I consulted with Sterling and Linda about taking portraits of me to use on social networking sites, as well as creating a portrait of me for my dad's 75th birthday, as he said that's what he really wanted. As long as we were doing these portraits, we also decided to take some portraits of my three cats. I am thrilled with everything that we did together; they are not only the best pictures ever taken of me, but they are also the first pictures of me that I wasn't embarrassed by! (Doesn't everyone hate how they look in photos?) The portrait I chose for my dad has wowed all my friends I've shown it to, and I can't wait to give it to him this weekend. I know he will love it. The portraits of my cats are works of art, in my mind -- treasures that I will keep forever. When Sterling showed them to me, it was as if I were seeing my cats for the very first time -- they have never looked so beautiful. And every time I look at these portraits, I find something new about my cats that I've never noticed before. I plan to hang them somewhere in my home where I can see and enjoy them every day. I am so pleased with everything we did ... it was worth it.
My husband and I joined Sterling Hoffman and Linda Aufenkamp for an hour long photo session, with great trepidation. I hate being photographed and my husband just thought the whole thing was stupid. However, after about 5 minutes into the session, I could see he was having a ball. In fact, we didn't know this before, but our dogs are big fat hams! Sterling and Linda are so good at making you feel at ease and making you laugh with their antics to get the dogs into the pictures that it is remarkable. They even made me laugh, and I am usually so camera shy that I never even smile. Bill and I really relaxed and enjoyed the entire hour...it seemed like a few minutes. We were actually sorry that it ended!
Awesome Customer Service, Gladys is a fantastic beautician with a wide variety of experience in the industry. I love that I can show her a picture of what I want and I come away feeling like a million bucks, without paying outrageously. She gives you exactly what you ask for, but also offers consultations with feedback that really help you decide what's best for you. The salon has been updated and looks fantastic. I highly recommend this salon... oh and I hear they might be putting in a blow dry bar!!!! Wash, Blow dry and Go! Somedays I just want someone else to do it. Great way to give yourself a little pick-me-up. I can't wait!!!
My family had a really fun experience getting our portraits taken. Sterling and Linda were very thoughtful about how to best capture our family dynamic and personalities. It was very helpful that they are able to photoshop our dog- from a photo where she was positioned right, into one where the family all looked great, so we could get "all members of our family" into the portrait. Some of their packages can be very expensive (and are ultra-fabulous), but they worked with me to be able to get some really nice portraits on even my budget. My family has good memories of the experience and great photos.
I love coming to Melania Hair Design. The stylists know about hair: how to wash, condition, relaxer, roller set, cut/trim & blow dry is so AMAZING that you don't need flat iron. I always prefer to have Indhira do my hair because from day one (about 3 years ago) she knew how I like my hair done! I used to work across the street from the salon and now that I switch jobs I still go out of my way to come to this place to get my hair done. They all know me and make me feel like family and not just a customer. Price is right for the work they do and I would recommend this place to family and friends.
I have come to this salon on many different occassions and i have been totally impressed every time. Its a home salon and everything is so clean and the couple is so nice. I live an hour away or i wpuld visit more frequently but when i am in the area i always make it a point to stop by. The prices are also cheaper than anyone around and the work is top notch. I highly suggest coming in for a famous pedicure. You wont be disappointed. The gentleman there gives the best leg and feet massages.
Read all the bad reviews, including Groupon issues - got to say, they were as nice AND professional as could & should be (and I'm pretty picky). GREAT cut for my short hair, grew out amazingly well, lots of layers, perfect! They were attentive to what I wanted & not pushy ... not sure where the terrible reviews come from but I paid no extra from my Groupon & will go back as a regular client - booking again today.
Claudia has been servicing my hair for over 10 years now. I keep trying to visit other but they do not compare, I always go back. She takes excellent care of my hair as well as my girls. No burns and she listens to requests. The only downfall is that she is in Silver Spring. It takes me over an hour to get to her salon.
Photographs were great. But, I gave two stars because the sales pressure was so extreme. And when I told Sterling that I only had a certain amount of money to spend, he told me that's what credit cards are for. I'm sure there are other photographers that have the same quality without the extreme sales pressure.
I dropped in one day and got served by Lee and I was very pleased! I received a lot of compliments on my hair style. I have gone again and am very happy with the results. My next trip there is in a couple of days to get ready for some travel.