An Interview With Top UK Wedding Hair Stylist, Severin Hubert of ‘Hepburn Collection’…


"When I create a wedding hairstyle, I look to create a certain magic…..
je fais des contes de fées amoureux.”

Severin Hubert, Hepburn Collection


I receive a lot of emails from Brides asking me if I can recommend a hair stylist for the wedding day, and usually, I always shave just one answer:  Yes I can…

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – All Photography on this page, Copyright (c) 2011, Sacco & Sacco Photography

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You want to know who it is now don't you? 🙂 Of course, I'm happy to tell you it is the wonderful French man that is Severin Hubert, who, via his company 'Hepburn Collection', offers a full suite of wedding day hair styling services with a touch of creative French flair.

Hepburn Collection was founded in 2006 and has since become one of the UK's most reputable wedding hair specialists.

That's Severin and I below at Love My Dress Summer Soiree last month – he is one of a very small number of people I would trust completely to style my hair for a very important event. And he is certainly the only person I know out there who can work a fabulous marcel wave and 20's inspired finger curl look…. 

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – All Photography on this page, Copyright (c) 2011, Katy Lunsford

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I have worked with Severin several times infact and he is amazing to be around; calm, focussed and with a great sense of humour – which is brilliant to get you through those nervous moments…


Severin {that's him below} and Hepburn Collection' are based just outside of London in Surrey but travel throughout the UK and internationally.  Just to emphasise this, this means that it doesn't matter where you are located, Severin can come to you to style your hair on your wedding day. And Severin's fees are very reasonable too!


"My starting years were at college and from there I gained experience working in a salon close to my home town in Blois, France. It was here that I had my first taste of dressing hair…our evenings were spent practicing on endless dolly heads!"

The image below is from 'The Big Fat Bloggers Photoshoot', where Severin styled my hair beautifully with a 1930's inspired marcel wave

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, Devlin Photos 


 "I was entered into competitions for my artistic work but unfortunately I became tired and frustrated at not being able to get my hands on the real thing…a woman's head! I had been invited to a show in Paris to see the maestro of hair, Jean-Pierre Cazaus and it was here that I became truly inspired, the man was a genius and I wanted to be like him.

I pestered him into hiring me as his junior so that I could watch and learn – he was my vision for the future…"

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Severin also styled my hair for my recent PR shoot with Polly Alexandre.  I was very nervous about this shoot, but the experience of preparing for the shoot with Sev really put me at ease…

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – All Photography on this page, Copyright (c) 2011, Polly Alexandre

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"From Paris to London I travelled with a one way ticket. I was still driven by dressing hair and with sheer determination I quickly became involved in the world of session work in the music and fashion industry…."

The images below is taken from 'A Sneak Peek – Behind The Scenes at the 'Big Fat UK Wedding Bloggers Photoshoot' with Luellas Boudoir'

Love My Dress Wedding Blog, Photography Copyright (c) 2011, Amy Bartlam for Devlin Photos


"Here I was on my own and was allowed to express myself to another level but I wanted something more…a connection with the person. A fellow hairdresser and friend who dressed the hair of brides only encouraged me to follow in the same footsteps and Hepburn Collection was born!"

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Hepburn Collection prices very much depend on the number of people in the bridal party, though Severin can create bespoke packages for all of clients, depending on their needs and the location of the wedding. To give you an idea of the type of packages available, click here.

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I asked Severin if he could talk me through one of his favourite hair styles…

"There is one that has a very special place in my heart, not just because of the style but because it was the first time that I fully understood what I wanted Hepburn Collection to represent. For us it's not just about creating a hair style on a head. It's about the woman, who she is and what she represents. Her wedding day is one of the biggest days of her life and it's not just the dress that's important, it's the hair, makeup, the "whole" look.

So when I met our bride-to-be, she and her dress designer, Stephen Hanks, had very specific ideas on what they wanted for the hair creation. There was a lot going on with the hair accessories such as flowers and this wonderful black fabric belt encrusted with rhinestones. It was my job to find a way of incorporating them into the hair.  The three of us sat down and set to work. The process was long as this wonderful belt was not the easiest to place in the hair. But the finished look of the bride in her dress complete with hair and makeup was stunning.

"I suppose what I'm trying to say is it's not just about saying, "Hi, I'm the hairdresser" and here we go. There is a story behind every bride's hair that I create. There is a process, a design, a special relationship…it's about the whole experience and bringing it all together. Therefore my favourite hairstyles I have are all of them because it's purely about the bride on her special day…"

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I was curious to know what Sev sees as the latest wedding hair trends…

"Ballerina buns are hugely popular right now. The beauty of this style is there are so many variations from relaxed, soft and romantic to structured – all can be achieved depending on what the bride is looking for…"

Images below from the 'Be Beautiful Photoshoot'

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, Nobu Yamaguchi, Sponsored by Milkshake Hair Products
Hair: Severin Hubert
, Make-up: Lucy Baker, Dresses: Tobi Hannah {top} + Matthew Williamson


"Brides are still asking for braids and I think this will continue for a while longer. Braids are fabulous for romantic, garden style weddings or for that beautiful beach setting.

Of course the other trend is the recent look of Kate Middleton – the long natural curls left either down or like Kate, half-up, half down. Pippa's style is also one that is being asked for a lot…would you believe by the bridesmaids!"

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, Funky Photographers

 That's Blogger Elizabeth from Bridal Musings above, {who I was with last Friday evening in London, lovely lady she be!}

So what about any advice for Brides to get their hair in the best condition possible in the run up to their wedding?

"To make sure your hair is in tip top condition, first take off any unsightly ends that may be splitting. Once you have had your trial with your hairdresser, do not change your style as this could alter the look for your wedding day. If in any doubt ask the stylist who is creating your hair for your wedding day when you should have a trim. 

With regards to colouring, we strongly recommend against deciding on a completely different shade just before the big day as you may not like it. For regrowth/highlights – about 10 to 14 days before is ideal. 

To condition the hair, treat yourself to a deep penetrating conditioner. You may have to spend a little more but it will be worth it. For pure indulgence treat yourself to a course of treatments at a salon."


And some more hair styles created by Severin, you can see more of these via the Summer Soiree pages…

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – All Photography on this page, Copyright (c) 2011, Katy Lunsford



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Huge thanks Severin for sharing some of your time and expertise with my readers.  For further information on Hepburn Collection, visit  I cannot recommend the services of this company highly enough 🙂

You can see other feaures on this blog that feature hair styled by Severin here:-

  Sev at work on the Summer Soiree film + The Love My Dress Summer Soiree – Part 1
♥  The Be Beautiful Shoot + Behind the scenes video interview with Severin
  The Big Fat Bloggers Photoshoot
  Behind The Scenes at the 'Big Fat UK Wedding Bloggers Photoshoot'


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I'd love some feedback on this post.  What kind of hair style are you considering for your big day, what is your inspiration. Are you an up/down or half 'n' half girl.  Will you be wearing a headpiece on your big day?

Much love all,

Annabel xXx

ps – did I tell you I've just had my hair dyed really dark brown? 😉


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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.