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Carla Pressley

Mclean , VA
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LOCATION

1913 chainbridge rd
mclean, VA US 22101 (map)

PHONE

703-556-3303

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ABOUT US

Hi. My name is Carla
I have experience in doing wedding hair and makeup and Looove it! Its always a lot of fun and a way for me to break away from the salon for some different... Read more
Hi. My name is Carla
I have experience in doing wedding hair and makeup and Looove it! Its always a lot of fun and a way for me to break away from the salon for some different creativity time.
I have runway shows, live television, photoshoots, and many other special events under my belt.
I am always looking for what's new, but love to deliver a classic look.
I will consult with you and take you seriously. We will figure out your wants and needs and use my expertise to narrow down the look.
come and see me for all your beauty needs. i also refer other vendors i have admiration for.
anyone coming to the salon for a cut or color gets $10 dollars off the first visit. 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

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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/27/2012
4.2/5.0
I had my bridal updo and my mom had her hair done at the PR at Partners in Tysons Corner. My stylist (Natalia) was super friendly and responsive to the ideas I presented. I had a consultation and opted to skip the trial but do a day before "treatment" and blowout. The blowout wasn't the best I'd ever had, since it was limp a few hours later. The updo ($75) was nice but I had to use some pins to keep the bottom from coming undone during the reception. Overall I think she did a good job for the price and would go back to her.
My mom wasn't sure whether she wanted an updo or a blowout and got Tara as her stylist. Apparently the stylist doesn't do updos (huh?!) and was quick to give my mom some super tight spiral curls that she had to shake out before the ceremony. I think she was disappointed (especially for the $50 price) but didn't complain much--especially since my stylist came to the rescue and fixed her bangs. I'd recomend that if you book for others in your party that you make sure their matched up well so that everyone is on the same page.
I had my bridal updo and my mom had her hair done at the PR at Partners in Tysons Corner. My stylist (Natalia) was super Read more...
I had my bridal updo and my mom had her hair done at the PR at Partners in Tysons Corner. My stylist (Natalia) was super friendly and responsive to the ideas I presented. I had a consultation and opted to skip the trial but do a day before "treatment" and blowout. The blowout wasn't the best I'd ever had, since it was limp a few hours later. The updo ($75) was nice but I had to use some pins to keep the bottom from coming undone during the reception. Overall I think she did a good job for the price and would go back to her.
My mom wasn't sure whether she wanted an updo or a blowout and got Tara as her stylist. Apparently the stylist doesn't do updos (huh?!) and was quick to give my mom some super tight spiral curls that she had to shake out before the ceremony. I think she was disappointed (especially for the $50 price) but didn't complain much--especially since my stylist came to the rescue and fixed her bangs. I'd recomend that if you book for others in your party that you make sure their matched up well so that everyone is on the same page. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/23/2012
0.0/5.0
Let me preface by saying that I love PR at Partners and have been going there for years, so when it came to having my hair styled for me and my bridesmaids, it made sense to stay in house. Carla came highly recommended It took me over a week to hear back from her I introduced myself to her more than once when I came into the shop tp verifying she was available my weekend in June. One time while I was in she asked me if I would need make up and I said no, I had hired someone else. She didn't seem too pleased After sending the details a second time that we wanted her to come on sight (across the street at the Courtyard Marriot) she started to hint as though she wouldn't make enough to come on site. Over the next few months, I kept asking to do a trial. I wanted to make sure I liked her work. She kept pushing me off with excuses like, "You may change your mind about the style you like" and "we should wait until your hair is a bit longer." Finally in March she scheduled my trial on a Friday night. Then she canceled saying "something had come up" She rescheduled me for April and again canceled. At the beginning of May I got an email, the night before I was to come in to see my regular dye guy, that she was moving to New York and would be unable to do my hair. She said she would see if another stylist was available and get back to me. The next night when I was in the salon, she was to. I expected that she would come over and explain things or at least apologize. She walked by me 5 times and never said a word. Instead she texted me to tell me another stylist could do my hair. When I confronted her, she said she couldn't remember everyone she deals with. Luckily, through a friend I found the most amazing stylist that made me and my bridesmaids look like princesses. Funny, the Friday night before my wedding, Carla had updated her Facebook page that she had open appointments Saturday that she was looking to fill.
Let me preface by saying that I love PR at Partners and have been going there for years, so when it came to having my hair Read more...
Let me preface by saying that I love PR at Partners and have been going there for years, so when it came to having my hair styled for me and my bridesmaids, it made sense to stay in house. Carla came highly recommended It took me over a week to hear back from her I introduced myself to her more than once when I came into the shop tp verifying she was available my weekend in June. One time while I was in she asked me if I would need make up and I said no, I had hired someone else. She didn't seem too pleased After sending the details a second time that we wanted her to come on sight (across the street at the Courtyard Marriot) she started to hint as though she wouldn't make enough to come on site. Over the next few months, I kept asking to do a trial. I wanted to make sure I liked her work. She kept pushing me off with excuses like, "You may change your mind about the style you like" and "we should wait until your hair is a bit longer." Finally in March she scheduled my trial on a Friday night. Then she canceled saying "something had come up" She rescheduled me for April and again canceled. At the beginning of May I got an email, the night before I was to come in to see my regular dye guy, that she was moving to New York and would be unable to do my hair. She said she would see if another stylist was available and get back to me. The next night when I was in the salon, she was to. I expected that she would come over and explain things or at least apologize. She walked by me 5 times and never said a word. Instead she texted me to tell me another stylist could do my hair. When I confronted her, she said she couldn't remember everyone she deals with. Luckily, through a friend I found the most amazing stylist that made me and my bridesmaids look like princesses. Funny, the Friday night before my wedding, Carla had updated her Facebook page that she had open appointments Saturday that she was looking to fill. Read less
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Dawn
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Carla did an outstanding job with both my wedding hair and make-up! During our consult she was extrememly personalble and we played around with hairstyles till we decided on the perfect look. She is very flexible and truly wants you to look your best. She had fabulous suggestions and great advice. On the day of, she came to my hotel room and the whole atmosphere was relaxed and fun and my bridesmaids and I had a ball getting ready. I can honestly say I have never seen my or my sister's hair look so fabulous! Both my sister and I grew up in the hair salon business and were extremely impressed with Carla's professionalism and skills. I will definitely be calling Carla next time I have an evening event and want to pampered and look georgeous!
Carla did an outstanding job with both my wedding hair and make-up! During our consult she was extrememly personalble and Read more...
Carla did an outstanding job with both my wedding hair and make-up! During our consult she was extrememly personalble and we played around with hairstyles till we decided on the perfect look. She is very flexible and truly wants you to look your best. She had fabulous suggestions and great advice. On the day of, she came to my hotel room and the whole atmosphere was relaxed and fun and my bridesmaids and I had a ball getting ready. I can honestly say I have never seen my or my sister's hair look so fabulous! Both my sister and I grew up in the hair salon business and were extremely impressed with Carla's professionalism and skills. I will definitely be calling Carla next time I have an evening event and want to pampered and look georgeous! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/9/2010
3.9/5.0
I hired Carla to provide hair and make-up for my three bridesmaids, Mother of the bride and Mother of the groom. Overall, I was happy and thought she did a great job. For the most part everyone looked great.

I did feel like Carla underestimated how much time it would take for her to do everyone's hair and make-up, however. We ended up running slightly behind, and my Mom only had about 10 minutes for her make-up, which I thought was unfortunate considering we paid $85 per make-up application. It was a bit stressful and rushed towards the end. Perhaps that's the way it always is, but it was unfortunate that the Mother of the Bride ended up last in line. I think Carla could have prioritized and made "appointments" for each person to make sure each individual had equal time for what they needed done.
I hired Carla to provide hair and make-up for my three bridesmaids, Mother of the bride and Mother of the groom. Overall, Read more...
I hired Carla to provide hair and make-up for my three bridesmaids, Mother of the bride and Mother of the groom. Overall, I was happy and thought she did a great job. For the most part everyone looked great.

I did feel like Carla underestimated how much time it would take for her to do everyone's hair and make-up, however. We ended up running slightly behind, and my Mom only had about 10 minutes for her make-up, which I thought was unfortunate considering we paid $85 per make-up application. It was a bit stressful and rushed towards the end. Perhaps that's the way it always is, but it was unfortunate that the Mother of the Bride ended up last in line. I think Carla could have prioritized and made "appointments" for each person to make sure each individual had equal time for what they needed done. Read less
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MuguerzaC
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
When searching for a makeup and hairstylist for my wedding, I was really nervous to let anyone touch my hair. But when I met Carla and did the trial, She made me feel so comfortable and assured me I was in good hands. She listened closely to the look I was going for and she exceeded with the results. Not only did she do a great job with my hair and makeup but she also did a great job with my mother and sister too. When I did the trial with Carla she made a few recommendations for treating my hair properly. Ever since meeting with her, I have gone only to her to do treatments on my hair and for color as well.

Thank you Carla!

Cendy Muguerza
When searching for a makeup and hairstylist for my wedding, I was really nervous to let anyone touch my hair. But when I Read more...
When searching for a makeup and hairstylist for my wedding, I was really nervous to let anyone touch my hair. But when I met Carla and did the trial, She made me feel so comfortable and assured me I was in good hands. She listened closely to the look I was going for and she exceeded with the results. Not only did she do a great job with my hair and makeup but she also did a great job with my mother and sister too. When I did the trial with Carla she made a few recommendations for treating my hair properly. Ever since meeting with her, I have gone only to her to do treatments on my hair and for color as well.

Thank you Carla!

Cendy Muguerza Read less
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Lyss5782
Wedding:
7/10/2010
3.3/5.0
I did not think Carla was overly professional and that bothered me (though she is extremely sweet). I felt like my hair looked very messy on the day of the wedding (the style just did not hold).
I did not think Carla was overly professional and that bothered me (though she is extremely sweet). I felt like my hair Read more...
I did not think Carla was overly professional and that bothered me (though she is extremely sweet). I felt like my hair looked very messy on the day of the wedding (the style just did not hold). Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.6/5.0
I was glad to have found Carla, especially since I had been putting off booking someone for so long. She did my hair and makeup, and hair for three bridesmaids; I was pleased with the results. She provided tips and was focused on making sure my hair/makeup turned out well, no matter how many times it took to find the the right look.
I was glad to have found Carla, especially since I had been putting off booking someone for so long. She did my hair and Read more...
I was glad to have found Carla, especially since I had been putting off booking someone for so long. She did my hair and makeup, and hair for three bridesmaids; I was pleased with the results. She provided tips and was focused on making sure my hair/makeup turned out well, no matter how many times it took to find the the right look. Read less
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Priscilla
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
After my hair and makeup trial with Carla I knew I was in good hands! She and her assistant did such an amazing job not only with me but my bridesmaids as well. I love the tips Carla gives as she is doing your hair and makeup too! She even convinced me to have her redo my color/highlights before the wedding and it was the best decision - it's never looked better.

I couldn't have been happier with both my newly colored hair and my wedding day look - thank you Carla!
After my hair and makeup trial with Carla I knew I was in good hands! She and her assistant did such an amazing job not Read more...
After my hair and makeup trial with Carla I knew I was in good hands! She and her assistant did such an amazing job not only with me but my bridesmaids as well. I love the tips Carla gives as she is doing your hair and makeup too! She even convinced me to have her redo my color/highlights before the wedding and it was the best decision - it's never looked better.

I couldn't have been happier with both my newly colored hair and my wedding day look - thank you Carla! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Carla was wonderful to work with! I did my hair and makeup trial with her and had no complaints. I had a ton of photos to show her and she did exactly what I wanted. My make up was amazing. Carla not only did a great job the day of the wedding but also gave me some wonderful tips to prep my skin months/weeks before the wedding. I even went to Carla 2 weeks before the wedding to get my hair cut and she did an amazing job on the cut. I will definitely go back for more haircuts.
The day of the wedding she came to my parents house (ahead of time) and did my hair and makeup along with two of my bridesmaids and my moms makeup. We were short on time (my fault) and she got everyone done in record timing. She is very sweet and very calm... I cannot say enough about her and the wonderful service she provided. I got a ton of compliments and have many friends getting married next year... needless to say i have been recommending Carla to everyone!
Carla was wonderful to work with! I did my hair and makeup trial with her and had no complaints. I had a ton of photos to Read more...
Carla was wonderful to work with! I did my hair and makeup trial with her and had no complaints. I had a ton of photos to show her and she did exactly what I wanted. My make up was amazing. Carla not only did a great job the day of the wedding but also gave me some wonderful tips to prep my skin months/weeks before the wedding. I even went to Carla 2 weeks before the wedding to get my hair cut and she did an amazing job on the cut. I will definitely go back for more haircuts.
The day of the wedding she came to my parents house (ahead of time) and did my hair and makeup along with two of my bridesmaids and my moms makeup. We were short on time (my fault) and she got everyone done in record timing. She is very sweet and very calm... I cannot say enough about her and the wonderful service she provided. I got a ton of compliments and have many friends getting married next year... needless to say i have been recommending Carla to everyone! Read less
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Jami
Wedding:
7/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Carla provided hair and makeup services for my wedding on July 26th. I was so pleased to find her after searching for months for a decent hair & makeup stylist with reasonable prices that would travel to the wedding location. Carla was a joy to work with from the start. She completed my hair and makeup trial at her home, which was actually close to my apartment in NOVA so it was ideal. After I showed her pictures of hair/makeup ideas, my wedding gown, and my bridesmaids gowns, she seemed to completely understand my vision for my hair and makeup. The day of the wedding, Carla and her assistant arrived on time to the hotel where the bridal party was getting ready. She and her assistant were so nice to work with and seemed to just fit right in (and be very understanding) with my crazy family that was coming in and out of the hotel room all day. Carla and her assistant worked quickly as we had so many people getting their hair and makeup completed. All of their hairstyles were spot on and sooo cute and unique for each person. The hairstyles seemed to capture the personalities of each bridesmaid and they all loved their styles. Carla did such an amazing job with my makeup, my mother's makeup, and my matron of honor. I have never seen my mother look so beautiful! My hair and makeup looked even better than my trial with Carla. I got so many compliments on my hair and makeup at the wedding. I HIGHLY recommend Carla for your wedding!!! She is sooo sweet, does an amazing job, and really works well under pressure. THANK YOU Carla for making everyone's beauty really shine through on my wedding day!
Carla provided hair and makeup services for my wedding on July 26th. I was so pleased to find her after searching for Read more...
Carla provided hair and makeup services for my wedding on July 26th. I was so pleased to find her after searching for months for a decent hair & makeup stylist with reasonable prices that would travel to the wedding location. Carla was a joy to work with from the start. She completed my hair and makeup trial at her home, which was actually close to my apartment in NOVA so it was ideal. After I showed her pictures of hair/makeup ideas, my wedding gown, and my bridesmaids gowns, she seemed to completely understand my vision for my hair and makeup. The day of the wedding, Carla and her assistant arrived on time to the hotel where the bridal party was getting ready. She and her assistant were so nice to work with and seemed to just fit right in (and be very understanding) with my crazy family that was coming in and out of the hotel room all day. Carla and her assistant worked quickly as we had so many people getting their hair and makeup completed. All of their hairstyles were spot on and sooo cute and unique for each person. The hairstyles seemed to capture the personalities of each bridesmaid and they all loved their styles. Carla did such an amazing job with my makeup, my mother's makeup, and my matron of honor. I have never seen my mother look so beautiful! My hair and makeup looked even better than my trial with Carla. I got so many compliments on my hair and makeup at the wedding. I HIGHLY recommend Carla for your wedding!!! She is sooo sweet, does an amazing job, and really works well under pressure. THANK YOU Carla for making everyone's beauty really shine through on my wedding day! Read less
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Aufilena
Wedding:
4/20/2009
2.4/5.0
I did not end up doing a trial with Carla, (I ended up doing my own makeup) so I cannot speak to her abilities. She was very responsive in e-mails, though.
I did not end up doing a trial with Carla, (I ended up doing my own makeup) so I cannot speak to her abilities. She was Read more...
I did not end up doing a trial with Carla, (I ended up doing my own makeup) so I cannot speak to her abilities. She was very responsive in e-mails, though. Read less
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dana
Wedding:
5/25/2008
3.4/5.0
I used P&R Partners for several hair trials, etc. They have a great imaginative staff that help you decide on the best wedding hairstyle for you. Although, it can be a little pricy if you try too many hair styles.
I used P&R Partners for several hair trials, etc. They have a great imaginative staff that help you decide on the best Read more...
I used P&R Partners for several hair trials, etc. They have a great imaginative staff that help you decide on the best wedding hairstyle for you. Although, it can be a little pricy if you try too many hair styles. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I don't remember who did my hair but she did a fantastic job!! I have very long straight hair and she managed to get it ALL up into beautiful twists, braids and curls. It took her 2 hours and a Starbucks for us both! But it was so gorgeous! She said she woke up a little sick with a cold the morning she did my hair but she knew she had to come in to work because she had "A BRIDE!" Now that is dedication, she definatley made my day and got a big tip to show for it!
I don't remember who did my hair but she did a fantastic job!! I have very long straight hair and she managed to get it Read more...
I don't remember who did my hair but she did a fantastic job!! I have very long straight hair and she managed to get it ALL up into beautiful twists, braids and curls. It took her 2 hours and a Starbucks for us both! But it was so gorgeous! She said she woke up a little sick with a cold the morning she did my hair but she knew she had to come in to work because she had "A BRIDE!" Now that is dedication, she definatley made my day and got a big tip to show for it! Read less
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