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.
Modern Day Spa soaks its clients in sweet serenity with an array of relaxing and refreshing spa services, administered in an environment of tranquility. Turn your soul-suitcase over to the spa's therapists for a 50-minute Modern Swedish massage ($90), which uses ample applications of pressure to gently ease out hornet's nests of hurt and tension. During the 50-minute Modern European facial ($90), Modern Day Spa's skilled aestheticians will exfoliate the skin, cleanse pores, and remove dead skin like autumn's leaves from a computer CD drive. A customized mask will be applied to elicit further radiance from a head's real estate, while a relaxing massage will soothe the face and décolleté. Finally, the Modern manicure ($23) classes up cuticles and nurtures nails, with warm towels and a massage further finessing the fingers for future endeavors in banjo-picking.
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 Jetauns's Massage Therapy, the seasoned staff doles out soothing Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages. Depending on the massage you choose by playing eeny, meeny, miny, moe, the benefits can range from reduced anxiety to improved circulation. In order to help make the sessions even more relaxing, the massage therapists can also complement their kneads with essential-oil aromatherapy.
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.
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 to augment the salon’s full Redken line. 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.