Spa Spotlight: Piaf Salon and Day Spa

Find the perfect mix of traditional and cutting edge beauty services at Piaf Salon and Day Spa.

piaf salon and day spa

A mother-daughter duo opened Piaf Salon and Day Spa over twenty years ago and they’ve been making a name for themselves in the salon and spa industry ever since. It has been called “one of the most successful salon and spas in Washington D.C.” by the Washington Post and the Washingtonian Magazine. Vogue and Allure magazines have also recognized it as a “Best of D.C.” salon and spa. The talented staff members are masters of traditional crafts like coloring and highlights as well as unique treatments like four-layer facials and extreme eyelashes. This regal salon and spa has a widespread appeal and boasts a dynamic clientele ranging from hipsters to White House insiders. The spa also offers several different types of facials and massages, microdermabrasion, peels, waxing and scrubs. The salon offers haircuts, style, color, treatments, mani/pedis and makeup applications.

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Sounds awesome, right? Luckily, Piaf Salon and Day Spa is participating in Spa Week. Here are the $50 service options you can unwind with this week:

60 Min Swedish Massage with Hot Moist Therapy

60 Min Pumpkin Skin Renewal Facial

Choice of Single Process Color with Blowout or Hair Cut and Style with Deep Conditioning Treatment

Laura Knipping is the Special Projects Editor at Spa Week Daily.

Happy New Year 1991! 7 Old-School Diet, Fitness and Beauty Crazes We Don’t Miss

Where has the time gone!? Suddenly we are being thrown into the year of the apocalypse, a year where iPhone apps may completely eradicate personal trainers, yet beauty trends are reminiscent of every decade since the 1920s.

Thinking back on how the times have changed from then till now, when our friends over at the Las Vegas Hilton told us they’re throwing their 2nd Annual Old School New Year’s Eve Party with 105.7 The Oasis this year, we were inspired. Their party is complete with old-school music, dancing, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight, and we thought: what would you be doing/thinking/wearing this year if it wasn’t 2012? If it was ’91, ’83, ’98? Here’s what you’d be up to (and what you’d be regretting come 2012):

Your New Year’s Resolution, 1991: Get a Thighmaster

Many thanks to Suzanne Somers and her buns of steel on infomercials that dominated the early nineties, your weightloss resolution this year would have been to bust a move with your very own ThighMaster.

Your New Year’s Midnight Kiss, 1983: Orange Lipstick
(with Matching Eyeshadow)

You’d be dancing in your legwarmers to Every Breath You Take by The Police (not Lauryn Hill) and rocking out to Billie Jean, complete with bright orange lips and orange eyeshadow to match.

Your Boyfriend’s New Year’s Eve Hairstyle, 1997: BLEACHED

It’s tearin’ up my heart when I’m with you! If we were ringing in 1997 this year, we’d be crooning along to N’Sync, and we would actually think our me looked sexy after their decision to bleach their entire head whitish-blond. Thankfully this phased out by the 21st century as we all realized how positively painful it was to look at.

Your New Year’s Eve Day, 2000: Prepping for Y2K (with your Saddle Bag)

Whether it was real or fake, the Dior Saddle bag carried your stuff as you ran around to grocery stores, pharmacies and liquor stores, preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Y2K didn’t exactly happen as expected, but at least you had your saddle bag.

Your Favorite New Year’s Eve Cardio, 1998: Cotton Eye Joe

In ’94, the Swedish band Rednex re-wrote the southern line dance that dates back all the way to pre-Civil War times. A couple years later it hit the States, and began to take over American dance floors in a big way in ’97. By New Year’s Eve of ’98, there wasn’t one New Year’s Eve party that didn’t giddy up, grab their partner and dance the Cotton Eye Joe. Where did you come from, where did you go!?

Your New Year’s Resolution, 1993: The Atkins Diet

Created by Dr. Robert C Atkins in the 60s, the no-carb, high-protein “New Diet Revolution” made a resurgence in the early 90s as the fad weight loss tactic of the decade and beyond. It worked wonders for some, but for many, the second that first piece of pita bread hit their lips, they gained back every single pound. If this were New Year’s 93 there’s a very good chance you’d be resolving to live on steak and eggs for the rest of your life.

Your hair, New Year’s Eve 1988: ABSURD

What may be your hangover morning hair in 2012 was the hottest style on earth back in the 80s hair band era. ’88 was the year the movie Hairspray was released, and the 60s-based movie was a further reminder to keep the hair spray going strong. Morgan Fairchild epitomizes the decade with her teased tresses, and the style didn’t fall flat until the mid nineties. Thank goodness for Jennifer Aniston!

If you’re going to Vegas for New Year’s Eve, check out the old school party and let us know how it is – tickets are only $49 and dinner packages are also available.

Also, be sure to check out Spa Week’s exclusive 3- and 4-night packages at the LV Hilton, which you can use for travel through March 2012. Not redeemable in the 90s. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

And remember…


VOGUE Supermodel Beverly Johnson on Spa Slimming and Inch Loss

The spa skinny from New York Fashion Week: We just got a word with supermodel and actress Beverly Johnson, the first African American to ever appear on the cover of VOGUE, about her thoughts on one of the most popular spa trends right now: slimming down and instant inch loss.

“I’ve tried absolutely everything at the spa,” Beverly said. “I love the slimming wraps. They peel it off and the results are there. Inches melt into the seaweed.”

Sitting front row at Georges Chakra, the 57-year-old who has been named by VOGUE as one of the 10 greatest supermodels of all time, knows things aren’t what they used to be. She looked vibrant and incredibly fit, and she’s not shy to admit that one of her secrets is the spa.

Unless you’re Chanel Iman who could probably wait a few years, you might consider trying one of these treatments during Spa Week, when inch loss is not only instant, but affordable too. Find your slim with these $50 spa treatments – September 13-19 for the West Coast and Chicago, October 11-17 for the rest of the country.

$50 Inch Loss Treatments for Fall 2010:

60 Min Slimming Body Wrap

Channing’s Day Spa
54 East Oak Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

55 Min Exquisite Metamorphosis, Cellulite Reduction Treatment, Utilizing FDA Approved Ultrasound

Body by Melisa
4414 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 2
Oakland, CA 94611

7E Torc Plus Instant Inch Loss Treatment (Click for review)

Rejuvalife Vitality Institute
9400 Brighton Way, Suite 405
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

60 Min Lypodissolve Detox and Weight Loss System

Exclusive Beauty
350 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

50 Min Slimming Detox Wrap

Vibrant Life Day Spa
12145 Alta Carmel Court
San Diego, CA 92128

90 Min Fat Busting Bodywrap

Image Centre Salon + Medical Spa
3815 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92058

60 Min Slimming Body Wrap

Allure Skin and Laser
21321 East Ocotillo Road, Suite 128
Queen Creek, AZ 85242

60 Min Colon Hydrotherapy (Click for Live Spa Tv)

Beljanski Wellness Center
150 East 55th Street, Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10022

Abdominal sculpting/cellulite reduction treatment with Accent XL

Harmonie Ultime Laser and Medical Rejuvenation
2819 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Cellulite Reduction with Acoustic Wave Therapy

Advanced Laser and Medical Spa of Rye
262 Purchase Street
Rye, NY 10580

VelaShape (Click for a video and blog series)

203 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021

60 Min Slimming and Toning Mineral Body Wrap

InstaFirm Body Wraps
50 West Square Lake Road
Troy, MI 48098

50 Min Arasys Inch Loss Treatment AND 60 Min Sudatonic Slimming Wrap

Adara Spa
115 Lewis Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

45 Min Tighten Up VelaShape

Aquaceros Medical Aesthetics – Albuquerque
7115 Prospect PLace NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

45 Min Tighten Up VelaShape

Aquaceros Medical Aesthetics- Carlsbad
929 N. Canal St.
Carlsbad, NM 88220

For more treatments, check the $50 Directory on