Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.
Who hasn't walked into the salon with an inspiration photo (or an entire Pinterest board) in tow, only to leave disappointed? It's easy for your wishes to get lost in translation when you're confronted with unflattering lighting and soaking-wet strands. Add to that the pressure of a stylist throwing you a curveball, like "Do you want it razored?" or "Do you want a lot of layers?" and you can almost feel your dream tresses slipping through your fingers.
Don't worry — the best hair of your life is within reach. We pulled together some of the most amazing cuts and color of the season, and asked Washington's top stylists to tell us exactly how to get each look. Ahead, some totally gorgeous 'dos, and the step-by-step instructions to help you achieve each one. Hello, good hair days, it's nice to see ya.