Pam Wrigley’s Tips on How to Stay Busy During the Off-Season

It’s part and parcel with being a bridal hair and makeup artist that there will be, more often than not, an off-season at some point during the year. For most of us, and many other businesses out there, this is during that lull after Christmas and New Year when suddenly all of the excitement of Party Season calms down and there’s not an awful lot going on.

For newbies in the business, this can be catastrophic. Having just got off the ground as a bridal hair and makeup artist only to be plunged back into the land of no-work is not something that anyone wants and understandably, this is one of the biggest fears we hear about when our lovely students are thinking of taking the leap and going pro.

Over time, as you become more established within the industry, you’ll find that off season isn’t so terrible (there are weddings and many other events on all year round, after all!) but for those of you a little afraid of what off-season might bring (or rather, might not bring) we’re got some expert tips for you from the Create Beautiful Hair founder, award-winning bridal hair and makeup artist Pam Wrigley…

How to stay busy during Off-Season:

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Manage Your Diary

It might be a little late for this one now, but for 2018 make it a New Years Resolution to plan ahead and manage your diary with the Off-Season in mind.

Although you might not have many brides getting married in the early months of the year, springtime is very popular for weddings so book in loads of trial days for the time you know things are going to be quiet.

By doing this, you’ll not only keep a semi-steady flow of income and stay limber with those hair and makeup skills, but you’ll also be less likely to have a trial day clash with a day that you could be earning bigger bucks for on an actual wedding day or other job which are more likely to come about in summer.

Don’t be shy about suggested dates for the trial to your clients – they need to have it at some time, so why not when it benefits you?

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Shop the Sales

Now here’s something we can ALL enjoy! Make the most of the amazing deals you see popping up post-Christmas and stock up on all the supplies you know you’re going to need for the rest of the year.

Yes, this can be expensive but it’s worth it in the long run if you can make a saving – and usually you can make a BIG saving!

Start coming up with a list now of all the bits and pieces you could do with so you’re ready to pounce as soon as the sales start.

Check Out Our Christmas Wish-List…

Take a Course

As a bridal hair and makeup artist, you’re only ever as good as the amount of time and effort you put into honing your skill, so use the quiet time of year to get your techniques up to scratch and learn all of the hottest new looks for the year ahead.

With all of the CBH courses now Habia endorsed, joining us on any of our 1 day, 2 day, 4 day or online courses will gain you invaluable CPD points, making you all the more qualified and desirable to higher end clients and amazing jobs.

Find out more about how earning Continuing Professional Development points can benefit you here.

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Stay in Touch

Don’t allow a lull in work to equal a lull in communication with other suppliers and professionals in the industry. Having great contacts really can make an enormous difference to a burgeoning career, so make an effort to keep in touch with any photographers, wedding venues, other hair and makeup artists, event planners and whoever else you meet on your travels.

If you’re worried about pestering, get in touch with something they’ll want to hear about! A blog can be a great tool, not only for boosting your online presence and reaching your relevant target audience, but also for talking about and linking to other suppliers in the industry and having them do the same in return.

Want a blog but don’t have time to write it? Get help from an SEO blogger who’s an expert in the wedding industry!

Bridal Hairstylist Tips: How to Overcome Your Hairstyling Fears

Putting yourself out there and choosing to take on the world in your dream career as a Bridal Hairstylist is no mean feat – it takes courage to try something new for the beginners and strength and perseverance to take the opportunity to better yourself and expand your skill-set as a trained stylist.

Confidence is key when it comes to making it as a successful Bridal Hairstylist, but it’s not unusual for us to meet students who have real fears about embarking on a new career or giving it their all in their chosen profession as a Bridal Hairstylist.

Sign up to our Online Bridal Hair Course for ‘Quick Tips’ on the go!

“Thanks for all the help! I’ve been hairdressing for 25 years plus but I’ve always been terrified of Bridal Hair.

I started your online bridal hair course and just a few weeks in I’ve managed to do the hair for my daughters wedding! I’d never have been brave enough without this course. Thanks Again.” – Michelle Jones, CBH Online Student

All of our Bridal Hair Courses are tailored to suit everyone’s individual needs and by taking you through everything step-by-step, you can rest assured than upon completion of your chosen course you’ll be feeling ready to take on any style in any situation!

Even though all of our students come to us at different levels, we often hear the same fears over and over again, from taking on styling hair with a fringe to being equipped with the right products in your kit to meet your client’s needs and fix common problems.

The number one this to remember is: DONT PANIC!! Stay calm and refer to the ‘Quick Tips’ section of Create Beautiful Hair Online to get the answers you need, as you need them.

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Fringes & Bangs

Don’t get caught up on what the models fringe looks on Instagram – just get it right for your client and take your time finding out what her hair wants to do.

Don’t fight the direction of the hair, work with it and allow the hair to ‘show you’ where it naturally wants to sit.

 

Hair Extensions & Instagram

Don’t feel intimidated by the impressive styles you see on Instagram!

90% of the styles you see on Instagram and Pinterest have been created using hair extensions and you can create them too with just a little bit of practice.

Tricks of the trade

It’s easy to create extra volume and oomph, so don’t worry if your client has thin or fine hair.

  • Use Donuts for extra volume when creating soft messy buns for short hair. When positioned correctly you won’t be able to see the padding at all.
  • American Dream and Hair Rehab supply excellent quality hair extensions and we always use them on our Bridal Hair Courses. Join one of our Bridal Hair Courses and get great discounts on any American Dream product!

 

Styling Tools & Product Advice

Finding all the best products and styling tools takes years and years of working in the industry…but luckily for you, Pam is happy to share all of her favourites that she has discovered during her 25 years as a Bridal Hair & Makeup Artist. Find out what Pam uses to create beautiful hair styles – have a quick look in our shop

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“I used to struggle with the thought process to create a requested hairstyle from clients but with your help and easy to follow step-by-step guidance, I feel that I am becoming more confident in myself and my own skills to get from A to Z. I have seen a marked improvement in my hair styles and the overall end results and have even surprised myself!

 

I DONT feel too overwhelmed anymore when presented with masses of hair with clients that can have over the top expectations! I feel more confident creating the styles and also feel better equipped to be advising clients about what actually suits them better and what is achievable considering their own hair type. THANKYOU.” – Julie Butcher, CBH Online Student

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Online Bridal Hair Course

Endorsed by Habia

Watch Pam as she uses American Dream Hair Extensions to create this fabulous high bun.

This bridal hair style was requested by Alev, one of our lovely online students and was created by Pam live on our latest live webinar.

Become an online Bridal Hair Student and send your style requests to Pam.

Catch-up

We record every webinar so you can watch them anytime.

5 Reasons You’ll Love Our Online Bridal Hair Course

Fulfilling your dreams is often way farther down the list of priorities in life than it should be. Whether you feel as though you just don’t have the skills or the time to learn them; other commitments such as family or an existing job making it seem impossible or simply that the right course for you isn’t available in your area – these are all reasons that we hear for people making do, rather than reaching for the stars and achieving their goals.

If you’re in the right job, you’ll never have to work a day in your life: This is how Pam Wrigley, the Create Beautiful Hair Founder, feels about her career as an award-winning Bridal Hair and Makeup Artist and Head Trainer of our Habia endorsed courses and how you can feel about your vocation too.

 

“After a successful career in film & fashion, working on campaigns for London Fashion Week, Tia Maria, Martini and Renault I discovered my true vocation – Bridal Hair and Makeup!” – Pam Wrigley

 

If you’ve got your heart set on being a successful Bridal Hair and Makeup Artist, don’t let anything get in your way!

With our Online Bridal Hair Course, you can train with some of the top names in the wedding beauty industry.

Where-ever you are in the world and learn the skills you need to become a pro Bridal Hair Stylist.

Get Qualified!

 

With all of our courses now both Habia endorsed and AQA accredited, upon completion of our Online Bridal Hair Course you will be a fully qualified Bridal Hair Stylist ready to start working with clients and embarking on an exciting career.

The time you spend enjoying our courses is all put towards valuable CPD Hours (Continuing Professional Development) and the AQA Unit Award Scheme, making your achievements with us formally recognised, worldwide and your new found skills highly desirable for potential employers and clients.

Read more about our NEW Habia endorsement and CPD hours on our recent blog ‘Create Beautiful Hair Course – CPD Approved!’ and find out more about the AQA Unit Award Scheme here.

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Our Online Bridal Hair Course provides you with everything you need to become an amazing Bridal Hair Stylist and is suitable for beginners, experienced stylists and everyone in-between!

Here are 5 reasons you’ll love online bridal training:

Any Time, Any Place

 

Where you are in the world shouldn’t limit your options and opportunities.

Our Online Bridal Hair Course is available internationally and with our accreditations recognised worldwide, choosing Create Beautiful Hair training is a great way to get ahead in your chosen career across the globe.

 

Train with Bridal Hair, Braiding and Blow Drying experts from London, in the comfort of your own home!

With over 1500 minutes of in-depth tutorials, you can practice your styles with step-by-step guidance from Pam Wrigley in private with a training head or have fun using your family and friends as models.

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1-2-1 Guidance

 

The training assistance you’ll get on our course doesn’t stop at our easy-to-follow HD videos…

As an online student, you’ll have access to the ‘Ask Pam’ tab so that you can send Pam Wrigley all of your hair related questions at the click on a button and she’ll get right back to you with a personalised response.

 

Pam is always happy to help with her student’s queries

From tips for perfecting the techniques that you’re not quite getting to helping you create styles you’ve seen and would love to know how to do, Pam welcomes images of your styles that you want some feedback on and she also gladly receives images of styles you’d like some help putting together.

If it’s a really fantastic ‘do, she might even make a Live Webinar for you and other students to enjoy too!

Live Webinars

 

Training online doesn’t have to be a solitary experience!

Join in with Pam’s Live Webinars for a fun, classroom environment online.

Watch Pam LIVE as she creates beautiful styles and demonstrates pro techniques. Ask your questions as she goes along for answers there and then.

Send in photos of Bridal Hairstyles that you would love to see Pam creating in a Live Webinar – she’s always interested in showing you the styles that you want to learn.

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No Pressure

 

Forget strict deadlines and stressful exam environments

Create Beautiful Hair Online Training offers a learning experience free from high stakes pressure.

Watch our tutorials, practice styles and work your way through the coursework at your leisure and at your own pace.

 

24/7 Student Support

 

Got a question you need answering at 3am or a problem with a client that you need help with FAST?

Being an online student means that you’ll have access to all of our tutorials and 100s of quick tips 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We like to call it ‘Pam in your pocket’ – she’s always there when you need her.

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Join Today!

Don’t just take our word for it

Read what our students have to say!

I just wanted to share some of my success with you…

I use to struggle with the thought process to create a particular requested hairstyle, from people but with your help and easy to follow step by step guidance I feel that I am becoming more confident in myself and my own skills to get from A to B to Z…

I have more recently, seen a marked improvement in my hair styles and the overall end results and have even surprised myself! I DONT feel too overwhelmed anymore when presented with masses of hair with clients that can have over the top expectations…

I tend to feel more confident in creating the styles but also feel better equipped to be advising clients about what actually suits them better and what is achievable considering their own hair type etc.. (without the filters on Pinterest & instagram) lol…

So just wanted to say THANKYOU

Julia, June ’17

Create Beautiful Bridal Hair Courses – CPD Approved!

Exciting news from the Create Beautiful Hair head office!

We are now a Habia Endorsed Provider.

Habia, the hair & beauty industry authority.

What is CPD?

CPD stands for ‘Continuing Professional Development’ and it’s a huge benefit to anyone looking to do just that. CPD is seen as a benchmark of quality, not only by employers but by potential clients.

 

Invest in yourself

Whether you’re new to Bridal Hair or a seasoned professional we have the right Bridal Hair training course for you. The beauty industry is growing rapidly and predicted figures show that there will be no slow down in the coming years.

 

Keep up to date 

Whether you’re working as a freelance hair and makeup artist or working as part of a team in a hair salon, keeping on top of all the current trends hand in hand with exceptional skill is a sure way to land your dream job. The beauty industry is one of the most competitive out there, so keeping your skill-set current is a must to keep your clients your clients and stop them going elsewhere.

Be the best bridal hair stylist you can be

 

with our Habia CPD approved hair styling courses

“Very good learning materials . . . excellent online teaching and learning support”

Habia Assesor

“Very clear step-by-step demonstrations with very helpful back up support for learners through online community”

Habia Assesor 

Habia

 

New Hair Styles, New Ideas

With trends coming and going and new techniques developing all the time there’s no better way to spend your time and money than on skill development.

Here at Create Beautiful HaIr we will help you be the best bridal hair stylist you can be.

 

Bridal Hair Professional

As a freelancer, being the best is the only way to get ahead. For employers, having staff at the top of their game is integral to the success of your company.

The fast-paced, exciting evolution of fashion and beauty is part of why we love our work as hair stylists and makeup artists and equally, the reason why even in a time of the population tightening their belts money is still being spent on hair and beauty.

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Learn Bridal Hair with Pam Wrigley

Having more to offer your clients is never going to be a bad thing. In fact, the more skills you have, the more business you’re going to get!

 

Stay ahead of the curve

Earning CPD points is fast becoming a necessity to show that you or your company is providing services above and beyond your competitors.

 

Create beautiful wedding hair styles

For a Bridal Hair Career that stands the test of time – learn new hair styling techniques and stay ahead of the game with our 5* Bridal Hair Courses

 

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The Best Bridal Hair Courses

CBH Bridal Hair Courses

Our wedding hair courses are packed full of amazing hairstyles and expert techniques.

Now, with Habia CPD Hours included, your skill set will be even more impressive.

Our courses haven’t changed

We still offer loads of hands on practice and all the same great style and techniques.

The only difference is that now the time you spend training with us will be put towards extra qualifications, making you a cut above the rest in a competitive industry.

 

Earn CPD Hours

All students taking any of our Bridal Hair Courses will now enjoy the added benefit of earning valuable CPD hours as you learn.

CBH deserve more than 5 Stars!!!

I completed the 2 day bridal hair course in London. It was worth to come from Switzerland to London to visit this course. I can recommend this course to everyone.

Rosani

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CPD Hours Earned

4 Day Bridal Hair Course

Work with Live Models & Photoshoot

25.5 CPD Hours

2 Day Bridal Hair Course 

Learn how to create any Bridal Hairstyle

13 CPD Hours.

Online Bridal Hair Course

Learn bridal hair styling from home

30 CPD Hours

Beautiful Bridal hairstyles created by CBH students

“Habia is the government approved standards setting body for hair, beauty, nails. . .  and creates the standards that form the basis of all qualifications, including NVQs, SVQs and Apprenticeships as well as Codes of Practice.”