Fortunately, MapQuest provided two salon names within a few blocks of our hotel. I called both and surprisingly got the same answers. Yes, they did women’s hair. And no, they did not do blow dries. This did not seem possible. Were they using a different term? Blow jobs? (Hopefully not.) DC was a truly cosmopolitan area. I reverted to my tried and true Sweden technique for overcoming language barriers: simplify and describe.