Saturday, 30 July 2016

The Secret Salon!! A new Chapter for Fordham Hair Design!


As blog updates go I think this has been the one that I have been most excited to share with everyone! Back at the beginning of 2016, in a moment of madness (or an inspired creative business decision, you decide!) I signed my name on a dotted that moment I was signing to say that, yes, I would like to be the new owner of a patch of mud that I was standing on!!

Watching this patch of mud develop into the building that is to become the new home for 'Fordham Hair Design' has been both so unbelievably exciting. One afternoon I was describing the location for the new salon to a client and explaining that it is at a small, very high end development, minutes from the motorway but completely away from life's hectic roller-coaster...a sanctuary to escape to! This client suddenly said ' it's a bit of a Secret Salon then!'......and from that moment on the name stuck...welcome to Fordham Hair Design's new home 'The Secret Salon'!!

The salon will become the new home for the three different elements of Fordham Hair Design, all regular 'day to day' clients can come here, relax with a freshly brewed tea or coffee or a glass of chilled prosecco, and receive the very best in colouring, cutting and hair styling services.
Our 'Industry Famous' 1 & 2 day Bridal Hair Training Courses will take place here, a fabulous location for hair stylists to come and learn the skills that I have picked up over the years and enabled me to win the national title of 'Bridal Stylist of The Year'. And lastly my brides can come here for a luxurious 2 hour hair trial appointment in advance of their wedding, bring along a friend or Mum to share the experience, then look forward to me coming along to their wedding venue on the wedding day and replicate the style that we trialed in the salon.

Head over to the new website at to read more details of the services offered at this stunning new salon in the heart of the countryside....The Secret Salon!


Thursday, 23 June 2016

The Great Tythe Barn Tetbury adds us to their list!

We're delighted to announce that The Great Tythe Barn in Tetbury has added Fordham Hair Design to their list of recommended suppliers. 

A truly quintessential English gem tucked away down a tree-lined driveway amidst 200 acres of privately owned land, making it a secluded and picturesque venue for all occasions.

The stunning Grade II listed, C16th Cotswold stone barn is the focal point of the Estate which is surrounded by former farm buildings, now transformed into 10 self-catering cottages as well as Bed & Breakfast accommodation.

Sympathetically restored, the historic Tythe barn retains many of its original features such as exposed stone walls and wooden oak beams whilst incorporating 21st Century comforts.

Fordham Hair Design has been styling hair for weddings at The Great Tythe Barn for several years now and we're truly honoured and delighted to be added to their list of highly recommended suppliers....thanks guys!!

If you are getting married at The Great Tythe Barn and would like a hairdresser to come to you on the day to style hair for you and your wedding party then contact Chris at Fordham Hair Design now! Great Tythe Barn Hairdresser

The Slaughters Manor House Wedding

This is Emily, she is just one of the lovely brides that I have booked to style hair for at one of the Cotswolds most impressive wedding venues, The Slaughter's Manor House
Formally called Lower Slaughter Manor, this Cotswold manor house has recently received a rather impressive make over, although this venue has always been an incredibly impressive Cotswold destination, this recent 3 month refurbishment has elevated it even higher, it really is quite stunning and with customer service that is second to none.

A very soft updo was such a great style for Emily and compliments her beautiful wedding gown perfectly, simple, classical and timeless!

If you are getting married and looking for a Mobile Wedding Hairdresser in the Cotswolds then why not check out the Fordham Hair Design website or send me an email to find out if I'm available for your wedding. The Slaughters Manor House Hairdresser.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Clearwell Castle Wedding

It's funny how sometimes I style hair for a wedding at a particular venue that I end up going to lots throughout that year, one of my favourite venues is Clearwell Castle in The Forest of Dean. Over the last few years I have styled hair for LOTS & lots of weddings at this beautiful castle but recently I have found myself further into the Cotswolds. 

But this year I have suddenly received a massive rush of emails from brides to be getting married at Clearwell Castle, so much so that over the last week or so I have styled hair for three separate weddings there!

This is the beautiful Chloe who I had the pleasure of styling hair for, at her trial she wanted a very low key look, wavy but not too much volume, by the time the wedding came around she had reflected on that decision and decided that she wanted a much fuller look which I think suited her perfectly. Lots of volume and that gorgeous Hollwoood wave worked so well with her hair.....she made the right choice!

If you are getting married and looking for a Mobile Wedding Hairdresser in the Cotswolds then why not check out the Fordham Hair Design website or send me an email to find out if I'm available for your wedding. Clearwell Castle Hairdresser.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Charlotte's Wedding at Eastington Park

The gorgeous Charlotte was one of my most recent brides, such a great fun morning of styling hair for her and bridesmaids for her wedding at Eastington Park near Stroud in Gloucestershire.

 A semi-formal structured chignon was Charlotte's choice of style which along with her beautiful sparkly headdress worked perfectly!

The bridesmaids had went for a mixture of styles but all along a similar look to this gorgeous bridesmaid here! Once I curled and pinned the hair I created a soft braid and completed the look with sprigs of fresh gypsophila. Very boho wedding hair!!

If you are getting married and looking for a Mobile Wedding Hairdresser in the Cotswolds then why not check out the Fordham Hair Design website or send me an email to find out if I'm available for your wedding. Eastington Park Hairdresser.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Claire & Stephen's Wedding at Elmore Court

Claire and Stephen's wedding took place at Elmore Court, one of the most spectacular wedding venues in Gloucestershire. The lovely Louise Holgate has kindly shared these images of their wedding and the preparation in the morning when I styled hair for Claire and her bridesmaids.

The girls stayed at nearby Orchard Cottage, a great self catering cottage which offers the perfect place to stay for an Elmore Court wedding and perfect for both me and Emily Tarrant Make up Artist to help the girls get ready for the big day!

The girls all chose different looks for their hair, from tousled up styles and Waterfall braids to the brides beautiful soft up do with side braid which I decorated with fresh flowers from event florist Maria at Sorori Design Florist.

If you are getting married and looking for a Mobile Wedding Hairdresser in the Cotswolds then why not check out the Fordham Hair Design website or send me an email to find out if I'm available for your wedding. Elmore Court Mobile Hairdresser

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Claire & Phil's Wedding at Cripps Stone Barn

I'm very excited to share this beautiful photos with you today from Claire and Phil's wedding at the Stone Barn near Upper Windrush,  a beautiful venue that is part of the Cripps Barn family.

I must thank the talented photographers – Rachel & Austen from AE Wedding Photography for sharing theses beautiful images from this gorgeous wedding.....

Normally I ramble on at this point telling you lots of rambling details but I'll let the photos speak for themselves here....Emily Tarrant Make Up Artist and myself helped the girls get ready for the big day at the beautiful Wheatsheaf Inn at Northleach, its a very popular place to get ready for weddings at Cripps Barn and Stone Barn, it's only a 5 minute car ride to the barns and the Inn is a great eclectic Cotswold country Inn with amazing interiors and fab food....check it out! If you want to check out more weddings that I styled for Cripps Barn and Stone Barn then click one of the orange labels at the bottom of this post...

If you are looking for a Cripps Barn Wedding Hairdresser or Stone Barn Mobile Bridal Hairdresser then get in touch! Full details of the service offered by me here at Fordham Hair Design are to be found on the website I look forward to chatting to you about YOUR wedding!!