What are your booking terms?
Can I come and see you before booking?
Of course! come and see us for a chat or a consultation at the studio any time. Just let us know when and we will ensure we are there to greet you and pop the kettle on.
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How will the consultation session for my bridal hair work?
- When deciding how to wear your hair or make up on your wedding day, the first thing you should consider is the 'look' you are aiming to achieve. Do you want your look to be glamorous, natural and understated, chic and sleek,pretty and feminine, a classic look or something a little bit quirky and different? Your look should be 'you' and suit your personality.
- What styles do you particularly like? Showing us pictures of make up and hair styles you like is really helpful. It doesn't have to be 'the one' but will give us ideas and inspiration, and more importantly let us know your tastes, likes and dislikes.
- If you are still not sure we can look at your dress, flowers, the venue, and any theme you may have chosen. Your face shape, hair length, dress style and neckline are also things to consider.
After putting all these things into the mix we will have a unique hair creation just for you!
Is a hair and make up trial session essential?
No, it's not essential but if at all possible we do highly recommend that you have a trial. A trial takes place several weeks before your actual wedding and is a good way to save precious time on the big day itself and is also great for calming any jitters or worries you might have about your look.
You probably tried on several dresses before you found the 'one' and it can be sensible to do the same thing with your hair.
I definitely want a trial - What now?
We would advise a trial two months to two weeks before your wedding day. A trial is a chance for us to meet and try out some different styles and looks. We can visit you at home or you can come to the studio (Please note Jo's booking are at the studio only) and we will chat through any ideas and looks that you like (see consultation Q&A).
It's a great idea to bring lots of photos of styles that you like, your veil or any hair jewellery or head gear you have chosen. If you would like hair jewellery but can't decide what is best for you, we can help you decide on the ideal accessories for your chosen look.
Once you have secured the date with us your stylist will be in touch to introduce herself and book a trial at your convenience, you will be able to liase directly with her.
What make up brands do you use?
The Lovehair make up artists use their own products, a medley of brands they find work for them. If you are after a specific look ask the booking team, as some artists specialise in a certain type of make up. This could be for older or younger skin, scarring, tattoos or skin imperfections that need covering up. You may want a true vintage or retro look, or something more on trend. We have the right make up artist for you!
Brands you’ll find in a Lovehair make up artists’ kit include: Nars, Smashbox, Mac, Laura Mercier, Loreal, By Terry, Chanel, Bobbi Brown, Stilla, ShuUemura, Chantecaille, Jemma Kidd, Dior and Urban Decay.
Can I use my own make up?
My hair is not very long - can I still wear it up?
It depends on the thickness of your hair but short hair is just as versatile as long and with short hair. What's more, you'd be surprised how many options you have just by drying it differently, adding product, or hair accessories. If you would like your hair up a good option would be putting in a hair piece or (clip in) hair extensions.
They are priced from around £20 upto £100 and can be matched perfectly to your own hair colour. The effect is so natural looking that nobody would notice the difference. Hair pieces are also great for adding volume to fine hair. Please mention this to your stylist before the trial and she will be able to advise.
I'd like to use accessories in my hair but I'm not sure what to choose?
Choosing accessories for your hair can be a little bit daunting, particularly if you are keen to try something different but you are not sure what will suit you. If you have decided to have a trial (see Q&A's above), you will need to bring your accessories with you and this will be the perfect opportunity to try them out. It's better to have yor accesory compliment your hair than your hair have to compliment your accesory as it may not be right for you. To help you choose exactly the right kind of accessories, I've listed some of my favourite accessory tips, and ideas for how we could use them, below:
- If your dress is sequined or has metallic colours in it, wear a matching accessory in your hair rather than feathers or flowers.
- A large accessory may slide down fine or straight hair so go for a comb that grips instead.
- Want a bit of sparkle but not keen on tiaras? Try scattering diamantes or strings of jewels through your hair.
- Dramatic feathers work best in hair that is softly waved and natural looking.
- Add Hollywood Glamour with fur or feather accessories pinned to an elegant side bun .
- If you're tall and your partner isn't or you have a slightly longer face stay away from tiaras that give lots of height.
- Get maximum impact with a simple side comb or slide added to sexily tousled curls .
- Achieve a romantic look or soften a sleeker style by threading blooms through loose curls. Short hair? Use a pretty comb or flowers to define a sexy side parting.
- If you are petite a pretty crystal comb will add some height - avoid large tiaras or crowns as this will create the impression of 'playing dressing up'!
- For a classic elegant look entwine pearls in your hair to complete your look.
- If your dress has a lot of detail on the front you can use hair accessories at the back to avoid it being 'too much'.
- Cropped, short or pulled back styles go well with ultra short retro veils.
- Give a high bun the 'Grace Kelly Effect' effect with a long demure veil.
- Attach a long but very sheer veil to a sleek up do for extra drama.
- For an elaborate church wedding a half-up style framed with lace is perfect.
- Go for a scalloped veil added to an up do with a strong centre parting for a modern look.
- A single large flower against a short sharp bob makes a stunning statement.
- A simple up do such as a side bun can carry off the addition of bold lilies or orchids.
- Miniature soft pink roses or daisies placed in a soft up do gives a sweet innocent feel.
Should I wash my hair before you arrive?
We will let you know before the day when you should wash your hair. If you are having your hair up, we usually advise you wash it the night before - this ensures your hair is not too soft, making it easier to put up and stay up. If on the other hand you are having your hair blow dried, and you aren't having a trial, it's better that you wait until we arrive so that we can see any natural waves or kinks. That way we have a better idea of technique and the right products to use.
How far in advance do I need to book?
You can provisionally book your wedding hair a year in advance (we work year to year, so you can book any time this year for any date next year) and your booking is secured with a deposit. See our terms for full details. Please secure your date as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Click here at any time to make a booking.
How can I pay?
Once you have paid a deposit to secure your booking, either online or over the telephone you can pay the balance on the day by cash or directly into the stylists bank by previous arrangement.
Payments must be made for your trial directly to your stylist on the day of the trial.
All payments must be received and cleared before the wedding day.
What areas do you cover?
We have a studio in Redhill, Surrey but we have stylists all over the UK from Scotland to Cornwall. A travel fee may be added if you are out of our area but all locations can be covered. We also work in Europe see our Destination wedding page for details
I want to make a booking, what do I do now?
The first step is to fill in the online booking form, call or email to check availability for the date you want. Then secure your date with a deposit of £50.00: Back to top
- Speak to other members of your wedding party and decide what other services you need.
- Pay your deposit and secure your date.
- Have a look at styles, and think about the look you are going for.
- Contact us to book your trial, if you decide to have one.
- If you have several bridesmaids it is a good idea to think about whether they will have the same or different styles. and whether they also need a trial.
- Have your trial, bringing any accessories with you and together, we'll find the perfect hair style for you.
- Check and finalise your booking with us to ensure that we have enough time for everybody in your party.
- Relax and enjoy being pampered!
What other services do you offer?
We are a team of fully qualified hair stylists and make up artists, some team members offer further services such as cuts and colours, nail treatments, airbrushing, hair extensions and spa treatments. Please ask for details.
What do I do if I change my mind or require a second trial?
If after your trial you change your mind you are welcome to book a second trial, the price for this will be the same as the first. If you are happy with technique used and simply would like different colours or a slight change to the style you can discuss this over the phone or via email with your stylist as a second trial may not be necessary.
If you have changed your mind regarding the number of people requiring hair or make up or would like to cancel the booking the deposit will be retained and the balance will be due in full if you are within 2 weeks of the wedding. See terms and conditions
The question I want to ask is not listed, what do I do?
If the answer you are looking for is not listed here, we'd be delighted to answer it personally. Click here to call or email us.