ASHLEIGH MCISAAC MAKEUP ARTIST
A mobile makeup artist and educator, Ashleigh McIsaac became a certified makeup artist in 2007 and has been working in the field ever since. She offers services ranging from headshots, parties, graduations, fitness competitions, lessons and lifestyle shoots, but takes a special interest in wedding makeup. Contact her for a custom quote.
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, 902464-0606, allurehairlounge.com
DOWNTOWN SALON SPA
Downtown 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.
60 Queen Street, Dartmouth, 902-469-2244, downtownsalonspa.ca
BOWTIQUE HAIR & MAKEUP SALON
Meg Ryan has gathered quite the cast talent to round out her Bowtique team of stylists and makeup artists. The award-winning staff here offer regular services in cuts, colours, styles and extensions—as well as makeup. But when it comes to weddings, Bowtique is happy to go above and beyond, booking for groups both in-salon and off-site, to keep everyone in your party in top-form all day long.
1861 Granville Street, 902-407-4331, bowtiquehairandmakeup.com
CHANTELLE BROWN MAKE-UP
Chantelle 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, 902-452.7685, chantellebrownmakeup.com
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 over 100 locations, including one in Bayers Lake where you can get cut, coloured and styled or choose cosmetics from a variety of lines.
194 Chain Lake Drive ,902-407-4121, Mic Mac Mall, 902-469-4009, , 86 Hector Gate, 902- 407-1011, chatters.ca
Offering services in electrolysis, colour analysis, aesthetics and makeup that can help to make your wedding prep a breeze.
59 Portland Street, 902-464-9015, coloursdartmouth.com
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, 902-444-7675, foxymoon.ca
FRED.style on Agricola Street offers the city’s best in beauty. Fred Connors, recognized by Wedding Bells magazine as one of the top bridal stylists in Canada leads a team of experts who are guaranteed to deliver the best possible results on this special day.
2713 Agricola Street, 902-423-5400, fredsalon.ca
THE HEAD SHOPPE
Drop by one of the many Halifax locations for all hair services, from extensions 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, 902-423-7103
318 Herring Cove Road, 902-477-6494
The Village at Bayers Road, 7071 Bayers Road, 902-423-6124
10 Thorne Ave, 902-455-1504
Mic Mac Mall, 21 Micmac Boulevard, Dartmouth, 902-465-3747
644 Portland Street, 902-462-1511
1038 Cole Harbour Road, 902-434-6034
Halifax Shopping Centre, 7001 Mumford Road, 902- 454-8668
HEATHER ROSE MAKEUP ARTISTRY
Heather is a licensed make-up artist who has done make-up for weddings, music videos, photo shoots and more and offers her services throughout Nova Scotia. She will make you look fantastic for your special day.
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, 902-422-3532, jaywellssalon.com
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.
5980 Spring Garden Road 422-3900
940 Cole Harbour Road, Dartmouth 902-462-6556
650 Portland Street, Dartmouth 902.444-4247, karasurbandayspa.com
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 licensed make-up artist who’s worked with local photographers and in the film industry.
A makeup artist with over 10 years experience, Naphtali has a well-developed portfolio of working with photographers, brands and brides. “Passionate about exposing the beauty that lies within every face she touches,” she’s a Best of Halifax Weddings award winner, and a household name in Halifax.
SASHA TAYLOR MAKEUP ARTIST
Sasha is an award winning makeup artist who provides makeup services for weddings, photography, commercials, TV and film. Sasha comes highly recommended because of her positive attitude, flawlessly blended makeup applications and the ability to bring out her client’s best features. Due to client demand and the desire to challenge herself as an artist, Sasha has completed training to become a certified lash extension technician.
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 BEDFORD
A hair and nail salon in one, Shades of Bedford offers colours, cuts and special occasion hair as well as manis, pedis, eyelash extensions and facial waxing.
Sunnyside Mall, 1595 Bedford Highway, 902-406-7465 (nails), 902-406-4002 (hair), shadesofbedford.ca
A seasoned vet on the salon scene, Thumpers is an award-winning downtown salon that offers always stylish and high quality services in colours, cuts, treatments and styling. Call on Thumpers for expert opinions and A+ products.
1455 South Park Street, 902-429-4900, thumperssalon.com
VICKY MINA MAKEUP ARTISTRY
Vicky Mina is a makeup boss. Known for creating flawless looks for brides and wedding parties, Mina brings over a decade of experience to the table. A Best of Halifax Weddings winner, she’s well versed in all kinds of looks, from classic to natural to the latest trends, and has her own line of cosmetics.