Many of you know (and love!) Aida, but for those of you who have yet to meet her, Aida’s passion is to make her clients look great and feel amazing. As she says, “As stylists we have many focuses, but making your hair look flawless is number one!”
Aida specializes in coloring and highlighting, advanced cutting, men’s cuts, Keratin treatments, blowouts, as well as up-do styling. She has studied with Aveda, Rene Furterer, Global Keratin, and many other lines.
Interestingly enough, my grandmother on my mother’s side was in the industry—in her day she was known as a beautician. I learned so much from my grandmother; she was an amazing woman and hair stylist and because of her, hair was always a big deal in my life. I was the one who did friends’ hair for prom and even when I got to college I charged next to nothing to do hair on campus.
After college, I realized something was missing, so I decided to attend the Aveda Institute in Washington D.C., where I spent a long year and 1,500 hours training and learning so much about hair and how to work in a professional salon setting.
I have been at Bazzak for the past five years and every year gets better and better. The salon has a wonderful clientele, we’re in a great part of Old Town, and the whole staff makes everyday fun to come to work!
The one hair care secret I wish that everyone knew is that the shampoo and conditioner you use really does make a huge difference to the health of your hair. I know sometimes it may seem like stylists are pushing products, but the products commonly available at the grocery store or Target are not the best for promoting hair health and growth. The best places to buy hair products are at your local salon or online directly from the manufacturer.
A second tip is to use a leave-in heat protectant spray or serum (depending on your hair type). This is a must to protect your hair from breakage.
The people that I have met and grown to know well in the area are so amazing and kind. Old Town is gorgeous, has character, a distinct ambiance, and I like to work in such a pretty area. I joke with my clients that because I am a “Marylander” I would never move to Virginia, but truth be told I could totally live here. Another plus is that there are so many great restaurants and shops.
Outside of the salon I love to write poetry, spend time with my family and best friends, and relax and enjoy a cocktail along with some good laughs.
Bazzak Hair Salon is a cutting edge salon located in the heart of historic Old Town Alexandria. Our new brownstone townhouse has been a staple on King Street since 1890. The new space has also allowed us to provide our clients with a more luxurious setting and expanded services. Our team of American- and European-trained designers and colorists bring a versatile blend of talents to Bazzak. We gladly offer both women's and men's hairstyling services. We incorporate the full line of Rene Futerer products in our services and offer these products for a salon prefect look anytime.
1110 King Street