Saturday, 27 April 2019

AVOS Hair at The Nu Bride The Wedding Show

When Nova Reid of Nu Bride (wedding blog we've had the joy of seeing our work published on - thanks you) announced that Nu Bride would be hosting a Wedding Show, we knew immediately we wanted to be a part of it.

Why? because the core ethos and purpose of the show struck a cord with us instantly.

Our brand ethos; Passion, Commitment and Great Service.

We have attended and exhibited at a number of shows in the past and whilst each of these show achieved what they set out to Nu Bride The Wedding Show took things a step further, it was about inclusiveness, to coin a term from Nova herself … we get married too.

From the moment I walked into Camden House I knew it would be a great show and we'd be left wanting more and speaking to co-exhibitors afterwards we all agreed that we needed more time to continue to bask in the warmth, thoughtfulness and INCLUSIVENESS of it all.

Being backstage and working with other creatives on the day such as Rita Colson, Adeola Gboyega & Gresa both from Bobbi Brown UK, Joyce Connor, House of Bilimora, Charlie Brear, Brides do Good, Keye London and incredible models (Tinar Dandanjena, Paigetysims, Ceci Zhang, Paigepbear and Natalie Juliet) were amazing fuse and representation of womanity (they empowered and supported each other throughout the show and this was amazing to witness). AVOS Hair was on hand to style the models and Nova Reid during the show.

The support from the Nu Bride team meant that the catwalk show delivered on every point and that for me was the cut above the rest.

The catwalk was fused with music from the uber talented Songbird Sessions with cellist Jay Emme and the incredible dancers from SolDansCompany (secretly re imagining my wedding day with me walking down the isle to the voices Songbird Sessions serenading and ushering me forward to my groom whilst SolDansCompany dance me in).

The show was evidence of what is possible when like minded people come together and I for one was blessed to have witnessed Nova put together a dream show for couples who wanted to be seen and be heard. It was organised impeccably with gusto and heart, Thank you Nova Reid.

Some pictural highlights (captured beautifully by Becky Bailey Photography) from the show (also check out the hashtag #nubridetheweddingshow on Instagram for more on what was truly a spectacular show).

Enjoy and thanks for reading.

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Songbird Sessions

Conor wearing bespoke suit by Keye London

Nova with the Models L-R Natalie, Paigetysims, Nova, Ceci, Paigepbear and Tinar

Exhibitors at the Nu Bride The Wedding Show 2019

models Ceci & Natalie

Nova Reid

Nu Bride Team 

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

What's in the Weft?

Hand-Tied / Machine Weft Hair Extensions. What is the difference between the two?

First the price, hand weft hair extensions come with a higher price tag than machine weft extensions and are generally a better grade of human hair.

The other significant difference is the weft. 

Hand weft extensions are made by hand and are stitched together by hand using a sturdy piece of weaving thread. They are long lasting with appropriate care and maintenance. They are lot less visible and flatter to install giving you a more seamless install and blend, the weft can not be cut under no circumstances however with precision your stylist will be able to manipulate the wefts to fit the tracks. Hand weft hair will not shed because the track are left intact and uncut. 

Machine weft hair  is the most common method, cheapest and quickest method of bundling hair together, The weft is considerably thicker than hand weft extensions and as such can be cut throughout installation to fit the tracks to ensure the install is natural. Its easier to install primarily because the level of care when installing is a lot more relaxed than when installing hand weft hair. There might be some shedding, however if the quality and the grade of extensions are high this will be minimal. 

The choice is yours to make as to which weft to go for, what will work  for your hair and if your stylist is able to work with it. 

At AVOS Hair we work with either weft and our goal is to install your extensions so they look as natural as possible. If it is not hand weft we will cut the weft to ensure we lay the tracks down properly. 💁💇🏽

Monday, 17 August 2015

Destination Weddings

You have just said yes to the guy who asked you "will you marry me?", You've picked the date, found the dress, shoes et al now to find your vendors who will deliver various services that will make your day.

How do you go about finding the right vendors for your big day! Especially when you're thinking of a destination wedding?

Google might be of some help but it's usually best to chose vendors recommended to you by someone who has used their service before and was very happy with the service they received. 

We love weddings and we travel to any destination chosen by our brides. And all our brides come recommended to us from previous clients and we are always humbled by the positive feedback we receive. 

Let's take you on a quick tour of our destination brides over the years. 

First stop Tanzania, Dar es Salam  

Madelines's extensions were installed a few days before the big day. I remember the back on forth when it came to choosing the right extensions as she wanted something fairly easy to manage on honeymoon. She went for wavy Virgin hair extensions. 

For the big day Madeline opted for a centre part hair style with a neat chigon roll at the back framing her face beautifully. 

Our next bride Yewi, her chosen destination was the UAE - Duabi Ritz Carlton. All she said was make "my hair hot! I trust you". 

For her pre wedding drinks we curled her hair and she wore it down, which went beautifully with her soft makeup and sultry little pink dress.

For the big day it self her hair was curled and set using curl clips. We then created a side swept up do to frame her face and give her the chic and sophisticated look to go with her lace dress.

Our next brides choose the continent of Europe to say their vows.

Spain - Malaga 

Moriam chose to have an outdoor ceremony by the sea and it was truly magical!

We arrived a day before the big day to install her extensions which we then styled the morning of the wedding in a soft side swept fringe and soft pinned up curls at the back to complement her dress beautifully. 

France - Provence 

Bola chose the south of France for her big day. She wanted us to incorporate a French braid in her style. SO we created a chignon with the French braid across it and also added some curls which flowed from her side swept fringe.

The wedding ceremony was held in the beautiful courtyard of the Chateau de Robernier,

Each couple made their day unique and also planned activities for their guests to enjoy after the wedding.

Thanks to all our brides for choosing us.. we enjoyed being a part of each and every single one of your special days.

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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Au Natural Bride - Part 1

Going natural is a challenge, and it can feel even more so for your big day when it comes to styling options and keeping your locks moisturised on a day to day basis.

Over the years we have come across a range of clients with varying natural hair textures and our task is to help them achieve their chosen style. 

AVOS Bride Toyin
We can remember one of our very first natural hair brides, Toyin and Seyi.

Toyin has never applied chemicals in her hair and you can tell by the sheer volume, texture and length of her hair - I feel into hair heaven immediately. Her hair was washed and conditioned and then set in rollers to dry. Once the hair was dry we then used a flat iron to smoothen the curls to give the curls their glossy look. Toyin opted for curls and her look was complemented with flowers in her hair - her overall look was romantic and elegant. Make Up by BMakeuppro

AVOS Bride Seyi

Seyi transitioned back to natural hair after years of relaxing and for her big day she opted for an updo. Her hair was blow-dried and curled using a flat iron, we then pinned up the curls into a low bun at the back.

Toriste went for the ultra glam look on her big day. Her hair was washed and conditioned the night before the big day. To achieved her curls and create added volume her hair was put into Bantu knots overnight. The knots were released in the morning and using a wand redefined the curls. Her look was completed with flowers and hair up to show off the lovely detail in her dress. Her face beat was by Alison Cameron.

AVOS Bride Toriste

We enjoy the creativity working with natural hair brides and the challenge. All our brides testify to the fact that their hair despite the humidity retains the style for the best part of the day and over the years new products have been introduced to help.

AVOS Bride Georgina

Georgina opted to for tree braids which we then styled into a low bun. As no heat was applied we created faux curls and pinned to created the side swept fringe and the bun was created with overlapping swirls.Pearls and tiaras rounded off this ultra sophisticated look. Face beat by Pauline Briscoe.

We will be uploading more images of our natural hair brides in the coming weeks, do check out our instagram page for regular updates.

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