Take a Spa Day in D.C.

How to Relax?

Life’s everyday hustle can take its toll, even if you love your job and home area. When you’re ready for some serious downtime and pampering, Washington, D.C., has you covered. With plenty of salons and spas to choose from, there’s something to help everyone relax. Here are just a few of the area’s top rejuvenation spots.

Must-Visit D.C. Spas

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Bliss — Bliss is a modern spa founded in 1996 on a belief that “inner happiness leads to outer beauty.” It’s “transforming skin wellness products” help clients put their best faces forward through the newest technologies, and all at prices that won’t break the bank. Bliss offers plenty of in-house treatments — facials, massages, scrubs, waxing, nails, and laser hair removal — in addition to take-home products. 

Mandarin Oriental — This “oasis of holistic therapy for body, mind, and spirit” is inspired by ancient traditions and home to an artfully designed space, warm coloring, aromatherapy, and more. Mandarin Oriental guests are invited to “relax in our glorious heat and water oasis, soothing muscles and loosening limbs to prepare for the deepest therapeutic experience.” The spa encourages guests to arrive 45 minutes early to make use of the amenities.

Nusta — The first gold LEED-certified spa in the country for commercial interiors, Nusta offers a space “where nature and beauty converge.” It has organic and wellness at its heart, providing a “wide selection of natural products and services” and an unmatched commitment to its guests and the planet. Take a date here after explore the art and creativity at The Reach.

Unwind Wellness Center — Boasting more than 25 years of experience, Unwind provides a “tranquil environment of beautiful, fresh aromas, and sensual lighting that appeals to the senses and calms the mind.” Its offerings include massage, waxing, body wraps and scrubs, acupuncture, facials, medical spa treatments, wellness and integrative offerings, and eyebrow sculpting.

Check Out These D.C. Salons

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Cavalry D.C. — This team of stylists brings robust industry knowledge, dedication, meticulous training in a creative environment, “on-trend styling,” and innovative thinking. Cavalry offers manicures, pedicures, hair styling and coloring, waxing, eyelash extensions, and permanent makeup, among other offerings.

IZZY — With more than two decades of experience, owner Isabelle has a “stellar reputation and a devoted clientele” that includes several famous faces in and around the Washington, D.C., political realm. The salon’s services are for both men and women include haircuts, colors, technical treatments, face and body services, manicures, pedicures, waxing, and lash and eyebrow tinting. You can head there after exploring Dupont Circle!

Last Tangle In Washington — A longtime D.C. favorite, Last Tangle’s hand-selected team of international experts “deliver cutting-edge, sophisticated services in a comfortable, fun, and relaxing atmosphere.” It has been in business since 1983 and offers hair cutting and coloring, manicures and pedicures, hair replacement solutions, waxing, and hairstyling for both men and women.

O — Serving the Georgetown neighborhood and greater D.C. for 18 years, O prides itself on its eye for artistry, expertly trained staff, and on “offering the cleanest equipment by individually sterilizing brushes.” The salon provides haircuts, color, and specialty services for women, haircuts and colors for men, and technical treatments for deep conditioning and all your beauty needs!

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