Meet Our Stylists


Yene Damtew

Owner + Hairstylist

Yene is an independent hair stylist based in Washington, DC. A girl on the go, she made a name for herself as the person to go to for unsurpassable standards of fashion forward hairdressing. With over 15 years’ experience, Yene prides herself on her standard of excellence in both high fashion and classical hairdressing. She has an unfaltering belief in continual education and development is which drives her forward and keeps her ahead of the game. Yene works Thursday and Friday by appointment only.

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Frey Desta


Frey is a premier stylist at Aesthetics Salon working in the industry for over 5 years. After studying Marketing Management and working within the field, Frey left it all behind to follow her dreams of being a hairstylist. Prior to joining our team, she worked at Hair Cuttery as a lead associate. She specializes in DevaCuts, braids, crotchets, weaves and standard hairdressing.  She prides herself in superior customer service and healthy styling techniques. Currently, Frey works Wednesday, Friday and Saturday by appointment.



Talytha Price

Monthly Featured Hairstylist

Talytha Price has been with the Aesthetics team for over a year. Based in Richmond VA, Talytha brings her talents to the DMV area the first Sunday of the month. Owner of Healthy Hair Chic Galleria in Richmond, VA, she works diligently to keep her clients extremely pleased after each visit. For appointments, visit



Salem Desta


Salem is a premier stylist at Aesthetics Salon, working alongside Yene since 2013. Knowing at an early age she had a passion for hair, Salem began her haircare journey studying at Paul Mitchell The School mastering coloring techniques. Quickly, Salem became a sought-out stylist in the DMV area. Specializing in color, DevaCuts and hair extensions, Salem is your go to girl when it comes to versatility. Currently, Salem works Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday by appointment.



nikka Whisenhunt


Nikka got her start in haircare at the age of 12 in Jacksonville, Florida. After discovering and honing her natural talent she completed cosmetology school at Paul Mitchell The School, mastering more advanced techniques and skill. Specializing in natural hair, bridal hairstyling, braiding and runway blowouts, Nikka believes in an inside out approach to hair care and encourages self-love, healthy eating and holistic health. Currently, Nikka works Sunday and Monday by appointment.