What is your most memorable wedding?
It was summer 2015, everything was meticulously planned with a large bridal party all to be styled at the bridal suite. We arrived for a 6:30 am start, only to find the bride was in A&E with her daughter. In the last hour the wedding went ahead. It was an intense time but with family, love, support and some teamwork on our part love conquered all and we got the bride down the isle. (The brides daughter was fine in the end and attended the wedding)
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Elegant, chic, seamless, effortless, voluminous (imperative)
What about your business are you most proud of?
La Belles first began from an fluttering idea, it could have remained just that but with passion in what we do, belief in ourselves as talented artists, we did the unthinkable and made it happen. Now work isn't work at all. we do it because we love it!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Plan but be flexible for anything can happen. Most of all enjoy your day for the beautiful thing that it is, and make your memories count.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Too many to choose from.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Firstly we communicate via email gaining as much information about our bridal party and their needs. Following that, dates and times are arranged and agreed for pre wedding trials. Once the trial has gone ahead and the bride and bridal party are happy with how the hair and make up shall look for the big day we confirm and prepare for the wedding day. continuous and open communication is forefront in achieving happy harmonious hair and beauty preparations.
What do you love most about your job?
Creating fabulous hair is what I love mostly as a creative hair stylist. A bride may feel a look is unachievable with their particular hair type, but with clever extension placement and hair padding techniques anything is possible. i love to see the transformation unfold.
What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?
Love your skin and hair in the months running up to your wedding. Regular deep conditioning treatments which doesn't need to be expensive it can be done at home, and ex foliating facials starting at least 4-6 weeks prior to ensure a glowing complexion. If you suffer with breakouts, blue light therapy (LLLT) should clear it up and similarly if your suffer with a dry complexion drink lots of water and take a good multi vit for the hair skin and nails.
How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?
Every bride receives itinerary of the morning with timings for hair and make up. This allows everyone to have an understanding of who shall be receiving what service at what time. It is of course flexible but it helps to have a plan especially with larger parties.
What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?
Be comfortable, be happy, be beautiful. This is your moment, live it and love it.