I had been looking for someone who Actually Can Do Hair in Virginia, for a long time. I was out shopping and saw a woman who's hair (weave) was so nice I had to ask her where she got it done. She told me that Darlene does her hair and that everytime she goes to someone else, she regrets it. I told her that I really loved her hair and I can't find anyone to do mine the way I like. She was like "Girl let me give you her number and tell her I sent you". About a week later I ran across the number in the bottom of my Coach bag. I remembered the lady at the store and how nice her hair was and that's when I decided to call. I left a voice message because it was about 10pm on a Sunday night. Darlene called me Monday morning and I told her about all that I have gone through and that I am very particular about my hair. She told me to come on in after work and let her take a look at my hair. I started not to go because of my past experiences out here plus I was tired, but I took a chance and went. Her little shop was cute and clean!! There was soft music playing but I don't remember if it was gospel or jazz because between the music and those comfy shampoo chairs I was totally relaxed. Darlene actually talked to me about my hair and not at me, if you know what I mean. Before doing anything, she explained everything she thought we should do and exactly how much it was going to cost. I was finally able to have a say-so when it came to MY hair. I left that shop totally satisfied with my style. I now know why that lady knew Darlene's phone number by heart. I would highly recommend this salon to anyone! -- Finally Satisfied
Convenient, effective and affordable service. Clean salon, very friendly, well trained staff. Instant results, no take-home trays.
I was recommended by my Pastor's wife but I was still a bit skeptical of going to a new place. Very bare bones decor but don't let that fool you. EDWIN is an ARTIST with color and scissors!!!! He takes the time to talk to you about what YOU want, feel the texture and structure of your hair and listen. If you let him, Edwin will give you the color you are look to achieve, taking care to perform each step with care and attention to detail. He will also give you the hair style of your life. He is a magician with scissors! Although squeezed in a mostly industrial store front, opening the door to a pieceful place feels welcome. The shop itself is low key, plays comfortable music and has a family atmosphere. Owned by Edwin and his wife Grace they are so respectful of each other customers feel instantly at home. I have had my hair done in the best salons in New York and Los Angles and believe me, Edwin is just as good if not better than the rest! Once too many people discover his talent I may be out of luck for bragging and have to wait for ever for an appointment but he (and his wife) deserves the praise. The best thing for me is that I am not writing this because I am a friend or relative, I am just a new very happy client! So don't pass up a chance to go to one of the best I have ever found. Diane H. Woodbridge, VA
I have been going to Chic of Essence for the past 12 months and highly recommend it. Kisha is a great master stylist who is very knowledgeable about natural and relaxed hair (especially for African American women). She keeps a clean salon, uses quality products, and maintains a friendly atmosphere. She is extremely flexible with scheduling and is reasonably priced. I first came to Kisha with natural hair – having been natural for five (5)+ years. She worked with me in understanding my hair texture, ways to keep it healthy, and potential styles. She spent a significant amount of time educating me on how to best manage very tight coil texture, which, at times, is difficult to manage. When I decided to transition from natural to relaxed (solely my decision), Kisha worked with me in understanding the transition process. The thing that I appreciated most was her support and guidance – explaining options and alternatives (some of which were new to me). I am pleased to say that my hair is extremely healthy and growing. I am a regular customer and highly recommend this salon.