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.
On the second floor of a beautiful blonde brick building near the Dupont Circle lays the ultimate pampering and hairstyling space. While Blondie’s does all sorts of hair, it specializes in the golden hues, even its walls are painted blonde. Many customers have come in to get their hair touched by the golden hues. Aside from its unique expertise in blonde coloring, Blondie’s is known for its precision in cutting curly hair and for shampooers who take scalp massages to a new level. Other services include waxing, manicures and pedicures. There’s a comfortable and light waiting area where self-serve beverages are offered compliments of the house.
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.
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.
In the heart of Dupont Circle, Body Rays Tanning's high-end technology browns a clientele, which includes news anchors and professional dancers, with four styles of bed and organic spray tans. During consultations, technicians recommend appropriate exposure times and bed technology for clients’ bronzing goals, which may range from a subtle glow to fitting in with their penny collections. Alternatively, Mystic tans and organic airbrush tans speedily spray physiques, leaving behind sunlessly bronzed skin. The sun-kissed yellow walls evoke days at the beach, and the salon stays open seven days a week for maximum convenience.
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.