i worked in a full time job for 8 whole years with bridal styling on the side - i took my 30 day holiday allowance to work as a bridal hairstylist on weekday's and every saturday's, and trials booked every sunday...but now concentrating on brides only..woop! im a farm girl...
i didn't plan on becoming a hairdresser, let alone a bridal hairstylist...it just happened!! so let me tell my story...
i often get asked how did you start doing hair?
How long have you been doing it?
It's quite a story.. I NEVER planned on doing bridal hair, ever. It never crossed my mind I wanted to do 'bridal hair' & never ever imagined I'd be where I am today.
I LOVE learning about everything & anything!! I always do random courses, I'm currently doing 'life coaching' haha and NO, I will never ever become a life coach!! Haha!
I'm qualified in the most random things- nuitritionist! Reflexologist, & the list goes on!! Only Geraint & my family know I do these courses because they're so irrelevant to tell others because I only do them out of interest! It's something I enjoy, learning total random things! Gaining knowledge.
I attended a hairdressing course back when I was 21 after work. starting 5pm- 8pm every tuesday with my co- worker. just for fun more than anything, I never had it in my mind I wanted to be a hairdresser! Just something to pass the time!
i didn't learn bridal hair whiLSt in college, only a french twist!
but i did know how to create the simplest styles... i've always been a creative person! my sister can also do hair, just self taught...and she's a farmer!!
After finishing college my family, friends and mutual friends started asking if I could cut they're hair & do some updos for weddings, so I agreed not that I really wanted to because I had the confidence of a rabbit. LOL
I agreed to do EVERYTHING & ANYONE in the beginning, im terrible at saying no even if I really dreaded it at the time HAHA.
I was totally winging it! But I dont regret it, I wouldnt be where I am today otherwise.
that is when I started to realise I actually enjoy doing this, Im actually good at it! At the time im sure it was £10- £15 I charged for a guest updo. I didnt do it for the money one bit, I hated taking peoples money, It was all the satisfaction of making another person look & feel good, its a priceless feeling.
After these guests updos, Brides started asking, and I just remember being this petrified child, a nervous wreck thinking in my head 'if I do a cock up its on me!' I cried after the first 4 brides haha, I felt so proud!
after doing loooads of guests & a few weddings I was told I needed to create a facebook business page, I was totally bricking it, my friend had to press the 'publish' button, I was scared I'd offend the local hairdressers more than anything, but they were fine!
and here i am years later, booked up with brides every week & LOVING IT!!