We are so excited to introduce one of our Tahoe Unveiled’s newest Lake Tahoe wedding vendor, Andrea Hansen of House of Blackbird. One Fine Day Events has worked with Andrea many times and cannot say enough wonderful things about her and her wedding hair styling. See what inspires Andrea and what trends she is loving in our interview with her below:
1. How did you end up in your profession?
From a young age I was fascinated with hair and makeup. But, like most 20-somethings, I thought I had to have a “real job” in order to support my family. One day, a stylist friend sat me down and said, “Why aren’t you doing hair?” That one question changed my life and put me on the road that I am traveling now.
2. What is the best part of your job?
I look forward to going to work everyday. Whether I get to play with makeup, style hair or work in the salon, every day is like arts and crafts time.
3. Who and what inspire you?
Iconic hair stylists like, Oribe, Laurent Phillipon and Jordan M constantly inspire me. They have been in the industry for decades, yet they still come up with new and exciting things to do with hair. From fashion week to editorial work and red carpet events, the things we see there shape trends for the next year and sometimes years to come. Knowing what those trends are and how to translate them into something that the everyday woman will want to wear helps to keep me fresh and innovative.
4. What hair and wedding trends do you love right now?
I am so in love with the softer feminine styles we are seeing trending for brides right now. Gone is the slicked back perfect chignon. What brides are going for now is a romantic, unstructured and tousled look or even a messy fishtail braid. They want something that looks effortless and delicate. I feel like these styles are universally flattering as well as, my absolute favorite style to create.
5. What is your most important tip for a bride?
When choosing a stylist for hair or makeup, brides should look for someone that really listens to their ideas and is able to put them at ease. They should also resonate with the artist’s portfolio of work – if you see something there that you would like for yourself, that is a good sign that you are making the right choice.