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Michaele Salahi Returns to Georgetown

Michaele Salahi, the infamous White House state dinner crasher, was getting hair extensions Friday at the Roche Salon in Georgetown. The sighting of the striking blonde by another client at the salon was confirmed by a Politics Daily call to the salon receptionist, who said, "Yes, she is at the salon, but I hope you aren't sending anyone over here." Mrs. Salahi has been known to frequent the Roche Salon for years, though she apparently uses different hair dressers. The name of the Mrs. Salahi's stylist on Friday could not be confirmed. The last time Mrs. Salahi was spotted at the salon was the day after the state dinner, when she told the owner about the White House dinner. "She was like, 'It was really great.' She said they didn't get home until 5," owner Dennis Roche told The Washington Post. Michaele Salahi and her husband Tareq Salahi are known for their Hollywood looks and their controversial claim they were invited to President Obama's first state dinner for the prime minister of India, which the White House denies. The Salahis have insisted that they were invited.From Politics Daily Earlier this week, Politics Daily's Judy Howard Ellis opined about other recent news on the Salahis -- that they will be official hosts of a party Jan. 16 at Pure nightclub in Las Vegas. The week before the state dinner, Mrs. Salahi was also at Roche Salon to tape scenes for possible inclusion in the Half Yard production of the reality show, "Real Housewives of Washington, DC," which will air on the Bravo network next fall. The client who spied Mrs. Salahi on Friday said that she "looks ridiculous -- like a housewife of Orange County." On the Roche Salon Web site, the cost of a full hair extension is listed at "$1,500 and up." Mrs. Salahi's hair is a topic of talk because another Georgetown stylist, Christophe Jouenne, sued her for payment of $4,000 to cover the cost of blonde hair extensions she received at the salon, according to a report about the couple in the Washington Post. The paper reports that the hair stylist "had human hair over-nighted to his Georgetown salon and worked from 7 p.m. until midnight on her now-famous locks." The Salahis have denied fault in lawsuits against them.