Circe of Alexandria

123 N. Washington St. Alexandria, VA 22314

tel. (703) 519-8528


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Jan 28, 2013 by colleen e.a.

Very much enjoyed my appointment with Christina. It was very informative and she took a lot of time with me. Only disappointment is I realized when I got home, I had not gotten a copy of the copious notes she took!


Jan 28, 2013 by kellyr

She worked with what I wanted in combo with the nature of my hair and lifestyle (2 young kids, not much time for hair) and created exactly what I needed!! Highly recommend!


Jan 28, 2013 by anonymous

Staff is very friendly, and they remember my preferences. They are always punctual - I never have to wait. Minh gives the best pedicure ever.


Jan 28, 2013 by kate a.p.

As always, Min Han gives a wonderful pedicure. The foot massage that she gives is excellent--despite many occasions when I've been away from Alexandria and have needed a pedicure, I've never found anyone else who does it so well.


Jan 28, 2013 by jillk

I had a massage with Mark. It was wonderful. I have had several with him before and they have all been great. He is clearly a caring, professional. I always recommend your salon and Mark whenever the oppotunity comes up. Thank you.


Jan 28, 2013 by samanthaf

Love this place. Cut and color are great - and it must have been my lucky day because I also got a complimentary chair massage AND a hand massage while I was waiting. I also LOVE that Jess used her tablet to show me cut and color options that would work for me - I've never seen anyone do that before. It was very helpful because I am clueless when it comes to my hair options.


Jan 28, 2013 by anonymous

I appreciated the free hand massage as I waited for my stylist's previous appointment to wrap up. I also appreciated how my stylist effectively applied what we'd learned about my hair at my last appointment to tweak my color service this time.


Jan 28, 2013 by kathleenf

Kait is a great! She's always very personable and caring. She really is a wonderful sylist and a great person. I'm always comfortable with her.

The only thing critical thing I would say is that I waited in excess of 20 minutes for my appointment. Someone else from staff did offer me a hand massage, which I thought was nice.


Jan 28, 2013 by bobbib

I am pleased with the turn out my color. Jess did a nice job. I appreciate the extra conditioning as part of my pre-booking package. I hope Circe continues to offer these types of special as incentive to book early. As a long time client I appreciate the extra perks.


Jan 28, 2013 by kimberlyb

Absolutely wonderful experience! I was treated very well from the time I walked into the salon until I walked out. This is definitely a spa worth frequenting a lot. I will refer many of my friends and professional colleagues to this spa.


Jan 28, 2013 by nenak

Excellent cut and style as always from Jess. She knew exactly what to do with my hair weighing down so heavily and built the style right back into my hair in time for a company Christmas party that evening.


Jan 28, 2013 by veroniques

Sara did a goo job on my eye brows. She seems confident and knows what she's doing. My eye brows were done quickly and well. I am satisfied.


Jan 28, 2013 by laura b. c.

I have been coming to Circe for I really think the renovations have improved the experiences tremendously - beautiful reno and finishes - the comfort and quiet of the upstairs enhances the massages - the space for mani/pedi is lovely, and the new hair area is much more comfortable as it is so much less cramped and crowded. The staff is all really friendly and warm - I have loved the tea for years (I even buy it when I'm there!) Lastly, I have to say, I very much enjoyed the glass of pink champagne I was offered yesterday - it was the perfect addition to fully de-stress (while my hair was being cut, then I went on to a mani/pedi). First time that's been offered and I Really Liked It! Bravo Circe!


Jan 28, 2013 by vaseeman

Erika is excellent. Im so lucky to have found her.


Jan 28, 2013 by sheilag

Everyone was very helpful and friendly. I felt very comfortable there, as it was my first visit but definitely not my last!


Jan 28, 2013 by jillm

Jess, as always, was fabulous. Service was good and staff very friendly. I recommend the salon all the time friends and acquaintances.


Jan 28, 2013 by janm

Kait always does a thoughtful, skillful job on my hair. She is gracious, caring, and.... also remembers to keep me informed of the Aveda products that will help my hair between visits.


Jan 28, 2013 by marys

Fantastic Hair and Makeup at Circe for the Choral Arts Society Gala! Thank you so much!


Jan 28, 2013 by kimg

Angela is a fantastic stylist! I would recommend her highly.


Jan 28, 2013 by anonymous

I always have a great experience at Circe. The staff are not only extremely experienced, but very nice!


Jan 28, 2013 by micheleh

I have never found anyone quite as gifted as Adiam at giving facials. I always come away from the experience feeling rejuvenated and looking younger than my 61 years.


Jan 28, 2013 by dotd

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Jan 28, 2013 by betsym

Min is always the best! good


Jan 28, 2013 by nicolek

Kait was awesome - she did a great job with my 4 1/2 year old daughter's hair. And more importantly she was patient with her mini-meltdown at the shampoo station!


Jan 28, 2013 by sandram

My experience was wonderful as always. Nicole is fantastic! And so are all of the rest of the staff!


Jan 28, 2013 by gene l

I read about this treatment in Allure Magazine so I booked an appointment. The service lasted an hour but I was floating the rest of the day. I wish I had booked a couple of other services to go with it like a manicure. The design and atmosphere were great.


Jan 28, 2013 by lois s

I was given a referral to Circe for a make-over and spa day. The receptionist was so helpful and sweet...I was late but no matter....she was happy to see me and delivered a cup of tea as she ever so calmly -took me to the salon to start my "make-over"day. The stylist was so professional and recommended a color and cut -perfect for me! My hair never looked so good or felt so healthy-Aveda hair color really is the best! And my massagemmmmmmm. I especially enjoyed the sound therapy which helped me relax and left me in a state of alpha bliss. I never experienced a Thai massage before---looooooved it! It was great that the therapist used different techniques on me -a little Thai massage, a little swedish and even some cool and warm stones.
I will go back again and again.I'm a client for life! Thank you Sheila, Angie, Meka, Kyori and Simone for making my month!


Jan 28, 2013 by Simi S

Good for brazilians. this place gets busy and if you can get in with cho, you're golden. she's quick, efficient, and doesn't mess around! fastest wax ever!


Jan 28, 2013 by Anonymous

I've been to this salon many times over the past several years, but have never been that thrilled with the color that I've gotten there. So I decided to try a different stylist and I'm really glad I did. Mari got my color PERFECT on the first shot, where most of the other "senior" (ahem) stylists have always just done an okay job at it. So if you need highlights - go to Circe but be sure to ask for Mari!!!


Jan 28, 2013 by lisa w

I am a spa snob! I expect a high level of service and skill, and I refuse to pay ridiculous prices. So believe me when I tell you, that if you are getting your nails done by anyone other than Min at Circe, you are getting less than you deserve. She is phenomenal, professional and a great person. Also I had an amazing experience with Cho! Her technique with my eyebrows is unlike anything I have ever experienced. She used aromatherapy on her hands which I found calming and she actually spent TIME shaping my brows with immaculate detail. Thank you Circe for hiring such skilled, passionate, talent and keeping true to what the AVEDA experience is supposed to be.


Jan 28, 2013 by Sheila o.

When I came in for my trial run with my mom, the staff at Circe made us feel so special..they had cookies, hot herbal tea...they even ran out and got us lunch. The hair was amazing..,,thank you Maria!!!.I brought a picture and I am very picky....the stylist made it look BETTER than the picture.The make-up was fabulous-Sarah did my make-up...she was very detail with the lashes...the make up was stunning-not too much but just enough .
They even gave me $75 worth of make up in exchange for the trial run make-up.
The day of the wedding...some of us were late but no worries-the staff made it happen. Not only that-we switched it up-some of us decided to add make-up and the staff even made that happen. I am so thrilled with my decision to have my wedding day hair and make up at Circe-I am now a full time client-try their Brazilians-they are the best!!!!


Jan 28, 2013 by Anonymous

Who says you can't get a New York haircut in DC....I have been looking forever for a salon that would match my New York Stylist-whom I had leave earlier this year--due to a a job relocation.
It can be a nightmare out there trying to find a great haircut---until I had a friend recommend Circe---now I'm hooked!!!


Jan 28, 2013 by Anonymous

I am new to the area and was very nervous about trying a new salon. But when I received an email promotion from a local salon...well I decided to cast fate to the wind and try it out.
I am not easy to please---you might even say I am a bit of a princess. The moment I walked in to Circe, I was greeted by a warm receptionist who welcomed me as a first time client and offered me hot tea and a complimentary seated chair massage. (I must have looked stressed from fighting DC traffic) never the less I easily accepted the stress relief. Afterwards I was given a thorough consultation with an excellent hairdresser (Angie/Angela I think her name was) -I felt confident and relaxed. Then came the scalp massage....mmmm and the best shampoo ever! I have to tell all of you who are looking for a new salon where the staff really does care about you and your needs...Circe is it.
My hair has never looked so shiney and the cut...perfect.
She recommended some Aveda products (which I have used and appreciate the conditioning benefits they have given my hair)
I was offered a comp make-up touch up to finish my make over---what a treat!
I rate Circe 10 starts if I could! Go and check them out!


Jan 28, 2013 by Anonymous

I have never been happier with my hair color ever! And the Brazilians the best in town! They are always on time and really do care about me. I am always welcomed each and every time with smiles and great service. I love Aveda hair color and my stylist is so creative and caring. I recommend Circe to all my friends.


Jan 28, 2013 by Anonymous

I am in a high stress job and the one thing I look forward to is my weekly visit to Circe for massages, hair color, nails...the works.After I leave this wonderful place, I feel like I can conquer the world. I love the staff at Circe. They really do care about you...they are so warm ....I feel like have found a home away from at cIrce.


Jan 28, 2013 by Anonymous

My girlfriend wanted to surprise me with a facial and a couples massage for my birthday and brought me to Circe. I have to admit this was a new experience for me but by far was it the best. From the time I came in, to the time I left I received 200% customer service. That was my first facial and it definitely is not going to be my last. I was given a consultation about my skin type before I received the facial which was very informative and I am glad that I know know! The couples massage was great. It was the best form of relaxation that I have every had and the massage therapist definately knew what she was doing. I had walked in with some back pains and knots and walked out feeling like a new man!!


Jan 28, 2013 by Anonymous

I am knew to the area and I was in need of a new color and a serious haircut. The last place that I had went to gave me the worst color ever known to man. When I came in I was greated so pleasantly and offered a beverage (they have this great tea you have to try!) and for my appointment we started off with a cosultation. That is the best thing ever because it made me feel like they cared about what I want. They saw how bad my color was and saw how bad I needed a haircut. During my process time they offered me a chair massage (how could I turn that down). My haircut was honestly the best haircut I have ever received....well ever! I have never cared about where I went as long as the job was done but now....I will never leave Circe!


Jan 28, 2013 by Irisha S

was in town for a busniess trip and a fellow traveler recommended I go to Circe for my color. It was a last minute trip and I needed my hair colored BADLY. I was very nervous about going somewhere new to have my hair colored and cut.
But the staff was inviting and professional. The colorist and stylist went through a consultation before starting, which made me feel more comfortable.
Not only did my hair turn out great, I was offered an express pedicure and manicure while my color processed. The manicure and pedicure was done all natural...which I love.
Next time I'm in town, I definitely will visit Circe again.


Jan 28, 2013 by d s

I have been going to Circe from many years now and have built a fabulous relationship with Maria-the BEST colorist! I have known the Circe hairdressers for many years (more than 8 years)and -as you may have a stylists--come and go--Maria, Angela, Angie, Juan, Sung, Teresa-have been there for years.
I would trust any of the Circe hairdressers to do my hair and have!


Jan 28, 2013 by Anonymous

It has been some time since I have been wowed by anyone. After some research I decided to check out this Circe Place. They set me up with an appointment with a stylist named Juan. I must admit I was a bit difficult with him as he asked question to figure out what I did not like and did like about my color and haircut. After some pictures to make sure we were on the same page he proceeded to tell me what he could do today to achieve what I wanted and what would have to take place at my next visit (this is the first time I have ever had a stylist tell me that I would have to come back). He continued to color and cut my hair and he was so focused on what he had to do. I thought it odd that he did not speak during the actual processes, outside of telling me what he was doing and what was next.
After he blow dried my hair, and turned me around, I was so very pleased with the outcome of my hair color and hair cut. It was the first time since my late 20's that I have been wowed. After I left he was good to share information about products and leading me into the right direction with color shampoo and a special hair mask for my dry hair. I am looking forward to my next appointment with him and being wowed again.
My only negative was the size of the salon. It reminded me of a studio size salon, small and at times crowed. Nevertheless it was a pleasure to be in a environment that people really cared about what they did and how it was done.
They seem to have a great staff. I look forward to visiting again and experiencing the other services Circe has to offer. THANK YOU CIRCE AND THANK YOU JUAN!


Jan 28, 2013 by Fantastic

I have been to several hair salons for cuts and coloring. I finally found the perfect place at Circe! I went to my appointment (with Tielle) for full-cover highlights. Once I started talking to her, she actually recommended getting partial highlights saying with my cut you wouldn't be able to see the color underneath. I was grateful for that - it definitely saved me $$ and time! The color turned out so beautiful and she truly took her time to getting it right. The cut was amazing, too. It's got a style, but yet it's low maintenance. I have received more compliments on my hair in the past couple of weeks than I ever have! I have actually had strangers come up to me to ask where I get my hair done! While I was at my appointment, I swear everyone that came in for a haircut and/or coloring looked beautiful when they left! It's a great big team of talent! You just can't go wrong with Circe!! I obviously highly recommend it!


Jan 28, 2013 by sleve k

'm not one to write reviews but I feel as though this spa is more than deserving. They are so accomodating. If you get on thier email address you can even catch some deals. Check them out.


Jan 28, 2013 by Erin M

I recently took my mother to Circe for a mother daughter Spa day. We had a wonderful time, very relaxing and the staff was very attentive to our every need. We enjoyed the whole day which included massages, facials and body wraps... I would recommend a Cicre Spa Day to anyone who visits Alexandria.


Jan 28, 2013 by lola c

Called last minute for a haircut and not only did I get the BEST haircut with a New Talent ( Jamie) but I was delighted with a massage for half price---just because I was new and the Circe staff wanted me to try out their spa! Now that's great customer service and I will be back--the massage was fantastic! (melissa)


Jan 28, 2013 by Valerie M

The fabulous staff at Circe put their talents to work and provide experiences that will have you walking on air each time you visit them. The atmosphere is both professional and relaxing. I entered Circes door in 2005 and couldnt be happier with all the services I have experienced. When I wanted to change my hairstyle in 2008, everyone in the shop was so excited. Afterall, a stylist dream come true, a new cut on an established client. Next we added coloring to top off the new look. Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful experience! And the comments from co-workers and friends lasted for months. Circes talents dont stop there this is the place for routines in relaxation and beauty. Massages, pedicures, microdermabrasion and facials are part of my routine and Circe tops the charts with experienced staff for these special areas. Highly recommend giving yourself a treat and you will get hooked on Circe too.


Jan 28, 2013 by Deb A

I had a wonderful massage at Circe! It was relaxing and energizing. The massage therapist was excellent. I got to choose a scent for the massage (I chose the citrusy bergamot), and had a delicious tea afterwards. I ended up buying the tea - it has peppermint and licorice root, which seems to help keep my sensitive skin calmed. Love the spa, the people, & the products!


Jan 28, 2013 by janelle r

I read about Circe in Oprah Mag and decided hey- if Oprah rates is top I'm going to give it a shout out!
Luxury spa they are not but urban retreat THE BEST great massage and I loved the hair color I received..subtle and the stylist spent a lot of time talking to me first! five starts from this urban-ite


Jan 28, 2013 by brittaw

ok I did my color at home and really messed it up..called circe becuz i read about them and they r the best with color...i now love my color and I especially like how I was treated from Angie at the desk and my colorist,,Maria---got fit in for a cut too...loved it even though it was a trim she really took time to do it.


Jan 28, 2013 by sheilaw

Circe is the best salon I've ever used, and Sung is a great stylist. It's always a pleasure to visit.


Jan 28, 2013 by leighp

I get all of my waxing done by Adia. Having recently moved to the area from Boston, where 5 star spas are everywhere, it was tough to find a spa that met my waxing needs. This was until I stumbled into Circe (living in the neighborhood) and met Adia. She's quick, yet thorough, virtually painless and pleasant. She makes the wax experience as painless as it can be. I am grateful I found her!!


Jan 28, 2013 by katherines

great experience with Sung -- he is an excellent stylist.


Jan 28, 2013 by catherinek

The service I received from Sung was fantastic!!! I absolutely adore my color and cut, and so does my husband! ;)


Jan 28, 2013 by lisaw

5.0I live in Haymarket VA. Even on... Jan 14, 2013
lisaw
I live in Haymarket VA. Even on a Sunday morning, it takes me an hour to make it to Old Town. My experience with Mark makes the drive well worth while. He is an excellent masseuse and the best one I have found in VA to date. The 90 minute deep tissue is amazing!

As long as Mark is working at Circe, I will continue to make the journey to Old Town to see him.

Thanks


Jan 28, 2013 by laurab

Erika did a great job even when I wanted her to fix complicated color problems - very stubborn gray that's only in the front and faded color elsewhere. Nice cut, too. I'm very sad though that Circe has discontinued their flex pricing - though I made all my appointments before they ended on 12/31/12. Odds of recommendation would rise to 100% if they brought that back!


Jan 28, 2013 by Sylviaw

Sarah does a great job with microdermabrasions as usual!


Jan 28, 2013 by anonymous

The 60 minute Swedish massage with hot stone therapy add-on was exactly what my knotted office worker shoulders needed. Mark did a wonderful job working out the stubborn kinks without applying too much pressure.


Jan 28, 2013 by annw

Sung is great. He always takes the time to listen to what I want in a haircut.


Jan 28, 2013 by Ellen R

I'm shocked at some of the recent negative reviews posted. Since a number of those provide no actual names it makes me question whether it might be a local competitor rather than an unhappy customer. I would encourage those reading recent reviews to read beyond them.
I've been a Circe customer for over 10 years. I have my hair styled and colored every 6 weeks with an occasional massage, eyebrow treatment or other service scheduled. I've never had a bad experience. The staff has always been pleasant, courteous and efficient. Even during recent renovations under crowded conditions for the staff, I've never had a short response or discourteous encounter. An ownership change went seamlessly.
I've had 3 different stylists over the years. Every one of them has been exceptional. They are obviously well trained and encouraged to keep up with the latest techniques and trends. I've also noticed turnover in staff seems very low in an industry that I suspect struggles with staff changes.
If I had to add a negative it would be that manicures are pricy, so I go elsewhere. However, that is so minor to me since I have options. I mention it only as an acknowledgment that no business is flawless.
I would urge anyone to give Circe a try if youre not already a loyal customer.


Jan 28, 2013 by Traw

I have been coming to Circe for almost 3 years now. This place draws me in because of the great services they provide and the great customer service they give. It is not your typical upscale salon with a team full of snobs.....this salon is diverse so you don't see the same boring things each time you visit. Kait does my hair and Sharlia does my facials and waxings. If you haven't been to Circe yet....you should book now!


Jan 28, 2013 by Jessica Y

I treated my mom & myself to facials here for mother's day a couple of years ago and we loved it!!! This was my mom's first facial and now she's hooked!! Thanks!


Jan 28, 2013 by Stefholmes

I have been going to Circe for my hair color/cut/style for 6 years, and they keep my incredibly long hair looking beautiful and healthy. The service is amazing and the staff are all very friendly. Maria is by far the BEST colorist in the area, and Kait always gives me a fresh look with a new cut and style...she has a great eye for what will make me look my best. It is definitely worth the cost!


Jan 28, 2013 by Sabrina L

I've been struggling with acne for decades and used various products over the years. Although expensive I decided to try this 80min treatment. My technician was Adiam. She was running a few minutes late and asked their massage therapist to offer a complimentary chair massage while I waited. I declined but thought the offer was good customer service. Since the treatment started late I set a timer to ensure I received the full 80min...and she gave me much more. The bed was comfortable and warm. I normally have pain on the back of my head by the end of a long facial but not this time. Before and during the treatment she queried me on various aspects of my skin care and dietary regime. Instead of pushing products, she encouraged me to increase the greens and fish oils in my diet. We scheduled the next treatment for 2 weeks later when she said we can consider adding Aveda products. The next day and for the next week, the worst acne below my ears on my neck has been minimal. I believe this is from the photo light treatment that she used in that area. I go back today for my next treatment and think the inclusion of greens/fish oil supplements has helped a lot.


Jan 28, 2013 by Sarah Jacobs

I originally chose Circe because I had a SpaFinder gift certificate from my mother-in-law-to-be. It was right around the corner from my home in Old Town, Alexandria. I fell in love! I got a manicure that was expertly done in a calming environment. I was a little early for my appointment so they pulled me aside for a complimentary neck and shoulder massage. Loved! Since, I have gotten my eyebrows done and scheduled several massages with the guy who did my impromptu massage! Definitely recommend


Jan 28, 2013 by Julie S

Let me acknowledge first and foremost that I am not a spa aficionado. While I have an awesome massage therapist I see whenever I get the chance as part of a chronic pain management thing, I don't engage in pretty-pretty-princess type activities excluding the occasional pedicure. My bff cuts my hair with a set of clippers and a 1" guard; I have been working at my current job for a year and am STILL perplexed by its lack of manual labor; and my idea of being high maintenance is to wear both mascara AND tinted moisturizer at the same time. I was looking at spas because one of the most amazing women I know is getting married in a couple months and I wanted to take her somewhere nice before the wedding, but didn't want to go in sight unseen, so I took the excuse to book a package for myself and a lovely lady friend.

I picked Circe because it had good reviews and wasn't horrendously expensive. I thought the spa environment was fantastic--quiet but not creepy-quiet, the temperature was just right, it was fairly private, although people did wander through the hall from time to time. The highlight for me was that the place was extremely well-organized--there was minimal sitting around waiting for things to happen; appointments were timed well and even though there was only one person doing facials and one doing massages, etc., they handled the multiple people who were there quickly, effectively, and with a modicum of fuss. The lunch they gave us was delicious, although I'm surprised that they didn't ask beforehand about food preferences--For example, I'm lactose intolerant, and there was cheese on almost everything.

The treatments themselves were, in a word, awesome. Let me put it this way: halfway through the facial, I thought "Good god, I have never been so spoiled in my life" and that was halfway through part one of, like, a zillion. I liked that all the spa treatments had an aromatherapy component, although, having never had a facial before (GASP!) I would have loved to hear more about the process from the person who was doing it, just because I am nosy and curious and constantly wanted to be like "what are you doing now? how about now? how about now?" And I loved that our package ended with a light makeup application--I have an oil slick for a face, so after the facial I looked a bit puffy and shiny (the next day, though, OH MAN, my skin looked so fantastic that I wanted to pull a Ron Burgundy and just announce "Hey everybody! Come see how good I look!") and getting a little powdered and primped before I left was a good call.

Whoa, this has run into the many, many word territory! The most important thing for me was that the people who work here are totally the antithesis of snotty and elitist. Everyone we dealt with was sweet, chipper, friendly, and just generally lovely to interact with. Let's face it, I came in there in Doc Martens and, when handed a facial robe, realized ten seconds later that I had no idea how to put it on, and had to bolt out of the changing room, track down the hostess, and have her explain it to me in great detail because I didn't get it the first two times. If ever there was a time for a person to roll their eyes at me, that would be it, but it didn't happen.

And for what it's worth, my lady friend I brought with me was so enamored of the place that she came back a few days later to get her hair cut there, and loves it.


Jan 28, 2013 by Audra K.

A stupendous deep tissue massage by Dana sent me to a much happier place after final exams in medical school! I wasn't there to relax. I was there to destress! Dana worked out my knots, one-by-one. Ahhh... heaven.

I was running like a maniac being late for my massage and am thankful they still took me. It's confusing when you arrive because it's a hair salon with the massage studios hiding in the back. When I arrived in the back waiting area, there was a plate of holiday cookies arranged on a plate. There isn't much space for lounging around, in case you arrive early. Not the most optimal arrangement, but it worked.

Once Dana brought me back and got me situated, my flustered affect melted away. I remember she said to me, "Ah! That's the smile I was looking for!". It made me laugh when I realized just how wound up I had been. She was sensitive to what I needed and easy to communicate with. Everything was perfect. What can I say? It took a lot of hard work to get the knots out of my shoulders. Dana's good! I wouldn't waste the opportunity to find another great masseuse.


Jan 28, 2013 by Angelique H.

Sarah tints my lashes and brows and she always does an amazing job. I am a natural red head and she always makes my eyebrows match my hair perfectly. She is always on time and very pleasant to be around. I highly recommend her!


Jan 28, 2013 by Miranda B

I just had a hair appointment with Jessica and got a wonderful, modern cut that I love.
The whole experience was amazing and relaxing. I was surprised at how much she did for me. Not only did I get a cut, but a nice little mini massage in the chair, a deep conditioning treatment and she blew my hair out which created instant style. All of this for $65. I really think the price is fair for the amazing cut and the extras.
I didn't feel like they were forcing service or product on me like others have written.
I did buy product but not because I was pushed to do it.

I'm a huge fan! What a beautiful and inviting salon!


Jan 28, 2013 by Vivian R

It's been a month since my pedicure, and my nail polish still hasn't chipped. Actually, not entirely true: not chipped, outside of the three little scratches that Baby1 decided she had to put into my big toenail polish just to investigate this newfangled thing on mom's toenails, so long has it been since I've gone for a pedicure. Her curiosity was then followed by a weeklong reiteration of "what's that" while pointing at my toenails as well as further threats of more scratches in the polish (immediately followed by my pleads for no touching). Now, I don't know if this is super-duper vehicle-paint shellac that's on my toes, but damn, they still look good.

Eyebrow waxing was also excellently done, no pain at all, and no swelling post waxing. The staff there was excellent, and outside of wishing they had a more relaxing front seating area as well as a more lax cancellation policy (cancel within 24 hours, otherwise you get charged the cost of your services), my visit there was quite wonderful.


Jan 28, 2013 by Kristin S

Amazing salon. Great atmosphere and fabulous smell the minute you walk through the door. The front desk staff greeted me promptly and were very friendly (perhaps they have taken the advice given by yelpers in some of the prior reviews).

My experience with my services was great. Without hesitation one of the best eyebrow waxes I have ever had. My esthetician was Tekeyla, who actually specializes in eyebrow shaping. I am new to the area and have been salon-hopping a bit to try to find a good eyebrow place. Tekeyla gave me a great wax with the appropriate shape for my features- something I sadly cannot say about the last wax I received.

On a side note, I am one who tends to flinch with waxing, kind of no matter what. This was the most painless waxing I have ever had as well, so I didn't need to be self-conscious about whether I was making weird faces. I don't know what she does differently, but she's great!

I will definitely be returning to Circe for another brow wax and probably some spa services in the next few months. I have not had any firsthand interaction with their hair stylists or colorists, but everyone sitting in the chairs getting their hair had good cuts and color. I will definitely post again once I have had firsthand experience. My only hesitation is that the services tend to a bit higher than the same services I received at another high-end salon back in Chicago. This could still be my adjusting to DC/Alexandria cost of living, but it will still be a factor in my ultimate hair salon decision.


Jan 28, 2013 by Jessica B

I had my wedding party and my hair, makeup and nails done at this salon.

I went for a pre-makeup//hair do appointment. My hair was great, but the makeup HORRIBLE. so, they let me come back to get it done, and luckily they hired another make up artist.

My wedding party was stunning, my hair was better than it was the first time and I was very happy with the service.
Even though it was a little expensive, it was great service and right up the street from the hotel.

They also had champagne for us all courtesy of a friend of mine who couldn't make it, but it was such a treat!

I currently get my hair cut by Angie and she is wonderful. I was told that I would never look good with short hair, but she has made that a LIE!!!!


Jan 28, 2013 by Keri M.

The service here is amazing. The prices are about average for a good salon. They care a great deal about pleasing their customers. Recently, I learned after the 24 hour mark that I would have to cancel my appointment, so they squeezed me in the same day w/o worry.

I've been coming here to get my haircut for a couple of years. Sandra does my hair and she takes her time with me - gives me a whole hour. Once, she was running behind so she gave me a free manicure while I waited. Otherwise, she's always been on time.

I usually take my family here for the spa services, which are pretty extensive: massage, waxing galore, facials and skin treatments (i.e. microdermabrasion). We're always happy with the results.

I've found their waxing services (i.e. eyebrows, bikini, brazilian) clean and professional. I've been to several places in the DC area, and I wouldn't go anywhere else but here. They charge $75 for a brazilian so it's on the pricey side.


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