by Borderstan.com June 1, 2011 at 7:30 am 1,089 0

Borderstan, Diego D'Ambrosio, Lightboxdc, Q Street NW

“Diego D’Ambrosio” was taken by lightboxdc in the Borderstan Flickr pool.

From Luis Gomez. You can follow Luis on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos and at One Photograph A Day.

Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.

Today’s photo, “Diego D’Ambrosio,” is from lightboxdc and was taken on July 30. D’Ambrosio and Diego’s Hair Salon are a landmark in the city at 1901 Q Street NW. The block where the salon is located has a secondary name, “Diego D’Ambrosio Way.”

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by Tim Regan March 1, 2016 at 11:30 am 2 Comments

Diego's Hair Salon

A Dupont Circle barber shop famous for charging Supreme Court justices, bigwig politicians and local celebrities just $20 for a haircut has been forced to raise its prices.

The price of a haircut at Diego’s Hair Salon (1901 Q St. NW) is now $25, according to salon owner Diego D’Ambrosio.

D’Ambrosio told Borderstan today that the shop had to charge more for a haircut due to an increase in its rent and other rising expenses.

“It’s not just the rent,” he said. “It’s the shampoo, the towel, the electric, everything.”

D’Ambrosio added that for 23 years, the business charged just $20 for a haircut.

Hat tip to Washington City Paper’s Will Sommer and Zach Rausnitz

by Andrew Ramonas February 16, 2016 at 9:00 am 0

President James Buchanan statue in the snow in Meridian Hill Park (Photo via Twitter/Roric McCorristin)

Dupont Barber, Chef Remember Scalia — Dupont Circle business owners Diego D’Ambrosio of Diego’s Hair Salon and Luigi Diotaiuti of Al Tiramisu had fond memories of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who died Saturday. “I miss him already because he’s a really great guy,” D’Ambrosio said. [WJLA]

Drift on 7th to Open in Shaw This Week — Drift on 7th, Fishnet’s Shaw reboot, is slated to start serving diners Thursday at 1819 7th St. NW. [DCist]

Tail Up Goat Owners Talk Bread — Bill Jensen, Jill Tyler, and chef Jon Sybert, owners of the Tail Up Goat at 1827 Adams Mill Road NW aren’t afraid of showing their love for bread at their new Adams Morgan restaurant. “I really love the most basic of comfort foods, so breads and pastas are the other thing that I’m super, super fond of,” Sybert said. [Washington City Paper]

More High-End Condos Planned for Shaw — Ditto Residential is building 22 luxury condo units in Shaw and Capitol Hill. [Washington Post]

Photo via Twitter/Roric McCorristin

by Borderstan.com March 18, 2011 at 4:00 am 1,035 0

Borderstan, dracisk 365/365,

“Diego’s” was taken by dracisk 365/365.

From Luis Gomez. You can follow Luis on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos and at One Photograph A Day.

Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.

Today’s photo was taken by dracisk 365/365 on December 8, 2010.

A landmark in the city, Diego’s Hair Salon is located at 1901 Q Street NW, where Diego D’Ambrosio has held his shop for more than 40 years. From Wikipedia: “On April 23, 2010, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty joined other local government officials in designating the 1900 block of Q Street NW as Diego D’Ambrosio Way (an alternative street name). The Diego D’Ambrosio Way Designation Act of 2010 officially recognizes Diego’s contributions to District of Columbia residents and the city’s business community.”

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