Just because the stylists at D.C. take hair very seriously doesn't mean they have to take themselves seriously. On the salon's front door is a black-and-white photo of Christopher Walken, below which reads "We Accept Walkens." Good-natured riffs such as these help clients feel at home as they seek out a haircut to fit their unique, and often quirky, personalities. D.C. CreationZ is also a proud Matrix concept salon, specializing in color techniques trending here and overseas.
Mellisa Rollins, owner of MelliSPA, offers private beauty treatments by appointment only. This rule allows her and her staff to focus their completely on each client during each custom organic facial, full-body waxing, or massage. Committed to using natural and organic products when possible, Mellisa employs aroma and herbal therapies that draw on ancient herbal wisdom. For example, her hair-removal services eschew artificial waxes for all-organic ingredients such as amber honey, which is the same substance that bees use to remove fuzz from their abdomens.
It would be impossible not to feel pampered at Jan's Skin & Hair Studio. First, guests take a seat in front of a mirror perched on a robin's-egg blue wall, surrounded by brightly colored bouquets and star-shaped lamps. From there, stylists go to work, cutting, styling, and conditioning strands for beautiful new looks. Stylists also add hues and highlights using ammonia-free color. Alternatively, guests indulge in skincare services, such as facials and paraffin-wax treatments. Inside the salon's private room, the staff gets rid of unwanted face and body hair with waxing sessions, which use natural products.
The staff at The Face Place & Spa performs pampering services in a homey space that embraces clients with cushy couches, pillows, and Victorian-style cerulean chairs. Aestheticians polish frontispieces with skincare services that include 75-minute facials with Yonka and Repechage products, peels from Environ, and ultrasonic microdermabrasions designed for deep resurfacing. Nail techs gussy up digits with standard and Shellac polish, as well as paraffin treatments that moisturize hands damaged during sandpaper origami sessions. Makeup services artfully adorn features with Jane Iredale cosmetics, and waxing and massage tend to the rest of the body.
Signature Service: Hair color and cutting
Brands Used: Aveda
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Stylists: Andrea, Anna, Jacqui, Lauren, Melissa, Sarah
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Scalp massages, hand massages, and mini facial refreshers are offered complimentary with each service
What's the biggest mistake you see clients make when they style their hair at home?
Not using the correct products.
Part of being a good stylist is mastering the art of conversation. What are some pro tips for talking to strangers?
Be genuine and a good listener, also ask a lot of questions.
What other services do you offer besides haircuts?
Color, highlights, event styling/updos, facials, full body waxing, cellulite treatments, lash extensions, and make-up artistry.