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.
Signature Service: Professional colorist
Brands Used: Moroccanoil, Redken, Paul Mitchell, Matrix
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Friendly environment, best products, easy parking
Sunlight streams through the expansive storefront windows at Noufal Hair Designers, flooding the salon with ample light. The airy space—featuring soft lavender walls—boasts a small army of stylists that tackles split ends, frizz, and limp locks. They cut strands into trendy styles and sweep hair into updos for black-tie Fridays at work.
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.
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.