Get to know featured artist:
Get to know featured artist:
Can you tell us a little more about you and your styling background?
I began my bridal hair-styling journey in 2015 when I practiced and learned under a friend of mine who had been in the bridal industry for years. She showed me the ropes, gave me lots of encouragement, and I’m so grateful! I branched out and began booking weddings and shoots on my own in 2016. By 2018, I realized how much I love teaching new artists how to increase their technique knowledge base and grow in confidence; so I began offering one-on-one and small group courses. I began investing time into instagram and creating tutorials around that time. All of that investment has paid off in the incredible relationships and connections I’ve had the opportunity to make along the way!
What bridal trends are you loving right now?
I’m seeing a lot of beautiful low buns…but elevated. LOVING this trend!
What new trends can we look forward to?
I am personally a fan of all up or all down for brides. I always love to see brides making wedding day look choices that make them feel like themselves but special for the big day. So, I’m hoping to see lots of beautiful low updos with timeless texture and some cool all down styles because although it’s not a common bridal choice, it’s a beautiful one.
How do you stay inspired?
I draw inspiration from other artists on social media and from looking back in bridal hair history. I am all about a look that is timeless; that’s why a modern french twist is one of the most common styles you’ll see from me.
What advice would you give to a bridal hairstylist just getting started?
Put yourself out there. Find a mentor…ask lots of questions. Invest in your “techniques toolbox.” Whether it’s watching and practicing tutorials, taking courses, listening to podcasts or reading books on entrepreneurship and individual personal growth…it’s all connected. Wisdom, knowledge, and success are the result of hard work, courage…and time. Put yourself out there and keep at it :)!
Best advice to a bride regarding her hairstyle?
Think about all angles of your look. Find inspiration for front, side, and backs of hairstyles that jump out to you and then look back at times you LOVED looks on yourself; also think about ones you didn’t feel most confident in. All of these notes are so helpful for stylists!
What is the one product/tool you can not live without?
There are a lot! But I’ll pick Kenra Professional Dry Oil Control Spray 14. It’s one of the most versatile products for Bridal styling in my opinion. And a 3 row styling comb. I don’t know how I styled before learning about this one from Steph Brinkerhoff!
Best advice you have ever been given in the hair industry?
Post/share your BEST work and the work you want to do MORE of. What clients see from you is likely what they will ask for more of. Choose the content you put out there wisely to attract brides who want what you have to offer!
What do you love to do outside of work?
I love time with my family and friends. I’m a bit of a homebody; so while I enjoy going out and about, dinner and conversation at home is my favorite. And I love a good audio book! I walk around with earbuds on all the time just listening to a book; even when I’m filming tutorials :).
Although I’ve missed some lackluster seasons along the way, I’m a bachelor fan! And I like Hallmark movies…yes, I know they are all exactly the same, but it calms me to know it will all work out in the end :).