Evie and David Cohen founded David's Beautiful People in 1973 with one goal in mind: to create a welcoming, down-to-earth space for clients to get modern haircuts. To that end, David has traveled the globe for more than 50 years, touching down in destinations such as Italy, Germany, and France, where he’s picked up talented stylists, devoured obscene amounts of Nutella, and learned the latest haircare techniques. He is a member of the prestigious Intercoiffure organization, and some of his hair handiwork—inspired by the Gilded Age of The Great Gatsby—was featured in Washington Life’s September 2012 Balls & Galas issue. The precision of David and his team’s cutting skills has kept some of the original clients coming back for nearly four decades. This customer loyalty earned the establishment recognition as a top vote getter in Bethesda Magazine’s 2011 Best of Bethesda contest.
The large, bustling salon is divided into two rooms: one for cuts and another for color services. The coloring room features an advanced ventilation system to help clients and stylists recover their breath. The crew also offers mani-pedis and silk-wrap nails.
Total Recon Auto Salon has been tapped by auto dealerships, wholesalers, and rental car fleets for their restorative powers. These powers include auto detailing, auto body services, and dent removal. The detailing packages address exteriors and interiors with hand washes and carnauba waxing. The technicians in the collision center perform bumper repairs, paint jobs, and complete auto-body repair with the use of OEM parts and Lesonal eco-friendly waterborne paints. And for small dents and dings, technicians smooth out car exteriors with a paintless process that preserves the car's original finish.
The earliest tanners learned how to harness the bronzing essence of the fiery sun, proving once and for all humankind's dominance over the weak, inanimate solar system. For $24, this Groupon gets you 30 days of unlimited tanning or two Mystic tans at South Beach Tanning Salon in King Farm. South Beach is a clean, comfortable sunshine spot with state-of-the-art beds.
Revitalizing appearances is only half the job at Faye Beauty Spa. The team ensures that every treatment doubles as a tension-alleviating retreat, sending clients home feeling rejuvenated and reenergized. Therapeutic massages accompany each facial and help visitors relax while the aestheticians use specialized products and technologies to restore the skin's youthful texture and radiance. Deep-cleaning facials gently uproot blackheads and ultrasonic systems help nutrient-rich serums sink deeper beneath the surface of the skin.
In addition to their full-body massages and hand and foot treatments, Faye Beauty Spa specializes in eyebrow tattoo treatments. Dedicated professionals take each client's facial structure into account when planning a design and then creating full, natural-looking brows.
Clients can visit BlueInGreen for an EKG or vaccination, or even to treat a common cold. Dr. Poochikian, an internal-medicine specialist, oversees the health clinic, but he also puts his scientific knowledge to work with a slew of aesthetic services.
Dr. Poochikian's team of certified aestheticians operates an arsenal of advanced technology, including an Image Pro II, used for comprehensive skin analysis, and a laser system, used for everything from hair removal to spider-vein treatments. The crew also performs conventional facials and anti-aging treatments and crafts custom weight-management programs. BlueInGreen also combines its pursuits of heath and beauty via Yin yoga classes, which use slow poses to build body awareness and empathy for statues.
London-trained and previous artistic director of 23-salon chain, Rick Gesumaria doesn't subscribe to the one-size-fits-all approach to hair design. Every haircut he administers is customized to meet that client's features, such as the texture of their hair, the shape of their face, and the height of their ceilings. Through a specialized computer program, he can even show clients how they'd look in hundreds of hairstyles and color treatments before they decide on their favorite. A 30-year veteran of hair design, Rick works out of David's Beautiful People, offering keratin treatments, Japanese straighteners, and extensions, all with a creative eye and desire to craft a style that gels with and emphasizes the client's look.