Vendor Showcase: Denise Bernard
This week we chat with Denise Bernard of Hair by D!
Tell us a bit about yourself:
My name is Denise Bernard. I have been doing hair for 11 years now. I have worked at Mastercuts with the Regis corporation for 6 years then worked at Platinum hair salon for 4 years then moved to Dream hair salon for a year and now I opened my own business in May over in Stratford called Hair By D! I absolutely love what I do. I have done many of courses over the years and some included me going to Miami Beach, Orlando and Cancun Mexico.
What inspired you to become a stylist?
I have wanted to be a hairstylist since I was in grade 1. I always just loved doing fun and different styles to my own hair!
What is your favourite type of look to create?
I love doing all kinds of things with hair. People would probably label me as the bob queen or the foil queen or even the braid queen!
How long have you been doing bridal hair?
I have been doing bridal hair for about 8 years now, I think. When I left Mastercuts, Platinum allowed me to do weddings on site, so that's when I really got into it.
How long do you typically require for a bridal updo?
I usually make sure I have at least 90 mins to do the Bride, and I will usually do her in the middle of all the girls. Not right at the first or at the last. Just so we know we have enough time and she is not rushed.
Do you offer a trial?
I do offer a trial. I like doing them because they give me a chance to meet with the bride and discuss what we are going to do on the big day. But I never like doing the perfect updo on the trial. I usually use the trial to talk it all out pin and curl some pieces but I can't create the exact same updo twice.
How large of a bridal party can you accommodate? Do you have a minimum?
It depends on how many girls, what they all want done and when you need to be ready by on my limit to how many girls. I have done 8 in a morning before but that was starting at 7 and ending at 1. If there are more than 7 girls, I usually ask another stylist to help out. Depending on where you want me to travel I usually don't do any less than 4 girls.
What is your favourite part of being a part of a couple's special day?
I love being apart of all the craziness in the morning if getting ready with the girls because everyone is all so happy and I get to meet a lot of amazing people!
Do you offer on-site services?
I will only do on site weddings for a bridal group because it is always way too stressful for everyone else when they come to me. I enjoy driving all over the island and going to the site of the wedding.
What is the best way to get in touch with you?
If you would like to book I find it easier to like my Facebook page and and send me a message, that way we have all the information in a message. Or you can call/text 9023141877 or email email@example.com
Thanks for taking the time to chat with us, Denise! I can definitely attest that Denise is the Braid Queen - girl has talent!!
Until next time,