ISABELlE GOETZ TITLE: Stylist SALON: Cristophe Salon, 1125 18th Street NW, 202-785-2222 POWER CLIENTS: HM Queen Rania and Senators Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry SECRET TO SUCCESS: I work with the shape of my clients face and look at the way the hair should fall. I want them to enjoy their style and not fight their hair.
ISMAIL TEKIN TITLE: Hairstylist SALON: George at the Four Seasons Spa Salon, 2828 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 202-342-1942 POWER CLIENTS: Rima Al-Sabah, Catherine Zeta- Jones, Ashley Taylor, and Patrick O’Connell MOST INTERESTING REQUEST: I once flew to New York to just blow dry a client’s hair. Also, once, when I was in Turkey, a client had given birth at 8:15a.m. and at 8:30a.m. she called me to come do her hair so she could look good for all her visitors.
MUSTAFA CORUMLU TITLE: Stylist & Colorist SALON: Salon Jean-Paul, 4820 Yuma Street NW, 202-966-4600 POWER CLIENTS: Catherine Reynolds, Andrea Mitchell, Claudia Borger, Kathleen Matthews, Barbara Harrison, Bo Derek, Ashley Judd, and Martha Stewart SECRET TO SUCCESS: I make my clients say, ‘oh my goodness’ in a good way. I give them something they’ve never seen before. “I get offers all the time to fly around in private jets to do hair. I’ve been everywhere: Paris, London, Ireland, you name it.”
JILL KINCHELOE TITLE: Salon Owner & Colorist SALON: Oshi Salon, 1527 Rockville Pike Rockville, Md., 301-230-1295 POWER CLIENTS: Prototype CEO Joe Travez, attorney Barry Chasen and his wife, and photographer Doug Sanders SECRET TO SUCCESS: Listen carefully to what the client wants and deliver personalized service. WHAT MAKES A POWER LOOK? Personal style backed with confidence.
BRUCE JOHNSON TITLE: Owner & Stylist SALON: Avatar Salon and Wellness Spa, 8395 Colesville Road, Suite C, Silver Spring, Md., 301-608-9344 POWER CLIENTS: Condoleeza Rice, former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman, and former First lady of Washington, D.C. Cora Berry SECRET TO SUCCESS: Consistency and reliable customer service. I call it the ‘mom treatment’ – treat everyone as if they were your mother. WHAT MAKES A POWER LOOK? The energy that comes from within is key
JACK HOWARD TITLE: Director of Color SALON: ILO Salon and Day Spa, 1637 Wisconsin Avenue NW, 202-342-0350 POWER CLIENTS: Jennifer Camel-Toueg, Alison Paley, Ludmila Cafritz, Mai Abdo, Caroline Boutté, Jamie Young, and Sheila Cassey, wife of Army Chief of Staff, General George W. Case Jr. SECRET TO SUCCESS: I make a connection with my clients. They like my vision, my eye for color and the way in which I work with color. And I have a great team that I work with. MOST INTERESTING REQUEST: I don’t think I can disclose that one ...
CLAUDE COURTET TITLE: Artistic Director SALON: Dessange (Tysons), 8020 Towers Crescent Drive, McLean, Va., 703-761-3135 POWER CLIENTS: Senator Elizabeth Dole, First Lady of Poland, Princess Ira de Furstenberg, Eva Herzigova, Carla Bruni, Inès de la Fressange, and Johnny Depp INTERESTING MOMENT: I was called in to style the First Lady of Poland’s was she was staying at Blair House here in Washington. After passing through security, I opened up the curtain to find about 25 bodyguards, who stayed the entire time I was working on her hair. “I read my clients and somehow there is a connection. I read deeper than just what I am hearing and try to understand psychologically why they are sitting in my chair.”