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Customized Body Massage

Linda Hardiman, one of Washington’s most accomplished massage therapists, uses a combination of stress-reducing techniques (Swedish, deep-tissue, myofascial release) at Georgetown Salon & Spa customized to individual needs based on age, posture, past injuries and current health issues. An hour on her table in a dark room with soothing music emboldens anyone to face the cold, cruel world again. 30/60/90 min., $60/$100/$140 2715 M St. NW, 202.333.8099

Get Your Holiday Peel On

Facial peel

As reported earlier this year, master aesthetician Linda Hardiman is performing Dermatude's Meta Therapy (Medical & Esthetical Tissue Activating Therapy) non-invasive facials at Georgetown Salon & Spa, the first salon in the city to do so.

Now, she's introducing a brand new Murad facial peel with glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids along with indian fig extract and Vitamin C. “I love this peel because it's quick but super efficient. It leave the skin visibly smoother and more refined. It's great for anyone but especially prematurely aged skin, fragile weak skin and for sallow, dull complexions.” says Linda Hardiman. Read more ...

Titi & Lashing: A Joy Forever

Titi applying lash extensions

Thanks to a pair of custom-designed Swarovski-studded jeans and the right audience, Titi's lash career was born. Yes, I said lash career. More on that in a minute.

It was ten years ago, and this DC native had never even heard the term stylist when she helped a friend volunteer at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Soon she was recruited for other shows because of those fabulous jeans, natural style and personal touch. Read more ...

I Gotta New Dermatude

Dermatude's Meta Therapy

"I love how this is completely natural, with no down time and that it works with the skin's own regeneration system to improve texture and elasticity," said Hardiman.

Full disclosure: I hate facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, pilates and even yoga. There I said it. But when I was recently asked to try Dermatude's Meta Therapy (Medical & Esthetical Tissue Activating Therapy), a non-invasive facial at Georgetown Salon & Spa, the only spa in the city to offer it, I couldn't say no. After all, I never shy away from anything new that might turn back the clock. Read more ...