Amazing bridal Hair course today!! Completed by the Elixir White Hair Team. Bridal Hair Specialists. Feeling Inspired by the award winning Pam Wrigley. Thank you Pam!! you are amazingRead More
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