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Beauty & Health in Fairfax, District Of Columbia,
(515) 966-4682
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 63 Reviews


    Sarah L.

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  • I can't recommend Carla enough - she is professional, warm, organized, timely, enthusiastic, and knows how to help you look like your best version of yourself. Carla did my hair and makeup for our small August 2020 wedding, and I can confirm that she takes extensive precautions to keep herself and her clients safe in this COVID-19 environment. She communicates those precautions and other expectations clearly upfront so everyone is prepared. I definitely recommend doing a makeup trial - it's worth the additional expense to go through ideas for hair and makeup, but more than that, I really enjoyed getting to know Carla and was so excited to see her again on my wedding day. Carla has an extremely warm and calming demeanor that really helps with any nerves. I look forward to working with her again when we throw a big reception in the future! Photos are here: https://rachelehphotography.com/2020/09/03/late-summer-tranquility-farm-wedding/

    Cortney

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    5 out of 5
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  • Carla was absolutely amazing! I researched her from out of state for my wedding and could not be any more pleased. She is very understanding of what you want, takes no insult, pays attention to detail, is very emotionally balanced and calm, she is simply professional and exquisite at what she does. She had 2 other girls join her for the day of the wedding and they were both equally incredible. The girls hair and make up was the best I have ever seen at a wedding. Natural, elegant, and flawless as they listed to what the desired look was and nailed it! Overall amazing experience and really good people inside and out!

    Melanie Waldron

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    5 out of 5
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  • Where do I start?! From the first email communication, Carla was very professional and attentive. I needed my hair and make up done for an early engagement shoot and she came out to my house at 6am to work her magic. Carla did an amazing job of creating a safe environment for COVID - disinfected everything, had all tools and brushes in individual containers, and we both kept our masks on the entire time, except for when she did my make up. Conversation throughout the appointment was great - not too much and no awkward silences. She used my inspiration pictures to create a look that fit me and my features. Carla kept an eye on the time and continuously let me know how much time was left when we were coming down to the end. I would definitely recommend Carla to anyone for their hair and makeup needs!

    Amanda Long

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    5 out of 5
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  • Carla was wonderful and provided such detailed, thoughtful service for my July 2020 wedding. The coronavirus pandemic certainly changed our wedding plans and Carla navigated every challenge including hair and make up that accommodated mask wearing during our ceremony and outdoor photos in 95+ degree heat and humidity. I received so many compliments on my hair and make up. As someone that does not wear a lot of make up regularly, I still felt like myself and looked photo ready for the big day. Since we did not do a consultation in advance (my choice), Carla arrived early enough to review a photo I had chosen as inspiration and she replicated it perfectly. I even let her cut my hair to finish the look and it was perfect (now considering booking her for a haircut because I enjoyed her so much!) If you are looking for a kind, thoughtful, charismatic individual whose presence, personality, and talents will make your day enjoyable, book Carla now!

    Shea Cheatham

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    5 out of 5
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  • Carla is so sweet, and is an incredible hair and makeup artist! She came and did hair and makeup for our micro-wedding. Carla and her assistants were great listeners and catered to each person's wants (which were all over the board)—everyone got exactly what they wanted! I was also so grateful that she had clear COVID precautions in place. Though everyone in our party had tested negative beforehand, it felt really good to know that she was dedicated to being careful and sanitary. Hire Carla! You won't regret it!

    Eva Richardson

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    5 out of 5
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  • I cannot recommend Carla highly enough. She is extremely professional and brings a wonderful energy to getting ready on your wedding day. When I met her for the hair and make-up trial a few weeks before my wedding, I knew I’d made the right decision. She was so friendly and welcoming, and made me feel at ease. And she was incredibly accommodating. I was a bit indecisive on my hairstyle and she walked me through a ton of different options. As someone who doesn’t typically wear a lot of make-up, I was particularly nervous about this part of my wedding day look. I was not sure what I wanted or what to ask for, and was nervous about looking like I had too much make-up on. I also did not have a super clear vision for the hair I wanted and just knew I wanted it up. But after Carla worked her magic, I could not have been happier with the result. It was perfectly my style and made me feel so confident. Her team of assistants were fantastic as well. My bridesmaids all looks so beautiful... Read more

    Jessica

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    5 out of 5
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  • As a wedding planner, I am THRILLED when I work with vendors that are amazing. Carla Pressley is one of them! Recently, I had an opportunity to work with Carla at a wedding in Leesburg, Va. I'd seen examples of Carla's work on social media and her website. I knew she was talented. However, when I finally had the privilege of seeing her work in person, I was blown away! Carla is the MUA and stylist you MUST have on your wedding day. She's punctual, thorough, professional, creative, and just a delight to be around! I can't wait to work with her again! Carla, thank you for making my job easier by being so awesome!

    Tammy Ha

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    5 out of 5
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  • If Carla is available for the day of your wedding, don't think twice... book her! From my trial to getting ready on my wedding day, Carla and her team did an amazing job. From the very first trial I had, I knew that she was going to be great. Within the short timeframe we had, she executed three very different hairstyles for me to try to see which I would like best on my big day. On the day of my wedding they were so efficient, took into account what each bridesmaid wanted to look like, and make the hectic morning more calm. My mom isn't big on wearing makeup, and so she was worried that she wouldn't look like herself, but Carla did such an incredible job and my mom looked stunning. She and her team are such professionals at what they do, and I recommend them 150%.

    Solianna Meaza

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    5 out of 5
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  • Carla & her team are wonderful! They did the hair and makeup for my wedding me and my wedding party on October 19! My wedding was multicultural and there were a range of skin tones and hair textures to work with. Carla & team were very knowledgeable and made everyone look and feel amazing . I would highly recommend working with Carla. We were also impressed with their creativity and ability to give everyone individual looks while maintaining enough likeness to keep us uniform as one wedding party. Carla was flexible when we added additional services on the day of and still finished everyone on time. We had 10 ladies receive hair and makeup services by a team of 3. It was amazing!

    Lauren Krizay

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    5 out of 5
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  • I could not have been happier with my decision to hire Carla for my wedding day hair and makeup. She is extremely talented and her years of experience were obvious. Carla was ale to execute my requests flawlessly, and provide great suggestions when I wasn't 100% sure what I wanted. She also took excellent care of my mom who almost never wears makeup, and was very apprehensive about the whole process. To top it all off, Carla is incredibly kind and easy going, making the morning of a calm and fun one. Thank you, Carla!

    Julia Abernathy

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    5 out of 5
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  • I cannot say enough about Carla. She completely understood what I wanted for my wedding day and executed everything perfectly. She was also so sweet and calm throughout the day, keeping us organized and on time. I was so happy with how I looked and everyone else's hair and makeup turned out. She really was able to capture everyone's natural beauty and understand their hair, skin, and preferences. Look forward to working with her again in the future

    Marissa

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    5 out of 5
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  • Carla was amazing to work with! From the first message I sent to her, I knew her and her awesome assistant Erin were very professional and responsive, because they sent such a detailed reply and were quick to answer any and all questions I had. During our trial, Carla was very patient with me and showed me hair and makeup options, which helped me decide on what style I wanted for my big day. On the big day, Carla was on time (definitely a plus!!) and was very patient with all 8 of us girls that were getting ready! Her and her assistant made all of us look absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Carla traveled with us to the venue and provided touch ups, and even did my mother in-law's hair and make-up, even though she wasn't part of the original group that received services. Not only is Carla amazing at what she does, she is also the nicest and sweetest person. She made sure that I was calm all day and that everything went smoothly. I am so glad I went with Carla for my big day, and I highly recommend h... Read more

    Paige B

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Carla did the hair and makeup for a wedding I was a bridesmaid for, and I was super impressed with not only her talent and skills, but also her in control, calm, and comforting vibe. When I was planning my wedding I immediately knew I'd want her to do my hair and makeup. Carla listened to my feedback, and made my makeup and hair feel beautiful but not overdone. I felt like myself. She also does a great job keeping everything running on schedule. The morning before the wedding can be hectic and I was grateful to have a professional like Carla there to help me and my girl friends and mom get ready!

    Alana

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Carla and her two assistants were excellent for my wedding! They prepared the schedule ahead of time and kept to it, even being able to fit in someone who wasn’t on schedule and decided she wanted a hair style. Carla is friendly, flexible, and down to earth, something you need when you’re nervous on your big day! I got so many compliments on my hair and makeup!! Someone asked me if I had hair extensions, while I didn’t, and that is a compliment to Carla being able to make it look like that! Highly recommend her and doing the trial with her ahead of time.

    Caitlin Degnan

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Carla is amazing! I hired her and her team to do my hair as well as hair for 7 others on my wedding day. I actually found her on the Knot, and based on all of the positive reviews decided to go with her even before we scheduled a hair trial. A month before the wedding, I got together with Carla for a trial, not knowing at all what hair style would work for me, and she was extremely patient and walked me through all the different styles I was considering. She was super thoughtful and took a lot of notes and pictures throughout the afternoon. On the day of the wedding, she arrived right on schedule with two assistants, and for the next six hours they worked nonstop to make sure everyone looked and felt their best before the ceremony. We are so grateful for all the hard work she put in to make the day the best it could be. I cant recommend Carla enough! 
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