8 Places to Perk Up Your Brows, Lashes, Nails and Skin
There’s no time like the present to pamper yourself. Visit these experts for microblading, lash lifts, lip tinting, CBD manicures and more.
It’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of daily life and forget to luxuriate in something just for you. Why not treat yourself or someone you love to a little beauty TLC? These local salons, studios and med-spas specialize in making you feel your best, from head to toe, with services focusing on skin, nails, brows, lashes, lips and more.
With cosmetic tattooing, also known as permanent makeup, you can wake up every morning with the perfect brow, lip or freckles. That’s where Emily Columbia comes in. Her studio offers brow-specific services such as microblading, microshading and ombre brows, as well as velvet lips (a semi-permanent lip tint) and scar camouflage. // $500 (annual touchup) – $999 (first brow session) ; 2219A N. Columbus St. #202, Arlington
Specializing in non-toxic nail care, Jade Kim Trusso’s studio uses products that are free of harmful ingredients and reduces single-use waste with an eye toward sustainability. Nothing in Between doesn’t offer acrylic, dip gel, or SNS powder manicures. Instead, it offers an array of mani-pedi options like the anti-inflammatory CBD Chill package, which soothes sore muscles and perks up your nail beds with a hemp-seed-oil soak, a mint-and-CBD scrub and a rose-quartz stone treatment. // $32 (NIB standard manicure) – $102 (CBD chill pedicure) ; 6410C Arlington Blvd., Falls Church; 1590 Capital One Drive, Tysons (Capital One Center)
Want to up your eyelash game but don’t know where to start? Lashes Look Studio by Alla offers free consultations (either in-person or over the phone) to help determine which service is best for you. Options include a lash lift (tint included) that sets the shape of your natural lashes using a chemical solution (think of it like a perm for your lashes) for a wake up ready look. Or, for something bolder with serious volume, consider lash extensions. Planning a tropical getaway this winter? The studio also offers spray tanning services. // $85 (bottom lash extension) – $285 (mega volume lash full set) ; Barcroft Medical Building, 939 S. Wakefield St., Arlington (just off Columbia Pike)
Paula Aradi’s full-service med-spa offers a broad menu of anti-aging, European-style skincare treatments, from detox facials to microdermabrasion, which can minimize age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. The spa also provides hair removal services like waxing, laser hair removal, and dermaplaning to help you put your best skin forward. // $125 (European facial) – $600 (laser hair removal, full legs) ; 901 N. Stuart St., Suite 210, Arlington (Ballston)
If you’re looking for a one-stop makeover, Beauty by Aidana offers dozens of treatments for skin, hair and nails, as well as massage. A notable specialty is the Russian gel manicure, in which the aesthetician uses an electric file, as opposed to traditional push-back tools, to remove cuticles for a clean, precise, longer lasting manicure. // Manicures starting at $42 ; 7121 Leesburg Pike Suite 201, Falls Church
How about a little nail art? For a masterpiece on your hands, this salon offers Gel-X manicures with nail designs ranging from the funky to the fashionable, whether your preferred look is short and natural or stiletto claws. Beloved by celebrities like Ariana Grande and Ashley Graham for their sturdiness (when applied correctly they can last up to 3-4 weeks without lifting) and personalization, Gel-X nail extensions offer the malleability of a soft gel polish combined with varying lengths that you’d see in a press-on nail. // Gel-X manicures start at $80. Nail art prices are $3 per nail and up ; 2531 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)
Specializing in permanent eyebrow makeup, Karimi’s aestheticians can help define and frame your face with microblading, powder brow and nano brow services. Book one a la carte, or go for a combination service that blends the precision of microblading with the softening effects of a powder brows treatment, for a brow shape that has the hair-stroke look, but is full in the center and tail. // $800 (microblading) – $1,000 (nano brows) ; 3001 Washington Boulevard, Loft #11, Arlington (Clarendon)
Already struggling with dry, flaky skin as colder weather sets in? Or perhaps your skin is more temperamental? Vishka Skincare Medspa offers a full menu of services—from laser skin treatments and micro-needling to permanent makeup and chemical peels—with free consultations with a skin-care expert to determine your personal skin needs and goals. Body contouring, laser hair removal and other body treatments are also available. // $450 (full bikini and brazilian laser hair removal) – $1,199 (acne facial package) ; 3801 Fairfax Drive, Suite 31A, Arlington (Ballston)