At AK beauty Salon, Van Nguyen makes sure fingers and toes are as well-groomed as the White House's front lawn. The technicians at the salon specialize in pairing results-oriented technique with luxurious creature comforts. For example, the Relax Pedicure treatment enhances basic nail grooming with a hot sugar soak, an aroma salt glow polish, paraffin dip, and two hot towel treatments. Other services, including 3D nail art and peppermint pedicures, similarly balance indulgence and aesthetics.
Del Ray Nails & Spa’s white arched entryway, framed by tiled columns, leads to a row of plush pedicure recliners and private treatment rooms. These relaxing environs perfectly compliment the roster of indulgent services, from spa mani-pedis with OPI and Essie polishes to sea-salt scrubs and hot-stone massages. But the spa embraces high-tech treatments, too, including micro-current facials and laser treatments that combat unwanted hair, acne, and spider veins.
Just as the perfect frame can make your Neverending Story XXI: Still Stubbornly Refusing to End poster a piece of sophisticated art, the perfect arch to your eyebrows will frame and enhance your gorgeous mug. With today's Groupon to Shear Shack Salon and Spa, you'll get expert eyebrow threading for $6 (a $12 value). The skilled stylists at Shear Shack, nestled on Little River Turnpike, will work to accentuate your face's best natural features, giving you an eyebrow shape that calls attention to you instead of itself.
At some point, most children run a lemonade stand; Cary Nalls, however, broke into the business world with a produce stand. In the early 1960s, young Cary and his grandparents had a garden that grew more goodies than they could eat. So Cary convinced them to set up a stand, which quickly expanded to a tent, which eventually turned into a permanent structure. By age 15, when most kids are pouring all their time into being popular or getting taller, Cary had himself a bustling business.
Today, family members runs things at Nalls Produce. Despite its success over the years, the store still identifies itself as a roadside market. Trucks arrive multiple times per week loaded with fresh produce, keeping the shelves stocked with seasonal fruits and vegetables. In the fall, Nalls transforms into a pumpkin patch, where children explore tubes and tunnels made of straw; in the winter, the property becomes a Christmas-tree lot. The store remains just as connected to the community now as it was in the '60s, too; it works with local schools, charities, and organizations on numerous projects.
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 Ren? Furterer and Priv? products, and specialize in adding face-framing accents or ombre highlights that, like a firefly falling asleep, slowly transition from light to dark.