Luigi Parasmo Salon and Spa

on Oct 19, 2014
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Last Friday night might have been one of the most relaxing Fridays I've had in a very long time all thanks to what I now call my magic glam squad, aka the wonderful team behind Luigi Parasmo's Salon. The entire team is incredibly talented. I got my hair color and cut from the wonderful hair stylist Kay Nou, who gave me my dream ombre hair! Our consultation was short because I was too excited and could not wait for her to get started. She was such a good listener and we definitely saw eye-to-eye.
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My friend Jessica Hoy, got a makeover as well! Valerie, did an amazing job at giving her a chic bob. I'm also in love with her new hair color. We both really enjoyed talking to Val and are already planning our next visit.
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Just when things couldn't get any better, we also saw Monica for our manicures. She was very gentle with my nails and did not care about their bad condition - sadly, I'm a nail/cuticle biter and I'm always too embarrassed to get my nails done due to those "judgement looks" I've seen in the past. However, Monica was super nice and suggested the perfect nail polish so my nails looked healthier and she also gave me tips on how to heal my cuticles. I also love that most of the products they use are organic.
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My last stop was getting my eyebrows done. While I try to keep up with them, they are not easy to maintain due to the fact that they aren't thick and are hard to define. I wake up every morning dreading the fill-in process and sometimes I give up all together. But Nicki Parker did a great job at cleaning and shaping them up. He was very quick and efficient and made me realize that if I can't do it on my own, I'll just let the professionals handle it.
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luigi parasmo salon 038 Luigi Parasmo him self, looking fierce as ever! Can we talk about his outift, hair and accessories? Thank you so much for such a wonderful day.
I spent over five hours at Luigi's salon and during those five hours, I felt like a total queen! I can't wait to get back and visit my glam squad again.
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PS: Luigi Parasmo's salon will also soon open a spa right above the salon. It's currently under construction and the day can't come soon enough because that probably means that our next visit might be over 10 hours! We will keep you posted with their grand opening spa date.

Events: Chefs Behind Bars

on Oct 9, 2014
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No Kid Hungry hosted the third (and final for this year, but more to come we hope) fun installment of  Chefs Behind Bars at The Gryphon DC.  I believe that any time you are greeted at the door with free shades, it's going to be a good time!!
We walked in to be greet by eight of DC's top chefs standing behind the bar whipping up their cocktail creations. This exclusive "Chefs Behind Bars" happy hour supports the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America.  The featured chefs included host chef Joseph Evans, as well as Chefs Jason Gehrig of Mason Dixie, Danny Lee of Mandu, Tiffany MacIsaac of Buttercream Bakeshop, Andrew Market of Beuchert's Saloon, Harper McClure of BRABO, Matt O'Herron of Sona Creamery, and George Rodriguez of Tico, all mixing up their favorite libations.
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DJ Neekola was on the turn tables looking beautiful as always and making sure to play just the right tunes to keep the party going strong! As we sampled the different cocktails, we also got to enjoy some delicious passed bites from The Gyphon. 
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There were two winners from the 8 chefs, one for critics choice award and that award went to Tiffany MacIsaac delicious creation (who also gets my vote for creativity for bringing #TreatsForTips to bribe people to tip and bribery is totally allowed when it's for charity).  There was also a people choice award that went to the chef who got the most tips from the night which went to our favorite of the night "The Melon of My Rye".  Made of Whistle Pig Rye, melon soda, hot pepper shrub, shishito bitters and hyssop essence it was a spicy sweet treat that made us want to go back for more.  The real winner for the night was No Kid Hungry who raised over $1000 in tips alone from the competing chefs.