Ariadna Sanchez, an aesthetician and a certified NovaLash technician, beautifies complexions and embellishes lash lines in her tranquil, earth-toned boutique studio. Guests seeking to draw attention to their ocular region without having to wink uncontrollably or don a pair of Hubble telescope lenses can rejoice in a full set of NovaLash extensions, which Ariadna applies strand by strand to existing eye fringe. During the 2- to 2.5-hour appointment, she'll customize lash looks to ensure natural, evenly placed eye adornments. Waterproof extensions last up to eight weeks, though Ariadna recommends touchups every two–three weeks. Alternatively, clients can opt for a 45- to 60-minute organic facial, which purges pores of dirt, grease, and loose change in the hope of yielding a cleaner, younger-looking visage.
Led by semblance-savvy husband-and-wife team Dr. Daniel Kort and nurse practitioner JoAnne Engel Kort, Renew Clinic and Spa restores bodily beauty with medical expertise and cutting-edge laser technology. Light years beyond dated light bulb hair removal, laser hair removal gently coaxes rogue follicles from their derma dens and permanently eviscerates them after an average of six to ten treatments. A numbing cream thickens skin against the laser's subtle sarcasm, with most patients reporting only a mild tingling sensation, increasing with the darkness and thickness of the hair.
The skilled stylists at the full-service Haute Society Hair Studio shape new 'dos under the gleaming lights of a chic, modern studio. Stylists revamp locks with a fresh cut and blow-dry, leaving patrons with sleeker, healthier hair and a lighter head for less labored neck movement. Additionally, customers may further their fringe transformations with a coloring service, infusing looks with a new all-over hue. Hair services last an average of 90 minutes, and once they are through, customers can collect their discarded hair to knit into sweaters as keepsakes for friends and family.
With many locations throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths, high-pressure tanning beds, or jars full of fireflies that can be held against the skin for a natural glow. The salons also offer six varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular service: Anti-Aging services, facials, microdermabrasion
Brands Used: Dermalogica
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
European and Anti-Aging facials. [Each includes] a customized double cleanse, customized exfoliation, massage of the face, neck, shoulders and upper arms, and a customized masque and moisturizer. [We also offer] microdermabrasion [that] includes a double cleanse with toner to prep the skin, microdermabrasion, soothing masque, and customized moisturizer.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
Complimentary bottled water and a chocolate truffle.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
On their first visit, they will fill out a consultation form for a facial or microdermabrasion. This helps me to get a feel for their stress level and what their skin goals and expectations are. [Not only is] this necessary, but [it] also helps to build a brief rapport and get them relaxed for their service. I also try to make sure they are as comfortable as possible?maybe adding a pillow or rolled up towel under their knees for instance, while they're lying back for their service.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Music is played in the background during visits to further relax the client.
Chandeliers dangle from b. Suite Studio Salon’s ceiling, casting a golden glow across slate-gray walls and shining wood floors as the salon’s crew bustles about their mirrored styling stations. Dedicated to beautifying patrons via personalized salon and spa services, stylist Jennifer Potter and the other staff members tailor each treatment to address individual needs, from taming curly hair with Brazilian blowouts to soothing skin beset by acne or too many games of Bobbing for Beets. The cascading light also illuminates the elegant updos and spider-vein-less legs exiting via the salon’s glass front doors or secret rooftop heliport, and newly spray-tanned bodies cast their own glow thanks to a DHA-rich formula that never yields streaks or orange palms.