A good friend of mine invited me to be her hair model for a Hair Masterclass at the Hilton Sydney and I thought – why not, this will be fun. Little did I know that I would learn a lot from this experience… and I’m just an event planner.
The day started off with Kristina Youseff introducing herself to a student class of 25 people. She was warm and welcoming and everything she said was literally pure gold for hair stylists. But what fascinated me, as an event planner, was her dedication and passion for her craft. She studied as a Social Worker at uni but changed to be a Hair Stylist straight after. She’s worked in the industry 10 years and owns her own salon, has her own employees and travels around the world doing what she loves. That’s inspiring to me.
Most Brides don’t understand the time and effort it takes to be a Hair Stylist. Styles are always changing. Techniques are always changing. And to remain relevant and up to date you have to keep studying to learn these things. Here, on a dreary and rainy Monday morning, were 25 girls wide awake, attentive and willing to learn from Kristina’s lips. They’ve convinced family and friends to be their hair models and spent the entire day on their feet (7 hours long) styling hair. Hair spray was everywhere, pins were all over the floor and curlers were hot on the table (some stylists even got burnt!) but here were women passionate about their craft.
What I discovered is their enormous dedication to improve and better themselves in Bridal Hair. As a Bride, that’s what you’re paying for. You’re paying for your stylists skillset, her technique and her willingness to be better at her job. You’re paying for her tools and her products which would all be top of the range because you’ll need that HOLD for a beach wedding with wind! It’s a job and it’s not an easy job either and that’s what you’re paying for. Bridal Hair is more exxy because there’s a lot of costs behind the scenes to make your hair look beautiful and flawless.
So when you’re looking for a hair stylist for your next event or your upcoming wedding, please keep in mind that you’re not just paying for her to “do what she loves”. You’re paying for her expertise and her professional knowledge that she’s spent years learning and improving on. Something she deserves recognition and a pay check for.
To finish, I think Tanya Hennessy said it best in her video “Things People Say To Creatives” . Give it a go – it’s hilarious!