bringing day-two hair back to life

by Angela, Bellacara

Customers ask me every day, what product do I love that they should know about. I always find it hard in that split second, to come up with a list. There are so many. How do I choose? I have decided that I will share a “Hero Product” with you once a month. A product that everyone in the store generally regards as a must-have item in your beauty arsenal.


Today, it is Bumble and Bumble’s Dryspun Finish. This product is like a dry shampoo, but so much more! It’s not quite as matte as a dry shampoo would be. Dry shampoo is literally a powder that soaks up oil and so it has elements of heaviness because of that powder. This is lighter yet still gives major texture and volume. After applying Dryspun, your hair isn’t heavy from the buildup. It is made for use on dry hair, the raw silk powders make your hair look and feel weightless and effortlessly full. The brilliance of this product is that it can be used like a dry shampoo to extend your wash, but it does so much more. It’s a finishing spray. It’s a texturizer. It gives instant volume. When you apply the spray to super flat hair, it gives the immediate appearance of a full head of hair. For those of us who have fine hair…it is a total game changer.

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I have been a beauty junkie for what seems like forever, but before I did anything about it, I went to law school. (Yes, my life is a little like the reverse of Legally Blonde.) Then, I worked as a prosecutor in Sonoma County after which I moved to the DC area with my husband in ’97. I served as Majority Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee followed by a year-long stint at a lobbying firm. You get the picture. It was then that I decided to act on my dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Finding my favorite beauty products proved to be impossible without stepping foot in a mall–the horror. So, I decided to bring my favorites to Alexandria. A few trips to New York and a flight to France and Bellacara was born in March 2000.

Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, for more than 17 years Bellacara has been Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high end cosmetic, skincare and haircare products. At Bellacara you will find premiere beauty products that have been carefully edited by the store’s owner, Angela Sitilides, who personally tests all the products sold in store. The boutique carries only the best product lines – Kiehl’s, Jouer, Dr. Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Moroccan Oil, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, Smashbox, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, Dermalogica, Kevyn Aucoin, Kai, Child, St. Tropez, Smith and Cult, and many more.

1000 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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