Take Your Hair From Drab to Fab

We are all secretly wishing for the movie-montage moment where we go from drab to fab! Let us create a haircut and color that complements your body type and facial features. We are well known to be the experts at creating that specific look that’s just right for you.

Claude Marcel salon is a luxury AVEDA salon. We incorporate creativity, a quality consistent with any luxury brand, and a stunning international dimension of beauty. Trust us that your beauty is our number one focus.

Our salon is directed by Claude Marcel, an internationally renowned hair designer. From the age of 12, he was inspired by his mother’s classic French beauty and her encouragement to perform his first hair color and setting. Alas– His love affair with hair was born! Claude’s unique expertise and extraordinary talents were quickly recognized by AVEDA. He serves as an AVEDA artist, taking great pride in teaching his French cutting technique to his team, and to AVEDA talent around the globe.



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Artistic Director | Claude Marcel Salon
Claude Marcel is artistic director and co-owner of the Claude Marcel Aveda Salon in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. His French architectural design hair cutting and styling technique creates a popular “groomed, ungroomed look”. He is also an educator teaching his much sought after French technique. He regularly teaches French beauty throughout North America. “I offer an opportunity for women to simultaneously find beauty and harmony with nature,” explained Claude. “I am delighted to contribute my talent to Aveda’s groundbreaking work. It has been an exciting collaboration.” Claude began his career in the United States in 1999 when he moved to Washington, D.C. to assume the role of Artistic Director and Training Manager for DESSANGE USA located in Washington, D.C. His clientele included ambassadors, senators, television personalities, actors, and more. He also served as training manager for various DESSANGE centers and performed hair cutting classes for L’Oreal at the SOHO academy in New York. Before moving to the United States, Claude worked for DESSANGE in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Paris, and New York. In Paris, he was recruited by Jacques Dessagne himself to be the exclusive hairstylist for show business personalities and other dignitaries. In this capacity, Claude handled high-profile clients for television, movie, and stage work as well as haute couture fashion shows, premieres, and award shows such as the Cannes Film Festival.

CLAUDE MARCEL salon is a luxury AVEDA salon that combines creativity and quality consistent with any luxury brand, and an international dimension of beauty. At the helm is CLAUDE MARCEL, the world-renowned hair designer that was inspired by his mother’s classic French beauty. With her encouragement, he performed his first hair color and setting at age 12…his love affair with hair was born! Claude trains his team in the much sought after French hair cutting technique to deliver that timeless, chic, sophisticated, and customized look.



Claude Marcel Salon
326 S Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
Monday: closed
Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 6pm


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