“Serving passion in the form of hair ,” is what I’m about . My name is Octavia , and hair is what I believe I was put on this earth to do . I am a Brand educator for Kenra Professional , and I have been Licensed for 12 years. I pride my self on the ability to educate all of my guest on the needs of their hair , but also help create hair plans to achieve specified hair goals . I firmly believe in thorough  consultations , so I ask a good amount of questions to gain clarity and understanding . An experience in my chair can be described as pleasant and educational . I value all of my guests , and I try my best to keep my guests on their toes through change . I love to change looks and use key factors like face Shape, eye color ,and lifestyle to help determine what an appropriate change should /could be .  I love hair and it is truly my passion , book an appointment with me today and gain your forever stylist

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Octavia is awesome. I didn’t have a regular stylist in the area and wanted to find one. Well, from here on, Octavia will be it! She’s great with suggesting styles that will work well with your hair and style. I wasn’t sure what I wanted, so I explained my hair issues. She showed me a few styles she thought would work well. I decided on one and we did it! I love it and will be sure to return as well as send my friends to her as well! I love that she has affordable prices and is so personable as well!
Darlene R.
Octavia is a fantastic stylist who really listens to her clients. She has a diverse client base which is a testimony to her talents and skills. She is the best (and most affordable!) curly cut I have found in the Arlington area!
Jessica G.
Octavia is the best! I've been seeing Octavia for my haircuts for over two years and have been incredibly happy with the style and cut of my hair ever since.
Doug H.
There is no one else I trust with my hair. I've been going to Octavia for almost 2 years now and she has completely transformed my hair. If you're looking for a stylist who won't apply a "one size fits all" approach to your hair regimen, look no further.
Nicole G.
My hair loves Octavia. It does whatever she wants. I came to Octavia two years ago and me and my hair have been happy ever since. If I cannot think of a style she is there to help me or makes a choice for me. My hair is healthy and strong all because of Octavia.
Robin R.
Octavia was wonderful! It had been a while since I last had a proper cut, and she took the time to assess my hair, the shape of my face, asked about my routine, and came up with some fresh ideas. I immediately felt comfortable with her, and will be going back to her again!
Kathleen K.
I've been going to Octavia for over a year now and I'm only sorry I haven't left a review sooner! Octavia is wonderful- she takes the time to talk to you and discuss exactly what you're hoping to achieve. For reference I have wavy blond hair and I've gotten cuts and all different types of color and I've always walked away happy. Not only that, but if she's always willing to work with you if you have an issue. One time I got highlights but after I got home, noticed that the roots weren't as blended as I had hoped for. No worries- she told me to come right in the next day, applied a smudge on my roots for no charge and the results were perfect! She genuinely wants you to walk away happy with your look. 10/10 recommend :)
Jennie W.
Great style at an affordable price!
Jason D.
I have followed Octavia to multiple places where she styled because she is so worth it!! She is the best stylist I have had in my multiple years of life!! She takes care of my every need!
Kim B.
Octavia keeps my hair looking FAB-U-LOUS! She takes the time to explain services to me and explains what treatments I need for my hair. I enjoy coming to her shop and leaving with my new hair do. She keeps my hair healthy and shiny. I love the #hairtherapy experience!
Davida P.
If you are wondering which stylist to choose, go with Octavia! She took such good care of my girls and gave me straightforward, detailed feedback on keeping their hair healthy - advice that I sorely needed! She is clearly passionate, extremely knowledgeable, and made a huge positive difference for us. We'll definitely be back - I'm getting my own overdue cut next!
Emily A.
I can't recommend Octavia enough! She takes the time to listen to what you think you want ... then makes recommendations on color and cut to make you feel and look your best. The results are awesome! Thank you, Octavia!
Heather M.
I feel so fortunate to have found Octavia! Our appointments don't feel like regular hair appointments, they feel like catch-up sessions with an old friend, although I have known her for less than a year. She is a top-notch stylist, willing to take the time to consult with you, keep you in the chair until things are exactly as you want them and reasonably priced for her caliber of service. Highly recommended!
Rachel L.
Octavia is the best hairstylist I have found in the area. She listens to you, provides sound advice and excellent service. I will never go to anyone else.
Michell Z.
I’ve been going to Octavia for all of my hair needs for a few years now, and I have never been disappointed. She is not afraid to be adventurous with styles, cuts, and colors, and I’ve always felt like a rockstar after every hair appointment with her!!!
Emily C.