MY STORY

Amy Wyant, Lead Stylist/Owner

Gracie Mae Bridal Hair is a perfect example of one of those times in life that you find something that you love doing, and let the rest take care of itself.  After 15 years in management and 6 years in cosmetology, I was certain of mostly 1 thing:  I was burnt out!  I was struggling to juggle the demands of having a career, being a mother and wife, maintaining friendships and faith, and everything in between! 

Like many others, the pandemic shut down affected me in ways I didn't expect.  I actually ENJOYED slowing down!  This was shocking to me, because I was once the woman who lived by the mantra of "Coffee. Mascara. Hustle." For once, everything important began to come into perspective.  I was also on maternity leave during this time with my third baby.  I did go back to work as a district manager for a salon franchise, but only for a little while.  Before long, I had submitted my resignation to stay home with my children and put my family first.  

After just a few months, I began missing my LOVE for styling hair and need for creativity.  I have styled hair for countless formal events throughout the years, including my bride and full bridal party in 2015 followed by dozens of others until 2020.  Despite my enjoyment and experience, I never advertised my services until finally in the fall of 2020 I created my facebook page for Gracie Mae Bridal Hair.  My inspiration?  My children - Adam, Lainey Grace, and Lillia Mae
(which is where I got the name Gracie Mae!  Not to mention, it's a little more catchy than "Hairstyles by Amy," don't you think!?)

Fast forward and I have had the honor of having over 70 brides from 2021 to 2022 invite me to be a part of their special days - along with all of the bridal parties (hundreds of styles!). 

The process has been exhilarating!  There is one thing for sure - I LOVE weddings and adore BRIDES even more!

The lessons I have learned in my personal life of slowing down and keeping values and priorities aligned span across my bridal business.  I truly believe that brides DESERVE to have peace and presence of mind in such an important day in their lives.  It doesn't have to be crazy or stressful (unless you're into that kind of thing!).  You CAN relax, you CAN make your day whatever you want it to be!   

I truly believe this... 

Of all the days you are pulled in a million different directions, your wedding day doesn't have to be one of them.  

I would be so honored to help you every step of the way! 

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