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.
Since 2001, Island Mist Tanning's well-maintained booths and beds have helped customers bronze in a relaxed environment. Licensed-and-certified technicians are on hand to help out with tanning options, which include standup booths, beds, and manually applied UV-free airbrush tans. The tanning salon also sells a variety of products from brands such as Supre and Devoted Creations.
At MelliSpa, aesthetician Paula Bartorelli nourishes complexions naturally. Drawing from a diverse background in advanced clinical skin care treatments and natural healing, her facials use high-quality GlyMed Plus and Prima Fleur Botanicals products. Her services often change with the seasons—for instance, a pumpkin-enzyme peel in the fall—but she also performs classic facials customized for aging, acneic, and dry skin.
Spa Ujala’s aestheticians strive to reinvent clients' appearances through custom combinations of organic or botanically derived products. During the facial treatments, they can slather cheekbones with antioxidant-filled seaweed, organic mud masks, or balms with enough vitamin C to get through the next orange strike. The spa's body wraps also seek to leave skin soft and vibrant by first nourishing it in a bath of coconut, mung bean, and lavender. For an even more tactile experience, the massage therapists unravel knots near the surface of muscles by using gentle, flowing Swedish strokes. They also utilize deep-tissue techniques or hot stones to delve a bit further into the musculature.
With its red-brick façade and white-trimmed windows and doors, Trendies Salon & Day Spa could easily be mistaken for a cozy family home. Inside, despite the hairstyling stations and private spa rooms, the familial atmosphere persists; owner Kristin Ridge and her staff, after all, are like one big happy family. The team greets every client with a smile before embarking on a haircut or color service such as highlights or ombre. In the spa, aestheticians pamper skin with custom facials and teen-specific treatments geared toward battling acne and erasing forehead graffiti. Nails receive TLC at Trendies too, thanks to soothing manicures and pedicures and skin-softening paraffin dips.