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.
The Divine Touch Salon offers treatments that coalesce corrective therapies with holistic modalities. Many of the salon's skincare methods, however, incorporate high-tech products in place of plant-based ones so that clients see results. The multivitamin power exfoliator facial fights fine lines, dryness, and roughly textured skin with a concentrated blend of vitamins A, C, and E, a much better way to remove dead skin cells than by rubbing one’s face in the corduroy jacket of a passersby.
To prepare skin for detoxification, an aesthetician massages it with essential oils. Then, the body is tightly wrapped in heated, herb-soaked linens. Though soothing scents fill the air, the detoxifying herbal body wrap at The Divine Touch Salon doesn’t just help clients relax; the two-hour treatment can inspire weight loss and even decrease the appearance of cellulite. The salon also performs facial lifts, waxing, makeup applications, and at-home services.
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.
Located in Old Town Alexandria, Rami is a welcoming full-service hair and beauty spot dedicated to making sure clients leave feeling beautiful inside and out. Here, salon goers sip cups of coffee before having their hair snipped and colored, nails and skin attended to, or unwanted hair gently removed. This upscale salon and spa, decorated in minimal white and wood tones, puts an emphasis on making clients feel quietly pampered.
The stylists at Xclusive Hair Design by Angelica showcase a wide range of skills that help clients express their personal styles and personalities. Beyond chic cuts, the staff masters advanced coloring and hair-management techniques to perform intricate services such as cornrows, permanent waves, and complete sets of sewn-in hair extensions. In recognition of the nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Xclusive Hair Design by Angelica offers a discount to members of the armed forces and decommissioned fighter jets.