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 Hair by Giselle Specializing in hair for weddings / special events / hair extensions (temp/perm)!

 

 

Congratulations! We are excited to announce that Elegant Hair by Giselle has been chosen to receive the Bride's Choice Award(TM) 2011,-current.

 

This award recognizes the top 5 percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service and professionalism. * Washingtonian Bride & Groom Magazine 2001-2013  and " Voted as “Top vote getter” ~ 2005 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011/ 2012 / 2013~ for hair updos in the metropolitan area  Giselle specializes in hair updos/styles for weddings: (hair experience with Greek-Roman, Persian, Asian, Morrocan, Indian, and more). All  hair types (curly, extra long-my specialty) .... Any special events - weddings, black tie, prom/homecoming, charities, ballroom dancers, photoshoots, print matieral, etc) On location (destination weddings/events-my specialty) & In studio services Offering hair fillers, temp/perm extensions, hair accessories Nationally (DC, NY),  and Internationally (LONDON) trained. I come from a family of 15 hairdressers (uncles, an aunt, cousins and syblings). My father moved here from Morroco in the early 1960’s and began the hair industry that we all now love and embrasse. I have worked with celebrities, and many top wedding coordinators/catering managers in the wedding business. I truely have a passion for what I do and it would be my pleasure to be of service to you on your special day! Featured in: Washingtonian Magazine 2001-2013 Bride & Groom , Allure, Grace Ormond, Washington Weddings, Inside Weddings, I-Do, Premiere bride, Engaged, Bethesda, The Washington Post Dec 3, 2007/front page of the Metro section & in 2004, The Inaugural ball/Drive- by-Bow-Tie for Nordstrom, GMU Wedding Guide 2007 & lectures 2007/08, Washington Life, My Day, and more...   Vender list for the following hotels: The Willard Intercontinental, The Hay Adams, The Ritz DC & Tysons Corner, The Monaco, The St. Regis, The Mayflower, The Westin Embassy Row, The Mandarin Oriental hotel, The Fairmont, The Omni Shoreham, Four Seasons, The Kentlands Mansion and more. Licensed cosmetologist over 22 years Specialty hair exclusively 14 years Over 22 years experience in the wedding industry  

Leah
11/17/17
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
As a vendor in the wedding industry, I’m fortunate to know and be friends with the best in the business. So, I didn’t hesitate to call upon Giselle when planning my own wedding. She designed two different styles; one for the ceremony and another for the party the next night. Both were just gorgeous, but moreover, her beautiful spirit and gentle energy enhanced an experience that was part of the most marvelous weekend of my life.
Hair by Giselle responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much Leah! You were a pure delight. So full of love and warmth, I loved every minute ... It was my pleasure to be part of your special two days, you radiated and really looked beautiful! Please know that I’m just as lucky to work with such a talented and gifted artist as you are in this industry. I’m the lucky one here! Thank you again for your kind words, means a lot. Wishing you all my very best and please call on me anytime. ;)
Rebecca
11/10/17
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Giselle was the person I worked most with for my wedding. I have patches where there is far less hair from decades of trichotillomania and was really worried about it for the wedding. Giselle recommended extensions, which we tested a few months prior to the wedding so I could aclimate and it was great. It actually really helped with confidence overall which was an unexpected side effect. She was so flexible and worked with me. She truly cares about her clients. We did the 10 hour package the day of and it was worth it. We had a big lift in our dance so it was nice to have her there in case any hairs went astray. She even helped bustle my dress after the ceremony. She is incredible.
Cannon
10/14/17
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Giselle is a lovely professional hair stylist who was very responsive to my daughter and me in the preplanning and on the wedding day. She did a beautiful practice run for my daughter before the ceremony, and then on her wedding day put together the most beautiful updo with a braid, some twisting pieces, and a low bun. Just gorgeous! She gave me a blow out on the day of the wedding, and it turned out so cute! We both received many compliments. Giselle is the best!
Hair by Giselle responded with the following comments:
Thank you Cannon! What a fun day we had. You all looked beautiful. ;)). I really enjoyed styling the different hairdos for everyone and am so happy you all were pleased. Call on me anytime for any special event hair....Can’t wait to see the photos!
Jannen
9/30/17
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I cannot express how amazing it was to work with Giselle; I could go on and on and on! She was able to take my Pintrest ideas and develop an updo that exactly fit what I wanted. She is very detail oriented, and made sure everything about my hair was perfect for the day. She also did my 5 bridesmaid's hair as well as my mom's. This is the most sincere praise I can offer Giselle: she did my mom's hair in a style that made my mom happy. As long as I've been alive (33 years), my mom has always hated how other people did her hair. She is the only person that I know who comes home from the salon to re-do her hair! This is the first and only time my mom has ever been happy with her hair that was done by someone else. So, thank you, Giselle! She made my mom, my bridesmaids, and me all look and feel beautiful on my wedding day and I could not have been happier. Also, Giselle is so nice that it was such a pleasure to have her be around with us while we were getting ready. I highly, highly recommend Giselle to everyone.
Hair by Giselle responded with the following comments:
Hello Jannen, Your sweet words are so meaningful. I’m so happy you all were pleased and glad your mom was pleased too. I know that it’s not always easy to find the right style or the right detail inorder to have the look transpire... but we did it! Good communication and attention to detail is key. Carefully listening to my clients is essential to help transform a vision into an actual style that suits each person. And this comes from letting the client describe they’re likes and dislikes, and listening to them... I’m all about that! I hope to stay in touch for any event! Congratulations again!
Aleks
9/23/17
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I absolutely loved my wedding hair style that Giselle created! I wanted a complex updo with a twist in the front and sides, and a braid and tight pinned curls in the back and Giselle nailed it on the wedding day! There is this great picture where my mom and I see each other's hair for the first time and we are so thrilled! My mom said that she has never seen me look so beautiful as I did on my wedding day, and I received so many compliments on my hair. Giselle was very responsive, reliable, always early, very sweet, positive, and thoughtful throughout the whole process; getting ready with her on the day was a lot of fun! She was ahead of schedule on the wedding day, so when my bridesmaid changed her mind and wanted to get her hair done too, there was plenty of time for that. Giselle also did the hair of my mom, sister-in-law, and the two flower girls, and they all looked lovely. I had 2 hair trials prior to the wedding day, and decided to change course after the first trial and not use a hair insert because it made my hair too big and heavy in the back. With every trial we got closer to what I wanted. It was a very long wedding day and my hair style lasted perfectly from 9am until the after party ended at 3am. For the entire 18 hours, I did not even need to do a touch up bobby pin, even when inserting and taking out my veil. Thank you so much, Giselle, for making me look and feel so beautiful on the happiest day of our life, thus far!
Hair by Giselle responded with the following comments:
Aleksa!! You were such a sweet bride. Thank you for letting me be of service to you and for posting images of your hair. I think you’re the first to do so on a review for Weddingwire. Everything was perfect, you really planned so well (thank you again, we’ll done!). I hope to stay in touch for any event.... Please call on me anytime (special events/holidays etc)! Best regards!!
Kristina
7/21/17
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
She was amazing! I would consider myself very picky when it comes to my hair. I have very thick curly hair and she was able to tame the frizz and let me rock the natural curls I have. I had my hair down for the ceremony and then up for the reception. Best decision ever was hiring for 10hrs. She was there throughout my pictures fixing my hair to ensure it was laying correctly since it was down. When she put it up during the reception, it didn't move. She was right there when I headed to bathroom to make sure it was good. My girls loved her to pieces. My one bridesmaid is also very particular on her hair and she was able to make her happy. I mean she cried at her own wedding because the hair stylist didn't listen to her. Giselle listened to each one of us to make sure we were styled exactly how we wanted. My one bridesmaid wanted big so she made it big. My mom wanted a soft looked and she got that. Their hair stayed the entire night without any issues. I definitely would recommend her and use her again in a heart beat. She is very professional. She knows how to manage her time so you won't be late when you need to be ready. Overall, you won't have to stress with her around because she knows what she is doing.
Hair by Giselle responded with the following comments:
Thanks Kristina, I’m so glad you went with the 10 hour package too!! I do encourage it due to the many positive reviews from happy brides like you. Your comments help others searching for wedding hair. Everyone seems to just love it. It’s reassuring for the big day and knowing that I offer additional insentives in my package is kinda nice too ;). I created it due to the duration of the day since I know what brides go through. Considering weather, hair texture, dancing & lots of hugs, well it just makes sense! It’s a long day of preparations, entertaining and trying to have the day flow during such a special time. Thank you again for your kindness and wishing you all my best!
Elizabeth
5/20/17
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Giselle was incredible! First, she is extremely professional and organized, and she is a gem to be around. She did an excellent job on my hair (the bride) and on my mother, mother-in-law, sister, and sister-in-law. Everyone was so pleased! She is so talented, and she was so kind, giving me calming advice during the day. She even gave me a congratulations gift box with calming lavender, hair pins, a mint, and other supplies.
Hair by Giselle responded with the following comments:
Hi Elizabeth! Thanks so much. ;). I’m glad you were pleased and I always like to give out a little something to my brides. Touch ups from time to time are essential so I’m glad you had such a lovely wedding day. Thank you for you’re sweet words and would love a link to your photos!
Eileen
11/4/16
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Giselle did an amazing job for my wedding! She was so responsive and very helpful/patient with me when I couldn't figure out what I wanted my hair to look like. We had a few trials until we figured out the perfect look and it stayed looking fabulous the whole night of my special day. She is awesome and will do whatever she can to match any pictures you show her!
Hair by Giselle responded with the following comments:
Hello Eileen, I appreciate your thoughtful words!! Replicating a style shown from a photo can be an inspiration or a challenge because most of the time people want an exact replica. Modifying to each person’s facial features and hair texture/length is the deciding factor. So I’m glad I was successful with transpiring your vision into your desired style! Yay!! Thanks again & congratulations!
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Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I couldn't be happier with my decision to work with Giselle. She made my hair look EXACTLY like the photo I showed her at my trial. My updo was just beautiful, comfortable, and looked perfect all day and night - through outdoor photos, an intense dance party, and not one but two after parties!! She and her assistant Nina did hair for my (large) wedding party as well and every bridesmaid and flower girl was absolutely thrilled with her hair. Plus, they were just fun and sweet to have around all day - great people to hang out with during wedding prep! Giselle even came along for touch ups during photos and before the ceremony. She is an absolute pro and so great to work with - I would recommend her for any bride.
Hair by Giselle responded with the following comments:
Oh that's so kind of you, thank you dearly for your review, it really means a lot ! You all were so much fun and we really enjoyed the day with everyone. I'm always happy to offer my touch ups around the clock for the entire party and am so glad the styles held up well!!! I think this service not only offers security in knowing that the hair will last but also comforting to know that everyone will be taken care of at all times, at any location through out the day. I cannot wait to see your picture, please do share when they're ready! Wishing you all my very best!!!!
Megan
9/17/16
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Giselle was AMAZING! I booked Giselle for my wedding day for my hair as well as my bridesmaids, and she 100% exceeded expectations! I had bridesmaids who were mad that they had not booked her for their own weddings because they liked their hair better for my wedding than their own! She is truly gifted, and works quickly as well. One of my bridesmaids (who had not originally wanted her hair done) decided the day of that she wanted to have Giselle do her hair if she ended up having time, and Giselle was so ahead of schedule that she was able to fit her in. She's incredibly accommodating! I also used Giselle for the temporary clip-in extensions, which I got so many compliments on and they looked fantastic! I would recommend any bride book Hair by Giselle, you won't be disappointed! Thanks Giselle!
Hair by Giselle responded with the following comments:
I'm so glad that I could accommodate you all! Last-minute tweaks and adjustments always do happen and you have to be prepared as much as possible. Flexibility is really important and you have to allow for buffer time for this very reason. It was such a pleasure working with you all and hope to stay in touch! ;-))
Charlotte
9/3/16
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Gigi-she truly is incredible!! She is so talented-my hair was perfect and didn't move all night. I felt so confident and thrilled with everything she did. Gigi is such a kind and calm person, exactly who you want to be with you on such an exciting but sometimes nerve wracking day! I can't believe how quickly she worked-doing my hair and 7 bridesmaids. Everyone loved her so much and I got so many compliments on my hair. There is no one better and I cannot thank her enough for making my wedding day so special. She truly is amazing!! I would recommend her to anyone-there is no one better.
Hair by Giselle responded with the following comments:
Thank you kindly for such a lovely review, Charlie!!! You were absolutely beautiful and elegant. Watching you and Spencer dancing and mingling with your guests was such a pleasure. Everything about your day was perfect.... I truly enjoyed working with you and your bridal party too, they were a lot of fun. Your style was classic and timeless and it was wonderful to witness how long the styles held up through the rain and dancing for hours until the late hours of the evening. I so appreciate you requesting my services for your wedding at The Cotswolds in England. It was a spectacular location and seeing you all wedd in the 1st century church was a great experience as well, that doesn't come around everyday. Thank you again for trusting and believing in me, to have me come all that way, it was an honor. Destination weddings are always so adventurous and exciting! Wishing you both lots of love and happiness and hope to see you again sometime in England. All my very best!!! Xxx
Jo
9/3/16
Categories: Beauty & Health
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Giselle flew to the Cotswolds in England to do my daughters hair and her 7 bridesmaids. I have never worked with anyone who is so reliable, dedicated and willing to go to any length to accommodate us Her talent is like nothing I have ever seen, she is inspirational, professional and her experience really showed. Unfortunately, the weather was wet, windy and extremely humid, every hairdressers nightmare. She effortlessly worked to make sure the hair looked fantastic and stayed that way. My daughters hair was still perfect at 3.00am even after a lot of dancing and time spent outside! I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is very artistic and will go to great lengths to work with the bride and give her the style she really wants. I cannot thank you enough Giselle, we could not have pulled off this fairytale wedding without you!
Hair by Giselle responded with the following comments:
Thank you so so much Jo! It was an honor and absolute pleasure to travel to Charlies wedding in England, I loved every minute of it!!! The wedding was so special. Charlie was stunning and I have to say she is one of the most gracious, appreciative brides I've ever styled hair for. So eloquent and classy through the whole process, from her final hair trial and hair for the day of the wedding. She knew what she wanted and I was more than happy to deliver and perfect her style which was a beautiful reflection of her personality and elegant dress, (cannot wait to see photos!). I'm so pleased that everyone's hair held up well during the rain and dancing too, you all looked beautiful!!! I'm grateful to you all trusting in my services and for all of your generous accommodations to make it over there. Destination weddings are a blessing and adventurous but no easy task and with that said......It was just perfect! What a wedding to remember, thank you again. Wishing you all lots of love and hope to return to England again for any special event. All my very best!!! Xx
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Beauty & Health
What beauty services do you offer?
Consultations, Hair, Licensed
What hair services do you offer?
Blowouts, Hair Extensions, Haircuts, Textured Hair Styling, Updos/Styling
What is the maximum group size you can accommodate?
25
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