Staffed by a team of professionals that deliver everything from haute new hairstyles to eyelash extensions, Yvonne's Day Spa has received particular attention from sources such as MSNBC's Today Show for its unique Fish-y-cure pedicures, which rely on tropical fish to exfoliate feet. Toothless Garra rufa, or doctor fish, hail from the freshwater world's top medical schools, but have been invited stateside for the gentle way they nibble dead skin from between the toes, as guests relax into a leather massage chair and dangle their feet in the creature's warm, watery habitat. After watching the treatment soar to popularity, and dedicating countless hours to learning to breed and care for his tiny aestheticians, co-owner John Ho franchised the idea and made it the signature of all Yvonne's locations. CBS rated the spa's manicures and pedicures as among the best in the DC area in 2011, as they extend beyond the aquarium to include OPI products and high-tech UV gel?curing methods. Stylists offer guests soda and coffee before offering scalps nourishing sips from bottles of hair care products including Goldwell, Nexxus, Matrix, and Paul Mitchell. Hot stones and glass cups gain healing powers in the hands of Yvonne's massage therapists, and ingredients including sea salt, honey, and cappuccino lotion infuse many treatments to leave skin glowing with health and ready for a snack.
After spending years in skincare and aesthetics, Leila Espari decided to take her experience and certifications and open her own business. She stacked her staff roster with such professionals as a board-certified plastic surgeon, a waxing specialist, a laser technician, aestheticians, and licensed massage therapists. The cozy day spa offers services such as massage therapy, lash extensions, and hair removal via laser, electrolysis, waxing, or threading. Other skin-smoothing treatments include facials and micro-polish peels that gently exfoliate the skin to remove dead skin cells and flakes caused by dry skin or aggressive cereal eating. A special tissue massager reduces the appearance of cellulite and dimples.
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.
At Modern Nail Studio, it takes a lot of self-restraint to opt for a basic pedicure. The more luxurious pedicures' names, like "Moroccan Mud" and "Elements of the Sea," evoke tropical climates and beach vacations. And that's not even taking the treatments themselves into account. Nail technicians can pamper feet with Moroccan Mud's desert mud mask and sandalwood scents, for instance, or Elements of the Sea's sand exfoliation and optional full-body bath in a fishtank. They can pair the pedicures with manicures in a rainbow of colors, too, enhanced with optional citrus salts or long-lasting gel polish.
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.