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 'hair related' career as a wig maker or knotter of facial Postiche 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!
We all have a vice and mine is to see as many places, as many sites and experience as much as culture as possible in my lifetime, alongside my growing collection of shoes and bags.
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 journey, seeing the colour palettes, the flowers (I'm a huge lover of flowers and plants) bridal and 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 bride-to-be's 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 sixteen years and has led me eradicate dirty products from my kit.
Beginning of 2020 I joined beauty brand Tropic as an Independent Ambassador. Combining clean skincare and haircare routines are vital in the run up to a wedding and the stresses of planning a wedding you want to be secure in the knowledge that your skin isn’t going to break out the day before and that your hair is prepped and in perfect condition, ready for your wedding.
I am proud to be a part of a 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.
Together my brides and I work together 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 keep up-to-date with catwalk, hughstreet and bridal fashion trends and use these to my advantage, combining my memberships with Kristina Gasperas Academy and The Art of Weddings to ensure I bring my a-game.
My goal is to make you and your wedding party not just look breathtaking but to feel truly special and in creating bridal 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…after all, it is all about you!