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..

Katie and her beautiful bridal bridesmaids

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

 

 

 

Sundays

Who doesn’t love a Sunday! It’s the day of family time, your time to relax even for those who work Sundays it still has a different feeling to other days of the week! It still has that relaxed way about it!

Here in Ibiza it’s like Sundays where years ago in the UK everywhere is closed your lucky to find a shop open. But of course all the restaurants and bars are full with family’s and friends out enjoying quality time together! The roads are quiet here which is lovely as there is silence in the air! The beaches are calm and still with people going for nice strolls! Lovely time of year! As its a November day with the sun shining granted not hot but warm.

I just love this about Ibiza don’t get me wrong took me a while to get used too the supermarkets and shops being closed but now love this as it’s old school UK ! Makes the day individual.

Even in the summer here when there is no differentiating the days here as everyday is a party day! Sundays still feel more chilled!

So where every you are in the world remember Sunday is your day the day to spend with the people who Mather most to you!

Happy Sunday! ❤

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Wedding of Mr & Mrs Ennis

Weddings are always special but weddings in Ibiza seem even more, arriving at the hotel for this ladies special day. It was a perfect hot august day! A lovely hotel in Santa Eualria.

Arriving at the brides room I could hear them all giggling which is always a good sign. All the ladies where in the room very excited about the day ahead. I was working with a make up artist Hannah whom business name is Eyebiza. We set ahead to make the girls and bride to be ready for their day. We had pre discussed hair ideas via email and also of course before we started, getting to know each other also which is always good as you feel comfortable in each other company. The bridesmaids where going for very soft curl waves with a section of their hair up. The bride herself had beautiful long dark thick hair she was wanting more of a curl with a quiff at the front to flow into her hair. Styling all the family’s hair and being part of the morning is always quite special for me as it gets you all excited, you cant help but soak up the atmosphere and love in the room.

I believe for most brides like myself I had been looking forward to this moment as what woman doesn’t love getting pampered and preened!!

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Each bride always have their own ideas that they bring to their wedding this bride had fans for her bridemaids rather than flowers which looked really Spanish. .

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Another thing was this was the first time this hotel had held a wedding which could have been a bad thing but it wasnt as they couldn’t do enough for the bridal party.

The brides sister Stephanie has since sent me pictures and am sure you agree the bride Stacey looked stunning!

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Just love being part of ladies wedding days so if you’re getting married here in Ibiza contact me for your bridal enquires!

 

Mrs Tulip x

Best day of my life! Part 2 – Cas Mila

Leaving the Church as Husband and wife following all our guest’s was special as every bride and groom know you don’t have much alone time so this was extra special we just kept smiling at each other!

We arrived at our venue Cas Mila which is in Cala Tarida.

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All our guests where drinking sangria and having canapes of tapas enjoying the views the venue has! I remember the first time I went to this venue so can imagine how my guests felt! We have a saxophone player called Ivan who played as we entered the venue from the top down the stairs to an applause from all our guest’s! This was amazing the nerves had calmed down and I was just loving it! Me and Jose said this was one of our favourite moments of the day! Sometimes in life we all get stuck on a merry-go-round and just every now and again it stops and you absorb every single thing around you, this was one of those moments!

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Then it was mingling time and enjoying chatting to all our family and friends, parts of the day are a blair to me and only pictures remind me, but all I know is I was on cloud nine all day long! The sun was shining , Ivan was playing on the saxophone, we were surrounded by all the people who mean so much to us, all the kiddies where running round giggling with each other and everyone was happy!

We went onto the beach for some more photographs, you wouldn’t believe I didn’t even take my heels off! Couldnt let them out of my sight. My red soles where with me all day , can’t say the same for the night tho!

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As we sat for our wedding meal it was so nice to look out at everyone . Our top table was me Jose, Our best man and Maid of honour. We had a good giggle between us all.

Then time for the speeches come, now I had been looking forward to this part of the wedding so of course their was no pressure. Our best man and maid of honour had had a few shots to calm their nerves! ha. Jose was the first up his speech was special and quite emotional too. My dads was short and sweet as he was a mess all day literally! Gemma the MOH was next up, me and gem have been best friends from the day we were born. Her speech was very emotional and funny at the same time! love this girl more than words! Thanks Gem not only for the best speech for also the best hen do in Budapest! X Next up was the BM Stephen,,, now he abused Jose is a very very funny way, hands down to him best man speech I have ever heard! I laughed a lot! Jose just sat there sort of smiling! Very funny Thankyou Stephen I would say for everything but not for dressing Jose with Up with your choice of outfit in Benidorm!!! But from the day Jose asked you to be best man I expected nothing less!! ha ha. Jose uncle Joe made the final speech of the night which was sentimental towards us both, Joses mum and also to all the people in the room! Thankyou Uncle Joe X

After the speech’s was cutting the cake, throwing the bouquet and of course the first dance time! It rained during our first dance which apparently Joses dad who is Spanish said it is good luck in Spain if it rains on your wedding day! So that’s ok then! We danced under the stars as husband and wife!

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Then it really was party time! We all danced all night long!! My male friends had arranged a surprise performance of one of my favourite songs Take That ‘Never Forget’ . It was such a special surprise and I want to thank you boys Kev, Alex ,Dave and our Ryan (my little brother). I will literally never forget it! We had a surprise Latino show for our guests in the evening which I highly recommend as all the guests loved it especially a few of the guys you would think they where part of the show! ha!!!!

Anyone planning a wedding here in Ibiza or any where in the world! Love every single second , love the run up, don’t stress, as long as all your family and friends are healthy then everything else can be sorted! Enjoy your time planning all the little details don’t let it become a chore as once its over you will actually miss it!

Thankyou to my Mum and Joses Mum, our maid of honour Gemma, bridesmaids Linda and Katie. Our gorgeous Flowers girls my now step daughter Lucy , sister Millie &  god daughter Ilsa. Our best man Stephen, ushers Andrew ,Ryan, John and our Page boy Joseph all our family and friends, plus our wedding planner at this venue Candi nothing was too much for her !

To you all who made our day the day it was! THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!

To all your brides to be out there, get ready for whats to come!!!!!!

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A very happy wifey!

Dreams do come true! x

Mrs Tulip! X

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