Welcome to Blonde in the District, an award winning Washington DC & Virginia life, style, beauty, and travel blog dedicated to body positivity and encouraging women to find their confidence through style.

 

2019 Recognitions        

Named 2019 Washingtonian Magazine Style Setter.

Voted BEST of NoVA 2019 FASHION BLOG by Northern Virginia Magazine.

             

July 28, 2018

Well, I finally did it. After years upon years of toying with dying my hair a pastel color, I finally built up the guts to do it. It wasn't all me though, my friends at Illusions of Georgetown played a huge roll in this and I couldn't be more thankful. Today I'm sharing all the behind the scenes and details of my temporary lavender blonde that we created, specially for my Vegas trip & wedding vow renewal at the beginning of the month.

I have been talking about coloring my hair light pink for years. I've tested it out my dying a streak or 2 of my hair pink in the past, but it wasn't enough for me. I felt if I was going to do it, I needed to go all in. I also wanted it to...

April 24, 2018

If you saw my March post on Illusions, you'll know that my favorite hair salon turned 25 this month! Yes, 25!!! 25 years in business is a huge accomplishment and I am so happy for the success of my Illusions family, and specifically salon owner, and a woman I deeply respect, Irma Wheeler! Last month I recapped Irma's story on how she started Illusions and it is definitely goals. 

Photos from the Illusions 25th Anniversary shoot. Hair and makeup by Illusions team. Photos by Arielle Lewis Studios.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary, Illusions threw a blow out party at the Shirlington location one week ago last Sunday! The event was epic- it was fill with good people, great...

March 6, 2018

I have been an eyelash freak for as long as I can remember. I have searched high and low for the best mascara to use, and I have a small collection of stock piled false strip eyelashes that I would have on deck for days I wanted some extra volume to my lashes. Over a month ago, I decided to trade in my mascaras and falsies and try out eyelash extensions after seeing them done at the trusted salon I go to for nails, Ellada Studio and Spa.

I was always curious about eyelash extensions. I wanted to try them, but to be honest I was sort of scared. A foreign eyelash adhered to your natural lash seemed so weird to me, but when I look at all the other things we do to ourselves...

February 19, 2018

It is with much excitement that I’m writing today’s post. February marks a special relationship for myself and my favorite salon, Illusions of Georgetown. After a year of working with Illusions on various hair and event collabs, I am now the official Brand Ambassador!!! If you remember from my Hair Journey post, Illusions was the salon who fixed my hair disaster last January when my old colorist inadvertently dyed my hair brown. It was a full on hot mess. It took my hair months to recover from that screw up, and I have Illusions to thank for getting my hair back to health. Illusions holds a special place in my heart for helping me through the process and I am SO excite...

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