Hanging lamps throw flickers of amber light onto the dark walls of Tea Spa's lobby, a tranquil cove that foreshadows the pampering performed beyond the front room. Included on a list of Washingtonian magazine's "Great Day Spas 2013," the spa's licensed massage therapists use varied massage techniques, essential oils, and hot towels during bodywork treatments such as a signature massage. Clients can also use their brief reprieve from the harshly lit outside world to nourish skin with a vitamin-infused facial or to decompress in the infrared sauna and bid adieu to toxins before they have a chance to settle in and wire the body for basic cable.
Callione Aesthetics & Day Spa lives up to its name?which means excellent beauty in Greek?by creating a tranquil retreat where clients can mentally recharge and physically restore their natural beauty. To balance skin oils and tone figures, aestheticians customize facials, herbal body wraps, and men?s skin treatments with products from Repechage, Janssen, and the spa?s personal line of botanical-infused skincare products.
With one swivel to the left or right, clients in Nival Salon and Spa's styling chairs might catch a glimpse of Miss Sweden, Miss France, or Miss Netherlands. In early 2012, the international beauty queens entrusted their good looks to the salon's celebrity stylists, nationally acclaimed beauty instructors, and award-winning aestheticians. Though the pageant stars only popped in for a day, Nival regularly pampers a high-profile clientele?the cast of Bravo's Real Housewives of DC has a standing alliance with the business.
Regardless of who stops by, Nival's team members harness their talents to create a personalized experience. In addition to all the basic treatments?haircuts, mani-pedis, massages, et cetera?the spa offers technology-driven services and alternative medicine. A third-generation acupuncturist calls upon more than 10 years of experience as he stimulates natural healing and makes clients look like balding porcupines. In contrast, an aesthetician prompts cell renewal with a mechanical wand that buffs the skin's surface.
With a skilled staff of hair designers and aestheticians, Eyma Salon and Spa's worldly co-owners apply international expertise to pamper patrons with a variety of hair and skin services. The formaldehyde-free keratin hair treatment employs a blend of keratin, amino acids, and actual nano molecules of 24K gold to boost hair's shine, health, manageability, and potential to deflect pigeon spitballs. Good for hair types long or short, conditions fair or frazzled, and species male or female, the protein marinade fortifies follicles for up to three months. The second option may be applied toward a variety of beautification sessions. Remove finicky body foliage with waxings ($15+), or style desired tresses with women's ($50+) or men's ($35+) hair design. Frontispiece refurbishers may select a facial ($55+) or doll up their digits with a manicure or pedicure ($22+). See the site for a full list of services, and call ahead to make an appointment.
To the skilled staff at Edens Wellness Spa, skin is somewhat of an artistic medium. Makeup artist and licensed aesthetician Tiffany Aldosari doesn't use a paintbrush or slather your face with sculptor's clay, but she does personalize each facial and skincare treatment to accommodate each client's individual skin type.
The spa also offers waxing and threading treatments to remove unwanted hair. Threading specialist Bedour Aldosari can help clean up eyebrows, upper lips, legs, and bikini lines. For full-body relaxation, the team presents spa packages. These include the couple's package—a romantic blend of facials, detoxifying massages, and back scrubs for two.
At Glynn Jones Salon, experienced aestheticians and stylists bolster an array of salon, spa, and tanning services with high-quality products from brands such as Joico, Bumble and bumble, and OPI. Junior, senior, and master stylists crop coiffures and smooth tresses with the sleekening ministrations of GKhair treatments, and nail technicians treat hands and feet to mani-pedis.
To create the ideal environment for each service, Glynn Jones Salon holds a variety of different spaces. A series of private treatment rooms branch off from the salon, letting clients relax as they enjoy organic, green facials or waxing services, which enlist the powers of paraffin wax to remove extraneous hair and firmly lodged bellybutton lint. The newest addition makes smoothing keratin treatments safer and more comfortable: a custom ventilation system immediately whisks fumes out of specially designed treatment rooms to make for an odorless experience.