ra began his hairdressing career in 1974 here in Washington, DC. He stands out as a unique mix of artistic talent, business acumen, vision and a genuine concern for his employees, his community, as well as his guests. Ira led his team into building one of the most respected hair salons in the country, and a model for other salons nationwide.
Ira was selected to be a member of the most prestigious association in the beauty industry, Intercoiffure in 1992. He was chosen by Goldwell to represent North America at the Avant Garde Hair Show in Zurich, Switzerland. He is a master at the art of consultation to create personalized hair and great color for all of his guests.
In addition to his previous successes, Ira is personally a major talent in the industry. He is a three-time finalist and winner of the North American Hairstying Awards and his work has been featured in virtually every major trade publication. Ira and his team have been selected hairstylist for major fashion shows such as Jason Wu and Edward Wilkerson for Lafayette 148. A consultant to some of the top hair salons in the country, Ira has been recognized many times by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the best and most consistent stylist in the area. Ira Ludwick Salon received top vote getter for Bethesda Magazine.
Ira launched his most exciting effort yet Ira Ludwick Salon. This unique salon opened it's doors in October 2012 and has made a major impact in the market. Ira Ludwick Salon has gained strong recognition for being a high performance salon and simply one of the best salons in the area.
Ira maintains his enthusiasm for service by being a perpetual student. He has studied the art of hairdressing with the true legends and superstars of the world of hairdressing including Trevor Sorbie, Anthony Mascolo, John Sahag, Vivian McKinder, Oribe, and Orlando Pita. He has a passion for teaching others and he stays completely focused on his art, his craft, and his guest.