start a new career as a Bridal Hair stylst

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working as a bridal Hairstylist

If you’re thinking about starting a new career as a bridal hairstylist – I can strongly recommend it.

Working as a bridal hairstylist is a fabulous job to do.

I’ve been doing this job for over 25 years and I can quite honestly say it is a real pleasure to go to work every day!

Everybody is happy, you get to work in beautiful venues, with people drinking champagne and putting on gorgeous dresses – what is there not to like?!!

your new career as a Bridal hair stylist & bringing up a family

Working as a bridal hairstylist also allowed me to work around my children whilst they were small. Because I was able to work just a couple of hours at the weekend and be at home during the week.

And yet I could still earn a good income.

My bridal hair styling business has changed over the years, and as my children have grown and become more independent, my bridal hair styling business has gone from strength to strength.

BE CREATIVE WITH BRIDAL HAIR STYLiNG

Working as a bridal hairstylist is also a great option If you are thinking of developing it as an aside to your regular 9-5 job.

Not only will you get the chance to be creative and to work with people, but because it is flexible, it has the potential to build and grow as you become more confident.

You don’t actually need a big cash outlay to work as a bridal hairstylist either.

HOw much does it cost to set up as a bridal hairstylist?

You can buy your bridal hair kit essentials for under £200, btw you can get more info on your bridal hairstyle kit essentials here.

And, if you decide to train here with us at Create Beautiful Hair, you’ll be able to get your online bridal hair training for just £395.

But keep an eye out for our special offers!

So starting a new career as a bridal hairstylist definitely won’t break the bank.

bridal hair stylist course research

As with all things it is worth doing your research.

As you need to make sure you find right bridal hairstyle training course, so you can get your bridal hairstyling career off to a flying start..

Please find below a break down of the online bridal hair course that we have on offer, with information on your course work and exams.

You’ll also get information on the professional insurance you’ll be able to purchase on graduation.

So you really will be ready to start your new career as a bridal hair stylist!

Just get in touch if you have any questions about the online bridal hair course, or about working as a bridal hair stylist, I’m here to help!

Pam Wrigley

Award Winning Bridal Hairstylist & Head Trainer, here at Create Beautiful Hair Ltd

Bridal Hair style online Course Work

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Learn how to create Bridal and Hair-up Styles with Pam Wrigley.

On this course you will be able to work through our in-depth bridal hair course work, step by step, getting hairstyling help and advice from Pam along the way.

Learning bridal hairstyling, blow drying and braiding as you work your way towards starting your new career as a bridal hair stylist.

With over 150 Bridal hair-style tutorials and plus lots of wedding hairstyle facts to learn, we recommend you dedicate a minimum of 50hrs to your online course work.

This will include both practical and written assessments, over 6 modules,

On graduation, you’ll receive a Habia CPD approved certificate in the post.

This will enable you to get discounted professional insurance so you can start your career as a bridal hairstylist.

What’s more, you’ll continue to get ongoing support from Pam for the remainder of your membership.

So you will feel supported as you whilst you find you feet in your new career working as a bridal hairstylist.

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Health & Safety for Bridal Hair Professionals

Module 1

Health & Safety is even more important now than it has ever been, and it must be uppermost on your mind when you start working with your brides.

We have in-depth tutorials covering health and safety, kit advice, supplier lists and product advice for a happy client, a happy bridal hair stylist and a safe working environment.

We also recommend all hairstylists, whether you are a CBH student or not, take a look at this very helpful and informative course with Barbicide.

Because it will bring you bang up to date with all the latest health and safety requirements required in the midst of the pandemic.

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Bridal Hair Prep & Correction Foundations

Module 2

Find out how to set the right foundations & secure the hair properly to create any bridal hair style.

Learn how to prep the hair, creating different curls and waves, using tongs, straighteners or a blow-dry. We’ll also show you how to achieve fabulous Hollywood waves and soft corkscrew curls

You’ll learn how to create beautiful textured hairstyles we see on Instagram every day, they really are easy. . .when you know how to do the hair prep.

What’s more, you’ll also get answers to all those niggling concerns, such as:

When should you wash the hair? Which curling technique works best on fine hair? Discover the answer to these questions and lots more.

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Working with Extensions & Padding in Bridal Hairstyles

Module 3

Bridal Hair Styles

You may be surprised just how many of the bridal hairstyles we see on Instagram and Pinterest have been created with the aid of hair extensions.

So, it is important that you learn how to incorporate them into your wedding day hairstyles, before you start your new career as a bridal hairstylist.

On this course, you will find out how to work with extensions and padding, so enabling you to create a wide range of amazing bridal hair styles.

In short, we have bridal/wedding hair style tutorials that specifically cover working with extensions for instagram worthy wedding hairstyles.

Knowing how to use padding will also help you push your creativity, enabling you create great wedding hair styles for different hair lengths.

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Plaits & Braids for Bridal Hairstyles

Module 4

Every great bridal hair stylist must know his/her plaits & braids – they never go out of fashion!

So whether you are braiding the hair for a flower girl hairstyle, or you are incorporating braids into a hairstyle you are creating for a bride, this topic needs to be covered.

With a great choice of braiding tutorials to choose from learn how to create Fishtail, Dutch, French, Waterfall braids (and many more), you’ll be equipped for any braided style.

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Bridal Hairstyles, Relaxed Wedding up-do’s & Vintage Bridal Styles

Module 5

Bridal Hair Styles

Everyone loves the ’I woke up this gorgeous’ look of a relaxed bridal style, but all stylists know that a lot more work goes into that then it might appear! 

Fashions are always changing – find out how to adapt the styles and make them your own.

In this section you will be tested on your creativity, and will be asked to create hairstyles for long, short and medium length hair.

When it comes to your exam work the choice is up to you.

You can create smooth sleek styles, textured up-do’s or classic bridal hairstyles, and submit the to Pam for feedback and marking.

We have hairstyle tutorials that you can watch on each subject.

And, what’s more, if there is a specific bridal style you would like to learn, simply send your photos into Pam and she’ll be able to create a style tutorial for you.

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Working as a Bridal Hairstylist

Module 6

Watch Pam as she works with a bride on a wedding trial and find out how she effortlessly creates different bridal hairstyles.

By now you will have seen Pam working with different hair types, fine/ thick hair, straight or wavy, Afro hair and natural curls.

However, being a great bridal hair stylist isn’t just about creating beautiful wedding hair styles. You also have to know the ins and outs of working with your clients and how to keep them happy.

Find out how to execute the perfect trial run and keep your cool on the big day.

On the wedding day it will be your job to secure the veil and the hair accessories. Luckily, we have tutorials showing you how to secure the veil, working with fresh flowers and also how to secure all things sparkly!

You’ll find tutorials covering all this and more besides, on our online bridal hair course.

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Beautiful Hair-up & Bridal Hairstyles

You’re not alone on this course!

Pam is available throughout your membership to give you tips and advice on anything from creating the right curl to the finishing touches – In fact, she loves getting your questions and progress pictures!

Join the Student Forum, send your questions, images and get feed back on your hairstyling progress at any time.

You an make the first step to starting your new career as a professional bridal hairstylist today. Follow our in-depth, step-by-step tutorials and be amazed at how much you learn!

You can also keep Pam in your pocket when you’re working with clients. Because you’ll have her professional advice available at the click of a button, whenever you need it!

Learn how to blow dry

Blow-drying techniques

Get ready for some serious blowdrying

Join us online and master perfect blow-drying techniques for a flawless finish.

Build your confidence and master a variety of blow drying techniques as you learn how to work with long, short and medium length hair.

Learn how to achieve a big, bouncy blow dry, a curly blow dry and then master the smooth, sleek blow dry.

Your clients will love a good blow dry. . . so make the most of the growing demand for hairstylists who can do a beautiful blow dry..

Professional Bridal Hairstyle INsurance

Discounted Professional insurance

Before you start your new career as a bridal hair stylist and start creating beautiful bridal hairstyles on your clients, it is a good idea to start looking at professional insurance.

Here at Create Beautiful Hair we are extremely pleased to be working with Balens, so we are able offer our graduates discounted professional insurance.

What’s more, we are the only online bridal hair course offering this service to our student graduates*.

All you need to do is complete the online bridal hair course and successfully submit your exam papers and you will be eligible to get professional insurance with Balens.

Balens were founded in 1950 and are an ethical 4th Generation Family Brokerage with 50 staff and 80,000 plus clients. They have been looking after Health and Wellbeing Professionals for over 21 years.

*refers to collaboration with Balens, correct at the time of publishing 7/3/21.

1. ONLINE BRIDAL HAIR COURSE

Life-Time membership

1-2-1 help & advice

£395

2. BRIDAL HAIRSTYLE TUTORIALS

Monthly Payment

NO CONTRACT

ONLY £9.99

ONLINE HAIR-UP, BLOW-DRY, BRAID & BRIDAL HAIRSTYLING

Join us and learn how to create beautiful hair styles by following our wide selection of hair style tutorials.

There are over 150 in-depth hairstyle tutorials on the online bridal hair course.

So you’ll be able to learn hairstyles for long and short hair, curly girl styles, blow dry tutorials, braids and Afro hair style tutorials.

So there’s lots to choose from!

We have 2 membership options available so you can choose a learning method that is best for you.

Including hair up, braids, blow-dry, curly girl and Afro hair style tutorials.

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Bridal HAIr styling Kit Essentials

Get the low down on your bridal hairstyling kit essentials

You can buy your bridal hairstyling kit for less than you think, so starting a new career won’t break the bank.
Plus you can SAVE £100 on our Online Bridal Hair Course, just use discount code SAVE100

Ekta, one of my fabulous online bridal hairstyle students, she sent me this quick message on our student forum, regarding her bridal hair styling kit list.

And her message inspired me to write this article on essential items you need in your bridal hairstyle kit.

When you’re just starting out and learning how to be a bridal hairstylist, there are a few minimum, must have bridal hairstyling kit items that you’ll need to get for your wedding hair styling business.

There is a lot of information on this page! So get ready for some serious reading :)

You’ll find out what hairstyle kit essentials you’ll need to buy, the best way to store your grips, clips and whatnots. And where you can get good quality hair extensions.

You could take a quick look in the bridal hair styling online shop to buy your good quality 100% human hair practice heads.

Plus you’ll get 10% off & FREE postage.

JUMP DOWN TO LIST

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CURLS FOR FABULOUS BRIDAL STYLES

Tongs & Wands

As a bridal hairstylist you’ll be called upon to create every type of curl, including soft & natural curls, corkscrew curls, beachy waves and Hollywood Waves.

As a result, curling tongs are an essential part of your bridal hairstyling kit. Whether you’re working with either poker straight hair or natural curls, fine, thin hair or long, thick, heavy hair.

So curling tongs will be the first thing to add to your hairstyling kit list.

I find the tongs I use most when I’m creating my beautiful bridal hairstyles are my Babyliss 25mm curling tongs. By the way – you will need tongs with a clamp :)

Tongs 19mm & 25mm

Wand 25-13mm

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BRIDAL HAIR STYLIST ESSENTIALS

Straighteners / Straightening Irons

Create beautiful, loose curls quickly and easily with straighteners. Ideal for finishing a half up half down bridal hair-do or a quick fix for last minute hairstyle for the flower girls!

Personally I love using my Babyliss hair straighteners, as they are both good quality and they leave hair with a lovely, smooth finish without snagging. And what’s more, they won’t break the bank!

We have a great ‘quick straightener curl’ tutorial on our online bridal hair style course, which takes you step by step though how to prep the hair before going on to create beautiful curls.

Whether you’re working with long or short hair, fine or thick straight or naturally curly, a pair of straighteners are a must have for your bridal hairstyling kit.

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BRIDAL & HAIR-UP STYLING

Bridal hairstyling practice head

Practice Makes Perfect. . . To get the best out of your bridal hairstyle training course It is worth spending money on a good quality practice head and you need 100% human hair.

We recommend a medium or high density practice head, with hair no shorter than 12-14 inches for your bridal hairstyling kit.

We want to help you get the right bridal hairstyling kit, so we’ve searched around for great quality practice heads for your bridal hairstyle/hair-up practice.

If I had to choose my favourite bridal hair practice head from our selection of manikin heads in our bridal hairstyle shop, it would be this one

I love it because the hair has different tones in it, and as a result, your hairstyles look fab in photos. It also has plenty of hair – and it has shoulders – so it looks a bit more realistic!

Having said that, the practice heads on this site will blow your mind!!!

The have some truly beautiful practice heads,`so you’re going to be spoilt for choice!

Bridal Hair Styling Prep

Heated rollers

Heated rollers come into their own when you create classic bridal hairstyles, because they smooth out the cuticle on the hair so you get a gorgeous glossy result.

They are also great for gorgeous volume and natural looking, bouncy curls

Heated rollers will make bridal hairstyling easy, especially when you’re just starting out! If you’re not quite sure how to put them in, don’t worry! We have a full length roller setting tutorial showing you just that.

Use them on their own, or alongside your tongs and straighteners as part of your bridal hairstyling kit, for a perfect result every time.

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Styling Kit:

Styling Products:

Blow Drying Perfection

Hair dryer

Blow drys are super popular at the moment, but you won’t necessarily need a hairdryer on day one, especially if you are just working on your practice head.

However, once you start working with clients you will definitely need one for your kit.

We love our Parlux hairdryers, our favourite brand of blow dry brushes are Head Hugger – they are just right for the job at hand.

Don’t for get you can learn how to create the perfect curly blow dry with our fabulous tutorials, which are available on our online bridal hair course.

What’s more, you’ll learn how to blow dry short, long & medium length hair, curly to straight. . .and straight to curly.

Bridal Hair Organisation

Fishing tackle box for grip storage

This may seem like an odd one, but staying well organised will make your life as a pro bridal hairstylist so much easier!

Try the Fox Range Stack N Store 16 Compartment Box

The best one I’ve found is the large / shallow size available at numerous fishing tackle suppliers online – you can find them here: www.harrissportsmail.com

Selection of Hair grips/Bobby Pins & Hair Pins

Hair grips/Bobby pin Sizes

  • 3 cm, 4.5 cm and 6 cm

Hair pins:

  • Strong – approx. 4-4.5 cm and 6-6.5 cm
  • Fine – approx. 4-4.5 cm

Suppliers of hair pins & grips

You can get them in our SHOP and also from Inca uk & Banbury Postiche (always buy hair pins with tips on the end so they don’t scrape along your clients scalp!)

Wedding Hair Styling Products

The essentials

Prep, Prime & Setting Lotions – Schwarzkopf Silhouette style & care lotion and Schwarzkopf Silhouette setting lotion/Pump Spray

Salt Sprays

L’Oreal Texture spray and Fudge Urban Sea Salt Spray

Curl creams 

We love  L’Oreal Liss Control and Boots Essentials Curl Cream – great for smoothing out slightly more stubborn curls!

Goldwell Style Superego Cream you need this in your kit – fabulous for beautiful textured styles

Texturising Powder – Great for adding texture, volume and body to the hair. Dust It by Schwarzkopf and Big Sexy Hair Powder Play are a couple of the best one I’ve found. 

Hair spray – You’ll need a hair spray that brushes out easily – it should be flexible on the hair so you can try different looks easily. We recommend Elnett Professional Hair Spray – regular hold – available at most beauty wholesalers. Also try Osis Session 3 – a great dry hair spray that is super strong but not heavy. It is good as a finishing spray.

Avoid regular Elnett available at most chemists and supermarkets as it can be quite wet and has a tendency to make the hair crispy.

Mousse – a medium or firm hold mouse will do the trick.

Bridal Hair Kit Extras

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Snag free elastic bands eg HQ Hair & Claire’s

Extension lead at least 3m long

Sectioning clips and curl clips

Donuts / Padding

Available from numerous suppliers.

I’ve found them nice and cheap at Inca UK – BTW – they call donuts ‘Bun Formers’.

Fabulous Bridal Hairstyles

Hair extensions

As an additional benefit of training with Create Beautiful Hair Pam Wrigley has joined forces with American Dream by negotiating an exclusive deal for her students!

Buy hair extensions and accessories at wholesale prices, for re-sale to your clients. Get in touch to find out more.

In-Salon Bridal Hair Course – train your staff with Pam Wrigley

It’s all about the bottom line.

If you LOVE the look of our bridal hair styles so much that you’re thinking your whole salon would benefit from training with us, you don’t have to organise getting everyone to us – we’ll come to you!

Keeping your salon staff up to date with all the latest techniques and trends to create really beautiful bridal hair and makeup styles is the only way to beat the competition an ensure that your team is known for nothing but the very best skills around.

With Pam Wrigley’s 30 years of experience in the bridal hair and makeup industry, scooping awards and accolades with a calendar forever full of VIP clients, you can bet that her knowledge is the best that money can buy.

Get in touch today!

Tailored to YOU

It’s not only the fact that Pam really knows her stuff, our in-salon courses are also a cut above the rest because we tailor everything to you.

From beginners to pros or a bit of both, Pam is able to design and teach an in-salon bridal hair course in such a way that everyone gets exactly what they need to shine.

There’s no need to worry if you’ve got a mixed bag – whatever their experience, your entire team will be confident and raring to go by the end of the day.

And it doesn’t stop there – you can also tell us exactly what you want to learn or focus on, if there’s something in particular that needs work. Need to get to grips with braiding?

No problem. Or maybe quick, gorgeous up-dos you can create in under 45 minutes for prom, party and bridal clients are a must. Whatever your requirements, we’ll meet them and then some.

Habia Endorsed

If that wasn’t enough to get you excited, another huge bonus that comes along with the Create Beautiful Hair In-Salon Bridal Hair Course is that it is Habia endorsed. This means that for every hour spent training, your team rack up those all-important Habia CPD points and they’ll all receive Habia endorsed certificates at the end of the course.

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Real Life… 

Pam recently had the pleasure of training a fantastic group in their lovely salon and the students had a real range of experience – from just 6 months in the biz, to 30 years! But this wasn’t a problem at all.

Everyone was catered for, with some of the team focusing on updating and honing in on their skills and others, straight out of college, learning everything from scratch.

An immensely fun day was had by all, creating textured styles, beachy waves, beautiful braids, perfecting backcombing, half up styles, high buns and low buns and mermaid styles as well as learning how to use padding and extensions and how to secure the hair properly with bobby pins and hair pins.

 

All this in 1 day! It is possible & you will LOVE it!

Does our In-Salon Bridal Hair Course

sound like the perfect solution for you?

 

Get in touch for a no-obligation quote &

find out more about what we can offer your team.

Learn All The Latest Bridal Hairstyles 2 Day Bridal Hair Course

Since Create Beautiful Hair’s launch back in 2009, a lot has changed…

We’ve gone from strength to strength, adding more and more amazing courses, introducing online bridal hair training so that our students now span the globe, picking up Habia endorsement so you can rack up those invaluable CPD points for every hour you train with us. It’s fair to say that we’re well on our way to taking over the world with gorgeous bridal hair and makeup!

But it’s not just us who have changed – the whole industry is forever evolving and, as with any fashion, so are the looks that are clients are demanding. Fortunately, as Pam Wrigley (our founder and head trainer) is still very much a part of the action, working as hair and makeup artist to brides and many VIP clients every week and winning awards for her tremendous achievements left right and centre, there’s no stagnation in the looks we teach our students. Pam is totally on the ball and up to date with the hottest bridal looks and she’s made it her mission to share it all with you!

Because of this, we’re always updating our 2-day bridal hair course (and forever adding new tutorials to our online bridal hair course too!), so our students not only learn how to prep the hair – using tongs, wands, heated rollers, how to secure hairstyles so they never fall out and incorporate lovely veils and accessories, but they also learn how to create the latest looks to ‘wow’ their clients. Alongside the most fashionable bridal hair styles, we also teach those timeless classics: Beautiful waves and curls, half up/half down dos, textured up-dos for both long and short hair!) and of course, the ever-popular braids.

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But, although we do take you through certain styles and welcome our students to ask about particular bridal hair styles they would love to learn, what we really pride ourselves on is the fact that in learning set looks, you are actually discovering the techniques you need to create ANY style! And we’ll show you how to transfer them.

Regardless of your experience when you enter the studio on day 1, you’ll leave us feeling confident enough to turn your hand to almost any bridal hair style you can think of, armed with the very best techniques learned throughout Pam’s 25 years in the wedding industry.

Join us for 2 days of amazing bridal hair training!

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What’s more, is that now our 2-day bridal hair course students are now invited to join us online as well, as 6 months access to our online course is included in the price. This means that when you set off to embark on your new or newly flourishing career as a bridal hair stylist, you’ll have Pam in your pocket, via the ‘ask pam’ tab for 1-2-1 support or the quick tip videos and in-depth tutorials, for expert assistance whenever you need it.

 

Want to see the amazing styles our 2-day bridal hair course students have been creating? Here’s a selection of beauts from some of our latest courses…

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Summer Brides Wedding Hair and Make Up Inspiration 2018

We’re in the midst of wedding season which means an influx of summer brides wanting the perfect hair and make up for their Big Day and it’s our job, as the experts, to help them make the right choice.

Your bride will want to feel confident, comfortable and beautiful and her hair and makeup will go a long way in achieving that. There are many things to consider when helping her choose the final look and while the style of hair and make up needs to fit the feel of the wedding it also needs to be true to the bride’s natural style. She will want to look like the best version of herself and look great in all the wedding photos too, so you’ve got to create the best of both worlds! Even if she wants a natural style, it has to be defined enough to work on camera.

Experimentation at the trial run is key to finding a look they love and they may even end up opting for a style they would never have considered before! So listen to what they want, try it out, but don’t be afraid to offer your opinion too. It’s important that you find out where they’re getting married, the style of dress, details they want to show off, what they consider their best feature and parts they may want to hide to help you figure out a look they’ll love. Don’t push it though. At the end of the day, remember that they are the star of the show, so don’t overrun their ideas if it’s something they really want. It’s your job to make them feel a million dollars!

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HIGH BUNS & TOP KNOTS

 

The last thing summer brides want to worry about on their wedding day is overheating! So a high bun can work as a fab suggestion for a summer bride that will keep her feeling fresh all day long.

Whether your bride wants an elegant style or a more relaxed vibe – you can style it to suit either. Top knots high on the head are great if your bride has a backless dress or detail she wants exposed. If your bride is on the shorter side, they add height and lengthen the neck – super flattering.

 

RELAXED UP-DO

 

If your bride is having a hazy summer wedding and wants to look beautifully relaxed, this is a lovely style of up-do to suggest, but be aware that these relaxed and ‘effortless’ styles actually take a fair bit of work to get spot on and make stay in place, so be sure you’re well practised.

Allowing a few delicate strands to fall loose, gently framing the face, adds to this soft, romantic look.

Incorporate real flowers as your bride’s accessory (affordable and beautiful! Have them ask their florist to wire the blooms for ease of use) or keep it all-natural.

This look is so versatile and can be kept neat or truly messy whilst still looking stunningly summery. Cleverly placed pins using Pam’s ‘up and over technique’ make this look achievable for all hair types.

Sign up to our online course to learn how to secure your styles like a pro!

HALF UP/HALF DOWN

 

If your bride wants to keep her hair off her face but still have the hair down look, this is the look to suggest. It can be chilled and relaxed like the up-do or super intricate. If your bride is undecided, give her an up-do that can be un-pinned for a fresh night time look! She can dance the night away with a whole new style.

 

CURLS & WAVES

 

Get to know your bride, if she spends her life with her hair down, she won’t thank you for pulling her hair into an up-do. Curls and waves are the perfect style, she can have beautiful wedding hair whilst feeling like herself. Defined Hollywood waves or loose, natural curls – you can make this style suit any bride.

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BOHO BRAIDS

 

I’m sure you’ve been asked a million times for Boho braids, they really are a true wedding classic. They’re effortlessly chic and on a hot day, they’ll keep the bride looking and feeling cool! The best thing about braids is that they suit all hair types – long, short, straight and curly. You’re unlikely to have to tell a bride that this won’t work for them!

Keep them loose, romantic and soft or give them edge by keeping them structured. Deconstructed plaits are the BIG thing this summer – perfect for adding flowers or other adornments. You can really give your bride an extra something with a expertly placed accessory. Another selling point is the gorgeous waves your bride will be left with once they’re removed so she can go off on her honeymoon looking great with zero effort.

Braid Like A Pro!

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FLOWER CROWNS

 

Another wedding classic and ideal for a summer wedding. Liaise with your bride and her florist to choose flowers that match her bouquet, to help tie the whole wedding theme together, or pick a few wild flowers for a personal touch. The great thing about flower crowns is that they can completely transform any style and create many different looks. Understated or big and bold, this is the perfect summer brides wedding accessory.

 

CROWN BRAID

 

One of the best styles for keeping hair off the brides face and neck and one that will last all day and night, when done right! As with other styles, your bride’s crown braid can be as neat as you want or completely deconstructed. You can in as many accessories as your bride wants or can be kept beautifully simple. Leave curls cascading and combine it with a crown braid on top for a twist on the half up/half down style. So many options mean you’ll keep any type of bride happy!

Beautiful Makeup for Summer Brides…

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NATURAL RADIANCE

 

Summer brides need a lovely, natural glow but they are often worried that they will need a  heavy face of make up on a hot day to achieve that, if their skin is anything less than perfect.

Fortunately, a buildable, tinted moisturiser offers a light alternative with coverage. If your bride wants to look organic, let those freckles show, a la Meghan Markle! Natural and flawless. With a little skill, it is possible to achieve the same look with a full foundation. Your bride can be reassured that she can look light and effortless while feeling comfortable with a heavier coverage.

 

SUN-KISSED

 

With cleverly and carefully applied bronzer in all the right places, you can make your bride look sun-kissed. Add contour and highlight, but in moderation and blend, blend, blend! Less is more with this look. If your bride has chosen a high bun or top knot, this makeup look will keep her looking elegant and radiant.

 

DEWY

 

Make your summer brides glow for her wedding day. Dewy makeup keeps your bride fresh-faced and looking like the best version of herself. If your bride doesn’t usually wear lots of make up, a dewy face can help her feel comfortable while still looking like a goddess. Select make up that’ll keep her glowing all day so she won’t loose her shine.

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BARELY THERE

 

Another great look for a bride who doesn’t wear much make up or is worried about heaviness. Great for a casual wedding or if your bride is opting for a bold, detailed hairstyle. Make her skin your focus, you want a beautiful base and natural eye colours to compliment her eye colour. Don’t feel you need to avoid fake lashes, individual lashes can look very real whilst still adding that something extra. Make your bride looks like she’s radiating love and happiness.

 

BRIGHT LIP

 

This look really needs your expertise – be sure you help your bride select a shade that flatters her skin. A bright lip can add a pop of colour without having to go overboard with the makeup. With the right choice, it can suit any bride, age doesn’t need to be an issue. A bold lip can be a great look for a mature bride.

 

BOLD EYES

 

The classic smoky eye is a wedding staple but for a summer wedding, add a little twist! If you have a brave bride – go ALL out. If she’s a little more hesitant but still wants to introduce come colour, suggest a coloured eye-liner.

 

ETHEREAL

 

Light pinks, barely-there nudes and rosy cheeks create a beautifully, uncomplicated ethereal look. It is the ultimate summer wedding look. Boho-braids are a perfect match. A dash of highlighter in the inner eye add a real pop while keeping the whole look effortless.

How To Create Meghan Markle’s Bridal Hair Style

Meghan and Harry may be settling in to their life together as a married couple, but we’re still thinking about that gorgeous wedding day look and we’re willing to bet that many brides-to-be all over the world will be too, for a very long time.

When a wedding a huge as this one hits our media, it’s up to us as bridal hairstylists and bridal makeup artists to be on the ball and have that look figured out to a tee, so when a bride asks you for something just like it (and at least one bride will ask you for something just like it, at some point!) you’ll be confident and raring to go.

We covered Meghan’s beautiful, barely-there makeup in a previous blog and today, we’re looking at that effortless hairdo. Soft, face-framing and ‘very girl next door’ with all the grace and sophistication expected of a Duchess – this is one style that we’re absolutely loving! As demonstrated, despite its casual air, it fits like a dream into a regal, cathedral setting but it would look equally appropriate at a laid back barn or back garden affair too.

The trick to achieving a look like this is not so much it getting the hair to look the way you want it, but rather, getting it to stay that way! Deliberately falling tendrils and a loose appearance takes some serious skill to style in way that keeps it looking just as fabulous by the end of the night as it does when the bride walks down the aisle.

The trick to achieving a look like this is not so much it getting the hair to look the way you want it, but rather, getting it to stay that way! Deliberately falling tendrils and a loose appearance takes some serious skill to style in way that keeps it looking just as fabulous by the end of the night as it does when the bride walks down the aisle.

On our 2 Day Bridal Hair Course, we make sure to take our students through everything they need to know on proper securing and more often than not, even those who have been in the industry for years come away having learned need-to-know tips on creating the perfect foundations for a style, which Pam has developed during her 30 years as an award-winning bridal hairstylist.

Can’t make it to a course? Don’t worry! Pam has also put together in-depth tutorials as part of her online course taking you through these essential points step-by-step.

 

To discover how to create the look faultlessly, with all the little expert tricks and tips you need to make your style really stand out from the crowd, sign up to our online course or book onto one of our 2 day or 4 day bridal hair courses today!

 

To get you started though, here are the basics:

  1. To begin the style, you need to prep the base. For this you have two options: a glossy, bouncy blow dry (this is what Meghans hairstylist went for) or set the hair in heated rollers for lift and volume.
  2. Part the hair in the centre using your tail comb and pull back to the crown.
  3. Next, you want to add some loose waves through the hair using large barrel tongs (32mm). Make sure to wrap the hair loosely and alternate the direction to keep the curls looking natural and relaxed.
  4. Once you’ve achieved the desired movement and texture, pull the hair back into a tight, low ponytail at the nape of the head. Fix with hairspray.
  5. Twist sections of the hair around the ponytail to create the low bun. Loosely wrap these sections around the ponytail to create the voluminous undone bun.
  6. Finish by loosening up sections around the face for a really soft effect. Finish with your Elnett Professional hairspray.

Bridal Makeup for 2018: The Create Beautiful Hair Favourites

We all love a royal wedding and with Harry and Meghan’s big day coming up fast we can’t stop thinking about that all-important bridal hair & makeup.

Will she be keeping it relaxed and natural with her signature messy bun and smoky charcoal eyes? Will she follow in Kate’s footsteps and opt for a romantic half up half down do (complete with tiara, of course!)? This gorgeous girl can do no wrong when it comes to hair and makeup, so whatever it ends up being, we know she’ll look incredible.

But that doesn’t stop us dreaming ‘what if Pam Wrigley got to be the royal hair stylist?’…

Whilst we adore Kate Middleton’s chic style, there’s no denying that Meghan does things just a little bit edgier.

Wearing ripped jeans for her first public appearance with Harry and even opting for mis-matched earrings at one royal engagement, she’s certainly shaking things up a bit at Buckingham Palace and we totally dig her for it. This just makes the bridal hair and makeup predictions all the more exciting – will she go traditional like all other royal brides before her or are we going to see something completely new?

She can certainly carry off both beautifully, but here are the looks Pam would LOVE to see Meghan rocking down that aisle:

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Meghan’s Bridal Hair

 

If Pam had the chance, she would embrace Meghan’s cool style, allowing her to really shine through as herself and not just go along with royal trends:

 

“I would love to style a messy low bun for Meghan. Loads of texture, gorgeous root lift and making the most of her natural wave.”

 

Despite becoming a princess, Pam would also choose to steer Meghan away from the more traditional tiara and again, make the added sparkle her own:

 

“I’m crossing my fingers Meghan won’t go for the usual tiara! As a finishing touch, I would pin in some fabulous sparkly diamonds for extra gorgeousness. There are so many beautiful things you can make with diamonds that a tiara just seems so ordinary.”

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Meghan’s Bridal Makeup

 

When it comes to Meghan’s bridal makeup, it would be hard to go wrong. That radiant, dewy glow she’s so well-known for comes naturally (she attributes that to internal mouth massage and Manuka honey with EVERYTHING), so we’re already working with a lovely base.

 

“I’d love to give Meghan fresh, fabulous makeup – dewy and gorgeous with golden highlights on the cheek and a barely-there blush. Perfect for a late spring wedding.”

 

But just as with the hairstyle, Pam would make sure to keep Meghan’s look just a little bit edgy:

 

“For her eyes, I think perhaps a soft golden shimmer on the lid, with a bit of an eyeliner to give the look a bit of an edge. And for the lips: a bold version of nude, if there is such a thing!”

 

The trick, of course, is to bring out her best features and make sure she looks as good on camera as in real life. Pam says:

 

“With all the cameras, she might need a bit more oomph. Smoky charcoal grey would definitely do the trick! I’d also go for individual lashes – nothing too much, just subtle definition and same for the brows: gently does it!”

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How would you style Meghan Markle for her big day?

Online Bridal Hair Course: 5 Invaluable Benefits of Training from Home with Create Beautiful Hair

If you’re considering signing up to our online course but you’ve been umming and ahhing about whether it’s right for you, read on for all the ways in which the Create Beautiful Hair Online Bridal Hair Course stands out from the crowd and the incredible benefits of being one of our much-loved virtual students…

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Beat The Price Increase!

Friday 13th April

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A classroom environment is great for learning and naturally, we always love to meet our students face to face but because we feel so passionately about taking the time to get to know everyone who trains with Create Beautiful Hair and providing the individual care and attention required to produce really exceptional bridal hairstylists, we have implemented many ways for our Online Bridal Hair Course to be just as effective, just as personal and just as confidence-boosting as our 2 day and 4 day courses.

We know that there are many would-be bridal hairstylists out there with amazing potential who aren’t able to make it to LondonManchester or Birmingham to train with us. Whether you’re already working and wanting to take the life-changing steps towards becoming a professional bridal hairstylist, you’re a busy mum with sporadic pockets of time to spare or you’re in another country – whatever the reason you can’t make it along to one of our face to face courses, you need not worry.

 

You really can gain all the skills and accreditation you need to become the bridal hairstylist you’ve always dreamed of being from the comfort of your own home, whatever your experience level. And guess what? You’ll feel just as much a part of the team as everyone else.

Learn Everything You Need

 

With over 60 full-length HD tutorials covering essential hair prep, bridal hair styles, blow-drying and braiding; 100s of quick tips and all the expert bits and pieces you need to really wow your clients, you won’t be left short by choosing to take our Online Bridal Hair Course.

In fact, there is so much available for you to learn from that most of our face to face students choose to sign up online too, to continue practicing and progressing at home.

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Take Your Time

Although we have designed a structured course for you to take, there is no set time limit for you to complete it in. You have the entire length of your membership to do the work provided and even then, if you haven’t quite had the time to get it done, you can always extend your membership at the end.

This means that you are able to work to your own schedule and at your own pace. Got an hour in the evening? Try out a new skill. Found yourself with a day free? Go at it all day! The time you spend training and how you choose to do it is entirely up to you. Our tutorials are there for you to view anytime, day or night.

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Join Our Online Classroom

Sometimes it’s nice to work with others and it’s always a pleasure to meet our online students, so Pam holds regular live webinars for online students to participate in, which also gives you the chance to ask questions there and then as you’re learning.

Better yet, Pam welcomes images of styles you’d love to learn, so you can send those through and find out how to create them with Pam, just as you would if you were right there with her!

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Make it Personal

Along with the chance to send in your favourite styles to learn with Pam via a live webinar, you can also contact Pam with your questions and preferred styles at any time using the ‘Ask Pam’ tab. This means that as well as having access to all the videos, you’ll also have the opportunity to really make the course you learn and focus on all the things you feel you need to focus on.

Pam regularly gets back to her online student’s questions with step by step guidance and her advice is always completely personal and 1-2-1 to suit your needs.

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Keep Pam in Your Pocket

Our Online Bridal Hair Course is a fantastic tool to have access to when you start working with clients too.

As the site is fully responsive, you can view the tutorials on your phone and i-pad wherever you are, so if you get stuck on a particularly tricky bit of styling whilst with a client, you’ll have Pam in your pocket to help!

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Going Pro? Here’s How to Price Your Bridal Hair & Makeup Services…

If you’ve completed one of our courses, you’re now a fully accredited bridal hair and makeup artist – congratulations! The next step, is getting out there and going pro with your services.

You’ve got the talent, you’ve learned the techniques from multi-award winning bridal hair and makeup artist Pam Wrigley so now all you need is to get those clients booked and start working.

The first step is to read our blog ‘Mastered Bridal Hair? Time to Get Paid! Our Top Tips on Going Pro’ where we take you through everything you need to know to get your bridal hair and makeup business up and running. Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to go. But hang on – time to get paid? That’s all very well and good, but how on earth do you even begin to figure out how much to charge?!

Valuing your bridal hair and makeup services (or any self-employed service for that matter) is a tricky one: too high and you’ll never get booked, too low and you’ll put clients off as well! And aside from that, there’s the old problem of your own self-worth at play. Are you really good enough to charge that much for your work?

If you’re ready to work but pricing your bridal hair and makeup services is leaving you stumped, read on…

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Once you’ve trained with Create Beautiful Hair & Makeup Training and continued learning at home with our online bridal hair course, you can rest assured that your skills are up to scratch enough to go pro, if you’re willing to take the plunge.

 

It’s a scary prospect going ‘full time’ if you’re new to the industry but through hard work and perseverance you will get there!

 

Knowing how much to charge for your services is a tough call. Looking at comparables only works if you really know who to compare yourself to and more often than not, it’s hard to see your own talent from an outside perspective.

 

So where do you start?

Cost-based Pricing

At the very least, your pricing needs to cover your expenses and then have enough on top so that you’re making a profit too. Putting together a comprehensive makeup kit and buying all the hair products and styling tools you need is expensive, there’s no way around that and it also needs to be maintained. Aside from the kit itself, you also need to take into account the time you might spend working on a look outside of the wedding and trial, your travel costs, your own appearance (which needs to remain professional and well-kept at all time for a good impression) and of course any other business costs such as extra training, setting up a website, paying for your blogs to be written and advertising.

This may be overwhelming to see written out like this, but it’s better to do it now rather than later so that when you do start working, you don’t find yourself at a loss! Take some time to really think through what all of your business costs are and add them up to figure out your monthly needs. When you’ve done that, calculate how much you need to earn on top of that to make good and then divide the total between a realistic number of monthly clients to see how much you should be charging.

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Value-based Pricing 

But of course, pricing yourself doesn’t (and shouldn’t, past a certain point) be only about making ends meet. Your pricing should also reflect the value of your services. The value of you and your time. This is where people start to struggle, as how can you objectively put a price on your own skills?

It’s difficult, but something that you’ll have to get used to as a self-employed bridal hair and makeup artist. Don’t sell yourself short and make clients think that your services aren’t worth much, but at the same time, don’t price yourself out of the market! It’s important to get this as right as you can from the get-go.

It’s in this instance that looking at comparables can be useful, so do your research. Start looking at other, established bridal hair and makeup artists working in your area and if you’re just starting out, price a little lower. It is really important to look at others near your location as where you are in the world will affect the price people are willing to pay. Don’t price your services at London heights if you live in a rural town and likewise, don’t sell yourself short if you live in a big city.

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Don’t Price Too Low

A big mistake that new bridal hair and makeup artists make is pricing themselves too low.

Although it’s great to offer a competitive fee, a price tag that is way lower than the average will put people off. Believe it or not, if you value your services low, then so will your clients. When it comes to hair and makeup for their big day, brides don’t want a bargain – they want affordable and within their budget, but not cheap, as even if you’re incredibly talented it is likely that people who don’t know you will equate low pricing to low skills.

Also, even if you were able to pick up clients with low pricing, would this be feasible for you to work with and live off? As mentioned above, the cost of a hair and makeup kit is quite high so the fee you charge must cover this and your time. If you want to make it as a full-time hair and makeup artist, you’ve got to price your services realistically and it needs to be this way from the word go. You can increase your prices at a later date, but when you’re just starting to make a name for yourself, hopefully a lot of your work will come through word of mouth from happy clients referring their friends to you and the likelihood is that they will be interested in your services because they can afford the price their friend paid.

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Know Your Fees & Be Upfront

Once you’ve figured out how much you want to charge, stick with it and make sure that you know your fees off the top of your head – no client wants to ask you how much something costs only to have you need to think about it. This is very unprofessional, unless it is a special request in which case you would be within your rights to say you will work it out and get back to them.

There’s no need to be secretive about your pricing, so go ahead and have a ‘prices’ page on your website where you lay out exactly how much your services cost, or at the very least a range or ‘prices from’. Most brides have a budget that they need to stick to, so leaving the money conversation to the end is pointless and can be a waste of time for both parties. Find out what the client wants and tell them how much it costs – simples!

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Know What Your Price Includes

Hair and makeup – check. But what else? Does your fee include false lashes? Presumably so. How about hair extensions that you won’t get back? How much is the trial run? That needs to be separate too, but will the cost come off the final price if they book with you?

As a bridal hair and makeup artist, your job extends beyond making a bride look pretty on her big day and so do the costs. The time you spend with the bride is only the beginning – there is also travel time, setting up time and you may even be required to hang around for the reception (for an extra cost). When you take on a wedding, that’s you booked for the full day, even if the hair and makeup itself only takes a couple of hours, so keep that in mind and also remember to consider all the extras.

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It’s OK to Work for Free

Sometimes…

Obviously you’re not going to give your time away for nothing once you’re actually taking bookings, but working for free on projects or events that will further your skills or better your portfolio is worthwhile doing.

Before you take on paying clients, you want to be as confident as possible so offer to do hair and makeup for friends and family as practice. It’s also worth getting in touch with magazines, brands and other hair and makeup artists who inspire you to offer yourself up as an assistant – you never know what might come out of that and if you do well, this can often lead to paid work in the future.

It’s always good to keep your portfolio fresh too, so participate in photo-shoots with great photographers and models purely for the gorgeous images. Beautiful photos on your website and social media is one of the best ways to grab the attention of prospective clients, so every opportunity that comes up to do this, go for it!

Dealing With Difficult Clients – The Bridal Hairstylist Business Guide

As a bridal hairstylist or makeup artist, most of the people you’ll encounter will be happy, excited and in good spirits, which is part of what makes the job great! However, just as with any job out there, you will come across a client every so often who makes life difficult.

With a wedding coming up or on the big day itself, tensions are often running high and the mission to create the best hair and makeup that someone has ever had, under strict time constraints, is certainly a challenge. At some point, it is almost guaranteed that dealing with difficult clients is something you’re going to want to know about.

It might be that your bride-to-be is super stressed out; maybe she’s got her heart set on a look that just isn’t possible to create with her hair type; perhaps she hasn’t got a clue what she wants but whatever you’re doing just isn’t it….or it could just be that she’s not all that nice! Whatever the reason for the trouble, it’s up to you as the professional in that situation to diffuse the problem quickly, calmly and effectively.

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You may describe yourself as a ‘people person’, as most of us who get into being a bridal hair stylist or makeup artist partly do so because we love the sociable aspect of it, but that doesn’t necessarily make you the best at dealing with tricky situations or complaints. If this is something that plays on your mind as one of your greatest work-related fears, we’re here to help!

There are ways that you can cope with a business confrontation and even keep the client, if you play your cards right…

At the end of the day, so much about making it in this industry comes down to positive reviews through word of mouth, so whatever happens, you want your clients to all go back to their friends having had a good experience.

This doesn’t mean that you always have to sit back and take it if things get tough, but having the emotional, psychological and professional toolkit to bring high tension back down to earth is key. It is very unlikely that you’ll ever come face to face with anything really confrontational, but it’s always good to know how to keep things on an even keel.

Just as you need to be equipped with all sorts of styles and techniques for creating a huge variety of bridal looks, you also need to be ready for all situations and know how to keep your head cool.

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Be Prepared For Anything!

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Take Complaints Seriously, But Not Personally

When dealing with difficult clients you’ve got to keep your feelings, and your ego, at bay. As soon as you get emotionally caught up in a problem, keeping your cool and maintaining professional equilibrium gets much harder; so if you receive a complaint from a client the first thing to do is to step out of it meaning anything about you.

If your client is unhappy with her hair or makeup or anything else for that matter, this does not have to reflect on you as a person and it doesn’t make you bad at your job. Rather than taking it personally and taking a confidence hit, which then in turn might well lead to you going on the defensive, try to avoid justifying your position and instead control the situation by offering a solution with a happy ending.

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Practice Reflective Listening 

Listening to a client’s upset and replying with ‘I understand, but…’ can lead to further frustration from your bride, as the ‘but’ clearly tells her that you are not understanding what she is so wound up about. Instead of this, reflective listening allows the client to feel as though you really do understand what they are saying rather than just offering an almost impersonal response and if you haven’t got it quite right, it gives them the chance to be clear – which can often make things much easier! Miscommunication has an awful lot to answer for.

To practice reflective listening when dealing with difficult clients, what you need to do is interpret your client’s words and body language and respond by reflecting what you have understood back to your bride, politely, which then allows for them to say ‘yes, that’s right’ or ‘no, let me try saying that in a different way’.

Communication is Key…

Nail Your Bridal Trial run with these top tips…

Keep Calm and Carry On

Keeping calm is of course extremely important when it comes to dealing with difficult clients, so this needs to be your first priority. The point we made above about not taking complaints personally will really help with this, so go from there.

People will often mirror the emotions of the other person, so if you get angry it’s likely that your client will get angry too, but if you remain calm, courteous and respectful it is far more likely that they will tone down to do the same.

Behaving in a rude or disrespectful way is always going to reflect very badly on you and your business, so refrain from name-calling, finger-pointing or saying or doing anything that might be used against you.

Your best bet is to keep a calm, professional yet assertive tone and keep it friendly. Falling prey to emotion in tense situations is all too easy, but if you’re reading this now then hopefully if and when the time comes you’ll be a little more prepared! Have empathy, try to understand where they are coming from and always aim to respond with kindness.

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Lose the Fear

Fear of what might come of a negative review can lead to big problems when dealing with difficult clients.

If you’re facing confrontation when dealing with a difficult client, you wouldn’t be the only bridal hairstylist in the world to panic and instantly start imagining all the terrible things that might come of this.

As long as you remain calm and professional at all times, you’ve got nothing to worry about. It is only when a customer feels poorly treated that they’ll go off on a rampage, so if you do your best to resolve whatever the problem is and leave them feeling heard it’s likely that they will calm down very quickly. It may even turn out that it reflects well on you, if you play your cards right!

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Prevent Problems Where Possible

It is always better to avoid problems altogether by being clear and honest from the get-go, rather than trying to fix it later. If you’re presented with a client who is demanding you do the impossible, then make sure you explain right from the start that you won’t be able to do that and why.

Offer some positive advice and let them know what you can do with their hair, maybe suggest getting some clip in extensions in order to achieve the look they’re after.

Don’t ever lead them to believe you can offer something if you can’t.

This point also applies to situations such as if you’re running late or your assistant hasn’t turned up. Tell them as soon as you know – call and give a heads up if you’re going to get there half and hour later than planned and always apologise in this scenario! It is more likely than not that your bride will be fine about it, but she will almost certainly be upset if you just don’t show when you say you will.

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Good Record Keeping

Keep your clients happy.

After the trial run make detailed plans of the wedding hairstyle and/or bridal makeup you have created. It is not enough to take photos on the trial. Photos only show the finished result, when it comes to re-creating the perfect style on the wedding day you need to remember how you got there. You’ll need to remember every detail from the trial run, from exactly what hair prep you used, to what products you used and whether you need to cover her ears.

Have a look at Pam’s wedding planners and make sure you get every detail right.

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Communicate Clearly

Try not to mince your words or blurt out things you don’t mean when dealing with a difficult client. Think things through carefully before opening your mouth and above all else, do not ‘react’!

Be clear about everything right from the start.

From pricing, to times to the way things are going to pan out on the day, lay it all out so that your client can’t misunderstand. Before saying anything to them, make sure that you have a clear idea of everything you’re doing too – winging it does not work well when you’re a bridal hairstylist. Get your head around it all first so that when you’re giving vital information, it is accurate.

Clear communication is a valuable skill in all areas of life, so you can start practicing this right away – don’t just wait until you’re faced with a problem.

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Always Do Your Best Work

No matter how you feel about a client, it is your job to always do the work work you can. Remember that you’re being paid for a service, so put your all into it! If you know that you’ve done your very best, then if you are faced with a complaint you will know wholeheartedly that you could not have done it any differently when dealing with difficult clients.

Always have a good chat to your client before you start trying styles out on them and remember to keep an eye on their body language throughout, as often this speaks louder than words. Some brides are quite shy about telling you what they do or don’t like, so keep asking questions as you style to give them the opportunity to speak up before it’s too late.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Say Goodbye

Sometimes dealing with difficult clients just isn’t worth it. If you’ve done your best, you’ve tried to resolve a problem and you’ve remained professional but your client still isn’t happy, it’s not the worst thing in the world to cut them loose. It doesn’t happen very often but sometimes a bridal hairstylist and a client just aren’t right for each-other and it’s better to nip it in the bud than wait until the going gets tough.

There’s no need to be rude about it, you can just say that you feel as though you can’t give them what they’re after and maybe you could even make a recommendation of another bridal hairstylist they can get in touch with that might be able to help. Sometimes it’s better to say goodbye to the client and the work than fight for something that just isn’t meant to be.