Alisha Nycole and CO: Wedding Hair and Makeup

Meet Alisha Nycole! She is the face, talent, and heart behind Alisha Nycole + CO, Easton, Pa’s wedding makeup artist and hair stylist. With Killian by her side, they have created not only a business for wedding hair/makeup, but a joyful experience for you and your bridal party!

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Photography: Armen Elliott Photography 

How did you get started in this business?

Working in the wedding industry was always a dream of our’s! I was working in retail for most of my professional career as an educator and came in contact with many brides. I just fell in love with getting to be a part of a day that’s so special. We decided that this was it and made the leap to dive in and create our business! We never looked back, and are beyond grateful.

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Photography: Elaine Zelker

What are some of your favorite aspects of your business?

We live to see our clients’ faces light up when they are finished getting their hair and makeup done! That is something we never get tired of. We also live to hear about each of our clients’ love stories. Each couple is so unique and we just love to have the privilege of sharing in such an important day. Last, the wedding morning is SO much fun! A room full of love, laughter and a happy bride is something that just NEVER gets old!

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Photography: Alison Conklin Photography

What does the perfect day look like to you?

Our perfect day is….

A crisp, snowy, Winter morning, getting up before the sun rises, making breakfast as a family, while listening to our favorite Jazz Kitchen Jam Playlist. After breakfast, we pack up the car and head to the mountain to ski! There is something so peaceful about being on a mountain, completely unplugged, spending quality time with your family, laughing and skiing together all day long. And of course some Apres Ski afterwards! (Spiked Ciders are heavenly).

What is your favorite season and why?

Winter, winter and winter! It’s the only part of the year for our business that we aren’t totally insane, so we get to decompress a little and enjoy the ski slopes. And who doesn’t love Christmas time?! In our family we are serious about decking our halls. Our Christmas decor can rival any hallmark movie!

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Photography: Charco Wedding

What is a common mistake you see couples make while planning a wedding?

I think a big mistake can be jumping into planning before their vision is concrete. This leads to confusion and can be troublesome if they find something later that they love. We always tell our brides with their trials too, please don’t do them too early! You may then see something else you love and have to do another trial. Closer to the date is always best!

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Photography: Kyle Teneyck Photography

What is your favorite movie and/or book genre?

My favorite movie in the world is Bridesmaids, hands down! It is so funny no matter how many times I watch it! My absolute favorite book genre is Self Improvement/Business. I read about 50+ books per year, so I like to consider myself a permanent student of life & personal growth.

What song/music is in heavy rotation for you right now?

We absolutely love Jazz. There is something about it that is so soothing. It’s the one genre that helps us focus, motivates, calms, and helps us find joy in working those long days in front of our computers.

Favorite Artists: Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, etc.

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What is your favorite part of a wedding?

The written letter exchange. I think the art of expressing our adoration for our partner in a letter is a lost art. It’s truly moving and one of things we love most. Plus, those words written have the capacity to make that person smile every time it’s read.

What is your fondest wedding memory-either from your wedding, if you are married, or from a wedding you attended?

We are not married just yet…but have been a part of so many beautiful weddings. Our favorite memory is being in the room during our bride’s first look with her father before she left for the church! Killian and I both lost our fathers young, so these moments are so incredible to be able to experience. Holding back tears during these are impossible!

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Photography: TH Photo Co

What brought you to the Lehigh Valley?

I was born and raised here as a Red Rover! I have watched this special place change and grow into such a booming economy that has allowed our business to thrive.

What is your favorite restaurant to eat at in the Lehigh Valley? Your favorite dish to order?

This is such a hard choice! But, I have to say that Mesa in Easton has our heart! Favorite meal combo is Mango Margarita’s and their delicious Chorizo Mac-n-Cheese!

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Photography: Alison Conklin Photography

What is your best advice for a couple planning their wedding?

Breathe….and then have a drink, haha! So many couples get overwhelmed and stressed by the endless to-do’s of their big day. We always remind our couples to remember why you wanted to have this day and rest easy knowing everything will be perfect.

Do you have an embarrassing wedding moment? That happened to you/or that you observed?

Yes! We were at a wedding where one of our brides had a little too much to drink and she couldn’t make it down the aisle! The wedding had to be delayed so she could rally, take a shower and a nap!

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Photography: JAYLIM Studio

What is one of your hobbies?

We live to ski! Both of our kids Alpine Ski Race and the sport has THE most special place in our hearts.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Top 6 Free Time Activities..

1. Skiing

2. Reading

3. Traveling

4. Bike Riding/Scootering/Rollerblading

5. Brunchin’, Cooking , Baking

6. Mini Golf

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Photography: Nina Lily Photography

What do you wish couples knew about your part of the wedding industry?

I think sometimes, the value of beauty services can be under valued. We try to remind our clients that your chairs, drapes, etc. may not be in every picture, but the bride will be. An experienced, qualified Makeup Artist or Stylist is solely responsible for ensuring they look beautiful in all the different types of light, indoor/outdoor/flash photography, and lastly in person as well. It may be tempting to try to find the most cost effective route for this look, but we always encourage to invest in a professional as there are no do-overs for this special day!

Is there anything else you would like our couples to know about you/your business?

We are truly grateful for each client that walks through our doors. We know what a privilege it is to be chosen to create beautiful hair and makeup for each and every bride. Our brides continue to teach us how to serve them better, push further to offer more beautiful services, and stay passionate and for that we want to thank them!

 

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Photography: Alison Conklin Photography

What is the best way for a couple to prepare to meet with you?

For a couple to prepare to meet with us, they will need only a few things. First, their clear vision helps us to create beautiful hair and makeup and to pair them with the right member of our expert team. They will need a general headcount of services that are being requested. General timing for their special day is also helpful as well. For everything else, we have a welcome packet we give them that covers everything they need to know about timelines, company policies, office hours, and what to expect when working with us at Alisha Nycole + CO.

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Photography: Denise Marie Photography

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