By Daniel Swartz on July 31, 2012
Javier Calvo, Dr. Ayman Hakki and Luigi Parasmo (Photo: Dave Phillipich).
GEORGETOWN -- While Washington is starting to enjoy the cooling temperatures brought on by the end of summer, the changing weather nevertheless hints at all of the fall fundraising festivities that will soon engulf the city. And with all of those black tie benefits comes the simultaneous need by D.C. residents for increased styling, in order to ensure that they look their best.
Getting a jump start on things, noted hair stylist Luigi Parasmo and venerable plastic surgeon Dr. Ayman Hakki of Luxxery Medical Boutique united on Monday night at Luigi Parasmo Salon to host a pampered evening of beauty and glamour for a handful of the District’s tastemakers.
Local notables, such as HOT 99.5's Sarah Fraser and Tiffany Keaton, WPGC 95.5'sSunni And The City, Washingtonian's Kate Bennett, Gilt City D.C.'s Marissa Schneider, the Newseum’s Sonya Gavankar, and Miss D.C. 2009 Jen Corey, began the evening sipping on cocktails and enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres from nearby Mediterranean eatery Neyla.
They were then treated to a virtual buffet of beauty deals, including discounted services on hair and makeup appointments as well as Botox and other cosmetic treatments.
A well-known name among some of Washington’s more recognizable residents, Dr. Hakki’s practices in both Georgetown and Waldorf have attracted a rich clientele that includes former Miss Americas, recording artists, and a number of Washington Redskins' Hall of Famers and Washington Wizards' wives.
And Parasmo, of course, is known for his work in helping style such iconic brands as Valentino, Armani, D&G, and Versace during fashion week in Milan, as well as his celebrity clientele (former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, etc.). His eponymous salon opened in Georgetown in April of this year.