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Mountain Beauties is a Canmore, Alberta based mobile beauty business led by dedicated makeup artists and hair stylists. With more than 40 years of combined experience, this beautician brigade has the requisite expertise to enhance and bring out your bridal beauty. Joanne Bokitch is the brains behind this beauty operation, she has been helping brides look their absolute best since 2011. Joanne has acquired skills from Delmar for hairstyling and Artists Within for makeup artistry, attesting to her skills and knowledge. She obtained a Red Seal journeymen accreditation from the province of Alberta as well as qualification for the profession of hairstyling across Canada.

Experience

Mountain Beauties services Banff, Lake Louise and beyond. The business has a rich experience of working with clients including Ford Models, Miss Teen Calgary, and Miss Calgary. Joanne and her team continue to amass rave reviews for their exceptional services and have successfully worked on more than 1000 weddings. The talented team is privileged to be affiliated with Banff Bride, Love In The Rockies and Canmore Kananaskis Weddings. Works of the team have been caught on Tweed Telegraph, Wedding Chicks, Weddings.com, and more.

Services offered

Artists at Mountain Beauties are insured and offer consultation to clients in order to fully understand their ideas about hair looks and makeup. The following professional hair services are offered by the team:

  • Bride
  • Bridal trial session
  • Post ceremony touch up
  • Post ceremony style change
  • Attendant long/updo hair
  • Attendant jaw length or above (styled from dry)
  • Flower girl
  • Short blow out
  • Extensions & special effects hair styling
  • Bridal survival kit (mini hairspray, bobby pins, hair elastics, etc.)

Professional makeup services include full face (also includes false eyelashes, complimentary lash lesson, and mini lash glue for any emergencies), eyes only, special effects makeup, post ceremony touch up, tattoo coverage, and contouring.

Other services

Mountain Beauties works out of Salon 83 where it caters to regular styling needs of clients. The following services are offered:

  • Women's cut
  • Men's cut
  • Hair treatment and blowdry
  • Solid colour
  • Solid colour and cut
  • Partial foils
  • Partial foils and cut
  • Full foils
  • Full foils and cut

More information

What beauty services do you offer?

Consultations
Group services
Hair
Makeup
Men's grooming
Multiple stylists
On-site service
Salon
Trial service
Licensed

What hair services do you offer?

Blowouts
Extensions
Updos/styling

What is the maximum group size you can accommodate?

Any size group!

What is the base price for blowouts for brides?

$110

What is the price of trial service for blowouts for brides?

$110

What is the base price for blowouts for attendants/family members?

$95

What is the price of trial service for blowouts for attendants/family members?

$95

What is the base price for updos/styling for brides?

$130

What is the price of trial service for updos/styling for brides?

$130

What is the base price for updos/styling for attendants/family members?

$130

What is the price of trial service for updos/styling for attendants/family members?

$130

Which of the following are included in prices?

Travel fee
Consultant
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4.2 out of 5 rating
52 reviews
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Devon
Devon T. Married on 22/07/2023
3.6 out of 5 rating

Beautiful hair and makeup!

Mountain Beauties was ok to work with. I struggled to get in touch with them before my wedding day which led to me not getting exactly what I wanted for my hair but it was still beautiful! My girls and the two moms loved their hair and makeup! Joanne was able to work with the girls who had too high expectations for their hair and Cecilia did a fantastic job with our makeup!
Alysha
Alysha M. Married on 10/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you so much Andrea!!

Andrea did such a beautiful job on makeup for my best friend鈥檚 wedding! She adapted a photo I found to suit me and made lots of suggestions, was super efficient and did her best to accommodate everyone鈥檚 requests within the allotted time. She is very skilled and does amazing work and she is also very funny! I would totally recommend. Thanks so much, Andrea!
Alisha
Alisha Married on 06/08/2022
1 out of 5 rating

Biggest regret was hiring them.

Unprofessional, awful communication, no punctuality, unkind, immature, overpriced, inappropriate, the list goes on and on. Joanne, the owner, is in complete denial about her companies flaws and refused to take accountability for her businesses errors on my wedding date. After several failed attempts at getting a hold of Joanne, she finally called me, 3 weeks PAST my wedding day. The conversation was useless, she lied, denied and blamed everyone else for her companies mistakes. She yelled at me, criticized me, called me emotional, and told the most outrageous stories and lies to save face.

I paid $50 per stylist (2 stylists) for an early morning fee (7:30am start time as per contract) and both stylists were late. Makeup was 15 mins and hair stylist over an hour late. I told Joanne that I deserved my $100 back and she said an early morning fee just means they start before 8:30am. The contract meant absolutely nothing to her. After an hour long phone call, she finally agreed to give my $100.00 back then took her sweet time sending it. Again, attempted phone calls, messages and multiple people reaching out before she sent the money.

Joanne claimed that she told my planner the night before that Nikki (hair stylist) would be arriving late, this was a complete LIE as I was with my wedding planner for the entire conversation and none of that was mentioned. I also had an email from Joanne confirming the start time, a signed contract with her and even that wasn't enough for her to admit that she messed up. This mess up cost me an hour of my first look and photography time. Joanne also told me that services can run 45 minutes past the contract End Time. I asked her to show me where that was listed in the contract, and she said it's not in the contract. She told me that since my service was done before the End Time, that it wasn't their fault I waited for my bridal party, and the moms to be done their services. Andrea's makeup was the only good thing about the company. Nikki could not make any of the hair styles look anything like what people asked for. Joanne told me that my expectations were too high. I paid over $2000.00 for "too high expectations". That was 7 hair and 6 makeup. Most of the styles were rushed, fell apart and still they were 45 minutes past the agreed contract time.

I could write pages about how awful they were to deal with. I wish I read through all the bad reviews before hiring them because I could have avoided the biggest regret of my wedding day. They ruined my morning, stressed me out and did not make me feel special on my big day.

I attached photos of my trial - what I asked for is the first photo and what Nikki did was the next photo, the other photos are bridal party.
Lindsay
Lindsay F. Married on 18/12/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

Made to Feel Like a Queen

There are no words that could adequately thank Joanne & Nicky for our hair and makeup on our wedding day. It was EXACTLY what I had envisioned...I have never felt more beautiful in my entire life. Joanne and Nicky did hair and makeup for myself, 6 bridesmaids, and my mother. Each and every one of them LOVED their hair and makeup. Thank you so much for everything! Highly recommend you booking them for your wedding!
Kaelyn
Kaelyn Married on 04/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Winter elopement

Joanne and her team is amazing. I had Joanne do my hair and Nikki do my makeup and they did a phenomenal job! They are SO fast too. They arrived at 10:30 and my hair and makeup was done by 11:45 and they also did one other girls hair in that time frame. My hair and makeup lasted all day, not even a hair out of place. They did such a great job and I am so happy I booked them.
Raeleen
Raeleen Married on 16/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

rad group of ladies

Big shout out to Joanne and Andrea for their hair and makeup services. They instantly meshed and fit in with the girls seamlessly, it was like getting ready with a big group of girlfriends. Joanne also made a diligent effort to ensure as the bride I was taken care of personally. She helped run some family interference and I am so grateful. If you want a straight up, no nonsense, and damn good at their job team hire them!
Meaghan
Meaghan Married on 07/08/2021
3.8 out of 5 rating

A little hair mishap

Mountain beauties were overall great. I was able to change the start time for hair & makeup without any issues. The only disappointing thing was the hair dresser showed up 2 hours late. She was able to finish our hair on time but everything fell out half way through the night. Things happen and it is not the end of the world but an e-mail apologizing for the mishap would of gone a long way. The makeup girl was 10/10 thank you Andrea!
Briana
Briana K. Married on 11/07/2021
4.6 out of 5 rating

Made our day!

We had Joanne, the owner, doing our hair and Cecilia doing our makeup for 4 of us, plus hair for our little flower girl. These ladies were SUCH a joy to be around and a great fit for our group!! If you're ready to laugh, girl gossip and actually enjoy the morning of your wedding, go with them. The quality of their work was also spectacular. My hair and makeup still looked perfect by the end of the night after some wind during the day and lots of dancing, and I got a ton of compliments on the work. But what drove it home for me was the fact that I did not book hair and makeup for my mother, as she really just wanted to "do it herself" because she's never really had her hair and makeup done. She was too worrried about not having control over what it would look like and not looking like herself. After seeing us, my mom decided it would have been nice to get a little done. Both Cecelia and Joanne then did a quick face and hair for my mom, complimentary, and assured us it was no problem. I couldn't believe it. We were so incredibly thankful that they would do that and it made the day all the more special for us for my mom to feel so good too. THANK YOU again. I highly recommend!!
Leah
Leah Married on 17/04/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Such a great team!

Joanne and Cecilia were such a great team! They did an incredible job on hair and makeup for myself and everyone involved in my wedding! They turned our inspiration photos into reality and made me truly feel like a princess. I highly recommend them for your Canmore or Banff wedding!
Stephanie
Stephanie S. Married on 24/03/2021
1.2 out of 5 rating

Awful Experience During COVID

After waiting 3 weeks for a response, I was hesitant but put down the deposit and signed the contract. We were then forced to cancel our wedding due to COVID restrictions. I contacted them to explain what had happened and asked if anything could be done with the deposit. It was instantly refused and I was told things such as, we've endured costs associated with your wedding, and we've had other requests for this date and have turned them down, I was getting married on a Wednesday, not very typical. After conversations back and forth I've gotten nowhere and have lost money. I should of gone with my gut and not booked with them. After speaking on the phone with Joanne I had a bad feeling about it as she wasn't very kind and kept making comments about having my nieces be present while getting ready. She said things like kids will ruin the atmosphere you want. I wanted all my nieces there and told her that multiple times. Very disappointing all around. Be careful.
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Mountain Beauties Real Weddings

Natalie & Ryan
55 Photos 路 29/Oct/2022
Rebecca & Tyler
32 Photos 路 07/Jul/2022
Bonnie & Tyson
12 Photos 路 15/Feb/2021
Brook & Matthew
38 Photos 路 04/Jan/2020
Jenn & Dan
16 Photos 路 05/Oct/2019
Lisa & Gavin
9 Photos 路 31/Aug/2019

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