The state of Virginia has issued all nonessential businesses to close until April 24th. (although we all know how essential hair is) I have extended my hours upon reopening and anticipate a high volume of rescheduled appointments. If you had an appointment during this time I highly recommend rebooking at your earliest convenience. If you need assistance rebooking, please contact me. Until then, I look forward to keeping in touch with you. Please take special care of yourself and others. 


Hello! I'm Carissa Lawlor, a courageous beauty junkie. I specialize in natural coloring techniques, Balayage highlights, men's cutting, and special occasion styling. I love to create styles that are full of movement, natural in appearance, and easy to recreate.

*Weekend Appointments*Please contact me for availability

*Balayage & Highlight Session* -All Blonding sessions are customized and unique to each client. Sessions are booked on an hourly basis based on the time needed to achieve the desired look. New balayage clients are required to have a consultation before booking an appointment. Please book a consultation online or email me with questions. If a consultation is not possible, please follow this link to fill out the Custom Blonding Form before booking an appointment. 

*New Clients* - When booking a Color appointment, please book a consultation along with preferred service. New Highlight and Balayage clients please refer to the section above.

 *Cancellation Policy* - Should you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, I kindly request 48 hours notice. A missed appointment will result in a charge equal to 50% of the scheduled services added to your next scheduled appointment. No refunds will be issued on services provided. Reasonable attempts will be made to make adjustments to hair when decided by stylist. 

I invite you to visit  www.carissalawlor.com  to learn more about me, view my portfolio, and read some of my blog posts.

  • R+CO
  • Wella Color
  • Olaplex
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Carrissa is not only amazing person but a super talented hair artist. She has taken me from platinum to brunette, pixie to shoulder length and I have never been disappointed. I can sit in the chair and trust her fully to work her magic even saying something as simply as I want to cool it down. She does beautiful balayage that grows out like a dream... The down side to that is that I don't get to see her as often.
Tiffany C.
I have been seeing Carissa for a few years now and she’s the best. I used to complain about my hair color and length and could never find someone who could get it the exact color I want while keeping the length during haircuts - but Carissa does an amazing job every time
Sloane S.
I have been seeing Carissa since January of 2012. She is amazing! She has taken me from long hair to short and back to long a few times. I told her that I always wanted purple hair but needed to find a way to make it professional - and she was able to do it. To say I trust her with my hair is an understatement. She is also just an amazing person to be in a chair for and does a spectacular job every time. I highly recommend her!!
Danielle D.
Carissa is an amazingly talented and versatile stylist. On top of that, she's one of the nicest and warmest people you'll ever know. She makes you look and feel great! Can't recommend Carissa enough!
Jean Garris H.
I've been going to Carissa for years. Her work is stunning. She listens to her clients and gives helpful advice. And she's such a delight to be around, the time flies by! I ALWAYS recommend her to people looking for a new stylist!
Jacqueline B.
Carissa the color chemist will have you feeling like a goddess from the moment you sit in her chair. She has a beautiful gift of consulting and executing beautiful healthy hair that remains fresh as it grows out.
Hermione P.
Carissa is the best for blondes! I always get compliments on my hair and her method of foil makes the grow out gradual and natural looking. In fact, my hair is so improved since going to Carissa that I don’t like looking at old photos! Carissa also has a great personality and I love my appointments, and her loft is calm and inviting.
Rachel B.
Carissa is such an amazing stylist. Her personality is sunny, warm and inviting. Her salon is so cute and totally fits her Arizona roots, love the pastel sunset tones and succulents. So beautiful and relaxing! As for my color, she nails my blonde every time! She totally understands dimension and depth, and never over processed my hair. She is a true artist in her craft! I love that she uses olaplex and stays up to date on the latest techniques. I love coming to get my hair done with Carissa, I know you will too!
Anna O.