Bridal trends in 2019 - by Kelly Beesley

Bridal trends – Hair by Kelly – a plaited bun with white flowers

Kelly Beesley is a hair and make-up artist operator in the North West – and beyond! Here, she gives us an insight into the world of wedding hair and beauty and bridal trends for 2019…

What are the most popular wedding hairstyles and hair accessories which you have seen recently?

Wedding styles have ranged from classic look to messy do, from the Megan Markle messy bun to a sleek Chignon we have seen

it all. We are seeing brides having plaits running through the hair styles from bridesmaid to the bride plaits have given a modern twist on a classic do. As always there are so many hair accessories to choose form but hair vines have been popular recently, adding a little sparkle through the hair.

Top tips for getting the perfect wedding hair

phil smith

Celebrity Hair Stylist Phil Smith, Creator of award winning haircare brand Phil Smith BE GORGEOUS, gives us his top tips for getting perfect wedding

Grow your hair

Clients usually start growing their hair from the day they get engaged as they know that a longer hair style means their hairstylist has more to work with on their big day. We always find that as soon as they return from their honeymoon, the first thing they do on their return is book an appointment to cut it all off again!. I also advise clients not to colour their hair less than two weeks before their big day. This way it has time to settle and get in great condition for all the pictures

Keep your hair nourished

For a bride, getting your hair exactly right on your wedding day is essential

For a bride, getting your hair exactly right on your wedding day is essential

After all, it’s not just about how you look on the day – these are images and pictures that will be savoured for a lifetime.

Iconic bridal looks like Jennifer Aniston (with her blonde streaked hair perfectly pinned into her veil as she embraced Brad Pitt), Kate Middleton’s perfect and natural waves, Kim Kardashian’s sleek and chic long curls when she married Kanye and of course Princess Grace Kelly’s divine updo are all images that most of us can conjure up with ease.

Celebrity hair stylist Edward James has worked with some of the world’s most glamourous women including Cara Delavigne, Joanna Lumley and Sophie Dahl. Here he offers his top tops on getting the perfect look on the big day.

The Strawberry Fountain -The brand for brides

Planning your big day can be exciting and stressful, enjoyable and nerve wracking all at the same time. Your wedding day will be the most special day of your life and as well as ensuring that the venue is perfect and the flowers are blooming you also want to make sure that you are breathtakingly beautiful.

Here at The Strawberry Fountain we can help you prepare your skin, hair, teeth and nails giving you the key to unlock your inner goddess before the big day. We can offer advise specific to your needs and about the most suitable products for you from perfecting your smile or cleansing the body, to make-up and hair products for the big day itself.

Essential bridesmaids’ trends for 2016

It could be argued that by being a bridesmaid you have the best of both worlds. You’re in the thick of the wedding limelight yet you don’t have the intense pressure the bride and groom face. Yes, we have to admit, being a bridesmaid is a lot of fun. That said, you still have a responsibility to look fabulous and in-keeping with the bride and the tone of the wedding.

If you have the privilege of being a bridesmaid in the forthcoming months, you may want to consider the following essential bridesmaids’ trends for 2016.

The tea length dress

Tips for Finding the Right Beauty Therapist for Your Wedding Day

Tips for Finding the Right Beauty Therapist for Your Wedding Day

Your wedding is by far one of the biggest days of your life and there is an awful lot of pressure on the bride to look her very best - not a hair out of place, not a blemish in sight and not a single chipped nail on her fingers or toes. For many women, this can mean numerous visits to beauty salons and hairdressers from as early as 12 months before the wedding. But can you be sure that the professional beautician you choose is the right person for the job?

Bridal Beauty Prep Guide

Don’t let your pre-wedding beauty preparation leave you feeling stressed. Our top beauty tips will leave you glowing from head to toe and looking beautiful in time for your big day.


Be prepared! Book all beauty appointments well in advance. This will ensure you get a spot with your preferred hair dresser or beautician. There is nothing worse than being disappointed with a treatment, especially before your big day.

Bridal and Honeymoon Hair Care Tips

Kerry Capewell, Hair care expert and stylist at Naturtint


On average, how long does hair take to do on the day- is a hair rehearsal really necessary?

The time needed to perfect a wedding day hairstyle depends entirely on the look each bride opts for. If a simple blow-dry is chosen, 45 minutes should suffice so allow yourself an hour for hair on the big day, or if you are having a more complicated up do or intricate style you need to allow for at least 2 hours, particularly if the style will require setting first. A trial run is essential to ensure your style will stay in place throughout your big day and that you are comfortable wearing it for so long. You can also use your trial to test how long you need to allow for your hair on the day of your wedding.

Michelle Keegan reveals all her bridal beauty tips

Micripolish Dermabrasion by BeautyLab

With her glowing skin and luscious locks on her Wedding day earlier this year, there's no denying that actress Michelle Keegan looked nothing less than flawless in her custom gown.

When she walked down the aisle with Mark Wright in gorgeous Suffolk surroundings, Michelle Keegan showcased her radiant skin, shiny hair and flawless nails. That's why we are super excited that she has spilled the contents of her bridal beauty bag to reveal all of the products that she just cannot live without.

Getty ready for your perfect wedding?

Getty ready for your perfect wedding?

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