Salons and Spas to Make Your Special Day Magical

Posted Jan 17th, 2020 in Weekend Wish List


If you’ve said, “I do” and are planning to tie the knot this year, you will want to look your best for the occasion. Downtown Wilmington has around 20 salons and spas to check out so you can find the perfect place for the ladies in the bridal party to get pampered for the big day. For the men, there are also around 10 cool barbershops to explore.

Mickel’s, Atmosphere and Dalisay Hair Salon & Bridal have been helping women find their style in the Brooklyn Arts District for several years. Dalisay also has a bridal suite and provides services like hair styling, hair coloring, hair texturing, updos, professional airbrush makeup application and more. The dedicated team of experts wants to make every moment of your big day magical.

In Downtown’s central core, Ambiance Salon & Bridal Suite is the newest salon in town having opened in the fall on the riverfront. Ambiance uses 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and color-safe products for styling. Mirror Mirror Hair Studio also opened last year in Chandler’s Wharf and is a full-service boutique salon.

In case you’re wondering where Groove Jet Salon went, the owner relocated the business from Princess Street to a cozy space at 215 South Water Street so you can still treat yourself to a luxurious cut, color or style. In 2019, Guys Do Nails, a hair and nail salon that specializes in you opened on Princess Street and it is the perfect place for pampering.

Finding someone you trust to take care of your tresses takes time and some of the more established hairstylists have a full client list. However, their personal recommendations are worth their weight in gold. Imago Hair Studio, John Roberts Hair Design, Nsalo Salon, Renaissance Salon & Spa and Salon Fringe are well-established salons. Most have more than one stylist so you always have options.

With five of the downtown barber shops being located on Castle Street, you might think this area only has hair styling options for men. Far from it. On Castle Street, there are a number of salons that provide services for women and some also specialize in African hair braiding.

As Downtown Wilmington has such a great selection of salons and spas, we know you’ll find one that works for you. The center city is a beautiful place to find everything you need for your special day. If you’re still looking for the perfect venue to hold your wedding or rehearsal dinner, check out the abundance of event spaces. Many of the 100 or so restaurants also provide catering services for events and you can even choose a sweet ending to your reception from one of the bakeries.