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Just catching my breath 💃🏿

12 November 2018

I’m a little late with my news blog this month as it’s been CRAZY 

I can only compare opening the salon to having a new baby, now 8 weeks in I’m finally catching my breath...... this could be that at the same time of the opening the doors, my new Avante Garde collection that graces the walls of the new salon also did grace the pages of professional hair magazine Tribu-te amongst other trade and high end mags across the South, London and nationally . Now I’m told the collection is going over seas - —— watch this space! 

I’ve also had reviews and writes ups in Surrey life mag and Leatherhead advertiser, this has caused a bit of a media frenzy with photographers visiting almost every other day!!

Now that’s all calmed down I can safely say I’m in the swing of Salon life on Dorking High street and I’ve met some amazing people! And I’m also so grateful for all the wonderful feedback from new and existing clients.

On a very wet and rainy Sunday the 14th October I held the official launch party which was a massive success thanks to my family and friends really helping me out on the day - I showcased five models with a party / avante feel to their hair and enjoyed a glasses of fizz with everyone.

Massive thanks to Juan and Jeff from Seventa makeup academy for coming down to the salon to do makeup for the models and a few guests.

Brooklands Radio's presenter Ivana O’brian came along and interviewed lots of my guests including local businesses. She was once again a fabulous presenter bringing out the best in people.

The launch was broadcast on a woman’s hour special last week Friday 2nd Nov, you can listen here to the podcast.

Last but not least lovely Shannon joined me a few weeks ago - I met her a few years back when she restyled my hair and I knew she had a lot of magic about her.

Since she’s been with me I’ve been astounded by the quality of her colour correction work and beautiful balayages and she brings so much positive energy and fun to the salon 

So now the dark nights are here and the winter months are looming pop by to the salon and lets get your hair Christmas ready eek!!!

Thought for the month 

It’s just around the corner ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Much love 

T xxx

The new Salon on Dorking high street is now OPEN 🎉

29 September 2018

The address is 

90-92 High street
Dorking
Surrey 
RH4 1AY

Tel.   01306 880885 

Opening hours 

Monday           Closed 
Tuesday           10-6 
Wednesday     10-8
Thursday         11- 7
Friday             10-6 
Saturday         9-5 
Sunday           Closed 

I would like to thank my amazing husband Gary for all his hard work fitting the salon, laying the floors and all the electrics and lighting which took up so many late evenings, days off, and weekends, alongside my wonderful father in law John for his support on all the work and plumbing in the basins! Not to forget my beautiful daughter Steffie, who has now left for university, for all her help setting the salon up in our first week. I couldn’t have done it without you guys, and to everyone else friends and clients for all your love and support! I couldn’t be more happy and I feel like I’ve died and gone to hairdressing heaven

See you in my new salon!

Much love T 💃🏿💕🎉.

Xxx

#lovingsurrey #justwomen #brooklandsradio

30 August 2018

Hey all

Hope everyone's having an amazing Summer 💛

I had so much fun a few weeks ago when I had the most amazing experience being interviewed by the very lovely radio presenters Ivana O'Brian and Anna Twist for #justwomen on Brooklands Radio - its a weekly show that is a little like loose women on the radio where I got to talk about all my amazing experiences being a session stylist, working on the catwalk with celebs on tour and wedding hair alongside my new salon opening soon.

I felt like a bunny in the headlights for the first few minutes as it wasn't rehearsed it was literally raw and live - but at the end of the interview I just wanted to do it all again!

Thanks so much to Brooklands radio for having me on the show !

Listen here to the show

Thought for the month

....... The salon is nearly finished ......

...... just a few weeks away 💜💃🏿

....... can't wait for the opening 

(Whoops that's three thoughts)

Much love  T 💋xxx 

July #pridematters

23 July 2018

#pridematters this month my fourth year leading the hair team at Trafalgar Square.

Wow! Just when I thought this year couldn't get any better with the new salon almost ready to move into this summer.

I was privileged to lead the hair team once again for Seventa Makeup Academy for Pride in London #pridematters with a truly incredible line up of hairstylists and makeup artists! And this year I brought my sister Catherine along to assist me with Space buns, glitter and braids! We had so much fun!

And of course there was a huge line up of performers to create the hair for - the atmosphere back stage once again was incredible and extremely hot! I was in the VIP tent right next to the stage with my partner in crime Juandelbra (juanlopez) on makeup and partner Jeff owners of Seventa Makeup Academy.

I loved creating the hair for PGT finalists Andrea Di Giovanni, George Redwood and Natelie Amanda Grey, amongst tv stars and drag queens or drag stars and tv queens!

ITV's Lorraine Kelly popped by and it was also fantastic to see Sir Ian McKellan make a surprise visit on the stage, not to mention the adorable Alyssa Edwards who is so fabulously stunning, her hair was perfection but I got to dust her with glitter just before her performance.

This years big names artists were Alexandra Burke who gave an incredible performance alongside another of my favs Sophie Ellis Bexter.

What an Amazing day of glitter and rainbows, I always feel exhausted for a few days after working backstage on the hair for the performers and then I wish it was next year so I can do it all again. 

Every year just gets better 🌈🌈💃🏿

This year though something very big is happening for me very soon...

The sign is up the paint is on the walls and the furniture is being fitted as I write this 

TeresaWeller HairArt Dorking is coming soon ♥️

Thought for the month 

This surrey girl 

#shescominghome 🌈 

Teresa's summer haircare tips

16 June 2018

So Summer is here! And the work on the new Salon in Dorking is really progressing, won't be long now before we can move in!

Meanwhile I thought this month I could share my summer haircare tips!

So wether your on an exotic beach, at a festival or enjoying the British summer soaking up the rays in the garden or park, here's my tips to keep your hair healthy and happy.

Love your colour - stay hydrated 

The Sun will lighten your hair colour. We all know what it does to our skin, and our hair is no different, it needs protection and re-hydrating or simply to be covered up. My choice of haircare products is Milkshakehairuk. This range is so varied for different hair types and a suncare range. By using a professional haircare system your hair colour will fade less and you can protect it, this is because of the ingredients in these products including the milk and honey proteins.

Swimming

If you love swimming in the pool or the sea, just be mindful that this can dry your hair out - chlorine will fade your colour and leave a deposit in your hair as it is a chemical, it is essential to use a purifying shampoo to remove this and keep the ph level balanced in your hair - chlorine can turn blondes green! If you're swimming on a regular basis wear a swim hat. Salt water will also dry your hair out so a deep continuing mask that evening will help rejuvenate and maintain your hairs' hydration.

Cover up

There's nothing worse than a burnt scalp, I once did this watching a long match at Wimbledon tennis and learned my lesson - if you know your going to be exposed in the sun for a long time wear a hat or cover up with a scarf - even putting your hair up loosely will protect your scalp and completely block the sun.

Want that sun-kissed look?

Of course I can do that for you using my lovely milkshake colour range but if you have natural hair and want to do this yourself I've always recommended a fresh lemon carefully squeezed through the hair whist sunbathing to brighten your hair naturally giving sun-kissed tones through your hair, be careful of your eyes though as the lemon can really sting! Another lesson I've learned! Book for a free consultation on sun-kissed looks for this summer.

Thought for the month #enjoythesun 💛 

It's all about Pride this month

14 May 2018

How privileged I felt to walk into the London studios where so many great TV shows are filmed on a rainy Monday morning carting my hair kit in with me to style the hair on the shoot for the Pride in London campaign video!

We shot on a green screen which has its technical difficulties for a hairstylist but I feel like a dab hand thanks to shooting the campaign a few years back in a similar format at the Sky studios - and once again I was wowed by the experience of meeting so many amazing people and a few familiar faces! I knew then that April was going to be a fun filled month!

When I arrived at Charing Cross station on 22nd April I could hear the cheers, wondering why the tube was so packed and as the cheers became nearer I realised - the London Marathon! It's always been a dream of mine since a little girl to run the London Marathon .... but not this year.

This year I was headed to the Charing Cross theatre for the Pride's Got Talent cabaret final, to style the hair and wigs for the breathtaking finalists of this incredible show, alongside my partners in crime Seventa makeup academy with Juan Lopez leading makeup, together we provided glitzy glamour sparkles curls and shine and wow what an amazing day! 

The following Sunday 29th April I was back again this time for the Prides got talent Pop final! 

Each winner will be performing on the main stage at Trafalgar Square on the 7th of July at Pride in London before roughly 15k people! 

On that day I will be in my usual spot backstage in the VIP lounge as lead hair for the 4th year with Juan creating the hair and makeup for the main stage Acts.

I'm so lucky to be involved in this amazing event and the lead up to it! 

Not only do I rub shoulders with celebs and stars from the music TV and theatre industry, I have made so many amazing friends along the way. 

And True people, people who have battled to be accepted for their sexuality or gender and this festival is about having the right to just be yourself no matter your colour weight or sexual preference, real people, real lives, real issues.

Not to mention so many artistic creatives that inspire and bring so much love fun and hope into everyday.

Why wouldn't I love this amazing opportunity to create the hairs for all the Pride in London events?

Thought for the month - Be true to yourself 

Much love T 🌈

April news

6 April 2018

Wow! What an amazing month it's been. There are so many exciting things happening this year I cannot wait to share.

I shot my first collection for the British hairdressing awards earlier in the month with Top Hair photographer Tony le Britton with a little help from his friends Fig and Bow the chalkys at the studio. 

It was one of the best professional days of my life and a dream come true and to top it supported by an amazing team of creatives beside me including Fashion stylist Bernard Connolly and MUA Roseanna Velin. I'm so happy with this collection on stunning model Hannah James I literally cannot wait to share the images later on in the year!

I had a wonderful evening showcasing my hair up wedding work on beautiful model Chloe at the Westcott women's evening where it was wonderful to meet some fab local ladies in Westcott.

And this week I was privileged to have a sneak peek at the progress of the building work at the new shop - The builders are making great progress it's looking really good and I can't wait to move in and open officially in mid June 

I'm running a special offer in April 20% off colour services, be sure to book fast as it's getting busy

Thought for the month - All we need now is a bit of sun !

Much love T Xx 

London Fashion Week 2018 #lfwss18

26 February 2018

There's nothing quite like walking into the Waldorf Hilton London with your Hair Kit, in a suitcase brimming with hot tools, milkshake products and Zen luxury extensions, on a sunny Saturday morning, in Covent Garden, on the first day of London Fashion Week.

And this being my 8th season I was lucky enough to create the hair for the Fashion Collective London charity fashion show to raise money for BBC Children in Need, with a star studded audience to watch big named models and celebs walk the runway for up and coming designers Mary Martin, Kikiriki, Giuseppe Iaciofano, Natasha Van and Olga Anderson. The show was covered by the Daily Mail and presented by fashionista and BBC TV personality Jay Kamiraz.

This season's hair trend was a simple sleek slick back ponytail - this elegant and classic look rocked the runway, with a few lazy waves to change things up later on using my hair heroes and a fabulous hair and makeup team.

I was so excited to do the hair for actress and TV personality Danielle Mason and for musician Chantelle Lee, amongst some beautiful American models that had flown in from across the pond for this big event.

Truly an awesome LFW - here's a few of my favourite images curtesy of Baz Seal, Magali Ledoux Photography, and Redhammer Photography. You can find more in the gallery.

Thought for the month - I ♥️my job

T xx

Love is in the hair

5 February 2018

Yay! The January blues have left us, the nights are getting lighter and Spring is just around the corner!

February is the month of love and romance, don't forget to book your appointment for beautiful hair for that special date!

Teresa is excited to announce that as well as offering the full range of milkshake haircare, HairArt is now stocking Hot Tools professional heat tools in a wide range "my favourite at the moment is the curl bar, fab for creating beautiful sexy effortless and easy Lazywaves which is such an on trend look at the moment!"

 "I'm so pleased to be offering these easy to use and must have Tools to my clients"

February is always an exciting month with London fashion week in the middle of the month and this year big shoots planned as well as making you all beautiful for your loved ones! Let the love begin!

Happy Valentines ♥️ 

Happy new you and hello 2018

15 January 2018

What an amazing end to 2017!

Early December saw Teresa attending the premier of the Lady M film alongside her team who had worked on the hair and makeup in this star studded Film. "It was fantastic to see it all put together after having the experience of being on set as lead hairstylist. I would love to do the hair for another film now I've got the taste for it."

Then came along the wonderful rush for Christmas glamour and glitter with lots of new faces and new clients from Westcott, Dorking and Surrey Hills area - working round the clock to make everyone beautiful for the festive season!

There's so many exciting things happening in 2018 - next up London fashion week - will keep you posted x 

Business of the Month in local Surrey magazine

25 November 2017

I went to meet Teresa at her home in Westcott, where she has established a tiny salon.  She works with clients both at her home and at theirs, and is an extremely experienced stylist, doing hair colouring, cutting and styling and blow dry.  She has worked in her own salon in Surbiton for many years. 

So far - so normal.  But in fact, Teresa has had an extraordinary career, starting from a chance phone call a few years ago to work on a special event being held at Olympia in London called Salon de Chocolat. 

‘No, you’ve probably never heard of it’ she said, ‘and it’s now called Chocolate Week, and it’s a huge exhibition held in Olympia every year - think of Ideal Home Exhibition for Chocolate.’  Well that sounded pretty extraordinary, so I asked her more.  ‘It’s a big event with a huge catwalk with beautiful models all walking down the catwalk in dresses made of chocolate - and they need to have their hair done, with extraordinary styles and all incorporating chocolate.   I had to do the hair of one of the models, who was stunning and had wild, red hair falling to her waist.  And I had to work the hair round a fascinator which was made by Vivien Sherriff (milliner to the Queen, The Duchess of Cambridge and many celebrities.)   And the fascinator was made of chocolate!’

So what happened next, I asked.  ‘Well, I was so lucky, they asked me to come back the next year as lead stylist, so I had carte blanche to work on any styles I wanted.  And from that I got a call to be the stylist for the Pride in London parade and event, which has four huge stages of performing musicians who give their services in support of the event.  And that led to London Fashion Week which I do every year, and then Milan Fashion week, so the last few years have been really hectic.’

With all this excitement, I wondered why Westcott should be the next step.  I know we are a seriously with-it village up to all the latest trends, but really?   Teresa told me that she and her husband Gary married in 2015 and were looking for a house in this part of Surrey.  They fell in love with their house in the village and with the village itself and moved here a year ago.   ‘I love it here’, she said.  Until a recent accident she was a keen runner, so at the moment loves walking round all the wonderful green spaces we have round the village, until she can get back to her running.  ‘Its a wonderful change of pace, to drive back from London, or come back on the train, and you just turn that corner with Leatherhead behind you and know that you are nearly home and it’s a beautiful place.’

Tell me what’s the next step I said.  ‘I just want to do the hair of everyone in Westcott’ she laughed.  ‘Well not really, but I’m very experienced, and I believe that all that creative work in London gives me a difference, a perhaps more imaginative way of looking at hairstyles, and how you can change your look.”   

‘But can you change your look just for a single event?’ I asked.  ‘Say you want to look amazing just for one day, and then go back to your normal look?’.   ‘Yes, of course’, she said ‘it’s easy because there are so many products that you can use which will just wash straight out if you want them to.  But for normal use, I have a very special range of products from Italy called Milkshake, which are a mixture of milk and honey protein which give an extraordinary sheen and natural goodness to the hair’. 

Teresa told me about the new trends for the spring - lazy waves, she called it, and new hair colours including peach blonde and strawberry blonde for the summer weather.  But for right now for the winter,  it’s all about gold and silver shine and sparkle.  So if you see a few of us floating around the village with shimmering hair in the next few weeks, you know where we’ve been, and if you chaps haven’t thought of a special present for Christmas, how about a special night out with a special hair do thrown in?   Now that’s a good idea!