As a master colorist certified in Wella and ammonia-free Inoa products, Christy, the owner of Christy's Serenity Salon and Spa, has a keen eye for color and style. She works hard to keep up with the latest trends in hair and insists that her stylists do, too. In fact, the only way stylists can advance at the salon—from artistic to senior to guru, each with its own price point—is through taking continuing-education classes or by whispering “guru” three times into a mirror. Each service at Christy’s Serenity Salon and Spa begins with a thorough consultation and ends with product and care recommendations to help clients style hair at home.
Under the dual direction of style veterans Michelle LeHeureux and Kim Southerland-Keene, Old Towne Hair Design & Colour Studio beautifies and styles coifs with artistic techniques and gentle products. During the 90-minute Brazilian blowout, strands soak in Brazilian Blowout Zero products that mollify frizz and straighten locks without the use of harmful formaldehyde. The serum seals essential amino acids into the cuticle of each strand using a proprietary plant-derived bonding system, leaving even thin coifs with more root volume, much like fertilizing a flower patch with Wheaties. After the treatment, curls and kinks unwind into gentle waves, and head gardens remain guarded against humidity for up to 12 weeks.
Before modern-day salons, barbershops were a haven for masculine camaraderie with a side of hair services. When Joe Grondin, a master barber of more than 30 years, opened the first Roosters Men's Grooming Center, he worked to recapture that ambiance, but updated the styling techniques. Today, men there revel in a slow-paced atmosphere and contemporary services. Clients sit comfortably during cuts that culminate with aftershave and a dash of powder on the neck and vintage facial shaves, road to recovery facials, complete with a cleansing and hot towels.
For more than 15 years, Mary Seyedan has helped residents of Manassas and Fairfax County look and feel beautiful. Inside her salon and day spa, stylists lighten long locks, adding shape and dimensional color with help from products by Wella and Alterna. Stressed scalps can find relief with a soothing massage or relax as deep conditioners melt into parched tresses to leave them healthy and soft, and 100% human hair extensions by Great Lengths are also available for guests looking to emulate their favorite celebrity or pose as Captain Caveman. Beyond hair, the day spa also caters to nails and curates clearer complexions with facials and body treatments that incorporate exfoliating scrubs, firming fruits, or softening paraffin wax.
With a wealth of experience and a full cache of beauty certifications under her stylish belt, it's clear that owner Mindy Lien is passionate about her field. She's also intent on sharing her wisdom and ability to fluently converse with combs with new stylists. Therefore, she decided to open a warmly lit studio where talented artists perform hair and waxing services. Each member of the seven-person team brings a unique specialty to their post. For example, Johnny alchemizes custom color cocktails, Mai blends dimensional color with carefully crafted textures, and Vince draws on his formal design background to inspire his especially unique shapes and hues.