Bridal Hair Training Courses
NATIONAL WINNER ‘Bridal Stylist of the Year’
2017 Official Judge ‘The Wedding Industry Awards’
Looking for one of the best Bridal Hair Training Courses to learn new skills or refresh your knowledge? Learn how to create beautiful and creative Bridal Hair Styles from the UK’s leading Bridal Hair Specialist Chris Fordham. Having won 4 national awards as an EDEXCEL qualified trainer and as a judge for ‘The Wedding Industry Awards’ 2017 Chris really is the ultimate trainer to teach this Bridal Hair Styling Course Collection. Stylists and Make up Artists travel across the UK to Fordham Hair Design Bridal Hair Courses to learn the skills that will take them further than ever.
Three unique courses which will develop your skills and help you become a stronger Bridal Hair Specialist…’The 2 Day ULTIMATE Core Skills Course’, ‘The Classic Bridal Hair Course’ and ‘The Vintage Inspired Hair Course’
If you’re already a stylist wanting to expand into the exciting world of bridal hairstyling then these courses are for you. Maybe you already style hair for weddings but would like to learn different techniques or learn how to create vintage inspired wedding hair styles, then these bridal hair training courses are perfect for you! If you are a make up artist wanting to learn skills in the wedding hair styling world then this is a great way to learn how to create current & Classical bridal and long hair styles. Everyone can learn something on these courses, friendly courses run in a very relaxed way.
Held at the exclusive ‘The Secret Salon’ near Stroud in Gloucestershire. No mater what your skill level is now you will not feel intimidated or out of your depth, so if you are newly qualified or have been hairdressing for 20 years these courses are a great way to learn new skills or refresh old ones! NEVER stop learning!!
Spring Term Course Dates 2017
Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th January 2 Day Ultimate Core Skills Course…SOLD OUT
Monday 20th February 1 Day Classic Bridal Hair Course… SOLD OUT
Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th March 2 Day Ultimate Core Skills Course… Just 1 Place Left
Monday 24th April 1 Day Vintage Inspired Bridal Hair Course…SOLD OUT
DUE TO HIGH DEMAND…We have announced ONE more Vintage Bridal Hair Course for our Spring Term…
Monday 12th June 1 day Vintage Inspired Bridal Hair Course…Just ONE place left!
PLEASE NOTE…There are limited places on courses and places are booked on a first come first serve basis. Maximum 5 Places Per Course
Places on the course can be booked with a NON refundable Deposit £50 (for a single day course) or £100 (for a 2 day course)
‘The 2 Day ULTIMATE Core Skills’
Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th January 2017
Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th March 2017
Perfect for complete beginners and more experienced stylists
9.45am – 3.30pm
Cost £375 per person
Early booking is strongly advised!
This really is the ULTIMATE in Bridal Hair Training Courses!! This 2 day course is a fantastic way to enter the exciting world of Bridal Hair Styling. Over 2 days you will learn core skills needed to set up as a bridal hair stylist. Learn all the tips and tricks of the trade and perfect the techniques that led Chris to become National Bridal Stylist of the Year. NO previous hair skills or experience are required! On this 2 day Bridal Hair Training Course will learn at least 6 different styles and leave inspired and ready to create bridal hair styles with ease!
- LEARN UP TO 6 DIFFERENT HAIRSTYLES (GHD CURLS, LONG HAIR STYLES, UPSTYLES, BRAIDS, STYLES WITH PADDING AND STYLES WITH EXTENSIONS)
- HOW TO CONDUCT A BRIDAL HAIR TRIAL APPOINTMENT
- HOW TO USE HEATED ROLLERS
- HOW TO ADD VOLUME TO FINE HAIR AND HOW TO SMOOTH FRIZZY HAIR.
- CURLING HAIR WITH STRAIGHTENERS (GHD’S)
- PROPER USE OF TONGS AND CURLING WANDS
- PLAITS AND BRAIDS…INCLUDING HOW TO CREATE A FISHTAIL AND WATERFALL BRAID
- USING PADDING TO CREATE VOLUME IN UP STYLES
- CLIP IN HAIR EXTENSIONS
- BACKCOMBING TECHNIQUES
- CORRECT USE OF GRIPS & PINS, HOW TO PIN STYLES TO LAST
- FIXING HEADDRESSES, TIARAS AND VEILS
- ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE
Trainees only need to bring a set of straighteners to this course, ALL other equipment is provided and a photographic step by step training manual is provided to take home.
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‘The Classic Bridal Hair Course’…
Monday 20th February 2017
9.45am – 3.30pm
Cost £175 per person
An exciting and creative group session of up to 5 hours where you will receive 1‐2‐1 help and guidance, this One Classical Bridal Hair Course Training Day takes the following format…Bridal Hair Training Stroud South West Bristol
Tools, Equipment and Product Introduction…
An easily digested talk and demonstration of the equipment, tools and products invaluable in styling bridal and red carpet hair styles. See what products Chris recommends, and uses to hold a bride’s hairstyle in place all day long! Learn how to produce different effects, creating timeless elegant wedding styles and find out how Chris produces award winning bridal styles. You will leave the course feeling confident in creating your own elegant bridal styles with success!
Style Demonstration and Hands-On Session
Chris demonstrates styles, and then you re-create the look. This is done ‘step-by-step’ so is incredibly easy to learn and understand. You will create current on-trend bridal hair styles, and be shown fool-proof ways to make lasting hair styles. You will be shown and create four bridal hair styles and learn ways to customise these styles to each individual bride. Once you have been show and learnt these tips and tricks you will be able to create other styles easily.
- CLASSIC 1/2 UP STYLE CURLED STYLE….THE CLASSICAL BRIDAL LOOK THAT NEVER DATES.
- SIDE BUN/NAPE CHIGNON…..A TRULY TIMELESS ELEGANT HAIRSTYLE.
- TOUSLED UP DO BRIDAL STYLE….A SOFT AND ROMANTIC CURLED UP DO, A HUGELY POPULAR BRIDAL AND RED CARPET LOOK.
- SIDE SWEEP WITH VICTORY ROLL….LEARN HOW TO CREATE THIS CLASSICAL INSPIRED HAIR STYLE WITH EASE.
This is a great way to learn hints and tips to produce very wearable and current bridal hair styles, you will be shown ways to give variations to each look and how to fix veils, tiaras or headdresses correctly. This long hair course is full of skills and techniques that will help you improve and perfect your skill as a wedding hairdresser.
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‘The Vintage Inspired Bridal Hair Course’…
Monday 24th April 2017
9.45am – 3.30pm
Cost £175 per person
Develop your skills further in styling ‘Vintage Inspired’ Bridal hair styles. Learn the foolproof way to create Finger waves with side tousled chignon, the ‘Gibson Roll’ and The French Pleat with Beehive. Styles that have been popularised by period films and dramas such as ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’. Three styles that will add great Vintage techniques to your portfolio of work on the ultimate vintage wedding hair training course.
Tools, Equipment and product introduction…
Chris will show you current styles and discuss the way vintage inspired looks are created and how to avoid easy mistakes in creating vintage hair styles. Learn how to produce vintage looks with ease. Once you have learned these techniques, you will be able to adapt them to create your own unique looks!
Style demonstration and hands on session…
Chris demonstrates styles, and then your will re-create the look. This is done ‘step-by-step’ so is incredibly easy to learn and understand. You will be shown and create three vintage inspired bridal hairstyles and learn ways to customise these to each individual bride. Once you have been shown and learnt these tips and ricks, you will be able to create other styles easily.
- ‘FINGER WAVES WITH SIDE TOUSLED CHIGNON’…THE CLASSIC WAVED LOOK POPULAR THROUGHOUT THE 20’S, 30’S AND 40’S.
- GIBSON ROLL’…THE ELEGANT ROLLED HAIRSTYLE THAT CAN BE SMOOTH AND CHIC OR TOUSLED AND BOHO.
- THE FRENCH PLEAT WITH BEEHIVE…CLASSICALLY ELEGANT HAIR SEEN ON ACTRESSES SUCH AS AUDREY HEPBURN IN THE FILM ‘BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S’.
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Further Information and Details
On all courses you will also receive a fully illustrated ‘step-by-step’ manual to take home so you can refer back to skills and techniques. This text book manual is almost a course on it’s own and will provide you with full instructions & step by step photographs of each hairstyle with lots of tips & techniques!
Location and Course times
Courses are held at the home of Fordham Hair Design… ‘The Secret Salon’, 29 Westend Courtyard, Grove Lane, Westend, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3SL … directions etc will be sent with booking confirmation. ‘The Secret Salon’ has great transport links to the M4 and M5 plus it’s minutes away from STONEHOUSE railway station the mainline railway with direct trains to London Paddington. The arrival time for ALL courses is 9.45am to register (and have tea!) with a 10am prompt start and we finish at 3.30pm (if you need to arrive later or leave early please let me know) PLEASE NOTE that we are setting up before 9.45am so arrival time is ONLY from 9.45am. Bridal Hair training covering the Bristol, Gloucestershire and Cotswolds area. If you are looking for Bridal Hair Training Courses in Bristol we are only half an hour away.
Minimum qualification criteria
There are no minimum qualifications to attend these wedding hair courses. A love of hair and some previous hands on experience will help but is not essential. Hairdressers that are new to the profession would learn techniques to carry their career forward, stylists with experience will develop new skills. These courses are created to allow a steep (but fun!) learning curve for any level, we have had LOTS of people with NO previous hair experience come on these courses!
The cost of the courses is £175 per person for the Vintage or Classic course (1 day) and £375 for the 2 Day ‘Ultimate Core Skills Course’.
What do you need to bring?
All equipment will be provided and professional training heads will be provided for the day but if you have favourite styling tools then please bring those. On the VINTAGE INSPIRED course you need to bring a medium sized curling wand or tongs and Straighteners for the 2 Day Ultimate Core Skills Course. A camera and notebook to record your work is highly recommended. There is a short break at lunchtime, teas, coffee (and CAKE!) are provided throughout the day but lunch isn’t, you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.
How To Book & Further Information
Our 1 and 2 day Bridal Hair Training Course in Stroud gets booked VERY quickly so don’t hesitate to get in touch., if you are looking for a Bridal Hair Course near to Bristol, Birmingham, The South West and Midlands then look no further. To book a place on the course please email HERE with your name and contact details, a booking form will be emailed with payment details to reserve your place! If you need to ask ANY questions before booking then please don’t hesitate to get in touch!! Contact Chris HERE
Terms and Conditions
Booking can be reserved upon payment of a NON REFUNDABLE deposit of £50 for a single day course or £100 for a 2 day course, deposits are not returned if trainees decide to cancel the booking. FULL payment must be made a minimum of 2 weeks before course commencement before the course placement is confirmed. IF full payment is not made a minimum of 2 weeks before the course date then the trainee will loose their place and deposit. Cancellation of a course place must be made at least ONE MONTH before the start date of the course, deposits will not be returned.