Our Mission & Vision
At Salon Central Bethesda our mission is to creatively incorporate current hair styling and hair coloring techniques with advanced education to exceed our clients' expectations. Our objective is to assist you in achieving your desired image in a friendly, relaxed and fun atmosphere.
The best hair styles and designs are reflections of our client’s individual features, lifestyle and personality, which Salon Central takes into consideration before each hair cut or hair color service. With attentiveness and precision application, we create the ultimate customized look that is effortlessly stylish.
As owner/manager of Salon Central in Bethesda, I have dedicated over 2 decades of service to the Beauty Industry. My strong leadership, high expectations and hands on approach, with both clients and team, has enabled us to stay successful and grow into a leader in hair styling and hair color. Our team consists of established and professional hairstylists and hair colorists who take their art very seriously. Their work represents Salon Central and is the reason for our impeccable reputation.
This is not something to be taken lightly, as our business relies mainly on "word of mouth" advertising. We are proud that our focus on excellence in service and client loyalty has earned Salon Central the honor of Top Pick for 'Best Salon' eight consecutive years by readers of Bethesda Magazine.
- Gail Cohen, Owner/Manager
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Women's Haircut & Style
Men's Haircut & Style
Kid's Cut (10 and under)
Shampoo, Blow Dry & Style
Full Foil Highlight
Partial Foil Highlight
Mini Foil Highlight
Perm / Relaxer
Keratin / Japanese Smoothing
Please note glazing is priced as an add on to any color service. Pricing for stand alone glazing is different.
Prices will vary for long and thick hair.
Corrective color and bridal consultations are available upon request.
Specialty Hair Treatments
Kerastase Mask $20
Addresses moisture, shine, volume and frizz
Kerastase K Water $20
Resurfacing treatment for intensely shiny, lightweight, fluid hair
Kerastase Fusio Dose $40
Targets your main hair concerns
and are custom formulated based on your hair goals
$30 stand alone treatment
$45 add on w/ chemical service
Makes the hair healthier from within, helping it look shinier and smoother.
Redken Acidic Bonding $30
Ultimate repair, intense conditioning and color fade protection
Waxing & Tinting
A good haircut should make you feel great. It is an accessory you wear every day, all day. Your haircut should be easy to care for and contemporary in style. At Salon Central we strive to give you the look you desire. Our stylists will listen, ask questions and provide recommendations based on your hair type.
Emphasize the detail of your haircut with a color service. Whether you choose balayage, highlights or an all over color, coloring your hair adds the finishing touch. Salon Central stylists are trained on the latest techniques.
BLOWOUTS / FINISHING TOUCHES
Blow out services and finishing touches bring out your authentic beauty. Blowouts are perfect for so many occasions and can give you that extra polished look for a special event or holiday celebration. Blowouts can also provide you with the extra confidence you need for a job interview or for your professional head shot. Finishing touches make your new bangs pop with an amazing eyebrow shape. In any of these scenarios, a blowout or finishing touch at Salon Central is just what you need!
Are you considering a straightening treatment to tame frizz, but unsure about being exposed to the dangers of formaldehyde found in keratin treatments? We offer the solution. Keratin Comp, Milbon’s Liscio Japanese smoothing service can be customized for all hair types. After the application, your hair will be smooth and frizz-free.
Our waxing technique is highly praised by our guests. We believe in a waxing experience that is quick and painless as possible. In order to achieve the best results your hair should have at least 1/4 of an inch in growth. Be sure to avoid sun exposure and any heat treatments for at least two hours before waxing and twelve hours after waxing. We regret that we cannot perform any waxing services if you use Retin-a or Accutane.
Our number one priority is to ensure we reserve an appointment that works best for your schedule with your preferred stylist. We set aside this specific time to provide you with an excellent experience and meet all your styling needs.
At Salon Central we require a MINIMUM of 24 hours' advanced notice
to make any changes to your reserved appointment.
Whether that is a cancellation, request to reschedule or change of service.
We also require a credit card on file to book any services with any stylist.
1. How far in advance should I cancel or reschedule my reservation?
The sooner the better! If you know there is a conflict with your scheduled appointment, we ask that you get in touch with the salon ASAP.
Time is precious for our styling team, and we recognize that it is also important for you, our guest! Last-minute cancellations really affect our stylists as many of them have active waitlists full of other guests who could’ve been accommodated during a cancelled/rescheduled availability. Our team respects your time and expects the same courtesy in return.
Please make sure you are cancelling/rescheduling any appointments with ample time and certainly before the 24-hour window to avoid being charged any fees.
2. Are there any fees for cancelling or rescheduling an appointment? What happens if I don’t show up at all?
If you cancel or reschedule your appointment prior to the 24-hour window you will not be charged any fees. Fees will only be charged to appointments that are cancelled or rescheduled within 24 hours of their start time.
Appointments cancelled or rescheduled within 24 hours will be charged 50% of the cost of service.
No-show appointments will be charged 100% of the cost of service.
3. How can I cancel/reschedule my reservation?
To cancel or reschedule an appointment you can call the salon directly at 301-767-1077, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or utilize the cancellation/rescheduling functions in your reminder texts/emails.
We recommend saving the following to your contacts so you receive our reminder and confirmation notifications.
•Emails will come from: email@example.com
•Texts will come from: 844-949-1848 (we cannot receive texts to this number)
Please note that reminder emails/texts go out 7 days prior to your scheduled appointment. Confirmation emails/texts go out 2 days prior to your scheduled appointment, at which point you may use the links to cancel or request a reschedule via text or email so long as the 24-hour window has not passed.
4. Are there any exceptions to this policy?
We understand that life happens and unforeseen circumstances occur. Our goal is not to create any added stress to emergent situations you may encounter. All we ask is that you get in touch with the salon ASAP to inform us of any changes to your appointment.
With that being said, if we find that emergency situations are becoming too frequent, we do reserve the right to charge any fees as we see fit.
5. If a credit card is needed to book an appointment, where is my credit card information kept?
We use Meevo spa software at Salon Central. Meevo cannot see your personal information, and it does not store it either. A token is created in your client file which only keeps the card holder’s name, expiration date of the card, and the last 4 digits of the card number.
Please note by scheduling any services at Salon Central, you are agreeing to and responsible for any fees should you cancel/reschedule after the 24-hour window.
We greatly appreciate your patronage and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the salon at any time. As always, we look forward to helping you with all your haircare needs.
Olaplex is a simple three-step in salon process that includes a patented active ingredient that works on a molecular level to seek out broken bonds in the hair that are caused by chemical, thermal, and mechanical damage. You can use this treatment to restore compromised hair, or add it to another service to provide the ultimate breakage insurance.
Olaplex is beneficial for all hair types, whether it is colored, texture treated, virgin or anything in between. Olaplex assists in both preventing daily damage and repairing it, returning the hair to a virgin like state. It is compatible with all manufacturers chemical service products. Your hair is an investment and the only accessory that you never take off!
No.1 Bond Multiplier®
BEGINNING THE REBUILDING
This concentrated first salon step rebuilds broken disulfide bonds and begins the process of preventing damage and repairing hair.
No.2 Bond Perfector®
PURSUING HAIR PERFECTION
Our second salon step continues to rebuild and restore any remaining broken bonds ensuring the strongest, shiniest, and healthiest hair possible.
No.3 Hair Perfector®
LASTING HOME PROTECTION
This final retail step provides our client's continuous protection from ongoing damage at home.
The Science of Hair Damage
Ask your stylist about Olaplex! Add it to your
color service, or try it as a stand alone treatment!
High levels of heat from curling irons, blow dryers, flat irons, etc
Color treatments (coloring, bleaching), perms, relaxers, keratin treatments
Brushing, friction, tugging and pulling on wet hair
UV damage from the sun, humidity, extreme hot/cold weather conditions, etc
Pollutants generate free radicals that penetrate the hair cuticle and cause damage
Who is Olaplex for?
Olaplex helps to repair existing damage while protecting it from thermal, mechanical and environmental damage. It strengthens and prepares the hair for future services.
Olaplex will strengthen straight hair improving manageability, movement and shine. The condition of the hair won’t be compromised using thermal styling options such as curling irons, hot rollers, etc. when the hair is treated prior with Olaplex.
Color Treated Hair
Olaplex can be mixed into all colors and lighteners to lessen the damage caused by these services. It can also be also used to maintain and repair color treated hair for healthy, beautiful looking hair.
Curly & Naturally Textured Hair
Olaplex rebuilds, restructures and improves moisture retention to curls that have lost their shape. Olaplex infuses curly hair with added moisture and condition for beautiful bouncy, resilient curls. Fragile curly hair has more lightening and chemical service options when Olaplex is used.
Chemically Textured Hair (perms, relaxers, keratin)
Olaplex helps to maintain the integrity of the hair before, during and after all texture services. Texture services last longer, and the hair stays in better condition when Olaplex is used correctly. Damage-free Color and Lightening Services performed after any texture service are possible when properly using them with Olaplex
Olaplex can be used on all 100% human hair extensions. Some extensions have a Keratin coating on them which can sometimes act as a barrier to the Olaplex Treatment. Extensions sometimes are treated with textile dyes which can lead to unpredictable results with Color or lightening. With any type of glued in or taped in extensions, we recommend keeping Olaplex off those areas to avoid possibly loosening them. When in doubt, always perform a Strand Test on extensions as results may vary.
What is Fusio Dose?
With up to 30 unique combinations, Fusio Dose treatments instantly transform your hair. Composed of two parts, a concentré and a booster, Fusio Dose treatments help you address a variety of concerns and are formulated based on your hair goals. It allows you to target two unique hair concerns at the same time.
What is the difference between the Booster vs. Concentré?
Concentrés are highly concentrated vials that address your main hair concern. The boosters are packed with powerful skincare active ingredients to help you reach your hair goals. A concentré is then mixed with a Booster to create your custom treatment.
How does it work & how long does the custom hair treatment take?
Before beginning your treatment, your stylist will diagnose your hair. Depending on your hair needs, they will select a Concentré and Booster to combine and spray onto the hair at the back bar. Within 5-minutes, your tailor-made treatment will be complete and you’ll be flaunting lush, re-energized hair all day!
Try a restorative custom made Fusio Dose treatment during your next visit! The combos are endless!
Join Our Team
We hire the person and teach the skill!
Our salon provides an environment for growth, learning and support. If you're ready to take your career to the next level, drop a note below and tell us a little bit about yourself.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Hours of Operation
C L O S E D
9am - 7pm
9am - 7pm
9am - 7pm
9am - 7pm
9am - 4pm
10am - 3pm
We are conveniently located near Montgomery Mall
at Westlake Crossing Shopping Center
We specialize in hair color design. In fact, 70% of client services that we perform includes a hair color service - the average for salons nationwide is 35%. You can trust us with your hair color.
We are proud users of Redken, Pureology, Kerastase and Olaplex.
We do not accept gratuity via credit card transaction. We ask that you leave your gratuity in the form of cash or Venmo directly with your stylist. There is an ATM conveniently located in our plaza at Wells Fargo. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.