The 5 Best Salons and Spas in Vienna, VA
The Town of Vienna is bursting with local businesses and markets. But it is particularly known for having a diverse field of salons and spas. The Tysons Reporter noted in 2019 that “Hair salons keep popping up in the Town of Vienna.” Indeed, just a walk down Maple Avenue confirms that many stylists and artists have created a community amongst themselves.
If you’re struggling to choose a place for a quick up-do, a color, a cut, or something more complicated, here are five of our favorites:
1. iHair Salon
Located on Maple Avenue, iHair Salon has served hundreds of Vienna residents. If you’ve never been, it can be a bit of a struggle to find them, but they are located in the same building as the Burke and Herbert Bank. The salon was founded in 2014 in order to give independent stylists the ability to create their own schedules and keep in touch with their loyal clients.
The salon offers keratin treatments, and boasts that it only uses the healthiest hair products. Residents say that Heart-Hyoung T., the owner, is excellent at saving damaged hair and provides a fantastic experience in coloring, cutting, and styling layered hair.
If you’re looking for a fix after being shut in during the COVID-19 pandemic, look no further. Loyal clients of the salon keep returning to this hidden treasure in the heart of Vienna.
2. Andy's Barber Shop
Every beard and every buzzcut needs a little TLC before heading out on the town or taking a special someone out on a date. For that, there is Andy’s Barber Shop, located on Maple Avenue. The shop also prides itself on being a family-friendly business, so bring the kids for a quick trim. A play-station in the middle of the room lets them occupy themselves as well while you get your cut.
This place is perfect for those on a budget. The cuts are quick, efficient, and affordable. The business is also well-staffed: customers almost never complain about a wait for their cut.
In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, locals say this shop has gone above and beyond when it comes to keeping the area clean and socially distanced. The barbers are double-masked, and the stalls are partitioned off with plexiglass. There is no need for concern over germs or disease here!
3. Sesen Spa
If this pandemic has you suffering from cabin fever, or perhaps you’re too stressed to think clearly, consider some rest and relaxation at the Sesen Spa. Located on Pleasant Street, the spa describes itself as a “modern zen-inspired retreat” that has been around since 2006.
Spas are difficult to re-open, considering the COVID-19 pandemic. So Sesen Spa has made sure to stress that while they are open, it is not “business as usual.” The business has placed a heavy emphasis on keeping their activities contactless and clean.
Don’t worry, though. The spa offers manicures, pedicures, and facials: just what the doctor ordered for all your stress that 2020 has thrown your way.
Sesen Spa was initially founded as the perfect mid-tier spa: not overpriced, but also a little more qualified than the smaller, cheaper shops would be.
4. Alya Salon and Spa
If you are looking for the best place to get bridal makeovers, or if you have unique or damaged hair that needs to be properly treated, look no further than Alya Salon and Spa, located on Park Street in the Town of Vienna.
The business boasts a speciality in cutting curly hair, using the Quidad or Deva Cut. The brides who have chosen Alya Salon and Spa have raved about the team, the results, and the styles.
According to the Tysons Reporter, owner Natalya Anderson worked in the area for 17 years cutting hair before she started her own salon. Anderson has expressed a desire to be known as a “green salon,” and has taken steps towards that goal. She offers vegan, gluten-free, and paraben-free products.
The salon also offers grooming and cuts for men.
5. Sundown & Rise Up
Located on Maple Avenue, Sundown & Rise Up is a hair studio that offers customers a unique, artistic experience. Owner and stylist David McCarthy was most recently named “entrepreneur of the year” as a part of the Vienna Business Appreciation Campaign.
The business has also changed due to COVID-19, but not by much, according to McCarthy. “In a normal situation, before COVID, there was no more than five or six people here,” he told Local DVM. “Now, there will be no more than four people so it’s not much is really going to change.”