Tattoo Tom vs the Volcano

We are proudly supporting local non-profit, Stillbrave Childhood Cancer Foundation again as our August Community Outreach partner by donating $1 from every haircut in the month of August from both our Fairfax and Dulles Landing locations!

The founder of Stillbrave, Tattoo Tom, is on a mission and we are honored to help. He is battling daily to provide non-medical, supportive care to children with cancer and their families. Stillbrave is committed to helping the families of children battling cancer in any way they can. While they are fighting the toughest war of their lives, Stillbrave will fight their lesser battles, so they don’t have to. To do this, Stillbrave relies on donations from the community, and Tom will do just about anything to help these kids, including auctioning off tattoo sponsorship on his body, to running in 50 mile, 100 mile and 200 mile ultra marathons. What we love the most about Tom, though, is his heart. He falls in love with the kids he supports and will do just about anything to bring a smile to their faces. He suffers when they suffer and celebrates their milestones. Tom knows personally how cancer can rip a parent apart. Cancer stole his daughter, Shayla, from him when she was just 16. Distraught and devastated, Tom thought, “why didn’t someone DO something.” Then he realized, “I am somebody.” Thus was born Stillbrave.tattoos-005

While they are fighting the toughest war of their lives, Stillbrave will fight their lesser battles, so they don’t have to.

On August 12-16, 2016, Tom will be once again participating in an ultra marathon to raise money for Stillbrave families. This one is the Bigfoot 200, a point to point traverse of some of the most wild trails in the Cascade Mountain range of Washington State. The race ends in Randle, WA after crossing the Cascade Mountains from Mount St. Helens to Mt. Adams and along ridge lines with views of volcanoes Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood, and Mt Adams. It literally is Tattoo Tom vs. The Volcano.

What can you do to help?

  • Sponsor the fundraiser directly via Stillbrave.
  • Visit Salon Khouri the month of August for a haircut and we will donate $1 from every haircut from both locations.
  • Leave donations in the collection jars at Salon Khouri. All money donated will be added to the total as we aim to raise $1000 through our donations and yours.
  • Purchase a RAFFLE ticket – all money will help us reach our $1000 that we have pledged to Stillbrave. Tickets are just $1 and you could win a 60 minute Signature Facial or a haircut and blowdry with one of our amazing and talented stylists — you get to choose the prize! We will draw two winners. The more tickets you purchase, the higher your odds are to win!
  • Like us on Facebook to keep track of pop-up raffles, lemonade stands, etc. that we will be holding to help us reach our $1000 goal.
  • Pray for Tom’s safety as he participates in the Bigfoot 200!

We are here to help spread awareness and raise money for childhood cancer. We believe that our children, your children, deserve #MoreThan4. You see, out of the $4.9 billion dollar budget allocated to the National Cancer Institute, only 4% of that is allocated to childhood cancer research. And, a recent study by the World Health Organization shows a child is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes. Childhood cancer is not rare. Yet, there is very little funding on the pharma side and a minuscule amount of funding on the federal side. Our children deserve more and deserve funding for less toxic treatments. They also need local advocates like Tom, who will fight for them, providing daily essentials to their families helping them through the childhood cancer battlefield.

 

Special offer for GMU students

Are you a #GMU student who has never been to Salon Khouri? We’d love to change that! For a limited time, Mason students who are new clients to Salon Khouri can use $10 toward their first visit with us to see Fairfax stylists Jelena, Paula or Tessa and Dulles stylists Kai or Ashley or our amazing esthetician, Judy! And, if you bring a friend, you both can use $15 toward your first visit!

Call us at 703.273.7878 or email us to book your appointment.

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* Cannot be combined with other offers or promotions. Valid for new clients only who are students at GMU. For the bring a friend promotion, you and your friend must come on the same day for services.

Salon Khouri is First Northern Virginia Hair Salon to Offer Innovative Air Wave Perm

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Airwave Machine

We are excited to be the first salon in the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area to offer the Air Wave perm using the state-of-the-art Air Wave machine from Takara Belmont! Created in Japan, the Air Wave perm uses new and innovative technology that will create a soft, beautiful curl in your hair without damaging your locks! Unlike traditional perms where your hair is curly when wet, curls from an air wave perm reappear once your hair dries. Like any perm, however, you do need to be sure you are using quality styling products and have a good understanding of how to maintain and style your hair. Our highly trained stylists are happy to assist with both product recommendations and styling tips/tricks!

The Air Wave machine, invented by Takara Belmont, employs a new shape-memory system. The entire process is four steps. The first step in the process is a commTakaraBelmontAirWaveon step shared with traditional cold perms and newer, hot digital perms: softening the hair to receive the curl. The second and third steps are unique to the Air Wave perm. In the second step, called “Creeping,” the Air Wave machine allows the natural water particles in the hair to create movement. It then swells the cortex cells to create waves by optimizing and controlling temperature and moisture levels of the hair. In the third step, called “Glass Transition,” the hair is gently dried, where the circulating warm air allows the hair to “memorize” the new waves of the cortex cells and cell membrane complex. Throughout this step, the temperature of the air is only 53–60℃ (127-140℉), which is what makes the Air Wave technique safer for your hair than digital hot perms. The futuristic machine, once connected to the rods in the hair, does make one think they are being prepped for a scene in a sci-fi flick, but this step is pivotal and sets the Air Wave apart from any other perm! In the final step, an oxidizing agent is applied to secure the natural waves.

While traditionally permed hair can damage already stressed hair creating a frizzy appearance, the Air Wave process substantially minimizes damage by using low heat and high quality products. Some even feel their hair is softer to the touch post-treatment!

We are excited to be the first salon in the DC area to offer this state-of-the art service. Salon Khouri stylist, Orie Hanrahan, originally from Japan, is an expert at the Air Wave perm service and we are proud to be the first to offer this exclusive service using the Air Wave machine to the Northern Virginia Area.

The futuristic machine, once connected to the rods in the hair, does make one think they are being prepped for a scene in a sci-fi flick, but this step is pivotal and sets the Air Wave apart from any other perm!

Here’s what to expect at your Air Wave appointment:

  • We ask that all clients schedule a complimentary consultation prior to booking an Air Wave service. The stylist needs to examine your hair type, ask you about your hair history, and go over pricing with you.
  • The scheduled Air Wave appointment will last approximately 2 hours for shoulder length hair, and could take up to 3-4 hours for longer/thicker hair.
  • The Air Wave starts at $200 for shoulder length, normal volume hair for a two hour service. You can expect to pay $300 to $400 for very long or thick hair. A formal quote will be provided at your complimentary consultation.
  • Your stylist will provide styling tips to you during your appointment. The stylist will also recommend high quality products to purchase at the time of your appointment to help style, protect, and maintain your investment. Using the products recommended by your stylist is essential.


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We are going to smash a few walnuts this month …

Our July community outreach partner is the Smashing Walnuts foundation, founded by Ellyn and Mark Miller at the urging of their nine year old daughter, Gabriella. Gabriella wanted to help raise funding and awareness for childhood brain cancers. At 9 years old, Gabriella was diagnosed with DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma), an inoperable brain tumor which is terminal upon diagnosis. Her tumor was the size of a walnut. Wanting to spread awareness and raise money for research, Gabriella quickly became a global advocate for children with cancer, raising nearly $300,000 for children’s cancer charities. To say Gabriella was a powerhouse is an understatement! We never had the opportunity to meet Gabriella in person, but were blessed to hear her speak at CureFest in 2013, which you can watch below. We were amazed by her eloquence, courage and ability to captivate an audience better than most celebrities.

Less than a year after her diagnosis, Gabriella passed away surrounded by family and friends who promised to continue her work. An interview filmed just two weeks before her death led to the creation of a Federal Bill, the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, allocating $126 million for childhood disease research and kick started the Smashing Walnuts mission to focus on research.

Raising money for research in childhood cancers is critical. There is simply not enough funding in this area to bring about change. In fact, in the last 30 years, only THREE drugs have been developed to treat cancer in children exclusively. According to CureSearch, the amount of research dollars spent per patient is 5 times more for adults than for children. An article published on Forbes.com indicated that the funding for childhood cancer clinical trials in 2008 was $26.4 million. By comparison, federal funding for AIDS research at the same time was $254 million while funding for breast cancer topped $584 million.

An article published on Forbes.com indicated that the funding for childhood cancer clinical trials in 2008 was $26.4 million. By comparison, federal funding for AIDS research at the same time was $254 million and funding for breast cancer topped $584 million.

We are not saying that other cancers should not be funded. We just feel that funding for childhood cancers is disproportionate compared to adult cancers. For example, Of the National Cancer Institute’s budget of $4.9 billion, only 4% is allocated toward childhood cancer research. The Salon Khouri team stands beside Smashing Walnuts and many other local, childhood cancer non-profits to firmly state that 4% is not enough for our kids.

Gabriella smashing a walnut to symbolize smashing out DIPG. The walnut was the same size as the inoperable tumor that took her life  within just one year of diagnosis.

Gabriella smashing a walnut to symbolize smashing out DIPG. The walnut was the same size as the inoperable tumor that took her life within just one year of diagnosis.

This July, Salon Khouri will donate $1 from every haircut from our Dulles and Fairfax locations to Smashing Walnuts. We know it’s not millions, but we’ve been shown in many amazing ways that little can make big. We pray the money will lead to a cure so that no other parent will have to endure the loss of their child to cancer.

The Art of Driving is urging you to know these shocking facts!

ArtOfDrivingLogoDid you know that inexperience and distractions are the leading causes of teen driving fatalities, particularly for 16 and 17 year olds?

Robin Thompson, Founder of The Art of Driving, is out to change these statistics by increasing your child’s driving IQ through the many great programs offered by this unique, local non-profit. Robin lost her sixteen year old daughter, Ashley, in 2003 in a singular vehicular accident. Through her devastation and grief, Robin wanted to do something to help other teens and parents.

Every year approximately 3,000 teens die on our nation’s highways and another 300,000 suffer severe injuries and lifelong disabilities. The National Safety Council sees the issue as a national health crisis, and Robin believes that every parent and teen should pay attention.

We’ve been proud supporters of The Art of Driving for many years. In addition to the helping raise the driving IQ of our local teens, The Art of Driving also has a scholarship foundation. We are blessed to once again sponsor The Art of Driving this June by donating $1 from every haircut in our Fairfax and Dulles Landing Locations. We encourage you, particularly in this high risk driving season of high school graduations, to read through the Art of Driving website to learn how to raise your teen’s driving IQ and encourage them to Take the Pledge to be smart teen drivers.

Additionally, you can purchase a children’s story through the Art of Driving titled, How the Firefly Got Its Name, written by Ashley when she was just twelve. Proceeds from the book support The Art of Driving. Ashley was a lover of the Latin language as well as Green and Roman mythology. Originally an assignment for her seventh grade Latin class, How the Firefly Got It’s Name was submitted to the Virginia Junior Classical League Latin Convention after the urging of her teacher where it won first place. It’s a beautiful story and we urge you to purchase a book for your children or as a gift to a local school library.

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Our May Community Outreach Partner – and Project!

Our community outreach partner for May is two fold!TT365
First, we will be donating $1 from every haircut in May to the Childhood Cancer Dream Team of Pediatric Oncologists via the Truth 365. We love what The Truth 365 is doing in the childhood cancer awareness arena and, they are funding research grants that are helping multiple childhood cancers. In April 2016, The Truth 365 funded $440,000 in grants through a Collaborative Pediatric Cancer Research Awards Program that will fund groundbreaking research for the following childhood cancers: Medulloblastoma, Neuroblastoma, High Grade Glioma, Recurrent Brain Tumors, AML & ALL, Ewing Sarcoma, Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma, and DIPG. Research for childhood cancers is severely underfunded. In fact, the National Cancer Institute spends only 4% of its federal research dollars for cancer research on childhood cancers. These children deserve more than 4%. In the past thirty years, there have only been three drugs approved by the FDA specifically formulated for childhood cancers. Most protocols being used to treat these children are outdated and were never intended to be used on children. We are blessed to be able to support The Truth 365 and, although we don’t have millions to give, the dollar we donate from your support of our salon could just be that one dollar that saves a life. Every dollar — every penny — counts.

 

KatesCauseSecond, we are also asking for your help to purchase toys for Kate’s Cause Birthday Toy Drive benefiting the children of the PSV Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders! And, this project is super easy! Kate’s Cause has put together a wish list. Simply bring a toy from this list to Salon Khouri or purchase via Amazon and ship to us at Salon Khouri at either of our locations. We will then deliver all the amazing LOVE our clients sent to The Rhoades Family before June 5th, which is Kate’s 5th birthday. Sadly, Kate lost her life to leukemia this January at just four years old, and we would like to make this toy drive the biggest and best 5th birthday present we could give to Kate! We know she will be smiling down on this project with her sweet cheeks from heaven!

Mother’s Day Packages

Pamper Her Packages

Bronze: $79
60 Minute Signature Facial
Anti-Aging Eye Treatment

Silver: $129
60 Minute Signature Facial
Kevin Murphy Treat.ME Hair Treatment
Blowdry/Style

Platinum: $179
60 Minute Signature Facial
Anti-Aging Eye Treatment
Kevin Murphy Treat.ME Hair Treatment
Blowdry/Style

Not sure which to choose? Purchase a Salon Khouri gift card and let mom choose from our amazing services or products!

 

Available for purchase the month of May 2016. Packages must be used by December 31, 2016.

Join us at the Rust & Ruffles Flea Market

Join us on Friday, April 29th from 10 AM – 8 PM at the Rust and Ruffles Flea Market in Aldie, VA. Just browse below to see some of the adorable items that will be available in time for Mother’s Day! Please RSVP here.

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We will be on hand doing mini makeovers, hand massages and on-the-spot complimentary consultations. And, we will have our amazing, handcrafted body massage candles as well. The cute, custom pillow, yup, you can pick up your own custom pillows from Burlap and Badges at the event as well!

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Sweet little skirts from Burlap & Badges!

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Galvanized tins from Flight of Fancy!

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Farmhouse chic gifts from Girl Garage Designs!

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Handcrafted Body Massage candles from Salon Khouri!

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Custom signs from Burlap and Badges!

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