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Hair Trends Summer 2019

Long Hair is back this summer and ladies are swaying towards the natural tousled look once more. Placing the straighteners to one side ladies are now digging out their diffusers and ripping off their nozzles (on the end of the hairdryer!) in search of a natural textured and bouncy look. The curled look does emit a youthful glow to many ladies and curls are often an image associated with energy and youth.

Clients truly are demanding the wash and go image once more and hair is either naturally dried or rough dried and loosely tonged. Length wise we are now going just around the shoulder area for the flexibility of the summer updos.

Where we are short we are edgy short with many women opting for a little razor work here and there! Under shaves and one sided shaves are much more prevalent this summer and its a great way to keep length, stay cool and look trendy!

Colour wise….Silver is thankfully finally on the decrease and the look this summer is the sandy, aztec blonde image and clients are wanting the more natural blonde nordic tones that give more beige tones and warmth and this is now overtaking the ashen/silver blondes requested much of last year. I might add this is more achievable longer lasting and in the majority probably kinder to the hair so a positive change of trend as far as I’ Continue reading

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Wedding Preparations

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The beauty of living and working in such a stunning location is that there is an absence of  a “wedding season.” Loving couples are constantly tying the knot at the many exquisite hotels in the Lake District. A majority of my happy couples do not hail from Cumbria and are travelling with their nearest and dearest to enjoy a wonderful day celebrating their relationship. This is a glorious treat for everyone involved to spend time in the picturesque Lakes, however planning for what is the most magical day of your life is made extremely hard when dealing with so many unknowns. Who is the best supplier for cakes, hair, makeup, flowers etc. ? This is a huge issue as unreliable or unsatisfactory service in these areas threatens to ruin your big day.

Many Hotels do have dedicated wedding coordinators who are often a great source of information. Many hotels offer recommendations in their brochures. I would urge you to discuss your requirements with the staff as well as read the marketing material and always bear in mind that the bigger the marketing advert does not always correlate to the best service for you!

My advice is ask the suppliers you find first to recommend other professionals. I have worked this area for over twelve years and last year completed over 120 weddings! For this reason I always am brutally honest about who I will vouch for with regards other suppliers as I want the best for my customers. Also it always creates a much more relaxed friendly atmosphere if the suppliers are familiar with each other,used to working together and compliment each other. For example I work with many photographers and can recommend them based on your personality. I even know how each like to arrange the room and can save them having to do it when they get there. Makeup artists and myself work well together and with many we have a system that works well and keeps everything ticking away in a relaxed manner! All of the suppliers have seen it all and are aware of each others strengths and can help guide you to find a “fit” for your requirements.

Planning is such a major part of the process and I can’t stress enough the importance of drawing on the “locals” knowledge. Plus, if you get all the pieces in the right place, the suppliers are all professionals in their field and the day will run smoothly!

Happy Planning!

Ashley x