George at the Four Seasons

George at the Four Seasons

Wedding Day Beauty

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Washington, D.C.,

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Elizabeth and Andrew
August 27, 2011
Washington, D.C.
Wedding Day Beauty

The George Salon handled all of my wedding day hair/makeup and did an incredible job. I worked with Rick Raines, Carl Ray (Makeup) and Ismail (Hair).

Rick Raines helped me work out the timing for my mom's, my bridesmaids, and my hair/makeup stylings and kept us all on schedule. He made sure we were taken care of the whole time (water, tea, coffee, magazines). He was also great about helping me figure out my hair style through pictures before hand.

Carl did my wedding day makeup. He is a beauty magician and I would hire him again in a heartbeat for any occasion. Here's why:
1. Beautiful makeup: I didn't even give him instruction for how I wanted my bridal make up to look, but he made me look amazing and I've never felt so beautiful. It was the perfect blend of glamorous and natural that every girl should be on her big day. I felt that he just discerned my best features and highlighted them for all to see. I got so many compliments on how I looked and on my makeup!
2. Long-lasting makeup: I was amazed that my makeup lasted (without any upkeep!!!) for the whole day and night. I got my makeup done around 12noon. This same look lasted even though I got caught in showers from a hurricane and even though I was dancing like crazy for at least 4 hours. Not to mention: the makeup withstood my frequent tearing-up.
3. Great person. Carl is so nice, kind and reassuring. He's the kind of person that you want to have on your side and that you really don't mind paying money to on your wedding day.

Ismail did my hair for my wedding and I would recommend him to anyone. Despite the fact that my hair is terrible (flat, thin, boring), he made me look amazing. I showed Ismail pictures of my targeted style weeks before the wedding. Having met me once, he knew I would need extensions to pull it off, so he ordered those. On the actual wedding day, he looked again at the pictures I brought and did my hair exactly as I wanted--he somehow added body, curl, volume and everything to make my hair reach a level of glamour and sophistication that I didn't think was possible. There were a few times when I questioned Ismail about where he was putting pieces of hair, but he was extremely patient and was willing to redo anything I didn't like at all. I would love to work with Ismail again and cannot thank him enough for making me feel so awesome on my wedding day.

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