For more than 15 years, Mary Seyedan has helped residents of Manassas and Fairfax County look and feel beautiful. Inside her salon and day spa, stylists lighten long locks, adding shape and dimensional color with help from products by Wella and Alterna. Stressed scalps can find relief with a soothing massage or relax as deep conditioners melt into parched tresses to leave them healthy and soft, and 100% human hair extensions by Great Lengths are also available for guests looking to emulate their favorite celebrity or pose as Captain Caveman. Beyond hair, the day spa also caters to nails and curates clearer complexions with facials and body treatments that incorporate exfoliating scrubs, firming fruits, or softening paraffin wax.
Specializing in eyebrow threading, Dream Spa N Salon tends to all manner of aesthetic issues with services for the hair, nails, and skin. The salon hosts styling and coloring sessions punctuated by custom hues. And on the spa side of things, team members slow down Father Time by providing four distinct facials, performing waxing and threading services, and remembering to slap every grandfather clock in the face.
The certified therapists at Heart and Hand Therapeutic Massage understand that some bodies respond to certain treatments better than others. Keeping this in mind, they offer everything from gentle Swedish techniques to firm deep-tissue strokes. They even have a specialty raindrop therapy designed to align the electrical fields of the nervous system by dripping essential oils across the spine. Heart and Hand’s services, however, extend far beyond the spine. Life coach Lori McGhee offers emotional support, career guidance, and tips on how to improve your health by sleeping better.
Recessed lights cast a honey glow on the salon’s polished hardwood floors and modern black-and-white wall prints. Amid these cozy accents, skilled stylists snip flattering layers and highlight hair with Redken and Paul Mitchell products. Guests may also dip into the salon’s many beautifying treatments, which range from waxing and mani-pedis to deep-cleansing facials.
Bright blue pendant lights illuminate Lisbon by Ana Hair Salon and Spa, punctuating salon decor as contemporary as the haircuts crafted by a team of skilled stylists. On the salon floor, J Beverly Hills and It’s a 10 haircare products dominate, helping sculpt and volumize the precision haircuts and color services stylists create. In the spa area, aestheticians perform a thorough skin analysis, during which they use a brightly lit magnifying lamp and pointed questions about blemishes' parents to unearth all the skin's secrets. After the analysis, aestheticians can tailor services—including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and six types of facials—to clients' skin types and trouble areas with Dermalogica products. The spa's massage therapists are versed in six modalities, including therapeutic massage, which uses scented and unscented lotions and oils. Nail technicians can put the finishing touch on a relaxing spa day or a new haircut with manicures and pedicures using botanical products and CND Shellac.
To step into SunBright Tanning Salon is to be splashed with brightness, from the lime-green walls and neon-orange couch in the lounge to the blue glow of the horizontal and standup Pacifica and Saturn beds. The other gleam emanates from clients who have already used the salon's services, which include a Mystic Tan automated system that coats skin with a DHA-based solution. This solution not only bronzes bodies for up to seven days but also hydrates the skin, just as pulling the fire alarm hydrates a science fair.
Licensed dermatologist Jennell E. Nelson, MD of Piel Med Spa oversees a bilingual staff trained to handle ever-popular Botox injections. Clients meet with technicians for a consultation prior to the 15-minute procedure to discuss treatment goals and whether we all perceive the same color as "red." Technicians then inject the serum into subsurface muscles to reduce their mobility, decreasing evidence of fine lines and wrinkles. Common treatment areas include between the eyebrows, along the forehead, and following in the footsteps of crow's-feet. Like a caterpillar’s transformation into a butterfly, Botox's full effects may take up to two weeks to materialize and elicit wolf whistles from nearby tulips. The smooth, youthful skin that results from the treatment lasts for up to four months.