The Mum Club Featuring Abigail Constanza Bridal Stylist
Training at a little salon in Glastonbury, Abi then went to work at Bath's infamous Melanie Giles salon. It was from Melanie Giles where she started the process of building up her own brand and creating a business focused on bridal hair. She wanted to make women feel thier most beautiful on thier wedding days. With hat in mind Abigail Constaza Bridal Stylist was born.
MY NAME IS … Abi Constanza
MY BRAND IS… Abigail Constanza Bridal Stylist
I LIVE IN… Bathford
I FEEL MOST AT HOME… when I'm being creative.
I AM A MUM AND…I am still "cool". A close friend said to me, shortly after i'd told her I was pregnant, "you'll stay cool and be a cool mum". I'd never thought of myself as cool but I was ecstatic that she did, (she is THE COOLEST person I know!). So now and again I like to tell myself I'm still cool. Whether its true or not, it makes me feel better about walking around with sick on my shoulder.
THINGS THAT KEEP ME AWAKE AT NIGHT… an over active mind and occasionally my shouty princess. Not much else, we are a sleep loving family.
WHEN I GREW UP I WANTED TO BE… a mother and a bridal designer.
MY FIRST STEPS TAKEN TO START MY BRAND WERE... Being part of multiple photo shoots and realising my underlying obsession with weddings. I knew then this was something I needed to do!
THE HARDEST PART OF MOTHERHOOD IS…the cabin fever. It's SO easy as a new mum to become a hermit and just forget to socialise and get out. One of the best things that happened for me, was having an old work colleague go through the madness at a similar time. It's great to have someone who is as freaked out, overwhelmed and in love with it as much as you.
THIS KEEPS ME SANE... Working, it brings back my pre-mummy self and keeps my mind fresh. Thats my 'me' time. Oh and chocolate, chocolate always helps.
I COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT (PHYSICAL OBJECT)... My mobile, I mean how did anyone cope before? I run my life from it. And again chocolate.
MY BIGGEST RISK... Leaving a comfortable job.
MY BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT... That has got to be my beautiful family.
MY BEST PIECE OF ADVICE…don't let anyone force their opinions on you, wether thats in parenting or in business. People tell you what you can't do far too often. You can do whatever you want and feel is right for you.
AND LASTLY A PERSONAL ONE! I WOULD HAVE DONE THIS DIFFERENTLY IN MY LABOUR… demanded an epidural at the start! haha!