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Kelli Fink, Inc.

Ijamsville , MD
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LOCATION

2740 Loch Haven Drive
Ijamsville, MD 21754 US (map)

PHONE

240-674-7090
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ABOUT US

Prid Priding themselves on being professional, dependable and innovative this team of stylists has made themselves a very special niche in the world of hair and make-up. Specializing in... Read more
Prid Priding themselves on being professional, dependable and innovative this team of stylists has made themselves a very special niche in the world of hair and make-up. Specializing in Bridal hair and Make-up, this team of fully mobile stylists can come to you and your bridal party at your home or hotel, making it easy to coordinate the “getting ready” portion of your special day. Services are also available for out of town guests or additional family members that would like to look their best.

Kelli Fink is the owner of Evolution Salon and Make-Up Studio along with the Shine Studio. She graduated from the Graham Webb Academy in Arlington and the Make- up Designory in Los Angeles. She has also worked in the fields of editorial, runway and television. Full references available upon request. Read less
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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Consultations, Hair, Makeup
What hair services do you offer?
Blowouts, Hair Coloring, Haircuts, Keratin Treatment, Updos/Styling
What makeup services do you offer?
Airbrush Makeup, Contour Makeup, Fake Lashes, Tattoo Coverage
What is the maximum group size you can accommodate?
15

REVIEWS

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Amber
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
I feel so lucky to have met one of Kelli's employees at a cocktail party. She referred me to her after she overheard me talking to a girlfriend about how dissatisfied I was with a recent trial I had with another company. Kelli was amazing and Kristin is a breath of fresh air. They came all the way to St, Michael's and I have never felt prettier. Even one of my bridesmaids is using her for her upcoming wedding.
I feel so lucky to have met one of Kelli's employees at a cocktail party. She referred me to her after she overheard me Read more...
I feel so lucky to have met one of Kelli's employees at a cocktail party. She referred me to her after she overheard me talking to a girlfriend about how dissatisfied I was with a recent trial I had with another company. Kelli was amazing and Kristin is a breath of fresh air. They came all the way to St, Michael's and I have never felt prettier. Even one of my bridesmaids is using her for her upcoming wedding. Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
11/8/2015
5.0/5.0
I had gone to one other trial that did not go very well. When I came home my son said I "looked weird." When I came home from my Kelli Fink trail, he said I looked beautiful. Indeed, she nailed it for my wedding. She incorporated my style, the wedding dress and her instinct into a great look not only for me, but for each member of my bridal party. I couldn't have been more pleased with the results for this once in a lifetime day.
I had gone to one other trial that did not go very well. When I came home my son said I "looked weird." When I came home Read more...
I had gone to one other trial that did not go very well. When I came home my son said I "looked weird." When I came home from my Kelli Fink trail, he said I looked beautiful. Indeed, she nailed it for my wedding. She incorporated my style, the wedding dress and her instinct into a great look not only for me, but for each member of my bridal party. I couldn't have been more pleased with the results for this once in a lifetime day. Read less
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Tahrra
Wedding:
8/8/2015
1.4/5.0
I booked Kelli Fink about 6 months before my wedding after she was recommended to me by a friend. After booking her, it was difficult to get a hold with Kelli, as her business manager was not responsive to my emails. Although this was frustrating, I was finally able to schedule a trial with Kelli 2 months before my wedding. My bridesmaids and I loved her when we met up for the trial. She was calm, easy going and very interactive with everyone. Prior to my wedding day, I inquired about making a last minute change by adding a flower girl. However, they never replied. I was very dissatisfied with the lack of communication.

On the morning of my wedding day, she arrived a few minutes late and had not prepared a schedule for doing the girls’ hair. Instead, I had to create the schedule for her and make sure that it worked with my make up artist. She was clearly unprepared for her job, as she had to ask us for scissors, hair ties, and even her flat iron did not work. In general, my bridesmaids were disappointed with their hairstyles, as they felt they were too simple and rushed. Some of the hairdos did not last through the day. When she came to do my hair, it came out completely different from the trial. Although my hairdo turned out to be nice, it was not what I had expected.

Overall, I am disappointed with the lack of communication and poor preparation, but at least Kelli was friendly throughout.
I booked Kelli Fink about 6 months before my wedding after she was recommended to me by a friend. After booking her, it Read more...
I booked Kelli Fink about 6 months before my wedding after she was recommended to me by a friend. After booking her, it was difficult to get a hold with Kelli, as her business manager was not responsive to my emails. Although this was frustrating, I was finally able to schedule a trial with Kelli 2 months before my wedding. My bridesmaids and I loved her when we met up for the trial. She was calm, easy going and very interactive with everyone. Prior to my wedding day, I inquired about making a last minute change by adding a flower girl. However, they never replied. I was very dissatisfied with the lack of communication.

On the morning of my wedding day, she arrived a few minutes late and had not prepared a schedule for doing the girls’ hair. Instead, I had to create the schedule for her and make sure that it worked with my make up artist. She was clearly unprepared for her job, as she had to ask us for scissors, hair ties, and even her flat iron did not work. In general, my bridesmaids were disappointed with their hairstyles, as they felt they were too simple and rushed. Some of the hairdos did not last through the day. When she came to do my hair, it came out completely different from the trial. Although my hairdo turned out to be nice, it was not what I had expected.

Overall, I am disappointed with the lack of communication and poor preparation, but at least Kelli was friendly throughout. Read less
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Kelli Fink, Inc. responded with the following comments:

Tahrra, I am so sorry that you were disappointed. Normally on the day of someone's wedding, I am not asked to actually cut someone's hair in order to create the style they are looking for. I agreed to cut your attendant's bangs in an effort to go above and beyond for your bridal party. I normally do not bring my sheers, so I asked if anyone had scissors for that reason. You are however, are incorrect as your wedding party was completed on time and with HOURS to spare. I so enjoyed working with your wedding party, congratulations, I hope you are enjoying being a newlywed,
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Emily
Wedding:
5/2/2015
0.1/5.0
I booked Kelli Fink about 6 months before my wedding through her business manager and was SO excited to work with her!
I finally spoke with Kelli directly about 3 months before my wedding to schedule a trial. She seemed calm, confident, and easy-going...everything I wanted! And then she casually mentioned that her sister would be getting married the same day as me, so she would have to bring an assistant to take care of my bridal party. I offered to find someone else and she assured me that would not be necessary. I was extremely flexible and offered to get ready at an earlier time and location, and we hung up the phone with me feeling disappointed, but confident it would all work out.

So you can imagine my shock when, with fewer than 2 months to go until my wedding, I get an email from her business manager CANCELLING ON ME! Not even the decency for a phone call They told me they would refund my deposit, but that is far from the point. That is rude, unprofessional, and far from flexible. I am now left having to double my budget to find a last minute artist.

I could not be more disappointed and would absolutely not recommend working with her.
I booked Kelli Fink about 6 months before my wedding through her business manager and was SO excited to work with her! Read more...
I booked Kelli Fink about 6 months before my wedding through her business manager and was SO excited to work with her!
I finally spoke with Kelli directly about 3 months before my wedding to schedule a trial. She seemed calm, confident, and easy-going...everything I wanted! And then she casually mentioned that her sister would be getting married the same day as me, so she would have to bring an assistant to take care of my bridal party. I offered to find someone else and she assured me that would not be necessary. I was extremely flexible and offered to get ready at an earlier time and location, and we hung up the phone with me feeling disappointed, but confident it would all work out.

So you can imagine my shock when, with fewer than 2 months to go until my wedding, I get an email from her business manager CANCELLING ON ME! Not even the decency for a phone call They told me they would refund my deposit, but that is far from the point. That is rude, unprofessional, and far from flexible. I am now left having to double my budget to find a last minute artist.

I could not be more disappointed and would absolutely not recommend working with her. Read less
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Pauline
Wedding:
3/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Kelli and I clicked from the moment I met her at my trial! I had a previous trial and I felt like the stylist did not understand what I was trying to describe (maybe I didn't do a good job of explaining) but I left that appointment a little panicked. My regular hair dresser does not do special event hair and when I had talked to her about what happened at my first trial, she told me that Kelli was a good friend of hers and gave me her information. When I got to her studio, I was so nervous about trying to explain myself better and Kelli made me feel so at ease. She really made me feel like she understood what I wanted.

On the day of my wedding, Kelli and Kristin were so much fun. I was so worried about the weather and they assured me that snow would not stop them!! My friends and I were so relaxed with them and everyone looked amazing. I am kind of a plain Jane when it comes to make up and was not sure if I wanted lashes , Kelli placed individual lashes on me and it was incredible!! I know it sounds corny but I really did feel like it was the most beautiful I have ever looked. I am so glad that I found them!
Kelli and I clicked from the moment I met her at my trial! I had a previous trial and I felt like the stylist did not Read more...
Kelli and I clicked from the moment I met her at my trial! I had a previous trial and I felt like the stylist did not understand what I was trying to describe (maybe I didn't do a good job of explaining) but I left that appointment a little panicked. My regular hair dresser does not do special event hair and when I had talked to her about what happened at my first trial, she told me that Kelli was a good friend of hers and gave me her information. When I got to her studio, I was so nervous about trying to explain myself better and Kelli made me feel so at ease. She really made me feel like she understood what I wanted.

On the day of my wedding, Kelli and Kristin were so much fun. I was so worried about the weather and they assured me that snow would not stop them!! My friends and I were so relaxed with them and everyone looked amazing. I am kind of a plain Jane when it comes to make up and was not sure if I wanted lashes , Kelli placed individual lashes on me and it was incredible!! I know it sounds corny but I really did feel like it was the most beautiful I have ever looked. I am so glad that I found them! Read less
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Maureen
Wedding:
2/21/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are from opposite sides of the country. We had so many out of town guests and I spoke to Kara (Kelli's business manager) about it before hand. Kelli and Kara arranged a blow dry bar for my guests the morning of my wedding so that they did not have to arrange appointments when they got to DC or trapes around in the snow that morning. It really set the tone for a great experience for our guests. This was such a perfect touch and very reasonably priced.

Kelli did a great job and I was very impressed with the entire experience.
My husband and I are from opposite sides of the country. We had so many out of town guests and I spoke to Kara (Kelli's Read more...
My husband and I are from opposite sides of the country. We had so many out of town guests and I spoke to Kara (Kelli's business manager) about it before hand. Kelli and Kara arranged a blow dry bar for my guests the morning of my wedding so that they did not have to arrange appointments when they got to DC or trapes around in the snow that morning. It really set the tone for a great experience for our guests. This was such a perfect touch and very reasonably priced.

Kelli did a great job and I was very impressed with the entire experience. Read less
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Loren
Wedding:
2/7/2015
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at the Hotel Dupont and that is where Kelli and Kristin helped me and my bridal party get ready. I loved how I looked and so did my friends. Setting everything up with Kara was easy and I found everyone at Kelli Fink, Inc talented, professional and really fun. Thanks again, Kelli.
I had my wedding at the Hotel Dupont and that is where Kelli and Kristin helped me and my bridal party get ready. I loved Read more...
I had my wedding at the Hotel Dupont and that is where Kelli and Kristin helped me and my bridal party get ready. I loved how I looked and so did my friends. Setting everything up with Kara was easy and I found everyone at Kelli Fink, Inc talented, professional and really fun. Thanks again, Kelli. Read less
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Kaylee
Wedding:
1/25/2015
4.9/5.0
Kelli and Kristin were awesome. I found her through my hairdresser and I couldn't have been more pleased. Class act!
Kelli and Kristin were awesome. I found her through my hairdresser and I couldn't have been more pleased. Class act!
Kelli and Kristin were awesome. I found her through my hairdresser and I couldn't have been more pleased. Class act! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/31/2014
3.2/5.0
Kelli did a phenomenal job with my hair and make up. I felt beautiful and confident, which is exactly what I wanted for my wedding day. And it stayed! My greatest fear was that my hair would fall out after the first dance but Kelli created an updo that lasted all night. The bridesmaids, moms, and grandma looked amazing too! Kelli and her team were fun to hang out with on the wedding day. One stylist even took a selfie with my husband's grandma!

However, a word of caution: everyone that is getting their hair and make up done MUST be there when Kelli starts in the morning. It's written into the contract you sign and she will remind you of that several times. When Kelli arrived on my wedding day, the moms and grandma were not there (because honestly, brides, you try telling your mom that she needs to sit around for several hours while everyone gets their hair done). There were 6 of us who needed to get our hair and make up done first so I was hoping it wouldn't be a big deal. But Kelli noticed immediately and snapped at me and told me to get them there right away or she would not do their hair. It was really intense and uncomfortable and I felt upset and embarrassed in front of my bridesmaids. Several bridesmaids asked if they could say something to her. When I called my mom to insist that she come immediately, my mom got really aggravated. Anyway, it created unnecessary confrontation on a day when you generally just want to be happy and care free. I'll also say that I was not able to afford a wedding planner so I was eager to get to my reception venue to finalize some details. I felt trapped in my hotel room while everyone else was getting their hair and makeup done.

Again, I think there's no question that Kelli and her team are very talented hair dressers and make up artists. I was totally satisfied with the quality of the work but if you decide to work with Kelli, just make sure that you're prepared to adhere to her conditions.
Kelli did a phenomenal job with my hair and make up. I felt beautiful and confident, which is exactly what I wanted for my Read more...
Kelli did a phenomenal job with my hair and make up. I felt beautiful and confident, which is exactly what I wanted for my wedding day. And it stayed! My greatest fear was that my hair would fall out after the first dance but Kelli created an updo that lasted all night. The bridesmaids, moms, and grandma looked amazing too! Kelli and her team were fun to hang out with on the wedding day. One stylist even took a selfie with my husband's grandma!

However, a word of caution: everyone that is getting their hair and make up done MUST be there when Kelli starts in the morning. It's written into the contract you sign and she will remind you of that several times. When Kelli arrived on my wedding day, the moms and grandma were not there (because honestly, brides, you try telling your mom that she needs to sit around for several hours while everyone gets their hair done). There were 6 of us who needed to get our hair and make up done first so I was hoping it wouldn't be a big deal. But Kelli noticed immediately and snapped at me and told me to get them there right away or she would not do their hair. It was really intense and uncomfortable and I felt upset and embarrassed in front of my bridesmaids. Several bridesmaids asked if they could say something to her. When I called my mom to insist that she come immediately, my mom got really aggravated. Anyway, it created unnecessary confrontation on a day when you generally just want to be happy and care free. I'll also say that I was not able to afford a wedding planner so I was eager to get to my reception venue to finalize some details. I felt trapped in my hotel room while everyone else was getting their hair and makeup done.

Again, I think there's no question that Kelli and her team are very talented hair dressers and make up artists. I was totally satisfied with the quality of the work but if you decide to work with Kelli, just make sure that you're prepared to adhere to her conditions. Read less
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Kelli Fink, Inc. responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your review! We were a little panicked when we heard they had signed up to take a garden your on the day of your wedding. Our contract is pretty specific and it is important to us that we complete our work in the time we promise. We had a GREAT time with your bridal party and are really sorry that your experience wasn't a great as ours was. Congratulations and thank you for the feedback.
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Words can't even describe how wonderful Kelli Fink is! Not only is she absolutely incredible with hair but she brought an amazing energy to the morning of my wedding. I would and do 100% recommend Kelli to anyone I know!
Words can't even describe how wonderful Kelli Fink is! Not only is she absolutely incredible with hair but she brought an Read more...
Words can't even describe how wonderful Kelli Fink is! Not only is she absolutely incredible with hair but she brought an amazing energy to the morning of my wedding. I would and do 100% recommend Kelli to anyone I know! Read less
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