Like an unemployed younger brother or inexplicably rude plumber, hair can sometimes show up uninvited and refuse to leave. Send it packing with today's deal: for $35, you get one of three waxing packages (up to a $70 value) at AVA Salon & Spa, a polished palace of pulchritude in Capitol Hill.
AVA is a beautifully arranged salon and spa, with a gorgeous interior that features hardwood floors, homey décor, and wide windows that provide delicate natural light. With today's deal, AVA's smooth-inducing proprietors have designed three packages for customers with depilatory desires: package one tackles the upper half of the human body, with a brow ($25), lip ($17), and underarms ($25) waxing extravaganza. Package two is a simple but sought-after Brazilian ($65), ideal for this season's fashionably risqué pantaloons. The third package was designed with men in mind, and offers a back and shoulder waxing ($70), ensuring hairless splendor that even bottlenose dolphins will come to envy.
Human mating season, or "summer" as it is referred to in some circles, is just around the barnacle's bend. If hairless appendages and craniofacial structures are your cup of sportsdrink, this is an ideal time to partake in a ceremonial waxing. AVA's aestheticians perform all hair removal with "Nufree" liquid, a soy-based, antibacterial, and antimicrobial product that heats only to 98.9 degrees, will not burn skin, and adheres only to hair. Call ahead to schedule your appointment.
Yelpers give AVA Salon & Spa an average of 4.5 stars:
- This place has it all--friendly staff with great expertise, wine, and mani/pedi and waxing--it's your one stop shop for beauty! LOVE it! – Jennifer M.
- Quite a nice place in Capitol Hill -- convenient for work (if you're ever on the Hill) and right by a coffee shop and wine bar. Ambience is great -- everyone is very nice, professional, and polite. - F.Q.
AVA Salon & Skincare
At any given time, AVA Salon and Spa might be occupied by a mix of political figures, celebrities, and locals. This diverse clientele could easily be ascribed to the studio's location on Capitol Hill, just two blocks from the Library of Congress and the filming location of "I'm Just a Bill." The more likely reason, though, rests in the approach of AVA's stylists, skin therapists, and makeup artists.
With careers that have included work for fashion shows, photo shoots, and the big screen, AVA's beauty gurus bring a wealth of experience to each guest. This expertise extends into services such as hairstyling and coloring, facials, mani-pedis, and waxing. The team also uses only high-end product such as Aquage, Dermalogica, and Spa Ritual, which guests can purchase for at-home care.