Illusions of Georgetown | Salon | Washington DC

Salon of Georgetown


1629 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20007

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Irma Wheeler


With over 30 years of experience, Irma is a jewel in the beauty industry. She built her first salon, Illusions of Shirlington, from the ground up over 20 years ago. She takes pride in educating her team and creating a salon environment that is fun, relaxing, and inviting to all. Her passion is working with short, fine hair, taking mediocre styles to red carpet ready in record time. Irma’s passion and enthusiasm for the business is evident in everything she does, whether she’s creating new hairstyles, planning salon events, refreshing tired makeup, or teaching guests the latest trends in the beauty industry.

Meet your Illusions Stylists

Justin Wheeler


Justin has been a stylist for over a decade and has grown up in the beauty industry. His team is like family and his passion for perfection keep his clients coming back. Whether you’re looking for that perfect Washingtonian bob, amazing highlights, or long and luxurious layers, Justin’s creative touch is sure to impress. He’s also brilliant with his scissor-over-comb techniques, giving meticulous men’s cuts, and his infectious personality is guaranteed to make your day.




With 30 years’ of experience as a stylist and nearly 10 years’ experience in Capitol Hill, William Brown is a mainstay for the classic style. He’s worked as a stylist for “Christmas in Washington” for 8 years, and is a certified “Look Good, Feel Good” stylist. He focused on helping patients transition their hairstyle during treatments like chemotherapy. Whether you’re searching for your new hair color, a dapper men’s cut, or something a little edgy, William knows how to mix it up and create hair transformations!  




A Paul Mitchell graduate, Josh specializes in long haircuts, men’s cuts, highlights, balayage, and treatments such as Brazilian Blowout. When it comes to any special occasion, Josh is a perfectionist and master with braids, twist and details. If you’re looking for an elegant bridal hair and an event up-do, Josh is your guy! Josh is a perfect balance between modern and classic hair! Check out Josh on Instagram @joshledidmyhair and see his amazing work!

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Eliara, known as “Eli”, is originally from Brazil. She began her stylist career over 20 years ago. Eli received special training for hair and color in Europe, New York, & Orlando, Florida to bring ideas and create more unique hair techniques for clients! She loves to work with all textures of hair, including men’s cuts, pixie cuts, layered short & long hair, but especially loves color! She is also an artist for make-up and will have you looking outstanding for any special occasion! She offers superior customer service to clients while delivering amazing results. Eli truly has love and passion for her profession. She loves to see her clients with big smiles when finished with their services! To see Eli’s amazing work, check out her Instagram @eliararabelo



Trained by Paul Mitchell, Karen is creative, trendy and has a passion for styling healthy and beautiful hair! As a DC native, she knows the best of the best hair trends and techniques to maintain you updated to today’s looks! Karen specializes in blonde coloring techniques and long layered haircuts. She loves doing dimensional color from traditional highlights to balayage styles and blowouts that will leave you looking amazing! Follow Karen on Instagram to see her amazing hair art! @_hairbykaren