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.
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.
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 and colorist with 30 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. She has an extreme passion for making her clients feel pampered and look their best! Luz starts off every visit with a thorough consultation to ensure you receive the result you want that will best fit your lifestyle. Concluding your visit you will also receive a relaxing head and shoulder massage as an added bonus! Luz specializes in special occasion up-dos, bridal parties, fashion braids, Japanese straightening and formaldehyde-free smoothing treatments. She has an eye for all types of color, whether you desire a natural highlight or something a little more edgy, Luz truly can do it all! She is a master with scissors and razors; providing one of kind haircuts that grow out perfectly!
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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