A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure at getting my hair done at Salon 46, a salon located in Old Town Alexandria. I was a little nervous when I got contacted to be apart of their 1 Year Anniversary Celebration, what will be taking place tonight from 7-9 PM at Salon 46. Previously, I have had terrible experiences getting my hair done by a salon whom I have never been too or one that I was not referred too. I decided to do a little research into the salon - its location, stylists, & their clientele. Much to my surprise, I found nothing but wonder things, so I decided to give it a whirl. 

When I arrived to Salon 46 (a little early), I was greeted by their wonderful receptionist & offered a beverage while I waited for Crystal, my stylist that day. It didn't take long before Crystal introduced herself to me & we were on our way to discussing what changes I wanted to make to my hair. Going into that appointment, I already knew that I was eager to make drastic changes to my hair - meaning I wanted to be just like Julianne Hough (my girl crush!). I showed Crystal some pictures, hair styles & previous hair cuts that I have had in the past & she quickly gave me her kind + helpful opinion on what she felt would be a good hair style for me & honestly, I was right on board. Shortly after, the process began!

An hour or so later, Crystal was done foiling my hair & she had me sit under the heater. She then washed my hair & used a toner to help get the desired color I was wanting (no reds or golden blonde).

Next step, the cut! I was SO unbelievably nervous, but she did nothing but reassure me through the entire process that I was making the right decision. 8 inches later, I had beautiful short blonde hair (eeek!). During the cutting process, she explained what she was doing + why. I learned why stylists dry cut verse wet cut & it is to get a more natural cut, since your hair does change length + texture between the two. 

After that she blow dried + styled my hair. She showed me how to style my hair at home & before each + every product she used, she explained why it was important. Salon 46 exclusively uses Bumble + Bumble products, which I like since you aren't torn between a lot of different shampoos, conditioners & styling products. By the end of the afternoon, I understand what products I wanted to go home with + which ones I could wait to purchase at a different time.

TOP (c/o The Impeccable Pig) | JEANS (Madewell) | SHOES (Guess) | BAG (Philip Lim for Target) | TASSEL NECKLACE (J. Crew) | HANGER NECKLACE (Forever 21)

Overall, I had wonderful experience at Salon 46 & I am so happy that I found a stylist whom I love + would go back to again in the VA/DC area. Tonight Salon 46 is celebrating their One Year Anniversary at their salon in Old Town Alexandria. The evening will be a celebration of beauty and style over delicious drinks and bites & YOU are invited to join, just RSVP to Hope to see you there! xo

Salon 46 ONE Year Anniversary VIP Reception
Thursday, October 10
512 N Henry St. Alexandria, VA 22314
Invite only
RSVP by sending an email to

all photos taken by Let It Be Beautiful