Owner and Senior Designer of Chémel Salon, Melissa Anderson, operates at the top her industry as an accomplished hairstylist and freelance make-up artist. Chémel Salon is and Award-winning salon featuring highly-trained hairstylists and makeup artists who are well recognized, and operate at the top of our industry. Our team specializes in; bridal/ wedding and special event. With our team’s extensive experience, we can ensure that you look your best for any occasion.
The Chémel Way
At Chémel Salon, we believe that every bride deserves to look perfectly beautiful on her wedding day. Our passion is to bring out the exquisite beauty of every bride. We strive to capture the inner and outer radiance of each client, on their glorious day.
We understand the inevitable stress that comes along with the joy of a wedding. So, we eagerly walk our brides (and the bridal party) every step of the way; from planning stages, right up to the event leading to the big event. Our expertise in preparing for these special occasions ensures our clients peace of mid.
Consultation and Pre-Trial
During Chémel Salon’s Bridal Consultation process, we encourage you to tell us about your wedding dress, your flowers and décor, how you usually wear your hair and makeup for a special occasion, etc. We intently listen in order to lend guidance towards a style that suits you best. It is during this process in which we will pair you with the designer or stylist that will fit you best. For an additional fee, you can request pre-trial run in order to assure our team will deliver a custom designed, signature look.
Your Wedding Day
Bride: You can count on Chémel Salon to create the perfect look for your wedding day. Your artists will be booked exclusively for you. As their only bride that day, you will be exactly where you should be on your wedding day: the center of their attention.
Bridal Party: Your artists will work with you on the wedding day to create any look you want for your bridal party. Bring photos as inspiration, or let us do something original and beautiful that complements your look. Mothers of the bride and groom can also be booked for hair and make-up, as well.
Agenda: We believe that preparation is the foundation for a great experience. Our administrative team will prepare a schedule for your team of artists to ensure that you and everyone in your bridal party is ready in plenty of time to begin the festivities.
Traveling / On-site Location
When it comes to your wedding day one of your most precious commodities is time. That's why Chémel Salon offers our special event services "on location." No matter the location of your wedding or special event, our team of designers are available to travel, for a nominal fee. Please be sure to indicate, during your Bridal Consultation, if you will require our on-site services, in order to insure proper coordination and an accurate price quote.
Beauty Services/Special Event Services
Chémel Salon uses only the finest hair and make-up products so you will look and feel your very best on your special day. We are confident that our team of designers will delight you and your bridal party with our exceptional work.
Whatever your signature style is; natural, romantic, sexy, chic, modern, soft, glamorous, sultry, flirty, etc., we will work with you to make your dream a reality. With our team’s extensive experience, we can create any variation of up or down or anything in between.
Whether you choose airbrush or traditional makeup, Chémel Salon will create a gorgeous look that lasts all through your wedding day and night. Our artists will bring fashion-forward thinking and create a specialized look, just for you.
Airbrush Makeup: Airbrush makeup guarantees you’ll look flawless; it veils imperfections while allowing the skin’s beauty to shine through. It is terrific for covering scars, tattoos, uneven skin tone and texture, and is ideal for special occasions.
Traditional makeup: Your artist will use the highest-quality products to ensure you have radiant skin all day long. We customize a formula for you, using a powder or cream foundation or a tinted moisturizer, and create full-coverage makeup that feels light and looks perfect.
Lashes: False eye lashes are available upon request, for an additional charge.
*Lashes subject to availability.
It is important to nourish and maintain your hair in the months, weeks, and even days leading up to your wedding day. We offer a full range of services at our salon. Please inquire with the front desk for prices and availability.
*Bridal Party Pricing
Lead Artistic Designer
Bridal Hair and Make-up From $345
Includes Airbrush foundation, lashes with application, and *lip color sample for touch-ups
Bridal Hair Only From $172.50
Includes photo session styling
Make-up Only From $172.50
Includes photo session make-up
Designer & Stylist (Excludes Lead Artistic Designer)
Bridal Hair and Make-up From $245
Bridal Hair Only From $122.50
Includes photo session styling
Make-up Only From $122.50
Includes airbrush foundation
Bridal Party Attendants From $195
Includes airbrush foundation makeup and hair
Bridal Party Attendants Make-up Only From $97.50
Includes airbrush foundation
Bridal Party Attendants Hair Only From $97.50
Includes photo session styling
Mother of the Bride/Groom (Short Hair Styling) From $75
Junior Attendants Hair only (Ages 6-12) From $85
Flower Girl (Ages 1-5) From $25
Includes Hair & light make-up
*Trial Run Pricing
Lead Artistic Designer Bridal Hair From $90
Trial run Bridal hair
Lead Artistic Designer Make-up From $90
Trial run make-up
Designer & Stylist Bridal Hair From $80
Trial run bridal hair
Designer & Stylist Make-up From $80
Trial run make-up
*Long hair may have an up charge
Chémel Salon will provide a comprehensive estimate, for the scope of services you want our team Chémel Salon to perform, for your special day. We do require a signed contract and deposit based off the total amount of services needed on the day of the event. Any changes that need to be made to the scope of services, must be made with a minimum of 60 days’ notice. Changes are subject to availability, and may reflect a price change, as well.
Top 10 Bridal Tips & Helpful Advice
If you want radiant skin and beautiful hair for your special day it’s important that you implement good hair care and skincare habits well in advance before your special day. Adopting good habits for the health of your hair and skin will give the designer’s at Chémel Salon a better canvas to work with. In the days leading up to your special day, Chémel Salon’s best advice for skin and hair preparation are:
• Get plenty of rest the night before your appointment.
• Moisturize your face to avoid any flaking of dead/dried skin. Gently exfoliate your lips.
• Get your eyebrows shaped and cleaned up. If you require lip or chin waxing do it at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.
• Come to your appointment with a fresh face
• Be sure to eat a well-balanced meal before your appointment
• Hydrate yourself by drinking plenty of water.
• Avoid a facial within 14 days of your appointment - Tweeze/wax eyebrows no less than 24 hours prior
• Do not use self-tanner on your face.
• Do not use “shimmer” anywhere on your face or body.
Day of wedding:
Tips for preparation for the day of the wedding
-Eat some breakfast to keep your blood sugars up. It’s a fun and full day of shooting!
- Wash hair the morning of and dry it with minimal product. I.e. Heat protector
- If you have naturally frizzy hair, we’ll prefer it straighter so we can do multiple changes to your hair. Please pre-straighten with an iron the morning of. (No chemical straighter within a week of the shoot) Please only use a heat protector product on your hair. No oils or heavy products. Oily products weights down the hair and makes it limp. We have amazing products that we can add as needed.
- Faces washed, moisturized, NO make-up that we have to take off.
-Gently exfoliate face and lips morning of. You can make a sugar scrub with sugar and olive oil and lemon that works great on lips. Tone and lightly moisturize.
- Please wear button up shirts for easy changing as to not mess up the hair.
A special note: The Che’mel Style Team takes great pride in our work. We are focused on keeping everything on schedule, and making sure that the getting ready process is as stress free as possible.
We thank you for trusting us during this process and we look forward to seeing you all soon!
Q & A
Commonly asked questions and answers:
Q: I barely wear makeup. Can you make sure I won’t feel “too made up”?
A: Your designer will talk with you about what kind of makeup you’re used to wearing, so that we can create a look for you that won’t feel overdone. The day of your wedding, you will be dressed differently—and more pictures will be taken of you—than on any other day. We will apply your make-up give you makeup that suits those circumstances while making sure that you still feel and look like you.
Q: What cosmetic products do you use?
A: We use the top commercial & cinematic cosmetic products in the market such as; Youngblood, Dinair, Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Kett Cosmetics, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, MAC, Stila, Nars, Ben Nye, and Smashbox, to name a few. We keep up with the trends and continue to test new products in the market. Only the best products make it into our designer’s hands.
Q: What can expect from a trial session?
A: We will begin with a 15-minute consultation. We request that you come prepared with ideas about how you would like to look on your wedding day. We encourage you to bring photos of the hair, and makeup styles along with a description of your wedding dress on color theme of your wedding. Having your veil and hair accessories is recommended but not required. We allot approximately 2 hours for the trial session and therefore can one hair style and one and make-up style, per session. We find that one trial is sufficient for most brides, however, if you require additional time to try other looks please notify us prior to your trial so that we may schedule your designer accordingly.
Q: Do you use hair extensions?
A: Yes, we can incorporate hair extensions, however we do not provide extensions. We recommend 100% human clip-on hair extensions sold at most beauty supply stores (i.e. Sally’s).
Q: How far in advance should I book?
A: We recommend booking your party as soon as possible. Chémel Salon’s books fill-up quickly during the wedding season, and parties are booked first come, first serve. As a rule of thumb; if you’re getting married on a Sunday or during winter, you should book your trial about three months before your wedding. If you’re getting married at any other time of year, or on a Saturday, it’s best to book a trial six months ahead.
Q: I need a haircut and color before my wedding. Can you also do that?
A: Yes, we are a full-service salon that can accommodate an array of services. In fact, we encourage you to work exclusively in the years/months/weeks preceding your wedding to ensure a comprehensive plan is followed so you can have the ideal hair on your special day. Many of our brides continue coming to us long after their wedding day for regular styling and coloring.
Q: Can I make changes to the contract)?
A: Yes, we allow changes to your contract. All revisions to the contract must be made in writing and will be subject to price change and timeline adjustments. The deadline for the last revision to the contract is 60 days prior to the wedding date.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: Chémel Salon allows cancellations with 30 days’ minimum require notice. Deposits are non-refundable.
Q: How much time should be allotted for bridal party services?
Bride: Hair & Makeup – 1.5 to 2 hours*. Hair or Makeup only – 45 minutes*.
Additional Ladies: Hair & Makeup – 1.5 hours*. Hair or Makeup only – 30-45 minutes*.
*Time allowance regardless of hair length and style.
There is more information on our web site and great gallery images of our work at chemelsalon.com