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Beauty & Health in Alexandria, District Of Columbia,
(703) 409-3010
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3.5 out of 5
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    Laura

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  • I used Hair by Daine for my wedding in early June 2013. Diane was wonderful I actually met with her several times before the wedding. She did my hair for my company holiday party so that we could meet in person and gave a free pre-trial. The day of the wedding her crew arrived at the hotel well prepared and finished in plenty of time. Everyone looked wonderful!

    User2339912

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  • Dianne was wonderful. She was clear and made time for our run through. She connected me to a make up artist as well and they worked very well together. Dianne did the hair for another wedding I was in and I knew I wanted her for my wedding as well. She was great!

    Michelle

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  • Let me start by saying this was not for a wedding but it was for a Military Formal event which requires pretty much the same level of "work" as far as beauty stuff goes! A few years ago I was searching for someone local to do hair for a few of us for the Commandant's Marine Corps Birthday Ball at National Harbor. Luckily I found Diane! Diane was happy to discuss our needs over the phone and happily agreed to come to our hotel to get all of our hair done for the big event. When I mentioned that we were also looking for make-up she mentioned she had someone she could contact to bring along for that as well. The day of the event Diane showed up with an assistant (we had several people so it was definitely necessary to have more than 1 person working on our hair) and over the course of the next couple hours managed to get a handful of women looking absolutely fabulous. Diane listened carefully to what our desires were regarding our hair and offered suggestions for us to consider. Thr... Read more

    Emily

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    5 out of 5
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  • Diane was recommended to my by my makeup artist. I was a little bit hesitant due to some of the negative reviews here but I really wanted to find a makeup/hair duo that knew each other and worked well together. I was really happy with Diane and so glad that she did my hair for the wedding. I had a really good experience with Diane. I went to her studio for a trial with a friend. I mentioned in conversation that my mom was coming to town the following weekend for my makeup trial, and she invited me to come back for a second hair trial that day so that my mom could see my hair and I could see what the hair looked like with the makeup. I got hair and makeup done at the hotel where I was getting ready and Diane and her assistant came right on time, were very prompt, and did four great hairstyles for me and my wedding party that stayed in all night.

    Catherine

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  • Diane was right on time and she and her team did a great job. The price point and the number of stylists to bridesmaids was really key. I have been in many weddings where the hair takes forever, costs a lot and isn't really worth the stress and anxiety of having it done in the end. Diane was a great price point and they finished our hair ahead of time so that my bridesmaids and I could relax and enjoy the day! I would definately recommend for up-dos.

    User2642985

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    3 out of 5
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  • There is a reason she is inexpensive. She was very informative and nice when my mother and I met her at a bridal show. I was married at the Catholic Church in Old Town so she was extremely close in proximity! Also, she was must less expensive than many of the other hair salons I had spoken to; I only wanted a simple curl—very little work, I just wanted it to stay all day. I read many of her reviews days before the wedding and became extremely nervous, luckily, my experience was not as bad: she wasn’t late, though she was rude to her clients—my mother-in-law, mother, sister, sister-in-law, and me, she didn’t have a mirror so I couldn’t see my hair :(, I left and realized some of my hair had not been curled and rushed back to her, and my hair fell out soon after wedding pictures were taken (but not before!). I recommend her for very simple hair styles, but don’t know if I trust her to do anything fancy. I got only what I paid for.

    User2750874

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  • Beware!!!!!!! Don't let Diane do your hair!!!!!!! Listen to me! This is the worse place that I have even been!!! The salon is very disgusting, everything there is very dirty, unprofessional, the haircut was so uneven and I should of never had that nasty lady touch my hair. Her hair is a broom mess so do not waste a dime on this place, because you will regret it! It will cost more to fix it! The place is disgusting, she puts like some crackers and cheese that who know how long they have been sitting there... Everything there looks so cheap, she uses bad products and just overall is a very bad decision!! Even the cloth she uses to keep the hair of your clothes is so old and ripped... It's disgusting to be there.

    User916678

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  • I was a bridesmaid for this wedding but just had to make sure to write this review because this woman was the most unprofessional, rude and unresponsive hair stylist I have ever met. She arrived almost 30 mins after her agreed arrival time with the bride - and then had the audacity to snap back at a bridesmaid when she was called out on being so late. My updo was actually exactly what I wanted but Diane didn't do it - one of her assistants did. The MOB's hair was AWFUL and NOT AT ALL what she asked for. We all dutifully brought our pictures as suggested and the updo's that Diane did or helped with (thankfully not mine) did not end up looking ANYTHING like the pictures. Her prices were reasonable but in my opinion its bc she cuts on costs with cheap labor (her assistants) and because she has to be that cheap to keep in business bc her professional etiquette and actual technical hair skills are terrible. Also should mention that i went to one of the "hair" trials with the bride initia... Read more

    Kimberly

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Working with Diane and Norma was a great experience. My hair and makeup looked great for my wedding day. The only issue for the day of was that they both got lost getting to the venue, and they arrived a little late. Luckily we had asked both of them to be at the venue a little early, so it didn't affect our timeline for the day. They were able to tag team and work on my hair and makeup at the same time, so I was still ready on time, with great results.

    Lee

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  • Diane and 3 other hair stylist came to my house the day of the wedding, which was AMAZING! I had 7 girls getting their hair done and I was worried about how we were going to get everyone done in time, but when they all showed up, it was amazing! Diane was very flexible and creative with the hair styles and made sure each girl was happy with their styles. I also used Norma for our make-up and she did such an amazing job! I would highly recommend Diane and her team for any special event! Thank you!

    User2631305

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  • Didn't hire Diane for my bridal hair but went to her salon for a haircut and just feel the need to let brides know what they're getting into. MOST TRAUMATIC HAIR EXPERIENCE OF LIFE... got left under a hot dryer for about 30 mins with some mystery conditioning solution in my hair whilst Diane went to move her car, then upon her return got my hair washed and was left sitting with it dripping all over me for a further 10-15 mins while she made her other client (who was more like a friend) a cup of coffee, then we finally got to the haircut... asked for 2 inches off my hair, which was down to my waist, and showed her exactly how much I wanted off, then got turned away from the mirror to join in with the salon conversation while she cut. She must have spent no more than 10 mins cutting and when she finished she turned me round to the mirror... to my absolute horror she had cut 7 inches off my hair (I measured when I got home) which was now mid-length/shoulder-length with one side about an i... Read more

    User41119

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  • THIS WAS THE WORST EXPERIENCE EVER. Ladies, please find another vendor. My hair looked awful on my wedding day. Diane was late which did not give us anytime to fix the mess she created. Diane was soo busy trying to sell herself to anyone that walked by she wasn't focused on the bride. She was trying to get as much business in a short amount of time and if anyone wanted a minor touch up or to something small she charged for every little thing. She can not do bridal hair. I had a trial and it looked nothing like that the day of the wedding. And if you want extensions...forget about it....she thinks a couple of strands on a hairpin are extensions. Her quote was reasonable at first, but then after the wedding she asked for an extra $1000 for some b.s charges. Even if you are desperate, don't use her. She ruined my wedding day. My pictures turned out awful.

    Anne

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  • First the positive, Diane included two trials before the wedding which I thought was great. She brought two assistants with her to my wedding, both of whom were pleasant and professional. She also put extensions in one of my bridesmaids hair for free because her hair is a bit thin and she wanted her to have an up-do. My hair looked good and I was pleased with the final result. Now for the not-so-good. Diane's demeanor and attitude is not the most professional. She is very rude to her assistants, I felt bad for them. I had five bridesmaids and had told her from the beginning that I was unsure of how many girls would be having their hair done. She assured me that it was no problem and we could decide the day of. When the time came, she was VERY pushy about the girls that weren't getting their hair done and my mom. Even telling my mom that she "had to hurry up and decide because we didn't have all day". During the two trials, my style didn't change it was a simple swideswept look with cur... Read more

    L

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    2.3 out of 5
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  • Let's start with the good: in the end everyone's hair looked nice, and Diane's assistants are great. Diane herself is a huge problem, and I therefore cannot recommend anyone hire her. I hate saying that, because the consequences will hit the assistants who are great, but so it goes. Diane arrived about 50 minutes late to do my hair - her assistants were busily doing the bridal party's hair but when she arrived she started yelling at them immediately. She was flustered and unprofessional, no one else in the room was stressed at all (we were a low key crowd). In the end, everyone's hair turned out fine and Diane's prices are better than many others, but given the choice I'd rather pay more for someone who treats her employees with respect and does not introduce bizarre and unnecessary stress into an otherwise happy and calm occasion. I saw the negative reviews here, but they seemed older and another vendor recommended Diane so I went for it. She was the one and only vendor involved... Read more

    Jessica

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Diane definitely gives you a really good price, and you get two trials, which I thought was very helpful if you change your mind closer to the wedding or your hair has grown longer and you need to see how it'll look with the style you chose. Diane and her assistant are very, very quick at what they do, so if you have a lot of girls in your party and not a lot of time, she's your girl. My only critique is that 2 of my bridesmaids' hairstyles started to fall out before the ceremony even started, and we had to do some last minute bobby pin fixes to save them. While my hair basically stayed up the entire night (and I was very nervous about this and stressed this to Diane because my updo fell out in a couple hours with my first hair trial), I had to have my matron of honor help me push in a lot of bobby pins back into my hair during dinner. So just make sure your hair feels like Fort knox before they leave. But the style Diane did for my hair was breathtaking, she's very talented.

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