The stylists at Divine Touch Salon describes their workplace as "a complete hair salon," and after browsing their menu of services, it's easy to see that that's no exaggeration. The experienced style team, which has a combined 21 years of haircare experience, is adept at handling a wide range of hair care needs, whether they're delivering a regimented military haircut, adding length with weaves, or executing French rolls, braids, and color treatments. With more than two decades of collective experience, the team also has the intuitive know-how to address each client's needs through collaboration and consultation.
In addition to their extensive hair services, the Divine Touch Salon offers treatments that coalesce corrective therapies with holistic modalities. Many of the salon's skincare methods, however, incorporate high-tech products in place of plant-based ones so that clients see results.
Bazzak Hair Salon's new location?a 120-plus-year-old brownstone townhouse in the heart of historic Old Town Alexandria?not only oozes charm and character but has also allowed the staff to expand its service menu. The team of American- and European-trained designers and master colorists has been caring for hair for more than 30 years, and also now can soften hands with soothing paraffin mani-pedis or calm the skin with an organic white-tea facial.
For their hair services, staffers still nourish locks with the natural and eco-friendly ingredients in Ren? Furterer and Priv? products, and specialize in adding face-framing accents or ombre highlights that, like a firefly falling asleep, slowly transition from light to dark.
When Maureen Schantz founded Alternative Health Associates more than two decades ago, she did so with a simple concept in mind: bring together professionals who can tend to customers’ every aesthetic need. She and her staff do just that with a wide range of cosmetic services, ranging from Maureen’s specialty, electrolysis, to Botox and waxing. But their services also extend into aspects of health. Swedish and deep-tissue massages disperse aches, and a protein-oriented weight-loss program builds muscle and gets rid of fat faster than a firm handshake from a really muscular cousin.
The staff at Sunrise Wellness Center design their pampering spa services to leave skin smooth and muscles relaxed. Sugaring treatments remove unwanted hair naturally, without razors or harsh chemicals, and massage therapists employ deep-tissue, Swedish, and hot-stone modalities to alleviate guests' aches and pains. In addition to standard massage modalities, Sunrise Wellness Center offers prenatal, postnatal, and infant massages and couples-massage classes.
New Creation Therapy’s detoxifying services counter impurities introduced to the body through the environment and additives in the foods we eat. Colonics clear waste from the digestive tract, and ionic footbaths draw toxins out through the foot or stiletto. Tea and aromatherapy with extracts of eucalyptus, thyme, and rosemary alleviate digestive and respiratory complaints with help from nature's bounty. For a total-body assault on stress, the Aqua PT machine massages clients with 36 obedient jets of water.
With five indoor tennis courts, a group exercise studio, and a fully equipped training room, Mount Vernon Athletic Club has kept hearts racing and muscles burning for 40 years. The tennis program aims to improve the skills of players of all ages by hosting clinics and seminars on correct stroke form and how to grow your own tennis-ball garden.
Personal trainers inhabit the training studio, creating regimens customized to their clients' physical prowess, while Fitness On Demand offers a library of group fitness classes. Rounding out the club's services, the wellness spa keeps clients looking their best with skincare and tanning services. Free childcare services allow parents to take advantage of the gamut of offerings.