About Kira

Bridal Hair Specialist & Your New BFF

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Hey girl, I’m so glad you’re here!

Whether you found me through a Google Search, saw one of my photos on Instagram, or heard about Pärla Hair from a friend, I’m so excited for the opportunity to style your hair for one of the biggest days of your life! Being a part of your wedding day is an honour I don’t take lightly, and I can’t wait to get to know each other more.

xo Kira

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Life behind the chair

I started my career in the hair biz in 2013 when I joined a salon, doing cuts, colours, highlights, and special event styling. While I loved my job and working with clients, I realized that my passion was bridal hair, and branched out on my own to start Pärla Hair in 2018. Now, I provide exclusive hairstyling services to brides, her bridesmaids, and any other very important guests on her wedding day. To ensure the best possible service for my clients, I only book one wedding per day so I can make sure each bride has my full focus for the day.

Pärla Hair - Kira cutting client's hair
Pärla Hair - Kira fixing bridal hairstyle

On trend and classic hairstyles

As a bridal hairstylist, I continue to seek out educational opportunities to keep up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques. My goal is to provide my brides with fresh styles built on a strong foundation of styling techniques to give a look that’s absolutely effortless.

I’ve taken courses with Moroccanoil, Schwarzkopf, Oribe, Kasia Fortuna, Tonya Stylist, and Sabrina Dijkman. Currently, I’m enrolled in Hair Boss University, an online certification program taught by Cara Clyne, Australia’s leading bridal hairstylist.

Went above and beyond

My hair was exactly how I wanted it

Of all the decisions I had to make for our wedding day, choosing Kira as my hairstylist was by far the easiest. Kira was professional, communicative, understanding and extremely accommodating. She took her time, was precise, and let her skills shine! My hair was exactly how I wanted it and I can truly say that Kira went above and beyond her duty as my hair stylist. Thank you, Kira!

Kaley G

Pärla Hair Bride, 2016

I’m so happy I found you

thank you SO much for saving my hair on my wedding day

Kira, I wanted to thank you SO much for saving my hair on my wedding day and for all of your hard work! I honestly don’t know what I would have done without you. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and I’m so happy you were a part of it. Thank you so much for everything and all your patience with me. I’m so happy I found you 🙂 Hope you’re finding some time to relax now that wedding season has come to an end. Wishing you all the best and happy holidays!

Katie S

Pärla Hair Bride, 2019

So many compliments all night

My hair was INTACT all night and into the next day

Oh man. My hair was INTACT all night and into the next day. Nothing moved a millimeter. Everyone loved the whole look. So many compliments all night. I'm so happy I have these pictures. I couldn't fully appreciate the beauty of the back. But now, amazing!

Kim D

Pärla Hair Bride, 2020

Turned out amazing and held for the entire day

I will recommend her to all future brides

I am so pleased that I hired Kira for my wedding hair! She did styling for five of us in a timely manner and was very professional. All of our hairstyles turned out amazing and held for the entire day! She was very patient even after I told her that I changed my mind on what style I wanted. I will recommend her to all future brides.

Stephanie W

Pärla Hair Bride, 2019

I would recommend you to anyone

It survived all the Selling Sunset episodes I watched before heading to the ceremony.

Hi Kira!! My hair held up great! I got so many compliments. And everyone loved the little ponytail twist. Thank you so much for everything. Your patience, ideas and for being so kind throughout the entire process. I would recommend you to anyone 🧡 It survived all the Selling Sunset episodes I watched before heading to the ceremony 😂.

Lisa T

Pärla Hair Bride, 2020

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Kaley G
Ottawa Wedding Hair Testimonial - Katie S bridal updo classic
Katie S
Ottawa Wedding Hair Testimonial - Kim D boho blonde bride braid halo
Kim D
Ottawa Wedding Hair Testimonial - Steph W hair comb blonde bridal short hair curls
Stephanie W
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Lisa T

My hair was exactly how I wanted it

Of all the decisions I had to make for our wedding day, choosing Kira as my hairstylist was by far the easiest. Kira was professional, communicative, understanding and extremely accommodating. She took her time, was precise, and let her skills shine! My hair was exactly how I wanted it and I can truly say that Kira went above and beyond her duty as my hair stylist. Thank you, Kira!

Kaley G

Pärla Hair Bride, 2016

Pärla Hair - Ottawa Bridal Hairstylist Testimonial - Kaley G

thank you SO much for saving my hair on my wedding day

Kira, I wanted to thank you SO much for saving my hair on my wedding day and for all of your hard work! I honestly don’t know what I would have done without you. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and I’m so happy you were a part of it. Thank you so much for everything and all your patience with me. I’m so happy I found you 🙂 Hope you’re finding some time to relax now that wedding season has come to an end. Wishing you all the best and happy holidays!

Katie S

Pärla Hair Bride, 2019

Ottawa Wedding Hair Testimonial - Katie S bridal updo classic

My hair was INTACT all night and into the next day

Oh man. My hair was INTACT all night and into the next day. Nothing moved a millimeter. Everyone loved the whole look. So many compliments all night. I'm so happy I have these pictures. I couldn't fully appreciate the beauty of the back. But now, amazing!

Kim D

Pärla Hair Bride, 2020

Ottawa Wedding Hair Testimonial - Kim D boho blonde bride braid halo

I will recommend her to all future brides

I am so pleased that I hired Kira for my wedding hair! She did styling for five of us in a timely manner and was very professional. All of our hairstyles turned out amazing and held for the entire day! She was very patient even after I told her that I changed my mind on what style I wanted. I will recommend her to all future brides.

Stephanie W

Pärla Hair Bride, 2019

Ottawa Wedding Hair Testimonial - Steph W hair comb blonde bridal short hair curls

It survived all the Selling Sunset episodes I watched before heading to the ceremony.

Hi Kira!! My hair held up great! I got so many compliments. And everyone loved the little ponytail twist. Thank you so much for everything. Your patience, ideas and for being so kind throughout the entire process. I would recommend you to anyone 🧡 It survived all the Selling Sunset episodes I watched before heading to the ceremony 😂.

Lisa T

Pärla Hair Bride, 2020

Ottawa Wedding Hair Testimonial - Lisa T braid curls boho
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