Mane De Leon Salon to Feature Artistic Wedding Dresses and Photos at First Friday Artwalk in St. Augustine
Mane de Leon, a full-service hair salon in historic, downtown St. Augustine, will serve as one of the host locations for the upcoming St. Augustine First Friday Art Walk on Friday, June 7. Beginning at 5 p.m. and running through 9 p.m., the location at 137 King Street will feature a wedding theme with handmade dresses by local and renowned designer and creative director Daniel Thompson, owner of Daniel Thompson Bridals in St. Augustine. A variety of model brides wearing Thompson’s unique dresses will be on display with a wide array of different styles from sleek sheaths to A-lines, crafted with luxurious silks and embellished with beading and embroideries, and Thompson’s own handwork in point d'Alençon, a needle lace that originated in Alençon, France.
The event will also feature unique and decorative wedding hair and make-up designs by Mane de Leon stylists and make-up artist Kimtasha, respectively. Also, art themed wedding florals will be on view and provided by St. Augustine businesses Flowerworks. Additionally, Veronica Stoldt, owner of 6th Station Photography, will be showing her fine art photography collection entitled “Marry Me!”. The photographs portray an artistic celebration of marriage. Stoldt strives for her work to capture the true and joyful image of each individual and united couple while delivering a glimpse of inner essence. She specializes in photos of children, weddings, and families. For more than 14 years, she has been a local artist.
Wedding themed food and beverage will be offered to guests with decorative wedding cakes, cupcakes, and refreshments. Live music will be performed. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 904-824-4247. Visit the website at www.manedeleonsalon.com.
“We are pleased to present another special night to celebrate First Friday Artwalk and the summer season with an artistic angle on weddings. We welcome the entire community and visitors to join us for the festivities,” said Dana Mickler, salon owner.
Mickler has more than 17 years in the hair and beauty industry. She and her team specialize in custom and corrective color while offering hair cuts and styles, updos, makeup services, nails, waxing, retail items, and beauty packages for weddings, girl’s night out parties, among others. The salon features a custom designed, granite top color bar that is unique to salons in the area with chemical work and hair color analysis for customers in the front lobby of the salon along with service areas. Mickler and her professional staff of hair stylists include local residents Joan Salisbury, Lisa Harris and Nikki Cartwright.
Born and raised in St. Augustine, Mickler shares a long history in the Minorcan community of St. Augustine. Mickler attended school at St. Joseph High School and during this time became an honored member of the Royal Family of St. Augustine as the princess. She is active in Minorcan activities, Junior Service League of St. Augustine, and the St. Augustine Chamber of Commerce. Mickler and her staff are all licensed cosmetologists in the state of Florida.
Mane de Leon is open for business on Tuesday from 9 am until 5 pm; Wednesday from 11 am until 7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.. Appointments are recommended and walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 904.824.4247 or email ManedeLeon@bellsouth.net. Visit the website at www.manedeleonsalon.com.