06 Oct Nonsuch Park : Wedding hair and make-up for bride Jo and her bridesmaids
Nonsuch Park : Wedding hair and make-up for bride Jo and her bridesmaids
Jo was an absolute dream bride to work with. Not only is she beautiful with gorgeous skin and lots of shiny hair, she’s been probably one of the most laid-back brides I’ve worked with! She knew what she wanted, gave me a few pointers and then let me get on with it. What I loved about Jo was the way she enjoyed every second of preparation about the wedding, including the trial with me and the morning of getting ready. Of course it’s nerve-racking getting married but somehow Jo managed to be at ease with the whole thing, she was surrounded by friends on both occasions and just seemed to have a laugh at every step – well that’s how it came across! I did Jo’s hair and make-up, helped one of her bridesmaids with their hair and Jo’s mum’s with her make-up too. All lovely, lovely ladies.
Although you can’t see it in these pics, Jo has super long hair, it’s straight and there’s quite a lot of it. She’d washed it the night before and I tonged it to put a bit of a wave in it. We gave it a bit of height with some backcombing at the crown, pinned the crown up, left the sides down then put the rest in a ponytail using a clear band. Sections of the pony were taken and rolled into barrel curls and pinned at various angles loosely. The crown and side sections were integrated by pinning separately and little pieces pulled out at the front and tonged – we even cut these pieces so they weren’t too long! I’m hoping to either do some sort of tutorial or diagram to go alongside the styles I do in due course so watch this space.
The brief was natural and “do what you think suits me”. As well as some brown eyeshadows and smudged in black line across Jo’s top lid, pinky lip and individual lashes were applied to emphasise Jo’s eyes (even though her lashes were already super long!).
Main products used:
Bobbi Brown lipstick in Roseberry
MAC Paints (used as an eyelid primer) in Sublime Nature
Urban Decay Naked 2 eyeshadow palette (YDK, Busted and Blackout)
Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation No.30
Photographer: Philip Hardman Photography