• Wedding Tips

    Thinking of Hair Extensions?

    Your wedding is coming up. And right about now you’re thinking of your hair and makeup for the big day. While most hairstyle you see on Instagram and Pinterest have hair extension hidden in them, you’re wondering if you need them too. I encourage you to reach out to me for that answer. But regardless of your desired hairstyle needing extensions or not, there are other things you need to know. Right off the bat, I do not use hair extensions in my updo hairstyles. Instead I use a hair filler that I make and bring with me. I find…

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    Consultation vs. Trials

    When shopping around for a wedding hairstylist, most brides choose the artist that’s going to do the looks they want at the best price. So they look through the artists’ portfolio and ask for a trial. They want to make sure they can get those styles because they feel their hair is more challenging than everyone else. This is very common. Most brides shop around like this and it is encouraged in the wedding beauty industry for brides and clients to get a trial. This post is to tell you why I’m different. The amount of care and attention to…

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    Full Day with Ladylyn

    Here’s a concept most brides are not familiar with: Full Day Service. What does it mean? Why do you need it? Who is this service for? Let me begin by saying a full day service is not for every bride. Some brides simple want their hair done before the ceremony and THAT IS IT. They are fearless of wind, rain, and heat. They don’t understand the commitment for a bridal party where they are the main act, ALL DAY. They don’t realize they will be photographed ALL DAY and everyone expects them to look amazing the whole time. And these brides are the…

  • News

    My First Magazine Cover!!

    What an exciting start to 2016!! The Elegant Wedding magazine just came out with their 2016 Winter/Spring issue, and I got the amazing opportunity to do the hair for the cover, and a few pages in the magazine. That’s right. I did the cover!! I spent the day with Anthony Patrick Manieri Photography and Dawna Boot Makeup at the Omni King Hotel in Downtown Toronto. They let us use the Crystal Ballroom before they renovated it. So it was very dusty and old looking. We had to put painters tarp down all over the floor so the model can walk…

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    5 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Hairstylist

    With the popularity of Instagram and Pinterest, there are so many hairstyles to choose from, and with that, so many hair artist. But how do you know what to look for in an artist and in their portfolio. Well let me tell you what to look for and why you should hire one, or two. 1) You don’t want to do it yourself This is a day when you should be pampered and cared for. Unless you’re a profession wedding hairstylist or want to wear your hair the same way you always do, this is not the day to do…

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    How to Book a Trial

    You’ve booked Ladylyn or her Hair Team for your wedding, and now you’re wondering how to book, when to book, or what a trial consists of? Well we have these answers for you below. ​ ​Hair Trials are two hours long, done in our studio Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm, upon availability. We recommend you have your trial about 30 days before your wedding. ​ ​This way your hair is “in season” meaning its the same state, colour and length that it will be for the wedding, and you will know this close to the wedding, the looks you want to…

  • Wedding Tips

    Hair Prep Instructions

    Photos Please gather the photos that each person wants, as well as a selfie of each girl with their natural hair, and add them to a shared album. The best thing to do is to add them to the shared album we created, for your trial photos. Or you can simply email them to me. Make sure each picture has the persons name on it. Each person can have more than one picture, and more than one person can share the same picture (I hope that made sense). Also send a selfie of each person with their hair down, natural…

  • News

    Featured in 100 Layer Cake

    We gathered Toronto’s best wedding vendors for this Wedding Editorial. Our shoot took place in Toronto at a venue called Graydon Hall. It was beautiful day but a threat of rain was looming in the air. Lucky all the vendors were on stand by in case we had to change plans. We started with Hair and Makeup on the female model, as always. Whitney Heard had send me the instagram of the model a week before, so I knew I needed hair extensions. The model, Sydney from Dulcedo Management, had pictures that were heavily filtered, so I couldn’t quite tell…

  • Real Wedding

    Featured in Elegant Wedding Magazine & Blog

    Good things happen to those who give. I am super excited to get a feature in the Winter/Spring 2018 issue of Elegant Wedding Magazine that hit news stands a few weeks ago. Imagine my surprise when I got an email letting me know I’ve been featured in the blog as well!! Caroline and Alen’s wedding was an event I was hired for last minute. Like, I’m saying 3 weeks before her wedding kinda last minute! I got an email from makeup artist extraordinaire Dawna Boot, asking if I’m available to help out this Bride. The situation was that the Bride…

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    BUT I WANNA SLEEP IN

    I hear too often, Brides and bridesmaids want to start after 7am. Because they don’t want to get up too early or they want to be able to have a relaxing morning. But here is the truth: You won’t be sleeping much on the night before the wedding, and your start time is highly reflective of the time you need to be ready, and the number of ladies who the artist need to go hair and makeup on.   Determine ready time How much time per service How many hair/makeup services How many artist   The very first thing you…