4033 Campbell Ave,

Arlington, VA 22206


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Meet your Illusions Stylists


With over 30 years of experience, Irma is a jewel in the beauty industry. She built her first salon, Illusions of Shirlington, from the ground up over 20 years ago. She takes pride in educating her team and creating a salon environment that is fun, relaxing, and inviting to all. Her passion is working with short, fine hair, taking mediocre styles to red carpet ready in record time. Irma’s passion and enthusiasm for the business is evident in everything she does, whether she’s creating new hairstyles, planning salon events, refreshing tired makeup, or teaching guests the latest trends in the beauty industry.



Justin has been a stylist for over a decade and has grown up in the beauty industry. His team is like family and his passion for perfection keep his clients coming back. Whether you’re looking for that perfect Washingtonian bob, amazing highlights, or long and luxurious layers, Justin’s creative touch is sure to impress. He’s also brilliant with his scissor-over-comb techniques, giving meticulous men’s cuts, and his infectious personality is guaranteed to make your day.

Justin Cristina


Christina has been a stylist for 20 years after studying at the Washington Beauty Academy in Washington DC. As an experienced stylist, Cristina loves the classic look. She brings new life to mid-length hair, and brightens a drab look with new, rich color. She’s also a true mane-tamer for those looking to permanently straighten their hair.

Levan Linden


Born in Vietnam, Levan has been a stylist in the US for over 20 years. He’s an excellent event stylist with timeless up-do’s, and beautiful blowouts. Levan’s a master with short hair and men’s cuts, but he loves to bring new life to highlights and long layers. His favorite thing about being a stylist is being able to work with the clients to find a look that makes them happy.


No matter what look you’re going for, Linden’s amazing capability to listen and deliver is impeccable. From sassy short cuts, luxurious Keratin Treatments, and breathtaking highlights, she is truly an artist. When it comes to event styling, Linden is a perfectionist. As a trained Jane Iredale make-up artist and stunning up-do’s that range from classic and sleek, to loose and modern and everything in between, you’re sure to be a show stopper at any event.



Our “Queen of Fashion” is a veteran stylist on the Illusions Team. She studied at the Graham Webb International Academy of Hair, Washington DC. Naoual is constantly keeping up with the latest trends in the beauty industry from the perfect pixie to the chic bob, or long and layered to curly hair.  She’s also excellent at event styling, whether you’re looking for old Hollywood curls, or a classic up-do, she’ll have you red carpet ready in no time. Her favorite thing about being a stylist is being able to bring out the best in her clients, by making them more confident in their appearance.



Yadira received her license from The Potomac Academy of Hair Design. Working at Illusions for over 20 years, Yadira has always had a flair for design. With classic up-do’s to get you ready for any event, plus precise men’s cuts, gorgeous permanent waves, and roll and set styles, Yadira loves to deliver exactly what you’re looking for.



Coming from an Indian origin, our threading specialist, Reema, has been in the industry for over 18 years. Whether the hair is fine or course, threading is an excellent option to remove hair without the burning and itching side effects some experience with other methods. It’s also a perfect alternative for extremely sensitive skin, especially those using Retin-A, Accutane, and similar treatments who cannot wax. Stop by the salon and let Reema work her threading magic on you!


Meet Gina, a master stylist with over 13 years’ experience in the DMV area.  Specializing in short hair, men’s haircuts, highlights, blondes, vibrant colors.  Fantastic with updo’s, curls and braids.  Gina is a laid back stylist with new and creative ideas to keep you looking fresh.  


With 30 years’ experience as a stylist and nearly 10 on Capitol Hill, William Brown is a mainstay for the classic style. Whether you’re searching for your new favorite hair color, a dapper men’s cut, or something a little edgy, William knows how to mix it up.  He’s worked as a stylist for “Christmas in Washington” for 8 years, and is a certified “Look Good, Feel Good” stylist, focused on helping patients transition their hairstyle during treatments like chemotherapy. William also works at our sister salon in Georgetown.

William Gina Kayla



Kayla is our Aveda graduate with five years experience behind the chair. She specializes with long hair styles, balayages, and vivid hair. Kayla is always eager to learn and try new things. You can checkout her work on our Pinterest Boards and follow her on Instagram "@Kay.Illusions"