Hela Spa / Ted Gibson Salon

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In a Nutshell

  • Magnified hair & scalp analysis
  • Custom botanical treatment
  • Haircut & blow dry
  • Ted Gibson's protégés

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Promotional value expires May 22, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 add'l as gifts. By app't only, subject to availability. 24-hour cancellation notice. New customers only. Not valid for products. Valid only for listed services. Not valid for Ted Gibson himself. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

If left unattended, hair follicles often rebel by twisting themselves into the legendary, impossible-to-untangle double braid. Squash a mane uprising with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a haircut and blow dry (up to a $150 value) and a Phyto hair-spa scalp treatment (a $90 value) at the Ted Gibson Salon & Hela Spa (up to a $240 total value) in Chevy Chase, which is the DC-counterpart to the chic New York salon of celebrity hair stylist Ted Gibson.

The hairsperience begins with a 45-minute intensive hair-repair treatment using Phyto hair-spa technology. A licensed hair-care expert will scrutinize strands using a high-powered magnifying analysis scope, pinpointing problematic locks and weak scalp spots. The stylist will then whip up a custom botanical treatment to heal hair wounds before releasing head tensions with a relaxing scalp massage. Finally, settle in for a luxurious haircut from one of Ted Gibson's 20 personal protégés—in-demand stylists themselves—who will scissor sculpt an ideal style based on face shape, personal preferences, and number of owned Baby-sitter's Club novels. Clients will leave the highly professional yet unpretentious salon with a brand new 'do and a complimentary self-esteem boost.


Elle magazine named Ted Gibson Salon one of America's top 100 salons. Modern Salon named Ted Gibson one of the top 50 most influential hairdressers and he has been featured in numerous other national publications as well.

Nival Salon and Spa

With one swivel to the left or right, clients in Nival Salon and Spa's styling chairs might catch a glimpse of Miss Sweden, Miss France, or Miss Netherlands. In early 2012, the international beauty queens entrusted their good looks to the salon's celebrity stylists, nationally acclaimed beauty instructors, and award-winning aestheticians. Though the pageant stars only popped in for a day, Nival regularly pampers a high-profile clientele—the cast of Bravo's Real Housewives of DC has a standing alliance with the business.

Regardless of who stops by, Nival's team members harness their talents to create a personalized experience. In addition to all the basic treatments—haircuts, mani-pedis, massages, et cetera—the spa offers technology-driven services and alternative medicine. A third-generation acupuncturist calls upon more than 10 years of experience as he stimulates natural healing and makes clients look like balding porcupines. In contrast, an aesthetician prompts cell renewal with a mechanical wand that buffs the skin's surface.

Customer Reviews

Amazing massage by Zana! Thank you and will definitely be back!
Carolynne B. · October 5, 2014
Nival Salon is a lovely space-conveniently located. The staff were very welcoming and professional. I had a wonderful facial and would recommend this spa. I plan to return in the near future!
Mary B. · September 27, 2014
Enjoyed the service. Staff was very friendly and helpful
Carin W. · September 13, 2014
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  1. 1


    3209 M St. NW

    Washington, District of Columbia 20007

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  2. 2


    5481 Wisconsin Ave.

    Suite G-2

    Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815

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