Tell me a little bit about your business!
Hi, I’m Kristen Peckich. I truly believe that everyone deserves to be pampered everyday. With that in mind, I 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. They will also receive a 10% discount on ALL salon services from the time they retain our services up until the wedding day. Just our way of saying 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 do you determine what look a bride is going for?
We use photos for inspiration.
Do you provide on-location services?
Currently due to new state board regulations, we cannot offer services out of the salon. We have created a private suite at our Mt. Lebanon salon for bridal parties. We have two dressing rooms as well and brides can invite their photographer to take prep photos while they get ready.
Do you offer airbrush makeup application?