Written by Andrea
December 20, 2008
Consultant Barbara has been giving Greg's List Fashion and Beauty Editor Jamie the inside scoop on the Beauty 360's new Dupont store and soon-to-open salon since their nationwide debut right here in DC.
So, on a day off, Logan Circle-residing Culture Editor Lil' A decided to investigate their holiday happenings and find out more about planned Inaugural Week festivities. She was welcomed at the door by Senior Consultant Barbara and Store Manager Jolene, and was invited to enjoy an afternoon of complimentary holiday makeovers as part of their season's greeting to the city.
Beauty 360, adjacent to the also recently opened south side Dupont CVS is owned by the same. The DC Beauty 360, it turns out, is the very first of its kind to open nationwide, and has, in the weeks since that aperture, been followed by another debut in Mission Viejo, CA. Who would have thought that my hometown would precede LA in fashion and style? Indeed, DC has come a long way!
Featuring high-end beauty products with a fresher and hipper clientele than many of those found in your department stores, the center city location and low-pressure sales environment also makes it a more tranquil space for holiday shopping and spa-going. Although the full menu of services has not yet been made public, facial, make-up and nail treatments with Beauty 360's certified and licensed estheticians will soon be available by appointment.
At Thursday's holiday makeover event, GLDC Culture Editor was treated to a rejuvenating facial with experienced esthetician Shannon and to a glam makeup application with talented Laura Geller line artist Frankie. Before departing, she snacked on yummy veggies, mini wraps, and delectible desserts.
Beauty 360 continues its holiday schedule of special offers and complimentary services, including facials, make-up applications, hand treatments, and polish changes, as well as a variety of gift packages. GLDC Culture Editor's Little Elf Pick of the Products is a gleeful gift set of martini-inspired mixable nail polishes with matching martini glasses. De-lish! And a lovely cocktail party ornament for the hip and sexy on your list! We also can look forward to a series of makeover events to get us gala-gorgeous and ball beauti-360-ful during Inaugural Week.
This holiday hotspot is worth adding to your shopping route, both to purchase pretty packages for your loved ones' stockings and to blue spruce yourself up with some fresh trimming to your own collection. GLDC thanks our new friends at Beauty 360, especially Shannon, Frankie, Barbara and Jolene, and extends a warm welcome to the neighborhood. We look forward to pampering and products during the holidays, this historic Inaugural Week and 365 days of the year!