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Bridal hair that is romantic Boho and beautifully undone.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£240
Details

Products and Services

Stay Through Ceremony
Online Shop
Pre-Wedding Trial
Mobile Services
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Group Bookings
On the Day Services
Hair Dressing
Full Description

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2013
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Reviews
(10)
(10)
Donna
Married in January 2019
January 2019
She created a beautiful and memorable hairstyle
Claire is extremely talented and creative with respecting your wants. I felt totally relaxed by her beautiful nature and never doubted her ability..and she created a beautiful and memorable hair style for my wedding.
Kay
Married in January 2019
January 2019
The bridesmaids absolutely loved her too
Claire is an exceptional hairdresser .She is very friendly, creative and artistic but in a comfortable way that didn't make me worried about the styles she'd come up with. Not being an obvious bride type (the wrong side of 30 and carring too much weight) I was worried how I'd look on my Wedding day. But Claire had some fantastic ideas for me (including my own Pinterest page where we could share ideas), plus my three bridesmaids and we all looked fantastic on the day. Being nervous I had a fair few hair trials and Claire was always friendly and patient with me. The bridesmaids absolutely loved her too. We all had different hair some short, some long but nothing phased Claire. The morning of the Wedding was more like a girlie get together and it felt like we were all friends by then. Claire came to the Hotel really early and there weren't any last minute panics. She worked well with the make artist and it was a fantastic start to the day. Also she should win this award alone based on making my hair look natural but being styled enough to hold Storm Brian's off and his best efforts to mess my hair up. I've had a normal hair cut with Claire too and will continue to go to her even now the wedding is over.
Adele
Wedding: January 2019
January 2019
She really cared and had a genuine interest.
As I scrolled through Pintrest, I saw loose pretty hair with fresh flower arrangements, the hair was natural, relaxed and beautiful. The demand for bohemian vibes and loose hair was becoming more and more apparent however, it appeared that the hair industry was still catching up as I couldn't find anyone who could do these hairstyles! As I searched for my hairstylist, I flicked through various portfolios. The brides had beautiful , shiny, glossy, perfectly curled amd pinned hair – Just not the tousled, relaxed and pretty natural hair I desired. As I whinged about my hairstylist woes at work, my colleague recommended her hairdresser, Claire, who loved the boho/festival bridal hair and that it was "her thing". My colleague explained Claire was currently working on her website – hence not finding her during my big search! I met Claire for a consultation/coffee to chat about what the feel for my wedding was and I think the aim was to give her an idea of who I was. She was attentive and professional from the start – we compared Pintrest boards and chatted – I immediately felt comfortable and knew she completely understood what I wanted . We organised my trial and kept in touch between time about any new ideas – this made me feel valued and that she really cared and had a genuine interest in my day and my hair. During the trial, we experimented, and Claire made me so excited about my hair because it was perfect. I didn't want to take it out! The wedding day arrived and we had so much fun with Claire doing our hair for us. Claire created a beautiful, loose, pretty, perfectly imperfect, boho up do with big braids and sweeping hair and created a gorgeous half up look for my bridesmaids which was in theme with my hair. She also did gorgeous arrangements with fresh flowers for each of us to match our bouquets which stayed in perfectly (We all still had flowers pinned in our hair the following day!). My veil was secured and Claire stuck around right until I was due to walk up the aisle – she even carried my veil for me so it didn't drag on the floor before I walked out and did some final checks to make sure everything stayed in place. After the ceremony, I went to take off my veil and grab my clutch – I opened my clutch to find a handful of bobby pins in the little pocket - from Claire, of course. I smiled – Although, I definitely didn't need them – My hair wasn't going anywhere! I feel like Claire is so deserving of an award, the way she works is professional, she isn't just your hairstylist on your wedding day, she's your friend. She looked after all of us and made sure we had the best version of our hair on the wedding day and offered advice when needed. Whilst her business is young, she is very established in her own right and has a flare and genuine interest in bridal looks and whilst she is unbelievably talented in creating loose, and less formal bridal looks, it is evident that she is so versatile and more than capable of putting the same amount of effort and love into creating perfect vintage, polished and glossy looks too. I feel that most of all, what makes Claire so special is that she appreciates that no bride is the same. Us brides, we have different styles and different ideas of what suits us and different hair types, lengths and hair colours. Claire doesn't churn out the same hairstyles each time, Claire takes on board who you are and will adapt and tweak hairstyles to make them yours – In my opinion too many brides look the same and now, more and more brides are wanting to be different to some degree – Claire is niche and is an answer to those brides. Claire puts an end to conventional bridal hair without losing any kind of tradition or values. She deserves so much recognition for what she does. I feel so lucky to have found her and have her do my hair on the biggest day of my life. I looked exactly how I wanted to. She isn't like the other hairdressers – she really, truly is a "bobby pin" in a haystack!
Alana
Married in January 2019
January 2019
Amazingly coloured hair extensions
After being disappointed by a few other hairdressers, Claire got what I was after with just a phone call. My hair is ridiculously thin which makes it hard to do anything with, but with some amazingly coloured hair extensions and a bun donut, she effortlessly made it look full, intricate and amazing. I was after "unusual and interesting" but she gave me beautiful too.
Anne
Married in January 2019
January 2019
Creative and Talented
Claire created a retro style for my hair that went perfectly with my 1020's inspired wedding dress. She is creative and talented and helped make my wedding day perfect.
Emma
Married in January 2019
January 2019
Her enthusiasm and passion really shows
Barberella Bridal - Claire was just amazing. Having spent a lot of time discussing what I wanted for my day, she took into account my wishes, what would work with my dress, style and colours, what I would be comfortable with and my concerns about my hair style complimenting wearing glasses. Not only did she create a lovely style do for me on my trial which worked with the specs, but also coloured and cut my hair in the weeks prior the wedding, I know Claire is very experienced and talented at colouring as well as styling - getting everything just perfect and ready for my special day. On the day I, whilst my house was full of busy excited people - all very overwhelming, I felt Claire looked after me, kept me calm and helped me get through what was actually a very stressful morning. I would not hesitate to recommend Barberella Bridal for looking after a brides hair on her special day, but also the bridesmaids - which she did a fabulous job for my Maid of Honour - just as spectacular without showing mine up. Consultation, Trial, Cut, Colour and then the hair on the day - I felt like I was working with Claire through the process to get it right, and her enthusiasm and passion for bridal hair really shows, her experience not just for styling but cutting and colouring too, her energy, attention to detail and genuine interest and care for me as her customer, makes Barberella Bridal an easy testimonial and recommendation for me to make.
Location & Contact Details

Address

4 tormentil grove, Stotfold, Central Bedfordshire, SG5 4QX, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Hitchin

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1

Nearest Train Station

Arlesey

Nearest Airport

Luton
Press & Awards
(10)

Press & Awards (6)

Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
The English Wedding Blog
B Loved
The Times
Love My Dress

Accreditations / Associations (3)

Engage Weddings member
4C weddings member
Freelance Hairdressers Association Member

Industry Awards (1)

Finalist at 4C Wedding awards