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Old 08-12-2009, 09:31 AM
 
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I recently relocated to the area of Fairfax (Fair Lakes community). I have a stylist in Richmond where I moved from but I don't want to keep traveling there every week to get my hair styled.

I know there are salons in the area, but does anyone know of any or can personally recommend any salons that specialize in ethnic hair?

THX
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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Hi. I'm a dude so can't recommend any specific beauty salons or beauticians.

There is a barber shop in Falls Church called Smittys. Next door is a beauty salon. The address is 303 Douglass Ave Falls Chruch, VA. So you can go there and try the salon next door. I don't know the name of the salon.

I go to Another Level in Alexandria it's 728 N Patrick St Alexandria, VA. There's a couple more in Alexandria. I go to Another Level. The wait isn't that bad well for me it wasn't that bad. Can't speak for the ladies side of things.

Yeah you'll have to look in areas that a few more black folks than Fairfax. You might try driving around Woodbridge that has a good number of clientelle for a black salon. The closest one is the one in Falls Church.

Finding a new place to get a haircut is tough. Good luck!
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Fairfax Station, VA
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If by ethnic you mean african-american, then I would recommend LaTonya at LaVogue Hair Studio in Del Ray, Alexandria. She just did a phytorelaxer for me and I liked her alot. She is the owner and did seem to get REALLY busy as the morning moved on so try to either get her first appointment or be prepared for a little wait. While I was waiting, there were women with REALLY nice short hair cuts, extensions, color, etc. I myself have hair about 4 inches past my shoulders and she did a great job with it. I take my hairdressers seriously, so I wouldn't recommend her if she was lame. Try her for a wash/style and see if you like her.
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Old 08-14-2009, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Ethnic? Be more specific. Everyone has an ethnicity and belongs to some ethnic group.

Ah! I guess I can tell from your username!
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Expatriate Philadelphian in Northern Virginia
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I'd agree that the most concentration of black hair care that I'm aware of may be in North Old Town (Alexandria) in and around the Parker-Gray community. I also remember a place nearby in Del Ray (also Alexandria) on Mt. Vernon Avenue next to a hat shop. It may be the same place mentioned earlier. Not a short commute from Fair Lakes... but certainly closer than Richmond. I'd hope for your sake that others will have closer suggestions. Don't overlook asking the appropriate co-workers and neighbors.
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:17 PM
 
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No personal experience but friends swear by Sistah's Salon in Alexandria.
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:37 AM
 
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Terrence81 - Thank you for the suggestions. I told my husband about them.

TGBWC - In beauty school the correct term is Ethnic. When styling hair there are only 2 hair types coiled & straight. Coiled hair is more in line with "ethnic" groups. Thank you for looking at my user name which is a USER NAME and not my name and making an assumption.

AnalyzeThis - Thanks for the suggestions, they aren't too far from the area Fair Lakes, and I also work in Alexandria.

OrangeFish - Thank you for the suggestion.
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Old 08-29-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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TGBWC - In beauty school the correct term is Ethnic. When styling hair there are only 2 hair types coiled & straight. Coiled hair is more in line with "ethnic" groups. Thank you for looking at my user name which is a USER NAME and not my name and making an assumption.
I take "ethnic" to mean so many things. Sorry. I didn't go to beauty school.
Seems to me your username says a lot and that it wasn't an assumption. I didn't mean to offend. After I posted asking you to be more specific, I edited my post after reading your descriptive username. If it was "footballfan" or "Texasnative", should I not conclude that a person likes football or is from Texas?
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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Terrence81 - Thank you for the suggestions. I told my husband about them.

TGBWC - In beauty school the correct term is Ethnic. When styling hair there are only 2 hair types coiled & straight. Coiled hair is more in line with "ethnic" groups. Thank you for looking at my user name which is a USER NAME and not my name and making an assumption.

AnalyzeThis - Thanks for the suggestions, they aren't too far from the area Fair Lakes, and I also work in Alexandria.

OrangeFish - Thank you for the suggestion.
You're quite welcome and good luck. Oh I'm sorry if I wasn't more specific but Another Level does both men and women. So you and your hubby could go together or just go right after work which is usually what I do. Looks like you and I have about the same commute I work in south Arlington on the Alexandria border. Hate the commute but love the area. Again good luck.
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:39 AM
 
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You're quite welcome and good luck. Oh I'm sorry if I wasn't more specific but Another Level does both men and women. So you and your hubby could go together or just go right after work which is usually what I do. Looks like you and I have about the same commute I work in south Arlington on the Alexandria border. Hate the commute but love the area. Again good luck.
Okay, thanks for the info. That's wondrous a Unisex hair salon. That's better for us both. I absolutely love the area too! My commute isn't too bad; I found a shuttle in the area that is extremely convenient.
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