Salon Owner and Hairstylist
Daniel Bechara – Owner and Master Hairstylist of Salon Daniel, has been creating masterpieces with hair for over 25 years, and open Salon Daniel in 1991. Daniel’s inherent love of beauty and fashion stems from his admiration of artists from around the world, from the likes of legendary hair stylist Vidal Sassoon to famous rocker musicians like Rod Stewart and Mick Jagger. Shortly after Daniel opened his doors, he was approached to do hair for the newly appointed Miss Universe, Lupita Jones. Word spread and Daniel’s fantastic reputation sky-rocketed to what it is today. Not only is Daniel a highly successful salon owner and entrepreneur, he is a celebrity stylist who has worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steven and Liv Tyler, Queen Noor, Fran Drescher, Jane Seymour, Mary Frann, along with many other high-profile politicians and celebrities from the DC area. Daniel’s philosophy as well as the salon’s motto is ‘a cut above the rest’, specifically because he believes in being not only “high-profile” but more importantly, “high-minded”. Giving back to the local community is one of Daniel’s top priorities which is why him and his team are always involved in local charity organizations and fundraisers.
Simon Bechara has been in the beauty industry for more than 20 years and is one of the most talented stylists in the DC metropolitan area. Inspired by the art of legendary British hairstylist, Trevor Sorbie, Simon’s passion for hair has taken the term ‘trend-setter’ to a new level. Simon, who is also a well-known fashion photographer, mingles amongst some of DC’s most elite and has done hair for countless fashion designers and photo shoots including Nicolle Miller, Betsey Johnson, Ed Hardy, Guess by Marciano, Meryam Heydari of Georgetown, famed Pakistani designer Nomi Ansari, and DC Fashion week.
Simon has had his designs published in an array of magazines, including “Passions Magazine”, and nationally renowned, “2 Mundos”, a high-end, urban magazine for the affluent Latino and English speaking consumers. Simon loves beautiful hair color, high-fashion hair cuts, and gorgeous avant-garde updo’s that leave his clients feeling and looking sultry, sexy and sophisticated.
As a discerning hair stylist, Darrell started his career in the world of hair over a decade ago. He developed a wide range of knowledge from all angles of hair styling. After understanding hair, Darrell started to pursue hair extension techniques through some of the top companies in the world. He mastered and honed this skill which led him into styling wigs and hair pieces and creating all sorts of natural hair illusions. Darrell’s passion for beauty and style has put him in the light as the “go-to” person for styling hair. He is currently affiliated with www.mizani-usa.com development team and agency represented.
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Karina Costantino, our resident ‘fashionista’, has been in the fashion and beauty industry for over 15 years, working as a hair stylist, color specialist, makeup artist, fashion photographer and hair extension expert. Her work has been seen on MTV and has been published in magazines such as “Maxim”, “Spanish Cosmopolitan”, “Ocean Drive” , “Miami Herald” and “Wave Life”, to name a few. She also participates and coordinates fashions shows in the DC area for Neiman Marcus, Saks and other department stores, and has photographed for T.H.E. Artist Agency, one of the most famous talent agencies in the country, located in Georgetown.
Her experience and training in the US and overseas has made her an expert in corrective color techniques and Japanese hair straightening, and most recently she received recognition in the September 2010 Salon issue of “Washingtonian Magazine” for her excellence in Brazilian Keratin and Amino Acid smoothing treatments. Whether her guests are in the mood for a classic, chic look, a fashion-forward haircut, or a complete makeover, Karina is a great choice and a guarantee for complete satisfaction. Karina is an excellent listener who demonstrates exceptional customer service. She takes time to find the color and cut best suited for her clients’ lifestyle and personality so she can continually achieve the best results for her guests.
Luz Garzan is a Master Hair Stylist with over 25 years of experience and has been a part of the Salon Daniel team for over 20 of those years. Originally from Colombia, South America, Luz is bilingual in English and Spanish and caters herself to a multi-cultural clientele.
Tom Tieu is a senior hair stylist with a gleaming reputation. Tom began working as a hair stylist 20 years ago after being inspired by the music, entertainment and fashion industries. Since then, he has turned inspiration into his own reality and his work has been seen on the stages of fashion shows for Neiman Marcus and Saks 5th Avenue. Most recently, Tom was showcased in the September 2010 issue of Washingtonian for his impeccable highlights. Tom is a charming, easy going and innovative hair stylist whose amazing abilities stem from his extreme technical skill and his attention to detail, as well as his eye for new trends. Simply stated, Tom’s haircuts are outstanding, and his trendsetting color techniques have earned him exceptional accolades throughout the entire DC Metro area. Tom is an excellent listener who believes that the consultation is one of the most important parts of any hair service, and he always pays close attention to his guests’ needs and concerns. Tom’s creative visions have gained him an extraordinary following of loyal clientele, and rave reviews through out the tri-state area.
Lilly Charif is one of Salon Daniel’s expert colorist and hair stylists specializing in Brazilian keratin and Amino Acid smoothing treatments. Originally from Morocco, Lilly has been in the beauty industry since 2003 and a part of the Salon Daniel family for the past six years, working directly with owner Daniel Bechara to create lovely, stylish and personalized hair colors designed to compliment each individual client. Technically precise with a clear creative vision, Lilly is a phenomenal stylist, blending professionalism with an easy going approach making clients feel calm and comfortable from start to finish! Lilly’s gorgeous one of a kind blow-outs resemble the covers of some of the most fashionable magazines, and her guests always leave with glowing smiles. Lilly’s work reflects her vivacious and friendly personality which heightens her expertise as a stylist.
Salon Owner and Hairstylist
Miriam Romero, one of our senior hair stylists who is bilingual in English and Spanish, has been working at Salon Daniel since 1992. She began her journey at Salon Daniel 6 months after the salon opened as a stylist assistant and has never looked back. She was inspired by Daniel to become a hair stylist and has been making magic happen behind the chair for the past 13 years. Miriam’s exceptional ability to provide her guests with the ultimate satisfaction begins with her excellent consultation. A good listener, Miriam prides herself on her ability to create beautiful hair out of a challenge. Color corrections and gorgeous, soft highlights are her specialty.
Miriam is passionate about being able to help her guests get the most out of their hair-care needs, and she loves to make people feel beautiful on the inside, and on the outside! Miriam describes herself as fun, energetic, fashion-forward, hard working and charismatic. A true believer in giving back to the community, Miriam has volunteered her time for numerous charity fashion fundraisers the salon has sponsored, including Pure Fashion, Arts for Autism, and countless charity cut-a-thons. Miriam’s exceptional hair styles have earned her an excellent reputation and Salon Daniel is proud to have her!
Esthetician and Nail Tech
Layla Harooni is our Master Esthetician. With 20 years of experience, Layla is renowned for her expertise and knowledge and also for her belief that ‘ageless beauty’ begins with the proper care and maintenance of the skin.
Layla’s attention to detail and her patient and caring nature is the first and foremost factor that contributes to the ultimate satisfaction, comfort and health of her clients and their skin. With years of training and certifications from across the country including from the distinguished BioElements Professional Skin Care line, Dermalogica, The International Dermal Institute, and Cosmedix Chiral Peels,
Layla’s expertise ranges from an array of soothing, relaxing facials, microdermabrasion treatments, body wraps and body exfoliation treatments, eyelash extensions, airbrush tanning, eyelash and eybrow tinting, body and facial waxing, as well as spa manicures and pedicures, gel and acrylic nails, and Shellac gel manicures. Layla has been featured in Hairstyling 101 Magazine, where she was praised for her outstanding facial and body treatments.
Melissa Silva started styling hair when she was 15 years old, discovering her extreme passion for the beauty and fashion industry when she was still in high school. By the time she was a senior, Melissa was already a licensed cosmetologist. In 2000, Melissa came to Salon Daniel where she quickly gained her reputation of being a phenomenal hair stylist through her charm and creativity, and she has continued to succeed in the beauty world. As an expert with both short and long hair styles, she also specializes in corrective color, color placement and block color techniques, dimensional highlights, and dramatic color, as well as hair extensions and Brazilian keratin treatments. Melissa is also well known for her beautiful special occasion updos and as a makeup artist, and she received her makeup training through Yves Saint Laurent Cosmetics. With a friendly and outgoing personality, Melissa is a must-see amongst bridal parties. She often goes on-site to wedding venues and creates lovely, custom-made hair accessories for her brides-to-be’s big day! Melissa has done hair for many fashion shows including Alzheimer’s Awareness, Spring Fashion at Bloomingdales and Arts for Autism, which holds a personal meaning for Melissa, whose nephew is severely autistic. Melissa has also styled hair for the T.H.E Artist Agency, one of the most famous talent agencies in the country, located in Georgetown. .
Michele Reiman is our resident Massage Therapist who brings an array of expertise to Salon Daniel. With a degree from the University of Maryland in Health Education, Michele specializes in Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage. She has over 16 years of bodywork experience, including Reflexology, Thai Yoga Massage, CrainoSacral Therapy, and Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), a technique of assisted stretches used by many athletes. Michele began using massage therapy as a way to help others reduce stress and achieve better well-being, mentally and physically. Michele believes it is very important to take care of oneself and to live a healthy lifestyle that involves proper nutrition, regular exercise and keeping stress levels low. She believes regular massages are one of the best ways to relieve stress and achieve overall wellness, and she often counsels her guests with ways to achieve their health goals. Michele’s nurturing and caring personality reflects itself in her massages as well as in her consultation and evaluation of her clients’ specific needs.
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