So as I sit here and write this blog I cant believe its October.. Ibiza season 2018 has been a busy hot and enjoyable one. So yesterday was the last closing of the season that was DC10 so now the island is beginning to start to feel like its going into winter mode.. Many people ask me what’s it like in winter, its unreconisable to many people as most places start too close, roads are quiet and Ibiza has time to recover from the summer gone. Also of course the weather gets cooler but until December we still get beach days.
I love this island in the winter, yes I would love direct flights from the north of the UK even midlands would be good. Yes I would love a few more places open especially as I live in playa dem bossa and it literally becomes a ghost town. But there is something special about this time of year too.
I work part time here in Ibiza in the winter getting back to being a hairdresser colouring, cutting and styling my Ibiza residents hair. Its nice to get back to the day job.. ha ha . Even though I am becoming bridal hair obsessed even more so then when I got married. I do also love winter as I get to blog more and talk to my future brides to be. If you would like to arrange a bridal chat please get in touch and we can arrange this. Living on the island all year and getting married here myself I can give a few helpful tips and tricks.
The next few weeks I will be blogging on a few weddings from this summer. I have one more wedding of the season and I am very excited to be part of it as its Natasha a well known photographer on the island .
I want to take this moment to Thank everyone who has given me some great opportunitys this summer . Also my main girl on Make up Hannah their is no I in team and that’s what makes the dreamteam. Also all the fab photographers for letting me share your images. But mainly all my beautiful brides thank you for letting me be part of your day. I love what I do and love to create your hair looks for your main day and be part of your bridal journey. Hopefully see some of you again in Ibiza for all your hair needs….
Its been a summer of blushing brides, intense heatwaves, a million tourists and Fabulous hair and its not over yet….
This summer the heat intensified very early on and so did wedding season. Ibiza truly is a amazing place to get married. Each summer there are more and more brides choosing Ibiza as their wedding destination and I can totally see why.. Ibiza is where dreams are created and made..
Now what a summer it has been for stylistic I have just loved meeting all our brides and being part of your special day and their is many more brides still to come this month and October… Bridal looks this summer are a mixture romantic, bohemian, sexy and classic … Hairstyles are just excelling with hair pieces and extensions. With added hair we can create looks your hair may not.. So remember this when choosing your bridal style pondering over Pinterest, speak to your hairstylist for the day and see if they recommend hair pieces to create your look.. The great thing about hair extensions or hair pieces is that they hold a curl or waves better than your own hair. So your look will stay that way all day…
Stylistic is all about hair, coming into my 18th year hairdressing (yes that makes me feel old) I am just loving the new hair trends.. Styling and bridal hair has become a massive part of my business and as a true Scouser I do love a bouncy blow dry… Its such a femine look… Hair this summer has been about wanded waves, boho braids and more….
A little tip when your here in Ibiza especially if your a bride to be. or if you wearing hair extensions. The water here is very harsh so a little trick I do, on your final rinse when washing your hair use bottled water, this will put some moisture back into your hair and leave it feeling fresh… Another little tip silk pillow cases are the way forward for stopping hair matting, Maybe bring one with you… A girl has to do what a girl has to do to keep her hair at its best now.
Ibiza every year is becoming more and more glamorous and stylistic is here for all your HAIR needs…
Now with more brides to come I cant wait to meet you all.. During the winter I will write blog posts on some summer brides and showcase their hair.
Ibiza really is a crazy Island it is overrun right now and as its fantastic for business on the island and the survival of Ibiza I am really looking forward to September arriving. Dont get me wrong the island is buzzing and every night is the weekend…. But August heat will cool a bit and hopefully the roads will tame a bit too…..
You really would not believe this was the same place if you took a video out side my apartment now and in March say, those who have never been to IBIZA in winter would be amazed!!! I love the ever changing faces of it but I must say August is my least favourite month of all!!! But hey am not moaning I live in the sunshine … Honest ;0
I don’t have many brides often in August , If we do a lot are Teachers or work in a industry where is easier to get time off in summer time… I do have a few brides coming up in the next week so am excited to meet them!!!!
This summer I have found a challenge being a new mummy trying to work and have a husband,, I don’t know which or who is harder work sometimes! ha ha. That’s the thing with living away from family its the support network you miss so much. The nursery’s here are fantastic though and a lot more reasonable than the UK which is a good thing plus how good that my Francisco is being brought up bilingual. They have dance hours and they have splash time with paddling pools which is cute… I love the fact Francisco is outdoors a lot …
With September comes a lot of weddings which is exciting!!!! Even a bride all the way from Australia. My second wedding anniversary how that has happened ….. Plus its my baby boys 1st Birthday on the 26th!!!! Best year of my life even with all the emotional ups and downs motherhood brings us but I wouldn’t change it for the world!!!
Over and out ill be back with a bridal blog next!!!!!
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!
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!!!!
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!!