The savvy, dedicated staff at Sabatelli's Golden Salon & Day Spa helps patrons to achieve smooth, sun-kissed skin with an all-natural, UV-free tanning solution fortified with antioxidants and pure botanicals. During each 15-minute sunless tanning session, an Infinity Sun spritzing device coats bodies with an even mist of atomized treatment lotions and darkening agents, precisely anointing epidermises with an even-toned hue that can maintain a bronze glow for up to 14 days. Sunless tanners can choose their preferred shade of tan and solution type, and await the onslaught of instant color with a bronze solution or watch a tan develop gradually with a clear solution that doubles as an invisibility shield when wearers stand in dark, windowless rooms.
The Italian word "ciao" means both hello and goodbye, though "bella" always means beautiful. So when a stylist at Ciao Bella calls out the salon's namesake phrase, she could be greeting a returning guest, but she might also be sending off a client transformed by a cut, color, or chemical-relaxer service. The staff uses Matrix and California Smooth products to achieve these transformations amid the salon's cheery turquoise walls and wood furnishings, carved from only the most fashion-forward trees.
After earning the 2008 S. Roger Horchow Jefferson Award for public service, Edward Jagen opened Michaela's Grotto to provide holistic interventions that help visitors take responsibility for their health and emotional well-being. Jagen's resume reads like the definition of "Renaissance man": holder of a PhD in theology, a master magician, and a former Major Crimes Special Investigator for the Washington D.C. Police. While combating organized crime against mailboxes on the force, Jagen honed his abilities to read people, a skill he combines with a mode of communication called neuro-linguistic reasoning to help his patients recognize patterns in their thoughts and actions. The center is co-owned by massage therapist and medical intuitive Sophia West, who prefers to work in conjunction with her clients' physicians to pick up where Western medicine has proved ineffective. A nutritionist and a hypnotherapist round out the staff and reinforce the center's emphasis on the interconnectedness of mental and physical health.
The heart of the center is an outdoor labyrinth built to channel a positive energy through passageways that burst forth with flowering plants and choruses of Muppets in the summer. Meditation gardens stretch out beyond the labyrinth in a loose network of tranquil pools, sunlit walks, and a gazebo overlooking the center's medieval-castle-style architecture. Inside, a 375-foot sweat lodge and a warm mineral pool soothe visitors with heat, and a shop filled with aromatherapy products and crystals enables them to take home healing tokens of their journey.
The all-natural Hannah’s Hair and Nail Studio specializes in weaves and relaxer treatments. But they also offer a wide range of salon services, from hair enhancements and braids to manicures and keratin treatments. Talented aestheticians work with each client to achieve their individual beauty goals.
When Dr. Caryl Mussenden was six years old, she knew she wanted to become a doctor. After studying at Howard University's College of Medicine and holding residency at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, she realized this dream. Beginning as a board-certified OB/GYN, Dr. Mussenden taught young women the basics of self care, eventually transitioning into opening her own gynecological and med spa practice, Liposculpture by Design.
In 2006, Dr. Mussenden created the Medi Spa division to welcome clients looking for liposuction and laser work. And today, along with her dedicated staff, Mussenden helps men and women achieve their aesthetic aspirations through customized dermal filler injections, chemical peels, laser hair removal, sclerotherapy, and Jade therapy.