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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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  • 59 Reviews


    Caroline

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    5 out of 5
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  • We hired Carla to do hair and make-up for my bridal party and me on my wedding day and could not be happier with her! During the trial she understood exactly what look I was going for and was very patient as we tried out different styles. Everyone commented at the wedding on how gorgeous the bridesmaids, MOB and me looked thanks to her! Everyone looked naturally gorgeous and one of my bridesmaids loved Carla so much that she hired her for her own wedding. Carla and her team were very detailed but efficient, making sure our large bridal party was ready on time. She even followed us around during photos and stayed through cocktail hour to do touch-ups and make sure that our pictures turned out perfect. She is wonderful to work with and truly so talented! I highly recommend her to any bride!

    Tamara

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    5 out of 5
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  • Carla is extraordinary! I hired her for my early September wedding to prepare me, my bridesmaids and a few family members. First, I'll say that she is a lovely person - starting at the trial, she was just really wonderful to get to know - interesting and interested in the world. Second, her hair and makeup skills are amazing. I wasn't totally sure what I wanted, but she worked with me to find the style that I loved. She also made recommendations that were really great! Everyone that got their hair and make-up done with her loved the outcome. Third, she is also easy to work with - she's punctual, responsive and is able to manage the getting ready process smoothly. She was very clear on timeline and even told everyone to start getting dressed when it was getting close to the time to leave (all while still doing hair/make-up). Hire her! Her services are not inexpensive, but the value in the end is amazing. You want someone you love getting you ready for your big day!

    Emily

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    5 out of 5
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  • I can't recommend Carla enough! She did hair and make-up at a wedding that I was a bridesmaid in. I loved how I looked so much, that I hired her for my own wedding! Obviously on your wedding day people say you look good, but I can't tell you how many compliments I got at my friend's wedding. It also made it super easy for my own wedding to just hire "one company" to do both hair and make-up. I'm not very girly or into wearing a lot of make-up, but Carla listened to what I wanted and helped to keep everything very simplistic while still making me look amazing and glam. She also came to my venue during pictures because it was extremely hot that day and everyone was sweating! She helped fix me and my bridesmaids up during pictures and right before the ceremony which was a lifesaver because it was a hot!

    Emily

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    5 out of 5
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  • Carla was wonderful! She is skilled and professional, and she made me look and feel incredible on my wedding day. She listened to what I wanted, offered great advice, and did an awesome job capturing the look I was going for. We never felt rushed -- she really took the time to make sure our hair/makeup looked just right. She's also just a blast to hang out with. I would book her again in a heartbeat. Definitely recommend!

    Lauren

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    5 out of 5
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  • My wedding was August 2018 and I hired Carla to do hair for my bridal party, as well as make up for my mom. I came to her home for a trial, and I immediately felt welcomed and relaxed. She was a great listener and very honest when she shared her thoughts on the look I wanted! I could tell she cared a lot about her clients feeling comfortable, and I really appreciated that. I had a large bridal party (she had to style 6 girls including me) and an early ceremony to get to, but she was great at easing my stress and letting me know exactly how much time she'd need for each girl. Everyone's hair turned out beautiful and simple (just how we wanted it), and my mom's make up was perfect. My mom doesn't like heavy make up at all, and we just wanted her natural features to be accentuated- which is exactly what Carla did. I would certainly recommend her for your event! Attached photos are taken by Harmony in Happenstance.

    Taylor

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    5 out of 5
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  • Carla is AMAZING! She is incredibly responsive, easy going and professional. She really listens to your vision and works with you to perfect it. She even gets you outside of your comfort zone (hello, bold lip) to find the perfect look for your wedding day. She was able to save us in a tight situation (hair dresser backed out) and do our hair as well, and bring along the perfect assistant. I was so thrilled with how everything turned out. She even had us running AHEAD of schedule. I need an excuse to get glammed up again and you bet I would call Carla first!!

    Susan

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    5 out of 5
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  • Carla did updos, blow-outs and make-up for my daughter's recent wedding. When we met Carla for the trial, we both knew that we had picked the right person. She was attentive to what my daughter wanted. She even fixed her curled her hair before we left because she and her fiance were meeting the photographer that day for engagement pictures. All of the bridesmaids loved their updo. Carla did make for the bride, MOH, MOB and GMOB. We all looked great! She did blow-outs for MOB and GMOB. She came to the venue and did make-up touch-up for everyone, even the ones that did not have her do their make-up, before the ceremony. Everyone loved working with her. She was great! Susan (MOB) 4/19/2018

    Megan

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    5 out of 5
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  • Carla stepped in late in my planning after I wasn’t satisfied with my first person. My hair is difficult to style and she did an amazing job. She listened to what I wanted and made adjustments to make me love it! She did my mother and step-daughters hair as well and it looked fabulous. We got so many compliments on all of our hair and makeup!

    Zoe

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    5 out of 5
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  • I cannot possibly say enough good things about Carla. After a couple of hair and makeup trials that went rather poorly, Carla really hit it out of the park from day one. She was super responsive to emails and even texts messages. She was receptive to what I wanted and made suggestions to tweak it to what would look best with my skin and hair, and what would last the longest throughout the day. I met with her for two trials to really nail down what I wanted, as I'm kind of picky when it comes to makeup, and on the day of she really delivered. I got hair and makeup done for myself, my mom, and my maid of honor, and we all got so many compliments on how beautiful we looked. Carla is a superstar and I can't recommend her highly enough.

    Stephanie

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    5 out of 5
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  • I hired Carla to do hair and make up for my daughter's wedding. Carla was fantastic, an absolute pleasure to work with! She was responsible for the bride, mother of the bride, and the maid of honor. She performed several trials before the big day to make sure everything would be perfect. She took notes and pictures at the trial, and listened carefully to what we wanted, making changes as necessary. On the day of the wedding, she worked tirelessly without a break for many hours to make sure we all looked our best. She is fun, personable, efficient and very professional. She is a master at her craft! Hair and make-up for the three of us lasted all afternoon through pictures and all night long until the end of the wedding. Never a touch-up even needed! We got a lot of compliments at the wedding, and I don't hesitate to recommend Carla very highly. Her prices are reasonable and she welcome to your house or venue to do her work. Will definitely use her again when the need arises. Thanks, Ca... Read more

    Jamie

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    5 out of 5
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  • I'm so glad I found Carla for my upcoming wedding next year. She was reasonably priced compared to other artists that I looked at and she does both hair AND make-up. Carla came out to my house for my trial and I am so happy with the results. She listens to you and makes sure you are getting exactly what you want for your look. I definitely recommend Carla for anyone looking for hair, make-up or both services for your upcoming wedding.

    Jesse

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    5 out of 5
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  • I have worked with Carla many times as both a Photographer and Videographer in the D.C. area - I have always found her to be 100% professional - a brilliant makeup and hair stylist - and a kind person who is invested in your day being the best that it can be! I trust Carla with all of my clients, from weddings to politicians and more - if you want to do it right - make sure Carla is there.

    Jacqui

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    5 out of 5
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  • She really knows her makeup and hair. If you have any sort of complicated look, I would highly recommend her! She was very friendly, accommodating and flexible. My request with her was very last minute but she was able to squeeze me in anyway and worked with my hectic schedule too. Highly recommend. And her prices were great in comparison to other vendors, which was surprising because the quality of her work was so top notch.

    Blair

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    4.7 out of 5
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  • You are in such good hands with Carla! Carla and her lovely assistant did hair and makeup for five bridesmaids, two moms, and the bride and got everybody ready to go right on time - even when we added two additional services to our original order. The makeup and hair was exactly what we had discussed, a soft, romantic look that wasn't too fussy. But here's where she really went above and beyond - to all my brides, add the additional touch-up period. Carla stayed about an hour after the ceremony to make sure hair and makeup was perfect for all of the photos and for cocktail hour. She also helped make sure my dress looked perfect, held champagne glasses, and was a super calming presence when I needed one. Quick gross story - since it was an outdoor ceremony, a lot of buggies thought my multi-layered dress was their new home. She even helped me shake all of the bugs out of my dress before the cocktail hour - what a goddess, seriously.

    Julia

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    3.7 out of 5
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  • My MOH and MIL both turned out beautifully, and my trial had gone beautifully as well. However, in looking at my wedding photos I'm bummed at how my hair and makeup turned out on my big day. We seemed to have a few crossed wires about arrival setup vs start time, a hair style, and getting hair/makeup done at the same level as the trial (where we had more time). I'm glad we have close up pictures from our engagement session which included hair and makeup done for my trial - I was really thrilled with how that turned out - just wish the wedding photos could have been the same. Lessons learned: -note the setup vs start time in the contract, -bring up the original inspiration photos from the trial on the wedding day to avoid confusion, -wouldn't ask ask about a different hair style than the trial

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Julia! I am disappointed to hear you were happier with your trial than the day of. I know set up takes some time but I think the biggest mishap was the change you wanted from what we did at our trial to the new half up version we were then testing out on the morning of with very limited time. There were a few things different with the makeup as well, like more liquid liner which I really liked in the end. Arriving earlier could have been done had I known we wanted to try some other ideas out. I planned to have your hair done in 30 mins since it was a simple all up / no curls / braided crown. With the added curls you wanted and then going back to the original simple crown really did take some time. I wish I could make it up to you so please let me know the next time you need hair and makeup for any occasion. I'd be happy to do it for free if we can get you back into the dress and have some photos taken. I'm always here for you.

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