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Soft, relaxed & Secure wedding hairstyles

Soft, relaxed wedding hairstyles are gorgeous it’s a fact.

What’s more they have the added bonus of looking effortless and gorgeous at the same time.

However, the thing about soft, relaxed wedding hairstyles is that they absolutely have to be secure.

You’ll have enough to think about on the wedding day, without having to worry about your hair falling down.

So, my job as your bridal hairstylist and wedding makeup artist key to how you’ll feel about yourself on the wedding day.

With lots of experience under my belt, I’ll be able to make you feel confident about both your bridal hair and your wedding makeup.

As a result, with me by your side, the last thing you will need to worry about will be your hair and makeup, Instead, you’ll be able to get on with enjoying the day.

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Textured & secure hairstyles

A lot of the styles on Instagram look like they almost defy gravity :)

However, there is a big difference between being able to create Instagram worthy hairstyles for a photoshoot and for someone’s wedding day.

When I’m creating these styles for a photo shoot, the model just needs to walk from the styling area to the set, and that’s it.

And, the hairstyle only has to stay in no longer than an hour or so.

However, on the wedding day it’s a completely different story.

I will make sure your bridal hairstyle will withstand the rigours of the day, what ever they may be.

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Windproof wedding day hairstyles

On the wedding day the one thing you can’t plan for is the weather.

However, I’ll be able to do my utmost to wind proof your wedding hairstyle.

It’s all about doing the right hair prep and creating the right foundations.

So, once everything I’ve got everything in place, you’ll feel confident that your soft, relaxed hairstyle will stay looking gorgeous all day long.

WEDDING HAIRSTYLEs that stay put

Bridal hairstylists can learn how to create soft relaxed hairstyles for all hair types online with Pam Wrigley and Create Beautiful Hair.

If you’re not sure about what to do with your hair or

you’re worried about what makeup would look best. . .

Just drop me a line – advice comes free!

VINTAGE Hairstyles & WEDDING MAKEUP

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Vintage hairstyles and wedding makeup never seem to go out of fashion!

So, whether you are having a vintage themed party or wedding, or perhaps attending an event somewhere like Goodwood, you need the right makeup to bring your look together.

I don’t know how they do it, but the vintage makeup looks are timeless. And even though, in some cases the wedding dress can give you an idea as to the year someone got married, vintage makeup gives nothing away.

Vintage Glamour

There are some exquisitely beautiful vintage looking hotels scattered around London that seem to have been stuck in a time warp. They haven’t of course.

And although everything about them screams old school glamour, they have all the essential luxuries to make sure that your vintage wedding party is a roaring success.

I’ve worked in some pretty amazing vintage themed venues, one of my favourites is The Town Hall Hotel in Patriot Square. Maybe not vintage to the last detail, but definitely worth a look if you are on the hunt for the perfect venue.

And a very close second is the little known, but totally divine Wellesley Hotel in Knightsbridge.

It’s like stepping back in time, into a little bit of 1920s ’30s or 40’s London, I’m not sure which – but with all the glamour of the Frank Sinatra and the 1950s!

So, what ever the decade of your vintage themed wedding, there is a venue out there that is right for you.

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And a makeup artist ready to help you bring your vintage hairstyle and makeup ideas a reality.

I would advise having a trial however, so you can work out just how vintage you would like to go.

And although your wedding day hairstyle will need to work seamlessly with your makeup you don’t have to go vintage the whole way if you don’t want to.

It is totally possible mix and match, and to wear beautiful vintage makeup with a bang up to the minute textured wedding day hairstyle.

Hollywood vintage hairstyles

Wearing your hair down in a beautiful Hollywood wave will work whatever your age. And what’s more, both young and older brides can definitely carry off this classic vintage hair style.

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Wedding Hair & Makeup Trial Run

Congratulations! You’re engaged! And your wedding planning is probably well underway. With venues to view, dresses to try, food to taste and parties to plan, you’ve got a busy stretch ahead of you but we all know that one of the things you’re looking forward to the most is deciding on that perfect wedding hair and makeup look.

All of us girls have fantasised about how we’ll look walking down the aisle and the hair and makeup is a huge part of that. It’s got to be your dream look – something that makes you look and feel like the very best version of you, so that you’re brimming with confidence when you say your ‘I dos’ and looking flawless in those wedding photographs.

Finding a wedding hair and makeup look that works for you can take time, so don’t leave it until the last minute. Flick through magazines, create Pinterest boards and get inspired by the pros (check out my wedding hair and makeup gallery here) but most of all, enjoy it! Play around with ideas, but ultimately, try to focus on looks that you know aren’t too far out of your comfort zone – just because it’s a big deal doesn’t mean it needs to be a ‘big’ look. Effortless, glowy and natural is beautiful, if that’s your thing, or equally if you love wearing heavy makeup with smoky eyes and a vibrant lip, go for it! Gather images of styles that work for you – it is YOUR day after all.

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Book Your Trial Run

When you’ve got the big day booked in at your venue and you’ve found a gorgeous dress, it’s time to book in your trial hair and makeup run. Yes, you do get to luxuriate in bridal pampering not once, but twice!

The trial run is an incredibly important part of your wedding planning as it gives you the chance to not only try out all of these looks you’ve been obsessing over, but to also get professional guidance and figure out a style that you absolutely love. But to make sure that you get the most out of your trial run and know with complete certainty by the end of it that you’re over the moon, there are a few things you can do in advance and bear in mind on the day.

I love working with brides on trial runs – it’s always so exciting and it is usually the first opportunity we get to meet face to face and have some fun! Working with your ideas and creating a look that makes you feel amazing is all part of this wonderful job, but if you feel totally clueless as to what you want, don’t worry – together, we’ll work it out. I am an expert, after all!

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What is a wedding hair and makeup trial run like?

Some brides are a little nervous about their trial run and, although understandable given the importance, there is really no need to worry. Your trial run is a day of pampering and you are going to love it!

I’ll come to you and we’ll spend at least a few hours together, getting to know each other and trying out lots of gorgeous styles – but our session won’t be over until you’re 100% happy. If that takes a little longer, that’s fine, there’s no pressure and no time limit.

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I’ll encourage you to share your thoughts – looks you love, looks you hate(!), features you want to show off and maybe certain aspect you’d like to conceal. We’ll discuss all the details of your wedding: your dress, the venue, the theme, the colour scheme and even your husband! All of this will tie in to choosing a hair and makeup style that works exactly right for your big day.

I’ll offer my expert opinion and advice too, suggestion styles I think you would rock and colour palettes that will really flatter your skin tone. I might ask if we can try a style I can imagine you in that you haven’t thought of, just to see what you think, but I’ll never be pushy. Many of my brides end up going for something they hadn’t considered before, once they try it out, but at the end of the day it’s what you want that really matters. If you’re happy, I’m happy.

During the trial, I’ll make notes so that when the day comes around, I know precisely how you want things done, just as we worked out before. This means there won’t be any surprises when it comes to your wedding hair and makeup – just a flawless look and a process that runs like clockwork, meaning you can enjoy every minute without stress.

A wedding hair and makeup trial is an absolutely essential part of getting it right before you walk down the aisle and any bridal hair and makeup artist who doesn’t insist on it is not doing their job properly! Your wedding day itself is not the time to be figuring out how you want to look and working out any kinks – every last detail should be sorted well in advance to ensure you have a fun, relaxed wedding morning.

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Wedding Hair & Makeup Trial Run

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Come Prepared

It’s great to be prepared for your trial run, both by having had a look at hair and makeup inspiration to get a feel of what you might like to try and also, by prepping your hair and skin for styling and makeup application.

Lots of brides-to-be think that freshly washed hair is the way to go, but actually, when it comes to styling second day hair allows for the best results. Just washed hair tends to be a little bit fluffy, too soft and too silky if conditioner has been used and this makes it harder to get your hair to stay in place. Of course, if you know that second day hair doesn’t work for you, this is easily remedied with the right texturising products to add grip and securing techniques, but if you are happy to wash your hair the night before rather than in the morning, that is ideal.

It is also important to not use any product or serum in your hair before the trial run (or your wedding day!) as this can lead to product build up and weighed down, oily roots. I want to see you with your natural hair! No products and no styling beforehand – straightened hair does not like to curl, so leave the styling to me.

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Wear White

Wearing white (or whatever the colour of your wedding dress) at your trial run is a great idea, as this will give you a little more insight into how you will look on the day. You’d be amazed at what a difference the colour of your clothes can make to an overall makeup look – it could completely change your perspective on lip, cheek and eye colour.

 

Take Photos

All brides love a selfie and your trial run is not a time to be shy about it. Snap away! You’ll be the centre of attention on your wedding day and you’ll be getting lots of photos taken of you, from all angles, so it’s important that you love how your hair and makeup looks on camera as much as you do in real life.

I’m more than happy to take photos from the back, front and side to give you a 360 degree view!

Be Open Minded

As mentioned earlier, many of my brides end up going for a look they hadn’t originally thought of because of a suggestion I made at their trial run and while it is a good idea to stick to a look that doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable or unlike ‘you’, it’s all part of the fun to experiment, so try to be a little bit open minded.

We will try out loads of looks on your trial run until we create ‘the one’, so giving something a bit different a go won’t hurt and in fact, you may find that you love it!

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Relax & Enjoy!

Above all else, I want you to enjoy your trial run. This is a time for you to sit back, relax, get pampered and feel excited about your amazing wedding day! Even if you’re feeling a little nervous, you’ll soon find that I’m friendly and laid back and there to be your friend just as much as your hair and makeup artist.

I consider it to be part of my job to help you stay happy and calm on the wedding day itself and the same applies for your trial run. Expect lots of laughs, girly chat, enthusiasm and excitement. I love what I do and I love all of my brides, so I absolutely cannot wait to meet you and create your dream look!

Summer Wedding Hair and Make-Up for Beautiful Brides-to-be

Summer is almost here, which means wedding season is upon us!

For any bride, when thinking about your summer wedding hair and make-up you want to feel comfortable, whilst still feeling super confident. You want to find hair and make-up true to your natural style and that fits the vibe of your wedding, but you also want to feel like a goddess! If you’re feeling confident, it’ll shine through and make you look and feel even more beautiful.

It’s always fun to experiment, but leave that to the pros at your Wedding Hair & Makeup Trial Run! This way, you’re sure to find the perfect look (maybe one you would never have originally thought of!) that makes you feel like the best version of yourself and that will work in those all-important wedding photos too.

There’s all sorts to take into consideration when choosing your summer wedding hair and makeup, aside from your personal preference. You need to think about where you’re getting married, details of the dress you want to show off, features your want to flaunt and those you don’t. Remember, all eyes will be on you!

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Boho Braids

A wedding classic! Boho braids are perfect for a summer wedding. They’ll keep you feeling cool on a warm wedding day whilst looking effortlessly chic.

Braids suit all hair types – long, short, straight or curly. You can keep them loose and romantic or give them slightly more structure and edge.

Deconstructed plaits are a popular choice with summer brides this year and adding flowers and other adornments can really give a seemingly simple style that extra something. The added bonus of braids is that when you take them out the end of the day, you’re left with gorgeous waves for the day after! Spritz with a salt spray like Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray and you’ll be good to go.

High Buns & Top Knots

If you’re getting married in the midst of summer and are worried about overheating, a top knot or high bun is the perfect solution. You can choose something elegant and neat, or relaxed and messy – whatever fits in with how you want to look on your big day.

Top knots high on your head are an excellent choice if you have a backless dress or back detail you want to show off. They can also add height and can help lengthen your neck, making them super flattering. Add plaits or flowers for something extra or keep it simple and let the dress do all the talking!

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Relaxed Up-do

For a hazy, summer wedding, a relaxed up-do is a great choice. Despite it’s easy appearance, finding a highly skilled hairstylist is essential for this sort of style, as the loose, effortless look can fall down very easily if not secured correctly! Just like Meghan Markle on her wedding day, if you love the idea of a few delicate pieces falling for added charm throughout the day, a pro will know how to do this deliberately rather than by accident!

Keep your loose up-do all natural or add real flowers for a sumptuous, summery touch.

This sort of bridal style is so versatile, with the option to go for true messy or a slightly neater version, whilst maintaining the relaxed feel.

If you’re planning a bohemian inspired wedding, this is the style for you. Curly, straight, short, long – a few cleverly placed pins will have you looking effortlessly elegant.

Curls & Waves

If you love wearing your hair down, you’re probably not going to feel comfortable with all your hair styled into an up-do, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a beautiful wedding hairstyle.

Loose curls keep you looking natural and romantic – the ideal look for a relaxed summer wedding. Or how about defined Hollywood waves for a dreamy polished look fit for the red carpet?

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Flower Crowns

Flower crowns are a great way to add colour and texture to your summer wedding hairstyle – it can totally transform your up do!

There are so many different options to choose from. Go for an understated floral chain or a big and bold wreath style.

Choosing flowers that match your bouquets and decor is a wonderful way to tie your whole theme together. You could even pick a few wild flowers and make your own for a sentimental touch.

Half Up/Half Down

This is a great style for keeping your hair away from your face but still maintaining a hair down look.

Keep it simple and chilled with discretely placed pins or get intricate with the addition of plaits – a great look for a festival wedding.

The half up half down look is also a great choice if you can’t decide on up or down as you can un-pin and change it up when it’s time to hit the dance floor – it’s essentially a 2-4-1 style!

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Crown Braid

Another wedding classic is the crown braid. It’ll last all day and keeps your hair off your face and neck.

Like the other styles we’ve discussed, you can keep it super neat or use deconstructed plaits for a more relaxed look. Add accessories or keep it simple. The choice is yours!

If you want to go for a combination of this fab style and a half up half down look, a crown braid paired with cascading curls at the back looks incredible. There are so many options but all make for stunning wedding hair!

That’s summer wedding hair covered…now for the make-up!

Natural Radiance

Summer is all about that natural glow.

If you’re worried about a face full of make up on a hot summers day, a tinted moisturiser is a lovely, light alternative that is breathable yet buildable. It is possible to achieve great coverage while still looking natural, so don’t fret if you want both! You can let those freckles shine through and keep the look organic, but flawless all the same.

If full foundation is your thing, that’s still very doable in keeping with a light and effortless look – it just takes skill!

Match flawless, glowing skin with a flower crowned up do for the perfect wedding combo!

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Bright Lip

Summer is all about colour and a bright lip can add that perfect pop without going overboard.

If you’re keen to go for a vibrant lip, keep the rest of your face pared back and natural and choose your colour with caution! It must suit your skin tone or the result will be less than flattering.

You can be as brave as you want and don’t be put off by age! If you’re a mature bride who loves the idea of a bright lip, go for it! Be true to you.

Bold Eyes

The smoky eye is a classic wedding look but for a summer wedding, you might want to mix it up a little. There are two ways to add colour to your eyes. You can go all out and choose a bright and bold eyeshadow, super modern, daring and fun. But, if that is a little intimidating then opt for a coloured eye-liner for that pop without over-doing it.

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Dewy

You want to look like you’re glowing from within on your wedding day. You want to shine! You want to look like the best version of yourself and by choosing a dewy make up look you can go for fresh-faced and glorious without looking like you’ve tried to hard. Speak to your make up artist for tips for keeping you glowing all day.

Barely There

If you don’t usually wear much make up or are worried about feeling ‘heavy’ then go for the barely there look. This is ideal for a casual wedding or if you’ve opted for a more detailed hairstyle.

Concentrate on your skin: you want a beautiful base and natural shadow colours to compliment your eye colour. You can still use false lashes to make your eyes pop as individual lashes look very real!

This makeup style is all about looking like you’re wearing barely any make-up and instead just looking like the most beautiful version of you. You want people to think you’re radiating love and nothing more!

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Sun-kissed

Summer is all about looking sun-kissed and ‘glowy’ and this can be achieved with careful bronzer application in all the places you would naturally catch the sun. Highlighting and contouring can also help with this, but in both cases, less is more and blending is key!

Pair this with the top knot to really show off that warm, summer radiance, an elegant and beautiful combo!

Ethereal

Nothing says summer wedding better than a light, ethereal make up look. Light pinks, barely-there nudes and rosy cheeks for beautifully uncomplicated make-up.

If you’ve chosen the boho-braids then there is no better match! Adding a little highlighter in the inner corner of your eyes can really make the look pop.

Wedding Hair & Skin Prep for Winter Brides

Christmas Day is one of the most popular times of the year for ‘the big question’ to get popped, so if you’re one of the lucky ladies preparing to say your I Dos in 2018 you’re probably going to be facing the new year wondering where on earth to start with your wedding preparations…

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There’s going to be plenty to keep you busy during your wedding planning from finding that dream wedding dress to booking your hair and makeup trial run (and everything else inbetween!), but in amongst all of this it’s also important to remember to take some time for yourself, stay calm amidst the excitement and start to take care of your hair and skin at a whole new level so that you look and feel your very best on your wedding day.

A great hair and makeup artist can of course be quite transformative in the work they do, but you’ll always feel more confident and comfortable if you’ve invested a bit of ‘me time’ into pampering yourself in advance. The best things you can do for your hair and skin change throughout the year, depending on the weather and what you are faced with on a daily basis, so whatever time of year you’re planning on getting married – whether you’re a summer bride or a winter wonderland bride – I’ve got you covered with some top tips on what you can do to get your hair and skin in the best shape possible.

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To get you started, today’s blog is focusing on what you can do to promote gorgeous hair and skin during these cold winter months and this should be adhered to for brides right up until April, when we start to see the back of this dreary weather…

Tips for Beautiful Hair & Skin at Your Winter Wedding

The winter months are often the most drying for hair and skin, thanks to the blasts of hot central heating and cold air and the chill leading many of us to stop drinking as much water as perhaps we should be.

Because of this, hydration is key to keeping your hair lustrous and your skin soft, smooth and supple – the perfect base for making the most of makeup.

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  • Treat yourself to an over-night hair oil treatment once or twice a week on the run up to your wedding for locks that are super shiny and frizz-free. Spend at least 10 minutes applying the oil of your choice with a luxurious scalp massage to really stimulate the blood flow to your scalp for optimal hair growth and balanced sebum production.

 

  • Your skin is going to be pretty thirsty too, so whatever you do – don’t skip the moisturiser! A weekly intense hydration mask will help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles that are exacerbated by dehydration and leave you with plump, youthful, healthy skin.

 

  • Avoid really hot showers. It can be tempting to crank up the heat when you’re showering on a cold day, but that hot water is as damaging to your hair as heat styling and it will also strip your scalp of much-needed moisture which can lead to a flaky appearance, so keep it cool whenever possible.

 

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  • If you suffer from frizzy, flyaway hair, a silk turban for sleeping in might be what you need. You’ve got that ring on your finger so your other half can’t leave you now, even if you do look a bit mad at bedtime! Despite the funky appearance, it’s totally worth it. Wrapping your hair in silk helps to retain moisture in each strand as well as depositing some of that luxurious silk, whilst also avoiding excess static-causing friction as you sleep. Check out SILKE London for some ready to wear turbans that actually look pretty glam…

 

  • Dry skin isn’t as good as hydrated skin at shedding dead skin cells, so exfoliation during winter months in preparation for your wedding day is a must! Buy yourself a lovely exfoliator and add this important step into your skincare routine each night before bed. Gently does it! You don’t need to scrub (this will do more harm than good!) just light, circular motions will do the trick. Exfoliate before you go to bed so that your skin doesn’t have to content with UV rays afterwards and slather on that moisturiser when you’re done.

I love creating the perfect look for brides on their wedding day, but I also understand that hiring a professional isn’t always ideal for everyone, which is why I’ve created my makeover masterclasses, so you can come along and learn all about DIY wedding hair & makeup!

Whether it’s a budget issue or you just prefer the idea of going it alone, attending my makeover masterclass is a great idea for any bride-to-be thinking of going the DIY hair & makeup route. Even if you’re quite confident in creating the look you want for your big day, it’s not at all unusual for nerves to get the better of many brides before they walk down the aisle, so having some training in how to create a gorgeous look quickly and easily can make a huge difference in boosting your confidence.

My classes are suitable for all experience levels, so don’t worry if you’re a total beginner or feel a bit hopeless when it comes to doing your own hair and makeup – my team and I are here to help!

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Looking for a unique idea for your hen do, or a lovely way to spend some time with mum or bridesmaids before saying ‘I do’? Then this could be perfect for you! Get in touch about booking in groups for discounts and extras I can offer to make your DIY wedding hair & makeup day really special.

DIY Wedding Hair & Makeup

Regardless of whether or not you choose to attend my makeover masterclass to help you on your way to perfect DIY wedding hair & makeup, here are a few tips and tricks you need to know:

Don’t Skip the Primer

 

A lot of people are a bit suspicious of primer – is it really worth it or is it just an unnecessary expense? My advice is get it and use it! You won’t achieve a flawless finish or makeup that lasts without it.

What’s more, invest in both a face and eye primer – don’t just use one for both jobs. They’re both total must-haves and contrary to popular belief, a regular primer won’t cut it for perfect eye makeup.

Wash Your Hair the Night Before

 

You may like the idea of having freshly washed hair on the morning of your wedding, but the truth is that just washed hair is very difficult to handle, particularly if you use conditioner. Hair washed the night before actually looks better too as it’s usually more settled and less fluffy.

Make your DIY wedding hair styling way easier with this simple trick – you won’t regret it!

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False Lashes

 

For flirty, fluttery eyes false lashes are an absolute must! Even if you’re going for a very natural look, false lashes make all the difference to the end result, especially in the wedding photos.

Strip lashes can look a bit too big and fake, so go for individuals for a more subtle look. These are quite fiddly to apply, so make sure you practice until you’re really comfortable using them.

Use Natural Daylight

 

A huge mistake many people make when doing DIY wedding hair & makeup is to do it in a place that is too dark. You have to find an area with lots of natural daylight to use as your work station – attempting to go ahead with that can lead to disaster!

Avoid bad colour choices, patchy makeup and obvious hair pins by making sure that you’ve got plenty of light to work in.

Use Heated Rollers

 

Rollers aren’t just for curly hairstyles, they’re also fantastic for creating the perfect foundation, full of natural looking volume, for almost every hairdo.

Learn how to set heated rollers correctly (you’ll find out all about this on my makeover masteclass!) and leave them in for around 20 minutes, or until completely cool, before starting on your DIY wedding hair. The extra bounce, volume and movement will make a world of difference to the end result.

Summer is always my busiest time of year, filled with fabulous weddings that go on long into the night with those extra hours of daylight (and warmth, if we’re lucky!) that always keeps everyone going; and that can only mean one thing – my brides need gorgeous hair and makeup that won’t budge.

 

If you’re a bride-to-be, the best hair and makeup inspiration you can get is that of real brides, so that’s why I like to do regular updates featuring the lovely ladies I have very recently had the pleasure of working with on my blog page, throughout the year.

 

Photo-shoots are fabulous of course, but as it is a photographer’s job to make everyone look their absolute best (sometimes with a little extra tweaking on the edit) and a model’s job to look gorgeous, it can be difficult to get a true representation of what a bridal hair and makeup artist really has to offer. I love sharing my real brides with you (no fancy photo shoots on these blogs, these are all just quick snaps taken by me on my I-pad!), as it allows you all to see how truly stunning my real brides are as they prepare themselves to walk down the aisle into newly wedded bliss!

Here is just a small selection of my beautiful real brides and some of their gorgeous bridesmaids and mothers of the brides too, over the last few months:

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Maneshka got married only last Saturday at an incredible venue in Weybridge. I adore her lovely tea dress wedding gown!

 

I met Maneshka earlier in the year for her trial day, as I do with all of my brides, and we decided up a simple but elegant half up half down hairstyle with fresh makeup and light smoky eyes.

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Maneshka’s bridesmaids all stood by her side looking beautiful in blue, all wearing matching tumbling over the shoulder Grecian hairstyles – one of my favourites!

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Lucy tied the knot in Berkhampstead, with her handsome prince arriving in style in a helicopter fly-by! What an incredible entrance that was!

 

She looked amazing in her long fishtail wedding dress with floor length veil which I fixed into her loose curls with braided vine detailing.

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Her bridesmaids all went for individual updos – braids, buns and chignons all round with flawless makeup.

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Lucy’s mum also looked absolutely incredible – have you ever seen such a glamourous mother of the bride?!

real brides. Smokey makeup for a bride by wedding makeup artist Pam Wrigley. Plus a beautiful brides hair up, high bun hairstyle created on long hair by bridal hairstylist Pam Wrigley, in London

Stephanie was a real classic beauty at her wedding in Syon Park, with a retro inspired silk wedding dress and a sleek Audrey Hepburn style to match.

 

Chic, sophisticated and totally timeless!

real brides.Smokey makeup for a bride by wedding makeup artist Pam Wrigley. Plus a beautiful brides hair up, high bun hairstyle created on long hair by bridal hairstylist Pam Wrigley, in London

I loved creating Inga’s summery look for her glorious July wedding!

 

That pop of pink of her cheeks brought out a gorgeous fresh and youthful appearance and the over the shoulder curls worked beautifully too.

Summer Bridal Hairstyles 2016

I Woke Up This Gorgeous

 

Looking ‘made up’ isn’t for everyone – it’s becoming more and more commonplace for brides to want to have a more relaxed, boho feel to their finished hair and makeup look, with a tousled ‘I woke up this gorgeous’ finish, and I have to say, it does look fabulous!

 

Summer bridal hairstyles, and makeup too, often takes on a much more natural look (I guess the warm weather brings out the free-spirit in us girls!). This goes perfectly with lighter dresses, particularly in a more informal venue such as a beach, barn or festival wedding.

 

I recently created this beautiful, loose curl hairstyle with unraveling braid and vintage/boho accessories by Gillian Million for a photoshoot, showcasing some of the most popular summer bridal hairstyles.

 

This may look totally effortless and like it might all slip out of place at any moment to you, but I have put together this style in such a way that the incredibly discreet backcombing and securing techniques will hold this hairstyle in place as you dance away into the night!

 

Fancy trying something like this for your big day? Get in touch to arrange a trial with me!

real brides. Natural make up for a bride by wedding makeup artist Pam Wrigley. Plus a beautiful brides hair down hairstyles created on long hair by bridal hairstylist Pam Wrigley, in London

High Bun

 

The High Bun is a surprisingly versatile style, and the ideal pick of the summer bridal hairstyles for those of you jetting off somewhere hot or hoping for a scorcher here in the UK. Keeping your hair up, off your neck and out of your face and go a long way in keeping you comfortable, particularly when the nerves start kicking in!

 

When looking at summer bridal hairstyles, there are many factors you must consider – Will it go with your dress? Will it fit in with your theme and/or venue? Will you feel happy and comfortable as well as gorgeous?

 

If you think the high bun is for you, you’ll be pleased to hear that this works well for almost all hair types – you will need long hair for it though, or consider using extensions for the perfect size and volume.

 

Will this style work for you?

 

  • Keep your cool! A great hairstyle for hot weather.
  • Thick, heavy hair? This style works perfectly for you.
  • Don’t quite have the length? Try American Dream hair extensions!
wedding vintage bridal makeup for black skin and hair up style for braids and afro hair.

Tousled Up-do

 

Perfectly polished but not ‘done’, it’s been a popular style for years and it still looks just as wonderful now as it did when it first appeared on the seen – the tousled up-do is a definitely one to try for bride to be who want to look romantic, ethereal and totally chilled all at once!

 

For this style, I set the hair in rollers for lovely root boost, volume and gentle curls, before backcombing a little underneath for added height to fix in the elegant hair vine and pinning into a faux plait at the back, with lots of weaving and overlapping to make this style look really intricate and beautiful.

 

My bride here wore a lovely vintage inspired dress, but this is one of those summer bridal hairstyles that looks great match with a number of themes.

 

I particularly like this look with a boho or low back gown to help show off that gorgeous detail.

short bridal hairstyles for brides with short hair by wedding makeup artist and bridal hair stylist Pam Wrigley

Learn How To Do Your Own Hair & Makeup

 

Discover how to look your best every day and for special occasions! Learn how to blow-dry your hair perfectly for daily glamour, set rollers and create simple but beautiful hairstyles for nights out and apply your own makeup like a pro.

Find out how to apply fresh, natural makeup or heavier evening looks such as smokey eyes and gorgeous lips. Make the most of your brows and lashes with tips from the experts and even learn how to use contouring for perfect bone structure.

 

Spend a fun packed day with our team of pro hair stylists and makeup artists!

We’ll show you & mum how to create simple yet beautiful looks for both hair and makeup…

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  • Discover how to look your best – with lots of quick tips and easy styles suitable for all occasions.

  • We’ll show you how  create quick, easy hair-up styles and learn how to apply your own makeup for everyday and special occasions.

  • We’re not interested in selling you expensive products – you’ll get our unbiased professional opinion on what products would be best for you.

  • The perfect gift – treat mum to a fun day out and a great new look!

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If you’re under 25: You probably don’t know it – but you’re gorgeous! We’ll show you how to make the most of what you got, for day to day and nights out.

 

25 – 50: Career, children and home – the demands are endless. Take a little ‘me time’ to discover a new, rejuvenated you.

 

50+: Our skin and hair texture starts to change, it’s inevitable – learn how to stay looking gorgeous and feeling fabulous.

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Wedding natural makeup and bridal hair in a soft low bun hairstyle for bride and mother of the bride. By Pam Wrigley wedding makeup artist and bridal hair stylist, London.