Capitol Vendor Spotlight: Jewel Hair Design

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  • February 17, 2011

Googling “Wedding Hair Stylist Washington, DC” is not the way to find a good, affordable hair stylist for your wedding.

Attention DC Metro Area Brides looking for an outstanding Wedding Hair Stylist that is friendly, fabulous, affordable, and above all – insanely talented.  I present to you Julie of Jewel Hair Design.

I had the unfortunate experience of having NO idea where to go for a wedding hair stylist for myself, mom, sisters, and bridesmaids. Google was getting me no-where and most stylists I found were just too expensive for my budget or were associated with salons, so they wouldn’t come to my condo. By SOME stroke of genius, I found myself upon Julie’s website and shortly after emailing with her, I knew that I had gotten seriously lucky.

Julie was an absolute pleasure to work with. She portrays excellent communication and customer service, but as I have already said, what make’s Julie such a find is her talent. I am rather finnicky when it comes to my hair and I knew some of my bridesmaids are too – but EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. of us were thrilled with how our hair came out. I have never felt so beautiful in my life and Julie didn’t stop until each one of us was 100% satisfied with our hair. In one morning Julie made 5 bridesmaids, my mom, and I the happiest ladies in the world.

Ok, I am going to stop raving about Julie now and let everyone meet her/see some of her work! If you want more opinions, check out her weddingwire reviews here.

Capitol Romance (CR): How did you get into the Hair Styling business?

Julie: I have loved to do hair since I was very young.   When I was 12 I started doing updo’s and playing around with my friend’s hair, and as the years went by I would do updo’s for homecomings and proms. My senior year in high school I started studying at Chantilly Cosmetology Academy.  I graduated from my class two years later with perfect grades and the “most outstanding student” award.  The year after I graduated I started my own business called Jewel Hair Design.   I specialize in updo’s and finishing work for special occasions and commercial work. My business has been open for almost 2 years now and is flourishing.  We just received The Brides Choice Award 2010 from Wedding Wire!

CR: What is your favorite thing about doing wedding party hair?

Julie: My favorite thing about doing wedding party hair would have to be being able to take part in such a special occasion.   It’s an honor to be chosen to do a brides hair for her wedding and her bridal party member’s hair.   It’s the one day that she needs to look and feel more beautiful than she ever has. I also love to see what styles each bride chooses.  It gives me an opportunity to try new things and to cater to each person, and I never duplicate the same updo.


CR: How do you stay on top of current and upcoming wedding hair trends?

Julie: I stay on top of the most current trends by attending classes when they are available. Also by reading forums that brides write to see what they are looking for. Other ways I also stay on top of things are by watching professional videos and checking out Bride magazines.

CR: Your top 3 must have product hair products?

Julie: My top three must have hair products would have to be my styling irons and flat irons from Bio Ionic, my hair sprays from Kenra, and my teasing and smoothing brush with a rat tail end that make clean parts in the hair.

CR: What can bride’s expect when booking you as their stylist?

Julie: Brides can expect me to be many things some of which include being friendly, punctual, and professional.  They can expect me to listen to their individual needs and also give them some great advice to lead them in the right direction as far as their hair style.

CR: On Capitol Romance we try and focus on nontraditional and unconventional couples – what does that mean for you as a wedding vendor?

Julie: This means to me as a wedding hair stylist that I will have the opportunity to work with brides who might possibly want something completely different with their hair.  I am up for whatever challenge you bring my way.   I love unconventional weddings because they are a breath of fresh air, and I may get to bring out my artsy side and try something new.

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