A complimentary drink on the open patio is a nice prelude to the pampering clients can expect inside River Falls Salon & Spa. In the loft-like space, staffers stand at the ready to perform a slew of indulgent services, such as sugar scrubs within a semi-private pedicure area or milk and honey manicures. Natural sunlight illuminates a collection of colorful OPI polishes, behind which nail technicians get to work gussying up hands and feet with everything from spa mani-pedis to silk wraps. They can even sheath nails in a protective coat of Shellac, which helps keep fingernails intact when washing the dishes or petting steel-wooled sheep. The service menu also extends beyond the digits, offering fashion-forward salon services for the hair and waxing sessions for the body.
At Joy Nail & Spa, the road to beauty is paved with many all-natural ingredients, including herbal scrubs, essential oils, and botanical extras such as cucumber and lemongrass. There's the botanical herbal mani-pedis, with soothing spearmint, lavender, and chamomile just part of a large relaxation regimen that also includes hot-stone massages and nail grooming. And there's the green-tea body wrap, which softens skin, and the multivitamin anti-aging facial, which softens fine lines.
Joy Nail & Spa also offers hair removal using a housemade sugar-based concoction. Unlike getting a traditional wax or licking a lollipop and sticking it to your body, the all-natural sugaring method removes hair with minimal irritation to the skin.
Dermabelle Salon & Spa houses a team of experts well-versed in catering to a wide range of hair and skin concerns. In the salon, stylists deliver custom cuts and coloring, and get unruly tresses under control with conditioning treatments, instead of relying solely on duct-tape. Meanwhile, permanent makeup services help streamline morning routines or camouflage scars, while aestheticians moisturize and rejuvenate skin during facials that incorporate exfoliation, masks, and special techniques such as the application of hot and cold stones. To address discomfort deep in the muscle, therapists also perform six styles of massage, including deep-tissue and reflexology.
From the paint on the walls to the music in the lobby, everything at Escape Salon & Day Spa is chosen deliberately and in direct service of relaxation and beauty. Inside the spa, a motif of neutral colors evokes the Earth and sun, which the owners believes foster the feelings of comfort and transformation. The salon's day spa treatments give clients the opportunity to escape and transform. Swedish and hot stone massages, sugar scrub manicures, and and milk and honey pedicures help clients relax and forget everyday stresses, and salon services ranging from cuts to texturing and color treatments alter looks. Skincare workers are also on hand and offer deep cleansing facials and aromatherapy body scrubs, both which relax the client's spirits while simultaneously repairing the wrinkles, dinosaur scratches, and other signs of aging on the skin.
Unique U Day Spa is on a mission to provide beauty and wellness services that both relax and rejuvenate their clients, leading to favorable reviews by press outlets such as Northern Virginia Magazine. Walking into the beautiful and sunlit space, with its high ceilings and hardwood floors, clients are immediately soothed by the upscale atmosphere, and the licensed technicians on staff go the extra mile to provide unpretentious, "snob-free" service. The staff leave no grooming stone unturned by offering hair, nails, waxing, massages, and facials, and those coming in for a spa treatment can enjoy the snacks and beverages in the relaxation room for an extra bonus.
Staffed by a team of professionals that deliver everything from haute new hairstyles to eyelash extensions, Yvonne's Day Spa has received particular attention from sources such as MSNBC's Today Show for its unique Fish-y-cure pedicures, which rely on tropical fish to exfoliate feet. Toothless Garra rufa, or doctor fish, hail from the freshwater world's top medical schools, but have been invited stateside for the gentle way they nibble dead skin from between the toes, as guests relax into a leather massage chair and dangle their feet in the creature's warm, watery habitat. After watching the treatment soar to popularity, and dedicating countless hours to learning to breed and care for his tiny aestheticians, co-owner John Ho franchised the idea and made it the signature of all Yvonne's locations. CBS rated the spa's manicures and pedicures as among the best in the DC area in 2011, as they extend beyond the aquarium to include OPI products and high-tech UV gel?curing methods. Stylists offer guests soda and coffee before offering scalps nourishing sips from bottles of hair care products including Goldwell, Nexxus, Matrix, and Paul Mitchell. Hot stones and glass cups gain healing powers in the hands of Yvonne's massage therapists, and ingredients including sea salt, honey, and cappuccino lotion infuse many treatments to leave skin glowing with health and ready for a snack.