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Washingtonian Style Setters 2014

By Kate Bennett August 24, 2014
Secrets to great style from ten Washingtonians who dare to break the rules. more

Smooth Moves: Where to Get Waxed in Washington

By Kate Bennett June 24, 2014
Beach and pool season is here. Here’s how and where to remove hair as thoroughly and painlessly as possible. more

Smooth Moves: A Guide to Laser Hair Removal

By Kate Bennett June 24, 2014
Beach and pool season is here. Here’s how and where to remove hair as thoroughly and painlessly as possible. more

Smooth Moves: 3 Recommended At-Home Waxing Options

By Kate Bennett June 24, 2014
Beach and pool season is here. Here’s how and where to remove hair as thoroughly and painlessly as possible. more

Closet Makeover Magic

By Irina Grechko March 10, 2014
Ten top personal shoppers offer advice on creating a flattering wardrobe and getting your closet under control. more

Give Your Clothes a Second Life

March 10, 2014
Have a dress you don’t want? Pants that don’t fit? Here are some charities and consignment shops that take old clothing, plus top-notch tailors who can alter a piece. more

Get The Hang of It: Organizing Your Closet

March 10, 2014
Our wardrobe experts recommend products to keep your clothing organized and in good condition. more

“Project Runway’s” Tim Gunn Misses Washington’s Old Department Stores—But Not Working There

By Tim Gunn January 17, 2014
He grew up with Woodies, Garfinckel’s, and Hecht’s—all now gone. He even had a disastrous stint working at one of them. more

Timeless Style: What Would Jackie and JFK Wear Today?

By Kate Bennett, Michelle Thomas, Irina Grechko November 4, 2013
Jacqueline Kennedy had impeccable taste and, as First Lady, forever changed American fashion. What would she wear today? We’ve pulled together modern looks inspired by Jackie—and by JFK. more

Great Local Stores 2013: Decor Deals

October 1, 2013
Eight places we love for bargains on chic furniture, lamps, rugs, and other home accents. more

Great Local Stores 2013: Real Gems

October 1, 2013
Eight great places to find eye-catching jewelry, no matter your taste or budget. more

Great Local Stores 2013: Museum Pieces

October 1, 2013
Eight shops that offer not only unusual gifts but the chance to support the arts. more

Best Face Forward: Top Makeup Counters in Washington

By Diana Elbasha September 15, 2013
Whether you want a makeover or just a few new beauty products, these makeup counters and shops have the goods. more

Long, Lush—and Fake: Applying Faux Eyelashes

By Yelena Moroz Alpert September 15, 2013
Mastering false eyelashes in the blink of an eye. more

How to Wear Natural Makeup

By Yelena Moroz Alpert September 15, 2013
Earth-tone makeup can be subtle and sophisticated. But there are things to know about wearing it. more

Welcome to Sheilaburg

By Lydia Strohl August 26, 2013
Will the luxury Salamander Resort and Spa—opening August 29—revitalize Middleburg as owner Sheila Johnson hopes? more

Inside Sheila Johnson’s Salamander Resort & Spa

By Lydia Strohl August 26, 2013
The luxury hotel has been in planning for more than a decade. more

More Great Shops

August 21, 2013
Even more from our extensive September shopping guide. more

Bottle Bronze: The Best and Worst Self-Tanners

July 10, 2013
We tested 15 tanning products so you don't have to. more

Spring Forward

By Kate Bennett April 10, 2013
Black and white. Florals. Bold prints. Muted pastels. Fourteen of Washington’s most influential and style-conscious fashion bloggers model these and other looks of the season. more

Spring Forward: Lauren Wynns, Van Bloys, and Casie Mace

By Kate Bennett April 9, 2013
Lauren Wynns and Van Bloys Necessary and Proper Blogging since: 2011. Bloys’s personal aesthetic: “Mid-Atlantic prep meets polished, city-dwelling gentleman.” Currently in Wynns’s closet: Silk dress shorts and rompers. His favorite spring trends: Floral-print ties, chambray dress shirts. Her... more

Spring Forward: Kara Manos

By Kate Bennett April 9, 2013
Blog: Politics of Pretty Blogging since: 2012. Currently in my closet:“Bright-colored blazers, lots of prints. I’m also wearing a lot of colored eyeliner.” Style credo: “My New Year’s resolution was to not pay full price for any piece of clothing.... more

Spring Forward: Carla Cabrera

By Kate Bennett April 9, 2013
Blog: The President Wears Prada Blogging since: 2008. Currently in my closet:“I’m in a white/pastel/neutrals phase.” Personal aesthetic:“Irreconcilable mix of whimsy, darkness, and sexiness.” Day job: Scientist. White silk dress, Cabrera’s own. Reversible Napa-leather belt with gold initial, $76 at... more

Spring Forward: Krystin Hargrove and Morgan West

By Kate Bennett April 9, 2013
Krystin Hargrove Blog: Be Loud Be You Blogging since: 2011. Currently in my closet: “A lot of varying textures together. I love the depth it creates.” Style credo: “Wear what you want!” Favorite spring trend: Print on print. Day... more

Spring Forward: Grant Harris

By Kate Bennett April 9, 2013
Blog: Image Granted Blogging since: 2009. Currently in my closet: “Single- and double-breasted sport coats, high-waisted trousers, loafers and Chelsea boots, ascots and scarves, lapel pins and flowers.” Style credo: “I don’t buy anything new unless it’s already old.” Double-breasted... more

Spring Forward: Caitlin Moran

By Kate Bennett April 9, 2013
Blog: Style Within Reach Blogging since: 2009. Favorite spring trends: “Cropped, ankle-length denim, full skirts, pastels, mini-block heels.” Personal aesthetic: “Feminine with a twist.” Day job: Editorial director at Glitter Guide, a lifestyle website. Nha Khanh high/low ruffle-hem dress, $495... more

Spring Forward: E, Cheralee Lyle, and Alina Gonzalez

By Kate Bennett April 9, 2013
E District of Chic Blogging since: 2008. Favorite spring trends: Kitten heels and structured skirts. Style credo: “Never say never to a trend—you might be wearing it in two months.” Pinstripe gown by Katie Ermilio, $2,885; similar styles at barneys.com.... more

Spring Forward: Nifesimi Oluwole

By Kate Bennett April 9, 2013
Blog: Skinny Hipster Blogging since: 2006. Currently in my closet: “Bold colors, prints, anything inspired by my Nigerian roots.” Style credo: “Be yourself.” Favorite spring trend: “Black-and-white combinations—who would have thought these would be ‘it’ for a season like... more

Spring Forward: Kate Greene

By Kate Bennett April 9, 2013
Blog: Style Licks blog on Brightest Young Things Blogging since: 2011. Personal aesthetic: “I lean toward a feminine, minimalist look, with organic hues—cream, soft pink—and printed florals.” Favorite spring trend: “I am in love with kitten heels.” “Belinda” silk-organza blazer... more

Best of Bethesda 2013: Where to Shop

By Kate Bennett March 4, 2013
Cool contemporary jewelry, handcrafted stationery, and the perfect shade of lipstick. more

How to Care for Jeans

By Kate Bennett March 1, 2013
These tips from Paige Speyer, owner of Wink boutique in Georgetown, will lengthen the life of your perfect pair more

When Not to Wear Jeans

By Kate Bennett March 1, 2013
An etiquette expert weighs in more

Nine DC Area Stores for Buying Jeans

By Kate Bennett February 26, 2013
Intermix Intermix’s designer selection may feel edgy and luxe—because it is. This is the store for something fierce and high-fashion, including Helmut Lang and Diane von Furstenberg. If those labels aren’t for you, you’ll find more comfortable staples from... more

Why Do Spas Require Cash Tips?

By Sherri Dalphonse February 8, 2013
Many spas won’t let you put a gratuity on your credit card. Here’s why. Plus—advice on how much to tip. more

Magic Ingredients in Beauty Products?

By Sophie Gilbert February 8, 2013
When it comes to ingredients in beauty products, here’s what really counts. more

5 Dermatologist-Recommended At-Home Beauty Treatments

By Karina Giglio February 8, 2013
Beauty products and do-it-yourself skin-care tools can deliver a spa treatment in the comfort of your home—for less. But which ones work? These five are recommended by dermatologists. more

Do Fish Pedicures Really Work?

By Karina Giglio February 8, 2013
If you thought the fountain of youth was a strange concept, try flesh-eating fish or a faceful of placenta. Some trendy spa treatments are big on hype, but do they deliver? DC dermatologists Howard Brooks and Tina Alster help distinguish weird science from no science. more

What a Spa Therapist Won’t Tell You

By McLean Robbins February 8, 2013
A massage therapist/aesthetician who has worked in some of Washington’s top spas—and who asked to remain anonymous—gives us the skinny on the spa business. more

Express Lane: Mini-Spa Treatments

By Ayren Jackson-Cannady February 8, 2013
There’s no slowing down the rise of the mini–spa treatment. more

Advice to Help You Make the Most of a Spa Visit

By Leslie Milk February 8, 2013
Bring a hat, be considerate, and more. more

Finding Our Favorite Washington Spas

By McLean Robbins January 30, 2013
Admit it, you could use some relaxation and pampering. We tested more than 80 spas and practitioners to find our favorite facials, massages, and waxing. Plus—what spas won’t tell you and beauty treatments that aren’t worth the money. more

More Day-Spa Reviews

January 23, 2013
Here are yet more reviews—places we didn’t like quite as much as the ones that made our list but still worth mentioning for various reasons. more

Great Day Spas 2013: Our 4 Favorite Splurges

January 23, 2013
If a day spa to you means a place where you can relax for a few hours—if not a whole day—read on. These four day spas offer excellent treatments all around, pampering service, and first-rate facilities. more

Great Day Spas 2013: Our 4 Favorite Neighborhood Spas

January 22, 2013
While these spas might not be worth going out of your way for, they are great escapes if you live or work in the area. more

Great Day Spas 2013: Our 6 Favorite Spas for Waxing—and More

January 22, 2013
Hundreds of spas and corner salons now do eyebrow and bikini waxes. The following make the experience less hairy. more

Great Day Spas 2013: Our 2 Favorite Gym Spas

January 22, 2013
Want to work out before hitting the spa? Here are two good options. For more gym spas, see the sections on favorite massages and facials. more

Great Day Spas 2013: 3 Spas Where the Price is Right

January 22, 2013
If price matters, try these spas where you get great bang for your buck. more

Great Day Spas 2013: Our 4 Favorite Holistic Havens

January 22, 2013
Think a massage or facial should be part of a whole-body wellness experience? These practitioners agree. more

Great Day Spas 2013: Our 12 Favorite Massages

January 18, 2013
We tested more than 100 massage therapists and aestheticians across the Washington area to find our favorite treatments. Here are the experts who rubbed us the right way. more

Great Day Spas 2013: Our 14 Favorite Facials

January 18, 2013
From fancy day spas to home studios, these places left our skin glowing—and left us smiling. more

American Style: First Lady Inaugural Ball Gowns

By Erin Keane Scott January 8, 2013
Some have been panned and others praised, but the First Ladies’ choices of gowns for the inaugural balls remain Washington’s most important fashion moments. more

T-Shirts Won’t Do: Nifty Inauguration Memorabilia

By Kate Bennett, Sarah Zlotnick January 2, 2013
There are lots of creative ways to commemorate the inauguration—from gold-eagle-topped cupcakes to $33,000 pens. more

Secrets to Looking Young

By Karina Giglio December 14, 2012
Washingtonians aren’t asking doctors to make them look 20 years younger but to do something subtle—take, say, five or ten years off. That, experts say, is easier than ever. more

Secrets to Looking Young: Dealing with Wrinkles

By Karina Giglio December 14, 2012
How to get rid of wrinkles (and what it will cost you). more

Secrets to Looking Young: Dealing With Sagging

By Karina Giglio December 14, 2012
Find out how to identify problem areas and what procedures will give you that extra lift. more

Secrets to Looking Young: Dealing With Discoloration and Uneven Skin Tone

By Karina Giglio December 14, 2012
How to target dark under-eye circles, redness, and more. more

Secrets to Looking Young: Dealing With Body Fat and Flab

By Karina Giglio December 14, 2012
Info on liposuction, tummy tucks, and more. more

Secrets to Looking Young: A Brow-Raising Trend in Men

By Karina Giglio December 13, 2012
So many men are getting Botox these days that some call the male version of the procedure “brotox.” more

Secrets to Looking Young: Have They Had Plastic Surgery?

December 13, 2012
Two plastic surgeons weigh in on famous Washingtonians. more

Secrets to Looking Young: The New Alternative to Face Lifts

By Karina Giglio December 13, 2012
Get the details on "liquid lifts." more

Where to Shop in Alexandria

By Sarah Zlotnick December 12, 2012
Alexandria is home to terrific shopping, from polished dresses to high-end cookware to vintage jewelry. more

Great Places to Shop in New York City

By Sarah Zlotnick September 20, 2012
Going to New York to shop? These nine places are favorites packed with cool, sometimes unique finds. more

Best of Georgetown 2012: Where to Shop in Georgetown

By Sarah Zlotnick September 19, 2012
Looking for something one-of-a-kind? Georgetown’s shops offer gems you probably won’t find at a mall. more

Shine On: Tips for making hair radiant

By Cynthia Hacinli September 18, 2012
Want to know how to get added shine on your locks? Try these simple tips. more

Great Hair 2012: Where to Get a Blow Out in Washington

By Kate Bennett September 18, 2012
Salon blow-drying is becoming a morning routine for more women. Here are four places with smooth moves. more

Great Hair 2012: The New Rules of Hair Color

By Karina Giglio September 18, 2012
Who has time to go to a salon every few weeks to get hair color touched up? Here’s how more women are stretching the time between salon visits. more

Great Hair 2012: The Scoop on Hair Extensions

By Kate Bennett September 18, 2012
Thanks to extensions, everyone can get in on the long and lustrous fun. Here's the breakdown on extensions for every budget. more

Great Hair 2012: Barbershop Quartet

By Kate Parham September 18, 2012
Even politicians and bureaucrats are serious about their hair: Nearly a dozen federal entities have on-site barbers. Here’s a look at four. more

Great Hair 2012: Washington Men With Winning Facial Hair

By Christine Ianzito September 18, 2012
Two experts dish on the best beards, mustaches, and goatees in town. more

Great Hair 2012: Let's Be Blunt

By Karina Giglio September 18, 2012
There’s a reason so many women in Washington sport perfect blond bobs—though that may be changing. more

Great Hair 2012: The Best Hair Styling Tools

September 18, 2012
Which hair straightener and blow dryer will give you the best results? more

Great Hair 2012: Makeover Magic

By Sarah Zlotnick, Erin Keane Scott September 18, 2012
Four women who were tired of their hair put themselves in the hands of new stylists. The result? Four fabulous transformations. more

Great Hair 2012: Why More Men Are Shaving Their Heads

By Christina Ianzito August 22, 2012
Local barbers are seeing an increase in the number of men asking for head shaves. Here’s why more men in their thirties and forties are taking it all off. more

Great Hair 2012: Where to Straighten Your Hair in Washington

By Karina Giglio August 22, 2012
Now that the FDA is cracking down on formaldehyde-filled hair smoothing systems, here’s how to tame even the most unruly mane, no gas mask required. more

Great Hair 2012: Washington Hair Stylists Speak Out

By Sherri Dalphonse August 22, 2012
We asked local stylists about their pet peeves, tips on tipping, and advice on getting the cut you want. more

Great Hair 2012 Makeover Magic: Amy Markopoulos

By Sarah Zlotnick August 22, 2012
Tired of her look, Markopoulos put her hair in the hands of a new stylist. The result? A fabulous transformation. more

Great Hair 2012: 60 Good Salons in Washington

August 22, 2012
Tired of your hair and want a new look? Here are more than 100 stylists who are turning heads. more

Great Hair 2012: How to Create a Loose Bun

By Melissa Romero August 21, 2012
A step-by-step guide to nailing the perfect casual updo. more

Great Hair 2012: How to Blowout Your Hair

By Melissa Romero August 21, 2012
A step-by-step guide to nailing sleek hair at home. more

Great Hair 2012: How to Create Loose Curls

By Melissa Romero August 21, 2012
A step-by-step guide to nailing romantic ringlets. more

10 Terrific Shoe Stores in Washington

By Karina Giglio August 21, 2012
Fairytales have been written about them and fetishes born of them. Here’s where to find fabulous shoes that fit every style, size, and budget. more

Well Heeled: How Susanna Quinn's Shoes Took Over Her Office

By Kate Bennett August 21, 2012
With a treasure trove of glam footwear, Susanna Quinn designed a closet to match. more

If the Shoe Fits: André Wells' Vast Shoe Collection

By Kate Bennett August 21, 2012
André Wells loves a good shoe, right down to its sole. more

Shoes We Love for Fall

By Sherri Dalphonse, Kate Bennett August 21, 2012
From jewel tones and metallics to booties and stacked heels, here are shoes to fall for this fall. more

Shoe Styling Tips for Men

By Karina Giglio August 21, 2012
Nordstrom fashion director Gregg Andrews shares his shoe picks for the four looks every man wears at some point in life. more

How to Pick a Comfortable Shoe

By Sherri Dalphonse, Melissa Romero August 21, 2012
Want a dress pump you can walk in all day? You may know that a wider heel is more stable than a thin one, but here are other expert tips for choosing a shoe. more

More Shoe Tips For Men

By Karina Giglio August 21, 2012
How to care for your shoes, how not to wear socks, and more. more

Summer Beauty: The Best No-Sweat Makeup

By Courtney Rubin July 11, 2012
Mascara, foundation, eye shadow, and other beauty products that won’t melt in the summer heat. more

Best of Washington 2012: Cheap and Chic

July 9, 2012
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Best of Washington 2012: Four Winning Personal Shoppers

By Washingtonian Staff July 9, 2012
Local style blogger Tammy Preston tried personal shoppers at seven department stores and boutiques looking for the perfect anniversary outfit. more

Best of Washington 2012: Locally Made Summer Baubles

By Washingtonian Staff July 9, 2012
Gorgeous jewelry made by local designers. more

Best of Washington 2012: Three Best New Boutiques

By Washingtonian Staff July 9, 2012
Three local boutiques with stylish duds for men and women. more

Best of Washington 2012: Beauty Gurus Fit for a First Lady

By Washingtonian Staff July 9, 2012
Want to look as polished as Michelle Obama? Here’s who does her hair, makeup, and nails. more

Best of Washington 2012: Best Local Beauty Product, Best False Lashes

By Washingtonian Staff July 9, 2012
Colorful nail polishes inspired by DC and our favorite lash guru. more

Best of Washington 2012: Fabulous Fake Tans

By Washingtonian Staff July 9, 2012
A spray tan is the easiest way to get a healthy glow. But not all sprays are created equal. We tested booths and professional airbrushers to find the best places to get a natural-looking tan. more

Best of Washington 2012: Most Fun Way to Get a Bargain

By Washingtonian Staff July 5, 2012
The top picks for clothing swaps in the area. more

Best of Washington 2012: A Better Fit

By Washingtonian Staff July 5, 2012
A well-fitting shirt is the key to looking sharp. Here are three unintimidating ways to get a custom men’s shirt. more

Reader Deals: Gifts For Mom

By McLean Robbins April 20, 2012
Exclusive bargains on handbags, jewelry, spa services, brunch, and other treats for the mom in your life. more

7 Rain-Ready Accessories

By Kim Forrest, Laura Wainman April 18, 2012
Weather April showers in style—with rain gear that brightens a cloudy day. more

Women of Fashion

By Sarah Zlotnick April 9, 2012
Women who go above and beyond to make sure Washington's residents have style. more