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Lawler Steel Hair Salon in West Dulwich

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Lawler Steel Hair Salon in West Dulwich, London, provides a fantastic array of bespoke services for brides for those who want to treat themselves and look their best on their wedding day.

Opened on 7 May in 2010, Lawler Steele is the brainchild of Traci Lawler who has been in hairdressing for over 20 years, but had always dreamt of opening her own salon. Her ethos is to create a quality central London service but with local prices and a welcoming atmosphere.

She is backed by an experienced team including in-house wedding expert stylist Susan Gunning who, along with Traci, can give you an initial consultation for your wedding day (preferably a few months before the big day) and will take you on a personal journey to achieve the look you want! They both recommend that you bring in pictures of looks you want to achieve, together with any flowers or tiaras that you may want to experiment with.

wedding hairdresserOn the day of the wedding, Traci is very happy for you to book out the entire salon so that you can take friends and family members who might also want their hair styled, which can give a warm and celebratory feel to the start of your wedding day. Bridesmaids young and old, and mother of the bride are all welcome, and Traci has a selection of toys to entertain even the youngest attendants at the wedding.

“We love it when people come in with champagne and all their hair accessories… we can close the salon to everyone else and the whole thing is dedicated to the bride and her friends, it’s like them having a private hair salon for the day and makes it much more relaxing for them”.

Traci herself is a warm and vivacious redhead who will listen to all your ideas as well as offering her own wealth of experience and advice. Lawler Steel T: 0208 670 9969
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Susan Gunning T: 07814 550938

Wedding Singer with the ‘X-Factor’

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Hello!  My name is Hollie and I am a professional singer and vocal coach and I would like to take the time to share with you some of my Top Tips and Techniques!   It’s easy to make the mistake of only considering your Wedding Singer’s voice, when deciding if they're right for your Wedding.  But, in my opinion, the voice alone is not enough, to ensure that they do indeed have the 'X-Factor'!  When  a lot of time and money has gone into your Wedding Day to make sure hat your table décor is stunning and that  your flowers are amazing and that your Wedding Dress is just breathtaking, then surely you want to your Wedding Singer to be in-keeping with your high standards.

Depending on music style and performance times, your Wedding Entertainer should ensure that their attire in complimentary and inkeeping with your Wedding Theme and requirements (and lets be real, certain fashion looks nowadays are definitely an ‘acquired taste’ and do you really want to take that risk on the day)?!

 See if they provide you with both visual variety and choice and don’t’ be afraid to ask questions before coming to the conclusion as to whether they are the right Wedding Singer for you!   Please go to www.hollieyourweddingsinger.co.uk to find out more about me and where to find my ‘Top Tips’ and ‘Vocal Exercises’ Blogs and Articles.

Wedding Dresses

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This just in from the WedSocial fashion team!

The most popular wedding dress shapes are:

1. A-Line. An A-line wedding dress suits most body types and therefore it is one of the most popular.

2. Princess Line. This is the same general shape as and A-line but without a seam at the waist and so it gives a long unbroken line that is very flattering to most figures. The skirt begins to flare just below the bride's natural waist.

3. Empire Line. Just think Jane Austen! This is a romantic style with a seam just under the bust line and a long straight-ish skirt. This gives the illusion of height and so therefore it is good for shorter brides.

4. Full Skirt. This is the classic fairytale bride look and one that our 9 year old daughters would definitely approve of! This can look amazing but it doesn't suit everyone and probably looks better on the younger bride....


Body Types

Hourglass figures... look good in a strapless dress and a low neckline can be flattering as long as it is decent. It is best to avoid gathers or pleats in the skirt and bias cuts are a disaster.

Pearshaped figures.... a deatiled bodice can draw away from broader hips and a fuller skirt like an A-line or princess style is flattering. Again, it is best to avoid a bias cut.

Petite figures..... it is best to keep away from anything to big or fussy as it could swamp the smaller frame. A shorter dress such as a tea dress can look fantastic as can empire line as it gives an illusion of height.

Boyish figure....Bias cuts do work well on this body type and a full skirted wedding dress such a the princess line or full skirt can give an illusion of a weel defined waist. A lot of attention on the bust is good too, making it look fuller

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