MORE hair training with Katy Djokic of The Bridal Stylists

I’ll fully admit I don’t know everything about hairstyling. Products, techniques and styles change. That’s why I totally believe stylists need to constantly be seeking more. More knowledge and experience is so valuable in this industry, plus it’s so much fun and such a buzz connecting with others all striving to learn x

Bridal hair training with Kasia Fortuna – The ‘Hair Queen’

Last week I had the most amazing experience, learning from one of the best hairstylist’s in the country – Kasia Fortuna.  Kasia has worked with some very famous names, including members of the Royal family.  It was such a treat being with her as she’s just such a positive person and really knows her stuff.  What’s more she was happy to share her knowledge – which can be a rare thing in this industry.  Throughout the week Kasia helped to hone my hair skills, and strengthen any weak spots I may have not spotted.  She showed me how to create some really stunning bridesmaid and bridal hairstyles, which I cannot wait to re-create for my clients.

I really had the best time.  Thank you so, so much Kasia! x

 

Confident with doing your own bridal makeup, but just need a hand creating that perfect soft tousled ‘up-do’?

I have been training as a wedding hair stylist for around a year and a half now, teaming up with stylists that have been in the business for more than 25 years.  I’ve worked hard to absorb as much of their advice and skills as I possibly can, and as a result I have worked on creating soft down and up-dos for bridesmaids that can easily be translated to a bridal look.

So if you’re pretty confident doing your own bridal makeup, but just need an extra pair of hands to create that soft tousled do – simply get in touch at hello@francesmooremua.co.uk or by using my contact form on my website here.

Hair Masks – How to apply and which one to use

Whether you have coloured, dry, damaged or fragile hair – it is important to use the right product to repair and nourish from the roots to the ends.  A hair mask doesn’t necessarily have to be something you use every once in a while: why not make it a part of your hair routine?  How often you should use a hair mask depends on your hair type.  Ideally, you should use it every time you wash your hair, but once a week is ok.  Either way, alternate with leave-in treatments to untangle your hair in no time.  If you have really dry or frizzy hair, you will need to give it lots of TLC!  I therefore advise you to apply a hair mask regularly and leave it on overnight wrapped in a towel.  When you wake up, your hair will be silk and soft.

A hair mask should be applied to washed and towel-dried hair.  Spread the cream evenly throughout your hair, piece by piece.  Massage the product in from the roots to the tips then comb through your hair with your fingers.  To optimise the mask’s effects, cover your head with a hot towel for at least 10 minutes.  That way, the mask is in direct contact with your scalp so it can be absorbed more easily.  Leave the mask on for up to 20 minutes, depending on your hair’s condition.  Lather with cool water before rinsing gently.

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer

BASH 2017!

WOW!  What a day yesterday was!  We had all the fun at BASH wedding showcase, held at the Guildhall Winchester.  Hair stylist Michelle Crosser and myself created a soft, pretty bridal hair and makeup design for model Chloe Lancaster – who was so wonderful and a pleasure as always to work with.  We then collaborated with Maids to Measure and Judith Searles Flowers to finish the sweet, dewy spring look.  Later changing the flowers to a hair comb from Victoria Fergusson Accessories, and another Maids to Measure gown.

This image of Chloe by Matt Lee Photographic says it all really…the power of wedding supplier collaboration.

Photography by Matt Lee Photographic