i'm a full time bridal hair specialist TRAVELLING MILES EVERY WEEK
i worked in a full time JOB for 10 whole years with bridal styling on the side - i took my holiday allowance to work as a bridal hairstylist on weekday's then every saturday's for weddings, and trials booked every sunday...but now working on brides only..phew! im a farm girl...i LOVE ANIMALS
i didn't plan on becoming a BRIDAL hairSTYLIST ...ALL OF A SUDDEN...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 have always been CREATIVE & ARTISTIC.
I always do random courses, I'm currently doing 'life coaching' BUT I will never ever become a life coach!! YOU'RE ALL SAFE!!
I'm qualified in the most random things- nuitritionist! Reflexologist, & the list goes on!! Only the other half & 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 8 years ago after work. starting 5pm- 8pm every tuesday. 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... my sister can also do hair, just self taught...and she's a farmer!! She used to do all her friends wedding hair!
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!! ha!
that is when I started to realise I actually enjoy doing this, Im actually good at it! I DONT GET NERVOUS AT ALL WHEN A BRIDE ASK ME FOR A COMPLEX HAIRSTYLE- I LOVE A CHALLENGE, I GO LENGTHS TO PERFECT THEM ALL. At the time it was around £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. the best part of it is seeing everything coming together.
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 bride, I felt so proud!
after doing loads 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!
and here i am years later, booked up with brides every week & LOVING IT!!