vendor tour: Hair That Moves


business: Hair That Moves
owner: Lena Hartford
location: Berwick, Maine
phone number: 603.682.4465

For many brides planning from afar who might be unfamiliar with the local salons or for those who prefer the beauty process be done on site for their wedding, meet Lena of Hair That Moves. After working in a salon for 8 years, Lena sought an easier solution for her busy clients. Lena's mobile salon comes to you, anywhere in New England and beyond for wedding services, and everyday cuts and color. I have had the pleasure of working with Lena at several weddings and recommend her every chance I can. Together with Joanne McDonough of Joya Beauty, these two are a reliable duo for your wedding day beauty needs. It's a luxury worth splurging for, as great hair and make-up make a huge difference in your photographs.

I met up with Lena last night in Portland for a wedding hair trial.

We head up to the apartment.

Everything Lena needs fits in that big black case.

After a quick consultation (love the dog-eared magazine page, inspiration for this bridal do), Lena gets started.

Can't forget the wine! A perfect complement to an in-home "hair date."

How fun is this? Literally set up in the foyer of Tiffany's apartment (gal at left), her friend Kristen (in chair) settles in for some wedding prep and girl talk.

Lena puts Kristen's hair in curlers to add some volume.

And then begins the pinning process for the up-do.

Kristen brought her veil to check out with her finished hair.

Can you sense the calm? It was so relaxing and much less stressful than a harried salon.

It's coming together! A bridal style takes about 45 minutes on a wedding day.


Lena and Kristen map out the schedule for the wedding day bridal party hair.

The thing I love most about Lena is her approachable demeanor. Brides are picky about their hair, and Lena often sees them during the most stressful time on a wedding day. She wants her clients to be happy and feel beautiful, and will do whatever it takes to achieve that.

As you can imagine, Lena books up quickly for this sought-after wedding day convenience. Be sure to call her early in your planning!

Thank you Lena, Tiffany and Kristen for allowing me to photograph the process. Best of luck with your weddings! I know you'll be beautiful!

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