I nearly didn’t enter The Wedding Industry awards this year, I was really busy with my usual hairdressing , wedding shows, weddings and enquiries for next year all coming at once and I didn’t think I could fit in the admin required to enter.
BUT the super lovely Sophie nominated me , as well as all of her other suppliers and I know that must have taken her ages to do. I couldn’t not enter. Plus, there would be a regional awards party and it would be an excuse to dress up and mingle with some of my favourite wedding industry friends.
Winning the region last year was a huge surprise for me as I felt my fellow nominees were equally as deserving. The same should be said for this years talented bunch. The judges really had their work cut out choosing the winner.
Sadly, I didn’t win this year. But when the winner is someone whose work you have admired , it’s not quite so bad. Also it was really great to see Fetcham Park and Kalm Kitchen win their categories
Hair and Make-up ladies having fun!
I’ve always thought (and said many times ) that the real prize in The Wedding Industry Awards are the wonderful words that every bride takes the trouble to write .
The way I approach all aspects of my work with enthusiasm and commitment to provide a high level of service , and the relationships that evolve with clients, is pretty standard for me, so the fact that each and everyone of my brides feels that I have gone above and beyond is amazing.
I want to thank them all for voting , I really do appreciate it.
Here are their words:
“Whilst I could point to a picture and Sharon could do them perfectly for my bridesmaids (and their hair didn’t move ONE BIT the whole day & night) I had absolutely no idea what I wanted as the bride. That’s where Sharon’s creativity and flexibility really kept me calm and made me feel amazing on the day. Sharon was patient, kind, and allowed me to pin 100,000 pictures on Pinterest for her to look at – and we didn’t decide on my hair fully until the actual morning and I loved it – beyond words.”
Mrs Sophie Pentony
“I had four bridesmaids and myself all with varying hair lengths and thicknesses, Sharon was able to create stunning up-dos for all of us that lasted all night long. Everyone loved their hair and the service on the day was amazing. Sharon also gave me the most helpful tip of the day how to go to the toilet in a huge wedding dress- her other bits of advice just showed the experience she has in the industry and was a calming influence on the day.”
Mrs Lauren Goodwin (Calvert)
“Sharon is a very talented hairdresser and created not only the perfect hairstyle for me but also for my bridesmaids. She understood the style that I wanted and created a beautiful hairstyle that lasted all day! My bridesmaids gave her pictures of hairstyles that they liked and she created the most perfect styles for them, which they all absolutely loved! She also had so much advice to give and was very helpful in organising us all the morning of the wedding!”
Dr Charlotte Thompson
“Sharon was brilliant on the day and not only created wonderful hairstyles for myself and four bridesmaids, but also managed to keep everyone relaxed! I had countless comments on the day about how lovely my hair looked and I felt confident that my hair would stay looking perfect all day. Thank you Sharon!”
Mrs Rachel Cullen (McAleenan)