By Ashley Peters
The hardest part of so many tasks or objectives is doing the research. Tracking down the perfect recipe, finding the right shoes, the perfect tutorial , the dream accessory or the right vegan “x”. Well, we have alleviated at least those last 3 items with our new shop on The Stylist Abroad.
We felt like half the time people struggle to find what they need or stop just too soon because they’re exhausted from the hunt. What if someone did the grunt work for you? They were your finder? That’s us basically ! We have combined our professional experience as a bridal hairstylist along with our personal and vegan experience to deliver a curated shop to match your needs and wants with ease in mind. We’ve focused on 3 main areas: accessories, kits & education.
There is a world of accessories out there and it would days to truly search through them all. Then you still have to worry if the product is good quality, matches the images and isn’t a lemon of a deal. It’s a lot and unfortunately I truly believe a lot of couples talk themselves out of accessories because once they start delving into the search they become overwhelmed and exhausted. We have gone through accessories and hand selected pieces that are beautiful but unique, excellent quality and a fair price. Along with accessories we source there are also accessories we make. Call us old souls but we love saving old things. Items such as vintage brooches, earrings or really anything with gems that we can save ends up being in our creative workshop. They’re transformed and given a new life as a new accessory. Of course there’s oodles of accessories in existence and we can’t possibly have everything that ever existed but our selection is small batch so it’s always being updated. However, if you have something in mind but don’t see it just reach out because maybe we can find it for you.
No one just naturally has good hair. Some people may have easier hair to manage than others but it doesn’t just magically “look good”. People legitimately have teams to make them look that way. We have experience with a very large multitude of products but realistically we know most people won’t buy as many products as us. So we’ve streamline what you NEED to invest in so you can have good hair too. It always starts with shampoo and conditioner so our standard “Good Hair Kit” includes vegan shampoo and conditioner that we personally vouch for ( and personally use). This is great for hair that just needs a little tlc but in general isn’t exposed to heat very often and isn’t damaged. Now if your hair needs a little help ( eh hem… damaged and/or extra dry) we have the “Good Hair SOS Kit” for you. It includes the same shampoo and conditioner with the addition of a deep conditioning masque . The goal is to save your stressed locks. Both options arrive in a reusable cotton bag with a surprise design hair tie. So why does this matter? Hair that is healthy always looks better and styles easier. So beyond just wanting good hair in general it’s an investment preparing for your wedding day.
Unfortunately bridal and special event styling is not properly ( IMHO) taught in hair schools. Most people start by watching videos and a LOT of trial and error. While I’m all for learning hands on it shouldn’t be on your wedding day. We have compiled our years of knowledge and experience to curate educational downloads so they you can be the best stylist possible. No one should struggle because of lack of access to information and we believe there is room at the top for everyone. Essentially we have created a “Styling Academy” with courses you can download and “take”. This way you can tailor the education to what you need. Each course covers critical, foundational information that’s necessary to create stunning styles that last. The information doesn’t just say “do this” but it explains why and it’s all very easily digestible. Some examples include “Proper Pinning”, “Extensions 101” and “ Creating Curls” . We plan to add more courses each month along with 1 on 1 secessions via web video or in person.
We strongly believe in bringing out the best in everyone. Give you the best look with the tools necessary right at your fingertips . It’s one less thing to do, one less thing to stress about and one less thing to verify if it’s vegan. We hope to make your day a little easier and a bit more beautiful. Check our shop at http://www.thestylistabroad.com/shop”
Ashley Peters is an American based hairstylist, author and business owner. While many of her brides are stateside she is available for destination weddings worldwide. Along with her hair services you can shop personally selected hair accessories, education and hair kits via her website’s shop. She is passionate about animal advocacy, connecting through travel, art and always learning something new. When her hands aren’t in hair you’ll find her on a hiking trail, with a good book or off on a crazy adventure with her husband, pups and soy vanilla latte in hand. Read Ashley’s articles