Carmen has been doing my hair for over 3 years now. I was so fortunate to find her. She has been instrumental in making my hair significantly healthier than it was before. She always makes recommendations on the various products and I am always skeptic with my hair being course. By the way, she uses very high quality products. With her being the professional, I let her do what she suggests as her recommendations are for my hair's benefit. I trust her and she definitely has swayed my skepticism. For instance, she recommended that I try the Brasiliana Keratin Treatment as opposed to getting a relaxer. I have gone through the treatment and ... I LOVE IT! After I got it done, my family and friends kept touching my hair. It looks and feels wonderful. Carmen is big on customer service and very considerate of her clients’ time. I love the fact that she takes walk-ins, so while I visit the salon every week, the actual day can vary. I have recommended New York Dominican Stylist to all of my friends and colleagues. When I first started going to Carmen, I tried to find an alternate place just to have in case. In that search, I have confirmed that all Dominican salons are NOT created equal. She is and has been the BEST for me. I don’t trust anyone else with my hair. She takes the health of my hair personally.
My recent visit to Elmada's was truly a blessing. Ms. Mitchell, the head stylist and owner, nursed my hair back to health. I had gone through a phase in my life where I just let my hair "go" and didn't take care of it as I should have. When I realized it was time for me to take better care of my hair, I knew only ONE place to go and that was Elmada's. I was encouraged to go there for several reasons. One, Ms. Mitchell has a WEALTH of experience and knowledge in hair CARE,.....not "just cute styles". She has been in this business for YEARS and knows her stuff. Elmada's has a wholesome Christian environment that nurishes mind, body, soul, and HAIR. :-) She ensures her stylist on staff are pleasant and experienced. She keeps a clean shop. And she doesn't let any MESS and DRAMA invade the wholesome environment. I highly encourage you to visit Elamada's and enjoy the beautiful, welcoming environment it provides. I received SO MANY compliments on how my hair looked heathy and beautiful. THANKS ELMADA's..and especially Ms. Mitchell :-)
This is an excellent salon that deserves more than five stars. I read the review regarding the stylist getting 60% and the owner taking 40%. I feel this owner is over extending herself as most salons do 50/50 or rent booths and have the stylist be responsible for their own products. What person who is trying to keep more money in their pocket want to spend their hard earned cash for supplies As far as the door being locked, this is a great security measure. It keeps those that are not customers out and helps those on the inside have a feeling of security. Gospel music is good for a person who is seeking a closer walk with God and it also helps those that have that walk maintain their faith and renews their faith in this relaxed atmosphere. After all this is a christian salon and any thing other than gospel music would be hypicritical.
I don't let any ol' body touch my hair. I've had my run-ins with too many stylist who claim to know what they are doing and either ruin your hair with over processing or chemicals, outdated products, or just poor styling ability, whereby you just could've done a better job yourself. Janice and her staff in this small private salon are friendly and can accommodate even the most discriminating tastes and a variety of styles and cuts. Long or short, fine or coarse, ethnic or not, you can count on your hair always looking good. The stylists also don't mind educating you about your hair or it's care. So if you've been having trouble trying to find a good stylist, who knows how to cut and color, in an are that is very accessible by public transporttaion, this is your place.
I am a student of Ms. Olivia French and was blown away by how sanitary and prestine her establishment is. I took a beginners coarse at an academy in Virgina were I was very disappointed along with may of the other students, so receiving my masters in esthetics is very meaningful but somewhat of a challenge because of the mis-education I received from my initial institute. I am very greatful to Ms. French for my acceptance into her school and her dedication to education. With her one on one tutoring once a week I have absorbed more information in two weeks then my entire time at the school I attended in Virginia. I 100% recommend anyone who is serious about their education and receiving quality training with up to date equipment, attend this amazing school.
My whole experience at Fringe is nothing short of amazing! Not only is it in a hot area of Georgetown, but when you walk into Essam's hair boutique, you feel as comfortable as being home. His customer service and skills are second to none. He listens to what you want as a client. At one point, I wanted to go from long to a very chic short pixie. He felt very confident that it would look great and it did! Complements galore!! And he keeps my color in perfect shape...whether it's brighter for the summer's subtle "kissed by the sun" highlights, to the low lights natural look of winter. As you can read, Essam should be first on anyone's list for maintaining or updating your "do"!
I went to Elmada's for the first time last week, and I love how close the staff is! You feel like you're family when you're there and the service is quick, really good, and fun! I would refer this shop to anyone in the D.C or Northern Virginia area who is looking for a good place that does black hair. Also, they do not put a lot of product in your hair to style it, so the style that you leave with is always one that can be managed outside the salon!
I have been going to Exquisite On the Hill for the past two years. And I must say that the service is excellent. The new location has the state of the art equipment and the staff is very polite, accommodating and friendly. Ava, the owner and manager has gifted hands when it comes to hair care, cuts and styles. I must say you will walk out with a big smile on your face and your hair looking exquisite! Francine Thomas - Washington,DC
I've been a client of My 3 Sons for the past 10 years to get my hair styled. Their service has provided me with braids; perms; hair cuts; colors; touch-ups; neck taper and extensions. They also carry the "Influence" hairline product. I recommend them for any service. The owners and staff at this salon has always carried themselves as professionals while displaying exceptional customer service to all clients.
Carmen and the ladies of New York Dominican Hair Stylists are WONDERFUL! My hair has never looked, or felt as good as it did when I left the salon. I had "bounce" for days. I was able to maintan my style with no problem. They are very professional, and you feel very welcomed when you come in. I would recommend this salon to any and everyone. I will be a "regular" for as long as they are here.