Toka Salon Blowout

Last week, I visited Toka Salon & Day Spa to chat with founder Nuri Yurt about the salon’s new ‘Express Blowout’ program, Washington women, and what he loved most about hair styling (oh, and did I mention I also got a fab blowout?). Continue reading for more, plus a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Toka!

Photos courtesy of Daniel P. Swartz,

Nuri Yurt opened the flagship Toka Salon in DC in 1997. Since then, he’s styled countless Washington women, First Ladies, and other high-powered professionals. Given the women he works with, he described his style as “clean-cut but updated,” and when I asked him what it was he loved about hair styling, he replied, “everything from A to Z,” (though he admitted to loving a hair “challenge”). Thankfully, he had no trouble with mine and I got a fab blowout in no time at all. In fact, Toka Salon now offers blowouts at all three DC locations (Georgetown, Penn Quarter, and Alexandria) for just $40 and 20 minutes or less.

Interested in trying them out? I have a $20 gift certificate to give to one lucky reader! Just leave a comment below for a chance to win. I’ll announce a winner on Friday!

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