Only ladies are allowed at MB Day Spa. That?along with the spa's funky persuasion and laid-back vibe?should help you let your hair down as you indulge in spa treatments that range from hot-stone massages to deep-cleansing facials. A dedicated team of stylists cuts, colors, and textures hair, while technicians apply permanent makeup ideal for those who want to save some time in the morning.
Before her passion for aesthetics brought her to the United States, England native Nicola Cattle, who trained in the United Kingdom, France, and Switzerland, worked with a dermatologist and plastic surgeon in London. There she learned how to treat patients suffering from severe acne and how to combine aesthetic treatments with dermatological treatments.
Now, at Nicola of London Body & Skin Care, she continues this work alongside her international team of licensed aestheticians. They transform clients using a blend of European and American beauty techniques potent enough to erase fine age lines from even the most grizzled sea captain.
They customize treatments to each client?s skin type, sometimes veering from their extensive menu of spa services. The beauty experts perform European and green-tea facials, microdermabrasions, five PCA peels, ultrasound and red-light skin therapy, and a range of relaxation massages. They also perform Lymphobiology treatments?a process that relies on an enzyme peel, glycolic peel, or exfoliating grains used in tandem with steam and lymphatic drainage.
"Facial surgery is much like making up a bed nicely," says Dr. Daria Hamrah on his website. "If the mattress is lumpy, there isn?t much point in spreading a nice bedcover over it (that is, if the bones and muscles are problematic, fixing the skin doesn?t help much)."
Dr. Hamrah, who is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and a licensed facial cosmetic surgeon, lets this philosophy guide him, focusing on both the face's surface and, more importantly, on the underlying structure that supports it as he reshapes noses, lifts brows, adds lip implants, or attaches third eyes. He further beautifies faces with oral surgical procedures and med-spa treatments, all performed within an office that evokes the tranquility of a spa with its warm brown walls and flower-lined hallways while still maintaining a hospital-quality operating room.
At McLean Laser Center, Vahideh Tajallaie stops the growth of hair follicles with multiple-wavelength GentleMax lasers that are effective on all skin types. She has performed more than 11,500 laser hair-removal treatments last nine years, smoothing bodies from head to toe. Beyond lasers, the staffers specialize in classic spa treatments such as diamond microdermabrasion and facials using G.M. Collin skincare formulas, each of which help to forge a tighter, smoother, and more toned appearance. Visitors to the practice can also opt for skin-tightening and skin-rejuvenation treatments, spider vein removal, or massage therapy.
Bella Luna Day Spa attends to multiple layers of relaxation with an extensive menu offering options ranging from facials, massages, and nailcare services to all-inclusive spa packages. Bella Luna also partners with Dr. Franklin Richards to offer onsite injections of Botox and Juvéderm into skin and knock-knock jokes into conversations. The staff includes two licensed aestheticians with more than 25 years of combined experience as well as a licensed massage therapist who specializes in deep-tissue and neuromuscular techniques.
The stylists and relaxation experts at Nouvelle Salon keep themselves at the forefront of the beauty industry, offering the latest hair-, nail-, and skincare trends, including Shellac gel manicures and jelly pedicures. Classic accents, such as a crystal chandelier, elegant wall sconces, and tall white columns, evoke the feeling of a European retreat or Cecil B. DeMille storage space, swathing guests in timeless luxury made all the more impactful by modern touches, such as white leather salon chairs.