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Hair for a Special Affair

Chester , MD
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LOCATION

2730 Cox Neck Rd
Chester, MD US 21619 (map)

PHONE

443-988-1596

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Hair for a Special Affair is the premiere professional on-site hair styling business serving Delmarva & Washington, D.C. We provide you with the luxury of specially trained artists that... Read more
Hair for a Special Affair is the premiere professional on-site hair styling business serving Delmarva & Washington, D.C. We provide you with the luxury of specially trained artists that come to you the day of your wedding or special event to enhance your natural beauty and perform the elegant hair design you deserve. We handle all of your hair needs and leave you with a memorable, stress-free experience. So if you are getting married or have a special event to attend, don't worry about driving to the salon, we will come to you! Whether it be your house, hotel, or bridal suite; rain, snow, or shine... we will be there to provide the following hair services:

- Up-Do's

- Down-Do's

- Blow Outs

- And other special requests

No wedding or special event is too big or too small. Enjoy your favorite cocktails and snacks with the company of your girlfriends. We do all the work to ensure everyone is ready for their big day, so give Hair for a Special Affair a call to see why our expertise & customer service is second to none! Read less
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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Hair, Makeup
Do you offer trials and consultations?
Yes
Can you service a large group or bridal party?
Yes
Do you charge for trials?
Yes $40, but we occasionally run deals for free trials.
Do you specialize in textured hair?
We specialize in all types of hair.
Do you provide any specialty services? (airbrushing, hair extensions, etc.)
We also provide featherlocks, hair extensions, and spray tanning.
Do you travel to the client on the day of the event? If yes, is there a fee?
Yes. Travel fees are applied based on the location of the event.
How many customers can you serve at one time if the bride were to book her entire bridal party? Are there discounts for doing so?
We can serve as many customers as needed. We have no problem with large groups. We do not offer large group discounts as our prices are already highly competitive within the surrounding area.
How far in advance should clients book your services?
We strive to fullfil all clients requests and bookings, even on short notice. However, booking at least one month in advance is a good idea.
What is your cancellation policy?
The party is responsible for 50% of the balance for cancellations within 90 days of the event date. For cancellations within 30 days, the full balance is due.

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Ashley
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Hair for Special Affair was terrific. Shanna was always friendly and flexible, as I had to change the number of people getting hair and make up a few times. All of the beauticians were great on the day of, and really made my day special. I was more than happy with how my hair and makeup turned out as well as my bridesmaids. They are great - you won't be disappointed!
Hair for Special Affair was terrific. Shanna was always friendly and flexible, as I had to change the number of people Read more...
Hair for Special Affair was terrific. Shanna was always friendly and flexible, as I had to change the number of people getting hair and make up a few times. All of the beauticians were great on the day of, and really made my day special. I was more than happy with how my hair and makeup turned out as well as my bridesmaids. They are great - you won't be disappointed! Read less
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Jess
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Shanna did an amazing job with me and my girls. For a last minute booking she was professional and easy to get ahold of. I got so many compliments on our hair I would definitely recommend this business! Thank you sooo much Shanna!
Shanna did an amazing job with me and my girls. For a last minute booking she was professional and easy to get ahold of. I Read more...
Shanna did an amazing job with me and my girls. For a last minute booking she was professional and easy to get ahold of. I got so many compliments on our hair I would definitely recommend this business! Thank you sooo much Shanna! Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Shanna from Hair for a Special Affair was a pleasure to work with. If you're looking for someone to travel to the venue for you, this vendor is a great option! Shanna did a hair/makeup trial for me at her mother-in-laws salon on the Chesapeake Bay, but then travelled with 2 other stylists to Potomac, MD for our wedding. They showed up on time and got through 8 people in about 3 hours.

I had a fluke experience with a facial the week of my wedding that caused me to breakout in hives on my face! However, the stylists helped make my makeup and hair look exceptional in our wedding photos which covered my reactive skin! I was very pleased.
Shanna from Hair for a Special Affair was a pleasure to work with. If you're looking for someone to travel to the venue Read more...
Shanna from Hair for a Special Affair was a pleasure to work with. If you're looking for someone to travel to the venue for you, this vendor is a great option! Shanna did a hair/makeup trial for me at her mother-in-laws salon on the Chesapeake Bay, but then travelled with 2 other stylists to Potomac, MD for our wedding. They showed up on time and got through 8 people in about 3 hours.

I had a fluke experience with a facial the week of my wedding that caused me to breakout in hives on my face! However, the stylists helped make my makeup and hair look exceptional in our wedding photos which covered my reactive skin! I was very pleased. Read less
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Alyson
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Shanna and Jamie arrived on time and ready to work the morning of Alyson's wedding. They were fully equipped, extremely pleasant and professional, and most importantly, they brought their great personalities and sense of humor to keep eveyone feeling at ease.. "Let the Beauty Begin..." was the mantra of the day as the activity began. Both Shanna and Jamie listened so well to their clients and delivered hair and makeup which made everyone feel like a million bucks; servicing one Bride, two Mothers and seven bridesmaids with perfection. The business end of things was handled well in advance and Shanna's attention to detail and communications via email made the service exceptional.
Shanna and Jamie arrived on time and ready to work the morning of Alyson's wedding. They were fully equipped, extremely Read more...
Shanna and Jamie arrived on time and ready to work the morning of Alyson's wedding. They were fully equipped, extremely pleasant and professional, and most importantly, they brought their great personalities and sense of humor to keep eveyone feeling at ease.. "Let the Beauty Begin..." was the mantra of the day as the activity began. Both Shanna and Jamie listened so well to their clients and delivered hair and makeup which made everyone feel like a million bucks; servicing one Bride, two Mothers and seven bridesmaids with perfection. The business end of things was handled well in advance and Shanna's attention to detail and communications via email made the service exceptional. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Shanna was punctual (which is huge for any bride on her wedding day or for anyone with plans/i.e. booking for a photographer). Affable, professional, quick and easy to get along with. She understood the style I was looking for and made me feel comfortable. She even offered to come by and give me touch ups to my hair at no cost (just b/c I was shooting 5 minutes away from her home). Extremely flexible and worked with me albeit a 2 week notice. Highly recommend her for any event!
Shanna was punctual (which is huge for any bride on her wedding day or for anyone with plans/i.e. booking for a Read more...
Shanna was punctual (which is huge for any bride on her wedding day or for anyone with plans/i.e. booking for a photographer). Affable, professional, quick and easy to get along with. She understood the style I was looking for and made me feel comfortable. She even offered to come by and give me touch ups to my hair at no cost (just b/c I was shooting 5 minutes away from her home). Extremely flexible and worked with me albeit a 2 week notice. Highly recommend her for any event! Read less
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katie
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Shana is a magician with a curling iron. Show her any picture or share your idea and it will come to life. On time, on schedule very professional. My bridesmaids , moms and I never looked better!
Shana is a magician with a curling iron. Show her any picture or share your idea and it will come to life. On time, on Read more...
Shana is a magician with a curling iron. Show her any picture or share your idea and it will come to life. On time, on schedule very professional. My bridesmaids , moms and I never looked better! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Shanna was extremely professional and talented. During my trial, I decided to change colors and Shanna took the time to redo my eyeshadow. Shanna was also very fun to work with. She made my day so special because I felt beautiful. I will definitely contact her again for other special occasions.
Shanna was extremely professional and talented. During my trial, I decided to change colors and Shanna took the time to Read more...
Shanna was extremely professional and talented. During my trial, I decided to change colors and Shanna took the time to redo my eyeshadow. Shanna was also very fun to work with. She made my day so special because I felt beautiful. I will definitely contact her again for other special occasions. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Shanna was amazing and so is her work. We had no real idea as 2 what we wanted for hairstyles but told her we wanted our hair up. She knew just what to do and we all loved it. And the makeup looked great and lasted all night (even when I cried). She is very friendly and easy to talk to. We all loved her and the work she did.
Shanna was amazing and so is her work. We had no real idea as 2 what we wanted for hairstyles but told her we wanted our Read more...
Shanna was amazing and so is her work. We had no real idea as 2 what we wanted for hairstyles but told her we wanted our hair up. She knew just what to do and we all loved it. And the makeup looked great and lasted all night (even when I cried). She is very friendly and easy to talk to. We all loved her and the work she did. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Shanna and her assistant did a fabulous job for my wedding, which included me, two moms, and 7 bridesmaids.

I chose a curled up-do for my hair with textured volume in the crown. I wanted a look that was classic and elegant. Shanna styled my hair perfectly! It was exactly what I wanted. I wanted the curls to be much more orderly and arranged in a very specific way that would look refined but romantic. When picking a stylist, I was very worried that when I requested a curly updo, I would get an awful prom updo or something even worse, like victorian curls. I was so lucky I picked Shanna, because she really listened, and really executed on the look. She was able to take the photos I gave her of various styles and merge them into exactly what I wanted. I was thrilled! The up-do even held up through out the night, even after lots of dancing (and I have very thick hair that almost NEVER stays).

Shanna and her assistants really did a great job with my bridesmaids and mothers as well. All of my girls picked different looks (from 50s sirene to classic updos), and all of them looked great. I just got our wedding photos back, and everyone's hair is just so well done. Everyone's hair looks very soft and touchable. So beautiful!

Shanna is very professional and great to work with. She showed up exactly on time, which was huge, because we had a tight time schedule to get everyone ready. Shanna and team are extremely efficient, but without sacrificing quality.

I would highly recommend Shanna as a wedding hair stylist. You won't regret it!
Shanna and her assistant did a fabulous job for my wedding, which included me, two moms, and 7 bridesmaids.

I Read more...
Shanna and her assistant did a fabulous job for my wedding, which included me, two moms, and 7 bridesmaids.

I chose a curled up-do for my hair with textured volume in the crown. I wanted a look that was classic and elegant. Shanna styled my hair perfectly! It was exactly what I wanted. I wanted the curls to be much more orderly and arranged in a very specific way that would look refined but romantic. When picking a stylist, I was very worried that when I requested a curly updo, I would get an awful prom updo or something even worse, like victorian curls. I was so lucky I picked Shanna, because she really listened, and really executed on the look. She was able to take the photos I gave her of various styles and merge them into exactly what I wanted. I was thrilled! The up-do even held up through out the night, even after lots of dancing (and I have very thick hair that almost NEVER stays).

Shanna and her assistants really did a great job with my bridesmaids and mothers as well. All of my girls picked different looks (from 50s sirene to classic updos), and all of them looked great. I just got our wedding photos back, and everyone's hair is just so well done. Everyone's hair looks very soft and touchable. So beautiful!

Shanna is very professional and great to work with. She showed up exactly on time, which was huge, because we had a tight time schedule to get everyone ready. Shanna and team are extremely efficient, but without sacrificing quality.

I would highly recommend Shanna as a wedding hair stylist. You won't regret it! Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
LOVED using this vendor. My trial went so quickly, and she made sure it was just what I wanted before letting me leave. She showed up promptly and brought an assistant to help make sure that all 6 of us would get done in plenty of time on the day of. They worked so efficiently, and everyone looked great. They even did my flower girl's hair, and it was adorable. I couldn't believe how quickly they worked and how beautiful everything turned out. She made sure to do touch ups before leaving and was happy to make any adjustments for any of the girls. Definitely recommend working with them!
LOVED using this vendor. My trial went so quickly, and she made sure it was just what I wanted before letting me leave. Read more...
LOVED using this vendor. My trial went so quickly, and she made sure it was just what I wanted before letting me leave. She showed up promptly and brought an assistant to help make sure that all 6 of us would get done in plenty of time on the day of. They worked so efficiently, and everyone looked great. They even did my flower girl's hair, and it was adorable. I couldn't believe how quickly they worked and how beautiful everything turned out. She made sure to do touch ups before leaving and was happy to make any adjustments for any of the girls. Definitely recommend working with them! Read less
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Grace
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Shanna was great! She got back to me quickly after my first email to her. At the trial she was flexible in letting me try two hairstyles I was deciding between, and gave me great advice as to which would look best with my veil and face shape. The day of the wedding, she arrived on time and was calm and friendly. Even when one or two of the people who needed to be at the hotel to get their hair done were a few minutes late, Shanna remained pleasant and professional. My hair looked wonderful and my curls held up all night through lots of dancing and an outdoor ceremony. She's also very quick and got done everyone's hair in time for us to do some extra pre-ceremony pictures. Would definitely use her again.
Shanna was great! She got back to me quickly after my first email to her. At the trial she was flexible in letting me try Read more...
Shanna was great! She got back to me quickly after my first email to her. At the trial she was flexible in letting me try two hairstyles I was deciding between, and gave me great advice as to which would look best with my veil and face shape. The day of the wedding, she arrived on time and was calm and friendly. Even when one or two of the people who needed to be at the hotel to get their hair done were a few minutes late, Shanna remained pleasant and professional. My hair looked wonderful and my curls held up all night through lots of dancing and an outdoor ceremony. She's also very quick and got done everyone's hair in time for us to do some extra pre-ceremony pictures. Would definitely use her again. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Shanna and her team were very flexable on the day of the wedding, letting me add additional people and services at the last minute and everyone was done on time! It was a pleasure to work with her.
Shanna and her team were very flexable on the day of the wedding, letting me add additional people and services at the Read more...
Shanna and her team were very flexable on the day of the wedding, letting me add additional people and services at the last minute and everyone was done on time! It was a pleasure to work with her. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Shanna and Jackie of Hair for a Special Affair did a wonderful job styling my bridesmaids, family, and me for my wedding last month. Shanna was extremely responsive via email and did an excellent job of confirming everything in writing, as well as planning out time for all of the services needed. She and Jackie arrived early and worked very efficiently, and no one having their hair or makeup done ever felt rushed. They still managed to finish ahead of schedule. Shanna was great at taking pictures of a few different hairstyles I liked and combining them into a style that looked perfect for me. Jackie was very careful and detailed with makeup application, stopping frequently to check and make sure I was happy with how it was coming. Shanna did a terrific job at helping each bridesmaid look unique- they all looked gorgeous with many different hairstyles. Jackie did my mom's makeup as well, and did a perfect job of making her look like a beautiful mother of the bride, not overly done up- my mom was so happy with how she looked. On top of all this, Jackie and Shanna are very sweet and easy to get along with, and really made the whole day of getting ready an even more fun experience for us.
Shanna and Jackie of Hair for a Special Affair did a wonderful job styling my bridesmaids, family, and me for my wedding Read more...
Shanna and Jackie of Hair for a Special Affair did a wonderful job styling my bridesmaids, family, and me for my wedding last month. Shanna was extremely responsive via email and did an excellent job of confirming everything in writing, as well as planning out time for all of the services needed. She and Jackie arrived early and worked very efficiently, and no one having their hair or makeup done ever felt rushed. They still managed to finish ahead of schedule. Shanna was great at taking pictures of a few different hairstyles I liked and combining them into a style that looked perfect for me. Jackie was very careful and detailed with makeup application, stopping frequently to check and make sure I was happy with how it was coming. Shanna did a terrific job at helping each bridesmaid look unique- they all looked gorgeous with many different hairstyles. Jackie did my mom's makeup as well, and did a perfect job of making her look like a beautiful mother of the bride, not overly done up- my mom was so happy with how she looked. On top of all this, Jackie and Shanna are very sweet and easy to get along with, and really made the whole day of getting ready an even more fun experience for us. Read less
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Brenda
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Shanna and Tara did an outstanding job on our hair and makeup for my daughter's wedding. They were efficient and professional. They arrived right on time at the hotel and accomplished everyone's hair and makeup right on schedule. I would recommend them for any special affair you need. Thanks again Shanna and Tara!
Shanna and Tara did an outstanding job on our hair and makeup for my daughter's wedding. They were efficient and Read more...
Shanna and Tara did an outstanding job on our hair and makeup for my daughter's wedding. They were efficient and professional. They arrived right on time at the hotel and accomplished everyone's hair and makeup right on schedule. I would recommend them for any special affair you need. Thanks again Shanna and Tara! Read less
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Rachael
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Shanna was fabulous! Tara and Shanna work very well together. They both made sure I looked beautiful. They both have great personalities. I really enjoyed working with them and would recommend them to any one.
Shanna was fabulous! Tara and Shanna work very well together. They both made sure I looked beautiful. They both have great Read more...
Shanna was fabulous! Tara and Shanna work very well together. They both made sure I looked beautiful. They both have great personalities. I really enjoyed working with them and would recommend them to any one. Read less
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Toni
Wedding:
7/8/2012
5.0/5.0
I reside in Wilmington, DE, but was married in Grasonville, MD. I found Hair for a Special Affair here on Wedding Wire. I could not be happier with my decision to contact Shanna. She responded quickly to my initial email and we scheduled a trial soon after, which was great since I planned my wedding in 2 months! I had my hair and my 12 year old daughter's hair done. Jackie was great! At the trial, we chose one style for my daughter, but ended up changing it the day of the wedding and Jackie was able to give her what she wanted without skipping a beat. I wasn't sure what I wanted done with my hair and she came up with a gorgeous wavy, style that was perfect, as well. She showed up at the house on my wedding day, on time and quickly got to work. She was an absolulte joy to work with. I highly recommond Hair for A Special Affair!
I reside in Wilmington, DE, but was married in Grasonville, MD. I found Hair for a Special Affair here on Wedding Wire. I Read more...
I reside in Wilmington, DE, but was married in Grasonville, MD. I found Hair for a Special Affair here on Wedding Wire. I could not be happier with my decision to contact Shanna. She responded quickly to my initial email and we scheduled a trial soon after, which was great since I planned my wedding in 2 months! I had my hair and my 12 year old daughter's hair done. Jackie was great! At the trial, we chose one style for my daughter, but ended up changing it the day of the wedding and Jackie was able to give her what she wanted without skipping a beat. I wasn't sure what I wanted done with my hair and she came up with a gorgeous wavy, style that was perfect, as well. She showed up at the house on my wedding day, on time and quickly got to work. She was an absolulte joy to work with. I highly recommond Hair for A Special Affair! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Shanna was AMAZING!!! She did an amazing job on everyone in the Bridal Party's hair & I will recommend her to anyone. I was so thankful to find her & again was so impressed on her professionalism & talent. She truly has a gift.
Shanna was AMAZING!!! She did an amazing job on everyone in the Bridal Party's hair & I will recommend her to anyone. I Read more...
Shanna was AMAZING!!! She did an amazing job on everyone in the Bridal Party's hair & I will recommend her to anyone. I was so thankful to find her & again was so impressed on her professionalism & talent. She truly has a gift. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Shanna was great! She really listened to what I was looking for and delivered. I wasn't happy after my first trial and when I told her, she was more than willing to do a second one and keep going until I was fully satisfied. When my wedding day came, I could not have been happier with the final product. My bridesmaids and I got tons of compliments about our hair and how beautiful it looked.
Shanna was great! She really listened to what I was looking for and delivered. I wasn't happy after my first trial and Read more...
Shanna was great! She really listened to what I was looking for and delivered. I wasn't happy after my first trial and when I told her, she was more than willing to do a second one and keep going until I was fully satisfied. When my wedding day came, I could not have been happier with the final product. My bridesmaids and I got tons of compliments about our hair and how beautiful it looked. Read less
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Akriti
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Shanna from Hair for a Special Affair was absolutely wonderful. During my hair trial my mom and I were super impressed and could tell she was very adept and skillful at what she did. For my actual wedding, Shanna did my hair, my mother's hair, my sister-in-law's hair and, my cousin's hair. They all LOVED it. She was fast and sooooo incredibly skillful and friendly. I got compliments on my hair all night and it was gorgeous. I could not recommend Shanna enough.
Shanna from Hair for a Special Affair was absolutely wonderful. During my hair trial my mom and I were super impressed and Read more...
Shanna from Hair for a Special Affair was absolutely wonderful. During my hair trial my mom and I were super impressed and could tell she was very adept and skillful at what she did. For my actual wedding, Shanna did my hair, my mother's hair, my sister-in-law's hair and, my cousin's hair. They all LOVED it. She was fast and sooooo incredibly skillful and friendly. I got compliments on my hair all night and it was gorgeous. I could not recommend Shanna enough. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Shanna and Jackie were amazing to work with! At my trial, I was immediately impressed with the way they listened to what I was asking for, their execution of my requests and their professionalism. Shanna was very responsive and helpful when it came to scheduling my trial and pinning down the details for the day of. On the day of my wedding Jackie did a fabulous job on my hair and my 5 bridesmaids. Not only did everyone look amazing; she was very efficient (finishing everyone’s hair by noon) and accommodating (my sister had trouble deciding on a style, so Jackie worked with her to modify and change her style until my sister was happy). Overall, I was very satisfied with my experience and would highly recommend Hair for a Special Affair to anyone.
Shanna and Jackie were amazing to work with! At my trial, I was immediately impressed with the way they listened to what I Read more...
Shanna and Jackie were amazing to work with! At my trial, I was immediately impressed with the way they listened to what I was asking for, their execution of my requests and their professionalism. Shanna was very responsive and helpful when it came to scheduling my trial and pinning down the details for the day of. On the day of my wedding Jackie did a fabulous job on my hair and my 5 bridesmaids. Not only did everyone look amazing; she was very efficient (finishing everyone’s hair by noon) and accommodating (my sister had trouble deciding on a style, so Jackie worked with her to modify and change her style until my sister was happy). Overall, I was very satisfied with my experience and would highly recommend Hair for a Special Affair to anyone. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
i absolutely LOVED Shanna and Jackie from Hair for a Special Affair. Shanna not only worked quickly, but was so friendly. Just a lovely person to get dolled up with on my special day. The trial for hair and makeup was effortless making me realize their talent and gave me all the confidence in the world that they would do a great job for me and my girls on the big day. Both of them listened to all my wants and was open and flexible to change things up when needed. Shanna made my hair look amazing and I got so many compliments. Jackie was also great! She gave me the natural look I wanted, but at the same time my makeup looked glamorous and was comfortable. There was a lot of hugging, kissing and dancing and everything stayed put the whole night. I HIGHLY recommend both Shanna and Jackie for hair and makeup for any occasion. They made me and my bridesmaids and mothers feel and look great which is all you can ask for when you're the bride!!
i absolutely LOVED Shanna and Jackie from Hair for a Special Affair. Shanna not only worked quickly, but was so friendly. Read more...
i absolutely LOVED Shanna and Jackie from Hair for a Special Affair. Shanna not only worked quickly, but was so friendly. Just a lovely person to get dolled up with on my special day. The trial for hair and makeup was effortless making me realize their talent and gave me all the confidence in the world that they would do a great job for me and my girls on the big day. Both of them listened to all my wants and was open and flexible to change things up when needed. Shanna made my hair look amazing and I got so many compliments. Jackie was also great! She gave me the natural look I wanted, but at the same time my makeup looked glamorous and was comfortable. There was a lot of hugging, kissing and dancing and everything stayed put the whole night. I HIGHLY recommend both Shanna and Jackie for hair and makeup for any occasion. They made me and my bridesmaids and mothers feel and look great which is all you can ask for when you're the bride!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Shanna at Hair for a Special Affair is the best at wedding up-do's! Her and her crew were very professional, giving me and my girls the best looking up-do's and makeup. My wedding was during the day so her team had to arrive at 5am to start hair and makeup! They were on time and ready to rock that early in the morning.
I thought she charged an appropriate amount for travel and the services themselves. She was ready and eager to bring the right products and the right equipment necessary for my big day.
She met with me 3 times before my wedding just to get my tricky do just right. I was very impressed with her attentiveness and willingness to meet me at anytime and to get my hair perfect.
Thank you Hair for a Special Affair, for making my wedding day start perfectly.
Shanna at Hair for a Special Affair is the best at wedding up-do's! Her and her crew were very professional, giving me and Read more...
Shanna at Hair for a Special Affair is the best at wedding up-do's! Her and her crew were very professional, giving me and my girls the best looking up-do's and makeup. My wedding was during the day so her team had to arrive at 5am to start hair and makeup! They were on time and ready to rock that early in the morning.
I thought she charged an appropriate amount for travel and the services themselves. She was ready and eager to bring the right products and the right equipment necessary for my big day.
She met with me 3 times before my wedding just to get my tricky do just right. I was very impressed with her attentiveness and willingness to meet me at anytime and to get my hair perfect.
Thank you Hair for a Special Affair, for making my wedding day start perfectly. Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Let me just say how thoroughly impressed I was with Hair For A Special Affair! In a short period of time, Shanna had all 9 of my bridesmaids looking picture perfect! Each of my girls had a vision of what they wanted to look like and she went above and beyond...they looked simply amazing! I can't express enough how grateful I am that Shanna cares so much about her clients and strives to make everyone look unique and absolutely beautiful!
Let me just say how thoroughly impressed I was with Hair For A Special Affair! In a short period of time, Shanna had all 9 Read more...
Let me just say how thoroughly impressed I was with Hair For A Special Affair! In a short period of time, Shanna had all 9 of my bridesmaids looking picture perfect! Each of my girls had a vision of what they wanted to look like and she went above and beyond...they looked simply amazing! I can't express enough how grateful I am that Shanna cares so much about her clients and strives to make everyone look unique and absolutely beautiful! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Hair for a Special Affair made myself and my bridesmaids look beautiful for our big day! Shanna worked with me on multiple occasions to make sure she achieved the look I wanted for my wedding and the prices are the best around! She arrived on time and made sure that I was relaxed and comfortable during the entire process. She will go above and beyond to make sure that you are happy with your look before you walk down the aisle! I would highly recommend Hair for a Special Affair to anyone who needs a professional look.
Hair for a Special Affair made myself and my bridesmaids look beautiful for our big day! Shanna worked with me on multiple Read more...
Hair for a Special Affair made myself and my bridesmaids look beautiful for our big day! Shanna worked with me on multiple occasions to make sure she achieved the look I wanted for my wedding and the prices are the best around! She arrived on time and made sure that I was relaxed and comfortable during the entire process. She will go above and beyond to make sure that you are happy with your look before you walk down the aisle! I would highly recommend Hair for a Special Affair to anyone who needs a professional look. Read less
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bmcdono
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Shanna is THE BEST! I had a wedding party with 11 bridesmaids and she was able to do all of our hair by herself and everyone loved their results. I've never seen a group of that many girls ALL happy with her hair. As the bride, I absolutely loved what she did with my hair. It was exactly what I was looking for and I knew it would be. My mom, best friend, and I went to see her for a trial run a few months ago, and within 5 minutes she had my hair exactly how I was picturing it. Also, her confidence and joy in what she does is very obvious and wonderful to see. I'd recommend Hair for a Special Affair to anyone!
Shanna is THE BEST! I had a wedding party with 11 bridesmaids and she was able to do all of our hair by herself and Read more...
Shanna is THE BEST! I had a wedding party with 11 bridesmaids and she was able to do all of our hair by herself and everyone loved their results. I've never seen a group of that many girls ALL happy with her hair. As the bride, I absolutely loved what she did with my hair. It was exactly what I was looking for and I knew it would be. My mom, best friend, and I went to see her for a trial run a few months ago, and within 5 minutes she had my hair exactly how I was picturing it. Also, her confidence and joy in what she does is very obvious and wonderful to see. I'd recommend Hair for a Special Affair to anyone! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Jackie was great! She did an amazing job on the bridal parties hair. She was fun and easy to talk to. It felt like I had one of my friends there doing my hair! We had so many compliments for our hair. I would highly recommend Jackie for any wedding!!
Jackie was great! She did an amazing job on the bridal parties hair. She was fun and easy to talk to. It felt like I had Read more...
Jackie was great! She did an amazing job on the bridal parties hair. She was fun and easy to talk to. It felt like I had one of my friends there doing my hair! We had so many compliments for our hair. I would highly recommend Jackie for any wedding!! Read less
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Lyrica88
Wedding:
12/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Shanna did a great job! She is very pleasant and easy to deal with!
Shanna did a great job! She is very pleasant and easy to deal with!
Shanna did a great job! She is very pleasant and easy to deal with! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Shanna completely exceeded my expectations for my wedding hair. I did not have time for a trial run, so I wasn't sure what to expect. She made sure she understood exactly what I wanted and made great suggestions. The end result was just incredibly elegant. And, she was friendly and sweet, which made the experience even better. I got tons of comments on my hair - and she also did an updo for one of my friends - it was amazing. I highly recommend Shanna - I feel like I really lucked out finding her. It made my wedding even better.
Shanna completely exceeded my expectations for my wedding hair. I did not have time for a trial run, so I wasn't sure what Read more...
Shanna completely exceeded my expectations for my wedding hair. I did not have time for a trial run, so I wasn't sure what to expect. She made sure she understood exactly what I wanted and made great suggestions. The end result was just incredibly elegant. And, she was friendly and sweet, which made the experience even better. I got tons of comments on my hair - and she also did an updo for one of my friends - it was amazing. I highly recommend Shanna - I feel like I really lucked out finding her. It made my wedding even better. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
8/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Loved it! I loved my hair sooooooooo much! So did my bridesmaids!
Loved it! I loved my hair sooooooooo much! So did my bridesmaids!
Loved it! I loved my hair sooooooooo much! So did my bridesmaids! Read less
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Roxanne
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Shanna I just want to thank you for the beautiful job you did on my daughter Brittaney wedding . Brittaney and of her bridal party loved their. Thank you so much for coming all the way to Mifflinburg Pa to help make a special day for Brittaney and Alex Yoder
Shanna I just want to thank you for the beautiful job you did on my daughter Brittaney wedding . Brittaney and of her Read more...
Shanna I just want to thank you for the beautiful job you did on my daughter Brittaney wedding . Brittaney and of her bridal party loved their. Thank you so much for coming all the way to Mifflinburg Pa to help make a special day for Brittaney and Alex Yoder Read less
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Brittaney
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
shanna did an amazing job on my brides maids hair and makeup. they all looked so beautiful thanks to her. i will definitely recommend her to others.
shanna did an amazing job on my brides maids hair and makeup. they all looked so beautiful thanks to her. i will Read more...
shanna did an amazing job on my brides maids hair and makeup. they all looked so beautiful thanks to her. i will definitely recommend her to others. Read less
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Cassie
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Shanna did a wonderful job. She had ideas for both myself and my bridesmaids and I was very pleased with her work. I would recommend her to anyone.
Shanna did a wonderful job. She had ideas for both myself and my bridesmaids and I was very pleased with her work. I would Read more...
Shanna did a wonderful job. She had ideas for both myself and my bridesmaids and I was very pleased with her work. I would recommend her to anyone. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
I was one of the first brides that they did an updo for. You would have never known it! Very professional. I showed her pictures of what I kind of wanted and she did it perfectly! Would absolutely reccomend to everyone!
I was one of the first brides that they did an updo for. You would have never known it! Very professional. I showed her Read more...
I was one of the first brides that they did an updo for. You would have never known it! Very professional. I showed her pictures of what I kind of wanted and she did it perfectly! Would absolutely reccomend to everyone! Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.9/5.0
Jessica did a wonderful job! She showed up in plenty of time and was flexible and laid back throughout the day. Everyone's hair looked great and my hair (the bride) was absolutely perfect! She put my flower in for me as well and made sure everyone's hair was secure before leaving.
Jessica did a wonderful job! She showed up in plenty of time and was flexible and laid back throughout the day. Everyone's Read more...
Jessica did a wonderful job! She showed up in plenty of time and was flexible and laid back throughout the day. Everyone's hair looked great and my hair (the bride) was absolutely perfect! She put my flower in for me as well and made sure everyone's hair was secure before leaving. Read less
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Mallory
Wedding:
2/15/2014
4.9/5.0
Shanna was great! I live in San Diego but my wedding was in Annapolis, so I really had to rely on reviews and pictures online when I was looking for a hair and make up stylist that would travel to my wedding party. And everything I read was spot on! I contacted a few different vendors, but Hair for a Special Affair was the most flexible and the most value for my money. (I only gave a 4.5 on responsiveness because a few of the other vendors were faster getting back to me, and at one point about two weeks prior to the wedding I freaked out a bit because I wasn't sure I had them locked into my contract, but mostly I was just anxious due to my cross-country wedding planning, and Shanna was great about getting back to me otherwise.)

I had six girls in my wedding party, plus a mother and a friend who wanted to use hair and make up services. Up to the morning of the wedding, people were adding or changing what they wanted done, but Shanna and her make up artist were super easy-going and willing to accommodate. They showed up around 815 in the morning to get everyone done, and finished with more than enough time to spare to do touch ups. Make up varied from darker and more dramatic to more simple and natural; hair varied from long curls, blow outs, side buns, half-up, and more classical up-do's. And everyone loved what they got, without exception.

All in all, they were fun and easy to work with, and they gave great results. I definitely recommend!!
Shanna was great! I live in San Diego but my wedding was in Annapolis, so I really had to rely on reviews and pictures Read more...
Shanna was great! I live in San Diego but my wedding was in Annapolis, so I really had to rely on reviews and pictures online when I was looking for a hair and make up stylist that would travel to my wedding party. And everything I read was spot on! I contacted a few different vendors, but Hair for a Special Affair was the most flexible and the most value for my money. (I only gave a 4.5 on responsiveness because a few of the other vendors were faster getting back to me, and at one point about two weeks prior to the wedding I freaked out a bit because I wasn't sure I had them locked into my contract, but mostly I was just anxious due to my cross-country wedding planning, and Shanna was great about getting back to me otherwise.)

I had six girls in my wedding party, plus a mother and a friend who wanted to use hair and make up services. Up to the morning of the wedding, people were adding or changing what they wanted done, but Shanna and her make up artist were super easy-going and willing to accommodate. They showed up around 815 in the morning to get everyone done, and finished with more than enough time to spare to do touch ups. Make up varied from darker and more dramatic to more simple and natural; hair varied from long curls, blow outs, side buns, half-up, and more classical up-do's. And everyone loved what they got, without exception.

All in all, they were fun and easy to work with, and they gave great results. I definitely recommend!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
I picked Shanna for the bridal party's hair after seeing her great work at the wedding of a friend. I knew she was great, but my hair turned out better than I could have imagined! My hair has always been a problem for me. It is stick straight and does nothing. I met with Shanna twice for trials just because I wanted to see what my options were. I ended up with loose waves and lots of volume and it lasted all night - through the dancing and temp/humidity. Really, I never thought my hair could look that good. And Shanna is wonderful to work with and not stressful at all. She runs on time (or early) and is very calm. Additionally, all the bridesmaids loved their hair and they looked fantastic.
I picked Shanna for the bridal party's hair after seeing her great work at the wedding of a friend. I knew she was great, Read more...
I picked Shanna for the bridal party's hair after seeing her great work at the wedding of a friend. I knew she was great, but my hair turned out better than I could have imagined! My hair has always been a problem for me. It is stick straight and does nothing. I met with Shanna twice for trials just because I wanted to see what my options were. I ended up with loose waves and lots of volume and it lasted all night - through the dancing and temp/humidity. Really, I never thought my hair could look that good. And Shanna is wonderful to work with and not stressful at all. She runs on time (or early) and is very calm. Additionally, all the bridesmaids loved their hair and they looked fantastic. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Jackie from Hair for a Special Affair worked with me for my bridal hairstyle on my wedding day, and with 3 of our bridesmaids. She was very flexible with people changing their hairstyles, and suggested what she thought would be most flattering for them. She also stuck with the planned hairstyle that we had done during a trial two months before, and I was very happy with the final product. I had a half-up braided hairstyle, which was secured with bobby pins. The style felt secure all night, and I never had to adjust it! Wiggling my veil comb in and out was no problem. My curls went straight after the first few songs, but everything else was perfect. Thanks!
Jackie from Hair for a Special Affair worked with me for my bridal hairstyle on my wedding day, and with 3 of our Read more...
Jackie from Hair for a Special Affair worked with me for my bridal hairstyle on my wedding day, and with 3 of our bridesmaids. She was very flexible with people changing their hairstyles, and suggested what she thought would be most flattering for them. She also stuck with the planned hairstyle that we had done during a trial two months before, and I was very happy with the final product. I had a half-up braided hairstyle, which was secured with bobby pins. The style felt secure all night, and I never had to adjust it! Wiggling my veil comb in and out was no problem. My curls went straight after the first few songs, but everything else was perfect. Thanks! Read less
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Yea-Wen
Wedding:
1/12/2013
4.8/5.0
My makeup artist suggested Shanna who owns Hair for a Special Affair to do my hair for the wedding. The ladies had worked together before and Natasha assured me that Shanna was fantastic. After looking at Shanna's designs on her website, I knew I found the right person. She does such intricate curls in her updos...it's really beautiful.
I had a great initial consult with her and ended up changing my mind a few weeks before the wedding. Shanna was very flexible and assured me that it was not an issue. On the wedding day, she was prepare and ready to go. My hair design was a beautiful half up half down hair style that slimmed my very round face. A word of advice to future brides if you have thin hair like me and either a longer hair look or hair full of volume, consider getting clip-in hair extensions. Shanna gave me some advice on what type of hair extensions get and worked with them the day of the wedding. I loved my wedding day hair and it did not fall apart even through some crazy dancing at the reception.
My makeup artist suggested Shanna who owns Hair for a Special Affair to do my hair for the wedding. The ladies had worked Read more...
My makeup artist suggested Shanna who owns Hair for a Special Affair to do my hair for the wedding. The ladies had worked together before and Natasha assured me that Shanna was fantastic. After looking at Shanna's designs on her website, I knew I found the right person. She does such intricate curls in her updos...it's really beautiful.
I had a great initial consult with her and ended up changing my mind a few weeks before the wedding. Shanna was very flexible and assured me that it was not an issue. On the wedding day, she was prepare and ready to go. My hair design was a beautiful half up half down hair style that slimmed my very round face. A word of advice to future brides if you have thin hair like me and either a longer hair look or hair full of volume, consider getting clip-in hair extensions. Shanna gave me some advice on what type of hair extensions get and worked with them the day of the wedding. I loved my wedding day hair and it did not fall apart even through some crazy dancing at the reception. Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
8/25/2012
4.8/5.0
Shanna did a wonderful job with my hair for my engagement photos and for my wedding. She styled my hair exactly the way I wanted. I wanted some brighter red highlights and she was weary of doing anything bold. You could hardly see the red tint. It's not exactly what I wanted but my hair looked gorgous either way. She also made the bridal parties hair look beautiful for the wedding and used her creativty when some of the bridal party didn't know how they wanted their hair. Her prices were competitive with other companies and just a little more reasonable. She deals directly with the customer, so it is very personal, it isn't a huge company where you talk to a different person everytime you call. Shanna is very polite. Shanna gets back to you right away and always confirms appointments. My Mom was stuck in traffic for hours for the trial and Shanna waited around and answered everytime I called to fill her in of the situation. She also stayed around after she had finished everyones hair to wait for my florist to put a flower in my hair. Part of her services include finding a make up artist and they are contracted through her. One less thing the customer has to worry about. Overall Shanna is awesome and helped make my wedding planning and day worry free.
Shanna did a wonderful job with my hair for my engagement photos and for my wedding. She styled my hair exactly the way I Read more...
Shanna did a wonderful job with my hair for my engagement photos and for my wedding. She styled my hair exactly the way I wanted. I wanted some brighter red highlights and she was weary of doing anything bold. You could hardly see the red tint. It's not exactly what I wanted but my hair looked gorgous either way. She also made the bridal parties hair look beautiful for the wedding and used her creativty when some of the bridal party didn't know how they wanted their hair. Her prices were competitive with other companies and just a little more reasonable. She deals directly with the customer, so it is very personal, it isn't a huge company where you talk to a different person everytime you call. Shanna is very polite. Shanna gets back to you right away and always confirms appointments. My Mom was stuck in traffic for hours for the trial and Shanna waited around and answered everytime I called to fill her in of the situation. She also stayed around after she had finished everyones hair to wait for my florist to put a flower in my hair. Part of her services include finding a make up artist and they are contracted through her. One less thing the customer has to worry about. Overall Shanna is awesome and helped make my wedding planning and day worry free. Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
9/7/2013
4.7/5.0
Shanna was very professional and when we had extra people she did not hesitate to accommodate them.
Shanna was very professional and when we had extra people she did not hesitate to accommodate them.
Shanna was very professional and when we had extra people she did not hesitate to accommodate them. Read less
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Nikki
Wedding:
8/23/2013
4.7/5.0
Shanna, Jamie and Jackie were awesome! Everyone's hair looked perfect and they worked super fast. Jamie did an amazing job on makeup - we received a ton of compliments. Their services are expensive (in my opinion), but it is really nice that they travel to your location and do on-site services. They also do a great job (and are extremely nice), so the extra few bucks is worth it.
Shanna, Jamie and Jackie were awesome! Everyone's hair looked perfect and they worked super fast. Jamie did an amazing job Read more...
Shanna, Jamie and Jackie were awesome! Everyone's hair looked perfect and they worked super fast. Jamie did an amazing job on makeup - we received a ton of compliments. Their services are expensive (in my opinion), but it is really nice that they travel to your location and do on-site services. They also do a great job (and are extremely nice), so the extra few bucks is worth it. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
2/2/2013
4.7/5.0
Shanna was absolutely wonderful! She got back to me quickly, was flexible about planning a trial, and I loved my hair and makeup on the day of!!
Shanna was absolutely wonderful! She got back to me quickly, was flexible about planning a trial, and I loved my hair and Read more...
Shanna was absolutely wonderful! She got back to me quickly, was flexible about planning a trial, and I loved my hair and makeup on the day of!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
Jackie from hair for a special affair was fantastic!!! she took feedback and changed anything you wanted. she was early and staid till we were ready to go. The only reason i gave flexibilty 3.5 stas is because once names are in the contract you still have to pay for them even if a service isnt preformed. Over all they did a great job and would recomend them.
Jackie from hair for a special affair was fantastic!!! she took feedback and changed anything you wanted. she was early Read more...
Jackie from hair for a special affair was fantastic!!! she took feedback and changed anything you wanted. she was early and staid till we were ready to go. The only reason i gave flexibilty 3.5 stas is because once names are in the contract you still have to pay for them even if a service isnt preformed. Over all they did a great job and would recomend them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Shanna did the hair and makeup for my wedding, and she did a wonderful job. She was also really flexible and added in an extra person on the day of when she ended up finishing ahead of schedule. My only (small) complaint would be that occasionally I would email or call and not hear back for weeks. But in the end, everything was great the day of. But overall, I would highly recommend Hair for a Special Affair and thought the prices were really reasonable!
Shanna did the hair and makeup for my wedding, and she did a wonderful job. She was also really flexible and added in an Read more...
Shanna did the hair and makeup for my wedding, and she did a wonderful job. She was also really flexible and added in an extra person on the day of when she ended up finishing ahead of schedule. My only (small) complaint would be that occasionally I would email or call and not hear back for weeks. But in the end, everything was great the day of. But overall, I would highly recommend Hair for a Special Affair and thought the prices were really reasonable! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
Shanna did such a lovely job on all of my ladies hair for the wedding, especially my mom's. I was really impressed with her skills. She was flexible and did the hair for a friend who wasn't on the contract at the last minute. She was also very professional and arrived right when she said she would. I would definitely recommend her for your wedding.
Shanna did such a lovely job on all of my ladies hair for the wedding, especially my mom's. I was really impressed with Read more...
Shanna did such a lovely job on all of my ladies hair for the wedding, especially my mom's. I was really impressed with her skills. She was flexible and did the hair for a friend who wasn't on the contract at the last minute. She was also very professional and arrived right when she said she would. I would definitely recommend her for your wedding. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.1/5.0
Great hair design! Highly recommend the services to any other brides!
Great hair design! Highly recommend the services to any other brides!
Great hair design! Highly recommend the services to any other brides! Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
5/5/2012
2.0/5.0
I contracted Hair for a Special Affair for both hair and makeup services for my wedding. For this reason, I really have two reviews -- not one.

Hair: Shanna did a FABULOUS job on my hair and for all of my bridal party. She was on time, efficient, friendly and did beautiful up-do's in the time frame we had determined. For hair services, I would highly recommend her.

Makeup: This was an unfortunate situation. I had decided to use Hair for a Special Affair to also provide makeup services for myself and multiple family members and bridesmaids. The day of the wedding, we started our hair trial and the makeup artist was supposed to arrive an hour later. When the makeup artist still wasn't there after 45 minutes, everyone started getting frazzled, and we couldn't get in touch with her. As it turns out, the makeup artist was in a car accident the morning of my wedding and I was notified by text message that she wasn't going to be able to make it. I absolutely acknowledge that this was a freak occurrence-- however, what happened was disappointing. **Shanna did not have any back up makeup artists.** She called all of her contacts and no one could come. She suggested that we call the local Nordstrom's for help. Luckily we had someone arrive in a pinch, and I ran out to a different salon. Really very stressful and upsetting.

All of that being said-- Shanna did what she could to remedy the issue after the fact. However, I sincerely hope that since this event Hair for a Special Affair has established some kind of on-call system for their brides, and that they will have backup artists, because the unexpected happens.
I contracted Hair for a Special Affair for both hair and makeup services for my wedding. For this reason, I really have Read more...
I contracted Hair for a Special Affair for both hair and makeup services for my wedding. For this reason, I really have two reviews -- not one.

Hair: Shanna did a FABULOUS job on my hair and for all of my bridal party. She was on time, efficient, friendly and did beautiful up-do's in the time frame we had determined. For hair services, I would highly recommend her.

Makeup: This was an unfortunate situation. I had decided to use Hair for a Special Affair to also provide makeup services for myself and multiple family members and bridesmaids. The day of the wedding, we started our hair trial and the makeup artist was supposed to arrive an hour later. When the makeup artist still wasn't there after 45 minutes, everyone started getting frazzled, and we couldn't get in touch with her. As it turns out, the makeup artist was in a car accident the morning of my wedding and I was notified by text message that she wasn't going to be able to make it. I absolutely acknowledge that this was a freak occurrence-- however, what happened was disappointing. **Shanna did not have any back up makeup artists.** She called all of her contacts and no one could come. She suggested that we call the local Nordstrom's for help. Luckily we had someone arrive in a pinch, and I ran out to a different salon. Really very stressful and upsetting.

All of that being said-- Shanna did what she could to remedy the issue after the fact. However, I sincerely hope that since this event Hair for a Special Affair has established some kind of on-call system for their brides, and that they will have backup artists, because the unexpected happens. Read less
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Hair for a Special Affair responded with the following comments:

Jillian,

Thank you so much for leaving a review on WeddingWire for Hair for a Special Affair. I appreciate receiving feedback, even if it is not always positive, as it allows me to make changes where needed and grow in the right direction to better our services.

First and foremost, I would like to extend my apologies once again for the events that took place on your wedding day as it was a most unfortunate situation. Although the situation was out of my control, it was my fault for not having a back-up artist on call and I have greatly learned from this. To prevent this situation from happening in the future, I have (taken your advice and) developed a back-up system of hair stylists & makeup artists.

Our client’s satisfaction is what drives us to perform, which is why I did reimburse the wedding party for all wedding day out of pocket makeup services, bride & mother of the bride hair services, as well as the bride’s airbrush makeup trial. I understand that doing this does not remedy the situation, but it was the least we could do and I hope it helped.

If there is anything else I can do to be of assistance, please let me know.

Best Wishes and Congrats,
Owner/Operator
Shanna Beisel

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