Family of the Groom – Brands Hatch Hotel

August 9, 2018

I have worked with this lovely family for many years and have styled all the sisters for their wedding day.  Last Friday their ‘little brother’ was getting married, the last of them all,  so they asked me to style them all again for this very emotional day.  I was amazed at the colourful array of hats and outfits.  They could have all been going to Ladies Day at Ascot.

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Wedding Hair – Brands Hatch Hotel

Brands Hatch Hotel – Wedding Hair and Makeup

 

 

 

 

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Gaynes Park Barns – Wedding Hair and Makeup

August 9, 2018

This is beautiful Sophie who married at Gaynes Park Barns on Thursday last week.  I had the joy of styling all the bridesmaids hair and the bride and mother of the brides hair and makeup.   Gaynes Park is such a stunning venue, exclusive venue for the day.  Sophie got ready at her parents house in Brentwood then headed over to Gaynes Park to get dressed with everyone and head down that fabulous aisle.

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Gosfield Hall Wedding Venue – Hair and Makeup

August 9, 2018

This is beautiful Birte.  I used hair extensions and padding to create this beautiful hairstyle.  Birte married at the stunning Gosfield Hall Wedding venue, where she had exclusive use for the entire day and night.  

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Prom Hair and Hylands House Estate in Chelmsford, Essex.

August 9, 2018

I loved styling  these beautiful young lady for her prom at Hylands House.  Such a stunning venue with exclusive use.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hair and Makeup at Newland Hall in Essex

June 25, 2018

I loved working at Newland Hall this weekend.  Such a stunning wedding venue!  I enjoyed stying beautiful Julie and her wedding party, carrying out hair and makeup for them all.  Julia had the most beautiful yet simple wedding dress which she bought off the peg from Monsoon.  I thought she looked so elegant.  She had just below shoulder length hair and wanted a nice romantic hairstyle.  We managed to create this beautiful hairstyle without using any hair extensions or padding, just her own beautiful hair.  Her stunning hair accessory came from John Lewis and is very affordable too.  

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Braxted Park – Wedding Hair and Makeup

June 12, 2018

I had a wonderful time last week with my beautiful bride Ruth.  When Ruth came for her trial, we carried out a few styles to try and find the perfect look for her dress.  After trying out a few, Ruth settled on her hair being up.  She then headed straight to her final dress fitting, with her hair all up, certain this was the perfect style.   Soon afterwards, Ruth contacted me and said she was so pleased she went for her dress fitting as the updo did not suit her dress at all and her dress needed a more romantic feminine look and her hair definitely needed to be  down.  We had already tried a few styles out at her trial so we knew where we were heading and it was an absolute joy to create such a lovely romantic hair and makeup look for her wedding day.  Here is Ruth in her beautiful dress made by Justin Alexander.  Ruths’ beautiful flowers were by the amazing Lily and May at the most stunning wedding venue Braxted Park.

 

 

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Wedding Hair at Gosfield Hall in Essex

June 7, 2018

I had such a lovely morning with bride Vicki and her wedding party.  Vicki married at the most stunning venue, Gosfield Hall.  Gaynor, who was the co-ordinator on the day, was just amazing and made the entire morning run so smoothly.   Vicky had very fine hair so I enjoyed showing her what a few hair extensions and padding can do.   Vicki looked absolutely stunning on her wedding day.

Hair Padding and Hair Extensions have been incorporated to create this style.

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Wedding Hair and Makeup Essex

June 7, 2018

I don’t want to speak to soon but could Summer be on the horizon at last?  I have had such a hectic few months styling lots of wonderful brides having wedding hair and makeup in Essex.  I have been working regularly at Gosfield Hall, Mulberry House, Leez Priory and Maidens Barn alongside many other Essex venues.  Here are a few before and after hairstyles.  I do not normally upload these kind of photos but I think sometimes its important to see the difference hair length, extensions and padding can make and what I can actually achieve with your own hair.  

This is a Wig

Wig styled – as normal hair

Very fine short hair

Hair extensions and padding

 

Just natural thick hair

No padding, extensions or product.

 

 

 

Naturally thick long hair

Hair styled with no padding or extensions

Very short fine hair

Mixed extensions to create high ponytail

A thick hair weft has been incorporated into this style.

Looks naturally thick with no sign of extensions

 

 

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Which Photographer for your Wedding Day?

April 11, 2018

Working in the wedding industry, I get to work alongside some of the finest wedding suppliers week after week and every now and then I find myself working alongside a supplier that certainly stands out.  I was so impressed with Scott Miller Photography  that I feel I just have to give him a mention.  I worked with Scott at Gosfield Hall recently and have only just received some of the photos of my bride at the beautiful venue, Gosfield Hall.  To say I am so impressed is a huge understatement!   Scott Miller is so talented along with being just a really really nice guy.   He works very discreetly, capturing the most amazing images without you even realising.  I approached Scott to see if he had a nice image of my bride I could use, I expected to maybe find one or two that I liked but I ended up asking for so many that I have decided to put a handful of them on here.  This is only a snapshot of the wedding day.  Scotts amazing imagination and his amazing lighting are stunning .   Have a look through these photos of my bride Jemima and see how Scott has captured her magic of her day.

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Why won’t Curls last in my hair?

April 1, 2018

Does this sound familiar to you?  Do you find you spend ages curling your hair to find it starts to fall out straight away?  Hair has a lot to do with genetics and how well your hair holds its shape.  Although having fine, straight hair may seem effortless, anyone with this hair type will tell you just how difficult it can be to achieve long-lasting curls.

As much as we all love soft and romantic curls, we would all much rather have curls that we can be sure will last all day. My first piece of advice for making this achievable is to choose the right products for your hair. I recommend Kenra Professional Firm Hold Mousse! Simply apply this to damp hair before blow-drying and then you can start to style. One of the most effective methods I find when curling hair, is to use a curling iron – after wrapping your hair around the iron, hold the curl and let it cool down before letting it go. By doing so, you are allowing the hair cuticle to close and set the hair in place. If you find your curls still drop, then take each fresh curl and wrap around a medium sized Roller. Continue this with the rest of your hair and allow the hair to cool before removing the rollers. Make sure to leave the curls for a few minutes before brushing them through, and then finish off the style with a good hairspray, I recommend Kenra Professional Superhold Finishing Spray by Kenra Professional. This will ensure you have romantic curls all day long!  This is exactly what I did with Bride Jemima who married at the weekend at Gosfield Hall.  She had beautiful hair for the entire day and lasting right through the weekend.  

 

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Wedding Hair at Gaynes Park Barnes – Essex

March 27, 2018

Spent yesterday morning with beautiful Daisy and her bridal party styling their hair for the wedding at the amazing Gaynes Park Barnes in Epping.  Daisy wanted her hair to be half up with lots of tumbling curls falling around her face. 

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Wedding Hair and Makeup in Essex at Maidens Barn

March 27, 2018

This is beautiful Ann who married on Saturday at Maidens Barn.  Ann opted for a very sleek hairstyle and wanted a natural makeup with more focus on the eyes.  We had such a wonderful morning.  

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Wedding Hair and Makeup at Gosfield Hall – Essex

March 27, 2018

This is beautiful Jemima who married at the most wonderful venue Gosfield Hall.  An incredible bride.  Things did not go exactly according to plan for Jemima but she remained calm throughout the entire morning until everything eventually worked itself out.  One amazing lady.  I styled beautiful Jemima using products by Kenra Professional to ensure her beautiful curls stayed in all day.

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Wedding Hair at Stock – Crondon Park

March 27, 2018

This is beautiful bridesmaid Paris at https://www.crondonpark.com

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About Me

Welcome to my Blog. I'm a multi award winning Professional Hair and Makeup Artist working with Brides all over Essex and London. I have been working in the wedding industry for 16 years.  I have also recently won Wedding Hairstylist of the Year for the third time and the most recent Award I received was for Bridal Hairstylist of the Year 2019.

With my husband and daughter on the night of the awards.
With my husband and daughter on the night of the awards.

Wedding Hair

I trained at Wella Hair Studios in London, alongside the world acclaimed Patrick Cameron.  He gave me the confidence to explore and experiment with hair and that is exactly what I like to do, ensuring you have the perfect hairstyle for your wedding day.   I love working with hair and creating the impossible.

Trained in Hairstyling at Wella Hair Studios in London, alongside the world acclaimed Patrick Cameron.
Trained at Wella Hair Studios in London.

Bridal Makeup

I trained as a Makeup Artist in London alongside some of the industries most famous makeup artists. You will often find me at Masterclasses, keeping up to date with the latest trends.  My aim is for my brides to looked absolutely stunning on their wedding day and that they enjoy receiving endless compliments about their hair and makeup all day long.

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