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Reviewed On 11/19/2021 by Natalie P
Colleen did an amazing job with my hair, which I always have the hardest time with! It looks beautiful and lasted all day as well as all of my bridesmaids. Would 1000% recommend!
Reviewed On 10/29/2021 by Amanda W
Colleen was absolutely amazing and made the whole process of hair styling for my wedding, during a pandemic, a dream. She was super easy to work with and talk to in the planning phase, and I really appreciated how straight forward and careful s...
he was with her COVID precautions. On top of everything, she is truly an artist and my hair as well as all of the women in my wedding party had gorgeous hair on the day of. She let me try both an up and a down style so I had options depending on the weather which made me feel so much better. In addition, she is just a lovely person and it is such a treat to be sitting in her chair. My hair barely moved the entire night, through dancing and humidity, but didn't feel stiff or stuffy. I just don't have enough positive to say about her. You will not be disappointed trusting your hair to Colleen!
Reviewed On 8/02/2021 by Anne G
Colleen and her team at Aphrodite Salon are simply amazing! I was so impressed with the job she did for my 10-person bridal party. A large group can be hard to manage, but she handled it so efficiently, calmly and creatively. Everyone was SO pl...
eased with how their hair came out, and could not stop raving about it. When it came to my hair, she absolutely nailed it, and I could not be happier with how it turned out. Colleen is truly talented and I would recommend her to anyone looking for amazing wedding hair services!
Reviewed On 4/01/2020 by Madeleine E
Colleen seriously is a hair goddess!! I am so lucky to have worked with her for my wedding day and I cannot say enough positive things about her and her team. Colleen was professional, timely, and always easy to communicate with. She made me f...
eel like we had been friends for years when we first met! Her style is whimsical and romantic and just so beautiful!! Colleen listened to exactly what I wanted (even when I switched it up on her the day of the wedding!) and offered thoughtful ideas/suggestions on how best to achieve the look I was going for. Her experience and knowledge is evident and she knew how to work with all varieties of hair types and personalities! She truly made me and all my bridesmaids, mom, and mother-in-law feel our most beautiful on the day of my wedding. I still get compliments to this day on how stunning each of our hair styles was. I wish I lived in Portland so that Colleen could be my hairdresser all the time. Thank you Colleen, you are the best!
Reviewed On 7/13/2019 by Maura D
Not only isn’t Colleen an incredibly talented artist she is truly a relatable, caring, and genuine person. She was wonderful to work with from the very beginning and I loved how she shared in my excitement leading up to the big day. My inspirat...
ion photos were a whole spectrum of updos and somehow Colleen constructed EXACTLY what I was hoping for. On wedding day, Colleen and Nicole were very prompt and professional. They catered to everyone’s needs and all of the girls were absolutely thrilled with how their hair came out. We finished with time to spare!! Thank you for sharing your gift and making all of us feel so beautiful!
Reviewed On 2/01/2019 by Katie B
If you haven’t seen Colleen’s work then you need to. She was the best to work with and made sure my bridesmaids, flower girl and myself were happy and things were perfect for the day. Her energy is great, her humor is on point and she genuinely...
likes her job which makes things so awesome for the big day stresses. I can’t recommend her enough!
Reviewed On 12/15/2018 by Rachel M
Colleen was so great to work with on my wedding hairstyle. She understood exactly what I was looking for, and her execution was beautiful, both for my hair and the others in my wedding party. She also had a great calming presence on a stressf...
ul day that I really appreciated! Colleen also did my hair in a completely different way for my sister's wedding, and it looked just as great, showing how versatile she is. I would go back to have her style my hair in heartbeat!
Reviewed On 11/27/2018 by Annie E
Colleen was the BEST. She was getting married a few weeks before me, but was so kind to agree to help out with my hair for my big day just a few days after she was getting back from her honeymoon. I had lost my hair during cancer treatment, and...
while it had grown back, I was not totally comfortable with the length and what to do with it. I walked into the practice appointment, and Colleen totally understood the look I was going for and how to make it look thicker and longer than it really was! She and Brenda (Adore Rouge for makeup) were the most amazing team - prompt in getting back to me, professional, fun to be around on the big day, and totally understood the look and feel I was going for. They both did hair and makeup for me, my mom, and sisters. I got so many compliments through the evening, and would recommend them to anyone in the Portland area and beyond for their wedding day!
Reviewed On 11/19/2018 by Taylor N
I absolutely loved working with Colleen for my wedding hair--she is a true super star. Not only is she incredibly talent, she's witty and hilarious. I laughed so much with her during my bridal trial and the morning of my wedding. Colleen is in...
credibly talented and skilled: she can confidently achieve bridal hairstyle that is worthy of a magazine spread. She completely understood the bridal look I wanted to achieve and executed flawlessly: even with my hair extensions. Colleen and her assistant were on time the day of the wedding, and easily moved through 4 bridesmaids and two Moms and got us to the venue with plenty of time! My bridesmaids looked exquisite and both Moms were very pleased with their hair--and Moms can be hard to please! Do not hesitate to book Colleen for you wedding day. I'm so glad I did and wouldn't change anything about wedding hair.
Reviewed On 10/21/2018 by Kaitlyn P
I was so fortunate to have Colleen from Aphrodite Salon as my hair stylist for my wedding day! Colleen and her assistant Nicole had their hands full with my wedding party, as there were many different hair types and lengths. But everything turn...
ed out perfectly! When I went in for my trial, I only showed a couple of pictures and she was able to create the perfect look! My mother actually did two trials because she was a bit undecided. Colleen listened and helped her find exactly what she wanted! Also, each bridesmaid chose a different style updo and they all looked amazing!! Colleen is attentive, professional and creative! She is truly the best and I would definitely recommend Aphrodite Salon for your wedding day!
Reviewed On 8/24/2018 by Melia R
Colleen of Aphrodite Salon made me feel like a wood nymph goddess on my wedding day. I had a bohemian updo with a braid and fresh flowers, which she expertly arranged even though she had no idea what stems would arrive until the big day.
do lasted about eight hours, even with the August heat. It made me all the more confident for photos.
Colleen was punctual, professional, and a joy to be around. She had me, the mothers, and my new sister-in-law laughing during their time in her chair, as well.
If you get a chance to visit her salon for a trial, be sure to meet her Westie dog Cregan. He's adorable.
Reviewed On 8/17/2018 by Melanie E
I cannot say enough good things about Aphrodite Salon! Colleen is absolutely amazing - she's responsive, incredibly talented, laid back and professional. I couldn't have been happier with my hair on my wedding day. She truly made me, my mom a...
nd all of my bridesmaids look AMAZING! Thank you, Colleen!!!!!
Reviewed On 11/15/2017 by Bryce M
Colleen was absolutely incredible and extremely talented; I made the best choice hiring her and her team for our wedding! She was always very prompt and professional during our communication. I had a blast during my trial, and we came up wit...
h two fantastic looks! She knew exactly the look I was going for, even though I struggled with the description (something bohemian, beachy, chic, BHLDN... she knew just what to do!) She and her team traveled to my hotel for the wedding day, which helped ease the stress of the morning! They were professional, fun, efficient with my large wedding party, patient, and perfected many different looks on my bridal party. My bridal hair looked absolutely stunning. People are still specifically complimenting my up-do. Colleen and Aphrodite Salon were integral to my wedding day, and I cannot recommend them highly enough!
Reviewed On 10/09/2017 by Kelly T
I hired Colleen for wedding hair for myself, my bridesmaids, and the mothers of the bride and groom at my wedding and I could not be happier with my choice. She and her partner were both incredibly talented. I loved every single one of the hair...
styles they created, most of all my own! Not only was it beautiful, but it stayed perfectly styled all night. My bridesmaids brought their own pictures of what they wanted, and each was incredibly happy and impressed by how their hair turned out. Colleen was also a pleasure to work with leading up to the wedding, and I really enjoyed her company on the morning of! I would hire them again in a heartbeat!
Reviewed On 10/06/2017 by Myranda T
Colleen was such a pleasure to work with at my trial and on my big day! I showed her a photo of an idea and she ran with it so easily and did an even better job than the photo. She added her own elements and it was absolutely stunning! Colleen ...
was so easy to talk to and made me feel special on my big day. She worked so well with her co worker and got all my girls hair done so well and quickly. I was so happy that she was willing to help me pick out the hair styles for my bridesmaids based on some pictures that I had sent her without me needing to make pick out a specific hairstyle for every girl and my mom. Colleen traveled to my hotel and made the whole process so easy and completely stress free, something every bride wants/needs!
Reviewed On 9/26/2017 by Jordan M
Colleen was absolutely amazing!! She is extremely talented, and she does it all - updos, braids, beachy waves, you name it. She was so flexible in scheduling the trial appointment, traveling to the venue, and getting through all 13 people for ...
our wedding day! Some of our family members brought pictures (which she was able to match), while others she created some beautifully unique updos from scratch. Our bridal party got so many compliments all throughout the day : ) We would highly recommend Colleen and Aphrodite Salon to anyone getting married in the Portland area!!
Reviewed On 7/07/2017 by Tricia F
Colleen and I worked together to come up with an updo on my wedding day. I went into the salon uncertain and she helped create a look where I felt comfortable and beautiful. She asked for photos of me ahead of time, as well as wedding hair imag...
es. I felt taken care of the minute I walked into her salon. A small dog trotting around added to the comfortable ambiance! She gave my hair volume when I needed it, and when I asked to change my sideswept bangs at the end, Colleen was accommodating and flexible. I would highly recommend Colleen and Aphrodite salon to all Maine brides!
Reviewed On 6/22/2017 by Julieta I
I used Aphrodite salon for my wedding hair and was extremely satisfied! Colleen was very sweet, such a pleasure to work with and fun to talk to! She's a great listener - gave me all my options and was very patient while I made decisions. She is...
very professional - arrived early and did a good job of keeping us on a timeline to keep the wedding running smoothly. She did a beautiful job with my hair and placement of flowers - so much talent! All my bridesmaids and my mom also loved their hair. I would highly recommend!
Reviewed On 5/16/2017 by Kerry G
Colleen not only has killer hair skills, she has a fun personality. From the first email I sent to the day of my wedding, Colleen was highly responsive, professional and fun. I can't think of a better combination and love that my wedding day in...
cluded Colleen. I don't do much to my hair and Colleen patiently walked me through different styles until we landed on my wedding day look. If I could give Colleen 10 stars, I would. I am so happy with the service Colleen provided!!
Reviewed On 10/25/2016 by Emilie B
Wow - Colleen is so talented! She took my inspiration photos and styled my hair to perfection - above and beyond what I could have imagined. She also styled all my bridesmaids' hair and everyone had a unique look but it all worked together. My ...
hair stayed in place all night and I received so many compliments! I absolutely loved my hair and working with Colleen. I highly recommend her!
Reviewed On 9/26/2016 by Claire T
Colleen is just SO skilled. She was very supportive as we did the hair trial and then on the day of my wedding I just loved having her around. She got things done quickly, and masterfully and we all looked simply stunning. She makes works of ar...
t out of your hair and yet it's not overdone or outlandish, it's just you at your best. I can't recommend Colleen more!
Reviewed On 9/24/2016 by Jenna S
I recently got married and would highly recommend working with Aphrodite Salon (Colleen and Megan) for your special day! Colleen and Megan traveled an hour to a home we rented near our wedding venue to help make me, my 7 bridesmaids, my mother,...
and stepmother all look amazing. Everyone was so happy with their hair and my updo lasted all day and night - I had to seriously work to undo my hair at the end of the night :) I was a little indecisive at my trial about what I wanted and Colleen was so accommodating and helped me find my dream wedding hair.
Reviewed On 9/13/2016 by Sarah L
It isn’t easy picking a hair stylist for your wedding day. My photographer recommended Aphrodite salon and I am so glad she did. I can not recommend Aphrodite Salon (Colleen) enough! They traveled 2.5 hours to our wedding venue. I ended up chan...
ging my hairstyle the day of the wedding to something totally different then my trial. Colleen put me at ease and made sure my hair was perfect! My bridesmaids said this was the only time someone did their hair for a wedding that they actually loved! I highly recommend Aphrodite Salon for your wedding day. You won’t be disappointed!
Reviewed On 3/12/2016 by Knottie1457822764
Colleen worked magic on my hair for a beautiful wedding updo -- LOVED it! She's fantastic, and I felt so lucky and relaxed because she's such a pro. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 8/24/2015 by lana k
Nicole from Aphrodite Salon was a delight to work with and made my mom, sister, and me look naturally beautiful for my wedding day. Colleen, for the salon, quickly set herself apart from her competition during my planning, as she was extremely...
prompt and enthusiastic in her reply to my inquiry. We quickly sorted out scheduling, fees and paperwork in conjunction with her affiliated make-up specialist, Adore Rouge. Day-to-day I have a very natural look and I wanted to look like myself on my wedding day. We had an intimate and relaxed day planned, and I wanted my style to match that feeling. Nicole created exquisite looks that all three of us were very comfortable and happy with. The day before the wedding, the weather report threatened thunderstorms for our 5PM beach ceremony. As our wedding was entirely DIY, the only scheduled appointment was my hair and make-up. Nicole and Brenda (from Adore Rouge) went above and beyond to help us out. With only 24 hours notice, they moved up our appointments by 3 hours so that we could have an exquisitely sunny marriage ceremony at 2PM. I thank Nicole for helping to make my day beautiful, and I whole-heartedly recommend her services to you.
Reviewed On 1/18/2015 by a member
I could not express how much I loved every moment of the experience of working with Colleen. Her professionalism, talent, and patience; I had no idea what I wanted for a style, and I left my look in her capable hands – and I’m so thankful I di...
d. The look she gave me was classic, romantic, and of course flattering. With the trial run, we talked about a few different styles, and I left the decision in her very gifted hands, and I’m so glad that I did. Her co-stylist Nicole worked with my sisters, as Colleen worked with me and my M.O.H., and not only did the styles last through a very warm and humid day, but they were all very classic and flattering. All 4 of us left the salon feeling nothing short of stunning and pampered.
Every detail was planned out long before the day of; we knew exactly how much would owe, and to whom. We knew who would go to each stylist, and the day went off without a hitch. We chose to go to the salon as the wedding was taking place only blocks away, and our hotel was nearby as well. Although, we discussed having her and her team coming to where we were staying, it seemed more reasonable to go to the salon in our instance, but it was comforting to know that they would be able to accommodate us no matter where we were.
Colleen has been nominated (and won) best stylist and colorist in Portland, Maine for years now and there’s a reason why. She is the best of the best. If I can give a word of advice, don’t stress about a vision – let Colleen and her team take care of that for you; it was the best decision I ever made, and it made my entire day so much more relaxed. Thank you Colleen for adding such beauty to an already beautiful day!
Reviewed On 1/12/2015 by Alison N
Colleen at Aphrodite Salon did my wedding hair and both she and the hair were amazing!! From our very first communication up until the big day, Colleen was professional, responsive, flexible and so nice! We did a trial of the hair which turned ...
out great but when I decided to tweak the overall design, Colleen was totally accommodating. The day of, my friends and I were greeted so warmly at the salon and we felt comfortable chatting and hanging out while Colleen worked (she did hair for all three of us). My hair turned out exactly how I wanted it - I could not have been happier with the entire experience. I highly recommend Colleen and Aphrodite Salon for a wedding or any important occasion!
Reviewed On 1/11/2015 by Brittany D
My bridal up-do along with 5 of my bridesmaids were all done with such professionalism by stylist Nicole from Aphrodite salon. As a bride you truly fear any added stress to your day--I am so grateful that Nicole's work ethic, timeliness, and a...
mazing results were of zero concern for me or any of the girls sharing in my day.
At my trial with Nicole, she was prepared, eager, and generally completely open to my vision of my hair for the day. Being a girl that knows little of what in "in" with hair styling I came with a rather vague idea. Nicole was wonderfully able to grasp my overall hopes but also mindful to add her own professional input which I gladly accepted.
The day of my wedding Nicole was at the venue even before my girls and I got our scattered acts together and arrived. The best aspect of Nicole being the sole stylist for my wedding day was her overall demeanor which was relaxed and fun despite the task ahead of her. She patiently took in all the needs of my bridesmaid's various hair types, and worked those realities into some of the most beautiful up-dos--several comments by my wedding guests attested to this throughout the day.
Overall, I could not have asked for a better hair stylist for my wedding day. Nicole is a true professional, in that she adds one of those additions to your special day by giving you perfect hair, not added stress. She came prepared, was organized, and truly gave all of us our own level of attention. For me, I was a bride that was about to have the happiest day of my life--but before that walk down the aisle its an amazingly happy day up in a room getting ready with all the girls I've loved the most, Nicole easily fit right in to ensure that aspect of the day went smoothly. I would recommend her endless times over.
Reviewed On 7/08/2014 by Anna W
Stylists from Aphrodite were kind enough to come to a remote island to do hair for a number of people, after arranging my trial in Portland. The stylists couldn't have been nicer, and while some of the hair was excellent, most of the bridesmaid...
s had to have theirs done a second or even third time - lots of false starts with seriously bad prom hair. It was all eventually fixed and looked beautiful, but it was time consuming.
My main issue with Aphrodite is that the girls didn't know the remainder of our balance and demanded a check then and there - causing the mother of the bride to miss most of the "getting ready" shots while she searched her email for an invoice, which hadn't been provided. They were demanding and wouldn't take a credit card, and refused to leave without being paid, even though we had been prompt about paying the deposit and amount due at the trial (so they knew we were obviously trustworthy). Combined with the constant hair redos, it put a damper on the day.
Reviewed On 11/23/2013 by Brenda P
I wanted "Veronica Lake" hair and that is exactly what I got! I had numerous people tell me how much I looked like a classic film star. The professionalism and perfectionism at Aphrodite Salon was amazing and I would recommend them to anyone.
Reviewed On 10/06/2013 by Melissa C
I recently went to Aphrodite Salon for my wedding hair. Not only did I get my hair done but so did my 6 bridesmaids, mom and mother-in law and 4 year old flower girl. She did an amazing job with everyone! All of the ladies were genuinely thr...
illed with how their hair came out (very rare for that to happen in my experience ha). I ended up adding extensions and she did an incredible job. I received so many compliments and wish I could have my wedding hair do everyday!
Reviewed On 9/12/2013 by Amanda H
Colleen made me look beautiful and was exactly what I wanted. She was laid back, tried a number of things at my trial appointment so we got it just right, and was always quick to respond if I had any questions.
Colleen and her stylists ma...
de myself, all of the bridesmaids, and moms look fabulous. It was fun being at their brand new salon with a little bridal room to hang out and have champagne. Plus her TLC Pandora radio station kept it lively and the nerves away.
If I move up to Maine one day, I'll already have a stylist I know I can trust. I would highly recommend Colleen.
Reviewed On 8/26/2013 by Heather T
Colleen did an amazing job doing my hair, as well as 4 others in the bridal party. She nailed the perfect 1940s look I was going for. And did a super cute 60s mod look for my mom.
Colleen was professional, kind, on time (which is important...
on the wedding day!) The salon was clean, comfortable and in a great location. I would highly recommend Colleen to Portland brides.