Licensed aestheticians Lynda Young and Monique Mannino split their time between administering spa treatments at Rock Creek Medi Spa and educating students at its adjoining Esthetics Institute. The aestheticians helm a staff of technicians and valedictorian lasers who restore balance and radiance to skin. In addition to addressing epidermal concerns, staff members use non-invasive treatments to contour curves, reduce fine lines, and zap away unwanted hair. They also offer full-body fitness with vibration platform machines that help build muscle as you burn calories.
New Moon Salon & Spa?a full-service day spa?lives up to its name with relaxing nail, massage, and skincare services that rejuvenate bodies and minds. Nail techs keep hands and feet chip-free for up to two weeks with CND Shellac, or hydrate digits with nourishing almond oil during traditional mani-pedis. More than 10 massage modalities call on hot towels and stones to help loosen tight muscles, as essential oils infused with the scent of cedarwood, wild thyme, or eucalyptus instill a sense of calm. The staff also dolls up faces with permanent-makeup applications and uses wax to subtract unwanted hairs and solve tricky arithmetic tattoos.
The talented staff at Rock Barbers cultivate and manage modern men's manes in a comfortable, guy-friendly environment. A full panel of hair-based services begins with a shampoo, which lathers heroic heads of hair with crime-fighting cleansing powers before scissors and a skilled hand trim away at loose ends, revealing an attractive, sleeker skull. Free indentured follicles from nosebleed views with a neck shave, and allow the epidermis to explore the atmosphere with a newfound sense of self. A final rinse and style solidify the look, releasing you to an admiring public that will grab bonbons and a recliner chair just to watch you walk by.
Combining keen aesthetic intuition with professional-grade products and equipment, the stylists at Front Street Hair Studio use an arsenal of techniques to create changing, energetic new looks for their clients. They begin each appointment with a thorough consultation, determining how anything from a quick trim to a full head of highlights will accentuate a client's best features, even if their best features are solving integral and differential equations. From there, the stylists tend to tresses using Aquage shampoos and styling products?made using nutrient-rich blends of organic seaweeds and algae?as well as vibrant coloring formulas by Wella.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Haircut and color
Brands Used: Paul Mitchell color
Brands Used: Matrix for retail
Industrie Hairdressing founders Holly Tignor and Mary Cahill Garrard are a natural match. Aside from having similar career trajectories—they each got their starts in the early 90s before developing their skills on the artistic team at U.K.-based Toni&Guy—the two share an ambitious streak that led them to establish Creating Beauty, a three-tiered company that consists of two concept salons and a hairdressing academy.
At Industrie Hairdressing, the idea is to draw inspiration from all forms of art and design using an approach to styling that's as freeform as the episode of Jeopardy! where Alex Trebek had to improvise all the clues. During sessions, stylists grouped into five levels based on experience and education consult with their clients to create styles that best suit the client's lifestyle and face shape. They do this by drawing on a full line of Bumble and Bumble products.