In 2020 Aquilano Salon expanded into a significantly larger and more beautiful space that is closer to the heart of Old Town. As always, we continue our tradition of making our guests feel pampered and relaxed, while enveloping you in the hospitality that you deserve.
Our friendly team of Stylists bring combined years of experience, and are known and loved for their talented color and styling techniques to make you beautiful inside and out. We specialize in all aspects of hair: from Hair Designing, Single Process Color, and Natural Grey Blending, to hot trends such as Balayage.
We have thoughtfully designed every aspect of our stunning new salon to include a charming sitting room where you can relax, expanded shampoo area, a greater retail selection of your favorite beauty products, and a beautiful large styling area for our stylists to create the best version of you so that your natural beauty shines though.
Aquilano Salon is celebrated year after year as the Best Salon in Old Town Alexandria. Call us for an appointment today. We look forward to serving you!
Aquilano Salon moved to our new location in 2020.
Aquilano Salon is instituting a new payment program called Beauty Reserve. Beauty Reserve offers our clients the following:
The following rules will apply depending on purchase options. Please fully read all options prior to purchase.
Pre-Payments will be credited to your Aquilano Salon account, and can be used for products and services only, with no expiration date. (Beauty Reserve cannot be used for tips.)
Deposits will be credited to your Aquilano Salon Account. Any leftover monies will be credited to your next service.
Gifts will be credited to an Aquilano Salon account or given in the form of a Gift Card. If you would like a physical Aquilano Salon Gift Card, please email us.
Please note that you will not receive anything by mail. The pick-up option from Square signifies that your Aquilano Salon account will be credited. All amounts will be credited to your Aquilano Account unless you specify to us that you would like it in the form of a Gift Card.
Our stylists are specially trained in advanced color treatments, chemical texturizing and all aspects of hair care to ensure you look and feel your best.
Please Note: Tips can no longer be added to credit card or check payments. There are two ATM’s conveniently located with-in walking distance of the salon and tip envelopes are provided at the front desk.
|Men’s Color w/ Haircut||$85|
|One Step Color||$80|
|Color Correction||By Consultation Only|
|Fashion Colors||By Consultation Only|
|Coppola Treatment||By Consultation Only|
Aquilano Salon has young, talented and creative stylists trained by our stylists after they have completed their required schooling. This is cost effective and your satisfaction is guaranteed!
|One Step Color||$50|
We value our loyal clients and want to reward them. When one of our clients refers a friend to us they each get $10 off their next service. It’s one small way we can say thank you!
NOTE: The above list is just a sample of our Services and Prices. All Chemical Services do not include a Blow-Out. Please book a consultation for a personal estimate. Please call with any questions on pricing.
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John Michael, known to some as “Spike,” has been the owner of Aquilano Salon since 2001 and has been creating beautiful hair styles for clients for over 25 years. An expert in color, cutting and styling for women, John Michael also prides himself in cutting men’s hair the way a man wants his hair to be cut. His biggest satisfaction is making his clients beautiful, following up with grooming advice and pointers to keep them looking their best. When not at the salon, John Michael can be found cooking up Italian delicacies for his friends and family.
Sandra has been styling hair over 30 years and has been a part of the Aquilano family for 16+ years. Sandra specializes in all aspects of hair types bringing out their natural organic beauty with creative haircuts and color treatments. Outside of the salon, she enjoys a healthy active lifestyle and running with her dog.
Samantha began her career in the hair industry in her late teens when she joined our salon family. With over 13 years of experience, she is an amazing colorist, with blondes being her specialty. Most importantly, it is her goal to make her clients beauty speak to their personalities through exceptional hairstyling.
Check out Samantha’s work on Instagram.
A Board-certified hair colorist, Craig has been working in the Northern Virginia area for the many years as both a stylist and an educator. He was a facilitator for Northern Education Conference and the Energizing Summit for American Board-Certified hair colorists. Craig is a master at designing the perfect cut to compliment his client’s style, personality, and ideal hair color. He also enjoys color correction. In his free time, Craig likes to translate his creative talents to the theater world, as the hair and make-up designer for The Keegan Theater in the District of Columbia.
Check out Craig’s work on Instagram.
Military brat, hair dressing in her blood along with over 7 years of passion and dedication in the hair industry, Aprils cut and color work is thoughtful and ever changing. She loves creating easy effortless looks with a lived-in feel, customized to accentuate each client’s natural hair textures and lifestyle. She has a love for customized color such as something classic, natural, sun kissed, or a unique fantasy color. If you are looking for any of the above, she is your girl.
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Jackie began at Aquilano salon in 2013 as an assistant. In addition, worked as a receptionist, to then get her cosmetology license in 2018. Jackie wasted no time, and began her journey as a professional hair stylist. She trained and gained experience from Aquilano’s senior stylist, and color specialist. Jackie is extremely passionate about her clients. She is most interested in making them look, and feel good. Jackie is especially great with clients with thick hair. She loves to personalize balayage which gives her clients a beautiful, sun kissed look. Jackie also does a lot of styling and updos for special events.
Check out Jackie’s work on Instagram.
Alexa has been in the industry for over 10 years. She worked with us for 5 years and then relocated to Florida to marry and start a family of her own. But now, with her husband and young son, she’s back and excited to return to her salon home. Alexa's main goal is to enhance your natural beauty and provide beautiful, easy to maintain results. Alexa specializes in balayage, blondes, and dimensional brunettes. She also gives a great haircut and loves to do bobs. Alexa takes a personal interest in each and every client that sits in her chair. She prides herself in listening to her clients, being honest with them, and delivering the results they desire.
Check out Alexa’s work on Instagram.
Susie has been styling hair for over 20 years. She is active in continuing her education and keeping with current trends. She enjoys all aspects of hair, but her true love is color. Susie is very warm, friendly, and outgoing. She enjoys meeting new clients, getting to know their lifestyles and then creating a versatile, natural look that works best for them. Outside of the salon she enjoys spending time with her daughters.
Check out Susie’s work on Instagram.
Ronnie has been in the hair industry for over 20 years and believes that when “Our hair looks good, we feel good”!
With that simple but true statement, trust Ronnie in her knowledge of hair as a whole from understanding each clients needs and formulating to achieve a realistic at home look that can be duplicated. She also believes that communication is the key to being successful.
Kevin, a native Washingtonian, and has been styling hair for 20+ years. He has a passion for getting to know his guests and creating fresh looks that match their personality, lifestyle, and aesthetic, giving them the confidence that they are putting their best foot forward. When he’s not twirling his shears, or enhancing color, he loves to travel with his husband and spend time with his 3 step-sons.
Check out Kevin’s work on Instagram.
Krysten relocated to Virginia from the Sacramento Valley in May of 2021 .she’s been in the industry for over 6 years and loves every moment of it! She is very interested in learning new techniques and about new products. A certified specialist for Redken, and also certifications with keratin complex and hotheads. She comes from an award winning salon near Sacramento and together they took home the title of “Best Of” salon of 2020. Her favorite things to do are balayage and coloring, although she loves a challenge with complete make overs.
Check out Krysten’s work on Instagram.
Heather comes to the Aquilano Salon team with a multitude of industry strengths. Education is a passion that effectively enhances her skills to build and retain a strong client base. She has taught for many years with Charles Russell, Grahm Webb and vocational public cosmetology. Her skills excel in precision cutting, color correction and exceptional hair coloring techniques. Heather is also certified in smoothing treatments that create a gleaming finish. In her spare time, you can find her teaching and participating in yoga classes.
Alexandria VA born and raised, Denesa has officially worked in the haircare industry for three years. But her love and passion for hair goes much deeper than that, as she has been the unofficial hairdresser to her family for years. And as one of five girls, that’s a lot of heads and hair to play with while growing up! As our Junior Stylist, Denesa has loved learning and connecting with clients… giving them the best style that suits them, while wearing it with confidence! Her passions are: balayage, highlights, and all-over hairstyle transformation.
Check out Denesa’s work on Instagram.
We value our reputation as a salon that provides not only excellence in technical services, but creates an atmosphere of relaxation and tranquility for all who enter. To that end, we ask that our clients adhere to the following Salon Etiquette and Policies, so that everyone can enjoy a pleasant experience.
As a courtesy to our staff and fellow clients we kindly request that all cell phones be silenced during your visit and that you move to a private location to make or receive calls.
Punctual arrival for your appointment is greatly appreciated so that you may receive your full service and our other guests are not inconvenienced by delays. Please arrive 5-10 minutes in advance of your appointment to allow time for you to change into a robe or drape.
Cancellations made less than 24-hours in advance and missed appointments will be subject to a 50% charge of booked service(s).
New clients must reserve an appointment using a credit card and pay a deposit on services to reserve their appointment. All moneys will go to that service.
A $30 fee will be added to NSF checks. Excessive NSF checks will result in termination of check writing privileges.
Please remember that a salon can be a dangerous place for unattended children. In light of this, we must request that children not accompany you during your visit to Aquilano Salon unless they have an appointment.
In 2020, due to the pandemic, Beauty Reserve was created to give our guests a contactless option for payment which also reduces the amount of traffic in the reception area. Pre-payments will be credited to your Aquilano Salon account and can be used for products and services only. There is no expiration date. Please note that you will not receive anything in the mail.
In addition to Beauty Reserve the salon accepts Apple Pay, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, checks and cash.
As of 2012, we no longer accept tips on credit cards or checks. Please tip directly to your stylist or ask for an envelope at the reception desk.
At Aquilano Salon we value our clients and want you to love your hair. Unfortunately, if you are not completely satisfied, we do not offer monetary refunds for services. If you feel that your hair needs have not been met, please contact us within one week from the original service. We ensure that we will do our best to find the best solution to help you meet your hair goals. At Aquilano, we believe our clients are the best representation of our work!
Aquilano Salon is located in central Old Town Alexandria a few blocks from King St on Fairfax st between Queen and Princess.
Aquilano Salon, 324 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 / Directions
Free Street parking in front and all around the salon.
For questions or to schedule an appointment email or call us at 703-683-0755. If emailing, please send your request along with your name, number, requested service, requested service provider and desired date(s).
Gift certificates are available at the Salon upon request.
If you are interested in joining the team at Aquilano Salon, please email your résume.