Since graduating from the Aveda Institute in Washington, DC, Lisa Basta dreamed of opening an organic hair salon. Today, she has. At Studio L Salon, she uses her alma mater's naturally derived products in each of her salon services, helping her clients to adopt a more ecofriendly approach to beauty. As clients sink into styling chairs amid wooden floors and mint-hued walls, Lisa works to eliminate split ends, shape hair, and update color with a variety of services. Partial or full highlights add depth and dimension to natural hair color, and Rusk keratin treatments banish curls, frizz, and nesting birds for months. When not doting over clients' manes, Lisa doubles as a waxing artist, removing unwanted fuzz from brows and upper lips.
In the spa, registered massage practitioner Rebekah Allen integrates various modalities to perform custom treatments. Clients can also opt for scalp massages or hot-stone work, which may incorporate aromatherapy oils in scents such as freshly cut hair.