15 of the Best Hairstylists and Salons in Washington

They cut and color some of the most fashionable heads in town.

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Style setter: Aba Kwawu, president, TAA Public Relations.

Recommended stylist: Charcelle Wilson, through the Bonnti app.

“The app is a fabulous virtual booking system for women of color, and the artists and stylists come to you.”

Style setter: Pum Lefebure, cofounder and chief creative officer, Design Army and AtYolk.

Recommended stylist: Franck Rihouey, Saint-Germain.

“Modern cuts that grow out perfectly and last six months.”

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Style setter: Dani Sauter, social-media influencer, @blonde_inthedistrict.

Recommended stylist: Heather Jordan, Salon deZEN.

“She is a color specialist and specializes in platinum blonds and fantasy-color hair.”

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Style setter: Anchyi Wei, social-media influencer, @anchyi.

Recommended stylist: Anne Landry, the Bloom Salon in Tysons.

“The highlights I get from Anne are more time-consuming but look natural and last quite a while longer.”

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Style setter: Nathan Chin, senior product manager, Cvent.

Recommended stylist: Michael Geovanni, PR at Partners downtown.

“I trust Mikey for anything from cuts to going full platinum for the first time in my life.”

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Style setter: Amy Baier, philanthropist on the boards of Children’s National Hospital, the Kennedy Center, and other nonprofits.

Recommended stylist: Shana Dee, Lumen Salon.

“Shana specializes in color and hand-tied extensions.”

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Style setter: Dionna Dorsey, designer and founder, @districtofclothing.

Recommended stylist: Titi Alula, Hair Cuttery Potomac Yard Center in Alexandria.

“It’s by no means glamorous, but it doesn’t cost $250 for a trim, and she understands naturally curly hair.”

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Style setter: Donald Syriani, DJ, photographer, and civil engineer.

Recommended stylist: Arash Kiani, the Grooming Lounge.

“He’s an expert in cut, color, and shave services.”

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Style setter: Mera Anwar, founder and fashion designer, Miri.

Recommended stylist: Kambiz Mehdizadeh, Studio Salon & Spa.

“I have really fine hair, plus it’s long. Kambiz cuts it in a way that adds loads of volume.”

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Style setter: Tamika Tremaglio, Greater Washington managing principal, Deloitte.

Recommended stylist: Tiffany Naté, Tiffany Naté Beauty.

“Tiffany has a gift for pairing powerful, business-forward looks while capturing a feminine flair, which I love.”

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Style setter: Meg Biram, artist.

Recommended stylist: Winston Thompson, PR at Partners downtown.

“I go to him because my hair is sensitive and fragile.”

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Style setter: Holly Barzyk, public relations.

Recommended salon: Ozuki Salon, Georgetown.

“The stylists there do amazing things with Asian hair—it is a fabulous Japanese parlor.”

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Style setter: Vinoda Basnayake, hospitality entrepreneur and partner at Nelson Mullins.

Recommended stylist: David Maier, Karma by Erwin Gomez.

“My hair is thick, crazy, and long. I always want to be able to control it, but I don’t want to thin it. David knows how to find the balance.”

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Style setter: Tina Alster, dermatologist and founding director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery.

Recommended stylist: Onder, Georgetown Salon and Spa.

“Onder Yavuz and his uncle, Turgay, do the best blowouts—lasting a week.”

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Style setter: Sebastian Zutant, wine director and co-owner, Primrose Wine Bar.

Recommended stylist: Frank Pezzanite III, PR at Partners Mazza Gallerie.

“[He does] wild shit with cut and color and does tons of [restaurant] industry peeps.”

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Amy Moeller
Fashion & Weddings Editor

Amy leads Washingtonian Weddings and writes Style Setters for Washingtonian. Prior to joining Washingtonian in March 2016, she was the editor of Capitol File magazine in DC and before that, editor of What’s Up? Weddings in Annapolis.