Freelance Hairdresser in Ibiza and Salon owner in the UK. Speading my hairdressing passion and Love for my craft. Speacilising in Bridal Hair.
Author: Kellie Tulip
Spreading my hairdressing love in Ibiza! Freelance hairdresser in Ibiza and salon owner in the UK!
Little blog about my life here in Ibiza , also being a Ibiza bride myself lots of helpful tips and tricks along the way! Plus all my hairdressing experiences!
The New wonder product that has hit our industry to help you have FABULOUS hair again!!
My salon in the UK started with Olaplex and I was hearing so many good things about this product I was intrigued and excited to go back to work with my team and see what this product was and is all about!
It never disappointed me this product can be used within colour so the colour doesn’t damage or as a stand alone treatment. When using colour in your hair this product gives the Tint like a silk lining so no damage is caused to the hair! Even with bleach! What is actually does is…. The products repairs broken hair bonds, these of course are broken down by chemical and heat damage.. Repairing your bonds improves the condition and the texture of your hair!!! Many people ask what’s the difference between a conditioning treatment and Olaplex well a conditioning treatment works on the surface of the hair and doesn’t last where as Olaplex works from inside the hair and repairs the hairs damage!
So Sold and I brought it out to IBIZA!! Hair can be even more damaged here due to of course the sun, pool sea and the water isn’t the best! So I introduced it to the people of Ibiza….
I recently did a stand alone treatment of my gorgeous Ibiza resident client Heather as you can see from the results how amazing does her hair look! This is what heather said…’ Colour is epic and hair feels tonns thicker and super smooth’ That will do for me 🙂
Everyone should try this product its especially good for your hair after a baby , which I have personally found. I am hearing so much good feedback from clients here and in the UK … One client even said her hair never grows past a certain length but with this product is has started growing and exceeding her expectations … So is this the holy grail of hair!!!
Book yours where ever that may be as remember ladies there is only one of you & Your worth it!
So the summer has arrived roads are busy beaches are full, yes IBIZA is well and truly open for season 2016!
Each year it still takes a bit to getting used to this island as it really is two different places come Summer to Winter! Which do I prefer people ask, this alone is the reason I LOVE Ibiza! As its like you live in two different places! Keeps life exciting!
So my first bride of the season arrived the beautiful Hayley. Hayley married at Cas Mila which we know I have a massive soft spot for being my wedding venue too! When I arrived the bride and bridesmaids looked gorgeous already without hair and make up done! The morning was very relaxed with everyone getting ready and stunning views from the hotel overlooking the mesmerizing mediterranean sea!
Hayley had a soft undo with height on top she wanted it to look natural as well as classy. The bridesmaids went for soft waves and half up to complement their dresses. As you can see she is gorgeous so wasn’t difficult to make this bride look good! I loved her dress and her bridesmaids soft pastel pink dresses seeing a lot of this colour this year, looks perfect over here in the sunshine! I just love the atmosphere build up when everyone putting their dresses on. You could feel the excitement in the room!
As you can see from the photos below the bride really did look stunning! Loved her look! Even them earrings! It was a pleasure being part of your day Hayley and congratulations to you and your husband on your future together! The bride said it was such a amazing day with so many happy memories! Life is about creating these times!
Now cant wait to meet all my other brides this season! Ibiza really is the place to get married its where your dreams become reality!
Hello its been at least 6 months since I last blogged and that is due to me becoming a mummy to my baby boy Francisco Jose Tulip who has stole my heart!
I feel like I am turning a corner getting to 6 months I can now breath again and getting a bit more sleep which helps!! Have a new body as in still carrying Francisco’s home around with me so that’s something I still need to deal with! ha. But oh my, no one could have told me how I would feel about this little boy of mine! Too much LOVE….
But on to the subject of work, I will be returning in MAY . In preparation I am launching my new website which I have been working on with the very patience Andy from Southport web design! I am bringing to the Island the latest treatment OLAPLEX which I will blog about in the next few weeks ……. Watch this space its amazing!!!!
Also look forward to meeting all my brides to be for 2016 and what ever else Ibiza brings my way!
I know we are half way through September and I am writing this but I am just loving this time of year even though I am due to give birth one week today!!
August is a crazy month here in Ibiza its sooooo busy and so HOT through the airport alone it hit a new record of 1,300,505 passengers caught flights! Which is up 2.3% on last year!
This August and beginning of September we have had bad storms and not good weather for a fair few weeks on and off. Which is strange for this time of year we often have the odd bad week but this seemed to go on a little longer.
I felt so sorry for two of my brides, especially one. When we where all getting the bride ready the thunder was literally nearly shaking the apartments we where in! Thankfully the sun came out shining for her on her special day and can I say she looked amazing! Lauren and her bridal party where all gorgeous girls with lovely hair, so good to work with, maybe some wasn’t there own but shhhhhhh. Each bridesmaids had a slighty different look but kept to the theme of soft curls and waves! With bridesmaids some brides like them to have the same style this can be quite difficult at times if you have bridesmaids with different hair styles, but I always think as long as they blend together and your bridesmaids feel comfortable and happy, it will look perfect for the pictures. Lauren the bride is stunning! The bride wanted half up and down with soft curls and height on top and it fitted perfect with her gorgeous dress! She is just beaming on all the pictures I have seen and looks radiant! Lauren married at Exlir shore club in Cala Traida Ibiza. A amazing venue..Thank you for letting me be part of your day!
Here are a few pictures of the bride and her bridal party!
So then arrives September with cooler temperatures and again a few storms but now we have perfect sunshine, glorious weather. The beaches are busy again and the tourists are happy as our we who live here as the temperature is just nice! I am hoping that the sunshine will keep its hat on through out of October now due to the bad weather we have had!
I am on maternity leave now awaiting for our baby boy to arrive with a mixer of feelings but of course the excitement to meet him being the main one!!! I am having the baby here in Ibiza so I await the arrival of my little Senior Tulip!
I Just want to take this opportunity to Thank all my brides of 2015 and look forward to being part of my 2016 brides special days! Its my one year wedding anniversary this month! I cant believe it has been a whole year when all my dreams of my wedding day came true!! I still look at all you brides to be with a bit of envy as it truly is the most magical day ever!!!!
Rebecca got married in the beautiful Cas Mila a favourite of mine as that was of course my wedding too!
I first met Becki as she let me call her the week before her wedding for her bridal hair trial, she is a gorgeous girl inside and out and has the most fabulous long hair , perfect to work with. Me and Becki sat and discussed her look she was wanting or her big day and what she was wearing in her hair. She also showed me her dress I just said WOW. Becki works for Kevin Jon who is a ladies clothes designer am sure you have heard of him, if not check it out.. his dresses are beautiful and so feminine. Him and Becki and their team had designed and made her wedding dress so it was unique for her. As you can see on the pictures coming it really was breathtaking and suited Becki’s slim figure.The hair trial went well and the bride was happy with her hair. She was going to Ibiza rocks that night to swish it about.
Arriving on the wedding day, what a gorgeous summers Ibiza day it was. Arriving the bride seemed content and excited and was a pleasure working for. The look for the brides hair was a soft romantic curl, we pre pin-curled the hair and left it to set as Becki’s had her make up done by the fabulous Hannah. I work a lot with Hannah she is very talented make up artist and in the winter time works in Manchester in Bobby Brown so she is always keeping her skills up to date. When I took her hair out of the pins unravelling the curls and individualising them all, I then dressed it out giving Becki some height above her crown for her veil to sit underneath. Bit of back combing ladies is a must!
Once the veil was fitted me and Hannah left for the bride to get ready in peace. Becki sent me the pictures just recently and they took my breath away. Which were took by Ana Lui Studio by Iva. She just looked stunning like I knew she would her hubby scrubs up well too 🙂
All the best to you both for the future and maybe see you again in Ibiza!
Bridal season is definitely here and so are the Hot temperatures. The last Blog I wrote I was returning to the UK for my last visit at my salon along with two baby showers and my gorgeous Nephews christening 🙂 My last visit to salon was a very busy one I was fully booked with all my long standing clients plus lots of little bits to do, but I really enjoyed it , I am so lucky with clientele and the staff at The Salon each of them with their own personalities and characters make the salon what it is.
Back to the island it was all about weddings and of course the HEAT! I did love being cosy in UK snuggling into a duvet in bed and being able to walk round the shops without sweating, granted though I was still wet with the rain! Good old blighty! Here in Ibiza when I returned it seemed to be even hotter than before with my father in law here telling me its defiantly the hottest summer we have had in the past few years so it’s not just me and my pregnancy sweats!! Not that I am moaning honest am still smiling!
Each year I am here I work at new venues across the island this year I had the pleasure of working on Katie’s wedding in the stunning Can Gall and what wedding venue that is! A typical Ibizan country house which is over 200 years old in the north of the island. As you can see from the pictures below Katie was a stunning bride and her bridal party and so lovely to work for, the morning getting ready was filled with lots of smiles and laughter and you could feel the excitement in the air! Most organised mornings run smoother with room for all the bridal party to have their hair and make up done and this venue certainly had this.
Katie was calm and relaxed and you could see the happiness in her face! She looked beautiful before she even put her stunning dress on! I would like to wish you both a future filled with happiness and returns to Ibiza so I can do your gorgeous hair again!
Ibiza really is the place to get married and seems to be getting more poplular each year I have been talking to brides for 2016 which will soon be here! I can definitely see why people choose to marry here I did! ha.
I only have a few more weddings now this season as I go on maternity leave end of August but the brides are beautiful so looking forward to working on them!
Well what can I say season has definitely begun! I have been busy making brides look fabulous! Wedding season has for sure began and I have met some lovely beautiful ladies and been part of their special days! All the brides have been blessed with gorgeous sunshine and stunning sun sets. I just love the way each bride brings her personality to her own wedding . Every dress is just stunning this it’s why it is so hard deciding on your dress as there are so many beautiful ones out there! And when each bride gets dressed into her dress the smile is just beaming as that feeling you feel is just over whelming I still remember it and always will! Brides are going for all different looks this year too with their hair which is just fabulous but I would say the main look is very romantic and boho! Which I love!
Here is my Bride Ciara getting ready and what a Irish beauty she was… Here I worked with Hannah at Eyeibiza.co.uk..
We are having a sudden heat wave hitting Ibiza and all over Spain the last few days and I can say it is literally quite boiling!!! The wind is coming from the Sahara desert and is also warm! The beaches are full of people under parasols… The sea also is full! But Ibiza is looking so amazing right now and is buzzing.
I havent said as yet on my blog but I have a little Tulip growing I am 7 months pregnant and this heat is very testing! Luckily there are many pools around which I occasionally want to just dive in fully clothed ( very Bridget Jones sort of thing) but think people may think I am a but strange or mental so I wait till I get home for a nice cool shower or a swim in our communal pool! ;0 I am having the baby here in Ibiza and can say all my treatment here so far has been fantastic the hospital Can Misses is brand new after a renovation the last few years. The language for me can be quite difficult but luckily again my husband speaks the language so he is my translator coming too all my appointments with me bless him! So am having a little Ibiza baby!
I have more brides this week and I am looking forward to meeting them and have been chatting to brides for 2016! I also have my last trip in the UK 8th July for my last pre booked worked till Christmas in my salon in UK, which I am looking forward too to see all my loyal clients who have been with me since opening my salon 8 years ago. Then I have to stay put in case baby tulip arrives early… but not a bad place to be is it in Ibiza! The place i now call home!
So the weather is just amazing here at the moment feels more like July or August rather than May! Am not complaining honest! The Island is so much more busier now with the big clubs all opening in the next two weeks summer has definitely arrived!
So my first bride of the season is this week and I cant wait for it all to begin! I am loving the looks my brides are going for this summer , a lot of boho waves and soft romantic up dos, plaits, femine curls! Also plaits in bridal hair are popular if not for the bride herself then her bridesmaids or flower girls. A big part in bridal hair is added hair pieces or extensions this gives the bride the look she wants if your hair isnt the length or texture. Also the false hair tends to hold a curl or waves for longer as this is new hair so its not yet been damaged by styling , colour or uv rays. Here are a few of my top bridal looks I am loving right now..
Also with bridal a hair this year as you may have noticed I am loving a bit of accessorizing, it just’s adds that something extra! Looks fantastic on pictures too… I had my flower girls in flower headbands and they looked adorable. There are so many artificial ones around too that are just as pretty.
Before your big day make sure you are looking after your hair with regular treatments to make sure your hair is in the best condition to hold the style you want for your day. Also get regular trims even if growing your hair from your regular stylist! We don’t do split ends ladies!
I have been in touch with most of my brides discussing their look for the day and also timings so that the morning runs as smoothly as possible, after being on the journey myself it just gets me more excited for the brides as I know what is to come in the most special day of their lives! To each and everyone of you brides to be enjoy every single second! Especially in Ibiza as it truly is Magical!
So summer season is fast approaching us! The island is so busy not with tourists but with workmen all their paintbrushes are out in force!!! This time of year it is all about getting ready for the season ahead! Ibiza really is a different island winter to summer which I have said before and I enjoy it all! I am Very lucky living here in Ibiza for many reasons but the main one being its like living in two different places once the seasons change! Even as I write this I have the consistent sound of drilling and labouring work over the road from me as I think the hotel is getting done up ready! Nothing like last-minute but its all very manana here and Fabulous! This gets you excited as knowing what is coming! You can feel a change in the air!
The direct flights from all over the UK have started now too, which makes such a difference for us islanders who commute back to the north of the UK! British Airways have just said they are putting more flights on for next winter from London city airport which is great for the island! But I am positive thinking for them or any airline to put on some flights from up north just maybe 2 a week!!! Goooooooo on Ryanair or British Airways I am not fussy! I dare you!!..
Many tourists walking around this time of year I tend to feel a bit sorry for them as if they don’t hire a car some areas are still very much closed maybe the odd bar and restaurant! If your staying down Figuretas way there is one bar you must visit a local Irish bar called Father Jacks! Also a visit to Ibiza town this time of year is lovely as it’s not too hot to walk round the cobble streets and up to the top of Dalt Vila! This picture is courtesy of my brother as I didn’t make it to the top! But the view is breathtaking! Plus a visit to Las Dalias Market in San Carlos!
One of the main positives of visiting this time of year is the quietness, the peacefulness is still here . On a hot sunny day you can have a whole beach to yourself, some of the top restaurants on the island have opened and you will get a table for what ever time you like plus there are often great menu offers on!!!
I am loving this time of year I have been meeting my brides of 2015 and getting very excited for them and also having time to spend with my Ibiza residents clientele! Who often go for a new hair do for summer season too!! Well new season new hair do! Why not!
So remember Ibiza isn’t all about the clubs and the bad press its gets, Ibiza really is a stunningly precious Island! Come & see!!
Now we all want that salon look without having to go to The Salon, this often isn’t possibly and as a salon owner myself I am some what happy about this or I would havent a job! But here are a few tips and tricks on how to blow dry your hair the salon way!
Your first step for blow drying your hair should be when you have washed your hair leave it to air dry for about 15 minutes before adding heat to your hair this gives your hair time to self dry a little so it wont need as long to blow dry, also prep the hair with your products. Everyone should be using a leave in conditioning product if not or also a product for your desired look or shape.
Your Hairdryer is very important to this process of course and as hairdressers we spend alot on our equipment also the correct tools… Here is what you need….
Nozzle: Don’t discard this. It is key to a smooth look and keeps hair from getting too close to the heat.
Hairdryers : To be 1,800 watts and multiple heat and air settings
Round brush: Straighten strands, make ends flip, or create waves with this tool. Time-saving tip: The bigger the surface area of a brush, the faster the drying time.
New Brushes: When styling your hair the CORRECT brush is a must! Us ladies should be investing in good brushes, your brushes should also be clean of hair and product so they can grip onto the hair correctly! So if you have any brushes that you wouldn’t show off in public bin them today and go SHOPPING!!
Hair clip’s: It keeps layers separate and easy to manage and prevents damage caused by over drying sections.
Each section you take when blow drying your hair should be the width of the brush you are using, this controls the blow dry and also dries each strand of hair evenly. We should start from the nape of the neck when blow drying round to the sides then up to the crown and forward to the fringe area. I recommended you dry your fringe first so it doest have a part stuck in it from drying naturally.
Always point the dryer’s nozzle downwards to help smooth hair and create shine. Dry from roots to mid lengths to ends keeping the hairdryer at a distance from your brush , with your brush not touching it!
To curl ends, roll them under with a round brush, blast with heat, and set with cold air. For a straight finish, pull the brush through while drying ends with warm air; set with cold air.
Practice makes perfect and also visit a Salon, salons are always putting on blow dry offers at the moment too so go and teat yourself!
Remember to watch your stylist while in your salon too to pick up tips and tricks!!! This is a lesson in itself!