Mane Improvements Hair Studio

Mane Improvements Hair Studio has a friendly and educated staff.If you like todays modern trends or just like to keep it casual and simple, we have a style for you.

That's a wrap for 2019! Thank you for the cards and gifts for both me and my assistant, Kona Pearl. Most of all thank you for your love ,support and fabulous hair! You make me look good! Merry Christmas to all and to all a good hair day!

My assistant is getting the best Christmas gifts. Thanks Rose!

[12/14/19]   I just had a last minute cancellation. Anyone want to grab it?

[12/09/19]   I had just had a spot open up for Dec 17 @ 3:00 . It's big enough for color/ highlights. Who wants to snatch this one up?

22 years today I opened Mane Improvements. This sums up my 37 years behind the chair. Thanks for sharing my journey.

“She just cuts hair.”
By : Maggs Elizabeth

She uses intense trigonometry to figure out the exact angle to cut your hair in order for it to lay correctly.

She uses scissors sharper than knives very closely to her hands and fingers with centimeters to spare moving them quicker than your eyes can follow.

She puts her body in odd positions to make sure she is level and can see each strand of hair she is moving, causing major damage to her body while she’s standing and bending for 12+ hours straight.

She buys pays to sharpen her shears and gets new shears yearly that cost anywhere between $50-$2,000 with no payback, just to make sure your hair isn’t damage from the tug of dullness.

“She just colors hair.”
She uses chemistry to create a special formula to work with your hair, that most likely won’t work with someone else’s.

She uses time that works against her, as two minutes too late will blow the cuticle in your hair and/ or fry it off.

She strategically places mixtures to blur lines and create a subtle blend and/or dimension.

She changes the combination for each client as mineral build up and pollution from water/environment/ products will react differently.

She changes the color of your hair without knowing exact genetics which play a huge part in reaction to chemicals.

She spends 3 hours moving her arms and bending her body into awkward positions to ensure perfection.

She copies an image from the internet that was a 12 hour session with 5 stylists working, by herself in 3 hours.

“She just plays with hair.”
She spends 50% of her work day using tools as hot as your oven.

She styles your hair exactly like that Pinterest picture that’s actually a wig.
She constantly breathes in fumes from hair products and she can’t tell you the last time she didn’t have a hair splinter.

She squeezes you in for a last minute style as she’s already been on her feet for 10 hours straight.
She has her arm above your head moving it back and fourth for an hour to blow dry it flat.

“She just does hair.”
She spends an hour doing a 4 year olds hair because she can’t sit still but it’s mommy’s wedding day. Mommy cries when she’s done because her daughter looks beautiful.

She spends 3 hours with a teenager who tells her every single person messes up their hair and she doubts this one will get it right. Suddenly brunette isn’t her color, she needs it back to blonde next week.

She colors a 35 year olds hair who has been using box color for 15 and didn’t tell her beforehand, so the chemicals reacted and caused it to smoke making this process 6 hours that could’ve been 2. She’s now being yelled at by her next client for running behind.

She wraps a 80 year olds hair in rollers for an hour to ensure she looks beautiful for her husbands funeral. Her daughter calls week later to thank you for making her mother feel beautiful.

She works when she’s sick because there is no calling off when you work with personal appointments.

She works when a family member is desperately ill in the hospital because her clients have gray showing and they have a meeting tomorrow.
She misses her best friends surprise birthday party because it’s prom day.

She works until 10pm because her clients hair reacted differently and nobody can figure out why.
She gets woken up by texts at 3am asking if she can get someone in the book soon.

She makes extremely close connections with her clients and spends all of her social energy on them.
She doesn’t get “vacation days” because people need her in order to feel beautiful.

She missed her child’s first soccer game because she was already scheduled two colors and cancelling would just be “silly.”

She doesn’t work 8-4 or 9-5, she works first client to last with no real promise if she can make it home for dinner tonight.

She also hasn’t eaten lunch the past three days because she’s had no time between clients.
She spends hours researching new techniques and finding educational classes to attend on her one day off.

Her life revolves around hair. Her brain constantly goes from math to science to social to psychology to client and back to math. She works hard physically, emotionally, mentally, psychologically. Every day. With no breaks and definitely no silence.

But I must remind you, she’s just a hairstylist. She just does hair.”

I’m not sure who wrote this
But wow!
Beyond truth right here
📷: Jessalyn Pugh Photography - Dayton, Ohio Storytelling Photographer

Now that's the Halloween spirit! Ruth made my day!

[10/22/19]   It's not too early to book your holiday hair appointments. I have a few spots left in November before Thanksgiving. December is also booking up. So if your not on my book text or call me. 703-314-2889🦃🎄🎁

Thanks for sending me your Happy Place pictures. I gave each one of you a number and then drew a number. Here is the winner!
1. Peggy Steadman
2.Beth Powell
3. MaryJane Solomon
4. Carolann Maritinez
5. Carolyn Heffner
6. Rorie Rossie
7. Nellie Donovan
8. Julie Sayles
9.Margie Horn
10. Debbie Horrocks
11. Casey Ellis
12. Lisa Greves
13. Dagney Hatfield
14.Peggy McDonald
15. Cheryl Grogan
16. Dorothy Holmberg
17. Karen Grigg

"Make it vibrant red" she said.

New foot stool in the salon today

I love this time of year. Show me your Happy Place photo. I'll enter you in a free gift drawing just for posting! Here is my Happy place!

2 sisters starting their Freshman year. 1 going to college blonder. 1 going to high school purple. Best wishes to girls I gave first hair cuts to when they were tiny! Your going to do great things!

Women ask me all the time " What age do I stop coloring my hair?" The answer came from a sweet Jersey girl years ago. " Dont let me go to my grave with roots!" She was the funniest lady who loved her Italian family like crazy. I could go on and on with 96 year old Granny Jo quotes. I leave you with my favorite . " I made you some bawls. (Jersey for meat balls) I made you 3 bawls. Cuz 3 bawls are better then 2! Cracks herself up. Rest easy Granny Jo. You will be forever missed.

When I posted I had an opening a blast from the past said I'll take it! Last time we saw each other it was 1982. Before and after haha

[07/16/19]   I have an opening tomorrow July 17 at 430 if you want to get in before I go on vacation. Hit me up!

Not to toot my own horn here but I rocked the salon Today. Sorry I didnt get Amber Hoff and Renee Gupps picture. Everyone looked smokin hot today!

Here are a few hair pictures from my nephews beach wedding. Sadly I didnt get the back of the brides hair or her maid of honor. Trust me ,they were gorgeous.

For those of you who stayed home for Spring break, I have a couple openings. Who wants a few baby highlights or a new cut? Call me. 703-314-2889

I had so much fun giving Lori her new cut and color. Daughter Maddie was with her for moral support. I think she looks fabulous. Dont you?

On March 13, 2018 I opened Mane Improvements in my home in Hamilton. A year has passed and a whole lot of people have been through the front door. I have also had babies, a few dogs and neighbors I had never met. Sadly , I also had to say goodbye to a couple people who just couldn't make it out and 3 long time clients who passed away.I'm truly amazed at the love and support from everyone who has made it possible to continue my career from home. See you soon for your next Mane Improvement!

My beautiful sister in law came in for a Mane Improvement today. What do you think?

My spoiled assistant with a gift from her client friend. Thank you Carol!

When your client calls in sick you give yourself some spring highlights!
Warning! Do as I say. Not as I do!

[02/27/19]   I received news that one of my clients has passed away. Dr George Washington was my loyal client for more than 33 years. He was best known for his work as a large animal Veterinarian in Loudoun County until he retired. He would invite me to his fantastic parties he would have at White Hall Farm {where Shawn and Dagney got married} where he introduced me to turtle stew and Mountain oysters! Rest easy George .My client, my friend. You will be forever missed.

[02/27/19]   I have an opening 2/[email protected]:30. Who wants it?

[02/20/19]   Text from anonymous client
"Hey in the middle of kidney stone problems and several surgeries. Any chance of moving my hi lite from March 8th to March 1st? " priorities! STATE OF EMERGENCY! GET THOSE ROOTS DONE SISTER!❤❤❤

Good morning. I have a couple of openings for today for anyone who wants to come in before it snows tomorrow. Text or call me 703-314-2889

Good morning. I have a couple of openings for today for anyone who wants to come in before it snows tomorrow. Text or call me 703-314-2889

[01/31/19]   So, I've had a couple cancellations for tomorrow so if you can get to me I am OPEN!!

[01/30/19]   Snow, shmo. Big deal my client had to pull over for a white out on her way to her hair appointment. She made it just fine. It's what we do!💪💇‍♀️❄⛄

When your client knows you've had a birthday and brings your favorite flowers. Thanks Cynthia Moore!

So sad to find out that one of my dear clients of more than 20 years has passed away. Russell Baker was a kind , generous man full of wonderful stories . I spent the last 2 years making a house call to cut this fragile man's hair. Always remembering to ask about my son,husband and dog. He once signed his Pulitzer prize winning book "Growing Up" for Shawn along with several other books he had written. Rest easy Mr. Baker. You will be forever missed.❤

"Good morning clients. Sadly I can not accept treats from you anymore. Yesterday I pooped all over the dining room due to too much of a good thing. I was so embarrassed when Mom found it. I'm a lab and quite the pig dog which means I will eat anything. I'm still going to get excited because I know who brings me treats but I guess my stomach cant handle it. Mom said she may leave a bowl of kibble by the door and you can bring in 1 tiny piece. But I'm not sure when. I have to go to the Vet today to get a check up and get my nails done ( you know how I love that!) Thanks for being so sweet to me. Love Kona Pearl"
Assistant at Mane Improvements

[11/27/18]   Hello everyone. Tis the season for fabulous hair! Here are my available appointments before Christmas.
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Grab one while you can!

[11/22/18]   Well that was a long day but everyone will look great for Thanksgiving! Enjoy your family, friends and yummy food.

Mane Improvements Hair Studio's cover photo

I only have a few appointments left between now and Christmas. Get your holiday hair scheduled ASAP!

Its time to Fall back to BIG Hair! Show me your Big Ol Hair! Bonus if I gave it to you!

I had a fabulous time doing the hair for my daughter in law on her wedding day.

[10/02/18]   I have a couple of openings before I take time off for Shawn's wedding. Text or call me 703-314-2889 for available appointments.

[09/27/18]   I have a rare opening this Saturday at 12:00 for color or highlights. Whi wants to grab it up?

New client Cathy, was thinking of letting her gray hair grow out. After our consultation we decided on a new cut color and highlights. Did she make the right choice? I vote YES!

Got to meet a future client today. Hes not ready for a haircut yet but I love his blonde fuzz! #ryderbaby

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17940 Taylor Road
Leesburg, VA

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
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