09/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Heads Of State: DC's Salons Bring Republicans And Democrats Together

Washington can claim some well-coiffed heads of state, but who's responsible for keeping each hair in place? W Magazine has a run-down of D.C. hairdressers from the George Salon at the Four Seasons lined with secret service, to Michael Canalé who flies in from L.A., to Michelle O's flat-iron wielding Johnny Wright.

One stylist, Andre Chreky, maintains a diplomatic hair-cutting technique, running separate cutting rooms for red and blue state politicos:

I try to keep them separated because they look at each other and you can see their stiffness...You need [to go] somewhere where you're not going to read about it in the paper the next day. You need a salon that protects you.

But sometimes, things get a little hairy at the salon, like the 2006 scuffle between Nancy Pelosi and California Representative Jane Harman, after Harman was appointed as head of the house intelligence committee. George Ozturk remembers:

Usually they have the same hairdresser and they sit next to each other, so when we read it we were shocked... [All of our clients] see each other with wet hair. They have to be nice!

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