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Wedding Hair Styling Frequently Asked Questions

Booking

HOW SOON SHOULD I BOOK?

The short answer is really, As soon as you know your wedding date, my diary gets very busy for popular dates throughout the year. Bookings can be made up to anywhere between 2- 3 years in advance. With most brides enquiring of my availability 1 year - 18 months in advance.

 

HOW DO I BOOK?

To secure your booking with me please accept the quotation and electronically sign my T&Cs. Please also kindly complete the booking form within your personalised  quote. I also require a 30% booking fee to secure your date. This can be paid via bank transfer. 

 

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?

All prices are available for you to view via the packages page.

 

I'D LIKE TO KNOW YOUR AVAILABILITY BEFORE FILLING OUT A QUOTATION FORM. HOW DO I DO THIS?

Simply pop me over an email via the contact page and I can check my availability for you. If you are following me on Instagram you can also drop me a DM. 

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO STYLE THE HAIR ON THE DAY?

I like to allow around one hour and Half for my brides but it may be longer or shorter depending on the chosen style. The Hollywood wave can be a time consuming style to create, taking anywhere from up to 2 hours, But it is so worth every minute! My Signature package is the ideal match for this style. 

Other wedding party guests (e.g bridesmaids, mother of the bride/groom) take approximately 40 - 50 mins and flower girls approximately 30 mins.  A wedding morning timeline will be shared with you around 4-6 weeks prior to the wedding, we can confirmed after your trial run how long your styling is likely to take once your dream style has been created. 

 

DO YOU CHARGE FOR TRAVEL?

Travel 5 to 15 miles from my home is complementary depending on which package is selected after this a charge of 50p per mile is charged. 

Travel charges will be incorporated into your quotation. 

 

WHERE DO YOU TRAVEL?

Based in Cambridgeshire I cover the east of England but 

I love to travel wherever my brides need me so anywhere in the UK!

I am often working at Swynford Manor, Bassmead Manor Barns, The Old Hall Ely, Hengrave Hall, Lanwades Hall, Pentney Abby, OxneadHall, Holmewood Hall, The Granary estatesGaynes Park, Gosfield Hall, Butley Priory, Bruisyard Hall, Wilderness Reserve to name but a few. 

Destination weddings are available upon request. 

*Travel and accommodation charges apply.

 

DO YOU HAVE A MINIMUM BOOKING AMOUNT?

Yes, I have a minimum booking requirement Bride + 2 adults. Should you wish to include additional bridal party members, I would be delighted to accommodate them at an additional charge. 

Hair Trial Preview 

WHEN SHOULD I WASH MY HAIR BEFORE MY HAIR PREVIEW?

On the day of, or night before. It is best to have freshly washed and dry hair. This can be either in the morning ( if your hair is particularly oily or heavily loaded with product) or the night before. Advise on hair care and washing can be given at your preview when I have fully assessed your hair type. 

 

WHEN SHOULD I HAVE MY HAIR PREVIEW?

There is no set time frame, however I would suggest no earlier than 

3-6 months before the wedding. Around this time most of the important details will have been chosen, especially the dress and you will have a clear idea of how you would like to look.  

 

HOW LONG WILL MY HAIR PREVIEW TAKE?

Depending on which package is selected previews last anywhere from 2 - 3.5  hours. This will give us enough time to try a few styles out. If you're torn between up or down we can try both, style it down first then pop it up after. I will always take photos during your preview as this will help you to see what your hair looks like at all angles and to compare both styles if you are still undecided. 

If you are looking to try out the Hollywood wave along with another style my signature package is suggested as I allow more time at your preview to go over the styling more in depth.   

 

CAN MY BRIDAL PARTY HAVE A HAIR PREVIEW ALSO?

Yes, If anyone in your bridal party would like to have a hair preview then please contact me and this can be arranged. 

 

WHERE DOES THE HAIR PREVIEW TAKE PLACE?

Hair previews take place at my professional bridal home salon just outside of Ely during the day and on weekdays only.  

Upgrade options are available for your preview to take place at your home or venue of choice along with limited Saturday appointments upon request. Please get in touch directly to discuss pricing for this upgrade. 

I THINK I MAY NEED HAIR EXTENSIONS FOR MY HAIR STYLE. DO I NEED THESE BEFORE MY HAIR PREVIEW?

Not necessarily, I have a small selection of clip in hair extensions that we can try out in your hair at your preview. If you are unsure if you need them or not, I can help you with how to purchase the correct type for your hair style and I even offer a colour matching service and can order them for you.  Alternatively if you already have clip in hair extensions or currently wear extensions then I am able to work with these as well. 
 

DO I NEED TO HAVE MY VEIL AND HAIR ACCESSORIES FOR THE HAIR PREVIEW?

If you have already purchased your hair accessories then please bring these along with you and we will incorporate them into your style. If you have not yet chosen to have any and you’d like to try some out I do have a small selection of hair accessories and veils available to try at the time of your preview.

On The Wedding Day

WHEN WILL YOU ARRIVE?

I will always aim to arrive early wherever possible. I will allow 15 mins to set up before we get started. This will all be mapped out for you in your timeline and sent over to you around 4/6 weeks before the day after your trial. 

 

WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND ON MY STYLE ON THE DAY?

Don’t worry this has happened before. As we will have already met at your hair preview I will have a pretty good understanding of your hair and what it can do so we can always work on a new style on the day if you change your mind at the last minute. 

 

WILL YOU STAY UNTIL I'M COMPLETELY READY AND IN MY DRESS?

Yes, I will stay right up until you are ready to walk down the aisle for any last minute adjustments.

I can even be on hand for further touch ups during your all important wedding photos and stay until after the wedding breakfast with my optional extras. Please Email to inquire about these services. 
 

If you have any other questions please feel free to email me. 

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