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.
A team of trained technicians, master aestheticians, and massage therapists pampers and beautifies bodies in a bright, contemporary salon and tranquil treatment rooms awash in soothing earth tones. Staff guide guests through the spa to allay fine lines and age spots in facials with Guinot Paris and nutrient-rich Dermalogica products, oust stress with relaxing massages, detoxify skin with thermal mud wraps, and pamper nails with a list of nail services. Three levels of hairstylists transform manes with professional products from Moroccanoil, Wella, and Bumble and bumble, crafting looks as sculpted as the bar soap in Michelangelo's shower. The generous crew has also raised money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure by styling clients with pink hair extensions.
Dr. Shannon Ginnan has spent the past decade honing his understanding of aesthetic and laser medicine, and he was even an educator for Palomar and Cynosure technologies. Now he operates Medalase Aesthetic Centers, which?was named Northern Virginia Magazine's best med spa in 2014.
As the name suggests, Dr. Ginnan's clinic is home to a slew of laser treatments, from fractional skin resurfacing to photo rejuvenation to laser hair removal. He and his team also use lasers to contour bodies during laser-liposuction treatments or rely on a vibrating cannula to do the job during Tickle Lipo procedures. Other popular treatments include dermal fillers and Botox injections, which make clients look young enough to join a high school sports team.
Utilizing the latest advances in aesthetic technology, Belleza Lase's technicians help clients combat common skincare concerns, all without resorting to invasive medical procedures. The center's Alma Harmony cosmetic laser system can treat a wide range of skin and hair types, such as zapping away unwanted hair or reducing the appearance of unsightly spider veins. IPL photofacials rejuvenate faces by using pulsed light energy to treat hyperpigmented blemishes?such as age spots and rosacea?and stimulate collagen production. Additionally, Belleza Lase's technicians perform skin-resurfacing facials to reduce signs of wrinkles, acne scars, and unnoticed pizza stains. These procedures tend to require significantly less healing time than traditional ablative laser facials.
Warning: reading Mint Nail Lounge's mani-pedi menu might make you hungry. There's the Lemon Dream mani-pedi, the Wild Mango mani-pedi, and the Lime Zest mani-pedi, to name just a few of the salon's nailcare treatments. But it's the skin?not the stomach?that gets to benefit from these tantalizing services. The manicures and pedicures including soothing lotions and exfoliating scrubs for the hands and the feet, plus warm masks, essential oils, and hydrating treatments to keep skin smooth and soft. The nail techs put a heavy emphasis on hygiene; they rely on single-use instruments, as well as an autoclave sterilization device typically seen in medical and dental settings. Beyond nail treatments, the staff also offers waxing services with 100% natural beeswax.
Though certain hair types may look similar to the untrained eye, the strands are actually unique in their texture, thickness, and type. At Appearances Salon & Spa, stylists begin each visit with a consultation to determine the proper cutting and coloring techniques for the client?s hair type. They also offer eyebrow threading, wherein they use different threads for specific strands. In addition, the team offers spa services such as nail treatments, henna applications, massages, and waxing for clients who secretly wish to become candles.