We caught up with Jillian from Glow Hair and Beauty in her studio last week and made a sweet little video....I dare you not to fall in love with her!
Hi Jillian! Can you tell us what it is that you do? Stylish mobile hair and makeup for brides getting married in the Niagara region. It's my goal to make every bride glow on her wedding day.
What makes your business unique? I'm super flexible. Whether a bride needs me to come to where she's getting ready on the big day (hotel suite, home, etc.) or would prefer to come to my studio, I'm happy to accommodate whichever is easiest for her. I also have a great network of freelance stylists who meet my standards, so taking on large bridal parties is not a problem.
Favourite part of your business? When all the hair and makeup is finished on the wedding morning, and I get to see a glowing bride carry on with her morning preparations as she readies for her big day.
What inspires you? So many things. Wedding blogs, fashion magazines, funny quotes and collaborating with others in the industry on both real weddings and photo shoots.
Who is your mentor/hero in the industry? My sister. She is also a vendor in the industry and has given me so much support and encouragement.
On your day off...where would we find you? Either at the gym or hanging with friends and family--two things that make me relax and unwind.
If you weren't a wedding vendor, what would be your dream job? Honestly, this is my dream job. Ever since I styled the hair on my first Barbie (and then proceeded to cut it all off--something you can never undo) I knew I had a passion for hair design. When I figure skated, I was always the go-to girl for the best ballet bun for all the other skaters.
What great wedding trends are you anticipating for this year? Lots of casual, boho hair designs. Braids are big; long, loose waves; loose buns and vintage pin curls are so hot right now.
Do you have any practical advice for couples planning a wedding? Be true to yourselves. Don't make decisions based on others' expectations, choose things that you both genuinely love. And when it comes to hair and makeup, stay true to your style. You want to feel like YOU on your wedding day.
Jillian's instagram feed is pretty fabulous! You're going to want to follow and check out her work! Also, if you'd like to chat about your wedding hair style and make up, you can meet Jillian at 'The First Look' Wedding Show on April 10 at Honsberger Estate Winery!
Happy planning friends!