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Elie Elie Salon: Bringing Out The Celebrity In You

Introduction

The Elie.Elie salon stands out by the fact that it is complete focused on hair and is not a nail salon.

(Image of Elie.Elie salon in Tysons Corner - courtesy of Elie Gerdak - all rights reserved).

European-trained Owner and Performance Stylist, Elie Gerdak is passionate about providing all of his clients with the absolute best in state-of-the-art technology.

Elie has hand-picked a team of Master Stylists who are rigorously trained to enhance the clients own beauty with classic or current hair designs that balance with the client's specific lifestyle. Many factors are carefully considered.

The Elie Elie Styling Team has earned the highest level of technical certification, many are national platform artists, Master Stylists and certified national trainers.

A Rainbow Of Hair Colors

The Elie Elie colorists understand everything there is to know about hair color. They use innovative color techniques, using the best professional color products available in the industry, to achieve the look that the client wants.

(Image of Elie.Elie salon trends - courtesy of Elie Gerdak - all rights reserved).

With 100s of shades of blond, red, brunette and silver, the Elie Elie team custom blends the right colors for each and every individual client. Mink, sable, pale gold, russet, midnight, and every color in-between. The award-winning Elie Elie stylists are carefully trained to mix the perfect color.

Color will enhance any style - highlighting the shape while adding luster and strength to the hair itself. Healthy professional color treatments are of the highest quality - durable and long lasting.

Curls Rule At Elie Elie

Elie Gerdak is a curl wizard. Not only was he the second salon to be certified in the Ouidad curly hair method of slicing and carving, he truly understands how to care for his clients with naturally curly tresses.

(Image of Elie.Elie salon trends - courtesy of Elie Gerdak - all rights reserved).

Contrary to popular belief, curls are extremely delicate. Their spiral structure forces the hair shaft to always remain open.

As Elie explains it "natural curls are a lot like ruffled feathers that are defenseless against the penetration of multiple environmental assaults such as wind, dryness, air conditioning and pollution to penetrate the shaft. This results in a striping away of precious nutrients and moisture. Ultimately frizz and flyaway curls occur.

Elie teaches his naturally curly haired clientele that curly hair requires extra nourishment and protection to seal in moisture and proteins.

(Image of Elie.Elie salon trends - courtesy of Elie Gerdak - all rights reserved)

He also lives by the principle that "not all curls are created equally" even though their basic spiral structure is the same. As Elie explains it "there are many textures and curl patterns that require different treatment and thus styling."

Elie believes that the key to taking the mystery out of a naturally curly person's misbehaving mane is to learn the unique personality and pattern of individual curls. Once that is defined the appropriate products, tools and cutting techniques can be deployed for fantastic results.

Elie and some of the stylists on his staff are certified in the Oudad method of cutting curly hair called Carving and Slicing. Combining this technique with the proper product treatments will result in gorgeous, healthy curls for men and women.

Who Is Elie Noufal Gerdak?

So who exactly is Elie Noufal Gerdak? Elie, which is what he prefers to be called, is an Aquarian with a serious passion for working with hair. He was born in Lebanon and began his professional beauty career when he was very young.

(Image of Elie Gerdak courtesy of Elie.Elie salon - all rights reserved).

He trained rigorously in the traditions of the French Coiffure. His many years of training included classic and elegant styling.

While working in Paris and London, he trained with the industry's very best hair designers. He later moved to New York to work with Vidal Sassoon.

Elie's spectacular hairdressing talents combined with his European manners attracted a huge following. He was wildly popular.

Eventually Elie decided to move to Virginia where he opened the upscale Elie.Elie salon in Tysons Corner Virginia.

Summary

The experience, talent and skill of Elie along with his team of expert hairstylists and salon professionals are what set this salon head and shoulders above the most traditional salons.

At The Elie. Elie Salon in Tysons Corner, Virginia every client is always treated like a celebrity.

Call Elie or his very talented staff for an appointment at 703-893-2711 or visit the website at www.elieelie.com. Elie.Elie is located at 8041 LB Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Virginia.

Please be sure to tell Elie that HairBoutique.com sent you. A second Elie Elie salon is also available in Virginia and is managed by celebrity hairdresser Barbara Lhotan, a long time hair consultant to HairBoutique.com.

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