Spring Weddings

*Spring wedding photos are starting to trickle in!*

Dawn, Michelle and Julie would like to share their wedding days with you all.

DAWN

Dawn, Wedding Hair, , Buxted Park Hotel, Nr Crowborough and Uckfield, East Sussex, (6)

Dawn was married at Buxted Park Hotel, East Sussex in April 2013

Dawn wanted a very natural hairstyle for her bridal hair, with some added volume with the help of a few hair extensions to create the volume and a little length. Dawn had contacted me a year ago, needing help with the colour, and condition of her hair. After a year of nurturing the colour and condition was great. The next job was to match Dawn’s hair colour exactly to the clip in extensions, which we managed to do beautifully.

The result was perfect!

Dawn chose a beautiful bright colour scheme, based around orange Gerberas. Absolutely stunning colours against the white of the cloths.

Dawn, Wedding Hair, , Buxted Park Hotel, Nr Crowborough and Uckfield, East Sussex, (2)

Dawn, Wedding Hair, , Buxted Park Hotel, Nr Crowborough and Uckfield, East Sussex,

 

Dawn, Wedding Hair, , Buxted Park Hotel, Nr Crowborough and Uckfield, East Sussex,

MICHELLE

Michelle was married at Saint Micheal & All Saints Church in Southwick, West Sussex, near Hove and Brighton.

She chose to get ready for the day at the Hilton Hotel Brighton, along with her bridesmaids and Mum.

Michelle, wedding hair, Hilton Hotel, Brighton, East Sussex

Michelle, Bridal Hair, Saint Micheal's & All Saints Church,Brighton & Hove East Sussex

Michelle’s bridal hairstyle was based on Audrey Hepburn’s classic bun, which beautifully suited her dark glossy hair.

A vintage diamanté and pearl hair comb was added to the side of the bun.

Vintage pearl and diamante brooch, brighton & hove, East Sussex

Michelle, Bridal Hair, Hilton Hotel, Brighton East Sussex

JULIE

Julie was married at Lewes Town Hall, Lewes, near Brighton, East Sussex.

Julie chose a gorgeous nape knot for her wedding hairstyle, to go with the vintage feel of the dress.

Julie’s fine hair needed help with a little back combing on the crown, to give a illusion of volume and height.

She had found this lovely feathery head piece which softened the look.

Julie, wedding Hair, Lewes Town Hall, Nr Brighton East Sussex

Julie wedding Hair Lewes Town Hall Nr Brighton East Sussex (1)

Julie's wedding Hair. Lewes Town Hall Nr Brighton East Sussex

More to follow soon!

Fun at the Eridge Alternative WI !

Eridge WI, East Sussex, near Crowborough. vintage 1940's Hair & make up

In April I was invited along to the newly started up, Eridge Alternative WI, which is situated half way between Crowborough, East Sussex and Tunbridge Wells, Kent. I was asked to do a demonstration of 1940’s hair along with  The Beauty Aisle, who would  demonstrate 1940’s make up. We both jumped at the chance to firstly, visit a WI for the first time and secondly, to have fun with 1940’s hair and make up. We were pleasantly surprised to find a lovely group of about 35 ladies ageing from about 20-70 years old meeting to socialise, learn and have fun (and of course to have tea and cake!!)

Eridge WI, East Sussex, near Tunbridge Wells 1940's vinta

Hannah, president of the Eridge WI, asked Ellie and I to give them ideas for their ‘Land Girls’ themed stand at The Heathfield Show coming up on the 25th May 2013 at 8am -5pm

ells , hair & make up demo

I was first up, curling my models hair ready to put into vintage rolls and a bun at the back. I used a curling wand to create the base for my rolls, then plenty of back combing and good old hairspray. In the 1940’s ladies would have to set their hair in rollers, and pin curls over night, kept in place with a hair net.

Eridge Alternative WI, East Sussex, between Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells, 1940's hair and make-up demo

Eridge WI, East Sussex, Near Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells

The make up was applied beautifully, accentuating lips and eyebrows as they did in those days.

Eridge WI 1940's hair & make up

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Eridge WI, East Sussex, near Tunbridge Wells 1940's vintage hair & make up

After the demonstration, I played around with some of the ladies hair, giving them ideas of what they could achieve with their own hair, ready for the Heathfield Show.

Eridge WI, Vintage Hair

Eridge WI, Vintage 1940's

Overall, it was a fun evening of learning, chatting, laughter, making new friends, eating home made cake and drinking tea in pretty mismatch china. Hannah would to have you join them so do go along!

Wedding fair Season is Here!

Very excited about the up and coming wedding fairs this Spring!

I am looking forward to meeting lots of lovely engaged ladies, all excited about choosing pretty things for their weddings.

Beautiful Vintage wedding flowers by Florist in the Forest

Beautiful Vintage wedding flowers by Florist in the Forest

Belles Bridal Bazaar is this Saturday 27th April 12-5pm

There will be so many pretty things to see and lovely, friendly, suppliers to talk to.

 

Vintage Bridal Hair

I am re pinning this hair style as it is so beautiful and simple. Think plaits and braids and stunning hair pieces.

Bring me pictures you have collected to the fair. I would love to see your ideas!

See you there!!

 

Happy Easter!

Vintage Hairstyle.

Happy Easter!

I would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter!

How about some lovely finger waves like this for your wedding hair style!

The Marcel Wave (sometimes spelt Marcelle) is a stylish wave given to the hair by means of heated curling irons. Named for Francois Marcel, 19th century French hairdresser who invented the process in 1872. It revolutionized the art of hairdressing all over the world and remained in vogue for over fifty years, making a fortune for Mr Marcel. Originally known as the “Undulation Marcel”, the name evolved to the “Marcel Wave”.

Finger waves were developed in the 1920s to add style to, and soften the hard appearance of, the bobbed hairstyles that became very popular during the flapper period. Many Hollywood movie stars wore the latest finger waves which contributed to the popularity and evolution of this style. FINGER WAVING is the shaping or moulding of the hair while wet into “s”-shaped curved undulations with the fingers and comb. These waves when dried without being disturbed will fall into beautiful deep waves. Finger waving differs from marcel waving in that there are no heated irons used on the hair. Not only naturally curly or permanently waved hair can be finger waved, but it is equally successful on straight hair.

Now you know!!

 

Is it or isn’t it Spring? That is the question!

Well! The daffodils sprang and the crocuses popped their heads out, yey! oh, hold on a minute! Nooo, more snow!

Whilst we are still in winter mode I will take you back to October 2012, to Kate’s wedding, at Pelham House, in Lewes, nr Brighton.

Kate wore a beautifully classic up do, which suited her surroundings and her stunning lace dress.

Kate's wedding hair, at Pelham House, in Lewes, Nr Brighton, East Sussex

This beautiful photography was done by Sarah Wenban. Sarah is a Sussex based photographer, working with soft, vintage colours and natural light.

“I love the challenge of each unique event and producing images that have special meaning and capture the feel of the day.”

Kate's wedding hair, at Pelham House, in Lewes, Nr Brighton, East SussexKate's wedding hair, at Pelham House, in Lewes, Nr Brighton, East Sussex

 

Thank you Kate for these kind words!

“Just wanted to say thank you again for making my Wedding Day such a wonderful occasion. We had a really fantastic day and it could not have been better.

Having such lovely people around me throughout the morning was a big part of the day. I was so pleased with my hair and Lester loved it.”

Kate x

Valentines Proposals!

How exciting for all you newly engaged ladies across Sussex and Kent!

I can’t wait to meet you and see what lovely ideas you have for your bridal hair.

Come and visit me at the spring wedding fairs! See more details on my Wedding Fairs page.

Valentine proposals for weddings in Kent and Sussex

A countryside, vintage wedding

Countryside wedding near Goudhurst in Kent

In the summer, I had the pleasure of working with with Jessica, for her beautiful countryside, vintage style wedding at Finchcocks, near Goudhurst in Kent. The beautiful hair style,s she chose for herself and her bridesmaids were delightful to create, and tweak, to exactly how Jessica wanted them to look.

Check out ‘ ‘The Natural Wedding Company’s ‘ blog.  It’s well worth a look!

Trial offer!

Wedding hair trial offfer for brides in Kent and Sussex

Hi, to all you people getting married this year!

How about you book your trial appointment in January or February, and I will give you 50% off your trial!

I look forward to hearing from you!

Festive wishes!

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas!

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I can’t wait to hear from all you lovely, newly engaged, brides to be!

Enjoy your New Year celebrations, and I will look forward to hearing from you soon!

Some November Brides!

November has been a busy month for wedding hairdressing. Lots of lovely brides!

Bridal hair for wedding in Brasted near Sevenoaks in Kent

A Brasted, Nr Sevenoaks, wedding.

Louisa’s wedding hair was based on a beautiful period style.

Louisa's wedding hair was based on a beautiful period style.

Louisa’s gorgeous bridesmaids! (Very Downton!)

Louisa's gorgeous bridesmaids! (Hair is very Downton Abbey!)

At The Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Suzanne’s mum made a stunning Mother of the Bride!

You will have to wait for Suzanne’s pics, but here is a peek at one of  her very excited bridesmaids.

Wedding hair at Buxted Park Hotel, near Uckfield in East Sussex

At Buxted Park,  today!

Sarah’s wedding hair today was beautifully dressed with this hair vine by’ Blossom

I thoroughly enjoyed the morning working with make-up artist, Caroline Ort, of Powder & Glow, Emma from Cake Maison and Donal from Pollen Flowers in Brighton.