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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Tuesday 27 January 2015

Bridal Hair Inspiration

One of the core services we provide as a mobile hair company is bridal hair styling.

Being a part of one of the best days of an individual's life is incredible and in 2015 we are looking forward to providing great service to our clients.   

We talk with Black Brides and Weddings about bridal hair inspiration... Check it out!

More inspiration on our instagram page @avoshair


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