When should I book you?
My advice would be to enquire as soon as you know your wedding date so that I can check my availability for you and secure your wedding hair date in my diary with a deposit. A trial run can then be arranged nearer the time of your wedding when more details are confirmed.
Do I need to pay a deposit to secure my wedding day?
Yes. A non refundable deposit of 20% is required to hold the date of your wedding in my diary up until we meet for your trial run. This amount is then taken off the cost of your trial but becomes non-refundable should you need to cancel my services before the trial run occurs. You will receive a booking form receipt with all your details on.
What areas do you cover?
I'm based in Eastwood, Nottingham, but there's no real limit to how far I would travel for a wedding. If you like my work and would like to book me for your wedding day I'm more than happy to come to you wherever you are, whether in or outside of the East Midlands.
Do you charge travel costs?
There are no travel costs for areas within approximately 20 min drive from where I live (NG16 3FY). Travel costs may apply for areas further afield. Please include the location of your booking in your email when contacting me so that I can get back to you with an accurate quote. I can travel anywhere you need me so please don't assume that you live too far for me to travel to you, don't hesitate to inquire.
How far in advance of my wedding will we do the trial?
I usually recommend doing the trial 2-3 months in advance of your wedding day. This way there’s time for your hair to grow a little if the style requires it.
How long does the trial run take?
I will work with you until you are happy with your look hair trials with me usually take up to 1 to 1.5 hours. Before your trial appointment, we will have had exchanged emails, photos and ideas to pin down your preferred style. The trial run is the opportunity to refine and perfect that style until you’re 100% happy with it.
How should I prepare for the trial run?
I usually ask my brides to wash their hair the night before the trial as hair can sometimes be easier to work with when washed in advance. However, if you have an oily scalp and tend to wash your hair every day then this is also fine as long as your hair is washed and blow-dried at least a couple of hours before your appointment.
If possible, please bring along your veil or any other jewellery or hair accessories that you plan to wear on the day. If you’ve not made a final decision on these yet, that’s not a problem, but the more accurate a reconstruction of your wedding style we can do at the trial, the more confident you’ll feel about your look being right for you. If there are several options you’re considering, bring along pictures of them and we can discuss the pros and cons of each together to help you make a decision.
Can my bridal party have a trial?
It is not essential for everyone in the booking to have a trial run beforehand but if your mum or any of the bridesmaids would like one I’m very happy to accommodate this. I would ask however that bridal trial run is booked on the same day as that of the bridal party if possible.
Whats your process when working with a bride, from initial enquiry to the day itself?
We have an initial email exchange to discuss the date and location of the wedding, the number of people needing my services and other important details. A deposit is paid to secure the date in my diary. We’ll then book in a trial, and I encourage my brides to send over images and ideas showing their vision for the big day – including styles of hair they like, but also their colour schemes and the style of their wedding gown and jewellery. We’ll meet on the agreed date for the trial run to design and finalise the hairstyle. I’ll style the bride’s hair to give her as clear an idea as possible how everything will look. If the trial is a success, then final details are confirmed. On the wedding day I’ll arrive promptly with a big smile, offering a calming, happy presence to help get everyone ready in good time. We’ll recreate the lovely hairstyles from the trial and I’ll be on hand to help with securing the veil and generally helping out so the bride feels totally supported and happy.
Whats your favourite part of the job?
I love to help women feel good about themselves. Seeing them smile at their reflection and stand tall with confidence after a session with me feels so good. No two days are the same in my job – the variety that this work gives me is amazing and it keeps me feeling creative and inspired. Being able to be a part of someone’s wedding is a very special thing, and I love getting to see the incredible venues and gorgeous dresses and accessories that my brides have chosen