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.
In one language, the word "Lavand" means a small Mediterranean flower. In another, it means a sultry woman.?At Salon Lavand, both definitions are apt. As with the word, the salon deals in beauty, and the staff?which features an internationally trained senior artistic director and a team of senior stylists?summons beauty with elegant hair and cosmetic treatments. Whether clients opt for a cut and blowdry, color gloss treatment, or a Moroccan Oil restorative hair mask, they'll be in the hands of a stylist who brings experience, training, and creativity to the chair.?
Salon Lavand also features a blowdry bar as well as a brow bar. At the former, stylists thread, wax, and tint eyebrows to give clients elegant, put-together profiles that look good at clubs, at the office, or on homemade counterfeit currency.
Helmed by experienced physicians and medical practitioners, Medi-Spa Services LLC conspires to restore skin to youthful vim and vigor via services such as skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, acne resurfacing, and cellulite reduction. Additionally, special lasers blast unwanted hair from their abodes and evict fungus from toenails. Their wrinkle-smoothing Botox treatments last usually for up to four months, ensuring skin as unfurrowed as the Secret Garden's even more-secret cabbage patch. In addition to their in-house treatments, the knowledgeable staff also helps partnering practices to launch into the Non-Invasive Cosmetic Enhancement (NICE) business by supplying them with state-of-the-art technology, custom marketing material, and training.
At The Shop Salon, stylists shear and color locks with Bumble and bumble products, nourish damaged hair with masks and creams, and banish frizz with a nano-keratin relaxer. While transforming manes, the hair experts draw on techniques they glean in ongoing-education seminars, and afterward, they impart the necessary skills to help clients maintain their new styles at home. They also craft elaborate chignons and curls to ready brides-to-be for their wedding or for evenings spent recreating their wedding with wig-wearing teddy bears. While undergoing their makeover, clients lounge in a space that could double as a dance studio—a wall of mirrors reflects light from a wall of windows, illuminating dark wood floors, glowing cube lights, leather couches, and potted fronds.
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.
In the heart of Dupont Circle, Body Rays Tanning's high-end technology browns a clientele, which includes news anchors and professional dancers, with four styles of bed and organic spray tans. During consultations, technicians recommend appropriate exposure times and bed technology for clients? bronzing goals, which may range from a subtle glow to fitting in with their penny collections. Alternatively, organic airbrush tans speedily spray physiques, leaving behind sunlessly bronzed skin. The salon stays open seven days a week for maximum convenience.