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Bella Bethesda Salon

Bethesda , MD
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LOCATION

4733 Elm Street
Bethesda, MD 20814 US (map)

PHONE

301-718-9111

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ABOUT US

Bella Bethesda Salon is owned and operated by sisters, Lindsey Dabney and Stacy Dabney Ramirez. The salon opened its doors on September 1, 2007 and has grown in both clientele and staff... Read more
Bella Bethesda Salon is owned and operated by sisters, Lindsey Dabney and Stacy Dabney Ramirez. The salon opened its doors on September 1, 2007 and has grown in both clientele and staff over its first year.

Located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, the salon boasts an elegant location, a full menu of services and highly trained and creative staff. Bella’s hair stylists are always up to date on industry techniques and trends and offer the best in cuts, coloring, textures, and updos. Licensed makeup artists are also available for any special occasion.

Bella Bethesda offers special bridal packages, Girls’ Night Out parties, and opportunities to host fundraising events within the salon. Clients of Bella Bethesda also enjoy monthly specials and events such as blow dry classes, Botox holiday parties, and seasonal treatments.

Bella Bethesda Salon is located at 4733 Elm St, on the second floor, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland. For more information about Bella Bethesda Salon visit www.bellabethesda.com or call 301-718-9111. Read less
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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Hair, Makeup
Do you offer trials and consultations?
Yes
Can you service a large group or bridal party?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
Overall, I would recommend Bella Bethesda Salon for your hair and makeup. Amanda was fantastic in setting up the appointment and arranging logistics for me, my 5 bridesmaids, and my mother. She worked everything out with the stylists so we could all go at the same time and be ready in plenty of time for the ceremony. She responded quickly to answer all my questions, was very clear about their payment policy, and was flexible in changing the schedule when I needed it. She introduced herself to me the day of the wedding and gave me a free gift bag with lip gloss, hairspray, bobby pins, etc. Also, I received a $50 gift card for future services at Bella.

My bridal party and I were treated very well. It was a really nice atmosphere. They even had a sign on my stylist’s mirror the day of the wedding celebrating the fact that it was my wedding day, which made me feel very special.

Gloria was my makeup artist and she was fantastic. I told her I rarely wear makeup and wanted to make sure I looked natural. She definitely followed my wishes! My features were enhanced and she made me look beautiful, but I still looked like myself, which was very important to me.

Rebecca was my hairstylist, and I have to say that I was a little nervous and disappointed after the trial, but was very pleased on the actual day of the wedding. The only downside was that by the time I reached the reception, the curls at the front of my hair had lost their curl, and were just hanging straight. I wish it had lasted at least through most of the reception.

Though not cheap, their services were better priced than most of the places I had looked. I didn't want my bridal party to have to spend a ton of money, and Bella was extremely reasonably priced for them. My bridesmaids and mother were very happy. Be aware that you have to pay 2 weeks ahead of time, so your bridal party must know what kind of general style (updo, curls, or blowdry) they want ahead of time. It wasn't a problem for us.
Overall, I would recommend Bella Bethesda Salon for your hair and makeup. Amanda was fantastic in setting up the Read more...
Overall, I would recommend Bella Bethesda Salon for your hair and makeup. Amanda was fantastic in setting up the appointment and arranging logistics for me, my 5 bridesmaids, and my mother. She worked everything out with the stylists so we could all go at the same time and be ready in plenty of time for the ceremony. She responded quickly to answer all my questions, was very clear about their payment policy, and was flexible in changing the schedule when I needed it. She introduced herself to me the day of the wedding and gave me a free gift bag with lip gloss, hairspray, bobby pins, etc. Also, I received a $50 gift card for future services at Bella.

My bridal party and I were treated very well. It was a really nice atmosphere. They even had a sign on my stylist’s mirror the day of the wedding celebrating the fact that it was my wedding day, which made me feel very special.

Gloria was my makeup artist and she was fantastic. I told her I rarely wear makeup and wanted to make sure I looked natural. She definitely followed my wishes! My features were enhanced and she made me look beautiful, but I still looked like myself, which was very important to me.

Rebecca was my hairstylist, and I have to say that I was a little nervous and disappointed after the trial, but was very pleased on the actual day of the wedding. The only downside was that by the time I reached the reception, the curls at the front of my hair had lost their curl, and were just hanging straight. I wish it had lasted at least through most of the reception.

Though not cheap, their services were better priced than most of the places I had looked. I didn't want my bridal party to have to spend a ton of money, and Bella was extremely reasonably priced for them. My bridesmaids and mother were very happy. Be aware that you have to pay 2 weeks ahead of time, so your bridal party must know what kind of general style (updo, curls, or blowdry) they want ahead of time. It wasn't a problem for us. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Katie at Bella did my hair and Gloria did my makeup for my wedding day. We did brief consults but not full trials before the wedding day. Everything went great. Katie was a hair wizard. I showed her a picture of penelope cruz with a side chignon and Katie made my hair even more beautiful than the picture. I got compliments all night on my hair. She also provided me with great advice on using fake flowers instead of real ones in my hair. Gloria also was very attentive to the fact that I did not want to be too made up. I think I ended up looking like a more beautiful version of myself rather than a Kardashian.
Katie at Bella did my hair and Gloria did my makeup for my wedding day. We did brief consults but not full trials before Read more...
Katie at Bella did my hair and Gloria did my makeup for my wedding day. We did brief consults but not full trials before the wedding day. Everything went great. Katie was a hair wizard. I showed her a picture of penelope cruz with a side chignon and Katie made my hair even more beautiful than the picture. I got compliments all night on my hair. She also provided me with great advice on using fake flowers instead of real ones in my hair. Gloria also was very attentive to the fact that I did not want to be too made up. I think I ended up looking like a more beautiful version of myself rather than a Kardashian. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Many thanks to Bella team for making my daughter's wedding day spectacular. Hair and makeup appointments were timely with beautiful results. The bride was radiant - all day. Bridesmaids and mother of the bride were beautiful. Many thanks for great services.
Many thanks to Bella team for making my daughter's wedding day spectacular. Hair and makeup appointments were timely with Read more...
Many thanks to Bella team for making my daughter's wedding day spectacular. Hair and makeup appointments were timely with beautiful results. The bride was radiant - all day. Bridesmaids and mother of the bride were beautiful. Many thanks for great services. Read less
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rachel
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Bella Salon was terrific. Their bridal consultant, Amanda, is super helpful and responsive -- after our initial conversation, she helped me set up a makeup trial and created a color-coded day-of service schedule for me, four bridesmaids and two mothers. The salon itself is bright and pleasant, with friendly staff who even put up a "good luck" sign for me at the front desk!

For both my trial and wedding day services, I worked with Tania. She took my inspiration photos and created an updo and makeup that was me, but "bridal." I was a little worried about trying false eyelashes, but she was so right -- they were perfect for photos! The rest of my party worked with Gloria (makeup), Kristian (hair) and Rebecca (hair), and everyone looked fantastic.
Bella Salon was terrific. Their bridal consultant, Amanda, is super helpful and responsive -- after our initial Read more...
Bella Salon was terrific. Their bridal consultant, Amanda, is super helpful and responsive -- after our initial conversation, she helped me set up a makeup trial and created a color-coded day-of service schedule for me, four bridesmaids and two mothers. The salon itself is bright and pleasant, with friendly staff who even put up a "good luck" sign for me at the front desk!

For both my trial and wedding day services, I worked with Tania. She took my inspiration photos and created an updo and makeup that was me, but "bridal." I was a little worried about trying false eyelashes, but she was so right -- they were perfect for photos! The rest of my party worked with Gloria (makeup), Kristian (hair) and Rebecca (hair), and everyone looked fantastic. Read less
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Dan
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Amanda was truly fantastic to work with! How she kept everything straight with the giant number of ladies I brought with me. The stylists were very professional, and extremely talented--my bridesmaids and I were so happy with their hair and make up--it was wonderful! Huge thanks to Katie, my hair stylist, who made sure I was completely satisfied with everything--even letting me come back in for a second trial to make doubly sure.
Amanda was truly fantastic to work with! How she kept everything straight with the giant number of ladies I brought with Read more...
Amanda was truly fantastic to work with! How she kept everything straight with the giant number of ladies I brought with me. The stylists were very professional, and extremely talented--my bridesmaids and I were so happy with their hair and make up--it was wonderful! Huge thanks to Katie, my hair stylist, who made sure I was completely satisfied with everything--even letting me come back in for a second trial to make doubly sure. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
7/14/2012
4.4/5.0
I decided to go with Bella for my make up. I liked the location and had read good reviews. I spoke with Amanda who set everything up for me. I had my trial with Diana, she suggested the individual lashes which I hadn't thought about and I loved the way they looked. I had the trial the day of my shower and bachelorette party, the make up and lashes held up well throughout the day and night. I was very pleased! Amanda was great with setting everything up for my sister and I.

Then I got a call that they lost one of their make up artists, and would need to use Diana for another bride the day of my wedding, so I was asked that instead of having both of us to have our make up done by Diana, if it would be alright to have Diana do my make up and my sister would have Carolina. I assumed they are all professionals and I was fine with that. Then I got a call the week of my wedding, while family was here staying with us from out of town, that Diana was no longer with them and that I would have Carolina to do my make up and Tanya would do my sister's make up. Amanda set up another trial for me the week of my wedding, which was crazy with family being here but I thought that would make me feel more comfortable. It turns out Carolina was not as comfortable with doing the individual lashes and I was not happy with the outcome of the trial. I spoke with Amanda and she said Tanya would do my make up since she knows the individual lashes better and Carolina would do my sister's make up. She also took care of the cost which was nice but I really wanted my make up to look right on the day of the wedding. Tanya did a good job with the lashes in terms of being gentle, my eyes didn't hurt, however they looked like they were all different lengths. I think Diana did it the best. It was a lot to deal with the week of the wedding. I was pleased with the professionalism of Carolina, Tanya and Amanda and the responsiveness of Amanda. The make up turned out alright the day of which is why I still gave the amount of stars I did, however it was a lot to go through. I'm not sure why they lost the two different make up artists within the time I was working with them and again Amanda was VERY accommodating which was great. However, my suggestion would be if a make up artist does a trial for somebody, whether they are with the company or not, they should have to uphold their services.
I decided to go with Bella for my make up. I liked the location and had read good reviews. I spoke with Amanda who set Read more...
I decided to go with Bella for my make up. I liked the location and had read good reviews. I spoke with Amanda who set everything up for me. I had my trial with Diana, she suggested the individual lashes which I hadn't thought about and I loved the way they looked. I had the trial the day of my shower and bachelorette party, the make up and lashes held up well throughout the day and night. I was very pleased! Amanda was great with setting everything up for my sister and I.

Then I got a call that they lost one of their make up artists, and would need to use Diana for another bride the day of my wedding, so I was asked that instead of having both of us to have our make up done by Diana, if it would be alright to have Diana do my make up and my sister would have Carolina. I assumed they are all professionals and I was fine with that. Then I got a call the week of my wedding, while family was here staying with us from out of town, that Diana was no longer with them and that I would have Carolina to do my make up and Tanya would do my sister's make up. Amanda set up another trial for me the week of my wedding, which was crazy with family being here but I thought that would make me feel more comfortable. It turns out Carolina was not as comfortable with doing the individual lashes and I was not happy with the outcome of the trial. I spoke with Amanda and she said Tanya would do my make up since she knows the individual lashes better and Carolina would do my sister's make up. She also took care of the cost which was nice but I really wanted my make up to look right on the day of the wedding. Tanya did a good job with the lashes in terms of being gentle, my eyes didn't hurt, however they looked like they were all different lengths. I think Diana did it the best. It was a lot to deal with the week of the wedding. I was pleased with the professionalism of Carolina, Tanya and Amanda and the responsiveness of Amanda. The make up turned out alright the day of which is why I still gave the amount of stars I did, however it was a lot to go through. I'm not sure why they lost the two different make up artists within the time I was working with them and again Amanda was VERY accommodating which was great. However, my suggestion would be if a make up artist does a trial for somebody, whether they are with the company or not, they should have to uphold their services. Read less
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sjmikals
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Great makeup artists! Friendly and helpful wedding coordinator. They even gave me a "thank you" gift card after my wedding! I am so glad I got my makeup done there!
Great makeup artists! Friendly and helpful wedding coordinator. They even gave me a "thank you" gift card after my Read more...
Great makeup artists! Friendly and helpful wedding coordinator. They even gave me a "thank you" gift card after my wedding! I am so glad I got my makeup done there! Read less
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wedding100111
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Katie did my hair for my fall wedding. I did one trial with her, then went to her for a trim a couple weeks before the wedding, and then she did an up-do the day of. She did a really nice job. She did a great job listening to what I really wanted and making sure I felt comfortable with our plan. And then the day of I felt really good about how my hair looked. I got compliments throughout the evening.

Bella Bethesda also has someone who just coordinates weddings. I found the staff very helpful and accommodating with other people in the wedding party. They were also very reasonably priced.
Katie did my hair for my fall wedding. I did one trial with her, then went to her for a trim a couple weeks before the Read more...
Katie did my hair for my fall wedding. I did one trial with her, then went to her for a trim a couple weeks before the wedding, and then she did an up-do the day of. She did a really nice job. She did a great job listening to what I really wanted and making sure I felt comfortable with our plan. And then the day of I felt really good about how my hair looked. I got compliments throughout the evening.

Bella Bethesda also has someone who just coordinates weddings. I found the staff very helpful and accommodating with other people in the wedding party. They were also very reasonably priced. Read less
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Bschill210
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Bella Bethesda did a fantastic job! Stacy and Lindsey have a beautiful salon and their employees love working for them! Tania and Diana did our trial in the salon and they were awesome! I could not articulate very well what I was looking for and their ideas were perfect! They listened to my concerns and what I wanted and came up with the perfect look for the day. My husband said he had never seen me look so beautiful, which is exactly what every Bride wants to hear from her Groom!! The day of the wedding, Tania, Diana and Abby came out to the hotel and did all the girls hair and make up in the suite. I hope they had as much fun as we did! All three of them are so nice and talented. Everyone loved their individual look. Thank you so so much!!
Bella Bethesda did a fantastic job! Stacy and Lindsey have a beautiful salon and their employees love working for them! Read more...
Bella Bethesda did a fantastic job! Stacy and Lindsey have a beautiful salon and their employees love working for them! Tania and Diana did our trial in the salon and they were awesome! I could not articulate very well what I was looking for and their ideas were perfect! They listened to my concerns and what I wanted and came up with the perfect look for the day. My husband said he had never seen me look so beautiful, which is exactly what every Bride wants to hear from her Groom!! The day of the wedding, Tania, Diana and Abby came out to the hotel and did all the girls hair and make up in the suite. I hope they had as much fun as we did! All three of them are so nice and talented. Everyone loved their individual look. Thank you so so much!! Read less
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tori.wilkinson
Wedding:
9/10/2011
2.8/5.0
The hair trial was a lot of fun and the hair and make-up people were really responsive to my ideas and selections. The day of my wedding, the salon made me really feel like a bride; however, the work was horrible. My hair was coming undone before the ceremony was even over. About an hour into my reception, I took out the remaining bobby pins and just put my hair back myself.
The hair trial was a lot of fun and the hair and make-up people were really responsive to my ideas and selections. The day Read more...
The hair trial was a lot of fun and the hair and make-up people were really responsive to my ideas and selections. The day of my wedding, the salon made me really feel like a bride; however, the work was horrible. My hair was coming undone before the ceremony was even over. About an hour into my reception, I took out the remaining bobby pins and just put my hair back myself. Read less
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