As a beauty blogger, I’m frequently blessed with the opportunity to visit salons and spas all over the District and write about them for the blog. You don’t need to tell me that I’m totally spoiled! My biggest and best cheerleader for this blog has been my mom. And when I tell her about a recent spa experience or the newest skincare treatment, she’s never jealous and always supportive. So when the PR team for Karma by Erwin Gomez reached out offering complimentary services, I decided to pay it forward and let me mom take my place. There aren’t enough beauty products and spa treatments in the world to thank my mom for all the free laundry service and home-cooked meals she’s provided me with so this is just a small token of my appreciation for her.
Karma scheduled the ultimate day of pampering as an early Mother’s Day gift for my mom with a haircut, highlights and blow dry/style. She was actually reunited her with one of Karma’s leading hair artist, Peggy Ioakim, who happens to be my mom’s former (and favorite) stylist and fellow Greek friend (she knows my mom’s naturally curly hair like no one else). Peggy specializes in evening looks for high-end events and weddings at Karma (she’s garnered a long list of celebrity clientele including Claire Danes, Kate Walsh and Ashley Judd to name a few). Peggy turned my mom’s ‘do in to pretty highlighted tresses. Managing naturally curly hair isn’t easy so Peggy used a curling iron after her blow dry to tame those frizzy locks. Needless to say, it was a sweet reunion. And an even sweeter day at the salon! Check out some snaps from day below and find out how you can win a special Mother’s Day Spa Package from Karma!
Karma has graciously offered to spoil one other lucky mom this Mother’s Day. I’m excited to announce an exclusive giveaway from Karma in partnership with Politics of Pretty to give away one free Mother’s Day spa package: A Memorable Trip to Karma’s Skin Nirvana. If you enter, your mother could win a luxurious 75-minute facial (think a deep pore cleanse, pumpkin-infused mask exfoliation, and luminous moisturizer) paired with a milk and honey hand treatment (valued at $140!). Contest ends on Wednesday, May 7th at midnight. Good luck!
Karma is also offering these blissful treatments through the month of May as well:
A Memorable Trip to Karma’s Skin Nirvana and Mani/Pedi package: Enjoy a 75-minute facial paired with a milk and honey hand treatment and a honey infused manicure and pedicure ($198).
A Memorable Trip to Karma’s Skin Nirvana Full Package: Gift mom with a 75-minute facial, hand treatment, mani/pedi, shampoo and style, makeup refresher with Erwin Gomez ($448).
Karma by Erwin Gomez, 1104 24th St. NW, 202-293-3333; karmaerwingomez.com
As a fellow curly haired girl, I love your mother’s locks! Finishing with a curling iron is always for the best, even though it is time consuming!
Love, love, love Peggy!!!❤️
Of course my mom is special! She’s worked hard her whole life to make things wonderful for my Dad, myself and my 3 siblings. She’s made so many sacrifices for us. No matter how limited her time is, she always makes each of our birthdays a super-special celebration.
I’m a two time cancer survivor but have been cancer free for several years now. When each of the anniversaries come up, I get a little anxious and feel a bit depressed, because it brings up uncomfortable memories. My mom always puts together a goody basket of candy, makeup and trinkets, along with a huge bouquet of flowers to lift my spirits and to celebrate another year of my being cancer free. She’s really an incredibly loving and sweet Mom!
My mom has been through some pretty steep lows with not many highs in between. She’s an amazing person who is always positive no matter what!
I have heard so much about this salon but have yet to check it out. As a new mom, I could certainly use a day of pampering in Erwin’s capable hands!
All mothers deserve some time for themselves and some pampering. As a busy mommy of two I understand how hard it is for many women to get away even just for a hours to do something just for you. I also understand why she gave this dap special to her mom !! I could never give my mom enough spa days to thank her for everything she did and continues to do!! Erwin’s salon is primo!!!!
All mothers deserve some time for themselves and some pampering. As a busy mommy of two I understand how hard it is for many women to get away even just for a few hours. I also understand why this woman gave the spa special to her mom !! I could never give my mom enough spa days to thank her for everything she did for me and everything she continues to do!! Even though most women don’t win spa days, we need to remind ourselves that it’s ok to take some time aWay to feel beautiful. Erwin’s salon is primo!!!!
This looks wonderful. I would love to give my Mom this awesome gift and I would be happy to give myself the same!
My Mom is the best and deserves the best. My Mom takes great care of her family and loves us dearly. This would be a great treat for her not to mention hopefully she would get to say hello to Erwin. My Mom as well as the rest of the family have followed Erwin throughout his successful career. I would love for Mom to have this great experience.
My mom would love this! She deserves to be pampered:)
My mom totally deserves this spa package because she never gets spoiled in a salon, because I cut her hair in the kitchen My mom is the best because she puts up with my ‘tude. haha!
By the way, your mom’s hair looked so good!!