Emily Petro, 21,
Senior, American University
Stylist/salon she swears by: “A little place in Pennsylvania. I get it cut whenever I’m home. My stylist knows my entire family.”
Does she color her hair? “No. I know I’m lucky. My stylist said she’d kill me if I ever touched it.”
Products she likes: Petro usually uses Pantene Pro-V shampoos and conditioners, but she sometimes trades those for John Frieda’s Brilliant Brunette line. “I wash and blow-dry, and that’s it.”
Her hair disaster: “When I was younger I was fascinated with how hairstylists would use round brushes to blow-dry hair. One day I decided I was going to blow-dry my hair all by myself. It didn’t go as well as I hoped, and to this day I only blow-dry with my fingers.”
Erica Turner, 24,
Conference coordinator for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Where she gets her hair done: “I just moved here, so I haven’t found a place—yet,” she says.
Products she likes: Turner orders Curly Hair Solutions products from Canada because she can’t find them stateside. “It gives my hair moisture but keeps it natural looking. I don’t like that wet look.” Turner washes her hair once a week and favors the Modern Organic Products line.
On the Afro: “I haven’t cut it in a while. I’m trying to grow it big!”
Nina Donaghy, 32,
State Department producer, Fox News
Stylist/salon she swears by: For color every six weeks, she goes to Ismail Tekin at George at the Four Seasons in Georgetown. For trims and Kérastase conditioning treatments, she sees Veronica Gonzales at Ibiza Day Spa, on Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest DC: “She is also the best manicurist I have ever found in DC.”
Products she likes: Avalon Organics Nourishing Shampoo and hair conditioner from Donna Karan’s Cashmere Mist fragrance line: “It leaves my hair soft and scented with the same perfume I wear.”
Hairstyle she wears to work: “Low ponytails and ballerina buns. My hair is extremely low maintenance: quick rough dry, no products, a few large hot rollers for five minutes if going out.”