“With a baby I hardly get the chance to ever watch something in full anymore… haha! But, I have started watching the Tiger King.” Becca Hunton on her lockdown Netflix recommendation
Renowned for whipping up to-die-for bohemian bridal beauty looks, Becca Hunton is the hair and make-up expert every bride wants to have on-hand on the morning of their big day. I’ve previously referred to her as “some sort of blush-wielding, mascara-applying, hair pin-pinning wizard,” and I still stand by this (what she does is pretty magic). Read on to discover how this bossbabe is handling lockdown, including whats on her quaratine reading list and why she’s so delighted to see a Hobnob again…
#1 Provide us with three words that sum-up how you were feeling about lockdown when it first started, and then three words about how you feel now:
Before: “Heartbroken, scared, anxious.”
After: “Positive, grateful, brighter.”
#2 What time do you get up? Has this changed? Is life a little slower? Talk to us about your new daily routine…
“I have a little 10 month old baby so our day hasn’t changed that much. We get up around 7ish, breakfast, walk, and while she naps – usually for a couple of hours – that’s my time to get work done. I’ve been practising new hair-styling techniques using an Ulyana Aster online course as well as making Insta vids (something I’ve been meaning to do for ages and have always been scared of/talked myself out of) but lockdown has forced me to show my face more on Instagram and it’s not been that bad at all! I’m actually quite enjoying making them. In the afternoon we sometimes walk again or we’ve been playing in the garden, and doing the odd Joe Wicks work out.”
#3 How is lockdown impacting your business, and how can people support you?
“Lockdown has meant my business can’t operate at the moment until restrictions are lifted. You could show your support by following my Instagram (here) and liking and sharing my posts! That way I’m still getting out there and people are seeing my work.”
#4 Name three local businesses you are supporting or would like to support more…
No.2 Alabaster Dream
#5 What’s your favourite isolation snack?
Becca Hunton: “Hot cross buns.”
#6 What’s your most recommended quarantine pick-me-up when you’re feeling down?
“Going for a run, it gives me a break and a chance to clear my head and have a bit of me time!”
#7 What’s the item you can now NEVER find in the supermarket (and consequently dream continuously about)…
“Hobnobs!! But, we’ve managed to get some now so happiness is regained!!”
#8 What’s the strangest thing that’s happened during your lockdown period…
“Not sure I’ve had one!”
#9 Favourite app for keeping in touch digitally with friends and family?
#10 Name your lockdown hate:
“Not being able to go out and socialise.”
#11 Name your lockdown love:
“Spending so much time with my little family.”
#12 The person(s) you will hug first when social distancing is no longer in place?
#13 An act of kindness towards you that you’ve really appreciated?
“Free cakes left on the doorstep from @bitesizebakes.”
#14 Talk to us about what’s new at your brand?
“Literally days before lockdown I teamed up with Rock n Roll Bride on an “Elton” inspired editorial. I did the hair on this shoot and it’s made the front cover of the latest issue…woo!!
My work is also on the front cover of the latest issue of Unveiled too (hair and make-up).
The only other news things are: creating videos/ tutorials for Instagram and working my way through the Ulyana Aster online course!”
#15 Name three things the lockdown has made you grateful for:
No.1 “My health.”
No.2 “My family.”
No.3 “How many close supportive friends I have.”
#16 Which restaurant will you dine at first once restrictions are lifted?
“Ooh, Tomahawks Steakhouse.”
#17 What series have you now completed on Netflix? Any recommendations?
“With a baby I hardly get the chance to ever watch something in full anymore… haha! But, I have started watching the Tiger King.”
#18 What would be your quarantine book list?
#19 And, finally, your quarantine cocktail/tipple of choice?
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