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.

Operating as usual

[11/06/20]   Occasionally I have a client who forgets their appointment. It happened on Tuesday. I was able to get him in yesterday. He came bearing a gift. How cute is this? Redeemed!

Mane improvements is 23 years old today. 2020 will go down in history as the most challenging year ! Thank you Kona Pearl for the beautiful flowers. And thanks to all of you who put your hair in my hands!

Coming up on the 23rd anniversary of Mane Improvements. This lady was my first client on opening day. Giving me my first dollar. Today she spent her last dollar with me as she and her husband are retiring to Raleigh North Carolina. Best wishes Susan. I will miss you!

[09/24/20]   Hello everyone. Just an FYI. If you haven't been to see me in awhile or aren't already scheduled, my next available opening is November 3rd. So text or call me if you want your hair done before the holiday season begins!

12 inches donated and another Mane Improvemnet is born. Way to go Phyllis!

The inspiration left. The client right

Been awhile since I've posted on Mane Improvements page. After today I will only have 2 people who haven't been in since The Corona virus started. Its been great seeing everyone in my safe home salon. Fingers crossed that we continue to be able to see this through and out of here in the near future. See you soon! Love from me and my lovely assistant, Kona Pearl!

When you are confident and love being summer blonde! Kathleen Bowman is on 🔥!

[06/17/20]   Today I received sad news. My client , Kyle Doniff, lost his beautiful wife to cancer. Kyle has been my client since he was a little boy. Although I only met her a couple of times I felt I knew her because he spoke so lovingly of her
She and I shared the same birthday. She was only 49 years old. Rest easy Kyra Doniff. ❤

[06/15/20]   I said goodbye to a sweet client today. I will drink " only half a glass of wine" tonight with my dinner in your honor. Rest Easy Elaine Taylor.

Have I mentioned I have the sweetest clients? Yes, I do! Thank you Peggy!

[06/10/20]   We Made it! I saw 7 people today that I haven't seen in more than 12 weeks! There was a lot of hair on the floor and a lot of color in the bowls. It was a long hard wait for me too. I miss my people. Tomorrow I see 8 more. Thank you so much for waiting for me! You Rock!

[06/08/20]   Hello everyone. The wait is over! I am ready to get back to work and excited to see you all. I want your salon experience to always be a relaxing one. I want to hear about your kids. Your grandchildren. Your pets. The projects you worked on. The recipes you tried.
My salon is a neutral establishment and as such, no conversations about the virus, George Floyd, civil rights, protests/riots, politics, religion, or any other controversial subjects are allowed. Thank you for understanding. Peace and Love.
Now, Lets do some hair!!

Poster child for Mane Improvements. My great Nephew . I know, right?

[05/28/20]   Hello my beautiful people! I want to let you know that I will be taking appointments starting June 8! I am looking forward to seeing everyone again! I will text or call you the day before your appointment to confirm. If you have an appointment scheduled, you are still on my book. Here are the things you should know.

When you arrive , please text me that you are here. I will text you back when it is ok for you to come in. I have to allow extra time between clients to clean properly. Please use the hand sanitizer on your way in.

Please bring your mask with you. Ill have mine

There will be a release of Liability with a few questions for you to sign. I will do everything required to make sure the salon is clean and safe for you. However there is always a risk.

I will only allow 1 person in at a time. If you bring your child , husband, mother etc. for a hair cut as well, They must wait in the car until its time for their appointment.

At this time I do not have any openings until July 7.If you are not already scheduled send me a text or call me to set up your July appointment.

Im proud of you all for waiting for me. Its hard to have roots and over grown hair but we made it! This has been hard for me too because Im a people person. I miss you all and my work. Kona misses you too! I thank you all for your patience, kind messages, texts and gifts. You are the best clients ever!

Please respond "READ" in the comments to help me know that you understand our new normal. I can only hope its not forever,Just for now.

Until your next Mane Improvemnet❤️

[05/08/20]   Just to be clear, if you have an appointment already scheduled you still do. I will text you or call you 2 days before to confirm or reschedule. Ive been doing this procedure every day for 7 weeks. Looking forward to see you soon .

So the new date the Governor has put in place is May 15th. At that point its appointment only, 1 person at a time, all cleaning done by me between clients and a mask worn by you. That is phase 1 for 2 -3 weeks. If we have a scheduled appointment coming up, you will receive a text or call from me to confirm or make changes. I am ready for you!
* I will do my part to be sure my salon is ready for you. However, you will be entering my home salon at your own risk. I will not be held responsible for anyone who may come in contact with the virus. The decision is yours. Me, I'm ready to roll!

I want to shout out a big THANK YOU to the best clients ever. I have had some really sweet people who have sent me messages wanting to pay for haircuts they aren't even able to get due to Covid19. Ladies who picked up products on the porch and left a little extra in the envelope. People who want to to help do their part in supporting small businesses that they normally use. People have sent a card with a little gift because they would have spent the money anyway. Im am truly touched by these kind words and generosity. You all truly know how to make a girl feel ESSENTIAL! Can't wait to get my hands back on you! Until our next Mane Improvement.

[04/20/20]   Hi everyone. According to the Governor, I am going to start taking appointments May 12. They will be 1person at a time. Allowing ample time between clients to clean thoroughly. Feel free to wear your mask. If you already scheduled your appointment it is still on my book. I will confirm as to whether you want to keep it or wait until your June appointment. Text me if you want to move up. Space is limited as I am easing back in. Should the Governor change the date again I will make a post and be in touch.

I just received sad news. My long time client, Susan Mills passed away fighting her battle with cancer . I spoke to her 2 weeks ago to change her appointment to June. She said " no need honey. That damn cancer is back. Im real sick this time" Our conversation was short and broke my heart. She never gave up. Poured her heart and soul into volunteering for breast cancer patients and survivors. Raising thousands for a cause she believed in. A loyal , funny, thoughtful client and friend. Rest Easy Susan. You will be forever missed

[04/02/20]   I have to say this out loud.
I have the best clients ever!
If you need hair products hit me up for porch pick up.
Hang in there folks! We can do it!

I went and picked up all the root concealer they had at my supply store. In 5 min I have 4 of the 12 left for poch pick up. 2 dark brown and 2 blonde. Let me know if you want one. $20 cash porch pick up.

I have made the decision to cancel appointments for this week. I hope to go forward with appointments for next week as scheduled. It will be day by day. I will contact you the night before. If any of you think its a good idea to box color your hair, remember you will be paying me extra to get that crap out of your hair! Stay well and I will hopefully see you all very [email protected]

In March 13 2018, I opened Mane Improvements home version. It's been great. Thank you to all who have supported me and continue to come to Hamilton for your hair services. Today on the anniversary, I recieved this valuable tip. We will laugh about the Coronavirus one day. I absolutely laughed about it today. Thanks Colby. And thank you all, my friends, my clients, my family. Until your next Mane Improvement!

[03/12/20]   For anyone who is concerned, I am healthy and taking appointments. There is hand sanitizer at the front door. Please pump in. Remember, I have to touch every one of you. Help me to stay as healthy as possible. I'm not afraid but you do what ever is best for you. For now its hair as usual for Mane Improvements.
PS it is also allergy season. So I might sneeze on occasion.

[03/03/20]   Im not a Germaphobe. Ive never even had a flu shot. But I have around 8 clients come into my home every day. So for your health and mine, Ive put a hand sanitizer at the front door to use on your way in until flu season is over. Youre welcome

Tina has been so busy with 4 children, a full time job and life in general that a whole year had gone by. New cut and highlights for this beauty today. A generous hair donation too! Another Mane improvement!

Can you even stand the cuteness of this baby's first haircut?

My hair models are wearing fun clip in hair extensions. They picked their favorite colors but I have lots of colors to choose from. 2 for $5! I'll cut to match your hair length. Get em while the last

My sweet 12 year old client donated 11 inches of her beautiful hair today! Let's hear it for Abigail!👏👏👏

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

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205 Edwards Ferry Rd NE
Leesburg, VA

Opening Hours

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