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A regular stylist for You and Your Wedding, Brides and Wedding Magazine’s, with countless front covers to his name, Gustav has quickly become recognised for producing sensational bridal looks.
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Gustav Fouche is one of the most sought-after hairstylists in London. Creating looks for red-carpet and runway shows, editorial shoots and TV commercials, South African born Gustav has been in the business since 2003 and renowned for his fresh cuts, gorgeous up-do’s and immaculate blow-dry’s. Stylist to the stars, he’s worked with the best designers, magazines, VIPs and celebrities including Kate Hudson, Gal Gadot and Leanne Rimes whilst styling hundreds of weddings all over the world. A regular stylist for You and Your Wedding, Brides and Wedding Magazine’s, with countless front covers to his name, Gustav has quickly become recognised for producing sensational bridal looks. He is the master behind BRIDES, The Show, leading the team that styles the catwalk and a frequent guest speaker at events, offering demos, trend insights and expertise on all things bridal. Jetting all over the world for his bridal clients, including numerous VIPs such as designer Jenny Packham and celeb Peter Andre’s marriage to his wife Emily, Gustav now has a whopping 500 weddings under his belt. Famed for his creative flair and adding a modern twist to beautifully classic styles, Gustav has firmly established his status as the go-to stylist for brides and celebs alike. Having worked with top designers Oscar de la Renta and Matthew Williamson, as well as bridal designers Caroline Castigliano, Sassi Holford and Suzanne Neville, Gustav is the must-have stylist on set for campaign shoots, runway shows and private VIP events. Gustav has won numerous awards and accreditations including Bridal Stylist of the Year in South Africa, he’s worked with world-famous photographer Rankin and is currently one of the bridal and red-carpet educator for Wella UK.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2003
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(6)
(6)
Sophie Linton
Married in July 2018
August 2018
York Wedding
I would say that Gustav was the best hairdresser you could ever wish for on your wedding day but he was so much more than just a hairdresser - he was on hand to help out in any way he could as well as making my hair look absolutely perfect. I honestly can’t recommend him enough and I am so grateful for him to have been there on my special day.
Lucy Johnson
Married in June 2018
August 2018
Marbella Wedding
Wouldn't have dreamt of having my hair done by anyone else Gustav was the obvious choice for my wedding as his reputation is outstanding and he was so clearly as excited as I was about my wedding! During our trial run he listened intently to what style of Wedding I wanted, paid close attention to the style of my dress and then totally took charge and showed me what he thought would work best for me (which of course was perfect first time !). I love that Gustav listens to what you want but then applies all his skill and experience to show you what will work best for you . He took care of everything, fussed over me, made my mum and mother in law to be feel like filmstars and was generally a discreet but fun member of the Wedding team. Wouldn't have dreamt of having my hair done by anyone else and wouldnt hesitate to recommend him for any bride wanting the benefit of experience, style and reassuring enthusiasm for your wedding. Xxx
Wendy
Wedding: April 2018
August 2018
Condition of Hair
The one When I first saw Gustav my curly hair was in a shocking condition. A local hairdresser had recommended a relaxing type treatment to better manage the curls. This is probably the worst decision I have ever taken for my hair . My hair cracked leaving it terribly thin, weak and dry throughout. It broke in tufts in the front of my head. Gustav guided me to use 3 More Inches products, how nourish and dry it. He was always so sensitive at time of cutting giving me hope that it would recover well. And so it has . I estimate it took about 18 months to get back to full length and growth. With his guidance and amazing cutting technique on an 8 week basis I now long hair. It’s the start of long hair to be fair but it thick and in the best condition for many years. Gustav is wonderful hairdresser but also technically understands hair growth and maintenance . I highly recommend him.
Tannaz Joorabchian
Married in December 2017
August 2018
Capri Wedding
I was lucky enough to have Gustav prepare my hair over three days for my wedding that was in Capri, Italy this past summer. September 2017. I had one hair trial with him in the salon for my main event and he was incredible! I knew straightaway that it was going to be perfect on the day. Not only did he carry out beautiful hair for me on both Friday and Saturday night of my wedding weekend he created a beautiful wavy beach blowdry for me on Sunday morning. He managed to do hair also for my bridal party on Friday 8 people and on Saturday including all my little flower girls. Every single member of my bridal party loved their hair immensely... He also performed a blow-dry for the groom at the last minute unexpectedly as his hair dresser didn’t turn up, he adjusted other family members who cheekily asked for help and was on hand and supportive to the makeup artist and others involved. He is professional and extremely skilled at what he does. He attended my portrait photos and made sure absolutely everything was perfect in the photographs a bit like having an art director next to you at all times. A jack of all trade he really is a true expert in his field and an extremely likeable person which makes working with him so easy… On your big day you really want to feel calm and relaxed and have a laugh, With Gustav this is guaranteed because he knows what he’s doing and you feel safe in his hands! I can’t recommend him greatly enough to any other brides and I hope you have the best experience as I did!
Carolina Sweeting
Married in December 2017
August 2018
Savoy Wedding
When I booked Gustav for my wedding, I had no idea that it would be so much more than a fabulous hairstyle he would give me. From the very beginning with the trial to my hair color I understood just how much of a creative genius he is. In a twist of fate on the day of my wedding the power at the Savoy went out. I found myself running through the hotel and eventually out on The Strand in a hotel robe and slippers with Gustav by my side holding a sheet over my head so the guests would not get a glimpse before the ceremony. He was a calming presence on such a crazy morning. Whilst he maintained professionalism, he was so acutely aware of my needs, he picked up on the subtle and delicate relationships of various family members and was able to juggle it all with total ease. No small feat in my big, lively family. Gustav is talented, personable, flexible, easily multitasks and has the most amazing sense of style. The coifs he gave my bridesmaids and flower girls were as gorgeous and unique as they are! Despite all the curve balls of the morning, my hair was chic and sophisticated. It lasted me through all the dancing and when we returned to our room there wasn’t a hair out of place! One of my many warm memories of my wedding day was Gustav accompanying and supporting me in the last moments before taking vows. I’ll never forget him handing me over to my dad and watching me walk down the aisle from the back of the church to be given to my darling husband.
Sophie Nicolls
Married in July 2016
August 2018
Limewood Hotel 7 July 2016 Sophie Nicholls:
“From the moment Gustav walked in the door he brought with him such a fun and relaxed yet professional vibe into the room. With his fabulously chatty personality, Gustav fitted in wonderfully and made all my bridesmaids and myself feel totally at ease. His attention to detail and ability to focus no matter what meant that every hairstyle was a piece perfection.”
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london, Greater London, England

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

My sister. Weddings are always the most special when you share in the emotion. This is something i strive for with every one of my brides

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Modern, Classic with a twist, Red-carpet

What about your business are you most proud of?

We deliver on our promise and that is to make you look and feel, your most beautiful.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Get as much help as you can. You want to sit back and enjoy the day, while other people take care of you.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Home made brownies, i love something sweet.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I am not just a hairdresser, i consider myself as a wedding stylist. Once i have done the hair, i look after everything else. I will help you get into your dress, make sure the flowers are taken out of the water. I stay with you till you walk down the ilse. Making sure your dress looks amazing and giving you those kind words of calm, just before the doors open. Once the ceremony in over, i help the photographers in styling the photos, where to hold your boqouette a helping to adjust where people stand. A wedding is a team job and we all help to make your day the best

What do you love most about your job?

The people i get to work with.

What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?

If you are happy with the way you look, don't change what you do to your skin or hair hair, as no one wants a surprise before the wedding day.

How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?

I believe this is something you either have or dont have. All my brides have told me how calm i am and how that calms them down. I don't know what i do but it just happens.

What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?

If you are unsure if your style will old, get your hair stylist to stay with you. I do this for so many of my brides. I refresh and keep the style looking amazing all day long.

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