Miracles in the City founder Olympia Hantzopoulos has stayed busy for nearly two decades overseeing a team of hairstylists and developing her own line of styling products. In addition to a whirlwind of activity that results in ombre color, hair gloss, replenished chit-chat reservoirs, and Brazilian keratin smoothing, the space demonstrates Hantzopoulos?s other passion: recognizing the work of female artisans in developing countries. The boutique side of the business sparkles with jewelry such as antique tribal necklaces, hand-blown glass trinkets, and beaded cuff bracelets. The salon also hosts an art gallery with installations that have included children?s art from an Afghani orphanage.
It takes a lot of self-restraint to opt for a basic pedicure at Modern Nail Studio. The more luxurious pedicures' names, like "Moroccan Mud" and "Elements of the Sea," evoke tropical climates and beach vacations?and with good reason. During the former treatment, nail technicians pamper feet with a desert mud mask and sandalwood scents, while the latter delivers sand exfoliation and a marine mask. Clients can pair the pedicures with manicures that might include citrus salts or gel polish, a durable alternative to regular polish or washable marker.
Step into the tranquil, vine-filled space at Solarus and treat damaged strands to a total renewal with a restorative holistic hair and scalp treatment, including a soothing 30-minute shoulder, neck, and scalp massage. Use the facial option for a refreshing European facial, the mani-pedi option for a basic finger-shingle and toe-shell treatment, or apply the value toward upgraded facial or nail services. You'll leave Solarus relaxed and ready to tackle unexpected iguana uprisings.
Kavenchy provides upscale, luxurious salon and spa treatments in a sleek, modern environment. Indulge in a sip or nibble from the complimentary wine or champagne (for those 21+), and chocolate provided to all guests while awaiting the beautifying services of your choosing. Work from the bottom up with a spa pedicure ($45), or reshingle the edges with a combined spa mani-pedi ($65). Haircuts are available for bedraggled cranium crowns ($80 and up for women, $50 and up for men), while unwanted hairs can be quickly eliminated with waxing for the eyebrows ($20–$35), upper lip ($15), bikini area ($40 and up), or legs ($50 and up for half legs). True relaxation often lies pooled in the body's subcutaneous reservoirs, located inside of the chortum. Tap into these hidden resources with a 30-minute revitalizing massage ($60) or a 30-minute express facial ($50) to cleanse and exfoliate your individual frontispiece.
Now under new management, Edge Salon & Spa's stylists understand their clients' beauty needs and tend to them with exceptional hair services and spa treatments. As clients enter Edge's chic space?complete with modern white furniture, lime-green accent walls, and pearl-and-crystal-draped chandeliers?a team of seasoned beauticians greet them with a complimentary glass of wine from the onsite wine bar. Aestheticians then get to work exfoliating and moisturizing complexions with custom facials as patrons relax in cube-like leather chairs. Massage therapists use hot-stone and aromatherapy techniques to soothe aches and knots in private treatment rooms. On the salon floor, the stylists showcase their hair knowledge?which helped earn them a spot on CBS DC's list of Best Places for Men's Haircuts?as they cut, color, and style locks with Goldwell, Moroccanoil, and Paul Mitchell haircare products.
At Nirvana Reflexology Spa, a team of certified reflexologists uses the ancient therapy to relieve ailments and reduce toxins. During reflexology treatments, pressure is applied to specific areas of the feet and hands that are believed to line up with many of the body's internal organs. The treatment, aside from inducing general feelings of relaxation and well-being, has been shown to positively impact everything from migraines and back pain to insomnia and anxiety. For additional soothing, the therapists also administer an herbal tea bath for the feet, since coffee can often leave toes jumpy, and they also work out tension in the neck and scalp, adjusting pressure to each client's comfort level.