While I love the idea of spa nail treatments, I rarely take the time to get a seriously pampering service. Finally on a trip to Washington, D.C. I had my chance.
>I found Nusta Spa by Googling “Top 10 Nail Salons in Washington, D.C.” (A good goal to pursue for your own salon marketing!) In DC, everything seems to revolve around running the country, but the city also has a vibrant professional and commercial center, which is where the spa is located. Nusta Spa caters to working men and women who duck in from their jobs in banking, retail, and hospitality to get a soothing facial or a luxurious pedicure. Opened in 2004, Nusta Spa made history by being the world’s first LEED- certified spa.
>My nails are currently in a dismal post-acrylic state and needed lots of TLC. Vicky Valera, a nail tech for 23 years, took the time to examine my nails and ask me what I’ve been wearing and using on them for the past few months.
>The salon has several levels of manicure and pedicure services to choose from, starting with an “Essential Manicure” and moving on up to the Optimal Manicure featuring anti-aging treatment. Both manicures and pedicures also have waterless versions, using warm cream instead of water to soften the skin.
>Reserved for Nusta’s two-hour body treatment, Body Bliss massage oils are custom blended for each client. Using the Intentional Aromatherapy app, fragrances are mixed at the bar, used in the treatment and then the client receives a small bottle for home use.
>To learn more, visit www.nustaspa.com.