ALICIA MELANSON SALON & BLOW-DRY BAR
A silver winner in The Coast's Best of Weddings survey and one of Wedding Bells' top 10 wedding stylists, Alicia Melanson and her team specialize in wedding, offering both salon and mobile services in hair, makeup and aesthetics. For extra fun—her blow-dry bar caters to wedding parties and bachelorette festivities.
1727 Barrington Street, 433-1616
ALLURE HAIR LOUNGE
Allure Hair Lounge is on the relaxed side of funky, committed to keeping up with the latest styles and techniques. Also a full service salon and spa, your whole wedding party can be accommodated while prepping for the big day.
115 Portland Street, Dartmouth, 464-0606
Béo does everything and when will you have a better excuse to treat yourself? Start with a blueberry soy sugar scrub to get your skin extra soft, move on to mani-pedis and finish it up with a bridal upsweep and full makeup. You can even get the groom to indulge in a gentleman's hand treatment and couples massage if you really want to go crazy.
60B Queen Street, Dartmouth, 469-2244
BOWTIQUE HAIR & MAKEUP SALON
Owner Meg Ryan specializes in wedding hair and make-up and hires only experienced and talented stylists for her team. The ladies at Bowtique make hair and makeup their passion and will ensure you leave with a smile on your face.
1668 Barrington Street, 407-4331
CHANTELLE BROWN MAKE-UP
Chantal Brown works as a freelance make-up artist and has been trained to work in TV, film and for special occasions, and with prosthetics, hair, and make-up. What better feeling than to be in the hands of someone so experienced for your wedding day? Claire would be happy to discuss that perfect look for the wedding of your dreams!
Halifax, Nova Scotia, 452.7685
Chatters Salons began with a couple shops in 1988 and is now a nation-wide chain and the largest provider of beauty products in Canada. Its has 95 locations, including one in Bayers Lake where you can get cut, coloured and styled or choose cosmetics from a variety of lines including Cuccio, Doll Face and Y-Spa. Also located in Bayers Lake at 194 Chain Lake Drive (407-4121) and Mic Mac Mall at 147-21 Mic Mac Boulevard (469-4009)
Dartmouth Crossing, 86 Hector Gate, Dartmouth 407-1011
Chrine will help you and your bridesmaids to look absolutely gorgeous, whether you are going for the natural look or something more fancy. Chirine worked with MAC when they made their debut in the Maritimes and has done hair make-up for events such as the Juno’s. She ran her own Salon for awhile, now she serves her clients through the Hair Artistic and Laser Clinic.
287 Lacewood Drive, 902-457-2266
Over two appointments, brides can discuss with the make-up consultants how they'd like to look on the day. The first appointment includes a full make-up application, while the second, on the wedding day, is the complete look. All of which will set you back $70.
59 Portland Street, 464-9015
FOXY MOON HAIR GALLERY
With Saskia Roch aesthetics under the same roof, you can have manicures, pedicures and facials, to go along with your hair (updos and wedding make-up available, too). You’ll get one-on-one, individual care, given the intimacy of the place, but be sure to book a week in advance.
2725 Agricola Street 444-7675
FRED. BEAUTY FOOD ART. AND WHET CAFE
Under the direction of Fred Connors, FRED offers two bridal beauty plans---one express, one deluxe. The deluxe “essential” bridal beauty package offers extensive consulting to determine the wedding party beauty budget, the aesthetic style of the wedding and optimal looks for the bridal party. In addition to hair, nail, skin and makeup plans, bridal gown shopping services are also offered.
2606 Agricola Street, 423-5400
HAIRDRESSERS’ MARKET INC.
Even DIY mavens need a little help sometimes. At Atlantic Canada's only wholesale/retail professional hair and beauty products supplier you'll be able to find the perfect products to get that wedding look at the fraction of the price. Choose from plenty of hair accessories (including actual hair, you know if you need it), makeup and every kind of professional tool you can think of to make that mop sit just right.
1226 Hollis Street, 425-3225
For all laser services needs, aesthetics, makeup or hair needs, Hair Artistic can provide any bridal party with the look you desire. Updos start at $60 and any appointments should be made at least a month in advance, depending on the size of your party.
287 Lacewood Drive Unit 112 457-2266
HALEY KENNEDY MAKEUP ARTISTRY
A licensed makeup artist with years of experience, specializing in beauty and photography makeup. Haley Kennedy provides a beautiful, professional makeup application making the bride feel her most beautiful on the special day. With a focus on bringing out the natural beauty in her clients, she will work with them to achieve exactly what they want.
THE HEAD SHOPPE
Drop by one of the many Halifax locations for all hair services, from extentions and colour to waxing, as well as all the things every bride needs on the big day; conditioning treatments, texturing, manis and pedis.
Other locations include: Scotia Square Mall, 5201 Duke St, Lower Level, 423-7103
318 Herring Cove Road, 477-6494
The Village at Bayers Road, 7071 Bayers Road,423-6124
10 Thorne Ave, 455-1504
Mic Mac Mall, 21 Micmac Boulevard, Dartmouth, 465-3747
644 Portland Street, 462-1511
1038 Cole Harbour Road, 434-6034
Halifax Shopping Centre, 7001 Mumford Road, 454-8668
JAY WELLS SALON
Jay Wells offers a selection of spa services (hair removal, hair tints and hand and foot care) along with some of the best hair care any bride could want, including cuts, styles and extensions, as well as makeup and lessons on its application. Be sure to book in advance depending on the size of your wedding party and what you’re looking for.
2120 Brunswick Street 422-3532
JONATHAN NEIL SALON & SPA
With a series of aesthetic packages, including facials, manis and pedis, brow waxing and all sorts of spa services. Call about bridal packages, and be sure to book a few months in advance.
1333 South Park Street, 422-6597
KARA'S URBAN DAY SPA
Kara’s Urban Day Spa has three locations---Halifax, Dartmouth and Cole Harbour---to set you up with all the spa and salon services any bride and her party could need, including therapeutic body wrap and rejuvenating skin treatments. Kara’s can get you a little ink as well---perhaps you’re looking for a tattoo of your beloved’s name?
5980 Spring Garden Road 422-3900
Lauren Arbuckle is a hair stylist and master makeup artist who specializes in bridal hair and makeup. You take a seat in her chair at Bowtique Hair and Makeup or find her online.
MAKE-UP ARTIST ALLISON MCBRIDE
Allison McBride is a licenced make-up artist who's worked with local photographers and in the film industry. She has experience making brides look beautiful and is available to be booked with a phone call!
SELENA MARCHAND MAKEUP
A Halifax-based makeup artist who specializes in fashion and weddings. "Everyone is different," she explains. "Some people want to have a natural look and some more dramatic. I just want you to feel like a polished version of yourself on your big day, whatever that may be!"
SHADES OF PINK NAIL SALON
Shades of Pink Nail Salon endeavours to set the highest standards in gel enhancements, nail art, nail health, quality products, sanitation, and exemplary client care, and can be an essential destination for any bridal party in advance of the day. Any bookings should be done at least two weeks in advance, three weeks to a month to be sure.
Sunnyside Mall, 1595 Bedford Highway, 406-7465 (nails), 406-4002 (hair) www.shadesofbedford.ca/
Being the Best Hair Salon in The Coast’s Best of Halifax readers’ poll means a number of things, but mostly that clients of Thumpers are a loyal and good-looking bunch. And FYI, Thumpers tells us trends they’re working with include “soft loose chignons or upswept hair with a natural elegance.”
1455 South Park Street, 429-4900
TOTALLY YOURS SALON & SPA
From nails to hair to brows, waxes and facials, Totally Yours has totally all you'll need to look your best on a wedding day, whether yours or someone else's. Set aside 45 minutes per person and book it as early as possible.
5595 Fenwick Street, 429-2852
VICKY MINA MAKEUP ARTISTRY
Vicky has a professional license and does make-up for many Halifax brides, applying only the best techniques she knows. She will make brides look their most beautiful from the exchanging of their of vows to the first wedding dance.