My Partner in Hair

Where did July go?  Holy cow now that I am in full blown wedding season I am going to try to do a blog post once a month.  This month has been full of weddings and trial runs and I am so excited for all the different looks my brides have chosen to do.  I have been truly blessed with some amazing brides this year and I couldn’t have done it without my partner in hair.  I have worked with Brenda now for 3 seasons now.  We met at a wedding where we were both working on a wedding and completely hit it off not only is she an amazing stylist who wants the best for her clients she is an amazing friend who I am so glad to have met.  So today it is my great honor to do my friendor blog about Brenda!!!


1) How long have you been doing hair?

I have been doing hair for 19 years.

2) Did you go to school for hair?  If you did what school did you go to?

Yes I had to go to Cosmetology school and complete 1800 hours to be able to get my license.  As for the school I chose to go to Gene Juarez.

3) What is your favorite thing about doing hair?

I love making people feel beautiful.  There’s nothing better than turning the chair around and seeing my clients face light up.


4) What are some tips you have for brides to get their hair wedding ready?

Here are my hot tips for wedding ready hair.  You need to get your hair cut 3 to 4 weeks before the big day.  I understand that most brides are growing out their hair but if the ends are split or dry it makes it hard to get smooth polished hair.  I also recommend to get your hair colored 2 to 3 weeks before.  And on the day of your trial run have your hair looking as close to how you want it to for your wedding as you can.  This will help you and your stylist create a look that is perfect for your wedding day.

5)  What are helpful hints that you can tell a bride prepare them for your wedding day?  For example what styles work for what hair type?

My best advice and I can’t stress this enough is to communicate with your stylist.  Talk about your wedding style (bohemian, classic, whimsical).  Then talk about the venue, is your wedding indoors or outdoors.  This can determine whether to wear your hair up or down.  Then there’s the dress to talk about next.  After talking about the details it’s time to talk about styles that will best work for your hair type and face shape.  This info will help your stylist determine if you need extensions, fillers or hiding your hair if it’s thick.  The more you talk to your stylist the easier it will be for them to create a customized look.


6) What sets you apart from other stylists?

My ability to create custom looks for my brides.  I love spending time with them to really get to know them and their needs for their big day.  Even though I have been doing hair for 19 years I still believe in continuing education.  You can never learn to much and I think the biggest thing that sets me apart is my passion for bridal hair.

7) Tell us something about yourself?

I’m a mom of 3 boys, I have been married to the love of my life for 18 years.  If I get really quiet while doing your hair don’t take it personally, it means I am in the zone and creating your masterpiece.


There you have it my partner in hair and why I love working with her.  You can find her work on instagram here https://www.instagram.com/idohairbybrenda/.

Photography credit Chris Klass Photography, John Curry PhotographyAnne Burgess Photography, Autumn L. Rudolph Photography and Moss Floor Photography

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