Brides’ opinions may vary when it comes to wedding dresses, catered food, and even grooms … but one thing all women agree on is this: they want to look gorgeous on their wedding day.
Pilo Arts, a member of Intercoiffure — an organization that accepts only the most elite salons in the industry — has a team of talented artists who specialize in making brides look beautiful.
At Pilo Arts, stylists understand that weddings are the dreams of childhood, and they fully accept the responsibility of meeting your high expectations. They know that your beauty will be reflected in countless photographs that will be cherished for a lifetime, and then passed down to future generations. They welcome the opportunity to play a role in helping you look sensational.
“It’s a very rewarding experience for us,” says Elena Solitario, who founded Brooklyn’s premier establishment with co-owner Paul Pastore.
It begins with personalized service. Brides are encouraged to meet with a stylist to discuss goals.
“It’s important to have a simpatico relationship so that working together is a pleasure,” says Solitario. She encourages brides to bring lots of pictures, so that they can discuss the hair styles that work best for them.
“Often, it is difficult to find the look you want in just one picture,” she says. “That’s why we advise you to bring in a compilation of pictures, showing the style that you desire from different angles.”
Know what type of head piece you will wear so the experts can see how it will work with your hair style. A photograph of the dress helps put the entire picture together for the artists.
“It verbalizes your dream look, and backs it up with pictures,” says Solitario.
Don’t wait until the last minute. See what the hairstyle looks like on you, before your wedding day. Take photographs, and see how color reflects in different lighting. When it comes to color, a bride should start preparing her hair at least three to six months prior to the wedding date, says Solitario. Try out the new hair style a month to three months beforehand.
“Having your stylist work out the details is a wonderful way to eliminate uncertainties and stress,” she says.
Don’t minimize the important of make-up, says Solitario.
“Bridal make-up — unlike day make-up or evening make-up — needs the expertise of a professional artist with experience in photography make-up.” This differs because of the way it will be reflected in pictures, she says. “This is a very important day. You are indisputably the star of the show, and for years, pictures will become family conversation, nostalgia, and legend.”
Pilo Arts has the professional make-up experts to give you a picture-perfect, flawless completion. “It’s a one-of- a-kind, customized look,” she says.
Get started by making an appointment to meet with a stylist and make-up artist. Convey your ideas, and get the conversation going.
You’ll also want to book appointments for your bridal party and family members. A front-desk receptionist will assist you with this, and provide you with a printout of all your appointments, leading up to your special day.
Pilo Arts wants your experience to exceed all expectations.
It is arguably Brooklyn’s best salon, earning countless awards in its 37 years in business, including being one of the top leading color salons in the state of New York and the tri-state area.
Pilo Arts Salon and Spa [8412 Third Ave. between 84th and 85th streets in Bay Ridge, (718) 748–7411, www.piloarts.com]. Open Tuesdays through Sundays.
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