Listen to the experts to give you essential advice and discussions about bridal fashion, health, hair & beauty, handling wedding day stress, to name but a few
When I met with celebrity hairstylist and OGX ambassador, Michael Douglas to mark the launch of OGX's new Colour Retention range, I can say with confidence that I was definitely having colour retention problems. I'd recently taken the plunge with my dream pastel violet hair colour, but my beloved shade was quickly running away from me. Michael very kindly offered to top my colour up, and while he mixed together a stunning new violet for me, I asked him about OGX's new range.
Multi-award winner Vicki Lord is no stranger to the wonderful world of bridal hair; indeed, with more than 30 years of experience, weddings are her passion. The current brand ambassador for Colour Wow, this work has most recently taken her to Australia. She can list among her latest celebrity clients Jack Whitehall, Roxy Horner, Kara Tointon, and Shona Mcgarty. Vicki took a break from the whirlwind of the session hair world to speak to beauty editor Kelly Andrews about how best to prepare hair for the big day and shares her top bridal trend predictions for 2023.
The impact stress and anxiety can have on our bodies should never be underestimated. So, the pandemic has a lot to answer for, even outside of Covid itself. If you're finding that months of lockdown and wedding-related stress have taken their toll, you're certainly not alone. Sadly, anxiety-induced skin concerns and even hair loss can quickly leave you feeling pretty far from your big-day best. Enter award-winning authority on hair health and wellness Simone Thomas, who's spent her career sharing her expertise in nutrition, hairloss and bio-energetics. Alongside hair salons and hair-loss clinics, which boast an elite global clientele that includes royalty, celebrities and CEOs; she's also the founder of Simone Thomas Wellness. We asked Simone for her help in guiding you back onto the path of wedding wellness.
We chat to model, television presenter and radio DJ Vogue Williams about her latest venture, Vogue x ROCO, a recently launched collaboration with online children's formalwear brand ROCO which is her first collection. Vogue is best known for her presenting roles across mainstream broadcast platforms such as Channel 4's Steph's Packed Lunch and Global Player podcast Spencer & Vogue as well as the newly released My Therapist Ghosted Me.
Born in Uganda and raised in Denmark Emolyne Ramlov discovered a passion for make-up upon entering her teenage years. Until the age of 13 when she moved to Europe she hadn't been permitted to wear make-up, which in Africa was seen as a distraction from studying and an unwelcome beginning to a flirtation with the opposite sex. So, it was a complete culture shock for her as she sat alongside her new classmates to find them in full beat and looking glam. "I went home and said to my mum: 'We need to talk!' She took me shopping and I filled my basket with as much make-up as I could. I needed to catch up and I haven't stopped since," she tells us. County Wedding Magazines' beauty editor, Kelly Andrews, met up with Emolyne to discover more about her journey from passionate teenager to creating her very own make-up brand.
Anabel Kingsley, daughter of renowned trichologist Philip Kingsley, is a consultant trichologist and president of global brand Philip Kingsley with clinics in London and New York. Inspired by her father from an early age, she has an immense passion for hair and scalp health. The depth of her knowledge in the field is practically endless, so who better to turn to for advice on getting your locks wedding-ready? Here, Anabel gives us the benefit of her wisdom on everything from achieving the right length for that perfect up do, to nutrition and the impact of stress.
Award-winning hair stylist Heather Dapaah opened her London-based salon, Her Definition at 23 and since then doors have continued to open on her career, working on TV sets, music videos, and getting celebs event-ready. To name drop a few, Heather's clients have included reality stars Kaz Crossley and Priscilla Anyabu, athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton, and British RnB artists Ray BLK, Miraa May and Dolapo. She's known for her signature Hollywood waves and says, "I love to help women understand their true hair type and learn how they can achieve their hair goals." Heather is highly sought after for her wide range of hair knowledge, having worked with all hair types and textures, so CWM beauty editor Kelly Andrews was delighted that she was able to take some time out to chat to her about their mutual passion – bridal hair.
Famed for her flawless skin, popular TV personality Jess Wright is a busy, go-getting woman. Whether she's on a shoot, busy filming, hosting her podcast – Girls #NoFilter, planning next year's wedding to William Lee-Kemp, or hard at work in her role as Crystal Clear's first celebrity ambassador, her perfect skin is the envy of all. Keen to know her secret, CWM beauty editor Kelly Andrews sat down for a chat with the reality star to get the lowdown, just for you! Jess, thanks for making time in your hectic schedule to talk to us and huge congratulations on your forthcoming wedding. How do you imagine your big day? Thank you! I imagine it to be beautiful, full of love and hopefully classy. As long as I'm surrounded by my family and loved ones, that's the most important thing.
L'Oreal Paris and Elie Saab have announced an exclusive super-exciting new collaboration with one shared passion: to offer beauty at its best and boost women's confidence. The universal make-up collection, perfect for brides, draws on L'Oreal Paris' unrivalled scientific excellence and colour expertise combined with Elie Saab's signature artistry. Here, arbiter of exquisite taste and craftsmanship Elie Saab, and L'Oreal Paris Global Makeup Artist and Glow Up judge Val Garland tell us all about this exciting new collaboration.
David Emanuel shares his top tips to help you say "yes" to the wedding dress... Fashion designer and broadcaster David Emanuel is a much-loved household name, regarded as the don of bridal fashion since creating that iconic wedding dress for Lady Diana Spencer 40 years ago. County Wedding Magazine's editor Kelly Andrews caught up with him at the launch of Bromley Brides' new Wonder Room to find out about his plans for celebrating this career milestone.
Kelly Andrews talk big-day beauty with make-up artist Joyce Connor...Berkshire-based make-up artist Joyce Connor has an impressively varied portfolio. Over the years, she's worked in every arena from fashion, commercial and corporate, to teaching and blogging, with bridal make-up, her great passion, always at the core. She delights in sharing her wealth of make-up, skincare and beauty knowledge via lessons, workshops, and one-to-one tutorials. As well as being a regular magazine and blog contributor, she can also regularly be heard on BBC radio. Our beauty editor, Kelly Andrews, caught up with Joyce for her expert take on looking your big-day best.
Kelly Andrews talks to Caroline Hirons about pre-wedding prep and her debut book Skincare... 35-year veteran of the beauty industry, skincare expert Caroline Hirons began her career on the shop fl oor before progressing to the level of qualifi ed facialist. Despite an appreciation of make-up, her biggest passion has always been skincare, claiming it as her obsession. A decade ago, she set up her own blog – www.carolinehirons.com – a place where she could discuss her greatest love. "There was no plan, I just thought I'd have a go," she says, and 125 million page views later, her debut book Skincare is about to be released. Our beauty editor, Kelly Andrews, caught up with Caroline to get the lowdown on her no-nonsense guide to everything you need to know when it comes to taking care of your skin.