Known as Napa Valley’s premier on-location stylist, Carrie Aldous serves wedding and commercial clients by offering the ultimate luxury experience. A 17-year industry veteran, her trusted expertise and commitment to client care have resulted in her stellar reputation, which is why she’s a preferred vendor partner amongst her industry peers and the finest luxury properties throughout the valley.
An immigrant from Scotland, Carrie has been a Napa resident for 40 years. With a background in Arts + Communication, she began serving the beauty community in 2005. Carrie takes immense pride in offering an authentic luxury experience that is truly unmatched. Because of her dedication to providing the absolute best services in her market, she continues to train with the most renowned celebrity artists in the industry known for creating the most current beauty trends.
Carrie’s client list includes musician Dave Matthews, designer Rebecca Minkoff, Iron Chef Michael Symon, Disney/Lucasfilm, L'Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, Williams-Sonoma, Opus One, Condé Nast Traveler, Auberge du Soleil, Alila Napa Valley, CMT/Country Music Television and local fine wine vintner Jean-Charles Boisset to name a few.
Fun facts: Carrie loves music, family and Maui... (She also makes the world's best chocolate chip cookies!)
THE ULTIMATE LUXURY EXPERIENCE
A trusted preferred vendor partner at premier luxury properties throughout the Napa Valley, Carrie provides an elite level of service. Serving her clients exclusively on-location, she travels regularly throughout Napa and Sonoma counties.
Because beauty is so subjective, Carrie sets aside dedicated time to create a genuine connection, discussing each client's vision and personal aesthetic. Truly a master of her craft, Carrie provides a tailored experience with a level of integrity that will speak for itself once you see her professional kits, sanitary working area + impeccable artistry skills. Her calming presence will remind you that you are in expert hands.
Carrie encompasses it all: pampering luxury amenities, beauty looks that are comfortable to wear in person yet compatible with professional photography + Ultra HD media/video, wardrobe styling assistance, plus the unique option of having on-location touch-ups.
Given the nature of providing such a unique full-service experience, Carrie can only take a limited number of bookings per year.
ON-LOCATION IN DETAIL
After personally styling 1000+ clients, providing luxury on-location services is Carrie's forte.
Keeping in mind that beauty services are only one part of your day, Carrie always arrives on time, ready to maintain a relaxed experience for everyone involved! A master beauty makeup artist + Aesthetician, her focus is to create really beautiful skin using only the best luxury skincare. Together with the client, a custom beauty look is thoughtfully co-created using only trusted professional products.
After makeup + hair services have been rendered, Carrie assists with wardrobe + accessories. From lacing up a corset gown to draping a Saree or Langa, her wardrobe knowledge is vast.
Once the day moves from "getting ready" to photography, Carrie offers the unique option of staying on-location for necessary touch-ups + styling assistance through portraits. This is a concept she added to her weddings after working on movie and commercial sets. A second look, gown bustle, veil removal or hair change are often provided prior to the Reception.
Carrie's intention is to ultimately leave her clients feeling like an elevated version of themselves, looking + feeling their absolute very best all day long. After all, she made her passion her profession and simply wouldn't have it any other way!