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  • Writer's pictureDani Sauter

Let's Talk Live with Illusions

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 style, and even better hair! At one point the salon was so packed with people celebrating Illusions, you could barely move without touching another person! Josh did my hair in a quick updo style that only took about 30 minutes. I participated as a hair model during the event, along with my husband David, who was the only male model! Irma cuts his hair and does an amazing job- so ladies, if your significant other needs a haircut, go see Illusions- the salon is men and children friendly, too!

Illusions 25th Anniversary Recap Photos:

The following day, Illusions was featured on Channel 8's Let's Talk Live where Irma discussed the top 3 hair trends for the spring and summer! I also participated as a hair model for one of the trends, and the segment was awesome. We started the morning early with stylists Josh and Gina doing hair and Yvette and Naoual doing makeup. We were all so excited for the segment and happy that Illusions was being recognized on local TV!

You can watch the full segment here, and keep reading to see the three trends that Illusions featured!

Trend 1: Braids

Braids are a classic staple and the styling opportunities are endless and can be done on hair at varying lengths. Braids are great for special occasions from bridal to gala, as well as festivals and concerts.

Styled by Josh and Makeup by Yvette, both at Illusions of Georgetown

My Goldwell Platinum color is by Amanda at Illusions of Georgetown

Model- myself!

Trend 2: Ponytails/Updo's

As we all know its wedding and prom season, so the updo is key! The great thing about an updo is they can be versatile- like a ponytail- and Illusions has some of the best stylists who can create custom updo’s that can range from romantic to edgy- all based on your preference or event.

Styled by Josh and Makeup by Yvette, both at Illusions of Georgetown

Model- Michelle

Trend 3: Beach Waves

One of the biggest trends is the effortless beach wave that everyone wants! Beach waves are fit for literally any event and can take you from day to night with ease!

Styled by Gina and Makeup by Naoual, both at Illusions of Shirlington

Red coloring is by Irma at Illusions of Shirlington

Model- Daphne

Behind the Scenes Photos from Let's Talk Live:

For more information about Illusions, see the following:

Illusions of Shirlington

Illusions of Georgetown


Blonde in the District


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