At Hidden Oasis, an international team of five stylists rely on a wealth of experience to transform clients with both classic and conceptual techniques. Using only Aveda products, they pamper patrons with hair coloring, waxes, facials, and holistic conditioning treatments. Their signature service, however, is the salon's Blow Dry Bar. Here, stylists start each appointment with a relaxing scalp massage and shampoo, followed by a luxurious blowout. The salon's decor is just as stylish as the dos that leave the Blow Dry Bar—from the brightly lit, modern styling space with its nature-inspired artwork, to the dark and calming massage rooms.
Looking good and feeling good should go hand in hand, which is why the staff at Dante Salon & Wellness Spa has compiled a list of services that go beyond beauty to help treat full-body health. As stylists smother strands in products from Goldwell and Paul Mitchell, the in-house chiropractor stays busy addressing the needs of those suffering from chronic pain, using tender techniques that can include neuromuscular therapy or sport-specific stretches. Meanwhile, aestheticians coddle skin in Image Skincare professional products that soak into pores to remove dirt and exfoliate away dead skin cells before they have a chance to rise again as undead skin cells. Those looking to thwart wrinkles at the source can schedule a consultation with the onsite aesthetic-medicine physician, who can recommend injections of Botox, Juvéderm, or Restylane or write a prescription for Latisse for those looking to fill up sparse lash lines.
At Bela Luz Health Salon, which derives its name from the Portuguese words for “beautiful light,” wellness specialists harness the power of light-based technology and detox treatments to instill a sense of wellbeing from the inside out. The techs coddle mainframes in herbal and mineral body wraps, which sculpt sleeker shapes while ousting toxins through the lymphatic system. Infrared light shares the stage in a duo of treatments, soothing muscles alongside jade rollers in sauna massage beds and reversing wrinkles while hides soak up UV rays during skin-rejuvenation tanning. Additionally, Bela Luz’s skin savants utilize LED light to chase away fine lines and monsters during DermaKinetics and LED photo facials.
Dr. Timothy S. Mountcastle, medical director of Radiance Medspa Fairfax and chief of plastic surgery at Inova Loudoun Hospital, urges the Radiance Medspa staff to examine their clients’ diet and lifestyle when evaluating their skincare needs. His team takes a big-picture approach to wellness and helps clients with long-lasting, youth-boosting treatments, including microdermabrasion, teeth whitening, massage, and Botox. Before appointments, patrons can unwind in a tranquility room where troubles melt away like a pat of butter on a piping-hot dragon tongue.
At Comfort & Joy Wellness Spa, a team of aestheticians and massage therapists restores clients’ balance of tranquility, health, and beauty with ayurvedic treatments and organic products. Heated herbal packs, drizzles of warm oil, and the sound of whales singing Kenny G usher in peace during the Shirodhara ritual. Moroccan salt-glow body scrubs burnish skin with Dead Sea minerals and tangerine essential oil for dewy complexions. Staff members also perform European-inspired services with Epicuren and suki skincare products, SpaRitual vegan nail lacquer, and natural hair-coloring lines.
From eyelash extensions to manicures and pedicures, the Modern Nails & Lashes team literally beautifies clients from head to toe. After a waxing treatment, facial, or massage, clients relax in the pale green and blue pedicure area, which is bordered by a wood trellis woven with branch-like sculptures. Complimentary WiFi waves perform invisible ballets through the air as nail techs dole out free pedicures to children 5 and younger—available in conjunction with their parents' services.