I was contacted recently by a 76 year old woman who was suffering from hair loss and found her life was being dictated by her hair. This was causing her a significant amount of distress, so much so, that she finally decided to ask for help. I arranged for her to come for a consultation so that we could discuss options together. At the consultation, it was clear that she was very nervous and that asking for help was a big step for her to have taken. I discussed options with her and we looked at possible styles for a wig. It was agreed that we would order some samples of the styles that she liked and arrange a follow up appointment. Within 3 days, the sample wigs had arrived, a further consultation had taken place and a wig had been chosen and fitted. The transformation was incredible, but don’t just take my word for it; below are some of the messages I received following the wig fitting:
“When I arrived home, I was very nervous about how my husband would react to it but he absolutely loves it and says it is the right style and colour for me…I think I relaxed then, hence the glasses of wine. I put it on this morning and just tweaked a bit here and there, so much easier and quicker than styling my own hair. I can’t stop looking at it, it is exactly how I would have chosen to style my own hair were it of sufficient quantity.
I can’t thank you enough for all your help and considerable knowledge, this has transformed my life. I was so nervous when I realised that this was the only option open to me, it was a huge decision to make but I knew I had to do it for the sake of my mental health. I spent hours trawling through the internet and there you were, right on my doorstep. You are such an easy person to talk to and, because of your experience, you completely understand. I feel twenty years younger in myself, it is like a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. Now, when I play golf, I can concentrate on hitting the ball and not on wondering if the wind is going to blow or if it is going to rain and how I am going to look when we get back into the clubhouse – wonderful! Maybe my handicap will improve! I have cancelled my next highlight/trim appointment so will be in touch at some point to arrange a trim with you…”
“…I am still smiling! I went to golf yesterday and there were more ladies there but only two made a comment and that was “I like your hair”, so I was very happy…My group of friends said again yesterday that it was amazing and no one would guess it was not my hair…knowing me and knowing how brilliant this one is, I will probably order a second one in time…I did think I wouldn’t wear it all the time at home but I just can’t leave it off.”
“I had arranged to play golf yesterday morning but asked…my best friend if she would meet me a bit late so I could speak to her before facing the rest of the group, giving them a chance to get on the course before us. I drove into the car park and they were all waiting for me! [My best friend] had tried to say for them to go but they insisted on waiting for me. You can imagine the state I was in. [My best friend] cam to my car and smiled when she looked at me and then I burst into tears. She then came and sat in my car and asked me what was wrong – more tears and then I said “its my hair” to which she replied “it looks beautiful”. By this time, the others were concerned about me but they were brilliant so I relaxed and we played 9 holes. After playing, we went into the restaurant for coffee and just inside the main door was a table with six more ladies sat there. One said “…I like your hair, have you had it coloured?”. Then they all agreed and I had to do a twirl. I didn’t say a word. It is Club day tomorrow so there will be more ladies but I am not feeling too bad about it after yesterday’s reaction. You were right when you said people will just think I have changed my style. So, I am still smiling! It is absolutely brilliant. My husband keeps commenting on how lovely it looks so I am a really happy bunny.”
I cannot express how moving it is to help change somebody’s life for the better and give them the confidence to just be themselves! Whilst it is often a difficult subject to talk about initially, like with anything else, there is always someone out there who can help you through it. If you are suffering in silence because of hair loss, please contact me. I offer an completely confidential service and together, we will find the right solution for you.
My hair loss was slow but sure. For as long as I can remember I have been trying to disguise frontal for rising alopecia, but it beat me! Seeing a photo of myself finally urged me to seek some help and I was so pleased to find someone local to me.
Before I knew it I was sitting in Hilarys salon for a consultation, to cut a long story short,before the end of the week she had some wigs for me to try and one of them was the one I chose.
I wore it out the next day, and have been wearing it ever since. People comment on it telling me they love my new hair cut! that it takes years off me, that it really suits me. The only person that knew it was a wig was my own hairdresser, she was very impressed!
I won’t say that it’s a easy thing to do but knowing that everyone thinks it’s my own hair gives me so much confidence., and that’s down to Hilary her skills and knowledge and abilities, “she’s not happy until your happy”
I have since ordered a second wig and enjoying wearing make up and coloured clothes again instead of hiding away!
Amazing lady and works wonders with Hair (and make up). Have been lucky enough to have had my hair cut and styled by Hilary, and to have had a full hair and make over too. She is very talented, listens to what you really want and makes you look beautiful in a very natural way.
Hilary did the hair and makeup for my wedding on the 9th September, and was absolutely amazing! She did hair and makeup for myself, and hair for my 2 bridesmaids and my mum. She also organised for Sam to do makeup for my bridesmaids and mum (due to the time available on the morning of the wedding). She was able to provide advice on what hairstyles would work, as well as giving me loads of advice at my hair and makeup trial on how to get my hair into better condition for my wedding. Getting ready on the morning of the wedding was completely stress free! My mum and bridesmaids looked stunning, and I was so pleased with how I looked on the day. I would 100% recommend Hilary – thank you so much for all your hard work 🙂
Hilary is absolutely incredible! My bridesmaids, mum’s and my hair was so much more than I could have dreamed. So good I am considering driving two and a half hours for a hair cut… I would recommend Hilary to anyone who wants to feel amazing on their wedding day. All I can say, is thank you.
Hilary has been amazing in our one to one mentoring sessions. She has coached and given me confidence in myself. It has been tailored to the help I needed within my business. Thank you for all of your help so far x
I first met Hilary at my friend’s wedding when I was a bridesmaid. Hilary impressed me with how lovely and professional she was from the moment she entered the room. Then she impressed me still further with her skills as a hairdresser. She some how managed to turn my short, fine hair into a wonderful, full and beautiful hair style. I think she can do magic.
When I became engaged two years later Hilary was the first person I thought of to do my hair for my own big day. Hilary was as personable and friendly as I had remembered and recalled me from the previous wedding, which shows how much she gives to each job. On my big day she was a joy to be around, calm and professional. My hair was beautiful and had many comments.
I would tell every bride that you cannot go wrong with booking Hilary for your big day. She is a superstar.
Hilary was absolutely wonderful from the time I booked, 18 months prior to my wedding right up until my wedding day. She made me look and feel like a princess on my special day. She would fit me in at short notice to do my hair and to get it into the best condition possible. I wouldn’t have any hesitation in recommending her to friends, family, work colleagues or anyone looking for a fantastic bridal hair specialist. Such a lovely lady xxx
Hilary provided an excellent service from start to finish – a relaxed trial with a result that I loved; no fuss made about having to travel for over an hour to the wedding venue for an early morning start; and make-up that looked beautiful ALL day. Thankyou Hilary. I’d recommend you in a heartbeat.
Hilary is brilliant, from our initial meeting Hilary attentively listens to you and gives you exactly what you want. I even asked Hilary to re-colour my hair for the wedding style I wanted and the colour was absolutely perfect and spot on.
On the morning of the wedding, Hilary was already there and set up! She listened to each of my bridesmaids and directed those that were unsure. Each of them were thrilled with their hair and makeup. When it came to my hair and makeup it was perfect, Hilary helped me achieve the look and style I was searching for and I felt amazing. Hilary calmed last minute wedding nerves by chatting and putting me at ease.
I thoroughly recommend Hilary, she goes above and beyond. Responds to emails quickly and no request is to big or too small.
Thanks so much Hilary!
Jess (Mrs Doyle, 22nd June 2017)
Hilary did my hair and make up for my wedding in December along with my two bridesmaids and mum. We couldn’t have been happier with the results! We all felt beautiful and Hilary managed to pick the perfect styles for us. When attending the trials beforehand, she listened carefully to what I wanted as well as encouraging me to go for things I wouldn’t of thought of – and I’m so glad she did! Hilary’s professionalism on the morning of the wedding made the preparations go without a hitch and she was a joy to work with. Would highly recommend to all brides
I meet Hilary today. She tought me as a hairdresser more wedding/hair up techniques today. What can I say ??? 5 stars is not enough. Hilary is a truly amazing and very talented hairdresser and it’s amazing that she is willing to pass on her knowledge and information on to others like myself. I left Hilary today feeling buzzing exciting but also like I want to go back and see what else she can teach me/ pass on to me. Thankyou so much for today. You will definitely see me again. Xx
Hilary you were absolutely amazing from start to finish. The hair trial was perfect and you made it so easy to chose a style that suited me, along with sourcing complimentary colours for my fair skin in the make up trial. Tirelessly working from the early hours of the big day you helped make us all look perfect – not just making me look amazing but also my bridesmaids, mother and grandmother of the bride too! I had so many compliments about my hair throughout the day, which just added to my smile. You went above and beyond helping me keep calm and holding my hand through what turned out to be a tuff morning – not what a bride wants on her special day. I can honestly say it wouldn’t have been the same without you there with us.
Definitely recommend you to all brides to be.
Hilary was fantastic. My hair lasted all day and was still perfect at midnight! We couldn’t have asked for a more lovely lady to style our hair on such a special day! Thank you so much! X
Who thought that a picture can come to life? Thank you very much for making my dream hair style become a reality on my wedding day! Everyone loved it and I couldn’t have asked for anything better! Also the makeup was flawless
I cannot thank you enough for making my wedding day so amazing. My hair and makeup were outstanding and your calm and professional approach on the day (and the few months before!) made it stress-free and calm. There’s so much to worry about before your wedding day, it was so nice that you took that stress away. My mother looked stunning too, and as for the bridesmaids……beautiful. I can remember the gasps as I walked down the aisle and hearing “wow”. Thank you. xxx
Hilary, we can’t thank you enough for giving your time to create stunning hairstyles for myself and my daughter for mine and Jay’s wedding, plus airbrushed makeup too!! You made us look and feel a million dollars, you’re definitely a miracle worker 😉 truly talented lady, a heart of gold. We will always remember what you did xx Highly recommended, so glad we met you xx Best wishes, Tracy and Alice xx
Hilary, I can’t thank you enough for what you did to help make our wedding day as perfect as it was! You were so helpful from the start in helping me choose the look I was after and you always joined in the excitement whether it was in the trials before the day or on the morning of the wedding itself. We were all particularly impressed at how you managed to do 7 hairstyles and 2 faces of makeup without us having to wake up at a ridiculously early hour. Thank you for keeping me so calm on the morning, too. I can’t recommend you highly enough you’re a superstar!
The morning of my wedding was so stressful and then Hilary arrived and changed the atmosphere altogether. It was like a friend arriving not like someone we had only met once before. she knew exactly what we wanted before we finished explaining. I cannot believe how talented she is and how fast and easy she makes it look. Beautiful makeup and hair lasted till the next day. I booked the best and I love my wedding hair.
Hilary has amazing customer service skills, and a great ability to liaise with myself and my bridesmaids to understand how we wanted to look. The hair and the makeup were so soft and natural and had incredible detail and precision. I didn’t have an easy time organising most of my wedding in Herefordshire as I live in Nottingham, Hilary booked me in for a trial only days before my wedding. She advised me on my look and was so friendly and approachable throughout, it made a HUGE difference.
Hilary was absolutely fantastic right from my first appointment. I had 100% confidence in her, she made me feel relaxed and the end result was perfect. She listened to exactly what I wanted for my hair and it stayed in place all day long. My bridesmaids’ hairdos were also gorgeous. We all loved getting ready with her and I would recommend her to everyone.
We arranged our wedding for 14months – this meant we could be fussy with who I chose. A friendly and warm atmosphere!
Hilary was very friendly and helpful throughout and understood what I wanted straight away, as well as having appropriate suggestions that helped me to get my final look. Hilary and her team were reassuring and patient throughout, particularly when I had to keep changing the timings and on the wedding day when people were late. Hilary worked around the timing issues and everything got done in time. Hilary really did help me relax as much as possible on my big day and my hair and makeup looked great.
Hilary was absolutely amazing. I had so many worries, her approach was calm and in control. I felt totally relieved I was in safe hands. Not only did she do this for me, but also my mum, who I have never seen look so confident. Everyone complemented the intricate designs of my bridesmaids and my own hair. I felt like a princess while also being myself – completely understanding my vision. I cannot recommend her enough, she is hard working and one of they nicest people I have had the pleasure working with
I decided to use Hilary’s services after looking at her website and speaking on the phone with her. During my hair and makeup trial, Hilary listened to what I wanted, and took on board my feedback. Hilary highlighted my hair to match a hair piece she provided to ensure that I looked my best. She arrived at my chosen venue on my big day and made me feel at ease straight away. My hair and makeup on the day were stunning – the perfect match for my tiara and dress.
Wish for a wedding would like to thank Hilary for her help with Tracy Gordon and Jay’s wedding. Jay has terminal cancer and hasn’t long now. So their wedding had to be moved forward. Jay’s last wish is for him and fiancé to marry. Hilary, along with other wonderful suppliers in the area have all pulled together to donate their time and services to this couple and we are extremely grateful. Tracy had her makeup and hair trial yesterday and was so pleased. Hilary was sensitive to the situation and made her feel special so thank you so much. Look forward to the wedding day to meet you xx