Courtney Weller Creative Visionairy/Owner
International Bridal Services: @indah.bridal
What beauty inspirations have you found the most influential?
Danielle from DKW Styling, all stylists who work with soft tones, ‘undone’ hairstyles, natural beauty, sombres, Guy Tang’s work, Heather Chapman’s styling, Vidal Sassoon, Toni & Guy, Davines, Bumble & Bumble,Sam Shakura from Rock House Style, Iris Apfel, Disfunktional Magazine, I could go on forever……
Tell us about your beauty education and how it made you so fabulous.
I began my career at the MBSS Hair program then I went straight into apprenticing at Fringe:hair with one of my hair hero’s, Paul Rabbit. He inspired me in many ways and taught me everything he knew as well as the luxury world of hair. Paul sent me to Vidal Sassoon in both Santa Monica and Toronto (a few times), Great Lengths Hair Extensions, & Suki’s to perfect my skills. My career then took me to work at Mod Salon with the fabulous Amy Bates who became another hair hero in my life, her desire for London took us on an amazing journey to London where we attended the Toni & Guy on Oxford. From Mod I decided to rent a chair at La Casa owned by Michele Cookson, this space was filled with such a positive energy and a freedom I didn’t know existed. Michele has inspired me to grow in so many ways and influenced me to bloom into the next chapter of my life. In June 2015 I took over La Casa from Michele, a small reno became a big reno and Purnama Style Lounge was born, influenced by the all amazing salons I worked at over the past 11 it wasn’t for all years & of course, my love for Bali. Purnama is a luxurious salon filled with passion, talent & freedom for all the stylists who work here. I am very thankful to everyone who has influenced me along the way.
What’s your specialty?
Bayalage, sombre is my jam, sunkissed hair, Great Lengths extensions, all types of braids & editorial work, creating beautiful things & planning worldly trips.
Who is your hero & why?
My Mom & Dad for always being there for me no matter what. My incredible fiance who is always supportive of all my crazy ideas and loves me for my true self. Also I adore Iris Apfel because she stays true to her self and rocks those outfits like a true fashionista.
Fav Davines Product:
It is so hard for me to name just one…… The Beautying Oi Oil is incredible but I would have to say layered with the Blowdry Primer is perfection.
Other then beautifying, what are your passions in life?
Traveling the world, spending time with my other half, hiking, hot yoga, pilates, bootcamps, cooking organically, cruising my Electra Karma bike, collecting all types of worldly music, learning about the powers of crystals, designing & creating, styling shoots, astrology & being an orchid whisperer.
You are stranded on an island, what are three things you cannot live with out?
My king, Amika Dry Shampoo & my Gypsy Soul hand dyed silk kimono.
Would you rather ride a unicorn or swim like a mermaid?
Fly on a unicorn to the ocean then swim with my sparkly mermaid tail.
Quote To Live By: "Love the life you live." Bob Marley
Favorite Scent: Our signature scent, Frangipani Flowers.
Favourite Color: GOLD
Most Memorable Travel Experience? It is too hard to choose one...getting lost in Bali, Chefchaouen Morocco, the blue city was magical, think Aladdin’s town painted 50 shades of blue. Moorea was surreal, we got to swim in the open ocean with a humpback whale and her baby. Hiking to find a family of gorillas in Uganda was pretty special too.