Hilary Read

Hair coaching

Are you interested in hair styling? Hilary Read, a Herefordshire based hair and makeup artist, can take you from doing qualifications at college to being a successful business owner in the hair industry. Hilary is very passionate about her job and is ready to share her knowledge with others by teaching them real life skills that they need to succeed.

By joining the master class, you will be able to improve your skills as a stylist, build up your confidence and increase your client’s satisfaction.

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Invest in your career:

Bridal Hair Coaching Event

A full day, intensive course,
9th of November, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Understand the foundations of bridal hair styling and learn to create five styles on this day-long course. You will also be given a booklet to keep and practice what you have learned.

The workshop takes place at Homme House, a beautiful wedding venue in the Herefordshire countryside.

No models are required, tea and coffee will be provided but bring a packed lunch.

The full day costs just £150 and spaces are very limited.

Hair Coaching FAQ's

I have been styling brides from all over the world, visited some of the most stunning venues and made some amazing contacts in the 12 years.  I have been lucky enough to receive a call from an agency to do a top class hair and makeup shoot for the Daily Mail. My portfolio showcases top quality, individual styling, creativity – a wonderful journey. I have created bridal hair coaching either in your salon or on an individual one-to-one coaching basis. If you are reading this, my guess is that you also have a passion for styling brides or event styling. Maybe you have a talent and you’re not sure where to take it to the next level.

Talk to me, I can help you as a bridal business mentor sharing everything I have learned in this industry, encouraging and supporting you. I have a massive passion for the work I do, I love the creativity and challenge that every style brings.

It does not matter how much experience you have with styling brides. My love is the classic styles with a modern twist. I also adore styling that “I want something different”. I will share with you everything I know, tricks, hints, tips, all that have been tried and tested. I would love to share my passion for bridal styling with you, helping you to gain the confidence to become a confident bridal stylist. Whether you are a salon or individual I can put a package together for you.

Throughout the day there will be 4/5 demonstrations of styles. These will be on practice heads. (The reason for practice heads and not real models is so that we can all work on the same platform).

You will then create each style. There will be a reference folder for you to follow as well as guidance from Hilary. The folder will be yours to keep and practice styles at your leisure and also build as you do more courses.

I am very passionate about my work and I would love to share with you everything to either help you start your business or assist your development.
Sign up for an individual half day or full day for as little as £50 per hour. Book a monthly health check .. Sign up for 3 months or 6 months.

I wish I had this when I started out…. This is the reason for sharing it with you.

Do I have what it takes to succeed as a Stylist?

Any hairstylist and make-up artist must be able to deliver their technical skills, sense of fashion, creativity and personality all in one package. All at the same time. With confidence.

What skills does being a hair and makeup stylist require?

  • Creativity and imagination
  • Good communication and people skills
  • A tactful manner
  • Stamina, patience and concentration
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Good attention to detail

What would I be doing as a hair and makeup stylist?

  • Researching and designing makeup and hairstyles
  • Styling hair
  • Using special effects makeup
  • Taking notes and photos for reference
  • Being on set to redo makeup and hair
  • Removing makeup and keeping wigs and hairpieces in good condition

Where would I work as a hair and makeup stylist?

  • Fashion shows, concerts, theatre
  • Hair and makeup salon
  • TV, film studios

What will I learn from your master stylist group?

You will:

  • learn how to be a successful stylist
  • learn real life skills you need to begin your journey as a stylist
  • improve your skills as a stylist
  • increase your client’s satisfaction
  • create strategies and structures that would support you in the industry
  • improve your performance in meeting established business goals
  • improve your communication skills (including wedding fayres, exhibitions, clients etc.)
  • interact with like-minded people that will encourage you and reinforce the skills you learn
  • increase your self-awareness

What makes me different form other training?

  • Masterclass
  • Actively working in the industry (styling hundreds of brides all over the world)
  • Always keeping up to date
  • Available to visit your salon
  • Adapt styles to suit face shapes
  • Individual workshops
  • Build the correct foundation for lasting styles
  • Reference leaflets so you can easily recreate step by step

What will I achieve?

  • Confidence
  • Team building
  • More revenue
  • Creativity
  • Ongoing training support
  • Investment

What equipment do you provide?

  • Practice heads
  • Clamps
  • Heated rollers
  • Products
  • Tongs
  • Brush
  • Comb
  • Hair grips
  • Reference folder
  • Padding (if required for this course )

Invest in yourself, invest in your career

One day course 9-30 – 5 pm

Bridal hair training. One day courses of one of the following:

-Classic bridal
-Vintage
-Braids and clip in and padding.

There are also options available for a two-day course.

This can take place in-house ( salon based) £350 or at a venue to be arranged for a maximum 5 people. POA
Individual one-to-one coaching costs £50 per hour.

Criteria to do the course

If you have artistic flare this course is for you. You can be a qualified hairstylist, student or maybe a makeup artist wanting to offer more in the bridal package. Ideal for stylists wanting to develop or update their skills.

Course content

This course is from the basic steps of preparing the hair to the final styling, creating the right foundations and learning how to secure hair properly. It will give you core skills and tips on using your tools.

You will gain confidence in knowing how to recreate these styles. There is an option to sign up to a mentoring service where you will have guidance in a one-to-one or group session. I will pass on everything I have learned in the bridal hair business that has made me successful.