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Deals: Look Good, Save Money

Want to head into the new year with a new look? Eight places are offering reader deals, from free haircuts and makeup lessons to discounts on massages, manicures, facials, Botox, and more.

Hela Spa—in Swedish, hela means “to make whole”—offers everything from pedicures to chemical peels. Photograph courtesy of Hela Spa.

Swedish Sensation

This month at the luxe Hela Spa—with locations in Chevy Chase and Georgetown—Washingtonian readers can get 20 percent off all services including manicures and massages. At Georgetown, services include laser hair removal, photorejuvenation, and digital skin analysis. At Chevy Chase, services include haircuts and coloring at the Ted Gibson Salon inside.

Hela Spa, 3209 M St., NW, and 5481 Wisconsin Ave.; 202-333-4445;

More Than Skin Deep

Renu Med Spa in Chevy Chase is offering readers of The Washingtonian 20 percent off all single medical skincare services, including microdermabrasion, laser treatments, and Botox, during February. Mention The Washingtonian when booking to get the discount. If it’s Valentine’s Day primping you’re looking for, Renu is offering other deals February 7 through 14. Take 20 percent off all body and lip products or $100 off any lip filler, or get a free underarm or lip laser session with a bikini hair-removal package.

Renu Med Spa, 5454 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase; 301-652-7368;

Shear Delight

Washingtonian readers can get a free haircut in February at Tranquility Day Spa & Salon. Cuts, regularly $45 to $75, include a consultation, wash, scalp massage, and blow dry/style. This promotion applies to first-time clients only and is subject to availability.

Tranquility Day Spa & Salon, 10360 Portsmouth Rd., Manassas, 703-257-7200; 15125 Washington St., Haymarket, 571-248-4150;

Massage 101

Learn the basics of a great rubdown at a couples massage lesson at Amenity Day Spa in Ashburn. The hands-on session, offered by a massage therapist, teaches technique in one of the spa’s couple suites. This package, offered in February only, is $99 for Washingtonian readers and includes massage oil to take home.

Amenity Day Spa, 44365 Premier Plaza, Suite 120, Ashburn; 703-726-8100;

Bella Beautiful

Get a handle on split ends and frizz this winter. Mention The Washingtonian to get 20 percent off all haircuts at Bella Bethesda Salon this month. With the money saved, you could buy a bottle of one of the salon’s high-quality styling products.

Bella Bethesda Salon, 4733 Elm St., Bethesda; 301-718-9111;

Daylong Treat

Alexandria’s Bella Donna Skin & Body Spa has created a special package for readers. The Washingtonian Sensory Journey package includes a paraffin pedicure, ear acupuncture, a half-hour massage, hydrating face and hand treatments, and aromatherapy essential oil to take home. The cost of these treatments normally adds up to $200; mention The Washingtonian and pay $140, Sundays through Wednesdays only.

Or pay for a $100 Premier Facial, which includes pressure-point massage, and get a free revitalizing eye treatment, lip-renewal treatment, and hydrating hand treatment, a total value of $150.

Bella Donna Skin & Body Spa, 7025-H Manchester Blvd., the Festival at Manchester Lakes, Alexandria; 703-313-7945;

Free makeup lesson

PR at Partners salons offer very good hair, nail, and body treatments. Now all of the chain’s area locations are also offering a deal. Mention The Washingtonian in February to get 15 percent off any service you haven’t had here plus a free mini makeup lesson (full lessons are usually $100).

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This article is from the February 2009 issue of The Washingtonian. For more articles from the issue, click here