Located in the heart of Morristown, Jacqueline Cicala's Beauty Bridal Atelier is the epitome of the ultimate bridal experience. A private salon, full of champagne, flowers, sweet treats... and of course, the finest in hair and makeup design. These photos from Monika de Myer Photography perfectly capture the essence of the space: inspired by Paris and surrounded by the most talented artists in the area, you'll absolutely feel like a princess for the day.
Tell us a little bit about you and how you got started: I am a Creative Hair and Makeup Artist with 19 years of experience in the beauty industry and a great passion for all of the splendid things in life!
Growing up in Ecuador I was surrounded by my family of artists, writers and musicians, all of whom inspired me. I knew growing up, that my career would have to be something I loved and something that would put me in the paths of other like-minded (creative) people. I love to travel and as a freelance artist, I have traveled to many places, beautiful homes, breathtaking hotels, and film locations, which have afforded me the opportunity to see and learn from many different cities and cultures and bring what I have learned back into my work.
In 2009, I founded Looks We Create, my very first company, which was freelance hair and makeup services for the fashion industry, movies, and television. I absolutely loved working amidst some of he industry's most talented artists, and absorbed so much from some of the finest salons and pioneers of our industry. Looks We Create was a launching point for my business and a place where I developed lasting relationships with top-notch hair and makeup artists, who have remained on my team ever since.
In 2011, I opened my boutique salon in Morristown, NJ called Blowout which was the very first blowout bar in Morris County. I founded the simple concept on inspiration from my everyday life: A woman wants to feel absolutely beautiful every day, not just on special occasions. Being a mother of twins and a business woman, with very little time to get ready,Blowout provides busy women, like me, with a quick and easy way to get some much-needed pampering and look their best in just 45 minutes or less! Blowout is all about feeling your best- our chic, urban boutique salon has a unique look and a staff of talented, well-educated artists.
This year, with many successful years in business, I have opened an additional location for brides only called Jacqueline Cicala Beauty Bridal Atelier and it is so special! I left no detail out making this dream come true. It was so important to me in opening my Atelier that I combine a stunning space with only the best service to create the ultimate wedding day experience. Our private, beautifully designed atelier, inspired by the salons of Paris, offers a breathtaking space for any woman who is looking for extra special beauty services, a private bridal trial, or bridal party hair and makeup.
What services do you offer and/or what do you specialize in? Bridal hair and makeup in our beautiful Atelier or on location.... but it doesn't stop there. We’ll take all the time needed to make a bride feel so very special. Our dedicated artists sole focus is on the bride. From the minute she walks in, our brides will feel like a princess—with champagne,fresh flowers, soft music, some guilty sweets, the finest beauty products and my exclusively designed cosmetic line to try. A very private session, with no limits.
Where are you located? Jacqueline Cicala Beauty Bridal Atelier is located in the center of the beautiful and historical Morristown, NJ.
What makes your business unique? I have been in this industry for so many years and met so many different walks of life. We adapt and change the Atelier experience for every different couple we meet. Just like your wedding day, this is not a one-size-fits-all operation and we love that. At Jacqueline Cicala Beauty Bridal Atelier, we celebrate diversity and welcome challenges.
What is your favorite part of working with couples? I love to hear couples' stories of their journey and especially how they met. I think it is important for me to get to know them to be able to personalize their look. As a beauty consultant, I love to create a couple's dream look and to know I am a part of one of the single most special moments of their lives. It is an honor each time a bride/ couple chooses me.