Creative Senior Hairdresser Brooke specialises in textured and relaxed (but firmly-held) wedding hairstyles. She's been hairdressing for 18 years and serving brides for 8 years, working alongside makeup artist Lillybeth for more than 150 weddings! She loves creating styles for the bride who wants a vintage, boho or hippie vibe.
Now she's part of the official Lillybeth team so you can book both hair and makeup together, with another one of the Lillybeth team as your makeup artist, or hairstyling alone.
Be sure to read Brooke's reviews from past brides after the photos...
Brooke is like a little ray of sunshine: the most positive, friendly person to have round on your big day!
I booked Brooke based on the photos I’d seen and was so pleased I did! We only met about 2 weeks before the wedding when I did a trial, but she immediately understood what I was after and created a wonderful look for me.
On the day, Brooke also looked after my mum, mum-in-law and nana-in-law and we were all so happy with her services. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Brooke to anyone looking for a stylist, she was quick & efficient but most importantly did a wonderful job on making our hair look perfect and it lasted all night!! - Katrina Humphrey
Brooke did my wedding hair, my 2 bridesmaids and my mums hair. She is one of the loveliest people I have ever met. She always had a smile on her face and she was so lovely to work with, she made me laugh and on my wedding day she was able to make me relax as I was nervous. She is super talented at making your hair look amazing and knows how to work with different hair styles.
I had my hair trial 2 weeks before my wedding I knew what I wanted but didn’t know if it would work for my hair so showed the photos to Brooke and she was able to create a stunning look, I did change my hair slightly for my wedding day and Brooke did a wonderful job for all of us, we all looked amazing. It lasted right through to the end of the night and no touch ups were needed. Brooke was cool calm and collected throughout the 4 hours and professional every step of the way, arriving on time and finishing on time.
I would highly recommend her to anybody I know getting their hair done for any wedding or a special event. - Kirsty Rohde, March 2015
I was very confused about how I wanted my hair. I couldn’t even choose between up or down. At the hair trial Brooke did it in both styles and I chose half up half down. Then I decided that i thought it would look more elegant up but not in a low bun like seems to be in fashion in all the magazines at the moment. Brooke new exactly what i was thinking and on the day did my hair absolutely perfectly and made me feel like a princess.
I had 5 bridesmaids and one wanted up and one wanted down (i wanted them all the same). Brooke created a side swept intricate look that they all loved and looked so gorgeous.
Not only is Brooke amazing at what she does, she is also one of the nicest people i have ever met so sitting with her while she does your hair is like meeting up with coffee with one of your best friends, You feel very at ease as you know you are in good hands. Would recommend Brooke to any bride/bridesmaids or anyone needing their hair looking amazing for a special occasion! - Zoe Hunt, March 2015
Brooke did my hair and my 4 bridesmaids hair. She is one of the loveliest people I have ever met. She is super talented at making your hair look amazing and knows how to work with different hair-mine is super thin and a couple of my bridesmaids had quite thick hair-they all looked amazing-I know it lasts very well-we had a beach wedding so there was some wind however no touch ups were necessary-my bridesmaid that got her hair done first, at 945am, had many comments on how amazing her hair looked!
Brooke was cool calm and collected throughout the 4 hours and professional every step of the way, arriving on time and finishing on time. I would highly recommend her to anybody I know getting their hair done for any sort of event. - Rachel Berry, Feb 2015
Brooke was an amazing, joyful soul to have with me on my Wedding Day morning, making me feel so special and look so gorgeous. She skillfully created my dream hair from an image I had found searching the internet.
Her dedication even included a quick dash to the shops on the day to ensure I had the perfect nail colour to match my chosen lipstick. Thank you so much Brooke xx. Together, Brooke and Lillybeth form the perfect Wedding Day hair and make up team - at your own private location! - Leanne Bolton, Aug 2014
Brooke was an absolute delight to have as part of our special day! She was so flexible, getting up at an ungodly hour to have me, my 3 bridesmaids, flower girl and mother of the groom ready for a sunrise wedding. She lit up the morning with a huge smile and a fabulous sense of humour. Starting the day with so many laughs made everything even more magical! Brooke was super accommodating with the vague directions I gave and did a truly beautiful job of everyones hair. - Chloe, Feb 2014
When you meet her, you feel her warmth. She was such a joy to have around on my wedding morning!
At my trial, she looked at my hair, asked me what I wanted to achieve, put it up elegantly, and I loved it - sorted in one go…amazing! Brooke confidently did all five bridal party hair-ups, by 10 am (we all had shoulder-length hair, no crops or bobs to save time on). Brooke also did my Mum’s hair, and our MC’s hair, once the bridal party had departed.
All the girls looked stunning and our hair lasted from 7 am through to midnight. My hair was still immaculate the next day, and I kept it in for the next day’s celebrations. Brooke is exceptionally talented, a warm, caring, genuine person, who offers a wonderful product, and will make you feel incredible on your important day, I couldnt recommend her more highly. Nicki, July 2013
I was so happy with my bridal hair, it lasted all day and all night long without a single pin falling out…even after much dancing! Brooke was truly fantastic to work with. Her endless energy, relaxed and positive personality and natural talent really shone through on the day and she managed to create the perfect look not only for me, but also my two bridesmaids and flower girls, as well as the Mums, my sister-in-law and also a last minute request from a house guest. All this when no-one really knew what look they wanted on the day!
My wedding hair was slightly different from the trial…and even better. I look back at my photos and love my hair even more every time I see it. It suited the style of my dress and really rounded off the look I was trying to achieve. I would not hesitate to recommend Brooke, especially to overseas Bride-to-be’s who don’t know the area or local stylists. I booked Brooke from overseas and only met her a few weeks before the wedding. I was nervous going into the trial and left an hour later completely at ease and without any doubts at all.
Brooke has an amazing natural ability as a stylist and is such a friendly and caring person. She is very happy to adapt to last minute ideas and changes (without any hesitation) and her beautiful personality just made the whole morning of hair and make-up so relaxed for everyone. I can’t sing her praises enough. Thanks Brooke xx Shelley Martin, April 2013
Brooke truly amazed me .. When I met her for the trial I honestly did not hold out much hope that anything amazing could be done to make my short bob look any different. But I turned out to be completely wrong, Brooke made me look like I had heaps of hair and pinned all up in a lovely up do that I never thought I would have.
Brooke is super friendly and easy to talk to with a great sense of humour, but more importantly she is very professional and talented at what she does. My amazing do lasted the whole day and I am truly thankfull that I decided to give my a hair a trial run. I now have some beautiful photos to show for it. - Nicky Rolleston, Sept 2012
Brooke has such a lovely, bubbly personality that instantly puts you at ease as she works magic with your hair. I recieved lots of compliments on my hair style and it stayed in place the entire night (and much of the next day), even when I got caught in the rain during photo’s. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting a professional hair stylist. Joanna, Feb 2012
Brooke was great and listened to what I had to say - I didn’t have a pic to go by - just an image in my head and she got it spot on! We had a trial and that was really beneficial to do. She also did my bridesmaids hair and we both loved the end result! I wanted a natural look - with waves in it. I have long straight hair but the waves stayed in all day. I loved it so much I didn’t touch my hair the next day as the waves were still there! I love how my hair looks in the photo’s and would definitely recommend Brooke to do your bridal hair!
(The flower girls also had curls put in and they looked so cute!) - Jo Laurie, Dec 2011
I booked Brooke a little last minute as my original hairdresser fell through. She is really lovely and good at what she does. She did my hair and four bridesmaids and wasn’t at all fazed when I said I showed her the bucket of flowers I wanted her to pin into my bridesmaids hair. She’s super flexible and works really fast and doesn’t compromise on quality. Highly recommend!
Thanks so much for making our hair look so stunning Xx
Amber May - Feb 2014
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