Overlooking the Capitol Hill district, Studio 229 resides on an upper floor of the historic Lota building. Therein, a highly creative and attitude-free environment allows the team of aestheticians and stylists to focus on clients’ personal beauty needs. Each staff member has a specialty: Katrina, for example, has a deep understanding of anti-aging treatments, Julia knows how to tame difficult hair types, and DeAnna is an expert colorist and can talk to plants. Alongside a signature spread of on-trend styling services, the staff also offers a menu of hair extensions, waxing services, and body treatments.
Featured on programs such as The Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America, Aqualipo’s water-assisted fat-removal system sneaks under skin to steal away lipid collections from designated body geography. Licensed physicians Dr. Jeffrey Caruth and Dr. Mauricio Giraldo photograph, mark, and sketch abstract self-portraits on the client's problem area before applying local anesthetic and cutting a small incision to reach the fat layer. Pulsing water jets then flush out fatty tissue with a sterile fluid, evicting lipids without stressing surrounding muscles, nerves, or other tissues. Unlike traditional liposuction, Aqualipo treatments require no general anesthesia and typically last 30–45 minutes, leaving most patients ready for discharge 15 minutes after completion. Clients can expect faster results and less intense side effects—such as swelling, bruising, and uncontrollably transmitting ham-radio signals—than those caused by conventional liposuction procedures.
Licensed massage therapist Julie ousts stress and exiles tension during her massages, which she customizes to suit each client’s individual needs. Her Swedish and deep-tissue services build on a menu that includes detoxifying body treatments and massages specifically geared toward mothers-to-be, to whom she also shows how to perform gentle massages on infants.
Led by Gary Kirtland, a certified colon hydrotherapist, food-psychology coach, and holistic-health counselor, the crew at Clarksville Colonics aims to detoxify bodies with more than 15 services, including signature colon-hydrotherapy treatments. Five types of cleanses, ranging from those focused on the liver or heavy metals, pair with 7- or 28-day detox plans. To help its clients, including members of the military, shed pesky pounds and pass their weight and tape test, the staff builds weight-loss programs from personalized diet coaching, infrared-sauna sessions, and abdominal wraps.
Aura Day Spa and Salon's grass-green walls endow the spacious, contemporary studio with a light, summery feel. This spatial beauty translates into a beauty-bestowing menu of treatments, which consists of facials, massages, nailcare with OPI products, and haircuts for women, men, and children. The massage therapists relax bodies with Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, and chair massages, and the aestheticians perform facials with Éminence Organic Skin Care products. These all-natural skincare formulas are composed of raw fruits, vegetables, and herbs to promote skin health, not to replace one's normal meal routine.