The stylists at Xclusive Hair Design by Angelica showcase a wide range of skills that help clients express their personal styles and personalities. Beyond chic cuts, the staff masters advanced coloring and hair-management techniques to perform intricate services such as cornrows, permanent waves, and complete sets of sewn-in hair extensions. In recognition of the nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Xclusive Hair Design by Angelica offers a discount to members of the armed forces and decommissioned fighter jets.
In the 30 years she's spent in the beauty and hospitality industry, Renia Williams has learned the secret to helping people relax––eco-friendly products and a gentle touch. With a quick flick of the wrist, Renia whisks away unflattering hair from brow outskirts with wax or tweezers. Her invigorating steam facials rejuvenate complexions, and her shellac mani-pedis leave nails with chip-free armor for up to two weeks. Renia also offers services geared toward the Y chromosome, such as the manlycure, which provides gentle repair for hands and the beloved foam fingers that house them. Complimentary nibbles of wine and cheese add an air of sophistication to each specialty pedicure.
At A-List Nails and Spa, clients can sip complimentary wine as a technician massages their hands and feet. It's part of the spa’s dedication to indulging each guest with attentive, personalized spa treatments. Silk wraps and acrylic and gel applications round out the nail services, and the spa offers permanent makeup applications that include permanent eyeliner pigmentation and permanent instructions on how to apply makeup. For more intensive pampering, clients can opt for an hour-long facial or reflexology treatment designed to help ease chronic pain by targeting specific pressure points.
21 Nail Lounge is, in a word, posh. This upscale, luxurious nail salon shines with marble floors and nail station tables, and mosaic pendant lamps softly illuminate leather massage pedicure chairs. Meanwhile, in the waiting area, a backlit shelf dramatically shows off rows upon rows of OPI nail polishes in every hue imaginable. But while it may take time to choose a color, there won't be much waiting otherwise—multiple rows of nail stations get clients into their soothing hot stone spa pedicures or refreshing lemon peel manicures without delay. Besides hand and foot pampering, 21 Nail Lounge also offering reflexology massages, eyelash extensions, and full-body waxing treatments to ensure clients leave feeling relaxed, pretty, and friction-free from head to toe.
One part school and one part salon, Kenny’s Hair Salon instructor stylists teach both aspiring beauty professionals and clients the ways of beautification. Here, style students put the finishing touches on practice hairstyles and learn the ins-and-outs of professional makeup application. Meanwhile, the seasoned veterans practice what they teach, primping clients to perfection with trendy cuts, while showing them how to re-create their new looks at home. Their hair-straightening treatments smooth out kinks, rendering locks frizz-free with Coppola Keratin Complex or the organic ThermaFuse f450º system. Beyond tending to tresses, the staff pampers hands with manicures that ready digits for making an appearance out on the town or tickling royalty.
Stepping into Metropolitan Nail Bar is like entering a modish 1960s club. Bright-red retro loveseats groove in the waiting area. Black lights dapple patches of the spa in their electric glow. Cushy camel benches line the walls, with whirlpool tubs below each station. To entertain guests, a flat-screen TV faces a circular chrome bar and blue-light drying station.
If posh environs weren’t sufficient to make visitors feel like VIPs, the savvy crew of nail techs augments services with indulgent extras usually reserved for celebrities and presidential ghosts. Manicures and cocktail-themed pedicures come with hot-towel wraps and massages, and optional add-ons include reflexology and acupressure foot treatments.