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UPDATE: We love every single story that we write, but this is one of our ultimate faves—never has hair advice been more necessary than during this month of difficult weather. This story was originally published on April 3.
One of the most common beauty queries we've heard from readers is this: Why can't I find a great black hair salon in D.C.? If you don't believe us, just take to Yelp and Google to see for yourself. Whether your hair is natural, pressed, relaxed, or somewhere in the middle, finding a person you trust, who really understands your hair, is essential. And finding that person can be tough.
So, we took it upon ourselves to track down four local hairstylists who really get it — they've earned reputations for being savvy with all types of textured hair — and jumped at the chance to pick their brains for the dos and don'ts of their trade. The result? Our first-ever pros' guide to styling, protecting, and maintaing your gorgeous tresses, no matter how you wear them. Just click through for tips straight from the stylists, as well as the scoop on all their fave must-have products.