If you have seen my work it is likely that you have also seen the work of my talented best friend and true partner in crime Emily Scott, owner of Emily Scott Hair. Emily has been doing hair for about five years and is very well known in the industry for her amazing styling. Some stylists will cringe when people pull up Pinterest, but Emily loves the challenge. She is great at explaining how one might need to tweak certain things that will work best for their hair type and length. I might add that every hairstyle she busts out is Pinterest worthy. I truly love working together on brides and their bridesmaids. It's so nice to know that the day is going to run smoothly and that the hair will only compliment the work of my makeup. Therefore, the photos will turn out amazing! We both specialize in events and are lucky enough to be a part of several weddings throughout the year together. We get to go on road trips, spend the day with brides & their very best of friends, and make people feel even more beautiful-all while making even more memories.
The beauty of our business is that we actually get to see a lot of our bridesmaids become brides and we get to work with the girls on several big occasions. I recently had a bride reach out for her wedding in the summer of 2018. She was the sister of a bride we did in Yosemite last year. She said that even as a bridesmaid it was the most beautiful she had ever felt. She said that booking Emily and I was the only thing she has done besides choosing a date because she couldn't risk not having us make her feel like the most beautiful bride. This was the biggest compliment! The fact that we get to be apart of one of the biggest days of a girl's life and make them feel so confident and beautiful makes our job a DREAM!
I asked Emily what her favorite thing about doing hair for weddings is and she gushed about how she just loves being a part of someones special day and what an honor it is. She enjoys creating the perfect look for the bride, making her feel pampered, calm, relaxed and beautiful.
I wanted to get the inside scoop on the Do's and Don't(s) when it comes to choosing a wedding hairstyle/ updo. Here is what Emily recommends.
- Bring photos and ideas, as well as your veil and/or accessories to your trial/preview appointment.
- If you have fine/thin hair or your hair doesn't hold a curl very well, I would recommend purchasing some clip-in extensions to add a fuller look to the style your going for. It also helps hold your curls throughout the night of your wedding- especially if you want to wear your hair down and/or half up.
- I prefer my clients wash their hair the morning of the wedding, that way she can guarantee the perfect hairstyle. One can always 'dirty' up the hair, but we can only make it so clean with dry shampoo.
Choose a hairstyle that makes you feel comfortable and you still feel like 'yourself' meaning nothing too extreme. You'll look back at these photos for the rest of your life.
Have some 'whispies' in the front hairline to soften your hairstyle if you are wearing it up.
Schedule a preview/trial with your stylist 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding.
Get a haircut/trim a couple weeks before your wedding.
Try to be realistic with the photos you find of wedding hairstyles for examples of what you like. Similar texture, length, color etc.
- Don't color or cut your hair drastically the week of your wedding.
Don't wait until the last minute for your preview/trial.
Don't wait to book a stylist! Some brides can book up to a year in advance to be guaranteed the dream team! ;)
I asked Emily to share her favorite hairstyling products. She says these are the three things she loves and can't live without!
- Davines 'Blowdry Primer': "because it protects your hair from heat, gives your hair body while holding that 'blowout' finished look and helps with humidity while keeping the fly-aways down in any kind of weather. Great product for blowouts, hence the name".
Davines 'This is a Shimmering Mist' "is my go-to for styling, especially for brides. I use this product for extra shine and I also use to spray on each section of hair (while styling) to maintain a smooth and manicured look on the hair. It is also light weight, leaving your hair shiny and full of volume without weighing your style down. Lastly, it smells like vanilla cupcakes which is another reason why I love it so much".
Oribe Dry Texturizing spray: "This product adds amazing texture and volume without weighing the hair down. When you curl your hair and want that 'second day' hair this is definitely a product that can help achieve that look, giving you body and keeping the curls separate without them bunching all together into one curl. It's almost like a dry shampoo but even better".
Let's get the scoop on Emily personally and professionally....
What are three things you always have in your purse?
Concealer, peppermint oil, and a hair brush.
Single/ Dating/ Married?
What is your favorite lip color?
MAC's Faux or So Chaud.
Brozer or Blush? or Both?
Red wine or White wine?
Duh, White wine! (Sauvignon Blanc)
What is your favorite candy?
Dove Dark Chocolate.
What is your favorite thing about doing hair? Or to do with hair?
I love having the opportunity to help brides feel special and beautiful for their big day. I love all my clients to feel special and beautiful everyday! I also love educating my clients with product/hairstyles/hair tips etc and answering questions they might have regarding their hair.
When you aren’t making hair beautiful, where would one find you?
At home with my beautiful son Knox and/or the closest wine bar with my friends.
I want to say thank you to Melissa Babasin Photography for taking these photos for our styled shoot. Also a huge thank you to her husband, Aram. He made this beautiful video that the both of us will cherish forever! Lastly, a big thank you to Thea-owner of American Graffiti Tattoo- for letting us use her AMAZING home. It's one of my favorites!
I feel so blessed to get to work with my best friend on so many occasions. If you haven't already checked out her work, be sure to!
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