I’ve been doing hair full-time since I graduated from Paul Mitchell the School Columbia in 2013, but I started doing hair for weddings in 2012 as a student and fell in love with it. There’s something magical about helping a bride or bridesmaid get ready for the big day. I enjoyed planning and DIY-ing my own wedding in 2015, and now, I live to hear about all the details that the brides and bridesmaids share with me while I’m doing their hair.
Because doing hair for weddings holds such a special place in my heart, I wanted to create a business centered around wedding parties. So, in April of 2017, Pretty and Pinned was born.
I am a caffeine addict, only able to start the day once a big mug of coffee is in my hand. When I'm not elbow-deep in hair color, I can be found covered in kitties, debating whether it’s early enough to start putting up Halloween decorations (spoiler: it’s never too early) or watching Netflix with my handsome hubs.
Abigail Mcgillivray Lead Makeup Artist
Though Abby has been doing makeup professionally for 5 years, she’s far from a newbie to the craft. In fact, it’s something she fell in love with as a little girl. In May 2017, we welcomed Abby into the Pretty & Pinned family, and since then she has continued to blossom into a bubbly, sunshiny addition to the team. Abby’s two favorite things are coffee (maybe too much coffee... ) and love; the second of which shines through in her excitement to help brides and bridesmaids look their very best on the big day. Her ultimate goal is to make you feel as gorgeous as possible for any occasion. She’s never met a stranger; as soon as you sit in her chair, you’ll feel like the two of you have been best friends forever. Her favorite moment is seeing the look on her client’s faces when they realize how gorgeous and special they not only look, but also feel. Because of this (and maybe a little bit because of the coffee), she constantly spends time perfecting her makeup skills so she can bring out the natural beauty of every bride or bridesmaid she comes into contact with. Being pampered by Abby is a treat, one that will make your already special occasion even more memorable.