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.
Co-owners Wadiya Adger and Georgina Weston, along with hair-design and color specialist Candace Aloi, pamper clients with personable salon services for all hair and skin types. Leaning on their extensive beautifying experience, the trio deftly delivers highlights and cornrows along with less hirsute pursuits, such as waxing, body scrubs, mani-pedis, and anti-aging facials. Slinging handpicked products by Redken, Pureology, and Aveda, the trio of beautifiers sets to work, revamping styles for everything from a night out on the town to a quiet date watching a film about a night out on the town. Not content to only focus on hair, the professional prettifiers soothe clients with spa treatments, such as a hydrating body wrap or peeper-enhancing eyelash extensions.
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.
With decades of combined experience across all fields of beautification, the Bellini family is adept at handling a multitude of salon services. They offer haircuts for women ($50+), men ($35+), and children ($20+). A variety of coloring, styling, and highlighting treatments are also available for those interested in a new 'do without the trim. Remix fingertips with a full set of acrylic nails ($60) or a relaxing mani-pedi ($55). If it's wispy, they'll wax it (with services starting at $10); if it's tense, they'll relax it. Multiple massage styles are offered, including the traditional 60-minute Swedish ($85), more intense deep-tissue ($100), or motherly pre/postnatal ($90). You can also put your $100 toward MedSpa services at Bellini from Dr. Scott M. Gerrish & Associates, which include Botox, Thermage, and laser hair removal. Call for more information or a consultation for these medical procedures.
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.