At Well Medical Arts, nurse practitioner Dominique Well and her certified team perform a variety of anti-aging treatments tailored to the individual client. The staff combines scientific techniques with a soothing, spa-like atmosphere, educating clients and helping them cultivate inner and outer beauty. Services range from vitamin deficiency testing to Ultherapy—an FDA-approved skin-tightening and lifting treatment.
Imena Salon and Spa freshens up cranial covers and takes haughty hair down a peg with a variety of hair services that go well beyond the reliable cut ($29+). Add-on conditioning treatments ($14+) feed malnourished manes with necessary nutrients and moisture. The full foil coloring ($84+) transforms faded follicles back into technicolor tresses. Otherwise, combine a spa manicure ($45) and pedicure ($55) from Imena's nail services, during which you'll enjoy therapeutic soaks, massage, exfoliation, and more. Facials ($75–$95) can be custom concocted to match your skin, and the 60-minute clarifying back treatment pampers the body's oft-neglected textbook toter with a cleansing, exfoliating, and purifying session that releases geysers of pent-up tension from your pore's blow holes ($75). You can also remove prickly skin sprouts with a waxing of the brow & lip ($25), or go full-throttle and render your south-of-the-equator samba-compliant with a Brazilian ($70+).
A slimmer, smaller waistline. Soft, glowing skin. These cosmetic dreams become reality at Body and Face Esthetics, a studio dedicated to helping clients look and feel their best. Skin care expert Mari tailors every facial treatment to the recipient's needs or concerns, combining cleansers, peels, and compliments to leave any complexion radiant. Her waxing services gently and effectively banish unwanted hair with hard or soft formulas from Cirepil, while noninvasive ultrasound cavitation sessions help reduce localized fat and contour bodies.
The technicians at Sound Body and Face specialize in three aesthetic areas: ultrasound cavitation, facials, and waxing. In a process that has been featured on Dr. Oz, non-invasive body sculpting-treatments send ultrasound waves to penetrate the skin and break down the contents of fat cells. In doing so, the process can render slimmer silhouettes as this waste leaves the body via the lymphatic system. Further north, facials comprise cleansing and massages, and waxing treatments oust excess fuzz from brows, lips, and chins.
Clients relax as they sip frothy beers and tart ciders amid the elegant white décor of The Wax Bar's lobby before following aestheticians back to a private treatment room for one of a broad repertoire of signature hair-removal services. Staff at The Wax Bar's two locations aim to make waxing or sugaring a luxurious and dignified experience, soothing clients' jangling nerves with drinks from the wet bar. Each aesthetician boasts a repertoire of discomfort-minimizing tricks to ensure sugaring and waxing services for men and women's brows, backs, and bikinis go as swiftly and painlessly as possible. After follicles have said their tearful goodbyes to unwanted hair, aestheticians apply aftercare products and advise clients on the best way to reduce irritation on freshly bare skin. Staff members also offer facials whose targeted therapies incorporate products from Dermalogica and Aveda.
Acu-Clinics of Washington draws its name from its signature treatment: acu-molds, invented by Dr. Francis J McCall. The acrylic devices fit inside the ear, administering constant, low-grade acupressure that reportedly helps with weight loss, efforts to quit smoking, and reducing the noise of your roommate's glockenspiel practice.
At this particular clinic, medical aesthetician and acupressure therapist Janean Wjvold fits the acu-molds in addition to performing beauty treatments. These range from exfoliating microdermabrasion and facial peels to a hydrating peppermint, tangerine oil, and white tea mask. However, there's one thing that they all have in common: they're administered by the soothing light of scented candles.