Master aesthetician and licensed cosmetologist Cathy Antoniou has sharpened her skills in almost every nook and cranny of the beauty world during her 20 years in the industry. Today, she works out of Masters Salons, a studio space where she performs everything from haircuts and Brazilian blowouts to waxing and laser hair removal. Like the number of dwarves Snow White had before one left for college, Cathy also brightens complexions with eight different types of facial treatments.
Sue, the owner of Sunrise Wellness Center, brings 18 years of experience as an aesthetician to the treatment table. Along with a team of stylists and aestheticians, Sue delivers image-transforming services for every inch of skin and hair. In the salon, stylists whip up custom cuts and colors and employ the follicle-smoothing powers of Global Keratin?s formaldehyde-free hair-straightening treatment. Aestheticians use skin-friendly sugar and traditional waxes and nail techs pamper hands during chair-side manicures. Relaxing clients indulge in the beauty haven's charming garden area, a tranquil retreat where guests can enjoy refreshments while catching up on the latest celebrity gossip with the area's resident gnomes and traveling pack of pink flamingos.
Rejuvalase MedSpa, as its name suggests, is dedicated to the noninvasive advantages that lasers can provide?in fact, the med spa is so committed to the technology that it offers its own in-house laser-aesthetics training program. But despite Rejuvalase's love of the laser's touchless efficiency, it also proves its allegiance to luxury with an entire department devoted to head-to-toe day-spa treatments and salon services. As one side of the spa bustles with technicians administering laser hair removal and cellulite-reduction treatments, the other side exudes tranquility as clients slip on robes and slippers to receive facials and massages. A relaxation area?dubbed the Peacock Room for its avian-inspired decor and inability to outrun a tiger?allows clients a space to retreat in comfy recliners with a magazine and complimentary beverage in hand.
Dr. Shannon Ginnan has spent the past decade honing his understanding of aesthetic and laser medicine, and he was even an educator for Palomar and Cynosure technologies. Now he operates Medalase Aesthetic Centers, which?was named Northern Virginia Magazine's best med spa in 2014.
As the name suggests, Dr. Ginnan's clinic is home to a slew of laser treatments, from fractional skin resurfacing to photo rejuvenation to laser hair removal. He and his team also use lasers to contour bodies during laser-liposuction treatments or rely on a vibrating cannula to do the job during Tickle Lipo procedures. Other popular treatments include dermal fillers and Botox injections, which make clients look young enough to join a high school sports team.