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.
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.
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.
When 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.”
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.
We are honored to be recognized as one of the best salons by the Northern Virginia Magazine. This is our third award for the best salon by the Northern Virginia Magazine and we’ve also been recognized as the best salon by the PoshSeven Magazine. As an award-winning hair salon, we pride ourselves on creating Salon Khouri Enthusiasts through our exceptional customer experience, our commitment to quality and our service to our community.
Finding the right hair salon is not easy but the time invested is definitely worth it. The right salon will not only be concerned about maintaining the health of your hair but they will also take the time to understand your preferences and recommend the right hairstyle for you.
Salon Khouri has two locations in Northern Virginia. Our Fairfax location is a perfect choice if you need a fresh cut or want to try out a new hair color. We offer a range of hair services which include cutting, styling, balayage, texturing, and more.
Our Fairfax hair salon also offers a full-range of bridal services that will help you make sure your hair looks perfect on your wedding day. Additionally, we offer waxing services at our Fairfax location.
Our Dulles Landing salon offers skin care services which will leave your skin feeling refreshed, relaxed, and rejuvenated. And, every celebrity will tell you that the key to beautiful skin is maintenance through quality skincare products and regular facials. Our award-winning esthetician also performs amazing waxing services at our Loudoun location.
Be sure to also stop by our Dulles Landing location if you need professional makeup application. Whether you’re getting ready for a wedding day, a photo shoot or any other type of formal event, our makeup artists will use just the right products to create the perfect customized look that enhances your natural beauty and teach you which products to use, based on your skin type and preferences.
Leave Your Hair and Skin Care in the Hands of Award-Winning Professionals from Salon Khouri
If you’re ready for a new hairstyle that will make you fall in love with your hair again and you want to feel secure in knowing a professional will take care of your hair, it’s time to put your faith into an award-winning salon. Get directions to Salon Khouri and request your appointment today!
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.
This March, we have some promotions that will save you some green! (Get it? March … green … St. Patty’s day). Ok, we promise to stick to helping you love your hair and skin and we’ll back off the puns!
At our Dulles location, we are offering a Collagen Rehab infusing face and lip treatment FREE with any facial for $85. Our Collagen Rehab facial rehabilitates aging, lines and exhausted skin, leaving you looking fresh and years younger. And, pick up a bottle of our Collagen Rehab at-home treatment and receive a $5 credit toward your purchase when you’ve booked any facial.
Fridays in March at our Fairfax location are fantastic! We are offering a FREE Kevin Murphy Masque Treatment with any service on Fridays at our Fairfax location this March!
And, on our product front, we have some AMAZING deals … while supplies last, of course! And, on St. Patrick’s Day, purchase any product with green on the packaging (excluding our promotional kits below) and take 17% off that product!