More Than Skin Deep at Nectar Skin Bar in Washington, DC
January 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC, US – Our nation’s capital isn’t always so easy on the skin−especially delicate facial skin. What with the winter chill drying our dermis, summer humidity melting our makeup, and political partisanism threatening the delicate oil balance in our pores, our face practically needs its own lobby on Capitol Hill.
That’s why we’re so smitten with Nectar Skin Bar in DC‘s Georgetown neighborhood. Just think of it as a “special interest group” for your face. They’ve got a slew of oxygen facials as well as more traditional botanical facials for purifying, detoxifying, exfoliating, and firming stressed and sensitive skin.
The popular Intraceutical Oxygen Infusion Facial plumps things up with hyaluronic acid, vitamins, and antioxidants delivered deep into the skin via hyperbaric oxygen, while the Kiwi & Pomegranate Hydrator facial (talk about nectar!) supremely quenches dry, dull facial tissue. Add to that microdermabrasion, LED treatments, eye brighteners, and lip pampering, and you’ve got a complete arsenal of “advocates” for facial rejuvenation.
Aside from skin, the salon also pampers brows, lashes, fingers, and toes. The expert technicians don’t just wax your brows−they design them. Lash extensions and makeup services are the perfect frills for your newly flawless skin. And luxury manis and pedis simply add an exclamation point!
It makes sense that this beauty “think tank” is helmed by a couple who have substantial experience catering to diplomats and congressmen/women. Amy Thomas was formerly Director of Protocol for the Ambassador of United Arab Emirates, while her husband Brian Thomas was chief of staff for Texas Representative Kenny Marchant. Their international forays gave them a strong sense of global spa culture, and they realized that DC was lacking in world-class spa services and products. So, they transformed this renovated row house into a veritable embassy of beauty, with top-of-the-line international products like butter LONDON, Paul & Joe Beaute, Becca Cosmetics, and Darphin available for purchase.
Décor touches like lavender walls, an Italian crystal chandelier, and Lincrusta-decorated ceilings make for a warm, chic setting, and the gardens are a tranquil respite from the DC madness (treatments can even be arranged in the garden, weather permitting). The spa has an intimate quality that makes guests feel like this row house could be the home of a stylish friend. Plus, there’s abundant natural light, so you can get a realistic sense of treatments and products.
Nectar’s motto is “Let your skin reflect your soul,” so they’re after something more than skin deep here. The cozy atmosphere, the friendly staff, the divine treatments…it’s all part of the larger mission to calm the frazzled nerves that eventually find an ending point in your skin. We’d say that’s a pretty powerful lobby.
Read more about Nectar Skin Bar in our Washington, DC Guide.