Everyone was very friendly, great music and offerings of wine and beer! First time there today and would definitely go back. Lorraine did a great job! – Heather R.
A great haircut takes vision. I’ve been looking for an Alexandria hair salon that has a clear vision for each of their customers based on their personal style, hair type, and lifestyle. Lorraine April delivered that and way more.
Set in a cute, old town row home with a little open patio out back and a complimentary glass of wine, Lorraine Aprile will not disappoint. Almost a month later and I’m even loving how the cut is growing out!
If you’re looking for a flat out fantastic hair cut, you can stop your search now. You’ve found your salon. – Tricia M
Best hair color and highlights I have ever had!
I decided to give Lorraine Aprile Salon in Alexandria a try after having several bad hair colorings at another salon in Old Town Alexandria. I had seen reviews on line, which were great. I had also walked past the salon many times. I loved the quaint look of it.
The salon is classy, elegant and warm. Perfect for Old Town. The staff was warm, friendly, and professional. I was greeted by just about everyone who was working there when I walked in and then offered a beverage and munchies. After speaking with my stylist (the owner), we decided on a plan to undo the horrible brassy orange highlights that were placed by another salon. I could not be more happy with my color, cut and highlights. I have never loved my hair so much! And my husband said he has never seen my hair look better!
Lorraine Aprile Salon is the best! It is a welcome change from the ultra modern, cold, impersonal, and unprofessional salons that are so prevalent. – Jennifer S.
I had a fantastic experience at Lorraine April Salon! The owner and staff were very friendly and made me feel at home. I’ve been going to Jolicia for over 3 years now and she never disappoints me. Her sew ins are very natural and painless. I always get compliments that my sew ins look like my actual hair. I would highly recommend this salon and their incredible stylist Jolicia! – Charmise J.
Once again I got a fantastic haircut from Lorraine, she never disappoints. However, this time, I also got a blow out from Jolecia, who is new to the salon. It was wonderful, I loved it! And she is so sweet too. I highly recommend her. – Julia L.
I came in with a very specific goal, hoping that Lorraine could help me craft a haircut that looked effortless while also taming my very thick (but fine) hair! I don’t blow dry my hair or style it very much, so it needed to work with my natural hair. She got it immediately and was kind enough to let me come in a week later when I decided I wanted an adjustment made. She also recommended the perfect toner to treat my brassy highlights, and cut my hair so you could actually see them again. I got compliments all week. Couldn’t recommend the salon more! – Alexandra M.
Highly recommend this place! I sent a message request through Yelp for an appointment and I heard back from the manager, Lorraine, in a very timely manner offering an appointment for the next day. I was a little nervous to try a new place -especially for a color-but all went so well! Ashley did a fabulous jot with my hair color. The cut was done by Lorraine and I love it. She listened to what I wanted, made some suggestions, and gave me a perfect haircut. Ashley then did the blow dry – probably the best blow dry I have ever had! Everyone, from the receptionist to the owner to hairstylist were very friendly and made me feel welcomed as a new client. The salon is very nice inside, cozy, and attractive and very clean. I will be back. Thank you Lorraine Aprile Salon! – Ann L.
Lorraine was absolutely top notch. she did an amazing job on my color. She took her time and didn’t rush through things even though the salon was busy. In addition to the full highlight that I was seeing her for, she also suggested lightening my base color so that any new growth would have a more natural look. I was so pleased with her work that I scheduled my next appointment with her before I left. Lorraine is very talented and I’m so happy I found Lorraine Aprile Salon. – Brandi J.
Overall great experience.
Nothing pretentious or snobby, a very relaxing atmosphere. It was surprising easy to find parking considering the salon is only a block from King street. They will feed your meter if you’re having a lot of services done. I was also offered a glass of wine. They’re also booked pretty solidly, which is always a good sign. Already booked my next appointment. – Polly H.
Historically I am a salon jumper. Having no specific loyalty to a stylist. And after a year or more, move to a different salon for a different vibe. Not so with Lorraine Aprile Salon in Alexandria. They are really all for one, the customer. Each time I visit, I get a consultation. Want to change the look? Let’s talk about it and see what we can do.
The salon is in a home. And you feel at home as soon as you walk in. Most important, you are treated as a person, not the next appointment.
PS…I live in Washington, DC. And after more than a year have discovered a lot of retail experiences to be had before and after my appointment in Old Town and Alexandria too. – E.R.
First, I love the location. Plenty of on-street parking and close to home for me. The salon itself is a cozy and welcoming place. Who isn’t charmed to walk into a salon with a warm fire burning on a blustery Feb day?
Everyone I dealt with on the staff was kind and friendly-I saw none of the “normal-for-DC pretension” in this salon. I loved that I got 50% off my haircut although I would have have paid full price without a complaint-the girl has skills! I won’t go anywhere else from now on-my hair has grown out from her cut and it still looks great…to me, that’s the real sign of a good stylist. – Marty S.
My hair is very difficult and my current Hair Dresser moved to Florida so I was searching for someone new. Ran into a friend who looked fabulous and suggested I use her hair salon. I am so glad I did. My hair has never looked better. Lorraine did a fabulous job with both cut and color. The salon is gorgeous and the employees are super friendly and fun. Thanks for the wonderful experience. I will be back soon:) – R.P.
This was my first visit to a salon since moving from California. I searched many salons, read many reviews and decided to go with Lorraine Aprile.
The salon is very cozy and welcoming! Everyone there was extremely friendly, making me feel as though I’ve been a client for years. I absolutely love it and can’t wait for my next appointment. They have secured my business. I highly recommend the salon!! Street parking, credit cards, great prices!!!! – Jaime B.