The Best Beauty Products and Services in Washington

Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Best Way to Save on Facials: Blush Med Skincare

You join a gym to keep your body in shape. At Blush Med Skincare in Bethesda, you can enroll in a monthly or annual membership to help keep your skin glowing. A $59 monthly membership gets you one of the spa’s core treatments each month, including microdermabrasion, chemical peel, massage, and facial—a good deal when most facials in this area run upward of $100. A $150 monthly membership includes laser treatments. 4915 Cordell Ave., Bethesda; 877-632-5874.

Best New Shop for Beauty Products: Follain

Open since May in Union Market, this natural-beauty boutique is the brainchild of Tara Foley, a Washington native now living in Boston. She carefully selects sustainable and organic skin-care, makeup, and hair products to include 40 of the best brands—Rahua, RMS Beauty, and May Lindstrom are a few—many of which were previously impossible to find in our area. 1309 Fifth St., NE; 844-365-5246.

Next New Drybar, for Nails: Varnish Lane

With easy-to-book appointments and speedy services, Varnish Lane was designed with expansion in mind. One visit is all it takes to get hooked on the luxe amenities: waterless service that keeps things neat and sanitary; brands of polish such as Chanel, Deborah Lippmann, and Smith & Cult; and leather chairs equipped with personal iPads. It’s only a matter of time before additional locations start popping up all over Washington. 5236 44th St., NW; 202-506-5308.

This article appears in our July 2015 issue of Washingtonian.