Joii King, the owner of Coifs Salon, was once just a typical 10-year old girl who loved to braid and style her friends' hair?but she's come a long way since then. Today, her clientele list includes major recording artists such as members of the Sisters In The Spirit Tour, and personalities on the Oxygen Network. A self-proclaimed "natural hair care guru" and master colorist?who also holds certifications from Wella Creative Hair Color, Aveda, Paul Mitchell, and Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy?Joii stays at the cutting edge of contemporary hair design, and makes certain her staff does too. As such, the team at Coifs can capably tackle treatments ranging from rod sets and two strand twists, to moisturizing steam treatments, relaxers, and full weaves. But above all, the team strives to educate their clients on ways to keep their hair healthy, and teach them how to replicate their desired look at home.
The depilation artists at Brow Art 23's boutique produce carefully sculpted eyebrows and perform precision threading and waxing services. During their signature eyebrow-threading services, the boutique's technicians wield two threads over fuzzy body surfaces to pull out fine hairs or sculpt fuzz into neat shapes quickly and effortlessly. Their arsenal of eyebrow-pampering products also includes angled eyebrow brushes, stencils, and makeup to glam up bland brows and keep new looks fresh at home. Threading can also be done on other parts of the body besides the face, leaving any area smooth or remaining hair formed into the name Denise. The boutique also offers henna tattoos and eyelash extensions, rounding out its suite of beautifying services.
With more than two decades of experience—refining his skills working on infomercials, fashion shows, and photo shoots—Ricky at Salon De Beleza sets his sights on drab 'dos. He uses his wealth of knowledge to cut, condition, and blow-dry strands into elegant styles. Ricky can also lengthen hair with fusion hair extensions, and his training as a certified color specialist allows him to add pop to locks.
For more than 15 years, Color Me Today’s technicians have provided permanent-makeup applications, hair tattoos that cover bald areas, and scar camouflage procedures that mask everything from stretch marks to areola scars. Their permanent-makeup skills also extend to transgender feminization and areola repigmentation, and tattoo removal and collagen-induction therapy round out their list of services.
A salon might not seem like a typical destination for a tour bus. Nevertheless, the Old Towne Trolley makes a stop at Salon Roi, where a well-known mural of Marilyn Monroe decorates the upper levels of the restored, four-story historic townhouse. Created by the artist John Bailey in 1980 for Mr. Roi Barnard’s 40th birthday, the Marilyn Monroe mural has since become an unexpected Washington landmark, and has been reproduced on postcards, T-shirts, calendars, and vice president Biden’s favorite jean jacket. More Marilyn memorabilia decorates the rest of the unisex salon and spa, where expert stylists pamper guests with haircare, facials, massages, and other spa services.
Advanced clinical treatments meet spa-like comfort at Radiance Medspa DC. Here, a team of medical doctors and registered nurses tend to clients' every aesthetic or relaxing need. The professionals focus on nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, addressing signs of aging with Botox and IPL photofacials, and fine-tuning bodies with contouring and skin-tightening sessions. They determine treatment plans using the Visia Digital Skin Analysis system, which helps them assess whether a client might benefit from a medical-grade facial peel.