When the wedding bells chime in the blue mountains, Tania has already been working for several hours. In the beautiful scenery of the dreamy mountain range, the stylist has found the job she loves: Styling brides and their families for the best day of their lives. We talked to Tania about her experience and routines as a wedding stylist.
How many years have you been a hairdresser for?
I have worked as a hair stylist for 12 years now, alongside being a makeup artist in the world of advertising, tv production and film. I worked in the States as a freelancer and began assisting a bridal hair artist to understand more about up-styles and setting hair. When I moved back to Australia about seven years ago, I decided to get into school and learn about colours and cutting as well.
Why did you choose to specialise in weddings?
Sometimes you want to do things and search them out, other times things find you. When I moved to the Blue Mountains, a couple hours drive west of Sydney, I actually didn’t know it was a major wedding destination. People come from interstate and around the world to have the Blue Mountains as their wedding destination. The vast majestic backdrops, as well as the feeling of stepping back in time, generally draws people here. So, it just became apparent that this is where I should focus. It’s great because I can combine my makeup and hair experience.
What’s your favourite wedding updo?
The trend of the last couple of years has been a certain kind of pretty effortlessness, natural and clean and not too much makeup. My favourite is probably 1930ies finger waves, very Hollywood glam.