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HAIR BY PHD REAL BRIDES: Emma and Ben

We were pleased to recently work with both Bride and Groom, Emma and Ben, to create their ideal hair ahead of their wedding. The Director from our Camden salon, Lemai Wilson, helped the bridal party prepare for their beautiful garden wedding, held at The Secret Garden in the stunning Southern Highlands.

We welcomed the Groom, Father of the Bride and Groomsmen into our Camden Salon ahead of the wedding. This was a great bonding opportunity and a chance for all the boys to tidy up their beards and hair before of the big day.

On the day of the wedding, Lemai made sure that each of the boys looked their best with last-minute grooming and a simple style.

On the day of the wedding, we created a stunning look for our Bride Emma, the Mother of the Bride and her Maid of Honour. Each of these lovely ladies went for a textured curled style, while a tasteful floral hair piece in Emma’s hair completed her timeless bridal look.

For the Maid of Honour, Claire we created loose waves and a small braid to create some shape and texture around her face. This simple style created a tasteful coordination with the bride’s hairstyle, perfect for bridal photos.

For the Mother of the Bride, Kathy, we began working on her hairstyle months in advance as she transitions her colour from a medium-brown to grey, accentuating her graceful aging. If you’re interested in transitioning to your natural hair-colour speak to your Hair by Phd stylist today!

For our bride, her hair requests were simple. She desired some volume and a light wave, enough to add movement and body, unlike her natural dead-straight hair. Emma has been a loyal client of Hair by Phd for many years, we have watched her transition her colour from reds to pinks through to purples and back again. Ahead of the wedding, we organised a personalised growth and colour plan for Emma to ensure her hair style was picture-perfect for her big day.

This stunning yet simple hairpiece, by Kate from Two Wild Hands, completed Emma’s bridal hairstyle. Not only did the floral comb add to the timeless aesthetics of the Bride’s styling but also ensured Emma’s hair was off her face throughout the day. The natural floral touch to her look was accented by Emma’s vibrant red hair colour and tied in perfectly to the garden wedding theme.

Despite a bit of wind and rain during the day, the two lovebirds looked picture-perfect with their hair styled by Hair by Phd. Rain is always going to be an issue for hair on your wedding day, and so are the hundreds of hugs and the endless dancing.

The key is to have a few structural elements, like Emma’s hair piece, tastefully holding her style in place. While her bold hair-colour allowed her simple choice in textured waves to make a unique and quirky statement, complimenting her classical look.

Thank you so much, Emma and Ben, for letting Hair by Phd be a part of your wedding day. We love working with bridal parties to help them complete their wedding styling and achieve their desired hairstyle on their special day.

Get in touch with the team from Hair by Phd Bridal to book your wedding hair today.

 

Photographer: Thomas Stewart

Dress: Ruth Fattal Haute Couture

Makeup Artist: Michelle Cato

Hairdresser: Hair by Phd

Florals and Styling: Two Wild Hands

Venue: The Secret Garden

November 29, 2018 0 comment
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Hair by Phd Camden Turns One

Wow! That has gone so fast it’s crazy. On June 13 2018, Hair by Phd Camden will turn one. It has been an amazing ride for salon Director Lemai Wilson. Lemai, who worked for many years at Hair by Phd Parramatta, has become Camden’s hairdresser of choice.

In a very short time, Lemai has managed to build a great little salon in Camden. With three team members now she has really made her mark on the area. This is not always easy starting a salon from nothing in a new area where you haven’t worked before. Through her amazing skill as a hairdresser and her beautiful personality, Lemai has become a sought-after stylist in the Camden area.

We are also very lucky to have one of Australia’s top colourists join the team on a part-time basis. Damien Rayner, the Balayage King, has been weaving his magic in our Camden Salon.

As part of our first birthday celebrations, we have an amazing give away for everyone who visits the salon this month. 

For every visit you will get an entry to WIN a hair and beauty pack valued at $500. PLUS every time you buy a take-home hair care product, we will give you an extra entry in the draw for every product you buy. The pack includes products from Kerastase, Lancôme and Bvlgari, an incredible luxury prize pack to celebrate our beautiful salon. The prize will be drawn on Saturday July 14 2018, so make sure you visit our lovely Hair by Phd Camden Salon and purchase some deluxe products for your hair to go into the draw to WIN!

Also if you have a friend you would like to recommend to Hair by Phd Camden, we are giving away a FREE hair, colour and scalp analysis/consultation with our expertly trained stylists.  We will literally put your hair and scalp under the microscope for an in-depth diagnosis. Damien Rayner will be available for this particular service on every Friday if you or a friend would like to have your colour consultation with him.

The salon offers a range of hair services, specialising in Balayage, colour correction, tape hair extensions and specialist treatments like Olaplex and Keratin Smoothing. We have the best in hair products featuring Kerastase, Schwarzkopf, Cloud Nine and more.

Come and join Lemai and the team in the celebrations, the bubbles will be flowing and we look forward to being at your service at Hair by Phd Camden.

Cheers,

Sarkis Akle
Director / Hair by Phd

June 6, 2018 0 comment
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HAIR BY PHD REAL BRIDES – Katie

The team from Hair by Phd Bridal worked with our Real Bride Katie to create a truly stunning style for her beautiful wedding in Camden. We love being able to share and showcase a range of different bridal looks from our team at Hair by Phd Bridal and this soft updo is the true definition of a modern classic.

Katie’s dress was a dramatic masterpiece with long train, lace detailing and a double layered veil. That meant that there were some serious considerations to include for our Hair by Phd Bridal team in ensuring that we created the right upstyle to anchor the veil and allow the beautiful structure of the dress to shine.

We created a beautiful loose bun at the back of Katie’s head, which allowed us to effectively hide the anchoring point for the veil and left her neck and shoulders free to really highlight the neckline of the dress and her stunning decollete. Some loosely curled locks were left around her face to give some softness and movement to the look.

Hair by Phd Bridal also created stunning upstyles for Katie’s three bridesmaids that were similar to her style, but distinctly different. The same soft bun as showcased on the bride was pulled around to the right hand side to give an asymmetrical look to the hair. The heavy hair on the right was balanced by a large braid on the left hand side and loose locks on the right hand side of their faces. With the addition of some small roses in the bun, these ladies looked every inch the beautiful bridesmaids.

With similar-but-not-the-same dresses continuing to be all the rage in weddings, its important to note that iif you’re going this route it’s a good idea to have similar hair styles for your bridesmaids. With the dresses being quite different, similar hairstyles adds a sense of cohesion to the bridal party. With these girls, they each had a different style top half of their dresses, and having the same hair meant that they still all looked like they were part of the same party.

Katie was an incredible bride on her wedding day and we were thrilled to help her achieve her dream hair for her wedding day. Wishing Katie and Shannon all the best for their marriage and future, and thank you for letting us be part of your special day.

The team from Hair by Phd Bridal have been creating stunning bridal hair for years, which means that no matter what your favourite trend is or what your look is for your wedding day, we can help you achieve it. We have experience in a range of hair styles, from modern classics to truly natural brides and more sculptural looks – we can create exactly the hair you want on your wedding day. From colour consultations and management plans in the lead up to your day, to advice on products to condition and care for your hair, the team at Hair by Phd Bridal are at your service in the lead up to your wedding. If you would love to a team of wedding hair experts in Parramatta, Carlingford, Camden and everywhere in between, we would love to work with you! Get in touch via the Hair by Phd Bridal page and one of our stylists will be in touch.

Hair: Hair by Phd Bridal

Photography: Fortunate Fellow

Flowers: Victoria’s Blooms

Makeup: AM Makeup Artistry

Venue: Gledswood Homestead and Winery

 

May 24, 2018 0 comment
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HAIR BY PHD REAL BRIDES – Latara

Hair by Phd Bridal were thrilled to help the beautiful Latara and her bridesmaids in creating stunning hair on her wedding day. This beautiful wedding was held at the gorgeous Bendooley Estate in the Southern Highlands, and so Lemai, Director at our Camden Salon, went along to lead hair for the day.

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For the bride, we created a stunning updo with braids wrapping around the head to meet at the back of the head and finished with a beautiful floral arrangement. Soft curls framed Latara’s face, giving movement to the look and a soft, relaxed look that perfectly matched her vision for her dream wedding.

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For the bridesmaids, soft curls were turned into low textured buns, with the hair pulled off the faces of these beautiful girls. The buns were then surmounted with a single, simple flower to finish the look and tie into their beautiful and unique bouquets.

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When choosing the style of hair you want for your wedding, it is always important to consider both the style of event, your personal preference and what is going to work for the length of the event. By going with soft curls and relaxed braids, Latara continued to look stunning well into the evening without having to touch up hair or adjust anything during the day, which is often unachievable in the flurry of wedding activities. Choose a hair style that you feel comfortable in and that you can relax and enjoy in to ensure that you have a wonderful day for your wedding.

Sarkodie Photography

The Hair by Phd Bridal team have lots of experience in creating stunning hair for brides and their bride-tribe and are always able to advise about the best way you achieve your dream look that will be both practical and beautiful throughout your day.  The team at Hair by Phd Bridal are experts in all facets of wedding hair, from colour management in the lead up to the wedding to styles that suit you perfectly and will stay wonderful throughout your day. Trust our team to help you realise your dream hair on the day and get in touch with the Hair by Phd bridal team today.

Photography: Sarkodie Photography

Makeup Artist: Makeup by Megan

Hair: Hair by Phd Bridal

Venue: Bendooley Estate

Floral Design: Clementine Posy

March 6, 2018 0 comment
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