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.

Karla headshot2.jpg

It all started when…

Karla DeJesus

For Karla, hair styling provides the opportunity for creative freedom while making others happy. Inspired by high fashion designers like Tom Ford and Versace, Karla loves to use fashion colors in her artistry, bringing a new look to match a client’s style and provide a chance to change and enhance a client’s look.

A curly girl, Karla loves working with other people’s curly hair. She understands that curls are as unique as a person, and enjoys finding ways to help all clients style and manage their hair. To continue her passion for incorporating new trends into hair styling, Karla regularly advances her education to bring the latest practices to her clients.

With family roots in Northern Mexico, Karla is a native Spanish speaker, and loves being able to serve a diverse clientele. When she’s not at the salon, you will find Karla walking through Old Town with her dog Gizmo, volunteering at a local elementary school, playing her keyboard, or enjoying a classic horror film.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Licensed since 2013


  • Smoothing Treatments

Hair extension certifications:

  • Dreamcatchers

  • Cezanne Smoothing Treatments