What the one thing every bride will want absolutely perfect for photographs on the day?
If you said their hair then congratulations, you win!
For todays spotlight we will be talking to a Stacey of Stacey Jade Hair an award winning Hair stylist and will be finding out the key points to consider and what trends are proving popular for 2015.
Can we first ask you to tell us a bit about yourself and your background?
I’ve always lived and worked in Bristol. If you asked my family and friends they would describe me as a workaholic! I’m also very sociable which fits well with my job. When not working I’m always up for a challenge, I did a sky dive earlier this year and I’m hoping to visit and possibly volunteer in an elephant sanctuary when I visit Thailand in October.
At what stage did you realise you wanted to become a hair stylist?
I was very young when I realised I wanted to be a hair stylist. I knew at school I wanted to do my work experience in a salon and from there I became a ‘Saturday Girl’ at the age of 14 where my love for hair grew.
Where did you train and what did you gain from this time?
I trained for my NVQ level 2 + 3 at Ashley Down College in Bristol and gained all of my basic hairdressing skills whilst there. I feel my most valuable training came from my first boss as I learned everything about working in a salon and the real experience of being a hair stylist.
How did you break into the wedding industry?
After working in a salon for a couple of years doing lots of wedding and prom hairstyling I knew I had what it takes to start my own business specializing in bridal hair. I realised at the time there was a gap in the market offering brides a mobile service at their venue or home on their wedding day. This service along with the passion I feel for my work is why I think I made it into the wedding industry.
What hair trends have you found been particularly popular for your brides this year?
The classic half up, half down styles are always popular and never outdate. This year I’ve had a few brides ask for very sleek classic up dos, this type of style is very sophisticated and looks beautiful finished off with the right choice of hair accessory.
Have you got any secret trends to share for the 2016 season?
I think the wedding industry in 2016 will have a more relaxed and softer style and hairstyles will follow, lots of loose braids, soft flowing curls and flower crowns to finish the look.
What has been your biggest highlight of your job to date?
My biggest highlight was winning Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards for the last 2 years. It is the most rewarding feeling to know my brides voted for me and I hope my brides this year will do the same so I have the opportunity to win again in 2016.
For brides who are just beginning to consider how to have their hair for their special day, where should they start?
Look at all types of styles and put the ones you like into a file. Realistically consider the length and thickness of your own hair to create these styles and thick about growing your hair or getting hair extensions if needed. Most importantly always book in a trial with your stylist before your big day.
In your opinion, what do you advise brides to consider when thinking about their hair on the day?
Consider your natural hair and if it’s possible to achieve the style and length you want or if there are any options available to help. Consider how the desired style with will work with your hair accessories or veil and if you want to showcase parts of your dress.
What advice can you give in regards to costs and timings for bridal preparation?
I have set costs for the bridal party, as I don’t like the idea of hidden costs. Timings are best worked out by your hairstylist once styles have been discussed during your trial.
At many weddings we have shot, all the bridal party seem to have the same style. What happens if each member wants a different style? Are there time issues to take into account?
Many bridesmaids often have the same style if the bride has asked for this, however if they want different styles this won’t be a problem as it’s always discussed with the bride during their trial and I can then calculate timings for each individual style.
Finally, are there any tips or tricks the bride can do to make sure she keeps her hair looking amazing for as long as possible once it has been done?
A good style should last all day, but feel free to top up with hairspray throughout the day if the bride feels it’s needed. If she’s wearing a veil and planning on removing it later in the day, I always show a bridesmaid how to best do this without pulling out the style.
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