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Mountain Beauties

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About

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

Highlights

Beauty Services

Consultations, group services, hair, makeup, men's grooming, multiple stylists, on-site service, salon, trial service, licensed

Hair Services

Blowouts, extensions, updos/styling

Maximum Group Size

Any size group!

Bridal Blowouts

$110

Bridal Updos/Styling

$130

More information

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 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
illustration question

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    Lindsay F. Married on 18/12/2021
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    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!
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    Kaelyn Married on 04/10/2021
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    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.
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    Briana K. Married on 11/07/2021
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    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!!
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    Leah Married on 17/04/2021
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    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!
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    Taylor W. Married on 28/12/2020
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    Horrible Customer Service - Buyer Beware

    I hired Mountain Beauties for our wedding which was rescheduled due to Covid. We paid over 500 dollars in deposit. I had a very hard time booking with them, getting a hold of them to try and reschedule - basically they were always hard to get a hold of and I was always following up. They seemed very disorganized with no urgency to respond, even to initially book. After replanning a wedding 3 times we decided to elope.
    I reached out about our deposit and obviously it is non-refundable - which is understanding. They only offered that I could come down and get hair and makeup services done on just myself. I asked if a friend of mine could use the deposit for makeup only - a service of $120. The owner never responded to my message. It seemed a fair trade that they got over 500 dollars to perform a 120 service to use the full deposit. The customer service from this company is horrible. They are not flexible, or accommodating and I would seriously reconsider before booking with them.

    I understand it is a very hard time in the wedding industry - but it is also hard as a bride who has lost out on the wedding of their dreams and multiple deposits. As other vendors have been amazing to deal with, I think a little compassion and decency to even reply to messages is not a lot to ask for given the state of our world.
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    Melissa W. Married on 05/08/2020
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    Excellent!

    Mountain Beauties, with a shoutout to Andrea Clarkson, did an incredible job with my wedding makeup. They were very accommodating with my challenging schedule to book a trial session, made me feel comfortable, and help me have a lot of fun at the trial. On the day of the wedding Andrea did my make-up, the mother of the bride, sister of the bride and best friend of the bride and she did an incredible job. I felt absolutely stunning. She asked questions to make sure my makeup fit me and was the look I wanted. She absolutely nailed it! Andrea was open to changes when I felt things weren’t quite “me,” such as we ended up switching my lipstick color to suit me a bit better. All of the makeup she did was incredible. I was also very suspicious about the glue on eyelashes however they looked incredible for my girls, I had previously had my eyelashes done for the big day. Could not have been happier. Mountain beauties were very accommodating and willing to go out of their way to make sure my make-up was exactly “me” for my big day, and they did it all in the middle of a pandemic. Special shoutout to Andrea again who made us all feel at ease, did an incredible job and helped us relax and get pumped for my big day, and made me feel stunning. THANK YOU!!!
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    Lisa C. Married on 31/08/2019
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    They made me feel wonderful!

    Joanne and Nadine are amazing! They did hair and make up for me and two others and everything turned out better than expected! Our hair and makeup lasted all night and was exactly what we asked for! I had gone for a trial several months ahead (we are from Winnipeg) and I completely changed what I was asking for and it was still so perfect! Thanks so much to both of you!

    Mountain Beauties's reply:

    Hi Lisa,

    Thank you so much for sharing these kind words! It was a pleasure to share your special day, we thank you for choosing us!
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    Jina S. Married on 11/08/2018
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    Disappointing

    When I booked with Mountain Beauties and even when I had the trial, everything was wonderful. Trial went well and it was honestly hard to choose among the three options because they were all so great.

    However, when it came to the day of, it went a bit sour. Joanne and Nadine were right on time even though they were running back from another wedding they did in the morning. Nadine was lovely but Joanne did not even smile and definitely did not recognize me (which is fine, she sees many brides a year and Im not special, i get it). Then, she had the number of people wrong and was very annoyed when I told her that no, it is 7 people, not 6. She checked her records and saw that I was right. No apologies were given but I decided to let it go.

    I thought that was a bit odd because she was absolutely fantastic at the trial. Then when it came to do my hair, she didnt remember how she did my trial - I would have expected that they keep notes from trials but I had the photos so, we moved on.

    My only goal for the day was that it was an opportunity for my bridesmaids to also feel pretty and pampered, and I had absolutely no preference on how they did their hair. I told Joanne and team exactly that. But Joanne insisted that they all do an up do because my hair was half up half down. Some bridesmaids wanted to do down or half down, but after going back and forth a bit, they didnt want to cause a scene at my wedding so they just did what Joanne told them to do.

    I felt so bad for the bridesmaids but at that point, I had to deal with many other things that needed my attention so I chose to not fight it and let the bridesmaids work it out.

    Sure enough, one of the bridesmaids headshape doesnt work well with up dos, and she ended up looking like she had extremely flat hair stuck to her scalp. It was awful. I cant remember who from the team of stylists did her hair. And it definitely wasnt the fault of my bridesmaid - she listened to every instruction given by Mountain Beauties on how to prepare her hair.

    Not only that, Joanne was very demanding and rude to everyone, to a point that the photographer, my mom, my MIL, and all the bridesmaids felt uncomfortable and stopped having fun. I was very sad because Im the only daughter than my mom has and I felt like I didnt give her the great “getting ready with daughter for wedding” experience she deserved.

    In addition, Joanne also tried to tell us that we absolutely cannot use the steamer on my veil and to hang it in the shower with hot water. I am not sure why she felt she needed to control all the parts of the day. In the end, the hot steam shower did nothing and the bridesmaids quickly steamed using a steamer and everything was fixed in 5 minutes.

    I understand that Joanne and team were rushed and probably stressed from having started earlier in the day, but I felt that my bridesmaids and I got the short end of the deal because of Mountain beauties’ busy schedule.

    If you are having a winter wedding (i.e. slow season), I think they will do a wonderful job, but I dont recommend going with them especially as the second appointment of the day in the height of busy wedding season.
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    Paige L. Married on 19/05/2018
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    Hair Review

    I loved Joanna and the team. Super knowledgeable and knew so much about weddings and gave amazing advice. Mine and 3 of my bridesmaids hair was perfect! I was impressed with both my trial and day of! Definitely recommend
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    Asha P. Married on 28/05/2022
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    Amazing H&M Company! Loved my experience

    Let’s talk about Mountain Beauties - an honest post. I was a bride on May 28th and had a bridal party of 9 beautiful women.

    Joanne and Nikishia took care of us from the moment I booked them. Leading up to the wedding and as we got closer, the responses were quick and timely. I never worried once about MB not showing up or being unresponsive.

    Nikishia did my make-up and it was outstanding! I don’t wear a ton of make-up and she gave me a look that made me feel flawless while not making me feel like I had pounds of make-up on. She even took a South Asian Make-Up course before the wedding to perfect my make-up look for the weekend and it came out better than the trial! An added plus - makeup lasted all day. If you want any make-up artist in Canmore - Niki is it!

    Joanne, who owns the company was a true blessing! Not only was she flexible with her schedule, open to changes with the number of girls to take care of, and timely in responses - she was a life savor for all of my wardrobe changes! She went above & beyond for a hair stylist and stayed until I felt the most comfortable in all of my outfits. Without her I would have been a mess!

    Cannot recommend these two enough for South Asian weddings!! So happy with my decision to go with Mountain Beauties!

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  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2016 Winner

Mountain Beauties Real Weddings

  • Bonnie & Tyson
    12 Photos · 15/Feb/2021
  • Brook & Matthew
    38 Photos · 04/Jan/2020
  • Jenn & Dan
    16 Photos · 05/Oct/2019
  • Lisa & Gavin
    9 Photos · 31/Aug/2019
  • Paige & Devan
    7 Photos · 19/May/2018
  • Vanessa & Fraser
    71 Photos · 14/Oct/2017

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1205 Bow Valley Trail T1W 1P5 Canmore (Alberta)

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