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TWIA 2019 National highly commended - Wedding hairdresser of the year Kelly Hanks Hair Design
Winning 2020 wedding hairdresser of the year at the TWIA finals
National UK winner awards badge
Oulton Hall attaching the brides veil

About Me

Hi there, firstly a huge congratulations on booking the wedding of your dreams! Thanks for taking the time to look at my website, here's just a little bit about me.

My name is Kelly and I'm a hairdresser with 30 years experience in the hairdressing industry. I'm fully qualified in all aspects of hairdressing but my absolute passion is bridal hair and upstyling as you can probably tell.

I'm based in Barnsley South Yorkshire where over the years i've worked in busy salons as well as being a freelance hairdresser. I'm extremely lucky and proud  to now run my own business and I LOVE it!


People ask me what my style is and although I love to create anything that my brides ask for, my absolute favourite looks are what I call rustic boho hair. Hair with texture and movement, nothing too tight but soft and face framing. It should look romantic, tousled and natural.

All these beautiful hairstyles can be finished off with your accessory of choice but i'm a sucker for fresh flowers and a flower crown. You'll see my eyes light up if you reveal anything at all floral!


For your wedding day I am fully freelance, so don't worry I travel far and wide. I even travel abroad if you're having a beautiful destination wedding.

Enjoy a wonderful relaxed morning at the venue of your choice. Sit back, sip champagne and let me take all the stress away while you are totally pampered.


If anyone asks me what my career highlights have been I can 100% say without question WINNING both the 2019 and 2020 regional Wedding industry awards for 'wedding hairstylist of the year' Yorkshire and the North East.

As a regional winner I went through to the National finals and in 2019 I came runner up winning a highly commended award.

In January 2020 and the icing on the cake with a cherry on top was when I finally won the national finals to be crowned 'wedding hairstylist of the year' for the UK.  I'm so immensely proud of this achievement and what it's meant for me and my little business. Since then i'm absolutely honoured to be now on the judging panel and helping to choose the next winners!


My work has also been featured in County Wedding magazine, Your Yorkshire Wedding as well as Unveiled, Brides up North, Festival brides and on the English Wedding blog.

I'm also very lucky to work with the best wedding suppliers in the industry. If you need any help finding anything from florist to a cake maker just check out my recommended suppliers page. 

Please dont hesitate to send me a message, I look forward to hearing from you and hope to work with you soon.

Kelly x x 

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