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Bristles Hair Design and Day Spa

Charlottesville , VA

LOCATION

716 Rio Road West
Charlottesville, VA US 22901 (map)

PHONE

434-977-1411

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
Bristles did my entire wedding parties hair within an hour and a half. I loved that they had individual stylists for each girl instead of having to share one to three stylist amongst a large party. That in itself was worth the cost of the appointment. In terms of price they were comparable to everyone in Charlottesville.

We went to the salon and were given our own room to get ready in or hang out. It was nice to have a private space to get any day of jitters or stress out.

Almost all of the bridal parties hair held for the majority of the day and into the night and it all looked flawless in photos.
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Kristina
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I worked with Ali to schedule all of the bridesmaids hair as well as my own. She is very easy to work with, very professional and communicates quickly. Judy did my hair and make up and she is PHENOMENAL! I have very thick and sensitive hair and she did my hair with ease. Her make up technique left my make up perfect throughout the entire day. Cannot speak highly enough about the professionalism about this salon and finding ways to make it special. They gave us a room for us to put our belongings and drink mimosas. They will make your day special and are very easy to get to!
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Patti
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Bristles did my hair and make-up at their building, which worked perfectly. There were 5 of us and more than 5 stylists scheduled to work with us, so we all got done at the same time, in a very timely fashion. Furthermore, as someone who literally never wears make-up, Judy did a fabulous job of applying enough make-up that I looked great in pictures, but not so much that I looked unlike myself. My fiance thought I looked amazing and I felt very confident walking down the aisle!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience at Bristles. Everyone's hair and makeup turned out beautifully, there was a room for all the bridesmaids to put there stuff, glasses for the mimosas that we brought, and Bristles had 9 bridesmaids, me, a flower girl, and the mother of the groom in and out in two hours.
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Lisa
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I used Judy for my hair and makeup. She was excellent! I have VERY thick, very long hair, and she made me look great. She also listened well to what my ideas were and offered excellent suggestions. I was especially pleased with Bristles' pricing, compared to other places in Charlottesville, for the same high quality of service. It was also very nice that they gave me and my wedding party a room to hang out in while we had our respective services. We brought a light brunch and mimosas to make the day special. All of the salon staff was very courteous and professional. Definitely consider a trial-run, if you can afford it. Judy is a hair artist, and it's worth your time and money to have her test out her ideas before the big day.
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Carrie
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Judy at Bristles styled my hair for my Charlottesville wedding in October and she was phenomenal. She designs hundreds of brides' hair every year so she's got a lot of experience and perspective, balancing current bridal trends with what looks good on you. When we conducted my hair trial a month out, I really didn't know what I wanted, but she put me at ease and listened to what I told her about the tone and feel of the wedding to come up with a hairstyle that I was comfortable with and that many of my guests are still talking about. Plus, she was very calm and nurturing, the kind of person you really want to be around the morning of your wedding when you're nervous and feeling slightly crazy. Bristles is a wonderful and professional salon--well recommended by my stylist in DC--taking good care of me and my bridal party the day of the wedding.
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Tom and Joan
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
I am so glad that I found Bristles for my wedding day hair and makeup. They are a wonderful business - very organized, on time, responsive and helpful. They work very hard to make your wedding day special. Highly recommend!
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Brie
Wedding:
4/7/2012
4.9/5.0
We used Bristles for hair and make-up for me (the bride), both bridesmaids, and the mothers of the bride and groom. They were amazing, and everyone's hair and make-up looked beautiful. The entire Bristle's staff was friendly and professional, and they got us out of the salon in time (setting us up for running on schedule ALL DAY). The price point is a little high, but it was worth it for me to not have to worry about hair and make-up and leave it in the hands of professionals on the big day.
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LeahBaker9
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Judy, at Bristles, was amazing. Couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, more ME, hair style for my wedding. I went in with no ideas about what I wanted and wasn't even sure if I wanted my hair to be up or down. As we talked a little bit about life, she suddenly because inspired and came up with the most BEAUTIFUL hairstyle I have ever seen...and she had my style pegged exactly right. The hairstyle and curls looked AMAZING even after the wedding was over, and I finally took the style down. :) The makeup that she did looked flawless and stayed put the whole night, despite some serious dancing and running around. I felt like a princess!
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danapie
Wedding:
4/3/2010
5.0/5.0
love them-pricey but worth it.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I had a fantastic experience with Bristles. I live in California but was married in Virginia. I made my hair appointments several months in advance and scheduled the trial for four days before my wedding. I brought in pictures of me in my dress and some sample hair styles that I liked from magazines, as well as my veil piece. My stylist, Cece Herring, looked at all the photos and understood exactly which style I was looking for -- modern vintage. Cece did an amazing job with my hair -- I had no problems with it the day of, every strand stayed in place and I got so many compliments on my hair. It was perfect! My mother had her hair cut and styled by Maya Winkey -- and my mom looked absolutely stunning! We were thrilled with the level of service we received and we highly recommend Bristles to other brides.
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vbrotski
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
I had a fantastic experience with Bristles. I live in California but was married in Virginia. I made my hair appointments several months in advance and scheduled the trial for four days before my wedding. I brought in pictures of me in my dress and some sample hair styles that I liked from magazines, as well as my veil piece. My stylist, Cece Herring, looked at all the photos and understood exactly which style I was looking for -- modern vintage. CeCe did an amazing job with my hair -- I had no problems with it the day of, every strand stayed in place and I got so many compliments on my hair. It was perfect! My mother had her hair cut and styled by Maya Winkey -- and my mom looked absolutely stunning! We were thrilled with the level of service we received and we highly recommend Bristles to other brides.
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rsboone
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Judy at Bristles did my hair and make-up and did a wonderful job. Most of my bridemaids also got their hair and make up done at Bristles. It was part of the wedding day festivities! We brought champagne to the salon and thoroughly enjoyed our pre-wedding pampering. Judy's expertise is brides - I highly recommend her, she makes recommendations but does not force her opinions on you and really works with you to achieve the look you want.
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Emily
Wedding:
9/20/2008
3.7/5.0
I loved all of my bridesmaids hair, and my hair! I had my make up done, and a spot was missed but the lady already had another client in her chair. I had to have someone else fix my make up which took two different tries. I was 30 minutes behind schedule because I had to wait to get it fixed.
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Alison
Wedding:
8/8/2008
4.9/5.0
My bridal party and I had a wonderful experience at Bristles. We all looked and felt beautiful when we left. I particularly want to commend Judy Hayward, my stylist and makeup artist. Not only is she a Renaissance woman--she can do highlights, give a flattering cut, do expert makeup, execute unbelievably beautiful styles, and carry on a great conversation--but she is one of the most intelligent and enjoyable women I've had the pleasure to be captivated by. Lucky is the woman or man who sits in her chair. She's an artist of exceptional talent and a delightful person to boot.
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airam10
Wedding:
7/20/2008
5.0/5.0
I could not find anybody to do hair and makeup form my wedding for two reasons: I lived in Maryland and my wedding was in Virginia, and my wedding was on Sunday. I finally found Bristles on a web search and emailed the salon immediately, they responded right away and scheduled my hair and makeup trials and wedding day service quickly. Vanessa (makeup) and Jean (hair) did an amazing job on the trial, so I was pretty happy; however, on my wedding day they went all out, I could not believe how beautiful we all looked (bride, mother of the bride, bridesmaids, junior bridesmaids) it was just amazing!!! My makeup lasted the whole day even though it was hot and humid outside. These people are very professional, they listen to what you want, make useful recommendations taking into account your personal style and preference, they are very flexible, and affordable too. They really know what they're doing. I'm very pleased with their service. Highly recommended.
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EVE2008
Wedding:
5/24/2008
4.7/5.0
very kind, helped me rescheduial my apointments on multipule occasions. Jean did an exelent job on my hair it was comfortable and looked beautifull all day! makeup was also very good, they worked hard to make my vision a reality.
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lillypad
Wedding:
10/13/2007
3.6/5.0
My hair looked good, but it wasn't a complicated up-do or anything. The woman who actually did my hair was great, but the owner of the salon is sort of rigid. I called to make my pre-wedding hair cut appointment and tried to ask about getting a trial run of the wedding day do incorporated into the haircut and they wouldn't give me any price break - at all. Full price for haircut, full price for wedding day hair and if I wanted a trial run then it would cost the SAME as the wedidng day hair do. Maybe I'm cheap but that's kind of crazy. I mean it was in a clip with a little bit of curl, give a girl a break.
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Ellen
Wedding:
7/7/2007
5.0/5.0
I had a facial and my eyebrows done a week before the event, and my bridal party all had their hair done the day of. Bristles was really flexable, and I was shocked that they were able to fit in my entire bridal party. One girl had decided that she didn't want her hair done, but changed her mind at the last minute, and they were able to fit her in. They did a great job!
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Emily
Wedding:
10/14/2006
5.0/5.0
I LOVE BRISTLES!! They are professional, not over-priced, and very talented hair dressers, manicurists, waxers, etc. I did ALL my beauty preparation with Bristles, Especially with Cici. She is AMAZING. I would HIGHLY recommend this salon!
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