From her 20s through her 40s, Dotty Holoubek struggled with cystic acne. Ultimately, Holoubek conquered it—not only on her own face but on others’ as well—after training at Chesapeake School of Esthetics. At her eponymous skincare clinic, she tends acne-prone complexions with Environ products, whose Vitamin A promotes collagen production. The products also combat two of Dotty’s other pet issues, rosacea and sun-damage. Another one of her specialties, microcurrent facial sculpting, beams eight different waveforms into epidermis, activating facial muscles to minimize wrinkles. Certified in oncology aesthetics, Dotty can also craft custom skincare treatments for people living with cancer.
House of Ebbitt’s attentive beauty mavens burnish bodies with a slew of waxing services and augment hair hue with coloring treatments. Exterminate vagrant leg hairs with a full-leg waxing, or sculpt and smoothen the face with a preening of the chin, upper lip, and eyebrows. During a Brazilian wax, one of these seasoned staffers shellacs follicular mongrels with Lycon blue hard wax, a comfortable alternative to the common hair-expunging materials of duct tape and piranhas. Those attending to head tresses undergo a personalized consultation and receive topographical maps of hair growth before clippings commence. Based on personal cosmetic desires and the advice of artisan shear-smiths, styling takes place after privileged locks are treated to a partial highlighting.
Ruby Salon's skilled coiffurists provide quality tress-pampering services in a sleek, contemporary hair haven. Relax as a stylist enlivens a monochromatic mane with a full set of highlights in your desired hue, adding depth to hair's color and added drama to head's shakes. Next, a luxurious coating of deep-conditioning treatment is applied to ensure locks remain shiny, smooth, and resistant to scaling by miniature break-in artists. A professional blow-dry completes the session before freshly refreshened clients are sent off with a newly calibrated bounce in their step.
Capistrano Barbershop's founder and namesake, Faraj, conjures the feeling of an old-fashioned barbershop by accenting his business's façade with a spiraling barber's pole and trimming men's hair with a straight razor. During haircuts, coifs are clipped into traditional, contemporary, and neoclassic styles, and a hot-lather shave cleans up ears and sideburns. If needed, Faraj also trims rogue strands making a break from the conformity of eyebrows, noses, and ears. Straight-razor edgings kick off with a hot lather before straight razors graze facial planes, hone neck and beard lines, and leave cheeks as smooth as Prince talking himself out of a moving violation.
Amid blush-pink walls, Whit's End Salon & Spa gives its team of stylists 3,000 square feet of elbow room—and they use it to keep their guests feeling beautiful with a head-to-toe menu of services. Hair experts armed with Redken products brighten locks with color treatments, and weave hair into elegant updos or alluring fruit baskets. Nail technicians adorn fingers and toes with coats of chip-resistant shellac polish, while aestheticians erase signs of aging or acne with Dermalogica salves. Waxing, spray or UV tanning, and make-up applications add the final flourish to a new look.
Since 2007, the walls at Hudson & Fouquet Salon have been filling up with accolades, from Best of Annapolis and Best of Baltimore. The salon's minimalistic, spacious interior is punctuated by black leather chairs, where clients recline before appointments with a talented team who make hair their sole focus. Their cuts, color, and styling treatments overhaul heads, forming freshly clipped strands into new frames to complement faces.