– Jennifer Elkhouri
I just finished reading The Trident, the Forging and Reforging of a Navy Seal Leader, by Jason Redman, which I purchased after having the honor of hearing Redman speak at the Business Mastery by Millennium conference in October. In the book, Redman tells of his journey to leadership and the many challenges, both physical and personal, he faced along the way. In 2007, Redman was struck by machine gun fire — twice in the arm and once in the face — on a mission in Iraq hunting down a key al-Qaida commander. Reading Redman’s words of his perseverance through his injuries, even after many setbacks, was absolutely inspiring. Jonathan and I are truly thankful for Redman and every man and woman who have put themselves in harms way defending our freedoms.
We are also thankful that our salons are able to give back to our wounded soldiers through our November community outreach partner, Luke’s Wings, whose mission is to support wounded, ill and injured service members by providing families with a means to visit during their recovery and rehabilitation. For over a decade, Luke’s Wings has provided complimentary airfare to wounded warriors and their loved ones to bridge the gap of separation during rehabilitation, helping keep them physically and emotionally connected on their journey to recovery.
We’d love to take a moment to share a few stories of those who’ve been helped by Luke’s Wings.
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ricardo P. is a dedicated patriot with a combined 37 months in combat tours. During his time overseas, he sustained multiple injuries due to combat with the enemy, exposure to blasts and IEDs, and running with heavy equipment. As a result, he underwent months of treatment related to a spinal injury, a traumatic brain injury, PTSD and hearing loss, among others. As he continues to receive treatment here in the United States, he reached out to Luke’s Wings with a simple request – to see his family in Cali, Colombia for Christmas. For our wounded warriors, seeing family gives them hope, purpose and motivation to take the next step in their recovery. We are proud to support warriors like Ricardo who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. “I could not be blessed a better way by having the team allowing me the chance to travel to South America and visit my family.” – U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ricardo P.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Brandon B was involved in an accident during his deployment, resulting in complete numbness in his entire lower body and the inability to walk. Before long, his kidneys and liver began to shut down and they were immediately medevaced to the United States for critical treatments. They soon found themselves at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD with no idea what would come next. After multiple tests, MRI’s and consultations, he finally began down the path to recovery. When the Christmas season soon approached, they were far from family and unable to afford travel home to Tampa, FL. However, through Luke’s Wings, Brandon’s family was provided four flights so that they could surrounded him with family during the holidays, including his grandmother who was battling stage 3 ovarian cancer. These flights gave a family, who has been through so much, a chance to return to normalcy among the chaos of uncertainty.
This November, we are donating $1 from every haircut at our Fairfax and Dulles locations to support Luke’s Wings. If you have unused Delta SkyMiles, please consider donating them to Luke’s Wings.
Are you looking for fresh, new, hair style ideas? Or maybe you want to see the most popular hair styles in Northern VA? Whatever the case may be, Salon Khouri has you covered.
Here’s what’s trending when it comes to women’s hair styles in Northern Virginia.
3 Popular Women’s Hair Styles in Northern VA
Bangs Are Back
Bangs are back in style, especially curtain bangs. The best part about curtain bangs? They are easy to maintain and extremely versatile. You can wear them straight, pin back, or side sweep them or cut them. If you’re looking for a small change to your hair that has a big impact, bangs could be the solution for you.
Lob Is Still Going Strong
The lob (or the long bob) is still going strong and works well with varying hair length. It’s also a good choice for any face shape and hair types. You can wear it wavy, keep it straight or add layers for a more versatile look. If you want to make your lob even more modern, ask for a blunt cut with no layers or angles.
Layers For Every Hair Length
Short hair, long hair — it doesn’t matter as layers are back and ever so popular. From layered bobs to long, beachy layers, you’re sure to find a layered hair style that’s perfect for your face shape.
Hair Style Makeover at Salon Khouri
As one of the top salons in Northern Virginia, Salon Khouri will give you personalized advice for hair styling. Our hand-selected hair stylists have the skills to meet your needs. Come in for a complimentary consultation and we’ll work with you one-on-one to find the perfect hair style for you.
Are you ready to give your current hairstyle a makeover? Learn more about our hair services and get a hairstyle that reflects your personality, matches your hair type and works with your lifestyle.
This is our fourth year that we have selected Alex’s Army Childhood Cancer Foundation as a Salon Khouri community outreach partner and it’s because we love their mission so much! Alex’s Army Childhood Cancer Foundation is a 501c3 whose mission is to raise awareness and funding for Childhood Cancer Research while providing Christian focused support to the Childhood Cancer Community.
A majority of their funds go directly towards funding childhood cancer research initiatives through world class organizations such as the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). Because childhood cancer remains the #1 cause of death by disease for children in our country and because childhood cancer research currently receives less than 4% of the total national cancer research budget, they remain committed and passionate about doing their part to help find cures! The goal of AACCF is to help support new research through providing whatever funding they can in order to help make a difference in treatment options available to children fighting childhood cancers.
Here’s the impact AACCF had in just 2018 alone:
- $100,000 Research Grant to Children’s National to help fund the REST Immunotherapy Trial (more).
- 260 Care Packages delivered to children at Fairfax Inova Children’s Hospital and to families and children in 14 different states
- 12 Prayer Team visits which included bringing gifts, breakfast, coffee, and lots of LOVE to the families at Inova Children’s Hospital. In 2018, they incorporated a few themed visits including an EMOJI party and one time bringing Rapunzel with them!
- 70 Prayer Pillowcases sent out to children and families
- 60 Super Hero Dolls made lovingly by their friend Kristi Catlett at GoldRibbonCrochet
- 100 parent toiletry kits delivered to Fairfax Children’s Hospital to be kept on the unit and distributed as needed to parents unexpectedly staying overnight
- Additionally, they embarked on a few new things this year:
- They sent families to Minefaire and gifted them with tickets for the whole family!
- They created Forever in our Hearts Kites and mailed them to 18 different families.
- They also helped provide meals to 4 different families locally in 2018.
And, on November 16th, 2019, they will be hosting the Hearts of Gold Gala to celebrate Five years of giving back to our local community. You may register for the gala here.
This October, we are donating $1 from every haircut from our Fairfax and Dulles locations to Alex’s Army Childhood Cancer Foundation and we know that every single penny will bring blessings to those in our local community battling childhood cancer.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.