Monday, 14 August 2017

The ultimate shampoo guide - thanks to review.com

Well as you all know by now, I only use products in my studio are that are safe for you. One of those companies is Davines. I love their ethos and all their products are so good for your hair and make your hair feel and look amazing. This being said, I was absolutely delighted to come across this website from America who have chosen the OI shampoo as their favourite shampoo for normal to dry hair, whoo hoo!! This company truly has a passion for discovering the best! Not only did their research team go through 262 different formulas to find which shampoos were the safest, most effective and work for a variety of different hair types but they consulted with chemists, dermatologists, hairstylists who omitted any brand with harsh ingredients. After completing their intensive research programme they came up with an amazing guide to the top shampoos. Not only did they put OI shampoo number 1 for normal to dry hair but they have provided you with a great breakdown of shampoos for all budgets. Please go have a nosey at their website. I have added the link to the bottom of this blogpost. It is an interesting read and full of great content.


Bye for now. Lynette xx

http://www.reviews.com/shampoo/

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Arbonne Love

The reason I started to use @arbonne makeup on myself grew from the relationship I have with @niconeillmakeup she came to me knowing I had taken the step with my studio to use only cruelty free, sulphate and paraben free products and to use vegan or vegan friendly products were possible. Even if you're not vegan my products are going to work for your hair and skin. Their makeup is honestly beautiful. My skin hasn't felt so good. Check this out. Any questions, please ask me. I have a selection of Arbonne in my studio you can pop in and try out on your skin. #lynettemurrayhair #lovinglife #crueltyfreebeauty #love #arbonnemakeup #veganbeauty

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Celestial Look Book Shoot


On Wednesday 8th March, which just so happened to be International Women's Day, I got together with an amazing group of talented ladies and one lucky man, who was given the "honorary" woman title *giggles* to showcase Archive 12's beautiful bridal collections.

Claire the founder and owner of Archive 12 put together a beautiful shoot to capture her stunning unique range of bride and bridesmaid dresses and head pieces.

Kat Mervyn captured the collection with her creative photography skills and as always totally blew me away with her vision and ability to capture detail and light. Carl our "honorary" woman for the day runs his own cinematography business called Ball and Wolf. Not only was he an absolute delight to be around but his filming was stunning. I am super excited to see the end results from this shoot.

I got to work alongside hair & makeup artist Maria Gorman, I created the hair for the shoot and she did the makeup and I think you will agree when you see the final images that she totally rocked it! Maria's amazing at what she does and at only 22 she is one to watch out for. Claire chose the perfect model from IAMModels Agency, the beautiful Kamile. She was such a natural and great to work with. It really was a great day shooting.


Details
Photography - Kat Mervyn
Cinematography - Carl from Ball and Wolf
Florals - We are wild thing
Dresses - We are written and Daughters of Simone for Archive 12
Headpieces - Naturae Design for Archive 12
Hair - Lynette Murray Hair
Makeup - Maria Gorman
Model - Kamile for IAMModels Agency

As soon as the full shoot is available I will be uploading the full shoot. Honestly you will be totally blown away. Until then, be good to each other and support each other. xo

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The love that is visual




How amazing is Ricky Linton from Rabbit and the Fox Films 
This was the visual look book he produced for bridal boutique Archive 12 to showcase their beautiful Naturae Design collection. It was an honour to be part of this shoot and work with makeup artist Maria Gorman - Hair & Make-Up and model Loreena Burns - 




Click the link below to view our collaboration. I think you'll agree it is stunning!


LOVE_LOVE_LOVE <3

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Following my Dream


Well, it's finally happened! I'm too emotional right now. God has truly blessed me and I'm ridiculously happy. To all my family, friends and amazing team at Blue. THANK YOU for all your support and prayers. On the 1st February I get the keys to my very own studio. EEK!! honestly, it has been the toughest 2016 battling my brain, heart and anxiety, but with the love of my friends and family I have finally grabbed my dream and will be opening my own wee haven. More to come later but for now, here's my new website to look over. Thank you to every single person I have ever had the pleasure of meeting in my chair. I love you all to the moon and back <3
LoveHair-LoveLife xo



Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Booking your Bridal Hairstylist



photo credit - Laura J Curran Photography
Real life bride - Victoria

Photo Credit - Gather&Tides 
real life bride Katrina 

You’ve said “YES”, you’re literally floating on cloud 9. Venue and date are set, planning has begun. 

If hair is of great importance to you, DON’T put booking your favourite wedding hairstylist off. You may have been following their work on social media and would love to book them. If like me, their bridal diary could be booked up months to a year in advance. 
You don’t want to be disappointed in not booking part of your dream team.

Think about style, and how you envision yourself on your big day. 

Book hairstylists who will travel to your home/hotel on your wedding morning. 
Let us come to you.

Contact hairstylists directly via phone, email, website. Once contacted by brides, I check availabilty of their date, then forward my wedding letters and pricing to them and we take it from there.

Meet your potential bridal hairstlyist for coffee (green tea for me) and seek their guidance in regards to hair accessories and viels. You can get a real feel for someone once you’ve actually met them. 

I love to meet all my brides for chats to find out their style and vision for their big day.
Make moodboards – pinterest, images from websites or magazines. It’s better to have actual images you love rather than trying to verbally explain. It gives us a better understanding of what your bridal vision is. We don’t mind looking through the images, it’s our job and we love it!

The internet is a wonderful crutch for wedding planning. Do your research.

·      Search blogs – Inspire , One Fab Day, Both do Real Life Weddings
·      Websites – Facebook - Instagram
·      Stalk people (it’s okay to stalk and have a good nosey)
·      Set yourself a budget
·      Decide on what kind of bride you want to be

Last but not least, remember your future hubby or wife has asked YOU to marry them, not a version of what you think a “bride” should look like. 

Don’t be afraid to be yourself.  

A bride is YOU!


Photo credit - Laura J Curran Photography
real life bride Jenna




Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Jewellery with Meaning


When it comes to my job, I get to meet lots of fabulous people. Therefore, I'm given the opportunity to work for companies and create hair for their campaigns. One of them recently was for jewellery company Argento. They have an exclusive range called Karma Jewellery. 

I fell in love with Karma Jewellery and even more so when I discovered that every piece of jewellery is designed and handcrafted here in Belfast. With each piece sold they aim to promote consciousness and unity by working with, and supporting local charities. For every bangle you purchase, Karma give 10% back to their chosen hand selected charities. 

Incorporated into every piece is the symbolism of positive energy, the collection allows you to express individual style through a range of colours, tokens and symbols.


Why choose to wear any other bangle when you know you could be looking good, feeling good and doing good with your very own piece of Karma.   



Remember their hashtag #jewellerywithmeaning 






This video was created by the talented Robin from Little Giant Films http://littlegiant.uk 

It was to showcase the fabulous collection from Karma Jewellery http://www.argento.co.uk/en/Karma-Rose-Gold-Feather-Bangle/m-54953.aspx 
exclusively for Argento http://www.argento.co.uk 

Model Carrie Ann was amazing https://www.instagram.com/carriethecreep/



A huge thank you to Argento for choosing me to create the hair for this showcase video 
LoveHair-LoveLife xo