With a skilled staff of hair designers and aestheticians, Eyma Salon and Spa's worldly co-owners apply international expertise to pamper patrons with a variety of hair and skin services. The formaldehyde-free keratin hair treatment employs a blend of keratin, amino acids, and actual nano molecules of 24K gold to boost hair's shine, health, manageability, and potential to deflect pigeon spitballs. Good for hair types long or short, conditions fair or frazzled, and species male or female, the protein marinade fortifies follicles for up to three months. The second option may be applied toward a variety of beautification sessions. Remove finicky body foliage with waxings ($15+), or style desired tresses with women's ($50+) or men's ($35+) hair design. Frontispiece refurbishers may select a facial ($55+) or doll up their digits with a manicure or pedicure ($22+). See the site for a full list of services, and call ahead to make an appointment.
TCBeauty helps clients plan a relaxing spa day with their friends in the comfort of their own home or office. Event planners coordinate pamperings for birthday parties, bachelorette parties, and girls' nights out sending aestheticians and servers equipped with a mobile bar and refreshments to the client's choice of location. The aestheticians perform myriad services, including European facials and mani-pedis. For kids' birthday parties, they perform age-appropriate mini makeovers, facials, and manicures. Clients can also visit TCBeauty's permanent location, in downtown Bethesda, for a day of relaxation.
Intimate, simple, soothing: A & E Day Spa's environment promotes relaxation even before the first hand massage is given or moisturizer is applied. Beauty technicians, massage therapists, and other experts help clients unwind while working to reinvigorate the body, mind, and spirit as clients lounge in plush pedicure chairs or gaze up at draped, gauzy curtains from their spot on a massage table. The soft beige tones of the walls help imbue the space with a sense of calm, while private treatment rooms keep massages separate from those who are just there to read the names on the nail-polish bottles.
With one swivel to the left or right, clients in Nival Salon and Spa's styling chairs might catch a glimpse of Miss Sweden, Miss France, or Miss Netherlands. In early 2012, the international beauty queens entrusted their good looks to the salon's celebrity stylists, nationally acclaimed beauty instructors, and award-winning aestheticians. Though the pageant stars only popped in for a day, Nival regularly pampers a high-profile clientele?the cast of Bravo's Real Housewives of DC has a standing alliance with the business.
Regardless of who stops by, Nival's team members harness their talents to create a personalized experience. In addition to all the basic treatments?haircuts, mani-pedis, massages, et cetera?the spa offers technology-driven services and alternative medicine. A third-generation acupuncturist calls upon more than 10 years of experience as he stimulates natural healing and makes clients look like balding porcupines. In contrast, an aesthetician prompts cell renewal with a mechanical wand that buffs the skin's surface.
The massage therapists of B-CC Total Body Salon, formerly known as Mosaic Total Body Salon, have mastered the art of the neck and shoulder massage skillfully enough to warrant the attention of Washingtonian magazine in 2008. And this speedy service is just one of their 20- to 30-minute quick fixes, which also include reflexology treatments and hand-saver massages to rejuvenate clients on the go, such as businessmen or roadrunners. The spa?s team also pampers guests with more comprehensive services that range from skincare to precision haircuts, including luxurious facials featuring Cosmedix skincare products.
Since 1973, each of Sport&Health's 24 clubs has aimed for full fitness coverage with programs for every taste and family member. Guests can spark positive lifestyle changes with gym workouts and wellness services, or engage in a variety of sports. Each facility houses different athletic amenities for games and laps, from pristine swimming pools to squash and racquetball courts lathered in a fresh coat of peanut butter every morning. The camaraderie of group classes such as Zumba and Les Mills BodyPump barbell routines complement scores of gym equipment meant for exercising solo—or with the guidance of a certified personal trainer. The clubs also emphasize kid-friendly activities with arts and crafts, Kidz Klub childcare, and youth certification courses that teach teens the ins and outs of training. Depending on the location, spa treatments can knead tension from muscles and paint one's favorite kettlebell with a layer of Shellac.