Trend Wedding {Autumn/Winter 2015}

Trend Wedding Magazine
Autumn/Winter 2015

Hair: Louise Chrystal - Hair
Makeup: Fiona Morgan
Styling: Hayley Charles
Venue: Elsick House
Model : Grace Arthur
Dresses: Avorio
Flowers: Kim Dalglish
Photographer: Donna Murray Photography

Photoshoot for bridal wear in Aberdeen

wedding magazine photoshoot at Elsick House Aberdeenshire

Model wears a bridal gown from Avorio Bridal for a wedding shoot

model wears a wedding dress for a bridal wear shoot

girl models a vintage dress and accessories and hair for a wedding magazine

bride smiling wearing a floral crown by Kim Dalglish floristry

model wears a bridal gown and full veil on a wedding dress shoot

bride wears a floral crown under a floral arch at Elsick House

Kirsty - Highland Fling


Hair: Louise Chrystal
Makeup: Susie Bloice
Photography: Nicholas Frost

Bride poses with her bridesmaids holding their flower bouquets

The bride poses with her father before the ceremony

the newly weds pose in the beautiful Scottish landscape

the happy couple cuddle while posing for photos




I signed up to Hair Club Live when it first came on the scene a couple of years ago. I think it's an amazing platform for all hair stylists at every level. When the date was announced for Edinburgh, I jumped at the chance! It's a really great concept. 10 Minutes to create a look on stage with traffic lights to keep you working to time. The events are always well attended with a great atmosphere. I was delighted to be a part of it!!
I worked on a look that I saw Adam Reed demonstrate at the L'Oreal ID artist event in London. I thought it was perfect for #OpenChairNight as it can be executed quickly and has huge impact.
I had a fantastic time on stage and I was over the moon when my look was announced as one of the winners! I can't wait for the next event!!

hair club live open chair event in Edinburgh showcasing great looks with models

Louise Chrystal on stage styling her models hair for the open chair night

Jennifer - Style & Grace


A beautifully styled wedding at Elsick House, a new country house wedding venue in Aberdeenshire. Pretty hair with soft texture, twists and braids, accessorised with fresh flowers compliment the gorgeous summer floral bouquets and pretty pastel tones. This wedding was the epitome of style and grace.....

Hair: Louise Chrystal - Hair
Makeup: Chloe Marie
Venue: Elsick House
Photographer: Janie Barclay Photography

dark haired bride with soft romantic updo

bride has her bridesmaid to help put on her wedding jewellery

the bride and her bridesmaids in pastel coloured gowns with wild flower bouquets

bride with romantic textured hairstyle smiling with her husband

Trend Aug/Sept 2015

Trend Magazine

Hair: Louise Chrystal Hair
Makeup: Fiona Morgan
Styling: Hayley Charles
Photographer: Donna Murray 
Model: Kimberley @ premier productions

Show Reel - ID Artist Programme 2015

The first year ID Artists from the north, Scottish and Irish regions met in Manchester for a 2 day presentation workshop with Simon Shaw.
Simon took us through the principals of presenting live to an audience. We learned how nerves and adrenaline affect us and how to stream that nervous energy in a positive way. 
We also learned how to structure a presentation and deliver the key messages to the audience using our voices and body language to keep the audience engaged.

It was a fantastic opportunity to unite as a team and really focus our thought processes before the ID Live tours.
A huge thanks to Simon Shaw for an insightful couple of days!

5 Minute Hair Up - Sophia Hilton

I love doing hair ups and even though they are what I spend most of my time doing, I feel that I can always learn more. Instagram, You Tube, Periscope, and Pinterest are all great for inspiration but nothing beats a hands on workshop to nail those techniques. It was through Instagram that I discovered Sophia Hilton's work. I love her style so I was delighted to book onto one of her 5 minute hair up courses.
Here is a snapshot of how the day progressed!

To meet Sophia and see her at work is an incredible experience not to be missed! 

ID Artist Programme 2015

It was an amazing opportunity to meet up with all the ID Artists from around the country and embark on an inspirational 2 days of workshops and tutorials. Adam Reed of Percy & Reed started the event by showing us the key trends for A/W 2015 coming through from the runways. The key message coming through was the importance of using plenty of product and keep it pretty.

Steve Rowbottom and Jenny Peltzer of Westrow showcased their interpretations of the key trends coming through with regards to colour and haircuts. The message from Jenny was 'less is more' with colour placement and an interpretation of the punk influence -'my mate cut my hair' - style of cutting was demonstrated by Steve. 

It was a fantastic couple of days of education and I left feeling inspired and excited about the forthcoming ID Artist events! 

ID Artist Audition - My entry


Textures found in nature, windswept hair, childhood, woodlands, innocence, vintage fabric, floral embellishment.
Fashion/runway A/W 2015 influence:
Chloe, Simone Rocha, Prada, Dolce&Gabbana

Idea process:

Products used:
L'Oreal Professionnel
Tec Ni Art
Volume Riche, Pli, Beach Waves, crepage de chignon, air fix,depolish, texture dust.

Layer volume Riche and Pli through dry hair and dry thoroughly, 'lace' the hair using fingers to lightly tease and create volume and shape. Spray with Air Fix and set using a dryer and diffuser. Puff Texture Dust around the crown area and pull some wisps free securing with Crepage de Chignon. Pin the hair flowers around the face and secure the ends with elastic. Pull to create volume and define with Depolish through the ends.
Hair Flowers:
Pre colour some hair pieces. Apply Volume Riche and dry. Tease using a pintail comb and spray with Beach Waves. Cover with brown paper and iron flat using a high heat. Embellish with seeds, leaves or petals, spray with Crepage de Chignon and seal with a hot iron over brown paper. Cut and roll into flowers. Using a needle and thread, sew to secure.

Elevator UK Competition

Elevator UK #PitchPerfect2015 Competition Entry

New Blow Dry Bar in aberdeen, No cuts, No colours, Big Blow outs and Hair ups, makeup, Fast Beauty

I recently entered a 1 minute pitch to win £1000 towards my business. Please watch the video below

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