Yvana has been a hairdresser for the last 19 years, but her passion for locks started long before that, as she grew up watching her own mum work in the very same industry.
She did her first wedding in 2006 and really fell in love with the bridal industry.
In 2014, things were kicked up a notch due to demand as nonstop bookings kept flowing in – all from gorgeous brides preparing for their fairytale weddings…
After overcoming her own self-doubt and embracing the work (and praise that came from it), Yvana decided to make the shift from the colour world to concentrate completely on Weddings and Events.
She takes every chance she can to upskill, and attends workshops and the like to ensure she is always at the forefront of what’s happening in the industry. Like most people who take pride in what they do, she is always critical of her work – which pushes her to be her best at all times, so that her brides will look and feel their most beautiful.
“I love seeing everyone’s individual styles as well as seeing each entire wedding come together. On the day I’m there first thing, right up until the veil or finishing touches are done – and the bride is ready to walk out the door. I can also help coordinate the bridal party and get them into their dresses, as I know how fast the day can disappear. If I can do anything to assist in minimising the stress and rush of the day, I will. This includes working with the makeup artist to make sure we are running on time."
Yvana is completely mobile and will travel to the brides’ location, in Tauranga, the wider Bay of Plenty, and Gisborne. Trials are done in her studio from home one to two weeks before the wedding - but can be arranged one month in advance at an additional cost.
$240 (includes trial)
Bride only Hair
$280 (includes trial)
Mother of the Bride
TRAVEL COSTS: 76c per KM out of the city
Locks & Lace - Hair by Yvana,
was honoured to be a finalist in the
2019 National Wedding Industry Awards.
I highly recommend Yvana for wedding hair! Right from before the trial run, she was so helpful and creative, able to help me with what style would suit me, my bridesmaids and my fit wedding style.
She is the ultimate perfectionist so was confident we were all going to look great! I’ve had so many compliments on how amazing our hair looked!
Thank you so much!
Choosing a hair stylist for my big day was easy, I simply would not have anyone else but Yvana. (I even changed the date of my wedding to a date that Yvana was free - priorities ha).
I knew that if she was doing mine and my bridesmaids hair, it would be one less thing I had to worry about as I always love what she does. She is such a perfectionist although her style is so chic and effortless. Nothing looks too ‘done’ or stiff, just soft, easy and beautiful, exactly what I wanted for my wedding day. She understands hair well and did slightly different styles on each of my bridesmaids depending on their hair to ensure it stayed in place all day and night.
She has been doing my hair for over 10 years and I always walk out in LOVE with my hair! X