Stress Free Therapeutic Massage's licensed massage therapists live up to the business's name with soothing treatments customized to each individual's needs. Following an initial consultation, clients head to one of the studio's serene treatment rooms where cushy pillows cover massage tables amid soft lighting and tranquil artwork. Here, the massage therapist combines a range of techniques?Swedish, deep tissue, sports, and aromatherapy?to quell specific ailments, including work-related stress or injuries from Civil War reenactments that got too real. Throughout treatment, the practitioners may call upon products such as Prossage massage oils or Biofreeze pain reliever.
Softouch Permanent Makeup's steady-handed professionals subtly and safely enhance clients' natural features using the SofTap Hand Method. Unlike permanent makeup applied with a tattoo gun or water pistol loaded with borscht, the SofTap Hand Method applies pigment using small needles to gently tap color under the skin's surface, usually over the course of two visits to reduce healing time. Improve top lash batting averages with a slight dot of color between every lash ($250), or add permanent top or bottom eyeliner ($250). Fully shade a pout ($550) or fill out sparse or bare brows ($400) with natural-looking strokes that mimic the look of brow hair. Though the procedure may cause some pain, prettifying pros apply a numbing agent before application to reduce discomfort. Results can last from five to ten years, and require minimal touchups or makeout sessions with rainbows to maintain.
Certified aesthetician Alexis Marie learned her craft at the Palomar Institute of Cosmetology. After graduation, she continued to hone her expertise in chemical peels, waxing, and custom facials. Today, she works with clients to meet their beauty goals. After a consultation, she might recommend treatments such as an anti-aging facial, which incorporates a three-layer pumpkin enzyme. Alexis also offers other services, such as diamond microdermabrasions and back massages.
Designed to support the effects of exercise and proper nutrition, Skinny Wraps DC's herbal body wraps penetrate subcutaneous fat cells with a botanical formula that can help reduce the appearance of cellulite while tightening and toning the skin. During each session, a technician wraps your problem areas for 45-60 minutes?or until the director yells, "Cut!" It takes up to 72 hours to see the results of each treatment, and results can last for up to three to six months.
Staffed by a team of professionals that deliver everything from haute new hairstyles to eyelash extensions, Yvonne's Day Spa has received particular attention from sources such as MSNBC's Today Show for its unique Fish-y-cure pedicures, which rely on tropical fish to exfoliate feet. Toothless Garra rufa, or doctor fish, hail from the freshwater world's top medical schools, but have been invited stateside for the gentle way they nibble dead skin from between the toes, as guests relax into a leather massage chair and dangle their feet in the creature's warm, watery habitat. After watching the treatment soar to popularity, and dedicating countless hours to learning to breed and care for his tiny aestheticians, co-owner John Ho franchised the idea and made it the signature of all Yvonne's locations. CBS rated the spa's manicures and pedicures as among the best in the DC area in 2011, as they extend beyond the aquarium to include OPI products and high-tech UV gel?curing methods. Stylists offer guests soda and coffee before offering scalps nourishing sips from bottles of hair care products including Goldwell, Nexxus, Matrix, and Paul Mitchell. Hot stones and glass cups gain healing powers in the hands of Yvonne's massage therapists, and ingredients including sea salt, honey, and cappuccino lotion infuse many treatments to leave skin glowing with health and ready for a snack.
When Eugina started out in the beauty industry more than 30 years ago, she exclusively worked as a hairstylist. But her interest in the field grew, and she soon pursued certifications in aesthetics and nail services, eventually even running salons at the American embassies in Peru and Argentina. Today she shares her talents at Paradise Salon & Day Spa, where the menu reflects her skills with a mix of hair, skin, and body treatments. Consultations precede all hair services, which range from cuts and color to weave applications and natural hair styling. Similarly, a skin analysis helps fine-tune facials customized for blemish-prone, aging, or other complexion types. The body treatments, with their sea salts and detoxifying mud, fit right in with the tropical-themed decor: the front desk is framed in bamboo, and teal walls exactly match the hue of an ocean's mood ring.