From the paint on the walls to the music in the lobby, everything at Escape Salon & Day Spa is chosen deliberately and in direct service of relaxation and beauty. Inside the spa, a motif of neutral colors evokes the Earth and sun, which the owners believes foster the feelings of comfort and transformation.
The salon's day spa treatments give clients the opportunity to escape and transform. Swedish and hot stone massages, sugar scrub manicures, and and milk and honey pedicures help clients relax and forget everyday stresses, and salon services ranging from cuts to texturing and color treatments alter looks. Skincare workers are also on hand and offer deep cleansing facials and aromatherapy body scrubs, both which relax the client's spirits while simultaneously repairing the wrinkles, dinosaur scratches, and other signs of aging on the skin.
Unique U Day Spa is on a mission to provide beauty and wellness services that both relax and rejuvenate their clients, leading to favorable reviews by press outlets such as Northern Virginia Magazine. Walking into the beautiful and sunlit space, with its high ceilings and hardwood floors, clients are immediately soothed by the upscale atmosphere, and the licensed technicians on staff go the extra mile to provide unpretentious, "snob-free" service. The staff leave no grooming stone unturned by offering hair, nails, waxing, massages, and facials, and those coming in for a spa treatment can enjoy the snacks and beverages in the relaxation room for an extra bonus.
Staffed by a team of professionals that deliver everything from haute new hairstyles to eyelash extensions, Yvonne's Day Spa has received particular attention from sources such as MSNBC's Today Show for its unique Fish-y-cure pedicures, which rely on tropical fish to exfoliate feet. Toothless Garra rufa, or doctor fish, hail from the freshwater world's top medical schools, but have been invited stateside for the gentle way they nibble dead skin from between the toes, as guests relax into a leather massage chair and dangle their feet in the creature's warm, watery habitat. After watching the treatment soar to popularity, and dedicating countless hours to learning to breed and care for his tiny aestheticians, co-owner John Ho franchised the idea and made it the signature of all
Yvonne's locations. CBS rated the spa's manicures and pedicures as among the best in the DC area in 2011, as they extend beyond the aquarium to include OPI products and high-tech UV gel?curing methods. Stylists offer guests soda and coffee before offering scalps nourishing sips from bottles of hair care products including Goldwell, Nexxus, Matrix, and Paul Mitchell. Hot stones and glass cups gain healing powers in the hands of Yvonne's massage therapists, and ingredients including sea salt, honey, and cappuccino lotion infuse many treatments to leave skin glowing with health and ready for a snack.
Salon deZen's skilled nail technician Tomiko pampers finger- and toe-caps with diligent filing and OPI polish in a classic manicure and pedicure service. Over the course of about an hour, files shape nail tips into graceful ovals or squares, then neatening sticks push land-grabbing cuticles back to their own domains. Feet relax with a soothing soak and scrub after parched digits soak in hydrating lotion. Finally, clients select a favored hue from the spectrum of OPI nail polishesand then watch Tomiko paint it on with Mondrian-esque exactitude.