Wanna “get dolled up” on your wedding day? Meet La Pomponnee Beauty Artisans. This salon is a favorite of mine and I just know you’re going to love them too. From their French-glam-meets-urban-chic vibe to their friendly stylists to their unmatched beauty skills, La Pomponnee is THE hair and makeup team you want working for you on the most important day of your life. Here are just a few reasons why!
Their reputation precedes them.
La Pomponnee was started by owner Kristen in 1992 with three chairs, one manicure table, and one treatment room. Since then, it’s grown into two locations, a mobile styling RV, a team of 60+, over 1,000 bridal clients, and one killer reputation. The La Pomponnee crew is known for being extremely passionate, well-educated, professional, stylish, and kind – all the things you’d want in someone trusted with your face, hair, skin, and nails. They’ve received several “Best of the Burgh” nominations and “Best of The Knot” awards, each of which were totally deserved!
They work with and learn from the best in the biz.
Kristen is whole-heartedly committed to staying on top of the latest trends and newest techniques. That’s why her team is always provided with opportunities for workshops or trainings. Many of them have even worked as part of the AVEDA runway styling team at New York Fashion Week and (my favorite) New York Bridal Fashion Week for designers like Carolina Herrara, Naeem Khan, Monique Lhuillier, and Kelly Faetanini. Not only are these just super cool bragging rights, but experiences like this allow the La Pomponnee team to bring you up-and-coming styles, news ways of doing things, and a better overall client experience.
They’re a beauty power house.
I mentioned their team of over 60 talented individuals. This includes hair stylists, makeup artists, estheticians, nail artists, massage therapists, and even barbers (because we can’t forget about the groom and his guys!). Booking your wedding vendors can be a really daunting process. You have to scour the Internet, read reviews, get referrals, stalk their social media pages, have a consultation, etc. etc. etc. At least booking your wedding day beauty team can be a little bit easier with this one-stop-shop! You can secure everyone in charge of your wedding look in one fell swoop!
They’ll keep you looking beautiful from “Yes” to “I do”.
With a diverse menu of services, La Pomponnee can have you looking your best from the moment you get engaged to that very last dance of the wedding night. Getting beautified for your wedding is a long process and one that should be started months before the big day. Think regular massages to reduce the stress of planning, trims and color touch ups to make sure your locks are in their best shape, and even make up lessons so you can recreate great looks after saying “I do.” Their team can help you throughout the entire engagement and beyond!
They give your natural beauty a dose of glam.
It’s easy to see why La Pomponnee’s tagline is “where nature meets glam.” Their goal is to make you feel comfortable and confident in your own skin, but with a little oomph. They kick things up just a little bit with their line of AVEDA products, which harness the power of plant-derived ingredients. All AVEDA products are also cruelty-free and made in a responsible way using post-recycled packaging. Earth-lovers and beauty-lovers can finally unite!
They’ll bring the party to you.
Just a few weeks ago, La Pomponnee launched something the Pittsburgh area hasn’t seen before! The Beaute Mobile is LP’s new styling station on wheels! Complete with beauty chairs, bright lights, and mirrors, this RV has been converted into a small home for La Pomponnee’s traveling hair and makeup team. It’s perfect for events like bachelorette parties, festivals, or wedding venues that don’t have a dedicated getting-ready space. There’s nothing like having your hair and makeup team come to you on the morning of the wedding. And with LP’s Beaute Mobile, nothing’s stopping that from happening now!
They’re some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.
Not to get all sappy or anything, but owner Kristen is one of the most genuine and generous people I’ve ever met. The passion she has for her art, clients, and staff is evident within just a few moments of meeting her. This lady is hard-working, driven, and isn’t satisfied until you are, and this infectious energy has seeped into every single team member at La Pomponnee. I love going to their salon simply because they’re good people to be around! THAT’s the kind of person you want there on your wedding day!
If you’re still on the hunt for some beauty experts to help you “get dolled up” on your big day, or even if you’re just looking for a new place to get your hair cut, La Pomponnee definitely gets my glittery stamp of approval! Go see more of their work in the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide!