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A Day at Smudge Beauty Bar

Inspired by our latest photoshoots together, my friend Emilie and I decided to switch it up from outdoor locations and take things inside. Emilie, with her keen eye for fashion and architecture suggested Smudge Beauty Bar, a relatively new spa which opened in Ottawa last year on Dalhousie Street…home to many an up and coming boutique.

Smudge Beauty Bar is bright and airy with a nice mix of cool, modern loft and cozy hangout space perfect for an afternoon of manis and pedis with friends. Warm and cozy, Smudge is decorated with succulents, hanging plants, a stunning turn of the century tin ceiling and a loft space over looking the nail bars and hair styling space. Flooded with light, it’s inviting and homey.

A Day at Smudge Beauty Bar

Owners Mark Mignault and Inaas Kiryakos (who also happens to own Milk Shop – your one-stop shop for anything cool) offer a myriad of services at Smudge from waxing to lash extensions (full list of services here). Mark, a handsome and stylish fella with a perfectly groomed beard, admitted that he had stalked the space at 223 Dalhousie Street for years before taking the plunge and grabbing it when it became available. Clearly, the years-long wait was well worth it.

Without further ado, here are the shots from our day at Smudge Beauty Bar. A huge thank you to Mark for letting us take over the space for the afternoon!

Be sure to check out Smudge Beauty Bar located at 223 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa, ON. Smudge can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Book your appointment now by calling 613-680-2309 and treat yo’ self!

A Day at Smudge Beauty Bar
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A Day at Smudge Beauty Bar
A Day at Smudge Beauty Bar
A Day at Smudge Beauty Bar
A Day at Smudge Beauty Bar
Cozy pedicure chairs
A Day at Smudge Beauty Bar
Hairstyling area
A glimpse of the 100+ year old tin ceiling…

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Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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    • March 16, 2016 / 4:25 pm

      Thank you so much., Caylie! Your kind words made my day!

  1. March 24, 2016 / 7:38 am

    Wow! This place looks amazing and seriously a nice spot for a photo shoot! I loved your simple chic look and that gorgeous belt! Simplest details make a lovely statement to the outfit.

    • March 24, 2016 / 10:49 am

      Thank you so much, Dana! I agree! Smudge is gorgeous inside and I love little perfect details! Hope you are well! xo

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