Owner Jenny anchors her beauty services in more than two decades of experience. She specializes in permanent makeup, dabbing eternal color onto lips or around eyes to shave minutes off of morning or post-waterslide beauty routines. Jenny also unearths fresh faces with skincare treatments that range from traditional European facials to microdermabrasion, a mechanical method of quickly buffing away lines, age spots, acne, and other blemishes. Jenny gussies up exteriors for weddings or special events by swiftly affixing eyelash extensions or vanquishes moles and dark marks with the wave of a laser beam
Take a deep breath inside WOW Nails and Day Spa, and the smell of lavender invites almost instant relaxation. The spa?s licensed nail technicians use lavender-scented scrubs, masques, and moisturizing creams to soften hands during spa manicures. And peppermint essential oils join up with heated stones to relax overworked feet before toenails are covered in polish. Clients can choose to have fingernails and toenails painted with regular polish or Gel polish, which protects nails for up to two weeks against chips and cat scratches. In a private area of the day spa, aestheticians lift dirt from pores and remove unwanted hair on faces, arms, and legs. Other rooms host massage therapists as they employ deep-tissue and Swedish massage techniques?the perfect end to a spa day.
Mirrors and earth tones adorn the inside of Avivo Salon & Day Spa, where stylists and estheticians refresh appearances and lavish guests with individualized attention. Enzymes and sea mud swaddle guests during body wraps, while herbal wraps detoxify, and special salts scrub away dead skin cells. Additionally, a variety of facials use exfoliating acids and imbue pores with intense hydration. The staff use high-quality products during all treatments, such as skincare products by Farah, to ensure lasting results. The range of treatments is diverse, and ensures that there's something to meet almost every beauty, relaxation, or relaxing mud fight desire.
Massage for the masses. That's the mission for the team at M3 Massage, who perform massages that work for a variety of skeletomuscular issues. They use deep-tissue techniques for chronic tension, Swedish massage for general relaxation, and prenatal massage for pregnant clients in need of a soothing session. And their efforts have certainly paid off: in 2013, readers of Washington City Paper named M3 Massage Best Spa. In private treatment rooms, aestheticians can also wax clients from head to toe or administer medspa treatments such as Lipomassage, which targets fat deposits and promotes lymphatic circulation.
Even the decor puts visitors at ease. Stepping into the M3 Massage lobby is like entering the living room of a friend, the one who decided to install a reception desk. Comfy couches, a coffee table stacked with ample reading materials, and a few other well-placed decor items set an easy and casual tone.
Over-tweezing makes a person look permanently surprised. Under-tweezing makes a person look jungly. A D'Brows tweezing makes a person look astonishingly attractive for at least a couple weeks. This Groupon gets you your choice of four eyebrow waxes or threadings or two Brazilian waxes at D'Brows, the U Street hair-removal specialist.
The stylists at Release the Blowdry Bar understand the value of updating your appearance. They also know that that value extends to buildings as well as people. The District's most comprehensive blowdry bar recently moved to brand-new digs, moving into a location that properly reflects the swankiness of their services. Here, they revamp hairstyles with ten different services?each one appropriately named after a goddess. Whether they're adding braids with the Freya, volumizing with the Aphrodite, or harnessing the power of natural curls with the Yana, stylists work in close consultation with clients to deliver desirable results. They're also masters of regular salon services, from cuts to color and keratin smoothing treatments.
Although they claim their fame as hairstyling experts, the stylists behind Release The Blowdry Bar don't stop when the last strand is set. Their blowout bar also sports a food menu filled with decadent bites including deli sliders, cake pops, wine, and assorted teas. They also invite a female house DJ to take over the turntables on Friday nights, when women come to get a blowout and sip a signature cocktail from 5 until 8 p.m.
Release The Blowdry Bar even shows off its multifaceted charms as an event space, serving as the backdrop for any number of special events, such as birthdays, bachelorette parties, or mother-daughter get-togethers.