Maggie's offers everything a bride could need to get ready for her wedding. We were looking for a simple approach to hair and makeup, and for people who would make sure the bridal party looked great, but without any drama. Maggie's was easy to work with from the start, included the hair and makeup trial in the price, and made everyone look great. On the morning of the wedding, everyone was comfortable at salon... They took care of everyone right on schedule, never rushing, but getting us ready even a little earlier than we expected. We're definitely glad we chose Maggie's and highly recommend them to others!
We used Circles Concierage service to collect pricing and service information on multiple salons on the island. There are only a few choices, including Maggies in Vineyard Haven, and Cutting Crew, Shear Inspiration, and Wave Lengths in Edgartown. All but Maggie's came back with ridiculous pricing for hair and makeup - easily $300 - $575 packages including trials! Given that I found a gorgeous $1,500 dress for just $250 at Filene's Basement I wasn't about to spend more on my hair and makeup than my dress. Plus, since I have very curly thick hair it's more important to me that the stylist is comfortable with my hair type than having a high price-tag as a means of showing off.
I talked with Maggie on the phone first and got reviews from my coordinator Doris Clark. Everything I heard about Maggie was great - that she was perfect for that casual elegance touch that you look for in beach or vineyard weddings. I had a trial with her in April for my June wedding and brought in some pictures of what I was looking for. Amazingly, although I thought my hair would be too short for my ideal style, she was able to make my hair go to 'lengths' I didn't think it could go to! :) She knew just how to straighten it so that she could force it to curl in the way and direction she commanded. And although everything was rigidly held in place on the day of, it look natural and swept up - exactly like the picture I'd shown her! Maggie was so confident in everything she did and her salon was extremely flexible with our appointments. Unfortunately we kept having to add and move people around and add extra services like makeup and nails. And they were able to accommodate us and keep us on time! They even made sure to help grab us bagels and tea in the morning as we were getting ready! :)
I also had my makeup done there and since I'm not a regular makeup-wearer (i.e. once a month in client meetings or fancy nights out) I was hesitant of it looking too thick or fake. However it could not have looked better!! Better than anything I have ever done myself! She was able to make it look light and natural so that it went perfectly well with the light and elegant updo I had!
Overall Maggie's was an excellent salon at an appropriate and reasonable price. Their staff was great - very attentive, flexible, professional - and very competent and making your wedding visions come true! :)