The friendly staff of Hulya's Aesthetic & Wellness, which includes a medical director, internationally trained aesthetician, and registered nurse, works to rejuvenate exteriors with a range of holistic treatments. Chemical peels, exfoliating microdermabrasion session, and Isolaz acne treatments form a line of defense against face and body acne as impermeable as a jar of pickles sealed by the Hulk. IPL hair removal treatments also help banish unwanted hair and sun damage. Hulya's menu of services is also etched with ear candling, far-infrared-sauna sessions, dermal fillers, tattoo removal, and therapeutic massages.
Laser Essential's specialized aesthetic procedures begin and end with the staff: board-certified MDs and certified laser technicians, who have been trained in both skincare and laser technology. They get help, however, from technology, using Candela and Syneron equipment to address a wide range of skin issues. They slay unwanted body hair with laser hair reduction, and work to improve complexions with treatments that combat acne and diminish the signs of aging, such as sagging skin, age spots, and wrinkles. To address these types of blemishes, the techs use laser facial peels, photofacials, and laser skin tightening, to name a few. They also offer Botox and other dermal fillers, which can minimize the appearance of wrinkles, ensuring clients will never be confused for a shar-pei.
The proprietor of The White Peacock named her salon after a unique animal that, despite its unadorned feathers, often draws more oohs and aahs than its more ostentatious kin. The animal's subtle, yet striking look embodies the salon's philosophy: "Beauty is bold in its simplest form." Here, a skilled aesthetician reveals her clients' own natural good looks through facials, artful waxing, and herbal body retexurization treatments. Add-on services fight acne and the signs of aging, and brow tweezing sculpts eyebrows into arches, tapered lines, or Morse code messages. To improve features even further, she also delivers makeup applications, lash extensions, and lash tinting.
The physicians and certified medical practitioners at Physicians' Laser Center educate their patients on the gospel of lasers with a broad menu of cosmetic laser services. Under the supervision of physicians, the practitioners calibrate FDA-approved lasers to each patient's hair color and skin type. They bend the beams to zap body hair, smooth wrinkles, heal scars, kill nail fungus, fade tattoos, and blind a passing cyclops. Physicians' Laser Center distributes its ace doctors and versatile lasers among five locations in the DC area.
At John James Salon, a Paul Mitchell Salon, continuously educated nail artists brush on complexion-flattering shades during the one-hour Shellac manicure and express pedicure. After buffing and shaping nails, artists finish fingers with a no-chip topcoat and efficiently polish toes, leaving extremities as colorful as a sailor’s vocabulary. Alternatively, stylists clear stubble from an area of a client's choosing, chasing fuzz off of cheeks, underarms, or brows. Three Brazilian waxes leave bikini lines smooth and hairless for months, and three neck waxes are great for getting Cerberus ready for a date.
Amber light glows against the earth-toned walls of Tea Spa Wellness Center's waiting area, a tranquil cove that foreshadows the pampering services patrons are about to enjoy. Inside private treatment rooms, the spa's licensed massage therapists use essential oils, hot towels, and long, warming strokes during the spa's signature massage, or employ smooth heated rocks to unblock energy pathways and boost circulation during hot-stone massages. Tea Spa also provides a reprieve from the harshly lit outside world with custom facials that use Guinot skin-care products to deep-cleanse and tone skin or fade away signs of aging. Meanwhile, an infrared sauna helps clients sweat out toxins. All these amenities add up to Tea Spa being voted to the Washingtonian magazine's list of "Great Day Spas 2013".