AM BACK! New website, new mummy and new Products!!!!

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!!!!

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Also look forward to meeting all my brides to be for 2016 and what ever else Ibiza brings my way!

Lets do this & be STYLISTIC!

Helllooo September, goodbye a strange august! Plus a stunning bride!

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!

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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!!!!

Mummy to be! Mrs Tulip! x

A beautiful bride in a custom made dress!

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!

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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 🙂

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All the best to you both for the future and maybe see you again in Ibiza!

The Salon & One of my Gorgeous Summer brides!

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.

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Putting the finishing touches to the Brides hair..
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The stunning Bride..
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Katie and her beautiful bridal bridesmaids

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!

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Beautiful couple
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Such amazing venue!

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!

From a HOT & Busy Ibiza

Mrs Tulip x

Summer is here with beautiful brides, a heat wave & a baby!

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..

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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!

Kellie x

Bridal season is here 2015!

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..

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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!

Ibiza the changing Island!

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!

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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!!

 

Mrs Tulip x

Blow Drying tips

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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!

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Wedding of Ann Marie & Paul

Working on Ann Marie’s wedding was more than a pleasure! You see me and Ann Marie go back a few years, 4 to be correct! I first met this beautiful lady on a flight from Ibiza back to the UK. I was sat next to her and her now husband Paul…. Ear wigging on her and Paul’s conversation I heard that they where planning their wedding here in Ibiza, now as a new business over here in Ibiza, I knew it was my chance to maybe get a new client! Terrible it sounds but it turned out to develop not only in me doing Ann Maire ‘s hair for her wedding but also we struck a friendship am sure we will last for a long time!

I had passed my business card on and got chatting to Ann Marie 4 years ago this lady got home from her holidays to find they had brought more than expected home from Ibiza, a little bundle of joy she was pregnant with her now cute little boy Louis! So the wedding got delayed of course..

Ann Marie then got back in touch with me to tell me her news and we kept in touch! Then when she began to plan her wedding all over again I was actually planning mine too! Same church San Augustine and same venue Cas Mila at Cala Tarida! So there we where on our journey together her wedding was also only a month before mine!

Ann Marie was such an amazing help to me I really don’t think I would have been able to plan it the way I did with out her help! So all you brides to be don’t be scared to ask another fellow bride for a bit of advice!

On the day of the wedding I felt I knew Ann Marie family quite well as we had spent at least once a week chatting all night on Facebook sharing ideas and asking questions,,, what are your favours? what are your table names? Your friends and family can get bored with this but fellow brides love it like we did!!! Our husbands to be I think were glad we had each other to talk too 🙂 On the day of the wedding it was a hot August day the wedding party where staying in an incredible villa just up the road from San Augustine church. The wedding morning went smoothly with the bride herself beaming having her hair and make up done! Ann Marie’s dress was gorgeous and the bridesmaids dresses where beautiful too!

For Ann Marie’s hair we had discussed it many times if to have it up or down , now of course she was getting married in August so we had discussed the problems of heat and humidity. Ann Marie had decided to have her hair down in louse curls she had ordered a vintage looking headband to match her dress as you can see it fitted in perfect and set the whole look off I think! Her bridemaids were told they could have their hair how they wanted just to stick to a feminine look, which we did on each on the bridesmaids I think their hair complimented Ann Marie’s perfect. Each of them looked beautiful too especially Ann Marie daughter Emmy! Who looked liked a princess!

The key is for humidity is plenty of styling products and also a good idea to wash your hair the night before your wedding rather than on the day!

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I had loved the theme Ann Marie had gone for as we have very similar taste! She had even made her own order of service which where very pretty! On her wedding day she looked stunning as you can see! I loved her dress and she was just glowing with happiness!

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10721124_10152367851297544_1135565126_nI was honored to be part of your day and Thank you for all the help you gave me! Here is to us boring each other talking about our weddings and everything else for years to come! 🙂

Congratulations to the Nutters!!

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Winter Hair tips

So winter is arriving here in Ibiza too granted it is a few degrees higher than in good old blighty but still less daylight more hours of darkness, it’s the time of year our bodies are changing to keep us warm rather than cooler, we have our heating on in our homes so now is as good as time as any than to take that extra care of our hair!

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What we don’t realise is our indoor heating can be just as damaging as blow drying our hair regularly. So here is a few top tips to keep our hair in tip-top condition!

TIP 1. Don’t leave the house with wet hair as not only will you catch the death of cold like our mothers have always told us, but your hair can freeze and break easily!

TIP 2. Avoid taking hot showers , use warm to luke warm water this will not dry your hair out and keep moisture in your hair. You will also notice by doing this your hair will be smoother and glossier!

TIP 3. When going outside cover up your hair with a cool hat or scarf this will protect your hair from the elements!

TIP 4. Condition, condition, condition! Dry heat and cold weather sap hair of moisture. Because dry hair breaks easily, the most important thing you can do during the cold months use a more intensive daily conditioner and a once a week treatment.

TIP 5 . Wear your hair in some funky updo hairstyles during winter. Not only will this limit your hair’s exposure to the elements and dry air, they are beautiful and wonderfully festive!

TIP 6. A little tip if you live here in IBIZA the water here isn’t the cleanest or purest especially worse in some areas than others. Every now and again give your hair a rinse in bottled water you will notice the different instantly!

TIP 7. Now our sleep in called beauty sleep for a reason to look after our hair while sleeping, sleep on a silk pillow case! This will reduce bed head and split ends!

TIP 8. Eat a well-balanced diet, I have got into juicing this year and I cant believe the difference in my skin , hair and nails! It a perfect way of getting all your vitamins in one glass!

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TIP 9. Of course drink lots of water we forget how good this is for us in general!

TIP 10. Now this should go without saying get your hair trimmed every 6 – 10 weeks. Hair can self cut itself if not trimmed regular! Go on Book now with your stylist get your hair ready for Christmas! Tis the season to be FABULOUS!

Go on try a few of these tips if not all of them!

Mrs T! x