It's been a busy season so far!

Hi all, I am so sorry for the late Blog. It's been the busiest season yet and there is so much to tell and not enough time. So I will just show you some of the styles I've done recently. I've met some wonderful people and styled some gorgeous brides so far, really looking forward to the next few months.  Enjoy, more to come ... promise!

The Gorgeous Lizzy ...

The beautiful Lizzie, what a lovely morning and what a lovely bride! Stunning photography by louiseadbyphotography

Rock My Wedding!

I am so excited to announce that I have been featured on the amazing wedding blog 'Rock My Wedding'. The awesome Bohic Weddings and Bochic Weddings and Events have created the 'Bo Ho Hen Do' , an amazing package you can book for a bohemian hen do day. Go and check out all the details below.

I created all the hairstyles for the models in this shoot and even appear on their video, so much fun! Stunning photography by Bai and Elle Photography. The entire team were amazing and the list is featured in the link below.

http://www.rockmywedding.co.uk/hen-do-for-the-boho-bride/?utm_source=Facebook

Flourish Workshop

Kate and I were lucky enough to be involved with the Flourish Workshop created by wedding photographer, Hannah McClune and her fabulous team. The Workshop is designed to teach budding wedding photographers how the professionals do it. The day included suppliers providing things the photographers could take images of as they would on a real wedding day. Kate and I were lucky enough to style the mock up Bride and Groom. It was great fun and the photography and workshop were amazing! Thank you for having us. Here is a few images below. featuring Steph Newton Photography.

Annaliese Rivers Bridal Hair Pieces

I was lucky enough to do hair for this amazing shoot below featuring Annaliese Rivers and her stunning bridal hair accessories. Kathryn Earls beautiful photography shows them off perfectly. A huge thank you to our gorgeous model, Corina Barrett too. What a great day!

Katie-Jane & Kate

Myself and my wonderful make-up artist (and close friend) Kate Burt, have come together to create hair and make-up tutorials as well as a chance to ask us anything you want about hair and make-up via our regular live chats. If you head over to our Facebook pages you can catch all the videos and live chat information there. Katie-Jane Facebook, Kate Burt Facebook.

We are also excited to announce that brides who book us both will receive a 10% discount if they pay their deposit before April 2017 (brides who book after this date will receive a 5% discount).

Having worked on many weddings together we would love the opportunity to create your perfect look for your big day. Kate and I work really hard to make sure the morning of your big day is relaxed but most importantly fun!

To check out Kate's incredible work, visit her website www.katieburtmakeupt.co.uk

Whether its a booking you require or hair and make-up advice, get in touch. We would love to hear from you!

Interview with Stephanie Brinkerhoff (Hair and Make-up by Steph)

I am so excited to share with you an exclusive interview with my hair hero, Stephanie Brinkerhoff, who is the inspiration behind all my styles.

Just to give you an idea of how amazing she is, Steph is one of the most followed hairstylists on Pinterest with a whopping 5 million followers with her hair being the leading styles pinned by brides internationally. She travels worldwide styling brides and teaching hairstylists at her fantastic workshops. She is the reason I do what I do and her styles are incredible. She is also an amazing person. She kindly gave up her time to answer a few of my questions. Thank you Steph! 

When did your love for hair start?  I remember very vividly when it started!  I was 12 years old and I had my hair done at a salon in an updo for a birthday party.  I remember staring at my updo for hours.  I couldn't fathom how she did it!  From then on I was determined to know how to do every kind of updo possible.  

What or who inspires you and your styles?  Everything and everyone.  I get inspiration from celebrities, runways, other hair stylists, pinterest, magazines.  You name it.  Inspiration can really be found everywhere.  

What trends do you see for 2017 bridal hair?  Boho and braids are definitely still in.  Very romantic, almost sexy updos are also very in style right now, with lots of volume and big, loose curls.  

What keeps you motivated?  I love making people look beautiful.  Honestly nothing is better than when you can tell someone feels like you made them look their absolute best.  It's very rewarding.  

What are your top 5 tools and/or products you use?  Kenra Volume Spray 25, Tool Structure 3 Row Styling Comb, Meta Grip bobby pins, GHD Platinum Styler, Kenra Perfect Medium Spray 13.  

What is your top tip for public success?   Don't compare yourself to anyone else.  Just focus on doing your best and doing what makes you happy.  If you are passionate about it and love what you do, it will bring you success.  People are drawn to that.  

Check out all Steph's work on http://blog.hairandmakeupbysteph.com

Katie-Jane & Kate's Live Chat

Hello! We hope you all loved watching us on our recent live chat. The hair and make-up questions were great and we were so pleased everyone joined us. Huge congratulations to Mel Pike who won our make-over competition too, we look forward to coming over and getting you ready for a big night out!

Here is a link to the Facebook page incase you want to watch it again or you missed it. https://www.facebook.com/whitlockkj/

We have attached a list below of the products discussed on our chat. We are planning on another live chat in a few weeks where will be have a model to show you some simple updos and eyeliner techniques. More details to follow.

See you all soon at our next live chat! Katie-Jane & Kate x

Katie-Jane and Kate - Hair and Make-up Package

Im excited to announce that the incredibly talented Katie Burt Make-up Artist and I are coming together to bring you some exciting new vidoes, offers and competitions. Kate and I have worked together on many weddings and we are extremely passionate about what we do and about making Brides achieve their perfect look.

Below is the latest details about our live chat on Sunday 11th December at 6pm where you can ask us anything about hair and make-up. There will be a competition running from now until then for a chance to win a makeover worth £95. So go onto our facebook pages and like and share the post about the live chat, to be in with a chance of winning. Names will be picked out of a hat and winners will be announced at the end of the live talk. https://www.facebook.com/whitlockkj/, https://www.facebook.com/KatieBoltonMUA/?fref=ts

Kate and I are also offering brides a 10% discount off their big day if they book us both before the end of the year. The video below shows some of our work together so check it out!

So Excited To Announce ...

I have been shortlisted for the National Wedding Industry Awards 2017!  I would like to say a huge huge thank you to all my amazing brides who voted for me, you are wonderful! I am very excited and feel very grateful. Thank you! x

 

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Autumn Has Arrived!

Autumn has arrived and it's one of my favourite seasons. Get creative and go foraging for autumn foliage for your hairpiece. Don't be afraid so make one yourself for your big day. It's cheap and simple to do and looks perfect for this season. Here I have added autumn leaves and yellow berries using wire to secure in a bunch.


I have created two looks in one below by rolling and tucking my first half-up style into a soft, autumnal, up-do.