Jan 23, 2011 - OKAY. so Elie is the previous owner of Elie Elie salon in Vienna Virginia, but he recently combined his salon with his brother's and now they are Noufal Haircolor Studios. I'll admit, this was my first experience with a curly hair cut and change is always a stressful process. However Elie was not exactly comforting. He was slightly rude to me and VERY rude to his assistant. He has a very charming accent and when he does try to make nice conversation, hes very entertaining. I wanted to like him, I really did. BUT. He simply wasn't nice and i told him i wanted my curls to remain looking LONG. they don't. the cut is actually pretty good, and I think i am liking my first experience with layers, but i don't see myself returning to his salon for a whopping 130$ haircut. OH and also he was majorly pushing his products on me, which he used way too much of and i thought they smelled like baby gherkin pickles. but that's just me. p.s. on a side note, a family friend of mine (also a curly) got a cut from Elie a few months ago, she brought her sleeping baby in with her. Elie flipped and made her put the baby in the waiting area and said she was NOT ALLOWED to bring her child with her anymore. Now this might be Salon protocol or something but I think it's a bit ridiculous to yell at a woman and her sleeping baby. Just saying!