A salon might not seem like a typical destination for a tour bus. Nevertheless, the Old Towne Trolley makes a stop at Salon Roi, where a well-known mural of Marilyn Monroe decorates the upper levels of the restored, four-story historic townhouse. Created by the artist John Bailey in 1980 for Mr. Roi Barnard’s 40th birthday, the Marilyn Monroe mural has since become an unexpected Washington landmark, and has been reproduced on postcards, T-shirts, calendars, and vice president Biden’s favorite jean jacket. More Marilyn memorabilia decorates the rest of the unisex salon and spa, where expert stylists pamper guests with haircare, facials, massages, and other spa services.
Washington stylistas know all about Georgetown’s Roche Salon. From its perch in Washington Harbour, along with another outpost downtown, Roche is considered one of the top color salons in the country. The salon is large, yet light and airy, with sun streaming in through the large front windows. Especially nice are the shampoo and color areas, which are adjacent to each other near the rear of the salon; the shampoo space features extra-large sinks and comfy massage lounge chairs, while the color area is equally comfortable for lounging. In addition to hair services, there’s a facial and massage room; manicures and pedicures are also done on site.
Cachet Hair Designs has been a beauty destination for more than 25 years. Owner Meriem Benchaouch and her staff abide by the old-fashioned belief that close and personal attention yield the best results, but their work is anything but antiquated. With an eye for the fresh and trendy, the stylists whip hairdos into shape with cuts, Argan intensive conditioning treatments, coloring services, and wave nouveau treatments. They also offer haircuts and beard trimming for men, as well as facials that utilize steam vaporizers and high frequency debacterization to cleanse the skin and make it glow like a firefly that just developed its first crush.
The attentive staff at Revo Nails & Spa festoons fingers and toes with a glossy array of nature nails, acrylic nails, and CND Shellac polishes. But that's just the final step in relaxing nail regimens that include foaming sea-soak whirlpool baths, reflexology massages, and meticulous grooming and buffing services. Lest extremities have all the fun, the staff also brings complexions to a radiant glow with nourishing facials and subdues tension in the muscles with Swedish and deep-tissue massages, also designing packages for brides or those playing the role of king, queen, or spoiled mayor for a day.
The stylists and aestheticians at Eurospa refuse to confine themselves to just one specialty. In addition to revamping guests' 'dos, the intrepid beauty-makers add fetching color to locks, wax away unwanted hair, and apply semi-permanent makeup, which cuts down on the time clients spend getting ready and making awkward small talk with the person who lives in their bathroom mirror. Meanwhile, those looking for relaxation can also avail themselves of another of the spa's many specialties: a scalp massage, which saps away stress while nourishing hair with warm oil.
Treat yourself to beautification and relaxation at the renowned Andre Chreky, the salon spa. This Groupon gets you $100 worth of salon and/or spa services for half price. New Beauty Magazine named the premier salon one of the "most elegant and extraordinary beauty destinations" in the country in its Five-Star Beauty Destination program. Treat yourself and buy two Groupons: get $200 worth of services for just $100.