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Modern Bridal Studio

Alexandria , VA

LOCATION

alexandria , VA US 22304 (map)
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ABOUT US

Modern Bridal Studio is an award winning team of 12 professional artists trained to deliver beautiful, classic and trendy hairstyles; along with flawless, lasting makeup looks. We come... Read more
Modern Bridal Studio is an award winning team of 12 professional artists trained to deliver beautiful, classic and trendy hairstyles; along with flawless, lasting makeup looks. We come to your location and bring all the supplies and tools to create the perfect customized look. Our focus is 100% attention to detail, great customer service and an amazing overall experience.
The owner Carolyn Berry has been a professional makeup artist for over 13 years. During this time she has gained a vast array of print, fashion, runway, and bridal experience. The way that she sees beauty is best described as flawless, fresh, symmetry-based, and immaculate color design. Her work has appeared in the Washingtonian, DC Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, and FHM. Her current client list includes: Dustin Hoffman and Family, Former Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Treasury Tim Geithner, Redskins Cheerleaders, People Magazine and special projects for Wolftrap. She is currently a freelance artist for CNN. As an artist and Aveda Certified Educator, she has designed and taught curriculums for Makeup Artistry and Skincare for the past four years. She has served as a consultant for Cover Girl, Laura Mercier, Trish McEvoy, Estee Lauder and Allison Rafaelle. She is a licensed Master Esthetician in DC and VA. She is certified with Lavish Lashes Lash Extensions and is a certified Instructor in accordance with the DCCL regulations. Your wedding is your special day. All eyes will be on you. You want to look as beautiful as you feel and show off the radiance of a bride in love. Hiring a professional Makeup Artist is a promise that your makeup will look perfect in person and in photos. This is an investment that will ensure that you are able to cherish those moments forever. Our Signature Bridal Package Includes: Trial Run On Location Hair and Makeup (with: brow shaping, lashes and airbrush) Touch up kit: lipcolor, powder, hairspray, mirror, bobby pins and calming tea Read less
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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Facial, 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. The trial is an important time for the bridal look to be perfected. 
 The fee for the trial run includes hair and makeup. A trial is included in our Signature Bridal Package.
 
 
Do you provide any specialty services? (airbrushing, hair extensions, etc.)
We provide a wide array of speciality services which include:
 Airbrush Makeup and Body Cover, Lash Extensions and Day of Hair Extensions. We offer a touch up kit for the Bride which includes: Lip Color, Powder, Hair Spray and a Mirror. Additional Cosmetics are available for Purchase. We also have a partnership with a Holistic Spa in Del Ray Alexandria where the owner performs skin care services for her clients a few days during the week. Some of our speciality facials include:
 Microdermabrasion, LED ( Light Therapy ) and Oxygen Facials. 
 Appointment scheduling is now available through our Website.
Do you travel to the client on the day of the event? If yes, is there a fee?
We travel on site to the Bride's wedding location. The travel radius is 10 miles within the Dc Beltway. We happily travel outside of this perimeter, however there will be an additional fee assessed.
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?
There is no limit to the amount of beauty services we are able to provide on your wedding day. We offer a choice of complimentary false lashes or airbrush makeup with bridal parties over 5.
 
 
How far in advance should clients book your services?
I recommend booking your beauty specialist a minimum of 6 months before the wedding day. We book for May, June, Sept and October very far in advance.
 I offer an option for two trial runs. The initial consultation is where we can try different looks to compliment your features. This is also the time when the bride secures the date with a contract and deposit. The second trial run is scheduled close to the wedding date. During the second trial run I recommend bring all headpieces, jewelry, etc to show a competed look. There is a fee for both Trial runs.

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Sara
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Carolyn did an amazing job with my hair and makeup - I received compliments all night on it! She was so great to work with, listened to what I wanted, and had some fun ideas too. I would absolutely recommend Carolyn or anyone on her team for hair and makeup.
Carolyn did an amazing job with my hair and makeup - I received compliments all night on it! She was so great to work Read more...
Carolyn did an amazing job with my hair and makeup - I received compliments all night on it! She was so great to work with, listened to what I wanted, and had some fun ideas too. I would absolutely recommend Carolyn or anyone on her team for hair and makeup. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Having effortlessly communicated with Carolyn to setup the details, I'm so thrilled to have been paired with Stefanie for my and my MOH hair and makeup.

I met with Stefanie for a trial at my apartment a couple months before my big day. We started by chatting about the feel of the wedding day, my dress, and I showed her some inspiration photos...then we got to work! Not only is she very talented; thoughtful in my requests and accommodating to my feedback, she is a total sweetheart. I enjoyed the process and look, as well as the company.

I was so excited to have her join my MOH and I as we prepared for the day. Stefanie met us at our hotel room and it instantly felt like an old friend had arrived. We had a great time and my sister and I looked fantastic! Stefanie worked her magic replicating my look from the trial with ease AND sewed a button back on my dress in a moment of panic just before the start of the festivities.

Our hair and makeup held up well into the night, despite jumping and dancing for hours, too!

Long story short, Modern Bridal Studio made the whole process, stress-free and effortless...and Stefanie is amazing! I'm so happy and grateful to have had her talents and personality as a part of the big day!
Having effortlessly communicated with Carolyn to setup the details, I'm so thrilled to have been paired with Stefanie for Read more...
Having effortlessly communicated with Carolyn to setup the details, I'm so thrilled to have been paired with Stefanie for my and my MOH hair and makeup.

I met with Stefanie for a trial at my apartment a couple months before my big day. We started by chatting about the feel of the wedding day, my dress, and I showed her some inspiration photos...then we got to work! Not only is she very talented; thoughtful in my requests and accommodating to my feedback, she is a total sweetheart. I enjoyed the process and look, as well as the company.

I was so excited to have her join my MOH and I as we prepared for the day. Stefanie met us at our hotel room and it instantly felt like an old friend had arrived. We had a great time and my sister and I looked fantastic! Stefanie worked her magic replicating my look from the trial with ease AND sewed a button back on my dress in a moment of panic just before the start of the festivities.

Our hair and makeup held up well into the night, despite jumping and dancing for hours, too!

Long story short, Modern Bridal Studio made the whole process, stress-free and effortless...and Stefanie is amazing! I'm so happy and grateful to have had her talents and personality as a part of the big day! Read less
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Melissa Gohlke
Wedding:
5/16/2014
5.0/5.0
I was looking for someone to only do my bridal makeup for my wedding (which turns out to be a hard thing to find) and I had nearly given up. I have had so many bad experiences with make-up artists before and was having a hell of a time finding someone that did not have some exorbitant minimum price or person requirement but was still talented. Carolyn was an answer to a bride-to-be's prayers! I had a blast at my trial with her and was very impressed by her ability to give me exactly what I wanted. She repeated the magic on my wedding day and I got a million compliments on my makeup! Everyone kept saying it looked as though I was airbrushed (because I was, ha!). She was incredibly flexible, dealing with my various changes in start time, and was even early on the day-of. She is incredibly professional but also very sweet and I really enjoyed working with her. I would HIGHLY recommend her to brides out there looking for someone who is very talented but fairly priced.
I was looking for someone to only do my bridal makeup for my wedding (which turns out to be a hard thing to find) and I Read more...
I was looking for someone to only do my bridal makeup for my wedding (which turns out to be a hard thing to find) and I had nearly given up. I have had so many bad experiences with make-up artists before and was having a hell of a time finding someone that did not have some exorbitant minimum price or person requirement but was still talented. Carolyn was an answer to a bride-to-be's prayers! I had a blast at my trial with her and was very impressed by her ability to give me exactly what I wanted. She repeated the magic on my wedding day and I got a million compliments on my makeup! Everyone kept saying it looked as though I was airbrushed (because I was, ha!). She was incredibly flexible, dealing with my various changes in start time, and was even early on the day-of. She is incredibly professional but also very sweet and I really enjoyed working with her. I would HIGHLY recommend her to brides out there looking for someone who is very talented but fairly priced. Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to do the makeup for your wedding. I hope you had a perfect day!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Carolyn was so great to work with! She was prompt and easy going in helping me decide what I liked for my wedding and I didnt think I would like anything, but she did and so easily I might add! I would definitely recommend working with Modern Bridal Studio! :)
Carolyn was so great to work with! She was prompt and easy going in helping me decide what I liked for my wedding and I Read more...
Carolyn was so great to work with! She was prompt and easy going in helping me decide what I liked for my wedding and I didnt think I would like anything, but she did and so easily I might add! I would definitely recommend working with Modern Bridal Studio! :) Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the kind review. You were a pleasure to work with and your group was so much fun. Glad we decided on the half up style as it looked beautiful on you.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Carolyn to do our makeup for myself, and 4 bridesmaids on March 15th. She was AMAZING! Her work is out of this world, and my bridesmaids and I were in love with how she did our makeup. It was better than I could have even imagined!

She came right on time, and had plenty of time left over in case anyone needed touch ups. I thought this was so professional and helped me feel calm the whole time and that we did not have to rush at all.

She asked for pictures of the makeup styles I wanted, and I sent her a picture of a Victoria Secret model. haha :) A girl can dream! Well, she did exactly that and more! She mimicked the picture perfectly, and gave it my own unique touches to match my face shape/eyes. I looked better than I even thought I could! Everyone commented on my make up all night long and it lasted all night too!

Finally, my bridesmaids and I loved her! She was so personable and fun, and easy going! Once again, that made me feel at ease! :)

Thanks Carolyn! I can't wait to hire you again in the future!!
We hired Carolyn to do our makeup for myself, and 4 bridesmaids on March 15th. She was AMAZING! Her work is out of this Read more...
We hired Carolyn to do our makeup for myself, and 4 bridesmaids on March 15th. She was AMAZING! Her work is out of this world, and my bridesmaids and I were in love with how she did our makeup. It was better than I could have even imagined!

She came right on time, and had plenty of time left over in case anyone needed touch ups. I thought this was so professional and helped me feel calm the whole time and that we did not have to rush at all.

She asked for pictures of the makeup styles I wanted, and I sent her a picture of a Victoria Secret model. haha :) A girl can dream! Well, she did exactly that and more! She mimicked the picture perfectly, and gave it my own unique touches to match my face shape/eyes. I looked better than I even thought I could! Everyone commented on my make up all night long and it lasted all night too!

Finally, my bridesmaids and I loved her! She was so personable and fun, and easy going! Once again, that made me feel at ease! :)

Thanks Carolyn! I can't wait to hire you again in the future!! Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

I loved working with you and creating your look. Your photos turned out amazing! Best wishes to you!
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Tori
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Carolyn and her team were fantastic. She was really professional and patient with me during the trial runs...I had to do two since I couldn't make up my mind! The day-of she was really calm and reassuring leading up to the ceremony. There was nothing she couldn't do or hadn't already done - truly a professional. Her and her team were able to handle any type of hair and any length - my friends and family felt beautiful and looked beautiful in the pictures. I highly recommend!
Carolyn and her team were fantastic. She was really professional and patient with me during the trial runs...I had to do Read more...
Carolyn and her team were fantastic. She was really professional and patient with me during the trial runs...I had to do two since I couldn't make up my mind! The day-of she was really calm and reassuring leading up to the ceremony. There was nothing she couldn't do or hadn't already done - truly a professional. Her and her team were able to handle any type of hair and any length - my friends and family felt beautiful and looked beautiful in the pictures. I highly recommend! Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you Tori! The photos from Sam Hurd are out of this world. You looked so amazing and your dress was stunning. Best Wishes to you.

Thank you for choosing us!
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Shannon
Wedding:
12/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Hello brides-to-be! Let me start out by saying this - if you do not choose Carolyn and Modern Bridal Studio for your wedding day, you'll regret it! I can honestly that I have never felt as beautiful and glamorous as I did on my special day. From the second I began emailing with Carolyn, she was professional, prompt with my answering my dozens of questions, and had a great sense of humor to top it off. My 3 bridesmaids, my mother and my niece all had their hair and make-up done as well. I truly can't put into words how breathtaking we all looked! Carolyn came to us at the hotel, which was what I was looking for. I didn't want the added stress of having to get to a salon on time and risk running late for anything. I was able to chat and visit with family and friends throughout the day while Carolyn did her thing. All of us received SO many compliments on our hair and make-up throughout the night. People told me I looked like Cleopatra! I couldn't believe it! Carolyn is the utmost professional, and what she does for a living is indeed an art form. My hair stayed in place, and my lipstick didn't smudge even once - and with all of the dancing we did, I was shocked! I highly recommend the bridal package for the bride which includes a trial run with Carolyn. It was so great to meet with her before the wedding so we could take the time to talk about the look I wanted, what my dress looked like, etc etc. It put my mind at ease, and that's a big deal when you're planning a wedding! I would recommend Modern Bridal Studio to anyone and everyone I know! I simply could not have asked for a more perfect look on my wedding day. THANK YOU, CAROLYN!!!
Hello brides-to-be! Let me start out by saying this - if you do not choose Carolyn and Modern Bridal Studio for your Read more...
Hello brides-to-be! Let me start out by saying this - if you do not choose Carolyn and Modern Bridal Studio for your wedding day, you'll regret it! I can honestly that I have never felt as beautiful and glamorous as I did on my special day. From the second I began emailing with Carolyn, she was professional, prompt with my answering my dozens of questions, and had a great sense of humor to top it off. My 3 bridesmaids, my mother and my niece all had their hair and make-up done as well. I truly can't put into words how breathtaking we all looked! Carolyn came to us at the hotel, which was what I was looking for. I didn't want the added stress of having to get to a salon on time and risk running late for anything. I was able to chat and visit with family and friends throughout the day while Carolyn did her thing. All of us received SO many compliments on our hair and make-up throughout the night. People told me I looked like Cleopatra! I couldn't believe it! Carolyn is the utmost professional, and what she does for a living is indeed an art form. My hair stayed in place, and my lipstick didn't smudge even once - and with all of the dancing we did, I was shocked! I highly recommend the bridal package for the bride which includes a trial run with Carolyn. It was so great to meet with her before the wedding so we could take the time to talk about the look I wanted, what my dress looked like, etc etc. It put my mind at ease, and that's a big deal when you're planning a wedding! I would recommend Modern Bridal Studio to anyone and everyone I know! I simply could not have asked for a more perfect look on my wedding day. THANK YOU, CAROLYN!!! Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

You were an amazing bride Shannon! So funny and I loved the smokey eye look we created for you. Thank you for choosing us.
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I have had bad experiences with tanning services in the past so I was very nervous to do this right before my wedding. It was a wonderful experience. The artist gave us great tips on how to keep the tan going and it looked beautiful! I was very pleased with the Modern Bridal Studio as were my two bridesmaides.
I have had bad experiences with tanning services in the past so I was very nervous to do this right before my wedding. It Read more...
I have had bad experiences with tanning services in the past so I was very nervous to do this right before my wedding. It was a wonderful experience. The artist gave us great tips on how to keep the tan going and it looked beautiful! I was very pleased with the Modern Bridal Studio as were my two bridesmaides. Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Glad to hear it went good! We look forward to working with you again. :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I was very happy that I went with Modern Bridal Studios for my wedding in Washington, DC this Fall 2013, and Carolyn was a pleasure to work with. She was very responsive and flexible. I loved my bridal hair and makeup, and I know my bridesmaids were very happy as well!
I was very happy that I went with Modern Bridal Studios for my wedding in Washington, DC this Fall 2013, and Carolyn was a Read more...
I was very happy that I went with Modern Bridal Studios for my wedding in Washington, DC this Fall 2013, and Carolyn was a pleasure to work with. She was very responsive and flexible. I loved my bridal hair and makeup, and I know my bridesmaids were very happy as well! Read less
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Devon
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Carolyn was recommended by one of my mom's friend and she was everything I wanted when I came to getting my hair and make up done. When she came over the day of the wedding she was under the weather but still managed to do my sisters, my mom and my own hair and make up and everything came out flawless. Our hair and make up stayed through the entire night and she leaves you with a little bag for lip color touch ups. Included with her package is also a facial which was so relaxing to get the month before all the craziness of the wedding came.
Carolyn was recommended by one of my mom's friend and she was everything I wanted when I came to getting my hair and make Read more...
Carolyn was recommended by one of my mom's friend and she was everything I wanted when I came to getting my hair and make up done. When she came over the day of the wedding she was under the weather but still managed to do my sisters, my mom and my own hair and make up and everything came out flawless. Our hair and make up stayed through the entire night and she leaves you with a little bag for lip color touch ups. Included with her package is also a facial which was so relaxing to get the month before all the craziness of the wedding came. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Carolyn was amazing. She was totally calm and collected despite the craziness that was my wedding day. She made sure all of my bridesmaids were taken care of and she set me up with an incredible make-up artist to do touch-ups after hours of photos, just before the reception. I would definitely recommend Carolyn.
Carolyn was amazing. She was totally calm and collected despite the craziness that was my wedding day. She made sure all Read more...
Carolyn was amazing. She was totally calm and collected despite the craziness that was my wedding day. She made sure all of my bridesmaids were taken care of and she set me up with an incredible make-up artist to do touch-ups after hours of photos, just before the reception. I would definitely recommend Carolyn. Read less
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Carmen
Wedding:
8/18/2013
5.0/5.0
I would definitely recommend Carolyn, she came well in time and did a great job. The makeup lasted throughout the night and no touch ups were needed.
I would definitely recommend Carolyn, she came well in time and did a great job. The makeup lasted throughout the night Read more...
I would definitely recommend Carolyn, she came well in time and did a great job. The makeup lasted throughout the night and no touch ups were needed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Carolyn did an AMAZING job on my hair and make-up! She made me feel absolutely beautiful and it set a positive tone for the rest of the day! She listened to what I wanted and delivered above-and beyond! Thanks, Carolyn!
Carolyn did an AMAZING job on my hair and make-up! She made me feel absolutely beautiful and it set a positive tone for Read more...
Carolyn did an AMAZING job on my hair and make-up! She made me feel absolutely beautiful and it set a positive tone for the rest of the day! She listened to what I wanted and delivered above-and beyond! Thanks, Carolyn! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Carolyn did such a WONDERFUL job with both my hair and makeup. I could not have been happier with my decision. I felt so beautiful and comfortable all thanks to her. Throughout the whole process, she was so accommodating and understanding. She is a true professional. Everyone in my bridal party who got their hair and makeup were also so pleased with how they looked. It was such a perfect experience! All of my expectations were exceeded. I would highly highly recommend using Modern Bridal Studio!
Carolyn did such a WONDERFUL job with both my hair and makeup. I could not have been happier with my decision. I felt so Read more...
Carolyn did such a WONDERFUL job with both my hair and makeup. I could not have been happier with my decision. I felt so beautiful and comfortable all thanks to her. Throughout the whole process, she was so accommodating and understanding. She is a true professional. Everyone in my bridal party who got their hair and makeup were also so pleased with how they looked. It was such a perfect experience! All of my expectations were exceeded. I would highly highly recommend using Modern Bridal Studio! Read less
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lauren
Wedding:
6/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Carolyn was wonderful on my wedding day. She did exactly what I asked for and was also happy to make suggestions. Because of her I felt like a million bucks and so confident ! So did my mom and sister. So happy I went with modern bridal studio! Carolyn was also so pleasant and very timely!!!
Carolyn was wonderful on my wedding day. She did exactly what I asked for and was also happy to make suggestions. Because Read more...
Carolyn was wonderful on my wedding day. She did exactly what I asked for and was also happy to make suggestions. Because of her I felt like a million bucks and so confident ! So did my mom and sister. So happy I went with modern bridal studio! Carolyn was also so pleasant and very timely!!! Read less
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Marcie
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Carolyn was great to work with! I loved that even though I didn't have a large bridal party, she still came to my hotel and stayed until my hair & makeup were perfect!
Carolyn was great to work with! I loved that even though I didn't have a large bridal party, she still came to my hotel Read more...
Carolyn was great to work with! I loved that even though I didn't have a large bridal party, she still came to my hotel and stayed until my hair & makeup were perfect! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Carolyn was wonderful to work with! She was incredibly professional, responsive and flexible. She clearly understands current trends and styles and was able to execute the exact hairstyle I was looking for! I could not have been happier with the way the entire bridal party looked! We were thrilled with the experience we had with Modern Bridal Studio. I would highly recommend their services to anyone!
Carolyn was wonderful to work with! She was incredibly professional, responsive and flexible. She clearly understands Read more...
Carolyn was wonderful to work with! She was incredibly professional, responsive and flexible. She clearly understands current trends and styles and was able to execute the exact hairstyle I was looking for! I could not have been happier with the way the entire bridal party looked! We were thrilled with the experience we had with Modern Bridal Studio. I would highly recommend their services to anyone! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Carolyn did my make up/hair and my mother's make up for my wedding in April and she did a fabulous job. My mother loved her make up and we both looked great in the wedding pictures. After the make up & hair test, I made last minute changes and she was able to accomodate my requests despite short notice. Carolyn was friendly and professional and I highly recommend her.
Carolyn did my make up/hair and my mother's make up for my wedding in April and she did a fabulous job. My mother loved Read more...
Carolyn did my make up/hair and my mother's make up for my wedding in April and she did a fabulous job. My mother loved her make up and we both looked great in the wedding pictures. After the make up & hair test, I made last minute changes and she was able to accomodate my requests despite short notice. Carolyn was friendly and professional and I highly recommend her. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Carolyn was very professional. She not only did my hair and make up but my family's as well. She was very patient with my older relatives and worked on their hair until they were satisfied.
My friends and guests complimented me on how beautiful I looked- thank you Carolyn!!!
Carolyn was very professional. She not only did my hair and make up but my family's as well. She was very patient with my Read more...
Carolyn was very professional. She not only did my hair and make up but my family's as well. She was very patient with my older relatives and worked on their hair until they were satisfied.
My friends and guests complimented me on how beautiful I looked- thank you Carolyn!!! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
12/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Carolyn was so great to work with. I added additional people the day before and she didn't mind at all. She was very nice and fun to work with. Would definitely recommend her for any event especially a wedding!!
Carolyn was so great to work with. I added additional people the day before and she didn't mind at all. She was very nice Read more...
Carolyn was so great to work with. I added additional people the day before and she didn't mind at all. She was very nice and fun to work with. Would definitely recommend her for any event especially a wedding!! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you Courtney! It was my pleasure. You looked amazing.
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Meera
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Carolyn is fantastic! She did my hair and makeup for my wedding reception as well as my mom's hair. Carolyn was a pleasure to work with from the time of my trial about 6 months ago. She was very flexible and took all of my opinions and requests into consideration. I wanted a very natural look, but still something that would stand out...and she made me look beautiful! My hair was gorgeous and got numerous compliments. She was extremely flexible and responsive in the months leading up to the wedding. Carolyn was so patient and sweet (especially when we were delayed in getting our makeup/hair done)...we all really appreciated her work and attitude!
Carolyn is fantastic! She did my hair and makeup for my wedding reception as well as my mom's hair. Carolyn was a pleasure Read more...
Carolyn is fantastic! She did my hair and makeup for my wedding reception as well as my mom's hair. Carolyn was a pleasure to work with from the time of my trial about 6 months ago. She was very flexible and took all of my opinions and requests into consideration. I wanted a very natural look, but still something that would stand out...and she made me look beautiful! My hair was gorgeous and got numerous compliments. She was extremely flexible and responsive in the months leading up to the wedding. Carolyn was so patient and sweet (especially when we were delayed in getting our makeup/hair done)...we all really appreciated her work and attitude! Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you Meera. You are very sweet. I loved the photos I received from your wedding and added some to my site. You looked so beautiful. Congratulations!
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Alison
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I LOVE Carolyn! She is the sweetest, calmest, most talented hair and makeup artist! On my wedding day, she made my mom, sister-in-law, and mother-in-law all feel so beautiful (and these are women who are skeptical of getting "fancy"). She listened to each of them, executing exactly the look they were hoping for. In the end, they all looked so beautiful -- and you could tell they FELT beautiful too!

And then there was my own hair and makeup... it was flawless. Carolyn did my makeup and hair to perfection. She adjusted every tiny little thing I pointed out and noticed little things I never would have picked up myself. She tested the makeup by taking a few photos to make sure everything looked good on film -- and then adjusted accordingly (what a thoughtful touch!). AND, knowing what a crazy person I am about my eyebrows, she spent a solid 15 minutes making them EXACTLY what I wanted. In short, she's the best. You can't go wrong! Thank you, Carolyn, from the bottom of my heart!
I LOVE Carolyn! She is the sweetest, calmest, most talented hair and makeup artist! On my wedding day, she made my mom, Read more...
I LOVE Carolyn! She is the sweetest, calmest, most talented hair and makeup artist! On my wedding day, she made my mom, sister-in-law, and mother-in-law all feel so beautiful (and these are women who are skeptical of getting "fancy"). She listened to each of them, executing exactly the look they were hoping for. In the end, they all looked so beautiful -- and you could tell they FELT beautiful too!

And then there was my own hair and makeup... it was flawless. Carolyn did my makeup and hair to perfection. She adjusted every tiny little thing I pointed out and noticed little things I never would have picked up myself. She tested the makeup by taking a few photos to make sure everything looked good on film -- and then adjusted accordingly (what a thoughtful touch!). AND, knowing what a crazy person I am about my eyebrows, she spent a solid 15 minutes making them EXACTLY what I wanted. In short, she's the best. You can't go wrong! Thank you, Carolyn, from the bottom of my heart! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you Allison! It is always so nice to see you. I loved the look we did for your wedding. You and your family were so fun. I wish you all the best.
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Christie
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Carolyn is fantastic! This past weekend was my brothers Wedding where she did the hair and makeup for my mother, myslef, my SIL and my 2 aunts. She is a consumate professional, timely and extremely talented. A true artist! This was the second time I have used Carolyn's services and it will not be the last. I would absolutley recomend her to anyone for their Wedding.
Carolyn is fantastic! This past weekend was my brothers Wedding where she did the hair and makeup for my mother, myslef, Read more...
Carolyn is fantastic! This past weekend was my brothers Wedding where she did the hair and makeup for my mother, myslef, my SIL and my 2 aunts. She is a consumate professional, timely and extremely talented. A true artist! This was the second time I have used Carolyn's services and it will not be the last. I would absolutley recomend her to anyone for their Wedding. Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the review. It was my pleasure to do the hair and makeup for both weddings (Brother Sept/Best Friend Oct) recently. You and your family looked stunning.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Carolyn was great! My hair is particularly difficult to deal with as it is recovering from several years of chemical straightening. She did a wonderful job with both my hair and makeup and understood exactly what I envisioned (better, even). She is very relaxed and down to earth, so she's the perfect person to be around right before your wedding. She also cut and styled my fiance's hair and I've never seen him look so handsome! Would definitely recommend Modern Bridal Studio!
Carolyn was great! My hair is particularly difficult to deal with as it is recovering from several years of chemical Read more...
Carolyn was great! My hair is particularly difficult to deal with as it is recovering from several years of chemical straightening. She did a wonderful job with both my hair and makeup and understood exactly what I envisioned (better, even). She is very relaxed and down to earth, so she's the perfect person to be around right before your wedding. She also cut and styled my fiance's hair and I've never seen him look so handsome! Would definitely recommend Modern Bridal Studio! Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the review. You looked so lovely with the soft curls and natural makeup. I wish you the best. :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Really happy Carolyn did my wedding hair and makeup. Loved it and my makeup lasted all night, even though it was really, really hot.
Really happy Carolyn did my wedding hair and makeup. Loved it and my makeup lasted all night, even though it was really, Read more...
Really happy Carolyn did my wedding hair and makeup. Loved it and my makeup lasted all night, even though it was really, really hot. Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the review. I'm glad you liked the airbrush for your July Wedding. It was our pleasure to take care of the hair and makeup for your bridal party as well.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Carolyn Berry is a wonder woman! She did my hair and makeup for my wedding, and made me feel so confident and at ease before walking down the aisle. For someone who doesn’t wear a lot of makeup, I was hesitant about hiring someone for the big day, but Carolyn really listened to me and made me look amazing without feeling like I had a ton of foundation on. When I looked in the mirror, I was happy to still see me, and not another person. In addition to the great makeup, Carolyn made my hair look SO good the day of my wedding. I must have had 50 bobby pins in my hair, and I didn’t feel a single one all night. I’m already thinking about the next event I can hire her for. Ladies—check her out!
Carolyn Berry is a wonder woman! She did my hair and makeup for my wedding, and made me feel so confident and at ease Read more...
Carolyn Berry is a wonder woman! She did my hair and makeup for my wedding, and made me feel so confident and at ease before walking down the aisle. For someone who doesn’t wear a lot of makeup, I was hesitant about hiring someone for the big day, but Carolyn really listened to me and made me look amazing without feeling like I had a ton of foundation on. When I looked in the mirror, I was happy to still see me, and not another person. In addition to the great makeup, Carolyn made my hair look SO good the day of my wedding. I must have had 50 bobby pins in my hair, and I didn’t feel a single one all night. I’m already thinking about the next event I can hire her for. Ladies—check her out! Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review. It was my pleasure!
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farrah.keller
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Carolyn and her team! Carolyn was so nice and easy to be around. My 3 bridesmaids, flower girl, and I all got our hair and make up done and all of us turned out beautiful! They got it all done in a timely manner flawlessly. I would recommend Modern Bridal Studio for any Bride!
I cannot say enough good things about Carolyn and her team! Carolyn was so nice and easy to be around. My 3 bridesmaids, Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Carolyn and her team! Carolyn was so nice and easy to be around. My 3 bridesmaids, flower girl, and I all got our hair and make up done and all of us turned out beautiful! They got it all done in a timely manner flawlessly. I would recommend Modern Bridal Studio for any Bride! Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you Farrah! You looked so beautiful. The castle wedding was an amazing theme.
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Jess R.
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Carolyn did a wonderful job on my hair and make up on my wedding day in April. I knew she would do a great job so I was very relaxed and calm during the day. She was very friendly and easy to work with and other members of my wedding party who also decided to get their hair and make up done loved the way they looked. I would highly reccomend Modern Bridal Studio to any bride.
Carolyn did a wonderful job on my hair and make up on my wedding day in April. I knew she would do a great job so I was Read more...
Carolyn did a wonderful job on my hair and make up on my wedding day in April. I knew she would do a great job so I was very relaxed and calm during the day. She was very friendly and easy to work with and other members of my wedding party who also decided to get their hair and make up done loved the way they looked. I would highly reccomend Modern Bridal Studio to any bride. Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review. The soft curls and natural makeup looked beautiful.
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Amy
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about how great Carolyn was to work with! She was very responsive to my inquiries and was super flexible with scheduling a full hair and make-up trial in a matter of days. As an anxious bride who wanted everything to be perfect, I needed someone like Carolyn with a calm demeanor to help me feel at ease on my big day and she was just that. Not only does she do beatiful work but she is quick too! I had her do 7 hair-dos with 3 of the women getting make-up done as well and she did it all with ease and all of my bridesmaids looked stunning! I guess my best advice to a bride about Modern Bridal Studio is BOOK CAROLYN NOW!!
I cannot say enough about how great Carolyn was to work with! She was very responsive to my inquiries and was super Read more...
I cannot say enough about how great Carolyn was to work with! She was very responsive to my inquiries and was super flexible with scheduling a full hair and make-up trial in a matter of days. As an anxious bride who wanted everything to be perfect, I needed someone like Carolyn with a calm demeanor to help me feel at ease on my big day and she was just that. Not only does she do beatiful work but she is quick too! I had her do 7 hair-dos with 3 of the women getting make-up done as well and she did it all with ease and all of my bridesmaids looked stunning! I guess my best advice to a bride about Modern Bridal Studio is BOOK CAROLYN NOW!! Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the review Amy! I also appreciate the referrals that you have sent to me. You were so classic and stunning on your wedding day.
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/5/2014
4.9/5.0
Modern Bridal Studio was a great choice for my wedding hair and makeup! Carolyn was a great contact leading up to the big day. Paulina came to my apartment for a trial and did a fabulous job. She listened to what I asked for, and fixed it when it wasn't 100% right. Then on the big day, she and Rachelle showed up early, and did a fabulous job getting my whole bridal party all glamorous. They made my already beautiful bridesmaids look even more stunning. Every single person loved their hair and makeup, and they were flexible on adding/changing services once we were there. But most of all, my hair and makeup were perfect. They made me look like a model, and I received the most amazing compliments all day/night long. My hair was even put together so well, that it lasted the entire day after the wedding while I was swimming and splashing in the river. These girls were well worth the money and I would highly recommend them!
Modern Bridal Studio was a great choice for my wedding hair and makeup! Carolyn was a great contact leading up to the big Read more...
Modern Bridal Studio was a great choice for my wedding hair and makeup! Carolyn was a great contact leading up to the big day. Paulina came to my apartment for a trial and did a fabulous job. She listened to what I asked for, and fixed it when it wasn't 100% right. Then on the big day, she and Rachelle showed up early, and did a fabulous job getting my whole bridal party all glamorous. They made my already beautiful bridesmaids look even more stunning. Every single person loved their hair and makeup, and they were flexible on adding/changing services once we were there. But most of all, my hair and makeup were perfect. They made me look like a model, and I received the most amazing compliments all day/night long. My hair was even put together so well, that it lasted the entire day after the wedding while I was swimming and splashing in the river. These girls were well worth the money and I would highly recommend them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Carolyn was awesome. My pics came back just how I wished they would. Also, Carolyn is easy to talk to and be around, which is always nice. I hadn't done much comparison shopping so I don't know for sure if this could have been done for less $$, but at the end of the day I'm glad I spent what I did, it was worth it. The day goes by so fast, and pics are all you have to hold on to.
Carolyn was awesome. My pics came back just how I wished they would. Also, Carolyn is easy to talk to and be around, which Read more...
Carolyn was awesome. My pics came back just how I wished they would. Also, Carolyn is easy to talk to and be around, which is always nice. I hadn't done much comparison shopping so I don't know for sure if this could have been done for less $$, but at the end of the day I'm glad I spent what I did, it was worth it. The day goes by so fast, and pics are all you have to hold on to. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/23/2012
4.9/5.0
I waited until the last minute to book my hair and make-up. I was so grateful to find someone with the flexibility to accommodate me. I looked and felt beautiful and would definitely recommend.
I waited until the last minute to book my hair and make-up. I was so grateful to find someone with the flexibility to Read more...
I waited until the last minute to book my hair and make-up. I was so grateful to find someone with the flexibility to accommodate me. I looked and felt beautiful and would definitely recommend. Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the review. It was my pleasure to do your hair and makeup for your wedding. I loved the red lips and soft curls. Congratulations. :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Carolyn at Modern Bridal Studio did my hair and makeup for my wedding, as well as that of my mother and bridesmaids. I really loved how I looked and felt beautiful all evening (the makeup and hair looked great in the photos too). Both the hair and makeup held up and looked fresh, even after being outside in the summer heat/humidity and after dancing for hours. She was professional, friendly, and very very talented. I definitely recommend her!
Carolyn at Modern Bridal Studio did my hair and makeup for my wedding, as well as that of my mother and bridesmaids. I Read more...
Carolyn at Modern Bridal Studio did my hair and makeup for my wedding, as well as that of my mother and bridesmaids. I really loved how I looked and felt beautiful all evening (the makeup and hair looked great in the photos too). Both the hair and makeup held up and looked fresh, even after being outside in the summer heat/humidity and after dancing for hours. She was professional, friendly, and very very talented. I definitely recommend her! Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you Kayleigh. I loved the pictures from your wedding. I have added some to my site. You were such a beautiful bride.
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Bethany
Wedding:
5/26/2012
4.9/5.0
Carolyn ROCKS. She did my hair and makeup as well as the MOB and MOH's hair and makeup, too. I know that I am writing this review a little late but I can attest to the following facts:

1) Carolyn is a sweet, calming person who is wonderful to be around on a potentially very stressful morning! Considering that you (and your bridesmaids, and your mother, etc.) will spend the first part of your wedding day with your makeup artist, you want that person to be kind. She is fabulous, and not overbearing like some makeup/hair artists can be!

2) Your makeup will look flawless, and more importantly, IT WILL LAST. I looked the best I have ever looked. Carolyn is a total professional. My makeup stayed on for 14 hours, without a single touch up, and even by the very end I looked as fresh as if I had just stepped out of the chair. It was 95 degrees out with 100% humidity in Virginia and there were plenty of tears and then two hours of non-stop dancing, so it wasn't like there wasn't opportunity for the makeup to fail. My mother and sister, who both got their makeup done, also looked fantastic!

3) Carolyn also crafted a gorgeous and completely unique hair style for me that I LOVED.

4) She will listen to you while still guiding you in the process. I didn't like the lip color she initially chose for me, and when I told her so, she chose something different. The second color she chose was not one I would have initially picked out, but it looked amazing after application. I got compliments all day on it too (which, considering all the beautiful things you are wearing on your wedding day, is a pretty specific thing to get compliments on!).

5) Carolyn is worth every penny. Let's be honest, it's your wedding day, and you want to look the most beautiful you have ever looked in your life. Why why why would you skimp on the cost of a professional makeup artist and have your friend do it for you, only to have it melt off before the ceremony starts? Carolyn is worth it!
Carolyn ROCKS. She did my hair and makeup as well as the MOB and MOH's hair and makeup, too. I know that I am writing this Read more...
Carolyn ROCKS. She did my hair and makeup as well as the MOB and MOH's hair and makeup, too. I know that I am writing this review a little late but I can attest to the following facts:

1) Carolyn is a sweet, calming person who is wonderful to be around on a potentially very stressful morning! Considering that you (and your bridesmaids, and your mother, etc.) will spend the first part of your wedding day with your makeup artist, you want that person to be kind. She is fabulous, and not overbearing like some makeup/hair artists can be!

2) Your makeup will look flawless, and more importantly, IT WILL LAST. I looked the best I have ever looked. Carolyn is a total professional. My makeup stayed on for 14 hours, without a single touch up, and even by the very end I looked as fresh as if I had just stepped out of the chair. It was 95 degrees out with 100% humidity in Virginia and there were plenty of tears and then two hours of non-stop dancing, so it wasn't like there wasn't opportunity for the makeup to fail. My mother and sister, who both got their makeup done, also looked fantastic!

3) Carolyn also crafted a gorgeous and completely unique hair style for me that I LOVED.

4) She will listen to you while still guiding you in the process. I didn't like the lip color she initially chose for me, and when I told her so, she chose something different. The second color she chose was not one I would have initially picked out, but it looked amazing after application. I got compliments all day on it too (which, considering all the beautiful things you are wearing on your wedding day, is a pretty specific thing to get compliments on!).

5) Carolyn is worth every penny. Let's be honest, it's your wedding day, and you want to look the most beautiful you have ever looked in your life. Why why why would you skimp on the cost of a professional makeup artist and have your friend do it for you, only to have it melt off before the ceremony starts? Carolyn is worth it! Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.8/5.0
I chose Modern Bridal Studio to be the hair and make up vendor for my wedding in Alexandria, VA. I had Carolyn, the owner of the company, do my hair and make up. I had 7 other ladies scheduled for hair and make up, and there were separate artists that came to take care of their services so that Carolyn's attention was focused on me. I paid for all of the services in advance, but I had many friends visit my hotel room while we were getting ready. Two of my friends loved how great everyone looked and wished that they had scheduled appointments. When Carolyn was finished with my hair and make up, she offered to do my friends as well even though they weren't scheduled! She had the capability for them to pay on credit right there. Everyone came out gorgeous!

Throughout the trial process, Carolyn was great about offering suggestions and trying to recreate exactly what I was looking for. I had several trials because I wanted to try different looks and she was very patient and tried multiple looks at each trial. She took pictures of each from all different angles and sent them to me so that I could look them over at home and decide which look was the best. On the day of my wedding, my hair came out amazing and I got a ton of compliments on it. My make up was flawless and stayed on all day and night.

I would highly recommend Carolyn based on her demeanor, her ability to be a creative partner in the process, her professionalism, and her hair & make up abilities.
I chose Modern Bridal Studio to be the hair and make up vendor for my wedding in Alexandria, VA. I had Carolyn, the owner Read more...
I chose Modern Bridal Studio to be the hair and make up vendor for my wedding in Alexandria, VA. I had Carolyn, the owner of the company, do my hair and make up. I had 7 other ladies scheduled for hair and make up, and there were separate artists that came to take care of their services so that Carolyn's attention was focused on me. I paid for all of the services in advance, but I had many friends visit my hotel room while we were getting ready. Two of my friends loved how great everyone looked and wished that they had scheduled appointments. When Carolyn was finished with my hair and make up, she offered to do my friends as well even though they weren't scheduled! She had the capability for them to pay on credit right there. Everyone came out gorgeous!

Throughout the trial process, Carolyn was great about offering suggestions and trying to recreate exactly what I was looking for. I had several trials because I wanted to try different looks and she was very patient and tried multiple looks at each trial. She took pictures of each from all different angles and sent them to me so that I could look them over at home and decide which look was the best. On the day of my wedding, my hair came out amazing and I got a ton of compliments on it. My make up was flawless and stayed on all day and night.

I would highly recommend Carolyn based on her demeanor, her ability to be a creative partner in the process, her professionalism, and her hair & make up abilities. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Modern Bridal Studio was wonderful for onsite hair and makeup. They were easy to work with, were very efficient and did an excellent job with the bridesmaids' hair and my hair and makeup. I couldn't have been happier with the way my hair and makeup turned out. The stylist easily kept to the schedule we created, which allowed us plenty of time to get ready and relax a bit before heading to the ceremony. I don't think the hair/makeup portion my wedding day could have gone better.
Modern Bridal Studio was wonderful for onsite hair and makeup. They were easy to work with, were very efficient and did an Read more...
Modern Bridal Studio was wonderful for onsite hair and makeup. They were easy to work with, were very efficient and did an excellent job with the bridesmaids' hair and my hair and makeup. I couldn't have been happier with the way my hair and makeup turned out. The stylist easily kept to the schedule we created, which allowed us plenty of time to get ready and relax a bit before heading to the ceremony. I don't think the hair/makeup portion my wedding day could have gone better. Read less
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Layne
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.8/5.0
Carolyn did a fabulous job with both my hair and makeup. I had an idea of the vibe I was going for (and a few pictures that went along with that) but I wasn't entirely sure how I wanted everything to look. She talked through everything with me and ended up styling my hair in the perfect way, even without that much direction from me. Her prices were high, but were fair in the DC market. Also, she offered a small discount for paying for myself & the BMs in one payment (and I had the BMs just pay me directly).
Carolyn did a fabulous job with both my hair and makeup. I had an idea of the vibe I was going for (and a few pictures Read more...
Carolyn did a fabulous job with both my hair and makeup. I had an idea of the vibe I was going for (and a few pictures that went along with that) but I wasn't entirely sure how I wanted everything to look. She talked through everything with me and ended up styling my hair in the perfect way, even without that much direction from me. Her prices were high, but were fair in the DC market. Also, she offered a small discount for paying for myself & the BMs in one payment (and I had the BMs just pay me directly). Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

It was a pleasure doing the hair and makeup for your wedding. Thank you for choosing us!
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Melanie
Wedding:
9/15/2012
4.8/5.0
Carolyn did a great job. I had my hair and make-up done for my wedding, and felt absolutely beautiful. I felt like she really listened to what I wanted. She also did my Mom's hair and did my sister's make-up. We all received so many compliments throughtout the night and felt amazing. I would recommend her to future brides, or women in need of beauty services for other events.
Carolyn did a great job. I had my hair and make-up done for my wedding, and felt absolutely beautiful. I felt like she Read more...
Carolyn did a great job. I had my hair and make-up done for my wedding, and felt absolutely beautiful. I felt like she really listened to what I wanted. She also did my Mom's hair and did my sister's make-up. We all received so many compliments throughtout the night and felt amazing. I would recommend her to future brides, or women in need of beauty services for other events. Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you Melanie. It was my pleasure! Congratulations
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Allie
Wedding:
7/14/2012
4.8/5.0
Carolyn and her assistant are true professionals. They were on time and managed to style the hair of many women in my bridal party in a short amount of time. They did a different style for each bridesmaid--and they all looked fantastic and complimented each individual's hair well! I really loved my hair and make-up too. I still felt like "me" with the way she did my make-up. They also were just really friendly and calm--a wonderful thing for your wedding day :)

I would definitely recommend Modern Bridal Studio to others!
Carolyn and her assistant are true professionals. They were on time and managed to style the hair of many women in my Read more...
Carolyn and her assistant are true professionals. They were on time and managed to style the hair of many women in my bridal party in a short amount of time. They did a different style for each bridesmaid--and they all looked fantastic and complimented each individual's hair well! I really loved my hair and make-up too. I still felt like "me" with the way she did my make-up. They also were just really friendly and calm--a wonderful thing for your wedding day :)

I would definitely recommend Modern Bridal Studio to others! Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you Allie! Congratulations!
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Andrea
Wedding:
6/16/2007
4.8/5.0
I absolutely loved my wedding make-up. I felt like a princess, it could not have been more perfect.
I absolutely loved my wedding make-up. I felt like a princess, it could not have been more perfect.
I absolutely loved my wedding make-up. I felt like a princess, it could not have been more perfect. Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you Andrea! Congratulations. :)
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Julie
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.7/5.0
I had a great experience with Modern Bridal. They were able to fit me in for a trial and were able to accommodate my wedding date even though I waited until about a month before our wedding! Paulina did my hair and makeup and I LOVED her. She was super sweet, professional, on time, and patient with me :). She also did a fantastic job on my hair and my makeup and I loved how I looked! Carolyn was great as well and helped coordinate everything. I also appreciated how flexible they were with my wedding day schedule! The only negative thing was that the assistant who worked on my bridesmaids' hair was an hour late to our hotel the day of the wedding. It set us back and we were behind schedule as a result. After I let Carolyn know about this, she offered me a complimentary facial at her spa and I am taking her up on her offer! Aside from the assistant being late, the overall experience was a great one and I would definitely recommend Modern Bridal :)
I had a great experience with Modern Bridal. They were able to fit me in for a trial and were able to accommodate my Read more...
I had a great experience with Modern Bridal. They were able to fit me in for a trial and were able to accommodate my wedding date even though I waited until about a month before our wedding! Paulina did my hair and makeup and I LOVED her. She was super sweet, professional, on time, and patient with me :). She also did a fantastic job on my hair and my makeup and I loved how I looked! Carolyn was great as well and helped coordinate everything. I also appreciated how flexible they were with my wedding day schedule! The only negative thing was that the assistant who worked on my bridesmaids' hair was an hour late to our hotel the day of the wedding. It set us back and we were behind schedule as a result. After I let Carolyn know about this, she offered me a complimentary facial at her spa and I am taking her up on her offer! Aside from the assistant being late, the overall experience was a great one and I would definitely recommend Modern Bridal :) Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.7/5.0
Carolyn is absolutely wonderful. She did an amazing job on both my hair and makeup. We did a trial a few months before the wedding and she was so flexible and willing to make any changes I requested both then and the day of. Some of the price of the trial went towards the overall price of her services for the day of, which was a plus. She also did my mom and sister's hair and makeup, and both looked beautiful.

I struggled a little with finding someone as I have darker skin and most artists I found seemed to not show any variety of skin tones on their websites in their sample work. Carolyn did show some variety, and she very quickly picked the perfect shades for my skin tone. Her prices are very reasonable - no higher really than any other quotes I received, and the quality was great. Definitely recommend.
Carolyn is absolutely wonderful. She did an amazing job on both my hair and makeup. We did a trial a few months before the Read more...
Carolyn is absolutely wonderful. She did an amazing job on both my hair and makeup. We did a trial a few months before the wedding and she was so flexible and willing to make any changes I requested both then and the day of. Some of the price of the trial went towards the overall price of her services for the day of, which was a plus. She also did my mom and sister's hair and makeup, and both looked beautiful.

I struggled a little with finding someone as I have darker skin and most artists I found seemed to not show any variety of skin tones on their websites in their sample work. Carolyn did show some variety, and she very quickly picked the perfect shades for my skin tone. Her prices are very reasonable - no higher really than any other quotes I received, and the quality was great. Definitely recommend. Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
6/15/2014
4.6/5.0
Carolyn was incredible and wonderful to work with. She did my hair and makeup and all of my bridesmaid's and mother's makeup. One of her associates did my bridesmaids' hair. She was able to do exactly what I wanted for my hair and makeup with relatively little guidance. The results were beautiful and looked great in pictures. She made everything easy on me and it was a very relaxing wedding morning. Thanks Carolyn!
Carolyn was incredible and wonderful to work with. She did my hair and makeup and all of my bridesmaid's and mother's Read more...
Carolyn was incredible and wonderful to work with. She did my hair and makeup and all of my bridesmaid's and mother's makeup. One of her associates did my bridesmaids' hair. She was able to do exactly what I wanted for my hair and makeup with relatively little guidance. The results were beautiful and looked great in pictures. She made everything easy on me and it was a very relaxing wedding morning. Thanks Carolyn! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
10/19/2013
4.6/5.0
Working with Carolyn was great. Her quality of work for my mom and I (hair and makeup) was wonderful. The photos ended up amazing and her airbrush is second to NONE! (seriously... it's some magic formula she invented.)

Make sure you come to her with ideas of what you want though, and don't be afraid to push for it... as she's got a lot of experience and may push for something that's popular with others, but may not fit your personality.

overall though... so glad we went with her
Working with Carolyn was great. Her quality of work for my mom and I (hair and makeup) was wonderful. The photos ended up Read more...
Working with Carolyn was great. Her quality of work for my mom and I (hair and makeup) was wonderful. The photos ended up amazing and her airbrush is second to NONE! (seriously... it's some magic formula she invented.)

Make sure you come to her with ideas of what you want though, and don't be afraid to push for it... as she's got a lot of experience and may push for something that's popular with others, but may not fit your personality.

overall though... so glad we went with her Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
12/8/2012
4.6/5.0
Carolyn Berry was wonderful to work with. My wedding preview was great and she came right on time on my wedding day. I got so many compliments on my make up. Very professional!
Carolyn Berry was wonderful to work with. My wedding preview was great and she came right on time on my wedding day. I got Read more...
Carolyn Berry was wonderful to work with. My wedding preview was great and she came right on time on my wedding day. I got so many compliments on my make up. Very professional! Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you Michelle. It was a pleasure to do your Makeup for your wedding. The smokey eyes looks amazing on you and I'm glad everyone liked it! Congratulations. :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
Carolyn and Paulina were wonderful to work with. Both listened to exactly what I wanted and made it happen. The only "problem" I had was my wedding hair was not the same as my trial! While my wedding hair turned out beautifully, I did prefer my trial hair. I can see how other brides could be surprised by a different look on their wedding day. Otherwise, it was a great experience!
Carolyn and Paulina were wonderful to work with. Both listened to exactly what I wanted and made it happen. The only Read more...
Carolyn and Paulina were wonderful to work with. Both listened to exactly what I wanted and made it happen. The only "problem" I had was my wedding hair was not the same as my trial! While my wedding hair turned out beautifully, I did prefer my trial hair. I can see how other brides could be surprised by a different look on their wedding day. Otherwise, it was a great experience! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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April
Wedding:
9/2/2012
4.5/5.0
Carolyn was fabulous! As soon as we met her during the trial, my mom and I knew that we wanted her to do our hair and make-up for my wedding. She is so sweet and calm and just a lot of fun! Everything turned out so beautifully, I was amazed at how great she made me look! Everything looked flawless in the photographs. Despite the rain, and the Virginia humidity, my hair and makeup were still going strong at the end of the night. Everyone who had their hair and make-up done (my mom, the groom's mom, and the bridesmaids) all loved how it came out. I would definitely highly recommend Carolyn!
Carolyn was fabulous! As soon as we met her during the trial, my mom and I knew that we wanted her to do our hair and Read more...
Carolyn was fabulous! As soon as we met her during the trial, my mom and I knew that we wanted her to do our hair and make-up for my wedding. She is so sweet and calm and just a lot of fun! Everything turned out so beautifully, I was amazed at how great she made me look! Everything looked flawless in the photographs. Despite the rain, and the Virginia humidity, my hair and makeup were still going strong at the end of the night. Everyone who had their hair and make-up done (my mom, the groom's mom, and the bridesmaids) all loved how it came out. I would definitely highly recommend Carolyn! Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

April, It was a pleasure to do the hair and makeup for your wedding. I loved the soft natural look that we choose and the awesome location where your wedding was held. Congratulations and Best Wishes.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
Carolyn did the hair and makeup for me and three others at my wedding. She did a great job with the hair and makeup, and I got a lot of compliments; however, she was not well-organized.

For example, although I contacted her the week before my wedding to confirm all the details, she texted me the night before asking questions. Additionally, she said she would bring an assistant, but did not. All the hair and makeup got done in time, but it felt very rushed and some women sat around for few hours waiting when they could have arrived later. Finally, she did not have the pictures from the trial session with her on the wedding day.

So, I think Carolyn is a talented hair and makeup artist and she's very nice, but I think she could be more professional and organized.
Carolyn did the hair and makeup for me and three others at my wedding. She did a great job with the hair and makeup, and I Read more...
Carolyn did the hair and makeup for me and three others at my wedding. She did a great job with the hair and makeup, and I got a lot of compliments; however, she was not well-organized.

For example, although I contacted her the week before my wedding to confirm all the details, she texted me the night before asking questions. Additionally, she said she would bring an assistant, but did not. All the hair and makeup got done in time, but it felt very rushed and some women sat around for few hours waiting when they could have arrived later. Finally, she did not have the pictures from the trial session with her on the wedding day.

So, I think Carolyn is a talented hair and makeup artist and she's very nice, but I think she could be more professional and organized. Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review. I appreciate your business and I loved doing your hair and makeup for your wedding. I did have the photo of the down curly style we did during the trial. I apologize it took me a few minutes to locate it. It was also great feedback that the night before isn't the best time to check in on hotel room info. Thank you again. You looked stunning on your day! :)
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.0/5.0
Modern Bridal Studio was very accomodating to my entire bridal party. We had several people who had last minute interest in getting their hair and makeup done, and they were able to fit everyone in. Everyone looked beautiful, and none of the bridal party felt rushed.

The quality of the product was wonderful! I don't know how many people told me that my hair and make up looked amazing. However, Modern Bridal needs to take more care in setting up too many appointments in one day. It's not fair to brides to have to stress about their vendors being late to their appointments especially after spending so much money!
Modern Bridal Studio was very accomodating to my entire bridal party. We had several people who had last minute interest Read more...
Modern Bridal Studio was very accomodating to my entire bridal party. We had several people who had last minute interest in getting their hair and makeup done, and they were able to fit everyone in. Everyone looked beautiful, and none of the bridal party felt rushed.

The quality of the product was wonderful! I don't know how many people told me that my hair and make up looked amazing. However, Modern Bridal needs to take more care in setting up too many appointments in one day. It's not fair to brides to have to stress about their vendors being late to their appointments especially after spending so much money! Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your business Ashley. I loved working with you and your family for your special day. The braided look we did was so beautiful. I apologize again for the traffic that I encounter on your wedding day when I few minutes late. I have added an additional travel buffer in for all future wedding. Thank you again! Best Wishes!
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Private User
Wedding:
1/18/2014
3.5/5.0
I had hair and make-up services by Modern Bridal Studio for myself (bride), my bridesmaids, my mother, and my mother-in-law. Carolyn Berry was a good artist herself, and delivered the end result exactly how I wanted. It took some hesitant re-doing in the process, but the end result was beautiful. However, I could not have been more displeased with the work of her assistant. I had five bridesmaids, my mother, and mother-in-law, and thus needed a second artist. 1. The bridesmaids hair looked nothing close to what they requested. Three of the girls had to have complete redo's of their hair and make-up because it looked, quite literally, terrible. The hair was so sloppy, and was falling out less than an hour after she finished working on the bridesmaid. 2. Carolyn seemed frustrated with having to redo some of my hair when it wasn't what I was asking for, and was frustrated with her assistant, which created the only stress to a very non-stressful and joyful morning. 3. In my e-mail exchanges (which were very prompt and informative), it was clear that I was paying for Airbrush make-up for the bridesmaids (as well as myself), however none of them received airbrush makeup. Because the hair and make-up kept having to be done over and the bridesmaids were generally displeased, there was not time/it was not worth me asking for the airbrush we had agreed upon. 4. The assistant was rushing to another event, which may have contributed to her sloppy work. I made the mistake of telling a friend of mine to use Modern Bridal Studio before I had my wedding. Very disappointed after a first trial, due to sloppy work. After a second trial, she was still not happy with the result and ended up using a different company for her wedding. In the end, the result was beautiful, but the process to get there was literally the only stress of my day. It was absolutely not worth the stress it caused, and I wish I had used a different vendor.
I had hair and make-up services by Modern Bridal Studio for myself (bride), my bridesmaids, my mother, and my Read more...
I had hair and make-up services by Modern Bridal Studio for myself (bride), my bridesmaids, my mother, and my mother-in-law. Carolyn Berry was a good artist herself, and delivered the end result exactly how I wanted. It took some hesitant re-doing in the process, but the end result was beautiful. However, I could not have been more displeased with the work of her assistant. I had five bridesmaids, my mother, and mother-in-law, and thus needed a second artist. 1. The bridesmaids hair looked nothing close to what they requested. Three of the girls had to have complete redo's of their hair and make-up because it looked, quite literally, terrible. The hair was so sloppy, and was falling out less than an hour after she finished working on the bridesmaid. 2. Carolyn seemed frustrated with having to redo some of my hair when it wasn't what I was asking for, and was frustrated with her assistant, which created the only stress to a very non-stressful and joyful morning. 3. In my e-mail exchanges (which were very prompt and informative), it was clear that I was paying for Airbrush make-up for the bridesmaids (as well as myself), however none of them received airbrush makeup. Because the hair and make-up kept having to be done over and the bridesmaids were generally displeased, there was not time/it was not worth me asking for the airbrush we had agreed upon. 4. The assistant was rushing to another event, which may have contributed to her sloppy work. I made the mistake of telling a friend of mine to use Modern Bridal Studio before I had my wedding. Very disappointed after a first trial, due to sloppy work. After a second trial, she was still not happy with the result and ended up using a different company for her wedding. In the end, the result was beautiful, but the process to get there was literally the only stress of my day. It was absolutely not worth the stress it caused, and I wish I had used a different vendor. Read less
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Modern Bridal Studio responded with the following comments:

We are thankful for each client and appreciate the experience.

This wedding proved to be a more challenging one than others. We recommend if you are hoping for a very specific look than please bring photos as it will help the consultation process go smoother. We happily accommodated all of the changes to the hair. Airbrush was not discussed and was not a part of the contract. I do apologize for the miscommunication. The Artists all carry airbrush and would be happy to add on the service. Before both artists left flyways were touched up as this happens from time to time when all of the bridesmaids are wearing robes with heavy collars. The bride seemed very happy the entire time and the mom seemed stressed and upset. We did our best to accommodate their requests.

We were very pleased to see how beautiful the photos came out and even have them showcased on the website. They also received attention from several bridal blogs. We are also very thankful for the referral and do apologize that your friend was not happy either. The Artist did suggest alternative styles that may be better suited for her short hair.

Modern Bridal Studio is very passionate about client satisfaction and we will also be happy to adjust the styles to make you feel your best. There is also additional padding time typically built into the day to accommodate. Thank you for your business and best wishes to you.

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