Name: Ijeoma Adesanya
Wedding Venue: Dorchester
Hair Stylist: Dionne Smith
This is what Ijeoma had to say:
“I got Dionne’s details from Instagram. She wasn’t recommended to me by anyone but from her page. I could see how amazing she is with natural hair and her attention to detail. Dionne was the best hair stylist any bride could dream of. She understood the vision and made everything so easy and effortless on the day. It was also very important to me the kind of energy I had around me on my big day. And I can say Dionne has such a light that brightens up her environment. I was so pleased with the results and her fantastic service.”
Ijeoma contacted me and booked me for two days to do her bridal wedding at the Dorchester, London. The first request was for a lovely updo for her boat party, the pre-wedding dinner. Then she wanted me to do her hair on the wedding day, plus bridesmaids if I had the time.
Ijeoma booked me after seeing my work on Instagram. She loved what she saw and the fact that I am a natural hairstylist. She said there aren’t many people who can work with natural hair and make it look amazing. And, she didn’t want to resort to wearing weaves or straightening her hair for the sake of the wedding. She wanted to keep a similar look like her usual, so her husband could recognise her.
We had a discussion about her requirements. However, Ijeoma didn’t want a trial because she trusted me based on what she had seen of my work. So, we met, went through a few different looks and discussed what she needed for her big day and the pre-wedding dinner.
I went to the Dorchester for the pre-wedding dinner and gave her a lovely (I call it bespoke) do. I always create something different for each person by giving them an individual look. I gave Ijeoma a natural roll pinup, dressed with a lovely headpiece for the pre-wedding boat cruise dinner. For her wedding day, I did a vertical roll with a center parting, smoothed the edges and made her look stunning. I finished off with a lovely bridal hair accessory. You can see what Ijeoma had to say about my hair service in her testimony.