With locations in the Region National Airport, the Pentagon, and downtown DC, Lenox Nails understands the need for a well groomed appearance and a peaceful mind. That’s why the nail salon takes hand and foot pampering to another level with a variety of manicures and pedicures. In addition to milk and honey, white tea, and aromatherapy mani-pedis, the salon offers a hot-stone and paraffin pedicure as well as a men’s business manicure. The salon’s nail technicians also add length to nails with acrylics, gels, or fiberglass wraps, and remove unwanted hair on the legs, bikini area, or vestigial tail with swift waxing sessions.
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.
The confidence of A 2 Z Hair Studio's staff of hairstylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians puts clients at ease as soon as they enter the day spa. In addition to routinely seeking out techniques and mastering new trends, the team members employ professional-grade products in their everyday treatments. These lines include everything from Moroccanoil and Goldwell hair-conditioning balms to Shellac and OPI nail polishes. Equipped with high-end shampoos and conditioners, the stylists can recreate a classical look or devise a more modern hairdo by incorporating asymmetry or holographic bangs. Beyond hairdos, the staff can also pamper its clients with indulgent mani-pedis, body treatments, and facials that rejuvenate skin tone using 24-karat gold, Vitamin C-rich salves, or a customized selection of skincare products.
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.
The staff at Modern Nails believes in the importance of regular manicures and pedicures to keep nails healthy, strong, and well-groomed. Each day, clients enter the salon and are greeted by the smiling faces of skilled technicians who perform a plethora of nail-related services, from simple polish switches to avocado-rosemary manicures and luxurious European pedicures with whirlpool spas. They also apply acrylic and gel nails as well as silk wraps, which strengthen nails and provide jobs for out-of-work silkworms. Though the staffers are mostly dedicated to nail services, they also offer body waxing, threading, and eyelash extensions.
During a signature W Nails & Spa pedicure, warmed river stones glide across legs for a treatment that’s part massage, part pedicure, and part acupressure stimulation. Other pampering pedicures use ingredients ranging from warm nectar honey balm to marine mud masks. Along with pedicures, the staff members beautify hands with manicures, remove unwanted facial and body hair with waxes, and tint eyelashes and brows for elegant yet sassy eye rolling. In the spa’s interior, yellow sconces shine upon eggshell-white walls, and pedicure thrones feature soft white leather and brown armrests. Elsewhere, rows of manicure stations are near a wall with a flat-screen TV the size of Rhode Island.