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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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    Kristin

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    1.4 out of 5
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  • I went to Hair by Diane on a recommendation from a friend of mine, after my original plans for a hairdresser fell through. In the beginning, Diane was very nice. She listened to what I wanted, went out of her way to make me comfortable, and looked at the pictures I brought. My fiance went with me to the first appointment, and she made sure to include him in the conversation as well. When I left after the first appointment, I felt confident in Diane's abilities, and appreciated the service she was offering: styling for myself on the wedding day, for my bridesmaids on the wedding day, 3 hair trial appointments, and clip-in extensions of real human hair for $65 (because she gets them at cost and I "was referred by a sweet girl"). Diane told me she would order the extensions and give me a call when they came in so that we could have our second hair trial. A month and a half later, I still had not heard from Diane. I called her and she sounded very caught off guard. I don't even kno... Read more

    Kristin

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    3 out of 5
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  • Diane's exterior is a bit gruff, but finished product was fantastic! I loved my hair. Price was reasonable, but charge for extensions was a little high and not given until I had decided to use them. Price for bridesmaids went up without explanation, but only by $5... Was slow to respond to emails and phone calls, including question from mother of the bride day before wedding. Assistant did a fantastic job on bridesmaids and MOB, and both assistant and Diane were quick and efficient. Was very patient and did 3 different styles at trial.

    Jillian

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    1.1 out of 5
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  • Before I begin my review, I found Hair by Diane two and a half weeks before my wedding. My original vendor cancelled;that same day in a panic I randomly called every hair vendor I saw listed. Within 10 minutes of me leaving Diane a very nervous voicemail she called back and guaranteed service for my day. That is why she recieved a high responsiveness rating. At first Diane was wonderful, we arranged all the details immediately and scheduled my consultation which went great (she even hired me a makeup artist who herself was amazing). Now for the day of my wedding: Including myself there were 5 people who needed hair services. 2 blowouts, me, and then two updos for bridesmaids. I needed to by ready by noon. The agreement was that Diane would do me alone and two assistants would takle care of the other 4. Diane herself, was supposed to show up at 11 so that I could be ready to go by noon. Diane did not show up until 11:50, this literally through off my whole day. Upon arrival to my hotel... Read more

    jaime

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    5 out of 5
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  • Diane saved my wedding!!! The originally scheduled beautician flaked on me a week before the wedding. I found Diane by chance and she went out of her way to fit me into her schedule. Not only did she accept a last minute appointment, but she fit me in for a trial hair appointment, she came to my location on the day of the wedding, and she did it all for less than I was going to pay originally! The best part of it all was that all day long EVERYONE made a point to tell me how good my hair looked! Highly recommend!

    Theresa

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    5 out of 5
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  • I loved Diane! She brought someone else to do my girls hair at the hotel and gave me all her attention. My hair was beautiful and got so many compliments that night on how nice my hair looked. Some of my bridesmaids wish they would have fixed their hair as I did. Highly recommend, especially for the price and the fact that she will come to you.

    Michelle

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    5 out of 5
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  • When I asked for hairdresser recommendations, Diane's name came up several times. The clincher was when my mother-in-law told me that her longtime hairdresser, Diane Barajas, did wedding hair. Then I knew this was the right lady. Diane is warm and kind and a wonderful hairdresser to boot. When I went in for my trial, I told her I wanted it pulled back and up. She said "ok" and did that. We took photos. Then she said, "why don't we try pulling it to the side and up?" So I did that too. It was at least 100 times better. She told me she knew right away it would look better, but she didn't want to steamroll me, so she thought she'd let me see for myself. Diane gave me a beautiful wedding day hairstyle that lasted from my 3pm wedding until well after the end of the reception. It was truly fabulous hair. She and her assistant did my hair, my mom's hair, my MIL's hair, and most of the bridal party's hair. Everyone looked great. I highly recommend her.

    Lauren

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    5 out of 5
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  • Diane came to my mom's house with her assistant and they did hair for three people in a very short amount of time. Everyone's hair looked beautiful, and she did wonders with my short hair so that it looked like it was long but pinned up. My hair also stayed up the whole day; I didn't have any problems with it falling or losing pins.

    Nicole

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Diane and her assistant came to my location on the day of to do hair for me, the two mothers and my bridesmaids. Previously, I had two hair trials with Diane in her studio. She was responsive to what I wanted and her work on the day of was beautiful. Everyone was so pleased with their hair styles and we had a lot of fun getting ready that day. She was also a great value!

    Mary Hope

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    2.2 out of 5
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  • I'm a very laid back person but Diane is the only vendor I would not recommend. She was about 30 minutes late, complained when I asked her to make changes - even though you could see the fake stuff she added to my hair. Before I even danced my hair was falling apart. She also made me feel nervous or anxious - it also didn't help she was late. Go elsewhere.

    Melissa

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • My and my bridesmaid's hair looks wonderful.

    Ann

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    2.4 out of 5
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  • I, apparently, chose to get married on one of the busiest weekends of 2006. I did not use Diane for my wedding day, but went to her for a trial run SEVERAL months before my big day. She was uncertain whether or not she could commit to my big day, which made me nervous. I remember she said that her schedule was really tight on my wedding day and that if I wanted her services, there were a lot of concessions I would have to make. She did say that she would travel, which was good, but that my wedding day she would have to bring an assistant (who I never met). I arrived at her studio for my trial-run on time, but ended up waiting longer than I anticipated. She set my hair, but was clearly focused on something else. She didn't really listen to what I had wanted and didn't look at the photos that I had put together of what I liked. She also did not take into account my veil, which was a mantilla. My hair ended up looking like Dolly Parton (very, very curly and pulled high ... Read more

    Judy

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    2.3 out of 5
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  • Used her b/c she came to me, so I didn't have to worry about leaving my room to go to her, but she was late. She also was very pushy, and made me feel rushed and on edge. She was the only part of my morning that was stressful. BUT...I loved my hair,and I loved my bridesmaid whose hair she did, as well.

    J

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    1.3 out of 5
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  • Would never use or recommend again. On my wedding day she asked me how I wanted my hair done, even thought I had already paid $65 for her to do my hair at a previous appointment. THe day of the wedding i was so frazzled I just threw something out there that I didn't even like and she never put hair spray in my hair (or not enough anyway) so it fell out within a half hour. rnrnIt looks horrible. I paid a fortune for her to do my hair and a fortune for her to do my girls hair and she ended up only give me back half of what I paid her to do my hair.

    Linda

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    1.3 out of 5
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  • I totally agree with all of the reviews about Diane- DO NOT USE HER NO MATTER HOW DESPERATE YOU MAY THINK YOU ARE. She is pleasant and got me in for the trial run in a very short period of time which is why I gave her a good rating for responsive. The day of the wedding was totally different. I LOVED my hair for the trial and she had given me two different styles to choose from for the big day and we took pictures. I was not able to find them for the big day and she had no idea of what I was talking about. she had used little hairspray for the trial and just enough to keep the hair in place and yet hold and look beautiful which was what I was looking for. I thought that for the price and the styling she was perfect. She arrived over an hour late saying that she got lost. She whipped my hair up into some style that was not at all what I wanted and used soooo much hairspray. When I asked her to change it more towards what we had done for the trial she did move a few curls around but not... Read more

    Jennifer

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    0.7 out of 5
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  • I definitely do not recommend Diane to anyone. Her fee for my hair was outrageous and she didn't even remember what she was suppose to do with my hair when she got to the hotel so the hair style changed and she didn't even spray my hair with hairspray so it fell out right after the ceremony so in my wedding pictures my hair looks horid. I asked her to put the veil in and she said to have one of my bridesmaid's do it. She was not personable AT ALL and she definitely is not someone I recommend.

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