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Join us on April 23 for a fun night of shopping at the STYLECABLE Pop Up Party. Help us celebrate the launch of WWW.STYLECABLE.COM, DC’s coolest new shopping experience featuring unique emerging fashion designers. Discover the amazing and inspirational designers on the site and try on their pieces in person.

Shop and celebrate in style:

  • Shop a modern and edgy selection of jewelry, handbags and apparel from emerging designers with an exclusive promotional discount just for the Pop Up Shop;
  • Indulge in an open bar with beer, wine and the special STYLECABLE Pop cocktail and try tasty treats from local DC vendors;
  • Glam it up with a lip bar and lash bar from Nival, a luxury salon and spa;
  • Enjoy great music from Mixing Maryland;
  • Show off your style with friends in the fun photobooth from BoothLove;
  • And more!

See you April 23!

Purchase Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stylecable-pop-up-party-tickets-10939208467

Nival Salon and Spa was Featured on Shape.com

Master Esthetician Tyson Kim Cox and Nival Salon and Spa were featured in the online edition of Shape Magazine. To read the full article, click here.

Nival’s Neven Radovic in Washingtonian

Master Stylist Neven Radovic was featured in Washingtonian as one of the Top Stylists in DC. To read more, click here.


Nival Photoshoot

This past Sunday, Nival Salon and Spa joined forces with DC’s top figures of fashion to put together our first ever editorial photoshoot on behalf of the salon. After weeks of preparing for the big day, over 24 models, colorists, hair stylists, wardrobe stylists, makeup artists, photographers, and creative directors, all gathered in Georgetown at Francis Scott Key Park after 5 hours of work in the salon for a total of a 9 hour shooting day. Check out some of the snapshots we took!

<Master Stylist, Consuella and assistant styling our model, Asia>

<Senior Stylist, Amir styling our model, Christopher>

<Master Stylist, Neven and assistant Nakeya styling Model Amra>

<The converted wardrobe room, with styling provided by Stara Pezeshkian>

<Nour Kazoun of MadeUpArt and her assistant beautifying models Amra and Julia>

<Makeup Artist Nour Kazoun prepping model Sasha>

<Master Colorist Ian and Master Stylist Neven, prep models Amra and Theon on-site at Francis Scott Key Park>

For this project, we were inspired by organic versus urban themes–you can see our visual board on pinterest. You’ll find our final product in our ads in Capitol File, DC Modern Luxury, the Georgetowner, and more as well as in our materials in the Nival throughout the year. Until then, check out the behind-the-scenes footage

<Model Julia, being shot on a Georgetown bridge>

<Photographer Joelle shooting model Sasha on the streets of Georgetown>

<Model Christopher being shot on the steps of Francis Scott Key Park>

<Model Asia being touched up by Senior Stylist Jason>

<Our lovely models waiting for the next shot>

<Organic team Asia, Amra, Theon, and Rachel Nicole>

<Urban team Tiara, Zoe, Sasha, Christopher, and Julia>

<Senior Stylist Kalizya touching up her model Rachel Nicole>

<Models Rachel Nicole, Theon, and Amra posing on the streets of Georgetown>

a big thanks to everyone who helped make this photoshoot a huge success! Here’s to many more fun projects to come.

About Staraglam

Staraglam was founded by stylist Stara Pezeshkian, who was born into a world of fashion and design. Since its establishment, Stara and staraglam have worked for the likes of the Georgetowner, Ms Sinergy, and Miss Sweden, with experience in spearheading styling for photoshoots, runway shows and print marketing projects.

About Madeupart

Madeupart is powered by Nour Kazoun, who has years of experience in the makeup industry. From bridal shows, to runways and photoshoots, to Fashion Week, Nour’s flexibility has made her one of the best talents in the DC area.

About Joelle Phillips

Joelle is a photographer servicing to the DMV and Philadelphia areas, where she is originally from. Starting as a portrait photographer, Joelle has expanded into the fashion editoral and commercial industry with a diverse clientele.

Written by Hannah Kwagh

Dar Be Dar Event with Miss Sinergy @ L2

The last week, on March 29, we had the opportunity to attend an event at L2 Lounge, a luxurious and exclusive lounge at Georgetown (www.l2lounge.com). The event consisted of a Trunk Show called ‘Bikini Revolution’ Dar Be Dar. It was hosted by the beautiful Miss Sinergy 2012, Miss Lydia Hu.

Dar Be Dar founded by Tala Raassi, is a luxury swimwear brand based in Washington DC. The line has been featured in magazines like Marie Claire , Elle, Look, Viva and many more.

The donations and purchases of the Dar Be Dar bikinis helped Miss Lydia Hu raise funds for the “Fashion 4 Paws” fashion show benefit on April 14th, benefiting the Washington Humane Society.

Our Master Stylist, Consuella Lopez, led the stylish hair services provided to the models with the company of Kalizya Hutchinson and Megan McKee. Also, our skincare specialist, Ebony Ruffin, was there to make Free Skin Consultations (normally priced at $50) from Nival Salon & Spa.

The skincare consultation utilizes a technologically advanced skin scanner. The scanner allows the aesthetician to analyze an individual’s skin condition. It can help recognize UV damage, potential wrinkles and pigment disturbances. Ultimately, it can help determine which aesthetics treatment and product regimen a person needs to better their skin and overall health.

Click here to see more photos of the Bikini Revolution: Dar Be Dar Trunk Show and Fashion 4 Paws Fundraiser: http://guestofaguest.com/washington-dc/galleries/2012/march/dar-be-dar-trunk-show-with-miss-sinergy/

Nival Salon & Spa is proud and happy to participate in fashion events and continue its partnership with Miss Sinergy. Thanks to everyone that attended, we hope to see you soon!

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Welcome to Nival Salon and Spa, Bill McCombs

Hailing from North Carolina, Bill McCombs has established a dedicated following as a Master Stylist in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Bill has been styling and cutting since 1995. He attended Cosmetology school at Graham Webb and trained at the illustrious Vidal Sassoon in cutting. Bill’s talent and passion for hair transcends his work. He specializes in blow drys, haircuts, color, keratins and relaxers. In the past, Bill has worked at Salon Blue, Vidal Sasson, and Georgette Klinger. He comes to Nival Salon and Spa at The Collection from Red Door Salon & Spa. Whether you are looking for a transformative makeover or everyday glam, you’ll know you’ll leave Bill’s chair with a smile.



Gift of Life Launch Event

Hela Salon & Spa hosted the official launch party announcing the partnership of Shoot for Change + the Capital Breast Care Center on Wednesday. The partnership, named the Gift of Life Project, is working together to provide mammograms and breast cancer treatment for women regardless of their ability to pay. Held in the intimate setting of the Hela foyer, champagne and macaroons and chocolates were served as guests mingled and looked through the various ways to donate to this amazing cause.

Capital Breast Care Center provided beautiful custom-designed scarves available for purchase–Suzannah of CBCC announces the Gift of Life project and shows off a scarf

Walter Grio of Shoot for Change talks about the partnership with CBCC

Walter Grio donated these spectacular handmade greeting cards from New York Fashion Week–all proceeds went to Capital Breast Care Center


Donors also received a gift bag from Hela to thank them for their support

About the Gift of Life Project

Every woman that comes into CBCC to receive treatment will be automatically enrolled into a monthly drawing. The winner each month will receive a personal fashion shoot with Shoot for Change’s Walter Grio, as well as a complimentary salon or spa service from Hela.

About Capital Breast Care Center

“The mission of Capital Breast Care Center is to provide comprehensive, culturally appropriate breast cancer screening services and to promote health and wellness to women in the DC metropolitan area, regardless of their ability to pay.” Every insured woman who comes to CBCC for a mammogram, enables an uninsured woman to receive breast health services and treatment.

About Shoot for Change

“Shoot for Change is based on the idea that all the money from every photoshoot goes to a nonprofit organization of the client’s choice. Since launching this project on November 2006, Shoot for Change has raised $106,555 for various nonprofit organizations.”



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Dr. Sung, Alison Gregg and Shae Paye featured in The Hill



The Hill newspaper featured Hela Salon and Spa in an article showcasing spas in the Bethesda, MD area. Third Generation Acupuncturist Dr. Sung, Massage Therapist Director Alison Gregg and Master Shae Paye were mentioned in this roundup.

To read the full article click here.

Beauty & Style Soiree With JoElle Skincare

Hela Salon and Spa’s Director of Esthetics, JoElle Lyons, hosted an evening of festivities at our holiday Beauty & Style Soiree. The evening included skincare tips and complimentary skin consultations with JoElle. Monica Barnett of Blueprint for Style  gave on the spot style makeovers. Local jewelry designer Bonita from Neat’s Boutique had a trunk show which showcased her latest designs. Dr. Claudia C. Cotca from the Washington Institute For Dentistry And Laser Surgery  gave consultations on how to create healthy, white and sparkling smiles.



Jimmy Choo Shopping Event With Miss Sinergy

Hela Salon and Spa teamed up with luxury accessories designer Jimmy Choo for a charity shopping event that benefited the Libby Ross Foundation. Miss Sinergy 2012 Lydia Hu hosted a fun soiree with DC’s finest fashionistas. Miss Maryland 2012 Nana Meriweather attended the event as well. To view the gallery on Guest of a Guest, click here.