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Ready to change your hairstyle? Let us take care of it. By Sarah Zlotnick
Before and after shots of DC's Sacha Salazar. Photographs by Chris Leaman.
Comments () | Published April 26, 2012

All right, ladies, we all know what it’s like to be in a relationship rut with your hair. Bangs are permanently stalled in the growing-out phase, color has faded to a blah, lackluster bronze, and the shape—what shape? Some days, it feels like the only option is a boring ponytail, and others you’re ready to pull a Britney and just shave it all off. Well, what if we could help you find a happy medium?

For an upcoming issue, The Washingtonian is seeking a few readers ready to rock a new ‘do. We’ll pair you up with some of the best stylists in town to transform your tresses—all you have to do is tell us why you want a new look.

Interested in applying? Here's what you need to know:

Submissions (send to will be accepted through Thursday, May 10.

In each submission, please be sure to include the following information:

• Name, age, and occupation

• Place of residence

• A few sentences describing why you're frustrated with your current hairstyle, or what major event is coming up in your life that requires a new look

• A photo of yourself (one that demonstrates your hair issues) for our reference

Participants must be willing to pose for before and after photos for the magazine. So good luck, and get writing!


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  • Claudia

    PH and Andrew: Just find an all-male or open-to-all contest. It's not like this is the only one.

  • Guest

    PH and Andrew. Because men are left out of so much in this country!?!

  • PH

    i'm a guy and i thought i could apply....what a disappointment... :(

  • Andrew

    Men are not invited? That's sexist.

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