One visit to Eden of Ashburn, and you'll think you've entered the mystical utopia its moniker suggests. The spa and salon offers soothing confines where guests can ease into services that both pamper and refresh. During spa pedicures, feet are rewarded with a long soak and a sea-salt glow massage. Then calves are wrapped in steamed towels to stimulate circulation, and feet are dipped in warm paraffin to soften skin and soothe the senses. Hot-stone massages coax out tension from sore muscles, and microdermabrasion treatments deeply exfoliate skin and stimulate collagen growth. Permanent makeup artists help enhance brows and plump lips with professional services. Meanwhile, on the salon side, haircuts and deep-conditioning treatments revitalize locks, and highlights and blowouts add pizzazz.
Before modern-day salons, barbershops were a haven for masculine camaraderie with a side of hair services. When Joe Grondin, a master barber of more than 30 years, opened the first Roosters Men's Grooming Center, he worked to recapture that ambiance, but updated the styling techniques. Today, men there revel in a slow-paced atmosphere and contemporary services. Clients sit comfortably during cuts that culminate with aftershave and a dash of powder on the neck and vintage facial shaves, road to recovery facials, complete with a cleansing and hot towels.
Education is the focus of this studio where stylists remain knowledgeable about all hair types. From stylish cuts to chemical-reshaping treatments, they help clients select looks that flatter their features. In addition to expounding healthy habits at the salon, the team regularly posts haircare tips on its Facebook page.