Today all the stylists from Elixir have travelled for a Bridal Hair Course with the amazing Pam Wrigley. We are sooooooo excited!!!! Lots of amazing hair!!!. I’ll let You in on how amazing Pam really is. Pam Was the Winner of UK Best Wedding Hair Stylist Award. After a successful career in film & fashion, working on campaigns for London Fashion Week, Tia Maria, Martini and Renault Pam discovered her true vocation – bridal hair. Pam has worked with countless brides and has a wealth of knowledge creating beautiful wedding and red carpet hair styles. A contributor to Conde Nast BRIDES, Confetti, Wedding Directory, THE CONDE NAST BRIDES’ MAKE-UP AWARDS 2015 and Bridal Expert at Pro Hairdresser Show London / Manchester, her expertise is in demand! After training at Greasepaint 25yrs ago Pam now teaches their wedding hair and makeup workshops as well as running her own Hair and Makeup School. So today we are learning and creating beautiful Tumbling up-do’s (Grecian), French Pleat & Audrey Hepburn, Red Carpet styles, Side buns / Finger waves, Tumbling over the shoulder styles, Working with extensions, Mother of the bride styles. Tomorrow we are learning and creating working with long, thick, heavy hair, different curling techniques, vintage waves, high buns & low buns, french pleat & Audrey Hepburn for long hair, ½ up styles, Plaits: all types covered including rope twists, fishtail & waterfall Using donuts and padding. How amazing!!!, for all our lovely brides to be, we will keep you posted on our exciting and fresh bridal...Read More
Tace has worked within the beauty industry since 2007. She is a highly skilled Semi Permanent Make up Artist and Beauty Therapist. After soon discovering her ability to excel in every aspect of her original training, Tace decided to continue to learn more skills. Tace regularly trains in new & exciting procedures. She consciously chooses training courses each year to maintain her standard of knowledge and to adapt to the ever developing whirlwind that is the beauty industry. With a passion for make up and seeing each of her clients as an individual Tace decided to learn the art of semi permanent makeup. Also known as micro-pigmentation, semi permanent makeup procedures have been successfully undertaken for many years by both celebrities and busy women creating makeup looks that lasts. Pigment is implanted into the dermal layer of the skin using a state of the art machine designed specifically for the cosmetic and medical market, which is very different to conventional machines and inks used in regular tattoo clinics. The treatment lasts around 3 – 5 years and are carried out in accordance to strict health and safety protocols using single use sterile needle cartridges. Permanent cosmetics can be whatever you want it to be, from natural, glamorous, obvious or understated. What ever you choose, Tace won’t let your enhancement look anything less than...Read More
The high class Chignon For brides seeking timeless elegance, this look ticks all the boxes and is super flattering to your face, pairing beautifully with strapless gowns… Step one Prep hair with a heat styling balm to give a workable protective base, then blow dry through with a large round brush, making sure to focus on creating a curve to the ends of your hair. This flex in texture will make the hair easier to roll into the shape. Step two Using a bungee cord or hair elastic, brush all of your hair back, smoothing the sides for shine. Fix into a ponytail set at the crown. As every bride’s face shape differs, placing the bun at your own natural crown-point will automatically flatter and lift your face shape, accentuating your cheekbones. Step three Unless you have very long hair, use a lightweight sponge donut to create the bun shape. Slip the pony through the ring of the donut and secure with long pins at the base pushing them in towards to the band of the pony to hide them. Step four Puff up the texture of your ponytail by gently brushing back against the hair length, increasing the volume, then use hairspray to support the fullness you have created. Using a light touch, softly smooth the outside of the ponytail whilst keeping its plumpness. Roll the hair over and around the donut using kirby grips around the base to secure it into place, and form the chignon shape. Work visually to balance the bun all the way around and finish with a firm hold spray. Half up half down wedding hair style The wavy Half-up For brides who prefer the comfort of long, loose hair, the half-up style is perfect. This works beautifully with delicate necklines and strapless details on your gown… Step one Rough dry your hair after applying a heat protector and setting spray throughout. This will ensure a texture with grips to create your waves. Using a large barrel curling tong, take medium sections of your hair and wrap around holding your tong vertically to create cascading spiral curls. Once all the curls have cooled, lightly comb through with a large rake comb to open up the waves. Step two Take a top section working from temple to temple back to the top of the crown, and section off. Arrange the loose waves in the rest of your hair and spray up and into the lengths to support the curls and prevent them from dropping. Step three Backcomb the top section roots to develop flattering height and using your fingers, smooth over the section surface to neaten it without spoiling the wavy texture in the process. Using a brush will flatten out the waves you have created. Holding the top section in your hand, as if to do a ponytail, twist and push up the...Read More
3 new bridal nail ideas from New York fashion week. Do you like? Or hate? We would love to know what you think of them.
Looking for something a step beyond a standard sheer-pink manicure for your big day? These fresh nail looks from New York Fashion Week ride the perfect line between interesting and understated — and look gorgeous against a pretty white dress. 1. Abstract art Essie manicurist Michelle Saunders created glamorous dew drops to complement the embellishment in Jenny Packham’s fall collection. Apply two coats of sheer pink nail polish, followed by a drop of coral (or one of your own wedding colors!) on the upper left corner of each nail. Place a smaller dot of bronze glitter on top of the coral dots and on the lower right hand side of each nail. P.S.: don’t worry about making sure every dot is perfect — they’re not supposed to be! 2. Subtle metallics “Matte gold nuggets” is how Essie manicurist Julie Kandalec described the look at Delpozo. Brush on a matte top coat — she used Essie Matte About You first. Then, with a striping brush, draw a vertical line of gold polish down the center of each nail. Carefully place pieces of chunky, gold glitter on top of the line. Finish with a top coat, but avoid the gold to make sure it stays shimmery! 3. Nude-moon manis A cooler and more sophisticated alternative to French manicures, nude-moon nails were the perfect juxtaposition to Diane von Furstenburg’s 1940s, vintage-inspired clothing. Saunders applied one coat of light pink nail polish and then used white polish to draw a semi circle at the base of each nail. # Wedding Beauty # bridal nails # Gel nails # Nail extensions # Nail art # Yorkshire nail salon @ Elixir White, 43 Main Street, Crosshills, Near Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 8TT...Read More
Are YOU washing your hair wrong? Spend twice as long rinsing as lathering, don’t shampoo ends and NEVER towel dry… how simple changes can give you glossy locks It’s something we all do on a near daily basis, but could the reason behind those all-too-frequent ‘bad hair days’ be because you’re washing your hair wrong? The reason your hair feels silky soft after a visit to Elixir White isn’t pure coincidence; it’s because we are carefully trained to wash and condition hair using a tried-and-tested regime. There is, in fact, a wrong way to wash your hair, and getting it wrong can take your hair from silky and shiny to totally lackluster and damaged. Follow our step by step on how to wash your hair. CORRECTLY AND NEVER WITH HOT WATER Did you know that you only need to use product on your scalp and no necessarily the ends? By working your shampoo into the top section of your hair and then rinsing it out, it automatically cleanses the ends and stops damage occurring in the lengths. Extreme care should be taken when washing your hair and while you may think scrubbing hard will thoroughly cleanse it, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Putting too much pressure on your scalp can actually result in greasier hair. Don’t rub your scalp too vigorously. This will encourage oil secretion from the sebaceous gland. It’s imperative to rinse your hair for twice the amount of time as lathering on product and never use hot water. Washing your hair in tepid water is better for the follicles too. The hot water activates the sebaceous gland which secretes oil and can leave hair greasy soon after washing. Use warm, tepid water for ultra clean hair and to extend the life of your blow dry. DON’T RELY ON JUST ONE SHAMPOO Thought a standard shampoo will give you the hair of your dreams? Wrong. We put our hair through a lot in the week, so as you might exfoliate your skin once a week to remove dead skin cells, washing hair with a clarifying shampoo will allow hair and scalp to breathe. Use a clarifying shampoo, L’Oreal Professionnel Expert Serie – Pure Resource Purifying Shampoo once a week to remove impurities and product build up. It’s essential to work scalp care treatments into your regime. This is where the nutrients are produced to support healthy hair growth. Scalp care products from the L’Oreal scalp range can help leave hair feeling thicker, shinier and more resistant. To achieve the best results from your shampoo, make sure hair is well saturated with water this will help in achieving the best lather, allowing the hair and scalp to be cleansed thoroughly. Two shampoos is advisable to make sure hair and scalp is thoroughly cleansed and always finish with a conditioner appropriate for your hair type and avoid...Read More