07763 915420
Twitter white large Facebook white large Pinterest white large Camera white large Mail white large Tel white large Logo 1 gold 2

Blog

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


Next up under our spotlight is Make-Up Artist Jade - http://www.bristolbridalhairandmakeup.com/jade-make-up/4593030529

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.

Up next on our blog is Hairstylist Sam - http://www.bristolbridalhairandmakeup.com/sam-hair/4593718960