04.12.16: We wanted to share this sad news about Casey’s family. On March 28th, their home was burglarized. The thieves took a lock box from their home which contained not only photo CDs of their family photos, but also Casey’s ashes. We are praying that Casey’s ashes are returned home. The Truth 365 shared this news on their Facebook page. Please share the story on Facebook. The more people who see it, the more chances there are that Casey’s ashes will be returned to the Kropf’s.
Sweet Declan Carmical was diagnosed with AT/RT when he was just eight months old. We learned of Declan in 2009, when we were rallying behind Taylor Love, another local child diagnosed with cancer. We were quickly learning that childhood cancer is not rare.
Sadly, Declan lost his battle on August 18, 2010, just 8 days shy of his first birthday. Just one year later, one of our friends lost their sweet 14 month old,Casey Kropf, to the same cancer (AT/RT). Childhood cancer is taking too many children from loved ones. We hope to do everything we can to raise funds and awareness for local non-profits who are working toward a cure.
Journey 4 A Cure was created in memory of Declan to raise awareness, fund research and help families battling this horrible disease. Their objectives are to:
- Enable cutting-edge pediatric cancer research
- Inform the community about the realities of pediatric cancer, the statistics and funding inequities, and encourage public policy reform.
- Enhance the quality of life for children currently undergoing cancer treatment.
- Encourage families of children currently undergoing cancer treatment.
We will be donating $1 from every haircut in the month of April to this amazing, local non-profit in memory of Declan and Casey.
Alex Green was diagnosed with a Stage IV Wilms Tumor in 2009 at the young age of 5. To say he is a fighter is a bit of an understatement. As of September 2014, Alex has endured 400 chemo/infusions/immunizations, 100 clinic visits, 15 ER visits, 200 inpatient admissions, 300 IV pokes, 34 total days of radiation, 32 times being put to sleep, 1 bone marrow aspirate, 100 scans (CT/Xray/PET/Echo/EKG) and 15 surgeries. None of it has been easy, and we hope and pray for a cure for Alex and for the thousands of other children battling cancer.
We love finding local non-profit organizations that are making a difference in unique and meaningful ways, and for the month of March, we chose Alex’s Army Childhood Cancer Foundation. AACCF was created to provide Christian based support to children, parents, siblings, family members and friends living with a Pediatric Cancer diagnosis while raising awareness and funding for Pediatric Cancer Research.
We will be donating $1 from every haircut this month to Alex’s Army in the hopes that one of those dollars will help bring us one step closer to a cure.
This battle is relentless, exhausting, heartbreaking, but we stand strong and fight for our baby, no matter what that might mean. – Jenni and Derek Green
We get a lot of people who call the salon and sheepishly say, “I would like a … foil … or ombre/balayage. I’m not sure really what the difference is!?” We agree, it can get confusing, so we’ve put together this (hopefully) helpful guide to walk you through the differences between these various lightening techniques. We are also going to add in traditional color here, as well as another term, sombre, to hopefully provide a thorough guide for everything. All images below are of our work at Salon Khouri.
When a client comes in for color, we apply one shade of color to the entire hair. The color is one dimensional as no highlights or low lights are added to the hair. The photo on the left is an example of all over color.
The word balayage is a French word that means ‘sweeping’, which derived from balayer ‘to sweep.’ When performing this technique, stylists will paint freehand, in a sweeping motion, the highlights onto the hair using a board. Balayage has various styles — everything from a dark, rooty balayage, to ombre or sombre, all the way to babylights. The word ombre is a French word that translates into shadow or shade — so, ombre is the style and balayage is the technique used to create the style. We’ve put together a few photos of our work below with captions on the style of balayage.
Ahh, yes, the familiar technique that we all know well! Highlights have been a staple in American hair culture for decades, and will likely remain on the top list for decades to come. Highlighting uses foils that are taken right to the root, to produce lighter strands of hair from roots to ends.
We hope this guide has helped. We are happy to answer more questions you have – simply call us at 703.273.7878 to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our highly trained stylists!
Ellie’s Hats is a Northern Virginia Non-Profit who seeks to bring joy and help to local families whose children are battling cancer. Ellie’s Hats was inspired by a sweet NoVa girl, Ellie Whitfield, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in the Spring of 2013. After losing her hair from chemotherapy, Ellie began to wear different fun hats to school to help express her personality. Her P.E. teacher, Jay Coakley, noticed her affinity for “fun and cheery hats” and organized a hat drive to provide Ellie with a broader selection of hats to wear – and thus was born Ellie’s Hats! Thousands of children across the country now receive new hats through Ellie’s Hats.
In addition to providing joy to kids battling cancer by providing unique, fun hats, Ellie’s Hats collects gift cards and other items to give to local families whose children are battling cancer. Also, in 2014, Ellie’s Hats worked closely with Team Mathias to introduce a Cure Childhood Cancer License Plate in honor of Mathias Giordano to help spread awareness about childhood cancers. Mathias, diagnosed in 2012 with Osteosarcoma, inspired thousands through his determined cheer, his powerful courage and his extreme kindness. Mathias passed after a 28 month battle in December 2014.
This February, Salon Khouri will be donating $1 from every haircut from both our locations to Ellie’s Hats. Please take a moment to learn more about this wonderful organization. Please visit their website to see how you can help by knitting a hat or donating to this local, Northern Virginia non-profit.
Join us for another amazing Makeup 101 Class with Salon Khouri makeup artist and stylist, Ashley Mihelarakis!
Join us for a makeup 101 class on Saturday, February 13th from 5 – 6 PM at our Dulles Landing location. Salon Khouri team member, Ashley Mihelarakis, will walk you through application techniques to help accentuate your natural beauty. Ever wondered, “what’s the difference between a flat brush and a wide angled brush?” Ashley will explain the benefits of various brushes and how to highlight certain features as you walk through applying makeup to your own beautiful face from a MUD makeup kit. Each attendee gets to take their makeup kit home with them, valued at $88! You are getting $88 in makeup and a one hour class on how to apply it for just $65! Hurry, we only have 10 seats available for this course!
The MUD kit that you KEEP includes
- Cancellations through January 31st: Refund for $65 class fee
- Cancellations after February 1st: No refunds, however, you will receive your makeup kit to keep
You may purchase tickets online for a $4.57 convenience fee, or, you may purchase over the phone by calling 703.273.7878, option 2 for Dulles Landing.
- Earn DOUBLE referral rewards this month! Earn 20,000 points for every person you refer!
- Receive $40 in SK Cash* when you book a Coppola Keratin Treatment; receive $20 in SK Cash* when you book an Express Coppola Keratin Treatment.
- Receive a FREE MUD Makeup kit with six shadows, two cheek colors, a lip glaze and a refillable compact when you book a 60 or 90 minute facial and Kevin Murphy Treat Me Conditioning Treatment!
Valid through January 31st, 2016. Cannot be combined with other offers or promotions.
Updated 1/15/2015: On Monday evening, January 11, 2015, I learned that Kate Rhoades relapsed to ALL just four short months after celebrating her end of treatment for the incidious disease.
Just a few short hours later, on Tuesday morning, January 12th, 2015, I learned that Kate, at just four and a half years young, had passed.
I have known her mother, Lindsay, for nearly twenty years. Kate was born just three months after our youngest, Ellie Grace. For two years, Kate underwent treatments. We prayed for her. We prayed for Mike, Lindsay, and Cheryl, Kate’s grandmother who was with Kate non-stop throughout. We celebrated from afar the good days. We cried for the bad days. We rejoiced at being at Kate’s End of Treatment party in September. And now we mourn the loss of a precious, sweet child, to cancer.
Cancer, I despise you. You keep taking precious children from their parents. You are taking mothers and fathers from their children and husbands and wives from their soulmates. I will continue to spread awareness about childhood cancers. I will contiunue to pray for a cure. I will continue to pray for these families enduring barbaric treatments.
This year, our team is jumping for Kate Rhoades. We hope to honor you well, precious Kate. We hope to raise a ton of money so that little ones fighting can enjoy time with their families at Camp Sunshine. I promise to continue to raise money for treatments in your honor, as well. You will not be forgotten. Ever.
In 2015, a team made up of Salon Khouri team members and friends plunged into the frozen waters of Lake Anne in Reston by participating in the Virginia Polar Dip to raise money for Camp Sunshine in Casco, Maine. We are once again taking the plunge and participating in the 2016 Virginia Polar Dip. We are humbly asking for your support.
All money raised goes to support Camp Sunshine. Camp Sunshine provides respite, support, joy, and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families from around the world through the various stages of their journeys. The year-round program is free of charge to all families, and includes 24-hour onsite medical and psychosocial support. Camp Sunshine also provides bereavement sessions for families who have lost a child to supported illnesses.
- Anyone who donates will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE haircut or facial.
- Anyone who joins our team receives a FREE haircut!!!
Event Date: Saturday, February 6th, 2016
Plunge: 2 PM
Registration: 12 noon
Location: Reston Community Center, Lake Anne Village Center, Reston, VA
Additionally, Salon Khouri will be donating a portion of our proceeds from both our Fairfax and Dulles Landing locations in January to The Virginia Polar Dip!
This December, we are again partnering with a tremendous organization in Fairfax called the Lamb Center. The Lamb Center is a group of caring and determined creative problem-solvers who want to make a difference. Their mission is to serve the poor and homeless, transform lives, and share God’s love. In addition to providing hot meals, showers, laundry, resume assistance and other services, The Lamb Center provides much needed counseling that encompasses spiritual, psychological, life and employment dimensions. We urge you to learn more via the website or to volunteer for The Lamb Center. We will be donating $1 from every haircut in December from our Fairfax location to The Lamb Center.
For our Dulles Landing location, we wanted to reach out to a Loudoun based non-profit, also with a heart for our homeless. We selected The Good Shepherd Alliance. The Good Shepherd Alliance is a Christian non-profit organization providing help and hope for the homeless and those in need through emergency and transitional housing. Their outreach services help lead individuals to self-sufficiency and self-worth. The Good Shepherd Alliance views their clients as individuals and seeks to create relationships with them. Unfortunately, many view the homeless as problems that need to be resolved. We will be donating $1 from every haircut in December from our Dulles Landing location to this tremendous non-profit. Please visit their website to learn more or to learn about volunteer opportunities with them.