5 Bliss(ful) Beauty Treatments to Try This Summer

You’d think summertime means lazy days and sleepless nights but truth be told, it’s a busy time for us ladies. It’s all about keeping up with weekly pedicures, bikini waxings and faux tan sprays. But who’s complaining? Mix (personal) business with pleasure and book your next treatment with Bliss Spa at The W Hotel DC. The 3,000 square foot spa space offers a bevy of treatments and services and here, I’ve a highlighted a handful that are my summer to-do list:

When it comes to DIY self-tanning treatments, the results can be uneven and blotchy. Chances are it’s not the product you’re using but the exfoliating process before application. Skip a self-tanner gone wrong and book a Scrub & Color (75 minutes, $135) for a skin-smoothing scrub plus a painted-on application using their signature self-tanning formula.

Thanks to the W’s Bazilian Bikini Boot camp trained technicians, the Brazilian Bikini Wax (aka “the full monty”) wax grabs the hair, not the skin for a quick and painless treatment. 30 minutes, $75

A well-deserved two-week vacation merits a well-needed Shellac manicure (30 minutes, $40). Lasting up to two weeks, skip the nail chips and smudges with this UV cured, ‘hybrid’ nail color that looks and feels like a polish but stays on like a gel.

For airborne or frequent long-term car rides (hello, swollen feet) dip your toes in a mint flavored Cold Feet Pedicure (60 minutes, $65). Using equal parts hot and cold therapies, this treatment helps circulate and deflate aching, puffy ankles.

When you can’t go to the beach, bring the beach to you with the Deep Sea Detox (90 minutes, $170). Using heated seashells, a French marine seaweed hot pack, a stimulating shower, and a firming oil massage; this wrap will seamlessly slim, promote lymph drainage, remineralize, relax and hydrate.