At Glynn Jones Salon, experienced aestheticians and stylists bolster an array of salon, spa, and tanning services with high-quality products from brands such as Joico, Bumble and bumble, and OPI. Junior, senior, and master stylists crop coiffures and smooth tresses with the sleekening ministrations of GKhair treatments, and nail technicians treat hands and feet to mani-pedis. A series of private treatment rooms branch off from the salon, shrouding clients in privacy as they enjoy organic, green facials or waxing services, which enlist the powers of paraffin wax to remove extraneous hair and firmly lodged bellybutton lint.
Located in Old Town Alexandria, Rami is a welcoming full-service hair and beauty spot dedicated to making sure clients leave feeling beautiful inside and out. Here, salon goers sip cups of coffee before having their hair snipped and colored, nails and skin attended to, or unwanted hair gently removed. This upscale salon and spa, decorated in minimal white and wood tones, puts an emphasis on making clients feel quietly pampered.
Owner Walid Shaker has sharpened his shears at salons across America and Europe, making him a go-to for actors, models, politicians, and the paparazzi who follow them. Now out of his eponymous salon, Walid and his team of stylists craft elegant layers and highlight strands with products from high-end brands such as Kenra and Goldwell. Clients can also request a restorative deep-conditioning treatment, an elegant updo, or a Brazilian blowout to straighten frizzy strands.
Bazzak Hair Salon's new location—a 120-plus-year-old brownstone townhouse in the heart of historic Old Town Alexandria—not only oozes charm and character but has also allowed the staff to expand its service menu. The team of American- and European-trained designers and master colorists has been caring for hair for more than 30 years, and also now can soften hands with soothing paraffin mani-pedis or calm the skin with an organic white-tea facial.
For their hair services, staffers still nourish locks with the natural and eco-friendly ingredients in René Furterer and Privé products, and specialize in adding face-framing accents or ombre highlights that, like a firefly falling asleep, slowly transition from light to dark.
The licensed master aestheticians at Mylandre Spa & Salon refresh and beautify bodies from head to toe with body wraps, facials, and massage. Their services also extend to revitalizing locks with stylish cuts, colors, and perms. To complete a full-body makeover, they can contour cheekbones and highlight eyes with makeup services and de-fuzz body parts with Gigewax, specifically designed for sensitive skin.
When Maureen Schantz founded Alternative Health Associates more than two decades ago, she did so with a simple concept in mind: bring together professionals who can tend to customers’ every aesthetic need. She and her staff do just that with a wide range of cosmetic services, ranging from Maureen’s specialty, electrolysis, to Botox and waxing. But their services also extend into aspects of health. Swedish and deep-tissue massages disperse aches, and a protein-oriented weight-loss program builds muscle and gets rid of fat faster than a firm handshake from a really muscular cousin.