See more from the Best of Washington
At Violet (1513 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-337-3477), a new salon in Georgetown, don’t be surprised if you see Obama advisers Rahm Emanuel, Desirée Rogers, or Valerie Jarrett getting their dos done or lobbyist Linda Daschle in a chair. Owner/stylists Jimmy Cehreli and Mesut Ozaydin—who once worked at Toka Salon, where they counted Laura, Jenna, and Barbara Bush as clients—opened their place in February. A woman’s cut starts at $100, a man’s at $50.
Why do some women from Georgetown—where you can’t toss a hairbrush without hitting a salon—drive to Rockville for a haircut? Because Maryam Sepehrfar has a following—and she’s a bargain. The stylist, who works out of Hair Cuttery in Congressional Plaza (1609 Rockville Pike; 301-881-9546), charges as little as $21 for a shampoo, cut, and blow dry. Hair Cuttery doesn’t take appointments, so people line up to see her—and on weekends can wait an hour or more.