Yene Damtew | Salon Biz Mentor - instagram lists #feedolist

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Hey stylist friends! This is your last chance to grab my free guide on Instagram for your salon business! You can grab it at the link in my bio.⁣ ⁣ So many hairstylists ask me how they can get more clients, and I genuinely believe that using Instagram is the way to go. There will be a new guide for the month of June, so get this one before it’s gone!⁣ ⁣ What questions do you have about using Instagram to grow your salon business? I'm happy to chat in the comments below!👇🏽⁣ ⁣ #AestheticsSalonDC⁣ #instagramforbusiness #instagramtips #instagrammarketing #instagrameducation #beautyinstagram #hairinstagram #saloneducator #salonbusiness #beautyeducation #haireducation #haireducator #saloneducation #beautypreneur #beautybiz #salonbiz #beautymarketing #cosmetologyschool #cosmoschool #salonowner #hairbusiness #hairbiz #salonsuccess #hairpreneur #salonsuites #hairmarketing #hairindustry #saloncoach #salonowners #salonowner⁣⠀

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Wedding season is officially here! Every one of my brides holds a special place in my heart. Thank you @yekenfelij for letting me be a part of your special day!⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Photography: @christopherjasonstudios⠀⠀ Planning: @statuesqueevent⠀⠀ Venue: @nmwaspecialevents @womeninthearts⠀⠀ Catering: @maineventcatrs⠀⠀ Florals: @designsbyoochay⠀⠀ Makeup Artist: @beautynthebride⠀⠀ Hair: @yenedamtew⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #YeneDamtewBrides #WeddingWednesday⠀⠀ _________________________⁣⠀⠀ Bridal bookings are available for a limited number of select dates in 2019. I would love to chat with you about the wedding day hair of your dreams! Please visit www.aesthetics.salon to submit an inquiry for more info.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #weddinghairstylist #bridalhairstylist #dmvbridal #dmvweddings #dcweddings #dmvevents #dmvmua #dmvweddingplanner #dcweddingplanner #dcbridal #bridalhairstylist #bridalupdo #bridalhair #bridaltrial #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #mdhair #mdsalon⠀⠀

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Who wants to be my hair model on Monday?! I am looking for a few hair models at @Aesthetics.Salon on May 20th for natural hair styling. (Twist out, coils, stitch braids, etc.) Please click the link in bio for full details.⠀ ⠀ Must be local to the DC area. Start time is 9:00am. Your appointment may be scheduled anytime between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. ⠀ ⠀ Tag a friend below 👇🏽 ... or click the arrow icon to share this post! ⠀All details are in my bio. Thank you! ⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew⠀

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To my mom who is my rock... Happy Mother’s Day!⁣ ⁣ I would not be who I am without my mother. She believed in me and has supported me every step of the way. ⁣ ⁣ To all the moms out there, I send love and light your way today! And a special shout-out goes to @cindipooh01 who is our Mother’s Day Makeover winner! Check your DM!⁣ 😘 ⁣ #HappyMothersDay⁣ #MothersDay

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For the past few months, I’ve been using the @T3micro Singlepass Curl iron at @aesthetics.salon and I absolutely love it. I use it for myself and on my clients at @aesthetics.salon. It’s the perfect iron for lightweight curls that are flowy and airy. Bouncy, healthy curls are my signature look for many of my clients and T3 helps me get the perfect curl every time!⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ (P.S. Check out my IG Stories to see more amazing products from T3 Micro! Hurry, before it disappears.)⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⠀⠀ #T3Partner⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #T3 #T3Micro #beautyeducator #haircoach #hairinfluencer #beautypreneur #haireducation #haireducator #saloneducator #saloneducation #stylistsupportingstylists #hairindustry #hairclasses #haircourse #hairbusiness #hairbiz #salonbusiness #salonbiz #salonboss #hairboss #hairschool #beautyschool #LicensedToCreate #hairdressersofinsta #hairdresserlove #probeautyassoc #salonpro #beautypro

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Another brand photo shoot is in the books! I love being a hairstylist who can slay in the salon… and on set!⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Thank you to the amazing team who made this day possible. ⠀⠀ Photogtapher: @antwonmaxwellphotography⠀⠀ Model: @candeegal09⠀⠀ Swimwear: @mbmswim⠀⠀ Make up: @bowtieartistry⠀⠀ Hair: @yenedamtew⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ I accept a limited number of brand and editorial hairstyling requests each year. If you're interested in discussing your brand project, please email info@aesthetics.salon or hit the "email" button in my bio.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew⠀⠀ #BrandHairstylist⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #beautyeducator #haircoach #hairinfluencer #beautypreneur #haireducation #haireducator #saloneducator #saloneducation #stylistsupportingstylists #hairindustry #hairclasses #haircourse #hairbusiness #hairbiz #salonbusiness #salonbiz #salonboss #hairboss #LicensedToCreate #hairdressersofinsta #hairdresserlove #probeautyassoc #salonpro #beautypro #DMVhair #DMVsalon #DMVstylist⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀

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Tonight is the Miss USA pageant and I want to send a warm hug to my client and friend @c_cranshaw, our @MissDCUsa! I know you are going to be amazing tonight and look absolutely stunning. Everyone, please send @c_cranshaw some love by leaving a comment to encourage her below! 👇🏽 We are so happy for you, Cordelia! ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Swipe for this beautiful and sleek ponytail transformation on @c_cranshaw at @Aesthetics.Salon.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew⁣⠀ #MissDCUSA⁣⠀ #MissUSA⁣⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #weaveponytail #invisibleponytail #sleekponytail #sleekpony #extendedponytail #ponytailweave⁣⠀ #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #mdhair #mdsalon #mdstylist #mdhairstylist #arlingtonsalon #virginiahairstylist #virginiahair #virginiasalon ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀

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Today is Hairstylist Appreciation Day! I want to thank the women on my team who pour into our clients at @aesthetics.salon each week. Make no mistake: I don't run my business alone. It takes an incredible team and I'm grateful to have these amazing stylists by my side!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I’m so grateful for you, ladies 😘⁣⠀⁣⠀ @frey_aestheticssalon⁣⠀⁣⠀ @salem_aestheticssalon⁣⠀⁣⠀ @nikka_aestheticssalon⁣⠀⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ TAG your hairstylist in the comments below to show her some love.👇🏽⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #HairstylistAppreciationDay⁣⠀ #NationalHairstylistAppreciationDay⁣#AestheticsSalonDC⁣⠀ #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #mdhair #mdsalon #mdstylist #mdhairstylist #arlingtonva #novahairstylist #novasalon #arlingtonsalon #virginiahairstylist #virginiahair #virginiasalon #marylandsalon #dmvnaturalhair

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Melkam Fasika, Ruhus Faskia to my Orthodox family. I am especially grateful to have these two ladies in my life to keep me grounded, support me and believe in my vision. There is never a dull moment @aesthetics.salon . 🇪🇹🇪🇷 . . . . . . . . #aestheticssalondc #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmv #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #orthodox #ethiopian #eriterean #culture #habeshanetworks #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dchairstylist #novahairstylist #novasalon #ethiopia #shadesofinjera

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I took a poll on IG Stories a while ago asking which hairstyle tutorial you wanted to see next… the overwhelming response was a ponytail! ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Ponytails have been a customer favorite this season. Here’s a sneak peek at a video that’s coming your way soon.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ What questions do you have about creating the perfect pony? Ask them in the comments below. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Also, chime in and tell me what hair tutorials you’d like to see me film next! 👇🏽⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #aestheticssalonDC #weaveponytail #invisibleponytail #sleekponytail #sleekpony #extendedponytail #ponytailweave #beyondtheponytail #maneaddicts #hairnbeautydirectory #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #mdhair #mdsalon #mdstylist #mdhairstylist #virginiahairstylist #virginiahair #virginiasalon ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀

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Are you following my salon page @Aesthetics.Salon? I hope so! I’m incredibly grateful to live my purpose each day by helping women feel and look beautiful. I recently updated the salon space so it’s cozy and inviting for my clients. I had a client tell me recently that she feels like she could move into my salon. 😂That’s EXACTLY what I want every client to feel when they walk in: right at home.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ If you’re looking for cute and affordable decor, I love @WorldMarket, @TJMaxx, @HomeGoods and @HomeSense_US!⁣⠀ ⁣ Stylists, where do you shop for salon decor? Tag your favorite places to shop in the comments. 👇🏽⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Photographer @malikphotodc #AestheticsSalonDC⁣⠀ #HomeAwayFromHome⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #american_salon #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #mdhair #mdsalon #mdstylist #mdhairstylist #arlingtonva #novahairstylist #novasalon #arlingtonsalon #virginiahairstylist #virginiahair #virginiasalon #marylandsalon #dmvnaturalhair #saloneducator #saloneducation⁣⠀

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It's been a busy two weeks on the road... and in the air! If you travel a ton as I do, I LOVE my new Away suitcases. I have the large and carry-on which are great. They are lightweight, have a lifetime warranty, and the carry-on has a portable charger that’s compliant with the FAA and EU. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I am in sunny California and am excited about a productive week ahead. What about you! Tell me something good: what were some of your WINS for this week? 👇I want to celebrate you. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #TravelAway⁣⠀ #TravelNoire⁣⠀ #internationalhairstylist⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #blackgirlswhoblog #travelblogger #travelgram #travelphotography #travelphoto #beautifuldestinations #wanderlust #girlswhotravel #jetsetter #worldtravel #passionpassports #blackpassportstamps #throwback #theblacktravelclub #traveladdict #blacktraveljourney #weworktotravel #blacktravelfeed #blackandabroad #aroundtheworld #travelisthenewclub #girlswhotravel #girlslovetravel #discoverunder50K #discoverunder100k #internationalstylist ⁣⠀ ⁣

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The European tour of #IAmBecoming was simply incredible! I am more and more inspired by @michelleobama with each city we visit. Although I've been to every tour stop, I learn something new at each event. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Hair is my true passion, and I'm grateful for this journey each and every day. I am also honored to help create these looks with an incredible team:⁣⠀ Stylist @meredithkoop⁣⠀ Makeup @carlraymua⁣⠀ Hair @yenedamtew⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew⁣⠀ #BecomingBookTour⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #michelleobama #becoming #becomingbook #dmvevents #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #mdhair #mdsalon #mdstylist #mdhairstylist #arlingtonva #washingtonDC #novahairstylist #novasalon⁣⠀

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Clients are much more likely to get protective styles such as braids for summer vacation… which means fewer trips to the salon and less revenue flowing into your business. This is the time of year when I encourage hairstylists to start thinking about your summer schedule! Are you prepared to find ways to bring in extra income during slow months? ⁣ ⁣ I don’t say this to scare you or sound negative, but I have experienced the summer slow-down in my own career and I know several other stylists who have, too.⁣ ⁣ What are you doing now to prepare for the summer slow-down? Let’s chat about this below so you can plan now to be ready.👇🏽⁣ ⁣ #AestheticsSalonDC⁣ #HairByYeneDamtew⁣ #SalonBizMentor⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #beautyeducator #haircoach #hairinfluencer #beautypreneur #haireducation #haireducator #saloneducator #saloneducation #stylistsupportingstylists #hairindustry #hairclasses #haircourse #hairbusiness #hairbiz #salonbusiness #salonbiz #salonboss #hairboss #cosmetologyschool #hairschool #beautyschool #LicensedToCreate #hairdressersofinsta #hairdresserlove #probeautyassoc #salonpro #beautypro

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As long as I can remember, I’ve always been creative and didn’t “fit in.” This is still true about me today and I’m at a place in my life where I’m embracing what makes me unique. A few months ago, I had the idea of getting blue hair… so I did! If there’s something that YOU want to do— even if it’s against the “norm” — go for it. You don’t need anyone’s permission to be uniquely and unapologetically YOU. 👊🏽 #MondayMotivation #whodoesyourhair #colorspecialist #howtodohair #beautyeducator #haircoach #discoverunder100k #beautypreneur #haireducation #haireducator #saloneducator #saloneducation #stylistsupportingstylists #LicensedToCreate #thecutlife #silkpressmasters #healthy_hair_journey #hairinfluencer #behindthechair #dmvhair #dmvhairstylist #dmvsalon #dcsalon #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #arlingtonva #american_salon

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Did you know that nowadays Instagram is where your new clients are most likely to find you? Last year, I invested in learning more about social media as a marketing tool for @aesthetics.salon. Within a few short weeks, I began to receive more inquiries from new clients and even requests for features and brand partnerships! ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I put together a free guide on Instagram for your salon business. You can grab it at the link in my bio. So many hairstylists ask me how they can get more clients, and I genuinely believe that using Instagram is the way to go! ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Be honest: where is the first place your clients usually find you? Share below in the comments.👇🏽 For me, it’s definitely been here on Instagram! ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⁣ #instagramforbusiness #instagramtips #instagrammarketing #instagrameducation #beautyinstagram #hairinstagram #saloneducator #salonbusiness #beautyeducation #haireducation #haireducator #saloneducation #beautypreneur #beautybiz #salonbiz #beautymarketing #cosmetologyschool #cosmoschool #salonowner #hairbusiness #hairbiz #salonsuccess #hairpreneur #salonsuites #hairmarketing #hairindustry #saloncoach #salonowners #salonowner⁣⠀ ⁣

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If you know me, you know I’m a huge advocate for education! Last month, some members of my team and I attended a @DevaCurlPro course and earned our DevaCurl Inspired Certificates. Here’s a sneak peek at the DevaCut consultation and cutting process. I shaped her curls section by section and used the DevaFuser which helps dry curls while adding volume. I look forward to learning more with @DevaCurlPro!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #DevaCurl #DevaCut #DevaCurlPro #DevaCurlCertified⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #naturalhairstylist #hairnbeautydirectory #myhaircrush #curlbox #naturalhairdaily #protectivestyles #themanesociety #curlsaunaturel #4chairchicks #naturalhairdoescare #teamnatural #teamnatural_ #thenaturalcommunity #luvyourmane #berrycurly #naturalgirlsrock #naturallyshesdope #cwkgirls #voiceofhair #unconditionedroots #hair2mesmerize #naturalhairloves #amazingnaturalhair #naturalhairsistas #naturalhaircommunity #naturalhairrocks ⁣⠀

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Let’s talk about best practices when it comes to salon safety and maintenance. Properly cleaning salon tools daily is a must! At @aesthetics.salon, we use @barbicideblue which is a sanitizing liquid for grooming tools such as combs and hair-cutting shears. I also am a stickler for laundering my towels, capes, and aprons. I also use a professional cleaning company to do a deep clean of the entire salon regularly. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ A clean salon environment makes for happy clients! What are some of the ways you manage cleanliness in your salon? Share below! 👇🏽⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⁣ #Barbicide #haireducation #cosmoschool #naturalhairstylist #naturalhairexpert #naturalhairupdos #myhaircrush #dmvhairstylist #dmvhair #dmvsalon #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #hairbusiness #hairindustry #haireducator⁣ #hairexpert #healthyhairstylist #salonbusiness #saloneducation #voiceofhair #hairdressersofinsta #salonboss #hairboss⁣⠀

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Happy #SalonSaturday! I created something new for the hairstylists who want to learn more about using Instagram to grow your hair business! I'm so grateful to have had mentors who taught me SO much about growing my brand. This guide is my way of giving back and helping other stylists who are looking to stay relevant in a digital world.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Click the link in my bio to download your guide and receive a special message from me to you!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #instagramforbusiness #instagramtips #instagrammarketing #instagrameducation #beautyinstagram #hairinstagram #saloneducator #salonbusiness #beautyeducation #haireducation #haireducator #saloneducation #beautypreneur #beautybiz #salonbiz #beautymarketing #cosmetologyschool #cosmoschool #salonowner #hairbusiness #hairbiz #salonsuccess #hairpreneur #salonsuites #hairmarketing #hairindustry #saloncoach #salonowners #salonowner

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April is already off to a busy start! (Is it just me!?) I am so grateful for an AMAZING team that helps me get it all done!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I have to send some love to and celebrate my team for all they do at @aesthetics.salon. If you heard my story on @sidehustlepro (which is linked in my highlight under “My Story”) you know it wasn’t my original plan to open a salon. Fast forward a decade later, and here I am… and I know it wouldn’t be possible without my team.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I’m so grateful for you, ladies!⁣⠀ @frey_aestheticssalon⁣⠀ @salem_aestheticssalon⁣⠀ @nikka_aestheticssalon⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Do you have questions on building a team in your salon business? Watch my IG Story and please send me your questions! I’m happy to share what worked in my salon journey. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⁣⠀ #TeamWorkMakestheDreamWork⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #mdhair #mdsalon #mdstylist #mdhairstylist #arlingtonva #novahairstylist #novasalon #maneaddicts #beautyeducator #haireducator #passionforhair #hairofinsta #besthairstylist #american_salon #hairdressersofinsta⁣⠀

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What an amazing way to close out Women's History Month! I’m so grateful to @the.wing for inviting me to be a part of their No Man’s Land magazine. This was an incredible feature to shoot and interview for. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ No Man’s Land is a bi-annual publication with 132 pages of words, photos, how-tos, hexes, inspiration, and more. With each new issue, No Man’s Land strives to amplify The Wing's mission: creating community through diverse and thought-provoking content for women.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I’ve added the full article in my IG Stories and Highlights under "Press Clips." Take a read and let me know what you think! ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Hair stylists, would you be interested in learning how to build relationships with the press to get magazine features? Let me know in the comments. 👇🏽⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ You can also pick the magazine up @barnesandnoble @mcnallyjackson @strandbookstore @casamagazinesnyc @amazonbooks⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #YeneDamtewHair #AestheticsSalonDC #womenshistorymonth #thewing #wingwomen #thewingdc #nomansland #acreativedc #theotherdc #dcisreal #mydccool #dcitystyle #washingtonian #igersdc #washingtondaily #washingtondc #dclove #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #arlingtonva #novahairstylist #novasalon #arlingtonsalon⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀

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On Wednesdays, we celebrate weddings! Spring is finally here which means wedding season is around the corner. Late spring is prime time for weddings here in the DMV, right after the winter chill is gone but before the scorching temperatures of the summer. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Stylists, how are your bridal bookings coming along for this year? I’d love to chat about all things bridal in the comments. I’m happy to be a resource if you have any questions. 👇🏽 ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Photography: @dotunayodeji ⁣⠀ Planning: @raeaffairs⁣⠀ Hair: @yenedamtew⁣⠀ Makeup: @glam_qui ⁣⠀ Florals: @davinciflorist⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #oncloudreed #hairbyyenedamtew #yenedamtewbrides #weddinghairstylist #bridalhairstylist #dmvbridal #dmvweddings #dmvevents #dmvmua #dmvweddingplanner #dcweddingplanner #dcbridal #bridalhairstylist #bridalupdo #bridalhair #bridaltrial #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #mdhair #mdsalon

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Hello on this sunny #SalonSaturday! I’m sending love and encouragement to all the stylists in our community who are working hard today! Tell me what you’re up to today:⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ A. I am seeing clients in the salon⁣⠀ B. I have a bride or special event client ⁣⠀ C. Something else? Share below! 👇🏽⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #SalonSaturdays⁣⠀ #SalonBizMentor⁣⠀

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Happy first day of spring! This is a great week to do some spring cleaning of your salon. Whether you’re in a traditional salon or you rent a salon suite, it’s important that your workspace is tidy.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I work in what I would consider a “hybrid” of a salon suite and a full salon. My salon has two chairs, two dryer stations, and one shampoo bowl. I can empathize with salon suite owners in maximizing a small space, but I also know the life of a traditional salon owner in managing a team and making sure my stylists have what they need for success.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ For my spring cleaning, I am tidying up my front and back salon space, ordering supplies, and overall getting ready for clients who will want a new look for the season!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ What are you working on this week? Tell me something good below! 👇🏽⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⁣⠀ #SalonOwnerLife⁣⠀ #HelloSpring

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I'm at @Aesthetics.Salon today braiding these cornrows for my beautiful client. I've used and loved @CremeofNature's Perfect Edges for YEARS and I just learned about their new Smoothing Edge Glue. I'm using it today and love it! Have you ever tried it? What is your favorite edge control to use? Let me know in the comments!👇🏽⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⁣⠀ #CremeofNature⁣⠀

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I am still in amazement from attending #LeadingWomenDefined. These three days inspiration, empowerment, and most of all, true sisterhood have left me feeling recharged and motivated. I have big dreams to mentor women in the salon industry and for @Aesthetics.Salon to serve women through self-care and beauty. This week has reminded me how important it is for me to walk in my purpose and inspire other women to do the same. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Thank you @iamDebraLee and all of the awesome women who made this week possible. I am forever changed and profoundly grateful.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #LeadingWomenDefined⁣⠀ #LWD10⁣⠀ #LWD2019

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There are some new faces here in our #SalonBiz community, so I’ll share three fun facts about me for #FridayIntroductions!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ▶️ 1. I went to cosmetology school when I was 16 years old, and I have been doing hair for as long as I can remember. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ▶️ 2. I am from La Palma, California. My parents still live in the house I grew up in. I’m forever a Cali girl at heart (and I’m still not used to snow and cold winters in DC!)⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ▶️ 3. I never planned to own my own salon. It didn’t even cross my mind during the first several years I was a hairstylist. But the more people I met in DC, I would hear over and over again that professional women wanted an upscale salon experience where they could be in and out the door in one hour flat. Professional women in DC are extremely busy and at @aesthetics.salon, we are obsessive about time-management in our customer experience! ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ So tell me a fun fact about YOU! I’d love to meet you in the comments below. 👇🏽⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⁣⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew

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As we head into spring, many of your bridal clients will have their bridal trials, especially if their wedding falls in the summer. ⁣ ⁣ Here’s a quick checklist for bridal trials in honor of this #WeddingWednesday. (Tap the bookmark icon to save this post for handy reference!)⁣ ⁣⠀⁣ ✔️ Follow up with your bride to ensure she knows what to expect the day of the trial. This is especially important if your bride is not a current or regular client in your salon.⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⠀⁣ ✔️ Ask your bride to send her inspiration photos to you BEFORE her trial via email or text. This will help you prepare any tools or extensions beforehand.⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⠀⁣ ✔️ Ask for a photo of the bride’s dress and her veil. If she plans on wearing hair accessories, ask her to bring them with her to the trial. If she doesn’t have the accessories yet, ask for a photo so you understand how the accessory will work with the hairstyle.⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⠀⁣ ✔️ During the trial, make SURE you keep track of time. If the style takes you 90 minutes to do during the trial, don’t expect to complete it in 45 minutes on the wedding day. It’s our job as the hairstylist to help the bride and her wedding planner stay on schedule on the morning of her wedding. ⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⠀⁣ Are there any other must-know tips for your bridal trials? Share them below! 👇🏽⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⠀⁣ For more wedding and special event hairstyling tips, click the #YeneDamtewBrides hashtag and hit “follow!”⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⠀⁣ #DMVweddings⁣⠀⁣ #DMVbrialhairstylist⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⠀⁣ Photographer: @bonniesenphotography ⁣⠀⁣ Wedding Planner: @favoredbyyodit⁣⠀⁣ Venues: #CosmosClub @themayflowerhoteldc⁣⠀⁣ Floral & Decor: @amaryllisinc⁣⠀⁣ Makeup Artist: @glam_qui ⁣⠀⁣ Hairstylist: @yenedamtew ⁣⠀⁣

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Who wants to get hair extensions next Sunday?! I am looking for a hair model at @Aesthetics.Salon on March 10th. Please click the link in bio for full details.⠀ ⠀ Must be local to the DC area. Start time is 9:00am. Please plan to stay all day. Lunch will be provided. ⠀ ⠀ Tag a friend below 👇🏽 or click the arrow icon to share this post! ⠀ ⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew⠀

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On Wednesdays we celebrate weddings! Seeing my brides get married here in the nation’s capital never gets old! Edom and Wole looked absolutely stunning celebrating their forever love. #ForeverAjayi @__ediye__⁣ @iamwole ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Bridal bookings are available for a limited number of select dates in 2019. I would love to chat with you about the wedding day hair of your dreams! Please visit yenedamtew.com/contact to submit an inquiry for more info.⠀⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #YeneDamtewBrides #WeddingWednesday⁣⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew⠀⁣⠀ #DMVBridalHairstylist⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Planner: @masterplanevents⠀⁣⠀ Photography: @dotunayodeji ⠀⁣⠀ Videography: @gmusestudios⠀⁣⠀ Hair: @yenedamtew⠀⁣⠀ Makeup: @glam_qui⠀⁣⠀ Bouquet: @davinciflorist

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I'm back in the US and settling back into home life after an amazing trip to Ethiopia. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ To all my new clients who I met and hugged while in Addis Ababa, thank you for allowing me to share my love of hairstyling across the globe! Thank you to @TillaClub for opening your doors to me.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I am a woman who loves to travel, that's for sure! Do I have any international followers in other parts of the world? Tell me where you're from in the comments!⁣👇🏽⠀ ⁣⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew⁣⠀ #InternationalHairExpert

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Although I'm thousands of miles away from @Aesthetics.Salon, I'm so incredibly proud of our team who holds it down!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I appreciate you, ladies! ⁣⠀ @frey_aestheticssalon⁣⠀ @salem_aestheticssalon⁣⠀ @nikka_aestheticssalon ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ My team and I are receiving a ton of new client inquiries which is amazing! Here are a few points to know about making an appointment. ⠀⁣⠀ ⠀⁣⠀ — Here at Aesthetics Salon, we work as a team. I work with two amazing partner stylists and all three of us can and will work on your hair as needed. I am not taking new clients, but I may work on your hair when you are being serviced by Salem or Firey.⠀⁣⠀ ⠀⁣⠀ — All booking information, services and prices are conveniently listed on my website at www.aesthetics.salon. The link is in my bio.⠀⁣⠀ ⠀⁣⠀ — Appointments are made at least 2 weeks in advance. We do not offer same-day or walk-in services.⠀⁣⠀ ⠀⁣⠀ — If you are interested in extensions or hair color, a consultation is required before you can book your service.⠀⁣⠀ ⠀⁣⠀ — A non-refundable deposit is required to secure extension, braids and color services.⠀⁣⠀ ⠀⁣⠀ — Aesthetics Salon is located in Arlington, VA, 10 minutes outside of Washington, DC.⠀⁣⠀ ⠀⁣⠀ — We do offer a limited number of special event bookings for hair services on-location. Please inquire via email with your event details for availability and rates. ⠀⁣⠀ ⠀⁣⠀ Any other questions? Please ask below. 👇🏽 Thank you for your love and support!⠀⁣⠀ ⠀⁣⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC ⁣⠀ #DMVSalon⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀

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It’s #WeddingWednesday and I'm reminiscing back to this dreamy veil shot from Erika's wedding day! For bridal, I always keep the veil in mind when planning the perfect wedding day hairstyle.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ There were a lot of engagements on my timeline last week for Valentine's Day so I'm looking forward to more amazing wedding images in my future! 😉⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Stylists, if you want the "Cliff's Notes" of my bridal hair tips and secrets, click #YeneDamtewBrides and hit follow. My goal is to always create valuable content for our hairstylist community.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #DMVhairstylist⁣⠀ #DMVweddings⠀⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Photography: @amyanaizphoto⠀⁣⠀ Planning & Design: @favoredbyyodit⠀⁣⠀ Hair: @yenedamtew⠀⁣⠀ Makeup: @lolasbeautymark⠀⁣⠀ Bridal Gown: @leahdagloria⠀⁣⠀ Bridal Stylist: @vaingloriousbrides ⠀⁣⠀

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Hello Addis Ababa! I’m in Ethiopia for the next week and so grateful to be able to meet new clients and share my love of styling hair across the globe. ⠀ ⠀ On the plane, I thought it would be cool to share my top travel tip for hairstylists. You absolutely must have a set of tools and travel-sized products in your carry-on. If you’re traveling to see a client and your luggage just happens to get lost, you should still be able to do your job with the tools in your carry-on! ⠀ ⠀ Believe me… the worst-case scenario DOES happen so always think one step ahead!⠀ ⠀ What's your top travel tip as a hairstylist? Please share it in the comments! 👇🏽⠀ ⠀ #YenesFaves⠀ #SalonBizMentor

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When opportunity comes, it’s too late to prepare.- John C. Maxwell ⁣ ⁣ I heard this quote on a podcast today and thought back to my own journey as a hairstylist. I had less than two weeks to move my whole life from California to DC when I was first offered to become an assistant stylist for the Obama family. ⁣ ⁣ (I share my whole story in Refinery29. Click the “Press” button in my Highlights.)⁣ ⁣ That one opportunity opened so many doors and blessings and I am forever grateful for that. ⁣ ⁣ So I ask you.... If your DREAM job was offered to you today, can you honestly say that you are prepared for it? ⁣ ⁣ A. YES⁣ B. I’m not sure ⁣ C. No, I’m honestly not⁣ ⁣ Chime in below! 👇🏽⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #AestheticsSalonDC⁣ #HairByYeneDamtew

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I want to take a moment to thank the amazing women who work at @aesthetics.salon! If you’re in the DC-area, please follow my salon page at @aesthetics.salon to see all of our stylists’ work! ⠀ ⠀ Building a team is one of my top pieces of advice for hair stylists and salon owners. I’ve been very intentional to create a salon culture that’s cohesive and seamless for our entire salon team. It’s impossible to grow a thriving salon business alone!⠀ ⠀ If you’d like to know some of the tools and strategies I’ve used to grow my team, I put together a free download that shares my top 5 secrets to building a team and staying organized. Please grab it at the link in my bio! ⠀ ⠀ So many of you have reached out to me since the @sidehustlepro podcast aired and this freebie will answer your questions!😉⠀ ⠀ #LinkInBio⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC

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I'm coming home to Ethiopia and I still have a few spots open for hair appointments! If you're in Addis Ababa, I'd love to meet you. Swipe to see some of my work! I am so grateful for the opportunity to take my talents around the world with @TillaClub. ⁣ ⁣ For appointments, please email info@aesthetics.salon. ⁣ ⁣ #HairByYeneDamtew⁣ #AddisAbaba⁣

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Many of the hairstylists in our community send me DMs asking how I got started and built my salon biz. Today, I share my full story on the @SideHustlePro podcast! ⠀ ⠀ If you’re in cosmetology school and wondering what’s next… or if you’re a burned-out stylist who wants to attract high-end clients, this episode is for you. Head to iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud and search “Side Hustle Pro” to download or visit sidehustlepro.co/yenedamtew.⠀ ⠀ A huge thank you Nicaila of @SideHustlePro for the interview. I am truly grateful for you!⠀ ⠀ #SideHustlePro⠀ #WomenPodcasters

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Being a salon owner wasn’t a part of my plan, ever. Seriously..never EVER! I was doing research and I learned that business professionals of color had a hard time finding a salon that respected their time. We've all heard stories of sitting in the salon for over an hour before you get shampooed.😡 ⠀ ⠀ DC is a busy area for working professional women. @Aesthetics.Salon caters to this demographic by being very strict with how we schedule salon clients. We never double book or "squeeze someone in." Each week I have businesswomen who have hair appointments on their lunch hour and they’re out the door in 60 minutes or less!⠀ ⠀ What are your thoughts about keeping clients on schedule in your salon? I'd love to hear from you in the comments. 👇🏽⠀ ⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⠀ #DMVSalon⠀

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We’re 10 days away from Valentine’s Day, so that means engagements are coming soon! Don’t you just love…LOVE? ❤️⠀ ⠀ If you’re looking to book your engagement photo shoot in the DC area, please keep @Aesthetics.Salon in mind! We love treating your tresses with care not just for your engagement shoot, but for your entire journey to “I Do.” ⠀ ⠀ Many of my #YeneDamtewBrides will work with our stylists throughout their entire engagement in order to have lush and healthy hair for their wedding day. My team and I would love to work with you to address any hair concerns and create a custom regimen leading up to your engagement shoot, bridal shower, wedding day and beyond.⠀ ⠀ Please follow @Aesthetics.Salon to see more of our team's work! You can contact me for inquiries via email at info@aesthetics.salon or at www.aesthetics.salon.⠀ ⠀ Hair: @yenedamtew⠀ Makeup: @glam_qui ⠀ Photography: @irismannings ⠀ ⠀ #DMVbrides⠀ #DMVbridalhairstylist⠀ #DMVwedding⠀

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Happy #SalonSaturday to all the hardworking hairstylists in our community! As your salon biz mentor, I know that many of you have back-to-back clients coming to the salon today. ⠀ ⠀ This is a post to just remind you that you’re doing a great job. Yes, YOU! ⠀ ⠀ Being a hairstylist often means you’re a counselor, therapist, confidence booster, financial advisor, “girl-you-need-to-dump-him” advocate, and happiness curator wrapped in one. ⠀ ⠀ If no one else has told you today, I’m proud of you!⠀ ⠀ TAG your hair salon or stylist page and share your location below! 👇🏽 (People always ask me for referrals, so I will definitely send people to this post!)⠀ ⠀ #SalonBizMentor⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew

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Transparent moment: Being a beauty entrepreneur is hard work. Like hard, HARD. But I have a huge heart for helping women feel confident and I know my purpose is to change lives through the art of hair styling!⠀ ⠀ So I want to hear from you: now that January is over, how are you feeling about 2019? Are you on track to meet your goals for your hair or salon business? Be honest! ⠀ ⠀ I KNOW it can be tough to stay on track, but I want to check in with you ladies so we can encourage each other to keep pressing forward!⠀ ⠀ Let's chat in the comments below. 👇🏽 I'm also happy to answer any questions you have about work, salon life, building clients...whatever! ⠀ ⠀ #Beautypreneur⠀ #SalonOwner⠀ ⠀

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#WeddingWednesday hair tip! As much as I'm a fan and advocate for healthy hair that grows directly out of your scalp.... I *highly* recommend wearing extensions on your wedding day. ⁣ ⁣ Even if your hair is thick, long and healthy, your wedding day will be a long day, which means your hair will require extra fullness AND extra product to make your style go the distance. Extensions also help avoid any gaps in your style (for instance an updo or even long cascading curls) so your photos look great from all angles. ⁣ ⁣ Now, this doesn't mean that your hair needs to be heavy or stiff so that it doesn't move, but I am very particular about making sure my brides feel and look amazing in their photos all night long! ⁣ ⁣ #HairByYeneDamtew⁣ #AestheticsSalonDC⁣ ⁣ Planner: @masterplanevents⠀⁣ Photography: @dotunayodeji ⠀⁣ Hair: @yenedamtew⠀⁣ Makeup: @glam_qui⠀⁣ Bouquet: @davinciflorist⠀⁣ _________________________⁣ Bridal bookings are available for a limited number of select dates in 2019. I would love to chat with you about the wedding day hair of your dreams! Please visit yenedamtew.com/contact to submit an inquiry for more info.⠀

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I’m so grateful to have been able to spend the day learning from my good friend @robynmichelebeauty! Thank you Robyn for being a true sister to me and sharing your knowledge so freely. I am forever thankful for you!⠀ ⠀ If there’s one piece of advice I would share with all hairstylists, it is to create strong relationships in the industry. Building a salon and hairstyling business is hard work and you can’t go at it alone. A great network of mentors and accountability partners has been instrumental in my journey. ⠀ ⠀ If you’re looking to create your circle of business besties, I recommend starting with Instagram! ⠀ ⠀ First, make sure your IG page reflects the level of professionalism you want people to see. Instagram is the new LinkedIn. ⠀ ⠀ Second, begin reaching out to potential mentors, stylists, or people you would like to connect with via email (most people have the "Email" button on their IG profile) or via direct message. Again, your message should reflect your professionalism as a hairstylist and business owner. Be polite and clear in your communication. ⠀ ⠀ In addition to Instagram, attending conferences and classes is also a great way to build connections and relationships.⠀ ⠀ What questions do you have about finding a mentor or business bestie as a hairstylist? Drop questions below and I’m happy to chat. 👇🏽⠀ ⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC

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This is your friendly reminder to get regular trims.😉 At @aesthetics.salon we use the white paper test method where we place it under the client’s hair and then take a photo to show the client.⁣ Their reaction is always the same....Cut it! ⁣ Offering the client the chance to see her damaged ends is important. This helps her see exactly what condition her hair is in and helps build trust so she’s comfortable with how much is being cut. Many of my clients have been afraid to get trims because their last stylist was “scissor happy!” ⁣ ⁣ Have you ever gone for a “trim” and ended up with a “CUT?” Comment “yes” below and tell me about it! 👇🏽⁣ ⁣ #HairByYeneDamtew⁣ #AestheticsSalonDC

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I'm coming home to Ethiopia next month! If you're in Addis Ababa, I'd love to meet you for a hair appointment. I am so grateful for the opportunity to take my talents around the world with @TillaClub. ⁣ ⁣ For appointments, please email info@aesthetics.salon. ⁣ ⁣ #HairByYeneDamtew⁣ #AddisAbaba⁣

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New press alert! Thank you @jcruel for chatting with me for @refinery29. It’s humbling to share my journey. If you would have told me when I was a 16-year-old Cali girl doing hair in my garage that I’d have the career I have now, I wouldn’t have believed you.⠀ ⠀ Enjoy this morning read with your weekend brunch! Link in bio.⠀ ⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew⠀ #Refinery29⠀ #R29unbothered

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Happy 55th birthday to our Forever First Lady, @MichelleObama! There are people we will meet along our journey through life who will inspire, uplift and transform us. For me, Mrs. O is that person. ⠀ ⠀ I’ve been blessed to work alongside her and I can say firsthand that she is just as radiant, graceful, strong, and all-around amazing behind the scenes as she is in the public eye. ⠀ ⠀ To Mrs. O, I am grateful to not only call you a client, but also a role model and friend. Happy birthday!⠀ ⠀ #MichelleObama⠀ #HappyBirthdayMichelleObama⠀ #ForeverFirstLady⠀ ⠀

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Who wants to get hair extensions this Sunday?! I am looking for a hair model at @Aesthetics.Salon. Please click the link in bio for full details.⠀ ⠀ Must be local to the DC area. Start time is 9:00am. Please plan to stay all day. Lunch will be provided. ⠀ ⠀ Tag a friend below 👇🏽 or click the arrow icon to share this post! ⠀ ⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew⠀

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There were 8 inches of snow in DC on Sunday, so many of us stayed cozy in the bed or at home today. This got me thinking about ways us, as hairstylists, must plan for the unexpected. ⠀ ⠀ - Do you have an email service provider set up to send mass messages about salon closings?⠀ - Are you using text alerts to communicate with clients who may not check their email? ⠀ - Can clients easily notify you of dates to reschedule a canceled appointment?⠀ ⠀ I tell aspiring hairstylists all the time that running a business and slaying a silk press are two TOTALLY different things! I had a pipe burst in my salon last year, so trust me when I say anything can happen. 😩 ⠀ ⠀ Do you currently have a solid plan to communicate with clients in case of an emergency or closing? If not, what is most challenging? Let’s chat below! 👇🏽⠀ ⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⠀ #DMVSnowDay⠀ ⠀