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Thu & Elizabeth / Salon deZEN

Posted on Jul 29,2008
Filed Under Local Leaders , Community,

Thu & Elizabeth / Salon deZEN
1008 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 549-1400 

About Thu and Elizabeth:
Salon deZEN is run by two great friends, Thu Nguyen and Elizabeth Schmiedicke.  Thu and Elizabeth first met while they were working for the Sugar House salon.  Elizabeth had worked there for 4 years prior and Thu had worked there for 2.  They met at the Sugar House and hit it off right away.  “It was love at first site” says Elizabeth.  At this point Elizabeth had hopes to start her own salon, but she could not find the right partner until she met Thu. 

About Salon deZEN:
Salon deZEN is a fairly new business in Old Town, Alexandria.  They first opened their doors on July 1st of this year.  Their salon is very unique to Alexandria because it is an eco friendly business.  Salon deZEN is run entirely on wind power.  “We believe that you can change the world by changing small things.”

Business Philosophy:
Both Thu and Elizabeth have worked for salons that chose to focus on making money over providing quality services for their clients and decided that when they started their own salon this was going to change. “We want to focus more on creating relationships with our clients.” 

Why did you choose this:
Both Thu and Elizabeth have been in the beauty business for quite some time now.  While Thu has actually been working in salons her whole career, Elizabeth started as a model which led to where she is now.  While modeling, Elizabeth would help the other models with their hair during the shows. Thu explains why she loves her career so much with a quote: “I truly believe that if you look good you feel good” 

Why Alexandria?
Thu and Elizabeth had both fallen in love with Alexandria. Thu had worked in DC, but wanted the “more family and dog friendly environment that Alexandria had.  I can even bring my dog Neiman (as in Neiman Marcus) to work with me.”  Elizabeth visited Alexandria as a teenager and again it was love at first site - she new she would live here one day.


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