Kelly Hanks Hair Design

My name is Kelly and I’m a hairdresser with 25 years experience in the hairdressing industry. I’m fully qualified in all aspects of hairdressing but my absolute passion is bridal hair and up styling. I’m based in South Yorkshire where over the years I’ve worked in busy salons as well as being a freelance hairdresser.

Now I’m extremely lucky to run my own business and work from my lovely home studio in Barnsley. For your wedding day I am freelance, so don’t worry I travel far and wide. I even travel abroad if you’re having a destination wedding. Enjoy a wonderful relaxing morning at the venue of your choice. Sit back, sip champagne and let me take all the stress away while you are totally pampered.

I was truly honoured to WIN both the 2019 and 2020 regional Wedding industry awards for ‘wedding hairstylist of the year’ Yorkshire and the North East. As a regional winner I went through to the National finals and in 2019 I came runner up winning a highly commended award. In January 2020 and the icing on the cake I finally won the national finals to be crowned ‘wedding hairstylist of the year’ for the UK. An absolute career highlight and something I’m so immensely proud of.

Please don’t hesitate to send me a message, I look forward to hearing from you and hope to work with you soon.


Kelly is literally MAGIC!!! Is there anything this gal can’t do with hair?! She worked wonders on me and my bridesmaids recently, making every one of us not only look amazing but feel so special too. Her creativity and skill is second to none. Being around Kelly is uplifting and such fun as she is genuinely warm and friendly - she is the perfect person to have around on the morning of your wedding. It is clear she loves what she does and she certainly excels at it. I don’t think anyone has ever styled my hair and it last all day and night, I didn’t want to take it out! Thank you so much really are amazing! Jo Birkinshaw
Kelly, what a wonderful woman you are. From first booking right to the day, you were brilliant. I cannot recommend you enough. My bridesmaids and my mum absolutely loved their hair, even though they didn't have a trial, you exceeded their expectations and mine!!! We had so many compliments on the day and you were right- my veil did not move all day!!! For anyone looking for bridal hair/special occasion hair, look no further- you've found her! You are a lovely lady, calm, fun, energetic; everything that's needed the morning of the wedding, you sang with us and laughed with us and helped us to create some fantastic memories. I've just received my professional photos and my hair looks even better on pictures haha! Thank you so much again for bringing my vision to life, you are wonderful!Georgina Huston
Wow! Kelly did mine and my 2 bridesmaids hair for my wedding, not only is she the loveliest person you could meet she is amazingly talented! She made me and my bridesmaids look a million dollars. I was worried, not having my hair up and styled very often about how it would feel but it was an absolute dream and felt so light! Exactly what you want on your wedding day. My partner absolutely loved it too and commented on how intricate and beautiful it was. I got so many comments on how lovely it looked, thanks so much for helping to make my day perfect Kelly.Rachael Hall

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