A team of nearly 20 beauty professionals run Dolce Vita Salon & Spa, each member bringing unique talents and style to the massage table or styling chair. Inside the salon, hair professionals utilize Schwarzkopf and ColorProof haircare products as they cut off split ends, deep-condition damaged strands, and apply highlights or full-color treatments. Men can choose from a list of specialized services that include grey-hair camouflaging and brow waxing. Women can also enjoy classic cosmetic services such as makeup applications or eyelash tinting and extensions. Outside the salon, spa professionals—including licensed aestheticians and massage therapists—welcome both sexes to indulge in a cleansing SkinCeuticals facial or a soothing Swedish or reflexology massage.
Overseen by Dr. Tania Damavandy, who is board certified in aesthetic medicine, the staff at Impressions MediSpa transform clients' skin and bodies with the latest available technology. The talented team includes a registered nurse, a nurse-practitioner specializing in Botox and dermal fillers, licensed massage therapists and aestheticians, and a certified laser beam.
The crew performs body-contouring treatments with technology such as the Accent XL, a noninvasive radio-frequency device designed to tighten skin and reduce cellulite. They combat signs of aging with fractional CO2 and Pixel fractional lasers, perform relaxing massages and facials, and design medical weight-loss programs that help clients fit into slimmer jeans or squeeze between thinner gaps in jail windows.
Skilled staff at Facial Plastic Surgicenter gives the boot to spindly spider veins with noninvasive laser treatments. During each 30-minute session, a licensed technician uses a Cutera CoolGlide laser to deliver pulses of light energy into extraneous vessels on the thighs and techno dance parties on the kneecaps. As the vessels collapse, blood flow redirects to veins deeper below the skin, and garish marks begin to fade. Throughout treatment, a special copper cooling system works to soothe the light stinging sensation that may be caused by heat from the laser or incisive trash talk from veins.
The staff at Laser Plus Lasertrolysis & Skin Care—two registered nurses, seven electrologists, and a team of licensed aestheticians—stays abreast of industry trends through extensive training and continuing education. As the center’s name implies, many of its treatments involve laser-based removal of unwanted hair, veins, and skin imperfections. In addition to those advanced therapies, reflexology applies healing pressure to specific energy zones and mineral make up applications with Jane Iredale and organic Eminence products free up time for other important morning tasks, such as peeling off the sticky residue of one’s nightly cocoon.
Advanced clinical treatments meet spa-like comfort at Radiance Medspa DC. Here, a team of medical doctors and registered nurses tend to clients' every aesthetic or relaxing need. The professionals focus on nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, addressing signs of aging with Botox and IPL photofacials, and fine-tuning bodies with contouring and skin-tightening sessions. They determine treatment plans using the Visia Digital Skin Analysis system, which helps them assess whether a client might benefit from a medical-grade facial peel.
Hairstylists tend to be great conversationalists, but it’s not often that their gift of gab elicits a job offer from a US senator. Salon owner and stylist Ury Emsellem’s knowledge impressed the client so much, the senator brought former Israeli soldier Ury on as a consultant during Israel-PLO peace-treaty negotiations. The vote of confidence isn’t surprising—Ury came to the United States to study international law but instead followed his dreams of becoming a hairstylist. Eventually he became the trusted coiffeur of Washington Post icon Katharine Graham, and over the decades he has seen his praises published in Vogue, InStyle, and Harper’s Bazaar.
Though his salon hosts its fair share of history-makers, Ury and his team keep pace with modern styling trends. They administer both Japanese and Brazilian straightening treatments and perform creative coloring techniques such as balayage. The Washingtonian also highlighted their color services, saying, “loyal clients, particularly blondes, rave about the natural looking color.” According to the magazine, the salon’s loyal clients include writers Sally Quinn and Jan Pottker, the latter of whom used the publication to swear her allegiance to Semra, the salon’s famed waxing specialist.