Hidden Gem in Vienna: Malisse Skin Bar

Maranda Llewellyn Beauty

Tucked away in a group of brick office buildings on Church Street in Vienna, you will find Malisse Skin Bar. I have driven by these cookie-cutter buildings dozens of times and never thought to investigate. I was told about a Master Aesthetician named Mali Amini in Vienna. She was named the Best Aesthetician in the Washington, D.C. area by Allure magazine three times. With this information, I felt it necessary to investigate. 

I reached out to Mali, and she was happy to speak with me and share her story. Mali wasn’t always an Aesthetician. Although she has always had a passion for skincare, she graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Business and worked in accounting before going back to school for aesthetics. After beginning her studies, Mali realized that she was passionate about making people feel and look their best. Mali received advanced training in the fields of skincare, aesthetics, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, micro-needling, glycolic treatments, dermaplaning, eyebrow tinting, eyelash tinting, and waxing. She has been a licensed and practicing Master Aesthetician since 1998. 

Malisse Skin Bar opened its doors in January 2020. Before opening her medical spa, Mali worked for Red Door, where she developed relationships and made many friendships with her colleagues. Any one of us would have a hard time opening and staying in business the year the COVID-19 pandemic started, but that didn’t seem to stop Mali. Like many business owners, she had no choice but to close her doors temporarily. Not all businesses were so lucky. Some of the same colleagues she worked with at Red Door reached out to Mali when Red Door closed permanently because of COVID. Mali saw this as an opportunity to support and empower her former colleagues and friends. She spent the closure re-configuring her space to accommodate multiple services, and she reopened the doors on May 29, 2020. 

When asked what makes Malisse Skin Bar so special: she stated, “ We provide quality over quantity. We want nothing but the best for our clients and patients. When they come in, we want them to feel at home and as if they are part of our family.” Her love for her craft and her clients showed as she spoke. Everything from the velvet, contemporary chairs to the elegant touches around the space displayed her acute attention to the fine details.

She attributes her success to her loyal clients and her talented team. If you go to her website malisseskinbar.com/client-reviews, you can read all of the rave reviews for Mali and her team of experts. Here are just a couple that I have selected to share. 

Alice B. – “Mali and Roxana have been my go-to aestheticians over the years. Based on my own experience, Mali does the BEST facials… If you want the most beautiful brows, see Roxana. Both receptionists, Dora and Annie, are the most friendly gals.”

And the gentlemen love Malisse Skin Bar just as much as the ladies! 

Anthony S. – “The personalized service and care here is GREAT! All the staff is friendly and taking extra precautions with Covid -19. Sylvia is a long-time, well-educated, master nail tech who I use, and she is amazing! She can turn the worst hands and feet into the best thing walking the streets!”

I chose to indulge in a deep tissue massage with Alla and a facial with Karin, and I could not have been more impressed. The personal care and attention these ladies provide are exceptional. Alla released tension in my body in places I didn’t even realize I was holding it, and Karin’s knowledge and gentle touch made me feel I was in expert hands. I will be scheduling appointments to see these talented ladies again in the future. 

Between Mali and the rest of her team at Malisse Skin Bar, they have over a century’s worth of experience. You can book an appointment to experience what all they have to offer by calling 703- 539-8300 or going to malisseskinbar.com/booking to schedule services online. Check Malisse Skin Bar out for yourself! Whether you are looking for a facial, massage,nail care, pedicure, or  medical aesthetics, including botox or fillers, they have it all! I am sure that you will not be disappointed.

Malisse Skin Bar

421 Church St. NE
Suite B
Vienna, VA 22180