Friday, 18 March 2011

Perfect Hair for Your Perfect Day

Sculpt Hair GalleryHow can you achieve perfection effortlessly and with minimum stress? One Possible Answer: Hair extensions - they are a quick way of gaining more hair without having to wait months or even years to grow it.

Nottingham Wedding Professional Natalie Okpara tells us “Lots of brides are going for ‘clip in’ hair extensions, which seem a great temporary way of achieving length but there are better ways”

In fact there are lots of methods and some that offer even better value for money, a more natural stylisation and above all, remove the risk of clips displacing themselves in the hair or even falling out completely.

Its especially important on your wedding day to be confident and the last thing you need to deal with is a bad hair day, or worse still the style you have your heart set on, not last the entire day.

There are so many methods of hair extensions from bonding to individual keratin, weaves to clip ins and using micro rings, this list goes on and there are even more lengths and types of hair, from Indian ‘Remi’ to synthetic. Hair extensions done properly, can be an investment for the wedding day and the honeymoon!

To remove risk, ensure whoever is applying your hair extensions is experienced and considers your natural hair type, texture, colour and scalp condition. There is no “one type suits all” and the last thing you want is an itchy scalp spoiling your special day.

If you prefer to go completely natural, want straight, wavy or curly hair with some length, try Sculpt Hair Gallery’s unique Brazilian Blow Dry, It’s a smoothing system and deep conditioning treatment in one - perfect for damaged, colour or chemically treated hair.

Sculpt Hair Gallery offer FREE hair assessments (for all hair types from European, Afro, Asian and each mixed texture) and style ideas for your wedding, and even free removal and aftercare for some extension types. Why not call Natalie for a chat, or better still pop in for a coffee.

To Love and To Cherish would like to thank Sculpt Hair Gallery in Nottingham for this post.

Sculpt Hair Gallery
Hairdressing & Traditional Barbering for all hair types
27 Goosegate
0115 9881 881
07984 097543

Monday, 7 March 2011

Murder on the dance floor? Hopefully not!

One of the biggest changes in the wedding world, thanks to ‘Youtube’, is the desire for the bride and groom to have a choreographed 1st dance to surprise the onlookers. This is the only time that the bride and groom are alone during the busy day and can be an excellent surprise to the rest of the wedding party, if done well. You don’t want to be one of the clips on ‘Youtube’ that people ridicule. You need to seek expert help! How do you know who is an expert? All qualified dance instructors should be able to help you put together a routine to your favourite song but an expert will ask lots of questions before you even take to the dance floor. As an example they should be asking about the room layout, the dress restrictions, where the audience will be standing. They should also give you advice on music selection, photo opportunities and be able to interpret your characteristics in the dance. If you don’t feel you have this relationship, look elsewhere. As an example by finding out about the dress design, they can see if you can lift your arms above your head, will you feel vulnerable in a strapless dress if both arms are lifted, does the fullness of the skirt mean you can’t see fancy footwork, will the weight of the dress allow you to turn quickly, how will the groom avoid standing on your dress. Now you feel confident with your instructor, you need to put in the practise. To help save your money you don’t want to spend time going over the last lessons work, you should progress every time. That means practise in between lesson, at least 3 times a week, if not everyday. Once you have learnt your routine you should practise in your wedding shoes and try and simulate the weight/length of the dress with your underskirt or something similar. This will turn out to be the best part of the day as you both share the emotional experience of your 1st dance. Enjoy every minute of it., your guests will!