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Philosophy

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Salon Monte creates a boutique environment for clients with the experience beginning at the entrance. Overlooking the Potomac, the salon caters to the needs of clients immediately with valet parking. Coffee table books featuring fashion, art and history aim to inspire those in the salon chair. Every corner of the salon is strategically designed to ensure comfort, efficiency, relaxation and beauty. Precise attention to detail throughout the salon, controlled water pressure, a lounge inspired shampoo area, and the exclusive Monte salon products ensure the ultimate Monte experience. From root to tip, an appointment aims to pamper each client.

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OUR

STYLE ICONS

Some hair styles have stood the test of time and we pride ourselves on creating iconic hairstyles for our clients. Be sure to have a consultation with one of our creative stylists to see how they can create an iconic hairstyle for you. A style that is perfect for you and your hair.

Jacqueline Kennedy

A formal to casual cut with layers near the bottom ensuring every hair is in place from start to finish with the ability to have a French twist. The classic cut served her well as First Lady and throughout her lifetime.

Marilyn Monroe

This iconic, sensual platinum style proved blondes really do have more fun and diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

Halle Berry

This short tapered and sassy hair style has a fashionable, low maintenance approach to a casual yet sophisticated style. A perfect hairstyle for her role in 007.

Jennifer Aniston

A layered swing cut style with ombre highlights easily maintained down or in a messy bun. This famous hairstyle will have all of your FRIENDS talking about it.

Lady Diana

A versatile round layer short bob with heavy fringe. This versatile style gave movement fit for a Princess.

Farrah Fawcett

Long highlighted layers rolled back with sweeping fringe. It is not surprising that her poster was found on the walls of locker and dorm rooms.

Diana Ross

Smooth, sleek, blunt cut, long layers or better yet going all natural. Changing your style and staying current can make you the BOSS.

Cyndi Lauper

Having or adding dimensional color to your style shows Girls Just Want To Have Fun!

Salon MONTE Team

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MONTE DURHAM

Monte began his style and beauty career as a personal shopper for Saks, Newman Marcus, and Woodward & Lothrop. He later attended the prestigious Graham Webb Academy International Academy of Hair, where his talent earned him an invitation to complete his education at Graham Webb Academy U.K. in platform styling.

After returning to the the U.S., Monte became a hair stylist at the Saks Salon, and then joined Elizabeth Arden Red Door as Salon Manager. He became the Cultural Trainer and spearheaded the openings of Red Door salons across the country.

Monte’s love of styling brides earned him the coveted Most Preferred Makeup and Bridal Hairstylist 2000 by Washingtonian Magazine.

Monte’s wealth of experience landed him the role of Fashion Director on TLC’s “Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta,” where he has been filming for the past ten years.

SHARON FRANCES

Salon Director

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Sharon brings a wealth of experience and talent to this position. She has owned and operated salons as well as being a national trainer and compliance officer. Sharon specializes in color, cutting and styling.

CARLA COOLEY WEDELL

Director of Guest Services

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Carla has over thirty years of experience in guest services and management. She was the driving force behind rebranding and openings of the Red Doors. Her love of people and passion ensures every guest experience is a memorable one.

CLAUDIA

Stylist

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Claudia, an American Board-Certified hair colorist working in the Washington DC area for over 30 years, specializes in highlights, color and cuts, while maintaining the hair’s integrity and bringing out its natural beauty.

MASAKO

Stylist

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Masako, knowledge, and passion combined with 14 years in all aspects of hair care from color and cutting. Making her one of Alexandria’s most sought-after stylist.

JESSICA

Stylist

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Jessica, a Graham Webb Academy featured artist and educator. Jessica takes a personal approach in helping her clients find the right color, cut and services to meet their styling needs.

REMONA

Stylist

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Remona, specializes in multicultural wedding and events styling. Remona is committed to cutting and creating elegant sophisticated classic design so every occasion is a special one.

JHEYDEE

Stylist

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JheyDee, has exceptional client services and is passionate about producing eye-popping hair color and styles. He is a Graham Webb Academy graduate, winning first place for outstanding hair design.

KAIT MARDER

Stylist

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Kate, has over 12 years as a master stylist, styling for New York Fashion week and specializing in precision cutting, color, textured and curly hair for both women and men. Her work has been published in DC Modern Luxury magazine. Kate is regarded as an expert in the Washington DC area, appearing on Good Morning America sharing hair trends and styles.

CARL RAY

Makeup Artist

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Celebrity makeup artist known among Washington socialites, including the former First Lady Michelle Obama, Ann Winter, Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman and more. His artistic style is known for enhancing a women’s natural beauty.