A Little Bit About Me

Big things are happening at Lovehair and I am on a mission to start updating our blog regulary in order to tell you more about what we get up to.

To get into reading a blog I know you need to get your head around the person or company behind it to give you a better idea of whether it’s your ‘cup of tea’  My friend Sonia at www.Wantthatwedding.com taught me this from her own blog and I can see how important it is so I’ve decide to put myself out there, stop keeping you all at arms length and share a little more about me. Jo Irving, founder of Lovehair & Co..                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As a person I am genuine, I cannot lie for toffee, I work reeeaallly hard, I think I’m lazy but can go days without even sitting down except for in my car!, I LOVE my slow cooker, I am happy with my lot, I like manners & good customer service, I love surfing & the great outdoors, I’m scared of spiders, negative people drain the marrow from my bones and I currently have a fetish for Ash boots and Gloriously skinny soups, I can and do eat chocolate all day long and not put on any weight (please don’t hate me!!) I cry at most tv programmes Xfactor, Wild at heart, anything but not usually in my own life, I laugh when I’m nervous (on my wedding day. A lot!) and I’m scared of PTA meetings. Weird I know!

What I am. The stuff that matters and makes me tick..

Mum to 2 amazing children - I know everyone says that about their kids but mine genuinely are! They are my source of happiness and entertainment on tap. Nothing makes me happier than when we are all proper belly laughing at one thing or another..I’m lucky we have this so often!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Married to a man that pretty much holds it all together for me –he does more than his fair share so that I can do this! He makes me smile, and makes my belly flip regularly – In a good way. A sure sign that I love him! We’re hoping to renew our vows in 2014 in Cornwall to celebrate being married 10years. Not sure of the exact details but I know it will definitely involve the beach, surfing, some kind of shell fish & a man with a guitar – Because that’s how we roll.                                                                                           

 Hair stylist – I have been hairdressing since I was 16.When I was working in a salon all I wanted to do was the hair ups and the styling when no one else did. Now I feel lucky to work in a job that frankly doesn’t even feel like work, alongside talented and creative people. I am also lucky to have found my niche in bridal hair styling and to be recognised as a specialist in my industry.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lover of new seasons- Doesn’t matter which one, I just love a change in season always feels like a fresh start 

I simply LOVE Cornwall..It’s my happy place. I love everything about it but mainly the way it makes me feel while I’m there.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My absolute favourite thing to do is be with my family on the beach. We are all keen surfers (please note the use of the word keen) So we usually spend the day in the surf, followed by a simple BBQ usually sausages & franks in rolls, pitta and dips and a bottle of champagne. We literally do this every time we can get to a beach, even if it’s lashing down with rain. It’s our thing. Add a rounders bat or frisbee and I’ve got myself the perfect day.

Surfing & Running – Both give me a buzz and fill me with fresh air, happiness & satisfaction. Very important part of my work /life/family balance.

I enjoy cooking, not sure how good I am but it’s important to me that my family eat well and eat yummy. I LOVE having people round for dinner especially if it’s my friends and family en masse. 

Learning new things - I am all for bettering ones self and being in charge of your own happiness. You and only you are to blame if things don’t work out the way you wanted. And only you can change it.

I am happy, I truly am. I have a supportive family,  children and husband that I adore and who adore me, I own my house, I live in a beautiful town, I have great friends so I am very lucky. However  I am a little shy, and a worrier so I have to push myself out of my comfort zone, do things I don’t really want to do so that I can achieve the things I do.                                                                                                       

I am a true believer in if you want it enough, it’s yours for the taking! To gain confidence and give myself ‘head space’ I take myself off on lots of courses and set myself challenges. Over the last few years I have put my mind to: Sailing, computing courses, teaching, make up courses, jewellery making, creative nail courses, 10k  runs , tai chi, clay pigeon shooting, languages, advanced hair courses and accounting ..This year I will be doing a half marathon in May and a further teaching course. Phew..

So there you are a little bit of me, I hope it hasn’t put you off reading more about Lovehair!