FASHION & EDITORIAL
The art of creating good fashion and editorial work, relies on all of the key components fusing together. The key aspects of the shoot – styling, composition, hair and make up – must compliment and support each other. Michelle thrives in this sort of creative environment. The dynamic nature of this work requires a hairdresser respectful of this process, with an extensive range of skills. After all, the camera never lies!
The fast paced, pressurised , environment backstage, is not for everyone. Having been introduced to atmospheres like this early on in her career, Michelle is well used to and unfazed by the tempo. The hair has to withstand a lot of rigorous changes as well as appealing creatively to the designer.
Having worked with renowned Theatre Company Macnas on many occasions now, Michelle is used to designing looks, portraying to a team and having up to 80 performers ready in a short space of time. The Avant Garde looks tend to be based on fantasy creatures and must be secure for dancers and actors to perform outside.
Bridal hairdressing is different to the styling you have become accustomed to in salons. To last all day, the hair needs to be prepared in a specific way to ensure it remains looking fresh and soft. This takes time and only a hairdresser with this specialised experience can give you the best advice and overall service.
The wedding morning may be full of excitement and anticipation, however, it is safe to say there may be few nerves as well! You definitely do not want to be worrying about your hairdresser not coming up to the mark. You need someone you can rely on to arrive on time and style both you and your Wedding Party with efficiency and flair. Carrying out all of this, while creating a calm and relaxed atmosphere is what every Bride needs. Michelle often meets clients anxious about whether their thick/curly/fine/damaged hair, will be ‘understood’ and managed correctly. Having been a wedding hairdresser since 2010, there is no hair-type that hasn’t been encountered and skilfully controlled.
With Michelle as your Bridal hairdresser, the classic, severe, unimaginative styles of the past are out and soft, natural, ‘Red-Carpet-hair’ is the focus. You should feel like the best version of yourself on your Wedding Day. Whether you want to add some Hollywood Glamour to the event or be your relaxed, tousled, boho- self, Michelle can create the style for you, lasting throughout the day and into the next.
Michelle has become best known for her natural, whimsical hairstyling. The finish on this type of work remains soft and delicate to the eye. Developing this genre, has made Michelle’s work immediately identifiable. Michelle has worked for a range of happy clients, with varied needs, including:
Pearl and Godiva
Carton House Hotel and Spa
Fly Away Bride
Myrtle Ivory with Claire Pettibone
Myrtle Ivory with Stephanie Allin
Martha Lynn Millinrey
Helen Mc Alinden
Michelle is a fantastic stylist. She is extremely creative and a consummate professional. I would be thrilled for any bride lucky enough to have her as her stylist on her special day. As a wedding photographer, I see a lot of beautiful styles but Michelle's work really stands out. To add to that she is fun to work with and always goes above and beyond the call of duty.
Deirdre O'Keeffe, www.dokphotography.com
You were so lovely to have as part of our day - so chatty and relaxed, making us all feel at ease. You did such an amazing job of everyone's hair, tailoring each style to our individual tastes and personalities and we all got lots of lovely compliments. Even after a night on the dance floor, we all still looked great!! I’ll definitely be recommending you to all my engaged friends!
"Having met Michelle on a shoot over 2 years ago, I haven't looked back! I love working with Michelle. She just has "it". Her attention to detail, and effortless creative looks are what brides of mine are lusting over. She's just a cool chick with the magic touch.
Meghann, Myrtle Ivory
‘I just wanted to say thank you so much again for doing such an incredible job on our wedding hair. When we got the photos back from Tim I couldn't believe it was me/us in them. I still look at the pictures of me and the girls and can't believe how you made us look exactly how I'd hoped we would (and then some!) I now know it couldn't have been easy with our complicated style choices (and pretty thin hair) but our hair was stunning and stayed in place all day and night (Christine slept in hers and it was almost perfect the next day!!!).
Terms and Conditions
Travel up to 1.5 hours (from Drogheda) is available. Make sure to include specifics on your location when making contact so you can be provided with an accurate quote.
Personal Bookings and Bridal Trials take place at 12 Lower Main Street, Rush, Co Dublin
Corporate, fashion bookings etc are made on a half or full day basis.
Larger bookings/parties are catered for. Michelle’s assistants are fully qualified, experienced hairdressers.