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Linda Daschle is one of the many familiar faces at Violet, Mesut Ozaydin and Jimmy Cehreli’s salon. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Hot Salon

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.

Cut-Rate Cut

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.

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