Hair by Michelle Smith – Professional bridal and special occasion hair stylist covering Essex and surrounding areas

My name is Michelle and I'm a professional hair stylist, wife and Mum of two gorgeous children. I am based in Latchingdon, Essex and specialise in bridal, editorial and extension hair styling.

I consider it a privilege to be asked to be a part of someone's big day and love nothing more than to hear about each and every clients special plans - dress, venue, flower arrangements, colour schemes - I love it all! 

From as young as I can remember I have had a fascination with hair. As a child I would analyse all different hair styles and try and work out how to recreate them on my Girls World dolls head.

At the age of 15 I started work experience in a local hair salon where my passion developed further (I even started cutting my sisters' hair). So shortly after I left school I decided to train in hair dressing and received my NVQ 1 & 2.

I then settled down with my now husband and we had our two beautiful children.

Having always known I would love to do wedding hair, once the kids started school I decided to get really stuck into it with the help of some fantastic people in the industry.

I believe it's always good to learn and I love to update my techniques and skills to move with the current trends. I now have a diploma in hair extension application and long hair techniques with Patrick Cameron (a worldwide leading hair stylist)

I am also very proud of the fact that I have been a finalist in 'The Essex Wedding Award' for the past three years and was also regionally shortlisted in the top 5 hair stylists for the East of England in the '2014 The Wedding industry award' .

When I'm not being a Mum, wife and hair stylist I love to paint. I also live for our annual family holiday.

Michelle x