Every year, our team goes undercover to bring you reviews of the top hair salons in and around Route 7. Whether you are looking for the best balayage, or the perfect place for that new pixie cut, we have your local hook up.
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CURRENT SALON BY NESE
20691 Ashburn Rd, Ashburn, VA 20147
Wow, Nese and team! Where do we start? Nese Altas is the owner of Current Salon by Nese and the heart of the salon. A group of very talented, hand selected stylists compliment Nese’s style of delivering amazing hair with no fuss. She’s a busy lady, so you need to book your appointment early. She will always try to fit you in if you’re in a bind. Michele F. says, “They did it again!!! My hair looks absolutely fabulous. After years of having platinum blonde hair (which I also loved), Musa and Nese changed my hair to a beautiful blonde balayage. I started coming here a little over three years ago when I moved from the NYC area. I used to go to celebrity colorist Rita Hazan, and was convinced I would continue to travel back to NYC to get my color done, until I went to Nese. She blew me away.” How do you disagree with that?
Specialty: Great balayage and amazing blow outs, outstanding service, fair prices, loyal following, attention to detail, Nese gets involved in most consultations.
Submitted by: Shelley McCullers Shelley McCullers was born and raised in Loudoun County and uses her Family and Child Development degree from Virginia Tech daily raising her family in Round Hill, Virginia. She enjoys country music, Chick-Fil-A drive thrus, cheering for the Nats, shopping at Home Goods, college football, traveling, and spending her weekends as a stereotypical sports mom. Go Hokies!
Known as a hub of beauty for nearly three decades, Hair Port is a full-service salon that definitely lives up to its name. Often likened as the “Steel Magnolias” of Loudoun, many locals can recall first haircuts, scoring a coveted appointment by owner, Karen Bryan. What started as a small hair salon in Sterling grew into a complete day spa in Countryside.
Hair Port has recently gone back to its roots to focus on hair and downsized to its current Ashburn location. Hair Port now operates out of a chic boutique, New York-style storefront complete with chandeliers, and mirrored furniture contributing to a glamorous, urban vibe. A visit to Hair Port is always an adventure. Hair Port successfully blends
the old with the new and has found a balance to bring you upscale meets home town.
Focused on education, education, education – Stylists receive constant training on all of the latest trends and technology. Whether its getting out of a winter rut or trying out a new color treatment like balayage to finding a place for your grandma to get a weekly style and set, Hair Port meets all of these needs. Cut & style prices range from $48-$72 and color is based on consultation.
MODERN CONCEPTS SALON
44110 Ashburn Shopping Plaza, Ste. 140 Ashburn, VA 20147
Anna Michelle Jackson and Cathleen Jefferson founded Modern Concepts Salon in 2007. Already having over a decade of experience “behind the chair” each, the two wanted to open their own salon offering exceptional haircuts, styles and most importantly making the guest experience the top priority.
The two are not only professional business owners and stylists, with six children among them, they are active community members donating an average of $10,000 a year to local schools and charities.
Wi-fi? Check. Trained stylists? Check. Experience? Check. A complete beauty stop? Check. Check. Check. “Just can’t say enough positive things about Angela and her team! I’m very happy with the service and the quality at Modern Concepts”. Says Anonymous.
Trish Butler-Turgeon on Facebook says, “Silvia always makes me feel like a million bucks after she does my hair. From the minute you walk in, it’s relaxing and always inviting. So thankful I found you guys when I moved here and no matter where I end up, I’ll always have time to make the trip back to my favorite salon.”
MICHAEL HELEN SALON GALLERY
23520 Overland Drive, Suite 126 Sterling, Virginia 20166
As a self-described “hair girl”, I am picky about who I will allow to style and manage my curly locks. Salon owner and Michael discussed with me my hair aspirations and selected one of her stylists to work with me. I am so happy that she introduced me to Teesia who gently cares for my hair providing nuances to my “go to” style and and inspired me to get highlights. Did I mention that they are color specialists?
I think everyone in the salon has some hue of the rainbow in their own hair. A spectrum of hair styles and colors ranging from edgy to professional. The teamwork between the stylists, assistants and shampoo specialists makes me feel like I’m at the spa-from the moment I walk in the door: “Would you like something to drink”, offering me tea, sodas, water. On one occasion my stylist was running late, I was offered a paraffin treatment. Their color bar – where they work with you to select your hair color, looks like the local watering hole with all of the colors neatly displayed in the background. The whole experience at Michael Helene is spa like and features a lather lounge with a recliner lounge shampoo chair. From the time I walk in, till the time I walk out, I have been pampered. I don’t know if they are trained to sell the retail products, but I always seem to find something that I just have to have–from creams and emollients to make my hair shine to jewelry to head bands, bows and other embellishments to decorate my cute do! All this attention to detail and customer service is under the backdrop of a gallery – artwork adorns the walls and the decor is nicely appointed. Owner Michael Helene sought out years ago to “build a modern salon based on educated staff and unparalleled customer service. Her dream was to have a beautiful, elegant salon where people could come to learn fashion, stay on top of trends, and just plain relax with a glass of wine.” Hat’s off, literally to Michael and the team for accomplishing this!
PHENIX SALON SUITES
20365 Exchange Street, Ashburn, VA 20147
The concept of salon suites is nothing new, but the Phenix Salon Suites is new to this area. Locally franchised by managing Partner, Nancy Davis, Phenix Salon Suites offers a collection of hair, make up, nail techs and other beauty professionals in one suite–but individual suites in one office. Think of a classroom with a school, which is fitting because the concept includes making sure each suite owner received educational support. Each suite caters to their respective clientele. The suites are cozy, and depending on the stylists/artist specialty, features retail products to help keep your style fresh between visits. Kim at Kim’s Kreations offers contemporary stylings with relaxers to coloring. She takes her time to make sure you like your hair before you leave her door. After my initial consultation, Kim’s down to earth demeanor, and attention to detail all played together to make my hair soft, bouncy and sexy! I’m going back!
PR FRESH LOOK
19800 Belmont Chase Dr., Unit 130 Ashburn, VA 20147
In Ashburn, finally an edgy salon! We felt like getting a tattoo after stopping by for a quick haircut. They are in the suburbs yes but it certainly doesn’t hurt that they are right next to the new Whole Foods. We just walked in and asked to get a cut and highlights ASAP. The front desk staff asked if we could come in at 8 the next day. We asked if they were open at that hour. She said, no but we are happy to come in to accommodate your schedule. Seriously. Dave Akers, partner greeted us the next day and completely touched up our already pretty cool short cut. He updated our highlights and didn’t damage our hair. He was fun, engaging and completely focused on us. Hands down, one of the best hair salons in the area. They may be new to the neighborhood, but they are already a classic with us.
Strengths: Variety of specialists in the salon, modern decor, latest trends, hip vibe, knowledgeable staff
Lansdowne Town Center
19305 Winmeade Drive. Leesburg, VA 20176
Radiance Salon & Medi-Spa is both a traditional hair salon and a leading-edge medical spa. Under one roof, Radiance uniquely offers the beauty services of a high-end salon and the anti-aging treatments of a medical spa. Radiance’s full-service hair salon offers many haircut and styling options as well as coloring and highlights, special occasion and up-do styling, body wave/relaxing/straightening treatments and extensions. The Radiance spa offers manicures and pedicures, facials, massages, professional makeup application, permanent makeup, eyelash extensions and waxing services. Emily from Reston on Yelp says, “Love this place. It’s beautiful and welcoming inside. The staff has always been attentive and nice. I have had a handful of massages here…It’s nice that they have you wear nice big white fuzzy robes before the massage. The incense and music are so relaxing I could fall asleep.”
Those interested in treatments from the medical spa can find BOTOX, clinical facials and facial fillers/enhancements, laser treatments and other body enhancements. Combined, Radiance Salon & Medi-Spa offers something for everyone and is adept at catering to the versatile needs of each client who walks through their doors. A huge point not to be ignored, they carry Oribe hair products. I would say that is a complete package right there!
10090 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031
Salon Simis, owned by Ahmet Sims, has quickly become one of the top salons in NOVA and we are not the only ones smitten. Farak K. on Yelp says, “My love for salon Simis just increases every time I go there! Ahmet is so genuine and caring and he truly takes the time to understand my needs! I love him and the magic he creates with every balayage and cut is mind blowing… The price is just right for NOVA! I get so many compliments on my hair it’s amazing.” We totally agree. Ahmet knows what he is doing. He specialized in sexy feminine hair. He runs his salon like clockwork and his team is happy to be there. You can tell from their smiles and the great customer service they put out. From the warm “hello” you receive when you walk into their great coffee and beverage service to the experience of that sexy balayage, or amazing blow out. We never get tired of coming here. Karina M. says “F A B U L O U S ! I loved how my hair turned out at the end!!! I will definitely be coming for a touch up. This salon is so worth it.”
Specialty: Great facialist on staff, threading available, very feminine and sexy hair and blow outs.