It all started in 1990 with a dream and an inspiration; growing from one salon in McLean, Va to the 16 we have today across Virginia, DC, and Maryland. Since the beginning, we’ve always believed every client that walks into PR at Partners will leave with a ‘Fresh Look.’ We live by the motto “We Listen, We Advise, You Choose,” meaning we will LISTEN to your wants and dreams, as well as any opportunities for your hair to be its best. We ADVISE on the best plan of action and most flattering styles that will work for your lifestyle and goals. Resulting in you being able to CHOOSE the best options to meet all of your hair needs.
The PR brand quickly became a well-known name throughout the metro area. Named a Top salon in 1992 by the Washingtonian Magazine and press recognition has grown ever since to include: Northern Virginia Magazine Best Salon, Best Color by Washingtonian Magazine, Best of Arlington, Arlington Magazine & Bethesda Magazine.
The vision didn’t stop there, starting in 1996 the PR at Partners education program was born. We pride ourselves on producing an award-winning team of hairdressers; and that begins with a solid foundation of continual learning. In 2000, we hosted our first PR Awards competition, encouraging our team to showcase their best work and think outside the box. We continue to host our awards show annually to promote not only our new talent but master stylists alike, sharing their work and knowledge on stage and via social media platforms.
Over the years our stylists have participated in hair events around the globe, including; Intercoiffure, Wella education seminars, and photo shoots, Sebastian's What’s Next Awards, New York Fashion Week, and the list goes on. These special events give us the opportunity to bring back invaluable knowledge and experience to help in the continual growth of not only the individuals but the team that surrounds them.
As any great company does, we continued to grow and evolve. Collecting our best practices and educational tools from over the previous decade, we opened our very own PR Academy in 2017. Centrally located in Manassas, Virginia, we were able to bring together educators throughout all our salons, allowing current and future hairdressers, inside and outside of the PR at Partners family, to benefit from our refined education system.
To those that have been with us since the beginning of our odyssey, we are incredibly grateful for your continued support. If you haven't yet visited one of our salons, we hope to see you soon to get started on what is sure to be a lasting partnership on your hair journey.