Month: August 2015

wigs

It’s all in the planning…

So when it comes to hair, it isn’t just about a model or client rocking up and having a snip here or a clip there… there is a lot of planning that goes into working with brides so that they get their perfect style on their wedding day, working with briefs for photo shoots so that the whole creative team are happy and working with my regular clients… because a lot of people come to me wanting a change… there are chats and consultations involved… and for me planning everything down on paper too… And this is the case today – as I have a fab creative editorial shoot on the 7th September and it’s all about pastels and wigs and layering… and I am prepping some hair that I got from Balmain and some wigs I bought online…. but I am also going to actually be cutting some of these on the models at the day of the shoot… and this has its challenges, as I have opted for synthetic wigs not real hair wigs, and also If I cut away to close the scalp the wig can just fall apart… so I need to really concentrate and I’m hopeful the model sits nice and still too ;o)

I’m really looking forward to working with photographer Dawn at Bow Bunker studios again – she is amazing, and the lovely¬†Anne Marie Simak is on makeup, and the fab¬†Dawnn Lee Mitchell… What a team… watch this space for images!

hair tips for festivals

Festival Hair and Return to School Hair

Okay – so these two things don’t go hand in hand – festivals and mums taking their kids to school… but it is festival season, and it is also fast approaching the return for children going to school… and I just wanted to make a point that when it comes to festival hair that whilst latest trends and fashions are important – it is actually all about the practicality of the hair… and there you have it! The link between festival goers’ hair and mums’ hair… keep it practical.

So here are my tips on doing just that… CLICK ON Tips for Festival Hair if you are going to an outdoor music or arts event this summer 2015, and for all of you mums out there planning the back to school morning routines in a couple of weeks then CLICK ON Back to School Hair for Mums

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Bridal chop prior to the big day…

The amount of brides that spend months, years even trying to grow their hair for their big day is very common indeed… but actually it is becoming more a thing of the past… not because brides are opting for short styles… because actually most women want long or glam hair for their big day, but the main reason is that their are some awesome hair extension and wigs available nowadays.

It is so easy now to add long luscious hair to create an intricate updo or a loose princess look.

One of my recent brides came to me to have her hair cut and here are the before and after images, plus a gorg image above of her on her wedding day.

This style is perfect for Holly’s face. Unlike the longer do, that drags her face down, this crop frames her features, making her eyes look bigger and it shows of her elegant neck too… I love it!

HollybeforeHollychop

Big Hair is always beautiful

Trends vary from one season to the next, from sleek dos, to intricate, to sharp, to messy to edgy… I could go on… the BIG hair trend also goes in waves (excuse the pun)… but to me big hair is always in… that is coming from somebody who has a sleek bob… but I love styling hair into massive hair… in fact sometimes only BIG will do… the bigger the better. It is super retro and can look ultra glam… and big hair is actually surprisingly versatile. You can getaway with wearing your hair full of volume during the day and then carrying it on to the evening, perhaps scooping it up on one side to create a more elegant look. Big hair can be very funky, but it can also look sexy… Angelina Jolie has done big hair in the past and I love it on her, as has Jennifer Lopez, Charlie’s Angels and even Beyonce… And I love Batiste dry shampoo to create added volume to hair.

big hair

Check out these photos from a shoot I did with Chris Yates.