Having just opened its doors last August, stylists at new boutique salon The Strand are getting accustomed to doing business in Chevy Chase Place. Officially titled The Stränd at Chevy Chase, the salon is located at the former location of Cha Cha’s, right next door to Josie’s Restaurant.
The salon caters to women, men and children, and focuses on providing both hair care and facial waxing. Three of the four hair stylists at The Stränd have over 20 years of hair styling experience.
Owner Sheli Johns has worked in the Chevy Chase area for nearly 20 years at various salons, and it wasn’t until last year that she and her husband decided it was time to purchase one for themselves. She equates her longtime love of Chevy Chase to its “pseudo-European” feel.
Throughout the course of her career, Johns has picked up a rather devoted customer base, and she claims they are thrilled at the location of her new venture. One customer, who is getting married soon, has been a customer of Johns’s since she was in the 4th grade.
“Our customers are like family to us,” said Johns. “They really want us to succeed.”
The salon is located at 825 Chevy Chase Place. Store hours are Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.