Fordham Hair Design
transparent small.png

Gloucestershire & Cotswold Bridal Hair Reviews

It's always a delight 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.

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

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