More About Me
Thank you taking the time to find out a bit more about me and my journey that resulted in me creating my small independent business Hair by Duboux.
So my journey from to past to present may be slightly unconventional in the sense that I am not a hairdresser and nor have I ever worked in a salon.
I started my career as a wig maker or knotter of facial Postiche for the entertainment industry at the very prestigious Sarah Weatherburn & Co Ltd at just seventeen.
For those of you thinking what the hell (trust me you're not alone) facial Postiche (or hair) can be for the everyday person however in the entertainment industry you'd be surprised at the percentage of hand made to home grown.
My time at Sarah's was priceless and it is really down to her and the wonderful team of knotters who taught me the fundamentals of wigs, hairpieces, extensions and the general care and precision that is required to be a 'wiggie' within the world of film, television and theatre.
I followed my passion of making wigs into the arts where I learnt how to maintain and apply them on many West End, National and International theatre productions.
With a varied career thats taken me around the world I picked up that wonderful travel bug!
Aside from traveling the world within the musical theatre scene the hectic life of theatre I gained the tools and the experience that would equip me in providing a professional and exceptional service.
I made a slow and steady transition into the Wedding Industry back in 2012, having reached the age where majority of my friends started tying the knot.
I loved hearing about their wedding planning, seeing the colour palettes, the flowers (I'm a huge lover of plants & flowers) wedding party outfits you name it I felt thoroughly engrossed.
This love for all the details has overflowed from friends weddings into my clients. I love the journey and formation of friendships when working with you to create your hairstyle of dreams.
I am always honoured when I am asked to be a part of a couples day, the difference with us small independent businesses is that we genuinely do a little happy dance with every booking (or at least I do)
I am privileged to be able to say I love what I do. My passion in hair has evolved for the better within the last seventeen years and despite Covid jumping in the way of my 'official' year flying solo without the mental & financial back up of my full-time job working on School of Roc, 2021 has since seen my business flourish.
Beginning of 2020 was scary waking up with no job and no income however switching the news off and finding the positives in the everyday have not only helped me but my business and ultimately my couples. amongst the chaos I joined beauty brand Tropic as an Independent Ambassador as a side hustle to help with my own haircare routine, I truly believe you should only recommend what you would use yourself so their products are now some of my staple recommendations.
I am proud to be a part of a positive and forward thinking company that is completely natural only using biodegradable plant based ingredients, cruelty free, sulphate and silicone free which is detrimental in the styling of your hair for your big day. I work together with you to ensure your haircare routine, products and day-to-day styling is the best it can be in the lead up to your special day.
I like to keep up-to-date with catwalk, high street and wedding fashion trends and use these to my advantage, combining my memberships with Kristina Gasperas Academy, Hair by Hannah Taylor and education with Kevin fortune to bring you my A-Game but also work closely with wedding industry suppliers to make your planning experience a smooth and stress free as possible..
My goal is to make you and your wedding party not just look breathtaking but to feel truly special and in creating hair styles that look sensational yet reflect you and your individuality.
I would love the opportunity to be a part of your special day, to work my tail comb magic creating exquisite hair to make you feel fabulous. Your wedding is a day that you will cherish for the rest of your life…I cant wait to hear from you!