Best Places For Wedding Hair And Makeup In The North Bay

July 9, 2013 5:00 AM
A wedding is an incredibly special day and every woman wants to look her very best when it’s her time to cross the threshold. Part of the planning involves an exquisitely designed hairstyle and makeup for the bride to delightfully captivate everyone at the wedding. With so many choices and so little time to plan, a helpful guide to some of the finest Bay Area stylists can go a long ways in easing some of the pressures leading up to the big moment. The following are five of the best places for wedding hair and make up in the North Bay.

Greenhaus European Day Spa
1300 Pearl St.
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 257-8837

Described as Napa Valley’s Best Day Spa, Greenhaus is also highly regarded for its moderately priced bridal hairstyle and makeup services. The day spa offers a pre-bridal session hair or makeup consult with one of the experienced and well-trained staff, as well as its “I Do” bridal hair day of the wedding. Other bridal services are a flower girl makeup and hairstyle and travel for bridal parties in Napa. For a complete day of comfort, visitors can choose from a number of services such as soothing body treatments, nail care, waxing, facials and massages.

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215 Caledonia St., Suite 201
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 332-2580

Located in the bayside community of Sausalito with its spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Luna is a full-service salon where excellence is its primary focus. A favorite amongst Bay Area residents, bridal services offered at the attractive salon are all moderately priced, with hair trials, hair day of, makeup trials and makeup day of all on the list of services. Other hairstyling services at Luna Salon, which come with a consultation with a stylist, include highlights, corrective color, deep conditioning and keratin treatments. Many top hairstyling products are available for purchase such as René Futerer, Onesta and Awapuhi.

Milváli Salon and Cosmetics
3 E. Blithedale Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 388-0988

With two Bay Area locations, Milváli Salon and Cosmetics has been recognized as Best Salon, Best Extensions and Best Hair Cut from an assortment of prominent local publications. Its Mill Valley salon can be found in the downtown section of this quiet community graced by glorious redwood trees and the majestic Mount Tamalpais. Both locations can accommodate an entire bridal party and the bride for in-salon or onsite hairstyling and in-salon or onsite makeup. For onsite wedding services, Milváli Salon has a minimum charge, with other fees for travel per stylist and services performed outside of Marin/San Francisco.

sHe – Sarah E. Hyde
33 Lovell Ave.
Mill Valley, CA  94941
(415) 710-9242

Sarah E. Hyde is arguably the finest and best-known makeup artist and hairstylist in the entire Bay Area. Trained in Manhattan, London and Paris, her work has been featured in a multitude of local and national publications, including Martha Stewart Weddings, Elegant Bride, InStyle and Town & Country, with clients who appeared on television for many well-known American companies such as Macy’s and AT&T. Ms. Hyde now specializes in high-end wedding hair and makeup services primarily in the Bay Area and Wine Country.

The Powder Room
2560 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 537-7968

Located in the North Bay’s largest city, The Powder Room has been described as anything from a Barbie dream house to a Breakfast at Tiffany’s look. For several years, this outstanding salon has been recognized as a bridal service favorite by local and national wedding publications, like The Knot and Wedding Wire. The Powder Room offers bridal hair and makeup services for the entire wedding party, including the flower girl and trial runs. There are additional fees for travel to weddings within or outside Santa Rosa. In addition to hairstyling, the salon also offers complete waxing services and pedicures.

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Randy Yagi is a freelance writer covering all things San Francisco. In 2012, he was awarded a Media Fellowship from Stanford University. His work can be found on

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