There are a multitude of hairdressers and beauticians in the South of France area, literally one on every street it seems like. Depending on where you are going to be getting married, you might prefer to go to a salon near to your hotel or wedding venue to have your hair and makeup done. A few good chains with hair salons all over France are the following: Jean Louis David www.jeanlouisdavid.com, Jaques Dessange www.jacques-dessange.com and Camille Albane www.camillealbane.com. Nine times out of ten, these chains will have their own makeup artists and beauticians either permanently on site or freelancers who they will call in especially for weddings.
If on the other hand you prefer to have someone come to you, I have selected below a few independent, mobile hair and makeup artists who specialise in wedding hair and beauty. Alternatively, if you have a long term relationship with your hairdresser back home, for your peace of mind and comfort, you could even think about flying them in for the big day.
- Sophie Kilian : Sophie Kilian is a highly respected local makeup artist from Cannes who started out in the cinema industry in 1993. I met Sophie while at the events agency I used to work for in Cannes as she was hired by my colleague to provide wedding makeup artistry for a high-profile wedding at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. Sophie’s English is perfectly functional, but she is much more confident face to face or by email rather than over the telephone. You can contact Sophie by email email@example.com or call her on her mobile phone, +33 (0)6 88 65 60 38. Sophie is in the process of creating her own website which can be found at the following domain name www.sophiekmakeupartist.com.
- Emily Gougnaud: Emily Gougnaud is a young, dynamic mobile hairdresser based in Cannes on the French Riviera. After following a rigorous training and working in some of the most respected hair salons on the Cote, Emilie set up her own business, Studio EY Coiffure in 2006. Offering a large range of hair dressing services, Emilie specialises in wedding hair from intricate up-dos to natural waves, Emily is able to master every style. Emily’s English is perfectly functional and can be contacted by mobile phone: +33 (0)6 68 57 87 03 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and photos, you can check out Emily’s website: www.studio-ey-coiffure.fr.
- Marie Mallozzi: Marie is a real wedding hair specialist, she has over 20 years experience in the beauty industry and has a large portfolio of wonderfully creative wedding hairstyles to her name. Marie speaks French, Italian and functional English. You can reach Marie by email email@example.com, or by telephone +33 (0)6 16 14 48 96. www.lesciseauxdemarie.fr