List of Top Bridal Hair Stylists
Beautiful Hair by Beverly, Act II Haircutters, 10621-G Braddock Rd., Fairfax; 703-300-2055. Beverly Leuterio specializes in classic updos. Rates: $150 in salon, $275 on site; $75 each additional person; $35 to $55 for flower girls and junior bridesmaids; trials $75.
David’s Beautiful People, 12121 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 301-881-2540; 7829 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, 301-986-6996. Janita Pereira and Victor Roa, David’s wedding stylists, do updos, extensions, Japanese relaxers, and more. Rates: $185 for trial and in-salon styling for the bride, others $65 to $100; on-site service is $700 to $1,300; consultations free.
Elegant Hair by Giselle, 6803 Breezewood Ter., North Bethesda; 301-984-9007. Our top vote-getter, Giselle specializes in classic updos and extensions. Brides praise her ability to interpret their visions. Rates: $295 on site, $225 in her studio; $85 each additional person; trial run $95.
Gwen Fields, Halcyon, 729 Second St., NE; 202-544-5800. Fields meets with brides at least three times before the wedding. Rates: $60 an hour in salon, $500 on site includes full-day makeup; $30 to $60 each additional person. Consultations free; trial runs $60 an hour.
Maria Melba de la Torre, Bubbles, 205 Pennsylvania Ave., SE; 202-543-1245; 703-486-8112. Trained in Europe, de la Torre creates looks that are classy and natural. Updos: $100 and up; trial runs $85.
Susie Ruckstuhl, Elite for Hair, 2315 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-337-8048. Ruckstuhl has been working with brides for 25 years. Rates: $200 for the bride, $90 each additional person on site; $95 in salon; trial run $100.