If you built it, would they come?

When you have a dream to start your own business it always just feels like that, A DREAM. There’s that feeling of, there’s no way I could do that! Then you start to look around at what you are actually doing, what you are enabling to happen by not staying true to yourself. Not staying true to your own beliefs and ethics. Being scared to fail was crippling , is crippling. Being scared of what others would think was and is crippling. Both these factors are stupid but I still believed them. Why should it matter what other people think, why should it matter if I fail? Surely if I fail that should be okay! Surely it’s better to fail than to never try! Why not try? Why not see if it could work. Holy crap could it work, could it? OKAY LYNETTE, NOW YOU”RE JUST BEING CRAZY! Who would want to come to your studio? who? ( my inner voice always being a torture ) who would care as much as you did about where their hair colour came from, wether their shampoo was cruelty free or sulphate free?. Surely everybody just wants 2 for 1 these days. Surely everyone wants the cheapest option. Don’t they? Then a wee memory voice pops into my head. It says, Lynette, do you remember that film, A Field of Dreams? The one with Kevin Costner? The one you loved way back then. What was the famous line from that movie?

“IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME”

So, I put my big girl pants on and I did it! I built it and what the actual F, ( sorry mum ) you came! You actually believed in what I was trying to build. I can’t even put into words how overwhelmed I am. The support from my family and friends has blown me away. The support from my clients who stuck by me from day 1, back when I was a nervous little junior in Patrick Mulholland’s just wanting to be the best hairdresser I could be, to the lovely new clients who have lovingly put their trust in me to cut and colour their hair. I THANK YOU!!!! 2 and a half years into my vision, my dream, it’s no longer a dream! It’s my reality and everyday I thank God for my blessings!

THANK YOU!

Love Lynette xx

Lux-Life Wedding Awards

Global Wedding Awards

I am totally overwhelmed that I was even thought of by LuxLife Magazine. I will create my last bridal hair on the 28th December this year and I know I will miss the excitement and run up to all those lovely brides wedding mornings but last year my Daughter was diagnosed with Type1 Diabetes and I had to choose between my studio and the weddings. I had to make a tough decision and my studio won.  When Florence gets sick 9 out of 10 she will be hospitalised. I can reschedule clients and work evenings etc when my husband comes home from work but I cannot reschedule a wedding and I couldn’t live with myself having to let a bride down on their wedding day. So as hard as it was, this is the main reasoning behind my decision.  So to have been given this award had been such an honour. 

The following words are from the Lux Life Magazine and at the bottom of the page is a link to their website and list of all winners. 

Worth billions, the wedding industry is a vibrant and electric space filled with dedicated individuals who are working tirelessly to create a truly memorable event for their clients. With couples constantly looking for new and creative ways to share their special day, the market has become incredibly diverse. Many media outlets focus on wedding dress and venue providers; however, LUX-life Magazine know that there is so much more to the industry than that. Encompassing everyone from wedding planners and decorators through to tailors, hotels, caterers, drivers and everything in between, the market is filled with businesses that deserve recognition for their hard work and commitment.

Our Wedding Awards provide this and showcase the brightest and best from across the wedding industry. Every day these firms are creating unique experiences that their clients will treasure forever, and we are honoured to be able to shine the spotlight on them and give our readers a tantalising glimpse into the hard work that goes on behind the glitz and the glamour.

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Link to full site - https://www.lux-review.com/lux_awards/wedding-awards/

Thank you and remember to stay positive.

Love Lynette xx


When Native Ivy came to visit.

When local blogger and photographer Native Ivy comes to hang out and take pictures of you in your natural habitat, magic happens. Ruth is like a little creative ninja that just hides in the background and captures what you do best.

I can’t even put into words the blog post Ruth wrote about my studio.

If you’d like to read the interview please just follow this link to Native Ivy and have a wee read for yourself.

Thank you so much Ruth for sharing my passion and wanting to add me to your blog. If you would like to have Ruth capture you in your element please get in touch with her. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Some local creative talents featured in my images and proudly hanging on my walls are Innocent Chaos and Roberta Marina Stitches. Please check them out. I truly believe it is so important to shop local when you can. Support small businesses, we happy dance when you do.

Remember to love always and always love.

Lynette xx

Studio A114 Look Book

In January of this year Oway Organics came ethically storm trooping their way into my life and literally blew my mind. The love they have for the planet and the way they care for their salons and clients is so up lifting.  The training and support we get is truly inspiring. I wanted to create a look book to showcase the colour and product range available from Oway. 

I didn’t want to use models and have a whole team of different peoples ideas being pulled back and forth and taking away from the hair. The hair for me was my main focus and that is what I wanted to concentrate on. All models used were my clients and they kindly supported me and the vision I was trying to create. Fiona, Sophie and Sara all came out of their comfort zone to help bring my vision to life. I thought it was going to be hard to pull it off, but with Shelley’s professionalism and creative mind it really wasn’t.  The vision was to bring it all back to basics. To let my clients do their own make up, to wear their own clothes, to feel confident being them. To create looks that were achievable for everyday living.

This is how the look book came about. 

Question - 

When you have an idea floating around your head, but don’t how to execute said idea, 

what do you do? 

Who do you call?? …. 

Answer -

NO, not the Ghostbusters, haha (yes, I am indeed a child of the 80’s)  ,

but Shelley from Ten21Life that’s who. 

Reasons - 

Not only does Shelley capture beautiful images but her creative mind is amazing. I’ll not let you in on her photography secrets as you’ll just have to book her yourself to find out those bad boys, but oh my days, what an absolute professional. From initial talks to final product I am literally on such a high. I can’t recommend Ten21Life enough, Ricky and Shelley are the dream team of photography. Genuinely beautiful inside and out and will totally knock any of your ideas out of the park. Get them booked!

So here it is, my creative look book for my hair studio, StudioA114. 

I hope you like it as much as I loved creating the hair for it. 

Love Lynette xx

FIONA

SOPHIE

SARA