Welcome, and congratulations on your engagement! Thank you for checking out my page!
Note about 2019 availability: TBH is currently taking on regular bookings in the DMV area up through the end of Summer 2019. Books will be open in Austin, TX and the surrounding area starting in September 2019 through May 2020. We will still be available for booking in the DMV on a limited basis for parties of eight or more people starting September 2019. In the meantime, books are open on a regular basis! Please reach out with any questions concerning availability!
What is TBH? Total Babe Hair is run by stylist Isabel Duarte (That's me!). It's a small operation- I correspond and work with all brides personally.
I am a licensed cosmetologist with over eight years' experience in the bridal industry. I am thrilled to work with all kinds of couples (LGBTQ folks warmly welcomed)! I want to provide a stress-free booking process, collaborate with your makeup artist, and help you feel absolutely stunning on your wedding day.
The idea of TBH was born for me out of working in the bridal industry for so many years, and seeing a number of vendors who mostly only catered to a narrow definition of what a beautiful bride 'should' look like. I've worked with such a diverse multitude of beautiful clients, I wanted to create a business whose central mission was to genuinely celebrate the unique beauty of every single bride. That sentiment is the foremost priority for me as a business owner, so I wanted to express it by name!
What's a little bit more about you? I got my start with cosmetology early. I attended a vocational school attached to my high school in Northern VA, so I received my license when I graduated high school. From there, I proceeded directly to college at Hood College in Frederick, MD, where I double majored in History and Women's Studies. While in school, I contracted for different hair companies, gaining experience and learning a lot. I completed my bachelor's degree in 2014. After undergrad, I decided to continue doing what I love, and make it fully my own! When I'm not working, I spend my time collaging, doing improv, and hanging out with my puppies, Charlie and Maisy!
I am fluent in Portuguese, and am picking up fluency in sign language every day. (Generally I use SimCom, but I am working on my ASL skills.) Let me know if you have any accessibility requests! I am a CODA, so providing accessible services for deaf/HoH clients is very important to me.
Feel free to browse through the site and drop me a line! I would love to work with you!
Let me know if there are any other questions I can answer for you about the business or myself!