Shaween's glamorous wedding and red carpet hairstyle

I'm really pleased to be able to share some stunning pictures of Shaween's wonderful summer wedding at Danesfield House. I created a classic Hollywood hairstyle with lots of volume to complete the glamorous look. The make-up look was created by another very talented make-up artist. What a beauty! Congratulations to the lovely couple!

A summer wedding to brighten your day!

Here are some wonderful photographs by Barney Walters Photography of a country wedding I worked on earlier in the year. The bride and groom were super lucky with the weather and had bright sunshine all day! In the end, the lovely bride Laura decided on a plaited but structured updo complemented by defined eye make-up and natural glowing complexion.

Thanks very much to Barney too for taking the time to share the pictures with me - they're super!

Congratulations to the gorgeous couple!

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English country wedding hair and make-up

Here are some beautiful photographs courtesy of  Rosanna Hancock Photography of a wonderful wedding I worked on in Buckinghamshire.

The bride decided on a textured, relaxed and romantic hair style, adorned with plaits and glowing, radiant make-up.

The bride and her bridesmaids chose to wear some lovely handmade flower garlands in their hair too, which worked wonderfully with the rustic, English country wedding style.

Here are a selection of some of the lovely images. Enjoy!

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Best Make-up Specialist of the Year - Finalist

I am delighted to announce that I've just been shortlisted as a finalist in the Best Make-up Specialist of the Year category in the London Hair and Beauty Awards 2015.

Last week I was pleased to discover that I had been nominated (unbeknownst to me at the time) and rated highly by some of my wonderful clients over the past year. What an honour and a lovely surprise! 

Thank you to those who voted!

Recent Weddings and Beautiful Brides

Here are a selection of some of the wonderful weddings I have been involved in over the past few months. The locations ranged from sunny Surrey, to London's Kensington and leafy Herefordshire. I endeavour to keep each look personal to the bride, reflecting their individual style and the style of the wedding. So, as you'll see, the hairstyles range from sleek and sophisticated to gorgeously tousled and relaxed and the make-up from natural and radiant to smokey and defined, each one just as beautiful as the last:

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Wedding Hair Stylist of the Year & Wedding Makeup Artist of the Year - Finalist

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Thanks to all my lovely brides who I've worked with over the past year, I am lucky enough to have been shortlisted as a finalist for not only Best Wedding Hair Stylist of the Year, but also Best Wedding Make-up Artist of the Year too!

Here are some of the many amazing comments my beautiful brides left for me when they voted for me to win:

Alicia is fantastic! She was so patient and helpful during my hair trial, and really customised it to what I wanted, I felt she understood what I wanted and worked very hard to come up with something that I loved! On the day she re-created it perfectly but also still had opportunity to tweak according to my last minute thoughts! She has been so supportive, helpful and friendly throughout, and I’m so glad she was my hairstylist and a part of our wedding day :)
I was thrilled with Alicia’s help and service. She was so calm and also such fun to have around. Her presence on the day both calmed me down and made us all laugh. It was lovely to hear about her wedding the month before mine too. She interpreted my requests perfectly and my family said I looked amazing but still like ‘me’ rather than an over-made up bride. She was fantastic in every way and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
I was absolutely delighted with the professional services of Alicia in the months running up to my wedding day. I had the opportunity of two trials - which really helped to perfect my ‘finished look’ on the day. I was so very happy with the beautiful make up provided and Alicia’s expert touch and knowledge. The intimate hours in the run up to the ceremony on your wedding day is a very special time and Alicia was the perfect person who kept me calm as well as producing wonderful make up for me.
Alicia did an amazing job!!! The make up looked so natural and flawless. She listened carefully to what I wanted and created exactly what I had envisaged. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the end result. It made me feel so confident on such a important and special day.
Alicia was absolutely amazing both in person and profession. I looked better than I ever could have thought possible on the day and owe all my amazing photos to how well she did my hair. The hair trial was great fun, she was patient, enthusiastic and supportive in all my choices. She gave me the chance to express what it was I was looking for as well as making positive and valuable advice. Thank you so much.

Thank you so much to all my brides for taking the time to vote for me and for leaving such fantastic comments!  I adore working on weddings, meeting wonderful brides and helping each bride to feel special, radiant and confident - having my all my hard work recognised is the icing on the cake!

Thank you again - it was an absolute pleasure working on all your weddings!

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Highlights from the summer

It's been another busy, fun summer, full of happy brides and stunning locations! I've created countless hairstyles, ranging from sleek, low buns to vintage updos, plaited chignons and everything in between! Here are some of my highlights (click to enlarge):

Photographed by Simon J Pope

Aimee's sleek and sophisticated updo for her Hampshire wedding at The Elvetham Hotel.

 

Fliss' creative, vintage wedding at Islington Town Hall. Fliss chose a plaited, detailed hairstyle and classic Hollywood make-up for her edgy, London wedding.

Photo courtesy of Fiona Kelly

A plaited updo for Ella at her city chic Kensington Roof Gardens wedding. 

Photography by Lorenzo Ali

Pretty in pink: Nadine's fresh and flawless make-up and high updo for her wedding at the Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park.

The lovely Jessie getting ready for her West End wedding at The Institute of Contemporary Arts. I created a loose, textured side bun to complement her intricate hair accessory.

More photos to follow soon..!

Photography by Matthew Bishop

The gorgeous Katy with her beautifully coordinated bridesmaids at Nonsuch Manor, Surrey. Both my assistant, Izzy Wild, and I created relaxed, plaited side buns for the bridesmaids and Katy chose a classic half-up hairstyle.

Stay tuned for more images in the coming weeks. For day-to-day updates, follow me on here, on Instagram.

The last few weeks in pictures...

Here is a sneak peek of some the beautiful brides I've worked with over the past few weeks:

The styles ranged from vintage and classic to bohemian and textured. I've also been lucky enough to work at some of London's best locations (one of the perks of the job!), such as the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, the Kensington Hotel in Queensgate and the Petersham Hotel in Richmond, each one as luxurious and splendid as the last.

I hope you enjoy the pictures. Stay tuned for more very soon! For day-to-day updates follow me here on Instagram.

The Hitched Breakthrough Awards Ceremony

As most of you will probably be aware, at the beginning of November I was awarded Best Wedding Hair Stylist of 2013. I have since had the pleasure of being invited to the glamorous and exclusive Savoy Hotel where I received my award.

It was a wonderful afternoon and a fantastic opportunity for all the winners to meet one another and celebrate together! We were also all treated to an exquisite meal at The Savoy's in-house restaurant. We were definitely spoilt and lots of bubbly was enjoyed by all!

Here are some of the professional shots taken on the day:

The Award Winners. From left: stationery designer Bridget Marsh, florist Rowan Wilson on behalf of White Lilac Flowers, Alicia Bruce (me!), Hitched.co.uk MD Dean Yardley, Hitched.co.uk site editor Fran Cribb, photographer Jacqui Paterson and cake designer Suzanne Thorp.

Thanks again to all my brides and followers who voted for me; all your help and support enabled me to win this prestigious award! 

National Winner of Best Wedding Hair Stylist 2013

Over 30,000 votes were cast in the Hitched Breakthrough Awards and, thanks to everyone's support, I've just won the National Award for Best Breakthrough Wedding Hair Stylist of 2013! Many thanks to everyone who voted. Here's the winning image, as voted for by you:

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National Shortlist for Best Wedding Hair Stylist 2013

I'm very proud to announce that, after being hand-selected by a panel of expert judges, I've made the national shortlist for Best Wedding Hair Stylist of 2013 in the Hitched Breakthrough Awards! You can show your support for me and register your vote here (and discover other amazing wedding talent, including florists, photographers and cake designers!)

Click here to register your vote