The Washingtonian declared Amir Salon one of its top 23 salons to try in 2010, particularly for those looking for low-maintenance cuts and new brunette hues. Even in the face of increased notoriety, owner Amir Gilanshah still makes each appointment personal, consulting with clients to ensure they select the right style and color before any snipping begins. Along with Amir’s hair care services, waxing and facial specialist Renee blends nature-based ingredients into relaxing masks and hair removal sessions gentle enough for sensitive skin with a propensity for yelping.
The talented stylists of Salon Etoiles bring decades of experience and education to every service they perform. In fact, when they're not snipping bobs into topiary giraffes, arranging locks into wedding-day masterpieces, or imbuing strands with vibrant color, many of the stylists study their craft at seminars and classes. The salon even has a trichologist on staff, whose in-depth knowledge of the science behind hair loss and scalp diseases helps heal ailing strands from the inside out. Guests also rely on the staff for threading and nailcare—as a CND certified salon, Salon Etoiles's in-house nail experts possess a special knack for Shellac manicures and pedicures.
Tony and Mustafa, the owners of Salon Ö Tony, have 15 years of hairstyling experience. When assembling their team, they sought out those with similar dedication and talent. The result: a staff of master stylists who stay apace of the latest trends through continuous training, and whose versatility allows them to work with all hair types and most sailors’ knots. Every hair treatment, regardless of whether it’s a haircut, a coloring treatment, or deep conditioning, begins with a free consultation so the stylists can assess the client’s personal needs and wants. From there, the stylists work their magic, designing hairstyles with elegant shapes, lustrous shines, and vibrant colors. With equal care and commitment, the salon’s skincare and nailcare specialists beautify the body.
Trinity Med Spa's team of professionals specializes in all types of treatments that improve the appearance of skin. Their focus, like that of the laser they work with, is hair-removal. The laser can be trained most anywhere on the body, including the back, legs, underarms, and other areas exposed during swimsuit season and moments of panic when you forget where your bellybutton is. In addition to laser hair-removal, the spa also promotes beauty with an arsenal of chemical peels, facial elixirs, and skin-tightening agents.
Rodi Salon and Spa's Cel.lux cosmetic light device shines a spectrum of colors on patients' faces, aiming to soothe a range of skin ailments in 25- to 45-minute light therapy sessions. As the client lies supine on a treatment table, a luminous wand passes methodically over features without touching them, much like a human windshield wiper, emitting a custom cocktail of rays that attempts to treat skin maladies. Each of the light's seven colors is designed to match a healing trait, with violet purifying the skin, blue soothing, aqua oxygenizing, green diminishing redness, yellow toning muscles, orange helping skin tone, and red stimulating collagen and causing all traffic on the forehead to screech to a standstill.
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.
Stylists and nail techs at Le Salon don't just make over clients in the confines of their studio. They also sell products that help guests keep up their new looks at home. Whether indulging in a pedicure, getting gussied up for a wedding, or dyeing one's hair to match one's handbag, clients find expert advice and friendly faces.