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Bridal Hair Heroes

Let’s be honest, after the dress, hair and makeup are the most essential parts of your big day. I’d rather have my reception in a cardboard box than forego hair and makeup! I’d also gladly sell the groom for a good hair stylist.

Picking your hair guru for the big day can be somewhat daunting,  a lot depends on budget, your style and also how comfortable you feel on the day with the chosen one. You’ve got to be able to ask them to fix something if it needs to be. You know us Irish..

”Is everything okay?”

”Oh yes, yes, it’s fiiiiine. Thank you” as a crow lands on your nest hive head!

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Hair stylists usually get snapped up early, you need to be booking a good bit in advance to avoid disappointment.  You can start to Pinterest different hair that you love and then bring it with you. Do not be afraid to give them your overall idea or look and not just the hair idea. They should be able to tell you what’ll suit your face and that a Croydon facelift a la Michaela is not on trend.

Michaella McCollum Connolly in a Peruvian court

Nourishing and taking good care of your mane will also make your hair stylist’s job a million times easier on the day. Get a good colourist (tip: not sun-in!!), get it trimmed regularly, use treatments once a week. I recommend Nioxin for thin hair, it’s the dog’s b*llox for getting the hair to a healthier state

If you are thinking about getting extensions, please do some research on reputable salons, you do not want a bad job done on these. Email if you’d like a list 🙂

Here are my top bridal hairstylist picks for your dream hair:

Norma Jean – Di Milo Hair

Ah, it’s the wizard of the hair world. This Harry Potter hails from the DiMilo salon in Donnybrook. She’s a master in colour, cuts, up-styles and blowdries.

Norma Jean is very creative and she’ll get you the colour blend of your dreams. She recently won hairdresser of the year at the Image Awards – get her while you can!!! She’s sound as a pound too..

Hair by Joanne Kelly

Joanne is the bridal buddha, bringing brides years of joy and beautiful hair. If you are looking for years of experience with luscious sweeping locks. She is literally the Queen of the flowing curls. Joanne is highly sought-after, be sure to book quick!

Carla Rose

Carla Rose Hair is another extremely popular choice and is one to watch in my opinion. Carla features in a lot of editorial work and all of her brides manes seem to have a vintage look and they all manage to look effortlessly chic. Carla is also lethal at colouring, so if you need colour advice along with your do, then get on this lady ASAP.

Tori Keane

I worked with Tori at a wedding before, her pretty style and professionalism won me over. Tori is really strong at mixing it up with all kinds of hair styles and she’s also got a ridiculous amount of experience too to make sure you remain calm on the big day, so you don’t have to overdose on the ole Rescue Remedy on the big day.

Who have you booked or have you had any horror stories?

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Lethal Weapon: High Definition Browtec Pencil

My High Definition Browtec pencil is hands down my favourite brow pencil. It is one of the best weapons in my makeup kit and it has yet to let me down. If my house was on fire, it’s definitely one of the items I’d be trying to grab. That’s if they haven’t already been singed off mid-fire, because, then I’m fucked. I’d be a solid 2 without my brows.

The Browtec pencil is available in 3 colours, so it will suit a wide range of brows whether you are fair, dark, alabaster or full blown Twilight.  I use the Vamp pencil despite it being for darker hair, I like my brows dark, like my soul.

The pencil is slim,(cue frantic searching in makeup bag and calls of S.O.S), and has a retractable twist-up mechanism that is thinner and firmer than ever, delivering precise application every time. The firm texture makes this brow pencil easy to control and apply, ensuring lines are clean, accurate and not wonky!

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It’s perfect for recreating super-fine hair strokes, so it stops you from drawing your brows on too heavy. It also has a spoolie to brush your brows in to perfect shape, this is also great for anyone with false eyelashes as you can use it to brush those through too.

With excellent colour coverage, the Browtec has a non-oily formula and contains a blend of waxes so application is easy and coverage is long lasting. I have used this on thinner brows to create a fuller look or on thick brows to just finish off the brow shape.

It’s a complete god-send! It’s available on the High Definition website and it’s £16.00, well worth the spend, as one pencil goes a long way. You can also get this pencil from your local High Definition stylist.

If you are a bride, I’d highly recommend this for your big day, it will show up fantastic on camera as it won’t cake on the brow.

Here’s a guide for your hair type: 

Bombshell: perfect for fair hair and skin
Foxy: perfect for medium hair and skin
Vamp: perfect for dark hair and skin

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