Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"i also believe in love at first sight, that candid photography is an art form, and that i can change the world."

These words come from the DC-based photographer Jaime Windon (a.k.a. the Blonde Photographer...).

If you haven't seen her work yet, you must go to blonde photo: have more fun! You will see the most exquisite collection of photography from many different events and places, both locally and from the around the world!

If there is one thing to be said about Jaime, it's that she truly lives life to the fullest, with an open heart. This I believe, can be seen in her work as well.

The other day we had the honor of having Jaime at our location in Chevy Chase. Below are some of her photos from the session:



Gotta love Jaime!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Valentine's Weekend Couples Massage Class

Looking for a way to continue your Valentine's Day festivities on Sunday, without having to get dressed up all over again? Or, are you boycotting the holiday altogether, and just looking for something fun to do with a friend that doesn't involve braving the February cold?

Hela has your answer. Join us at The Collection on Sunday, February 15th at 10:00 a.m. for a couples massage workshop.

The class will teach you, through demonstration and hands-on practice, the tools you need to share the nurturing, relaxing, therapeutic benefits of massage with your loved ones. The two-and-a-half hour workshop will include a brief overview of anatomy, the basic mechanics of giving massage (no more 'weak hands') and an easy to follow protocol for working on the back, neck, shoulders, hands and feet.

Though class is designed for couples, pairs of friends are welcome. All participants should be at least 18 years of age and in good health. Pregnant women in their second or third trimester are welcome and encouraged to join.

We will provide all of the supplies you'll need, but you are welcome to bring a pillow to sit on or a blanket to cozy up with, and wear comfortable clothes and plan to be working on the floor.

Our last batch of students had great fun, and were thrilled with what they learned. One reported back that she would never look at massage the same way again.

For more information or to register, simply contact the spa!

Friday, January 23, 2009

We have a blog!!

Make sure to bookmark this website in your favorites! This is where you will get the latest on Hela Spa and Ted Gibson!

For those of you who haven't heard about our new salon, we are very excited to let you know that we are now partnering with Ted Gibson!

This past week was quite a ride, with Ted's team traveling to DC over inauguration weekend. We had a lot of clients coming in for services, as well as stylists coming in to interview with Ted.

We also had a visit from someone you might recognize...

American actress and R&B singer Tatyana Ali (best known for her role as Ashley Banks in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!) Here she is getting her make-up done. -- Check out her hair -- Ted's work!.

For those of you who haven't met Ted, and would like to know more about him, click here for a great article in Vanity Fair!

The man himself :) >

This partnership has been such a great way to ring in the new year! We look forward to the continuing excitement of 2009, and to sharing it with all of our Hela, and now Ted Gibson, family!

Check back weekly for new posts!!

And the Laser Saga Continues...

As most of our devoted (*and thankfully understanding*) clients know, poor Leon the Laser has been a bit more than "under the weather" as of late, so we have finally decided to send him into early retirement. We are hard at work "interviewing" the best, newest lasers on the market to find a suitable replacement. Here you see Amber and Brianne busy "training" with one of our candidates!!

We heart Chipotle

Here at Hela, Friday is an official holiday -- Chipotle Day.

Clearly we're all worried about carbs... That's why we all get the burrito BOWL!

Happy weekend all!