News & Politics

Salon Women Love Shopping and Gossip

Clients at the Erwin Gomez Salon like Defamer and eBay. Photograph by Matthew Worden.

Erwin Gomez, the brow shaper known for keeping the Bush twins’ arches groomed, has opened the Erwin Gomez Salon & Spa (1519 Wisconsin Ave.) in Georgetown. One spa perk we’ve never seen before: Apple iBooks, available for use during a manicure or pedicure. Gomez says he provides them “for all my lawyer clients.” A peek into one laptop’s Web-browsing history reveals the following: online shopping trips to eBay for Chanel and Gucci, visits to gossip sites like Defamer and Page Six, and one mother’s e-mail plea to the director of admissions at Beauvoir School on behalf of her two-year-old (kids have to be at least four to get in).A question for Gomez’s lawyer clients: Are you putting in for billable hours while getting that pedicure?

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.