Q&A With Anna From Anna Ingram Hairstylist

Anna from Anna Ingram Hairstylist, a Newquay in Cornwall based wedding hairstylist.

We talk to Anna from Anna Ingram Hairstylist from Newquay in Cornwall about becoming a wedding hair stylist after moving from the Ukraine, being inspired by history, and how her salon experience gives her the edge when it comes to being a wedding hairstylist.

How long have you been doing hair styling, and how did you get started?

As long as I can remember myself I always had an obsession with hair, but officially my journey as a hair stylist began back in 2006. I embarked on learning hairdressing after moving from the Ukraine to the beautiful Cornwall. 
In 2008 I started working for a successful hair salon in Newquay, where I continued to learn and develop my skills further.  Ever since then Wedding Hairdressing has become a big passion of mine. 
In 2018 I decided to set up my own business and to offer my skills and expertise as a freelance hairstylist.

Tell us a little bit about your company and services?

I am professional wedding hairstylist who is based in Newquay. Being fully qualified with many years of salon experience I specialise in wedding hairstyling as well as offering cutting, colouring and styling services to my local community. I also design and make bespoke hair accessories using the finest quality materials such a Swarovski crystals and pearls, Czech crystals, fresh water pearls, high quality tarnish resistant jewellery wire.   

What’s your favourite part of the job? 

I think I would struggle to pick a favourite part of my job. I absolutely love what I do. I love helping my customers looking and feeling great but most importantly I feel fortunate to be part of such a big day for all my brides.

How would you describe your style?

I love creating light and airy textures in my wedding hair styling. Whether it’s vintage, glamorous, natural or romantic hairstyle I aim to archive a long lasting yet soft finish.

Where do you find your inspiration for hair styles?

My main inspiration is history. I find very interesting learning how hairstyles evolved over the years and seeing different historic hair trends making their appearance in the fashion magazines and on the red carpet year after year. 

Are there any trends that you absolutely love or would love to see brides leave behind?

I love natural almost slightly undone look that has became a trend in the past decade. I hope super stiff backcombed, overly hair-sprayed up do’s will stay in the past forever.  

What advice can you give to a bride when thinking about their wedding hair?

When choosing your wedding hairstyle try not to get fixated on one particular hairstyle, especially if it’s a picture that you found online. Try to find a selection of looks you like and also don’t like. This will give your wedding hairstylist clear idea of your style. Most importantly be yourself.

Any tips for gorgeous hair in the run up to their wedding day? 

I always recommend designing a pre-wedding hair plan with your hairdresser. This should include your hair colour and cutting appointments. Hair condition is also super important. I recommend using a good quality conditioner or hair treatments on the regular basis starting at least 6 month prior to the wedding.  

If you could do any celebrity’s wedding hair, who would it be?

I absolutely love Blake Lively’s golden locks. It would be an absolute dream to style her hair.

When not working at weddings, what do you do to relax?

I find any crafting very relaxing. I often start a sowing project during the winter month or spend long evenings making pretty hairpins. I spend most of my free time in my garden allotment growing different vegies and flowers when spring arrives.  

We worked with Anna on our photo shoot for the Spring issue of the Cornwall Wedding Guide.

Anna from Anna Ingram Hairstylist, a Newquay in Cornwall based wedding hairstylist.

Read more about Anna on her Wedding Directory listing.

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