Sunday, 27 March 2011


This week I went to the beautiful venue Fennes  in Bocking Essex for Bride Debbie, who  wanted to wear her hair down at the back in curls, she wore a gorgeous crystal  tiara from ‘The Birds and Beads’.  I created the  height on the crown to set off  the head dress and used two clip in pieces  which I had made for her, to add more body to Debbie’s naturally long  fine  hair.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Brides Abroad!

This weekend I visited Donna who is is getting married abroad in April.  Even though I wont be doing her hair for her wedding, she still wanted to have a wedding hair trial so she could feel confident that she had found her perfect look.  She wanted to wear her hair up because of the heat, but she wanted something soft - not too formal  and most of all she wanted to look like herself. 
As she often wears her hair up in a pony or a twist at the back of her head we opted for a look with the detail at the back.  She now has a set of photographs and notes for the stylist in Mauritius which has given her peace of mind.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Brides with short hair

I am often contacted by brides who wish their hair was longer or thicker,  they imagine they dont have as much choice for their wedding hair as girls with long thick hair.  Not true.....  There is so much that can be done not only to maximise a brides own hair but by adding some discreat litte hair pieces which have been been perfectly colour matched it is possible to have the hair you dream of for your wedding day.

This picture shows Alex's short layered bob beautifully cut and great for every day look but for her wedding hair??

Using four small hair pieces  and encorperating with Alex's own hair,  that the final result appears as though it is all her own

A small pad is also used to create lift behind the tiara.  I use natural crepe hair pads in my work. Pads like these have been used since the 18th century!!

Tanya was desperate for very special hair for her wedding, but the whole day was arranged in just five weeks!  Not enough time to grow her hair.  Tanya was actually told by her hairdresser that she could only really have a blow dry as her hair was so short at the back.

Again I used four perfectly colour matched pieces mixed with her own hair so that she could have the hair she wanted at her wedding. Tanya told me afterwards that even guests who had seen her recently didn't notice at first and of course her guests that hadn't seen her in a while had no idea at all!

Although Erin had long hair, it was very fine and straight.  She wanted to wear it down in curls with some detail on the crown. Not too elaborate but very soft and pretty. Bridal hair has to last all day and fine straight hair doesn't hold curls all that well.

 I used a double weft clip in hair piece at the back to add some bulk and more curl this was the same length as Erin's hair.

A small crepe hair pad and five little  hand made pin curls mixed in with her own hair gave Erin the look she wanted on the crown area.

I made the pieces using pale blonde hair to blend in with Erin's highlights. The curls in the hair pieces are more sturdy and they help to support the natural hair for a longer lasting look.

I make all my hair pieces using 100% human hair which when colour matched, are undetectable - even the bride cant tell which is her own and which is the false piece.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Gosfield Hall

Tanya's wedding on sunday 13th at Gosfiel Hall.

Tanya thought she couldn't have the look she really wanted because her hair was so short at the back!

I met up with her earlier in the week for a trial and collected the information I needed to make her four individual hair pieces colour matched exactly to her dark chestnut hair.

Tanys's sister Claire was chief Bridesmaid

I worked the hair pieces in with Tanya's own hair and dressed it into a beautiful side do 

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Wedding trials this week

Wedding trial on Sunday for bride Jo, her lovely bridesmaids and her mum. Jo opted for half up and half down and we are going to use a little clip in hair extension in the back for added length  and curl as her hair is so fine.  After hair is curled, it always appears shorter so a little piece well colour matched and completely hidden just adds the length back again. No one will know as it looks so natural.

I never use very much hair spray or product on hair trials so the finish is never as perfect as it is on the day .This is because I might try several looks before we find 'The One'

Bridesmaid - side sweep with her own clip in extensions to add length

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Open day at Great Hallingbury Manor

The Open Day on Sunday at Great Hallingbury Manor went so well with a steady stream of potential clients.  Make-up artist Zoe and I were positioned in the beautiful bridal suite.. the perfect space to get ready for your wedding.  So much room for lots of bridesmaids. My first model Alex had a short bob I put her hair up into a Grecian style using four clip in real hair pieces which combined with her natural hair looked so natural. Finished with a lovely hairband made of crystal and freshwater pearls.
my model alex with short hair!
The finished look!

With four pices woven in curls and little plaits

My second model Jade I styled into a side sweep with lots of curls a little piece added for a bit of glamorous length finished the look.

so shiny

The lovely crystal pins and the hair band were both lent to me by Val from 'The birds and beads' 

Zoe and I gained two firm bookings from the day and lots of interest.