Nestled in pristine digs just steps from the Metro, a team of licensed massage therapists flexes traditional Swedish and deep-tissue techniques alongside nine other specialized modalities. From reflexology and acupressure to holistic shiatsu and Asian Tui Na bodywork, Ballston’s menu may be augmented with essential aromatherapy oils designed to invigorate the senses and purge nostrils of lodged peanuts. Gauzy lighting spills from sconces in the zen-like studio, where private treatment rooms surround clients with soothing images of golden sunsets and ocean vistas.
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.
A theme of indulgence runs through Casal’s De Spa and Salon’s four locations. Each pampering outpost starts guests off with a complimentary scalp treatments and mini-facials during every haircut and hair treatment. Using botanicals and Aveda skin care products, aestheticians combat acne and blemishes with a docket of facials, and warm footbaths foreshadow the relaxation induced by the spa services, including the rosemary mint awakening body treatment that comes complete with scrubbing, polishing, and exfoliation. Massage therapists conduct a chorus of warm lava stones to serenade tense muscles, and nail technicians groom fingers and toes with cleaning, shaping, and polishing. In order to maintain their high standards of beauty and spa care, the salon closes every Monday morning so that the staff can attend educational seminars and continued training.
A regal lobby welcomes guests into Georgetown Electrolysis Skin Care, with swirled wallpaper accenting a corner fireplace, around which a chaise, an ottoman, and plush couches are situated. As they pass under a crystal-dripped chandelier and into private treatment rooms, guests will discover that the staff members who perform each service mirror the coziness of their confines. The spa’s specialties include deep-cleansing facials, massage, and body wraps that battle cellulite and unwanted inches. Staff members also use electrolysis and laser hair removal to permanently oust unwanted fuzz from the body, as well as from sheep who plan to retire to the Caribbean.
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