ALL MADE UP
The full-service makeup bar offers a pro cosmetic experience that rivals what you’d expect at your fave beauty counter—and, for that matter, hair salon and nail studio. “It’s like a Drybar for makeup,” says Harvard-educated lawyer and former Olympic swimmer Kristina Han, who founded the concept with Creative Director Robin Izsak to fill a void—and start something she wanted herself. “I created a space to revolutionize the experience of putting makeup on with fabulous customer service in a welcoming environment.” It’s so popular that there’s a second location in the works too.
ARTISTS AT WORK
The diverse staff offers customized looks for each client, no matter their skin color or gender. A top talent: Joan Rodriguez, who started her career 21 years ago at Von Lee School of Makeup and has gained invaluable experience at spots such as Robert Andrews Salon & Spa. The team works with a variety of luxe labels, such as Becca and GlamGlow, to ensure a nonbiased application specific to each person’s needs. “It’s not really about makeup,” notes Izsak. “It’s about providing a space for transformation, yet still feeling like yourself—it’s about totally owning the skin you’re in.”
THE FINAL TOUCH
There are many options for you to pretty up. Need a pre-dinner refresher? Stop in for the Mini Wonder ($10). Getting gala ready? Try the Total Wonder ($70), for everything from primer to the last swipe of lipstick. There are memberships too, like Han’s favorite, The Bronze (from $120). It has unlimited Mini Wonders and four 30-minute treatments monthly. But our pick is The Gold (from $300 per month), for its unlimited in-store services. 1659 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.298.8000
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