Our Community Outreach Partner for September: The Truth 365

Over 15,000 kids will be diagnosed with cancer in the next 365 days.

The goal of The Truth 365 is to educate and mobilize millions of people through Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other social networking sites. Their full-length documentaries and shorter films inform the public that there is a critical need for funding for childhood cancer research. Through increased awareness comes increased funding. You see, children *should be* our nations’ priority. Yet, the shocking lack of funding for childhood cancers indicates otherwise. Over the past years, we have shared a statistic that we thought would surely have changed by now. Sadly, we are reporting the same this year: the National Cancer Institute allocates only 4% of it’s cancer research budget toward childhood cancers. And 4% is simply not enough. Drug companies aren’t allocating research dollars either, as there are 16 major types of pediatric cancers and over 100 subtypes – all of which need to be approached differently. Much of the funding for new therapies are left to be raised by the parents, which is a burden they should not have to bear. Yet, they do, faced with no other options for helping their children. They bike, run, shave their heads, participate in ultra marathons — just about anything they can do — they will to raise money to give to advance research.

We would love for you to spread the word about CureFest, an amazing and FREE, family-friendly childhood cancer event in Washington DC! This year, CureFest will be September 20-22nd with singer Chris Daughtry performing. Be sure to register for this FREE event.

We are donating $1 from every haircut from both locations this September to The Truth 365. We hope and pray that we will see an end to childhood cancers in our lifetime and awareness is the KEY to funding, which will be a KEY to a cure!

 

3 Things the Best Hair Salons in Northern VA have in Common

Finding the best hair salon in Northern VA is no easy feat. However, we have a few tips and tricks to finding the best hair salon in Northern Virginia. 

If you’re unhappy with your current hair salon, here are 3 things the best hair salons in Northern VA have in common that will help you make your decision.

3 Things the Best Hair Salons in Northern VA have in Common

Best Hair Salons in Northern VA - Our team helping a good cause1. Professional Staff

One thing is clear: if you want professional results, you need a professional behind the chair. Our stylists at Salon Khouri hold multiple certifications and have had training from around the globe. It’s a requirement that our team remain educated so we offer in-house education, bringing in the top educators in the industry to ensure our team is up-to-date with the latest trends. 

2. Reviews

Best hair salons in Northern Virginia have tons of reviews from happy customers. The number of reviews and the overall rating can tell you a lot about a hair salon so be sure to look for a hair salon that proudly features their customer reviews.

3. Personalized Services

The perfect hair salon will not only give you the requested hair color or hairstyle but they will work with you one-on-one to ensure you love your hair. Personalized attention and care for every customer are at the core of what we do at Salon Khouri. Our stylists will never recommend a service or treatment you don’t need. 

What’s next?

If you’re ready to trust your hair to our team and love your hair, then make Salon Khouri your new salon home! Book an appointment today!

 

DC Candlelighters – our August Community Outreach Partner

We are honored to partner with DC Candlelighters, our August Community Outreach partner. DC Candlelighters is an all-volunteer organization providing emotional, educational, practical and financial support to families of children fighting cancer. The name Candlelighters comes from the ancient proverb: “it is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness.” DC Candlelighters strives to provide a light in the darkness because we believe no family should face the uncertain world of childhood cancer alone.

DC Candlelighters was founded by a group of mothers whose own children fought cancer, to give families facing the devastating discovery of a child’s cancer something they had wished for themselves – someone who has “been there” and understands the fear, helplessness, and financial and family pressures that grow out of a childhood cancer diagnosis. The DC Candlelighters Board of Directors consists of parents who have had a child with cancer and professionals who have worked with families who experience childhood cancer. The non-profit serves all children with cancer and their families, long-term survivors of childhood cancer and their families, and bereaved families who live or receive treatment within 50 miles of the Washington DC, metropolitan area.

DC Candlelighters has no paid staff, therefore, 100% of all donations go straight into servicing DC area families directly, for programs such as you’ll find on their Programs and Services page.

We will be donating $1 from every haircut we do in August from both our Fairfax and Dulles salons.

 

More about Killer Waves — it’s not what you think

KILLER.WAVES is a weightless wave-enhancer and your one-stop-shop to add volume, texture and definition for your locks. It will give you that effortless “mermaid hair” you’ve been dreaming of. KILLER.WAVES was created with the curl-haired girl in mind, as each and every curly and wavy head of hair is unique, and no two heads are the same.

This awesome addition to the Kevin Murphy line uses the same technology that is used to thicken and lengthen eyelashes — it helps to make your waves feel and look fuller, weightlessly. Infused with Baobab Seed Extract, Hibiscus Flower Extract and Yerba Mate, our favorite new wave-maker moisturizes and maintains your curls and waves while fighting frizz, adding strength and offering overall protection and manageability for your ‘doo.

Just as curly and wavy hair is personal, so is the combination of products needed to keep it just so. KILLER.WAVES acts as the foundation product to lift and volumise your hair, giving you the flexibility to create a routine that is as unique as your curl. Ask your Salon Khouri stylist for a sample on your next visit.

Bridal Hair and Makeup in Fairfax, VA

Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life. It’s one of those days where your hair and makeup needs to be absolutely flawless. That’s why finding the right salon in the Northern Virginia / Fairfax area that provides bridal hair and makeup services is crucial. 

If you’re looking for a bridal services salon in Fairfax, VA, you’re in the right place. At Salon Khouri, our mission is to make sure you’re breathtakingly beautiful on your special day. 

Our bridal packages in Fairfax, VA are full service that will take care of your hair and your makeup based on your wants and needs. We offer bridal updos, rehearsal updos, bridal makeup, as well as complimentary rehearsal makeup. 

Bridal Hair and Make-up in Fairfax VAWhether you want to come to our salon and book your bridal hair and makeup in Fairfax, VA or if you prefer getting ready in your home, our stylists are here to ensure you get the hair and makeup of your dreams that will perfect your wedding day look.

Before you book your bridal hair and makeup appointment in Fairfax, VA, we ask that you schedule a complimentary consultation. When you meet with our hair stylists and makeup experts, they will work with you one on one to learn about your preferences and hair type. They will also recommend the best hair and makeup style for your special day based on your wedding dress and tiara.

You can also schedule a makeup trial to make sure you and your bridal party are completely satisfied with your look. Our experts at Salon Khouri are more than happy to serve you and your needs when it comes to bridal hair and makeup.

What’s next?

Your special day deserves a special hairstyle. Let the experts at Salon Khouri take care of your hair and get you ready for your most important day. Learn more about our Bridal Services.

Providing Hope through Living MS: Our July Community Outreach Partner

In 2011, local Loudoun resident, Beth Donaldson, was given news she had long feared: she had Multiple Sclerosis. A mother of two and wife of a police SWAT officer, Beth was no stranger to the disease as her paternal grandfather and two paternal aunts had the disease.

The grueling treatments began right away — treatments that would help to keep the disease at bay, but which also brought on other debilitating symptoms. Beth has been through multiple treatments, infusions, has seen lesions, fatigue, nausea, brain cloud, but endures it all with grace and a smile that would melt even the Grinch’s heart. In 2015, from osteoarthritis caused by the multiple sclerosis, Beth underwent her first hip replacement, and in 2017, a second hip replacement.

Beth’s husband, Mike, an amazing supporter to Beth, began immediately raising money for research. From 2012 through 2016, the two raised approximately $17,000 for the MS Society through Mike’s bike rides for the MS Society. It was in 2016 when the two decided to create Living MS, a 501(c)3 charity focused on raising money for MS research and awareness.

 

Living MS gives directly to support research being done at The James Q. Miller MS Clinic at UVA — all monies are used to fund research for a cure for MS. Please be sure to follow the Living MS Facebook page for updates on this amazing and *beautiful* ride through one of the most scenic counties in the nation!

This July, we are honored to partner with Living MS and will be donating $1 from every haircut from our Fairfax and Loudoun locations to this local non-profit whose mission is to end MS.

A little side note that we love: Beth originally found Salon Khouri by winning a gift card she won through a fundraiser in 2013 for the Isabella Santos Foundation.

Beauty out of the ashes – in Memory of Kate Rhoades

It doesn’t get easier. This June 5th, our dear friends, Lindsay and Mike Rhoades, wished their eight year old, sweet little girl, a happy, heavenly birthday. Kate Rhoades lived four years, but should have been here ninety more. But a sudden and rapid relapse to leukemia stole her from her family and friends when she was just four and a half years old.

There isn’t a day that goes by in the Elkhouri home where Kate Rhoades isn’t thought about or her name isn’t said. Our youngest is just a few months older than Kate. With every celebration with our little one, there is always a stinging reminder that Lindsay and Mike pass these milestones visiting Kate’s grave at Chestnut Grove Cemetery. Almost four years later, it still doesn’t seem real. It never will.

Out of the ashes is always beauty, however. Yes, the cinders still burn and always will until Lindsay and Mike are reunited with their precious Kate in heaven. But beauty is growing every day in Kate’s memory through people performing Random Acts of Kateness, to toys — lots and lots and lots of toys – being delivered to children battling cancer and through research. Last year, Kate’s Cause donated $25,000 to a young investor grant with a partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The money is helping Dr. Christian Hurtz, PhD, research and study the Cellular Pathways to Enhance Treatment in Ph-like acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the very cancer that Kate had.

We are again partnering with Kate’s Cause this June and donating $1 from every haircut at our Dulles and Fairfax locations to this amazing, local non-profit. We ask our SK Enthusiasts to perform Random Acts of Kateness — buy someone a coffee, help someone with their groceries, mow a neighbor’s lawn — then share about it with the hashtag #RandomActsOfKateness. We love seeing beauty growing from Kate. Her four short years here will leave an impact for hundreds of years to come.

Keeping our children safe on the road – our May community outreach partner: The Art of Driving

First, some facts: 23% of teen drivers are more likely to drive with three or more teens in the car in the summer, compared to 6% of teen drivers who are more likely to do so during the school year.

  • 48% of all teen driving fatalities were single vehicle crashes.
  • Approximately 3,000 15-20 year-olds are killed each year in vehicle crashes.
  • Alcohol and drugs are not major causes for these fatalities – representing only 20%.
  • 54% of all teen passenger deaths occurred when another teen was driving.
  • The teen brain has not fully developed until the mid 20’s. They are susceptible to distractions, risk taking behaviors, and a limited capacity to multi-task.
  • Inexperience and distractions are the leading cause of teen driving fatalities, particularly for 16 and 17-year-olds.
  • The majority of teen auto fatalities occur on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Most of those deaths occurred between 9 p.m. and midnight.

So what can we, as parents, grandparents, and friends, do to keep our children, grandchildren and friends safe on the road? Education is one of the best ways to help and there is no better place to learn about teen driving safety than The Art of Driving, founded by Robin Thompson after she tragically lost her 16 year old daughter, Ashley Renee Thompson, in a single vehicular crash in 2003. Robin’s passion is now educating the public on how we can keep our teens safe on the road. The Art of Driving offers teen awareness and responsibility training, parent awareness and responsibility training, a teen task force, and programs brought into schools, youth groups and civic organizations.

Additionally, Robin gives back through The Ashley Renee Thompson Memorial Foundation scholarship each year, granted to a deserving graduating senior. The application process includes:

  • a 500 word essay
  • letters of recommendation
  • high school transcript
  • record of community/school service
  • a 55 second video you produce to empower and motivate your peers to “Survive the 5” leading causes of teen vehicle crashes.

The application deadline for 2019 is May 6, 2019. Learn more here.

We are honored to once again partner with The Art of Driving as our May Community Outreach Partner and are donating $1 from every haircut this month to this amazing, local non-profit.

Most Reviewed Hair Salon

Most Reviewed Hair Salon - Salon KhouriWhen Jonathan and I first decided to open Salon Khouri, our mission was to create Salon Khouri Enthusiasts through our exceptional customer experience, our commitment to quality and our service to our community. As a part of that mission, we want each and every client to walk out of our salon feeling over-the-moon happy and ready to recommend us to their friends and family. Our commitment to excellence and quality service has made us one of the most reviewed hair salons in Northern Virginia.

We are honored that clients are taking the time to share about their Salon Khouri experience in reviews like the ones below:

“I found this place after an extensive internet search. What initially drew me was the use of Kevin Murphy Products, and what will keep me going to this salon is Kim. She listened to everything I wanted and made sure I was happy leaving the salon (spoiler: I was). She even helped me with finding the right Kevin Murphy product for me. I can’t wait to use it! I’m so excited for my next visit to the salon.”

“Your excellent experience starts when you walk in the door. Staff is always welcoming and makes you feel very relaxed. Stylist are very knowledgeable, listens to your request and do a fantastic job in styling your hair. The healthy natural hair products are amazing. They smell wonderful and your hair feels so healthy, shines and feels very soft. I get lots of compliments on my look after my cut, shampoo and hair style. Price is very reasonable for professional stylist. I give Salon Khouri a 5 star rating”

“I have never been disappointed in the artistic work of Jonathan’s stylists. While my crazy hair is always a problem for me, these colorists work wonders every time. So happy that I found these folks!”

“Have been seeing Heidi now for a few years for my color, highlights and haircut. She does a fabulous job and is always prompt and personable. Always get compliments on my hair.”

What’s next?

Read more of our client reviews that have helped make us the most reviewed hair salon in town or if you’re one of our clients, leave us a review here and help us create more Salon Khouri Enthusiasts!