Helping children through ChildHelp – our April community outreach partner

Helping victims of child abuse is more than just a desire, it is the lifetime commitment for ChildHelp. This commitment began when their founders, two young Hollywood actresses, encountered 11 homeless orphans abroad, and their lives were forever changed. Sara (Buckner) O’Meara and Yvonne (Lime) Fedderson went on to found ChildHelp and is now an internationally respected nonprofit and the largest organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect as well as at-risk children. Though it has grown beyond their wildest dreams, CEO and Chairman, Sara O’Meara, and President, Yvonne Fedderson, who still work every day for this critical cause, have never forgotten those eleven little orphans in a storm that inspired their mission of hope.

And, with the Alice C. Tyler Village located in Lignum, VA, our local children are being served and protected. The Alice C. Tyler Village has served survivors of abuse and neglect since its opening in 1993. Situated on 270 picturesque acres in Culpeper County, the village serves children from across Virginia and West Virginia.

We are honored to partner once again with ChildHelp as our April Community Outreach partner and will be donating $1 from every haircut from our Fairfax and Dulles locations this April.

Helping children and adults who have suffered from a brain injury

Brain Injury Services helps children and adults with a brain injury build the skills and confidence they need to lead a fulfilling and productive life.

In the early 1980s, parents of adult survivors of acquired brain injury in Fairfax County, Virginia searched for local independent housing. With housing unavailable, the parents began raising money to provide housing and other services.

Years of grassroots fundraising and awareness work produced $18,000; a sizable amount of money but a drop in the bucket compared to what would be needed by a group of individuals with multiple disabilities. Their children also needed to benefit from a multitude of basic social services. The parents found that survivors of acquired brain injury were often referred for services to the mental health field.

In 1988, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors commissioned a study to determine what services were being delivered to residents whose disabilities directly resulted from an acquired brain injury. The study demonstrated that little to nothing was available specifically for the citizens of Fairfax County within that realm.

Brain Injury Services, founded in 1989 became the first community-based agency in Virginia to specialize in serving individuals with an Acquired Brain Injury.

We are proud to once again sponsor Brain Injury Services as our March Community Outreach Partner and will be donating $1 from every haircut this month from our Fairfax and Dulles locations to this wonderful, local non-profit. Read more about the impact Brain Injury Services is having on our local neighbors.

 

 

 

We love what Ellie’s Hats is doing for children battling cancer — our February community outreach partner

In the spring of 2013 a little girl named Ellie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. By the time she started kindergarten in the fall, she had lost most of her hair and was wearing hats to school every day. Ellie’s Hats was born after one of her teachers, Jay Coakley, noticed how much cheer and individuality the hats brought to Ellie. He wanted to share that feeling with other children who suffered from childhood cancer and to also raise awareness.

Ellie’s Hats mission is to brighten the day of a child who is battling cancer. They do this by sending a package of hats and other items for the child battling cancer and their siblings. They include hats for the siblings too because often they feel left out. They have sent over 1,300 special packages to children across the country. For families in Northern Virginia, which is where they are located, they are able to do more than send them hats. They provide financial support and do whatever they can do to make these kids’ days a little brighter.

Ellie’s Hats is a 100% volunteer run non profit.

Here are a few other things Ellie’s Hats has done for kids battling cancer: #morethanjustahat

  • Donated $1,000’s worth of gift cards and checks
  • The “Hero Bag” Program at Inova Children’s Hospital. (A special bag is given to every newly admitted pediatric cancer patient)
  • Supply the food and drinks for the nourishment room and the PSV Clinic in Falls Church
  • Donated $10,000 to The Pediatric Oncology Family Support Fund in 2016
  • Donated $10,000 to Novant Hemby Children’s Hospital in 2016 to help them remodel their treatment room.
  • Gave three $1,000 Gift Certificates from a local auto repair shop to local families.
  • Helped a teenager go to a Wizards game and get to meet Steph Curry.
  • Had Kirk Cousins record a special video to a high school senior who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
  • Donated ipads, VR goggles, Play Stations, Nintendo Switches, Robots from Double Robitics.

It’s an honor to once again support Ellie’s Hats this February as our community outreach partner. We will donate $1 from every haircut this February from our Fairfax and Dulles locations to this very special, local non-profit.

Top Northern Virginia Salon

We are honored to recently be distinguished as one of Northern Virginia Magazine’s best salons in 2019. We take great care in being a top Northern Virginia salon and look forward to seeing you soon.

Taking care of your skin is important if you want to maintain that healthy, fresh look all year round. Facial treatments date back to ancient history with ingredients such as mud, egg whites, various herbs, and crushed pearls.

Thankfully, nowadays, you don’t have to wrinkle your nose and put weird stuff on your face to enjoy all the benefits.

Our salon and spa in northern Virginia has all the modern ingredients and the right services no matter your skin type.

Northern Virginia Salon Services

Salon Khouri is a Top Northern Virginia Spa and was recognized as Northern Virginia Magazine as one of the best salons in 2019.Whether you’re looking for a facial treatment to get rid of the dark circles under your eyes or rejuvenate a dull-looking skin or if you want to get rid of acne once and for all, our Fairfax hair and salon in Northern Virginia can help you.

Our trained team will consult with you to learn all about your skin type and then recommend the best type of facial for your skin needs. We offer signature facials that will help you feel more relaxed and give you a healthy glow. We can also offer clinical treatments designed specifically with various skin problems in mind.

Perhaps you’re getting ready for an important event and looking for an expert makeup application? Our make up artists will not only use the right products to enhance your natural beauty but they will also teach you the proper skin care regimen and products to use to keep your skin looking its best at all times.

Let’s not forget the smooth skin that everyone wants. After all, smooth skin is not reserved just for sunny days. From full leg wax to simple eyebrow wax, we use only the highest quality waxing products and techniques to ensure long-lasting results.

It’s Time to Give Your Skin a Healthy Glow

Are you ready to rejuvenate your skin and give it a healthy glow? Set aside a day in your schedule and treat yourself with a pampering facial or hair treatment. See why we are rated as a top Northern Virginia salon and what our clients have said about us and request your appointment today!

Giving Hope to thousands of children battling cancer

For Hope Veazey, diagnosed with leukemia at seven years old, HopeCam brought a peace of mind knowing that she could stay connected to her friends and her education. It brought normalcy to a hectic schedule that included many clinic visits and in-patient hospital stays. For Ted and Kristin Veazey, Hope’s parents, HopeCam brought a ray of hope when they were going through the toughest of times.

The mission of Hopecam is simple: to overcome the social isolation experienced by children in treatment for cancer. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it is important to keep the child connected to school and friends. In fact, research by Suzuki and Kato in 2003 shows that children who felt more supported from their classmates during cancer treatment were “less depressed, less anxious, and had higher self-esteem” than children who did not feel supported by classmates.

We are honored to once again partner with HopeCam this January as our community outreach partner and will be donating $1 from each haircut at both our Fairfax, VA and Dulles Landing, VA locations. It brings us so much joy as a Northern Virginia salon able to give back to our community in this way!

Paying it Forward in Memory of Mathias: Our December Community Outreach Partner

Mathias Giordano

This December marks four years since cancer stole Mathias Giordano from his family and friends. We are honored to remember Mathias through selecting the non-profit created in his name, Team Mathias, as our December Community Outreach Partner. We are donating $1 from every haircut from our Fairfax and Loudoun locations this month to this local, non-profit who is making a difference in the lives of children battling cancer. We will promise to do random acts of kindness in Mathias’ name and would love for you to join in using the hashtags #PayItForward and #MathiasStrong.

The heartbreaking yet beautiful words from Mathias’ mom, Roya, are shared below:

“4 years ago today our world changed forever.

I now realize that the hardest part of losing you, wasn’t to say goodbye but to learn to live without your beautiful smile, your hugs, your sense of humor, your love for life, your care for friends and family, your passion for food and your sophisticated taste for beautiful & contemporary things in life.

The emptiness that your dad, Troy & I feel in our hearts and in our home not just today but EVERYDAY is killing us. There is truly no greater heartache than having to live our lives without you! I was convinced that my heart would stop beating when yours did. 4 years later I’m still wondering how am I still breathing? If the broken heart syndrome is as real as they say it is why hasn’t it made my broken heart stop!

Being your mom has and will always be my biggest accomplishment in life. Your strength, determination and your love for life will always guide me to be a better person & my one and only mission in life is to protect your name and your legacy and to make you proud. I want you to keep smiling down on us in knowing that we are making a small difference each and everyday in the lives of those effected by cancer in your LOVING Memory.

We are blessed to have a lot of loving, caring & supportive friends and family who still remember and honor you daily.

Friends please #PayItForward in Mathias’ memory today. Go out of your way to make someone smile today because of Mathias. Make a donation to your favorite childhood cancer charity, Donate blood or platelets, do something small or big just to remember my sweet, beautiful, handsome boy. My soulmate, my Mathias.”

 

We urge you to please learn more about the facts of childhood cancer. Then we urge you to do something. There are some amazing ideas on the Team Mathias site, on their Take Action page. Register with Be the Match, donate blood, sponsor a Team Mathias Care package, volunteer at an event, share facts on your Facebook page.

 

 

3 Things to Look for in the Best Hair Salons

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been to a new hair salon and walked out with a hairdo that instantly made you regret your decision.

It seems like almost everyone has a horror story about that one time they decided to go to a different hair salon without doing research.

While researching hair salons was once time-consuming, nowadays it’s not so difficult thanks to the Internet and sites like Facebook, Google My Business, and Yelp.

Whether you’ve recently moved or simply want a different hairstyle, here are the three key things to look for in best hair salons.

1. Online Presence

As you’re researching best hair salons in Fairfax, check out if they have an online presence. A salon website is a great way to find out if the salon you’re considering offers the type of service you’re looking for and to learn more about them. The best salons will often list not only their services but also highlight their hair specialists, allow you to request or schedule an appointment, and list their prices.

If they don’t have a website, check if they have social media profiles on Facebook or Instagram as those two platforms can also be used to share information about the services they offer and provide a way to schedule an appointment.

2. Reviews

Check for the hair salon reviews. Look for on their website and also on third-party platforms such as Google, Angie’s List and Facebook. Make sure your chosen hair salon has positive reviews. Search for reviews that describe hairstyle, customer service, and the overall atmosphere of the salon.

Best Hair Salons - Salon Khouri3. Services

Lastly, make sure the salon you’re considering offers the type of service you want. If you need a bridal updo or balayage but the salon doesn’t offer it, then you’re wasting your time. On top of that, you run the risk of hairstyle horror story if the salon staff is not experienced the service you’re interested in.

Ready for a New Hairstyle?

Are you ready for a new hairstyle that will help you fall in love with your hair again and for a hair salon where you will feel comfortable and welcome each and every time? See what our clients have said about us in their reviews and request your appointment today!

 

Our November Community Outreach: Coalition to Support America’s Heroes

Jsalute-heroes-logoonathan and I, and our entire team at Salon Khouri, are humbled by the sacrifice of those in our Armed Services. They risk limb and life for the freedoms that we get to enjoy each and every day in our great nation. We look at guys like Rob Jones, and what he has overcome after losing both legs above the knee in an IED explosion while he was serving in Afghanistan. It’s astounding to think about his courage, absolute grit and utter determination to overcome injury and become truly inspirational to others. I think we sometimes take for granted just how much these men and women — and their families — sacrifice so that we have the freedoms provided for us in our Constitution. In the 241 years since this nation was founded (and in those years leading up to our independence), there have been countless men and women willing to give up comfort and safety so that generations after them would not have to. We may not be a perfect nation, but we are a very good nation striving to be a better one. And we are a nation founded upon the truth that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

We are taking time this month to thank those men and women, through the Coalition to Salute America’s Hereos, who have defended and who continue to defect these rights afforded to us in the United States.

Coalition to Salute America’s Hereos is a local non-profit, but one that serves wounded vets from across our nation. Their mission is to help severely-wounded veterans and families of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn recover from their injuries and illnesses, and to inspire other organizations and the general public to participate in this effort.

Coalition to Salute America’s Hereos has many great programs. One of them is is emergency financial assistance given to our wounded veterans to help pay for necessities such as food and rent.

Their Road to Recovery Conference is a life-changing experience that brings severely wounded troops and their families from all across the U.S. together to encourage hope, healing and to continue on the Road to Recovery.

Through their Employment Initiatives, Coalition to Salute America’s Hereos provides job placement through partner organizations as well as part-time employment for the catastrophically wounded, which provides income through customized jobs for these wounded vets.

It is our honor to partner with Coalition for America’s Hereos this November. We will be donating $1 from every haircut from our Fairfax and Dulles location to this amazing, local non-profit.

Check a few things off your Christmas list at Salon Khouri

Our 2018 Holiday goodies have arrived! We would love to help you check teachers, co-workers, neighbors, friends and family off your list. And, when you shop at Salon Khouri, you are supporting a local, small-owned business and putting money into your local economy. Did you know that local businesses generate 70% more local economic activity per square foot than big box retail? And, if every family spent just an extra $10 per month at a locally owned, independent business instead of a national chain, over $9.3 billion would be directly returned to our economy? Fill out an order request online or call us at 703.273.7878.

Here’s how we can help you with your 2018 Holiday Shopping while supporting local:

Our Kevin Murphy 2018 Holiday Kits are beautifully packaged and ready for gift-giving, and each come with a FREE full-sized product — an amazing value!! Pricing $64-$77 with a $29-$46 savings!

Our Angel Body kit comes with an ANGEL.WASH, ANGEL.RINSE and a FREE full-size BODY.MASS!Angel Body

Our Textured Blonde kit comes with BLONDE.ANGEL WASH, BLONDE.ANGEL RINSE, and a FREE full-size POWDER.PUFF!Textured Blonde

Our Hydrate and Repair kit comes with a HYDRATE.ME WASH, HYDRATE.ME RINSE, and a FREE full-size LEAVE.IN REPAIR!

Our Repaired Again kit comes with a REPAIR.ME WASH, REPAIR.ME RINSE, and a FREE full-size YOUNG.AGAIN treatment oil!

 

New to the Salon Khouri line is the Eleven product line. The Eleven line is a natural hair care line whose ingredient deck is slightly less exotic than the Kevin Murphy line and can therefore be offered at a lower price point. The Eleven kits also come with a free, full-size styling product! Pricing $40-$44 with a $20 savings!

Our Hydrate Holiday Trio comes with a Hydrate My Hair Shampoo, Hydrate My Hair Conditioner and a FREE full-size Miracle Hair Treatment!Hydrate Holiday Trio

Our Blonde Holiday Trio comes with a Keep My Blonde Shampoo, Keep My Blonde Conditioner and a FREE full-size Give Me Clean Hair Dry Shampoo!Blonde Holiday Trio

Our Smooth Holiday Trio comes with a Smooth Me Now Anti-Frizz Shampoo, Smooth Me Now Anti-Frizz Conditioner and a FREE full-size Frizz Control Shaping Cream!Smoothing Holiday Trio

Our Volume Holiday Trio comes with a I Want Body Shampoo, I Want Body Conditioner and a FREE full-size I Want Body Texture Spray!Volume Holiday Trio

We have our amazing, hand-crafted Body Massage Candles back for this season. Our candles are hand-poured, aromatherapy candles that burn at only 3 degrees above body temperature. The resulting oil—warm, but never uncomfortably hot—can then be used as a body massage oil or moisturizer to enhance the health and texture of your skin. All of our candles contain soybeans, which are a rich source of protein, vitamins, and antioxidants. Soy is very hydrating for dry, cracked hands and feet, and the oil never feels sticky or waxy. Best of all, it feels and smells great! Hurry, these FLY off the shelves! They are incredible gifts or stocking stuffers and have an approximate burn time of 30-40 hours. Pricing: $17 (6 oz) $25 (8 oz). Through December 24th, save 10% when you purchase two or more items of our Body Massage Candles.

Harvest hast hints of subtle apricot and reminds one of fresh, fall leaves. Combine it with one of our Eclat Hot Cocoa Sticks and your gift will be the most memorable of all!

Butt Naked is a great gift not only because of it’s cheeky name, but because it smells amazing. With natural mango and papaya oils, this candle is always a gifting win!

Colorado Christmas is one of the most comforting scents we’ve ever experienced. Notes include essential oils of orange, cinnamon and clove.

We were inspired by John 15:1-7 to create a new body care line called Abiding. In the line we are offering a heel therapy creme, bar soap, body lotion, salt scrub, shower gel, whipped body creme and a shea butter balm. The scent is an ever pleasing Floral Citrus. Our Abiding product is made proudly in the USA, is paraben free, phthalate free, and is not tested on animals. Pricing $14-$20. Through December 24th, save 10% when you purchase two or more items of our Abiding line.

The salt scrub is a unique combination of sea salt and liquid soap. An oil-free ingredient deck allows for easy rinse off and won’t make surfaces slippery.

The shower gel is non-drying like many shower gels on the market. Our formulation is super hydrating and will help nourish your skin.

The whipped creme is made with cocoa butter, shea butter and sunflower seed oil. It’s super light, but absorbs quickly.

The body lotion is super light weight, but highly moisturizing. It has skin soothing chamomile, aloe vera & comfrey, shea butter and vitamin E.

We are proud to carry handcrafted chocolates from Christopher Curtin, Master Chocolatier of Eclat Chocolate. Choose from hot cocoa sticks (Cinnamon & Chile, 72% Dark Organic Chocolate, Hazelnut, Salted Caramel) to gourmet chocolate bars including: Desert Rose, Aleppo Pepper & Pink Peppercorn, Pennsylvania Dutch Pretzel, Cacao Nibs and Toasted Corn. Pricing $5-$8. Through December 24th, save 10% when you purchase two or more items from our Eclat Chocolates.

 

 

 

For more than two decades, BIO IONIC has lead the hair tool industry in ionic technology.  Founded by stylists, their focus has always been to provide quality, results driven tools for the hair professional. With a dedication to high performance, they continuously set industry standards to new levels. The proprietary blend of minerals infused into these tools promotes healthy, hydrated styles, and can only be found in a BIO IONIC tool.  Water molecules are broken down by their unique mineral complex, allowing their tools to infuse the hair with moisture throughout styling for an unparalleled smooth finish. Now through December 24th, save up to $43 on a BioIonic Gold Pro tool at Salon Khouri!

 

 

 

 

Not sure which to choose? Let us know your price range and we can create custom gift baskets for you, including a Salon Khouri Gift Card. Your Salon Khouri team would be honored to serve as your unique gifting center this Christmas Season! Make your gifts memorable this year! Call us at 703.273.7878 to request a gift basket or fill out a quick Order Request online.