Drs. Wendy Xue and Jung Kim believe that good dental habits should start at a young age. At their practice, they help kids foment those skills during fun, non-threatening visits. During appointments, Washington Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics' team takes care to avoid scary clinical terms such as "needle," "drill," and "plaque that feeds on nightmares," getting kids comfortable with the idea of dental hygiene at the same time. After exams and cleaning, hygienists reinforce lessons, discussing healthy brushing, flossing, and eating habits that kids can practice at home.
The term "wedding hair" may conjure images of updos, but that's not all it can mean. Under the care of the Up Do's and Eye Do's team, it can be whatever you want, from half-up, half-down styles to a chic blowout or ringlets for a flower girl. Audrey, the team's lead hair stylist, crafts a diverse array of just such wedding-appropriate hairdos. While she tends to locks, her business partner Cindy—a makeup artist and licensed medical aesthetician—subtly enhances the wedding party's features with products from MAC, Bobbi Brown, and Smashbox.
While the duo's main focus is on weddings, they also style clients for other special occasions and introduce kids to the joys of the spa experience. At their children's birthday parties, little ones get their hair and makeup done and even get to wear clip-in hair extensions, a more practical and temporary hair-extending alternative to wearing hats full of Miracle-Gro.
At Crystal Skin Care, skin need not travel far from its skeleton to indulge in European-style pampering. That’s because the center’s knowledgeable aestheticians import FDA-approved French and Swiss products that they regularly use in an array of treatments. Their menu of services restores youthful allure to skin with custom facial packages, which can incorporate skin-lifting ultrasound care and light therapy that repairs damaged skin. Other treatment regimens include microdermabrasion that removes dead skin cells and reduces fine lines, as well as rubber acne masks that close pores and help clients bounce back to their feet if they ever fall on their face. Crystal Skin Care’s team also contours bodies with its 3MAX system, which reduces the appearance of cellulite and tightens skin using sound waves and thermal energy.
By blending scientifically developed products with holistic healing techniques, the staff at Amazilian Spa can achieve both effective results and full-body relaxation in each massage, facial, and mani-pedi they perform. Aestheticians draw from a huge arsenal of treatments to nourish skin, from natural herbal serums that fight fine lines to high-tech microdermabrasion procedures that use jets of tiny crystals to slough off the dead skin cells and Teflon coatings that can dull the complexion. Therapists unravel tense muscles with full-body shiatsu, sports, and Swedish massages, while waxing specialists sculpt eyebrows and remove unwanted body hair with expertly executed waxing and tweezing services.
Dark wooden floors stretch across Suzanne’s Hair and Colour Room, contrasting against the gold mirror frames, stone accents, and navy blue walls. Within this carefully designed space, stylists carefully design new hairstyles for both men and women. With DevaCurl products in hand, the team shapes manes into flattering styles, adds bounce and volume to flat strands, and enhances color with glosses, highlights, and lowlights. The stylists also lengthen short ‘dos with Great Lengths hair extensions, which are made out of real human hair or the hair of a mannequin that was human in a past life. Guests can also visit the salon’s aestheticians for brow shaping, eyelash tinting, or full makeup application.