|Zaid Bakeer at work.|
Annandale’s got a new hair salon. Hayadi Salon was opened in late December at 4530 John Marr Drive by Daphne and Zaid Bakeer. The salon, in a former dentist’s office in the John Marr Professional Building, does haircuts, color, highlights, and styling for men and woman.
|The John Marr Professional Center.|
Zaid, the stylist, met Daphne, the manager, when they both worked at the Jon David Salon in Springfield and Arlington. They were married in 2010.
Hayadi Salon specializes in natural products, says Zaid, who immigrated to the United States from Jordan when he was 9. He father was an airline pilot, and the family lived in Japan and Hawaii before settling in Northern Virgina.
“We want to move away from a chemical experience,” Zaid says. That’s why they decided to sell their own line of shampoos, conditioners, hairspray, gel, and other natural-based products. Hayadi means “gifts” in Arabic, he says.