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Carl Ray Makeup Artist, LLC

Washington , DC
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One80 Salon, 1275 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005 US (map)

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202-842-9113

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"Brides won't walk down the aisle without him!"

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Carl Ray
"Brides won't walk down the aisle without him!"

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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Consultations, Group Services, Makeup, On-Site Service, Salon, Trial Service
What makeup services do you offer?
Contour Makeup, Fake Lashes, Tattoo Coverage
What is the maximum group size you can accommodate?
12

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Carl was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was by my side the entire day and made sure that all of our pictures were perfect!!! I would recommend him to anyone and everyone I know! He made me feel like an absolute princess on my wedding day!!!
Carl was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was by my side the entire day and made sure that all of our pictures were Read more...
Carl was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was by my side the entire day and made sure that all of our pictures were perfect!!! I would recommend him to anyone and everyone I know! He made me feel like an absolute princess on my wedding day!!! Read less
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lauren
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
Carl Ray and his team are godsent!! Carl's work is perfection. I received SO many compliments on the entire bridal party's makeup. We could not have been happier. His office was so friendly and flexible and made the entire process stress free. Beyond glowing from feeling absolutely beautiful, you cannot help but leaving him with a huge grin on your face. He is hilarious and kind and his team is right there with him. I am SO grateful I had Carl Ray for my wedding day.
Carl Ray and his team are godsent!! Carl's work is perfection. I received SO many compliments on the entire bridal party's Read more...
Carl Ray and his team are godsent!! Carl's work is perfection. I received SO many compliments on the entire bridal party's makeup. We could not have been happier. His office was so friendly and flexible and made the entire process stress free. Beyond glowing from feeling absolutely beautiful, you cannot help but leaving him with a huge grin on your face. He is hilarious and kind and his team is right there with him. I am SO grateful I had Carl Ray for my wedding day. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/23/2016
5.0/5.0
Carl is the best! He is extremely talented and very fun to work with. We loved him!
Carl is the best! He is extremely talented and very fun to work with. We loved him!
Carl is the best! He is extremely talented and very fun to work with. We loved him! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I LOVED my face on my wedding day ... and it's all thanks to Carl Ray! He is an extremely talented makeup artist, who is fun to be around. No wonder he's the First Lady's go-to man! After meeting him during a trial, I knew I wanted him by my side on my wedding morning. He arrived at the hotel on time, and got started right away! He's meticulous and truly enjoys his work. He loves makeup and loves making women feel their best. My favorite part of my look? My EYES! My eyeshadow, liner, and lashes were stunning! Carl is worth the money to have him come to your room and make you feel special on your wedding day. Do yourself a favor, and hire the best of the best!
I LOVED my face on my wedding day ... and it's all thanks to Carl Ray! He is an extremely talented makeup artist, who is Read more...
I LOVED my face on my wedding day ... and it's all thanks to Carl Ray! He is an extremely talented makeup artist, who is fun to be around. No wonder he's the First Lady's go-to man! After meeting him during a trial, I knew I wanted him by my side on my wedding morning. He arrived at the hotel on time, and got started right away! He's meticulous and truly enjoys his work. He loves makeup and loves making women feel their best. My favorite part of my look? My EYES! My eyeshadow, liner, and lashes were stunning! Carl is worth the money to have him come to your room and make you feel special on your wedding day. Do yourself a favor, and hire the best of the best! Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
1/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Carl did my makeup for my wedding and he did an amazing job. I opted to do a wedding trial at the salon. I showed him a few pics of the look I was going for on my wedding day. We discussed exactly what I wanted and what he recommended. He went to work and we chatted the whole time. Once he was done, I was stunned at the results. It was exactly what I wanted. Unfortunately, Snowzilla forced us to cancel most of our wedding festivities, but we moved our wedding up a day and tried to cobble together what we could. Carl and Salon One80 were so accommodating and moved my appointment without any issues. I had been crying and not sleeping for the better part of the week trying to deal with the cancellation of our initial wedding plan. I was completely stressed out and looked just terrible by the time I arrived in Carl's chair. Not exactly how you want to look on your wedding day. He was so kind to me as I explained the situation and started to cry a bit. Carl refocused me on the excitement that was ahead and told me to relax as he went to work. When I opened my eyes and looked in the mirror, I was astounded. You would never have known I had been sobbing my eyes out earlier and I looked 100% natural- not caked with makeup. He sent me on my way with hugs and well wishes. Let me tell you, my husband and I laughed and we cried at our wedding as did our parents and a few friends. However, my make up was flawless from 3pm until 1am. I was sad to wash it off. I would go to Carl again in a heartbeat for a special occasion. He works some serious magic!
Carl did my makeup for my wedding and he did an amazing job. I opted to do a wedding trial at the salon. I showed him a Read more...
Carl did my makeup for my wedding and he did an amazing job. I opted to do a wedding trial at the salon. I showed him a few pics of the look I was going for on my wedding day. We discussed exactly what I wanted and what he recommended. He went to work and we chatted the whole time. Once he was done, I was stunned at the results. It was exactly what I wanted. Unfortunately, Snowzilla forced us to cancel most of our wedding festivities, but we moved our wedding up a day and tried to cobble together what we could. Carl and Salon One80 were so accommodating and moved my appointment without any issues. I had been crying and not sleeping for the better part of the week trying to deal with the cancellation of our initial wedding plan. I was completely stressed out and looked just terrible by the time I arrived in Carl's chair. Not exactly how you want to look on your wedding day. He was so kind to me as I explained the situation and started to cry a bit. Carl refocused me on the excitement that was ahead and told me to relax as he went to work. When I opened my eyes and looked in the mirror, I was astounded. You would never have known I had been sobbing my eyes out earlier and I looked 100% natural- not caked with makeup. He sent me on my way with hugs and well wishes. Let me tell you, my husband and I laughed and we cried at our wedding as did our parents and a few friends. However, my make up was flawless from 3pm until 1am. I was sad to wash it off. I would go to Carl again in a heartbeat for a special occasion. He works some serious magic! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
It was a sincere pleasure to work with Carl on my wedding day. He demonstrates excellent professionalism, yet at the same time he knows exactly how to make you feel comfortable and at ease. He is amazing in his artistry and knows exactly what will work based on your facial features. I felt so beautiful and it turned out great in the wedding photos.
Even though he works with high profile clients, I was pleasantly surprised to find his rates to be comparable with other makeup artists in the Washington, DC area. While it is still an investment, I felt it was worth the security of knowing I would be working with someone who I trusted would create the look I envisioned on my wedding day.
There is a lot of stress usually involved around a wedding, so it is very important that you find vendors who will make sure your day is successful. If you are still in search of a makeup artist, I highly recommend Carl. He is wonderful!
It was a sincere pleasure to work with Carl on my wedding day. He demonstrates excellent professionalism, yet at the same Read more...
It was a sincere pleasure to work with Carl on my wedding day. He demonstrates excellent professionalism, yet at the same time he knows exactly how to make you feel comfortable and at ease. He is amazing in his artistry and knows exactly what will work based on your facial features. I felt so beautiful and it turned out great in the wedding photos.
Even though he works with high profile clients, I was pleasantly surprised to find his rates to be comparable with other makeup artists in the Washington, DC area. While it is still an investment, I felt it was worth the security of knowing I would be working with someone who I trusted would create the look I envisioned on my wedding day.
There is a lot of stress usually involved around a wedding, so it is very important that you find vendors who will make sure your day is successful. If you are still in search of a makeup artist, I highly recommend Carl. He is wonderful! Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
9/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Don't hesitate in booking- just do it! After we nailed down the date of our wedding and photographer, my next email out was to Carl Ray. I read previous reviews and saw his before/afters and knew I had to have him on my special day. Shortly after emailing him, I quickly received a response back and he was available for my September 20th wedding. Given Carl's talented range in makeup- from the runway, magazines to PLOTUS, I knew that he had an eye for what looks good on certain faces and how it will photograph. Carl was on-time the day of my wedding, professional, easy going, and humble. He is definitely easy to get along with, has a calming aura and knows how to maximize each 'palette' he is given. My wedding makeup was exactly how I wanted it and really liked the colors- the makeup also lasted ALL day with no real touch ups. My bridesmaids and mother also LOVED the way he did their makeup.. I would definitely book Carl Ray to do my makeup for any occasion- photoshoots and major life events, or just because ;-)
Don't hesitate in booking- just do it! After we nailed down the date of our wedding and photographer, my next email out Read more...
Don't hesitate in booking- just do it! After we nailed down the date of our wedding and photographer, my next email out was to Carl Ray. I read previous reviews and saw his before/afters and knew I had to have him on my special day. Shortly after emailing him, I quickly received a response back and he was available for my September 20th wedding. Given Carl's talented range in makeup- from the runway, magazines to PLOTUS, I knew that he had an eye for what looks good on certain faces and how it will photograph. Carl was on-time the day of my wedding, professional, easy going, and humble. He is definitely easy to get along with, has a calming aura and knows how to maximize each 'palette' he is given. My wedding makeup was exactly how I wanted it and really liked the colors- the makeup also lasted ALL day with no real touch ups. My bridesmaids and mother also LOVED the way he did their makeup.. I would definitely book Carl Ray to do my makeup for any occasion- photoshoots and major life events, or just because ;-) Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
2/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Carl Ray is an amazing genius. He made us all so beautiful and regal and sophisticated. He did the bride, the mother of the bride, and bridesmaids. Whatever your budget is make room in it for Carl. It will be the best money you ever spent. We looked great in real life and amazing in the pictures. Carl is the best!!
Carl Ray is an amazing genius. He made us all so beautiful and regal and sophisticated. He did the bride, the mother of Read more...
Carl Ray is an amazing genius. He made us all so beautiful and regal and sophisticated. He did the bride, the mother of the bride, and bridesmaids. Whatever your budget is make room in it for Carl. It will be the best money you ever spent. We looked great in real life and amazing in the pictures. Carl is the best!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Carl Ray did makeup for my mom, my mother-in-law, my bridesmaids and myself. We had two ceremonies, a Hindu ceremony and a Christian ceremony, so we spent two days in a row with him. It could not have been a better experience. Everyone looked like the very best version of themselves - and it showed in how they carried themselves. He also was very good about taking into account individual preferences in the work that he did. Of course, the makeup he did for the Hindu wedding was flawless, and was a very different look from the makeup for the Christian ceremony. He also made the experience fun. He made everyone laugh and enjoy the experience, which was a wonderful way to start two such important days. In addition, he gave me two lipsticks from his personal line that I am so happy to have and use regularly. Carl Ray is the best and I would highly recommend him to any bride who wants to look her absolute best on her wedding day!
Carl Ray did makeup for my mom, my mother-in-law, my bridesmaids and myself. We had two ceremonies, a Hindu ceremony and a Read more...
Carl Ray did makeup for my mom, my mother-in-law, my bridesmaids and myself. We had two ceremonies, a Hindu ceremony and a Christian ceremony, so we spent two days in a row with him. It could not have been a better experience. Everyone looked like the very best version of themselves - and it showed in how they carried themselves. He also was very good about taking into account individual preferences in the work that he did. Of course, the makeup he did for the Hindu wedding was flawless, and was a very different look from the makeup for the Christian ceremony. He also made the experience fun. He made everyone laugh and enjoy the experience, which was a wonderful way to start two such important days. In addition, he gave me two lipsticks from his personal line that I am so happy to have and use regularly. Carl Ray is the best and I would highly recommend him to any bride who wants to look her absolute best on her wedding day! Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Carl is a true gem! I cannot possibly say enough positive things about him. He's a creative genius and made me feel flawless on my wedding day! Carl is professional, punctual, and such a pleasure to work with - his incredible demeanor helped to make me feel so relaxed and at ease. He is so accommodating, and scheduled trials for not only me but also my mom and mother-in-law before the wedding so everyone felt comfortable with their desired look. Carl was able to highlight my natural features and make my skin look radiant for the photos! His makeup feels so light and natural, I almost forgot I even had fake lashes on. Not to mention, on the wedding day, we started with makeup at 11am and through the entire day and whole reception, by the time we got back to our room at 4am, my makeup hadn't smudged a bit! If I could, I'd have Carl follow me everywhere, but I'll settle with him making me feel so special and beautiful on the best day of my life.
Carl is a true gem! I cannot possibly say enough positive things about him. He's a creative genius and made me feel Read more...
Carl is a true gem! I cannot possibly say enough positive things about him. He's a creative genius and made me feel flawless on my wedding day! Carl is professional, punctual, and such a pleasure to work with - his incredible demeanor helped to make me feel so relaxed and at ease. He is so accommodating, and scheduled trials for not only me but also my mom and mother-in-law before the wedding so everyone felt comfortable with their desired look. Carl was able to highlight my natural features and make my skin look radiant for the photos! His makeup feels so light and natural, I almost forgot I even had fake lashes on. Not to mention, on the wedding day, we started with makeup at 11am and through the entire day and whole reception, by the time we got back to our room at 4am, my makeup hadn't smudged a bit! If I could, I'd have Carl follow me everywhere, but I'll settle with him making me feel so special and beautiful on the best day of my life. Read less
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