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Gloucestershire & Cotswold Bridal Hair Reviews

It's always a privilege to be involved in a brides big day and create the hair that they have always dreamed of...below are just a few of the reviews that I have received from brides that I have styled hair for.

My hair looked absolutely incredible and was exactly what I wanted. The bridesmaids and my mum looked stunning after you had done your magic with them. Mum in particular is usually quite self conscious about her hair and you made her feel really confident on the day.
— Charlotte....Elmore Court 2018

Holly…Wedding Hair Styled for Wedding held at Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding Venue 24th August 2019

Thank you so so so much for my BEAUTIFUL hair!!! I had so many comments on it. Wish you could do it every day for me. You honestly were THE BEST!!!!!! And the perfect person to have around on the morning of my wedding xx

Mel…Wedding Hair Styled for Wedding held at at Eastington Park 3rd August 2019


Thank you very much for everything you did for us yesterday!

The hair looked amazing and stayed in place all day! Everyone commented on how beautiful the hair was.

Thanks again


Annalise….Wedding Hair Styling for Wedding held at at Kingscote Barn

‘Chris was the hair stylist I chose for my wedding day July 2019 & I can honestly say he was the perfect choice! He styled mine, my 2 bridesmaids, mother of the bride & our flower girl. He listened to us & created the exact styles we all wanted to such an incredible standard, & you could see he truly cared about making our hair and us feel perfect. My hair stayed put all day right the way through into the night, even with constant hugs & dancing, not a hair was out of place! Such a lovely man & down to earth. He made the morning so calm & I can't thank him enough for all the amazing work he's done! Thank you so much Chris, I will definitely be pointing friends & family in your direction! Thank you!’

Teresa…Wedding Hair Styled for Daughter’s Wedding at Kingscote Barn 16th July 2019

Hi Chris

I just wanted to say a massive thankyou for doing our hair so amazing yesterday for my daughter annalises wedding. We had so many compliments and were so very happy.

You also kept us very relaxed you are such a lovely person.

Thankyou so much.

Love Teresa


Jane….Wedding Hair Styling for Daughter’s Wedding at Kingscote Barn 11th May 2019

Hi Chris
Just to say a huge thanks for Saturday- you were amazing! You’re a great guy who puts everyone at their ease!
Everyone thought Sophie’s hair was stunning and have to say I’ve never had so many compliments on mine in my life!

Best wishes
Jane Xx
Ps Sophie asks is it possible to have a copy of your Instagram video [Of the wedding morning prep]? X

Karen…..Wedding Hair Styled for daughters Wedding at Cheltenham Town Hall 27th April 2019

would just like to say a huge 'thank you' to you for helping make Louisa's day so special. The ladies all loved the style you created for them - and together with Emily's makeup, they all looked so beautiful. I heard so many lovely comments about their hair from guests throughout the day....thank you.

We all loved the whole morning of prep from start to finish. The atmosphere with both you and Emily being so calm and relaxed, it's a great memory to look back on. The vibe continued throughout the day. It was all great. I think there was a shower whilst we were eating - otherwise it even remained dry!!

Your Instagram video [of the morning prep] is fabulous too, thank you.

Kate….Wedding Hair Styled for Wedding held at Cripps Barn 28th April 2019

wanted to get in touch to say a huge thank you for the beautiful hair for myself and the bridesmaids! It was so elegant and made me feel wonderful which is all anyone can ask for on their wedding day so thank you so much :) I had so many compliments on mine and the bridesmaids hair during the day. I also loved the morning of the wedding when we were getting ready- thank you for keeping us all laughing, it’s such a fun memory of the day!

Hope you’ve had a chance to recover this week although I’m sure you’ve probably been super busy!!

Look forward to seeing more of your styles on Instagram and thank you again!!

Kate xx

Nicki…..Wedding Hair Styled for a Wedding held at The Manor by the Lake

I just wanted to say thank you for yesterday. I loved my hair and it stayed put all day! Lots of people have commented how lovely it was, and I now have an abundance of hair grips!

Josephine….Wedding Hair Styled for Wedding held at Stone Bar 13th October 2018

I can't thank you enough for your help on Saturday…everyone's hair looked absolutely beautiful,and you really helped us keep to time (and keep calm!) in the morning. I don't know how we would have done it without you! I was so happy with how the extensions looked thanks to your capable hands

Hopefully one day when we move back down south I can come in to get my hair done by you at the beautiful Secret Salon, my hair trial felt like such a treat!...Thank you for making my wedding morning truly special, you are a total star!
— Jen.....2018

Sarah….Wedding Hair Styled for Wedding at Kingscote Barn 28th September 2018

Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the amazing job you did for myself, Mum and all my bridesmaids at Kingscote. Our hair styles were amazing and we all got so many compliments! And even better it lasted all day and night despite the fact I didn’t leave the dance floor!
We had so much fun on the morning getting ready and it was an absolute pleasure to have you there

Our hair was so amazing and me and the bridesmaids had so many compliments on it. When I have looked at the photos that my friends have taken I can’t believe it is my hair! ....You made the morning such a fun and calming experience and I was so pleased that we had you there!
— Emma....September 2018

Kat…..Wedding Hair Styling for Wedding held at Coombe Lodge 12th August 2018

Just wanted to drop you a note with some photos now I have them and thank you so very much for making me feel so glam on our wedding day. You put me completely at ease, made me and the girls laugh and made us look our best selves.

You brought what I had imagined to life and my wedding hair lasted well into the next day!

Sarah….Wedding Hair Styled for Wedding held at The Painswick Hotel 5th August 2018

Just wanted to say thank you so much again. You really did put everyone at ease on the day, everyone felt so relaxed and had such a wonderful morning.

They are all still going on to this day how they all loved there hair, you did an incredible job and are so talented! When I have the photos I will email you a few.

Could you also put me on your Waiting list to be one of your clients?

Emma…..Wedding Hair Styling for Wedding held at Cripps Barn 2018

Dear Chris

Thank you so much for doing the hair styling for me, my Mum and sister at Barnsley House for our wedding at Cripps Barn on 21st April. I was so pleased with the upstyle you did for me - it was just the perfect look for the day and lasted all day too! It was such a treat to be pampered on the morning of our wedding and you not only did a wonderful job on all our hair but chatting to you and Emily whilst we were getting ready really kept my nerves at bay too.

I had so many compliments from friends on how lovely my hair looked on the day - I know its not easy to work with my hair as its so thick - so you did a really amazing job! My Mum would also like to pass on her special thanks to you, she was so pleased with what an amazing job you did to give her hair so much volume and with the added drama of her disappearing to set up the cake mid-styling too! So many people complimented her on how great she looked on the day too.

I hope you are well and having a lovely summer.

Thanks you again,

Emma x

We were all absolutely thrilled with our hair...despite being out in a bit of rain early on in the day my hair (which normally goes to frizz at the sign of any moisture in the air!) looked brilliant throughout the whole day so thank you!
— Laura...Elmore Court 16th June 2018

Hannah…..Wedding Hair Styled for Wedding held at Cripps Barn 20th July 2018

Hi Chris

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for styling my bridal parties hair on Friday.

You made the whole experience so relaxing and enjoyable and everyone’s hair looked absolutely stunning! Once we get all our photos through I will send you some

Bobbie….Wedding Hair Styled for Cripps Barn Wedding 3rd June 2018

Just a note to say a massive thank you for being with us on Sunday and making us all look fab!
You put us all at ease and bought some much needed humour to the morning !
My hair stood the test of time even with the hours of dancing !


Catherine….Hair Styling for Wedding at Kingscote Barn 1st June 2018

I just wanted to thank you for fantastic work last Friday. My hair stayed in till the very end - although it may have been covered in many layers of lavender heads during the confetti throwing! Your relaxed but efficient way of working helped make us all relax and really enjoy the morning.

Thank you!!


Heather….Wedding hair styled for Clevedon Hall Wedding 27th May 2018

I just want to say a HUGE thank you for working your magic on our hair last weekend. Although I say it myself, we all looked fantastic and I have attached a couple of photos for you. You really made us all feel at ease and enjoy the preparations. To be honest we wish we could do it again.

Glenys….Wedding Hair Styling for Daughter Megan for Wedding at Flanesford Priory 26th May 2018

Hi Chris

A bit of a belated email to say a very big thank you for your input on the morning of the wedding.  Its hard to believe a week has already gone by and the new Mr and Mrs Bourne will soon be back from honeymoon. 

 I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for an excellent hairdresser for a wedding with the added extra of superb hat fixing techniques and calming emotional support!

...I felt utterly beautiful and the hair stayed perfect even after some very energetic dancing!...
— Hayley....Kingscote Barn

Rebecca….Wedding Hair Styling for Wedding at Kingscote Barn November 25th 2017

The up dos you created for myself, the three Bridesmaid and my mum were all so beautiful and just perfection. Everyone looked stunning and felt like princesses. You also managed to make complement everyone’s individual style.  The hair lasted all day, even after dancing well into the night! 

You are great and it was a pleasure to have you involved in our special day (I hope we provided you with enough tea?!).

Natalee…Wedding Hair Styling for Kingscote Barn Wedding June 8th 2017

Dear Chris

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your amazing hairdressing skills yesterday! Everyone looked wonderful and it stayed in all day. You were also so much fun to have around in the morning and made it a really relaxed atmosphere.

Thank you so much!


Lacey D’Angeli…Hair Styling for wedding at Kingscote Barn 27th August 2017

I don’t even know where to start. This guy is absolutely amazing at what he does. I was a little concerned after booking Chris as his social media didn’t have much “big hair” but as soon as I had my trial I knew I’d made a great decision.

Chris created stunning hair for myself & some of my bridal party. I got the big hair up I wanted & loved it!

Chris even got stuck in to helping me into my dress. Star! Thank you soo much.


Jo James (Lorfords Antiques Tetbury)…Hair Styling for Cripps Barn Wedding 28th July 2017


Dear Chris,

Just a quick e-mail to say a MASSIVE thank you for making me and my bridesmaids and Mum feel a million dollars on my big day!!

Our hair looked immaculate all day – despite some very strong winds!! – and we were all so so happy with it. Attached are some pictures taken by the lovely Claudia, of your amazing work on my wedding style…I couldn’t have loved it more.

Hopefully see you again…at Lorfords   Or at one of my friends weddings as they were all blown away by their hairstyles so I am sure they will hope to have you on their big days!

A million thank you’s.

Jo x

Chris...Well what can I say!! My Hair got an unbelievable amount of compliments and after being on the dance floor for almost 3 hours it stayed immaculate!
— Vicky...Kingscote Barn

Fiona Harris…Hair Styling for Homme House Wedding 15th July 2017


Hi Chris,

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for Saturday. You made us all look and feel amazing and helped make the morning relaxing.


Fiona x

Charlotte Peach…Wedding Hair Styling for Cripps Stone Barn Wedding 27th May 2017



Thank you so much for being such a calming & positve presence on our wedding day. The hair looked amazing – especially all the bridesmaids!

Jody Pritchard…Hair Styling for Elmore Court Wedding 21st April 2017

Chris did an amazing job on my wedding morning with mine, 3 bridesmaids and my mothers hair.

Really enjoyed having you there on my wedding morning, put everyone at ease… what a lovely guy!

Thank you so much, you’re a fab hairdresser!

…thank you SO much for making us look beautiful on our special day. You did a great job of herding cats, and you’re right – an early start was absolutely needed!! The whole experience with you and Clare, at the trial and on the day was brilliant……Kymme & Sally...Kingscote Barn April 1st 2017

Thanks SO much for making my hair look beautiful for my big day....I had so many compliments! You made me look like the bride I always imagined I’d be, even better really.
— Helen...Eastington Park

Carolyn Harvey…Hair Styling for Cripps Barn Wedding 14th August 2016

Hi Chris


A huge thank you for your outstanding work on Sunday. You did an amazing job.

The hair dos looked amazing and lasted until 1am.

Please can you pass on my thanks to Claire also. I personally felt more confident knowing she was doing my makeup. She too did an amazing job.

Barbara Paske

Helen Boswell…Hair Styling for Kingscote Barn/Tewkesbury Abbey Wedding 23rd July 2016

Hi Chris,


Just a quick email to say a huge thank you for styling my wedding hair on the 23rd July. You were fantastic from the start and my bridesmaids, mum and I were all thrilled with the styles you created. I was very nervous about having my hair styled, however, you knew exactly what would work and exceeded my expectations. Thank you!

I know you already have some lovely photos, however, I have attached a few for you to look at.


Had I not taken the pins out I think my hair would still be in place this morning....thank you SO much for the absolutely stunning hair style
— Chloe...Clearwell Castle

Roya Billing….Clearwell Castle 24th May 2016


Thank you so much for today!

It was great seeing you again and I loved my beautiful hairstyle!

I will email you some pics as soon as I get them!

Thanks again,

Roya & Jedd xxx

Emma Aiken-Jones…Wedding Hair Styling for Wedding at The Manor by The Lake 7th May 2016

Hi Chris

Just wanted to say a big thank you for yesterday- I had lots of complements on my hair!

You did a wonderful job of all of our hair, and I really enjoyed sharing the morning with you………………not a hair out of place at 1am!

Though you might like to see a few pics from Albert

E x

Thanks you so much Chris!! I absolutely LOVED my hair...! I got dripped on with rain, I had to take a running jump into the wedding car....and my hair did not budge!!! You must use magic, I’m sure of it!
— Rachel...Old Down Manor

Fiona Leslie…Wedding Hair Styling for Wedding at The Great Tythe Barn Tetbury 9th April 2016

Hi Chris,

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the amazing job you did with all of our hair for the wedding! Everyone was so happy with their hair, it couldn’t have been more perfect! And it was really great having you and Claire there with us while we got ready – a good calming influence!

Wish we could do it all over again!


Fi x

...the girls and I loved having you there with us, you were such great company....having seen my hair in full detail on the photos it really was fabulous...I wish I could wake up like that everyday....!
— Emily...Slaughters Manor

Lisa Norton…Wedding Hair Styled for Wedding at Elmore Court 22nd December 2015


Hi Chris,

I hope that you had a fantastic Xmas and New Year. Although I have ‘stalked’ you on Instagram to briefly say thank you, now that I am back from all the wedding/Xmas and Honeymoon madness I wanted to contact you to say thank you properly.

You are an absolute hair genius! Thank you so much for the beautiful looks you created for everyone. The hair stayed in perfectly and we were all very happy with it. As well as being brilliant with hair-do’s, you were also an absolute joy to have around on the morning as we were all getting ready. Our wedding pics arrived today and as a picture came up of you styling me my sister said “I flipping loved your hairdresser”. You had us all giggling through the morning. Thank you for helping me feel more beautiful and confident than I’ve been able to feel before on this special day. I hope that you continue your already huge success and if it’s OK I will continue to stalk your styling pics on Instagram.

I’ve attached a couple of pics of the finished look in case you’d like to see it as you only got to see the dressing gown/PJ’s ensemble before! We’ve just received these from James today and I’ve tried to pick the ones that show off our hair as well as possible.

Many thanks

Lisa x

Kate Farnsworth…Wedding Hair Styled for Wedding at Kingscote Barn 22nd November 2015


I just wanted to say a huge thank you for creating such beautiful hairstyles for myself and my bridal party on Sunday. You were absolutely fantastic right from my initial contact with you, during the trial at your lovely home and on my wedding morning. From the moment you arrived at Spring Cottage you made us feel so at ease and I was so grateful for all your moral support and help during the morning too- you really helped with my nerves and made the whole experience so enjoyable! You have such a wonderful natural ability to make people feel relaxed.

I was absolutely over the moon with my beautiful up do and didn’t want to take it out! It was exactly what I had been dreaming of for my wedding day and more! My bridesmaids and Mums were also very pleased with the styles you created for them and we had numerous lovely compliments from friends and family throughout the day, which were testament to your amazing talent.

I can’t thank you enough!

Farzana Hakim…Wedding Hair Styled for Wedding at Old Down Manor 17th October 2015


Dear Chris

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for doing my hair and that of the Bridal party, so beautifully on Saturday.

I felt like a princess and it stayed beautifully despite all the dancing!!

You are brilliant.

Thank you