14 of the best UK bridal hairdressers
25 Aug 2016
Find the expert who can make you look your best on your big day; here are 14 of the best bridal hairdressers in the UK
Finding the right hairdresser who listens to your style requests is paramount to ensuring you feel comfortable on your big day. Here are 14 of the best bridal hairdressers in the UK:
1. Tim Scott-Wright
Tim Scott-Wright and his bridal hair team – Jo Hayes and Brooke Evans - offer a full bridal hair service from their Stourbridge based salon. Tim is three times Midlands Hairdresser of the Year and is no stranger to wedding hair, having worked at the National Wedding Show last year in the VIP lounge. Tim says: “It can be very stressful for a bride as this is her big day and she wants it to be absolutely right, so getting on with your hairdresser and having a series of consultations and trials is very important so that you feel secure on your wedding day.”
2. Hiro Miyoshi
An experienced hair stylist in Mayfair, London, Hiro Miyoshi is renowned for his excellent cuts and sublime hair colouring. Using his Japanese cultural heritage for achieving perfection in all areas of his work, Hiro insists on always using his high quality Japanese tools. With a strong and unique USP; you don’t need to visit Japan to experience ‘Omotenashi’ - the spirit of Japanese hospitality, perfect for a bride who wants to pampered.
3. Yesmin O'Brien
Yesmin O'Brien is the artistic director for seanhanna salons. She says: "Of all the things a hairdresser gets to do, looking after a bride on her wedding day is perhaps the most special. Over the years I have looked after hundreds of brides and it's always a privilege being involved in their big day. One of my favourite roles is heading up the seanhanna specialist bridal team, we specialise in both in salon and location services."
4. Sharon Malcolm
Bridal specialist and Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year 2014, Sharon Malcolm from Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing has a contemporary style that is the crowning glory of many NI brides. Sharon recently celebrated 15 years in business and her business is going from strength to strength. She has a host of award wins under her belt, including Best Bridal style at the 2016 Irish Hair Photographic Awards.
Hensmans, in Northampton and Milton Keynes, have been in business for over 35 years. The company was started by John and Julie Hensman, who were joined by their daughter, Gemma, in 2000 and who has since become a director. They bring high level, skilled hairdressing to their clients in a relaxed and friendly environment, gaining recognition in the industry for their bridal specialism, artistic creativity and passion for customer care.
Global ambassadors for Balmain Paris Hair Couture hair extensions, Goldsworthy’s creative stylists can tease even the most difficult of tresses into perfectly coiffed styles. They can come to you or if you would like to be pampered away from the hustle of festivities, come to one of their salons in Swindown, Cirencester or Marlborough, where they will style you and your wedding party in luxury. After such high demand for bridal parties, and styling weddings over the years, Goldsworthys have now officially launched their brand new 'Bridal Team’, a small team of stylists led by senior stylist, Jess Larrad, that specialise in dressing hair, with the newest addition of make-up artistry.
7. City Brides
Helen Woodland is the director of City Brides Hair & Makeup Ltd. She founded the company back in 2007 as she wanted to create a five-star experience for brides and their bridal parties. Helen and her team work from their studio in Edinburgh City Centre, dealing with hundreds of luxury weddings every year and working closely with each individual bride to create the perfect look for them.
8. Ky Wilson
Ky Wilson is an award-winning International hairstylist specialising in bridal hair and male grooming. Having two private exclusive salons situated in London and the Lake District, Ky and his team are often requested to deliver the whole package, cutting/colouring the bridal party and cutting/shaving the groomsmen prior to the big day. Ky says, "The main important thing to me is that I make you feel like you. Just a little more enhanced."
9. Joseph Koniak
‘A passion for perfection’ is what defines award-winning hair stylist Joseph Koniak who, in over 25 years of hairdressing, has acquired a client base boasting some of the biggest names in fashion, film and media. Dividing time between his London salon, and as an artistic director with Mayfair’s Eleven Hair. Joseph has worked on the sets of Spectre and SkyFall, as well as Disney's Cinderella, and regularly features at The White Gallery and the National Wedding Show.
10. Inanch Emir
Inanch Emir of Inanch London is famed for her hair extension work, but her dedication to detail has also created some beautiful bridal hairstyles. Celebrity brides include Rochelle Humes and extensions for Michelle Keegan’s wedding. Many brides opt for hair extensions to enhance their look on their big day and last year Inanch flew to Tuscany with a regular client to add clip-ins for volume on this elegant chignon. A few fresh flowers completed the look.
11. Jamie Stevens
Award-winning hairdresser, salon owner, global ambassador for Matrix, media and celebrity favourite and HJ’s British Hairdresser of the Year nominee (2012 –2016), Jamie Stevens is one of the nation’s most successful and talented hairstylists. The Kensington salon in London has scored a number of awards including three-time winner of British Men’s Hairdresser of the Year and offers a full range of cutting, colouring and styling services with bespoke treatments for both bride and groom.
12. Anna Sorbie
Founder and director of Anna Sorbie Bridal Hair and Beauty, Anna Sorbie launched her business in 2007 following a 17-year career. Anna Sorbie, Bridal Hair and Beauty Specialists is a Cumbrian-based consultancy that boasts a talented team of expert stylists and beauticians. Anna's team offer clients a whole host of hair, beauty and pamper packages to suit all bridal and special occasion client needs. The brand is due to celebrate its 10-year anniversary next year, and Anna will mark the occasion with an expansion into bespoke bridal headwear.
13. Anne Veck
Anne Veck is recognised in the hairdressing industry as a bridal hair and hair up-dos guru and she teaches at hairdressing academies and presents at shows throughout the UK and around the world. Each member of her Oxford based wedding team has been trained personally by Anne to satisfy the most discerning of brides.
14. Pete Burkill
Pete Burkill is a member of the HOB Salons Creative Team. As the resident long hair expert, Pete is responsible for creating the long hair looks for the brand. Pete's skills lie in his keen eye for detail and adapting hair to create an effortless and editorial feel for his bridal clients.