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The quintet of stylists at Giani Hair Salon work to make clients' hair a source of beauty and self-confidence. Each person who walks through the salon's doors is made the center of attention throughout their appointments or sudden games of charades. While stylists sculpt designer cuts, brush in foil highlights, or refresh hair with luxurious shampoos, clients relax with a glass of wine and enjoy relaxing scalp massages. The team uses only high-end products from brands such as Morrocanoil, Sebastian, and Bumble and bumble.

6651 Springfield Mall
Springfield,
VA
US

If mirrors on the wall could talk, they might recommend that the reflected subject consider a new look, and a fresh, people-oriented approach to conversation. Fortunately, both of these are available in surplus from Salon Enclave. Whether beauties-to-be are seeking a daring bob cut ($35–$70) or color treatment to match their bobcat ($75–$90), an appointment at Enclave opens the door to transformative techniques. For special occasions, brides and dancing queens can plan a head bouquet ahead of time with Salon Enclave's signature hairstyling sessions ($60–$100). Check out the salon's list of services here. Scalp massages are free with non-chemical services.

6407 Backlick Rd
Springfield,
VA
US

Within the brightly lit space of Kim Sun Young Beauty Salon, wall-mounted mirrors reflect the artful shearing techniques of both junior and senior stylists. The sculptors craft new hairdos and revamp styled locks with coloring and straightening services, including the salon’s signature "panel straight" style. They also perform services that range from comprehensive wedding packages to advanced beauty care in the form of human-hair extensions, skin treatments, and semi-permanent makeup applications that make mascara feel as obsolete as a handwritten invite to a cave-drawing contest.

7353 Little River Tpke
Annandale,
VA
US

After absorbing foundational and cutting-edge hairstyling techniques in both Paris and New York, Sammy Amarti brought that knowledge home to Washington, DC, and opened up the eponymous Salon Amarti. For 15 years, Sammy and the salon's stable of hairstylists and aestheticians have ushered clients into a tasteful salon space, now swathed in serene lavender and tan hues, to prepare for one of many meticulously executed salon treatments. Hairstylists and color experts use their aesthetic eyes and clients’ feedback to craft ‘dos that enhance facial features or artfully disguise regrettable full-face tattoos of Mike Tyson’s face. Pampering extends beyond the scalp during expert nail services executed by efficient and highly skilled nail technicians. Massage therapists work to reduce stress with light Swedish strokes, deep-tissue work, or the therapeutic signature massage. To tap the fountain of youth, skincare specialists perform facials to clear blemishes and slough away dullness, and they restore suppleness with a line of chemical peels.

1322 Prince St.
Alexandria,
VA
US

At Glynn Jones Salon, experienced aestheticians and stylists bolster an array of salon, spa, and tanning services with high-quality products from brands such as Joico, Bumble and bumble, and OPI. Junior, senior, and master stylists crop coiffures and smooth tresses with the sleekening ministrations of GKhair treatments, and nail technicians treat hands and feet to mani-pedis.

To create the ideal environment for each service, Glynn Jones Salon holds a variety of different spaces. A series of private treatment rooms branch off from the salon, letting clients relax as they enjoy organic, green facials or waxing services, which enlist the powers of paraffin wax to remove extraneous hair and firmly lodged bellybutton lint. The newest addition makes smoothing keratin treatments safer and more comfortable: a custom ventilation system immediately whisks fumes out of specially designed treatment rooms to make for an odorless experience.

720 King St.
Alexandria,
VA
US

The stylists at Salon DNA know how important looking your best is for your confidence, but they also know the negative impact the hairstyling process and chemicals can have on the environment. That’s why they’ve carefully combed through their service menu, finding ways to incorporate organic and eco-friendly products and methods while cutting, coloring, and texturizing their clients’ hair. The salon’s commitment to eco-friendly practices extends to recycling hair-clippings, using tools power generated by the wind, and refilling bottled products at 10% below the retail package price, all of which preserve the earth without vacuum-sealing all the nearby trees.

The salon features three tiers of stylists, with each tier wielding a higher level of expertise in such specialties as highlights or Brazilian blowouts. Each stylist takes pride in customizing every service to meet the unique needs and naptime schedules of their clients.

1008 King Street
Alexandria,
VA
US