The Dyslexic BloggerPosted by Lauren Mon, July 09, 2018 16:27:13
#allwomensphotoshoot – body confidence and what happened
behind the scenes !
So you may have noticed, Ive been littering my pages about
my recent #allwomensphotoshoot – but what exactly was it? Why did it happen? And
will it happen again? This, and some back stage sneak peeks , ALONG with some snippets
of our anonymous feedback forms ( yes!) are all coming your way!
We wanted to support all women, give all sizes, ages ,
hights and personalitys the chance to feel impowered, feminine and beautiful!
We wanted to use real , genuine relatable women to model, so
social media isn’t full of unrealistic, airbrushed perfection!
Our hopes is to inspire real women to feel more confident,
uplifted and even step infront of a camera, stop worrying that the media may
make them feel they are “too” to feel that way.. “too” curvy, “too” old, “too
short” ( I could go on and on!)
We want women to support women, female ran buisnesses, or
just a ‘you look amazing!’
Its not always easy being a girl, theres a lot of pressure
to look how these models look, the issue is – it’s a bit of a loosing game.
THEY don’t look like that (hello photoshop!)
I WANT to see a short girl model a dress, so I as a short
girl can actually tell where it will fall! , I WANT to see cellulite so I feel
more normal about mine – and I don’t want to be told what I can and cant ware
because of my size, shape, age , hight – ill have pink hair when im 80 thankyou
very much! (turns up spice girl song!)
Model feedback “ I felt like a million dollars!”
So what happened?
So I got 8 girls vairying from size 8- 22 ages 21- 53 to
start our journey of giving more confidence and supporting ALL types of women, I
provided hair styling, Kerry from Beautiful you MUA , on makeup to enhance
their natural beauty, and help them feel confident! (were not spreading th
message you HAVE to have you hair and makeup done, after all I rarely ware any,
but I cant deny I feel AMAZING after a pamper, self care or just after sitting
in a pro’s chair!)
I paired the girls up into two’s the best I could, sneakely
trying to work out who may have not under normal circumstances met or made
friends (due to location or personality or shyness!) and let them loose made up
with a posh frock (by popsy clothing!) and the stunning back drop of stoke rochford
hall, and Frankie from pink photograpics of course to keep them laughing and
snap some gorgeous photos,
And the girls totally took the message and ran, throughout
the day I heard “you look amazing in that” “oh I love your hair” “look at that
lippy” – women uplifting women!
And real friendships where made ! (this make me SO happy!)
I mean just the simple act of Kerry out MUA bringing a birthday
cake for Kay (ne of our models) and making a hue fuss, even though it was
infact her birthday a few days after – these little acts women preform daily,
they never seem to get noticed; nobody ever really applauds yu for just being
Model feedback “I was made to feel so special”
So bearing in mind this was our first, think of it like a
test run – we were expecting a few thing to ‘go wrong’ so we could learn… but
im so excited to share some of the anonymous feedback from the girls
Over all we scored 77 out of 80! On our feedback forms!
What was your favourite thing about todays shoot?
3 random answers
“meeting fabulous ladys!”
“Frankie putting me
totally at ease, loved the message and that you all believe so strongly in it*
(*supporting and empowering all women!)
just feeling relaxed
and happy and BEAUTIFUL
(OH YOU GUYS!)
Model feedback “ wonderful hair, makeup and dress –
So will we be doing it again!?
YES!!! Do keep an eye outf for our facebook page - all women photoshoot or www.allwomenphotoshoot.co.uk, we want to keep
providing the experience as well as keeping spreading messages and encouraging women
to just be themselves, and im so happy I can be a small part of that!
A huge THANKYOU to all
the models for being such sweethearts! (and gorgeous!)
for her hard work, and even taking on sunburn to get the job done and basically just being my saviour though all of this, you wouldn't believe the work that's needed, in fact I know that because I thought I knew..... but man! was I wrong!
Cherish for her
beautiful dresses, each one was so indervidual just like our girls
for being her usual talented self
once (since this is all about self love!) I’m going o for once give myself a
little pat on the back! (only took 26 years haha!) I’m really passionate about
this, us girls – we don’t have it easy; its hard to be different or quirky- and
I hope to carry on helpingspread
Its not all about sparking confidence and making women feel
amazing (and giving them that model experience!) its about women supporting
women too! We had a all-female supplier list and our lady’s ranged from ages
21- 53 and sizes 8 – 22 to really help celebrate all kinds of girls!
And not only that, even to our surprise – wed really hoped
the girls get on board with our message , help and encourage each other ; but
we never expected genuine heartfelt moments and genuine friendships being made!
– women rock!
check us out - www.allwomenphotshoot.co.uk or emailallwomenphotshoot.com
Hair Advice/Tips and InfoPosted by Lauren Mon, May 21, 2018 10:05:28
So I’m back (sulks) I’ve had a fantastic lazy holiday in
Gran Canaria with my partner Tom, and I’ve got those holiday blues… and skin….
And hair! eep
So I felt it was time for my newest blog!
With the rise of popularity of jetting off for hen do’s honey
moons, mini moons and just your holiday there’s never a good time for bad skin
and hair, but a month before the wedding is defiantly NOT the time,
So I’m armed with some top tips! And I’ve even asked some
pro skin and MUA experts to help! (yay!)
So let’s start with hair !
My top tips!
Buy a hat! Helps with colour fade, heat and UV damage and
could save you a BIG chop! (also, they can be adorable! – or like me just rock
the Mrs Nesbitt Look! Ha!)
HEAT AND UV protection spray, some ‘off the shelf’ spays
only ‘protect’ to a low heat, or are either UV or heat protection, make sure
yours does both! Added moisture is a huge plus! (or failing that, Argon oil
along with your protection spray!)
Keep your hair out of the water! Your blonde locks CAN go
green from the chlorine or orange from the sun… (see tip 1 and 2 to help this!)
so take lots of bobbles , plaits are fab because the bobbles are at the bottom
(tips of your hair) lessening short snapping like a ponytail can create
You know what’s next…. GOOD QUALITY SHAMPOO AND CONDITONER
(yes broken record, but a colour safe moisturising shampoo WILL help!)
And treat yourself to a conditioner hair mask at least once
over the week your away! Your hair will just look wet to others, but the thick
conditioner coats your hair, the hot sun opens up your cuticles- your hair will
feel a little soft the wash after, and it will probably just want to be shiny,
straight rather than forcing a style into it
So what about skin? Yeah…. I’m clueless too! So I’ve asked
two pros to help you out! (hooray!)
Introducing Kerry from Beautiful You MUA , a beautician and
MUA with over 8 years’ experience , a prestigious London makeup award along
with countless published works, including the makeup styling for the front
cover of a bridal magazine, Kerry manages to somehow make applying makeup look
effortless (yes even with 3 tiny humans!) and is oh so down to earth and realistic
with making sure everyone has access to makeup knowledge!
And Chloe from Chloe Simone MUA , an experienced &
featured MUA and aesthetician ,with training from some of the ‘best in the biz’
and has secured recognition from some of the leading industry experts , Chloe
is extremely pro inner beauty, glowing skin and is absolutely bursting with knowledge!
My question to Chloe (Chloe Simone MUA): I know there are rules
to buying sun tan lotion, what’s your top tip for picking one that will work
and help my skin?
Chloes answer: SPF is a must have for your skin! It should
be used daily, whether or not you believe it’s a nice sunny day. The suns rays
can penetrate our skin whatever the weather, causing Skin damage, ageing and
many concerns around cancer. Always look out for lotions that don’t contain
Chemical filters, Organic
sunscreens are your best and easiest option
My Question to Kerry (Beautiful You MUA) : What’s one item
of makeup or skin care you’d suggest packing in your hand luggage to keep me
from looking jet lagged?
Kerry’s answer: I always take a moisturiser that has SPF 15
in it to protect my skin along with that I would take a rejuvenating eye cream/gel to keep my under eyes looking
fresh and awake
My question to Chloe (Chloe Simone MUA) : What’s your top
tip for sun burn & peeling skin, and getting your skin heathy again!?
Chloe’s answer : Its always best to avoid the sun, if the skin ‘tans’ we have
damaged it! If the
mistake of sunburn takes place, use plenty of Moisturiser, drink a lot of water
and avoid drastic drops or rises in water temperature during bathing. Natural
options such as aloe and coconut are nice soothers for skin, do not pick peeling skin as
this can evoke hyperpigmentation !
My question to Kerry (Beautiful You MUA) : My skin changes a
lot on holiday! I find it can go greasy from the lotion, or dry from the sun,
or it changes colour from the sun, and my foundation no longer suits! What are
your ‘must pack’ item’s?
Kerry’s answer : because of skin colour change and sun spots
can be a problem , I tend not to pack a foundation or BB cream. My 3 must haves are Bronzer
( gives you a natural glow and enhances the sun kissed look),
Translucent powder (gives you a coverage without the colour helps to mattify
skin and make it less shiny ) & a nude/clear lip gloss/balm to keep the
lips moisturiser and give you a natural glow.
And I also want to say I’m am oh SO pro sun tan lotion, (I’m
no expert) but I always maintain that if your skin has the ability to tan, you’ll
tan! If not, you’ll burn, so 8 layers of oil later, your just increasing your chances
of burns, peeling skin…and much worse !
To prove this! I used factor 50… yes!! FIFTY, all week,
As did Tom,
And guess what…. I still tanned! But safely, so just to show
this is a week of factor 50, with very little time actually sunbathing, always
with a parasol up and just staying in the shade or under cover if needed!
(Tom the same!) And still……
Same treatment, same factor – your skin will do what it
does! Don’t push it – stay safe, and ENJOY!
The Dyslexic BloggerPosted by Lauren Mon, February 12, 2018 12:26:26
So it’s been a busy week at Plaits and Pin Curls, and I have
been meaning to blog, but I am not sure where the time goes!
But this will be a two part Blog, ‘The Run Up’ and ‘After’
Because I have something exciting to do, and I am so excited
to share my experience with you! – but it felt a two part-er!
So welcome to the run up! (I will add after … well… after!)
So what is happening?
A few days ago I got a phone call from one of the judges I met
at Hair/Beauty UK
If you don’t remember , myself and Kerry from Beautiful You
MUA entered into a competition at the NEC in Birmingham, it’s a huge event that’s
Pro only and sees hair , beauty and Barber professionals from all over the UK
compete, teach, learn , sell and buy!
It’s massive, and thousands go! And you usually manage to
spy someone from the telly! (flash back to that awkward year I met one of the
TOWIE girls and had no clue who she was until she asked if I wanted a selfie,
and could see my confused face; sorry I did wonder why people where taking
This year I was so proud to keep hold of my Bridal Hair
Winner title from last year, but also amazed to gain a ‘Best in show’ trophy
too! It was lovely to be chosen as best in the competition for hair, and a huge
honour to come home with two awards! And one of the judges that chose me as the
overall winner, got in touch to invite me to be a part of his styling team at
London Fashion Week!
Now if you’re not sure, London fashion week is one of ‘The
Big 4” in the fashions WORLD!
I’m sure you’ve seen the celebrity’s take over the front
row, it runs from the 16th-20th of feb 2018 and is
showcasing designers autumn/winter collections; and see designers like
Mulberry, Burberry , Mary Katrantzou and many more!
I know, I know I want to watch too, but it’s a invite only
situation! But lucky for us there’s live streams available, many directly on
designers pages! (so hopefully I can watch after, or find a gap in the
I’ll be back stage in the thick of it, I have no clue YET on
styles, numbers, timing, who I’ll be helping or WHAT I’ll be doing,
hairdressing is a very strange job – its most lightly I won’t actually know until
the day exactly what is expected of me!
Yes, its stressful! But its also an amazing opportunity, not
one I ever thought id receive!
Either way I have been invited to be a part of a very talented
team and that feel AMAZING!
I have a lot to learn
(because you never stop learning!), if the only job available is to sweep up, believe
me I’ll be the happiest sweeper in the world! – I really am just happy to see,
learn and be backstage at a place so few people ever get to go!
I’m sure I’ll be running off adrenalin! But I hope I can
enjoy myself and actually get my hands on a model or too!
With every opportunity like this, its short notice and a lot
to arrange, your never totally sure what to expect (style one girl? 10 girls?
50 girls?) there’s no telling!
But I’m excited either way!
I’ve just about sorted all my travel, and arranged
everything I can with the little info I have !
(This isn’t strange, this is how the industry works, you can
get a ‘style’ and it be changed last second depending on the lead, designers
and show! Hairdressing is a lot of thinking on your feet, and dong it fast and
One thing I am sure of, there will be no time to sit and
relax, it will be GO GO GO!
So lucozade in one hand, hairspray in the other, ill be in London
– part of the styling team
For opening night at London Fashion Week!
Wish me luck! (& that David Beckham falls instantly in
love with me, and buys me a holiday home with its own infinity pool…. I’m sure that’s
possible? We can wish!)
Wedding Hair BlogPosted by Lauren Wed, August 30, 2017 21:39:01
Last month I put my name forward to a local charity called ‘Gift of a wedding’ an amazing organisation that helps give a dream wedding to people with a terminal illness where they have little time and funds to plan their special day.
Companies and suppliers offer to help with various acts of kindness, to make the day special; and it was something I really wanted to support.
However I was nervous ....yes I know!
That sounds so odd, it’s not MY wedding day!
I’ve done countless brides hair, it’s become second nature.
But I think I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, and I think that’s what stopped me from putting my name forward in the past.
So I wanted to write this to show my experience, in hope that it would encourage others to take part too!
So for this particular charity (and I expect in most cases, because of the delicate nature of the job and time issues) you don’t get much notice.
‘Gift of a wedding’ post on Facebook to ask for help just a few weeks before the big day, and they will post a general location, so it’s great you can have a basic idea of travel time and the date before you get in touch.
*saves wasting time, another fear I had!
You need to have your insurance info on hand really, have it ready to go!
Once that’s been sorted I received a contract type form, most of the info didn’t apply to me, but it was little things to keep the day running smoothly, and lots of common sense, I’m not so confident in reading (dyslexia) but it wasn’t scary!
I liked that they reminded you to keep positive and kept a happy vibe, it set the tone!
I was then put in touch with the bride and groom, the company were fantastic at telling me who to contact (in this case, it was the groom, not the norm for wedding hair, but they explained that the bride was having a lot of hospital appointments,
again i didn’t want to call at a bad time, so it was thoughtful!)
We swapped a few texts (as trials were not possible at such notice!) and I arranged a time and location...
On the day, I was nervous driving, it was hard not having had a trial or much of a chat, so I just hoped the bride was happy with her hair on the day!
But the atmosphere was lovely, it was a gorgeous giggly morning and her best friend was just as Disney obsessed as me (bonus!) there were a few other suppliers on board making her morning special, a MUA, Photographer and videographer.
I don’t think it really felt like anything other than any other wedding morning until later that night, I couldn’t help feeling happy and a little overwhelmed by the help what was given, photography especially, it’s all day and all night with days of editing!
It was so kind, it definitely has the side effect of leaving you with a little glow!
Lets face it if you’re in this job, making brides happy makes you happy (or you’re in the wrong job!). The added bonus of helping a charity and a bride in need was something that was important to me.
I had my own reasons for helping out, but I also think sometimes you can forget that your job does in fact make a difference to someone’s day!
I think I forget that it can not only take pressure off what most women find a stressful morning but it also reminds you why you love what you do.
Now I’m by no means posting this for a reaction, it's not about that, and its definitely not the reason to do something like this.
I’m posting this to give insight to other suppliers, to understand a situation you’re not used to...no trials, no contact, not even knowing the brides name or exact location until a few days before, it was very daunting!
It was a mixed bag of emotions, but now I know what to expect it’s something I look forward to volunteering for again!
I do feel it’s the job of the suppliers to keep the vibe of the room happy (it’s a pretty big day after all!) but I feel that’s the same with any morning.
It was a little hard just turning up and introducing yourself, then just trying to get the hair perfect on the first try!
But it definitely gives you confidence in your abilities when the bride is happy!
It felt precious.
I can definitely recommend Gift of a wedding as a charity to support and enjoying your job for the day on a whole new level. (and it not feeling like work!)
Sign up! Give it a go! Don’t be nervous!
You will be helping a family build memories to treasure forever X
If you can't help with supplies then why not make a donation to
Gift of a wedding
#hair #charity #experience #giftofawedding
The Dyslexic BloggerPosted by Lauren Wed, March 22, 2017 21:40:09
So, I have officially lost the plot!
I did something very stressful last year, and obviously
didn’t learn my lesson…. Because I’m doing it again! (I know!)
So if you’ve not guessed; I’m extremely pleased to say
Beautiful You MUA (Kerry Astill) and I are competing at the NEC hair and beauty
So why in the mists of my busiest wedding season to date are
we taking on a nationwide competition?
Apart from not learning our lesson, we absolutely love to
push ourselves, and I know with confidence Kerry will agree with me 1000% (not
with my bad spelling, but with my blog in general!)
Being self-employed, it’s very easy to not learn, not to
keep pushing yourself, to become comphy and do the same things on repeat.
There’s no mandatory meetings, training or improvement days
when your self-employed; you’re your own boss, Its up to you to take training, improvement
and creativity in your own hands and the
competition certainly pushes you, it’s amazing to feel creative and terrified
at the same time! (Sounds mad I know)
So… were going back, (ahhhh)
For those who have followed me for a while you may remember
I ACTUALLY WON last year, it was so incredible and an absolute shock, and I
still giggle at my 1st place trophies when I see it (I have a trophies
that’s not just ‘thanks for taking part at sports day now!) and I honestly can’t
thank everyone enough for their support, it really was a unexpected and crazy
experience; and I absolutely could not have taken any prizes without the
support of the team, (Kerry, Laura and Sammie) the businesses that helped us
out (soar valley brides, I do wedding gifts) and everyone who supported and
helped me at home!
However it does make this year even more terrifying going
I’m trying not to
Last year the categories where right up my street (I hit
lucky!) we were set the task of winter bridal and a great Gatsby (vintage up do)these
are things I get to practise a lot! So although I really wasn’t expecting to
win, and it was still hard work – I found my timings easier and we really where
just there to be their!
This year they have asked on both competitions for ‘high
fashion’ or ‘Avant guard’ (especially in the second category!)
So we are in the position of doing unusual hair and makeup
for our second category , under the eye of a lot of stick rules and judges
(leaving us not as practiced in theory, product or timing!)
So… were nervous!
So what the process of competing?
we start with the
mood boarded (judged and marked) face charts (Kerry’s work judges and marked)
dresses and clothes, accessories too (yes, even in a makeup and hair comp, it’s
all judged!) even mine and Kerry’s clothes are judged! (haha, there goes my
points! …. Do I even have a uniform!?)
For instance we can lose points just for warring large earrings!
And even what we are talking about, or if we are talking too
Kerry can lose points for using her hands, not explaining
products properly when asked, and usually gets grilled with questions id
actually just cry at!
If out model is in
the wrong position, (to close or far rom the table) if Kerry doesn’t clean her
hands or brush or whatever properly...yep! Points lost!
And after all that, they even mark how tidy your table is!
So under all that pressure… yep you’ve got to put lids on things and keep it
all in line, clean, clear and obviously safe!
And of course… in-between all this – were actually judged on
hair and makeup
For Kerry, application, Knowledge, Timings, photo finish,
product use, product choice, flawless-ness (yes that’s a word) look, finish,
prep, and… well since I don’t own foundation; I won’t try talk you though it
For myself, time, neatness, balance, product, team work, tidiness,
creativeness, end result…and more I try not to think of!
So what’s our aim this year?
To participate! Get out of our comphort zone, learn, and
Push out creativeness! (Pick up some hair and makeup skills
and knowledge from the watch and learn shows whilst were there… also; BARGINS!)
But mostly….feedback, it’s so valuable! And seriously…. You can
learn so much!
The judge’s feedback last year was huge for me especially! To
take on ways to improve or just feel confident in my work! It was amazing to
talk to people at the top of your field and get genuine 3rd party
They are always so pleased with Kerry’s work every year, and
they always invite us back!
There is a lot of pressure after last year’s win, but as
long as we take part, and push ourselves – that’s all we need! But we seriously
can’t thank everyone enough for their support … we will need it!
Win or lose! It’s a great way to both put ourselves though unnecessary
pain (ha!) and learn!
We need your support again! But we do go to learn, push ,
expland! To give out brides better service
Wedding Hair BlogPosted by Lauren Fri, December 30, 2016 21:04:09
Biggest regrets from brides!
So I’ve been doing wedding hair a long time, and I’m very
lucky because I’m also a fully qualified hairdresser, a lot of brides have me
cut and colour their hair on the run up to the big day… and those crazy lot
even invite me back!
It’s absolutely lovely, a lot of the brides I did in my
first or second year in business are now asking me to style their hair for maternity
shoots or cut there little ones hair…they just can’t get rid of me!
And of course in the run up to and after the big event… it’s
all wedding chat!
Now I’m only a hairdresser, I can only really advise you on
But it’s so heart-breaking to hear brides regret something
on there almost perfect day, that future brides may be undecided on!
Getting a friend to do their photos, I hear this so much! The
friend getting drunk, and taking wobbly photos…or just standing at the bar and
taking none at all! Smudged, unflattering angles and totally in the way or MIA!
– I know, I know, it’s such a HUGE expense, but spending all that money on a
venue, dress, cake etc.… and having no evidence must be heart-breaking
Not making time; take a second to say hi to your new
husband/wife, or believe it or not, you can go the whole day not speaking (other
than your vowels)
**top tip; organize a little time, whatever is advised to do
a little shooting, just you two! Ask your planner of photographer to have back boards
on hand that say ‘thank you’, and after your big day…. You have gorgeous thank
you cards to send out! It’s quirky and unique and you can get multiples made,
so you just have to personalise the envelopes (saving time and money!)
Taking on too much! Please Please, if you’re a bride or
bridesmaid… let that be your only job, I’ve seen many bridesmaids try to do all
the others makeup or double up as a videographer, florist (I’ve seen it all!)
And sadly it always ends up the same, there in no photos,
there absolutely knackered and in bed by 8pm (or drunk as a skunk, and not in
the fun whoop whoop dance way!)The reality is, it is expensive to be a
bridesmaid! (Hen-do’s, dresses, shoes, new pants!) please please please , just
Even a fully qualified pro, who does it every weekend would
struggle to do their own makeup and everyone else’s and get to the church on
time … oh and eat , drink, wee and get ready (these are never factored in for
*wedding morning tips
Organise your rooms –
constantly walking from one room to another (especially if
its outside and raining) makes it impossible for your hair and makeup artist to
keep track of you! (and let’s face it, running around in the rain won’t give
you the look your aiming for!)
Try to have a room for hair makeup, a place to dress and
food * my next one
I always give a full run down of the morning to the bride at
the trial (who’s first, what time, how to have the hair prepped) if you happen
to have a disorganised bunch of besties , have another list, that runs ahead so
there early and waiting !
My last tip…
Going out to find food always runs the day behind, the smoothest
wedding mornings have lots of things around to eat and drink! I’ve had many
brides who didn’t have much in, and no time to get to a shop
This ended up with a huge headache and a rumbling tummy when
saying there vowels
(I do *gurgle gurgle)
I hope you’ve enjoyed these few tips, and a few regrets from
past brides may help the planning towards your big day!
But remember…as long as you’re married at the end.
IT WENT PERFECTLY!
enjoy every second!!! ... no really! take a BIG deep breath and enjoy!
#hair #hairblog #dyslexicblogger #weddinghair #weddingtips
The Dyslexic BloggerPosted by Lauren Thu, November 17, 2016 20:30:09
A random act of kindness
I’m always seeing amazing story’s online of people amazingly
making somebody’s day… just because
Sometimes small (a radio presenter brought train tickets for
a man to see his son) to a man who tipped an American waitress £100! )
I’m a huge believer in Karma, what goes around comes around…
so I wanted to do something nice, and setting my hairdressing skills upon
someone seemed the best way!
So whats happening? – I’m giving away a FREE hair pamper, to
someone. They can have the pamper any time in Jaunary (excluding sat and
Sundays) and when a winner is chosen, I will let you know exactly what is
Its all being done privately, so to enter you Private
Message my business Facebook page (plaits and pin curls) and let me know who you’d
like to nominate, where they live (eg. lougbrough) and who they are to you
(friend, mum, sister) (or nominate yourself)
Ill contact the winner before Christmas, and we can arrange
if you’d like it a surprise or not!
But first I have to tell you about my Altera motive… I have
been hairdressing for over 10 years (I know.. I started young! ) and im very
lucky, because my job is my passion! And I eat, sleep and dream in hair!
And I’m very lucky, to have amazing family, friends, clients
and brides… but in this ‘box dye’ day and age we live in means ive seen a big change
in hairdressing, and I’m beginning to believe wowcher and other discounting
sights along with being able to buy ‘dye’ and ‘scissors’ in poundland (oh
gosh!) may be starting to take the joy
of having your hair done, to sit down
and be pampered (in your home by a professional or in a salon) with a cuppa,
and a good natter with a hairdresser who really just wants to make you feel
There seems to be a rush to things, I constantly hear the
words ‘late, quick, fast,’ on a lot of Facebook groups, from women
searching for hairdressers
And along with wanting to treat someone to a hair pamper, I
wanted to remind people this is an art, a talent, a joy!
It should be a relaxing experience you can be pampered and
feel amazing after , that soft bouncy hair feeling after! (best thing ever!)
And it’s not just a nice thing for you! Hairdressing is hard
work! Long hours on your feet, constant back, neck, shoulder and hand issues,
no breaks , bad feet and posture, varicose veins … and the smiling. The hours
of endless smiling, you’re the last to get your hair done, so you always look a
state, you live of caffeine and chocolate..and your lungs are basically made up
of hairspray and bleach (not to mention there just no point to having your
nails done… because they’ll soon be a the same colour as your clients hair…)
But, when your client bounces back from the mirror after
checking out her new cut or colour, grinning like a crazy person!… ahhh…
Totally worth it,
When they recommend you to anyone that will listen, when
they tag you in a beautiful hair selfie or leave a review….
Really, really worth it!
January can be a hard month for the majority of us, cold, wet,
raining and lets face it… we’ve ate nothing but turkey, chocolate and spent all
our money on…. Well im not really sure where is goes (I think the elf’s take
So I simply wanted to make someone’s day, in one of the more
rubbish months of the year.
But I also wanted to remind people (and myself!) to enjoy having a hair
experience! No rushing, running – just a totally free hair pamper… just because
their friend, sister, mum, aunti,nabour thinks their lovely… and deserving .
I have already had some rather amazing messages, people
nominating people- I didn’t expect such a quick response!
I’m very sad I can’t treat you all, but some of you really
do have some amazing friends…
And its actually makes my night reading these messages!
And im really looking forward to doing… whoever wins hair!
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Wedding Hair BlogPosted by Lauren Wed, October 12, 2016 12:03:07
7/8 months before – discuss and order products/hair care routine
Find out what products will help your hair, help any
problems and enhance your hair, it doesn’t matter to much if you’re not 1000%
sure on what style you’re going for, up or down healthy hair is easier to
style, shape and create style on!
Tips- medium hair is the best to work with, so by using
volume shampoo on fine hair, or oils to make course hair more pliable, are aim
is to get your hair as close to ‘medium’ as we can with products, if your hair
is already medium (not to thick or fine) it’s about getting it healthy and full
of shine, I would suggest ‘SLS’ , Sulphate and harsh chemical free shampoos,
(I use Beever hair care and have wedding hair packages that
involve hair care, trials and wedding day styling – and can all be delivered to
your door if the package needs swapping around to suit your hair, just ask!!)
6/7 months before- start your hair journey (I can help brides local to Quorn)
Your products have had a good month to work, so pre book
your appointment to start that journey, you may want to be longer, blonder, healthier
or just get a more polished look ,Box dye can be more damaging and harder to
remove, so it takes time! Blonde can’t be achieved over night in most cases;
and if the aim is to grow. – Sometimes it’s slow and steady that’s the best approach.
Tips- depending on your colour and cut anything from 4 weeks
to every 8/9 , once you’ve had your first appointments and there’s a plan in
place book backwards from your wedding so you know your colour and cut will be
fresh (and there will be no roots!
3/ 4 months before – trials
Remember to pre book (especially if you need a Saturday!)
your hair should have had a little work by now and be closer if not at your
desired colour , your close enough to actually get excited, but there is a
little time left should you like another trial, or want any tweaks to your
colour or cut
Tip- some brides are unfortunately to far away for me to help with mobile appointments, its an idea to take a photo of your trial style to your hairdresser, they may be able to colour according to the style like I do.
3/ 4 weeks before – last colour and cut
Make sure your colour and cut is fresh! You may require a vitamin
or conditioning mask or shine gloss, make sure it’s not too close to your big
day, as it can make hair feel weighed down for a day or two, but if like most
your colour is due 2/3 weeks before, asking for a conditioning mask between
your foils whist your colour takes is a great way to get a fresh colour, cut
and give your hair one last drink (it shouldn’t affect your hair style, again
as long as it’s not too close to your big day!)
1 day before- hair prep
So you’ve been using your recommended products for a good
7/8 months now, your hair should be in the best condition possible, so generally
the night before –A good shampoo, conditioner and heat protection (and anything
else recommended) will keep you hair safe during the hour or so of styling –
add hold, texture and shine and make your hair as beautiful as possible!
Of course we will bring our lotions and potions but the
better you treat it, the easier it is for us, and the longer your style lasts! So
doing a blow dry is ideal!
Tip- we say night before! But talk just ask, all hair is diffrent, a
lot of ‘off the shelf’ products can leave a plastic coating on your hair using
the correct products should mean your hair is easier to curl and control so remember
to pack them, or re order if needed!
for more information see www.plaitsandpincurls.co.uk or contact 07511563997
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