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 Pomponnée, 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?
La Pomponnée 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 Pomponnée 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!
Our Beauté Mobile is ready to roll too! We offer it FREE to our brides and their parties of 4 or more. We are also available for bachelorette, glam parties, spa parties, etc. for a minimum of three people. For $100 per person, choose two of the following services: hair, makeup, nails, mini facials, or chair massages.
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 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!
Do you offer airbrush makeup application?