Amuse Bouche

Relax, Georgetown!

December 8, 2014

Manicure/Pedicure Station (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Manicure/Pedicure Station

With customer service the hallmark of Luigi Parasmo and his stellar team of hair stylists, we couldn't help but be thrilled when we heard about his new 2,000 square-foot spa opening on the salon's second floor. The Georgetown Dish had a sneak peek Monday evening.

Yon-Ka Paris product line (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Yon-Ka Paris product line

A one-stop shopping experience for anyone seeking hair, skin and body treatments, Luigi Parasmo now offers the entire package. "Relax, Georgetown," says Parasmo, as he invites us to tour his new spa. As co-owner Javier Calvo explains, "Our clients will feel complete here."  An escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, this urban retreat is immaculate, chic and serence.

Treatment room (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Treatment room

Services at the spa include skin, body and nail treatments, ranging from holistic oxygen therapy, acne-specific remedies and a spa menu geared specifically towards men. Equipped with state-of-the-art, cutting edge technology, beauty savants will peruse websites, emails and beyond with embedded iPads at each of the three pedicure stations. Two manicure bars equipped with four highly trained manicurists will allow spa-goers to rub elbows with DC's elite while getting pampered.

Co-owners Luigi Parasmo and Javier Calvo hired new specialists - master aestheticians, nail technicians and massage therapists - to join their team at the spa. Three treatment rooms play home to facial and massage services with Luigi Parasmo Salon's experienced estheticians. The facial menu includes express, oxygen and microdermabrasion treatments. \

Luigi Parasmo Spa (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Luigi Parasmo Spa

“I think everyone who steps in to my chair has an inner beauty, and I like to discover that beauty. To me, the word beautiful is not what’s in society’s fashion magazines - beauty can be a busy working woman, a mother, a daughter, my friend. Beautiful is anything that is feminine and related to a woman’s world. Looks should always be personalized according to a person’s features, the face, skin tone and lifestyle. I look for the individual beauty in all the clients of Luigi Parasmo Salon. My goal is to help my clients find that inner wow- factor," says Parasmo.

The spa uses Yon-Ka Paris products, also available for purchase. 

Luigi Parasmo Salon and Spa is located at 1510 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. Tel:  202.333.2244


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Smithsonian Holiday Festival Dec. 6 & 7

December 1, 2014

This Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7, The Smithsonian Institution invites you to celebrate the season with special events to help get in the holiday spirit, including musical performances, films, book signings, trunk shows, crafts for kids, and more.

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Blues Alley Youth Orchestra Perfoms Dec. 1

November 17, 2014

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra will perform Monday, December 1st at Blues Alley in Georgetown.

Founded in 1985, the Orchestra, along with its parent Blues Alley Jazz Society, performs varied musical selections by such successful jazz composers as Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and others.

The Orchestra typically contains a full accompaniment of brass, strings and percussion and attracts student musicians from Frederick to Fredericksburg. Students also take part in both civic and educational trainings as they perform in senior centers, at community functions and inside houses of worship.

Comprised of accomplished student musicians ranging in age from 14-17 years old with their mission to preserve and promote the big band jazz genre, the Orchestra, now in its 25th year, has performed at such mainstay venues as The John F. Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Institution, Voice of America, Carter Barron Amphitheater, Wolf Trap, Blues Alley and elsewhere.

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Blues Alley is located at 1073 Wisconsin Avenue. Tel: 202.337.4141

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