Oh hey!

I’m Frances, a professionally trained bridal & editorial hair and makeup artist working across the South of England.

Having been in the industry for 7 years my previous clientele have included brides, models, actors, presenters, singers and members of the aristocracy primarily throughout Hampshire (New Forest), Dorset, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire and London.

If you’re looking for a hair & makeup artist for your event or wedding day, then feel free to use the contact form on my website, or email hello@francesmoorehmua.co.uk

2021/2022 WEDDINGS!

Are you still searching for a hair, and or makeup artist for your big day? Then get in touch by email at hello@francesmoorehmua.co.uk, or by using the contact form on my website at www.francesmoorehmua.co.uk to book!

Hair accessories by Donna Crain Surrey

Today’s featured hair accessorie…. ‘Romance’ by Victoria Fergusson

Not only is this hairpin surprisingly light in weight but also beautifully delicate in form.  If any of my brides are opting for a soft chignon, low bun or half up style I always recommend this piece by Victoria Fergusson.  A mix of small pearls in Swarovski crystal Ivory, pearlescent and ivory freshwater pearls make such a stunning combination creating the perfect balance of ‘bridal whites’.  The tiny beads look like little blossom buds. The design is enhanced with three small fans of Swarovski crystal, mixing Silver Shade and clear gem stones. The perfect choice for understated hair adornment.

The hairpin measures approximately 15cm (L) x 2cm (H)

Beautifully packaged in a pretty white gift box by Victoria Fergusson.  All items are handmade by their respective designer’s, so whilst every care is taken to ensure they look like the displayed images, some may vary due to the uniqueness of the build process.

Purchase HERE today!

Today’s featured hair accessorie…. ‘Seeds of Love’ by Victoria Fergusson

Superbly handcrafted by accessories designer Victoria Fergusson, this delicate trio of cluster pearls and subtle bead sparkle are my personal favourite hairpins as they remind me most of a family heirloom.  The delicate stems are like seeds that might be blown on the wind…  Exceptionally versatile for styling in different hairstyles – I love to play around with either placing them together or slightly apart throughout the style.

Each pin decorative detail measures approximately 4cm (L) x 3cm (H)

Beautifully packaged in a pretty white gift box by Victoria Fergusson.  All items are handmade by their respective designer’s, so whilst every care is taken to ensure they look like the displayed images, some may vary due to the uniqueness of the build process.

Click HERE to purchase!

Welcome to my new studio…

Designed to invoke images of far flung places, unique beauty and above all be a safe & relaxing place. It’s always nice to bring friends & family along to big decisions, and with my spacious new studio the more the merrier! 🌴

2020 Weddings!

Getting married in 2020 and still need a hair and makeup artist to compliment your big day? Then get in touch either via my website’s contact page, or by sending me an email to hello@francesmooremua.co.uk
£100 deposit secures your special date x

Accessories Donna Crain

MORE hair training with Katy Djokic of The Bridal Stylists

I’ll fully admit I don’t know everything about hairstyling. Products, techniques and styles change. That’s why I totally believe stylists need to constantly be seeking more. More knowledge and experience is so valuable in this industry, plus it’s so much fun and such a buzz connecting with others all striving to learn x

6 things to consider if wanting an ‘up-do’ hairstyle for your wedding

When deciding on your ‘bridal style’ it can be really difficult to determine what you do and don’t like.  Instagram and Pinterest are filled with ideas that can make choosing all the more tiresome.  Below is my simple guide to help you cut through all the chaff, and really decide on want you want.  I use these questions myself to pin-point what my client does want, without them even realising it x

1. Do you prefer your hair up or down?  It’s a really simply question but you would be surprised how often this gets over looked.  If you are comfortable with having your hair down most days, then having an up-do can feel exposing and not natural.  Likewise, if you often have your hair up – leaving it down can make you feel hot and bothered.  So consider how you naturally behave with your hair day-to-day.

2. What’s your wedding gown like?  Does your gown have a high neck with detailing at the back – do you want this exposed or covered by your hair?  Alternatively, does it have a long back – therefore do you want your hair to fall onto your bare back?

3. What is your hair colour like?  Clients often bring me images of looks they love of hair up – and what do all of them have in common?  The model almost always has blonde or blonde highlighted hair, when in fact the client stood in front of me has deep brown hair.  They love the style because with blonde hair you can clearly make out the detail in the design – that gorgeous braid or pulled out twist.  It’s sad but true that in darker coloured hair this detail gets lost, so either consider a different style with similar colouring to your own, or take the plunge and book in for highlights.

4. What’s the weather likely to be?  If you’re getting married in peak heat wave season then you’ll want to minimise the risk of curls falling out, or frizzy hair sticking to your back so an up-do is your perfect style ticket.  Likewise, if you’re having your wedding during cooler climates, then gorgeous cascading curls is the perfect choice to keep a tad warmer.

5. Are you having a veil, hair accessorie, flower grown or alice band placed in your hair?  Generally speaking veils work better on hair that is down, due to the fact that the sheer weight of the veil can knock the air out of a wispy up-do.  A sturdy low bun is often better if wanting both.

Modern hair accessories are usually made in mind of how they are going to be placed in the hair for a either an up-do or down-do.  I can highly recommend the following retailers that have been carefully designed to with-stand the pressure of both.  Kelly Spence / Victoria Fergusson / Donna Crain

6.  And lastly… is your hair long enough, thick enough, has enough texture for the style you want?  9 times out of 10 the styles on Pinterest have been achieved using hair extensions.  It’s a well known trade secret.  This makes it incredibly hard for brides to realise their expectation is not completely realistic.  Luckily, hair extensions exist for everyone to buy- so if you really want that ka-bow style we can achieve it! x

Last minute wedding dates available for this year!

Email hello@francesmooremua.co.uk to book x
 
Saturday 2nd February | Saturday 16th February | Saturday 23rd February | Saturday 9th March | Saturday 16th March | Saturday 30th March

How to get glossy, strong and long wedding hair

You’ve booked the wedding venue, found the perfect gown, Pinterest the hell out of your bridal makeup and hair inspirations – now it’s time to fully take charge of your skincare routine AND… your haircare regime.  Often neglected on the run up to the wedding (and who can blame you with everything going on!)  Spend a little bit of time on your haircare needs, and believe me your ultimate bridal look will go from ‘girl next door’ to ‘red carpet glam’ in no time!  Here are a few tips for getting glossy, strong and longer hair before your wedding.

1. Eat Smarter

Diet is the most important thing to consider if you want thick and healthy hair. While genetics determines hair texture and curl, our diet plays a role in how genes can get expressed.  Be sure to get plenty of good quality protein and good fats like olive oil and Omega 3.  Foods such as salmon, avocados, nuts, vegetables, and fruit to get the nutrients and fibers needed.

2. Use The Right Shampoo & Conditioner

Different hair types require specific products that cater to different needs.  Those with fine hair should look for building shampoo and conditioners, such as the Redken High Rise Volume, to create thickness and shine.  For those with coarse hair, products that tame frizz, enhance shine, and moisturize, like Ouai’s Smooth Conditioner.

3. Start With Your Scalp

The scalp has a rich micro-biome of bacteria and fungus necessary to keep the skin healthy.  When we don’t shampoo enough or use harsh chemicals on it, it leads to scalp problems that negatively affect hair growth.  You have to take care of your scalp because it is an extension of your skin.  The skin has immunity functions and is our first line of defence against toxins and environment aggressors.  When the scalp is compromised, the scalp cannot defend itself.  Keeping a healthy balance of moisture and natural oils is important on scalp just as it is on your face.

4. Ditch Hot Tools

I know it can be hard to break up with your hair dryer or flat iron.  But if you want thicker, shinier hair, you might have to.  Keeping hot tool use at a minimum will lessen hair damage.  It will make a huge difference.  If you cannot stay away from your favorite hot tools, it’s an absolute must to use a heat protectant spray, like the Cutler Protectant Treatment Spray, and a hot tool brand that regulates heat and temperature, like the T3 Single Pass Straight Iron.  I’m also a fan of the new Dyson Airwrap Styler, a styling tool and dryer hybrid that uses air and minimal heat to dry and curl hair.

5. Brush, Brush, Brush

Yes, even brushing can affect your hair’s thickness.  Brushing your hair helps distribute the natural oils that will help protect it from damage and add shine.  Regardless of hair texture, brushing everyday will exfoliate the scalp and remove dead hair.

But it’s only helpful if you’re using the right brush.  Using a boar brush, like this Mason Pearson one.  You will polish the hair and it gets its natural glow because you are dividing the natural oils from the scalp into the hair.  As for the biggest hair brush faux pas? Using a plastic one.  Don’t use a plastic brush.  It will damage the hair and make it static.

A few days before the big day, add nourish troubled tresses by treating them to an intensive hair mask.  Whether you pick your favourite store bought remedy or mix up the best of your kitchens’ offerings, this should help keep your hair smooth and shiny on the special day.