Welcome to Michelle Golden Hairstylist.

We are an elite team of hair artists based out of Ankeny, Iowa.

We specialize in wedding and special event beauty styles.

We are so happy you are here and cannot wait to be a part of your day.

Please note these prices are for all on location services.

If you want to come to my studio then the travel fee doesn't apply.

For individual pricing please visit my Salon Menu Page

for more information on updos in my studio.


Here Comes The Bride

Bridal Trial & Day Of & up to

3 Other Styles $650

1 Stylist  $150 Travel Fee

With This Ring

Bridal Trial & Day Of & up to

6 Other Styles  $1025

1-2 Stylists $150-$300 Travel Fee


To Have & To Hold

Bridal Trial & Day Of & up to

9 Other Styles  $1250

1-3 Stylists  $150-$450 Travel Fee

Happily Ever After

Bridal Trial & Day Of & up to

12 Other Styles  $1775

1-4 Stylists  $150-$600 Travel Fee

We absolutely can travel outside of Iowa, so if your venue is farther than the 3-4 hours please don't hesitate to contact me about wanting bridal services.  

Destination Weddings: Please contact me for info on pricing.

Depending on location it would just be an additional $150/per stylist &/or room & board for 1-2 nights depending on the situation. 

Each bridal inquiry will be on a case by case scenario. 

Weddings on a Sundays/Birthdays & Holiday weekends will have an additional $100 fee per stylist.

Early call times before 8am will have an additional $50 fee per stylist

Please understand we take the whole day off for bridal parties, which means these prices above are for on location pricing.

If you want us to come to you it does require us to charge accordingly as we can't take other clients during this time. 

Send me an email with all your wedding info such as:

  • Wedding date,

  • How many updos,

  • Location,

  • What time wedding is , pictures, & what time you need to be done by


 > Michelle Golden 

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@ Michelle Golden Hairstylist

Whitney Smith

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@ Wildrootsbywhit


Victoria Caster

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@ Shear Magic Salon 

Madi Dawdy

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@Madi Dawdy Cosmetologist


Need referrals for other Bridal Vendors:

Photographers: Brett & Kelcee Stewart @ KB Images LLC

Event Center: Angela Roman @ The Cozy Haven  & Champagne & Grace Events

Make up artist:  Kelsey Klein  or  S & K Glam

Wedding Info:

Of course you have questions about your big day!

Here are some frequently asked questions to help you out.

Please contact us if you have any further questions, we're happy to help!

What to expect:


–I will then connect with you on what happens next.

You can expect to hear back from me within 24 hours Monday through Friday.

MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS – If we are available on your date I’ll send over our pricing brochure.

Which is also at the top of the page for your information.

You can make all your service selections and add on any extras to make your day oh so special.

SECURE YOUR DATE – I’ll create a personalized proposal that includes a contract for the services you selected and an invoice showing your total. A signed contract and 50% non refundable booking fee are due to hold your date. The remaining balance is due a week before your wedding, no need to worry about remembering, you can set up an automatic payment.

PREPARING FOR YOUR WEDDING – Now the fun begins! I’ll be in communication with you from here on out with what you will need for your pre wedding day.  Such as these:

  • book all your pre-wedding beauty appointments

  • find a beauty routine and maintenance schedule that works for you

  • decide whether a trial run is right for you and how to get the most out of it

  • prep the day of and

  • learn what should be in your day of beauty bag


Is a bridal trial right for me?

There a many ways to use a bridal trial.

You can use it to:  find the right artist

If meeting your beauty artist before the big day is a must, you can schedule a trial run.

This is a great way to make sure we’re a good fit as well as find the right look that complements your face shape, your wedding dress, your style.

We’ll try out your favorite looks and select the one the feels just so right. We’ll also make recommendations if fillers, extensions or other items are needed and plan out your pre-wedding beauty routine so that your skin and hair are radiant when your big day arrives.  

Is a bridal trial required?

Yes, I do strongly suggest it for all brides, if your bridesmaids want one too that is totally cool with me.

You’ll feel prepared and relaxed on your big day knowing you’ll love your look.


How much is a bridal trial?

Your hair trial is $275 this includes your day of updo as well.  

Bridesmaids trial is $125 if they want to come in as well before the wedding.

Each service takes 60-90 minutes. 

When should I book my bridal trial?

That depends…

find the right artist

I recommend booking your trial at least 3 months before your wedding if you don’t have a contract in place. This will ensure availability of all the artists you’re trying and is especially true if your wedding falls in the prime months of May, June, September or October. A lot of brides do their trial on their bridal shower so they look nice for the party.

It is recommended to book in advance of your wedding date. You’ll likely have all your accessories and veil in hand so you can get the full picture. If your wedding is a destination, no worries, we can book as late as the day before.


What should I bring to my bridal trial?

Please bring all your accessories, including jewelry and your veil so that you can get the full picture. If you are planning to wear a fresh flower crown, I will have a few fun bling accessories in my studio.

Adding Extensions:

We can absoultly add hair extensions to your bridal hair.

Halo/Crowns/Clip ins are perfect way to add hair, or Hand Tied Extensions are great too.

Hair can run you $500-$2000+  Depending on what we do and how much hair you need.

Can I bring someone with me to my bridal trial?

Our friends and family are our biggest supporters however my studio is small  So, I recommend coming alone or only having one person with you.  Don’t worry, we’ll take plenty of pictures so you can show everyone.

Can I schedule a bridal trial before I book my wedding day?

Of course! Your wedding day beauty is an important investment and a trial ensures we’re a good fit.

I recommend booking your trial at least 3 months before your wedding if you don’t have a contract in place. This will ensure availability of all the artists you’re trying and is especially true if your wedding falls in the prime months of May, June, September or October.

Choosing on-location services for your wedding day?

My team and I will arrive 15 minutes before our scheduled start time to get setup. 

Our beauty kits are stocked with the best tools and products to create your dream look.

You can sit back, relax and sip champagne knowing that our team’s number one priority is creating a look you’ll love for a lifetime. With plenty of time to place your veil and get into your dress you’ll feel relaxed and ready to say “I DO”.

On-location services are required a travel fee for bridal parties and available for anyone.

Things to consider…

Will you have enough room at your hotel for your bridal party and our beauty team?

Does your reception venue have a bridal suite?

if the answer is yes ...

Here’s what we’ll need:

Access to at least one outlet per stylist, we’ll bring our own power strips.

A small table for tools at your hotel or cabin.

Counter space or a small table for us to use.

When looking at the prices for on sight/on location services please understand that we are traveling to you, we don't book any other clients that day so our prices reflect being out of the salon a full day to accommodated for your wedding services.