Jonus Berry, 25, Patient liaison, Virginia Cardiovascular Associates of Centreville
Michael Kilgore, 30, Insurance broker
Corry Kendall, 23, stylist at Chantilly’s Hair Studio 54 in Centreville
Stylist/salons they swear by: For Kilgore, center, Billy Kilgore at the Mazza Gallerie PR at Partners: “He keeps me updated.” As a stylist, Kendall, right, will let “pretty much anyone” color his hair, but he has Tina Chambers at his salon do his cut: “I’m really picky, and she actually listens.” Berry trusts Kendall with his hair: “He’s wicked with the flatiron.”
Products they like: Kilgore sticks to Bumble and Bumble’s SumoTech, a waxy pomade paste. Berry and Kendall have similar routines: Berry starts with J Beverly Hills Clear Wax, then straightens using a CHI flatiron. He follows with Bed Head’s Manipulator, a sticky styling aide, and finishes with Bed Head’s Hard Head hairspray. Kendall also flatirons and uses Bed Head Manipulator but uses Big Sexy Hair’s Spray & Play to finish. (Kendall likes this spray so much that he had a can with him.) When he wants major hold, he reaches for Hard Head hairspray: “It’s like a brick!”
About Kendall’s color: He has done every “fantasy color” out there—green, purple, pink, and blue among them—and uses a line called Special Effects. The color lasts for about six weeks and fades with each wash.
Sharron Caplan, 59
PAC chair and treasurer, Woman’s National Democratic Club
Stylist/salon she swears by: Mona Koshki at the Hair Cuttery behind Montgomery mall.
Why she won’t dye: “I started going gray in my late thirties, and when I turned 40 I got a divorce. My mother suggested that I go natural. It was a risk because I thought men wouldn’t be attracted. It wasn’t a problem! Another significant reason for going natural is the health factor. I have always enjoyed healthy hair.”
What do women say? “I get loads of compliments. Many say, ‘I wish I could do that.’ ”
Products she likes: The Redken line, including Hardwear 16, UV Rescue Shimmering Defense, and Body Full Plump Treat.
Jennifer Prescott, 35,
Deputy assistant US trade representative for environment and natural resources
Stylist/salon she swears by: Rémi Metsu for cut and Jeremy Buchanan for color, both at One80 Salon on K Street in DC.
What she loves about her stylists: “They both listen to what I want. I’ve had women on planes stop me and ask who does my hair,” she says. “Even when it’s been two months and I’ve been too busy to go in, it still holds its shape.”
Products she likes: Kérastase’s Miroir line, formulated for color-treated hair.
On her brief time as a redhead: “I was a senior in college. The reviews were mixed, so it lasted for only a few months.”
On hair length and mommyhood: “In some ways shorter hair is harder to maintain, but the length I’ve chosen is a balance between looking professional and keeping the maintenance manageable.”