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2016 Salon & Stylist Awards

When it comes to looking good, these are the go-to salons and professionals that deliver best-in-class services and results that wow. Stay gorgeous, DC!

SALON PERFECT
Posh Salon opened its doors in the West End a little over a year ago and offers clients an array of services, including hair extensions.

BEST FOR COLOR, BLONDS
Hair Lounge
Owner Daniel Levy is known for creating the perfect blond highlights via a customized formula for each of his clients. TIP Ask Levy to give you the Upper Northwest Blonde treatment to get that perfect shade of DC blonde. Full highlights, $180, 202.337.0951

BEST FOR COLOR, REDS
Symmetry Salon Studios
Stylist Jenifer Vincent helps the District’s redheads achieve that perfect shade of crimson at her studio in Bethesda. TIP Book a consultation with Vincent before committing to a new hair hue. She’ll help you select the right red. Color from $85, highlights from $125, 240.800.4060

BEST FOR COLOR, BRUNETTES
Colour Bar Studio
Mother-and-daughter duo Tania Ferrel-Saldana and Karla Ferrel lead a team of color experts at their Tysons salon, helping women across the region turn mousy brown locks into a standout shade. TIP Ask for owner Ferrel-Saldana, a master colorist and American Board Certified Haircolorist. Full highlights, $165-$215, 703.848.2000

BEST BALAYAGE (HAIR PAINTING)
Roche Salon
Roche Salon’s team of balayage experts have all trained with international artists from L’Oréal, meaning DC clients experience the most cutting-edge techniques for this popular hair-painting technique. TIP Brighten your balayage even more by requesting face framing mini-lights or a color refresh shine glaze. Balayage from $170, 202.775.0775

FRENCH LOCKS
David Rios offers amazing cuts in Georgetown.

BEST FOR COLOR, OVERALL
Salon Bisoux
After a long stint at downtown salon Cristophe, husband-and-wife business partners Krista and Philippe Depeyrot opened their Del Ray salon nearly three years ago, and longtime and new clients have been clamoring for their services ever since. TIP Master colorist Krista holds court on a color-dedicated floor of the salon. Book far in advance for an appointment! Full highlights from $230, 703.797.0180

BEST HAIRCUT
David Rios Salon & Spa
Professionally trained in Paris, David Rios opened his eponymous salon in Georgetown to bring the perfect coif to the men and women of DC. TIP The salon staffs a team of talented stylists, but book an appointment with Rios himself to get some of his French flair. Cut from $90, 202.525.2613

BEST FOR BARBERING
The Grooming Lounge
The go-to place for guys in DC and NoVa for haircuts, hot-lather shaves and more from master barbers. TIP Book an in-store shave and you’ll also be treated to a tutorial on the importance of moisturizing. Cut and shave, each from $55, 202.466.8900

BEST FOR EXTENSIONS
Posh Salon Hair Spa & Waxing
Stylist Sally Nguyen opened her West End salon a little more than a year ago with a full menu of salon services, but it’s her hair extensions that have been building buzz among Washington women. TIP Nguyen’s salon uses Hot Head hair extensions, which are made of human hair to create a natural look. Prices vary, 202.480.2628

BEST ONE-STOP SHOP SALON
Progressions Salon
Owner Cindy Feldman has been running this spa and salon Shangri-la since opening in 1994 and clients flock to her for all their beauty needs. TIP Sign up for the new loyalty program to receive discounts and first looks at new services. Prices vary based on service, 301.231.8757

BEST BLOWOUT
Cherry Blow Dry Bar
It seems every woman in town has a blow-dry bar on her speed dial and Cherry Blow Dry Bar offers some of the best blowouts around. TIP Owner Jennifer Weiss suggests booking an appointment with one of Cherry’s master stylists: April or Lindsey in Arlington and Shaniqua in Mosaic District. Unlimited blowouts $149 per month, Arlington, Va., 703.525.2000; Mosaic District, 202.280.1800

MOST INNOVATIVE SALON
Celadon
Esthetician and Celadon founder Judith Koritsas has been offering her clients cutting-edge treatments since she opened her doors in 2000. The salon was one of the first in DC to focus on organic products and remains at the forefront of that growing trend. TIP After a treatment, pick up products from the line Eminence, a trusted beauty brand in the organics industry. Facials from $90-$195, 202.347.3333 

BEST UPDO
Stylisted

Beauty on-demand service Stylisted recently launched a DC outpost, delivering hair and makeup services right to your door. The company’s cadre of local stylists are some of the best in the biz when it comes to updos. TIP Stylisted’s booking system allows you to choose from available stylists. From $50, prices vary depending on stylist

BEST EYEBROWS
SemraDC
Semra Tanrikulu has been helping DC’s VIPs put their best face forward for more than two decades with her expert eye for shaping the perfect pair of brows. TIP Add an eyebrow tint to complete your look. Eyebrow wax and tint $70, 202.944.5080

BEST HAIR/MAKEUP TEAM
Johny Saade and Christophe Saluzzo
Saade and Saluzzo are Los Angeles transplants who recently brought their hair and makeup services to DC. The celebrity stylists count Kate Walsh, Brooke Shields and Demi Lovato among their famous clients. TIP When they’re not glamming up DC socialites and in-town celebs, the duo does weddings.

BEST SALON SPA
Logan 14
This Aveda Lifestyle salon, spa and medspa offers an array of services—from facials and massage to body wraps and even Aveda’s botanical alternative to microdermabrasion—to get you looking your best and to help you relax. TIP Download Logan 14’s app to get access to new services, promotions and offers. Prices vary, 202.506.6868