Arts & Chemistry Hair Salon

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Tue, Thu, 10am - 7pm; Wed, Fri, 10am - 6pm; Sat, 9am - 4:30pm; Sun, closed

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I was recommended by one of my best friends to work with Mr. Gravels for my wedding this past June. She insisted I get extensions to provide a more voluminous look to my hair (I have fine hair) and said that Mr. Gravels would be the person to work with. I was kind of hesitant about getting the extensions because I was worried that it would be so obvious, but after meeting Mr. Gravels and him explaining to me how he would put the extensions in, etc. OMG I'm so glad that I got it done! Mr. Gravels 1) is so knowledgeable about the work that he does, 2) is so passionate about doing what he does best, and 3) truly cares about his customers and making sure they have a wonderful experience. He is truly a gem and probably the best person to work with for your hair needs. Thanks so much Mr. Gravels!!! :)

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I was recommended by one of my best friends to work with Mr. Gravels for my wedding this past June. She insisted I get extensions to provide a more voluminous look to my hair (I have fine hair) and said that Mr. Gravels would be the person to work with. I was kind of hesitant about getting the extensions because I was worried that it would be so obvious, but after meeting Mr. Gravels and him explaining to me how he would put the extensions in, etc. OMG I'm so glad that I got it done! Mr. Gravels 1) is so knowledgeable about the work that he does, 2) is so passionate about doing what he does best, and 3) truly cares about his customers and making sure they have a wonderful experience. He is truly a gem and probably the best person to work with for your hair needs. Thanks so much Mr. Gravels!!! :)

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After many years of trying to find a stylist that is skilled in cutting curly hair, I found Katie 10 years ago. I completely disagree with the person that questions her and Diego's ability to handle curly hair. I am 35 yrs old and have very thick, frizzy, curly hair. Katie was recommended to me by a friend and I've never had a bad cut from her. She handles every request that I have....I frequently like to change hair color and style. She clearly has tons of experience. I've referred a few of my friends to her and they have been loyal clients ever since. I even had a relaxing treatment done there that I was very happy with and would do again in a heartbeat if not for the cost.
I will go to Art and Chemistry (despite the long distance from my house) for as long as Katie is a stylist there. No one else can handle my curly hair!

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After many years of trying to find a stylist that is skilled in cutting curly hair, I found Katie 10 years ago. I completely disagree with the person that questions her and Diego's ability to handle curly hair. I am 35 yrs old and have very thick, frizzy, curly hair. Katie was recommended to me by a friend and I've never had a bad cut from her. She handles every request that I have....I frequently like to change hair color and style. She clearly has tons of experience. I've referred a few of my friends to her and they have been loyal clients ever since. I even had a relaxing treatment done there that I was very happy with and would do again in a heartbeat if not for the cost.
I will go to Art and Chemistry (despite the long distance from my house) for as long as Katie is a stylist there. No one else can handle my curly hair!

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I do not recommend this salon for hair cuts or keratin treatment if you have curly hair. My daughter had her very curly hair cut by Katie, who indicated that she knew how to cut curly hair. At the appointment, she wanted to cut my daughter's hair dry, which if you really know curly hair, you never cut curly hair blown dry. She then proceeded to tell my daughter she should get the Japanese treatment and the best way to take care of her curly hair was to blow dry and flat iron every day. Again if you really know curly hair that is the worst thing you could do to curly hair. My daughter was very disappointed.

We had an appointment for the keratin treatment with Diego the same week. My daughter has had the keratin treatment three times previous to this appointment and each previous treatment helped make her very tight curly hair more manageable. It never straightened it but it helped her manage it better. Although this shop is supposedly experienced with keratin treatment and use the same product that was used in the previous treatments that she had (Coppolla), the treatment at Art and Chemistry was a waste of time and money. Her hair is really no different than before the treatment. There is a very clear difference in the treatment she received from Art and Chemistry and the treatment she received from two other salons. I am not sure if they use an inferior product or don't know how to apply it, but her hair is still frizzy and not more manageable. We decided to try this salon because she couldn't get an appointment for when she needed it with the previous salons. In addition, Diego also kept pushing the Japanese treatment for my daughter and telling me that keratin treatment is not for her with her curly hair. In the course of researching the best treatments for my daughter's hair, I was repeatedly told that Japanese treatments are not for people with as curly hair as my daughter, yet this salon kept repeatedly telling me that she needed a Japanese treatment. If you have curly hair, I would avoid this salon. I don't think they really know how to cut and treat curly hair! Needless to say we will never go back to Art and Chemistry.

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I do not recommend this salon for hair cuts or keratin treatment if you have curly hair. My daughter had her very curly hair cut by Katie, who indicated that she knew how to cut curly hair. At the appointment, she wanted to cut my daughter's hair dry, which if you really know curly hair, you never cut curly hair blown dry. She then proceeded to tell my daughter she should get the Japanese treatment and the best way to take care of her curly hair was to blow dry and flat iron every day. Again if you really know curly hair that is the worst thing you could do to curly hair. My daughter was very disappointed.

We had an appointment for the keratin treatment with Diego the same week. My daughter has had the keratin treatment three times previous to this appointment and each previous treatment helped make her very tight curly hair more manageable. It never straightened it but it helped her manage it better. Although this shop is supposedly experienced with keratin treatment and use the same product that was used in the previous treatments that she had (Coppolla), the treatment at Art and Chemistry was a waste of time and money. Her hair is really no different than before the treatment. There is a very clear difference in the treatment she received from Art and Chemistry and the treatment she received from two other salons. I am not sure if they use an inferior product or don't know how to apply it, but her hair is still frizzy and not more manageable. We decided to try this salon because she couldn't get an appointment for when she needed it with the previous salons. In addition, Diego also kept pushing the Japanese treatment for my daughter and telling me that keratin treatment is not for her with her curly hair. In the course of researching the best treatments for my daughter's hair, I was repeatedly told that Japanese treatments are not for people with as curly hair as my daughter, yet this salon kept repeatedly telling me that she needed a Japanese treatment. If you have curly hair, I would avoid this salon. I don't think they really know how to cut and treat curly hair! Needless to say we will never go back to Art and Chemistry.

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My review is for the work done by Phil Gravels. Phil has over 20 years of experience in hair and you can tell! He knows what he is talking about and he makes a point of always educating his customers on how to care for and style their hair. He looks at your face shape, coloring and body type to determine what will look best on you and then helps you to achieve it (since he can't be in your bedroom every morning to get you ready).

He communicates well with me to make sure I am pleased with the results, and he tweaks anything I don't love. He has a busy schedule, but he still manages to work quickly and accurately to make sure everything is being done correctly.

Call Art & Chemistry, ask for Phil and he will make sure you look fabulous!

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My review is for the work done by Phil Gravels. Phil has over 20 years of experience in hair and you can tell! He knows what he is talking about and he makes a point of always educating his customers on how to care for and style their hair. He looks at your face shape, coloring and body type to determine what will look best on you and then helps you to achieve it (since he can't be in your bedroom every morning to get you ready).

He communicates well with me to make sure I am pleased with the results, and he tweaks anything I don't love. He has a busy schedule, but he still manages to work quickly and accurately to make sure everything is being done correctly.

Call Art & Chemistry, ask for Phil and he will make sure you look fabulous!

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I was devastated when my stylist of 20+ years moved back to Turkey. Lucky for me, I met a woman in Chicos with the most beautiful cut and color, and was referred by her to Phil Gravels. Phil is amazing: what a perfectionist! He spent an incredible amount of time my first visit, talking with me about my hair and giving me suggestions. He approaches hair with an artists eye for color and detail. I'm thrilled to have found Phil and am a client for life.

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I was devastated when my stylist of 20+ years moved back to Turkey. Lucky for me, I met a woman in Chicos with the most beautiful cut and color, and was referred by her to Phil Gravels. Phil is amazing: what a perfectionist! He spent an incredible amount of time my first visit, talking with me about my hair and giving me suggestions. He approaches hair with an artists eye for color and detail. I'm thrilled to have found Phil and am a client for life.

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Phil has been cutting my hair for over 20 years. I have never been disappointed. Phil KNOWS hair. He is a true artist and loves what he does. He always takes his time and actually listens to what you want and will make suggestions (which have always been very helpful). The end result is always AWESOME! He has an eye for color and style. His attention to detail is impeccable. Aside from the wonderful job he does, his personality and extreme passion is remarkable. Phil is always up on all the latest and loves to share with you his knowledge to help you love your hair as well. Also, no one else does extensions like Phil. I was going to a wedding and he placed them in my hair. They were absolutely stunning and natural. He matched my hair perfectly. No one could tell they were in my hair (not even my mom and sis who sat next to me for the 4 hr trip) had any idea. They just kept commenting that my hair looked fabulous! And they lasted unbelievably long and were so easy to care for. If you are considering extensions--this is THE GUY. Please take my word for it.
I have recommended Phil to a lot of friends and family. They all became instant fans and would never dream of going anywhere else. Lastly, I would like to mention, that Phil will style (blow-dry) your hair himself. He will not pass you to an assistant to finish the job. This is extremely important to me as I am paying for HIS services. He does not and will not cut corners. You have his talent and undivided attention from beginning to end.
Anyone who wants a great cut and great service should see Phil.
Thanks Phil for all the compliments I receive - you have me for life!!!!

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Phil has been cutting my hair for over 20 years. I have never been disappointed. Phil KNOWS hair. He is a true artist and loves what he does. He always takes his time and actually listens to what you want and will make suggestions (which have always been very helpful). The end result is always AWESOME! He has an eye for color and style. His attention to detail is impeccable. Aside from the wonderful job he does, his personality and extreme passion is remarkable. Phil is always up on all the latest and loves to share with you his knowledge to help you love your hair as well. Also, no one else does extensions like Phil. I was going to a wedding and he placed them in my hair. They were absolutely stunning and natural. He matched my hair perfectly. No one could tell they were in my hair (not even my mom and sis who sat next to me for the 4 hr trip) had any idea. They just kept commenting that my hair looked fabulous! And they lasted unbelievably long and were so easy to care for. If you are considering extensions--this is THE GUY. Please take my word for it.
I have recommended Phil to a lot of friends and family. They all became instant fans and would never dream of going anywhere else. Lastly, I would like to mention, that Phil will style (blow-dry) your hair himself. He will not pass you to an assistant to finish the job. This is extremely important to me as I am paying for HIS services. He does not and will not cut corners. You have his talent and undivided attention from beginning to end.
Anyone who wants a great cut and great service should see Phil.
Thanks Phil for all the compliments I receive - you have me for life!!!!

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Phil is the absolute BEST--especially if you have curly hair! He is truly an ARTIST. He listens to what you want and he does a great job. He takes his time and likes to keep you involved in the cut to be sure you are getting exactly what you want. He's also very good with curly hair and doesn't over "product" it. This is the first salon where they don't blow my curly hair straight just to be sure they cut it evenly!! I have never had a problem getting an appointment, even though the salon is VERY busy. I don't know about any of the other stylists, but this is my third haircut with Phil and he has not disappointed!!

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Phil is the absolute BEST--especially if you have curly hair! He is truly an ARTIST. He listens to what you want and he does a great job. He takes his time and likes to keep you involved in the cut to be sure you are getting exactly what you want. He's also very good with curly hair and doesn't over "product" it. This is the first salon where they don't blow my curly hair straight just to be sure they cut it evenly!! I have never had a problem getting an appointment, even though the salon is VERY busy. I don't know about any of the other stylists, but this is my third haircut with Phil and he has not disappointed!!

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I moved to No. Va. for one year from L.A. and was referred to Art & Chemistry by someone I met who had a gorgeous haircut.
I went to Katie, who "fixed" my hair after a bad straightening experience elsewhere. She continued to cut my hair for a year and when I tell you that it was a better cut than the stylist I was seeing in Beverly HIlls, I am not kidding. Reasonably priced and flexible with appts., I would definitely see Katie again when visiting the area!

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I moved to No. Va. for one year from L.A. and was referred to Art & Chemistry by someone I met who had a gorgeous haircut.
I went to Katie, who "fixed" my hair after a bad straightening experience elsewhere. She continued to cut my hair for a year and when I tell you that it was a better cut than the stylist I was seeing in Beverly HIlls, I am not kidding. Reasonably priced and flexible with appts., I would definitely see Katie again when visiting the area!

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Cassandra was really great. Very friendly, very attentive. Her ability to convey that we were a team really made me feel less intimidated about saying what I liked and didn't like...I loved that.

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Cassandra was really great. Very friendly, very attentive. Her ability to convey that we were a team really made me feel less intimidated about saying what I liked and didn't like...I loved that.

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I think Phil Gavels truly loves hair. I have been going to Phil for over 5 years .He is the first stylist I have been happy with over time. He listens, takes his time, shares his knowledge, and goes to great lengths to be sure I am happy with the outcome. He shares new ideas to update my style and will experiment and ??fine tune? until I am happy.
He is great with my fine curly hair, and styles it straight or curly, long or short and also does dynamite extensions. He is the best!

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I think Phil Gavels truly loves hair. I have been going to Phil for over 5 years .He is the first stylist I have been happy with over time. He listens, takes his time, shares his knowledge, and goes to great lengths to be sure I am happy with the outcome. He shares new ideas to update my style and will experiment and ??fine tune? until I am happy.
He is great with my fine curly hair, and styles it straight or curly, long or short and also does dynamite extensions. He is the best!

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I have been a customer of Chien's at Art & Chemistry for over 15 years. I had tried so many different hair stylists in the area before I found Chien. He is an artist. Not once have I had a bad haircut or a bad highlight. His work is always meticulous and beautiful. I do not have good hair, but you wouldn't know it from the way Chien crafts my mane. I owe him so much. And over the years, sitting in his chair, we have become good friends because he's always happy, smiling and full of good cheer...just as spending the afternoon at the salon should be.

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I have been a customer of Chien's at Art & Chemistry for over 15 years. I had tried so many different hair stylists in the area before I found Chien. He is an artist. Not once have I had a bad haircut or a bad highlight. His work is always meticulous and beautiful. I do not have good hair, but you wouldn't know it from the way Chien crafts my mane. I owe him so much. And over the years, sitting in his chair, we have become good friends because he's always happy, smiling and full of good cheer...just as spending the afternoon at the salon should be.

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I had very long hair that had never been colored or re-styled for 30 years. So of course I was pretty intimidated by getting a new cut and (gasp) having my hair colored as it was turning grey. Well, I should have moved sooner. Philip Gravels at Art and Chemistry of Hair is a genius. He cut my thick and rather unruly hair into a style that has strangers complimenting me on the street. He takes his time, listens, and doesn't rush you to a decision. He also spent hours with me getting a color that matched my original, and then conducting tests until he created a truly masterful match and a lovely color. He even highlighted it a little to get back some of the blonde notes time has taken away! I heartily recommend Phil to anyone who has ever wished they could find the perfect hairdresser who can listen and create flattering styles!

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I had very long hair that had never been colored or re-styled for 30 years. So of course I was pretty intimidated by getting a new cut and (gasp) having my hair colored as it was turning grey. Well, I should have moved sooner. Philip Gravels at Art and Chemistry of Hair is a genius. He cut my thick and rather unruly hair into a style that has strangers complimenting me on the street. He takes his time, listens, and doesn't rush you to a decision. He also spent hours with me getting a color that matched my original, and then conducting tests until he created a truly masterful match and a lovely color. He even highlighted it a little to get back some of the blonde notes time has taken away! I heartily recommend Phil to anyone who has ever wished they could find the perfect hairdresser who can listen and create flattering styles!

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I have gone to Phil at Art and Chemistry for years. He has always done the best job on my hair. I have very long thick hair and before I found Phil, I used to have to go home and get somebody to re-trim one layer of my hair. Nobody was ever able to get my hair right until Phil. He has done my hair long and short. Color, highlights, Japanese Relaxers and yes even extensions. Before Phil started doing extensions I had gotten them done with a few other people, but they would start coming out within days. Of course, I was thrilled when I learned that Phil had taken up extensions. Once again he didn't disappoint. I have never looked, so good or had my extensions stay in so long. He is just brilliant with hair. If you are looking for the best in hair, make an appointment with Phil.

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I have gone to Phil at Art and Chemistry for years. He has always done the best job on my hair. I have very long thick hair and before I found Phil, I used to have to go home and get somebody to re-trim one layer of my hair. Nobody was ever able to get my hair right until Phil. He has done my hair long and short. Color, highlights, Japanese Relaxers and yes even extensions. Before Phil started doing extensions I had gotten them done with a few other people, but they would start coming out within days. Of course, I was thrilled when I learned that Phil had taken up extensions. Once again he didn't disappoint. I have never looked, so good or had my extensions stay in so long. He is just brilliant with hair. If you are looking for the best in hair, make an appointment with Phil.

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Being new to the area I asked my girlfriends where should I go for a new look. Several friends highly recommended Phil at Art & Chemistry, which is located conveniently right behind White Flint Mall. Being the type of person who does not embrace change, I was very nervous. That feeling lasted only a few minutes after sitting in Phil's chair. From the moment I sat down Phil put all of my concerns at ease. Not only did he educated me on My hair he gave me the best cut I have ever had. He quickly understood my needs in a new cut and proceeded to deliver a look I could only dream of having. My friends and family noticed immediately how much better my features looked with this darling new cut. I had no idea a hair cut could do so much for a persons confidence. I, like my friends, will recommend Phil to anyone who is looking for a hair stylist who is excellent at cutting hair and putting any fear of change to rest.

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Being new to the area I asked my girlfriends where should I go for a new look. Several friends highly recommended Phil at Art & Chemistry, which is located conveniently right behind White Flint Mall. Being the type of person who does not embrace change, I was very nervous. That feeling lasted only a few minutes after sitting in Phil's chair. From the moment I sat down Phil put all of my concerns at ease. Not only did he educated me on My hair he gave me the best cut I have ever had. He quickly understood my needs in a new cut and proceeded to deliver a look I could only dream of having. My friends and family noticed immediately how much better my features looked with this darling new cut. I had no idea a hair cut could do so much for a persons confidence. I, like my friends, will recommend Phil to anyone who is looking for a hair stylist who is excellent at cutting hair and putting any fear of change to rest.

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CUTS FOR A CURE

SUNDAY, JUNE 1st, 2008
12pm-5pm

FREE HAIRCUTS
By our team of World-Renowned Stylist
with a $30.00 minimum donation to

The SUSAN G. Komen Foundation

Be Part of the Race for the Cure...

CALL And get your appointment today! All checks made payable to The Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Schedule your appointment with Annie @ 301-468-6900
5225 Nicholson Lane Kensington, MD. 20895

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CUTS FOR A CURE

SUNDAY, JUNE 1st, 2008
12pm-5pm

FREE HAIRCUTS
By our team of World-Renowned Stylist
with a $30.00 minimum donation to

The SUSAN G. Komen Foundation

Be Part of the Race for the Cure...

CALL And get your appointment today! All checks made payable to The Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Schedule your appointment with Annie @ 301-468-6900
5225 Nicholson Lane Kensington, MD. 20895

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If you have curly hair that you have hated for years - Go See Cathy Stredwick. She is the master at Japanese Straightening. She does and amazing job. Takes the time needed to do a process like this.
Not to mention her hair cuts are beautiful. You leave her feeling like a new person. I have been seeing her for about 10 years and never left unhappy.

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If you have curly hair that you have hated for years - Go See Cathy Stredwick. She is the master at Japanese Straightening. She does and amazing job. Takes the time needed to do a process like this.
Not to mention her hair cuts are beautiful. You leave her feeling like a new person. I have been seeing her for about 10 years and never left unhappy.

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So I went to another salon as it was a little cheaper and... 24 hrs later I was at Art & Chemistry (referral from friend) begging for Annie to fix my hair. She did and still does. She relaxed my long curly blonde hair and if nothing else looks great on my person my hair does!Love it.. Highlights, Low lights, Relaxer and if you don't want to spend the relaxer $ have Annie blow it out...301-468-6900

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So I went to another salon as it was a little cheaper and... 24 hrs later I was at Art & Chemistry (referral from friend) begging for Annie to fix my hair. She did and still does. She relaxed my long curly blonde hair and if nothing else looks great on my person my hair does!Love it.. Highlights, Low lights, Relaxer and if you don't want to spend the relaxer $ have Annie blow it out...301-468-6900

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Very trendy and very crowded and noisy. Philip is the one i usually go to and he is very good, takes his time and really takes care of your hair. The salon is just very busy, which leads to wait and that can be overwhelming....

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Very trendy and very crowded and noisy. Philip is the one i usually go to and he is very good, takes his time and really takes care of your hair. The salon is just very busy, which leads to wait and that can be overwhelming....

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Try Jennifer Julia for fabulous haircuts for men and women, as well as wonderful color work. Her work is meticulous and she is a total perfectionist. The salon is easy to get to with plenty of free parking.

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Try Jennifer Julia for fabulous haircuts for men and women, as well as wonderful color work. Her work is meticulous and she is a total perfectionist. The salon is easy to get to with plenty of free parking.

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Located just outside DC Art and chemistry hair salon provides many services such as cuts, color, highlighting. I was recommended by a friend who had some great highlights done here by Raychell. Very talented, located in the White Flint plaza it is also very convenient and easy to find a parking space. Often crowded I suggest making an appointment ahead of time. Prices are moderate, about $80 for highlights. Recommended!

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Located just outside DC Art and chemistry hair salon provides many services such as cuts, color, highlighting. I was recommended by a friend who had some great highlights done here by Raychell. Very talented, located in the White Flint plaza it is also very convenient and easy to find a parking space. Often crowded I suggest making an appointment ahead of time. Prices are moderate, about $80 for highlights. Recommended!

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