Richmond Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Bombshell Salon
Meet Rebecca, the Bridal and Events Coordinator at Bombshell Salon!
Tell us a little about your company!
Bombshell is a full service salon offering Brazilian waxing, flawless airbrush tanning, and exceptional hair and nail care services. Our studio was born out of frustration with some bland and mediocre service in the salon and spa industry, a love for pin-up girl culture, and a love for all things unconventional and unexpected. At Bombshell, we truly love what we do, and that makes all the difference.
How did you get started in this business?
With pinup style and an atomic personality, Bombshell exists to provide innovative and affordable services with ceaseless attention to every little detail. Bombshell Salon started in 2009 with one location in Carytown. Bombshell has grown to three Richmond locations and a location in Las Vegas! Bombshell Bridal grew organically out of requests from our clients and demand in the area!
What’s your favorite wedding story?
Bombshell was able to participate in the RVA Love Event this past April for Erika and Matt! The wedding was put on by all local vendors. The first time I met Erika she was a glowing and vibrant woman despite life’s challenges. Every once in a while, we meet a bride and feel an instant connection with her. Erika was that bride. She was not into looking too “bridal” but wanted to be fierce and have a little edge on her big day. Nothing warms our heart more than a bride that wants to rock a braided mohawk warrior style on her wedding day! We appreciate and admire woman that take the leap into something fun!
Erika has this amazing energy about her that just radiates in a room. Her wedding day was no different. Matt, her groom was one of the nicest guys and you could see how excited he was for this long awaited day. Getting Erika ready was so fun, the energy was infectious, and it honestly felt like the “perfect” wedding day despite the rain and clouds. You see, the love and appreciation not only for the day but for each other in Erika and Matt’s pictures. They are simply the best!
Why do you like working with weddings?
It is rare to find a job where you get to directly impact one of the most important days of someone’s life. Not only is it a really great privilege, but it is so fun! Our job is to make sure the prep and planning of having a beauty team is not stressful , the easier it is the better. We have one goal, and that is too make woman feel confident and beautiful!
What is the most difficult situation you have faced with a bride and how did you resolve it?
A difficult situation we came across was having a bride in for her trial about two months prior to her wedding, and she wasn’t happy with her first trial with us.
The biggest issues are often working with peoples schedules, so we worked with her schedule and got her back in for another trial! We asked her to bring in specific looks she really liked for her hair and makeup for the team to work off of. When a bride has a good idea of the direction she wants her look to go in, it’s much easier to get it right at the trail. We got her in, worked with some new images. and got a game plan for her wedding day!
From a vendor’s perspective, what is the one best piece of advice you can offer to engaged couples?
Make sure your wedding feels authentic to who you are! If you like donuts, serve donuts! If you are obsessed with lilies, have lilies! If your groom has a signature drink, serve it up! Do not feel the need to follow rules — this is your special day. Honor your style as a couple and have fun!
How far in advance should couples book your services?
For beauty teams, a year to eight months in advance is awesome. As soon as you nail down the date, start lining up your day of team!
What inspires you the most / where do you find inspiration?
At the salon, we always have bridal magazines available and are constantly looking at bridal trends on different blogs and websites.
We have an amazing team of artists that also inspire each other and bring so much to the table!
What do you like to do when you are away from work?
Melissa, our owner, is never away from work! She is always promoting and building our brand. It truly is her passion!