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.
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.
Owner Kim Hunter and her team of stylists have more than a few tricks up their sleeves to create new ’dos. They crimp, spiral, and curl hair, and cover heads in foil highlights for better TV reception. Sew-in weaves add length to locks, and a pair of scissors removes overgrown and unwanted strands. They also tackle facial fuzz with wax and complete new looks with eyelash extensions.
The bandage artists at Slender Spa swaddle clients from head to toe to help trim their physiques and rejuvenate their complexions. The spa's quartet of body wraps relies on a proprietary solution of minerals and electrolytes to detoxify and nourish the body's tissues. Slender Spa's facial treatments apply collagen and minerals in order to lift features and reduce wrinkles more effectively than a luchador mask made out of cold steak.
Balanced Bodyworks Massage Therapy makes its home inside a stately red-brick, Federal-style building, but inside, the atmosphere is nothing but laid back. Natural light streams into treatment rooms accented by soft pastel hues and live plants. It's the idyllic setting for the center's team of licensed massage therapists to perform Swedish and deep tissue massage, which helps ease chronic pain and alleviate stress about when you're going get your next deep tissue massage.
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.