New Styles for 2017 Wedding Season

The Bold & Beautiful Wedding Hairstyles for 2017


Now that the rainy season is at a close here in Bali, wedding season in full swing. Brides all around are scavenging pintrest for their favourite wedding up-dos. I’ve taken the chance myself to look for this years Bridal Hairstyles for some hair inspiration but I still see the classic wedding hairstyles which will never grow old for brides but for me as a hairstylist with 16 years of wedding hair experience, I have grown a bit bored of the same old styles. So I have complied some hair inspiration photos for those bride that are willing to be a bit more daring and opt with the traditional wedding hairstyles. Here you go!


We will see many wedding hairstyles with accessories this year. The important thing about accessorising your wedding hair is that you don’t over do it. In this style the headpiece is beautiful but makes a bold statement. The hair is simply polished straight and the look fits perfectly. Here is another great look using accessories.

I am really loving the exaggerated parting, pinning one side up and classic curls cascading down the opposite side. This wedding hairstyle suits anyone and it doesn’t matter if you have fine, thick, straight, curly, short or long hair. It looks great with all hair textures and lengths. It is delicately accented with a flowered brooch.

This style is for the fashion forward bride. A bit Gwen Stefani, a bit 1960’s and a bit Aliens. It exquisitely coiffed, clean, polished but doesn’t have room for accessories. It would suit well with a high neck wedding dress.

Braiding will never go out of style with wedding hair. But we have all seen the same braided hairstyles
done over and over and over again. Try something a bit different with plaiting like this picture.
It’s a bit more edgy then the traditional three strand braid but clean and classy.
It would suit really well with a little brooch at the start of the plait. Or a sheer veil just underneath the plait near the hairline.

And Finally a bit of a chignon. A change from the low messy bun. This style is one you can surely dance the night away without having to worry about it coming loose. Its elegant and no need to worry about fussy hairs falling in your face during the night.

Wedding Hair Do’s & Don’ts


Wedding season is just around the corner and brides-to-be all around are preparing for the big “I Do”. One thing on the wedding-to-do list is finding the right wedding hairstyle and make-up application. Your wedding day should be stress free so, here are few tips to help better you prepare for the big day.

Rule #1

ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS do a wedding hair and make-up trial. This really is not a service you want to skip out on. Especially if you decide to try a hairstyle that you aren’t used to. The last thing you want is, come wedding day, you look in the mirror and here comes BRIDEZILLA!!! Trust me on this, I have done many weddings and it’s just for your own peace of mind. You may really like one hairstyle but it may not work with your length or texture. It’s the same as not trying out the wedding cake. Would you really order your wedding cake without tasting it first? My point exactly. Ask your hairdresser for a trial, bring some references of hair and makeup inspiration and try a few different looks until you get the one that works for you.

Rule #2

If you are getting married in Bali, you will have to take into consideration of the humid weather. If you know your hair doesn’t hold curl very well you may want to opt for a up-do wedding hairstyle instead. Your hair may look great the first two hours down and curly but by wedding time it will be straight frizzy and you won’t be happy. Your hairstylist should also be aware of this.

Rule #3

If you’re not used to heavy make-up, stick to something more natural. You don’t want to walk down the aisle looking like a drag queen. This again is why we highly recommend a wedding make-up trial. If your wedding is during the day and outdoors go for light eyes and a bit more colour on the lips. If you are having an evening wedding, dark eyes are appropriate but stick to a nude and light lip.

Rule #4

It ‘s  not a bad idea to have your wedding beauty team on call for touch-ups. You want to look flawless in photos so if its in your budget, book it in. You may get teary eyed and even the best make-up may smudge so, its a good idea that your make-up artist is on standby for a quick beauty fix.

Rule #5

Don’t be afraid to add some flair to your hairstyle. Either flowers or headpiece. There are many wedding hair accessories out there. My favourite are Wedding Hair Pieces by Teeki by Love Marie Bridal I also love a classic wedding veil. Just don’t over do it. Remember less is more when it comes to accenting. Bring your wedding accessories along with you to your trial to you make sure they go well with your wedding hairstyle.

Rule #6

Do get your hair coloured before hand. Nothing worse than having grey or dark roots with your beautiful finished look. Schedule your colour appointment a week before the wedding day.

Rule #7

Do wash your hair the day before your wedding day but DON”T over condition it. There is a misconception of having dirty hair for an up-do. Hair needs to be clean plain and simple. If your hair doesn’t hold curl your hairstylist will use products to help add some texture. Ans Over-conditioning may make the hair too soft and hairpins may not hold as well.


Yes you are the queen for the day just don’t let it turn you into a nasty witch. Nobody likes a bridezilla!!! Remember you are beautiful, you have chosen the best wedding hair and make-up Team and the most important thing is that you marrying your prince charming. Now go have your fairytale wedding!


Magic in a Bottle


Living in the tropics can take a toll on your hair but I think I have the perfect little Magic in a Bottle.

For those of us living in Bali, we are constantly struggling to keep our hair shiny and frizzy-free. It’s a constant battle between our hair and the humidity to not look like you just rolled out of bed.  We have to keep in mind that the sun is also quite damaging for our hair. UV Rays completely dry out our hair taking out all the moisture, making it unmanageable. So, between the Bali rain, Bali sun, hot sweaty helmet head, I began to loose hope for my hair. Then, I found Marrakesh Oil, and its the only product I know of that keeps my frizzy, fluffy locks in check.

If you have sat in my chair, I have most definitely put Marrakesh Oil (Argan Oil) in your hair for finishing your hairstyle. I just can’t get enough of this product!  It’s been my go-to styling serum for all my bridal hairstyles. It keeps my up-dos smooth and shiny and my haircut clients also love it! It suitable for all types of hair.

If your not yet convinced here are some other great reason why you should be using it:

  • Helps with the elasticity of your hair, making it strong and healthy
  • Eliminates frizz and adds shine
  • It smells like sweet vanilla sexy sandalwood
  • No Parabens, Alcohols, Dyes, Petroleum or any other toxic chemicals
  • Cuts your blowdrying time in half
  • Hemp seed oil helps condition the hair adding moisture, making it soft and silky

Its the perfect product for managing hair in tropical climate. You can find it online in three different scents. Original, Dreamsicle and High Tide. I personally favour the original scent. I am quite sensitive to perfumes and scented products, but the Original Scent is so delicious. I seriously can’t get enough of it!  If you can’t find it online and would like to try a bottle you can email at I have only Original and Dreamsicle. Thanks for reading……good luck with the frizz….









Lover’s Day


Happy Lovers day! …..

Another Hallmark Holiday if you ask me. For some it’s a day to get all kissy-faced with our partners and remind us how much we appreciate and love each other, But why all the fuss?

If you actually search the origins of this lovers holiday, you will see that it has a rather dark, brutal and bloody history. However, thanks to Shakespeare and Hallmark, February 14th will never be the same. It will forever be remembered as the modern day of love.

You still either love it or hate it. Love it because prince charming brings you a bouquet of red roses and chocolate covered strawberries every year. Hate it because your lonely and single and your mom didn’t even wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day. For those in a long relationship it’s the perfect day for a wedding proposal. (Perfect? or super cheesy?) I guess if done right and of course if she says Yes,  it can be perfect day to pop the big question.  Here are some Proposal Do’s and Dont’s to guide you by Michele Velazquez at Huffington Post:

Do think of a way you can surprise her even though a lot of women expect a proposal on Valentine’s Day. Accomplish this by doing something to throw her off. For example, tell her you have a romantic dinner reservation at 7 but instead, right as you are about to leave a huge choir holding candles appears in your front yard and serenades her with your song.

Don’t propose at an expected time. Again, throwing her off is important so the last thing you want to do is to propose over dinner or some other obvious time. Do not have a waiter bring your ring out on a tray or anything predictable. The element of surprise is a must, especially on Valentine’s Day.

Do think about how she would want to look on the day she gets proposed to. Is she the kind of girl that would be disappointed if she were wearing jeans on the big day? If you know your girlfriend would be mortified to have a photographer take a picture of her with no makeup on, make sure she is dolled up for the big moment.

Don’t over-plan. For some reason when men get stressed out, they can overdo things. As a Proposal Planner, I have seen men add too much detail because they just want to make sure it is very special. Keep in mind that you can go overboard. You don’t need singers, dancers, limos, helicopters, flowers, picture frames, guitarists, mariachi bands, jugglers, and more. Just a couple “big” surprises are more than enough and even that is not necessary.

Do think about her personality type when deciding on the proposal idea. Ask yourself if she is the kind of girl who would enjoy a public or a private proposal before you start planning things. If your girlfriend hates to be the center of attention, a public proposal would likely mortify her.

Don’t propose in a creepy way. You should never propose like this but especially not on the day of love. Examples of creepy proposals are faking your own death or scaring her so she can appreciate your heroism later. Proposals should be pleasant, period.

Do consider documenting the proposal. If your girlfriend is the type that loves to share photos on social media or likes to scrapbook, then she will really appreciate you hiring a photographer to capture the moment. If she is camera shy, you might want to skip it.

Don’t hide the ring in a ridiculous place. This includes but is not limited to; in a champagne glass, in a cupcake, in a box of chocolates and last but not least, somewhere you can lose it or easily forget about it.

Do have help. Just as women hire Day of Coordinators for their wedding day, have someone that will help you take care of details so that you can enjoy your day stress-free. Consider hiring a proposal planner or just enlist the help of an organized friend.

Don’t be afraid to be emotional. There is a social stigma that men are not supposed to cry but during a proposal, many men do. Don’t worry about that. On your proposal day, you should be emotional and you should be telling your girlfriend all of the reasons that you can’t live without her. Your emotion will make it even more endearing.

Do laugh if something goes wrong. If something unexpected happens like a dog comes up and takes a bite out of your romantic picnic, don’t sweat it. It will all be part of the proposal story you tell later and it adds character to the event.

Don’t have expectations for how she will react. I have seen so many reactions from women who get proposed to. Some laugh, some cry, some scream, we even have had girls curse! You never know what someone’s reaction will be when they are in shock so don’t feel let down if you don’t get a reaction you thought you would. Just go with the flow and let her emotion come naturally.

There you have it!

If your single and feeling blue, remember today is a festive day of love and that love begins with yourself. Treat yourself to a nice massage, a delicious healthy meal and a good bottle of wine. Send love to your friends and family. Spread the love all around you. And if you are still feeling lonely tonight just remember a great quote some the beloved John Lenon “‘It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love”

Finally, if you got engaged this Valentine’s Day and have chosen Bali as your wedding destination, this means you will need the best wedding vendors on the island. You can begin with Bali Wedding Hair as your Hair and Make-Up Team for your special day! Follow my blog for details on the best wedding professionals on the island and check out some wedding hair and make-up inspiration photos.

Good day lovers!

Confessions of a Hairdresser

Bali Wedding Hair and Make-Up
Bali Wedding Hair and Make-Up

Confessions of a Hairdresser……going on 16 years I can honestly say I’m grateful to have chosen Hairstyling as my profession. Hairdressing is not just about making your clients feel and look beautiful. However that is one of the most rewarding parts, But for some of you I have also had privilege to be a part of your most intimate moments, like your wedding day. As all the guest are rushing out the door before the ceremony, I am usually there with the bride, helping her with her shoes, tying up her dress, and giving her a quick pep talk and quickly touching up her hair and make-up before she walks down the aisle. I have helped some out of their comfort zones. Those that have always dreaded their natural curly hair have rediscovered how to play and style their curly cues.  Some have sat in my chair feeling comfortable enough to open their hearts and share their most personal secrets. Even at times TOO MUCH INFORMATION!! hahaha But it is a safe haven for all your dirty little secrets and I promise to take them to the grave.  I cherish the longtime friendships I have created in the process. You were first my client but I called you a friend. I hope for most of you😜 you have left your appointments with a skip in your step and feel fresh with your new-do. I’m not the greatest hairdresser, don’t claim to be, I’ve had my faults but I promise to continue honing my skill technically and creatively. Hairstyling is my passion and I hope to keep doing this, what I call a “job” for a very very long time….thank you for your support!