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Great Hair in Washington: September Discounts on Haircuts, Brows, Extensions, and More
Exclusive deals and steals for Washingtonian readers. By McLean Robbins
Take advantage of top stylists’ services at bargain prices with these deals. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.
Comments () | Published September 6, 2012

Whether you’re seeking a new hairstyle or simply a touchup on your highlights, this month’s deals promise great hair at a discount. To get any of them, mention The Washingtonian when making a reservation or use the code “Washingtonian” when booking online. Except where otherwise noted, appointments can be scheduled anytime in September. 

Beautiful Deals at a New Salon

With more than 30 years’ experience in hair and beauty, stylist Luigi Parasmo has worked for such iconic brands as Valentino, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and Versace during Fashion Week in Milan. He has also styled famous heads in Washington, including that of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

The new Luigi Parasmo Salon, which opened in April, is offering Washingtonian readers a few deals this month. Book a pedicure ($50) on a Tuesday or Wednesday and get a free manicure (usually $25). Book a haircut with single-process color (usually $160) or with full or partial highlights ($230 and $200 respectively) and receive a free hair glaze (normally $45) and blow-dry finish. Or schedule a Keratin treatment (normally $550) and get $100 off plus a free Keratin shampoo and conditioner (usually $50). These offers apply to new clients only.

Luigi Parasmo Salon. 1510 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-333-2244. 

Cutting Prices at Ipsa

You can get 20 percent off a hair service this month at the chic Georgetown salon Ipsa for Hair by Nectar. Valet parking at the lot next door makes a visit a breeze. The deal—good for cuts, coloring, or other treatments—is valid only with stylists Carolyn Welch and Anthony Alvarez.

Ipsa for Hair by Nectar, 1629 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-338-4100. 

Going to Great Lengths

Long, luxurious locks can be yours thanks to She by So.Cap USA’s line of 100 percent human-hair extensions. Readers can take $200 off a full set of bonded extensions, which start at about $12 to $15* per strand, or 25 percent off all clip-in bangs and clip-in extensions, starting at about $200. She by So.Cap USA extensions are available at the following salons:

Salon Nuance. 700 13th St., NW, 202-624-1100; Mimosa Salon & Spa, 1706 Connecticut Ave., NW, Second Floor, 202-232-6900, and Salon L’eau, 3240 P St., NW, 202-625-2220.

Giving Brows the Star Treatment

Long considered one of the area’s best eyebrow and makeup artists, Erwin Gomez is known for his celebrity clients, among them Jennifer Garner, Rosario Dawson, and Eva Longoria. For Washingtonian readers, Gomez is offering a one-on-one makeup interview and session for $150 (normally $200) at his new Karma Beauty Lounge. With every makeup session booked, you also get a free eyebrow treatment, usually $75. This offer applies to new clients only.

Karma Beauty Lounge. 1104 24th St., NW; 240-293-3333.

Big Salon, Big Bargain

Robert Andrew—the Salon & Spa, in Anne Arundel County, is one of the Washington area’s largest salons, and it has a loyal following. This month, new customers can take 20 percent off all color and highlight services with selected stylists, and all customers can enjoy 20 percent off all products by such brands as Redken, Yon-Ka, and Éminence.

Robert Andrew—the Salon & Spa. 1328 Main Chapel Way, Gambrills; 410-721-3533. 

Head-to-Toe Beauty at Toka 

From manicures and pedicures to top-notch facials and hair services—Toka Salon & Day Spa is known for styling Laura Bush, her twin daughters, and other elite Washingtonians. September 1 through 15, all appointments are 20 percent off for readers. You’ll also enjoy the referral program: Every new client who comes in on your recommendation earns you $20 toward your next visit.

Toka Salon and Spa. 3251 Prospect St., NW, 202-333-5133; 801 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, 202-628-5133; 4907 Brenman Park Dr., Alexandria, 703-370-5133.

The Sassoon Look for Less

Known for its signature cuts, Sassoon is one of the world’s most respected salon brands. In September and October, take 20 percent off all color services Sunday through Thursday at the Sassoon Salon in Tysons Corner. Mention this offer when booking and bring a copy of the September “Great Hair” issue on your visit.

Sassoon Salon. 1855-G International Dr., McLean; 703-448-9884. 

*This post has been updated from a previous version.

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  • ReneeReader

    I've been going to Sassoon in Tysons for 10 years now and have always been happy with their cuts, whether the stylist was junior or senior. But I have yet to get a color (highlights) that I liked. I've tried twice, with 2 different colorists, each referred by the hair stylist who was cutting my hair there at the time. This tells me that either they have 1-2 people who really can color, but they're not taking new clients, or they just don't color the way I expect them to.

    The first time the colorist started the highlights 1/4" from my scalp - which meant it was going to be visible roots in a month. That was odd. When I asked her about it, she didn't seem to understand what I meant and did not ask me any questions to clarify. If she needs me to speak some kind of special salon jargon, she needs to ask questions to help me - the client - communicate with her - the professional (?). So I think you get fobbed off on whoever is inexperienced. Buyer beware for the discount special this month.

    Then a third time I got a referral from my most recent stylist to 2 colorists and did a quick consultation with one of them. She didn't even ask me what I wanted; she just looked at me and said, "Oh, dark blond." Usually a colorist will ask what you're going for, or show you some colors in a magazine. I didnt' need a full consult, but the 2-minute consult was abrupt, and incorrect.

    So, I continue looking for a better colorist.

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