Our 4 day bridal hair course is one of our best selling courses and once you know a bit about it, it’s easy to see why!
Whether you’re a professional hairdresser wanting to up your bridal hairstyling game and stay on top of all the latest techniques and trends, or an absolute beginner looking for an insight into the world of bridal hair and and lots of hands on practice, our 4 day bridal hair course ticks all the boxes.
This week we have held our second 4 day bridal hair course of the year (with another coming up in London this November), so what better way to fill you in on what we get up to during those 4 intensive training days than by telling you a bit about it, alongside some of the amazing work our students have created?
We’re ceaselessly impressed by the consistently excellent quality of the work produced by students (not just on our 4 day bridal hair course, but on our 2 day and online AQA accredited courses too!), and no matter what their background or previous experience, every student manages to surprise themselves with how much they have learned and how far they have come in such a short amount of time. With only 6 students on our 4 day bridal hair course, you’ll get plenty of 1-2-1 guidance and loads of practice time.
How does it work?
You might be wondering exactly how we do things on our 4 day bridal hair course and what makes it so great. Here’s a brief run down of what you will cover during your 4 days training with award winning bridal hair stylist, Pam Wrigley:
- Hair Prep
- Using Heated Rollers
- Working with Short Hair
- Tumbling up-do’s for bride and MOB
- Red carpet up-do’s
- Quick Finger Waves
To start you off, the first day will be spent learning some of the basics, but if you’re a pro don’t let this put you off – just because you’ve been shown how to set rollers, secure styles, backcomb and finish before doesn’t mean you know our way (the best way!) of doing things!
Pam Wrigley has been a bridal hair stylist for over 25 years, and as you can probably imagine she’s picked up a nifty trick or two which she is now thrilled to be able to share with her students. Even the most experienced stylists attending our courses are always shocked at how much knowing incredible hairstyling techniques can change the way you create bridal hairstyles, and it’s always for the better!
If you’re new to bridal hairstyling, this is the best introduction you could hope for – you’ll be learning the correct way, at your own pace, how to put together bridal hairstyles so you’ll never have to undo bad styling habits.
On the first day, Pam will give you some really in-depth demonstrations and you’ll start having a go at creating your own styles before lunch! For today, you’ll be getting to grips with these new techniques on training heads so that you’re ready to work with your live models on day 2…
- Live model practice
- French pleat & Audrey Hepburn
- Tumbling over the shoulder styles
- Mother of the Bride styles
- Buns for short hair
- Working with extensions
On the second day you’ll be raring to go, having learned everything you need to get you started in creating beautiful bridal hairstyles.
First thing, you’ll be introduced to your model (who loves having her hair done, do don’t be nervous!) and then after a quick recap and demonstration you’ll get right into styling.
Today, you’ll be expanding your knowledge of working with short hair both as it is and also including extensions. Pam will show you how to create some of the most popular bridal hairstyles for brides, bridesmaids and mother of the bride, including a fabulous vintage inspired Audrey Hepburn look which works fantastically well with both long and short hair.
- Live model practice
- Creating different curls & waves
- High buns for long hair
- ½ up styles & 2-in-1 styles
- Working with donuts and padding
- Time trial
On day 3 you’ll be working with live models again, but this time with long hair.
You’ll discover how to create different curls and waves using both tongs and rollers – ever wondered about the difference between creating a corkscrew curl or a more beachy wave? You don’t need loads of different hairstyling tools, you just need a set of rollers and great technique!
You’ll work with some more high fashion bridal hairstyles, such as a high ballerina bun, using donuts and padding to develop that perfect shape, and also some really classic looks.
You’ll be shown slow, focused demonstrations on how to create each style, but you’re also free to experiment! We encourage our 4 day bridal hair course students to make each style their own and play around with everything they’re learning. The idea behind the course is not that you’ll go away having learned a set few styles, but that you feel confident in putting together any hairstyle.
- Working with long, thick, heavy Hair
- Low Buns
- Plaits: all types covered including rope twists, fishtail & waterfall
- Photo Shoot with live model
- Securing Accessories: Veil, tiara, fresh flowers
- Business Advice Session
Day 4 – the grand finale of our 4 day bridal hair course! Today you’ll have so much fun putting your new skills to the test at your very own professional portfolio photoshoot!
Recap with Pam in the morning and add some lovely plaits and braids into your new hairstyle repertoire before moving on to work with your stunning model and getting some really fabulous photos for your portfolio.
We’ll have a full studio set up and a pro photographer and makeup artist provided to make sure your work looks it’s absolute best. What you do with your photoshoot is up to you! Want to focus on 1 or 2 amazing hairstyles? Or maybe you want to do a collection of quick looks? Whatever you want to achieve, Pam and her team will help you get there.