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Beauty & Health in Alexandria, District Of Columbia,
(703) 832-7633
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 102 Reviews


    Brittany

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  • I was married months ago, and I've been debating putting up a review for that entire time. I don't like to post negative reviews. But every time I look at my wedding photos, I am disappointed and heartbroken. Although our individual stylists were lovely people, our bridal party was so rushed on the morning of the wedding that we didn't have time to make everything right. So even when the stylists missed the mark, there was no time to get things just perfect. The reason we were rushed is because I had requested another stylist to get us through all the scheduled appointments, and Modern Bridal would not accommodate. Obviously I was willing to pay, even a premium, but Modern Bridal would not budge. I'm sure the owner will argue that we needed to allocate more time, but from the very beginning I told Modern Bridal we would be on limited time, and that we would want a third stylist. This was discussed and agreed at the beginning. And anyway, if you are willing to pay for time/services, no ... Read more

    Laura

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  • I'm so glad I chose Modern Bridal Studio for my wedding day! The owner, Carolyn, was extremely responsive and professional. Alexis ended up doing both my hair and makeup. She completely captured my vision for a natural bohemian look and executed it perfectly. Both my hair and makeup held up great throughout the night and I received so many compliments!

    Hannah

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    5 out of 5
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  • The hair was amazing for our wedding!! Sara did a trial with me a couple months before. I showed her a picture of what I wanted, she looked at it for a few minutes, listened to how I wanted it to be a little different, and created exactly what I wanted - it was insane - how doe they do that??!! She also found hair extensions that matched my red hair that I've been trying to find for YEARS!! I bought them and used them for the wedding and any other event. Sarah and Dani arrived on my wedding day and did my hair and makeup, my bridesmaids hair and makeup, and the mothers' hair and makeup - everyone was stunning!! Definitely never felt more beautiful and they were extremely friendly on top of it; they truly played a huge part in feeling that my wedding was one of a kind and magical!!

    Hannah

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    5 out of 5
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  • Carolyn and her team were great to work with. They were very accommodating when I asked for a second makeup trial. Dani and Brittany did the hair and make for my bridesmaids and my mom. Brittany was great with my mom, who has sensitive skin and brought her own makeup that she knows is ok for her skin. Carolyn came to do my hair and makeup for me. They all did a wonderful job and were so much fun to hang out with, in addition to being great at hair and makeup. Everyone's hair and makeup help us well throughout the day.

    Amanda

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    5 out of 5
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  • Carlos did my hair and makeup for both my trial and wedding day and all the hair for my bridesmaids on the wedding day and he was absolutely fantastic. He was professional and a true artist at his trade. My maid of honor called him, "Carlos the magician with magic hands" at one point because we were all so impressed with everyone's hair. He made sure each of us were touched up and looking perfect before pictures, which we all really appreciated. - Modern Bridal Studio was very accommodating and very responsive and attentive. They come highly recommended.

    Stephanie

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    5 out of 5
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  • I'm a wedding planner, and one of my recent brides used Modern Bridal Studio for hair and makeup services for herself and her entire wedding party, including the mothers of the bride and groom. Carolyn was wonderfully responsive for the makeup trial, very willing to work with my bride to marry her everyday no-makeup style and her wishes for a polished, natural look for her wedding day. On the wedding day, Carolyn and Courtney arrived on time and were ready to get to work immediately. Everyone looked beautiful, and seeing my bride beaming upon viewing her finished look was one of the highlights of my day. This was an outdoor wedding in July, and everybody's makeup looked as fresh and lovely at the end of the night as it did when they walked out of hair and makeup earlier in the day. I loved working with Carolyn and her team, and I look forward to our next wedding together.

    Kristen

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    5 out of 5
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  • I could not have been more pleased with my hair and makeup on my wedding day! As someone who wears minimal makeup on a daily basis, I needed a bit more guidance on my wedding day look, and also wanted to ensure that my look was very natural. Courtney delivered on both counts! She was extremely friendly and professional, and was able to use a few photos to turn my vision into a reality. She also did a fantastic job on my bridesmaids' hair. She was an absolute pleasure to work with!

    Jessica

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  • Modern Bridal Studio was a joy to work with. Carolyn and Courtney were extremely responsive. Mine (hair and bridal makeup) and Corina (bridesmaids makeup) were prompt, professional, and both did a great job. During my trial, Mine asked many questions and made sure I was happy with the hair and makeup. On the day of the wedding, Mine and Corina stayed on schedule. Corina created a makeup look for the bridesmaids that was cohesive but worked on several different skin tones. Everyone looked and felt beautiful!

    User4928297

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    5 out of 5
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  • I used Modern Bridal Studio for my Georgetown wedding in April. They were phenomenal to work with and relatively less expensive than some incumbents in the space based on my research. Everything was kept on schedule the day of (with a few inevitable hiccups/touch ups) and the make up artists were very professional. I felt like such a beautiful bride and my wedding party loved their looks as well! I would definitely recommend this vendor.

    User5163114

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  • We used Modern Bridal for bridal hair, airbrushed bridal makeup plus hair and makeup for 6 bridesmaids, the Mother of the bride and the Mother of the Groom. Quality and timeliness was great and everyone loved how they looked. I also did two trials to ensure my hair would be what I wanted on the day of the wedding, and Emine did exactly what I wanted. I also want to note that the makeup artist that was reserved for our wedding ended up having a personal emergency and Carolyn - the owner of Modern Bridal - stepped in last minute and took over all responsibilities. Super experience overall.

    Karie

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    5 out of 5
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  • My experience with Modern Bridal Studio was wonderful. Carolyn and her team were so helpful during the booking process and always available to answer questions, and I can't say enough good things about the makeup artist I was assigned, Mandy Hollinger. She did a gorgeous job for both my trial and on my wedding day, and made my mom and bridesmaids look absolutely stunning too. AND she's great company!

    User4743909

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  • Jacinda was my hair and makeup artist for my wedding day and she is INCREDIBLE! She made my look and feel so beautiful! Jacinda is incredibly talented and professional. I did two pre-trials with Jacinda and she was so helpful in helping me find the perfect look. Jacinda also did the hair for my bridal party and Priscilla did my bridal party's makeup. Everyone looked radiant! I can't recommend Jacinda, Priscilla, and Modern Bridal enough! They are fantastic!

    maria

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • Modern Bridal did a wonderful job for my wedding! Carolyn is amazing - so calm, patient and talented. Carolyn did my hair and makeup and was super patient throughout the trials to make sure I zeroed in on the look that I wanted, which took me a while since I was being indecisive. :) Day of, she executed everything perfectly - and efficiently! I had a large bridal party so Carolyn brought two additional artists from her team (Brittany and Erinn), who were great as well. All 8 of my bridesmaids, my mom and mother in law all looked beautiful and had a blast getting their hair and makeup done together.

    S

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  • After reading reviews and doing price comparisons with a number of studios, we selected Modern Bridal Studios using their “Wedding Party” package. We were quite pleased with the value and the customer service we received. Carolyn answered questions very quickly--regardless of the time of day, making her the most responsive vendor with whom we dealt during the entire wedding planning process! The scheduling manager, Courtney, was also responsive and answered questions or settled issues in a very timely manner. After discussing scheduling with our “day of” planner, we moved up our completion time; and Courtney managed this brilliantly. Timing was also a challenge since there was an unavoidable gap between the ceremony and reception. The cocktail hour was outdoors, and the weather was rather humid; however, the bride's hair and makeup looked beautiful up through photographs, introductions, and the first dance. She absolutely loved Mandy’s styling both after the trial run ... Read more

    User5600150

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  • I had a bad experience with Modern Bridal Studio. I booked an appointment a week in advance to get my makeup done for my engagement photos. I made my appointment with Carolyn based off reviews on Wedding Wire and the Knot. Carolyn never showed up for my appointment as scheduled and after waiting 25 minutes (I had a 30 minute appointment) I had no choice but to leave and go home to do my own makeup. It ruined my day. I will not be using Modern Bridal Studio in the future.

    responded with the following comments.

    Colleen, We are very sorry that there was an error with the start time of your appointment and that you felt like your day was ruined. We truly value your happiness and tried many ways to make it up to you. We recently launched online booking and have fixed the glitch to be sure that this error does not happen again. The error was realized 15 minutes into the appointment time and the artist let you know that she would be there in a few minutes. We understand that you were very frustrated and decided not to wait. We were really looking forward to doing the makeup for you. We will still be happy to extend the offer of complimentary hair and makeup at a later date if you decide. We sincerely apologize for the error and wish you the best.

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