by Lauren Sloat - 260 Reviews - 86 List
Washington, D.C., isn't traditionally thought of as a glamorous town--it's more known for pant suits and sensible haircuts than high fashion and classic beauties--but there are plenty of Washingtonians who love a relaxing massage, sleek blowout and shiny manicure, especially at new salons and spas in D.C. Here's a look at the newest spas to hit the district. (Pictured: Patsy's Nail Bar)
Updated: August 04, 2010
Opened in March 2010, this Foggy Bottom salon--which focuses primarily on nail services but also offers massage, facials and hair removal--is one of the cleanest high-end nail salons around. Prices are higher than at a typical hole-in-the-wall nail spa, but the experience is more luxurious: Patsy herself often serves cocktails to patrons upon arrival, and the space was carefully designed. A separate "man cave" area for men's nail services is an attraction, too.
Reggie and Yana Tull--Reggie is the son of The Nguyen, who owns Joy's Nail Salon--have opened a new spa, tucked away just off Columbia Road in Adams Morgan. The Tulls (who formerly ran Flow spa) are both talented massage therapists, and the spa offers the same menu of facials, eyelash treatments and microdermabrasian that was available at Flow.
This Aveda salon and spa will be coming to Logan Circle in August 2010. It will offer express services between 10am and 5pm on weekdays (the 30-minute services--such as chakra massage or the enbrightment facial--are all $30 or less) as well as regular hair, nail, waxing, makeup and facial services.