Cementing her spot as a leader in the art of styling bridal hair, Melbourne-based bridal hairstyling specialist Janelle-Marie, owner of Instyle Hair for Brides, was awarded the title of #1 Bridal Hairstylist in Australia at the 2022 Australian Wedding Awards, which were hosted at a gala event in Sydney on January 11, 2023.
The awards were built to recognise, support and reward wedding businesses that operate in regional areas of Australia on a national stage, celebrating businesses from smaller to major corporate industry players.
To be in the running for this prestigious title, Janelle-Marie had to be nominated by at least 20 brides from 2022 in their top three wedding suppliers. Janelle-Marie originally won the first place title for regional Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, before proceeding to the National Finals in Sydney in January to claim the ultimate prize.
“Winning this award is proof to myself and my team that hard work definitely pays off! I have a very high standard for the Instyle brand, and this means we will continue to raise the bar in bridal hairstyling; not only within our team but also through our education courses,” Janelle-Marie shared.
“For me, bridal hairstyling gives us the amazing opportunity of playing an important role in someone’s big day, where their hair is seen in their wedding photos, forever! Bridal hairstyling is very creative and is still such a niche market amongst hairdressers, which is why I am also passionate about education and teaching this aspect of our craft.”
Janelle-Marie has been in bridal styling since starting as an apprentice in 2000 and oversees a team of 11 stylists at Instyle Hair for Brides, which operates as a mobile hair and makeup service all over Melbourne. In 2022, Janelle-Marie and her team were also announced as finalists in the 2022 ABIA Wedding Awards., rounding out a massive year for the team.
Congratulations to these bridal champions!
For more information visit www.instylehairforbrides.com.au
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