Ashley - Highland Fling!

Ashley

Hair: Louise Chrystal - Hair
Venue: Coul House, Strathpeffer Pavillion
Photographer: Studio RoRo

bride has her hair styled into a soft braided upstyle

bride checks her hair in the mirror

bridesmaid wears her hair in a soft voluminous style with soft curls

bridesmaid wears her hair in a soft vintage roll with a babys breath floral crown

Ashley wore a full length veil on her wedding day

Bride in her wedding gown with soft braided upstyle accessorised with a cathedral length veil

the happy couple at their wedding reception, bride wears a flower crown

Balayage Revolution!

Balayage has been around for a while now but it was a couple of years ago when I first heard of the 'childhood highlights'  seamless colouring technique. Nobody was teaching it, especially in the UK, so after trawling through countless You Tube videos, and experimenting, I found my own way with it but I needed to fine tune my technique. Cue Jack Howard!
When I discovered that he was holding balayage classes in his salon in London, I booked on one immediately!!
Last month I caught an early flight down to Nevilles Salon in Knightsbridge, London and spent the day with the 'Balayage King' himself. It was a fantastic experience as all my questions were answered and I now feel 100% more confident with my balayage.

Jack Howard working on his model at his balayage class

The morning was spent finding out about Jack's amazing experiences as a colourist in London and in the USA. He then demonstrated balayage on his model while we watched, taking photos and videos. It was very relaxed so everyone felt at ease enough to ask questions and Jack was more than happy to answer and explain as he went. The videos and photos have been excellent source of reference.

Balayage colour technique on dolly head

model for balayage class by Jack Howard



After lunch we all worked on dolly heads and Jack offered friendly critique throughout keeping everyone on the right track. It was invaluable to have Jack advise on body position, technique, etc.
Finally, Jack checked all our dolly heads and explained how to improve our techniques going forward. I was excited to get back to the salon and do perfect balayage!!


Balayage King teaching hairdressers how to balayage in london

It was a privilege to meet such an inspirational man and I cannot recommend his classes highly enough! Thank you Jack!!

Some of my balayage work....

balayage technique with beige blonde



client with rich brown hair melting into honey blonde balayage


Cat - Brigitte Bardot Inspiration

Cat

Hair: Louise Chrystal - Hair
MUA: Lyndsey Alexis
Venue: Meldrum House
Photographer: Nicholas Frost

Beehive hairstyle for a Brigitte Bardot inspired bridal look

bride wears her hair up in a french roll style with volume accessorised by a soft veil

bride and groom pose for a picture after the ceremony

Marion - Sophisticated Bridal Style

Marion

Hair: Louise Chrystal - Hair
MUA: Eileen Solan
Venue: Culloden House
Photographers: Blue Sky Photography

soft textured bridal bun with braid and soft volume

soft volume, sweeping fringe and soft textured bun with wraparound braid

bride chose a simple and elegant dress so a hairstyle with volume and soft texture worked best

the braid in the brides hair can be seen as she makes her vows


the bride chose a simple jewelled hair comb to accessorise her elegant hairstyle as she did not wear a veil

Gemma - Pretty Romantic

Gemma

Hair: Louise Chrystal - Hair
MUA: Frances Roberts
Venue: Logie House
Photographer: Nicholas Frost

Bride Gemma poses for a picture before the ceremony. A textured bun with soft volume is the perfect style for a full veil

bride and groom after the ceremony looking happy and relaxed

beautiful shot of the bride in her satin gown and veil

Gemma - Classic Elegance

Gemma

Hair: Louise Chrystal - Hair
MUA: Chloe Marie
Venue: Duff House
Photographer: Jonathan Addie

bride holding her bouquet smiling with her hair in a french roll accessorised with a jewelled band

bride with her mum having final adjustments before leaving for her ceremony

the bride and her father get ready to walk down the aisle

the bride and her bridesmaids all smile for a photograph after the wedding ceremony