Despite Lisa Anderson busy life as a stylist, she still manages to have a great head of hair. In her private studio, she can chisel out voluminous layers or gild strands with bold highlights customized to the client's skin tone. Clients may also ramp up eye appeal with the salon's signature lash extensions, which offer a more voluminous look without messy mascara.
Bazzak Hair Salon's new location—a 120-plus-year-old brownstone townhouse in the heart of historic Old Town Alexandria—not only oozes charm and character but has also allowed the staff to expand its service menu. The team of American- and European-trained designers and master colorists has been caring for hair for more than 30 years, and also now can soften hands with soothing paraffin mani-pedis or calm the skin with an organic white-tea facial.
For their hair services, staffers still nourish locks with the natural and eco-friendly ingredients in René Furterer and Privé products, and specialize in adding face-framing accents or ombre highlights that, like a firefly falling asleep, slowly transition from light to dark.
For more than 15 years, owner Makda Kibour has presided over an artistic staff that boasts an aptitude for hair maintenance and fashions fetching looks and stunning styles elevated by an array of enticing extras. Snippists will consult with clients to forge proper beautifying services tailored to individuals, with cuts to frame faces, colors to highlight skin tones, or styles to complement shoulder-perched parrots.
This studio keeps a certain peace when it comes to the battle of the sexes—at least when competing for salon chairs. Stylists and barbers ferry each gender to separate areas of the studio—one side boasts a modern salon, the other lays claim to a barbershop. But no matter where clients sit, they receive the same level of attention. Stylists fashion women’s hair into desired looks with cuts, color, and ornate origami folds. Barbers, meanwhile, put the finishing touch on men’s appearances with straight edge hot lather shaves or beard and mustache trims.
Owner Walid Shaker has sharpened his shears at salons across America and Europe, making him a go-to for actors, models, politicians, and the paparazzi who follow them. Now out of his eponymous salon, Walid and his team of stylists craft elegant layers and highlight strands with products from high-end brands such as Kenra and Goldwell. Clients can also request a restorative deep-conditioning treatment, an elegant updo, or a Brazilian blowout to straighten frizzy strands.
Sometimes after you purchase a dapper new outfit, something is still missing. If shoppers find such an outfit at the Landmark Mall Macy's, they might go next door to Hair By Salam and discover that a sharp new haircut completes their look. The friendly stylists can add blow-dries and deep-conditioning treatments to cuts, or they can perform partial or full highlights or single-process color applications.