La Pomponnee Beauty Artisans

Your wedding day = one day when you should a.) be absolutely pampered and b.) look and feel like a million bucks.  La Pomponnee Beauty Artisans has got you covered on both fronts.  With head to toe services ranging from hair, makeup, and even massage therapy, La Pomponnee will get you looking wedding picture perfect.  They love to work with a bride to learn about her ideal bridal look, go over photos for inspiration together, but then make it all work with her natural features.  In their Mt. Lebanon or McMurray salons or with their on-site services; a simple, classic look, totally glammed out, or somewhere in between, they'll create a unique bridal look just for you.  The staff is incredibly well trained and experienced, having worked backstage at New York Fashion Week and on tons of fashion photography shoots.  This means they understand the need for perfection.  Trust me when I say this – with La Pomponnee, you'll be in very good hands.

Cover photo by Angie Candell Photography

Tell me a little bit about your business!

Owner Kristen Peckich believes that everyone deserves to be pampered everyday.  With that in mind, she created La Pomponnee, which roughly translates from French to “one who has been dolled up”.  The first location opened in 1992 with a staff of six and offered many of the same services still being enjoyed today.  Since then, business has continued to flourish.  La Pomponnée now sees 250 clients a day between two Pittsburgh-area locations for cutting edge, head-to-toe services ranging from hair and makeup design to massage therapy.  As an AVEDA Lifestyle store, salon, and spa, we believe that nature is the best beauty artist of all.

What makes your work unique?  Why should brides and grooms hire you?

La Pomponnee began helping brides and their bridal parties look gorgeous 25 years ago…before the actual salon was even built.  We continuously train to bring our brides the most beautiful looks in hair and makeup, from trendy to classic.  We’ve worked backstage at Fashion Week in NYC, done hair and makeup for fashion photographers all over Pittsburgh, and understand the need for perfection.  We offer our services on-site as well as at both salons.  We also have a “Destination Bridal Team” for out-of-town weddings.  Following the initial, complimentary consultation, we will schedule the trial run as well as reserve your wedding day appointments.  We will also assist the bride in coordinating all of her beauty appointments before the wedding.

All La Pomponnee brides receive a free gift from Aveda on the day of their wedding, which includes a lipstick, dual base, travel size shampoo and travel size conditioner. Just a way to say thanks for trusting us with your most important day!

What is your ideal client like?

Our clientele varies from the natural beauty to the exotic and glam.  We love to create a unique look for each bride.

How many weddings have you done?

I believe the count is nearing 1,300!

What is your approach to wedding day beauty?

Creating a style unique to the bride and her wedding day dreams.

How do you determine what look a bride is going for?

We use photos for inspiration.

Do you provide on-location services?

Yes, locally and globally!

Our Beaute Mobile is ready to roll too!  We are available for bridal party beauty prep, bachelorette or glam parties, spa parties, etc. for a minimum of three people.  For $100 per person, choose two from the following services: hair, makeup, nails, mini facials, or chair massages.

Can brides arrange for a trial run?

We require all brides have a trial run for hair and makeup.  If they are satisfied with our work, we hold the date.

What brands of beauty products do you use?

Aveda and a variety of supplemental makeup brands

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