James White – Owner of James White – Luxury International Wedding Hairdresser
Wedding Hairdresser of the year 2012 at the Wedding Industry Awards
Tell us a little about yourself and your company?
My company is me. I work on my own and travel throughout the UK and Europe creating bridal hair for
sophisticated and disconcerting brides. I’m currently The Wedding Hairdresser of the Year 2012 which
has been a wonderful honour to receive such title.
I started my focus on bridal hair back in 2009. The move into the bridal world was completely organic.
I worked and still do with private clients, on photo shoots and backstage on fashion weeks. With
gathering the skills from different hairdressing fields it gave me a unique style for bridal hair. I never
anticipated that the demand for my service would be as great as it is.
What services does your business offer?
Well I own a private studio in the heart of the Lace Market in Nottingham which is where I can be
found most of the time when I’m not out working on location. Here I carry out private one on one hair
appointments for cutting and styling along with colour services. I also work for photographers creating
hair for magazines and advertisement campaigns. I also work for designer backstage at fashion weeks
creating the hair looks. I run a limited number of courses educating hairdressers on bridal hair over the
year which is fantastic fun. Then finally creating Bridal hair – which I am most known for.
What words best describe you?
Passionate, Energetic and approachable.
What’s going to be popular for 2012 / 2013?
Like with the whole of the bridal industry it’s much more relaxed. Brides are moving forward being
inspired by celebrities and red carpet hair. The hair is much softer and romantic.
What inspires your styles?
I have to be honest I don’t look at other wedding hairdressers or wedding magazines for hair inspiration.
I get my ideas from the Oscars and other red carpet events. Also working in the fashion world it is a huge
source of inspiration.
What’s your favourite part of your job?
I can’t really pin down one part of my job. I can actually say I don’t see myself with a day job I just do
what I enjoy. Also being my own boss is the only way for me.
What’s the hardest part of your job?
Being away from the Wife and Children.
On average per year how many weddings are you commissioned for?
I averagely work on 50 weddings a year however I’m looking to limit myself to just 30 Brides a year in
How far in advance should clients book you to avoid disappointment or recommend placing
In my eyes I think a bride should book “people” as soon as they know there date. If it’s the person you’re
booking for their skills I don’t see the harm in booking as soon as they have set the date and venue. I’m
booked as far as December 2013 at the moment.
Can honestly say I haven’t had a real unusual request, being in the hair industry nothing shocks me
Do you have any exciting projects coming up?
I’m always trying to push forward and I do have a few exciting projects coming this year. I won’t bore
you with them – just watch this space.
Where can we find you?
My base is – 12 High pavement street, Unit 3, Lace Market, Nottingham
All bookings to my PA – firstname.lastname@example.org
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This interview with Interview with James White Wedding Bridal Hair Stylist was brought to you by
Nottingham Wedding Photographers Neil & Becky Butterworth, Butterworth Photography.
Many Thanks to James