Vermont-based formal hair design


Q & A with Kerry Armstrong, Formal Hair Designer

What’s your passion?

Mine is hair. For more than 25 years, I’ve been styling it, playing with it, and teaching people how to do fun things with their own. I love being a part of someone’s special day, and seeing it all come together.


Each person in my bridal party had very different hair (one African American, one blonde and fine, and one thick, black Asian hair). Kerry found the right style for each of them. My own up-do was a masterpiece.

– Diana Martinez, Venue: Dorset, VT

Do you work with large groups?

We can certainly accommodate you! I have a highly skilled 2nd Stylist available who will join me if your group includes more than six people total.


Can you design from a picture?

I love seeing photos of what you want ahead of time! Pinterest is a great starting point for us to bounce ideas around. I will do my best to recreate a style from a photo, and I will be honest if I think it isn’t the right style for you.


So glad I found Kerry to style my wedding day hair! She made plenty of time for me even when I decided that I wanted to change my hair style just days before the wedding.

– Stacey, Venue: Spirit of Ethan Allan, Burlington, VT

Do you offer practice runs?

Once we have a signed contract, we can schedule a trial run.


Can you come to me?

I am more than happy to travel to your destination!


Can you do makeup?

I do not provide makeup, but I can refer you to some specialists who I enjoy working with.


A Closing Note from Kerry . . .

As a licensed cosmetologist since 2000, I am addicted, fascinated, challenged and in love with formal hair styling! I could stand in the same spot for six hours! All I need is water (and a Red Bull!!).

The creativity that takes place behind the scenes of a wedding is amazing. It’s the photographers, makeup artists, florists, hair stylists and event planners that get to have the real fun! I would love to be a part of the magic that goes into your special day!