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This Week's Super NOVA Runs Around the Globe to Support Local Charities

This Week's Super NOVA Runs Around the Globe to Support Local Charities

A Super NOVA is a person with a unique talent or business that makes them stand out in the crowd of Northern Virginia. Brooke Curran of Alexandria is this week’s Super NOVA for her incredible athletic achievements and her charitable efforts. She has raised $60,000 for 5 local charities in the last 3 years and has over 30 marathons in 5 continents under her belt. After running her first marathon in 2002, she was disappointed in her time and signed up for another one in just a few days. She has never run a half-marathon and went straight for the full 26.2 miles because “That’s just the way I am,” said Curran.

Arlington's Super NOVA Fires Up the Wood Stove Oven for Opening Day

Arlington's Super NOVA Fires Up the Wood Stove Oven for Opening Day

David Creamer, the Executive Chef of the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, is this week’s Super NOVA. His new urban Italian kitchen, SOCCi, is firing up the wood stove oven today on the Grand Opening Day of the hotel.

The Renaissance Arlington Capital View already has 16 weddings booked, 10 of which were signed before the hotel’s completion. “The hotel sells itself,” said Executive Chef David Creamer. The hotel has actually booked a large portion of their quota for weddings for the next 6 months.

Getting to Know This Week's Arlington Super NOVA

After watching Sam Kavenchy perform the 3-minute haircut to Smooth Criminal below you are probably curious about his background. Check out this video to find out how he got started and what he believes will be some of the trends for this spring for women's hair. 

Arlington's First Super NOVA Performs the Smooth Criminal 3-Minute Haircut

Arlington's First Super NOVA Performs the Smooth Criminal 3-Minute Haircut

A Super NOVA is a talented resident of the Northern Virginia area. Meet Arlington's very first Super NOVA: Sam Kavenchy. Kavenchy, who is originally from France, launched his own spa salon a year and a half ago in Clarendon. He has been doing hair for 20 years, and has always wanted to open his own salon. Kavenchy’s dream came true when he opened the full service salon in Arlington that does hair for men and women, facials, make-up, waxing, massages, and nails. The salon has 5 stylists on staff, including Kavenchy himself. Kavenchy’s background as an artist has led him to pursue a new art: hair styling.