As 2012 unfolds, a great way to start the New Year is to get a whole new glam makeover. The best client collaborators and quality salons in D.C. are below for the top spots for a makeover.
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Located in the suburbs, Cole Stevens Salon and Day Spa knows that a client’s true beauty comes from within. And what is within in is bound to shine after visiting this well-known and fabulously inspired clientele salon. It is a private, client-centered spa and offers services from hair to spa. Those looking for a blow dry, style or bridal consultation should visit Cole Steven’s salon, while those in search of a wax, manicure or body treatment will find solace at the spa. The Cole Stevens Salon and Day Spa was also the official glam squad for Baby Bash and Bling Expo and Show held in D.C. this past October.
Hours: Mon 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Tues-Fri 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m .
Andre Chreky can give those in search of a glowing face exactly what they’re seeking. The Salon also offers services in hair, nails, face and body. Best known in D.C. for hair and skin, Andre Chreky has the most-sought after hair stylists and licensed estheticians in the area. Get gorgeous with the salon’s top-notch coloring, styling and conditioning services. From Japanese straightening to a hair set, the salon is upbeat and fun. The motto promises to “go to great lengths to customize a style that works for you.”
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Hours: Tues-Fri 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 5:45 – 9 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Aveda Institute is a beauty staple in the makeover world. Customers can find both spa and salon services and has locations all over the world. Because Aveda offers cosmetology and esthiology services by the institute’s students who are there to learn the trade, the savings are passed onto the consumer. The motto is to “experience luxury for less,” and it rings true. For under $100, get a trendy hair cut, manicure and spa services. This D.C. location is convenient for a commuter—either drive or hop on the train and go for dinner and shopping afterward with girlfriends. Schedule your appointment to experience salon and spa services for a luxury you can definitely afford.
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Salon Nuance is the perfect spot for those who enjoy some wine with their pampering, and has been voted one of the best beauty salons in D.C. by numerous local publications. One look at the impressive before and after gallery gives prospective clients a chance to get an idea of what this place is capable of before making an appointment. Services include hairstyling, extensions and hairpieces, waxing, massages and skin and nail treatments.
Founded by Wendy Pilch, Spendella is an online personal shopping service based out of D.C. that also offers in-home consultations. Sign up to receive weekly emails full of shopping ideas, tips and advice tailored to women who live in around the D.C. area. Other fun services include “Sip ‘N Style Parties,” cocktail parties in which Splendella consultants come to your home to offer styling tips; an “overnight shopping excursion” in which you and your friends stay in a five star hotel and enjoy a night on the town visiting D.C.’s top boutiques; and “make him over,” a chance to finally rid his closet of those dingy shirts he won’t part with.
Monica Byrd is a fashion blogger and style maven living in Washington, D.C. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.