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CityGirl ~ Studio pH4.5

Alexandria , VA
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LOCATION

600 S. Washington St.
Alexandria, VA US 22314 (map)

PHONE

571-721-9931

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

City Girl & Studio pH 4.5 are here to serve you! From classical to modern and contemporary, whaterver your dream look will look like. We are here to assist you, no matter what background... Read more
City Girl & Studio pH 4.5 are here to serve you! From classical to modern and contemporary, whaterver your dream look will look like. We are here to assist you, no matter what background you are, we are capable of doing it! Please call for your consultation or email us at citygirlstudioph45@gmail.com!
City Girl Team has been featured in DC District Bride Guide Fall 2010

Al Santiago: Photographer See Al's Work here: http://imagesantiago.com

Make-up artist: Maria Mendez Bridal Hairstylist: Xiomara Fontanez
Featured Lead Make Up Artist: Jennifer Lee Bridal Hairstylist: Xiomara Fontanez
Featured Photographer: Al Santiago
Featured Lead Make-up Artist : Jennifer Lee Bridal Hairstylist: Xiomara Fontanez
Featured Photographer: Al Santiago



Washington Bride and Groom Fall 2010 Magazine

Featured Wedding (Anna Jeong) in Washingtonian Bride and Groom Summer/Fall 2010
Make-up Artist: Carola Myers Bridal Hairstylist: Xiomara Fontanez




Washington Life Magazine Balls and Gallas -- Sept 2008
Featured Make-up Artist: Carola Myers Bridal Hairstylist: Xiomara Fontanez

CityGirl & Studio pH 4.5
600 S. Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22304
(571)721-9931


Our team is located in the heart of old town Alexandria, VA. Onsite services are available. We're Dependable, Affordable and Reliable Professionals. Read less
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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Hair, Makeup, Spa
Do you offer trials and consultations?
Yes
Can you service a large group or bridal party?
Yes
Do you charge for trials?
yes $99 for each make up or hair trial we are currently are having specials on hair trials!
Do you specialize in textured hair?
we can handle any texture hair,from many cultures.
Do you provide any specialty services? (airbrushing, hair extensions, etc.)
we provide all different kinds of extension, clip on or bonded all colors and shape. affordable and real human hair for re use.
Do you travel to the client on the day of the event? If yes, is there a fee?
yes, there is $125 and up depending on location (Alexandria hotel discounts)
How many customers can you serve at one time if the bride were to book her entire bridal party? Are there discounts for doing so?
we can handle 6-12 with only one make up artist and hairstylist but a third or fourth artist can be provided for an additional fee.
How far in advance should clients book your services?
at least a 6 month before wedding, less to worry about and enough time to make sure u pick the best hairstyle for your special day.
What is your cancellation policy?
one month, here at citygirl we are always taking consideration for time so we expect the same treatment.

REVIEWS

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Lys
Wedding:
12/14/2013
4.9/5.0
I am the wife of a groomsmen that attended a December 2013 wedding. I got my hair and makeup done by Xiomara and Angelo. What an amazing job. Loved the hair style and makeup service they provided. Overall very satisfied. I definitely recommend Xiomara and Angelo to anyone who is looking for hair or makeup services.
I am the wife of a groomsmen that attended a December 2013 wedding. I got my hair and makeup done by Xiomara and Angelo. Read more...
I am the wife of a groomsmen that attended a December 2013 wedding. I got my hair and makeup done by Xiomara and Angelo. What an amazing job. Loved the hair style and makeup service they provided. Overall very satisfied. I definitely recommend Xiomara and Angelo to anyone who is looking for hair or makeup services. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I got several compliments on my wedding day on how I looked like a fairytale princess. I felt like a princess thanks to Xiomara! She says she enhances your natural beauty, and she definitely did that and more!

I had both my hair and makeup done for my wedding day. I had my trial - I showed her a picture of the hairstyle I liked and she nailed it! I am so excited to see the pictures from my wedding day, I know they will be amazing thanks to Xiomara :-)

With everybody running around all around me, Xiomara helped me feel calm as she worked on my hair and makeup. She was a very positive and energetic person to have around on one of the most special days of my life!

Thanks Xiomara and Angelo!
I got several compliments on my wedding day on how I looked like a fairytale princess. I felt like a princess thanks to Read more...
I got several compliments on my wedding day on how I looked like a fairytale princess. I felt like a princess thanks to Xiomara! She says she enhances your natural beauty, and she definitely did that and more!

I had both my hair and makeup done for my wedding day. I had my trial - I showed her a picture of the hairstyle I liked and she nailed it! I am so excited to see the pictures from my wedding day, I know they will be amazing thanks to Xiomara :-)

With everybody running around all around me, Xiomara helped me feel calm as she worked on my hair and makeup. She was a very positive and energetic person to have around on one of the most special days of my life!

Thanks Xiomara and Angelo! Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
What a wonderful wedding for my daughter. Thank you Mara and Angelo for the fabulous make-up and hair styles. Your professionalism and talent really shined through from the beautiful bride, to the MOH and brides maids, down to her mother! You both came with a sense of calm and structure and worked through all the ladies so seamlessly. Everything went so smoothly. Jennifer's make-up was exactly as she wanted and her hair style was stunning. Though the wedding venue was 2 hrs away and we had to travel in some wintery weather mix, you two were there early and ready to go! Thank you both so much for being part of our wedding and adding that special personal touch!
What a wonderful wedding for my daughter. Thank you Mara and Angelo for the fabulous make-up and hair styles. Your Read more...
What a wonderful wedding for my daughter. Thank you Mara and Angelo for the fabulous make-up and hair styles. Your professionalism and talent really shined through from the beautiful bride, to the MOH and brides maids, down to her mother! You both came with a sense of calm and structure and worked through all the ladies so seamlessly. Everything went so smoothly. Jennifer's make-up was exactly as she wanted and her hair style was stunning. Though the wedding venue was 2 hrs away and we had to travel in some wintery weather mix, you two were there early and ready to go! Thank you both so much for being part of our wedding and adding that special personal touch! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Mara and Angelo were great to work with and did a beautiful job on hair for bridesmaids and bride!
Mara and Angelo were great to work with and did a beautiful job on hair for bridesmaids and bride!
Mara and Angelo were great to work with and did a beautiful job on hair for bridesmaids and bride! Read less
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Sandra
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
She interpreted my vision exactly. Very professional, yet extremely friendly and comfortable to be around. She made me not only look beautiful, but feel beautiful as well. Both hair and make-up were flawless and lasted throughout the entire event to include reception, dinner and lots of dancing! Very happy with the pictures as well, we received these in a timely manner and were very happy with the results. I intend to hire her for other events in the future.
She interpreted my vision exactly. Very professional, yet extremely friendly and comfortable to be around. She made me not Read more...
She interpreted my vision exactly. Very professional, yet extremely friendly and comfortable to be around. She made me not only look beautiful, but feel beautiful as well. Both hair and make-up were flawless and lasted throughout the entire event to include reception, dinner and lots of dancing! Very happy with the pictures as well, we received these in a timely manner and were very happy with the results. I intend to hire her for other events in the future. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Dress & Attire, Photography
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Rebecca
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
CityGirl was the right address for me. I could not have been happier with the experience. Warm and welcoming atmosphere. Elegant hair and make-up and more. I felt special and I received tons of compliments. Bottom line ? These people are top- notch, kind, creative and professional !
CityGirl was the right address for me. I could not have been happier with the experience. Warm and welcoming atmosphere. Read more...
CityGirl was the right address for me. I could not have been happier with the experience. Warm and welcoming atmosphere. Elegant hair and make-up and more. I felt special and I received tons of compliments. Bottom line ? These people are top- notch, kind, creative and professional ! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My wedding couldn't ask for more! Xiomara and Angelo provided hair and makeup for my mom and I , despite my mom feeling under weather , they manage to deal with her pain and provide comfort! That was priceless! We left beautiful and always greatful for what this team provided ! Thank you both! Mrs. Brad
My wedding couldn't ask for more! Xiomara and Angelo provided hair and makeup for my mom and I , despite my mom feeling Read more...
My wedding couldn't ask for more! Xiomara and Angelo provided hair and makeup for my mom and I , despite my mom feeling under weather , they manage to deal with her pain and provide comfort! That was priceless! We left beautiful and always greatful for what this team provided ! Thank you both! Mrs. Brad Read less
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Karina
Wedding:
9/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Best place ever! Mara is an amazing stylist! Always make me look beautiful!
Best place ever! Mara is an amazing stylist! Always make me look beautiful!
Best place ever! Mara is an amazing stylist! Always make me look beautiful! Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
My is cassandRa my wedding was in sept
I had theist valuable treatment
My make up was done so good to satisfy me
My hair so beautiful that make me feel like. A princess
Everything was done by XIOMARA AND ANGELO
RECOMMEDED!!!!!!!!
My is cassandRa my wedding was in sept
I had theist valuable treatment
My make up was done so good to satisfy Read more...
My is cassandRa my wedding was in sept
I had theist valuable treatment
My make up was done so good to satisfy me
My hair so beautiful that make me feel like. A princess
Everything was done by XIOMARA AND ANGELO
RECOMMEDED!!!!!!!! Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
7/10/2013
5.0/5.0
City girl is awesome! She was patient and understanding. My hair came out just as I wanted. I would recommend her to anyone and I look forward to her styling me again. :)
City girl is awesome! She was patient and understanding. My hair came out just as I wanted. I would recommend her to Read more...
City girl is awesome! She was patient and understanding. My hair came out just as I wanted. I would recommend her to anyone and I look forward to her styling me again. :) Read less
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Danna
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
City Girl did over eight heads of hair and 5 or more faces of makeup for my wedding. The results were spectacular. She made every bridesmaids breathtaking, and worked nonstop until the job was done. It made my day wonderful, and was one less thing I had to worry about, because I knew it would be amazing. I would recommend here 100 percent to any bride or person needing a job done for hair and makeup. You will not be disappointed.
City Girl did over eight heads of hair and 5 or more faces of makeup for my wedding. The results were spectacular. She Read more...
City Girl did over eight heads of hair and 5 or more faces of makeup for my wedding. The results were spectacular. She made every bridesmaids breathtaking, and worked nonstop until the job was done. It made my day wonderful, and was one less thing I had to worry about, because I knew it would be amazing. I would recommend here 100 percent to any bride or person needing a job done for hair and makeup. You will not be disappointed. Read less
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Nora
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Mara was my stylist for my wedding (and for the rest of the wedding party as well), and she was spectacular! When I first met her at my trial appointment, I wasn't really sure what I wanted. When she was done and I looked in the mirror, I was speechless -- what she had done was so gorgeous, so perfect, that I grabbed a camera and made her promise to replicate it exactly on my wedding day! She was extremely professional in every way, yet also very friendly and stress relieving. I enjoyed working with her so much that she's been my regular stylist ever since.
Mara was my stylist for my wedding (and for the rest of the wedding party as well), and she was spectacular! When I first Read more...
Mara was my stylist for my wedding (and for the rest of the wedding party as well), and she was spectacular! When I first met her at my trial appointment, I wasn't really sure what I wanted. When she was done and I looked in the mirror, I was speechless -- what she had done was so gorgeous, so perfect, that I grabbed a camera and made her promise to replicate it exactly on my wedding day! She was extremely professional in every way, yet also very friendly and stress relieving. I enjoyed working with her so much that she's been my regular stylist ever since. Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
I got married on 8/25 and had hair and make up trial in february by Xiomara. I showed her a picture of my ideal hair and make up and hired her for my wedding. She made me look and feel so beautiful or as she says: she enhances what beauty I already posses. She was professional, punctual and salon is urban, cozy and full of good energy! Xiomara you rocked!
Anne H.
I got married on 8/25 and had hair and make up trial in february by Xiomara. I showed her a picture of my ideal hair and Read more...
I got married on 8/25 and had hair and make up trial in february by Xiomara. I showed her a picture of my ideal hair and make up and hired her for my wedding. She made me look and feel so beautiful or as she says: she enhances what beauty I already posses. She was professional, punctual and salon is urban, cozy and full of good energy! Xiomara you rocked!
Anne H. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Mara provided great service, professionalism, and attention to the requested services even with the last minute notification I made. Her personal suggestions and execution exceeded all my expectations. She definitely helped alleviate all my stress and anxiety before my wedding ceremony. I would definitely recommend her services for any future event planning.-DM
Mara provided great service, professionalism, and attention to the requested services even with the last minute Read more...
Mara provided great service, professionalism, and attention to the requested services even with the last minute notification I made. Her personal suggestions and execution exceeded all my expectations. She definitely helped alleviate all my stress and anxiety before my wedding ceremony. I would definitely recommend her services for any future event planning.-DM Read less
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BAM
Wedding:
7/23/2012
5.0/5.0
She was invaluable instructing me how to do my hair for my son's destination wedding. I was very comfortable, and very satisfied with the results that I achieved with her guidance. I certainly plan on her being part of my daughter's wedding in the future.
She was invaluable instructing me how to do my hair for my son's destination wedding. I was very comfortable, and very Read more...
She was invaluable instructing me how to do my hair for my son's destination wedding. I was very comfortable, and very satisfied with the results that I achieved with her guidance. I certainly plan on her being part of my daughter's wedding in the future. Read less
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Marguirys
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Mara treated me like a queen. I felt so comfortable working with her. From our first meeting, she was always very professional and she had great ideas to offer me. All my bridesmaids were very happy with work too. I would definitely recommend her to all my friends.
Mara treated me like a queen. I felt so comfortable working with her. From our first meeting, she was always very Read more...
Mara treated me like a queen. I felt so comfortable working with her. From our first meeting, she was always very professional and she had great ideas to offer me. All my bridesmaids were very happy with work too. I would definitely recommend her to all my friends. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
5/20/2012
4.8/5.0
Mara was awesome coming in to work on a Sunday morning, and ensuring everything ran smoothly. I changed my hairstyle last minute, but she was totally unfazed by that, and I left totally satisfied.
Mara was awesome coming in to work on a Sunday morning, and ensuring everything ran smoothly. I changed my hairstyle last Read more...
Mara was awesome coming in to work on a Sunday morning, and ensuring everything ran smoothly. I changed my hairstyle last minute, but she was totally unfazed by that, and I left totally satisfied. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
MARA IS GREAT!!! She was absolutely wonderful to work with. She does my hair regurlary so I knew she would be the one to do my hair and the bridal parties hair. She did my hair exactly the way I wanted it.
MARA IS GREAT!!! She was absolutely wonderful to work with. She does my hair regurlary so I knew she would be the one to Read more...
MARA IS GREAT!!! She was absolutely wonderful to work with. She does my hair regurlary so I knew she would be the one to do my hair and the bridal parties hair. She did my hair exactly the way I wanted it. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.8/5.0
I booked Mara to do my hair for my wedding, along with my bridesmaids, and also had her practice the updo for my bridal portrait. She is cool, calm and collected...and really focuses on the style that you want. I was really impressed that she pays so much attention to detail and even went back to touch up my mother's hair to make sure that she loved it. "Team Bride" is her philosophy...and she'll make sure that you steal the show on your wedding day.
I booked Mara to do my hair for my wedding, along with my bridesmaids, and also had her practice the updo for my bridal Read more...
I booked Mara to do my hair for my wedding, along with my bridesmaids, and also had her practice the updo for my bridal portrait. She is cool, calm and collected...and really focuses on the style that you want. I was really impressed that she pays so much attention to detail and even went back to touch up my mother's hair to make sure that she loved it. "Team Bride" is her philosophy...and she'll make sure that you steal the show on your wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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alysarust
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Mara was absolutely fantastic!! My wedding day was a little chaotic as the number and identify of those wanting their hair and makeup done changed as Mara was working. (In fact, the last person asked to have her hair done only 45 minutes before the ceremony.) In addition, the day before the wedding, I decided that I wanted my hair up, rather than down, which is what we had done in the preliminary session. Mara and Jennifer were able to graciously and calmly handle the changes, as well as the unexpected additional number of people. I cannot recommend Mara highly enough!! She is an absolute professional. She clearly loves what she is doing and does it with great skill, confidence, and grace. Mara's calmness was an anchor in an otherwise crazy and chaotic period just before the ceremony! Thank you, Mara!!!!!
Mara was absolutely fantastic!! My wedding day was a little chaotic as the number and identify of those wanting their hair Read more...
Mara was absolutely fantastic!! My wedding day was a little chaotic as the number and identify of those wanting their hair and makeup done changed as Mara was working. (In fact, the last person asked to have her hair done only 45 minutes before the ceremony.) In addition, the day before the wedding, I decided that I wanted my hair up, rather than down, which is what we had done in the preliminary session. Mara and Jennifer were able to graciously and calmly handle the changes, as well as the unexpected additional number of people. I cannot recommend Mara highly enough!! She is an absolute professional. She clearly loves what she is doing and does it with great skill, confidence, and grace. Mara's calmness was an anchor in an otherwise crazy and chaotic period just before the ceremony! Thank you, Mara!!!!! Read less
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MaryHeather
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Mara is wonderful to work with!!!!! I was so nervous getting ready for my wedding but Mara's fun, happy attitude helped sooooo much. ALL of my bridesmaids were VERY happy with their hair and makeup!!!!!!!!! They had so much fun with the makeup artist Jennifer, and they all LOVED their false eyelashes :) Both myself and the bridal party received tons compliments during the whole event!!!!!!! I loved my hair and it stayed in place all day and night!!!! My makeup was lovely....I looked like me only better!!!!!!! I would encourage anyone to let Mara get them ready for their big day!!!!!!!!!!! She even got out a stain on my dress that we noticed at the last minute!!!!!
Mara is wonderful to work with!!!!! I was so nervous getting ready for my wedding but Mara's fun, happy attitude helped Read more...
Mara is wonderful to work with!!!!! I was so nervous getting ready for my wedding but Mara's fun, happy attitude helped sooooo much. ALL of my bridesmaids were VERY happy with their hair and makeup!!!!!!!!! They had so much fun with the makeup artist Jennifer, and they all LOVED their false eyelashes :) Both myself and the bridal party received tons compliments during the whole event!!!!!!! I loved my hair and it stayed in place all day and night!!!! My makeup was lovely....I looked like me only better!!!!!!! I would encourage anyone to let Mara get them ready for their big day!!!!!!!!!!! She even got out a stain on my dress that we noticed at the last minute!!!!! Read less
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Maggie
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Mara is AMAZING with cut/color in general and wedding hair. I drive all the way from Maryland to see her, that's how good she is! During our trial, I showed Mara some pics, and she went to work. The first one wasn't perfect, but I couldn't really put my finger on it. Mara was like, "got it!" and in about 15 minutes the second one was PERFECT! Absolutely perfect. She took pics so she could remind herself on the actual day, and on the wedding day it was exactly like the trial. Everyone loved it, and best of all, everyone said that it was "me", which is one of the best compliments you can get on your wedding day--to look like the most beautiful version of yourself. Mara is wonderful, and I'd recommend her to anyone. She's also flexible--when I got stuck in traffic on the wedding morning and totally panicked, she had me send my maid of honor ahead (my MOH was not in the car with me), and she started on her so that we remained on schedule.
Mara is AMAZING with cut/color in general and wedding hair. I drive all the way from Maryland to see her, that's how good Read more...
Mara is AMAZING with cut/color in general and wedding hair. I drive all the way from Maryland to see her, that's how good she is! During our trial, I showed Mara some pics, and she went to work. The first one wasn't perfect, but I couldn't really put my finger on it. Mara was like, "got it!" and in about 15 minutes the second one was PERFECT! Absolutely perfect. She took pics so she could remind herself on the actual day, and on the wedding day it was exactly like the trial. Everyone loved it, and best of all, everyone said that it was "me", which is one of the best compliments you can get on your wedding day--to look like the most beautiful version of yourself. Mara is wonderful, and I'd recommend her to anyone. She's also flexible--when I got stuck in traffic on the wedding morning and totally panicked, she had me send my maid of honor ahead (my MOH was not in the car with me), and she started on her so that we remained on schedule. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Anna
Wedding:
5/29/2010
4.3/5.0
Mara and team was there for me from the beginning. Jennifer was able to attend to over 6 women in one sitting. I was very impressed although I do not think I got the hair style that I wanted. Maria attended to all of my bridesmaids, sisters, and even the groom. They were very professional and friendly. Everyone felt comfortable working with them.
Mara and team was there for me from the beginning. Jennifer was able to attend to over 6 women in one sitting. I was very Read more...
Mara and team was there for me from the beginning. Jennifer was able to attend to over 6 women in one sitting. I was very impressed although I do not think I got the hair style that I wanted. Maria attended to all of my bridesmaids, sisters, and even the groom. They were very professional and friendly. Everyone felt comfortable working with them. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Mara was super great she came with her makeup artist on time to the hotel early to accomidate all 6 of us. she did my hair last and makeup artist did makeup last and lasted all night long! the girls were all beautyful just like i wanted them to look i could not ask for anything more. she also had connections to taste-e cakes where i got my cake ,which was beautyful and tasteful, she also did the grooms hair and powder my husband little flaws. he looked perfect and she made him feel comfortable. she also did my hair and makeup for our enagement pictures she put extensions for volume and lenght and for my husband she lowlighted his hair making him look 5 years younger! we looked marvelous! i will continue to do my hair with Mara and use her for any other events. she was reasonable and on time. thank you mara!
Mara was super great she came with her makeup artist on time to the hotel early to accomidate all 6 of us. she did my hair Read more...
Mara was super great she came with her makeup artist on time to the hotel early to accomidate all 6 of us. she did my hair last and makeup artist did makeup last and lasted all night long! the girls were all beautyful just like i wanted them to look i could not ask for anything more. she also had connections to taste-e cakes where i got my cake ,which was beautyful and tasteful, she also did the grooms hair and powder my husband little flaws. he looked perfect and she made him feel comfortable. she also did my hair and makeup for our enagement pictures she put extensions for volume and lenght and for my husband she lowlighted his hair making him look 5 years younger! we looked marvelous! i will continue to do my hair with Mara and use her for any other events. she was reasonable and on time. thank you mara! Read less
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anthonysbride
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
CityGirl Salon and master stylist, Mara Fontanez, were fantastic!!! Mara did my hair for my rehearsal dinner and wedding. I felt like a princess at all times with Mara. She was cognizant of the emotion involved with being a bride and catered to my every need! She placed my hair in a beautiful, inticately twisted chignon. The compliments on my hair were countless and I was pleased to tell anyone who asked who had done my hair to contact CityGirl Salon De Belleza. Mara is a true professional, always on time, personable, full of ideas and a pleasure to be with any time. Spending time with Mara was the perfect start to my rehearsal day and wedding day. If you want your hair to look FABULOUS and enjoy high quality service and fun, you should contact CityGirl Salon De Belleza immediately!
CityGirl Salon and master stylist, Mara Fontanez, were fantastic!!! Mara did my hair for my rehearsal dinner and wedding. Read more...
CityGirl Salon and master stylist, Mara Fontanez, were fantastic!!! Mara did my hair for my rehearsal dinner and wedding. I felt like a princess at all times with Mara. She was cognizant of the emotion involved with being a bride and catered to my every need! She placed my hair in a beautiful, inticately twisted chignon. The compliments on my hair were countless and I was pleased to tell anyone who asked who had done my hair to contact CityGirl Salon De Belleza. Mara is a true professional, always on time, personable, full of ideas and a pleasure to be with any time. Spending time with Mara was the perfect start to my rehearsal day and wedding day. If you want your hair to look FABULOUS and enjoy high quality service and fun, you should contact CityGirl Salon De Belleza immediately! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Mara dia a fantastic job styling my hair and makeup for my wedding ceremony! She had great ideas, but was also open to creating whatever I wanted, and never made me feel pressured or rushed. She's got great talent, and her prices are very reasonable. I am not usually a "salon" person, but the time I spent with Mara flew by because it was so enjoyable! I've recommended her for cuts and color for years, and now I'd recommend her to any bride in the area as well!
Mara dia a fantastic job styling my hair and makeup for my wedding ceremony! She had great ideas, but was also open to Read more...
Mara dia a fantastic job styling my hair and makeup for my wedding ceremony! She had great ideas, but was also open to creating whatever I wanted, and never made me feel pressured or rushed. She's got great talent, and her prices are very reasonable. I am not usually a "salon" person, but the time I spent with Mara flew by because it was so enjoyable! I've recommended her for cuts and color for years, and now I'd recommend her to any bride in the area as well! Read less
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stephanie
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Mara was incredible! From the time we first met her we knew we had found the perfect hairdresser!!!I had several other trials and was not happy with them. Mara not only did a great job with style but she colored my hair perfectly!!! My mom, my sister and I are going to continue having Mara style our hair. I received so many complements the day of my wedding---she arrived on time, brought help and stayed till the end---even redoing one bridesmaid's hair who decided she did not like the original style she picked. Again, if you want to look beautiful on your wedding and stay calm I cannot recommend anyone better than Mara!
Mara was incredible! From the time we first met her we knew we had found the perfect hairdresser!!!I had several other Read more...
Mara was incredible! From the time we first met her we knew we had found the perfect hairdresser!!!I had several other trials and was not happy with them. Mara not only did a great job with style but she colored my hair perfectly!!! My mom, my sister and I are going to continue having Mara style our hair. I received so many complements the day of my wedding---she arrived on time, brought help and stayed till the end---even redoing one bridesmaid's hair who decided she did not like the original style she picked. Again, if you want to look beautiful on your wedding and stay calm I cannot recommend anyone better than Mara! Read less
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marybethwagner11
Wedding:
4/11/2010
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Mara w/ CityGirl Salon De Belleza. She did my hair and my bridesmaids hair for my wedding and we all were EXTREMELY HAPPY with the way our hair turned out. She listened to what each of us wanted and knew exactly what we asked for! She did such a fabulous job on all of us! She was very easy to work with and understood that we knew how we looked best and reflected that in beautiful hairstyles. Mara worked with my schedule and was very professional and efficient while still producing fabulous hair styles on each girl! The pictures turned out great. I highly recommend having Mara do you and your bridesmaids hair - it was such a relief knowing each of our hair looked great and we didn't have to stress about our hair on the day of the wedding, amazingly our hair looked great throughout the entire day/night!
I highly recommend Mara w/ CityGirl Salon De Belleza. She did my hair and my bridesmaids hair for my wedding and we all Read more...
I highly recommend Mara w/ CityGirl Salon De Belleza. She did my hair and my bridesmaids hair for my wedding and we all were EXTREMELY HAPPY with the way our hair turned out. She listened to what each of us wanted and knew exactly what we asked for! She did such a fabulous job on all of us! She was very easy to work with and understood that we knew how we looked best and reflected that in beautiful hairstyles. Mara worked with my schedule and was very professional and efficient while still producing fabulous hair styles on each girl! The pictures turned out great. I highly recommend having Mara do you and your bridesmaids hair - it was such a relief knowing each of our hair looked great and we didn't have to stress about our hair on the day of the wedding, amazingly our hair looked great throughout the entire day/night! Read less
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MR
Wedding:
1/1/2010
4.9/5.0
I love working with CityGirl Salon de Belleza, Mara (The Owner) is very professional and flexible. She is so creative and passionate about her work. She always knows what goes perfect with your style and personality, even when you have no clue yourself... She makes you look & feel beautiful with her touch... I would definitely recommend her to all my friends, family and anyone who reads this review. :) :) :)
I love working with CityGirl Salon de Belleza, Mara (The Owner) is very professional and flexible. She is so creative and Read more...
I love working with CityGirl Salon de Belleza, Mara (The Owner) is very professional and flexible. She is so creative and passionate about her work. She always knows what goes perfect with your style and personality, even when you have no clue yourself... She makes you look & feel beautiful with her touch... I would definitely recommend her to all my friends, family and anyone who reads this review. :) :) :) Read less
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Bride101709
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Xiomara was an absolute dream to work with! She did a fantastic job on my hair and I got a million comments on it throughout the night. My own photographer who has done countless weddings was amazed at how intricate and beautiful it looked. My favorite part was that my hair lasted throughout the entire night! I recommend Xiomara to every bride out there that is looking for someone not only professional and talented but also just a great person that have around on your wedding day!
Xiomara was an absolute dream to work with! She did a fantastic job on my hair and I got a million comments on it Read more...
Xiomara was an absolute dream to work with! She did a fantastic job on my hair and I got a million comments on it throughout the night. My own photographer who has done countless weddings was amazed at how intricate and beautiful it looked. My favorite part was that my hair lasted throughout the entire night! I recommend Xiomara to every bride out there that is looking for someone not only professional and talented but also just a great person that have around on your wedding day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Mara was the bridal hair stylist at my best friend's wedding. Words cannot express how grateful the whole bridal party is to her for the excellent service she provided. She showed up at the hotel we were getting ready at ahead of time, and waited patiently until I arrived with the bride. She made sure to call me instead of disturbing the bride at this hectic time. She told me not to worry and to relax and take our time. It helped to make the start of our day much less stressful.

The entire bridal party loved their hair, and beyond that, Mara's presence served as a calming force during a stressful time. She is sweet and entertaining. She will make you feel so good about yourself. The bridesmaids continued to sing Mara's praises through the night. She really knows how to work with hair. And she will adjust to whatever you want as long as you are vocal. When the bride had her initial consult and started to have second thoughts, Mara was more than willing to try a second time to adjust to what the bride envisioned. Mara went above and beyond her job to share in the joy with us, do whatever she could to save time, even get the bride ready when makeup was running late!
Mara was the bridal hair stylist at my best friend's wedding. Words cannot express how grateful the whole bridal party is Read more...
Mara was the bridal hair stylist at my best friend's wedding. Words cannot express how grateful the whole bridal party is to her for the excellent service she provided. She showed up at the hotel we were getting ready at ahead of time, and waited patiently until I arrived with the bride. She made sure to call me instead of disturbing the bride at this hectic time. She told me not to worry and to relax and take our time. It helped to make the start of our day much less stressful.

The entire bridal party loved their hair, and beyond that, Mara's presence served as a calming force during a stressful time. She is sweet and entertaining. She will make you feel so good about yourself. The bridesmaids continued to sing Mara's praises through the night. She really knows how to work with hair. And she will adjust to whatever you want as long as you are vocal. When the bride had her initial consult and started to have second thoughts, Mara was more than willing to try a second time to adjust to what the bride envisioned. Mara went above and beyond her job to share in the joy with us, do whatever she could to save time, even get the bride ready when makeup was running late! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
10/11/2009
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Mara at CityGirl Salon De Belleza. My brother's wedding was on a Sunday - and they are closed on Sundays, but Mara accepted the date along with doing the hairstyles for my mom and friend, even though she had a wedding to attend later that day!

My french twist was so elegant, and Mara's skills were highly evident when she utilized several different methods to do the twist; finally deciding on the best technique for my hair type. It was comfortable and beautiful, and stayed in place all day and night. My friend asked for a half up/half down style with curls which fall over one shoulder. It was so elegant and again, it stayed all day. For my mom, mara even squeezed in a haircut (!) prior to doing the style. Excellent cut and style. All of this was done in one morning - I was amazed at how efficiently and quickly the styles were performed.

The best quality about Mara as a hairstylist is her concentration on what the client requests. I am able to say my likes, dislikes, past experiences with how my hair reacts to certain cuts, my comfort level with cutting around the face; length; etc - Mara focuses on what you say and explains back to you her proposed approach. Before doing anything, Mara verifies that her proposal meets your needs - and once you both agree on the cut/style, she promptly does her magic! Mara listens and cares about her clients, and is a highly skilled stylist.

Again, I highly recommend Mara for any wedding or formal event. Before any event, there is usually the 'time-crunch' element and nerves are worked up. Mara is so upbeat and fun to be around - it makes the experience completely enjoyable. She does everything so quickly - it releaves you of any stress regarding the time-crunch. I will certainly use her for all of my future events.
I highly recommend Mara at CityGirl Salon De Belleza. My brother's wedding was on a Sunday - and they are closed on Read more...
I highly recommend Mara at CityGirl Salon De Belleza. My brother's wedding was on a Sunday - and they are closed on Sundays, but Mara accepted the date along with doing the hairstyles for my mom and friend, even though she had a wedding to attend later that day!

My french twist was so elegant, and Mara's skills were highly evident when she utilized several different methods to do the twist; finally deciding on the best technique for my hair type. It was comfortable and beautiful, and stayed in place all day and night. My friend asked for a half up/half down style with curls which fall over one shoulder. It was so elegant and again, it stayed all day. For my mom, mara even squeezed in a haircut (!) prior to doing the style. Excellent cut and style. All of this was done in one morning - I was amazed at how efficiently and quickly the styles were performed.

The best quality about Mara as a hairstylist is her concentration on what the client requests. I am able to say my likes, dislikes, past experiences with how my hair reacts to certain cuts, my comfort level with cutting around the face; length; etc - Mara focuses on what you say and explains back to you her proposed approach. Before doing anything, Mara verifies that her proposal meets your needs - and once you both agree on the cut/style, she promptly does her magic! Mara listens and cares about her clients, and is a highly skilled stylist.

Again, I highly recommend Mara for any wedding or formal event. Before any event, there is usually the 'time-crunch' element and nerves are worked up. Mara is so upbeat and fun to be around - it makes the experience completely enjoyable. She does everything so quickly - it releaves you of any stress regarding the time-crunch. I will certainly use her for all of my future events. Read less
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Carole
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Excellent service.
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jesse
Wedding:
9/4/2009
4.8/5.0
I've had a really wonderful experience with CityGirl Salon. I had very bad experience with other makeup artist. I loved it! They are there in a very early morning, they are patience and calmness in dealing with the ordinary wedding stresses. I want to thank them for doing such a great job and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for talented makeup artists
I've had a really wonderful experience with CityGirl Salon. I had very bad experience with other makeup artist. I loved Read more...
I've had a really wonderful experience with CityGirl Salon. I had very bad experience with other makeup artist. I loved it! They are there in a very early morning, they are patience and calmness in dealing with the ordinary wedding stresses. I want to thank them for doing such a great job and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for talented makeup artists Read less
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thank you. we try our best make your wedding day memorable.

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jrosen
Wedding:
6/9/2009
5.0/5.0
I have thick and curly hair and had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with it for my wedding. Mara took the time to get to know me, learn my style and understand my expectations for the big day. The look she created for me during the trial was absolutely perfect, and even better on the wedding day. I look back at my photos (the pink bridesmaids and seersucker suits shown here in her portfolio), and am so thrilled with the way my hair looked. This is especially significant, because ussually it is the first thing to ruin a picture for me.

Mara was not only a hairstylest, but a cheerleader, and was so personal even though she works with tons of clients. Whenever I called, she answered the phone "Hi Jen" which let me know that I was not just one of many.

I wish that more of my friends were getting married locally so that I could insist that they use her!
I have thick and curly hair and had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with it for my wedding. Mara took the time to Read more...
I have thick and curly hair and had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with it for my wedding. Mara took the time to get to know me, learn my style and understand my expectations for the big day. The look she created for me during the trial was absolutely perfect, and even better on the wedding day. I look back at my photos (the pink bridesmaids and seersucker suits shown here in her portfolio), and am so thrilled with the way my hair looked. This is especially significant, because ussually it is the first thing to ruin a picture for me.

Mara was not only a hairstylest, but a cheerleader, and was so personal even though she works with tons of clients. Whenever I called, she answered the phone "Hi Jen" which let me know that I was not just one of many.

I wish that more of my friends were getting married locally so that I could insist that they use her! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Mara was great to work with. She did hair for myself, my mother, 6 bridesmaids, and 1 flower girl. Totally professional, but also a laid-back and totally positive person to be around on your wedding day. She helped to make my wedding-day completely stress-free. I ended up going to her for a haircut and highlights as well, and I was completely satisfied. I 100% recommend Mara for wedding/special occasion services!
Mara was great to work with. She did hair for myself, my mother, 6 bridesmaids, and 1 flower girl. Totally professional, Read more...
Mara was great to work with. She did hair for myself, my mother, 6 bridesmaids, and 1 flower girl. Totally professional, but also a laid-back and totally positive person to be around on your wedding day. She helped to make my wedding-day completely stress-free. I ended up going to her for a haircut and highlights as well, and I was completely satisfied. I 100% recommend Mara for wedding/special occasion services! Read less
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Nora
Wedding:
10/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Mara was absolutely wonderful. She came to my house to do a trial several weeks before the wedding, and had some great ideas. When I looked in the mirror when she was done, I was completely blown away -- she came up with a hairstyle that I would never have thought of and was absolutely perfect. It was exactly the same on my wedding day and it just takes my breath away every time I look at the pictures. She also did the hairstyles for the other women in my wedding party and they were all just as happy as I was. She's really terrific and helped make my wedding day so very special.
Mara was absolutely wonderful. She came to my house to do a trial several weeks before the wedding, and had some great Read more...
Mara was absolutely wonderful. She came to my house to do a trial several weeks before the wedding, and had some great ideas. When I looked in the mirror when she was done, I was completely blown away -- she came up with a hairstyle that I would never have thought of and was absolutely perfect. It was exactly the same on my wedding day and it just takes my breath away every time I look at the pictures. She also did the hairstyles for the other women in my wedding party and they were all just as happy as I was. She's really terrific and helped make my wedding day so very special. Read less
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trisha
Wedding:
6/28/2008
5.0/5.0
Mara was the great , she came to the hotel and got me ready and all my bridesmaid plus my mom and the my husband mom and sister! she was patient and so friendly, making the whole experience wonderful, she had a great make up artist also!! everyone was professional and ontime!! i would reccomend her to everyone!!! thanks again mara you were worth every money!!!
Mara was the great , she came to the hotel and got me ready and all my bridesmaid plus my mom and the my husband mom and Read more...
Mara was the great , she came to the hotel and got me ready and all my bridesmaid plus my mom and the my husband mom and sister! she was patient and so friendly, making the whole experience wonderful, she had a great make up artist also!! everyone was professional and ontime!! i would reccomend her to everyone!!! thanks again mara you were worth every money!!! Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Mara was great! My hair looked beautiful the entire day, as did the bridesmaids! She was flexible with my early morning wedding and arrived prepared. She also recommended a great make-up person. She came to my apartment and did wonders to everyones hair! I may be off on the price, it was almost a year ago. I highly recommend her!
Mara was great! My hair looked beautiful the entire day, as did the bridesmaids! She was flexible with my early morning Read more...
Mara was great! My hair looked beautiful the entire day, as did the bridesmaids! She was flexible with my early morning wedding and arrived prepared. She also recommended a great make-up person. She came to my apartment and did wonders to everyones hair! I may be off on the price, it was almost a year ago. I highly recommend her! Read less
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Janell
Wedding:
5/19/2007
5.0/5.0
Mara did a FABULOUS job on my hair for the wedding! I wouldn't recommend anyone else in the world. She's extremely conscientious in making sure the client gets what they want, and adapts her style to meet your needs. She's extremely reliable, always double-checking in minor details, making sure your pampered the day of the wedding, and is NEVER late. Since my wedding Mara cuts my hair regularly; I'm hooked for life! I HIGHLY recommend Mara for your wedding!
Mara did a FABULOUS job on my hair for the wedding! I wouldn't recommend anyone else in the world. She's extremely Read more...
Mara did a FABULOUS job on my hair for the wedding! I wouldn't recommend anyone else in the world. She's extremely conscientious in making sure the client gets what they want, and adapts her style to meet your needs. She's extremely reliable, always double-checking in minor details, making sure your pampered the day of the wedding, and is NEVER late. Since my wedding Mara cuts my hair regularly; I'm hooked for life! I HIGHLY recommend Mara for your wedding! Read less
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