Best reviewed hair salon in Alexandria, VA specializing in hair color, haircutting, and hair extensions. Cynthia Santana is an award-winning colorist serving the local Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland areas.


It all started when…

Cynthia Santana
Owner & Head Stylist

At 16 years old, Cynthia had the opportunity to meet some of the top hair styling professionals, and was inspired by their work. In 1998, she launched her own career as a stylist. In 2015, Cynthia opened Cynthia Santana Hair Studio.

 What makes Cynthia’s approach to hair unique is her personalization for each client. Cynthia understands that a healthy head of hair always looks spectacular, and her passion and pride is providing her clients with top quality services by maintaining the integrity of each client’s hair. To help clients maintain their tresses between visits, Cynthia has built an eco-conscious salon, deliberately partnering with brands that provide quality treatments available during services, and personalizing product recommendations for each client’s unique needs.

 With her extensive experience in hair color, haircuts, and hair extensions, Cynthia pays meticulous attention to detail and address each client’s unique needs and implement it flawlessly. In addition to specializing in hair extensions to enhance a client’s natural look, she is also experienced in different hair color techniques such as balayage, ombre, color correction, and highlights. To stay on top of current trends and practices, Cynthia regularly attends trade shows and classes taught by some of the top industry professionals.

 Whether it is a multidimensional blonde, a bold red, a luxuriously rich brunette, or a natural balayage look you want to achieve, Cynthia can help your hair stay healthy while looking amazing.



  • 2019 – Northern Virginia Best Salons

  • 2018 – Northern Virginia Best Salons

  • 2015: DC Luxury Magazine, Best in Brunettes of 2015

  • 2013: Great Lengths Challenge 2013 semi-finalist

  • 2012: Washingtonian Magazine Great Hair - best colorist for redheads

 Licenses and Certifications:

  • Licensed since 1998

  • L'Oreal Certified Balayage Artist

Hair extension certifications:

  • Aqua Hair Extensions

  • Babe Hair Extensions

  • Bellami Hair Extensions

  • Dreamcatchers

  • Great Lengths

  • Hotheads Hair Extensions

  • NBR Extensions

  • PerfecTress

  • SKW Extensions

Hair Extension Methods:

  • I-tips

  • Keratin Bond

  • Tape In

  • Weft