Tell me a little bit about your business!
Hi, I’m Christy, owner and stylist of Simply Captivating Salon. My specialty is bridal and formal hair styling. I’ve been styling for weddings in the Pittsburgh area for over seven years and absolutely love what I do.
“Simple. Beautiful. You.” is what my business is all about. My goal for each of my clients is to make their day as SIMPLE as possible by traveling on-location to their getting-ready venue of choice. Every client is beautiful in their own special, unique way. When my brides come to me for their trial, it gives me a chance to meet them, and learn who they are. My main goal is to customize a look to enhance each client’s natural beauty and style for their wedding day. We all want to feel like ourselves on an important day, but we want to be the BEST version of ourselves. I want my clients to look back at their wedding photos and think “WOW, look at me! I looked amazing but I still felt and looked like myself.”
What makes your work unique?
My salon business is unique because I specialize in weddings and formal hair styling. With over 150 5-star reviews, I am so happy to know so many of my clients have been pleased with my work and have taken the time to share their experience. My goal is to create a unique style for each of my clients based on their own hair texture, thickness, and desired look. That’s the fun part of my job; every style is unique!
What is your ideal client like?
My ideal client is a pleased client! I really don’t have an ideal client; I enjoy working with and meeting all types of people and using my creativity to create a unique, customized style for each person.
How do you determine what look a bride is going for?
My approach to wedding day beauty for my brides is two-fold. First, I approach the trial (which is included in my bridal fee) the same as trying on a wedding dress. The trial is to try out a style (or two) to see if that’s the right look for the big day. Then, I ask myself and my client these questions: What can we do to improve the style? Do you like how the style is photographed? Do you feel like yourself? Based on the answers to these questions, I modify the style to improve it and make it the best version for her. This process really helps my brides feel comfortable knowing that we are a team working together to achieve the best possible look for her on her big day.
Do you provide on-location services?
Yes, I am fully insured and specialize in on-location services.