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The bridal hair guide with The Hair Room by Sarah Ann

The bridal hair guide with The Hair Room by Sarah Ann

Hey Sarah Ann.  

Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do
“My name is Sarah Ann O Dwyer, I’m a freelance hairstylist from Cahersiveen and specialise in up styles and bridal hair. I come from a family of hairdressers, I grew up in my uncle Brendan O’Shea’s hair salon ‘A Cut Above’ in Cahersiveen and from a very young age it was clear that hairdressing was in me. I also spent a year hairdressing in Australia working as a senior stylist in Sydney. Hairdressing is my passion and I’m a perfectionist with my work. I freelance and cover weddings all over county Kerry.”  

What tips do you have for a bride choosing her bridal hairstyle?
“My main tip is take a picture at the dress fitting to show your hairstylist. Anyone who specialises in bridal hair can pick a hair style perfectly to compliment the dress.”  

What trends are you seeing in bridal hair for this season and what are some of your favourite timeless hairstyles?
  “The massive trend is hair left down with waves or undone natural looking braids. My ultimate favourites are a timeless up style and classics are the simple and elegant chignon or French roll with a modern take on them both. Up styles are exquisite bridal hairstyles.”

 How long before the wedding day should a bride have a trial? “I think three months or anything after it is perfect before the wedding. When a bride is going for a trial wash the hair the night before and use the same shampoo and conditioner the night before the wedding. Also: rinse, rinse, rinse! Even if you think your hair is washed enough keep rinsing. Conditioner not washed out properly can make the hair look greasy and impossible to work with, so keep rinsing! Also bring any hair accessories you have and the veil with you. Go for the trial with an open mind for suggestions and enjoy it.”  

What is your favourite thing about doing bridal hair?
“I love the excitement arriving on location the morning of a wedding, putting on the veil and doing the final touches just as the bride is ready to leave. It’s a great honour to be involved in a brides big day.”  

Is there any tips you have for a bride to make sure her hair is in perfect condition in the lead up to her big day?
“Invest in your hair, everyone buys expensive beauty products and buy the cheapest products for the hair but your hair is your crown that never comes off. So, buy a good shampoo conditioner and if it needs it a treatment, invest in a good one.”  

What hair product should a bride have on- hand on the day?
“A good hairstyle should last all day but bridal hair is really put to the test so I suggest spare clips and a small bottle of spray.”  

Quick fire round
Up do or down? Up
Straight or curly? Straight
Hair product you couldn’t live without: Alfaparf s4u vintage talc  
Hair styling appliance you couldn’t live without: Heated rollers

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