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Canaan James is an acclaimed wedding hair and makeup artist nestled in the heart of Nashville, TN. Renowned for her exceptional skills and unwavering commitment to excellence, Canaan is a trusted name in the industry, specializing in weddings and formal events.

As a licensed cosmetologist and seasoned freelance artist, Canaan brings her unparalleled services directly to clients throughout the greater Nashville area and across Middle Tennessee. With over a decade of experience in the beauty realm and a solid foundation in cosmetology, she possesses a keen eye for detail and an innate ability to create stunning looks tailored to each client's unique style and personality.

Canaan's dedication to perfection is evident in every brushstroke, ensuring that every bride and bridal party member feels absolutely radiant on their special day. Her team of highly trained stylists shares her passion for beauty and is equipped to handle weddings of all sizes, from grand affairs to intimate gatherings.

Whether you envision a subtly enhanced natural look or a bold, glamorous style, Canaan James Professional Hair & Makeup Artistry is committed to exceeding your expectations and making your wedding day truly unforgettable. Trust in Canaan and her team to bring your beauty dreams to life with skill, professionalism, and a touch of magic.

  • Woman-owned

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Updos / Styling

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Contour Makeup
Fake Lashes
Tattoo Coverage
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Reviews of Canaan James Professional Makeup Artistry

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Stephanie M. Sent on 12/14/2021
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Canaan was great to work with through the process. She did a wonderful job on my bridesmaids, mom, and mother of the groom. I absolutely loved how my look turned out the day of the wedding! She did a beautiful job with my hair and makeup.
Hannah R. Sent on 01/20/2021
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Absolutely Flawless!!

Canaan is so sweet and professional, she was so flexible during Covid as we switched our date and worked with me on what to do for my hair and makeup. Wedding day was so much fun with her around, and she made me feel so beautiful and exactly what I wanted!!
Jan B. Sent on 01/24/2021
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Canaan’s service is wonderful from beginning to end! Getting a contract together was effortless and no-stress. Her prices are good and the end product is simply flawless. You will NOT regret your decision to hire her!
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Canaan takes great pride with her ability to create beautiful hairstyles and her makeup artistry is the best I have seen

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