Specializing in ancient threading hair-removal techniques, Ancient Spa & Boutique soothes bodies and faces with an eclectic variety of replenishing spa services. Each one-hour hydrating facial moisturizes skin, leaving it cleansed, nourished, and ready to be pinched by random grandmas on the bus. The spa’s specialty lies in authentic threading hair removal, a technique that originated in central Asia and provides optimum results for those with sensitive skin. A thin thread of pure twisted cotton is rolled over frowzy follicles to pluck them from the brow. Visitors of the serene spa can kick back amid an oasis of relaxation that features eye-opening bright green walls before leaving with a visage that’s as sleek and refreshed as a dolphin after a morning jog.
Specialists in hair and nails, the team members at Naughty Nails and Salon keep coifs and fingertips looking glamorous with an array of lavish treatments. The nail team’s signature manicures include a citrus-lemon soak and a raw-cane-sugar scrub infused with exotic oils to leave skin looking as vibrant as freshly painted nails. Hair treatments include highlights, single-process color, and relaxers, and a team of aestheticians offer waxing services.
The charm and simplicity of the Maine lobster shack is heaved ashore at Georgetown's Tackle Box, which popped onto Bon Appétit's radar as one of the Best Seafood Restaurants of 2008. Just inside the door on a pocked brick wall, a weathered Old Glory greets diners as they stand before the counter's chalkboard menu to check on the day's fresh catch and wonder if sailors wear their ties in a figure-eight knot. Since Tackle Box shoulders a steadfast commitment to sustainability, each meal can vary, as cooks fry or grill the bounty of fishermen's nets that may swell with haddock or catfish.
Diners can choose smoked trout to pair with hand-cut fries or mac 'n' cheese, all of which they can enjoy at a fire-red picnic table. For an extra kick, fingers may dip fare or put out a burning dynamite fuse in a classic tartar or spicy marinara sauce.
At Naked A Boutique For Skin, seasoned aesthetician Marianne Ortiz restores skin's allure with custom treatments for men and women of all ages. After ushering guests into private treatment rooms, Ortiz blends organic fruit extracts into nourishing elixirs and whisks away unwanted hairs with gentle, fast-drying hard waxes. During complimentary skin-analysis sessions, Ortiz strives to educate clients on their epidermal needs and lingering rug-burn phobias.
Threading is an ancient technique for shaping eyebrows that is natural, safe, organic, and effective. Instead of slathering on harsh hair-removal creams loaded with chemicals and nickels or hot wax that can burn and abrade sensitive face skin, let the friendly eyebrow and upper-lip artists at Diva Beauty safely craft elegant arches and smooth mouths that will frame, define, and brighten a whole face. The results don't invite bumps or irritation, and a threaded mug is also less likely to experience local swelling or redness. The treatment frames, defines, and brightens the entire face until it shines like a lighthouse made out of glow sticks.
When Tatiana Brown was 14 years old, she turned her room into a part-time salon. Now that she's the adult expert behind U R Beauty, she no longer has to ask for her parents' permission to create flattering hairdos. Tatiana draws on eight years of professional cosmetology experience to spruce up hair with extensions and straighten curls with keratin smoothing treatments. She also teaches her clients how to keep their tresses strong and healthy by eating right and taking nutritional supplements.