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.

Elizabeth Alvarado


Alaska native, Elizabeth is our platinum guru!!  She is a laid back stylist with new and creative ideas to keep you looking fresh.  Her true passion and specialty is working with blondes specifically silver, icy white and platinum blonde shades as well as blonde highlights and all shades and levels in balayage.







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

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Zina Ahniche            


Morrocan Native, Zina brings a fresh take on natural and classic looks with a modern twist. Zina is no newbie to the salon world, with over 20 years experience in Washington, DC. Her passion is to create dimensional colors that provide clients with long-lasting, low maintance results; creating the perfect styles for those looking for a fresh polished look. Zina is your go to girl for long layers, natural blowouts, customized colors and haircuts.  


Josh Le


A Paul Mitchell graduate, Josh specializes in long hair cuts, highlights, balayage and Brazilian blowouts. When it comes to event styling, Josh is a perfectionist and master with braids, twist and details. If your looking for Bridal hair and an event updo Josh is your go to guy! Josh is a perfect balance between modern and classic.  

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