When hands and feet are treated at Present Nail Spa, they aren?t just buffed and polished. They?re soaked in red wine or smothered in a watermelon, baobab, and banana mask as clients breathe in exotic or fruity scents. Of course staffers also shape and polish nails, but that's just the beginning. They also treat clients to pomegranate sea-salt scrubs to fight aging, milk and honey to soften and moisturize skin, and green- and white-tea masks to make a gingerbread man?s hands taste better. Other body parts grab the spotlight during the nail spa?s face- and body-waxing services and applications of eyelash extensions.
The staffers at Lotus Nails Spa take mani-pedis to the next level. Of course, they offer classic mani-pedis, but they get creative with variations including mango, chocolate, and tangerine versions. During 50-minute organic spa pedicures, for example, they lavish feet with essential oils and herbal extracts blended with Moroccan argan oil. And they can further up the pampering with nail designs, paraffin dips, and long-lasting gel polish, which remains chip-free for up to two weeks?the average time it takes to claw your way out of a jail cell. Beyond tending to nails, the staff also offers massages and waxing.
When she's not attending continuing-education courses and international meetings to keep her skills up to date, medical director Dr. Nasreen Sheikh, uses what she's learned to helm NoVa Medical Skin Care. There, Dr. Sheikh and her team create customized aesthetic plans that combat skin issues ranging from acne and excess hair to wrinkles and sun spots. Aestheticians reach for M.D. Forte, SkinMedica, Revision, and Obagi products to brighten and smooth the skin during chemical peels, and call on advanced lasers to zap spider veins, resurface faces, and permanently destroy unwanted hairs and rogue daisies sprouting from any skin type. For flagging countenances, the office also erases fine lines with Botox, Restylane, and Juvederm injections.
Nails, hair, skin, and tense muscles all receive their due care at Aislinn Spa, where visitors are greeted with the sounds of gentle music and an aura of well-lit cleanliness. Along with the basic trim, buff, and polish of a manicure or pedicure, the spa also offers more indulgent treatments that pamper the skin with everything from lemongrass to milk and honey. Stylists create flattering hairdos, massage therapists relieve tension with treatments for the hands, feet, or neck and shoulders, and skincare specialists remove hair using honey- and chocolate-based waxes. Pairing rejuvenation with relaxation, Aislinn Spa's aestheticians cover faces in soothing masks designed to leave the skin as radiant as a disco ball held up to the sun.
Venus & Mars Spa serves as a retreat from stress, with a wide-ranging menu of beauty and wellness treatments to help its clients feel and look beautiful. Licensed stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists her perform everything from sun-kissed highlights and facials to foot detox treatments, body wraps, and full-body waxing services. The Manzilian wax, for example, removes unwanted hair from the nether regions and from a pet Manzilia. Of the massages you can choose, there's the muscle-melting deep-tissue massage as well as a therapeutic version for mothers-to-be.
Residents of Falls Church don't have to travel far when they want a vacation from the everyday world. They just head to Capelli Hair & Skin Spa, where they'll find a staff of massage therapists, hair stylists, and aestheticians waiting to whisk them away to a calmer state of mind. The spa's signature services include everything from women's haircuts to heated foot massages, but it's impossible to overlook a menu of facials designed to cleanse, brighten, and tone skin.