Bridal Hair is a beautiful and meaningful art. Every bride-to-be wants to look beautiful and confident on their wedding day. We want to help you find the perfect wedding hairstylist for you. We have compiled a list of the best wedding hair stylists in Toronto and GTA. As each one has their style and preference, the list is in alphabetical order. These are the Top Wedding Hair Stylists in Toronto and GTA nominated by Best for Bride. Enjoy exploring and admiring their beautiful works of art! We have also included Frequently Asked Questions for Hair Stylists at the bottom of the post.
If you are a wedding hairstylist and you believe you deserve to be included in the Top Wedding Hairstylists in Toronto and GTA area, please email us the following information at firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered: why we should choose you, a unique description of your business (200-500 words), logo, links to your website and social media, 3-5 examples of your work to be featured. This feature is free of cost because if you can pay to list, then is it really the best business?
We are determined to serve our Brides above and beyond a hair styling vendor, to truly exceed all expectations and elevate their Bridal Hair experience. A relaxed and professionally executed wedding morning leads to a beautifully styled Bride, and Bride who feels beautiful fully enjoys her special day with confidence and less stress.
I’m Annika, and I am the owner and lead stylist at AnnimationsMkUp. I received my Cosmetic Techniques and Management Diploma with Honors at Seneca College in 2010, including a course on Formal Hair Styling. Over the years, I have trained with Schwarzkopf trained stylists, attending many workshops and classes to hone and develop my techniques. AnnimationsMkUp stylists pride themselves on working with a client’s hair, encouraging it to behave and style with shine and volume that surprises and excites each of our Brides. Creating the appearance of length and volume, especially in romantic updos, has become an essential style for which we are known.
We believe each Bride is adorned with an invisible “Mrs.” crown on the day of her wedding, and we are constantly refining our skills and training to ensure that the crown sits on the most beautiful head of hair designed with the Bride in mind. In addition, our extensive questionnaire and consultation process dives deep into the Bride’s theme, style, her hair’s condition, her vision and allows us to create a look to not only perfectly tie all of those elements together but to help each Bride improve her hair care routine and offer services and products to do so, making her vision of her day a reality.
Beyond the trial and day of styling, we offer to book for Ayurvedic hot oil scalp massage to improve scalp health and hair growth and have stylists on our team who are fully licensed to cut, colour, and treat hair with products such as Olaplex. We also work with highly-regarded and fully licensed extensionists and high-quality extension suppliers to offer our Brides every possible avenue to achieve the look they are going for.
Additionally, we work with various bridal accessory retailers to assist our Brides with final touches for their look if they so need it.
I have been practicing my craft for 14+ years, I strive to give each individual a unique personalized experience. And always keeping up to date on trends and fashion.
I started my career as a co-op student right out of high school. At the time, I didn’t know I wanted to do hair for a living until one day, I sat in on an “updo” class and fell in love with the art of styling. It was then when I realized that I wanted to make women feel and look beautiful. Unfortunately, over the years of hairstyling, women have been afraid to get updos for fear of not liking it or ending up with the dreaded “prom hair.” So I made it my mission to offer a unique style of consultation that includes vision crafting and face shape analysis to determine the best look for their face and body type. This always works. And most often, they end up wearing it for a few days!
6 years of experience in the world of hair has launched me into a romance with styling, educating, & expressing myself through the art of what I love most.
Connecting with outstanding young women who they love most on their special day, offering on-location, licensed, professional hairstyling for the GTA, Prince Edward County and beyond! Texture & undone, romantic effortless styles fuel my creativity and make me look forward to every beautiful babe I get to work with. You can also find me behind the chair, as a part-time stylist & employee at Nahids Salon & spa downtown Toronto. I am a wife, coffee & pasta addict, hobby seamstress, and lover of all things girly and creative.
I genuinely feel so lucky to be living the reality of working my dream job. I 100% feel, down to my bones, that I am doing exactly what I was meant to be doing. And I couldn’t see it any other way. I am so excited you are here & already hoping our paths cross!
Carley Artistry was founded in 2017 by Carley Chamberlain, a Toronto hairstylist and makeup artist with over 10 years’ experience in commercial, film and wedding beauty.
The Carley Artistry Bridal Team ethos is personally tailored beauty. We offer brides a chance to be their unique, true selves on their wedding day, and we make that happen by listening to what you need, working through options at your preview and making sure you leave glowing from the inside out. Our team members come from a diverse range of personal and professional backgrounds and skillsets, and we do our best to pair our clients with the perfect stylists for them.
Dreaming of a high bun and tousled texture? Our stylists have got you.
Classic elegance in a chic chignon? We do that too.
Cascading waves for days are our specialty.
We believe you should look like yourself, whatever that means to you – and we will help you achieve it with exceptional hair skills and high-quality luxury products. But, while our passion is beauty, we are also serious about business. So you can expect transparent pricing, responses within 24 hours, exemplary hygiene standards, and always reliable service from the Carley Artistry team.
Our team has worked on over 100 weddings! We bring fresh energy, laughter and positivity to every appointment and genuinely enjoy sharing your special moments and can’t wait to beautify you and your loved ones!
Freebird Beauty Co
Freebird Beauty Co has over 15 years of expertise in the industry and a profound passion for all things beauty, thanks to our team of outstanding hairstylists and makeup artists.
When you have the ability to make others feel confident, strong, and beautiful, something magical happens. Working with so many beautiful people for their most cherished moments gives us the pleasure of feeling motivated and empowered. We take pleasure in providing a secure and welcoming environment for everyone who chooses to work with us. It’s a privilege to be able to accomplish what we do and work with our clients so closely. We also want to make your time with us as enjoyable and stress-free as possible!
Our appreciation of natural beauty inspired the name Freebird Beauty. Nature is frequently used as a source of colour and hair inspiration. We’re drawn to more natural looks in particular. Our absolute favourite is enhancing your natural attractiveness and bringing out your inner radiance. Our goal is for you to look and feel like yourself, with a splash of colour here and there. For your particular occasion, we want to bring forth your true beauty. But don’t worry, drama queens, we still love to turn up the glitter and look forward to darkening your lips or smoking out your eyes to give you that extra pop!
Look Devine Beauty
Lookdevinebeauty is the ideal choice for elite bridal makeup and hair treatments, with over ten years of experience.
With experience working with people of different races and ethnicities, any bride may book with confidence, knowing that everyone in her bridal party will receive the same high-quality treatment, regardless of skin tone or hair type.
While serving brides from Niagara, Hamilton, and the Greater Toronto Area, Look Devine Beauty is entering its 8th bridal season with a full team of artists and stylists eager to provide you with the greatest beauty experience on your special day!
Rikki Zucker is a highly skilled and professional licensed Hairstylist working in and around Toronto for the last 10+ years.
Starting as a painter and sculptor, it was a natural progression for Rikki to become a hairstylist, making a face and body her new canvas. Rikki works in all mediums in the hair industries, including fashion, beauty, photography, film, TV, advertising, theatre, runway, headshots, commercials, bridal and more. Her work has also been published in a number of magazines. She has also done countless brides and their bridal parties. Whether Rikki is working on a celebrity or a bride, she will bring out the best features in a person with a light touch and attention to detail while catering to that person’s current style and comfort level.
Rikki offers a mobile hairstyling service (working with all hairstyles, hair types, extensions and wigs) so brides and bridal parties can get ready either in the comfort of their own home or at their venue, making for a stress-free morning. Rikki loves to work on brides, she feels honoured to be a small part of someone’s special day and start that day on the right foot. Getting to see the bride in her dress feeling beautiful and know she had a small part in that is truly an honour!
Beauty Bar by Nadya
Nadya Manohar is a professional and luxury makeup artist specializing in Western and Eastern Indian bridal for over a decade.
Based out of Brampton, Ontario, Nadya uses various specialized techniques learned through vigorous training with top industry professionals that capture your beauty on and off-camera. Nadya is triple certified in makeup, hair, and skin. She continues to learn new and upcoming products, procedures, and techniques to perfect her craft and provide her clients with the luxury service they deserve in all things cosmetic.
It all begins with what you want your special day to look like. Nadya brings your visions to life with her expertise in makeup and hair with over a decade of experience in the bridal industry. Nadya is a visionary, and her goal is to ensure your dream comes to life. Your special day is all about you. Nadya is a professional cosmetic specialist that is reliable and trustworthy. Her easy-going personality makes for a relaxing and comfortable experience; you can relax while Nadya takes care of all things decorative.
Toronto’s best mobile artistry team and beauty bar is BlushPretty Makeup and Hair Artistry.
BlushPretty offers a variety of services both in-studio and on-location, thanks to its highly talented team of makeup and hair experts. BlushPretty is the name on everyone’s nicely painted lips, from cosmetics to hair to skincare.
We believe in emphasizing and showcasing the distinguishing characteristics that make you gorgeous! It’s not about changing you; it’s about appreciating who you are. We adore the way YOU appear, whether it’s by making your skin glow naturally with specialized skin treatments, applying eyeliner to make your eyes pop, or highlighting your healthy hair with an incredible updo. Make a statement with your natural beauty and let us add the finishing touch!
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area, Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton), Halton Region (Burlington, Milton, Oakville), Niagara Region (Niagara on the Lake, St. Catharines), York Region (Richmond Hill, Markham, Aurora), and Durham Region (Richmond Hill, Markham, Aurora) all offer bridal beauty services (Pickering, Oshawa). We also provide service throughout Calgary, Alberta, and the surrounding areas! For destination weddings, our staff is also willing to travel across Canada.
Hair by Ash J
Hi there, I’m Ash! I have been a stylist for just over 4 years now.
I specialize in blonding and bridal. Doing hair is my passion. It’s something I crave doing when I’m away from the chair for an extended period of time. It is essential to continue my education, keep up with the latest trends, and use my knowledge to create exactly what my clients are envisioning. I strive to create a genuine connection with each client, and making them happy is most important to me. My goal is to make you feel pampered, relaxed, and like you can be your true self while in my chair. My favourite part about my career is seeing my clients grow from graduating school to landing that new job, having children, or tying the knot with your best friend. It truly is a privilege when my clients ask me to be a part of their big day. Making someone feel beautiful on one of the most important days of their lives is a feeling you almost can’t describe. Hair is such an essential part of someone’s life, and making people feel like the best version of themselves is a blessing. Being a stylist is something I wouldn’t change for the world.
Hair by Jennesa
Hello! I am Jennesa. Styling hair has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember.
I am the youngest sibling in a large family, so I participated in multiple weddings from a young age and getting my hair styled was my favourite part. I always appreciated the stylists who were wise and creative, and as a result, those are the attitudes I bring with me to each session. I would get up early to curl or style my hair before heading to school in elementary school. So I understand the confidence and happiness that come from a good hair day.
Before pursuing my career as a bridal hairstylist, I attended university and received my Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree. I completed my program as a nurse and immediately began working towards my passion- bridal hair! My nursing education taught me so much- including the importance of good communication and careful organization, which I bring with me behind the chair to every style I create. My passion for bridal hair has only grown since I began. I am constantly expanding my knowledge of different hairstyles and techniques through advanced education from professionals across the globe.
My goal is to work closely with each bride to ensure a special experience from the time you inquire through to your big day!
JKGlam is a luxury bridal hair and makeup team serving GTA, Simcoe and Muskoka area.
Justyna, the owner and creator of JKGlam, has over ten years of experience in the bridal industry. Through a passion for makeup and beauty, Justyna carefully curated a team of like-minded and talented artists to cater to bridal services, events, corporate functions and photoshoots. In addition, we offer hair and makeup, airbrush make-up, eyelash extensions, and group and one on one makeup lessons.
We pride ourselves on professionalism, continuous education and skill development to provide the most current looks and styles. Our team ensures that each bride and client feels like the most GLAM version of themselves through a tailored approach. We accommodate large groups and travel no any chosen venue. In 2018 JKGlam introduced Destination wedding services, providing peace of mind that you will look fantastic wherever you are.
Welcome to Makeup Worx where we specialize in all things beauty.
We are an elite on-site team of bridal and event hair gurus obsessed with making you look your absolute best, creating red-carpet styles and timeless on-trend bridal looks. Within the first few minutes of working with our team, you will experience our passion, dedication, calmness, speed and precision. We put you at ease through our experience and signature approach. Our hair gurus are always on top of the latest trends and techniques, from the most intricate up-dos, soft and romantic styles and braid work to cascading vintage and Hollywood waves.
Our Makeup Worx hair gurus have spent years dedicated to their craft and come from a background of top notable salons across the GTA. Stepping away from the traditional salon chair to follow their exclusive passion for bridal and special event hair, the Makeup Worx team provides the most intricate attention to detail while creating timeless hair for your special day. Our dedication to ensuring our brides and bridal parties look flawless is paramount. Our experience, professionalism, and expertise reflect being in business for over 11 years based on reputation alone.
From classic styles to the most glamorous, Rachel is excellent at discovering her brides best look for their special day or bringing any brides vision to reality!
Rachel has over ten years of experience as a bridal specialist and is best known for her method of “freestyle” formal hair designs and her ability to style even the most challenging of hair types. She is the personal hairstylist to Jessica Mulroney and works in both bridal and television for some of Toronto’s most influential business professionals and socialites.
My name is Samantha Wilson. I am a freelance hairstylist. I have been doing hair since I graduated from Marca College, ten years ago now.
Hair is my passion. I live and breathe to create with hair. I love the feeling of being able to make someone else feel pretty or beautiful or to feel good about themselves. I have been blessed with opportunities to work on dozens of published photoshoots and with some of Toronto’s most established and talented photographers. I have also had the blessing and opportunity to work on an Independent Film and a couple of TV Shows. I was most recently the Key Hairstylist for Top Chef Canada. I love all aspects of hair. There is just something so special about having a person choose you to do their hair for their wedding day. One of the most critical days in a person’s life. To be invited to be a part of something so special truly is such a fantastic feeling.
Although I do hair in many different capacities, doing Bridal Hair will always be one of my favourite things to do. It’s so special to do hair for someone at their wedding and have your work be in their photos for the rest of their lives. Then to receive such wonderful and kind words of thanks in thank you cards and reviews from Brides, it’s very touching. And even more so, to build not only client relationships with these people but lifelong friendships also. It’s a beautiful career and creative life to be a part of. I am grateful for all of my clients and the fantastic opportunities that I have been blessed with. Every time a bride decides that I am worthy of being a part of their special day, I am on a mission to do everything I can to make them the happiest possible with me and my work. Even though this pandemic has caused some setbacks for 2020 Brides, 2021 holds a lot of potentials, and I hope to help a lot of brides and be privileged enough to be a part of many weddings in the coming years.
Styled by Nadia
With over 18 years of experience in the hair industry, my passion and love for hair began as soon as I entered a hair salon.
I’ve always loved painting, and for me, it was a world that reminded me of that similarity of art and creativity that captures the beauty and glory of what the hair industry represents. Over the years, with education and experience, I have grown even fonder into this industry as I’ve learned to keep up to date with the latest trends and styles to make my clients feel their absolute best, as that being my absolute goal. My work has been displayed in bridal magazines, recognized in the beauty industry and acknowledged by celebrity hairstylists. Still, personally, for me, my proudest accomplishment and joy comes in that very moment when a client sits on my chair and walks out not only looking beautiful externally but feels it even more internally. Having my clients share their life, journey, and hardships with me is an honour and privilege as it motivates me to keep striving to expand and flourish in this industry and make a difference in someone’s life. The hard work, the sacrifice, and long hours make it all worth it, even after many years.
At Teased Bridal, we’ve had the honour of providing hair and makeup services for hundreds of brides and their loved ones over the years.
As our bride, you can feel at ease knowing a team of trusted beauty professionals will travel to be by your side on one of the most memorable days of your life.
Our love of what we do stems from building relationships with our brides, and our goal is to celebrate what is unique, lovely & authentically you through our artistry. This all begins with a thorough consultation to gain a clear sense of who you are, your aesthetic, how you foresee the day unfolding and most importantly, how you want to feel. Then, pulling out these details from your vision allows us to fine-tune your hair and makeup blueprint to not only make you feel amazing but to ensure the final reveal feels authentic to you.
Brenda Beltran is the artist behind Vibrant Beauty hair and makeup who has garnered a reputation for being a talented professional with innovative ideas and technique.
Brenda is a full-time freelance artist that works all year round, creating countless bridal looks, coupled with a down-to-earth demeanour, make her a favourite for repeat clients, especially brides. In addition, she enjoys the opportunity to teach hairstyling classes and work on corporate headshots, commercials, editorials and special events. Rated as one of the top artists based in the Hamilton area with over nine years of experience, Brenda’s polished hair skills and superior customer service will leave you feeling exceptional!
FAQ – Wedding Hairstylists
How do I communicate what I want to my hairstylist?
The best way to communicate what exact hairstyle you want is by showing photos. Make sure to do your research and find some inspiration on Instagram or Pinterest. Having a clear idea of what you want will make it a lot easier for the hairstylist to find the hairstyle you want and make the entire process much smoother.
What should I research to prepare for my appointment?
When finding the perfect hairstyle for you, you need first to find some inspiration. This means going on Instagram or Pinterest and seeing what other people have done for their wedding and finding a hairstyle you can picture yourself in. It is essential to find a couple of pictures as sometimes the look doesn’t always turn out as you planned. Another thing to keep in mind is the style and neckline of your dress. Do your research about the different styles of necklines and what hairstyles look best paired up with the skirt.
How should I prepare my hair for my hairstylist on my wedding day?
To begin with, the concept of having day-old unclean hair is no longer true. It is strongly advised that you arrive for your wedding day appointment with clean, dry hair. For those with thicker hair, I always recommend using a volumizing mousse, and for those with thinner hair, I always recommend using a texturizing spray. This gives your hairdresser a clean, well-prepared canvas to work with while creating your desired haircut. For clients with curly hair who wish to maintain their natural curls, I recommend washing and drying their hair (with a diffuser) the morning before the event, as well as utilizing their favourite hair care products.
Should I wear a hair accessory or a veil on my wedding day?
Although it is the more traditional option, this is such a personal choice, but if your accessory or veil has a profound narrative behind it, or you feel more bridal with it, then for sure! Just keep in mind that you are not required to wear a veil. The rear or profile view of the hairdo you’ve been dreaming about will be the star of the show when you’re standing in front of friends and family at the alter, so no need to conceal it with a veil if you’re not 100% convinced on it.
Do all my bridesmaids have to have the same hairstyle?
No, every bridesmaid has different hair, to begin with. Some of your bridesmaids may have fringes, some may have side partings, centre partings, or be accustomed to wearing their hair away from their faces, and some bridesmaids may require hair extensions for your desired look. The hairstyles do not need to be identical, but they should have something that ties the look together such as a headband or roped braid. Another option is to have hairstyles with the same feel or vibe.
Will my hairstyle last all throughout my wedding day?
One of the main aims when creating a hairstyle is for it to endure all day and night! After a full day of laughing, hugging, and dancing, your hairdresser will take many steps to guarantee that your style remains great. If the style you want won’t work for your hair type and texture, they’ll work with you to come up with a compromise that creates a comparable look that’s more suited to your needs and will last all night.
How do I prep my natural afro hair the night before for my wedding day?
This is entirely dependent on the hairdo you choose on your wedding day. This isn’t going to be a one-size-fits-all approach. If a bride is planning an updo, for example, I would recommend utilizing the LOC (Liquid, Oil, Cream) method and products that are most suited to their hair type. This is the “tried and true” method for locking in moisture and keeping hair healthy and bright for the day ahead. It’s usually a good idea to sleep with a silk hair bonnet or pillow to prevent frizzing and friction. Some brides may already have a nighttime hair regimen in place and will be familiar with the products that work best for them.
How do I choose a bridal hairstyle that matches my wedding dress neckline?
It’s more vital to think about what compliments your face shape than what goes with your wedding gown while picking a bridal hairstyle. Consider an updo if you want the neckline of your gown to be visible. Always do a trial with your hairdresser ahead of time to ensure that you and your stylist are on the same page.
How long will my hair take on the wedding day?
It’s critical to lock down scheduling at your trial so you can include it into your wedding day schedule. You don’t want to be in a position where your hair and makeup are hurried because you didn’t give enough time, or when you’re late and lose out on pre-wedding photographs because you were running late.
Which products will be used on my hair?
This is a crucial question for your hairstylist to answer. The majority of them will utilize a certain brand. These should be of good quality and have undergone allergy testing. Now is the moment to inquire and inform them of any unique requirements, such as hypoallergenic items. You could possibly have a favourite product in mind that you’d like them to include; if so, be sure to let them know.
Best for Bride‘s bridal shop is the perfect shop for a vast range of wedding dresses and accessories, all of them with prices that will surprise the brides-to-be! At Best for Bride, you’ll find a wide range of wedding gowns, stunning bridal dresses and flower girls, elegant and classy mother of the bride dresses, as well as several accessories like veils, jewelry. Check us out at https://www.bestforbride.com/.