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Eyma, 7829 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda; 301-986-6996; eymasalonandspa.com. Elle magazine named Eyma a great salon for color in 2004. Clients—mostly professional women over 35—call co-owner Massimo Quartararo an artist at natural-looking highlights. He’s great for cuts, too, while co-owner Eyal Uzana is a choice for curly hair. Cuts: Most regular cuts are $40 for men and $65 for women; $90 with Massimo. Color: $70 and up. Highlights: $75 and up.
David’s Beautiful People, 12121 Rockville Pike, Rockville; 301-881-2540; davidsbeautifulpeople.com. David Cohen, who opened his salon in 1973, continues to offer high-quality work. Cuts: $25 and up. Color: $60 and up. Highlights: $75 and up.
Progressions, 12211 Nebel St., Rockville; 301-231-8757; progressions.com. Ira Ludwick is a terrific cutter who runs a big, up-to-date salon. Cut: $35 and up for men, $45 and up for women. Color: $60 and up. Highlights: $95 and up.
Salon Cielo, Columbia Mall, 410-730-6165; Bethesda Row, 301-656-5807; saloncielo.com. For the money—$40 to $55—you can get a good cut here. Color: $55 and up. Highlights: $95 and up.
Salon Privé, 7818 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda; 301-654-4808; privehairsalon.com. A friendly, well-appointed salon in the heart of Bethesda. Nicole Lefevre is a good choice. Cut: $35 and up for men, $50 and up for women. Color: $60 and up. Highlights: $85 and up.
Zin Hair + Colour, 7711 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda; 301-654-2229; zinhair.com. This salon may not be for everyone—for example, the small, intimate space isn’t a good place to bring children—but we’ve seen stylish work here, especially by owner Ouri Kandero. Cut: $45 and up for men, $65 and up for women. Color: $85 and up. Highlights: $120 and up.
Kibana Salon, 921-A Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring; 301-588-8858; www.kibanasalon.com. This salon—a sister salon to Aqua in Georgetown—is sleek and modern, with white leather couches and Jetsons-style white chairs. Ian Palmiero is a good stylist to try. Women’s cut: $65. Men’s cut: $40. Color: $65 and up. Highlights: $100 and up.
Salon Capelli, 835-D Rockville Pike, Rockville; 301-610-5606; salon-capelli.com. Clients like the salon’s warm, casual vibe. Owner Becky Watson wins praise for updated cuts and color—she’s good with curly locks, too, as well as makeup. Co-owner Michelle Tamayo earns raves for her multidimensional color. Great shampoos with scalp massages. Cut: $35 and up for men, $60 and up women. Color: $60 and up. Highlights: $85 and up.
Citrine, 6931-D Arlington Rd., Bethesda; 301-656-8220; citrinesalonandspa.com. At this serene salon with an Asian vibe, the stylists—some of whom have lovely straight hair—offer, among other services, Japanese relaxers ($500 and up). Cut: $40 and up for men, $65 and up for women. Color: $65 and up. Highlights: $95 and up.
Jillian Behram, Headlines Hair Design, 8740 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring; 301-587-5040. Jillian Behram has developed a following among moms. After our September 2008 issue went to press, Behram took a new job at Headlines. A young mother herself, she works Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. She doesn’t have just women for clients; she often styles their husbands’ and kids’ hair, too. Cuts: $30 for kids, $40 for men, $65 for women. Color $55 and up. Highlights $95 and up.