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By Bristol Bridal Hair and Make Up, Sep 25 2017 09:20PM

Sam is our Boho Hair hero... she particularly loves ‘boho’, creative and vintage styling, but can turn her hand to anything, classic or contemporary. We spoke to Sam to get her tips and tricks and find out more about her passion for wedding hair below...

Tell us what you love most about doing wedding hair?

The moment when the bride looks in the mirror and smiles – that’s what I love the most. It’s something I’ve always loved and always done, the creative side of hairdressing. The hair and make up’s always the icing on the cake and I think bride’s can regret not having theirs done professionally.

Do you have a favourite hairstyle?

I would say my favourite style is ‘boho’ with fresh flowers, the undone updo, but I also love a classic sleek look and really love vintage styling and accessories.

Do you have any advice for brides when choosing a hair style for their wedding?

Allow plenty of time for your trial, be open minded, but don’t try and look too ‘different’ to your normal self as you might not feel comfortable. Just like buying your dress, what you have in your mind is often different when you try it. Also bear in mind your hair type and whether the style you want is achievable – clip in extensions can work wonders for bulk and length. Remember the hair accessories need to work with the style, so perhaps chat to your hairdresser before buying perhaps a tiara when a vintage side piece might work better.

How can a bride make sure that her style lasts all day?

Dependent on style, hair’s often best washed the night before without too much conditioner so its not too soft, bridal hairdressers are trained to make sure your hair stays in – I always love the comments I get – “my hair stayed in all day and still looked good next day” – very rewarding.

What would be your piece of advice for the big day?

Don’t sweat the small stuff – its really common for minor hiccups to occur on your wedding day, but in the grand scheme of things just smile and enjoy every minute of your day being pampered with those you love around you – these little hiccups are the things you’ll laugh at later on.

You can read more about Sam and see some photos of her work on her profile - http://www.bristolbridalhairandmakeup.com/sam-hair/4593718960

By Bristol Bridal Hair and Make Up, Sep 20 2017 10:59AM

Introducing Top Make-Up Artist Gemma...

Like the rest of the girls we spoke to Gemma about what she loves about her job and some top wedding tips for brides.

Tell us what you love most about doing wedding make up?

My favourite thing about doing wedding makeup is seeing the bride and bridal party when they are completely ready. When you first meet a bride you get to hear about all the details for the day, hair, dress, flowers, colour schemes etc. It’s so lovely to see it all come together with the makeup look you have created to complete it. It makes me feel really excited for them.

Do you have a favourite style?

I really love doing different looks. It’s nice to look at someone and picture what would look good on them even if it’s something they would never think of doing on themselves. For a bride my favourite look would probably be flawless skin with glowey cheeks, a soft smokey eye and a nude/natural lip. I find this sort of look photographs lovely with a stronger eye makeup and is very timeless on photos.

Do you have any advice for bride’s when choosing their make up for their wedding?

When choosing wedding makeup I would normally suggest to brides to go for something similar to what they would wear normally so it feels comfortable, but more of an enhanced slightly heavier look. You want to be the best version of yourself on your big day. Get some ideas together of the sort of looks you like to show your makeup artist at a trial. Although do take guidance from your makeup artist as we can tell what colours would compliment your skin tone, eye colour and hair colour. And this may be slightly different to the colours you are used to

How can a bride make sure that her make up lasts all day?

As a bride you really need to make sure you look after your skin, and get into a good skin care regime at least a few months before the wedding day. The better condition your skin is in the better the makeup will look on your skin and stay. Also make sure you are using the right products for your skin type. Once you have had your makeup done try not to touch your face. If you have a little tear just dab the area lightly and try not to rub it. Also make sure you have your lip products to touch up throughout the day and if you have oily skin have a pressed or loose powder with you. I always apply a primer as a makeup base and a setting spray to help the makeup stay on.

What would be your piece of advice for the big day?

When it comes to the morning of the wedding just sit back relax and enjoy it with your bridal party. Wedding mornings always go really quick so just make sure you take it all in.

You can see about Gemma and her work on her profile - http://www.bristolbridalhairandmakeup.com/gemma-make-up/4593745924 and request her when booking with us.

By Bristol Bridal Hair and Make Up, Jun 9 2017 06:00AM

Introducing Nicola, one of our top Hairstylists who has been with us from the beginning of Bristol Bridal Hair and Make Up. We asked Nicola for her top tips and advice for Brides to be...

Tell us about your biggest achievements and what they mean to you?

My biggest achievement is this date is my award to highly commended at the wedding awards 2016.

What do you love most about doing wedding hair?

I love my job and get job satisfaction with every bride creating a stunning and elegant creation every time with a creative mind and a perfectionist attitude I thrive on a new challenge.

Do you have a favourite style?

I think my favourite style had to be hair up as I feel this style is the most elegant and classic timeless bridal look.

Do you have any tips to make sure the hair style lasts throughout the whole day and evening?

The tips I can offer for a bridal party prior to the big day is to trust the style you choose and wear it with pride, have confident in the style I create. I can guarantee your style with last day and night.

What would be your piece of advice for the big day?

My advise for the big day is to take in every moment and have the time of your life feeling like a true princess.

To book Nicola for your special day, get in contact with us at [email protected]

You can read more about Nicola's experience and view photos of her work on her profile -http://www.bristolbridalhairandmakeup.com/nicola-c-hair/4590783994

Keep your eyes peeled for our next blog as we make our way through our Team and introduce them all to you.


By Bristol Bridal Hair and Make Up, Jun 1 2017 06:00AM

Lorna is one of our fabulous highly trained make up artists having had exclusive Dior training in the UK and Paris. We are extremely lucky to be able to offer brides-to-be the opportunity to book Lorna for their special day. We know everyone will love Lorna and the friendly professional feel that will make you feel at ease on your wedding morning. Here's what Lorna had to say when we put her under our spotlight...

Tell us about your training and achievements?

I have done the majority of my training with Christian Dior and have passed a colour stylist course amongst various other makeup studies and seminars held all over the UK and Paris, I have frequently attended makeup seminars to keep up with new trends and techniques, but also follow makeup very closely through media with my passion and wanting to keep updated, I was lucky enough to win an award for the best makeup consultant out of 700 Dior consultants for my customer service and makeup skill and was rewarded with a trip to Paris to work alongside side famous artists for the week which was truly inspiring! I've also won a makeup masters award amongst others in which was extremely challenging being timed and projected so it was really rewarding to have won.

What have you done that you’re most proud of?

The thing I am most proud of in my line of work is the confidence we can give to people, I've had many clients who are so happy and overwhelmed with how special they feel after a consultation that could have been just what they needed at that time that becomes a very satisfying role.

How would you describe you make up style?

I would describe my style to be complimentary to my client,i always like to stand back to find their best features and make them shine, I love fashion and like to follow trends but theres nothing like a beautiful,elegant, classic look!

What advice would you give to a bride looking for her perfect make up look for the big day?

The advice I always give brides for there makeup style is always to be true to yourself and have what you feel comfortable in but be aware that 10% more will always benefit in your photos, your wedding day is a special day but your photos will last a lifetime!

Is there anything brides can do to ensure there skin is in the best condition on the day?

I will always ensure to find out with my clients what there skin is like during their trial and whatever the condition I enjoy being able to help the them to get the most out of there makeup by preparing the skin accordingly, then not only do you have beautiful comfortable skin but it looks great too.

What would be your piece of advice for the big day?

A piece of advice for the day is to give a bridesmaid the responsibility of your lipstick and touch ups so you don't have the worry, and most importantly to take every moment like it's in slow motion and to ensure you have a moment with your new husband alone to take in what a special and memorable day this will be for the rest of your lifes whilst your living it.

You can read more about Lorna and what her brides have said on her profile - http://www.bristolbridalhairandmakeup.com/lorna-m-make-up/4591795411

Our next blog Q&A will be with our award winning Hair Stylist Nicola - http://www.bristolbridalhairandmakeup.com/nicola-c-hair/4590783994

By Bristol Bridal Hair and Make Up, May 24 2017 06:00AM

Laura is one of our most creative Hair Stylists we have available on the team for you to book for your wedding day and special occasions. She has some amazing reviews and will always make you feel at ease on your big day.

We spoke to Laura so everyone could get to know her a little more...

Tell us what you love most about doing wedding hair?

I love the atmosphere on the big day. The room is filled with a mixture of excitement and nerves, it always brings back the same feeling I had on my day. I love to put my brides at ease and find it really rewarding creating that perfect style.

Do you have a favourite hair style?

I love creating soft up dos with tumbling curls. Fresh flowers are a beautiful touch to finish off this looks.

Do you have any advice for bride’s when choosing a hair style for their wedding?

When I talk to bride’s about there hair style, i always ask about their chosen dress, if they have a certain theme and most importantly how they like to wear their hair normally. Choosing something your not used to just because it's their wedding day is not always the best decision. I always say, they don't want to look like a completely different person, but be the best version of them self.

How can a bride make sure that her style lasts all day?

Depending on the style they have chosen, I may ask them not to freshly wash their hair on the day, but to wash in the night before. Freshly washed hair can effect the longevity of a style, particularly if they've chosen to have their hair down and curled.

What would be your piece of advice for the big day?

Enjoy every second and take a moment to breathe it all in. All the little things you worry about in the lead up to the big day, suddenly feel so menial and you realise all that matters is the people there celebrating and sharing it with you. The day passes in the blink of and eye.

You can find out more about Laura on her profile - http://www.bristolbridalhairandmakeup.com/laura-hair/4592482682

Our next Q&A with be with Make Up Artist Lorna - http://www.bristolbridalhairandmakeup.com/lorna-m-make-up/4591795411