Pamper Yourself, From Head to Toe

by Virginia Coyne

Indulgent Beauty Treatments That Will Leave You Glowing

Are you suffering from the post-holiday blues? Or perhaps you’re burned out at work and already counting the days until summer vacation? A little “me time” is just what the doctor ordered. Trust us, when you’re feeling frenzied there’s nothing like a soothing facial, a colorful mani-pedi or the perfect hairdo to make you feel whole again. And we know exactly where you should go. >>>

The spa at the Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown, offers facials and body treatments as well as a rotating menu of seasonal services.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa

A visit to the serene spa at the Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown, which recently underwent a $1.5 million renovation, feels deservedly decadent. The Ultimate Radiance Renewal Facial ($265) was designed to give immediate results ahead of a date night or other special occasion. It includes a brush cleanse, skin radiance mask, age-defying crystal massage, lifting mask and a scalp massage to restore skin’s vitality and leave you looking youthful. 3100 South Street, NW  | (202) 912-4175

Waterless manicures are on the menu at the beautifully appointed Varnish Lane in Friendship Heights.

Varnish Lane

Sit back and relax in one of the big leather chairs at Varnish Lane, an elegantly appointed Friendship Heights nail and waxing salon that offers waterless and chemical-free manicures and pedicures. The true-to-its-name “Luxe Lane” service (mani, $44 and pedi, $60) includes an exfoliating sugar scrub, a moisturizing paraffin wax treatment and a massage. 5236 44th Street, NW | (202) 506-5308

Drybar’s Bethesda location offers dry styling, meaning no need to shampoo your hair on site.


In a hurry? You no longer need to commit to a full wash and blowdry to get that signature Drybar look. The chain’s Bethesda outpost now offers walk-in dry styling (beginning at $25), meaning you can order up some curls, a quick straightening or even an updo in a jiffy. 4840 Bethesda Ave. | (240) 483-4277

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