If you’re looking to book your Bridal Stylist but aren’t sure what to expect, Kelly Hanks sets some great guidelines on her website www.kellyhankshairdesign.com
Kelly is the multi award winning luxury bridal and special occasion Stylist based in Yorkshire. Her work is a combination of rustic charm and on-trend cool, making her a favourite with brides-to-be.
Kelly takes us through the booking process step-by-step:
First off, find out if your Stylist is free on your wedding day! Kelly makes her calendar available for prospective brides on her website. Expect to pay a deposit to hold your wedding date – Stylists often get booked up a year or so in advance so it’s best to get in their diary asap.
Book your trial
This is such an important element when preparing for your bridal look. Where possible, your bridesmaids should come along too so you can create the best image for your bridal party.
“We should always have a trial run beforehand and work together to ensure you LOVE the finished result. I’ll offer you all the best advice I can so you and your ladies can get that dream hair!” Kelly Hanks
* Discuss with your Stylist how far in advance you should have your trial. For example, if you’re growing your hair for your wedding day, you may want to wait until closer to the time. Or, you might prefer to have your trial soon after you’ve made your booking so you can make sure you’ve made the right choice. Your Stylist will advise you on how they work.
Expect a minimum spend
Most Stylists are happy to travel to your venue for your wedding day but will require you to pay a minimum amount for this, often with travel on top. They will need to factor in all their preparation and travel time to ensure they’re covering their costs. If you have a large bridal party, you will need more than one Stylist to attend so consider all of this when planning your budget.
Communicate with your Stylist
So, your deposit is paid, your trial was amazing and your wedding day is all planned out. But…you have a few more questions. Just ask! Drop your Stylist an email and let them know your thoughts so they can put your mind at rest. It’s best to get everything ironed out before your big day so you can relax, knowing you’ve booked your perfect match.
“I’ve worked with hundreds of brides over the years and I absolutely LOVE what I do. I’m here to make you look amazing on your big day and nothing makes me happier than for you to fall in love with a style we’ve created!” Kelly Hanks
To see more of Kelly’s beautiful work, visit @kellyhankshairdesign
Hair: @kellyhankshairdesign Photographer: @tiptoe_with_eve Makeup: @nataliekatemua Dress Boutique: @thewhiteyard 2 piece dress: @shikobabride Styling: @emilykweddings Flowers: @stemsdesign Model: @emhuddy_ Venue: @hirst_priory Tables: @typicaltypeuk
Hair pieces: @f.o.l.k.y.d.o.k.e.y BTS Photography: @jayde.victoria.photographer Videographer: @hogarthfilms