I met Claire Byrne through a Facebook group for vintage lovers in my area. I asked a question about where to buy hair accessories for my hair and was immediately pointed in Claire’s direction. She’s been cutting my hair ever since and also gave me some hair flowers to review. My sister and I modelled for her at a vintage fair recently too. I knew exactly who i wanted to do my hair on my big day – its not just anyone who can achieve the things that Claire can achieve. She knows exactly what she’s doing and is experienced in creating vintage up dos, classy styles and super curls.
Flo Westbrook was very enthusiastic when she took photos of me getting ready! There are lots and they’re all fabulous! When I said I wanted my hair down and curly Claire knew exactly what to do! She started with a wet set and left me drying while she got started on the bridesmaid’s hair.
Iso had a little wave at the front and then a gorgeous big purple orchid – handmade by Claire of course!
Molly has lovely, long thick hair and so we gave her a big thick ponytail, a matching ribbon and a little wave at the back with a pink orchid.
Jess had some lovely curls and a little white orchid.
We all had fun choosing from Claire’s box of delights!
Sharon Dawson is a friend of Claire’s and was our Make Up artist for the day. Just like Claire she was very easy going and really put us all at ease.
I don’t wear a lot of make up so was happy to be advised by Sharon on what to choose.
I love the smoky eyes she gave me and it’s inspired me to try recreating the look myself!
I don’t normally wear foundation but the one Sharon used was very light and breathable.
As you can see the overall look was stunning.
The only input I had into my make up was asking if we could use my Besame Cherry Red lipstick. I just love the shade on me – it’s very bold but I do think it works!
Then I headed back to Claire for the finishing touches to my barnet!
Some anxious looks here – looking a bit Martha Reeves?
She teased all my curls into the right places and we added a white orchid and a teal orchid.
I’m so pleased with my finished look – so very vintage and perfect for me! Claire and Sharon were just amazing and so very easy to be around on a potentially stressful morning! The last 20 minutes before we left the house were mad – I had three people trying to get me into my shape wear, then my dress and not lose all my make up in the process! I can’t believe how great I look in the photos and wish I could call on Claire and Sharon every morning!
It is with a desire for live-in Hair and Make up artists I say:
It’s only vintage but I like it!