Amber light glows against the earth-toned walls of Tea Spa Wellness Center's waiting area, a tranquil cove that foreshadows the pampering services patrons are about to enjoy. Inside private treatment rooms, the spa's licensed massage therapists use essential oils, hot towels, and long, warming strokes during the spa's signature massage, or employ smooth heated rocks to unblock energy pathways and boost circulation during hot-stone massages. Tea Spa also provides a reprieve from the harshly lit outside world with custom facials that use Guinot skin-care products to deep-cleanse and tone skin or fade away signs of aging. Meanwhile, an infrared sauna helps clients sweat out toxins. All these amenities add up to Tea Spa being voted to the Washingtonian magazine's list of "Great Day Spas 2013".
In one language, the word "Lavand" means a small Mediterranean flower. In another, it means a sultry woman.?At Salon Lavand, both definitions are apt. As with the word, the salon deals in beauty, and the staff?which features an internationally trained senior artistic director and a team of senior stylists?summons beauty with elegant hair and cosmetic treatments. Whether clients opt for a cut and blowdry, color gloss treatment, or a Moroccan Oil restorative hair mask, they'll be in the hands of a stylist who brings experience, training, and creativity to the chair.?
Salon Lavand also features a blowdry bar as well as a brow bar. At the former, stylists thread, wax, and tint eyebrows to give clients elegant, put-together profiles that look good at clubs, at the office, or on homemade counterfeit currency.
If your eyes are the windows to your soul, your teeth are the white picket fence that protects the soul from oversized bites of taffy. Strengthen your defenses against attacks on the soul with today's Groupon to clean and healthy teeth. For $50, you'll get a complete dental exam, x-rays, and cleaning from Smile Design Studio in Bethesda (a $421 value).
Nestled inside Lux Studios, Didi Green has been creating beautiful, designer hairstyles from all manner of hair types for more than 15 years. She draws experience from performing cuts, color, and texture services at New York's Fashion Week as well as training at Oribe Hair of New York. When she's not transforming outmoded hairdos into chic, trendy looks, she can be found leading workshops as a freelance educator.
Katrina — the hands behind the shears at The Art Spa — has styled, extended, and colored hair for 20 years. She uses the Wella line of products, aptly called Color Charm and noted for its ability to cover gray hairs. She also remains conscientious about hair health when selecting her other products, choosing brands that are free of sulfate.
Inside Studio 355's contemporary salon, a team of beauty experts helps clients to showcase their best selves with a lengthy list of hair, skin, and nail services. The salon boasts a large team of stylists and master stylists, many of them educated abroad under highly regarded hair programs and well-known stylists to the stars. With Aveda products in its arsenal, the hair team uses its varied talents to give clients any look they desire, be it extensions, bridal updos, creative coloring, or straight, relaxed hair. An accomplished skin therapist helps fight the signs of aging or skin conditions such as acne with services for both men and women, and waxing treatments leave body hair wondering what it did to not deserve its own updo.