"Nails By Raymond" is the professional slogan that immediately comes to mind whenever clients seek to experience the place where BEAUTIFUL NAILS ARE BORN!!!

When the social calendar of the phenomenal Rayceen Pendarvis is not filled with numerous cultural engagements, you can often find the “Princess of Pampering” at V.S.L. HAIR DESIGN. Conveniently located in the “gay friendly” neighborhood of Dupont Circle, this intimate boutique salon provides a variety of professional services.  Specialties include various hair care services, waxing, facials and much more.  The ever so charming Raymond (Rayceen's given name at birth), lovingly presides over the professional nail both and delights clients with regular & French manicures, pedicures, nail art designs‬, natural nails, fill-ins, tips,‬ gel‬ manicures, acrylic nails, silk‬ wraps, and much more.

As a Senior Nail Technician, Raymond consistently strives to provide professional high-end quality with a loving down-to-earth flair.  Equipped with adequate resources and several decades of experience, clients seek out Raymond's skills because they require a technician who is highly accomplished in their craft.  Whether you're a famous celebrity, such as American Idol/The Voice alumnus Frenchie Davis (pictured above) or a random walk-in seeking to “look like a celebrity”, all clients receive the same STAR treatment.  Want proof?  Here's what clients are saying:

“I've known Raymond for years and he's simply the best!  Very hospitable.  I'm so grateful to have Raymond as my

nail technician.”

“Let me tell you, he is a total gem.  Such a great personality, really personable, and a pleasure to talk to throughout my time there.  He really made the visit enjoyable.  He's absolutely a professional at what he does and knows the best ways to make you feel pretty and relaxed.  Aside from the bubbles in my foot bath overflowing, everything was pretty fantastic about the 

mani-pedi experience.”

I went today to have a manicure and it was Amazing.  Rayceen was such a joy to work with. Rayceen made it all about me while servicing me.  I recommend everyone.  I look FWD to my next time.


Rayceen Pendarvis is my ever cheerful pedicurist who loves his job at VSL.  I've only had 2 pedicures in my life but I leave his shop feeling renewed and eager to show off my brand new feet.

“You know those people in life you are supposed to meet and when you do, you bless each other.  This is one of those people.  Thank you Raymond for not only the best manicure I have had in years, but also for the wisdom, hugs and love you shared.”

It's apparent the admiration is mutual!  In a heartfelt social media post, Chandler/Pendarvis wrote :

“This evening GOD allowed a young man to sit in my chair name ROY and he showed me that we must always lift and inspire one another!!  We had such a joyful fellowship l love my job!”

Indeed, joyful blessings are universally felt by everyone at V.S.L. HAIR DESIGN.  The attentive and professional staff are always there to make your day a little bit better and A LOT MORE BEAUTIFUL!

Call today to make your appointment:

202-332-3757 (Salon)

202-210-1282 (Raymond/Rayceen's Cell)



1607 Connecticut Ave., NW

(Near Q Street)

Washington, D.C. 20009

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