Lincoln businesswoman expands hair and beauty enterprise

A renowned Lincoln-based hair and makeup artist has launched two new ventures after the success of her wedding hair company.

Emily Kent has made a lasting mark on the beauty industry, appearing in well known glossy magazines like Elle and Get the Gloss, and now she has her sights set on breaking into new glamorous lines.

The beauty entrepreneur says that while her flagship Wedding Hair Company is ever-expanding with new partners including Etsy, she’s setting herself some unique business challenges.

Feather and Coal is Emily’s new bridal headwear range, with her sketches and ideas becoming a reality after a trip to India.

Emily's creations for her new venture Feather and Coal.

Emily’s creations for her new venture Feather and Coal.

“Feather and Coal has really grown from my experience with bridal hair and in a way is something I have fallen into”, explained Emily.

“I never actively sat down to ‘design’ the collection, it was more a case of making mini sketches or notes about ideas I had over the years.

“I made prototypes and worked out basics on my own and then narrowed this first collection down to six pieces which I then took to India to a hand beading studio.

“It was incredible to develop them with the skilled artisans out there, I truly believe that India is the only destination for intricate hand beading.

“I am so delighted with how the collection has turned out and I still have a lot of other designs in my notes that I hope to develop for seasons to come.”

Branching into the events market, Emily has also launched a training project with a difference, one which she said “brings out (her) personality the most”.

The Barnet Fair is a pop up ‘hair education’ company which teaches people “how to make their hair look gorgeous”.

The Barnet Fair is available to hire and has been popping up at festivals and large events around the country.

The Barnet Fair is available to hire and has been popping up at festivals and large events around the country.

“The hair education side of things is what the brand is built on”, said Emily. “Our courses teach people how to get the best out of their hair with simple tailored courses, specific to their hair and needs.

“The events side of the business is in place so that we are adaptable and can reach out to wide range of different brands and ideas, and cater for them all.

“We have had our first exciting project for this side of things already, as we recently appeared at Lost Village Festival, we were on site offering hair styling, face painting and a general fun hang out over the course of the weekend.”