of 'Bridal Hair Stylist of the Year' SW in the 'Wedding Industry Awards' and has become one of the UK's leading bridal hair specialists. With over 20 years experience in styling hair for brides and creating stunning hair for photo shoots and magazine features. He is able to create classical, vintage and contemporary bridal hair styles. Mobile Wedding Hairdresser for ... Kingscote Barn Wedding Hairdresser, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further... 



Saturday, 10 March 2012

Ellenborough Park Wedding Hair Styling Cheltenham


I was delighted to be styling hair for a wedding at Ellenborough Park Cheltenham this week. This is a hotel I had heard a lot about due to it's magnificent setting overlooking the world famous Cheltenham race course and also it's recent refurbishment which has made this hotel a 5 star hotel that not only impresses but certainly delivers with bags of style and impeccable service.


I was here styling hair for Natalie's wedding, I started by styling her 2 bridesmaids first, both went for side swept curled styles that were first curled with hot rollers and heated rods. Once curled the hair was swept over to one side pinning it into place. 




Creating make-up for the wedding party was make-up artist Sophie Everett. Sophie is a great make-up artist who works on lots of weddings and fashion shoots.



For Mother of the bride I styled the hair into a gorgeous nape chignon style, classically simple and very elegant. This is a great style for a wedding as it looks SO elegant and is a very secure hair style and holds in place well.






 For Natalie I created a vintage waved hair style. I curled Natalie's hair with rollers to give the hair a very vintage 'set' feel before forming it into deep finger style waves on the sides, these waves were then pinned away from the face to finish this 1940's style. Natalie had seen similar vintage styles on Lauren Bacall and Veronica Lake which were the inspiration behind this look.


Ellenborough Park was a great venue, effortlessly elegant and stylish, having finished styling the hair I left them to finish getting ready for the ceremony and have 'before' wedding photos taken.


Fordham Hair Design is based in Stroud in the Cotswolds. Owner Chris Fordham is the winner of 'Best Bridal Hair Stylist' SW in the 'Wedding Industry Awards' and has become one of the UK's leading bridal hair specialists. With over 20 years experience he is able to create classical, vintage and contemporary bridal hair style. Mobile Wedding Hairdresser for ... Ellenborough Park Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and further...