Timeless Braided Styles: Elegant Plaits & Braids for Mature Brides

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Plaits & Braids – Timeless, always in fashion and great for all ages! Knowing how to create gorgeous plaits & braids and styles that incorporate them is a must for every Bridal Hair Stylist out there.

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It is a common misconception to think that plaits and braids are only for the younger generations but this couldn’t be more wrong! Whilst it’s true that you can create some really contemporary braided styles that would suit a young, edgy bride down the ground and messy Boho glamour looks that are usually requested by younger clients, braids aren’t just for fashion looks – you can also create extremely elegant styles or period dos using classic braiding techniques that your more mature brides are going to absolutely love.

 

As a Bridal Hair Stylist, it’s your job to be able to point your clients in the right direction when it comes to designing a style that works perfectly for them, but many stylists find themselves a bit ‘stuck in a rut’ when it comes to styling older brides, offering them the same traditional looks time and again. If this sounds like you, it’s time to break that habit! Change things up a bit for your mature brides and have some nifty braiding tricks up your sleeve that you can really ‘wow’ them with.

Braided Style Inspiration for Mature Brides

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The Braided Bun

 

A favourite among all brides, both young and old, and one of the first looks we’ll teach you how to create and play with on our Bridal Hair Course. The Braided Bun is one of those incredibly versatile hair styles that can be the perfect choice for a traditional bride getting married in a cathedral or very formal setting or just slightly tweaked to look the part at a festival themed wedding or in a beautiful, rustic barn.

Not only is this ‘do fantastic for all ages and backdrops, but it’s also a really easy one for you to put together.

Make it your own by toying with the plait positioning, type and and perhaps even amounts. A single, chunky Dutch braid wrapped over the top of the bun base looks fab, as does something more intricate such as a bun with fishtail braids woven throughout. Have fun with it!

Watch & Learn:

Want to create a really big bun? Here’s how to get the look you want…

Grecian Style

 

Plaits are a gorgeous addition to Grecian styles, whether tumbling or secured into an up-do. This is a really elegant style that works beautifully for mature brides wanting a style that is feminine and graceful without being too ‘girlish’.

Wear it down with plenty of volume at the crown and tumbling curls beneath a waterfall braid, or style it up with a fishtail plait and loose strands softening the frame of the face.

Watch & Learn:

Take a look at our short video tutorial ‘Backcombing Made Easy’ to learn how to create amazing root life and volume for your styles.

Braided Chignon

 

The Chignon is a style that every bridal hair stylist out there should be familiar with as it works so well for all ages, hair types, hair lengths and face shapes.

Traditionally kept sleek and then often adorned with hair accessories, you can easily add to this look by including a French Braid or two to the side of the parting, reaching right back to the nape of the neck. Your mature brides will love it!

Watch & Learn:

Is your client’s style secure? Here’s how to check…

Dual Textured Side-Braid

 

A side-swept braid is a glamourous style that many mature brides with lovely long locks will adore. It is super-sexy whilst still feeling ‘age-appropriate’ – something that lots of older brides covet but think is out of the question.

By setting the hair in rollers first to create plenty of root lift and texture throughout the hair, you’ll be off to a good start with extra grip for that braid and the result will be a finished style that is full of life and thickness.

Pull the hair over to the desired side and then begin your plait with a French Braid on each side to pull the hair back away from the face. Once you reach the nape of the neck, clip the hair to avoid in unravelling and transition into the braid of your choice.

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Thinking of joining us on one of our courses?

 

We know that there are lots of other course providers out there and it can be really tough to choose which one to go for.

We are the only UK provider offering upto 12mths ongoing training with webinars, videos & unlimited 1-2-1 help & support along side our

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Have a look at our ‘courses in action’ photos we’ve taken on some of our most recent create beautiful bridal hair and wedding makeup courses, to give you a good idea of what it’s like to be one of our students.

We’re so proud of the progress that our students always make on our courses, no matter what their experience level.

 

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We always get such great feedback (check out our 5* reviews!) and our students tell us that they not only learn more than they ever expected and get hours of hands on practice, but they also have loads of fun too!

 

Beginners & Experienced Hairdressers

 

All of our courses are suitable for all experience levels, you don’t need any existing qualifications to take part, but advanced stylists and makeup artists always learn an awful lot on our courses too.

We offer a wide range of bridal hair & makeup courses here at Create Beautiful Hair, so there’s something for everyone! From 4 day bridal hair courses, where you get to spend 4 fun-filled days creating fabulous styles on live models and end the week with a professional portfolio photoshoot, to our 1 day intensive blow-drying or braiding course.

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The best start to your Bridal Hair Career

 

We want you to be able to attend our courses where-ever you are in the world, so Create Beautiful Hair Training is international!

With face to face courses in London, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester and AQA UAS Accredited Online Bridal Hair Training we have amazing students world-wide.

Learn Bridal Hair online with award winning wedding hair stylist Pam Wrigley – where ever you are in the world.

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Courses in Action!

 

Here are some candid phone snaps from our recent courses, showing some of the great work by our talented students…

Want to know more about Create Beautiful Hair & Makeup courses? Get in touch with us for more information on info@createbeautifulhair.co.uk or call us on 0208 737 7008

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK!

26th & 27th July 2 Day Bridal Hair Course

 

Want to kick-start your career as a bridal hairstylist or build upon your existing hairstyling knowledge to become the best bridal hairstylist you can be? Our 2 Day Bridal Hairstyling Course, taught by multi-award winning trainer and bridal hair & makeup artist Pam Wrigley, is suitable for ALL experience levels!

Upon completion of our 2 Day Bridal Hair Styling Course you will be a fully qualified bridal hairstylist, with an internationally recognised AQA achievement award, and you’ll be ready to work with clients right away, creating beautiful hairstyles.

Our 2 Day Bridal Hairstyling Course is almost always SOLD OUT well in advance, but if you’re ready to train with us in London ASAP, you’re in luck – we have had a couple of unexpected cancellations on our upcoming course on the 26th & 27th July, due to unforeseen circumstances, so we have some LAST MINUTE spaces available.

 

BOOK NOW before it’s too late – these places will sell, and they’ll sell fast!

 

Want to know a bit more about our 2 Day Bridal Hairstyling Course before you go ahead and secure your place? Here’s how we do things on our 5* rated, critically acclaimed short course:

 

Learn to create beautiful bridal hairstyles in just 2 intensive days, with live model demos by Pam Wrigley and loads of hands on practice time for you with top quality training heads and a chance to practice your new braiding skills on our models.

The idea behind our course is not that you come away knowing how to create a few set styles, but that you will learn the techniques to be able to create ANY bridal hairstyle!

 

What is the 2 Day Bridal Hairstyling Course Timetable?

2 Day Bridal Hairstyling Course

Day 1

 

  • Styles for short & medium length hair
  • Hair Prep
  • Tumbling up-do’s (Grecian)
  • French Pleat & Audrey Hepburn for short hair
  • Red Carpet styles for short hair
  • Low buns for short hair / Finger waves
  • Tumbling over the shoulder styles
  • Working with extensions
  • Mother of the bride styles

 

The day starts at 9:30am in our fabulous, bright and airy studio in West London. There is huge amounts of space for you to work in (and only ever a maximum of 10 students on the course) with tons of natural light pouring in through the wall to wall windows. All the equipment for the 2 Day Bridal Hairstyling Course is provided, so everything you need will be ready and waiting for you to get started when you arrive.

After a quick introduction with Pam and her assistant, both who will be there to help you whenever you need assistance during the course, you will begin your training! Pam will demonstrate how she likes to set rollers for the best kind of curls, and then you will get to work.

Once all the basics are covered (which even pro hairstylists find very helpful!) you will be ready to start styling. You will create your first bridal hairstyle before lunch and continue working on a variety of different techniques and styles for short hair all day!

Day 2

 

  • Working with long, thick, heavy hair
  • Different Curling techniques
  • Vintage waves
  • High Buns & Low Buns
  • French Pleat & Audrey Hepburn for Long hair
  • ½ up styles
  • Plaits: all types covered including rope twists, fishtail & waterfall
  • Using donuts and padding
  • Securing hair accessories
  • Advice on de-coding Google, ad campaigns, pricing
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You’ll be starting at 9:30am again on the second day, but this time (now you’ve got all the intro and basics down) you’ll be ready to start styling right away! Pam will recap anything you feel the need to go over again from the day before and teach you some new techniques too, including how to create different types of curls with an alternative twist of the roller, vintage hairstyling techniques and even some gorgeous braids that you can incorporate in your work.

Today, you’ll be working on long hair with live model demos by Pam again and loads of hands on practice.

When the day is coming to an end, Pam will go over all of her best advice and tips on how to advertise and boost your business.

2 Day Bridal Hairstyling Course

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1 Day Braiding Course

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  • Learn how to create beautiful braids & plaits!
  • Stunning braided styles for all occasions
  • French, Waterfall, Fishtail, Lace, Zipper and lots more…
  • Access to online training included!
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Price: £195

Location: London

Entry requirement: Suitable for all levels, must love working with hair!

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What’s Included?

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  • Learn how to create beautiful plaits and braids on our 1 day braiding course
  • Stunning styles suitable for special occasions or everyday wear
  • Stay up to date with all the latest Prom & Bridal braiding trends
  • Get qualified! Complete our braiding course for your CBH Certificate
  • A ‘Must Have’ course for all bridal stylists!
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Want to know more about our 1 day braiding course and upcoming dates? Get in touch.

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UPDATE: Please note we do not run any courses in Newcastle as we had problems with venues. The nearest course you can attend is in Manchester.

It’s been a busy year so far for all of us here at Create Beautiful Hair

Our Bridal/Hair-up courses have gone Nationwide – You can join us for our 2 day hair courses in London, Manchester, Cornwall, Bristol, Birmingham and now, Newcastle!

We are so excited to introduce our fantastic Newcastle venue to all of you! Based in the chic, creative hub of Salon LRM in the heart of the city, our 2 Day Bridal/Hair up courses, starting in February 2016, are available to book online now.

  • Find out how to create beautiful up-do’s.
  • Suitable for all experience levels
  • Small group sizes
  • Red carpet, wedding, vintage, prom.
  • Learn how secure hair properly and create any style.
  • Find out how adapt styles to suit different face shapes.
  • Create your first hair style before lunch on day one.
  • £355 – pay by instalment option available.

Newcastle dates available:

2nd & 3rd Feb 2016

5th & 6th July 2016

1st & 2nd Nov 2016